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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

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

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

ETI has been training welders and HVAC/R techs for entry-level employment in the Chicagoland area since 1973.  The school offers some courses that can be completed in as little as 7 weeks.  The Career Services Department works to ensure preparedness for the professional world.

  • 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 is a leading provider of specialized technical training with a long history of helping students achieve professional success in many fields. The school offers a diverse range of programs.  Automotive programs include Automotive Tech, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology.  Skilled trades courses include CNC Machining and Manufacturing, Electrical, HVAC, and Welding. Healthcare classes include Dental Assistant Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Technology, Nursing (Practical)and Patient Care Technician. Other fields of education include culinary, nail tech, cosmetology and computer networking.

  • 8317 W. North Ave, (Melrose Park) Chicago, IL 60160
  • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, 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