Acquire the career skills you need to succeed

In today’s fast-paced business world, you need to keep learning and growing - no matter what phase of your career you’re in. 

Focused professional development offerings expand your perspective and help you polish existing skills — even explore an entirely different career path. These convenient and affordable courses encompass six different subjects including American Heart Association, Business and Finance, Computer Science and Technology, Health and Safety, Industrial Maintenance and Automation, and Real Estate. We also offer a variety of online, self-paced courses in partnership with Ed2Go.

So go ahead... start, advance or change your career — that's your Waubonsee Win. 

Offerings & Fees

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For a full list of Professional Development offerings and class fees:

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Related Services

Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeship is a structured work-based learning model that supports professional development by providing concurrent on-the-job training and education.

FOR STUDENTS: Apprenticeship programs are a defined career pathway that are for people of all ages who want to earn a competitive salary while attending college. 

FOR EMPLOYERS: Apprenticeships assist in bridging skills gaps and save on recruitment strategies/costs, increase employee loyalty and reduction of turnover, diversify your workforce and be eligible for Illinois Tax Credit.

Customized Training

Customized training is designed to meet your specific needs. We recognize and meet the unique training needs of industry with customized solutions that are created by Workforce Education experts. Please contact Edith Rojas at erojas@waubonsee.edu to discuss your specific needs

Small Business Development Center

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Through the SBDC's free coaching services and low-cost workshops, small business owners, both prospective and existing, can obtain essential management, marketing and financial skills. 

Why Workforce Education at Waubonsee?

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Accessible Classes

Did you know that Waubonsee's professional development classes are noncredit and don't typically include any prerequisites? That means they're open for year-round enrollment regardless of any college status you have from Waubonsee or any other institution. You can get the professional credential you're looking for at any time, without the burden of a full-time college schedule.

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Quality Curriculum

Led by practitioners with a wealth of real world knowledge and experience, our highly focused training gives you applicable and up-to-date skills and strategies employers are looking for. Many courses employ national guidelines and standards, leading to industry-recognized credentials, certifications or continuing education units.

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Convenient Options

Short and skills-based, professional development courses cover a variety of subjects. Since they're scheduled year-round, you won't have to wait for the start of a new semester. Plus, there are options online and in person at all four local campus locations, with day, evening and weekend options. You'll be able to balance work, school and life at home without losing track of your professional goals.

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Value

As a community college, Waubonsee is an affordable, reliable option. You’ll get a high-quality educational experience that provides relevant skills you can put to work right away—an instant benefit. It’s easy to see why so many individuals choose our professional development options.

Contact

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Suzette Murray
Assistant Vice President of Education/Workforce Development
(630) 466-2358

Sarah Dwinnells
Administrative Specialist Education and Workforce Development
(630) 466-2356
profdev@waubonsee.edu