Training Programs

Businesses require people trained in the latest, high-demand skills. We have partnered with area employers, and local and state government, to develop comprehensive training programs. Each is designed to meet industry demand while offering you new career opportunities.  

Our short-term training programs are designed to provide all necessary training and experience in 14 weeks or less, preparing you for a career in a high-paying field such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing, IT and logistics.  

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Learn more about how our coordinators will work with you to create a partnership that suits your company's needs.

Training program designed with you in mind

  • Affordability: Our training programs are designed to be low cost and some are offered for free to qualified individuals.  
  • Continuing education: You may also choose to continue your education for higher-level employment. Some occupations are linked with other certificate and associate degree classes, as well as four-year institutions, allowing you to build long-term growth in your career.  
  • Employment: You may become employed after the initial training program. 
  • Evidence-based job opportunities: We conduct research and work with our business and government partners to determine the most in-demand opportunities. These programs may be for credit or non-credit.  
  • Salary: Each training program focuses on careers that offers good entry-level wages, helping you build the foundation for your future.  

A variety of career opportunities 

We work continually with our employer partners to develop new, in-demand programs in different fields, including:  

Allied Health 

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted the field of healthcare, which was already working to adapt from other recent socioeconomic trends, including the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. Currently, we offer the following training programs:  

  • Mammography Technologist: These professionals screens and detects breast tissue for abnormalities using radiology imaging. Individuals will need to be a registered Radiology Technologist (RT) and CPR certified. 
  • Certified Nursing Aide (CNA): These healthcare professionals help patients with daily activities such as bathing and taking medication on time, and also assist with other clinical tasks such as taking a patient’s vital signs.  
  • Sterile Processing Technician: With an increased focus on patient safety in healthcare, sterile processing technicians are in high demand. These professionals decontaminate, inspect, assemble, package and sterilize surgical instruments or devices in a healthcare facility, so that they can be safely reused on patients. 

Computer Security 

 Jobs in the Information Technology field are in high-demand. Currently, we offer the following training program:  

  • Computer Support Technician: Training for the Computer Support Technician program includes classes related to CompTIA and soft skills classes to prepare you for a job in the technology industry.

Logistics/Supply Chain

We live in an era of complicated logistics, with supply chain issues and other challenges affecting many businesses. Yet, supply chains and fulfillment companies are still delivering goods across the world in record volumes. Currently, we offer the following training program:  

  • Logistics Technician: From the automotive industry to e-commerce, logistics technicians are more critical than ever. These professionals work in front-line material handling and supply chain logistics jobs in fulfillment centers, warehouses, distribution centers and factories. 


News reports often focus on how many jobs have been lost due to automation and other trends in manufacturing and industrial environments. However, this workplace evolution has also created new opportunities. Currently, we offer the following training programs:  

  • Apprenticeship: is a talent development strategy that combines on-the-job learning (OJL), related instruction (RI), and mentorship to train individuals to be experts in their field. 
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator: There is an immediate need for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operators, who produce and machine parts by programming, setting up and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. 
  • Pre-Apprenticeship: We are looking to build a pipeline of qualified students to meet industry needs in high-demand occupations in advanced manufacturing fields. Our Pre-Apprenticeship course gives you a foundation of needed skills and the opportunity to earn up to three industry recognized credentials. 
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Robotic Technician: Advanced manufacturing is one of the fastest-growing, high-demand industry sectors in Southeast Michigan, with thousands of positions open annually.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician: The Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician Training Program at Oakland Community College is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of electric vehicle technology.


  • Salaries and job opportunities are determined through research and direct contact with area businesses
  • Occupations may be linked with other certificate and associate degree classes as well as four year institutions
  • Programs may be credit and/or non-credit
  • Individuals may become employed after the initial training package and continue on with their education for higher level employment

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