Start, Change or Advance Your Career - Quickly

Whether you take a single course, or complete a full career degree or certificate, you'll get the real-world education you need here at Waubonsee. Learn from faculty who have experience working in the field they're teaching. Plus, many of these programs feature extensive hands-on practice using the latest industry equipment.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

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Combine career-specific coursework with general education courses to complete this degree, which usually takes two or more years.

Certificate of Achievement

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You can focus solely on career-specific coursework and earn this credential in fewer than two years.

Get workplace ready in just one semester with our Short Career Certificates.

More interested in gaining specific job skills without the college credit? Our Professional Development courses may be what you need.

Do you have industry credentials? You earn credit for Prior Learning Experiences.

Get Help With Your Tuition Costs

In addition to standard financial aid and scholarships, career program students are encouraged to check out these additional options.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows certain groups of eligible people, including dislocated/laid off workers, to apply for funding they can use to retrain for in-demand careers. Many of Waubonsee’s credit career programs, along with a few noncredit offerings, serve as training program options.

Also see our Resources for Unemployment Page. 

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Waubonsee Works

For qualifying individuals between 17-24 years old, the Waubonsee Works Program provides free tuition and books for a short-term, career-focused certificate at Waubonsee.


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Apprenticeship is a structured work-based learning model that combines on-the-job training and education. The on-the-job portion is often paid, so you can earn while you learn.

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