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Welcome to the Chicago Community Learning Center Growing and Changing for Success


Chicago Community Learning Center Board of Advisors Kiran Svee, JD Felicia Kolenberger, MBA Felicia Henderson, MBA, PHD (pending) Noreen Shahid, MSc Ruth Ramos, MBA Asfia Rather, CEO Operations and Finance Approved by IBHE & IDPH Certificate of approval to operate issued by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) 1 North Old State Capital Plaza, Suite 333 Springfield, Illinois 62701


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Certificate of approval to operate issued by:

Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza,
Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377

 Chicago Community Learning Center is (not) accredited by the US Department of Education recognized accrediting body. 


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The Chicago Community Learning Center cares for our students and create an educational environment that facilitates strong educational outcomes. Indeed we claim your dreams, goals, and challenges as our own. Regardless of your personal education and career goals, you can count on the caring faculty and staff at CCLC. The Chicago Community Learning Center strives to offer career-oriented and certified training in a variety of areas with a focus on healthcare disciplines. 


The vision of the Chicago Community Learning Center is to assist individuals to become self-sufficient through career-focused vocational training with a spirit of excellence.

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Core Values & Emerging Core Competencies

The Chicago Community Learning Center (CCLC) core values and  emerging core competencies are our most successful and fulfilling attributes strategies relating to educational
and providing a sustainable advantage for our health care trainers:  values inspired culture; agility and innovation; strategic performance improvement; seamless transition for lifelong learning; staff development and engagement; sustainable community engagement; and economic viability.  Our emerging core competencies exceeds student’s excellence in student’s engagements, student’s retention and persistence; and student’s success. 


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Code of Ethics

CCLC is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. We will admit students without regard to age, gender, race, disability, ethnic background or religion. Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics, will not be tolerated. Any one engaging in these actions will be reprimanded according to the decision of the Administrative Office.

This could include expulsion for students and termination for staff

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State & National Licenses & Certification

  • Illinois Department of Public Health(IDPH) Students successfully completing the CNA program can be eligible to register for the State Nurse Aide Testing license exam.

  • American Medical Certification Association(AMCA) & or National Health Career Association (NHA)
    ***Recognition for your specialized knowledge that is accepted on a National level License is accepted anywhere in the U.S.A***


All students successfully completing the following programs at CCLC will be eligible to register for the National license exam with the AMCA or NHA the choice of certifying agencies is left up to the students. The list of license exams are as follows:



  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCT)

  • Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)

  • Pharmacy Technician (CPT)

  • Certified Medical Assistant



*Note: CPCT must have completed Certified Nurse Assistant and be active in the Illinois State Registry as well as successfully completed and passed all exams for Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician.


The National certifying agencies strives on a continuing basis to:
Ensure a high level of performance among healthcare professional competency certification testing.

In addition to establishing your credentials as a healthcare professional, certification through NHA or AMCA offers you benefits that include:


  • A practical means of assessing your skills and experience

  • Help in your career advancement and compensation

  • The satisfaction of measuring yourself against the highest industry standards

  • Membership in a distinctive peer group made up of your fellow professionals

  • Belonging to an organization that stands behind its membership

  • The opportunity to continue your education and your knowledge by earning CEU’s (Counting Education Credits)


Notice: Chicago Community Learning Center(CCLC) does not guarantee the transferability of credits to another school, college, or university. Credits or coursework are not likely to transfer; any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credit and whether credit should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

Dear Student, On behalf of the administration and faculty, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Chicago Community Learning Center (CCLC). It’s a time of recommitment and renewal of purpose for students pursuing their individual aspirations. CCLC is steered by a variety of concepts; Mission and Vision Statements; Core Values and Competencies. These varieties of methods allow the school to better plan strategically processes that focuses on academic quality and student’s success. Our goal is to enroll talented students, create marketable healthcare training programs and provide students with the best tools in career services that are needed to graduate and become gainfully employed. CCLC is a student-centered healthcare school where teaching and learning are at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on personal service to students, and students will time and again reference the warmth and welcoming environment on campus. With an average class size of 15 students, you will really get to know accomplished faculty members who care about your LEARNING, first and foremost. You certainly will begin the process of shaping your own direction and destiny. CCLC is a career-oriented vocational healthcare school which means our curriculum will provide you with more than just the basic general education and necessary technical skills for your chosen field. You will also receive an education that provides the soft-skills necessary to be career-ready. Part of your education here will include, resume writing, how to search for the right employment “fit,” how to prepare for an interview, and practice interviewing. As such, graduates have an excellent reputation among employers both for their skills and for their career-readiness. CCLC is a vocational healthcare school for the 21st century. We believe in tailoring education to meet the many demands of a diverse student body. CCLC students range from traditional high school students, to individuals holding full-time jobs and raising children while going to school, to military veterans, and to lifelong learners. To meet the wide variety of needs each student has the choice to select time schedules that better assist them. Our commitment to excellence stems from the core of our mission—we care for our students and create an educational environment that facilitates strong educational outcomes. Indeed we claim your dreams, goals, and challenges as our own. Regardless of your personal education and career goals, you can count on the caring faculty and staff at CCLC. Sincerely, Asfia Rather, CEO for Operations and Finance

Asfia Rather

Director of Operations

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