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Dawn Career Institute

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With career-focused programs offered through either traditional campus-based or online courses, Dawn Career Institute can provide you with the skills and experience you need to start a new career in the healthcare, wellness, and trades fields. For more than 40 years, we've helped committed students located in the tri-state community and across the country, on the road to a successful future.

In today's economy, there are plenty of opportunities for people with the right skills. Join the DCI family, and let us help you achieve your goals!

Our mission says it all

Dedication. Compassion. Inspiration.

Given today's competitive environment, gaining an education has never been more important. In fact, it's critical. At DCI, we realize the decision of where to get an education is one of the most important you'll ever make, and we take this responsibility very seriously. The DCI experience is centered on providing an environment that enables you to thrive in the pursuit of your personal and career goals.

We have a single focus: YOU!

So what does this mean to you? This means that from your initial contact, you'll have the entire Dawn team helping you every step of the way! Admissions and Financial Aid personnel will walk you through the enrollment process and can help you understand what educational funding may be available to students who qualify. You'll be taught by dedicated, qualified instructors who have actually worked in the field – so you benefit from their real-world knowledge. You'll gain hands-on experience in facilities that are industry-modeled, which means you'll be working on the same equipment you'll find on your first day on the job. But we know success isn't gained simply through time in the classroom and labs. At DCI you'll build relationships with your instructors and your Career Services representative, who will assist you with career development, interviewing skills and job placement.

Flexibility to fit your schedule

At DCI, we understand you have work and family commitments. That's why we offer flexible class schedules in the morning, evening and even online and blended campus/online programs to fit your busy lifestyle.

Available Programs

  • HVAC Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    If you enjoy working with your hands in a flexible working environment, then getting your HVAC technician training from Dawn Career Institute may be a good option for you.

    Your Role as an HVAC Technician

    You deserve to have an enjoyable and rewarding career. Why not start with a job that offers job stability, flexible schedules, a good job outlook, and rewarding financial benefits?

    HVAC Technicians work on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems to control the temperature in residential or commercial buildings. HVAC Technicians inspect and troubleshoot systems for malfunctions and explain the system status with customers. Technicians are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining HVAC systems, including replacing broken parts and keeping records of the work they perform.

    Most of the work technicians perform is indoors, but some technicians may need to service systems outdoors, even in bad weather.

    HVAC Technicians can work for residential customers in houses, or for commercial businesses such as schools, hospitals, office buildings, factories and retail store

  • Class A CDL Preparatory Program
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    Heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers with a commercial driver's license (CDL) transport goods from one location to another. Driver schedules can vary widely depending on the type of route they travel. Drivers can travel local routes that can be completed within a day, or they can be assigned to longer trips that span several states and require several days on the road. Commercial drivers are required to adhere to state and federal safety regulations, and perform a variety of functions aside from driving. Drivers are responsible for securing cargo for transport, inspecting their vehicles before and after a trip, identifying and reporting mechanical problems, and maintaining a log of their hours.

  • Medical Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Our Medical Assistant program includes the technical knowledge needed in areas such as vital signs, electrocardiography, laboratory techniques, billing/coding and medical office procedures. Equally important, we train on the "soft skills" that employers are seeking, such as interpersonal skills, goal setting, customer relations and stress management.

    As a medical assistant, you'll perform duties including clinical and administrative tasks that help medical offices run smoothly:

    -Prepare exam rooms for patients
    -Prepare patients for treatment
    -Measure and record vital signs
    -Assist physicians with minor procedures
    -Collect patient specimens for testing
    -Chart patient medical histories
    -Ensure patient comfort


Dawn Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Accreditation is the student's best assurance that a school meets national standards of educational performance. Accreditation has become the most authoritative and reliable index of a school's concern for integrity toward its students and quality education. For 45 years, the ACCSC has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at post-secondary schools and colleges.

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