Career Pathways gives you the map for a specific career. Each pathway program shows the requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.
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Discover your future in health care at ICC.

CNA

Nursing Assistant Program

EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians

Phlebotomy

Trained to Draw Blood

CNA

Nursing Assistant Program

Nursing assistants help registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with providing patient care. As a nurse assistant, you may work in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other care agency.

This program is intended to provide entry-level skills for those individuals seeking employment as a nurse assistant. Lecture/laboratory hours in addition to clinical experience are included in the program. The nurse assistant, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or LPN, functions as a member of the healthcare team in a nursing home, hospital or home health care setting. Theory and practical application in basic nursing skills, observation, and reporting of client/resident signs and symptoms, safety and communication skills are presented. Coursework is taken at Illinois Central College campuses or other offsite locations. Scheduled clinical experience is provided in the area’s long-term care facilities or hospitals. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program (NACEP) and become certified in the State of Illinois.

EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians

As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) you’ll be part of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System. The EMS System was designed to bring emergency medical care to patients “in the field.” In other words, you go to where people are injured or ill.

There are three nationally recognized levels of EMT training:
Basic (EMT-B)
Intermediate (EMT-I)
Paramedic (EMT-P)

Phlebotomy

Trained to Draw Blood

Phlebotomists are employed in hospital laboratories, physician clinics, and other health care institutions to perform the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and micropuncture techniques. Theory and practice in phlebotomy skills are studied in addition to ethical and legal responsibilities, effective communication skills, and safe practices.

Successful completion of the program will allow the graduate to seek employment as a phlebotomist and be eligible to take an appropriate phlebotomy certification examination.