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Your Future Begins Here

It’s not enough to wish for a brighter future for you and your family – you have to make it happen. First Institute can help. As one of Northern Illinois’ premier career colleges, our admissions staff are eager to help you understand your goals and pair you with the career training program that’s right for you.


The First Institute Difference

  • Flexible schedules
  • Day, evening, and hybrid classes
  • Classes taught by experienced instructors
  • Courses specific to your career goals
  • Career services assistance for our graduates

Whether you’re interested in our Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting or Massage Therapy program, the application process is easy and convenient. Our admissions staff will give you a tour of the campus, introduce you to available staff and faculty, and guide you through the entire admissions process.

Our Process

Interview with an admissions representative

Gather information about our programs, ask questions and discover all the ways First Institute can help you make your dreams reality.

Submit your application package

First Institute requires all applicants possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Admission into the programs is based upon an interview and evidence that the applicant possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Meet with Financial Aid Administrator

Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss your financial options, apply for assistance and complete all required Financial Aid documentation.

Take the First Step Today

There’s no better time than right now to make an appointment and see first-hand what a First Institute education can do for you. Schedule your campus tour now or call one of our friendly admissions representatives at 815-459-3500.