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Health Care Programs

As a health care school serving the Chicago area, Northwestern College offers several comprehensive programs to assist students in pursuing careers in the field of health care. Choosing from a variety of health care disciplines, our programs help build the basic foundation for students to further their career.

The latest Bureau of Labor projections reveal that the health care sector is expected to grow over the next few years, creating career opportunities. Our curriculum is designed to equip students with the skills they need for immediate employment after graduation. Choosing an NC program can assist you in training for a health care career, so that you can prepare yourself to take the next step in the field of your choice.

Medical Career Programs

Northwestern College’s School of Health Sciences offers professional health care career programs in the following fields:

Coding Specialist Certificate

This is an ideal program for those who already hold a job involving medical records and wish to enhance their medical coding knowledge. By pursuing a certificate program in coding, you will be eligible for a position as a certified coding specialist in the health informatics field. learn more

Medical Assistant Degree

The medical assisting program has been designed to meet the entry-level administrator and clinical competencies as identified by CAAHEP. Graduates from this discipline are eligible to appear for the national Certified Medical Assistance exam. learn more

Health Information Technology Degree

Health Information Technology involves organizing, detailing and retrieving data pertaining to patients and procedures. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination that will further aide in employment. learn more

Massage Therapy Degree (C)

Researchers have identified the health benefits of massage therapy, making this discipline another up-and-coming field. The Massage Therapy curriculum provides students with guidance on the various massage techniques, along with hands-on experience. learn more

Radiologic Technology Degree

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, this program educates students in performing diagnostic imaging examinations and administrating radiation therapy treatments. learn more

Why Choose Northwestern College?

Northwestern College is committed to providing the best to its students with well-rounded programs. We also take pride in our experienced educators who have real-world knowledge of their specialized field. Together, we aim to build a future for our students in Health Science.

Northwestern College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges, www.ncahlc.org.  In addition, some of our programs under the Health Science field have also been accredited by specialized organizations.

  • The Health Information Technology program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
  • Our Medical Assisting program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
  • The Radiologic Technology program has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Talk to Us
If you would like to receive more information about our medical career programs in Chicago, IL or our Bridgeview campus, you can contact us via phone or email with any or of your questions. Or better yet, visit Northwestern College in person to gain a better understanding of all of our offerings.