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: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR)
Description:This class provides credentialed healthcare providers with core content, including adult and pediatric CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation.
Date/Time: 8 AM - 12 PM, May 1, 2015; June 5, 2015; July 3, 2015; August 7, 2015; September 4, 2015; October 2, 2015; November 6, 2015; December 4, 2015
Cost: $45
Instructor(s): Mike Willis

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.
Date/Time:Saturdays, July 11-25, Time TBD
Cost: $45
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:Tuesdays, July 14 - August 4, 6-9 PM
Cost: TBD
Instructor(s):Tamara Wilson

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: 6-8 PM, Wednesdays, August 19 - October 7
Cost: Free
Instructor(s):Elda Rosa Pry

Course: Stage Presence
Description: Don’t let your nerves keep you down! Learn the concepts and importance of stage presence for singing and theater! Age range from 2nd grade to 7th grade, and 8th grade to college level students. Private voice lessons also available, contact Continuing Education for more information.
Date/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the Fall semester. Dates TBD.
Cost: $50
Instructor(s):Sheri Mitchell

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 7-28.
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: 7-9 p.m. on Mondays, September 7 - 28.
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: 7-9 p.m. on Mondays, October 5 - 26.
Cost: $40
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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