Program Goals

Illinois Health Careers strives to make our students successful members of the dental community. Our school is committed to giving students opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills while utilizing critical thinking as an integral part of the process as well. Our program goals are the following:

  • Prepare our students to become work-ready as dental assistants and confident in their clinical and practice management skills.
  • Provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that fosters student success in and out of the classroom.
  • Prepare our students to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures.
  • Provide our students with the interpersonal skills and necessary competencies for patient-centered care.
  • Educate our students about current technologies and give them the skills necessary to adapt to the changes in dental/orthodontic fields.
  • Provide a curriculum that will give our students the knowledge and understanding of the professional duties and standards, incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a Dental Assistant.

Dental Assisting Program Description

Illinois Health Careers Dental Assistant Program is designed for a comprehensive coverage of dental assistant theory and practice in all aspects of clinical and administrative responsibilities. This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis by enrollment in each of the 20 modules, 2.5 hours each.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a Certificate for the Dental Assistant Program and Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Placement and become eligible to appear for dental assistant certification examinations such as the one conducted by American Medical Technologies (AMT).

Occupational Objective

Graduates are trained to work as dental assistants and may find work in dental offices, clinics, or other dental facilities.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Work under the direct supervision of a practicing dentist and qualify for the title of Dental Assistant, performing all tasks required in a dental office
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the standards of care chairside assisting; proper use of dental instruments; and in exposing, processing, and monitoring radiographs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disinfection, sterilization, infection control, handling and disposing of hazardous materials and sharps; mixing techniques of laboratory materials, tray setups, and assistance in chair-side restorative procedures.
  • Demonstrate the use of instruments and sequential procedures of orthodontic treatments.

Orthodontic Assisting Program Description

Illinois Health Careers Orthodontic Assisting Program consists of 10 modules, 2.5 hours each, offered on Saturdays (please refer to the Academic Calendar posted in School Catalog for details) and a 20-hr. internship component. Orthodontic Assisting modules to include theoretical and clinical components, covering advanced dental and oral anatomy and physiology, basic to advanced orthodontic chairside assisting orthodontic materials and supplies, instruments and procedures, appliances, Invisalign, radiology, and impressions.

A 20-hour internship requirement needs to be completed within 1 month from the date when the 10 orthodontic modules have been finished. Internship can be completed at any of the listed Orthodontic Experts clinics (please see the addresses and contact information below). Students can also rotate between the clinics to fulfill the internship requirement in a timely manner. Please, see Orthodontic Internship forms for additional details and guidelines.

Occupational Objective

Graduates are trained to work mostly independently. Once a patient is outfitted with corrective instruments such as aligners, braces, or expanders, it’s the orthodontic assistant’s job to perform any minor adjustments.

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of replacement of wires
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cutting of wires.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of refitting of bands on braces.
  • Demonstrative knowledge of the tightening of corrective coils.

Locations of classes and Internship

Addresses and contact information of the orthodontic clinics for the 20-hour orthodontic internship shadowing:

  1. 4709 N. Harlem Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706. P: (773) 801-7171.
  2. 1020 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. P: (847) 749-4340.
  3. 1719 W. 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608. P: (312) 767-2009.
  4. 7820 S Cicero Ave, Burbank, IL 60459. P: (708) 391-5220.
  5. 272 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102. P: (847) 658-4907.
  6. 2987 Kirk Road, #103A , Aurora, IL 60502. P: (331) 310-1064.
  7. 3339 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60618. P: (773) 830-7056.
  8. 2222 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60647. P: (312) 767-2088.
  9. 2496 DeKalb Ave, Unit B Sycamore, IL 60178. P: (815) 756-5200.
  10. 100 S Mannheim Rd, Ste. G04 Hillside, IL 60162. P: (708) 540-1770.
  11. 17759 S Halsted Homewood, IL 60430. P: (708) 405-2122.
  12. 1351 N. Larkin Ave Joliet, IL 60435. P: (815) 323-4700.
  13. 5051 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108 . P: (815) 918-4427.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program Description

Illinois Healthcare Careers Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program consists of 12 modules, 8 hours each. Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program modules are offered twice a week in the evening (please refer to the Academic Calendar posted in School Catalog for details) and a 20-hr. internship component, covering business and medical communications, medical/dental terminology, principles of health care operations, sales, software applications, HIPAA and OSHA, scheduling and meeting planning, applicable policy and regulations, and professional standards and ethics. Duration of the program is 12 weeks.

