Leisure Course Schedule & Registration Information

Leisure College courses are held at various locations throughout the district and include non-credit general interest classes for personal growth and enjoyment. Our educational day trips offer unique travel locations and discoveries you will be discussing long after you arrive home. Class and day trip schedules are published twice a year.

We always welcome new class or educational day trip ideas! Contact the Corporate & Leisure College at 309.341.5330 or by email: community@sandburg.edu 

Please also phone or email us to be added to our mailing list!


Beginning with Your Ancestry DNA Matches

Instructor Michael Neill

This day-long session will discuss preparing for your Ancestry DNA test results, what matches mean and do not mean, why not every “blood relative” is a DNA match, strategies for sorting your matches, determining how matches are related (where possible), analyzing “shared matches,” determining connections of those who do not respond, and why you should try and figure out all your matches even if they aren’t on the family you really took the test to learn more about.

Michael John Neill has a master’s degree in mathematics, is on the faculty of Carl Sandburg College, and has been actively researching his own genealogy for thirty-five years. He has lectured at genealogy seminars across the United States, leads an annual research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and writes Genealogy Tip of the Day at www.genealogytipoftheday.com

Main Campus, Galesburg

F, 03/27/2020 - Class is postponed. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carl Sandburg College campuses are closed. A future class date will be determined. If you are interested in enrolling in the class, please call 341.5330 to be added to our contact list.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (hour for lunch)


Phone 309.345.3501 for additional details or to register.

Carthage Classes

Carthage Classes:

*In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Carl Sandburg College campuses are closed. The following March and April classes are postponed. Future classes dates will be determined. If you are interested in enrolling, please phone 217.357.3129 x. 7243. 

Intro to Microsoft Publisher -

Instructor Katy Krieg

In this class you will learn how to create a variety of publications from labels to greeting cards. Minimum of 5 students.         

Th, 03/26/2020

Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Spring String Art

Instructor Ashley James

Looking to brighten up your home or workspace? Have fun weaving colored string between hammered nails to make a geometric pattern. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 03/26/2020

Time 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Intro to Microsoft Power Point

Instructor Katy Krieg

Make your next presentation standout. Students will learn the basics of formatting slides, using text and pictures, changing backgrounds of slides and using an animation scheme. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 04/16/2020

Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Facebook 101

Instructor Katy Krieg

Have you ever wondered what Facebook is all about? Enroll to learn how to create an account and how easy it is to stay connected with friends. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 04/30/2020

Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Intro to Instagram

Instructor Katy Krieg

What is Instagram? It's a social networking app where you can share photos and videos with your followers. This class will help you set up an account, show you how to add friends and family, and how to upload photos and videos from your phone. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 05/07/2020

Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Email Basics

Instructor Katy Krieg

Learn how to send and receive emails. We will set up an email account and walk through all the functions of email. In just two hours you will be a pro! Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 06/04/2020

Time 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Smart Phone Basics

Instructor Katy Krieg

Oh no, you have made the switch to a smart phone and have no clue how to use it! Do not fear this basic class is here to help you understand your phone features and how they are used. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 07/09/2020

Time 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Smart Phone Photography

Instructor Katy Krieg

Are you ready to see all the amazing things you can do with your smart phone camera? Grab your friends and head on over to this class. No photography experience needed! By the end of this class you will be taking pictures like a pro. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 07/09/2020

Time 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Intro to Twitter

Instructor Katy Krieg

Twitter, what? Get in the know, learn how to set up an account and start receiving news or sports updates, follow old and new friends and so much more. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 07/16/2020

Time 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Intro to Snapchat

Instructor Katy Krieg

Are you new to Snapchat or wanting to know more about it, stop in and get the latest information on Snapchat. If you like what you learn we will help you set up an account and start snapping. Minimum of 5 students.

Th, 07/16/2020

Time 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.




Register in person:

Carl Sandburg College

The Branch Campus

305 Sandburg Dr.

Carthage, IL 62321


Questions or to register by phone: 


Class Registration Info

Corporate & Leisure College Registration Information

Methods of payment include: Cash, Check (make payable to Carl Sandburg College), Debit/Credit Cards ( American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover)


Register By Phone

Galesburg Main Campus,  309.345.3501

The Branch Campus, Carthage  217.357.3129, ext. 7241


Register in Person

Main Campus, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd, Galesburg, IL 61401

The Branch Campus, 305 Sandburg Drive, Carthage, IL 62321

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday




Payment/Drop/Cancellation Policies

Payment Policies:

Payment in full is due at the time of registration for Leisure College classes.

Dropped Classes & Refunds:

Minimum class size requirements are set prior to the start of each class. Please provide as much advance notice as possible should you need to drop a Leisure College course. Per Carl Sandburg College policy for Corporate & Leisure College, classes dropped the day before a class start date can obtain a one hundred (100) percent refund. Dropping classes the day of class or thereafter will result in a zero (0) percent refund.

Please note that special cancellation dates may apply for educational day trips or other specific course offerings, as identified in the course schedule. For day trips and Wine Club only, you may call to register a substitute after the cancellation date. Refunds will not be provided.

Cancellation Policy:

Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College reserves the right to cancel classes or educational day trips due to low enrollment numbers or because of other unforeseen circumstances. If a class is cancelled, you will be notified and receive a full refund from the business office. During weather related events, individuals may be prevented from entering campus or off-campus Sandburg facilities. Notice of a decision to close or delay opening Sandburg will be communicated as early as possible through local radio/TV stations, postings to the Sandburg website, and Facebook pages. After registering for a class, any changes to email addresses or phone numbers should be communicated to the Corporate & Leisure office for notification purposes.

Please phone 309.345.3501 with any questions about Corporate & Leisure College's payment, drop or cancellation polices.

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Disability Support at Carl Sandburg College seeks to make the classroom equally accessible to students with disabilities by providing students with tools and accommodations intended to remove barriers imposed by their unique disabilities. Documentation of the specific disability is required. If you are a student with a disability who would benefit from these services, contact the Coordinator of Academic Support, Main Campus in Galesburg, Room B68, 309.341.5262.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Non-Discrimination Notice

Carl Sandburg College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of ADA. It is the policy of Carl Sandburg College that no person, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, national orientation, age, disability, or veteran’s status, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state of local laws, shall be discriminated against in employment, in educational programs and activities, or in admissions. The College will direct individuals to resources for English language proficiency so that the lack of English proficiency will not be a barrier for future employment, admissions and participation in CTE programs. Career and technical education courses/program offerings and admission criteria are on our web site, Programs Degrees, or by calling 309.341.5234.

Title IX Coordinator: Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Jake Runge, 309.341.5262

Teaching Opportunities

Sandburg's Leisure College offers classes at various locations throughout the district and include non-credit general interest classes intended for personal growth and enjoyment. Prospective instructors do not need teaching credentials, however, they should be driven to share their skills and be comfortable speaking to a group of students. Class lengths vary depending on the the content and instructor availability. Two class schedules are produced each year for Fall (August - December) and Spring/Summer (January - July). Class subjects could include the following:








Home Decor or Improvement







Car Care & Repair

Retirement Planning


College Savings Plans



Foreign Language

And More! Class ideas are always welcome.

For more information, send an email to srucker@sandburg.edu or phone 309.341.5330. Course proposals may be submitted to Carl Sandburg College, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401 or by email to srucker@sandburg.edu. Click on course proposal and fill in all information fields for review.