About Prairie State College
Prairie State College’s 130-acre campus is located at South Halsted Street and Vollmer Road in Chicago Heights, Illinois and was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities. In addition to career certificate and associate degree programs, Prairie State offers instruction and training on-site at area companies, schools, and dozens of other locations throughout the Chicago south suburbs.
Did you know you can get your tuition at Prairie State College paid for while earning a great wage? Here's how:
Up to $6,000/year towards your tuition & fees
Weekly paycheck (Starting pay $22.00 hr.)
Up to $100 book allowance per class
Up to $500 in monthly bonuses
Up to $25,000 in UPS lifetime benefits
Paid vacations and holidays after 1 year, and medical benefits after 9 months.
Advancement and career opportunities are available.
Free public transportation: Pace 390, 392, 395, 890. CTA 169/ 69th street express
You’ll earn a weekly paycheck and more working as a part-time package handler at the UPS facility in Hodgkins, IL.
Work 3.5 to 5 hours, average per shift, as a package handler.
Shifts are Monday through Friday Twilight (4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) or Night (10 p.m to 3:30 a.m.) or Sunrise (3:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)
Want to learn more about Prairie State College and our program?
So you’re ready to get started. Here’s what you need to do!
Be employed as a package handler or part-time supervisor at UPS Hodgkins working the twilight, night or sunrise shifts
Meet with the CRCP Director of Student Services for schedule approval
Schedule class times that do not conflict with UPS work hours
Sign a CRCP student agreement as your final commitment
Earn 6-11 credits per semester at a participating community college or university. Full time students are considered upon exception.
Maintain a “C” or higher grade point average each semester
“The CRCP changed my life literally. I was able to pay my rent and the support from CRCP staff helped keep me on track”.
Prairie State College A.A.S. Nursing 2017.
Governors State University B.S. Nursing 2020