Certification Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A Certified Nursing Assistant, also called a CNA, provides assistance to patients with daily living tasks. CNA's typically work in nursing homes, hospitals, and other long-term care facilities and may also assist doctors and nurses with medical procedures. The Certified Nursing Assistant course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. Contact Thompson M-TEC for dates.

Upon course completion, students are eligible to take the State of Michigan Licensing Test for the Competency Evaluated Nurse Aid certification, renewable annually. Visit www.mtec.org for the current class schedule.

Prerequisite: Students must be 17 years of age and no criminal background.

Cost:  $1,051 (Tuition $821 + Textbook $50 + Certification $125 + Background Check $55) 
Class Format:
 Lecture, Lab, and Clinical
Course Length: 90 hours
Location(s): Thompson M-TEC  - Holland or Spring Lake
More Information:

PDF Document Training Description 
PDF Document Calendar 2018 Holland
PDF Document Calendar 2018 South Holland
PDF Document Calendar 2018 Spring Lake

Certified Nursing Assistant/Medical Office Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant/Medical Office Assistant is a combination of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program with added instruction in Medical Office Assistant. Students learn the basic nursing skills needed to assist professional nursing staff and then additional skills for the office setting. Students completing this program will possess the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in nursing homes, assisted living, doctors' offices, or hospital settings.

Certifications include; Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) State Certification.

Course Format: Lab/Clinical
Cost:  $4,947 (Tuition $3,406 + Textbooks $961 + Certification $525 + Background Check $55)
Program Length: 672 hours
Location: Holland

Program Courses Include:

  • Billing & Reimbursement
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • CNA Certification
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Explore a Career in Medical Coding (online)
  • Intro to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Medical Clinic Workflow
  • Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach (online)
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Excel
  • Microsoft Word Core (includes MOS Certification)

Dental Assistant

This program prepares students to perform basic chairside procedures in a dental office setting. This program includes learning dental technology, instrument transfer, dental safety, four-handed dentistry and other specialized dental procedures. The student will also learn basic dental office software typically used for scheduling appointments and have the opportunity to earn a Dental Radiography certification for the State of Michigan.   
Offers articulated college credit.

Class Format: Traditional
Semester:  Fall 2018/Winter 2019; 9/5/18 to 4/17/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $3,345
Program Length: 180 hours
Location: Careerline Tech Center

Dental Assistant/Administrative Assistant

A Dental Administrative Assistant works on behalf of the dentist, as well as the patient. They help deliver oral health care, perform administrative tasks, and provide a high level of professional assistance to dentists and their patients. This course teaches the essential skills for managing business aspects of a dental practice as well as performing basic chairside assisting procedures. Clinical work in this program provides hands-on practice with standard and digital radiography techniques.

Certifications include; Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the State of Michigan X-Ray Certification.

Course Format: Traditional and Open Lab
Cost:  $7,226 (Tuition $5,930 + Textbooks $896 + Certification $400)
Program Length: 689 hours
Location: Thompson M-TEC and Careerline Tech Center

Program Courses Include:

  • Billing & Reimbursement
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Radiography
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Explore a Career in Medical Coding (online)
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Medical Clinic Workflow
  • Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach (online)
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Excel
  • Microsoft Word Core (includes MOS Certification)

Dental Radiography (X-Ray)

This five-week course will instruct Dental Assistants on dental radiation safety, exposure techniques, and mounting procedures. Clinical work will provide hands-on practice in standard and digital radiography techniques. Successful course completion includes State of Michigan certification to take X-rays. Course limited to eight students.

Prerequisite: Dental Assisting or work experience as approved per instructor

Class Format: Traditional/Lab
Cost:  $340 (Includes Certification)
Program Length: 17 hours
Location: Careerline Tech Center

Medical Office

This program includes instruction on how to function in an administrative role within a medical office. It includes patient scheduling; tracking patient activity; maintaining the integrity and protection of patient information; sending and receiving reminders, messages, and emails. This program also provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform insurance and billing related duties in a medical office.

Upon completion of the program, students can prepare and take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Class Format:  Lecture
Cost:  $4,724 (Tuition $3,161 + Textbooks $1163 + Certification $400)
Program Length: 742 hours
Location: Thompson M-TEC 

Program Courses Include:

  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Billing & Reimbursement
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Explore a Career in Medical Coding (online)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (online)
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Medical Clinic Workflow
  • Medical Terminology
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Excel
  • Microsoft Word Core (includes MOS Exam)

Individual Classes 

Administrative Medical Assisting


Course Type:  Open Entry
Schedule: Open Lab
Cost:  $421 (Tuition $288 + Textbook $133)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite: Intro to Computers

Description:
This 80-hour class will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be a professional asset to a medical facility by completing a series of case studies.  Students will process case studies with industry cloud-based integrated electronic health record and practice management systems.  The case studies are taken from real-life situations and are specifically designed to present relevant content and kinesthetic practice skills that the medical assistant student will need to understand and know how to do when they join the health care workforce.

