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9-1-1 Telecommunicator

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, then working as a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator is a perfect career. Learn alongside professionals and gain real-world experience in the Peoria 911 Telecommunications Center.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,790

Accounting Bookkeeper

This certificate program will prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting fields as bookkeepers or bookkeeping assistants. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national Certified Bookkeeper Exam.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $3,255

Accounting Clerk

The Accounting Clerk Certificate program prepares students for work in the accounts receivable and accounts payable departments of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, or government offices. The program focuses on basic accounting functions along with data entry.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,495

Agricultural Production

This one-year certificate program offers a broad-based grounding in the skills and technologies that drive farming today. From crop production to farm business basics, you'll be on your way to agribusiness success.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,030

Business Specialist

In just two semesters you can learn a broad-base set of skills and general business knowledge necessary for entry-level employment.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,650

Central Sterile Service Technician

Central Sterile Service Technicians are members of healthcare teams responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging, and sterilizing reusable surgical instruments or devices that are essential for patient safety in a healthcare facility.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,550

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

This certificate is aligned to the Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) certification, which is the foundation that networking careers are built upon. The CCNA certificate provides students with the knowledge and expertise to install and maintain network infrastructure devices.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,480

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

The CCNP certificate provides training for the Professional-level or Enterprise-level CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) that aims to further develop advanced networking skills in core routing and switching.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,325

CNC Machine Operator

CNC Machine Operators are an important part of the manufacturing industry. These individuals interpret blueprints and operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools to produce parts and materials used in manufacturing.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,860

Commercial Refrigeration Technician

The Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate prepares students to work in the maintenance and repair of ice machines and walk-in, reach-in, and supermarket refrigeration. After completing this certificate, students will be able to seek employment as entry-level refrigeration technicians or mechanics as well as or as general facilities repair persons.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,340

Computer Programming and Database Development

This certificate program provides an introductory knowledge of computer programming so individuals are prepared for entry-level employment or to enhance skills they have.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $5,580

Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting

This two-semester certificate program will provide students with the skills they need for entry-level employment in computer-aided design and drafting systems.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,030

Culinary Arts Management

Step into a culinary career by learning fundamental concepts and hands-on techniques in baking, cooking, beverage management, front of the house, presentation, theory, and more. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in the restaurant industry.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,340

Digital Imaging

Learn to capture and create digital images in less than a year with the Digital Imaging Certificate. It's a credential that will expand your depth of expertise in working with images. This stackable certificate can be earned while working toward the Digital Publishing Certificate or the Graphic Communications associate degree.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,395

Digital Publishing

Being able to develop your own digital marketing projects is an asset to your career and your business. Gain valuable graphic design and digital publishing skills in as little as nine months. Students can start working while they work to complete the certificate.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $3,720

Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training

You have compassion for individuals struggling with addiction and you want to better the quality of life in your communities. Use that compassion to train for entry-level positions in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,185

Early Childhood Education - Advanced

Complete the Early Childhood Education - Advanced Certificate on your way to earning an associate in applied science degree. With this training you will qualify in Illinois as an early childhood teacher in a private or non-profit program.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,650

Early Childhood Education - Basic

The Early Childhood Education - Basic Certificate prepares students for positions as assistant teachers in childcare centers. This certificate can be completed as a student works toward an Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Science degree.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $9,920

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the first level of EMT training. EMTs are well-versed in basic emergency care skills with the ability to assess a patient's condition and take actions to treat and stabilize the patient so he or she can be transported to a hospital.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,240

Entrepreneurship

Millions of people have dreams of starting a small business, but many don't know how to start. The Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to give small business visionaries the foundational knowledge and skills they need to not only start a business, but to keep it sustainable.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,805

Horticulture Landscaping

Individuals who love working outdoors, working with people, being creative, and taking care of the environment will feel right at home working in the green industry. The Horticulture Landscape Management degree provides valuable education for a future career in the landscape industry.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,495

Horticulture Turfgrass Operations

The Horticulture Turfgrass Operations program prepares students for entry-level employment in the turfgrass industry, or to pursue the Horticulture Turfgrass Management Associate in Applied Science degree.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,650

HVAC Residential Installer

Take your first step to a career in the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will be prepared to work as entry-level residential furnace and air conditioner installers.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,480

HVAC Technician

This certificate prepares students for entry-level work as a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician. Students will build on the HVAC Residential Installer certificate and increase their employment opportunities.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,340

iMedia

If you're ready to move up to advanced print and digital publishing skills, the iMedia Certificate is for you. In two semesters, you'll elevate your understanding of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop to a near-master level.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,325

