Medical, Dental, and Massage Therapy Career Training

Health and Wellness Career Training in Aurora, Crystal Lake, and Libertyville, Illinois

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Are you looking for valuable skills that will help you stand out in a competitive job market? Working in the healthcare industry can be not only exciting and challenging, but also a rewarding career option because your job will be to help people feel their best.

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Dental Assisting

As a Dental Assistant, you work closely with dentists to help people achieve and maintain a great smile, and help to ensure the office runs smoothly.

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Medical Assisting

If you’re interested in a healthcare career (without spending years in school) training as a Medical Assistant could be a great opportunity.

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Massage Therapy

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in health & wellness, becoming a professional Massage Therapist could be an excellent opportunity.

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Erica Serna, Dental Assistant

First Institute proudly presents Erica Serna, a 2014 graduate of our Dental Assisting program. Erica is employed by Lakeland Dental as a Dental Assistant. Erica chose First Institute because of short-duration, hands-on learning, and she knew it would give her all of the skills to be successful in her Dental career. Erica recommends First Institute.

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Erica Serna, Dental Assistant is posing outside

McHenry County Top Workplaces Readers Choice Awards 2021

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation is proud to co-sponsor the 2021 Top Workplaces Readers’ Choice Awards. We are fortunate to have so many exceptional businesses who stand out to the readers of the Northwest Herald, and we salute them all. These past two years have been difficult and challenging… Read More

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An Accredited Institution

First Institute is one of only a few accredited colleges in Crystal Lake. We are proud to be nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Their mark of approval is an independent sign of our high educational standards. We also adhere to the rules and regulations of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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Covid-19 Update

As of June 11, 2021, the state of Illinois is in Phase 5 and fully restored. This means that testing, tracing and treatment are widely available throughout the state. In Illinois all sectors of the economy are reopened with health and hygiene practices in place and large gatherings of all sizes may resume.

First Institute follows the CDC guidance for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and the state of Illinois recommendations.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

First Institute of Travel, Inc OPEID ID 025849 received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to student>

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