The Allied Health and Emergency Services Division is dedicated to supporting our students and guiding them toward their academic aspirations of joining the ranks of our community's heroes.


Discover your opportunities and unleash your potential to positively impact people's lives. Begin your path with us today!
Andy Binanti
Nursing students in classroom
The program combines courses in general and nursing education with selected learning experiences in hospitals and health agencies.
Students in classroom
Criminal Justice Program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in law enforcement, corrections, security, and related fields.
Student in dental lab
Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.
Student cleaning patient teeth
The Dental Hygiene program equips students with specialized skills essential for a career as a dental hygienist. The curriculum emphasizes prophylaxis (removing calculus, stains, and deposits from teeth), preventing oral diseases, and the hygienist's role as a dental health educator.
EMT Students
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and First Responder programs, offered in collaboration with St. James Hospitals and Health Centers, provide a comprehensive learning experience under the guidance of lead instructors certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Student speaking with advisor
Fire Science is the body of study that focuses around the nature of fire.  Fire science explores many different types of fires such as chemical, metal, and electrical.
Student standing in hallway
Our CNA program is designed to prepare students for a rewarding career in providing essential care services for patients, including bathing, grooming, feeding, and providing crucial support to nurses.
Student assisting with workout session
Real-world training beyond the classroom in the growing health and fitness industry. Students receive hands-on training with professional equipment and knowledgeable instructors.
Students performing surgical operation
The Surgical Technology Program trains students to become surgical technologists who assist in various medical settings, including operating rooms, labor and delivery units, and outpatient surgical centers.