Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Length: 1 semester

Total Credits: 5 credit hours

Description: In this one-semester, five-credit hour certificate program, students learn the role and responsibilities of an emergency medical technician as well as gain skills in patient interaction, diagnosis, and emergency medical treatment. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to take the Illinois EMT-B Certification Examination.

Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Length: 1 semester

Total Credits: 6 credit hours

Description: This one-semester, six-credit hour certificate program, approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, provides students with practice and information on patient care, personal and supportive care, the healthcare working environment, healthcare systems, as well as basic anatomy and nutrition. You may work in long-term care facilities, adult day care centers, home care agencies, medical and mental health centers, or hospitals. You will need to provide official fingerprints and a background check for this program.

Sterile Processing Technician

Length: 1 semester

Total Credits: 4 credit hours

Description: This one-semester, four-credit hour certificate program prepares students for careers as members of a hospital's central service team. Sterile Processing Technicians are responsible for decontaminating, disassembling, cleaning, reassembling, packaging, and sterilizing instrumentation used on surgical cases as well as in the nursing units.

Visit the SWFT + Healthcare page to learn about the additional nursing and healthcare programs offered through that scholarship.