Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Illinois provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and in-demand occupations. CTE programs continue to strengthen students' technical skills; articulate transitions to postsecondary programs, employment or both; assist in meeting the Illinois Learning Standards; and close achievement gaps.  Affordable, highly specialized career and technical training is the best move if you’re looking to build a satisfying career that pays well.

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Be the expert. Thanks to a curriculum aligned with the most up-to-date industry standards, you’ll get the skills and experiences to be the expert in the room.

Be in demand. Skilled trades and healthcare workers are in high demand these days. At SIC you can prepare to go straight to work or continue your education at a four-year university.

Build a network. Each program has an advisory board with a direct connection to leaders in your specific industry. That means you’ll build a network before you even graduate.


Certified Nursing Assistant | Cosmetology | Criminal Justice | Diesel/Powersports
IT | Nursing | Outdoor Recreation | Outfitter Wildlife Management | Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy | Vet Assistant | Welding