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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Tech path
  • Business Analytics Skills iCademy

    We live in a day when data is quite literally raining from the sky. Artisanal data analyses that rely on point-and-click methods make it hard to keep up with the increasing number of analyses that are needed in nearly every organization and department.

    The Analytics iCademy has a variety of competencies that provide foundational and advanced resources to ease the burden you face when learning about data analytics. Within each competency, skills are organized based on the analytic platform that you want to learn, such as Excel, R, or Python. Each skill is designed so that you can complete it in a relatively short amount of time and at your own pace, and when you’re ready to do so.

    Illinois Gies College of Business

    Level: Foundational

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    Cost information

    Discounted to $24.75 from $99 for TechReady Illinois - use code GiesDPI75 at checkout

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    Education partner

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business

    Key skills

    • Data and its properties,
    • Data visualization in Excel and Tableau,
    • Regression in Excel,
    • Advanced regression topics in Excel, and
    • Introduction to automation in Excel.

    Other competencies available and coming soon include:

    • Assembling Data - You will learn about what makes data useful for decision making.
    • Visualization - Foundational principles for visualizing data are discussed, as well as how to build a wide variety of visualizations using popular data visualization software.
    • Getting Started with a Data Analytic Language - You will become familiar with a coding environment, and get started using written commands to prepare data, analyze it, and share the results with others.
    • Machine Learning - You will learn some basic analyses, as well as how to take advantage of powerful machine learning techniques like time series analysis, random forests, and text analysis for extracting insights that may be buried in the data.

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Program duration

    30 hours

    Hours per week

    This is a self-paced offering that provides leaners the flexibility to learn at their own pace

  • Data Analytics / PowerBI

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Power BI (MCSA) certification validates the ability to create and optimize data visualization techniques via specific tool types. This certification ensures that students can create and identify key performance indicators, and successfully manipulate and cleanse data.

    IT Career Lab

    Level: Foundational, Intermediate

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    Cost information

    $10,800, Financial assistance may be available - find out more by clicking "Get Started"

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    Education partner

    IT Career Lab, National Able Network

    Key skills

    Microsoft PowerBI

    Available date

    Ongoing

    Program duration

    10 weeks

    Hours per week

    18

    Program prerequisites

    Working knowledge of MS Access or MS Excel

    Registration information

    1. Click on the "Get Started" button on this page
    2. Click on the "Join Us" button on the IT Career Lab page
    3. Sign up for an information session
    4. Meet with IT Career Lab career counselor to determine program fit and availability of financial assistance

    Career Advancement Experience provided by IT Career Lab

  • Data and Analytics for Business Professionals

    Students in the Data Analytics for Business Professionals certificate acquire technical analytics communication skills, enabling them to effectively manage analytics teams, translate analysis into business objectives, and improve their evidence-based decision-making abilities. Data Understanding and Preparation, the first core course in the program, guides students through sourcing, preparing, and manipulating their data. In the next course, Data Visualization and Storytelling, students will learn to apply data analysis, data visualization and data storytelling methods to analyze and describe patterns, and to iteratively form and test hypotheses related to the business questions. Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning, the final core course in the program, introduces students to the theory and practice of machine learning. Students will learn how to implement the most popular machine-learning techniques in use today to discover patterns in their data and develop models to predict future outcomes.

    To enroll with the discounted TechReady Illinois price, email Karine Bravis at [email protected] For more information about the program, visit the program webpage.

    The University of Chicago

    Level: Foundational, Intermediate

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    Cost information

    Discounted to $2,625 total ($875/course) from $5250 ($1750/course) for TechReady program participants.

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    Education partner

    The University of Chicago

    Key skills

    How to construct a project plan, essentials of analytical management, frame business challenges into data science solution and business plans.

    Available date

    Course 1 Start: August 17, 2020: Data Understanding and Preparation

    Course 2 Start: October 12, 2020: Data Visualization and Storytelling

    Course 3 Start: January 11, 2021: Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

    Program duration

    6 months (each course is 6 weeks long plus 2-3 weeks inbetween the end and start of each course)

    Hours per week

    8- 10 hours per week, per course

    Program prerequisites

    Students are not required to have analytics experience in order to be accepted to the Data Analytics for Business Professionals certificate. Participants with no prior experience in data analytics will need to dedicate additional time and effort to learn concepts and basic software requirements and usage

    Registration information

    Contact Karine Bravis at [email protected] to enroll with TechReady discount. Along with the completed online application, we require: $40 application fee, personal statement, resume, and transcript confirming bachelor's degree.

    Career Advancement Experience provided by TechReady Illinois

  • 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.  

    Illinois Computer Science Grainger College of Engineering

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    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).

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    Education partner

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Grainger College of Engineering

    Key skills

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

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Program duration

    24 weeks

    Hours per week

    7 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 "Data Mining Specialization."

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

  • Intermediate SQL

    When it comes to query language for relational database management systems, SQL is the industry benchmark. This hands-on course will help you advance your knowledge and keep pace with today's SQL standards. You will practice designing, writing, and testing complex SQL queries to execute on a practice database using SQL Server Express.

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Level: Intermediate

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    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

    SQL

    Available date

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

    Program duration

    6 weeks

    Hours per week

    4

    Program prerequisites

    Basic understanding of SQL and database systems

  • Introduction to Business Analytics and Information Economics Specialization

    Businesses run on data, and data offers little value without analytics. The ability to process data to make predictions about the behavior of individuals or markets, to diagnose systems or situations, or to prescribe actions for people or processes drives business today. Increasingly many businesses are striving to become “data-driven”, proactively relying more on cold hard information and sophisticated algorithms than upon the gut instinct or slow reactions of humans.

    Illinois Gies College of Business

    Level: Foundational, Intermediate

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    Cost information

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

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

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    Education partner

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business

    Key skills

    • Learn about analytic technologies, architectures, and roles from business intelligence to data science, and from data warehouses to data lakes
    • Examine how information behaves in the context of various familiar micro-economic concepts, and what can be gleaned from this to improve the way information is managed and leveraged as well as ways information can generate economic benefits
    • Explore how and why to adapt well-honed asset management principles and practices to information, and how to apply accepted and new valuation models to gauge information’s potential and realized economic benefits

    Available date

    Start anytime

    Program duration

    Each course is 4 weeks in length

    Hours per week

    4-6 hours per course per week

    Program courses

    • Business Analytics Executive Overview
    • Infonomics I: Business Information Economics and Data Monetization
    • Infonomics II: Business Information Management and Measurement

    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 "Introduction to Business Analytics and Information Economics Specialization."

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

  • 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

  • Splunk Fundamentals

    Splunk is a leading big data platform that provides a unified way to organize and extract real-time insights from massive amounts of machine data from virtually any source.

    Splunk software/platform will be leveraged throughout the duration of this course to teach students the fundamentals of big data and data analytics by showing them how to unlock the hidden value of big data. By utilizing the Splunk Platform, we will be able to show students how to collect, index, search, analyze and visualize data in one place.

    Participants who successfully complete this course will be prepared to complete the Splunk Core Certified User exam.

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Level: Foundational

    Tech path: Data & analytics

    Cost information

    Discounted to $500 from $1000 for TechReady Illinois

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    Education partner

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Available date

    Sept 12-13 (register by Aug. 17); Next course starts in November (Dates TBA)

    Program duration

    One weekend, 2 days (4.5 hours per day) 

    Hours per week

    9 hours

    Program prerequisites

    Students taking this course should have a basic understanding of data analytics. 

    Registration information

    To register, users need to set up a free account at this site. Then, you can register here. 

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