Occupational Objective

Once graduated from a program Medical Office Administrative Assistants are detail-oriented people responsible for performing a wide variety of office duties that help assure the smooth operation of medical practices, clinics, dental offices and hospitals. Because Medical Office Administrative Assistants interface with patients, doctors, nurses, and more, a combination of strong administrative and interpersonal skills is highly valued. In fact, patient experiences and improved clinical outcomes are reliant upon them.

Most Medical Office Administrative Assistants seek employment in :

Doctors’ offices (general practitioners and specialists)

  • Hospitals
  • Minor-emergency care clinics
  • Surgical centers
  • Rehab centers
  • Birthing centers
  • Outpatient care clinics
  • Dental and Orthodontic practices
  • Hospice facilities

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program graduates will

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Greeting patients and scheduling appointments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Collecting patient information
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Handling and transcribing medical records
  • Demonstrate the ability to Managing communications with doctors, patients, and third-party payers
  • Demonstrate the ability to Managing financials
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of Sharing test results with patients as directed by the physician or professional nurse
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain accurate Bookkeeping
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of Maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of Processing insurance claims

Billing and Coding Program Description

Illinois Healthcare Careers Billing and Coding Program consists of 16 modules, 3.5 hours each. Billing and Coding Program modules are offered once a week on Saturdays (please refer to the Academic Calendar posted in School Catalog for details) and a 15-hr. internship component, covering knowledge and skills needed to accurately report, transmit and track claims. As a medical billing and coding specialist, this will help develop needed skills and training as well as knowledge to submit proper documentation to insurance companies and federal agencies for reimbursement in order for their employees to succeed and avoid fraud charges. Duration of the program is 16 weeks blended course.

Occupational Objective

Program will prepare students for opportunities as a medical coder in medical offices, clinics, insurance companies, and in the form of freelance home-based business.

Prepare to find a position as an Insurance Billing Specialist, Medical Coding, Claims Assistance Professional, or Electronic Claims Processor.

Program Objectives

  • To understand basic anatomy and physiology
  • To understand basic medical terminology
  • To understand the basics of health insurance
  • To learn the concept of HIPAA Compliance and Privacy
  • To learn the role of the Health Insurance Billing Specialist
  • To understand medical documentation
  • To learn Electronic Data Interchange
  • To learn the basics of Medicare and Medicaid
  • To understand the lifecycle of a medical claim
  • To understand payment and collection strategies
  • To understand the basics of ICD-10 coding
  • To understand the basics of CPT coding

Admission Requirements

Illinois Health Careers applicants must be 18 years or older by the time of their program completion.

Tuition and Fees

Dental Assisting Program

The tuition for a Dental Assisting program offered by the Illinois Health Careers is $3,500. The program is based on 20 modules during 10 weeks, which are offered twice a week in the evening in all of our IDC campuses (please, see Academic Calendar for details).

COURSE MATERIALS TO BE PURCHASED BY STUDENT:

Text books will need to be purchased at enrollment or 2 weeks prior to class start.

Textbook: $150.00

Orthodontic Assisting Program

The tuition for the Orthodontic Assisting program offered by Illinois Health Careers is $2,000.00. This program is based on 10 modules during 9 weeks and a 20-hrs orthodontic internship shadowing. The modules are offered on Saturdays at all of our campuses (please, see Academic Calendar for details). Internship can be done at the same location as well as the other orthodontic clinics (please, see Orthodontic Assisting Program description above).

For those students who choose to enroll in both programs, the total cost of tuition comes down to $5,000 instead of $5,475 (10% savings).

COURSE MATERIALS TO BE PURCHASED BY STUDENT:

Text books will need to be purchased at enrollment or 2 weeks prior to class start.

Textbook: $150.00

Medical Office Administrative Assisting Program

The tuition for an Medical Office Administrative Assisting program offered by the Illinois Health Careers is $3,000. The program is based on 12 modules during 12 weeks, which are offered twice a week in the evening in all of our IHC campuses (please, see Academic Calendar for details) and a 20-hrs internship shadowing. Internship can be done at the same location as well as the other orthodontic clinics.

