Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman introduced the programs Wednesday.
The programs will include information technology studies at Wright College, Culinary and Hospitality at Kennedy-King College and advanced manufacturing at Richard J. Daley College, where the mayor took a tour.
"You need the serious training that comes from a place like this," said Mayor Emanuel. "And we're orientating and re-engineering our community colleges to align with the jobs today, and align with the jobs tomorrow, and making sure the people of Chicago have a chance at them."
The new programs are part of the mayor's "College to Careers" Initiative, which partners industry experts with City Colleges faculty to focus curriculum.