College/Vocational Schools

South Suburban College

COLLEGE / VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE                           

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES OFFICE (SSDO):

SSDO is the office designated to support students who have documented disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. SSDO arranges accommodations for eligible students, and assists college administration, faculty, and staff to provide required accommodations.

Services for Students with Disabilities Office Website

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:

Building Construction Technology Program
This program is designed to provide hands on experience in building construction utilizing the latest tools and methods of construction. Basic and advanced classes are featured as well as “in the field” work experiences to give you the skills you need to enter this excellent career field.

Hammers, nails, and wood. Cement, steel, and glass… the basic elements at any construction job. South Suburban College’s Building Construction Technology program gives you the specific skills to put it all together.

Preparation for technical occupations in building construction, including general contractor, carpenter, and mason and field supervisor. The program includes both classroom and laboratory instruction, emphasizing materials, methods and procedures. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework.

Computer-Aided Design Program
The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) curriculum provides students both instruction and experience on both workstation and PC based CAD. Students are taught how to use the computer as a tool for tasks such as 2-D drafting, 3-D modeling and simple CAD related programming.

In addition, students learn advanced techniques such as solving design problems, attribute management and symbol library creation and usage. Courses include introductory drafting and electrical, mechanical and architectural applications. Graduates of the program are qualified as CAD operators and technologists and/or can continue their education in the university environment.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program
The Emergency Medical Technician Program trains men and women for positions as emergency medical technicians-paramedics in various settings including ambulance services, fire departments, and volunteer emergency care services. Students wishing to be considered for admission to the Paramedic Program must contact one of the approved agencies affiliated with South Cook County EMS Systems at Ingalls Memorial Hospital for additional information and referral.

Completion of the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate prepares students for the EMT-B State Licensure Test. The extensive curriculum includes medical aspects, legal terminology, pharmacology, childbirth, and life saving techniques, such as CPR. The EMT candidate will participate in hands-on training in clinical and practical applications in hospital settings and field time, such as auto extrications. Testing is done periodically in the classroom, as well as practical settings.

Graphic Design Program
The AAS of Graphic Design serves high school graduates, persons seeking to make career changes, professionals who are upgrading or adding to their job skills, and those who seek personal enrichment by developing their artistic talents. Graphic design, like many creative fields, is a competitive profession. Being a successful graphic designer requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, creativity, problem solving skills, and up-to-date knowledge of the latest software. Creating an impressive design presentation portfolio is critical in order to obtain employment. Our student’s use traditional manual skills and the graphic software Adobe Creative Suite: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign and DreamWeaver.

Marketing Management Fashion Merchandising Program
This program is designed for men and women who plan employment or promotion within a business which involves the marketing of fashion-oriented merchandise. For increased specialization, students can complete two marketing-management internship courses during the second year of study to gain on-the-job experience in marketing fashion merchandise.

Medical Assistant Program
The SSC Medical Assistant (MAS) certificate program provides training for students seeking to assist in patient-care management including both administrative and clinical duties. Medical Assistants can be employed in physician offices, clinics, dental offices, foundations, research institutes, prisons, the armed services, public health departments, Medicare agencies and HMOs. This is a full time day or evening program and is offered on the main campus in South Holland.

The goals of the MAS program are to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains; and to educate students who are well prepared technically with demonstrated work ethics and professional values.
The MAS program will meet and be measured by the entry-level competencies for the Medical Assistant based on the 2008 Standards and Guidelines established by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The 2008 Standards identifies 128 Tasks as determined to be entry-level competencies, through occupational analysis.

Upon successful completion of the MAS courses, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exams given by the American Medical Technologist (AMT), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Teacher Aide/Child Development Programs
The Child Development Program is designed to prepare paraprofessionals for a career in child care. The curriculum includes the cognitive areas of theory, history of child development, psychology and sociology as they relate to the developing infant. Additionally, training will include practical areas of internships, functioning with a variety of appropriate media, constructing lesson plans and materials and planning activities appropriate to the age levels designated. The program is designed to satisfy state requirements for positions as child care aide, teacher assistant and child care director.

