ETI Technical College of Niles Online Programs

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ETI Technical College of Niles is now offering two full time distance education programs and one hybrid distance education program. These programs offer the flexibility to participate in distance education for all types of self motivated students!

Distance Education is becoming more popular. Students who choose to participate in any of our online programs are eligible for all of the Student Services that ETI Technical College has to offer. Students will have access to Financial Aid, Career Services, Admissions and Director of Online Education. 

Students who apply for the online programs will be required to take an entrance examination. Students who are applying for the Associate Degree of Applied Business in Business and the Associate Degree of Applied Business in Legal Assistant will be required to take the Accuplacer examination. Students entering the Medical Assistant Diploma program will be required to take an entrance examination through Blackboard. The code and instructions will be sent during the intake meeting. 

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If you are interested, please fill out the request for more information below or contact Jenna Fox, via email at or (330) 652-9919 ex 250.

Blackboard Learning Management System
The Blackboard Learning Management System is user friendly for students. All courses will be loaded into Blackboard each semester. Students are required to complete weekly assignments as scheduled. Students who fall behind or are not able to meet the deadline must contact their instructor. If there is a question or concern involving the Blackboard LMS, please reach out to the Director of Online Education.

Scheduled Class Times Are: Fully Online! The Medical Assistant Diploma schedule will be released one week before the start of the semester.


Registration Fee $75.00

Required Digital Assessment:
Students will be required to meet with the Director of Online Education via Zoom to ensure eligibility and success of the online programs.

Hybrid Medical Assistant Diploma Program

The objective of the Medial Assistant Diploma program is to prepare the student for employment in the dual (clinical/clerical) role of a Medical Assistant. To enable the student to become a valuable asset to the allied-health team in a health facility. To encourage the student to be constantly aware of the importance of continuing their education on a daily basis for the safety and welfare of their patients. To prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Technician, Orderly, Medical Secretary, Medical Data Entry Specialist, Records/Insurance Clerk, and Medical Office Business Manager. Medical Assistants qualify to take the Phlebotomy Registry (AMT), EKG Certification (NAHP), and hold certifications in First Aid and CPR. This 12 month program is a Hybrid program. Students are required to participate in distance education via Blackboard Learning Management System and attend ETI Technical College of Niles to complete in person lab and clinical hours. 

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Online Associate of Applied Business in Business 

The Associate Degree in Business is designed to advance the student’s knowledge in today’s business office environment. Early in the program, the student’s course work includes subjects that are fundamental to the operation of an office, such as accounting, word processing, business math, and more. The student is then given an in-depth study of highly technical software applications. The objective of the general education courses are to provide the student with the necessary critical thinking and communications skills needed to help the student become a more productive part of the work world. This general education background combined with the technical course content encourages an atmosphere of professional growth and maintains the college’s philosophy of the “learn by doing” method of education. The Associate Degree will arm the student with the credibility they need to succeed. It will provide the student with the competitive edge helping the student become employable with more opportunities for advancement. It will prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Legal/Medical Secretaries, Accounting Clerks, Payroll Clerks, Accounts Payable and Receivable, and Administrative Assistants. Graduates secure employment in hospitals, schools, state agencies, industrial organizations, legal software companies, insurance agencies, and the courts.

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Online Associate of Applied Business in Legal Assistant 

The objective of the Associate Degree in Legal Assistant program is to provide the legal knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the operation of legal and business environments. To introduce the student to the law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers engaged in legal research. To arm the student with analytical and technical skills necessary to design, develop or plan modifications or new procedures, techniques, services, process or application in the field of law. To provide students with the practical ‘hands-on” opportunity to prepare or interpret legal documents and write detailed procedures for practicing in certain fields of law and general business environments. To enable the student to understand how to select, compile, and use technical information from such references as digests, encyclopedia, or practice manuals. To train the student to analyze and follow procedural problems that involve independent decisions. To teach the communication skills for effective interaction with other members of the legal business community. To provide entry-level employment as Legal Assistants in these and other institutions: Banks: Trust Officer, Probate & Pension Specialist, Escrow Officer, Real Estate Mortgage Specialist, Collection Specialist; Corporations: Litigation Specialist, Corporation Paralegal/Legal Assistants, Industrial Relations, Labor Relations Specialist, Probate and/or Pension Specialist; Insurance: Claims Adjuster


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