Community Education (non-credit) Classes & Registration Information

Promoting lifelong learning for children and adults

The Workforce Development and Community Education of Carl Sandburg College provide workshops, classes, educational day trips and events to inspire learning and enrich lives both professionally and personally at both our Galesburg and Carthage locations. Programs are perfect for anyone who has a desire to learn, regardless of previous academic experience or career path.

Workforce Development and Community Education:

Community Education Classes and Youth Programs




Manners Camp

Date: 6/11-6/12

Time: 9am-12pm

Age: 7-11 yrs

Cost: $30

Registration Due: 5/31


Cross Country Camp

Date: 6/11-6/13

Time: 5pm-6pm

Age: 9-18 yrs

Cost: $30

Registration Due: 5/31


Kids On Campus

2024 Kids On Campus Galesburg Brochure

Date: 6/17-6/21

Time: 9am-3pm

Age: K-8 Grade Levels

Cost: $30 per class

Registration Due: 5/31


Classical Guitar Camp

Date: 7/8-7/12

Time: 2pm-3pm

Age: 8 yrs+

Cost: $125

Registration Due: 6/28


Theatre Camp

Date: 7/15-7/19

Time: 12p-3pm

Age: 4th-6th Grade Levels

Cost: $125

Registration Due:7/5


Agriculture Camp

Date: 7/29-8/2

Time: 9am-3pm

Age: 9-12 yrs

Cost: FREE

Registration Due: 7/19


Please check our Facebook page for more details on each program.

You can also send us a TEXT message at 309-316-6659 for inquiries.


CARTHAGE CAMPUS | Registration & Questions: 217.357.3129 or 


June 10-14 is Carthage's KIDS ON CAMPUS!!!!! 

2024 Kids On Campus Carthage Brochure K-1 Grade Level

2024 Kids On Campus Carthage Brochure 2-4 Grade Level

2024 Kids On Campus Carthage Brochure 5-6 Grade Level

The deadline to enroll is May 10, 2024.



Basic ESL (ESL.E04.550) will be by taught by Jay Harnack

Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. 

January 16-May 7, 2024

Cost: $90


Intermediate ESL (ESL E22 550) will be by taught by Carlos Himan

Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.

January 16-May 7, 2024

Cost: $90


Spanish for the Workplace (SPN E10 550) will  be taught by Carlos Himan

Thursdays 6-8 p.m.

January 18-May 9, 2024

Cost: $90


Customized corporate training

Workforce Development & Community Education offers customized training specific to your business needs that is practical and convenient. Training can be offered onsite at your workplace, virtually or at any campus location. Dedicated instructors can lead courses in office and technology, automotive, healthcare, electrical, welding, manufacturing, agriculture, horticulture, soft skills and more. Our goal is to deliver courses that will enhance your employees' skills and increase your business productivity. Contact the Workforce Development & Community Education at 309.345.3501 (Galesburg) or 217.357.3129, ext. 7237 (Carthage).

Funding opportunities may be available through the local workforce office. Please speak with Workforce Development & Community Education staff to learn more.

Payment/drop/cancellation policies

Payment Policies

Payment in full is due at the time of registration for Workforce Development & Community Education 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 course. Per Carl Sandburg College's policy for Workforce Development & Community Education department, classes dropped the day before a class start date can obtain a 100% refund. Dropping classes the day of class, or thereafter, will result in a 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 only, you may call to register a substitute after the cancellation date. Refunds will not be provided.

Cancellation policy

Sandburg's Workforce Development & Community Education department 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 canceled, 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 us for notification purposes.

Please phone 309.345.3501 (Galesburg) or 217.357.3129, ext 7237 (Carthage) with any questions about Workforce Development & Community Education's payment, drop or cancellation policies.

Class registration info

Workforce Development & Community Education registration information

Methods of payment include:

  • Cash
  • Check (made payable to Carl Sandburg College)
  • Debit/credit cards
    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Discover

Register by phone

Galesburg Main Campus
Workforce Development & Community Education Department

Carthage Campus
217.357.3129 ext. 7237

Register in person

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

Carthage Campus
305 Sandburg Drive
Carthage, IL 62321

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday



Teaching opportunities

Sandburg's Community Education offers classes at various locations throughout the district and includes non-credit general interest classes intended for personal growth and enjoyment. Class lengths vary depending on the content and instructor availability. Class subjects could include the following:

  • Cooking
  • History
  • Technology
  • Computers
  • Crafts
  • Finances
  • Fitness/health
  • Home decor or improvement
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Horticulture
  • Writing
  • Fashion
  • Travel
  • Car care & repair
  • Retirement planning
  • Music
  • College savings plans
  • Astronomy
  • Antiques
  • Foreign language
  • And more! Class ideas are always welcome.

For more information, email or call 309.345.3501. Course proposals may be submitted to Carl Sandburg College, Building G, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401, or email

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.