First Institute

790 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

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First Institute- Crystal Lake has programs that were designed to provide students with the best opportunity to integrate theory and practice and understand what takes place in the workplace of the chosen fields. First Institute's training is well founded in the educational theory which states the closer the relationship between the real and the theoretical, the greater the learning experience.

First Institute- Crystal Lake offers training in the following fields:
Medical Assistant
Massage Therapy
Dental Assistant

First Institute offers:
Experienced Instructors
Small Class Sizes
Great Job Placement Assistance
Financial Aid Available (for those who qualify)

Financial Aid Available

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Programs Offered

Massage Therapy:
Graduates as Massage Therapists learn how to manage a massage practice. To examine methods of assessing musculoskeletal clinical pathologies and present massage treatment methods and techniques that address disorders of the neck, back, elbow, knee, sciatic nerve, and shoulder, plus carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes. All massage therapy students will gain practical experience through our externship program.

Medical Assisting:
Graduates as Medical Assistants will have the skills necessary to aid the physician and other medical personnel as they examine and treat patients. All medical assisting students will gain practical experience through our externship program.

Dental Assisting:
Dental Assistants perform a variety of duties in a dental office. In the front office, they may schedule and confirm appointments, welcome patients to the office, send bills, process payments, and inventory supplies. Dental Assistants also assist the dentist during the examination and treatment of patients. All dental assisting students will gain practical experience through our externship program.


First Institute is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

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