Find local trade schools and online technical colleges near Chicago, IL. with a variety of accredited certification training classes, associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Skilled trade and technical training options include programs like auto mechanic, electrical technology, commercial truck driver, and welding technology.
Use the program search application to find trade school and college programs near you.
Trade Schools & Technical Colleges near Chicago
All listed Chicago area colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.
- Kaplan University – Chicago
- Northwestern College – Chicago
- Aveda Institute – Chicago
- Coyne College – Chicago
- Lincoln Technical – Melrose Park
- Pivot Point Academy – Bloomingdale
- Cosmetology & Spa Academy – Elgin
- ETI School of Skilled Trades – Willowbrook
- Empire Beauty Schools – Vernon Hills, Stone Park, Hanover Park
Some colleges have hybrid-online programs, evening/weekend classes and job placement services.
Chicago Trade School Programs
Choose from accredited Chicago area certification training classes that take from 6 weeks to 1 year to complete. 2 year associate degree and 4 year bachelor’s degree programs are available too. Some popular ones include:
- Auto Mechanic
- HVAC technology
- Criminal Justice
- CDL Truck Driver
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Electrical Technician
- Business Management
- Healthcare Administration
All programs are not available in all locations, use the search application to find your local options.
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