Education in Chicago

With an opportunity to explore everything from music and art to some of the best in dining,  Chicago – the perfect backdrop for exploring your education.

Programs of Chicago Location:

Program: 7 courses 42 Credits
Full-Time Completion Length: 18 months
The English Language Introductory Program provides beginning and intermediate-level students with tools for communicating in English in everyday contexts. The program consists of seven intensive eight-week courses (Levels: Foundations, 1 and 2). Each course contains fourteen General English lectures, eight computer-based Skills Practice labs, and seven communicative workshops. Students with no previous experience in English, the Latin alphabet, and Indo – European language structure begin with the integrated -skills Foundations-level course that focuses on building elementary literacy and communication skills. Other students enter directly into the individual-skills courses at two levels. Level1 courses are designed for beginning students. Students acquire basic conversation, reading and writing skills within a dynamic, interactive environment. Level 2 courses are for intermediate students. Students at Level 2 participate in casual conversation practice, develop skills to understand the meaning of written text, and write basic paragraphs and notes.

  • ELPG 008 Introduction to English - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 010 Beginning Listening and Speaking - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 011 Beginning Reading - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 012 Beginning Writing - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 020 Intermediate Listening and Speaking - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 021 Intermediate Reading - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 022 Intermediate Writing - 6 Credits

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Program: 7 courses 42 Credits
Full-Time Completion Length: 18 months
English Language Bridge program is for high intermediate and advanced students. The goal of the program is to refine and polish learners’ skills so that they become better readers, listeners, speakers, and writers as well as better overall communicators in everyday and professional contexts. The program is comprised of seven intensive eight-week courses at Levels 3 and 4. Each course contains fourteen General English lectures, eight computer-based Skills Practice labs, and seven English for Specific Purposes workshops. Level 3 courses are designed for high intermediate students, and Level 4 courses are intended for advanced students. Students in Level 3 begin to use English to explore unfamiliar contexts. Students at Level 4 continue that process as they acquire English proficiency necessary to speak effectively in public, read and understand general educational texts, and prepare short essays that are the basis of professional and academic writing. The program concludes with an Advanced Grammar course which teaches grammar structure and mechanics that might be useful to native speakers who need to improve their grammar skills in in order to pursue postsecondary studies. This program prepares students for entry into professional and academic programs in the English speaking world.

  • ELPG 030 High Intermediate Listening and Speaking - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 031 High Intermediate Reading - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 032 High Intermediate Writing - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 040 Advanced Listening and Speaking - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 041 Advanced Reading - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 042 Advanced Writing - 6 Credits
  • ELPG 048 Advanced Grammar – 6 Credits

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Program: 6 courses 36 Credits
Full-Time Completion Length: 16 months
The English Language Test Preparation Program provides students seeking admission to a college or a university with the skills
necessary to achieve their goals. The instruction in this program focuses on developing proficiency in the language skills commonly
measured by standardized English language exams such as the TOEFL iBT® and the IELTS™. These skills are also relevant for
students who need to take graduate and post graduate exams such as GRE® and GMAT®; and professional exams such as USMLE
and NCLEX. The program consists of six intensive eight-week courses at Levels 5 and 6. Each course contains fourteen Academic
English lectures, eight computer-based Test Taking Skills labs, and seven English for Specific Purposes workshops. Students at
Level 5 are introduced to test-taking strategies and focus on building their Academic English skills. Students at Level 6 apply testtaking
strategies to refine test- taking skills and achieve desired test scores on simulated TOEFL iBT® and IELTS™ exams. The
Test Preparation Program Certificate of Completion satisfies the English language requirements for admission to UOTP’s partner
colleges and universities in the US and Canada. A full listing of partnering institutions is available on UOTP website.

  • ELPT 050 Academic Preparation Listening and Speaking - 6 Credits
  • ELPT 051 Academic Preparation Reading - 6 Credits
  • ELPT 052 Academic Preparation Writing - 6 Credits
  • ELPT 053 Gateway to Standardized Testing - 6 Credits
  • ELPT 064 IELTS™ Testing Practice - 6 Credits
  • ELPT 065 TOEFL iBT® Testing Practice - 6 Credits

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Program: 27 Credits
Full-Time Completion Length: 12 months
Medical Assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties may vary with the specialty and size of the practice. This occupational field is projected to grow due to a number of factors, including an increase in the aging baby-boom population and the increasing demand for preventative medical services. The Medical Assistant program is designed to train students to acquire the skills and competency necessary to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Training in both administrative and clinical skills produces a well-rounded graduate with the flexibility to meet these growing healthcare needs.

