Illinois Manufacturing Foundation

2101 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

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Main telephone 773.277.2343
Request more information Email
Contact person name Ric Gudell
Contact person title Executive Director
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 773.277.2343
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Public or private Private
Type of school Precision Machinist
Computer Support Specialist
Automatic Screw Machine Operator
Manual, CAD/CAM and CNC Machinist
Date founded 2001
Degrees offered Certificates of completion for machine operators, setters, manual screw machines, CNC equipment and building maintenance
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education
Specialized accreditation CompTIA
Specialized licensure Comp TIA
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Automatic Screw Machine/CNC Machine Tool Operator
Computer Support Specialist
All Programs approved
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 2,853,114
Distance from campus to city center 4.7 miles
Public transportation to campus Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Student parking on campus Street parking available; no parking meters
Campus size 8,000 square feet
County Cook
Visitor information website
School visit availability 9:30am -1pm; Tuesday
Contact to set up school visit Ms. Juanita Collins
Admissions and Case Management
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Number of full time, male students 34
Number of full time, female students 2
Total number of full time students 36
Total number of male students 34
Total number of female students 2
Total number of students 36
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
Asian 0%
Black 35%
Hispanic 25%
White 40%
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 0
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Percentage of students 25 or older 91%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Automatic Screw Machine Operator/CNC Machine Tool Operator Program: $8,000.00
Computer Support Specialist Program: $5,000.00
Tuition refund policy Tuition and Fees Refund Policy: Full Time Programs
While most of our students complete their program, some do not. We hope you will be a graduate; but if not, we want you to understand how our refund policy works. If you withdraw, you should inform an IMF administrator in writing (when possible) of your withdrawal. By informing IMF in writing (when possible) you can help the school make sure any refunds due are timely and accurately processed. Refunds will be made by the school within 30 calendar days from the date of the receipt of your cancellation or notice of your cancellation.
Should you fail to provide verbal or written notice of your intent to withdraw from the school, your unexplained absence from school for 5 school days shall constitute constructive notice of withdrawal from IMF. For purposes of cancellation the withdrawal date shall be the last day of attendance. Refunds will be made by the school within 30 calendar days from the date of your withdrawal.
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 WIOA Individual Tuition Voucher; Trade Adjustment Act Voucher; GI Bill Educational Benefits
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Financial aid contact person Frank Brow
Financial aid contact title Comptroller
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 773.277.2343
Submit these forms WIOA Training Exploration Form
School year financial aid data is from 2017-2018
Percentage of students who received financial aid 100%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan $0
Grant from the school $0
Grant from federal government $8,000
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Loan 0%
Grant from federal government 100%
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
Other financial aid program information WIOA Individual Tuition Vouchers; Trade Adjustment Act Vouchers
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2017-2018 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Juanita Collins
Admissions contact title Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 773.277.2343
Admissions office website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Automatic Screw Machine/CNC Machine Tool Operator;
Computer Support Specialist
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Other information about entrance difficulty Required 9th grade reading and math scores on the Test of Adult BAsic Education
Number of male applicants 78
Number of male applicants accepted 47
Number of male applicants who enrolled 45
Number of female applicants 33
Number of female applicants accepted 10
Number of female applicants who enrolled 10
Total number of applicants 111
Total number of applicants accepted 57
Total number of applicants who enrolled 55
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Other education requirements for admission Literacy and numeracy at minimum 9th grade levels
Admission is available Open enrollment by month
Application deadline Continuous
Application fee $100
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
College transcript Required for some students
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Recommended, but not required
Interview Recommended, but not required
Other application materials Required for all students
Other application requirements information Citizenship status
Required exams Test of Adult and Basic Education (TABE), Bennett Mechanical Aptitude
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) N/A
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class N/A
Percentage in top 25% N/A
Percentage in top 10% N/A
Admissions contact person #2 Ric Gudell
Admissions contact title #2 Director
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Pre-certification training Yes
Certificate or diploma Yes
School catalog website
To get a catalog Juanita Collins:
Academic calendar Enrollment once/month
Grading system Letter grades, 4 point scale
Number of faculty on campus 9
Student faculty ratio 10 :1
Average class size
Lecture 8
Laboratory 8
Discussion 8
Weekends Yes
Other attendance options Short courses/workshops/customized training available
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
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Academic advising Yes
Reading and study skills courses Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Other information about academic services Reading and study skills-math, reading; 8.0 Bennett Mechanical (BOT)
Basic job skills Yes
Orientation Yes
Other services other Orientation and tour on Tuesdays from 9:30AM-1PM
Disabilities contact person Juanita Collins
Disabilities contact title Registrar
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 773.277.2343
Disabilities services website N/A
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 1
Barrier-free campus Yes
Designated parking Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Low-income students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
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Career contact person Ric Gudell
Career contact title Director
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 773.277.2343
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 interest testing Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes 12
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.