Certificate Programs

Healthcare Programs in Bridgeview, Illinois, and throughout the U.S.

Students who are ready to take their healthcare career to the next level can find hands-on, job-focused education at Northwestern College. With online options, as well as in-person programming at our campus in Bridgeview, Illinois, Northwestern College offers a supportive and engaging learning environment. We provide programs to prepare students for healthcare jobs in radiologic technology, nursing, health information technology, and health information management, including roles as a dental or medical assistant.

Certificate Programs

The certificate programs at Northwestern College are streamlined so that you can graduate in a year or less. If you’re looking to acquire job-specific skills and knowledge, our healthcare-focused certificate programs may be a good fit for you. These programs don’t have required general education classes – just courses that are directly applicable to the work you want to do.

Our certificate programs include:

Medical Assisting

Train for a multi-faceted role in medical assisting, performing a wide range of patient-centered clinical and administrative tasks.

Dental Assisting

Develop skills in patient education and administrative coordination to increase the delivery and quality of oral health care.

Coding Specialist

Enhance your coding knowledge and gain skills for entry-level coding positions by learning about current classification systems and how to use them in both acute and ambulatory care settings.

If you have prior work experience or college credit, a certificate program can boost your career opportunities. If you decide to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree, your certificate credits may be applied towards those degree requirements.