LLCC’s facility at 130 W. Mason, located in the Mid-Illinois Medical District and blocks away from two major hospitals, will now be known as LLCC-Medical District. The facility opened in 1999 as the Capital City Center, a state-of-the art training facility to meet the growing technology training needs of local employers. The Center’s career training opportunities have expanded to now include many programs in the health care field.
“Because of a focus on short-term, health care training, and our location in the heart of the Mid-Illinois Medical District, the Center will now be known as LLCC-Medical District,” said Paula Luebbert, LLCC assistant vice president for corporate/government training and economic development. “This name better reflects our connection to LLCC. Students interested in health care careers want options, and this is an opportunity to promote our short-term programs alongside the degree and certificate programs available at the college.”
The career programs offered at LLCC-Medical District include dental assistant, medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, CNA to medical assistant bridge, pharmacy technician, massage therapy, ECG technician and veterinary assistant. The programs can be completed in six months to one year and offer students the opportunity to gain experience with a local employer through an externship and a potential job before graduation. The cost of each program includes textbooks, learning aids and supplies and is the most affordable in the area.
Some of the programs also include national certification tests, with past pass rates well above the national averages.
“LLCC-Medical District will continue to expand programs based on employment opportunities within our district,” said Luebbert. More information on LLCC-Medical District’s programs is available at www.llcc.edu/medical-district or by calling 217-524-6749.
Currently, several of the LLCC-Medical District training programs are being offered free of charge to students who qualify. The Open Door-Workforce Equity Initiative allows low-income students to attend with no tuition, receive assistance with childcare and transportation, a stipend and other support. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/open-door-wei.