Health Care

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The careers below typically can be started with very little training:

  • Health Informatics: Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Support Services: Orderlies, Home Health and Personal Care Aides, Pharmacy Aides, Phlebotomists,
  • Therapeutic Services: Dental Assistants, Dietetic Technicians, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Assistants, Nursing Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychiatric Technicians

How do I get started?

Non-Credit Classes

Why choose non-credit classes?  

  • Flexible scheduling options – many classes are “open enrollment” throughout the year
  • Take just one course to gain skills employers will recognize

What types of non-credit classes are available?

There are non-credit courses available in health informatics, support services, and therapeutic services.  Consider training courses in:

  • Health Informatics: Medical Records, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Secretary, Medical Insurance Coding, Medical Insurance Specialist or Biller, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Transcription
  • Support Services: Health Aide, Home Health Aide/Home Attendant, Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Medication Aide, Phlebotomy Technician
  • Therapeutic Services: Nutrition, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency and Fire Management Services: Basic Life Support (BLS), EMT, CPR and First Aid, Paramedic

Find and register for classes 

Short-Term Credit Programs

Why choose short-term credit programs?  

  • Complete a certificate in one year or less
  • Get started in a new career

What types of credit programs are available?

Look for certificate programs that are 30 credits or less if you want to complete training in a year or less. Associate programs typically take two-years to complete. You can find more training options using the campus and program search.

Health Informatics

Support Services

Therapeutic Services

Human Services

Emergency Services:

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Visit Health Care Careers in Minnesota to see all of the career options health care has to offer.