BIR Training Center

6240 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60634

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Main telephone 773.866.0111
Other sites BIR Training Center
5338 North Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60630

BIR Training Center
5440 North Cumberland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656
Contact person name Irene Zakon
Contact person title Business Manager
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 773.866.0111
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Public or private Private
Date founded 1993
Degrees offered Certificate
School accreditation Accredited by ACICS; approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider WIOA programs: Comprehensive Computer Numerical Control; Computer Numerical Control Machine Tool Technology; Computer Numerical Control Machine Tool Operations; Accounting and Office Administration; Health Information Technology; Medical Assisting; Patient Care Technician
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Population of city the school is in 7,000.000
Public transportation to campus Bus and train
Campus size 50,000 square feet
County Cook
School visit availability Daily 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Contact to set up school visit Main office and location offices 773.866.0111
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Number of full time, male students 1,789
Number of full time, female students 1,400
Total number of full time students 3,189
Number of part time, male students 20
Number of part time, female students 5
Total number of part-time students 25
Total number of male students 1,809
Total number of female students 1,405
Total number of students 3,214
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 50%
Black 10%
Hispanic 10%
White 28%
Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 90%
Number of states and territories represented 100%
Other out-of-state student information International students
Percentage of students from outside the US 90%
Number of countries represented 60
Other international student information The English Language Department offers an integrated-skills fundamentals module, individual-skill modules at four levels, and six test-preparation modules.
Other age of student information Age 24 and under is 35%.
Percentage of students 25 or older 65%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Medical Assisting Program: $14,020, Books/Supplies/Fees: $975
Health Information Technology: $12,540; Books/Supplies/Fees: $870
Accounting and Office Administration: $10,180, Books/Supplies/Fees: $620
Comprehensive CNC (M1): $13,680, Books/Supplies/Fees: $1104
CNC Machine Tool Technology (M2): $11,400, Books/Supplies/Fees: $884
CNC Machine Tool Operations (M3): $6840, Books/Supplies/Fees: $529
English Language Introductory: $6160, Books/Supplies/Fees: $310
English Language Bridge: $6160, Books/Supplies/Fees: $270
English Language Test Preparation: $5520, Books/Supplies/Fees: $245
Applied Business Communication: $5520, Books/Supplies/Fees: $195
Tuition refund policy Tuition refunds calculated per term as described in the Catalog.
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information Alternative Payment - tuition due dates vary based on an arrangement made with the school's Business Office or expected day of payment from an outside agency or a date started on the Employer Reimbursement Agreement.
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
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Financial aid contact person Zina Bousson
Financial aid contact title Business Manager
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 773.977.1412
Submit these forms Complete the current school year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Application deadline (for fall term) Continuous
Letters about aid sent to applicants Continuous
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Grant from the school up to 100% tuition per course
Need-based scholarships and grants
Other need-based scholarship information On campus tiuition waiver, meritorious discount
Merit-based scholarships and grants
Other merit-based scholarship information Meritorious Student Scholarship is an institutional scholarship that promotes stellar academic accomplishments and high attendance rates.
Other financial aid program information Possibility of obtaining a paid internship or externship.
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Admissions contact person Zina Bousson
Admissions contact title Business Manager
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 773.866.0111 ext. 12
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level English as a Second Language program; Test Preparation Program, Applied Business Communications Program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,300
Number of female applicants 1,000
Total number of applicants 2,300
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Admission is available Open enrollment
Application deadline Continuous
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $100
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for some students
Interview Required for some students
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Pre-certification training Yes
Certificate or diploma Yes
To get a catalog Email
Academic calendar 3 trimesters per academic year
Grading system 4.0 scale
Number of faculty on campus 70
Student faculty ratio 18 :1
Average class size
Lecture 18:1
Laboratory 10:1
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Short-term courses Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Conference/Workshop Yes
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Housing contact person Tigran Muradyan
Housing contact title Student Services
Housing options Available for international students only.
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Academic advising Yes
English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Reading and study skills courses Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Student lounge Yes
Disabilities contact person Zina Bousson
Disabilities contact title Business Manager
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 773.866.0111 ext. 12
Registration assistance Yes
Tutors Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 70%
Was counseled by the career services office 95% of eligible graduates
Career counseling Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes 21
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.