Indiana University Northwest

Adult Education

Career Development

Career Development


This course complies with the Indiana State Department of Health requirements of 105 hours of training.  The program includes 60 hours of classroom instruction and 75 to 80 hours of clinical experience in a lincensed long-term care facility in Northwest Indiana over a period of four weeks. Course content includes an overview of the aging, process, residents' rights, verbal and non-verbal communication, safety and first aid, basic nursing and personal care procedures, and basic restorative services.  Successful completion of both classroom and clinical portions leads to resigration for the State Certified Nursing Assistant Test.  The program cost for the course is $830.00 ($75 state test, $10 2-step TB test, $25 physical exam, wrist watch with second hand, gait belt and blue scrub uniform are not included).

The entire program is offered at off-campus locations.  Each class is scheduled for four weeks Monday through Friday.  The first two weeks meet from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Northwest Indiana, the next two weeks are clinical experiences from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Northwest Indiana.  We offer day and evening courses.  The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is offered through a contracted vendor.

Day Classes Start Dates:  August 11, August 25, September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 8 and December 22

Evening Classes Start Dates:  August 25, September 29, October 27, November 17 and December 22


This course is essential for anyone who wants to know how to administer the dental business office.  Topics addressed include legal/ethical issues and regulations, charting/documentation, optimal scheduling, patient relations, clincial records management, creative treatment planning, communication skills, complete dental billing and claim form processing.

Wednesdays, September 24 - November 19

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $250 (includes book)

Register after September 12 - $275


Students will learn how to successfully file the HCFA-1500 form for major nationwide insurance programs, they will be exposed to the national diagnostic and procedural coding systems, and simplify the process of filing commercial claim forms.  Students will study the following topics:  legal considerations, lify cycle of an insurance claim, terminology common to all program, the bsic insurance claim. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and Champus/Champva.  The Medical Terminology class is strongly recommended (but not required) before taking this course.  It runs concurrently with this course and starts September 10.

Mondsys, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 and December 1

Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18 and December 3

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - $450 (includes textbook)

After October 1 - $475


This course is mandatory for many careers in the medical field.  The instructor will simplify the pronunciation of medical words and their meaning.  The class is helpful for Health Insurance Billing.

Wednesday, September 10 - October 30

6:00 p.m. - 8: 30 p.m., $250 (includes textbook)

Register after August 29 - $275


This program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and meets the requirements for employment in the state.  The course helps prepare the student for an optional independent national certification test.  The course content will include pharmacy terminology, control substances, quality assurance, retail and hospital pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, basic IV overview and demonstration, Total Parentral Nutrition, mathematical computations as they apply to the pharmacy, special problems, and sterile technique.  A GED or high school diploma is required for employment and recommended before enrolling in the class.  Students should have average math skills and learn basic computer skills before seeking employment. Typical salaries range from $9-$12 an hour depending on the setting of employment.  

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 9 - December 2

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $1050 (includes textbooks)

Register after August 29 - $1100