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Become a Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician

You may be eligible to get free career training to become a Medical Assistant (CMA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) with the help of a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) grant.

This program is designed to help you enroll in a CMA or PCT training program and work in the field of healthcare. We’ll help you select from approved training providers and if you qualify, WE’LL PAY FOR YOU to get certified.

I’m interested in FREE Training with Job Placement Assistance!

    Job Placement Assistance

    Upon successful completion of your training, we will connect you to our participating employers. We will also provide you with intensive job coaching support that includes free resume assistance and interviewing preparation.

    Edward-Elmhurst Health and Northwestern Medicine, two of the largest healthcare providers in Illinois, are participating in this healthcare talent pipeline initiative.

    A Career Helping Others

    Why choose a career in healthcare?

    You are needed right now.

    Healthcare is the largest and fastest-expanding industry in DuPage County offering career advancement paths.

    Benefits for full-time and part-time employees.

    Medical Assistant

    Average Wage

    Experienced Wage

    Patient Care Technician

    Average Wage

    Experienced Wage

    What does Alicia, a 2018 participant, like about being an MA: “everything” she says. “If I can make a difference in at least one person’s life in a day then I’ve done my job."

    FAQ

    You choose from a list of approved WIOA training providers. Below are approved institutions for CMA and PCT training based in DuPage County. For a comprehensive list of providers, visit Illinois workNet here.

    Patient Care Technician Training

    • A Plus Healthcare Training
    • College of DuPage
    • Genesis Healthcare Institute
    • Healthcare Training Institute
    • Tukiendorf Training Institute (TTI)
    • Waubonsee Community College

    Medical Assistant Training  

    • A Plus Healthcare Training
    • College of DuPage
    • Genesis Healthcare Institute
    • Harper College
    • Healthcare Training Institute
    • Joliet Junior College
    • Midwestern Career College
    • Rasmussen College
    • Tukiendorf Training Institute (TTI)
    • Waubonsee Community College

    Based on the career track you pursue and the training provider you select, the length of your training will vary.

    After you successfully complete your training and get certified, we will connect you with participating employers Edward-Elmhurst Health and Northwestern Medicine. These healthcare providers are actively hiring and have agreed to participate in this program.

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