Corporate and Continuing Education | Apprenticeship Programs

Prairie State College offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops. It's all part of our commitment to serve the community by providing educational, informational, cultural, and recreational activities that appeal to special interests. Students may learn vocational skills, enhance their personal growth, or explore vocational pursuits.

Adult Education
Prairie State College offers adult education classes free of charge to eligible individuals in need of basic education, preparation for the Illinois high school equivalency exam, English language proficiency, or one-on-one tutoring. Classes are available morning and evenings in the Adult Training and Outreach Center (ATOC). Learn more.

Programs included:
GED, ESL, Adult Literacy

Career Training
Interested in finding a job but don't have a lot of time to spare? Enroll in a Prairie State College non-credit, career-focused class and learn the skills to get a job in less than a year. Gain practical skills and knowledge to prepare for work in high-demand occupations. Learn more.

Programs included:
CDL, Computer and Information Technology, Construction, Forklift, Healthcare, Home Inspection, Legal, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Work-Related Training

Conference Center
Host your next successful meeting or event at the Conference Center. We support your event goals with offering flexible room arrangements, audio visual equipment and catering. Our professional staff will assist you with creating a memorable experience for your attendees. Se hablá Español. Learn more.

Content included:
Catering, Directions, Facilities, FAQs, Photo Gallery

Construction Business Development Center (CBDC)
Participants will receive comprehensive, customized business development assistance to build financial understanding and business plans for increased stability and growth in the transportation-related construction industry. Services are customized to the assessed strengths, challenges and needs of participating firms. This includes education, guidance and feedback on general business and construction-specific operations, including strategic planning and assistance with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) pre-qualification application. Programs are either self-paced (you determine how quickly you complete a program) or cohortbased. Cohort programs offer a group setting that invites a collaborative learning environment. Learn more.

Programs included:
Consturction Business Development Center

Continuing Education (CEUs)
On campus, online and onsite courses for professionals seeking to obtain education in their current field in order to meet their state license renewal requirements. Prairie State College is an approved provider of continuing education units through a number of professional associations, including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional regulation. Learn more.

Programs included:
Professional Speakers, Bureau

Corporate Training
Invest in your employees through innovative training solutions that: increase efficiency, enhance operations, and improve your bottom line. The Corporate Education and Training Department is committed to lifelong learning by offering results-oriented training for your workforce needs. We offer powerful and valuable solutions through customized programs that are delivered to your company facilities or on our campus. Corporate Education supports a multitude of industries including: business, healthcare, manufacturing/trades, and non-profit organizations. Our training is customized to meet your needs. Learn more.

Programs included:
Customized Business Solutions, Success Stories, Events

Personal Enrichment
Our Personal Enrichment classes will exercise both your mind and body. Learn more.

Programs included:
Computer Training, Creative Arts, Mature Learning, Online Learning, Personal Interest, Recreation and Wellness

Tuition Assistance
If you require financial assistance for a non-credit career training program, there are several options available to you based on eligibility.  While non-credit certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, please review some of the programs below that may bridge the funding gap for those pursuing short-term certifications. Although it may take some time to apply for job training funds, you are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. Learn more.

Programs included:
Chicago Heights Workforce Center at PSC

Non-Credit Courses and Programs
Students can register for non-credit courses online or in person. Another option is to complete the registration form available online or in the back of the printed non-credit course schedule. Students also can register for non-credit courses in person at the Matteson Area Center, located at 4821 Southwick Drive in Matteson, or in the Enrollment Services Office on the PSC main campus.  Learn more.

Programs included:
Schedule of Courses and Programs, Career in Less Than a Year, Kids@College, How to Register, Matteson Area Center, Non-Credit Online, Room Rentals