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.

Learn More

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