Programs

This catalog provides you with a comprehensive listing of tech programs provided by Illinois’ academic institutions within our tech paths. Use the filter to adjust the listing accordingly and view the program details for more information.

Thank you to our program partners for their generosity in helping us expand access to TechReady Illinois by reducing their program costs.

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    If you live in Illinois and are a displaced worker, click the "Get started" button and it will take you to Illinois workNet where you will need to create an account. You will then receive an invitation email from Coursera to access the site. Once on the Coursera site, scroll to TechReady Programs or simply search for "Cloud Computing Specialization."

    If you are not a displaced worker, you can access the program directly on Coursera.

    Cloud Computing Specialization

    The Cloud Computing specialization takes you on a tour through cloud computing systems. We start in in the middle layer with Cloud Computing Concepts covering core distributed systems concepts used inside clouds, move to the upper layer of Cloud Applications and finally to the lower layer of Cloud Networking. We conclude with a project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses. This course is offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via Coursera). Completion of this Specialization results in a University of Illinois certificate.

    Education partner

    Illinois Computer Science Grainger College of Engineering

    Cost information

    Now FREE for any displaced Illinois worker through Illinois workNet Center's portal, for a limited time. Others may access courses through coursera.org.

    Original price was $89/month ($399 for full-year access).

    Level

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Track

    Cloud computing
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    Program duration

    24 weeks

    Hours per week

    8 hours per week

    Available date

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    Key skills

    Distributed Computing Big Data Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, etc.)

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    If you live in Illinois and are a displaced worker, click the "Get started" button and it will take you to Illinois workNet where you will need to create an account. You will then receive an invitation email from Coursera to access the site. Once on the Coursera site, scroll to TechReady Programs or simply search for "Cloud Computing Specialization."

    If you are not a displaced worker, you can access the program directly on Coursera.

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    Registration information

    If you live in Illinois and are a displaced worker, click the "Get started" button and it will take you to Illinois workNet where you will need to create an account. You will then receive an invitation email from Coursera to access the site. Once on the Coursera site, scroll to TechReady Programs or simply search for "Data Mining Specialization."

    If you are not a displaced worker, you can access the program directly on Coursera.

    Data Mining Specialization

    The Data Mining specialization teaches data mining techniques for both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language text. Specific course topics include pattern discovery, clustering, text retrieval, text mining and analytics, and data visualization. The Capstone project task is to solve real-world data mining challenges using a restaurant review data set from Yelp. This course is offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via Coursera). Completion of this Specialization results in a University of Illinois certificate.  

    Education partner

    Illinois Computer Science Grainger College of Engineering

    Cost information

    Now FREE for any displaced Illinois worker through Illinois workNet Center's portal, for a limited time. Others may access courses through coursera.org.

    Original price was $89/month ($399 for full-year access).

    Level

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    24 weeks

    Hours per week

    7 hours per week

    Available date

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    Key skills

    Data Mining, Cluster Analysis, Information Retrieval, Data Visualization, Text Processing, Pattern Discovery

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    Registration information

    If you live in Illinois and are a displaced worker, click the "Get started" button and it will take you to Illinois workNet where you will need to create an account. You will then receive an invitation email from Coursera to access the site. Once on the Coursera site, scroll to TechReady Programs or simply search for "Data Mining Specialization."

    If you are not a displaced worker, you can access the program directly on Coursera.

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    Graduate Certificate in Advanced Software Development

    The Certificate in Advanced Software Development program is designed for students seeking to enhance their skills as a software developer. The certificate requires completion of three graduate courses in topics such as software development, application development, software testing and maintenance, project management, and others. Students may apply credits earned in the certificate program toward a graduate degree.

    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Cost information

    Discounted to $1200 per course from $4725 per course for TechReady Illinois

    Level

    Advanced

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15

    Available date

    January 11 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program prerequisites

    Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to those who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher. The bachelor’s degree should be in information technology, computer science, or a related field, including having taken courses equivalent to those listed in the pre-requisites section.

    A GRE score is not required.

    Program courses

    Requires completion of three of six courses

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    Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering

    The Certificate in Software Engineering is intended for students who want to increase their knowledge and skills in software design, development, and maintenance.

    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Cost information

    Discounted to $1200 per course from $4725 per course for TechReady Illinois

    Level

    Advanced

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15

    Available date

    January 11 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program prerequisites

    Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to those who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

    A GRE score is not required.

    Program courses

    This requires the completion of three courses:

    • CS 487 Software Engineering I
    • CS 521 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
    • CS 587 Software Engineering Management
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    Career Advancement Experience provided by TechReady Illinois

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