The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology provides a culture of opportunity for people to create social and economic progress in their lives and community.

CAREER TRAINING: Info sessions for Fall 2017 Mondays at 9 a.m.

Our 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. We are hosting information sessions every Monday morning at 9 a.m. here at WMCAT, 98 E. Fulton St. You can fill out the form below to let us know you’ll be coming; or just show up! Info sessions are about an hour and are the first step in applying to our program.


Fill out the form on the link below to easily register for an upcoming information session or contact the WMCAT Adult Career Training Program. 


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Post Secondary Institution Accrediting Agencies

Make sure your school is accredited.​​

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post Secondary Education: www/ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

​Council for Higher Education Accreditation: www.chea.org​

World Wide Learn: www.worldwidelearn.com/accreditation

​Federal Trade Commission: http://​www.ftc.gov

Article: "How to Tell if an Online Program is Accredited"  


Regency Beauty Institute

Alpine Ave, NW, Grand Rapids


Booker Institute of Cosmetology

 2460 Chicago Drive Hudsonville, MI 49426

(616) 662-0220 

And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19

Douglas J Aveda Institute

138 Commerce Avenue GR, MI 49503


Ferris State - Grand Rapids

Certificate programs.


International Cosmetology Academy LLC 940 28th Street SE GR, MI 49508 


The Grand Rapids-Wyoming metropolitan area employs about 250 medical billers and coders. They earn an hourly mean wage of $15.88 and an annual mean wage of $33,020. The average tenth percentile wage is $22,680 annually, while the average ninetieth percentile wage is $49,930 annually.

Excel Academies of Cosmetology

2855 29th Street SE Kentwood, MI 49512

(616) 975-7778 

Empire Beauty School

Standale Plaza, Grand Rapids


​Certificates: a Fast Track to Careers


GRCC 35 online certificate programs


or call 616.234.4000

Walker Medical Instructional Institute

CMA-Certified Medical Assistant

   80 hours: 2, 3, or 4 weeks. Day or evening

​Patient Care Tech

   220 hours: 8 weeks. 8-2 or 4-10

   ​>Acute Care Tech

   >Phlebotomy Tech

​   >ECG Tech


Ross Medical Education Center

​Kentwood, MI

  >Medical Assistant

  >Medical Billing and Coding

  >Dental Assistant

  ​>Pharmacy Tech


Blue Heron

2040 Raybrook, SE   GR, MI 49546


> Medical Massage
      Therapy Program
> Holistic Health
      Practitioner Program
> Sports Science Program
> Phlebotomy Technician
> Yoga Teacher
> Clinical Nutrition
> Personal - Fitness Trainer
> Herbal Medicine
> Practical Acupuncture
> Diet-Weight Management
> Acupressure & Massage
> Home Health Aide
> Naturopathic Medicine
> Chiropractic Assistant
> Naprapathic Medicine


Emergency Medical Technician 

provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for individuals who contact the emergency medical system.

​Great Lakes EMS Academy


Life EMS Ambulance