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There are 3 Pathways to Choose

Associate Degree

Associates Degree (Credit - Degree path)

  • This is a foundational degree which offers the first 60 credits of a program that many high demand jobs will require. You can use this degree to transfer and continue your studies or use it to gain entry into your career.  

FIRST STEP: Complete EDU 364 - Training Referral Checklist

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs (Credit - Certificate path)

  • Designed to prepare students for entry level careers, these programs are less than 60 credits and career focused.  Students can complete these programs quickly and start working immediately after completion.

FIRST STEP: Complete EDU 364 - Training Referral Checklist

Short Term Training

Short-Term Training (Not for credit path)

  • Designed so that completers can receive training in six months or less and prepare them for employment in high demand positions. Programs are usually non-credit but may be linked with other certificate and program degree classes. Individuals may become employed after initial training package and continue on with their education for higher level employment.

FIRST STEP: Contact Economic Workforce Development Student Services at (248) 232-4150 for preliminary questionnaire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get started with applying for a Short-Term Training Program?
    1. To see if you are eligible for training funds contact a Michigan Works! Agency location near you or contact Economic and Workforce Development Student Services at 248-232-4150 for further information.

  2. If I am funded through Michigan Works to get a degree or certificate , what is my first step?
    1. Your Michigan Works! Advisor should have already started your Training Referral Checklist. Go to Steps for New Students to get started with your application!
    2. Contact Admissions for additional assistance.

  3. Attend a Virtual Live Admissions sessions by selecting the button below! 

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Many of our students get the training they need to obtain high-demand, Good-paying Careers in Skilled Trades.

Some of those Careers are in:

  • Automotive Servicing
  • Welding
  • Machine Tool - CNC
  • Robotics
  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • And more!

Find your Empowered Pathway TODAY!

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