Teacher Aide Special Education program meets the needs of the developmentally disabled by exploring the problems, skills, and current trends in special education theory in the classroom through internships and in facilities especially staffed to educate the individual as having special needs. The professional nanny program prepares students for a career as an in-home child care provider. The curriculum includes cognitive areas of history, psychology, theory, techniques and includes internships for a practical application of methods and materials.

Welding Program
Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Employment growth reflects the need for welders in manufacturing because of the importance and versatility of welding as a manufacturing process. The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed most. For example, welders laid off in the automotive manufacturing industry may be able to find work in the oil and gas industry. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings. The construction of new power generation facilities and, specifically, pipelines transporting natural gas and oil will also result in new jobs.

For additional certificate programs offered at South Suburban College, click the link below

South Suburban College Certificate Programs

Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.)

Through the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.), South Suburban College has entered into agreements with neighboring community colleges.

These agreements allow students, who reside in South Suburban College’s district, to take career educational programs, NOT offered by South Suburban College, at the participating college’s in-district tuition rate. 

For more information regarding this cooperative agreement, click the link below

South Suburban Cooperative Agreement

 

 

Joliet Junior College Programs

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE  

STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESOURCES (StAR):
Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR) is the office designated by the college to support students who have documented disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. StAR arranges accommodations for eligible students, and assists college administration, faculty, and staff to provide required accommodations. We encourage you to contact the StAR Department at (815) 280-2941 if you have any questions.

StAR Disability Services Webpage

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:

Culinary Arts Program

The Culinary Arts Program at JJC is recognized as one of the premier culinary and educational training programs in the nation and is known around the world as a leader in culinary and food service education. Serving both the degree-seeking student as well as the industry professional seeking to upgrade their technical or supervisory skills, our American Culinary Federation accredited program offers an A.A.S. Degree in culinary arts as well as several certificates to prepare students for success in a wide variety of food service industry careers.  The curriculum is continually reviewed and updated based on input from our esteemed advisory committee comprised of experts from the education, hospitality and food service industries.  All courses are taught by industry certified instructors, each with many years of practical industry experience. Instructors regularly attend classes, seminars and conferences to stay current with trends in cuisine and culinary innovations so that they, in turn, can bring the expertise and innovation back to the classroom. Our students develop excellent technical and theoretical skills in cooking, food production, baking and pastry arts, garde manger, international cuisine, nutrition, culinary supervision, purchasing and cost controls.  The core of the program is hands-on coursework where students apply lessons learned in the classroom in a practical culinary lab setting and functioning restaurant operation.

The Culinary Arts program at JJC is designed to prepare individuals for technical, supervisory and managerial positions within the food service industry. The program of study combines practical and theoretical facets of the industry, enabling students to apply the lessons and techniques they have learned.  Students who successfully complete the program and earn an A.A.S. Degree are qualified to apply for their first industry recognized certification, Certified Culinarian (CC), from the American Culinary Federation.

Additional Culinary Certificate Programs:

                Bread/Cakes Certificate of Completion Program

                Cookies/Pies/Petit Fours/Showpieces Certificate of Completion Program

                Desserts/French Pastries/Custards Certificate of Completion Program

                Food Preparation Certificate of Completion Program

Vocational Skills Food Service Program
The Vocational Skills Food Service Partnership classes are designed to help students with developmental disabilities transition into the work place, higher education and into adult life. The students are taught that they will be held to measurable standards in the workforce. Since its inception in spring 2006, the partnership has grown to include students from nine area school districts and social agencies.  We are currently accepting additional students to participate in this very special partnership.  All students must complete the sanitation course before or while taking other the other classes. Classes include sanitation, cold food preparation, hot food preparation, basic grill work, customer service, and basic bake shop preparation.

For additional certificate programs offered at Joliet Junior College, click the link below

Joliet Junior College Certificate Programs

Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.)

Through the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.), South Suburban College has entered into agreements with neighboring community colleges.

