Health Care Assistant Certificate

This Program

Simulation & Skills Lab
Sandburg’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center provides life-like simulation learning experiences, including manikins that move, breathe, make noises, etc. The Simulation Center utilizes SimMan and houses a maternal/child unit with Noelle Birthing Simulator with Neonate Hal. Our Skills Lab includes infant, toddler, child, and adult manikins and skills equipment that reflect the newest technology in the health care industry.


Careers & Projected Salary

Annual salary for entry-level workers start around $19,660. Mid-level pay is $22,530 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $27,900. (State of Illinois averages)


How to Apply

All applicants interested in the health care assistant program must meet in person with a Carl Sandburg College program advisor prior to applying to the program. Be sure to make an appointment early in the process.

  1. Complete application to Carl Sandburg College
  2. Send official high school transcript or equivalent and any post-secondary education transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete college placement exam.
  4. Schedule an appointment and meet with a nursing advisor prior to applying.

Contact the Welcome Center