Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center
2891 - 116th Avenue
Allegan, MI 49010
LMC Available Programs LMC Spring 2017 Class Offerings

Pre-Apprentice/Certificate from Lake Michigan College in Machine Tool Technology 

We are excited to announce another option for ECAC Students! A Pre-Apprentice/Certificate from Lake Michigan College in Machine Tool Technology. Expanding on existing direct credit course work in ACATECs Machining/CNC program, students can complete a 37-credit postsecondary certificate while entering the work force in a paid apprenticeship with a local employer.

Please contact Robin Sterk at: 269.512.7809 for more information.

Allegan Tech Center Evening Adult Training Opportunities

Welding Basics- MIG/TIG

This 40-hour Welding course considers various gas metal arc welding (MIG) processes, including solid wire, and flux-core with emphasis on metal inert gas welding, as well as providing entry level experience in gas tungsten arc welding (TIG). Students will demonstrate techniques of welding in MIG and TIG, in all positions, using various gauges of metal.  Students will demonstrate their welding ability by doing a butt weld in the flat position using materials provided by the instructor.  The project must then pass AWS visual inspection.  Students will need to bring safety glasses, jeans with no holes or frays, steel toe leather high top work boots, and welding helmet.

Date: January 24 - February 23, 2017
Day and Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 pm – 8 pm
Place:  Allegan Tech Center
Cost:  $359
Instructor:  Richard Currie
CRN:  60947                     

For information about the program contact Larissa Hunt at (269) 927-8170.For information about the program contact Larissa Hunt at (269) 927-8170.
Please check the website at for the most up to date schedule and additional class offerings. To register, please call 1-800-252-1562 X6832 

Short Term Training Preparation Course
The Short Term Training Preparation Course is designed to help the student obtain all pertinent paperwork prior to entry into the Phlebotomy, Certified Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Electronic Health Records, Patient Registrar, Child Development Certification Preparation, Manufacturing Applications and Retail Customer Service programs.  Students will complete an online assessment of their skill inventory, complete and obtain at least a BRONZE level in the WorkKeys assessment (SILVER in Math for Phlebotomy and Pharmacy Technician) and complete an online Patient/Customer Satisfaction course. There are optional modules to assist you with preparing cover letters and resumes for gainful employment and practicing interview techniques. This course is designed to be completed prior to your specific training start date.  This class is self-paced, it is up to the student to decide how long it will take to get through it, please plan accordingly.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to assist patients with health and dialing living activities in healthcare facilities under the direction of a registered nurse.  The Certified Nursing Aide program is a 98-hour program with a state approved curriculum which qualifies you to take the Michigan CNA Exam (exam not included). There is a maximum of 8 students per class.

On-time, daily attendance is mandatory for the entire program.

In order to be eligible to register for this class, students must complete the following prerequisites:
  • Successful completion of the Short Term Training Preparation Course (Bronze WorkKeys needed)
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Provide documentation of a clear criminal background check and a negative drug screen
  • Provide proof of immunizations (Form provided)

Books, scrub top, name badge, lab time, clinical time, and classroom time are included in the fee for the class.  Calendars for class times will be distributed at time of registration.

Registration Deadline:
Date:   TBD
Time:  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Clinicals TBD
Place:  Allegan Tech Center
Cost:  $635
Instructor:  Tricia Adams

Additional Information:
For more information about the CNA program, our pre-requisites, and to register for the Short Term Training Preparation Course visit our website at and select Short Term Training Programs.

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