Find local trade schools and online technical colleges near Chicago, IL. with a variety of accredited certification training classes, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs. Career training options include auto mechanic, electrical technology, medical assistant, cosmetology, computer & IT, CDL driver, welding technology and many others.
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
- Universal Technical Institute – Lisle
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
- Business Administration
- HVAC technology
- Criminal Justice
- CDL Truck Driver
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Electrical Technician
- Healthcare Administration
- Liberal Arts
All programs are not available in all locations, use the search application to find your local options.