Workforce Training for Healthcare Careers
Build stackable credentials with MCC's noncredit healthcare certification programs. Receive a nationally recognized certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Each course includes the price of taking your initial certification exam through NHA on campus after you successfully complete the course.
These are noncredit career training certificate programs that will prepare you to earn industry-recognized credentials.
These programs are eligible for Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) grant funding. Learn how the PATH grant can help you pay for training and more »
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician Training
Prepare to become a Certified EKG Technician (CET)! Study basic to advanced concepts in EKG. Learn basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, proper lead placement for 5- and 12-lead, technical aspects of an EKG machine and how to calculate heart rate, how to interpret a rhythm strip, and several advanced concepts working with the 12-lead EKG machines. You'll learn how to prep a patient for EKG monitoring and troubleshoot EKG artifact.
This course is designed for those who have completed Basic Nursing Assistant (CNA), CPR, EMT, or other medically-related coursework. This training, along with your previous certification, allows you to assist the physician diagnosing myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart rhythm irregularities. EKG machines are used in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities.
The $999 fee for this course includes all books, materials and the cost of the National Health Careers (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam to be taken at the end of the course. High school students pay $500.
- Medical Assistant Academy
Review what you learned in your prerequisite courses (Basic Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician) in the Medical Assistant Capstone course. Train to work under the supervision of a practice/operations manager to perform the following: schedule appointments, patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, maintain medical records, prepare patients for examination, drawing blood, medicine administration, first aid, and record vital signs and medical histories.
Note: You must complete CNA, EKG, and phlebotomy training before you can enroll in the Medical Assistant Academy.
By the numbers:
- Job outlook: employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 14% 2022 to 2032.
- Medical Assistant was ranked #11 in Best Healthcare Support Jobs, #77 in 100 Best Jobs in the U.S. News Best Jobs Rankings.
Coursework includes basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.
The $1,999 fee includes all books, materials and the cost of the National Healthcareers (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam to be taken at the end of the course.
- Nursing Assistant Recertification Testing to Reinstate your Certification as an Illinois Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)
"In Illinois, you must reinstate your CNA certification if you fail to provide nursing or related services for pay for a period of 24 consecutive months. Reinstatement involves passing a manual skills test and then passing the written competency test. An acceptable score on both tests will make you eligible for reinstatement." from CNALicense.org
MCC works with an Illinois Department of Public Health-approved instructor (manual skills evaluator) to provide competency testing of the 21 mandated skills to those individuals who have received permission from the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry to update their CNA status to active. You must have already taken a CNA course and completed it successfully. The purpose of this program is for testing only. According to the State of Illinois guidelines, the applicant will be given three attempts to pass any one skill. There is no guarantee of passing any one skill, although the student will be given every opportunity to succeed.
- Pharmacy Technician Training
The Professional Pharmacy Technician Training is a 96-hour course designed to teach you the fundamentals and particulars of being a pharmacy technician. You'll learn to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment, although on-the-job training is still a part of pharmacy training.
The $1,999 fee for this course includes all books, lab materials, and the cost of the National Health Careers (NHA) ExCPT exam to be taken at the end of the class.
Note: This program is not accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Students who successfully complete the program and pass the ExCPT will have a nationally recognized credential, but will need to meet state licensure requirements separately.
- Phlebotomy Technician Training
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. As an NHA-Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), you can work in a variety of healthcare settings and perform critical work in the healthcare field. The job outlook through 2030 shows 22% growth, much faster than average.
MCC's certification program consists of 60 classroom and lab hours in which you'll be required to complete a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks.
The $1,999 fee for this course includes all books, materials and the cost of the National Health Careers (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam to be taken at the end of the class.
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