Economy Archive

How to avoid student loan debt and get a great education?

Everyone has heard the new figures on student loan debt, and they are mind-boggling. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt in the United States has now surpassed $1 trillion—that’s more than the total

The prescription for success?

Become a Pharmacy Technician The Spoon River College Office of Community Outreach is offering a pharmacy technician education program that will be taught by Natalie Dilts of Pharm Tech Ed, which is a certified PTCB (Pharmacy Technician

Nurses in high demand: Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing

Do you have a strong work ethic? Do you have family support to help you achieve your dreams? Are you truly passionate about nursing? If you answered yes to these questions, the Associate Degree in Nursing program

Dalton Matthews

The Right Attitude “I have always said that you can do anything if you set your mind to it,” said Dalton Matthews, who is a certified nursing aid, a phlebotomist, has his EMT-B license, and is now


Whether you’re just out of high school, recently laid off, or thinking about a new career, Spoon River College has a wide variety of education and training programs to choose from. With flexible class schedules, you can