Following information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in response to COVID-19, WMCAT is limiting on-site programming but our facility will be open to the public Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please see the Contact page for more information. 

Enrollment

WMCAT is now enrolling students in our Adult Career Training Program.

Our programs offer you an opportunity to have a new healthcare career that provides a living wage, growth possibilities, and are in-demand. Career opportunities are in medical billing, medical coding, and pharmacy technician. All programs are tuition-free.

Program Hours

Classes are held between:

September 13, 2021 – June 2022

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm

*Program schedule and hours are subject to change in response to COVID-19.

Application Period

February 1 – May 28, 2021

Application accepted for priority enrollment

May 31 – June 30, 2021

Applications accepted for late enrollment (classes may be full)

Please follow our three steps for enrollment:

Attend an online Information Session

Information Sessions provide an overview of our programs and help you consider if WMCAT is right for you. It will also answer specific questions on eligibility and schedule.

Take the TABE readiness assessment in reading and math

Once you’ve watched the video, register to take the TABE. This assessment helps to determine your current skills and knowledge in reading and math. TABE requirements must be met to move forward to the next step. 

Below are helpful resources to prepare for the test.

Interview with program staff

In this conversation, program staff will ask questions to learn more about you. You also will have the opportunity to ask questions to determine if WMCAT is right for you. Program staff will schedule the conversation with you after receiving your TABE results. Each conversation is 30 minutes. 

For questions, please contact Andrea Owens.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

Have a high school diploma or GED

No record of a felony*

Experiencing unemployment or underemployment**

Live in Kent County

*This is a requirement from employers to work in the careers for which we train.

**Working part-time, multiple part-time jobs, or in a job where potential and skills are not fully utilized. 

At WMCAT, we believe in designing programs that are rooted in the needs of people in the community. We recognize that the eligibility requirements for our tuition-free Adult Career Training Program can both ensure we are available to those with the highest need, and at the same time cause us to miss others who could benefit from this opportunity.
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