How to Apply

All applications must be completed by the applicant.

  • Walk-in applications are taken  Monday through Thursday from 8:30am - 3:30pm.

  • You will be asked to provide choice of classes, home address, e-mail address and phone numbers where you can be reached.
  • You will be required to provide additional information.
  • Once your application is completed and reviewed by a member of our staff, you will be advised if we are providing intake for available classes. If classes are not available, your application will be retained in our files and data base.
  • When classes become available, you will be notified of the next steps in the application process. (It is important that you report any contact information changes as they occur. If we can't reach you, your application will go to our closed file.)

Application Requirements

The application requirements will vary from program to program based on the criteria established by a variety of funding sources..

General Requirements Include:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Math and reading assessment testing is required and will be scheduled after general orientation.
  • All assessment tests must be passed at the required grade level as dictated by the grantor.
  • All applicants must apply in person and should present a state photo ID with your current address or a state driver's license with your photo and current address.  This must be presented at the time you take your math and reading skills assessment test. 
  • If you have attended college and have completed a Bachelors or other degree program, you must provide a college transcript indicating completion of said degree.

Requirements that may change include:

  • Acceptance of area of residence
  • Acceptance of income levels

For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by our office Monday through Thursday between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm or call us at (708) 756-1000, X53442.

We Receive Funding Through...

United Way South-Southwest Suburban Regional Office and J. P. Morgan Chase

Cook County Community Development Block Grant

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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutritiion Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T)
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) Program

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 Southland Health Care Forum received funding through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing training program were funded by Grant #90FX0026 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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