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Intro to Healthcare Professions

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If you are interested in Adult Basic Education classes, please complete our form to start the process, and we will contact you with details. If you have additional questions, call 847-214-6904 or email

Inquiry Form

ECC offers the training you need to prepare for a career in the health care industry. There is a high demand for nurses and other health care professionals to meet the increasing staffing needs of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, doctors' offices, and assisted living facilities. Health care careers offer unbeatable opportunities, stability, and career rewards.

Our free Introduction to Health Care Professions course gives an overview of the health care degrees and certificates ECC offers and a variety of activities that will help you choose the health care profession that is best for you.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore health care professions through reading, instruction, film, and guest speakers.
  • Take field trips to local health care facilities.
  • Receive one-on-one academic and career assessments.
  • Examine entrance requirements for ECC’s health care programs.
  • Review academic skills needed for entrance to programs.
  • Practice test-taking skills and strategies.
  • Discuss employment skills.
  • Participate in a mock job interview.

At the end of the course, you will meet with the transitions coordinator to discuss an academic and career plan.

The health care industry is projected to grow 30 percent between 2010 and 2020, more than twice as fast as the general economy. Job growth expectations through 20221:

  • 19 percent for health care practitioners and technical occupations.
  • 20 percent for health care support occupations.

Online Registration

Please complete our inquiry form to receive more information about registering for ABE/ASE classes. This form will help us understand your specific needs and preferences, allowing us to provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance throughout the registration process. Completing this form will ensure we can tailor our support to meet your requirements best and help you start your educational journey with confidence.

Email or call 847-214-6904 for more information.

Inquiry Form

Stevens Amendment (FY24):
Stevens Amendment: Approximately $718,727 (40%) of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at Elgin Community College is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.