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 day trips offer unique travel locations and discoveries you will be discussing long after your arrive home.

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




Dresden Plate Designed Notebook Cover - Instructor Alberta LaFollette

Super simple to create! Make a fabric notebook cover in a great design. Learn techniques and quick applications that will give you ideas for future projects.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 09/11/17; Time 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$30 (supplies included), LEI C09 600


Be a Happy Camper - Instructor Alberta LaFollette

Create a travel camper designed pillowcase, pin cushion or potholder.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 09/25/17; Time 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$35 (supplies included), LEI C09 601


Halloween Cork Critters & More - Instructor Alberta LaFollette

Bring along your creativity! You will make and take gift items from wine corks. We supply the corks to create fall or Halloween themed designs.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 10/02/17; Time 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

$20, CSA C06 600


Introduction to Watercolors - Instructor Ron Hunt

For beginning/intermediate students or advanced painters looking for motivation. Classes will emphasize working from still life & photos. Students from the Spring 2017 class may enroll again to continue building their skills.

Main Campus, Galesburg

W, 10/04/17, 10/11/17, 10/18/17, 10/25/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20 per class (instructor will give supply list to be bought), ART C57 600


Crochet Basics - Instructor Ariel Mackey

Begin by learning basic stitching and making a chain. Once mastered you will make a pot holder, coaster or scarf. Total of 4 classes.

Galesburg Public Library , 40 East Simmons Street, Galesburg

W, 10/18/17 & W, 10/25/17 Time 5:30  p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sa, 10/21/17 & 10/28/17 Time 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$15 per class (instructor will give supply list to be bought), LEI C96  600 - 603


Traveling with Appetizers - Instructor Alberta LaFollette

Join us to make appetizers that can be used as a meal or an accompaniment. In this hands-on class learn to make Asian Lettuce Wraps, Japanese Spring Rolls, French Cheese Puffs, Apple Brie, and more. Bring along take home containers.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 08/28/17; Time 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$25 (includes supplies), LEI C08 602


How Sweet It Is - Instructor Jenny Fryer

Learn to decorate cakes, while using gluten-free products. You’ll see how to pipe different flowers and have a chance to practice decorating cupcakes. Minimum of 9 students, maximum of 14.  Note: Gluten-free products class., however, the equipment used bakes wheat products.

HyVee, 2030 East Main Street, Galesburg

Tu, 10/03/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$20 (includes supplies), LEI C08 600


Energy Bites - Instructor Lauren Wolfrum

Popular snack energy bites - they are a peanut butter and oat based snack. The HyVee Dietitian will show you how simple it is to make basic energy bites and how to add different flavors. Each participant will have the chance to make three different energy bites to take home.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 10/19/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$18 (includes supplies), LEI C08 601

Educational Day Trips


Amana, Iowa - August 26

Step back in time and travel to the Amana Colonies in Iowa. Our first stop will be the Heritage Museum to view a 20-minute video detailing Amana’s story from 18th century Germany to the present. Guided-tours of the Communal Kitchen Museum, High Amana General Store, and Homestead Village Church. Dine at Ronneburg Restaurant. Browse the various one-of-a-kind shops with Amana-made items. If time permits, we will make a visit to Iowa’s only remaining woolen mill. Lunch & shopping expenses at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 9:15 a.m., we will depart at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Monday, August 21. No cancellations past 08/21/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 08/26/17

Time 7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (sunrise: 5:51 a.m., sunset 8:24 p.m.)

 $50, CST C02 600


Spring Green, Wisconsin - Saturday, September 30 

Join us as we travel to The House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Opened to the public in 1960, Alex Jordan’s attraction has grown to one of the most unique in the Midwest. On your self-guided tour, you will have a chance to explore all three sections of amazing exhibits and displays. You’ll see the original house perched on a chimney of rock, the Infinity Room extending an unsupported length of 218 feet, the world’s largest carousel, and much more! Take a break, halfway through the attraction, to enjoy a bite to eat in section two. A visit to The House on the Rock involves walking long distances on varied surfaces and includes areas with ramps. Individuals affected by tight enclosed spaces or a fear of heights may find some parts difficult. House on the Rock team members are available to provide alternate routes. Please wear comfortable walking shoes with good tread. No open-toed shoes. Cost includes transportation and admission to The House on the Rock. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 10:00 a.m., we will depart The House on the Rock at 3:15 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, September 20. No cancellations past 09/20/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 09/30/17

Time 6:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (sunrise 6:57 a.m.; sunset 6:45 p.m.)

*Note: One 15-minute break provided driving each way.

