Short-Term Career Training

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Start a new career path or obtain the certifications you need to advance in your chosen profession. Elgin Community College has an expanding catalog of in-person and online short-term, high-value career training programs in health care, coding, information technology, and more. Imagine where your career could be in six months or less!

Health Care Certifications

Train for an in-demand career on the front lines of improving people's health and well-being. You may be eligible for free tuition and other support services through grant support. Certifications include Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Billing & Coding.

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Information Technology Certifications

Train for an in-demand career in cutting-edge technology, including hardware, software, network support, coding, and database development. Some programs may be offered online through third-party vendors.

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In-Demand Certifications and Skills

Build your knowledge and skill base and open up new career paths and opportunities for advancement. Certifications and classes available include forklift and OSHA safety, real estate broker and home inspection, safe food handling, Adobe and Microsoft applications, and Spanish for the workplace.

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Attend an Upcoming Career Info Session

Not sure what career path is right for you? Attend one of our upcoming career info sessions and get the details on these careers and funding options that may be available.

All info sessions are held in Building K, room K128:

  • October 10, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • October 18, 2023, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • November 14, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • November 15, 2023, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • December 12, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • December 20, 2023, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Interested? Let us know you're coming!

Looking for online career training? Accelerate your career at home and at your pace!

online career training

Elgin Community College has partnered with ed2go to offer dozens of online training and certification options. Prepare for employment in some of today's most in-demand careers with comprehensive, affordable, and self-paced online programs. Many result in industry-recognized credentials and may even include test vouchers.

Popular courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • Professional Bookkeeping
  • Full Stack Software Developer
  • Certified Professional Life Coach
  • Corporate Event Planning