Billing & Reimbursement

 
Course Type:  Open Entry/Online
Cost:  $421 (Tuition $288 + Textbook $133)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite: Intro to Computers

Description:
This 80-hour class will provide the student with the experience of using an integrated electronic health record and practice management system to understand the medical revenue cycle management process from line item charge review and posting charges to a bill through payment collections and refunds.  The student will have practical experience billing and recording payments for patients with multiple payers, self-pay, Blue Cross, and Medicare and Tricare and commercial insurances.  Lessons will also address other special situations including employee health patient annual physical, drug screen patient, workers’ compensation cases, patients with guarantors, and liability cases.  The class will also include processing returned checks due to non-sufficient funds, sending patient accounts to a collection agency and writing off bad debts.

Certified Nursing Assistant

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Course Type:  Traditional/Clinical
Schedule:  2018 Schedule Holland 
Schedule:  2018 Schedule South Holland
Schedule:  2018 Schedule Spring Lake
Cost:  $1051 (Includes Textbook, Workbook, Gait Belt, Background check & State certification test)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Holland or Spring Lake

Prerequisite:  Student must be 17 years of age and no criminal background.

Description:
A Certified Nursing Assistant, also called a CNA, provides assistance to patients with daily living tasks. CNA's typically work in nursing homes, hospitals, and other long-term care facilities and may also assist doctors and nurses with medical procedures. The Certified Nursing Assistant course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. Contact Thompson M-TEC for dates.

Upon course completion, students are eligible to take the State of Michigan Licensing Test for the Competency Evaluated Nurse Aid certification, renewable annually. Visit www.mtec.org for the current class schedule.

Dental Assisting

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Course Type:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall/Winter 2018/19:  9/5/18 - 12/19/18 & 1/2/19 - 4/17/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $3,345  
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Description:
This program prepares students to perform basic chairside procedures in a dental office setting. This program includes learning dental technology, instrument transfer, dental safety, four-handed dentistry and other specialized dental procedures. The student will also learn basic dental office software typically used for scheduling appointments and have the opportunity to earn a Dental Radiography certification for the State of Michigan. 

Dental Radiography (X-ray)

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Class Format: Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2019:  1/3/19 to 1/22/19
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $340 (includes State of MI certification)  
Locati
on: Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite: Dental Assisting or work experience as approved per instructor 

Certification Available:  State of Michigan X-Ray Certification

Description:
This five-week course will instruct Dental Assistants on dental radiation safety, exposure techniques, and mounting procedures. Clinical work will provide hands-on practice in standard and digital radiography techniques. Successful course completion includes State of Michigan certification to take X-rays. Course limited to eight students.

Electronic Health Records


Course Type:  Open Entry
Schedule: Open Lab
Cost:  $336 (Tuition $288 + Textbook $48)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Intro to Computers

Description:
In this 80-hour course, the Medical office students will master the skills involved with safe, detailed patient documentation.  Students learn to adopt the roles of gatekeepers, the administrators, the medical assistants, and the billers and coders. They’re the face of an office, and also the backbone – their accurate, intelligent documentation can make or break an office. Students learn the importance of safe, detailed patient documentation including charting medical history, doctor’s notes, and current medication records.  The course will cover the EHR documentation using EHR software.  Upon completion, the student will be eligible to sit for the NHA CEHRS (Certified Electronic Health Records) certification if they have also completed the Medical Clinic Workflow, Billing & Reimbursement, and Administrative Medical Assisting classes.

Medical Clinic Workflow


Course Type:  Open Entry
Schedule: Open Lab
Cost:  $421 (Tuition $288 + Textbook $133)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite: Intro to Computers

Description:
This 80-hour class will provide the healthcare student with the experience of using an electronic health record and practice management system to understand the medical clinic workflow process from scheduling an appointment through payment collections and refunds.  Using actual industry standard software, the student will do every step in the medical clinic workflow process, including the clinical staff’s use of a point-of-care electronic health record.  Students will be able to accurately identify the patient for scheduling and registration, prepare the patient for the physician, discharge the patient with the proper documentation and aftercare instructions and complete the patient’s medical records and bill for the services and collect the money.

Medical Terminology

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Course Type:  Open Entry
Schedule: Open Lab
Cost:  $422 (Tuition $288 + Textbook $134)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Description:
Medical terminology is a specialized language used by health care practitioners. Medical Terminology Training will give you a full understanding of medical terminology, from word origins to their application. In this 15-week course, you will learn the correct terms and spelling for all of the body systems, major pathological conditions, disorders, treatments, medications, and more. This course is appropriate for all students of health occupations who will have a need to communicate with physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals. Tests are only given during scheduled lab hours.

Online Courses

Explore a Career in Medical Coding

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As part of the FastTrack program, this six-week online instructor-led course will teach you how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field including doctor offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home.

Course Type:  Online
Cost:  $115

Human Anatomy and Physiology

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This six-week online instructor-led course begins with an explanation of the nature of matter and a review of the principles of chemistry that are important to human physiology. We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. You'll also learn principles of genetics and gain an understanding of how traits are passed from one generation to the next.

Course Type:  Online
Cost:  $115

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

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This online course is a continuation of Human Anatomy and Physiology. We'll start with basic histology-the study of the different tissues in the body. You'll learn about the structure and function of the epithelial, connective, nervous, and muscular tissue. You'll come to understand the different sub-types of these tissues, where they're located, and the special jobs they perform.

Course Type:  Online
Cost:  $115

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

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As part of the FastTrack program, this six-week online instructor-led course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

Course Type:  Online
Cost:  $115