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




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


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