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ACL Laboratories School of Histotechnology

ACL Laboratories offers a full-time, paid Route 2 Histotechnology Extern program in Milwaukee, WI and Rosemont, IL for individuals looking to become certified histotechnicians or histotechnologists. This 12-month program, beginning in September of each year, provides students with academic and practical experience in histology, combining textbook work, classroom time and hands-on experience in our labs.

This is a Route 2 Study program, which means students entering the school must already have an associate degree and minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit with at least 12 combined credits of both biology and chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree with at least 30 combined credits of both biology and chemistry.

There is no tuition cost for the program and textbooks are provided. This is a paid externship. Students are full-time employees of Advocate Aurora Health and are eligible for benefits.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the ASCP HT or HTL certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification. We’re proud of a 100% exam pass rate for previous graduates of our program.

Applications are accepted in the spring for the program year beginning in September. Admission to the program is limited to ensure quality, one-on-one attention for each student. Submit your information on this form to be notified via email when the application window is open. For more information on the program, visit our ACL Laboratories School of Histotechnology website.

Certified Nursing Assistant – Milwaukee Class

Aurora Health Care’s CNA training program is a Wisconsin approved program for education and training to be prepared for the Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam. In addition to classroom time, you’ll participate in live clinical days, allowing you to receive hands-on experience and an in-person look at what the CNA position entails.

  • Classes are offered at Aurora St Luke’s campus, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 11 days and is 88 hours long, which includes 21 clinical hours.
  • Perfect attendance is required for successful completion of the class and to be eligible for the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry Exam.
  • Program participants must pass a mandatory drug screen, physical exam and criminal background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • This is a highly competitive process and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for admission into the class.
  • Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee a spot in the class. All application elements will be reviewed and the chosen applicants will be invited to interview.
  • To apply, search keyword “CNA Training” on our Job Search page on the day applications are accepted.

Milwaukee CNA Training Program Dates

2024 CNA Class Dates

Applications Accepted

Jan 15 – Feb 1 November 20th
Feb 26 – Mar 14 January 2nd
Apr 22 – May 9 February 5th
June 3 – June 19 April 8th
July 8 – July 25 May 13th
Aug 19 – Aug 23 June 28th – July 1st
Sept 23 – Oct 10 July 29th
Nov 4 – Nov 20 September 9th
   

*The 2024 CNA Class Schedule has been updated to the following: Monday – Thursday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. No Friday Classes will be held. You must be available to attend ALL class dates and times, no exceptions can be made.

Medical Sonography / Medical Imaging

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a 21-month, full time, hospital-based program in Milwaukee, dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging with two distinct learning tracks in Sonography:

  • General/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology, and vascular ultrasound.
  • Cardiac/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound.

Graduates meet the requirements for application to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS).

For more information, visit the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography webpage.

Phlebotomy

Advocate Aurora Health provides Phlebotomy Training programs several times a year, allowing you to receive the training needed to provide quality care for patients in a variety of settings. In addition to classroom time, you’ll participate in live clinical days, allowing you to receive hands-on experience and an in-person look into what the phlebotomy position entails.

  • Program participants will be hired on as an Advocate Aurora team member and will be paid for all class time. There is no program or application fee.
  • Classes are typically each month, with specific application deadlines. The classroom portion includes three virtual days, with class times from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., weekdays only.
  • Perfect attendance is required for successful completion of the class.
  • Class participants must pass pre-employment Advocate Aurora pre-employment checks, which may include a criminal background check, health assessment and drug screen, as well as verification of our required vaccinations.
  • The classroom portion is taught virtually, with on-site clinical hours held in the afternoon during the week of the class.
  • After successful completion of the training program, you’ll be eligible to work in any Advocate Aurora location. During the interview phase, you’ll work with the recruiter and leader to find the best position for the schedule, shift and location to meet your needs.
  • Additional training is needed to become an independent phlebotomist after the one week training program and will be accommodated.
  • Search keyword “Phlebotomy Training” on our Job Search page during the dates in which applications are accepted in order to apply.

Phlebotomy Training Program Dates

Class Dates 2024

Applications Accepted

January 15 – 19 November 24 – 27
February 12 – 16 December 15 – 18
March 11 – 15 January 19 – 22
April 15 – 19 February 23 – 26
May 13 – 17 March 22 – 25
June 10 – 14 April 19 – 22
July 15 – 19 May 24 – 27
August 12 – 16 June 21 – 24
September 9 – 13 July 19 – 22
October 14 – 18 August 23 – 26
November 11 – 15 September 20 – 23
December 9 – 13 October 18 – 21

 

Radiographer

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is a 24-month, full-time, hospital-based program dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging. The academic and clinical components are designed to provide qualified applicants with the knowledge and skills essential for an entry-level radiographer. At Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology we are committed to the education of student radiographers in the art and science of medical radiography. We strive to impart the knowledge, skills, abilities and values our students will need to deliver personalized, quality health care to their patients.

New classes begin in September following the Labor Day holiday. Graduates are eligible to apply for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in Radiography.

Learn more at the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology webpage.