Health Care Certifications

medical training classes

Train for an in-demand health care career.

Train for an in-demand career on the front lines of improving people's health and well-being. You may be eligible for free tuition and other support services through grant support.

EKG Technician

Learn how to conduct tests on patients’ pulmonary or cardiovascular systems for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. This course will prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam. Your book, test prep and first test are included. (10 weeks/60 hours)

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Medical Administrative Assistant

Learn how to perform administrative duties in health care settings using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. This course will prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. Your books, test prep, and first test are included. (12 weeks/72 hours)

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Medical Biller

Train to become a Medical Biller and gain expertise across the medical billing and reimbursement cycle — including preauthorization, charge entry, claims transmission, submitting appeals, payment posting, insurance follow-up, and patient follow-up. This course prepares you for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam. (14 weeks/80 hours)

Dates and times to be announced. Call 847-622-3036 or email careertraining@elgin.edu to be notified when the class is running.


Medical Coder

Train to become a Medical Coder and gain expertise in physician/non-physician provider documentation review, abstract professional provider encounters, coding proficiency with CPT®, HCPCS Level II, ICD-10-CM, and compliance and regulatory requirements for physician services. This course prepares you for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. (14 weeks/80 hours.)

Dates and times to be announced. Call 847-622-3036 or email careertraining@elgin.edu to be notified when the class is running.


Pharmacy Technician

Learn how to prepare medications in a commercial or hospital pharmacy setting,

including how to measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders. This course will prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Your book, test prep and first test are included. (10 weeks/60 hours)

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CPR for Health Care Professionals

Need your Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification or renewal? We have regular classes throughout the year.

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Health Care Certifications

Train for an in-demand career on the front lines of improving people's health and well-being. You may be eligible for free tuition and other support services through grant support. Certifications include Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Billing & Coding.

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Information Technology Certifications

Train for an in-demand career in cutting-edge technology, including hardware, software, network support, coding, and database development. Some programs may be offered online through third-party vendors.

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In-Demand Certifications and Skills

Build your knowledge and skill base and open up new career paths and opportunities for advancement. Certifications and classes available include forklift and OSHA safety, real estate broker and home inspection, safe food handling, Adobe and Microsoft applications, and Spanish for the workplace.

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