Several Michigan schools offer short-term programs in high-demand fields, such as health care, public safety and computers, some of which are only available to those who have served in the military.
Veterans Information Security Initiative
Created specifically as a MVAA Fast Track Program for Michigan veterans to enter and advance in the IT field. This program provides professional coaching and assists veterans in finding a long-term IT career. Since December 2015, more than 40 Michigan veterans have been trained and placed into IT jobs.
Computer Numerical Control - Manufacturing Productivity Systems, Basic Certificate of Achievement
In the modern business environment, many employers require substantial skills in the use of CNC equipment. The attainment of the Certificate in Manufacturing Productivity Systems offers evidence to employers that the individual has reached the basic level of proficiency. It provides students with the opportunity to improve their job skills. Students enrolled in the program will receive training on the latest CNC equipment used in the industry.
This free, six-week training course allows students to gain knowledge and experience in various CAM systems, 2D programming, Solid Works drawing systems and 3D machining on the Vertical Machining Center.
Graphic Communications Program
Operated like a print shop, this production environment allows students to develop job competencies, while operating specialized printing equipment to produce brochures, business cards, forms, and other printing for the school and various other organizations.
Office Automation Program
This office automation lab provides a realistic setting for up-to-date, hands-on training. Students spend approximately 30 hours a week maintaining and repairing office management systems, computers, copiers, laptops, portable devices, printers and other office equipment. Students also work toward nationally recognized IT certifications for computer repair and networking.
Information Technology - Microsoft Certified IT Professional Training
By earning Microsoft certification, students gain advanced, market-relevant skills that employers recognize and respect as well as opportunities to connect with a global community of other certified professionals.
This program is designed to train individuals to be capable, well-qualified building and commercial custodians. Through hands-on training, students gain experience in daily cleaning and floor maintenance, stripping of floors, restroom sanitation, daily carpet cleaning and shampooing and using and maintaining equipment. Students are also trained to follow work schedules and keep inventory.
Students learn basic weatherization techniques in various settings, including an attic, crawl spaces and on the home's interior and exterior. Also included is hands-on experience learning the "House as a System" approach utilizing building science principles to analyze a home. Structural air sealing, making basic structural repairs and installing various forms of insulation are also learned.
Welding Technology - Basic Certificate of Achievement
The manufacturing and service industries use welding as a means to build and repair products. The courses included in this certificate focus on the skills needed in electric arc welding, MIG welding and oxygen fuel gas cutting. Students learn to weld in all four positions (flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead) using the latest technology and equipment.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Program
Working safely on HVACR systems requires a thorough knowledge of the science of heating and cooling, a keen awareness of safety procedures, a proficient familiarity with the tools of the trade, and the ability to perform a variety of manual skills. The HVACR training program is composed of both classroom lectures and hands-on learning. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in HVACR while graduates of this program will gain advanced skills once employed in the field. Veterans with previous applicable training may receive military training credit to shorten the time of the program.
Electrical Technologies Program
Students will study the latest electrical codes, electrical fundamentals, various electrical installations motor controls and solid state electronic applications. Throughout the program students will also receive training in energy efficiency and alternate power systems. The Electrical Technology lab is over 4,000 square feet and equipped with electrical systems found in agricultural, commercial and industrial facilities as well as systems that serve residential homes.
Certificate in Construction Management
In collaboration with the Naadee Development Corporation, the Associated General Contractors of Michigan and the Home Builder's Association of Michigan, OCC is offering construction management training for veterans beginning in 2016. This short-term training will include college courses that will lead to a certificate in construction management and work experience and/or full-time employment through local contractors. For more information, call 248-522-3407.
Culinary Arts Program
Students gain experience at the Pine Grove Restaurant on campus and also work in the school cafeteria, where they learn large-quantity food preparation, breakfast cookery and serving. The program offers the required classes for chef certification, ServSafe, nutrition and supervision
AAS in Energy Technology
This program is a combination of classroom, hands-on assignments and outside work/homework. Power generation, power plant operations, wind power, compression technology and process systems are covered. Anyone considering MIAT's nine-month Energy & Industrial Technician program can also complete an Associate Degree in Energy Technology with a few months of additional training. The added curriculum allows students to move into more complex technical positions and managerial roles. Veterans with previous applicable training may receive military training credit to shorten the time of the program.
Veteran's Bachelor of Science Nursing
This degree is designed for experienced paramedic-level certified military veterans to obtain a nursing degree and a position in the health care field. This program will fast-track many medically trained military personnel by granting advanced standing for transcripted military training, credit by exam and through DSST or CLEP.
Pharmacy Technician Program
This program is designed to prepare professional entry-level pharmacy technicians for employment in hospital, retail, community or specialty pharmacies. Clinical duties are emphasized in the classroom and laboratory with directed practical experience in out-patient dispensing and in-patient technical skills including preparation of IV admixtures and use of automation.
