Certificate Programs

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If you’re not a fan of going to school, then certificate programs may be the way to go. Certificate programs teach you a trade skill and get you into the workforce in six to nine months. These may not pay the bills but can serve as a stepping stone career into a better-paying one. For example, a medical assistant certificate can land you a job in a hospital. Most hospitals offer to pay for related classes after you’ve worked there six months. You could be well on your way to a nursing degree or something else in the medical field.

Not into blood and guts? Most banks have a training program that allows you to move up the ladder to an executive position. 

That’s why Hope for Single Moms is here. We will help you brainstorm possiblities. Give us a call. 616-485-7594.

Baker College

Blue Heron

Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting

Discover Praxis
3-month bootcamp of study followed with a 3-month internship

Great Lakes EMS Academy

Empire Beauty School


International Cosmetology Academy LLC

Life EMS Ambulance

Medical Billing and Coding  

Paul Mitchell Schools

Ross Medical Education Center

Walker Medical Instructional Institute:

West Michigan Center for the Arts and Technology (WMCAT):
Tuition-free adult career training program is open to men and women who have a high school diploma or GED, live in Kent county, receive some form of public assistance, and have no record of a felony. Information sessions every Monday at 9 a.m.

West Michigan Works

Women’s Resource Center