Courses

This course is intended to prepare applicants for the CADC exam. It has been approved for (21) CEU's from the Illinois Certification Board and/or as a 2 hour credit course to GSU students.


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CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a system of contemplative exercises designed to strengthen and sustain compassion. Practices include training in attentional stability and increased emotional awareness, as well as targeted analytical reflections to understand better one's relationship with self and others.


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Continuing the Exploration of the Catastrophizing Cure: The Compassionate and Empowering Cognitive Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy


Friday, March 26, 2021, LIVE ONLINE CLASS
This course provides an overview of contact tracing investigations to meet the demand of the growing public health workforce for Contact Tracing Investigators.


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The Dialysis Technician course is 100% online.  As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by 2018. While most technician training has historically been done “on-the-job,” today’s healthcare employers are seeking well-trained technicians who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to fill this growing number of positions.

This comprehensive online 50 hour program will prepare students to work as an Dialysis technician and to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) exam. Course content includes: specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines, preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems, equipment maintenance, skills to monitor and record a patient’s vital signs, the process for a dialysis teams’ administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed, assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure, and patient training for at-home dialysis treatment and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care.

  • ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.
  • Certification: The Dialysis program does not map directly to the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) because there are clinical experience requirements that we cannot provide.  Most dialysis students will be hired upon completion of the training, obtain the hours during paid employment, and can obtain the certification while employed and gaining on the job training.
  • Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.
  • All textbooks and materials are included.
  • Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.
  • Video lesson presentations.
  • Mobile-Ready

Students may start at any time! CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

Please contact: continuinged@govst.edu to schedule your start date.

 



October 27, 2020 to December 31, 2021, ONLINE

The EKG Technician course is 100% online.  EKG technicians are in demand!  EKG technicians work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities and organizations.  EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies.  This EKG Technician program prepares students to function as EKG technicians.

This comprehensive online 50 hour program will prepare students to work as an EKG technician and to take the EKG technician Certification Board's CET exam. Course content includes: detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes and terminology, medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and echocardiography, an introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, and 12-lead placement and other practices.

  • ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.
  • OPTIONAL Non-Paid 40 Hour Externship. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.
  • National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take both:
  • Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.
  • All textbooks and materials are included.
  • Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.
  • Video lesson presentations.
  • Mobile-Ready

Students may start at any time! CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

Please contact: continuinged@govst.edu to schedule your start date.



October 26, 2020 to December 31, 2021, ONLINE
In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.


This course contains no sessions
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Governors State University's licensure review course provides intense preparation for the LSW/LCSW exams. This review course uses the most up-to-date examination materials from LEAP (Licensing ExAm Preparation Services, LLC) and reflects the latest information for the DSM-5.



May 24, 2021 to June 24, 2021, ONLINE

Medical Terminology Program

This 20-hour medical terminology program is a comprehensive guide to identifying, analyzing, and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes.  In addition, this program will provide instruction in the organization of the human body and the associated systems, major drug classifications, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, medical abbreviations and symbols and common medical terms.  This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical terminology enabling a student to better comprehend medical terms.  Start anytime.  

Student Tuition: $499 (Textbooks included)

Course Contact Hours: 20 hours

 

  • ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.
  • National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take both:
  • Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.
  • All textbooks and materials are included.
  • Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.
  • Video lesson presentations.
  • Mobile-Ready

Students may start at any time! CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

Please contact: continuinged@govst.edu to schedule your start date.



November 17, 2020 to December 31, 2021, ONLINE

This comprehensive online 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.

  • ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.
  • OPTIONAL Non-Paid 40 Hour Externship. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.
  • National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB).
  • Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.
  • All textbooks and materials are included.
  • Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.
  • Video lesson presentations.
  • Mobile-Ready

 

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

Please contact, the Continuing Education Dept. at continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199



November 9, 2020 to December 31, 2021

This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.  Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Course includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.  

  • National Certification:  In-class students who successfully complete the program can sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam.
  • Optional Non-Paid 40 Hour ExternshipTo be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 90 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. 
  • ONLINE / SELF PACED: The student will determine start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program. 
  • Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.
  • All textbooks and materials are included.
  • Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.
  • Video lesson presentations.
  • Mobile-Ready

 

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

Please contact, the Continuing Education Dept. at continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199



November 9, 2020 to November 8, 2021
Introduces college readiness concepts to individuals with intellectual disabilities who are striving for college readiness. Must pass initial interview with ASSD staff and have completed high school hours.


February 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021, Hybrid
Welcome to Governors State University's first Recovery Coaching Training ONLINE. Starting November 23, 2020 - March 20, 2021. This fully online course provides 40 hours of foundational knowledge related to addictive behaviors and recovery from substance use disorders. This course would benefit those seeking to gain a basic understanding of addictive behaviors and recovery processes, including those who intend to become a Recovery Coach. This self-paced, fully online course consists of an Introduction module and 10 Learning Modules to be completed over 7 weeks. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Course Completion and 40 CEU's earned.


This course contains no sessions
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