Industrial Maintenance

This certificate program provides comprehensive education in industrial electro-mechanical technology, safety, installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance. Students can earn this certificate as they work toward the Industrial Maintenance Technology Associate in Applied Science degree.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,185

Interpreter Preparation

Successful students acquire the skills and knowledge in American Sign Language (ASL), receptive and expressive interpreting, Deaf culture, and the interpreting profession.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $6,975

LAN Technician

This certificate is designed to provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge in foundational networking technologies that could lead to several entry-level job opportunities. It focuses on basic routing and switching technologies, as well as computer hardware and operating systems.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,635

Law Enforcement

Are you looking for a quick path to a career in law enforcement? This 30-hour certificate program can be completed in three semesters and you will be prepared for entry into a frontline law enforcement job.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,650

Legal Studies

The Certificate in Legal Studies is for individuals who already have an earned bachelor's or associate degree and want to start a career as a legal assistant or paralegal.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $5,890

Library Technical Assistant

Library Technical Assistants (LTAs) are an integral part of any library team, assisting librarians in the operations of a library. The Library Technical Assistant Certificate prepares students for employment in various types of libraries.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,030

Licensed Practical Nurse

This program is designed to prepare the nursing graduate to give nursing care to patients at the bedside under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $5,890

Medical Assistant

Join the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant. Work with doctors and nurses to take patients’ vitals, administer treatments, work in a lab, and assist the provider in a variety of clinical and patient procedures.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,030

Medical Coder

Medical coders play a vital role in healthcare operations. A medical coder reviews patient charts and translates information to a universal coding system required by insurance companies. They are essential in tracking patient disease entities and the services patients receive.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,650

Medical Office - Basic

In just four months, become qualified to work in the front office of a doctor’s office, hospital, eye doctor, or other healthcare facility. This can be your start on a path to other medical certificates and degrees.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,085

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

You can start in the healthcare field in as little as nine months. If you have a keen eye for detail, great keyboarding skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this is for you. The Medical Office Administrative Assistant role provides you entry into one of the fastest-growing industries in our area.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,790

Networking

The Networking Certificate provides students a working knowledge of the principles, techniques, and skills required to set up and maintain a networking environment. Students who complete the certificate are prepared for employment as a network technician or network administrator.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,495

Nursing Assistant Program

Nursing assistants help registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with providing patient care by performing many day-to-day tasks such as giving patient baths, providing routine skin care, measuring vital signs, and helping patients walk or move around. Nursing assistants generally work in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other healthcare agency.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $930

Office Assistant

Office assistants are needed in all types of organizations, from non-profits to large corporations. They provide needed skills in organization and customer service.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,340

Page Layout

Build a foundation to get started in print and digital publishing. In one semester, you’ll learn skills like page layout, digital publishing, print publishing, and e-book development. You’ll also learn image editing skills and more.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,395

Personal/Fitness Trainer

This short-term certificate program will prepare students for careers as personal fitness trainers to meet the growing demand as individuals seek to improve their health and employers recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,170

Printing

Start the presses with a one-year Printing Certificate. Learn key print and publishing skills like operating a lithography and flexography printing press. The program also covers screen printing and production workflows.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $2,170

Production Welder

In one semester, students will gain the knowledge and skills in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or metal inert gas (MIG) for employment as an entry-level welder in a manufacturing facility.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,085

Supply Chain Specialist

This program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in the supply chain, transportation, or logistics industries.

  • Completion Time: Two Years
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,340

Truck Driver Training

Slide behind the wheel of a big rig with the Truck Driver Training program. Get moving when you pass the Illinois Class A road test. Learn the skills you need for the road.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,515

Web Developer

In this certificate program students will learn advanced programming and scripting of websites and mobile apps for business and industry using web standards and responsive design.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $6,975

Web Developer Essentials

Learn the fundamentals of programming and scripting of websites for business and industry using web standards and responsive design.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,495

Welding Operator

The Welding Operator Certificate program prepares students with entry-level skills in the major commercial welding processes, SMAW and GMAW. With welding skills in both processes, completers of the Welding Operator Certificate might seek entry-level welder positions in the construction as well as the manufacturing industry.

  • Completion Time: Less than 6 months
  • Approximate Tuition: $1,860

Welding Specialist

This program develops entry-level welders for industry with additional skills as well as enrichment in related areas such as drafting, machine trades, industrial safety, and mathematics.

  • Completion Time: One Year
  • Approximate Tuition: $4,185