Embark on a Health Care Career

Embark on a Health Care Career

When most people think about careers in healthcare, they think of doctors, surgeons or nurses. But there are a whole world of in-demand healthcare jobs out there — and many of them require only a certification.

The term “Allied Health” refers to healthcare occupations which provide critical support for doctors and nurses as they treat patients. Pharmacy technicians, personal trainers, and those who handle specialized medical equipment can enter their fields with a certification from North Lake College.

Allied Health and Health Professions programs provide students with quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare education and training to produce job-ready individuals who fulfill the needs of healthcare employers and the community. North Lake College’s fully accredited programs produce licensed and certified professionals who are ready to enter the workforce.
Certificate courses available
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. This class teaches students techniques for life-saving CPR. 
  • EKG Technician. EKG technicians work with cardiologists and in hospitals, monitoring heart rates, operating test equipment, and talking with patients.
  • HESI Test Preparation. The HESI is the entrance exam for nursing school students, and prepares students to enter the NLC and El Centro College nursing program.
  • Medical Coding and Billing. Medical coders and billers handle payments at medical offices, working with new systems for billing and insurance. These courses can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks.
  • Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy technicians act as assistants for licensed pharmacists, providing medication to patients. North Lake partners with CVS for student internships.
  • Phlebotomy. Phlebotomists draw blood, handle blood samples, and screen blood donors. They can find work at almost any type of medical practice.

Learn more about the Allied Health programs at North Lake College.


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