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Use this search tool to find education and training programs in Illinois. Learn about programs at many types of schools, including:
  • Public community colleges and universities,
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  • Manicurists clean, shape, and polish clients’ nails.
  • Child care workers supervise, care for, and teach children in day-care programs.
  • Nanotechnologists study how to move atoms and molecules. Their goal is to create new materials and products.
  • Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.
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    Gas and oil plant operators control the refining process for crude oil or natural gas.
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    Natural sciences managers plan and direct the work of natural scientists.
  • Naturopathic physicians are primary care doctors. They treat patients using natural remedies and practices. They are also called naturopaths.
  • Computer systems administrators design, install, and support an organization's computer system.
  • New accounts clerks interview people who want to open bank accounts.
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    News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.
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    News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.
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    News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.
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    Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.
  • Security guards provide protection to their employers. They protect property from illegal entry, vandalism, theft, and fire.
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    Quality control inspectors examine products to make sure they meet standards.
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    Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.
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    Nuclear engineers design and operate nuclear power plants. They also conduct research on nuclear energy.
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    Nuclear medicine technologists give patients radioactive drugs or radiation treatments.
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    Science technicians conduct tests and experiments to assist scientists.
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    Numerical control machine operators set up and tend computerized machine tools. These machines are programmed to cut and shape parts made of metal or plastic.
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    Numerical control tool programmers write programs that control machine tools.
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    Nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia to patients before surgery. They care for and monitor patients during and after the surgical procedure.
  • Nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers. They treat and care for patients with a broad range of health issues. They often specialize in a treatment area or in working with certain patients.
  • Farmers and farm managers raise crops and livestock for market.
  • Child care workers supervise, care for, and teach children in day-care programs.
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    Preschool and kindergarten teachers help children explore their interests and develop their talents. They help children build self-esteem and learn how to behave with others.
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    Nursery workers grow, transplant, and care for plants and trees for sale.
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    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.
  • Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

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    Free Online Courses Offered Through the University of Illinois

    U of I Online Website Beginning in the Fall of 2012, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign External link opens in a new window will be offering FREE courses online through the Coursera website. For this fall, they are offering 7 courses:
    • Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps,
    • Heterogeneous Parallel Programming,
    • Introductory and Intermediate Organic Chemistry,
    • Introduction to Sustainability,
    • Microeconomics Principles,
    • Planet Earth, and
    • VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout.

    Registration is open, click here to navigate to the Coursera website External link opens in a new window and sign up!

  • Are you ready to join the next generation of sustainable agriculture farmers?

    The Farmer Training Opportunities offered through The Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) is a coalition of growers working to train the next generation of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable agriculture farmers.  CRAFT provides what prospective farmers say they need most: hands-on training and business planning skills provided directly from established farmers.

    For more information about this farmer training program, visit the CSA Learning website External link opens in a new windowor contact the CRAFT/Farm Beginnings External link opens in a new window Coordinator at:

    CRAFT/Farm Beginnings Coordinator
    1547 Rockton Rd
    Caledonia IL  61011
    (815) 389-6513 or

  • Why you should attend a Community College in Illinois

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    Some of the benefits of attending one of the 48 community colleges in Illinois include: quality instruction and support services, diverse programs, smaller class sizes, accessible and affordable, and more than 10,000 community college courses can be transferred statewide.

    To find out more how the Illinois Community College System can assist you, visit the Illinois Community College Board External link opens in a new window website.


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