Center for Academic Success in Healthcare (CASH)

JJC is pleased to announce the Center for Academic Success in Healthcare (CASH), a new program for health care students in need of support to complete their program. If you’re a JJC health care student seeking tutoring, financial assistance, advising or any other type of support, CASH is for you. Funds from CASH can be used for transportation, groceries, childcare or any other barrier preventing you from success in your health care program.

CASH is funded by Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce Program (PATH), a grant from the state of Illinois designed to create, support and expand the opportunities of individuals in nursing and other health care pathways. This grant plays a critical role in addressing the shortage of workers in the health care industry — particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CASH Center supports the following Healthcare programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant 
  • Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Medical Assisting
  • Respiratory Therapy 
  • Radiology Technology
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pharmacy Technician

The Benefits provided by the CASH Center:

  1.  Wrap around services including: childcare assistance, transportation and housing assistance, tuition and fees, books and materials, education stipend, program specific tutoring, waiver for unpaid fees, Wi-Fi assistance.
  2. Success Pipeline seminars including: Essential and employability skills training, development of student success strategies, all services that address barriers to completion, job placement, advising and retention, accessibility resources.
  3. Other considerations such as exams, licensure, background checks for clinical sites, and emergency funds on need basis.