Colleges & Trade Schools in Illinois

Illinois CollegesThe options for vocational training offered at colleges and trade schools in Illinois can allow your goals for the future to come to life. With a multitude of programs spanning some of the most popular areas of study, you can find one that makes sense for you and your lifestyle with ease.

Plus, with campuses located across the state, and several to choose from in the bustling Chicago area, the chances are great that you will find a location that's convenient for you. You can even pursue options for studying online!

Take an important step toward the future you want for yourself. Find Illinois trade schools and colleges by browsing the listings below, or perform an easy search using our zip-code based school finding tool!


Featured Schools

The Illinois Institute of Art

  • Chicago
  • Schaumburg
  • Audio Production
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing & Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Game Art & Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Illustration & Design
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Professional Baking & Pastry
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • Web Design & Development
  • Web Design & Interactive Media


Lincoln Tech


Melrose Park
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Electrical


Midwest Technical Institute

  • East Peoria
  • Moline
  • Springfield
  • Basic Nursing Assistant
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • HVAC / R - MAR Technician
  • Journeyman Welder
  • Journeyman Welder II
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician


Rasmussen College

  • Aurora/Naperville
  • Mokena/Tinley Park
  • Rockford
  • Romeoville/Joliet
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Business Management (Accelerated)
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management Specialization (Accelerated)
  • Early Childhood Education
    • Child and Family Studies
    • Child Development
    • Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Education Leadership (Accelerated)
  • Finance (Accelerated)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Sciences
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
  • Human Resources and Organizational Leadership (Accelerated)
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology Management
    • Computer Information Technology
    • General Track
    • Network Administration
    • Network Security
  • Marketing (Accelerated)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Software Application Development
  • Supply Chain Management (Accelerated)
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Web Programming


First Institute

  • Crystal Lake
  • Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant


Coyne College

  • Chicago
  • Electrical Construction and Maintenance
  • Electrical Construction and Planning
  • HVACR
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician


Empire Beauty Schools

  • Hanover Park
  • Stone Park
  • Vernon Hills
  • Cosmetology
  • Cosmetology Teaching Program


Cortiva Institute

  • Chicago
  • Crystal Lake
  • Joliet
  • Massage Therapy


ITT Technical Institute

  • Chicago (Arlington Heights)
  • Chicago (Oak Brook)
  • Chicago (Orland Park)
  • Springfield
  • Business Management
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Information Systems and Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
  • Network Systems Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Project Management and Administration:
    • Construction
    • Information Technology


Universal Technical Institute

  • Chicago
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
  • Diesel & Industrial Technology


Vatterott College

  • Fairview Heights
  • Quincy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Maintenance Mechanic
  • Combination Welding
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Electrical Mechanic
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant with Office Management
  • Plumbing
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Veterinary Technician