Harper College will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17. Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more

Standalone Healthcare Courses

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This course provides instruction to students to meet the 36-hour IDPH requirement for activity directors, activity aides/assistants, and others involved with long-term care residents. Participants are instructed on how to develop unique programming to meet the recreational needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, intellectual disabilities, and serious mental illness.


Through a series of four courses, students learn about the cannabis industry, pharmacology, federal cannabis regulatory policies, and various employment opportunities. 


This course is designed to provide students with the tools and resources needed to become a COVID-19 Contact Tracer. Instructions will be delivered through our online learning platform. Each week the student will complete a new module. Upon successful completion of all course modules, student will be prepared to engage in Contact Tracing. Achieving a passing grade on the post-test evaluation is also required. This course complies with all Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Contact Tracing guidelines.


Prepare to become a dental assistant in this 12-week online course designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and enable you to be job-ready. Topics include anatomy and physiology, infection control, imaging, and patient care. Students are eligible for an externship of at least 40 hours (background check/drug screening may be required). All materials are mailed to your home once you register. Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrollment.  


This 14-week online course prepares you to work under a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, or other healthcare settings. Learn Federal law, medications, aseptic techniques, calculations, and everyday pharmacy operations. Prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. Textbook, exam preparation materials, and fees for one sitting of the PTCB exam included in the cost. Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrollment. 


Restart your career as a registered nurse in this refresher course. The first part of this unique program utilizes a blended approach to help you hone your critical thinking skills as you become familiar with the most current trends in nursing care. During the second part of the course, the Nursing Field Experience provides the opportunity to put theory into practice in a clinical setting. If you have been licensed in the US and desire to return to a patient care setting, this course is for you. Twenty CEs are awarded for RN license renewal in Illinois. Learn more.




Last Updated: 11/3/21