Courses

For over 30 years, the Access to Care program has provided primary health care services to residents of suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago who have lower-incomes, are uninsured, or underinsured.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


February 25-27, 2022

Clinical Medical Assisting Profession
The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple
healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including
assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG
electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job
opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient
facilities.
The Clinical Medical Assisting Program
This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a
medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory
procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead
EKG and the cardiac life cycle. The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assisting program is to prepare students to assist physicians by
performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.
This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office - assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies & other pharmacology related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG

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 Externship. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam

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



July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Online
This course provides an overview of contact tracing investigations to meet the demand of the growing public health workforce for Contact Tracing Investigators.


This course contains no sessions
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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

Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.

This comprehensive 140 hour program prepares learners to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Learners will review the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

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 Externship: To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.  

Certification: The program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Electronic Health Records Management Certification (EHRM)

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. 

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity 

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

 

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

Please contact: continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199



October 13, 2021 to January 31, 2022, Online Self-Paced

Governors State University's licensure review course provides intense preparation for the 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. 

Start this course anytime, please contact Michelle msebasco@govst.edu to schedule your start date. 



September 21, 2021 to December 13, 2021, ONLINE
Medi-Car & Service Car Safety Training The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services requires drivers and attendants of Medi-Car, and other service car transportation providers who transport participants of the Department's medical assistance programs, to complete a safety training program. This course fulfills the State's CE requirements for these employees, which is renewable every three years. The three-hour training course covers passenger assistance; safe driving, safe operation, and emergency procedures, bloodborne pathogens, and covid 19. The tuition and fee include class materials and a three-year certification card. Attendance and promptness are mandatory per State regulations. This class also satisfies the State requirements for recertification (refresher).


This course contains no sessions
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The Medical Billing & Coding Profession
Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for
professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance
reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities,
chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing
and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs
available by 2022; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in
medical billing and coding.

  • ?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 150 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 National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam
  • 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



July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 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
In this two-day via zoom course, participants will learn about trauma influences within the patient and the medical provider, as well as within our society.


December 4-5, 2021, LIVE ONLINE CLASS

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
The intent of this training is to introduce people to the importance of assessing and intervening in trauma across the lifespan and the importance of integrated care.


This course contains no sessions
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