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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. Join our Talent Network 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 – Wisconsin

Advocate Aurora Health’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 into what the CNA position entails.

  • Classes are offered throughout the year, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 15 days and is 120 hours long, which includes 32 clinical hours.
  • Perfect attendance is required for successful completion of the class and to be eligible to take the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry Exam.
  • Program participants must submit to mandatory drug screen, physical exam and criminal background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • With class sizes of fewer than 20 per session, 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 top chosen applicants will be invited for a personal interview.
  • Search keyword “CNA Training” on our Job Search page during the dates applications are accepted in order to apply.

Milwaukee CNA Training Program Dates

Class Dates

Applications Accepted

June 7 – 28 April 19 – 20
July 20 – August 9 May 31 – June 1
September 7 – 28 July 19 – 20
October 11 – November 1 August 23 – 24

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 at our Aurora West Allis Medical Center, 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 offered throughout the year, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 10 days and is 80 hours long, 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 physical and drug screen checks as well as mandatory criminal and team member background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • The class is taught at Aurora West Allis Medical Center, but candidates can work in open positions at any location after the class concludes.
  • Search keyword “Phlebotomy Training” on our Job Search page during the dates in which applications are accepted in order to apply.

Milwaukee Phlebotomy Training Program Dates

Class Dates

Applications Accepted

April 5 – 16 February 12 – 15
May 10 – 21 March 19 – 22
June 7 – 18 April 16 – 18
July 12 – 23 May 21 – 24
August 9 – 20 June 18 – 21
September 13 – 24 July 23 – 26
October 18 – 29 August 27 – 30
November 8 – 19 September 17 – 20
December 6 – 17 October 15 – 18

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.