Continuing Education

Carl Sandburg College is an approved continuing education sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to offer continuing education credit to the following professions:



Dental Hygienists



Hair Braiders


Nail Technicians

Occupational Therapists

Physical Therapists


Social Workers

To be added to our contact list regarding future continuing education events, email or phone 309.345.3501.


English Language Acquisition Classes

English Language Acquisition (ELA) Classes Begin September 14

Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate and Leisure College is offering an English Language Acquisition (ELA) course during the 2020 fall semester.

Classes will be held virtually via Zoom video-conference each Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14-Dec. 16. This is a beginning/intermediate-level course for adult literacy learners. Students will be given instruction and practice in speaking, writing and reading in English on a variety of topics.

The instructor for the class is Jessica Jones, who has more than 10 years of teaching experience. She is employed as an ESL teacher and has worked as an adult ESL volunteer.

In May, Sandburg was awarded an $8,120 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support English Language Acquisition classes through Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College. The grant allows Sandburg to offer the course free of charge for up to 60 adult ELA learners in 2020-21.

Class materials will also be provided at no additional cost; however, class preregistration is required by Sept. 11.

For more information or to register, contact the Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or

Información de clase en español

Informations sur la classe dans français