Allied Health Programs

Train for a rewarding career in an allied health care field, which is projected to be one of the nation's fastest-growing sectors.

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Prepare for a new health care career in just a few months with Workforce Development.

Although many employers look for prior experience or a college degree, some entry-level allied health care positions can be gained through specific training that requires a few months, rather than years.

Classroom Training
Workforce Development offers classroom training for the following allied health care support positions:

  • EKG Technician: Get the skills you need for this growing career, and prepare for national certification exams in this 50-hour program that meets at the Aurora Fox Valley Campus.
  • Pharmacy Technician: Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's national exam, and then enter this field, where you'll work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in a variety of health care settings.   
  • Dental Assistant: This 60-hour program prepares you for entry level positions in pre-clinical dental assisting.
  • Medical Billing and Coding: Learn introductory CPT concepts and guidelines as well as CPT evaluation and management.

Online Training 
In addition, Workforce Development offers online courses to prepare you for a variety of allied health fields, such as:

  • Administrative Medical Specialist
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Medical Transcription 

Learn more about these and many other online health care programs.

More Info.

Call (630) 906-4152 or email

Note: If you're between the ages of 16-21 and come from a low-income household, you may be able to get your dental assisting or pharmacy technician tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for through the Youth Services Program