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Pursue Your Calling with Hands-on Training

At First Institute, we believe the best way to master a skill is by doing it. That’s why all our programs feature comprehensive, hands-on training. Not only do you get real-world experience with tasks you’ll be performing every day, but you also gain the confidence that only comes from practice.

Small class sizes mean you’ll get more personalized instruction. Also, our teachers are all experienced professionals who specialize in practical skills, so you’ll be fully trained and ready to start your new career.

Dental Assisting

Great health starts with the teeth. Learn the clinical and administrative skills you need to start a career in dental assisting in under one year.

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Medical Assisting

The need for skilled healthcare professionals is growing. Join their ranks and train for an essential career as a medical assistant in just 53 weeks.

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Massage Therapy

Available at our Crystal Lake campus, this program can equip you with the skills you need to start a rewarding career in Massage Therapy.

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Students like you have chosen First Institute to:

  • Prepare them for rewarding careers
  • Gain the experience needed to grow professionally
  • Benefit from our lifetime job placement assistance
  • Get real-world experience through externships
  • Train around their existing work and family commitments