$95, CST C09 600


Jacksonville, Illinois - Saturday, October 14 

Jacksonville was one of the many stations along the Underground Railroad and one of the busiest during the mid-1800s. Several homes used in the Underground Railroad may still be seen in Jacksonville; however, most sites are private residences with no tours provided. For this educational day trip, a member of the Jacksonville Underground Railroad Committee will be our step-on bus guide, as we view the various properties and learn the history behind each. We will also take a walking tour of Woodlawn Farm established by Michael and Jane Huffaker in 1824. The couple built a brick home on the same property in 1840, which later served as an Underground Railroad site. The property tour includes information about the Huffaker family members. Afterwards, we travel to Annabel’s Lee’s Tea Room for lunch. Annabel Lee’s menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Succeeding lunch, we will tour the mansion of Illinois Governor Joseph Duncan (1834-1838). Built in 1834, the mansion features many of the original Duncan family furnishings. Our last stop is the Strawn Art Gallery located in a beautiful, historic structure featuring art exhibits and permanent collections, which include displays of early Mississippian Native American pottery and the Miriam Cowgur Allen doll collection. Cost includes transportation and admission to the attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 9:30 a.m., we will depart at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, October 4. No cancellations past 10/04/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg

Sa, 10/14/17

Time 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (sunrise 7:12 a.m.; sunset 6:22 p.m.)

$75, CST C01 600


Rockford, Illinois - Friday, October 27                                                                 

Returning by popular demand! Join us for one of our favorite destination spots - Anderson Japanese Gardens. We last visited the Gardens during springtime. This day trip gives us the opportunity to see what fall brings to one of America’s most authentic Japanese gardens. Built in 1978, the Gardens contain 12 acres of beautiful landscape featuring waterfalls and lush foliage. An Anderson staff guide will lead you through the peaceful pathways where you will be inspired by calmness and feel rejuvenated. After our tour, we will dine on property at Fresco at the Gardens. You may order from their breakfast or lunch menu. Enjoy food that is fresh, organic and locally grown. We will then tour Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens - one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in America. A stop at Curran’s Orchard concludes the day. For this educational day trip, we will be walking long distances and some of the terrain is uneven. Please wear comfortable walking shoes with good tread. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 10:30 a.m., we will depart at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Tuesday, October 17. No cancellations past 10/17/17 however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 10/27/17

Time 7:30 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. (sunrise 7:27 a.m.; sunset 6:03 p.m.)

$85, CST C01 601


West Branch, Iowa - Saturday, October 28

Our day begins with a visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum. Take a self-guided tour of the nine various galleries devoted to Iowa’s only President. You will also have a chance to view the traveling exhibit, American Presidents: Life Portraits, a presidential portrait exhibit presented by C-SPAN, Mediacom, and the White House Historical Association. Around 11:30 a.m., we travel to Mexico Lindo for a great selection of Mexican dishes. Succeeding lunch, we will visit the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site featuring: the Birthplace Cottage, the Blacksmith Shop, the Friends Meetinghouse, and the Schoolhouse. We will also look around West Branch’s historic downtown, which includes 14 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 9:00 a.m., we will depart at 3:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, October 18. No cancellations past 10/18/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 10/28/17

Time 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (sunrise 7:28 a.m.; sunset 6:02 p.m.)

$45, CST C02 601


Bloomington, Illinois - Saturday, November 11

This day trip starts with a tour of the David Davis Mansion, completed in 1872, and later donated to the state of Illinois. Davis was Abraham Lincoln’s campaign manager and was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Lincoln. The 36-room home is where Davis resided for 14 years. Today, the home operates as a state historic site and contains many of the original elegant architectural details. Following our tour, we will browse through a few downtown Bloomington shops. Lunch will consist of your choice of salads, burgers or additional sandwiches. Our lunch destination, Rosie’s Restaurant, is located at the historic site of Abraham Lincoln’s Bloomington law office. After eating, we head to the Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66: Bloomington-Normal Visitors Center. Learn about the history of Route 66 through an interpretative exhibit, as well as seeing souvenirs and publications unique to the area. You can also explore more about Abraham Lincoln’s life and local McLean County history in the museum located upstairs from the Visitors Center. A stop at famed Carl’s Ice Cream completes our day trip adventure. Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 9:00 a.m., we will depart at 3:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, November 1. No cancellations past 11/01/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 11/11/17

Time 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (sunrise 6:44 a.m., sunset 4:46 p.m.)

