Continuing Education and Community Engagement

Education at Methodist College doesn't just end with a diploma or certificate, it extends into a professional's career! We offer continuing education programs for healthcare providers spanning Health Care and Human Services professions such as Nursing, Medical Assistant, Social Workers and Counselors.

We also host community events for adults -- and even kids -- who are interested in learning more about Health Care and Human Services.

Upcoming Community Engagement and Continuing Education Programs

Please view our current Continuing Education and Community Educations programs below.  If you have questions, please contact our Career Pathways and Continuing Education department at continuinged@methodistcol.edu


Continuing Education Classes

Methodist College hosts a series of  Continuing Education opportunities throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.  These sessions will qualify as continuing education hours for nurses, social workers, counselors and K-12 teachers.  All classes are open to both professionals who are seeking continuing education as well as the general community.  

  • No upcoming courses scheduled.  Please return here periodically for an updated schedule.



CNA Recertification

Methodist College is an approved evaluator for the Manual Skills Performance Test for CNA Recertification. For more information, please view the CNA Recertification Flyer (PDF).
  • No upcoming courses scheduled.  Please return here periodically for an updated schedule.


CNA Test Prep

Methodist College offers a CNA Test Prep course to give you the edge you need to be successful with the Nurse Assistant state certification exam. Our certified instructor will use the results of the first practice test to customize the instruction in class. Two practice tests (before and after instruction) will make you feel more at ease when you sit for the exam! Our new CNA Test Prep course will give you the edge you need to be successful with the Nurse Assistant state certification exam.
  • No upcoming courses scheduled.  Please return here periodically for an updated schedule.
Ready to sit for the state exam?  Methodist College is an approved provider of the Illinois Nurse Aide Test. Please visit www.nurseaidetesting.com for upcoming certification exam dates.

Basic Life Support CPR Class 

Methodist College will offer Basic Life Support CPR for students preparing for clinical.  Basic Life support is a two-step process:  an online eLearning module and a hands-on session on campus.  Please see the class flyer for more information.

Hands-on sessions will be in 1/2 hour appointment blocks.  A limited number of hands-on session appointments are available:

  • Thursday, July 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm  
  • Wednesday, July 24 from 2:00pm-4:00pm   

Hands-on Session Appointment Registration - All sessions are currently full.  We are working on adding an additional date.



SAT Test Prep Courses

Using the successful Victory Math and English curriculum from Cambridge Educational Services, our Methodist College instructors will teach the 24 hour program that is nationally-documented to improve scores by more than 100 points. Students will gain experience and confidence by taking two "retired" SAT exams that will provide the instructor with immediate feedback to guide the students in areas of improvement.


The Wellness Forum

The Wellness Forum gathers health care and human service professionals to share new research and innovative practices in a critical area of human care.  The forum is held each spring on the Methodist College Campus and offers continuing education credit to Nurses, Social Workers and Counselors.   Please join us on Friday, April 26th for the 2019 Wellness Forum.  The topic of this year's Forum is Addiction: Staying Current on a Complex Medical Disease.  More information can be found here.  


Learn and Serve Summer Camp

Methodist College's Learn and Serve Camp combines fun, hands-on learning experiences in science and healthcare with real life community service projects.   The camp features upper level Methodist College Nursing students as the camp leaders who help design and deliver the curriculum.  The camp is offered each summer to incoming 5th-9th graders.  More information can be found here. 


Exploring Program

Methodist College partners with The Boy Scouts of America to offer an Exploring program to area high school students interested in the health care  field.  The program allows students to explore different careers through hands on activities and lectures.  More information can be found here.




Continuing Education Policies

Policy - Continuing Education Program Records

Policy - Continuing Education Program Participant Complaints

Policy - Continuing Education Program Cancellation and Participant Reimbursement


For additional information on other classes and events, contact the Community Engagement and Continuing Education Department:

(309)282-8474  |  continuinged@methodistcol.edu