Learn a trade, and build your future.

Sitting behind a desk is not for everyone. Governors State University offers fully online courses through the School for Extended Learning (SXL) that will help you learn the skills you need for a professional trade that offers a hands-on alternative to office work. Enroll in one of our online career training courses to learn your new skill today. 


CNC Machinist
Computers control much of the world today. The manufacturing industry is no exception, and you can make yourself an indispensable part of the future of manufacturing with this intensive overview of work-holding, math, inspection, safety, metal cutting, materials, quality, and grinding skills. Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM concepts are also introduced. This course is offered anytime, online, with ongoing enrollment.


HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included)
 This course requires one year of HVAC/R experience and uses hands-on service call simulations to prepare for the HVAC Excellence or NATE certification exams. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician exams, the NATE Core and Specialty Test exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. Includes a voucher package to take the exams. This course is offered anytime, online, with ongoing enrollment. 

Both of these courses are also offered as Bilingual trainings.
As a non-native English speaker, you have an advantage over many job applicants in some growing and in-demand industries. Adults who are fluent in languages like Spanish, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, are needed by employers now!  


American Home Inspection Training (AHIT)
Earn a high-quality, state-approved certificate. This comprehensive home inspection course is taught by AHIT instructors with over 100 years combined experience and is recognized by ASHI, NAHI, NACHI, CREIA, TREC and other professional organizations.



The following Trade programs are approved for WIOA funding. 

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