The medical field abounds with exciting career opportunities. Start a new health career in as little as three months.

Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) is your one-stop center for health career training. We respond to local and national health care needs/trends by offering programs that are in demand.

Our career-oriented programs are specifically designed to prepare for entry-level positions. You will receive an official Black Hawk College certificate of completion for all health career classes.

Many of the PaCE health care programs offer a certification exam or competency exam after successful completion of the course. The instructor will review certifications for each program.

Health care careers general statement of prerequisites
Age 18 and GED or high school diploma. You must be free of communicable diseases that pose a risk to self, instructor or peers. Most health careers require the ability to lift, bend, stoop, twist, turn and stand on your feet or sit for extended periods of time. You must be able to follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in a professional manner. Some classes require background checks.

Why get certified:

  • Demonstrates that you have achieved the entry-level of professional knowledge in your specific field of study.
  • Gives you a mark of distinction which sets you apart and shows that you have achieved expertise in your field of study.
  • Demonstrates your commitment to your own personal growth and to that of the profession you’ve chosen. These factors can affect your career advancement.
  • May encourage your employer to underwrite further education for you in the future. By showing them how supporting your professional development is a worthwhile pursuit for the company’s continuous improvement efforts, this could lead to further educational opportunities.


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Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Phlebotomy Technician HealthProfessional Development
EKG Technician HealthProfessional Development
NFPT Personal Trainer Certification Course HealthProfessional Development
Medical Receptionist HealthProfessional Development
American Heart Association Health Care Provider Training Course (BLS-CPR) HealthProfessional Development cpr
Pharmacy Technician HealthProfessional Development
Dental Business Management HealthProfessional Development
Mental/Behavioral Health Aide HealthProfessional Development
Community Health Community ClassesHealth
Professional Home Health Care Provider HealthProfessional Development
Physical Therapy Aide HealthProfessional Development
Medical Scribe HealthProfessional Development
The Basics of Medical Practice Management HealthProfessional Development
Medical Terminology Basics HealthProfessional Development