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Choose from one of four high-demand tracks based on your interests, taking electives that will prepare you to lead in your field of interest.

Our embedded concentrations, shaped with direct input from top companies and organizations throughout the city, ensure you will stand out in your job search. At the end of your two-year program, you have the option to take a certification exam to apply for jobs in your specific field or transition seamlessly to a related major in our bachelor’s degree program at Dominican University’s River Forest campus to continue your studies.


Technology drives us. It’s how we get information. How we communicate. How we do business. In our cybersecurity concentration, you’ll harness the power of technology to take on tomorrow’s challenges. Take classes in subjects like digital forensics and ethical hacking, so you’ll be prepared to sit for the Comptia ITF+, Comptia A+ and Comptia Security+ exams upon graduation or transition into majors like computer science or informatics at our River Forest campus.

Certified Nurse Assistant

The need for nurse assistants continues to skyrocket, with demand for personal medical services at an all-time high. In the healthcare track, you’ll prepare for employment as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) through both classroom and clinical education, so that you can take the certification competency exam in Illinois to become a licensed CNA upon graduation. This stepping stone can also provide you a starting point to transfer into our bachelor’s degree in nursing or other health-related majors at our River Forest campus.

Legal Studies

Explore the legal system with a broad focus and gain a deeper understanding of communities’ most pressing needs, such as immigration. You’ll be prepared to work at law firms, nonprofit organizations, corporate legal departments, social justice advocacy groups and more. This concentration is also the perfect pathway for those seeking to become paralegals and prepare for the required certification exams

Translation and Interpretation

Translators and interpreters effectively communicate the meaning and nuance of written and spoken words—building bridges to enhanced understanding. This concentration will set you on the path for a purposeful career in a variety of multilingual settings and functions—from hospitals, offices, and courthouses to ad agencies, film studios and more. This pathway is geared toward students with native proficiency of spoken and written Spanish.