The Branch Campus - Carthage, Illinois

The Branch Campus is located on the north edge of Carthage just off Highway 94. This satellite location serves the communities, businesses, organizations, and school districts in Hancock County and a portion of McDonough County in western Illinois. The full service campus provides baccalaureate, career, community education, and general study programs. Some popular career and technical programs offered at The Branch Campus include medical assisting, criminal justice, accounting, business, and administrative office programs. Adult basic and secondary education are also offered at the Carthage location. Students also have access to a wellness room for exercise, and lounges for study and relaxation between classes.

Students receive individualized attention for academic advising, career counseling, and financial aid planning in a relaxed, friendly educational atmosphere. Tutoring and academic support services are also available. Seminars, workshops, and customized training for business and industry are also available.

For More Information Contact

Dean of Extension Services
305 Sandburg Dr.
Carthage, IL 62321
217.357.3129, ext. 7239

The Education Commons

Opened in 1998, the Education Commons houses the Medical Careers Lab serving a variety of academic programs in the medical field; a large instructional computer lab for a variety of business and computer classes; and a lounge for students and faculty. Other offerings in the facility also include community education and Kids on Campus programming, senior workshops, and dual credit coursework for local high school students. The Illini West High School superintendent's offices also are located in the facility.

For More Information Contact

Education Commons Main Office
641 Buchanan St.
Carthage, IL 62321
217.357.3380

Business & Community Education

Business & community education opportunities are also available at the Branch Campus in Carthage. Offerings include customized classes for business and industry; programming for children, including the popular Kids on Campus program in Carthage every summer; workshops and trips for plus-50 lifelong learners; and community education courses for occupational training or courses for personal growth and interest.  Suggestions for programming are always welcome from the community.

For More Information Contact

Director of Extension Services
305 Sandburg Dr.
Carthage, IL 62321
217.357.3129, ext. 7241