Allied Health is a term used to describe the broad range of health professionals who are not doctors, dentists, or nurses.
These positions are used as stepping stones into the medical field and provide the opportunity to take the first step on a career pathway to Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.
Our allied health programs include:
- Caregiver to Certified Nurse Aide Apprenticeship
- Certified Phlebotomist Apprenticeship
Caregiver to CNA Apprenticeship
Our Caregiver to CNA Apprenticeship program allows participants to complete a CNA Apprenticeship while working full time as a Caregiver.
Students are provided approximately sixty hours of Caregiver training over a two-week period, preparing them to work as a Resident Care Aide, Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide. Following successful completion of this pre-apprenticeship, participants begin work as Caregivers and continue their CNA education one day per week until they have completed the related training and instruction required to sit for the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide exam.
Upon successful completion of the certification exam, participants interview with our employers and are placed in work experience as CNAs until they complete 2000 hours of on-the-job training. A US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Certificate is awarded to participants when their work hours have been registered.
What do CNAs do?
Certified Nurse Aides function as an extension of the LPN and RN staff in long-term care facilities, assisted living, and some hospital settings. Duties include assisting with personal care, bathing, feeding, and more.
Is this program right for me?
People from all walks of life are Certified Nurse Aides. You may be a good candidate if:
- You enjoy working with a wide range of people and personality types
- You enjoy helping those who struggle to help themselves
- You are interested in exploring what it is like to work in the medical field
- You are interested in training as an LPN or RN but are unable to pay tuition. Many employers offer tuition reimbursement.
Certified Phlebotomist Apprenticeship
Our Certified Phlebotomist Apprenticeship program trains participants to work for organizations such as Quest Diagnostics, DaVita, large doctor’s offices, and hospitals.
Because phlebotomists must be certified to work, all training must be done prior to placement in a work setting. Our program is designed to move participants through the program quickly and efficiently while providing high-quality training. Unlike some other training programs, we require a minimum of 100 blood draws during training to ensure our graduates are highly skilled and ready to hit the ground running. Upon completion of training, participants test for certification.
Once certified, participants interview with our partner employers, where they’re hired to complete a minimum of work hours 2000 hours. US DOL Certificates of Completion are awarded upon completion.
What do certified phlebotomists do?
Phlebotomists spend their days drawing blood for lab tests and managing the paperwork for each blood draw to ensure the correct markers are tested.
Is this program right for me?
This program may be a good fit for you if:
- You enjoy meeting and working with a wide variety of people
- You aren’t squeamish about needles and blood
- You are professional and organized
- You are content with repetitive work
- You prefer more traditional work hours