Health care careers

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With the continuous advancement in patient care, health care workers with training in the latest technology and best practices are in constant demand. At Harper, you can prepare for a career in a variety of health care settings, from hospitals and clinics, to nursing homes and community-based organizations.

Harper College offers career training for specific fields such as nursing, allied health, dental hygiene, radiologic technology and administration. To get started, explore our health career degree and certificate programs below. 

Our student to teacher ratio is 19:1, which means you get personal attention from dedicated instructors.

Students learn to use equipment and follow procedures needed to do their job, in clinical settings and through simulations. Harper's fully functional virtual hospital offers real-world training situations. 

Harper's Business EdVantage program provides affordable tuition rates for out-of-district students who work-in-district.

Explore our programs

Harper College offers a number of health science career and transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:

Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study an health-related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.

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To learn more about nursing, allied health, and healthcare administration courses at Harper College, submit our request information form or call Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700. To apply, visit our online application.