Cooperative Programs

Spoon River College has entered into agreements with various colleges whereby those colleges reserve a specific number of spots for SRC students in career programs not offered by Spoon River College. Currently the eligible programs are:

For specific admission requirements, application deadlines and other information, please contact a Spoon River College advisor at (309)649-6400.

Dental Hygiene

Program Description

Spoon River College has an agreement with Carl Sandburg College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Spoon River College students may take the general education requirements at Spoon River College and the major requirements at Carl Sandburg College.

Nature of Work

Dental hygienists remove soft and hard deposits from teeth, teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventative dental care, such as cleaning and polishing teeth, taking radiographs, and applying fluoride treatment. The dental hygienist also serves as an oral health educator in the clinical and community setting. Dental hygienists should work well with others and must have good manual dexterity to use dental instruments within a patient's mouth, with little room for error.

Degree

Spoon River College, in agreement with Carl Sandburg College, offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. For additional information about the Dental Hygiene partnership with Carl Sandburg College, contact an advisor at (309)649-6400.

Paramedicine

Program Description

Spoon River College has an agreement with Illinois Central College to offer an Associate in Applied Science Paramedic degree. Spoon River College students may take the general education requirements at Spoon River College and the major requirements at Illinois Central College.

Nature of Work

This program is designed for individuals who want to develop skills focusing on basic life support in the field, as well as provide initial assessment and management of care for the ill and injured from the pre-hospital setting to the emergency or hospital care environments. Students will be able to take the EMT-Basic certification exam and the Illinois EMT-Intermediate Licensure Examination upon completion of the curriculum.

Certificate & Degree

The Paramedicine program offers an Emergency Medical Technician certificate. Spoon River College, in agreement with Illinois Central College, offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine. For information on the Emergency Medical Services partnership with Illinois Central College, call an advisor at (309)649-6400. This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.

Radiologic Technology

Program Description

Spoon River College has an agreement with Carl Sandburg College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology. Spoon River College students may take the general education requirements at Spoon River College and the major requirements at Carl Sandburg College.

Nature of Work

Radiologic technologists and technicians take x-rays and administer nonradioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. Some specialize in diagnostic imaging technologies, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). U.S. Department of Labor 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Degree

Spoon River College, in agreement with Carl Sandburg College, offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. For information about the Radiologic Technology partnership with Carl Sandburg College, contact an SRC advisor at (309)649-6400.

Respiratory Care

Program Description

Spoon River College has an agreement with Southeastern Community College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy Assistant. Spoon River College students may take the general education requirements at Spoon River College and the major requirements at Southeastern Community College.

Nature of Work

Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians—also known as respiratory care practitioners—evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. U.S. Department of Labor 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Certificates and Degrees

Spoon River College, in agreement with Southeastern Community College, offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy Assistant. For information on the Respiratory Therapy partnership with Southeastern Community College, call an advisor at (309)649-6400.