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If you want to learn skills to move ahead in the workplace, earn a new job, prepare for national certification in high demand career fields like healthcare, improve your computer skills, or just have fun learning something new like dance or culinary workshops, Continuing Education at Elgin Community College has a class for you!"

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Illinois Educator PD Clock Hour online courses from ECC

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Elgin Community College's Continuing Education department has partnered with Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) to offer online continuing education courses for K-12 educators that can be taken for Illinois Professional Development Clock Hours.  These interactive courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule. 

View course descriptions and register anytime at:

Questions?  Call 847-622-3036 or email us at:


ISO 9001 2015 Transition Training offered by ECC

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ECC's Continuing Education Workforce Development is now offering a one day “ISO 9001 2015 Transition Training”.  This training is designed to provide guidance to both management and currently qualified internal auditors to transition from the existing ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System to the new ISO 9001:2015. 

This training will provide the retraining necessary for internal auditors to upgrade their qualifications to audit the new standard.

For more information please contact Pam Saylor at 847-214-7803.  


Medical Coding Professional now includes ICD-10!

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ECC's Continuing Education department is offering a comprehensive 84 hour noncredit medical coding program that provides students with the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10CM, ICD-10PCS and or the ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.  The class meets from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Monday and Thursday nights in ECC classroom A165 starting February 22, 2016.  Course fee is $ 1,699.

Course content includes:  CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 and ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10CM/PCS or ICD-9). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Both the AAPC and AHIMA certification exams include new ICD-10 material. Class fee includes textbooks. Additional fee for exams. Individuals interested in seeking employment in a hospital may wish to consider the AHIMA CCA exam. The optional AAPC CPC certification exam is administered by the Elgin Chapter of the AAPC. Students are responsible for the additional AAPC test fees which are approximately $300 subject to change at any time by AAPC. For more information and test dates, contact the Elgin Chapter of AAPC.

This course has suggested prerequisites and educational requirements that are stated in the complete course description.  To view complete course description and to register, please click here: click on "Register & Pay" then enter "CEB 415" on the second line of the registration form.


Questions?  Call Continuing Education at 847-622-3036 or email us at: 


Over 50 and unemployed?  ECC's Workforce Transitions department may be able to provide tuition assistance for this course.  Please contact Judy Burman directly at 847-214-6931 for complete details.