Canton, IL – The Spoon River College Board has approved a budget for the current year that's 3.5 percent above last year's. The $14.5 million spending plan includes two new associate degree programs. College spokeswoman Anna Buehrer says one is in medical record-keeping. She says both physicians and insurance companies have asked for that training to be made available. The other is a business management program which is partially geared toward entrepreneurs. Buehrer says that will give them the skill to capitalize on their innovation. The budget includes no capital programs, but does include money for life-health-safety work on both the Canton and Macomb campuses.