COURSE MATERIALS TO BE PURCHASED BY STUDENT:

Text books will need to be purchased at enrollment or 2 weeks prior to class start.

Textbook: $150.00

Dental and orthodontic assistants

Billing and Coding Program

The tuition for the Billing and Coding program offered by the Illinois Health Careers is $3,200. This program is based on 16 modules during 16 weeks offered once a week on Saturdays at all of our campuses (please refer to the Academic Calendar posted in School Catalog for details) and 15-hrs internship shadowing..

Book Purchase with online access will be required for the Medical Office Administrative Program and the Billing and Coding program.

COURSE MATERIALS TO BE PURCHASED BY STUDENT:

Text books will need to be purchased at enrollment or 2 weeks prior to class start.

Textbook: $160.00

COURSE MATERIAL FEE INCLUDES:

  • Text book
  • Workbook
  • Online learning platform
  • EHR( Electronic Health Records) learning platform.

Military veterans and active duty get a 12% discount for Allied Health Programs.

Additional Certificate Courses Available

  • OSHA/HIPAA $75.00
  • CPR/AED $50.00
  • Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealant Placement $499.00

Eligibility and Requirements for Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealant Placement certification:

  • Candidates must be 18 years old or older.
  • Candidates must be a graduate of a Dental Assisting Program, or have one thousand (1000) or more hours of dental assisting experience, or be certified dental assistant as designated by DANB.
  • Completed application and payment of the course.
  • Each participant must follow the OSHA guidelines for infection control, must wear scrubs and bring their own safety glasses for the clinical portion, and use clinical Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. gloves, mask, eye-wear, and clinic gown).
  • Each participant must agree to act as a patient for coronal polishing.

Upon completion of the sealant placement course, participants must perform clinical competency on a minimum of six (6) patients under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist or dental hygienist.

New Upcoming Programs

Phlebotomy Technician

Class schedule: Sunday 9:00am- 1:00pm for 10 weeks.

Schedule of fees: Tuition Fee 2000.00 Non refundable Registration Fee 150.00

Supplies: Book/online resources $95.00

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Duration: 16 weeks- 120 hours Externship

Tuition: 3,800.00

Supplies: Text Book/ Workbook/ online resources: $220.00

Certificates

All the certificates will be mailed to students after successful completion of the course. It may take up to 14 days after the class has ended for all data to be put in the system and to receive the certificate by student.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy for Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants Placement Program

Please read over the eligibility and requirements before making your payment. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. A Non refundable administrative fee of $210.00 will be charged when cancellations are made up to three days prior to the course. If cancellation is made within 24 hours of course there will be a $ 210.00 cancellation fee. No-shows are responsible for the entire amount.

Illinois Health Careers reserves the right to cancel the course with a full refund due to insufficient enrollment. Students may transfer funds to attend a different course date.

Financial Aid

At the present time, Illinois Health Careers only offers payment plans, payment deferment, and other resources for financial assistance or tuition assistance which is listed on the website at https://www.illinoishealthcareers.com 

Illinois Health Careers has partnered with TFC financial services for student tuition. TFC offers free credit reporting to build your credit, NO credit check, low interest with no early payoff penalty, no long forms and 99% + approval.

Attendance Policy

Illinois Health Careers operates on an open enrollment basis. Students can choose the start date of their program that fits your schedule. Illinois Health Careers emphasizes the importance of students to attend all classes in order to develop the skills necessary to compete in the workforce and due to the accelerated nature of the course it is critical to proper skill building. Attendance is mandatory for all courses. Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and be on time. Students arriving later than 30 minutes will be considered absent. Tardiness and absenteeism will affect their grade and overall performance level. Any absence will need to be coordinated with the instructor for a makeup class. Any student who has missed 50% or more of the scheduled classes that have not been made up will be asked to join an upcoming course, Typically three classes, depending on the length of the courses.

Transferable Credit

The school of Illinois Health Careers does not guarantee transferability of credit and that in most cases, credits or coursework are not likely to transfer to another institution.

Approvals and Authorizations

The school of Illinois Health Careers is approved by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE-PBVS) for its allied health programs.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Students must complete all assigned modules in their programs.
  • Students must attain at least a 79% overall grade in their programs.

