Local trade schools and online technical colleges in Illinois with a variety of accredited certificate training classes, associate and bachelor’s degree programs.
Use the program search application to find trade school and college classes near you. Career training options include CDL driver, skilled trades and construction, criminal justice, healthcare, cosmetology, computer & IT, business administration, HVAC technology and many others.
Trade Schools & Technical Colleges in Illinois
The trade schools listed here are accredited and have financial aid assistance for those who qualify.
Midwest Technical Institute – East Peoria, Moline, Springfield
Cosmetology & Spa Academy – Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Elgin, Rockford
Lincoln Technical – Melrose Park
Pivot Point Academy – Bloomingdale
Aveda Institute – Chicago
Northwestern College – Bridgeview, Chicago
Coyne College – Chicago
Empire Beauty Schools – Vernon Hills, Stone Park, Hanover Park
Universal Technical Institute – Lisle
ETI – Willowbrook
Rockford Career College – Rockford
Some schools have hybrid-online programs, evening or weekend classes, and apprenticeship learning options.
Popular Illinois Trade School Programs
Choose from accredited Illinois area certification training classes that take from six weeks to one year to complete. Two year associate degree and four year bachelor’s degree programs are also available. Some popular choices include:
- Auto Mechanic
- Pharmacy Technician
- Welding Technology
- Business Administration
- Music Production
- HVAC technology
- Criminal Justice
- CDL Truck Driver
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Coding
- Medical Assistant
- Electrical Technician
All programs are not available in all locations, use the search application to find your local course options.