ICAPS Support Program

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Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System Program Benefits


  • A clear schedule of courses leading to your Basic Vocational Certificate in less than a year.
  • Free loaner textbooks.
  • Free academic support classes and workshops to advance your career.
  • A dedicated student support specialist to help ensure your success.
  • Classes with the same group of peers throughout the program.

Who Can Participate?

ICAPS is open to all students, especially those who are:

  • Are day students.
  • Are looking to complete a vocational certificate and earn a salary that allows them to support their family.
  • Are ready to benefit from a program that provides professional guidance and academic support. 

ICAPS Career Pathways


Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System students will complete a Basic Vocational Specialist (BVS) certificate in the program of their choice in less than one year.

One Semester Programs

Two Semester Programs

Additional stackable certifications leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree are available in most program areas for students who wish to continue their studies.

*The BNA/Phlebotomy programs require two semesters of coursework and a three-week clinical after completing the coursework.

Upon earning a basic vocational specialist certificate through ICAPS, students may choose to enter the workforce and/or continue to pursue additional certificates or an associate degree. For more information, contact a student support specialist at 847-214-7390 or stop by B120, Student Success Center, to schedule an appointment.