Symbol Training Institute

8151 Ridgeway Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076

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Main telephone 847.673.6500
Request more information Email
Other sites Symbol Training Institute
1413 West Jeffrey Drive
Addison, IL 60101
Contact person name Tom Peters
Contact person title Director of Workforce Development
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 847.673.6500
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Public or private Private
Type of school Vocational advanced manufacturing
Date founded 2005
Degrees offered Certificates
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education, North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Veterans Administration (VA), National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider All programs at Symbol are Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved.
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Evanston and Chicago
Population of city the school is in 64,000
Distance from campus to city center 0.5 miles
Public transportation to campus CTA, Metra, Pace
Student parking on campus Student parking is available, for no annual fee.
Campus size 11,000 square feet approximately
County Cook
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
School visit availability Mon -Fri, 9 AM -7PM
Contact to set up school visit Tom Peters
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Number of full time, male students 126
Number of full time, female students 41
Total number of full time students 167
Total number of male students 126
Total number of female students 41
Total number of students 167
Asian 8%
Black 22%
Hispanic 34%
White 34%
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 0%
Number of states and territories represented 1
Other out-of-state student information Less than 1%
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Number of countries represented 0
Other international student information 0
Other age of student information 18+
Percentage of students 25 or older 85%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Tuition Includes: Books, Lab Fees, Supplies/Tools, & Test

Programming, Setup & Operation-CNC 203 (16 Weeks): $7,940
CNC Advanced Programming-CNC 204 (10 Weeks): $6,970
CNC Technology with Quality Control-CNC 205 (16 Weeks): $10,750
CNC Technology with Internship-CNC 303 (16 Weeks): $9,990
CNC Machine Shop Internship-CNC 304 (10 Weeks): $7,750
Quality Control for Manufacturing-QC 101(10 Weeks): $4,290
QC 201:Advanced Quality Control Inspection for Mfg (9 weeks) $7,170.00
QC 302: Applied Quality Control for Mfg (16 weeks) $10,300.00
IMT 401: Industrial Maintenance Technician: $10,750.00
Academic program/major Yes
Tuition refund policy Find more information on this website
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
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Financial aid contact person Tom Peters
Financial aid contact title Director of Workforce Development
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 847.673.6500
Financial aid office website N/A
Scholarship list website N/A
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 0%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $0
Need-based scholarships and grants
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
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Admissions contact person Tom Peters
Admissions contact title Director of Workforce Development
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 847.673.6500
Admissions office website Find more information on this website
Number of male applicants 126
Number of male applicants accepted 126
Number of male applicants who enrolled 126
Number of female applicants 41
Number of female applicants accepted 41
Number of female applicants who enrolled 41
Total number of applicants 167
Total number of applicants accepted 167
Total number of applicants who enrolled 167
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Required high school courses Basic shop math, algebra, geometry and trigonometry high school courses are all highly recommended as is a shop/industrial arts course.
Postsecondary education N/A
Other education requirements for admission N/A
Admission is available Rolling admission
Other application requirements information N/A
Required exams N/A
Recommended exams N/A
Other information about exams N/A
Admissions contact person #2 Edward Kogan
Admissions contact title #2 Director of Business Operations
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Certificate or diploma Yes
School catalog website Find more information on this website
To get a catalog Email
Academic calendar Continuous
Grading system Letter grades
Number of faculty on campus 14
Student faculty ratio 5:1
Average class size
Lecture 10
Laboratory 3
Evenings Yes
Weekends Yes
Other attendance options Full-time
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Conference/Workshop Yes
Correspondence Yes
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Housing contact person N/A
Housing contact title N/A
Housing contact e-mail N/A
Housing phone N/A
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Academic advising Yes
English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Basic job skills Yes
Student lounge Yes
Other services other Job placement assistance; college credits
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 0
Barrier-free campus Yes
Designated parking Yes
Interpreters for the deaf Yes
Learning aids Yes
Readers for the blind Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
Low-income students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
Other campus security We have security cameras all along the building to secure the facility and the students.
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Career contact person Tom Peters
Career contact title Director of Workforce Development
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 847.673.6500
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 90%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers 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.