Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights

Career certificate programs starting soon.

Jump start your career. These are short programs that give you hands-on experience. Classes are offered during the day and evening. Scholarships and other financial aid options are available. Students have free use of computers, library, WiFi and more.

All classes are held at the Learning and Career Center. Easy access from Prospect Heights, Wheeling and surrounding areas.

Choose from our credit certificates:

Become a vital part of any organization using accounting skills to generate accurate financial records.

Learn basic supply chain logistics for career growth in warehouse operations, transportation, material handling, and order fulfillment.

  • Wide pay range by job function and experience. More details available.

  • August 2017 to May 2018, Mondays from 6:00 – 8:40 p.m.

  • A support course is available for qualifying students.

  • View Logistics .PDF

Learn core skills used in law enforcement programs for entry-level jobs in the security industry.

  • Earn $14.47 hourly average*
  • October 2017 to August 2018, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:40 p.m. Financial Aid eligible. (FAFSA)
  • View Private Security program .PDF

Prepare for entry-level jobs such as administrative assistant, secretary and office services assistant.

  • $16.99 hourly average*; Varies by experience and organization type

  • August to December 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:45 a.m., plus a 70-hour, off-site internship

  • A support course is available for qualifying students.

  • View Office Assistant .PDF

Advance in the lodging industry and participate in front desk activities, sales and supervision.

  • $11.50 (entry level) to $22.93 (management) hourly average*
  • August 2017 to May 2018, Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:40 p.m.

  • Financial Aid eligible. (FAFSA)

  • View Hotel Management Program .PDF

Learn basic care skills for patient well-being in healthcare facilities.

  • Earn $11.73 hourly average*
  • Two Schedule Options from September - December 2017:
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, plus a mandatory, supervised clinical experience (40 hours on Fridays) OR
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., plus a mandatory, supervised clinical experience (40 hours on Saturdays)
  • View CNA program .PDF

Learn skills and techniques involved in the collection of blood from patients or donors for diagnostic testing.

  • Earn $14.29 hourly average*
  • August to December 2017, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30–7:45 p.m., plus Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. if taking Medical Terminology.
  • Continues January to March 2018: Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.; plus a three week full-time clinical internship.
  • View Phlebotomy program .PDF


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* All earnings statistics from O'Net and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.