Rock Valley College
CCE Healthcare

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CNA Recertification

Current Term (Spring 2020)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Recertification for CNA's
2/19/20 - 2/20/20
Wed 3:00pm-7:00pm HSC 2206
Thur 3:00pm-7:00pm HOSP 100 N/A
Recertification for CNA's
3/18/20 - 3/19/20
Wed 3:00pm-7:00pm HSC 2206
Thur 3:00pm-7:00pm HOSP 100 N/A

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.


Healthcare Overview

Learn about opportunities in the rapidly expanding field of health care careers. This free informational session is open to the public and showcases Rock Valley College’s certificate programs. Faculty are available to discuss course requirements and industry trends.

Bring your questions and prepare to visit instructors in the fields of Massage Therapy, EKG Technician, Medical Billing & Coding, Dental Assisting and Pharmacy Technician.

Continuing Education staff will be available to answer any questions you may have on registering.

WIOA funding available for EKG Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant and Re-Certification for CNA’s for those who qualify. MUST have appointment and funding verified with counselor prior to registering for course.

Veteran’s funding available for Massage Therapy for those who qualify. Sallie Mae loans available for all programs.

Course Code: HLT-068-RV

Medical Assistant Administration

(4.5 Credits) This 70 hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions. This program covers important entry-level background information on anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service and legal aspects. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required-to either obtain or advance to a healthcare administration position. NOTE: This program will prepare you to meet the requirements of the National Healthcare Association’s (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam. The CMAA exam will be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. All materials are included in the course cost. No refunds 7 days prior to class start date. NO CLASS 5/25.

EKG Technician Certification Program

(3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKGTechniciansandtotaketheASPTElectrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. Course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Students willpracticewithEKGequipmentandperformhands-on labs. Introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. NOTE: The ASPT Electrocardiograph Technician exam will be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. Current Healthcare Provider CPR required. No refunds 7 days prior to class start date.

Medical Billing & Coding Program

(5 Credits) This combined 80 hour billing and coding course covers the following areas: CPT (introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management); specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory); ICD- 10 (introduction and guidelines); and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. NOTE: Students who complete this course, may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC Apprentice), and/or other National Certification Exams at an additional cost. After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students can obtain the AAPC CPC® designation. (All materials are included in the tuition fee.). No refunds 7 days prior to class start date. NO CLASS 4/9.

Pharmacy Technician Certification

(3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology; the history of pharmacy; the pharmacy practice in multiple environments; pharmacy calculations and measurements; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. No refunds 7 days prior to class start date.

Dental Assisting Program

(6 Credits) The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions. This course will familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required. This course covers the following key areas and Administrative Aspects: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand pieces; sterilization; and other areas. There is no state or national certification objective with this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. No refunds 7 days prior to class start date. NO CLASS 4/9.

Healthcare E-Learning

Health Ed Today E-learning courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. These courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. Note : Ask us about national or state certification opportunities through these courses!

Courses include:

  • 24 hour a day instructor support and course mentors
  • Engaging labs
  • Student exercises and course videos
  • Textbooks, workbooks and student materials
  • New “Career Services” website
The following courses are available:
  • Pharmacy Technician Program: $1,299
  • Clinical Medical Assistant: $2,499
  • Dental Assisting Program: $1,299
  • Medical Billing & Coding: $1,799
  • Medical Coding ICD-10: $999
  • EKG Technician Program: $1,299
  • Electronic Health Record Management: $1,299
  • Phlebotomy Technician Program: $1,299
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Program: $1,299
  • Dialysis Technician Program: $1,299
  • Medical Terminology: $499
  • ECG/EKG Course for Nurses: $699
  • Veterinary Assistant Program: $1,899

Visit us online at to experience a Course Demo and to learn more about these courses!
SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Fill out the registration form. On registration form, include e-mail and refer to Course # HealthEd. Mail back to RVC CCE.Next  register on-line at (Follow instructions at the partner website.)

For help, call (815) 921-3900. For course details, call toll free (888) 574-6218.