Community Colleges

Select here to view and access affordable and transferable courses and programs offered by the 48 community colleges across Illinois. The wide selection of community college courses and programs can assist individuals with interests in short-term continuing education and retraining, short- and long-term Career and Technical Education certificate programs for high demand jobs, and Associate Degrees for career preparation or transfer to bachelor’s degree programs.

Look at these helpful community college resources:

  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Community College Information Technology (IT) Programs
  • Illinois College2Careers
  • Illinois Postsecondary Profiles
  • Other Training Programs

    Start by searching for training programs near you including the WIOA Approved Training Program Search and the Public and Private Training Program Search.

    Read Illinois workNet's article about Adult Education Programs to learn more.

    Illinois workNet gives you powerful tools to help you qualify for a job or advance in your career. Use these tools to learn about different types of degree programs, certification programs, and micro-credential programs.

    Apprenticeships

    Want to earn money while learning new skills and starting a career? Then, an apprenticeship program may be right for you. An apprenticeship program leads to expertise in one of Illinois’ fast growing occupations such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, IT, transportation, and other high demand industries across the state. Learn more about apprenticeship programs in your area at Apprenticeship Illinois.

    Guides and Tools

    Illinois workNet has resources, online guides, and tools to help prepare you for the workforce and reach your training and employment goals:

  • Training & Credentials Guide
  • Job Skills Guide
  • Employment 101 Guide