Grievances

In-house grievances not satisfied with the instructor shall be submitted in writing to Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk (IDC Owner) at 4709 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights, IL 60706. COMPLAINTS not satisfied with Dr. Y. Yarmolyuk MAY BE REGISTERED IN WRITING WITH THE ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools. Information about the complaint may be submitted online through the IBHE website http://complaints.ibhe.org/. Additional information regarding the complaint process can be obtained by contacting the Board at 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701, Phone Number: (217) 782-2551, Fax Number: (217) 782-8548.

Dress Code

Students must wear black scrubs and gym shoes or clogs and no open toe shoes  to class meetings. Students will need to pin up long hair as the class will be entering the clinical area on the first day and must follow all OSHA guidelines. Dress code for Medical Administrative and Billing and Coding are Casual dress.

Class Conduct

Mature behavior and conduct are expected of each and every student. Illinois Health Careers reserves the right to dismiss or suspend a student whose conduct is regarded as unsatisfactory, and who engages in such conduct as: Theft or inappropriate removal or possession of property, attending class under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, boisterous or disruptive activity during class, disrespectful conduct, violation of health and safety rules, smoking in prohibited areas, unauthorized use of cellphones, violation of personnel policies, and unsatisfactory performance or conduct. We retain the right to drop any student that has violated any of these rules.

Please review the student Conduct Policy and the Principles of Conduct in your enrollment form and sign.

Students in the Illinois Health Careers Certificate Programs are expected to follow the rules of student conduct as set forth in the Illinois Health Careers Catalog. Students are also expected to abide by the conduct policies that pertain to all Allied Health programs offered through Illinois Health Careers.

One purpose of the program is to prepare the students to be caring, compassionate, well-educated Allied Health professionals who assume responsibility and accountability for his or her actions. The Director of Allied Health and all faculty expect the following behaviors from students enrolled in any of the Allied Health professionals Certificate Programs:

  1. The student will interact with peers, patients, clinical personnel, and teachers in a professional and respectful manner at all times, on campus, or off campus. The student will demonstrate a professional demeanor and polished communication skills that reflect positively on themselves, the program, and the institution that they represent.
  2. The student will keep confidential, at all times, all information regarding patients.
  3. The student will be properly prepared for every internship experience since he or she is legally accountable for the care he or she provides.
  4. The student will promote a positive atmosphere and attitude in the classroom, lab and clinical setting by attending classes, being prompt, actively participating and respecting fellow students and instructors.
  5. The student must always demonstrate professional behavior and attitude in the classroom. During the semester before externship, any student who fails to demonstrate acceptable attitude and behavior or falls below 75% will not be allowed to enter or continue their externship. Denial of entry into the externship will be based on written documentation by the clinical instructor(s). The student who is denied entry into the externship will have to re-apply to enter the externship the following term.

Behavior not consistent with those behaviors described above will be brought to the attention of the Director of Allied Health in the form of a written report. Misconduct will be handled in accordance with the procedures outlined in the student handbook and with the Illinois Health Career Code of Conduct.

Principles of Conduct for the Illinois Health Careers Certificate Programs at the Externship Site

These principles are intended to aid Allied Health students in maintaining a high level of ethical conduct in the workplace/internship site. They are standards by which all Allied Health may determine the propriety of his or her conduct in his or her relationship with patients, physicians, and co-workers.

  1. Everything you see, hear, or read about patients remains confidential and does not leave the office.
  2. Never criticize or make negative remarks about the Dentist or physician(s), the site or site staff you work for in front of a patient. Never make negative or critical remarks about the treatment given to a patient by another Dentist or physician.
  3. Be neat, clean, and dignified at all times. Professionalism is the key word. Anything less than that will not be tolerated.
  4. Do not do anything that could be construed as advertising the Dentist or physician’s services because in many states it is illegal to solicit.
  5. Maintain a dignified, courteous relationship with all persons in the office-patients, co-workers, Dentist and physicians – as well as with insurance company representatives, vendors, and all others that come to the office or telephone the office.
  6. Do not collect payment from another Dentist or physician or member of his family for services unless your employer tells you to do so.
  7. Do not discuss a patient’s condition within hearing distance of others.
  8. Do not discuss a patient with acquaintances – yours or theirs.
  9. Do not leave patients’ records and information exposed on a counter or desk.

