Education Archive

SRC’s Healthcare Careers Keep You Working

So many careers have felt the brunt of the recession, but one field that remains strong is healthcare. One of these healthcare career paths may be a perfect fit for you and one that will keep you

Find Your Passion

Discover What’s Right for You through Career Exploration It’s important to take the time to find the career that’s right for you – a career that will fulfill your passions and lead to rewarding experiences. As you

After Serving Our Country, What’s Next?

Though it may be difficult to distinguish them from others on campus without their uniforms, more and more students taking classes at Spoon River College these days have served in the armed forces. Many factors can be

FREE Job Skills Workshops

Since February of 2014, Goodwill and Spoon River College’s Office of Community Outreach have been partnering to offer FREE job skills workshops. The program began with offerings in McDonough and Fulton counties and has since expanded to

Career RX: Trained Pharmacy Technicians in Demand

Pharmacy technician Opportunities are on the increase for trained pharmacy technicians to work in retail or hospital pharmacies. Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, technicians assist customers, fill prescriptions, maintain records and prepare medications. This career

Good Jobs Start Here

When you invest in education you want to see your time and money pay off with a good job when you’re done. SRC offers a whole range of certificate and associate degree programs that you can complete

2 + 2 = Big $avings for Students

Interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but nervous about cost? After all, a college or university education with room and board can cost over $50,000 a year or more. Imagine starting your education at Spoon

Message from the President Curt Oldfield

I am thrilled to be able to welcome you to our second issue of our CareerFocus magazine.  This magazine is designed to provide you with information about the educational opportunities at Spoon River College.  As an alumnus

The legend begins

The Farm Machine Technology program began in 1965 to train service personnel for the farm equipment industry.  Instruction included tractors, harvesters, planters, tillage, and hay machines. That was almost 50 years, more than 800 students, and three

Alumni Profile: Emily Valencia

When Emily Valencia of Lewistown graduated from Spoon River College in 2010, she was honored with the Student Achievement Recognition Award, given for “individual initiative, personal development, and progression toward achievement of one’s goals, along with participation

On the Fast Track: High school students get ahead earning college credit

Whoever said “good things come to those who wait” has probably never met the driven high school students who enroll in Spoon River College credit courses to get a jump on their college education. During the 2014-2015

Top Ten Reasons to Support the Spoon River College Foundation

10. YOUR MONEY STAYS IN YOUR “OWN BACKYARD” Every dollar you give to the SRC Foundation supports Spoon River College students, facilities, technology, and programs. 9. FOR THE PLEASURE OF WATCHING THEM “MATURE” We promise. It WILL

Computer Information Systems

You wouldn’t believe the cool things our students are learning. Exciting things are happening in Spoon River College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program. Students are learning how to build a computer from scratch, search hard drives for criminal

The Return of the SRC Drama Program

Douglas Okey, SRC English and Drama instructor, revitalized the SRC Drama Program in Fall 2014 after a nearly-two-year hiatus!  As before, the Drama Program will have an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented