Crystal Lake Campus

Our Crystal Lake campus is in the picturesque Four Colonies neighborhood and is about 45 miles northwest of Chicago. The campus backs right on to a lovely green space right where McHenry Ave, Barlina Road and Buckingham Drive meet. We have ample off-street parking and access to shops and restaurants in historic downtown Crystal Lake are only a short drive away.

First Institute offers small, specialized classes where students can receive training that helps to build their confidence and skills needed to be successful in their chosen field.

The Crystal Lake campus offers all three of our programs: the Dental Assisting Program, the Medical Assisting Program, and the Massage Therapy Program. Hands-on training and job placement assistance are available to all students to prepare them to become gainfully employed in the health industry.


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