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Illinois Vocational and Technical Schools

If you want to start a career without spending years and years in training, consider the merits of attending an Illinois vocational or trade school. You may condense your education into just one or two years by focusing only on your chosen subject, and Illinois vocational and technical schools are specifically designed to provide you with the training and skills necessary for professional success after graduation. Whether you live in bustling Chicago or political Springfield, it may be possible to launch an exciting career in the field of your choice if you attend an accredited Illinois vocational or trade school.

In addition to saving time by attending an Illinois technical school, you will also save money, as vocational schools tend to be affordable than most liberal arts programs. That's because your coursework is much more streamlined, your classes are more specialized and you only study the essentials necessary for professional success. If you're interested in launching a career in Peoria, Decatur, or anywhere in between, explore what Illinois vocational and trade schools can do for you.

Vocational Schools in Illinois

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Illinois
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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
BS in Human Services/Gerontology, Family and Child Service Certificate, M.S. in Administration of Justice and security/Global Homeland Security and more.
  • Online: Online, IL
  • Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Computer Systems Institute
Get the certification you're looking for at Computer Systems Institute!
Networking Career Program, Healthcare Career Program - Clinical Track, Business Career Program and more.
  • Gurnee: 5330 Grand Avenue Gurnee, IL 60031
  • Chicago: 29 East Madison Chicago, IL 60602

The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Web Design & Interactive Media (AS), Web Design & Interactive Communications (D), Fashion Marketing & Management (BS) and more.
  • Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654
  • Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477
  • Schaumburg: 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Lincoln College of Technology
Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.
Automotive Technology, Medical Assistant, Collision Repair and Refinishing and more.
  • Melrose Park: 8317 W. North Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160

American InterContinental University Online
You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. At AIU, the Serious U, you can get in, get moving, and get ahead.
Bachelor's (BBA) - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business and more.
  • Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

Vatterott College
  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.
Building Maintenance Mechanic, Medical Assistant, Personal Fitness Trainer and more.
  • Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Quincy: 3609 North Marx Drive Quincy, IL 62305

DeVry University
Five colleges of study.  One clear focus: Your career success. Earn the respect of employers with a degree you can earn on campus, online or both.
Associate - Web Graphic Design, Bachelor's-Accounting, Master's-Business Administration and more.
  • Chicago: Chicago, IL
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  • Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Westwood College
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Medical Insurance Coding and Billing (A), Business Administration (A), Criminal Justice: Major in Administration (B) and more.
  • Denver: 3150 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver, CO 80227

Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
BS in Early Childhood Development, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Argosy University
Welcome to Argosy University Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law as well as certificate programs in many areas.
Psychology (BA) (Online), Business Administration (DBA) (Online), Information Technology (BS) (Online) and more.
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  • Chicago: 350 North Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654
  • Schaumburg: 1000 North Plaza Drive Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Illinois Trade Schools and Training Programs

  1. Automotive: Automotive Technician, Driver, Heavy Equipment Operator, Repair, Trucking
  2. Bartending: Bartending Training
  3. Cosmetology, Barbering & Beauty: Esthetician, Cosmetologist, Hair Design, Facial, Make-Up, Manicuring, Nails, Salon Management
  4. Business: Accounting,  Administrative, General Office, Management, Marketing, Organizational Psychology, Secretarial
  5. Computers & Information Technology: Computers & Information Technology: CAD, Installer, Multimedia, Programmer, Repairer, Web Designer
  6. Construction: Estimator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Project Manager, Superintendent
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  1. Construction: Estimator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Project Manager, Superintendent
  2. Criminal Justice: Corrections Officer, Security Guard
  3. Dental Assistant: Dental Assistant, Dental Administrator, Dental Receptionist
  4. Electronics & HVAC: Assembler, Electrical and Electronics Equipment Installer, Equipment Repairer, HVAC
  5. Fashion Design: Apparel, Illustration, Merchandising
  6. Television & Film: Television Host, Producer, Anchorman, Anchorwoman
  7. Healthcare & Medical: Dental, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Office, Medical Records Technician, Nursing, Optician, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, X-Ray Technician
  8. Paralegal: Court Reporter, Criminal Justice, Legal Office, Paralegal
  9. Machinist: Machine Operator, CNC Machinist, CNC Operator
  10. Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy Training, Massage Therapy and Health Educator Training
  11. Digital Filmmaking and Multimedia: Digital Filmmaker, Video Editor, Sound Technician
  12. Nursing: Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Nursing Assistant Training, Health and Rehabilitation Technician, Patient Care Assistant, and more
  13. Private Investigation: Investigation, Security, Protection
  14. Secretarial: Administrative Assistant, Computer Applications Specialist, Executive Assistant
  15. Travel: Flight Attendant, Hotel Management, Reservationist, Travel Agent
  16. Web Design & Web Management: Web Designer, Web Developer, MCIWD
  17. Welding: Pipe Welding, Welding Technology, Combination Welding
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