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. View an overview of our short term career training programs. For details on the dates on times and when these programs are offered, please  view our current schedule.

Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College

The Chicago Heights Workforce Center provides a wide variety of resources to help individuals obtain new job skills and training to make them more employable. You may qualify for training at no cost to you. Look for PSC WIOA approved programs that lead to high-demand jobs. For more information call (708) 709-7975 or attend an orientation at Prairie State College on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in ATOC building located at 202 S. Halted St., Chicago Heights.

CDL Truck Driver Training Program

Start a new career with higher earning potential Train to be a truck driver at the KLLM Driving Academy, Inc., a fully accredited training program, in partnership with Prairie State College. In a matter of weeks, you can earn a Class A Commercial Driver’s License using state of the art training equipment. Plus, you can obtain full time employment with KLLM Transport Services at the conclusion of training. All of this with no out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Full tuition scholarships valued at $4000
  • Guaranteed job with KLLM upon completion of training
  • Highest quality training using state of the art equipment
  • Choice in your career direction
  • Earning potential while in training
  • Comprehensive benefits package and a 401 (k) retirement plan

Have a Class A CDL, but it’s been a while since you’ve been on the road? Ask about our six-day refresher course.

KLLM is an equal opportunity employer.  You must be 21 or older to apply and pass the DOT physical and drug test.  For more information on this program, please call 800-925-KLLM or visit

Forklift Operator Training – 20 Hour Certification Course –WIOA APPROVED (also available in Spanish)

This 20-hour certification course covers the basic forklift driving skills needed to obtain your forklift operator certification. Students learn the operation of industrial forklifts used in warehousing and distribution centers and the types of equipment used for material handling. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion for Forklift Operation and a certification card for completing Basic Operator Training.

Forklift Operator Training – 40 Hour Certification Course –WIOA APPROVED

Students learn the operation of industrial forklifts used in warehousing and distribution centers and the types of equipment used for material handling. The course includes instruction on pre-shift inspection, stacking and un-stacking pallets from a rack system, simulated loading of a semi-trailer, and how to move loads around a dock area safely and efficiently. The OSHA-10-hour safety training course is part of this certification course. Students will receive a certificate of completion for Forklift Operation, a certification card for completing the Forklift Operators Training, and a certification card for completing the OSHA 10-hour safety training course.

Q Are there other online non - credit classes available?

Prairie State College offers the following courses in an online format. This course covers instruction provided under contract from a third-party course or program provider.. To receive a non-credit vocational certificate, participants must successfully complete this course offered in partnership with ED2GO. The senior discount is not available for non-credit online courses.

Many other subjects are available. Visit or call (708) 709-3750 for more information or to register. Below is list of over 300 classes we offer.

fall 2016 non-credit schedule
Center for Legal Studies Courses
These training courses are in an online format. Prices vary depending on the course. Some of the courses require textbooks. Visit the links below or call (708) 709-3750 for more information or to register.

Online Courses and Certificate Course Training
Business Administration/Management
Auditing Principles
Business English & Communication
Fundamentals Of Supervision & Management I
Fundamentals Of Supervision & Management II
Governmental Accounting
Lean Mastery
Principles Of Sales Management
Six Sigma
Introduction to Oracle
Introduction to Quickbooks
Introduction to Red Hat Linux
Introduction to SQL
Introduction to Turbo Tax
Introduction to Windows XP
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks
Courses For Teaching Professionals (PD)
A to Z Grant Writing (Us)
Big Ideas in Little Books
The Classroom Computer
Creating Web Pages
The Creative Classroom
Enhancing Language
Development in Childhood
Get Assertive!
Get Grants
Guiding Kids On The internet
PowerPoint in The Classroom
Ready, Set, Read!
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
Speed Spanish
Understanding Adolescents
Using The internet in The Classroom
Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
Effective Selling
Managing Technology
Professional Sales Skills
Start Your Own Consulting Business
Food And Fitness to Fight Cancer
Introduction to Natural Health And Healing
Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
Getting Organized with Outlook
Braille Transcription
Speed Spanish
Personal Enrichment
Assisting Aging Parents
Consumer Economics
Conquer Your Stress!
Debt Elimination Techniques That Work
Get Assertive!
Give That Speech
Guiding Kids On The internet
Intro to The Game industry
Job Search Strategies
Online Investing
Parenting: The First Five Years
Solving Discipline Problems At Home
Personal Finance
The Analysis And Valuation Of Stock
Building Wealth
Where Does All My Money Go?
Test Prep
GED Preparation I
GED Preparation II
GRE Preparation I
GRE Preparation II
SAT/ACT Preparation I
SAT/ACT Preparation II
Beginning Writer's Workshop
Fundamentals Of Technical Writing
Pleasures Of Poetry
The Keys to Effective Editing
Travel Writing
Writing For Children

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