Community Education (non-credit) Classes & Registration Information

Programs Promote 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 a previous academic experience or career path.

Workforce Development and Community Education: Main Campus, Galesburg, 309.345.3501 or

The Branch Campus, Carthage, 217.357.3129, ext. 7237

Community Education Classes and Youth Programs

Save the date!!!

Kids on Campus (Galesburg Campus): 6/26/23 to 6/30/23

Kids on Campus Galesburg Flyer

Kids on Campus Scholarship Application

Kids on Campus (Carthage Campus) | 6/12/23 to 6/16/23

K-1 Grade Programs Flyer

2-3 Grade Programs Flyer

4-6 Grade Programs Flyer


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English as a Second Language (ESL) (Zoom): Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $120 1/23/23 to 5/10/23

Accuplacer (community college entrance test) Prep: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $FREE 1/17/23 to 5/11/23 @ Sandburg C102

Wine Education Club: Second Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $20 per session @ Hidden Hills Winery, Knoxville

Intuitive Abstract Painting: Third Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to noon $15 per class (includes materials) 1/21/23 to 5/27/23 @ Sandburg Art Studio F100

Print Making: First Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon $20 per class (includes materials) 2/4/23 to 12/2/23 @ Sandburg Art Studio F100


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Flyer Designing: 5/25/23 Thursday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $15 @ Sandburg

Budget 101 Series: 

Session 1: Introduction to Budgeting  

  • A review of a basic budget and its components, why goals are important, and how to set priorities.

Session 2: Building a Budget by Assessing Income and Expenses 

  • Understanding income and expenses, understanding income and expenses, and establishing a plan.

Session 3: Creating a Budget Together and Sticking to Your Budget 

  • Combining individual budgets to create a household budget, setting financial goals, and how to stay on track

Session 4: Reviewing and Adjusting the Budget and Overcoming Budgeting Challenges 

  • How to review and evaluate your success, handling budget disagreements, celebrating successes, and looking at long term financial security.

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Intuitive Abstract Painting: Third Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to noon $15 per class (includes materials) 1/21/23 to 5/27/23 @ Sandburg Art Studio F100

Print Making: First Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon $20 per class (includes materials) 2/4/23 to 12/2/23 @ Sandburg Art Studio F100



Please contact 309.345.3501 or for any questions.



CARTHAGE CAMPUS | Registration & Questions: 217.357.3129 or 

Kids Basic Spanish : July 10 - 26, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 a.m. to noon, $120

Don't Slurp Your Spaghetti : July 24, Monday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., $30

Customized Corporate Training

Workforce Development & Community Education offers customized training specific to your business needs that is practical and convenient. Training can be offered on-site at your workplace, virtually, or at any campus location. Dedicated instructors can lead courses in office & technology, automotive, health care, electrical, welding, manufacturing, agriculture, horticulture, soft skills, and more. It is our goal 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 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 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 the Corporate & Leisure office 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 (make payable to Carl Sandburg College), Debit/Credit Cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover)

Register by Phone

Main Campus, Galesburg, Workforce Development & Community Education Department 309.345.3501

The Branch Campus, Carthage 217.357.3129 ext. 7237

Register in Person

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

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

Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-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:








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 or phone 309.345.3501. Course proposals may be submitted to Carl Sandburg College - Building G, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401, or by email to

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 or 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: Michelle Johnson, 309.341.5258

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Stefani Gillen, 309.341.5262