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It's all over the news: Employers everywhere are struggling to hire for today's high-tech, high-skill manufacturing and construction positions. In fact, over the next 10 years, an estimated 2 million manufacturing jobs are expected to go unfilled. The reason? Lack of qualified workers trained in today's advanced technology.

To help meet this growing need, Harper College offers training programs in manufacturing and fabrication, electronics, maintenance and repair, HVAC, welding, supply chain management and logistics.

To begin your career in advanced manufacturing and construction, explore Harper’s program options below.

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Take advantage of apprenticeships and graduate debt-free while earning a salary. Harper College partners with large, medium, and small employers in a variety of industries to offer apprenticeship programs in manufacturing, maintenance, supply chain/logistics, and more.

Harper's Business EdVantage program provides affordable tuition rates for out-of-district students who work in-district.


Explore our programs

Harper College offers a number of manufacturing, repair/maintenance and logistics career and transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:

Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study a manufacturing or construction-related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Harper College to tour the advanced manufacturing lab and other state-of-the-art facilities that help students develop the high-tech skills they need for 21st century jobs. The veteran lawmaker was instrumental in securing a $12.9 million Department of Labor grant in 2012 to expand Harper College’s advanced manufacturing training program to other community colleges throughout Illinois. Read More

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For more information about manufacturing and construction programs offered at Harper College, contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or request information.