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At Illinois Central College we offer a variety of programs that allow students to earn certificates in less than a year. These certificates can act as a credential for entry-level employment in a particular industry or as a benchmark on the way to an advanced degree.
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Computer Networking

Work in the fast-paced and exciting field of technology with a career as a Cisco Certified Network Associate

The program prepares you for the workforce with just four courses, which focus on routing and switching, as well as networking standards, LAN and WAN protocols, cabling standards and IP addressing. Or, use these skills as prerequisites for the Cisco Certified Network Professional certificate program and as Associate in Applied Science Degree in Cisco Networking Specialist.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Make a difference providing quality care to patients as you join the health care team as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Nursing assistants help registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals, long-term care facilities and other health care agencies by assisting in the day-to-day care of patients. You will take your course- work at ICC, as well as other offsite locations, where you’ll apply and sharpen your skills under the supervision of your instructor. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program (NACEP) to become certified by the State of Illinois.

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Pharmacy Technician

Need a prescription for a fast track to a rewarding career? Pharmacy Technicians are in demand and play a vital role in health care.

In just 12 short weeks, you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and will be prepared to take the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) exam. You’ll help the pharmacist fill prescriptions, maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs, and help provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median starting salary of a pharmacy technician in Illinois is $30,210. So if all this sounds good to you, then let us help you begin a new future today.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Be on the frontlines caring for the sick or injured in emergency situations as an Emergency Medical Technician.

EMTs are first responders with fire departments, hospitals, and other health care systems who are depended upon for their quick response and competent care. ICC’s 16-week program offers flexible day and evening classes and prepares students for certification as an EMT in the State of Illinois. The program provides the foundational pathway for advancement to paramedic coursework.

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Truck Driver Training

Change your career into an open road adventure with a CDL Commercial Driver’s License.

Our Truck Driver Training Program will prepare you for an entry-level position as a local or long distance driver of commercial motor vehicles in as little as 4 weeks! We will teach you everything you need to know to successfully pass the Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A exam. We can also help with career placement while you are still in training.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of a truck driver in Illinois is $40,260 and many companies offer full benefit packages. Let us help you take your dreams on the road today!

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