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    Americare Technical School

    • 505 Busse Highway Chicago, IL 60068
    • Healthcare and Nursing

    Cortiva Institute
    With over 30 locations in 13 states, Cortiva Institute serves many people looking for careers in massage therapy or skin care. Students can complete accelerated programs in less than a year. All tracks are nationally accredited. During schooling, attendees are able to grow as professionals to prepare for their futures.

    • 17 N. State St., #500 Chicago, IL 60602
    • 241 Commerce Dr. Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • 3033 W. Jefferson St., #105 Joliet, IL 60435
    • Cosmetology and Barbering, Massage Therapy, Wellness

    Coyne College
    With a history dating back to 1899, Coyne College offers schooling in a number of skilled trades. Operating in Chicago, students can enter degree or diploma programs for local jobs that are in high demand. Career paths include HVAC/Refrigeration; electrical construction planning or maintenance; medical assisting, billing, and coding; and pharmacy tech.

    • 1 North State St., Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60602
    • Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

    Dental Academy of Chicago
    Prepares students to go from classroom to the workplace by providing education in dental and dermatology assisting.

    • Address 25 E Washington St #510 Chicago, IL 60602
    • Dental, Dermatology

    Empire Beauty Schools
    Empire Beauty Schools offers hands-on experience in cosmetology, skincare, and cosmetology education at all of their locations.

    • 1167 E Lake St. Hanover Park, IL 60133
    • 3106 W North Ave. Stone Park, IL 60165
    • 226 Hawthorn Village Cmns. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    ETI School of Skilled Trades
    The mission of ETI School of Skilled Trade is to provide students with the necessary technical and professional skills required to secure entry-level employment in the expanding HVAC/R or Skilled Welder industries.

    • 500 Joliet Rd Suite #100 (Willowbrook) Chicago, IL 60527
    • HVAC and Building Services, Welding

    First Institute
    First Institute is a reputable school located in the Chicago area that offers a range of career-focused programs. First Institute provides hands-on training and comprehensive education in fields such as dental and medical assisting.

    • 405 N. Eola Road, Suite C (Aurora), IL Chicago, IL 60502
    • 139 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
    • Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting

    HVAC Institute
    Located in Chicago, Illinois, HVAC Technical Institute is a trade school with a minority ownership. Since its establishment in 1994, the institute has been dedicated to preparing students for successful HVAC and electrical careers. Each year, an average of 175 students receive certifications from the institute, solidifying its reputation as a trusted provider of qualified service technicians to the Chicagoland area. By enrolling in HVAC Technical Institute, you can acquire the essential skills and certifications essential for a prosperous career.

    • Address: 4532 S. Kolin Avenue Chicago, IL 60632
    • HVAC and Building Services

    Lincoln Tech
    Now with over 20 locations across the United States, Lincoln Tech opened its first New Jersey campus in 1946. Specializing in hands-on technical career training, degree programs include automotive, health sciences, culinary arts, cosmetology, and other skilled trades. Educators work hard to give learners the practical skills needed to succeed in new vocations.

    • 8317 W. North Ave, (Melrose Park) Chicago, IL 60160
    • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Machine Operation, Trucking and Transportation

    Midwest Technical Institute
    Midwest Technical Institute, known as MTI, is an accredited vocational school that provides an alternative to the conventional four-year college path by offering specialized education in mechanical trades, allied health, cosmetology, and truck driving. Many programs can be completed in under a year. offers training in a variety of fields, including Allied Health, Mechanical Trades, Cosmetology and Trucking & Transportation.

    • 2731 Farmers Market Rd. Springfield, IL 62707
    • 280 High Point Ln. East Peoria, IL 61611
    • 3620 Avenue of the Cities Moline, IL 61265
    • Cosmetology and Barbering, Dental Assisting, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Massage Therapy, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy Technician, Trucking and Transportation, Welding, Wellness

    Paul Mitchell Schools
    There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.

    • 1600 IL-50 Bourbonnais, IL 60914
    • 1225 S Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607
    • 106 Yorktown Shopping Center Lombard, IL 60148
    • 1503 E College Avenue Normal, IL 61761
    • 18454 W Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Rasmussen College
    Rasmussen College offers accelerated degrees in over 50 fields. Programs include Business, Design, Education, Health Sciences, Justice Studies, Nursing, and Technology. The school supports a credit policy that allows attendees to transfer past experience. There are locations in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. In addition to 22 traditional campuses, online classes are an option.

    • 6000 E State St., 44th Floor Rockford, IL 61108
    • Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing

    SAE Institute

    SAE Institute offers hands-on training opportunities to give students real world experience in the entertainment industry. The institution offers programs in entertainment media fields like animation, game development, digital film, graphic design and more. SAE grants bachelor's and associate's degrees, and other certificates for in-demand tech skills.

    • 820 North Orleans Street, Suite 125/135 Chicago, IL 60610
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Graphics, Design, and Arts, HVAC and Building Services

    Universal Technical Institute
    Universal Technical Institute trains students on skilled trades in the automotive, marine, diesel, and motorcycle fields. The school also teaches vocations like welding and CNC machining. Some locations focus on training for specific products, often with input from big companies such as Yamaha, BMW, and Harley-Davidson. Student support services helps with financial aid, housing and more.

    • 2611 Corporate West Dr. Lisle, IL 60532
    • Automotive, Cosmetology and Barbering, Trucking and Transportation

    Upper Iowa University
    UIU’s online Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration degrees are designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance classwork with your career.

    • 1161 Tebala Blvd. Rockford, IL 61108
    • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Social Services