$55, CST C01 602


Sneak Peek - 2018 SPRING DAY TRIP

Pella, Iowa - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Spend the day in beautiful Pella, Iowa - the city known for their Dutch heritage and picturesque tulip gardens! We will arrive at 10:00 a.m. and watch a brief film about Pella’s history. Following the film, there will be a 45-minute tour of the tallest working windmill in the United States. Vermeer Mill is a functioning 1850s-style windmill that grinds wheat into flour. We then tour the historical village including the boyhood home of Wyatt Earp, the Werkplaats, Van Spanckeren’s General Store, Scholte Church, and more. After the tour, we will visit Scholte Gardens featuring two life-sized bronze statues and 35,000 tulips. If time permits, there may be a tour of the Scholte House Museum (the original home of Dominie H.P. Scholte, the founder of Pella). Stop for lunch at Opa’s Deli serving sandwiches, wraps, and soups. It’s then time to head to the many shops and bakeries to discover items unique to Pella. Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 10:00 a.m., we will depart around 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, April 18, 2018. No cancellations past 04/18/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs form Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 04/28/18

Time 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (sunrise 6:04 a.m.; sunset 7:55 p.m.)

*Any educational day trip activities, days or times may change with little notice due to inclement weather or other  circumstances. A determination to cancel will be made as early as possible. The trip may be offered again dependent on other available travel dates. 

Fitness Center & Fitness Classes

Sandburg’s Fitness Center

Walking track, free weights area, training equipment. 

Main Campus, Galesburg

08/21/17 - 12/09/17; call regarding additional dates

Time M - Th 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; F 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;

Sa 8:00 am. - 12:00 p.m.

$80, PED C06 600


Yoga - Instructor June Ziegler

Achieve flexibility, relaxation, and strength.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M-W-F, 08/21/17 - 10/13/17; Time 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

$70, PED C03 600 (2nd 8-wk available 10/16/17 - 12/08/17)


Muscle Conditioning - Instructor Joan Pacheco

Strengthen, tone, and stretch major muscle groups while improving flexibility and range of motion. Exercise utilizing light weights and resistance bands.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 08/22/17 - 10/10/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

$25, PED C09 600 (2nd 8-wk available 10/17/17 - 12/05/17)


Yoga/Pilates - Instructors Roxie Leahy & Joan Pacheco

Use multiple muscles providing an all-inclusive workout to gain core strength as well as flexibility and balance.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 08/24/17 - 10/12/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

$25, PED C85 600 (2nd 8-wk available 10/19/17 - 12/7/17)


Sandburg Walk Club - Instructor Stacey Rucker

Depending on the weather, walk as a group around the campus building hallways or outside. Health tips shared in class. (class will not meet on 09/13 or 10/11)

Main Campus, Galesburg

W, 08/30/17 - 11/01/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

$20, PED C51 600

*Prior to beginning any fitness program, individuals should contact their physician for medical evaluation and clearance to participate.


Women’s Suffrage - Instructor Beverly Whiteside

This course will provide a glimpse into attitudes and events leading up to women gaining the right to vote in the United States.  We will also take note of some milestones in the lives of American women after the acquisition of suffrage. 

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 10/17/17; Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$10, HIS C01 600


The Hamilton Experience - Instructor Stacey Rucker

An overview of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, and more. Plus, a discussion about traveling to Chicago to see the musical Hamilton.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 11/07/2017; Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$10, HIS C01 600


Titanic’s Passengers - Instructor Stacey Rucker

Learn about the passengers aboard the ill-fated ocean liner including information regarding two Titanic survivors who resided in Galesburg. We will also discuss James Cameron’s Titanic - the film marks its 20th anniversary this December.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 12/05/17; Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$10, CSC C73 600


Writing Your Memoirs - Instructor Randy Sollenberger

Learn how to write, preserve, and share your stories. Instructor has authored two non-fiction books and will provide guidance on writing processes.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 09/05/17 & 09/19/17; Time 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$15 per class, LEI C21 600 601


Wine Club - in conjunction with HyVee Wine & Spirits

Representatives from vineyards and local distributors teach the basics of wine education. Registration is required by noon Thursday before Wine Club date. No cancellations; a substitute may attend.

Knight of Columbus, 1556 East Fremont Street, Galesburg

Th, 09/07/17, 10/05/17, 11/02/17; Time 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$25 per class, CSL C09 601-603 or $69 for all 3 Wine Club classes, CSL C09 600


Behind the Photos: Genealogy Roundtable - Instructor Stacey Rucker

Learn research tips, discover online information and hear how other have unlocked the stories behind the photos. Discussion facilitated by Stacey Rucker.

Main Campus, Galesburg

W, 09/27/17 & 11/15/17; Time 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$5 per class, LEI C00 601 & LEI C00 605


African Safari - Instructor Harry Bulkeley

Harry Bulkeley gives a presentation on his travels to Africa. On this “African Safari” travel to the bottom of the Ngorongoro crater, take a night trip through the jungle, ride a hot air balloon over the Serengeti Plain, go gorilla trekking in Rwanda, climb 9,000 feet and more!