These agreements allow students, who reside in South Suburban College’s district, to take career educational programs, NOT offered by South Suburban College, at the participating college’s in-district tuition rate. 

For more information regarding this cooperative agreement, click the link below

South Suburban Cooperative Agreement

 

Prairie State College Progams

COLLEGE / VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS

PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE

PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES:
PSC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for enrolled or admitted students with documented disabilities. The office seeks to maintain academic standards while providing equal access and support services to students who are able to benefit from college-level course work, have the commitment to succeed, and have a documented disability.

For more information, contact the Director of Advising and Disability Services at (708) 709-3603 or visit Room 1192.

Office of Disability Services Webpage
 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:

Animation Certificate Program
The Animation program prepares students for entry level positions as web animators, 2D/3D animators, flash designers, and multimedia artists in industries such as motion pictures and video, advertising, and web and interactive design firms. The program incorporates audio/video technology, laws of motion and physics, drawing, and computer art while giving students the opportunity to build a comprehensive portfolio of work.

Automotive Technology Program
This program provides the balance of theory and practical knowledge necessary for students preparing for careers in the automotive technology industry. Service technicians are trained to maintain and repair cars, vans, small trucks, and other vehicles. Using both hand tools and specialized diagnostic test equipment, they learn to pinpoint problems and make necessary repairs or adjustments. In addition to performing complex and difficult repairs, technicians handle a number of routine maintenance procedures such as oil changes, tire rotation and battery replacement. Technicians also interact with customers to explain repair procedures and discuss maintenance needs.

Computer Technician Certificate Program
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in PC installation, maintenance, and repair professions. Common career titles include PC support technician, hardware specialist, and help desk support specialist. Students will examine PC software, including operating systems, network management, and desktop utilities. This program also prepares students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

Game Design and Development Certificate Program
Games Design and Development is a rapidly growing field that produces a wide variety of jobs. The program offers students the ability to explore different facets of the industry, as well as other digital entertainment and educational areas. This program combines current technology skills with art, design, writing, and programming.

Music Technology Certificate
This program is designed to give students the basic practical and theoretical skills necessary to work as assistants and technicians in the music industry.

Truck Driver Training Program
Prairie State College's Truck Driver Training Program teaches students the skills to become safe, professional truck drivers, enabling them to secure employment in an entry-level position in the trucking industry. Graduates of the program should expect to go to work immediately.

For additional certificate programs offered at Prairie State College, click the link below

Prairie State College Certificate Programs

Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.)
Through the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.), South Suburban College has entered into agreements with neighboring community colleges.

These agreements allow students, who reside in South Suburban College’s district, to take career educational programs, NOT offered by South Suburban College, at the participating college’s in-district tuition rate. 

For more information regarding this cooperative agreement, click the link below

South Suburban Cooperative Agreement

Governors State University

GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES
Governors State University provides academic and technical assistance to students and works closely with faculty to facilitate access in the learning environment. GSU provides students with temporary or permanent disabilities, reasonable accommodations and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Student Disability Services Webpage

Purdue University - Calumet & Other Resources

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET CAMPUS

DISABILITY ACCESS CENTER
The Disability Services office on the North Central Campus, and the Office of Disability Resources on the Calumet Campus serve as liaisons, consultants, and referral services for students, faculty, and staff of Purdue Northwest, ensuring equal access to all educational opportunities offered.

Disability Access Center Webpage

 

 

TRENZ BEAUTY ACADEMY                                        

Trenz Beauty Academy maintains high standards on education. Their goal is to train the students to successfully pass Illinois State Board receive their license. In addition, provide a comprehensive curriculum that goes above and beyond state requirements to ensure their students will actually have the skills to become successful in the beauty industry.

695 Wentworth Avenue
Calumet City, IL 60409
708-832-0000

For more information, visit their website at http://www.trenzbeautyacademy.com/

 

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ADDITIONAL COLLEGE RESOURCES:

ACT Services for Students with Disabilities
A Guide to College Readiness
American Association on Health and Disability
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
College Board: Services for Students with Disabilities
College Information for Students with Disabilities
College Options
Going to College