Skip to content

Intro to Industrial Arts Careers

student working with sheet metal

If you are interested in Adult Basic Education classes, please complete our form to start the process, and we will contact you with details. If you have additional questions, call 847-214-6904 or email

Inquiry Form

Elgin Community College adult education offers the training you need to prepare for a career in the industrial arts. There is a high demand for skilled workers in CNC operation, welding, logistics, quality control, maintenance, programming, design, technical sales, and more. Advanced manufacturing careers offer opportunities to a highly trained workforce capable of using their heads and their hands!

Enroll in our free Introduction to Industrial Arts Careers course to earn ECC certificates and degrees. You'll also participate in activities to help you choose the ideal industrial arts career. Join us to explore your options and embark on a fulfilling career journey. These jobs require skilled workers.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore the requirements, expectations, and outlooks for different career pathways in industrial arts.
  • Develop basic academic and career readiness skills necessary for success in an industrial art program of study.
  • Learn about budgeting, financial aid, and educational support services available at ECC and in the community.
  • Develop reading strategies that help to interpret and apply information from academic and industrial arts texts.
  • Solve fundamental math problems, including measurements, decimals, and fractions.

At the end of the course, you will meet with the transitions coordinator to discuss your academic and career plans.

Online Registration

Please complete our inquiry form to receive more information about registering for ABE/ASE classes. This form will help us understand your specific needs and preferences, allowing us to provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance throughout the registration process. Completing this form will ensure we can tailor our support to meet your requirements best and help you start your educational journey with confidence.

Email or call 847-214-6904 for more information.

Inquiry Form

Stevens Amendment (FY24):
Stevens Amendment: Approximately $718,727 (40%) of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at Elgin Community College is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.