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 09/28/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$10, LEI C16 601


Book Club - The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Soon to be a major motion picture. The story of a couple stranded in the High Uintas Wilderness. Book discussion led by Stacey Rucker.

Q’s Café, 319 East Main Street, Galesburg (brownies & lemonade served)

W, 10/04/17; Time 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$5, LEI C07 600


At the Root: Genealogy Basics - Instructor  Jennifer Melton

Genealogy help for anyone that might be just beginning or needs more pointers to make their family tree blossom. Instructor has 15 years experience in genealogy.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 10/09/17 & 10/23/17; Time 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$10 per class, LEI C00 602 & LEI C00 604


Retire Early & Travel Free - Instructor Gina Henry

National speaker Gina Henry shows you how she traveled for free to over 93 countries and all 50 states. She will offer ways to afford travel for those retired, students, or anyone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dream. Get paid for seasonal and fun work-vacation opportunities, to  mystery shop, teach conversational English, write articles, blog and more! Also learn how to avoid scams. Receive Gina’s 100-page book at a reduced price. Book normally retails for $39.95 and provides the contact info you need to travel

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 10/10/17; Time 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$36 (includes book), LEI C16 600


Food for Thought - Local Business Visit: Buenos Aires Bakery

Visit Galesburg’s new bakery and hear how the owners got their start, how many products are produced each day, and their future plans. Sample a sweet treat.

Buenos Aires Bakery, 1488 North Henderson Street, Galesburg

Tu, 10/17/17; Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$5, CST C00 600


Miscellaneous, continued

Spirituals vs. Gospels - Instructor Beverly Whiteside

Are they the same or different? Do you really know their meaning? Hear examples in live performance as we take a look into this rich musical heritage.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 10/24/17; Time 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

$10, MUS C24 600


Burma: Emerging Country - Instructor Kimberly Norton

Kimberly Norton gives a presentation on her travels to Burma. Come hear about the history, culture and people of this fascinating Southeast Asian country.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 10/26/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$10, LEI C16 602


Branson, Missouri - Highway 76 & Beyond - Instructor Stacey Rucker

Learn why Branson’s shopping, shows, and attractions make it one of America’s top destination spots. A brief overview of Branson’s history will be provided, as well as a photo tour of locations on the famed Highway 76. We will also discuss planning your visit to Branson and the best travel shortcuts in town. The perfect class for those who wish to reminisce about their Branson travels or for those looking to plan a new adventure!

Main Campus, Galesburg

W, 11/8/17; Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$10, LEI C16 603


Book Club - The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Soon to be a TV movie! Read Baldacci’s book and travel by train to The Station House Restaurant, in Kewanee, for breakfast and a book discussion. Date TBD.

Time 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Phone for additional details.

$9, LEI C07 601

Carthage Classes

Carthage Campus Classes

Festive Wreaths - Instructor Linda Thomas

Take a moment to come and create a beautiful seasonal wreath to display.

Minimum of 6 students.

M, 09/11/17; Halloween Theme; M, 10/16/17; Thankful Theme

M, 11/13/17; Snowman Theme

Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$45 for all classes ($20 for an individual class), LEI C82 650


Financial Planning: Living a Life by Design Series-Instructor Ryley Smith

This series will help provide you with the tools to take control of your personal finances, produce more wealth, and live a life by design. Minimum of 5 students.

M, 09/25/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Registration deadline 09/11/17, at 4 p.m.

$30, BUS C08 650


Internet Fridays - Instructor Linda Thomas

Are you new to the world of Internet? Each session provide the opportunity to access the world-wide-web to browse various websites. Minimum of 5 students.

F, 09/29/17, 10/27/17, 11/17/17; Time 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration deadline 09/15/17, at 4 p.m.; individual courses must be enrolled in two weeks prior to class date

$45 for all classes ($18 for an individual class), CSC C01 650


Travelogue: Cuba - Instructor Debra Wilson

Have you dreamed of traveling to Cuba? Come join us and hear about Debra Wilson’s journey through Cuba.

Tu, 10/10/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration deadline 09/29/17, at 4 p.m.

$7, LEI C03 650


Individual Charge-Ups - Instructor Linda Thomas

Do you feel your computer skills battery is running low? Are you having a hard time fitting courses in? Schedule a one-on-one training to learn new skills!

$15/hour for training


For questions or to register in Carthage classes, phone 217.357.3129

Class Registration Info

Corporate & Leisure College Registration Information


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


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


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 to low enrollment numbers or because of other unforeseen circumstances. If a class is cancelled, you will be notified and will 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: Rodney Blue, 309.341.5220 and 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.