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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    Career Advancement Experience provided by TechReady Illinois

    Certificate in A+, Network+, Cyber Tech

    This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for entry level careers in cyber security and the certificate awards CEU.

    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Cost information

    Discounted to $1200 per course from $2650 per course for TechReady Illinois

    Financial assistance may be available if you are unemployed or meet federal low-income guidelines for job training - for more information contact Hong Zhang at [email protected]

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Cybersecurity
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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

    Participants must have knowledge of PC hardware and software, knowledge of operating systems, and knowledge of file and directory concepts for acceptance into the A+/Network+/Security+ program. An additional question-and-answer session regarding prerequisite knowledge for admission may be required.

    Program courses

    Completion of the following three courses is required to achieve the certificate:

    • IT 801 - A+ Certification Training
    • IT-O 840 - Network+ Certification Training
    • IT-S 848 - Cyber Security Technologies
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    Cisco Cybersecurity Essentials

    Gain foundational knowledge and essential skills for all cybersecurity domains, including info security, systems security, network security, ethics and laws, and defense and mitigation techniques used in protecting businesses. This is a self-paced course.

    Education partner

    City Colleges of Chicago

    Cost information

    FREE

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Cybersecurity
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    Program duration

    30 hours to complete program

    Hours per week

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Program prerequisites

    Must be 18 years old and a resident of Chicago

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    Cybersecurity Boot Camp

    Cybersecurity is a growing field that spans across all industries. It is also a culture – a constantly evolving and expanding niche – specially suited to life-long learners, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and collaborators. To help fill the need for qualified cybersecurity professionals, City Colleges of Chicago offers a cybersecurity boot camp to people looking to take their career to the next level. This boot camp provides both expert instruction and the equipment necessary for students to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, a highly valued industry certification. Classes will take place at Harold Washington College, Wilbur Wright College, and Kennedy-King College.

    Education partner

    City Colleges of Chicago

    Cost information

    $1300, Financial assistance may be available - find out more by clicking "Get Started"

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Cybersecurity
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    Program duration

    15 weeks

    Hours per week

    11 hours/week

    Available date

    August 24

    Key skills

    CompTIA Security+

    Program prerequisites

    Combined previous technical training and/or experience at a level equivalent to a CompTIA A+ certification or above

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    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

    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.

    Education partner

    i.c.stars

    Cost information

    Free (Participants receive a weekly stipend)

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Cybersecurity
    Data & analytics
    Software development
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    Program duration

    16 weeks

    Hours per week

    60 hours per week

    Available date

    Ongoing

    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.

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    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

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