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Career Step

Online Healthcare and Computer Training Programs

College of DuPage Continuing Education partners with Career Step, a leading online education provider with more than 20 years of experience. 

  • Programs are 100 percent online, allowing you to work on them as your schedule allows.
  • You'll have one-on-one support from experienced instructors every step of the way.
  • Course registration for all programs is ongoing. Begin and end the class on your schedule.

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Prepare for a rewarding careers in a growing industry.

Featured Course

Online Medical Scribes

Medical scribes aren't on the frontlines of healthcare, which is good for those who prefer a little more predictability in their daily routines. They generally work behind the scenes —sometimes from the comfort of their own home—listening to dictations and converting them into written documents. Here's what their daily responsibilities might include:

  • Listening to the recorded dictation of a doctor or other healthcare worker.
  • Interpreting and transcribing dictation into patient history, exam notes, and other documents.
  • Reviewing and editing drafts prepared by speech recognition software.
  • Translating medical abbreviations and jargon into the appropriate long form.
  • Following up with the healthcare provider to ensure that reports are accurate.

Additional Career Step Courses

Hemodialysis Technician with Externship

Within the large and growing healthcare industry, hemodialysis technicians are an essential part of the clinical workforce. In addition to their primary responsibilities with dialysis treatment, they help comfort patients both mentally and physically as they undergo this stressful procedure.

BCAST-0740-001, $3,599

Online Medical Transcription Editor

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program prepares students for medical transcription and editing careers. Topics studied include documentation, biomedical sciences and editing theory. Enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership and a voucher to take the RHDS exam.
BCAST-0700-001, $3,199

Online Veterinary Assisting with Medical Office Administration

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a veterinary assistant or medical office assistant. Topics include office and exam room procedures, communication and client relations, and small and large animal nursing. Enrollment includes a CMAA exam voucher.
BCAST-0730-001, $3,899

Online Microsoft Office 2019 Bundle

Prepare to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification with training on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. Work through beginning and advanced concepts and complete a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes ebooks as well as five quick-reference cards.
BCAST-0800-001, $599

Online Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician training program includes 285 hours of curriculum and is designed to be completed in three months of full-time study. The Career Step Pharmacy Technician training program covers pharmacology, pharmacy law, regulations and standards, business of a pharmacy (both retail and institutional), prescriptions, pharmaceutical calculations and nonsterile compounding.
BCAST-0710-001, $2,999

Online Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant training program includes 150 hours of curriculum and is designed to be completed in three months of full-time study. The program covers examination room procedures, communication and client relations, office and hospital procedures, small and large animal nursing, pharmacy and pharmacology, laboratory procedures, surgical preparation and assisting, and radiology and ultrasound imaging.
BCAST-0720-001, $1,999

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Email: CE@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785