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Healthcare Career Program

Gain Hands-On Experience in Healthcare

Healthcare Training
Healthcare students gain hands-on training in medical labs & clinic settings

The healthcare field needs employees with a variety of skill sets to keep everything running smoothly. That’s why CSI students can choose between two tracks in the Healthcare Career Program: the billing and coding track and the clinical track. Both options prepare students to take the certification exams they need to pursue a variety of in-demand healthcare careers.

Billing and Coding Track

The billing and coding track of the Healthcare Career Program focuses on the information needs of the healthcare industry. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide medical coding and billing, manage healthcare data used to support patient care, and contribute to the development of computer-based patient records.

Revamped to meet the latest industry needs, this 12-month program will walk you through:

  • Medical administrative procedures
  • Current Procedural Terminology
  • Coding medical diagnoses
  • Customer service
  • Medical insurance methodology

Our courses give you hands-on experience so you can seamlessly transition from student to knowledgeable professional when you join the workforce. You will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with knowledgeable instructors who are invested in your success. From day one, you will start gaining the skills you need to achieve your academic and professional goals.

The billing and coding track includes certification exam preparation and fees. Students can choose one of the following options:  

  • Option 1: The AHIMA Certified Coder Associate (CCA)


  • Option 2: The NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) AND the NHA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

These certifications are internationally recognized and demonstrate the academic qualifications you achieved and the credentials you earned.

What Jobs Does the Billing and Coding Track Qualify Me for?

  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Receptionist

Projected Job Growth of 11% for Medical records and Health Information Technicians from 2018-2028.
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

The billing and coding track is only available at Illinois campuses

Clinical Track

The clinical track of the Healthcare Career Program provides students with an introduction to the medical field and the opportunity to pursue the professional industry certifications needed for a clinical medical assistant. This medical assisting program consists of courses, covering clinical, administrative, and laboratory procedures, as well as medical terminology, phlebotomy, and other academic concepts needed to be successful in the healthcare industry.

CSI’s Blended Learning Methodology combines classroom lectures, hands-on practical training, and laboratory learning hours. This program provides students the foundation level academic training and credentials needed to get started in healthcare, and progress through higher education in the medical industry.

The clinical track of Healthcare Career Program prepares students for:

  • The Certified ECG Technician (CET) exams
  • NHA’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certification

What Jobs Does the Clinical Track Qualify Me for?

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant

Projected Job Growth of 19% for Medical Assistants from 2019-2029.
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

The clinical track is only available at Illinois campuses

Program Length

40 Academic Weeks

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for International Students

After completion of the Healthcare Career Program, eligible international students can apply for up to 12 months OPT work authorization to gain practical experience in their field of study.

Get More Info…

For more information on the Healthcare Career Program and to explore whether CSI is right for you, fill out the form on this page or contact an Admissions Representative by phone at 1-847-967-5030!

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