Short Term Job Training

Job Prep Workshops

Want to work on your interview skills, help building your resume, or criminal records sealing and expungement? Click here for a calendar of events to get job ready.

GED/High School Equivalent Certificate

Need your GED or High School Equivalent certificate? Richland Community College has you covered. Registration and Screening will take place May 14 – May 17.

Classes occur May 24 – June 24 on campus at mornings and nights, and at the Decatur Public Library in the afternoon.

Please preregister online by clicking here or email:,, or

English as a Second Language

Classes will be May 24 – June 24. To register, email

Classes will occur online for the May & June section.

Basic Nursing Assistant

The Richland Workforce Consortium will be sponsoring a Basic Nurse Assistant class this summer.  This class will prepare students for the Illinois Dept. of Public Health/IDPH certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Registration for the orientation and screening process will be held May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Decatur Public Library. Class starts May 24, 2021. To pre-register for the orientation, please sign up online here or email:, or

Emergency Medical Services Classes

Two basic classes will be offered this summer at Richland Community College: EMS 120 (classroom and lab portion), EMS 125 (clinical).

Classes will take place June 1- July 22. To register, apply to the college and follow steps to enroll in classes or call 217-875-7211, ext. 6267 for assistance.

CNA Courses

Three CNA courses still have openings at Richland Community College this summer. Classes will be held May 24-July 26 and will be a hybrid format with lecture taking place virtually.

To enroll, call 217-875-7211 ext. 6267

Culinary/Hospitality Bridge/Integrated Career Awareness and Preparation System (ICAPS)

This Intro to Culinary class prepares students to pass the food manager’s license. This class runs May 24th – June 24th on the Richland Community College Campus.

Screening for this class is by appointment only, so please contact or

CDL Permit Courses

The first step to getting your CDL license and onto a profitable new career!

Both daytime and nighttime classes are offered at Richland Community College. Daytime classes take one month to complete, attending 8 hours per day for 4 weeks. Nighttime classes take 2 months to complete, attending 4 hours per night for 5 days per week.

Sessions begin:
May 24th (day and night classes offered)
June 28th (day classes only)
August 2nd (day and night classes offered)

To register, contact Lisa Eskew at or call 217-875-7211, ext. 6240.

Forklift Training

Take a training course in this high-demand job.

Training will be held at Richland Community College on these dates and times:
June 3 from 8am-2:30pm
July 17 from 8am-2:30pm

To sign up, click here.

Aerial Lift Training

Another great training opportunity for you taking place at Richland Community College on July 8 from 8:00 am – 2:30pm.

To sign up, click here.

OSHA Training

Students are provided with general awareness about recognizing and preventing hazards commonly found in the workplace with several OSHA training courses.

Training will be held at Richland Community College on these dates and times:

OSHA 10HR Course
July 13 from 8am-4:30pm
July 20 from 8am-12pm

OSHA 30HR Course
July 13 from 8am-4:30pm
July 20 from 8-4:30pm
July 27 from 8am-4pm
August 3 from 8am-4:30pm

To sign up, click here.

Workforce Development: Industrial Job Skills Training

Develop a strong understanding of modern industrial job skills including: basic manufacturing, job readiness and essential skills, math, CNC machining, welding, and safety and OSHA training.

Training will be held at Richland Community College on these dates and times:

Sept. 7  at 3PM
Sept. 7 at 5PM
Sept. 8 at 3PM

To sign up, click here.