Facility Policy

Maintaining and preserving school facilities and equipment is the obligation of all students and staff members. Illinois Health Careers expects all students to treat the facilities and equipment with proper care. Students will be held responsible for any destruction to school property. Any student who deliberately damages the equipment of our facility will be expelled from the school of Illinois Health Careers. Smoking is not allowed inside the school. Any smoking must take place off of the grounds of the Illinois Health Careers.

Withdrawal Procedure

  • Students must submit a written notice of cancellation/withdrawal.
  • Please, refer to the Refund/Cancellation Policy to determine the amount of refund requested.
  • All notices of cancellation/withdrawal should be submitted in person to the Illinois Health Careers Program Coordinator.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS OR WITHDRAWS THERE IS A $210.00 NON REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATIVE/ENROLLMENT PROCESSING FEE. REFUNDS ARE BASED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF AMOUNT PAID AND MODULES COMPLETED AT THE TIME OF EMAILED REQUEST. ALL REFUND AND WITHDRAWAL REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL WHICH WILL SERVE AS AN OFFICIAL DATE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
  • ILLINOIS HEALTH CAREERS SHALL, WHEN A STUDENT GIVES A WRITTEN NOTICE OF CANCELLATION, PROVIDE A REFUND IN THE AMOUNT OF AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING:
  • WHEN A NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS GIVEN BEFORE MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE DATE OF ENROLLMENT BUT PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS ATTENDANCE BY THE STUDENT,
    100% OF TUITION PAID BY STUDENT WILL BE REFUNDED MINUS A $210.00 NON REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATIVE/ENROLLMENT PROCESSING FEE
  • WHEN A NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS GIVEN AFTER MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY FOLLOWING THE DATE OF ENROLLMENT BUT PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE STUDENT’S FIRST DAY OF CLASS ATTENDANCE, THE SCHOOL MAY RETAIN NO MORE THAN THE APPLICATION REGISTRATION FEES OF $210.00 AND BOOK FEES, LAB MODELS AN INSTRUMENTS NOT RETURNED IN ORIGINAL CONDITION OF $295.00 AS STATED IN THE STUDENT LOANER AGREEMENT.
  • APPLICANTS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE SCHOOL SHALL RECEIVE A REFUND OF ALL TUITION AND FEES PAID WITHIN 30 CALENDAR DAYS AFTER THE DETERMINATION OF NON-ACCEPTANCE IS MADE MINUS ANY BOOK FEES PAID BY SCHOOL AND $210.00 NON REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE;
  • DEPOSITS OF DOWN PAYMENTS SHALL BECOME PART OF THE TUITION;
  • THE SCHOOL SHALL MAIL A WRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF A STUDENT’S CANCELLATION OR WRITTEN WITHDRAWAL TO THE STUDENT WITHIN 15 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE POSTMARK DATE OF NOTIFICATION. SUCH WRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IS NOT NECESSARY IF A REFUND HAS BEEN MAILED TO THE STUDENT WITHIN THE 15 CALENDAR DAYS;
  • ALL STUDENT REFUNDS SHALL BE MADE BY THE SCHOOL WITHIN 30 CALENDAR DAYS FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE STUDENT’S CANCELLATION;
    STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLLED AND WISH TO WITHDRAW FROM THE CURRENT COURSE CAN TRANSFER FUNDS TO A DIFFERENT COURSE, DIFFERENT LOCATION OR DIFFERENT MODULE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR APPROVAL;
  • STUDENTS NEED TO COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE MODULE EVERY WEEK TO STAY IN THE PROGRAM. NOT COMPLETING AT LEAST ONE MODULE EVERY WEEK SHALL CONSTITUTE CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE OF CANCELLATION TO THE SCHOOL. FOR PURPOSES OF CANCELLATION, THE DATE OF CANCELLATION SHALL BE THE LAST DAY OF ATTENDANCE.

REFUNDS SHALL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS AS FOLLOWS:

Number of Modules completedRefund amount (% of tuition)
1100% minus 210.00 non refundable Administrative fee
270% tuition
350% tuition
430% tuition