Dates:  1/16/2024 - 2/22/2024
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $573 (includes textbook and binder supplies)
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite: Intro to Computers

This 36-hour class gives students experience 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. Students will gain practical experience billing and recording payments for patients with multiple payers, self-pay, Blue Cross, Medicare, Tricare and commercial insurances.  

Lessons will also address other special situations including

  • Employee health patient annual physical
  • Drug screens
  • Workers’ compensation cases
  • Patients with guarantors
  • Liability cases  
  • Processing returned checks 
  • Working with a collection agency
  • Writing off bad debts

Dates:  5/21/24 - 5/30/24        
Schedule:  Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $431 (includes online certification fee)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

A Certified Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) obtains and documents patient information. CEHRS can specialize in a variety of areas or one aspect of the electronic health records such as entry-level coders, encoding within a hospital setting, abstractors and/or coding specialists, HIPAA Compliance Officers, and HIM (Health Information Managers).

Obtaining a Certified Health Record Certification from the National Healthcareer Association may include more job opportunities, increased pay scale, and improved subject matter expertise. 


Dates:  4/16/2024 - 4/25/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $431 (includes certification exam fee)
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Also referred to as Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant, a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to help keep physician offices and clinics running efficiently.

CMAA job tasks may include:

  • Reviewing and answering correspondence
  • Working with budget expenditures
  • Record keeping systems
  • Interviewing job applicants
  • Maintaining patient charts
  • Front desk duties. 

Schedule:  North Holland
Cost:  $1,264 
(Includes textbook, workbook, gait belt, background check and state certification test)
Format:  Traditional/Lab/Clinical
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Schedule:  West Michigan Works! Location
Cost:  $1,244 
(Includes textbook, workbook, gait belt, background check and state certification test)
Format:  Traditional/Lab/Clinical
Location:  Thompson M-TEC - West Michigan Works! Campus

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

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides daily living assistance to patients. 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 within 15 miles of M-TEC. Contact Thompson us for dates. 

Upon course completion, students are eligible to take the State of Michigan Licensing Test for the Competency Evaluated Nurse Aid certification. 

Please email our CNA Program Coordinator with questions or call 616-738-8935 extension 4075.

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Dates:  9/16/2024 to 4/16/2025
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost:  $3,345  
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

This program prepares students to perform basic chairside assistance from simple fillings to oral surgery procedures within a dental office.

Skills learned include:

  • Dental technology
  • Four-handed dentistry with instrument transfer
  • OSHA-directed dental safety
  • Oral hygiene protocol
  • Basic electronic dental office software
  • Opportunity to earn the State of Michigan Dental Radiography certification 

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Dates: 1/30/2023 to 2/20/2023
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost:  $340 (includes State of MI certification exam fee)  
Format: Traditional
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite:  Dental Assisting or work experience as approved by instructor 

Certification Available:  State of Michigan Dental X-Ray Certification

This course teaches dental radiation safety, exposure techniques, and mounting procedures. Clinical work provides hands-on practice in standard and digital radiography techniques. Successful course completion includes the State of Michigan Dental X-Ray Certification. 

Dates:  4/16/2024 to 5/23/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $579 (includes textbook and binder supplies)
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Students will master the skills involved with safe, detailed patient documentation. including:

  • Importance of safe, detailed patient documentation
  • Charting medical history, doctor’s notes, and current medication records
  • EHR documentation using EHR software

Upon course completion, eligible students can sit for the NHA CEHRS (Certified Electronic Health Records) certification.

Format:  Traditional
Dates:  2/8/2023
Schedule: Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dates:  4/11/2024
Schedule: Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:  $115
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

The  Michigan Public Health Code (Rule 338.7001(c)) effective June 1, 2022, requires all licensed and registered healthcare professionals to train on Implicit Bias as a condition for initial licensure/registration and renewals. 

Implicit (subconscious) bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. 

Interactive class topics will include:

  • Define the concept of implicit bias
  • Reflect on personal and professional biases
  • Understand the impact implicit biases present in healthcare
  • Define strategies to mitigate the negative impact of implicit bias

´╗┐This training provides a certificate from Thompson M-TEC to validate participation.

Qualifies for up to 4-hours of State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).


Dates:  11/28/2023 to 1/11/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $537 (includes textbook and binder supplies)
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Intro to Computers

This 36-hour class provides healthcare students 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 industry-standard software, students will learn:

  • Point-of-care electronic health record
  • How to identify patients for scheduling and registration
  • Prepare patients for the physician
  • Discharge patients properly 
  • Complete patient’s medical records and bill for the services and collect the money.

Dates:  9/13/2023 to 10/18/2023
Schedule:  Wednesday, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Cost:  $391 (includes online fee)
Format:  Traditional/Online
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This self-paced online course provides hands-on activities that help students gain the medical math and calculations skills required for any position in the health care and medical field.

Skills learned include:

  • Dosage calculations
  • Scientific formulas
  • Using fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Measurement systems and conversions,
  • Introduction to basic statistics and probability
  • How to interpret medical findings for patients

Dates:  11/28/2023 to 2/22/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 PM  - 2:30 PM
Cost:  $683 (Includes textbook & binder supplies)
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Medical Terminology Training provides a full understanding of medical terminology from word origins to their application. This course is appropriate for all students of health occupations who will have a need to communicate with physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals.

In this 15-week course students learn:

  • Correct terms and spelling for all of the body systems
  • Major pathological conditions and disorder
  • Treatments and medications
  • And more 

Dates:  9/13/2023 to 5/29/2024
Schedule:  Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $2,995
Format:  Traditional/Online
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Understand the federal and state-mandated laws that govern pharmacy and HIPAA requirements and their application to the pharmacy.

This online course provides lessons on how to

  • Interpret physician orders and prescriptions
  • Prepare and distribute medications
  • Define medical and pharmaceutical terms and common abbreviations
  • Understand the pharmacology of medications in relation to the anatomy affected
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations
  • Process insurance billing or collect payments
  • Communicate successfully with patients and medical professionals

Dates:  2/27/2024 to 4/11/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cost:  $776 (includes textbook, online fee and binder supplies)  
Format:  Traditional/Online, ed2go
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

This six-week online instructor-led course teaches students how to use the official American Medical Association CPT book and the ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases Diagnosis and Procedure Codes to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.

Students will be prepared to work with doctor offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes and insurance agencies.