Continuing Education
The Office of Continuing Education at Three Rivers offers classes for individuals who want to improve their job performance, develop new skills and pursue personal goals. Three Rivers offers a wide range of continuing education courses from local instructors. In addition, Three Rivers has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online continuing education opportunities.

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, or to register for classes, call 573-840-9690, or email

Continuing Education Classes

You must pre-register for all classes. To register or for more information, call 573-840-9690, or email

Course: Private Voice Lessons
Description: Learn how to control your voice and present your voice and self when performing. Ages 13 and up only.
Date/Time: By appointment only
Cost: $80 / 8 weeks, 30 min sessions; $160 / 8 weeks, 1 hour sessions
Instructor(s):Sheri Mitchell

Course: Tractor Operation and Guidance
Description: This is an overview and introduction to tractor operation and guidance. The student will be taken from no knowledge of any kind to being comfortable with the operation system of the CaseIH Magnum tractor. Safety, maintenance, GPS control and equipment coupling will be covered.
Cost: TBD
Instructor(s):Gene Heath

Course: Basic Cake Decorating
Description: Learn how to decorate with buttercream icing using piping, flowers, etc…and enjoy creating your own masterpieces.
Date/Time: 6-8 PM, Thursdays, September 10 - October 15
Cost: $80
Instructor(s):Becky Rush

Course: Yoga
Description: This class offers stretching techniques that can help relieve stress and tension.
Date/Time: 5:10-6:10 PM, Mondays and Thursdays, September 14 - November 5
Cost: $45
Instructor(s):Mindy Matthews

Course: Musical Theatre Workshop
Description: 8 session workshop geared to learning basic skills in musical theatre with adjunct Instructor Sheri Mitchell. Private voice lessons also available, contact Continuing Education for more information.
Date/Time: Grades 2-7 Mondays 4-5:30 pm 9/14 to 10/26
Grades 8 -Adults Thursdays 4-5:30 pm OR 6-7:30 pm 9/3 to 10/29 (no class 10/8)
Cost: $50
Instructor(s):Sheri Mitchell

Course: Community Conversational Spanish
Description: This class is centered toward health care providers and community service workers who would like to learn how to communicate better with their clients. Sponsored by Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, this class will be offered free to the public!
Date/Time: 12:30-2:30 PM, Wednesdays, September 9 - October 28
Cost: Free
Instructor(s):Elda Rosa Pry

Course: Beginning Sign Language
Description: A four week class where students can learn the basics of Signing. Ideal for healthcare and customer service providers!
Date/Time: 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, September 14-October 5.
Cost: $40
Instructor(s): Elaine Woodruff

Course: Basic Digital Photography
Description: Learn how to capture life’s memorable moments in this fun, hands on class. Our instructor will teach you how to use the functions on your camera, share tips of how to best capture your subject, and give you a chance to practice your skills.
Date/Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, September 14 - October 5.
Cost: $30
Instructor(s): Lisa Aden

Course: Modern Crochet
Description: Modern crochet is great for making handmade gifts. Students can learn the great techniques to accent their style with modern crochet! All ages welcome!
Date/Time: 4-6 p.m. on Mondays, September 21 through October 26.
Cost: $65 - Supplies included
Instructor(s):Megan Powell

Course: Computer Applications
Description: A 6-week class. Students will learn the basics of the Microsoft Office Suite: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Date/Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m. on Mondays, September 21 through October 26.
Cost: $40
Instructor(s):Chris Waite

Course: Intermediate Digital Photography
Description:Learn how to capture life’s memorable moments in this fun, hands on class. Our instructor will teach you to improve your skills and add to what you already love about photography and your camera!
Date/Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, October 12 - November 16.
Cost: $50
Instructor(s): Lisa Aden

Online Continuing Education

Three Rivers has partnered with Education to Go to deliver online continuing education courses. With these online courses, students can conveniently build job skills, pursue interests, and earn certificates in various fields.
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