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Our friendly staff will guide you through setting up a schedule at Rend Lake College. If you are not sure what you want to major in, don't worry. If you haven't enrolled at the college or completed your FAFSA, you'll also want to take care of those.

Enroll at RLC  Fill out the FAFSA 

Virtual Testing Appointments 

 
 
 
 
 

Academic Advisors

Our advisement team is working hard to make sure we continue the one-on-one advisement you enjoy. You can book a virtual advisement appointment to meet with one of these advisors on your phone, tablet, or laptop/desktop. 

Book an appointment with the advisor of your choice below. There is no particular individual you must choose. Advisement will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Find your program below and connect with your advisor.  

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Heather Bauersachs
Director of RLC Murphy Wall Pinckneyville Campus
Building: Murphy Wall Campus - Pinckneyville / Administration Building
Office#: 1361 / 122
Email Address: bauersachsh@rlc.edu
Extension: 3001

Advises for:
Undecided Majors
Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus classes
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Engineering
English
Foreign Language
History
Journalism
Math
Pre-Law / Pre-Med
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre 
Heather's Calendar

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Jessica Bertolozzi
Academic Advisor
Building: Administration
Office#: 109
Email Address: bertolozzij@rlc.edu
Extension: 1296
Advises for:
Undecided Majors
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Engineering
English
Foreign Language
History
Journalism
Math
Pre-Law / Pre-Med
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre 
Jessica's Calendar

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Kaila Tyner
Academic Advisor
Building: Administration
Office#: 107
Email Address: tynerk@rlc.edu
Extension: 1246

Advises for:
Undecided Majors
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Engineering
English
Foreign Language
History
Journalism
Math
Pre-Law / Pre-Med
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre 
Kaila's Calendar

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Jena Jensik
Director of Academic Advisement
Building: Administration
Office#: 108
Email Address: jensikj@rlc.edu
Extension: 1293

Advises for:
Undecided Majors
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Engineering
English
Foreign Language
History
Journalism
Math
Pre-Law / Pre-Med
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre 
Jena's Calendar

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Sara Alstat Sanders
Music Associate Professor
Building: North Oasis
Office#: 148
Email Address: alstats@rlc.edu
Extension: 1817
Advises for
Music 
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Margo Wagner
Dean of Community & Corporate Education
Building: Student Center
Office#: 207
Email Address: wagnerm@rlc.edu
Extension: 1367

Advises for:
Culinary Arts
Early Childhood Education
Truck Driver Training


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Jo Ann Dick
Coordinator of Special Projects / AHA
Building: RLC MarketPlace 
Office: 396
Email Address: dickj@rlc.edu
Extension: 1337

Advises for:
Barber Technology
Cosmetology
Esthetics
Nail Technology


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Bria Robinson

Dean of Allied Health
Building: South Oasis
Office#: 116
Email Address: robinsonb@rlc.edu
Extension: 1777

Advises for:
Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Biomedical Electronics
EMT / EMT - Paramedic
Medical Assistant
Nursing
Phlebotomy
Pharmacy Tech

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Lora Phillips

Medical Coding | Health Information Technology Instructor
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office#: 190
Email Address: phillipsl@rlc.edu
Extension: 1776

Advises for:
Medical Coding

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Holly Heisner
Radiologic Technology Program Director
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office#: 198
Email Address: heisnerh@rlc.edu
Extension: 1778
Advises for:
Radiologic Technology
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Gabriele Farner
Dean of Applied Science & Technology
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office#: 138
Email Address: farnerg@rlc.edu
Extension: 1292
Advises for:
Architecture
Automotive Technology
Certified Production Technology
Computer Aided Drafting
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Electricity
Entrepreneurship
Facilities Management
Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technology
Machining
Manufacturing Technology
Mining Technology
Visual Communications Design
Welding Technology
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Kathy Helmers 
Agriculture Professor
Building: Applied Science
Office#: 113
Email Address: helmersk@rlc.edu
Extension: 1066
Advises for:
Agriculture
Agricultural Business & Production
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Zachary Vahlkamp
Heavy Equipment Technology Associate Professor | Applied Science Division
Building: Applied Science Center
Office#: 114
Email Address: vahlkampz@rlc.edu
Extension: 7914
Advises for:
Agricultural Mechanics / Diesel Technology / Heavy Equipment Technology
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Sarah Bilderbeck
Business Associate Professor
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office#: 180
Email Address: bilderbeck@rlc.edu
Extension: 1754
Advises for:Business (Associate of Applied Science)
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Mark Jornd
Business Associate Professor
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office#: 185
Email Address: jorndm@rlc.edu
Extension: 1273
Advises for:
Business (Associate of Arts)
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Chris Edwards
Computer Networking Instructor
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office#: 184
Email Address: edwardsc@rlc.edu
Extension: 1278
Advises for:
IT Systems Specialist and Assistant / Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Testing


We are currently conducting virtual ACCUPLACER testing as well as hosting HESI testing for our Allied Health fields.

For Allied Health testing, please see and follow the information on the Allied Health Testing page here.

To set up an ACCUPLACER exam, please book a testing appointment below.

ACCUPLACER Testing   

For questions about ACCUPLACER Testing, click HERE. Book your appointment below.

 

Academic Advisement
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1266
Toll-free (In-District): 1-800-369-5321 Ext. 1266
Email: Advisement@rlc.edu
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Academic Advisement
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Academic Advisement

 

Tours


To schedule a campus tour, contact Reece at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1343. You can also email him HERE.


 

Academic Advisement


Click Here for Advisement & Testing during COVID-19

Hours

Campuses are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Spring/Fall Semester
Monday -Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm

Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm

Welcome to the Academic Advisement Center.

Utilizing a current Course Schedule, advisors will facilitate students' selection of classes which fit within their intended educational plans. Following the selection process, advisors will enroll students in their chosen classes and provide them with class schedules and statements of charges.

Want to get a head start? Use our online class search to find which classes have seats available and what time the class meets! For more information about degree requirements and recommended classes, visit the Admissions section.

Connect with a member of our team who will help you get started and stay on your path to success in higher education. 

STAFF

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Henry "Buster" Leeck

Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Services 
Phone Extension: 1205
Building: Administration 
Office: 110

 

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Jena Jensik

Director of Academic Advisement
Phone Extension: 1293
Building: Administration
Office: 108

 

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Beth Stevens

Testing & Placement Specialist 
Phone Extension: 1266
Building: Administration 

 

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Hillary Halsey

First Year Experience Coordinator
Phone Extension: 1323
Building: North Oasis
Office: 121

 

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Kaila Tyner

Academic Advisor
Phone Extension: 1246
Building: Administration
Office: 107

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Tommy Holder

Testing and Placement Specialist
Men's Basketball Coach
Phone Extension: 1268
Building: Administration
Office: 116

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Heather Bauersachs

Director of RLC Murphy Wall Pinckneyville Campus
Phone Extension: 3001
Building: Murphy Wall Campus - Pinckneyville

 
 

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Jessica Bertolozzi

Academic Advisor
Phone Extension: 1296
Building: Administration
Office: 109

 

 

 

 
QUICK LINKS

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Admissions Procedures - For New Students  |  For Returning Students

Admission Requirements | College District & Residency Requirements 

Financial Aid | Tuition

 

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available tool, Transferology. Within Transferology find the courses that transfer between institutions, degree requirements your
courses satisfy and different majors that institutions offer.

Many Illinois institutions participate in Transferology and it is free for anyone to use.

 

 

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Academic Advisement
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1266
Email: advising@rlc.edu
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Advisement
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Advisement

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