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Career and Certification Training

  • Home Inspection Pre-License

    To become an Illinois-licensed home inspector, you must: successfully complete an approved pre-licensing course (including five field inspection events); pass the Illinois Home Inspector License Exam; and submit the application and fee to the state.

    MCC is an Illinois-approved Pre-License School for Home Inspectors and this is an Illinois-approved pre-license course.

    This course covers the major elements of home inspection. Successful completion of this 60-hour course includes the 5 mandatory inspection events required to sit for the Illinois State Exam. The inspection events begin as early at 5 p.m. and are located at various offsite locations in McHenry and Lake Counties. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the inspection event sites.

    Prerequisite: This course is intended for people who have knowledge in the building trades industry. If you have had a felony conviction, you will need to contact the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at (217) 785-0800 to see if you will be eligible to sit for the exam.

    Books and materials are covered in the cost of the class. Fee: $895 Course code URE U04

  • Property Maintenance Inspection and Municipal Inspection

    MCC, in partnership with CLEC Enterprises, offers a variety of International Code Council (ICC) certification classes for working municipal inspectors or those who want to get into municipal inspections. CLEC is a certified ICC provider for continuing education units (CEU's). Classes are offered for building inspectors, property maintenance inspectors, electricians, Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors and technicians, plumbers, general contractors, builders, and maintenance technicians. Students are encouraged to test for ICC certification at the end of each course. Classes are held off campus at CLEC Enterprises, 5105 Tollview Drive, Suite 270 in Rolling Meadows. Call Justin DeBolt at (815) 479-7879 to find out about our latest course offerings.

  • Real Estate Sales Broker Pre-License Topics and Real Estate Sales Broker Applied Real Estate Principles—Interactive

    Real Estate Sales Broker Pre-License Topics covers the broad field of real estate with an emphasis on license law, real property, agency structure, buyer and seller relationships and counseling. We’ll explore Illinois law, federal law, marketing and advertising, market analysis and appraisal, financing, and contract knowledge, independent contractor/employee agreements and occupational disciplines. This blended–home study course satisfies 75 hours of the 90 hours of instruction required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to become a Real Estate Broker. This course will almost always be held concurrently or consecutively with Real Estate Broker Pre-License Interactive course, URE U20, and you must be enrolled in URE U20 also. Successful completion of both classes qualifies you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination. Fee: $669 Course Code URE U19

    Real Estate Broker Pre-License Interactive covers role play, case study examples, demonstration examples, and “what if” situational examples in such areas as listing presentation, agreement and disclosure, writing purchase agreements, market analysis, seller net sheets, confronting fair housing violations/seller or buyer, distressed property issues, antitrust scenarios, and inspection/repair issues. This course satisfies 15 hours of the 90 hours of interactive/situational training required by the IDFPR to become a Real Estate Broker. Successful completion of this course and the Broker Pre-License Topics class, URE U19, qualifies you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination. Fee: $125 Course Code URE U20

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Registering for the First Time?

  1. The first time you register online, see www.mchenry.edu/myMCC and select: Register for Workforce and Community Development Classes »
  2. To search for a class, enter search criteria such as a keyword (ex. painting) or the course code number. Or, try selecting a Topic Code using the arrow for the drop-down menu.
  3. Select a class for registration and select Submit.
  4. Complete the required personal identification information and payment information, then select Submit.
  5. You'll receive an email containing information about using your own "myMCC" account to register for classes on online within two business days.

For more information, contact Justin DeBolt at (815) 479-7879