Military Medic and Advanced EMT to Paramedic Program
This program creates a pathway for military medics to transition to paramedics. Those who complete this program are positioned to continue onward to become a nurse, if desired, by entering into the Advanced Standing Nursing Program. Students in the program are eligible for GI bill funds, Military Tuition Assistance and traditional Title IV financial aid. LCC offers a Paramedic Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services. Those who continue onwards can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
Military and Veterans Radiologic Technology Program
This 21 month course of study leads to an associate's degree. Students are admitted in the fall, with a limited number of openings each year. Graduates will be eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Certified Nurse Assistant Program
Students learn patient care techniques in a simulated lab environment, followed by a clinical rotation at a nursing home. Hands-on instruction in patient care, communication, medical terminology, documentation and medical equipment is also provided. Upon completion of the program, students are offered study and practice sessions to prepare for the state competency exam.
Pharmacy Technician Program
Students receive hands-on training in applied pharmacy skills including performing pharmacy-related calculations, cashiering, and inventory management through participation in a mock pharmacy lab. In addition, students acquire essential skills needed to interact professionally with pharmacy customers, coworkers and other health care professionals. Students also receive additional experience and assistance in preparing for national certification.
Phlebotomy, Specialty Certificate Program
A phlebotomist draws blood from the patient so various laboratory work can be performed to aid the physician with treatment. A phlebotomist works mainly in clinics, physician's offices or hospitals. Some home health agencies hire phlebotomists who also have nurse aide skills.
Veteran Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
This program is tailored to veterans who have earned at least 30 college credits and/or have a military health care background. The VBSN program is an accelerated program where nursing coursework can be completed in 18 months. Faculty has military experience and a majority of clinical rotations will take place at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit.
Military Police Basic Training Program
This program offers qualifying military police veterans the option of attending a 280-hour basic police training academy, rather than the full course of study. Curriculum includes legal matters, patrol procedures, detention, police skills, traffic and special operations. Any military police veteran interested in this program must meet all MCOLES pre-employment standards, including passing the physical fitness test and the reading/writing examination.
Corrections Officer Academic Program
This program offers the state-certified 15 credits in corrections courses required to help students become eligible to apply for corrections officer positions with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Preference in hiring is given to students who complete the corrections courses with a 2.0 GPA or better.
Chemical Process Operator
This program teaches basic chemical processing and manufacturing operations, and includes some major and vital processing skills.
This program trains students for entry-level diesel tech job performing preventative maintenance on heavy-duty diesel vehicles like semi-trucks and buses. Individuals will receive a Certificate of Completion, and earn for hours of academic credit toward Delta's Heavy-duty Diesel Service Technology associate degree.
The Merrill Institute offers veterans the opportunity to participate in a hands-on, project-based, twelve-week training course that teaches the four main welding processes: MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux Core. In addition, students gain knowledge of oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, basic blue print reading and weld symbol interpretation. Upon successful completion of the program, students graduate with an AWS SENSE Level I Certification that is nationally recognized by industry professionals. With a 93% employment rate, the Merrill Institute not only teaches the knowledge and skills companies are looking for, we assist with job placement and offer additional certifications through the Accredited Test Facility.
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Students learn entry level skills appropriate to most electronic businesses and manufacturing industries. Courses help prepare students for entry-level employment in industrial electronics, maintenance and manufacturing.
Students are trained in the operation of state-of-the-art woodworking machinery and software. Individual and production projects are designed to develop competency and expertise.
Machine Technology Program
Students learn various machining operations, such as manual milling, turning and grinding. With successful completion of manual training, advancing students choose either welding or training in Computerized Numerical Control.
Automotive Technology Program
Students are trained in basic shop practices and have experience working on vehicles. During each 10-week course, students may train in the diagnosis and repair of brakes, suspensions, electrical, heating/air conditioning and engine performance systems, working toward state and national certifications. Courses featuring oil and tire services are also available.
Airframe & Powerplant Technician Certificate Program and Aviation Maintenance Technology Associates Degree Program
This program focuses on teaching students the precision technical skills necessary to become an FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician. Participants can add additional months of education to achieve an associate's degree. The added curriculum provides essential academic skills to move into more complex technical positions and managerial roles. Veterans with previous applicable training may receive military training credit to shorten the time of the program.
Global Logistics and Dispatch Program
This program is a combination of classroom, hands-on instruction and outside assignments. Upon completion, graduates will have a variety of entry-level career choices in dispatch and supply chain management fields. The program includes three phases, Global Logistics, Operations Management and Aircraft Dispatch. Veterans with previous applicable training may receive military training credit to shorten the time of the program.
Retail Marketing Program
Students learn hands-on customer service/personal selling, cash handling, inventory control, merchandizing, and promotion/advertising in a real life setting while working in the Eagle Shack on campus. They also receive training in National Retail Skill Standards for loss prevention and safety procedures.