English for Healthcare | Midwestern Career College

English for Healthcare

Study format: TBA
Start date: January 11, 2021
Duration: 11 weeks
Price: $1,500

2021 English Language Training Student Calendar

Winter 2021 Enrollment is now open!

Contact Us

For information, please contact (312) 236-9000 EXT. 2 or international@mccollege.edu.

Registration & Payment Deadline01/04/2021
Term Start Date01/11/2021
Add/Drop/Schedule Changes01/25/2021
Term End Date03/29/2021


This program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Program Information

English for Healthcare is designed for non-native medical professionals or aspiring medical professionals who require English language skills specific to the health-care field. The purpose of the course is to help students build vocabulary, listening, and speaking skills essential to success in English-speaking health-care organizations. Students will study key medical terminology and practice using it in speech and writing. Through readings, role-plays, listening activities, and discussion, students will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and coworkers in English-speaking hospital or clinical settings. 

Program Objectives 

After successfully completing this program/course, students should be able to: 

  • Define target terminology used in the study of human diseases in order to communicate with the patient. 
  • Obtain a patient’s chief complaint for a visit. 
  • Evaluate a patient condition by documenting the patient’s sign and symptoms. 
  • Explain the pathogenesis of a disease to a patient. 
  • Describe the diagnostic procedures related to a disease condition. 
  • Explain the prognosis of a disease with a patient. 
  • Describe common tests used to diagnose disease states in order to educate a patient. 
  • Outline and explain a plan of care for a patient after the diagnosis is established. 
  • Identify for patient’s treatment options with expected outcomes and prognosis. 
  • Describe preventive treatment plans, or care given to prevent disease. 
  • Explain treatment plans involving decisions such as palliative care and end-of-life issues. 
  • Describe behaviors important to a healthy lifestyle. 
  • State the signs and symptoms of cancer and identify the progression of cancer development. 
  • Describe the curative, palliative, and preventive methods used in cancer treatment. 
  • Differentiate between inflammation and infection. 
  • Describe the typical course and management of diseases and disorders associated with each of the body systems. 
  • Describe the effects of aging on the body systems. 


  • Tuition: $1,500 per 11-week term
  • Technology Fee: $90 per term
  • Books: FREE
  • This program does not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.

Flexible Schedules

MCC offers flexible schedules. Students must attend 18 hours per week.

Convenient Location in Downtown Chicago, Skokie and Naperville

Chicago (Main Campus) 

100 South Wacker Dr., LL1-50
Chicago IL, 60606 

  • CTA Trains: Washington/Wells stop on the CTA Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink and Orange lines
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra)
  • Union Station (Metra and Amtrak)

Chicago LaSalle (Branch Campus)

203 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601


Discounted parking close to Chicago Main campus and Chicago LaSalle Branch is available at 230 West Washington Avenue with student ID. 

For parking instructions for our Downtown locations click here.

Skokie (Campus Extension)

Skokie campus extension offers free parking.

Naperville (Campus Extension) 

200 East 5th Avenue Suite 128
Naperville, IL 60563 

Naperville campus extension offers free parking 

Student Services

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The program does not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.