Construction Careers in Illinois -- Getting Started

Don’t know everything you need to know in order to get a career in construction? It’s never been easier to receive quality construction education. Illinois' universities, technical colleges and apprenticeship programs offer a variety of programs and all types of curriculum. You can receive degrees, diplomas or certifications in all aspects of the construction industry. From AutoCAD drafting and civil engineering to diesel and heavy equipment technology and construction management, the right program is waiting for you.

Below is a list of post-secondary institutions that offer construction education. Click on the links to visit each school’s website to learn more.

4-Year Programs

Dept. of Civil Engineering & Construction
Peoria, IL
Construction Management Program
Normal, IL


Romeoville and Chicago, IL
Construction Management Program
Edwardsville, IL

University of Illinois

Champaign/Urbana Campus
Admissions and Records
(217) 333-0302
Chicago Campus
Admissions and Records
(312) 996-4350
Springfield Campus
Office of Enrollment Services
(217) 206-6626
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois
(309) 295-1414




2-Year Programs

Construction Management Technology
Architecture Department
Glen Ellyn, IL
Illinois Central College
East Peoria, Peoria and Pekin, IL
(309) 694-5422
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois
(618) 985-3741
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, Illinois
(815) 729-9020
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee, Illinois
(815) 802-8500
Kaskaskia College
Centralia, Illinois
(618) 545-3000
College of Lake County
Grayslake, Illinois
(847) 543-2000
Harper College
Palatine, Illinois
(847) 925-6000
ITT Technical Institute
Campuses Nationwide
Lake Land College
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 234-5253
Lewis University
Romeoville, Illinois
(815) 838-0500
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, Illinois
(217) 786-2200
McHenry Community College
Crystal Lake, Illinois
(815) 455-3700
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, Illinois
(847) 635-1600
Champaign, Illinois
(217) 351-2200
Rend Lake College
Ina, Illinois
(618) 437-5321
Richland Community College
Decatur, Illinois
(217) 875-7200
Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois
(815) 921-7821
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
(618) 252-5400
South Suburban College
South Holland, Illinois
(708) 596-2000 x5894

Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, Illinois
Granite City, Illinois

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois
(708) 456-0300 x3130
Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, Illinois
(630) 466-7900 x5756


Please visit this page for more information on apprenticeship programs throughout Illinois.