  • MED111- Module A - Introduction to Medical Assisting- 3 credits
  • MED112- Module B - Clinical Assisting- 3 credits
  • MED114 -Module C - Patient Care- 3 credits
  • MED117 -Module D- Medical Billing & Coding for the Medical Assistant-3 credits
  • MED118 -Module E – Pharmacology- 3 credits
  • MED121 Module F- Obstetrics and Gynecology- 3 credits
  • MED123 Module G – Pediatric Care & Minor Surgery 3 credits
  • MED126- Module H-Cardiovascular & CPR 3 credits
  • MED200- Module X – Externship- 3 credits

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Admission is open to any person without regard to linguistic and socioeconomic background, gender, race, ethnicity, and religion.
University of the Potomac admits students who are high school graduates or who have an equivalent form of high school completion.
Applicants to University of the Potomac must:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods. Submit a completed application.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Submit official academic evidence of completion of secondary education (high school or equivalent)
    • Academic evidence should be translated into English. Document can be either:
      • Original verification letter from secondary/high school institution officer or certified (attested) copy
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement)(if applicable)
  • Submit copy of passport
  • Submit a copy of I-94 (if transferring from another US institution or upon arrival in the US)
  • Submit copy of valid visa (upon arrival in the US or transferring from another US institution)
  • Proof of sufficient finances shown in U.S. currency/dollar. One or more of the following:
    • Personal funds – official bank statement or
    • Sponsor official bank statement – affidavit of support accompanied with official bank statement
  • Pay U.S. $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Pay U.S. $100 enrollment fee upon acceptance
  • Pay mailing fee for I-20 $50 (if applicable)

Our Loop Location in Chicago

The Loop, one of Chicago’s 77 designated community areas, is the central business district in the downtown area of the city. It is home to Chicago’s commercial core, City Hall, and the seat of Cook County. Bounded on the north and west by the Chicago River, on the east by Lake Michigan, and on the south by Roosevelt Road (although the commercial core has expanded into adjacent community areas), it is the second largest commercial business district in the United States after Midtown Manhattan and contains the headquarters of many locally and globally important businesses as well as many of Chicago’s most famous attractions.

We offer flexible schedules with evening and weekend classes.

Chicago Loop Location 
828 S Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 773-866-0111
Email: [email protected]

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Education, Arts, and Culture

In a place where arts and culture go hand-in-hand, University of the Potomac offers a rich environment for learning in a city that has so much to offer to students, professionals, and those with a thirst for knowledge. Our Chicago location at the Loop includes:

  • Easy access to public transit
  • Student lounge
  • Table tennis
  • Conference rooms
  • Faculty and staff offices
  • Admissions counselor offices
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Tuition and Fees

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTRODUCTORY TUITION $6,160
ELPG 008 Introduction to English $880
ELPG 010 Beginning Listening and Speaking $880
ELPG 011 Beginning Reading $880
ELPG 012 Beginning Writing $880
ELPG 020 Intermediate Listening and Speaking $880
ELPG 021 Intermediate Reading $880
ELPG 022 Intermediate Writing $880
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTRODUCTORY TUITION $6,160
ELPG 030 High Intermediate Listening and Speaking $880
ELPG 031 High Intermediate Reading $880
ELPG 032 High Intermediate Writing $880
ELPG 040 Advanced Listening and Speaking $880
ELPG 041 Advanced Reading $880
ELPG 042 Advanced Writing $880
ELPG 048 Advanced Grammar $880
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTRODUCTORY TUITION $5,520
ELPT 050 High Intermediate Listening and Speaking $920
ELPT 051 High Intermediate Reading $920
ELPT 052 High Intermediate Writing $920
ELPT 053 Advanced Listening and Speaking $920
ELPT 064 Advanced Reading $920
ELPT 065 Advanced Writing $920
MEDICAL ASSISTING TUITION $12,150
CIT 102 Computer Productivity Tools and Keyboarding $1,520
HCP 101 Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Physiology $1,480
HCP 201 Medical Office Administration $1,480
HCP 204 Pharmacology and Medication Administration $1,480
HCP 205 Phlebotomy and Specimen Collection $1,480
HCP 206 Medical Assisting and Infection Control $1,480
HCP 311 Medical Assisting Externship $1,750
HCP 314 Medical Assisting Career Development $1,480

General Fees:
Enrollment/Application fees $100

COMPLETION AND
PLACEMENT(used as UOTP was approved for WIOA mid 2019)
Reporting Period: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019