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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Level
Tech path
  • Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals Specialization

    Topics covered by this specialization include basic object-oriented programming, the analysis of asymptotic algorithmic run times, and the implementation of basic data structures including arrays, hash tables, linked lists, trees, heaps and graphs, as well as algorithms for traversals, rebalancing and shortest paths. This course is offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via Coursera).

    Illinois Computer Science Grainger College of Engineering

    Level: Intermediate

    Tech path: Software development

    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 $237 for certificate ($399 for full-year access).

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    Education partner

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Grainger College of Engineering

    Key skills

    Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Arrays, Lists, Trees, Graphs, Algorithms, Run-Time Analysis

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Program duration

    3 months

    Hours per week

    12 hours per week

    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 "Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals Specialization."

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

  • 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.

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Level: Advanced

    Tech path: Software development

    Cost information

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

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    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Available date

    Courses available beginning August 24 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15

    Program courses

    Requires completion of three of six courses

    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.

    Registration information

    Career Advancement Experience provided by TechReady Illinois

  • 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.

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Level: Advanced

    Tech path: Software development

    Cost information

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

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    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Available date

    Courses available beginning August 24 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15

    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

    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.

    Registration information

    Career Advancement Experience provided by TechReady Illinois

  • Introduction to Python 3 Programming

    This course will show you how to create basic programming structures including decisions and loops. Then you will move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, you will explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries. You will even learn how to create Python programs with graphic elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface (GUI) objects like buttons and labels.

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Level: Foundational

    Tech path: Software development

    Cost information

    Discounted to $75 from $115, June 1 through July 31, for TechReady program participants

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    Education partner

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Key skills

    Python

    Available date

    Instructor-Led: Jun 17, Jul 15
    Self-Paced: Start Anytime

    Program duration

    6 weeks

    Hours per week

    4

  • iOS Boot Camp

    City Colleges of Chicago offers a Swift TM coding class to qualified applicants.  Classes are held at Harold Washington College in the Loop, and Kennedy-King College in Englewood, providing both expert instruction and the equipment necessary for students to learn how to create apps for iPhone® and iPad®. The course uses the App Development with SwiftTM curriculum designed by Apple.

    City Colleges of Chicago

    Level: Foundational

    Tech path: Software development

    Cost information

    TBD, Financial assistance may be available - find out more by clicking "Get Started"

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    Education partner

    City Colleges of Chicago

    Available date

    July and August

    Program duration

    15 weeks

    Hours per week

    6 hours per week

    Program prerequisites

    Open enrollment

    Registration information

    Contact TechReady

    Career Advancement Experience provided by TechReady

  • IT and Business Leadership Bootcamp

    i.c.stars provides a paid ($200/week) 16-week project-based internship at our learning studio (currently virtual) to help underserved young adults jump start their careers in technology. This includes daily relationship-building and mentorship from industry practitioners. Graduates of i.c.stars see a 300% earnings increase and are working in roles such as QA Analyst at US Foods, Information Security Apprentice at Accenture, Associate Software Engineering at Discover, among others. Badging and industry certifications depend on the client project, and have included UiPath (robotic process automation platform), Enterprise Security Fundamentals, Querying data with Transact-SQL. Support continues for 20-months, combining professional development, mentoring and continuing access to wrap around support. In addition, students can achieve 24 prior learning credit hours with a higher education institution.

    i.c.stars

    Level: Foundational

    Tech path: Cybersecurity, Data & analytics, Software development

    Cost information

    Free (Participants receive a weekly stipend)

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    Education partner

    i.c.stars

    Key skills

    Core technical skills: training in Javascript, HTML, CSS, C#, and SQL. Additional skills, depending on the cohort: Cyber Security, Robotic Process Automation and COBOL.

    Available date

    June 25

    Program duration

    16 weeks

    Hours per week

    60 hours per week

    Registration information

    Complete the online application process with virtual interviews. View a video about the program here.

    * Minimum age 18 or older
    * GED recipient or High School graduate, No Bachelor degrees accepted
    * Available to attend internship 8AM–8PM, Monday–Friday for 16 weeks
    * Minimum of 6 months previous full-time work experience
    * Agree to a strict "On Time, No Absence" policy 

    Career Advancement Experience provided by i.c.stars

  • Software Developer Apprenticeship

    Catalyte believes exceptional technology talent can come from unexpected places. The company delivers sustainable and diverse tech talent that powers transformational software engineering ‒ when, where and how it’s needed. With our proprietary Odyssey workforce development platform we find, develop and support a new talent pool of great software engineers. With development centers in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix-Scottsdale, and Portland, Ore., Catalyte creates local, cost-effective, predictable, diverse and sustainable technology workforces to help companies meet their technology objectives today and into the future.

    Watch our founder tell the Catalyte Story.

    Catalyte

    Level: Foundational

    Tech path: Software development

    Cost information

    FREE

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    Education partner

    Catalyte

    Key skills

    React (JS), Spring (Java), PostgreSQL, Docker, Git

    Available date

    Rolling, every 5 weeks

    Program duration

    26 weeks

    Hours per week

    40

    Registration information

    Two-hour online assessment with Catalyte

    Career Advancement Experience provided by Catalyte

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