Chicago Trade Schools

Local trade schools and online technical colleges near Chicago, IL. with a variety of accredited certification training classes, associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

Use the program search application to find trade school and college programs near you. Career training options include auto mechanic, construction & skilled trades, medical assistant, cosmetology, computer & IT, CDL driver, mechanic, HVAC technology and many others.

Trade Schools & Technical Colleges near Chicago

All listed Chicago area colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.

Kaplan UniversityChicago

Northwestern College – Chicago

Aveda InstituteChicago

Coyne College – Chicago, IL.

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

Lincoln Technical – Melrose Park

Brightwood College – Hammond, IN.

Online Schools


Miller Motte

LA Film School

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:

All programs are not available in all locations, use the search application to find your local options.


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