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Washtenaw Community College offers classes that can get you into a better paying job in as little as six weeks. Invest in your future with these classes:

Victim Advocacy

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This intensive online program is designed to train and qualify you to provide assistance to crime victims. You will be prepared to work in service organizations such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines and state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Class topics include legal terminology, legal process, victim’s rights legislation, guardianships, crisis intervention and counseling skills.

Mandatory fee: $645 CEUs: 5 Location: Online
Time Dates
Online: Open Registration Jan 8 – Feb 23
Online: Open Registration Mar 5 – Apr 20


Dialysis Technician

Dialysis Technician

This 50-hour program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of a dialysis technician. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, dialysis technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems and maintain and repair equipment. Technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment.

Mandatory fee: $999 CEUs: 5 Location: Main Campus
Time Dates
Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:30pm Feb 13 – Apr 3


EKG Technician Certification

EKG Tech

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Program prepares you to function as an Electrocardiograph (EKG) technician and to take the ASPT EKG Technician exam and other national certification exams. This class will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, you will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

Mandatory fee: $999 CEUs: 5 Location: Main Campus
Time Dates
Mon, Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm   Feb 12 – Apr 2


Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

Whether you’re a new or experienced secretary, this fast-paced online program will help you improve your skills and work more efficiently in the law office. You will study legal terminology, legal process, written communications including letters, filing procedures, billing, accounting and more.

Learn how to:

  • Define and apply important legal terminology
  • Use common word processing features and other computer applications specifically for the law office
  • Prepare legal documents including letters, pleadings, discovery documents, motions and memos
  • Properly use basic citation format
  • Manage a legal office
Mandatory fee: $645 CEUs: 4.2 Location: Online
Time Dates
Online registration by Jan 2 Jan 8 – Feb 23
Online registration by Feb 26 Mar 5 – Apr 20


Medical Billing and Coding Certification

Medical Billing and Coding

This combined 80-hour certification program offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10CM,
ICD-10PCS and/or the ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

Those who complete this class could be qualified to sit for the American
Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice), the American Health Information Association Certified Coding Associate (AHIMA) exam and other national certification exams.

Mandatory fee: $1,899 CEUs: 8 Location: Main Campus
Time Dates
Tue, Thu 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Sat 9:00am – 3:00pm
Feb 6 – Apr 12
Feb 24 and Mar 24


Phlebotomy Fundamentals and Certification


Become a certified phlebotomy technician in just eight weeks! This program combines online and lab-based instruction so you can gain critical thinking skills and hands-on experience. You will perform venipunctures, capillary punctures, and specimen labeling and handling using lifelike arms and class volunteers.

$549 plus $200 mandatory fee CEUs: 4.5 Location: Main Campus
Time Dates
Mon, Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm Mar 5 – Apr 23



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