Chicago Trade Schools

Americare Technical School

Americare Technical School (ATS) offers flexible nursing education programs including Basic Nursing Assistant certificate and Practical Nursing diploma. The Practical Nursing program at ATS provides a balanced approach with classroom instruction and clinical experience, covering key areas like Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology. Graduates are eligible for LPN State Board licensure and can pursue entry-level nursing positions in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. ATS prioritizes a supportive learning environment, led by experienced faculty, to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel as compassionate nursing professionals.

  • 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
  • Cosmetology and Barbering, Massage Therapy, Wellness

Dental Academy of Chicago

Provides 12 to 14-week training programs to prepare students for entry level jobs in dentistry and dermatology.   Courses include Dermatology Clinical Assistant, Administrative Dental Assistant and Chairside Dental Assistant. Classes are held in a modern and state-of-the-art, functioning dental practice as well as a traditional classroom. Options for NELDA ( National Entry Level Dental Assistant Exam).

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

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Located in Willowbrook, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, the ETI School of Skilled Trades boasts a 15,085-square-foot installation lab dedicated to hands-on HVAC/R and welding training designed to propel students into successful careers in the skilled trades. With programs designed to equip students with industry knowledge and technical skills, including welding, graduates are prepared for success in their chosen fields. Students at ETI School of Skilled Trades can complete programs in as little as 7 months, with both day and evening classes available to accommodate busy schedules. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, ensuring accessibility to quality education.

The HVAC/R program offers hands-on experience with current industry equipment, covering sheet metal fabrication, electrical work, refrigeration, and diagnostics under the guidance of expert instructors. Graduates are eligible to test for universal certifications and benefit from job placement assistance through the employer-graduate match process. Similarly, the Skilled Welding program provides comprehensive training in welding processes such as SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and Oxy Fuel Cutting. With a 13,000-square-foot welding lab equipped with industry-standard equipment, students gain practical experience through job site simulations, leading them to success in the welding industry.

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

First Institute

Accredited provider of hands on career training for medical assisting and dental assisting  occupations. Offers day and evening classes. Students may receive financial aid and career placement assistance. Campus locations include Crystal Lake, Libertyville, and Aurora.

  • 405 N. Eola Road, Suite C (Aurora), IL Chicago, IL 60502
  • Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting

HVAC Institute

Gain technical skills through practical training. HVAC Technical Institute stands out as the premier destination for comprehensive HVAC certification courses.  State-of-the-art facilities encompass 7,500 square feet of classroom space and an expansive 10,000 square feet of hands-on workshop area.  The school is dedicated to working alongside you, providing guidance as you apply your knowledge to real-world, on-the-job scenarios.

The Electrical Technician course prepares students with the skills needed to begin working as a professional electrician. The program is nationally accredited through NCCER (The National Center for Construction Education and Research) and is designed to provide students with the education & training needed to qualify for entry level positions.

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

Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech’s Melrose Park, Illinois campus, located in the Chicago area suburb, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1902 as Greer College of Automotive Engineering. Joining the Lincoln Tech network in 1969, it has since become a beacon of technical education. The campus is a hub of hands-on learning and boasts 90,000 square feet of training space, including labs, classrooms, and auto shops equipped with industry-standard equipment. Notably, it features individual welding booths provided by Miller Electric and medical labs for medical assistant training.

The campus caters to diverse career aspirations with programs like Automotive Service Technology, Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology, Medical Assistant, and Welding Technology. Students in these programs receive comprehensive training, preparing them for rewarding careers in their chosen fields. Specialized training partnerships with industry leaders like Audi, Johnson Controls, and Mazda provide students unique opportunities to train on cutting-edge technology and gain invaluable hands-on experience. Lincoln Tech’s Melrose Park campus continues to shape the future of technical education in the Chicago area and beyond through its focus on excellence and commitment to student success.

  • 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

Paul Mitchell Schools

Paul Mitchell School Chicago is part of the University of Illinois campus. Students and staff from the university may book services at the beauty school, providing hands-on experience for those who enroll in the cosmetology or barbering program. Cosmetology and barber teacher training courses are also available at the Chicago campus.

  • 1225 S Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

SAE Institute

The SAE Chicago, IL, location offers programs in audio and entertainment business for eager students. Campus facilities include eight professionally-equipped studios, industry standard hardware and software, as well as access to award-winning expert faculty. For those who want a win big with their education in the Windy City, the SAE Institute is the answer they’ve been looking for.

  • 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

The Lisle, Illinois, campus of the Universal Technical Institute facilitates students to achieve lucrative careers in automotive, diesel, welding, wind turbine technology, robotics and automation, and industrial maintenance. With a curriculum designed to meet industry demands, students receive hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs under the guidance of experienced faculty members with extensive industry expertise.

The Automotive Mechanic Training program spans 51 weeks, covering everything from simple engine systems to complex electronic technology. Graduates earn diplomas and are equipped to excel in ASE examinations. Similarly, the 45-week Diesel Mechanic Training program prepares students to diagnose, repair, and maintain diesel engines, catering to the growing demand for skilled technicians in the transportation sector.

In less than 9 months, students in the Welding Training program master four kinds of arc welding techniques, learning from a curriculum developed in collaboration with Lincoln Electric. Additionally, specialized programs like Robotics and Automation and Wind Turbine Training allow students to delve into cutting-edge fields with high demand and growth projections.

UTI Lisle also offers specialty training options in partnership with industry giants like BMW, Ford, Toyota, and Daimler Trucks, providing students with exclusive manufacturer-paid programs. With housing assistance, career services, and financial aid available, UTI Lisle ensures students have the support they need to succeed in their chosen field.

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