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Welcome to SOLEX College, a post-secondary institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award occupational associate degrees and certificates.
At SOLEX College, we are committed to offering high quality comprehensive programs designed to meet a variety of student needs. To facilitate learning, we use small classes, equipped with modern technology and taught by highly qualified instructors. Our goal is to offer you the quality education and experience that will enable you to gain the knowledge, proficiency, and competencies demanded by employers and the community at large.
In addition to a variety of career-track business and medical programs, SOLEX College offers intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. We offer the quality education and experience that will help you communicate more effectively in English by improving your grammatical knowledge, your written and verbal communication skills and your confidence. You can benefit from training that emphasizes cultural awareness and the interpersonal skills necessary for successful academic and social adjustment in the United States.
SOLEX College is a post-secondary institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award occupational associate degrees and certificates. SOLEX College programs are designed to educate students for technical or occupational careers or to enhance pre-existing vocational knowledge. In 1995, SOLEX Computer Academy was launched as a private for-profit business and vocational school and was authorized to operate through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Accountability Division, Private Business and Vocational Schools unit. In 2001, SOLEX Computer Academy became SOLEX Academy with an expanded menu of instructional programs to better respond to the training needs of students.
In 2001 SOLEX Academy was authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Currently foreign students from more than 40 countries attend SOLEX College. SOLEX is an authorized ETS® TOEFL and TOEIC testing site.
During the next few years, the school actively expanded its list of offerings. In 2004, SOLEX Academy became affiliated with the National Healthcareer Association and is an official testing site for certification exams.
In December of 2007 SOLEX Academy was granted operational and degree granting authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Accounting, and the school was renamed SOLEX College.
In 2009 SOLEX College became accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award occupational associate's degrees and certificates. Also in October of 2009, SOLEX College received Wisconsin Educational Approval Board Operational and Degree granting authority for three programs: a Bachelor of Arts in International Business, an MBA in International Business, and Intensive English Certificate program.
Later that year the school embarked on an initiative to actively respond to labor market needs and increase medical program offerings. In July of 2010 SOLEX College was approved to award the Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.
In 2012, the oversight of Private Business and Vocational Schools was transferred from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) pursuant to the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012. As of February 1, 2012 SOLEX College reports to both the Degree-Granting Division and the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the IBHE.
Also in 2012, SOLEX College was granted a degree-granting authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in e-Business Management.
The growth and success of SOLEX College and its programs is very much a part of SOLEX’s business and strategic planning. The staff and faculty of SOLEX College are striving to provide quality education to students ranging from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds and prepare them to make a difference in the world.
You found SOLEX College. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award occupational associate's degrees and certificates, we are proud to have served thousands of students from around the world. SOLEX College was established in 1995. Since then, we have offered programs relevant to the current job market. We put the needs of our students first. Each one of our programs is 100% instructor lead. On average, each class has 10-15 students, allowing our instructors to give our students the individual attention they deserve. Our affordable pricing will help you get on the road to a bright future.
As a SOLEX College student, you will receive ongoing personalized support to help you succeed.
Admission Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
SOLEX is committed to a proactive strategy for placing graduates in suitable job openings. The Director of Student Services coordinates all job placement activities which include self-directed job search and job readiness preparation on a one-on-one or group basis. Read More.
Do you need an affordable and convenient place to live while studying with us? SOLEX College has partnered with Extended Stay America and Fornelli Hall to provide you with a stress-free living environment with lots of amenities!
Student Health Insurance
We know that finding affordable health insurance can be tricky, especially while you are going to school. SOLEX College has formed a partnership with ISO Student Health Insurance, a reputable health insurance provider and member of U.S. Fire Insurance Company, who can meet your health insurance needs while you are in school. Individual and family plans are available with a range of coverage and prices.
For more information, talk to your admissions representative or visit the ISO Student Health Insurance website.
Other Student Services
While SOLEX limits provision of student services outside the classroom to admission and academic advising, it maintains a list of contacts with state and local service providers to which a student can be referred. This includes referral to various government offices, legal services and rehabilitation services.
SOLEX College provides housing assistance and airport pickup for an additional fee. Tutoring services are available for an additional cost.
Work with the Student Services Department to coordinate a Medical Assistant externship program at your place of business.
Benefits of an extership program for employers include:
Cost-effective ways to recruit and evaluate potential employees
Opportunities to educate and train new professionals in your field
Bring new perspectives and ideas to business practices
For more information about externship programs, call the Director of Student Services 847.229.9595
Employers are invited to recruit current students that are seeking jobs. Recruiting opportunities are scheduled Monday through Friday. The Student Services Department will post listings of employers on the Career Service's bulletin boards as well as on SOLEX College's website and Facebook page.
We are committed to a proactive strategy for placing graduates in suitable job openings. You may rely on us for help with:
Practice with completing job applications
Development of interviewing skills
Help with completing licensing applications
Issuing letters of recommendations.
SOLEX College will...
Instructors will advise you about job opportunities and expectations based on their experience in the field, and to provide letters of recommendation when appropriate.
Although every effort is made to help graduates find jobs, SOLEX College does not guarantee that students will obtain employment following successful completion of classes.
Student Achievement Information
In accordance with ACICS Accreditation Criteria we demonstrate our accountability by publishing the following information based on the 2011-2012 Campus Accountability Report and IPEDS.
|Program||Retention Rate||On-Time Graduation Rate|
|Computerized Acct. and Bkpg.||81%||100%|
|A.A.S. in Accounting||85%||96%|
|Basic Nurse Assistant||89%||100%|
High quality programs at an affordable price
Faculty. Professionals in the field in which they teach
Scholastic guidance and support throughout your education