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Health Careers

Are you interested in entering the health care field? El Centro’s Continuing Education health courses are avenues to immediate employment. Get started with a career as a Certified Nurse Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Sterile Processing Technician or Community Health Care Worker.

Are you interested in a health career that does not involve direct patient care then perhaps Medical Staff Services, Medical Interpretation is the program for you.

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The following courses require advisor approval:
  • Certified Nurse Aide
    Nurse aides work in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to give basic, daily care to residents.
  • Community Health Care Worker
    Community Health Workers provides cultural mediation between communities and human services systems, informal counseling and social support, culturally and linguistically appropriate health education, and more.
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Tech
  • Medical Interpretation
    Medical Interpreters perform a variety of interpretation services to assist non-English speaking patients receiving care within a medical facility. They facilitate verbal communication between health care providers, clinical support staff, and patients/visitors.
  • Phlebotomy Technician
    Phlebotomists draw blood from individuals in clinical/hospital settings.
  • Sterile Processing Technician
    Sterile Processing Technicians perform all aspects of sterile processing functions with basic surgical instrumentation in the health care workplace.

The following courses DO NOT require advisor approval:
  • Medical Staff Services
    Courses in medical staff services prepare individuals to perform the duties of a medical staff services and/or credentials coordinator in health care settings that include hospitals, managed care organizations and credentialing organizations.
  • WorkKeys

We also offer courses to prepare students for various exams and recertification.

Visit our current semester schedule for the next available class.
  • HESI Admission Prep
  • Vascular Technology Review
  • Surgical Technology Refresher
  • Medication Aide Recertification

For information on health CE courses, contact the academic advisor at 214 860-2262.

Connect with Us


The Continuing Education office (A260) is on the 2nd Floor of A Building, across from the cashiers office.


  • Mon.-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.


214-860-2124 (Fax)
For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.