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Career Quest Learning Centers

New Direction. Real Career. Better Life.

Since 1995 Career Quest has provided ambitious students with new opportunities in career education. Our campuses are conveniently located in Bay City, Jackson, Lansing and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Our dedicated staff and faculty are committed to helping you succeed. We realize that your education doesn’t end in the classroom. As you approach graduation, our Career Services will help you put together a resumé, portfolio and provide interview coaching. You’ll also have access to free tutoring to help you prepare for certifications that are important to employers.

The Career Quest learning experience is hands-on. Students in every program practice with tools and technologies required in real-world applications. Our instructors bring proven experience and skill to the process and genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge.

Our goal is to get you certified and successfully place you in the job market.

Available Programs

  • Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services
  • Medical Administration
    • Medical Billing & Coding +

      Program Description

      Health care providers need a strong, qualified administrative team to function properly.

      If you are interested in a career that helps people properly receive the health care services they need, consider Medical Billing & Coding training from Career Quest Learning Centers.

      Our 8-month* Medical Billing & Coding program will teach you how to perform important tasks including electronic medical recordkeeping as well as medical coding and billing. You'll also learn basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminology along with government regulations such as OSHA and HIPAA. Our dedicated instructors understand the importance of these tasks and will help you learn the skills needed to become an integral part of a health care team.

      You’ll also perform a real-world externship that allows you to apply your skills in a medical setting.

      Students who complete the program are prepared for employment in positions such as:

      • Medical Office Receptionist
      • Health Insurance Processor
      • Billing/Coding Specialist
      • Medical Records and Health Information Technician

      Potential certifications from Career Quest's Medical Billing & Coding Program include**:

      • HIPAA
      • CPR and Basic Life Support
      • OSHA-BBP
      • Billing and Coding Specialist
      • EKG Technician
      • Medical Administrative Assistant
      • Electronic Health Records Specialist

      Most medical billing and coding professionals work full time and can work in a variety of settings, such as physicians’ offices, hospitals and more.

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for healthcare support occupations is expected to rise 28.1% between 2012 and 2022. That’s much faster than the average for all occupations and accounts for 1,155.8 new jobs during that time frame.

      Find a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others.

      Contact Career Quest Learning Centers today to learn more about our Medical Billing and Coding program.

      *To qualify, applicants must have earned a High School Diploma or GED from a recognized school.

      **Certifications are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Career Quest.

      Campus Locations

      Jackson, MI

      209 E Washington Ave
      Jackson, MI 49201

      Lansing, MI

      3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
      Lansing, MI 48910

  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Medical Assistant +

      Program Description

      Today’s medical doctors need a qualified, dedicated support team to assist them in the delivery of health care to those who need it. If you want to work alongside physicians and play a key role in the health care field, consider seeking Medical Assistant certification from Career Quest Learning Centers.

      In the Medical Assistant program, you can learn to assist physicians during examination and treatment. These skills will allow you to perform a variety of laboratory and clinical procedures.

      We understand there are many options when it comes to Medical Assistant programs. At Career Quest Learning Centers we pride ourselves on class sizes that are often less than 25 students; this allows you to receive the personalized attention you deserve. The difference is noticeable.

      Students who complete our Medical Assistant program are prepared for employment in positions such as:

      • Medical Assistant
      • Phlebotomy Technician
      • Medical Technician
      • EKG Technician
      • Laboratory Assistant

      Potential certifications in our Medical Assistant Program include*:

      • HIPAA
      • OSHA-BBP
      • EKG Technician
      • CPR and Basic Life Support
      • Electronic Health Records Specialist
      • Medical Assistant
      • Phlebotomy Technician

      Most medical assistants work full time and may work evenings or weekends to cover shifts in medical facilities that are open around the clock. Our Medical Assistant graduates have recently landed exciting jobs at McLaren Health Care, Arcpoint Labs and Borgess Medical Center, among others.

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for Medical Assistants is expected to rise +14% between 2014 and 2024. That’s much faster than the average for all occupations and accounts for 262,100 new jobs during that time-frame.

      Health care providers across the country are looking for qualified graduates of accredited medical assistant programs. If you want to find a career that allows you to help others when they need it most, it’s time to get started at Career Quest Learning Centers.

      *Certifications are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Career Quest.

      Campus Locations

      Bay City, MI

      3900 State Street Road
      Bay City, MI 48706

      Jackson, MI

      209 E Washington Ave
      Jackson, MI 49201

      Lansing, MI

      3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
      Lansing, MI 48910

      Mt. Pleasant, MI

      2116 Mission St.
      Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

    • Medical Office Administration (AAS) +

      Program Description

      Career Quest's Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration Degree is a 15 month* program that will get you well on your way to a promising future in a successful new career. Your knowledge will put you in a strong position to help get the job you want in medical office and clinical support administrative positions.

      Our Medical Office Administration AAS Degree graduates learn communication, presentation and time management skills, in addition to knowledge of data privacy regulations as applied to patient records. Employers also realize that Career Quest graduates in this field possess the knowledge required for proper medical office management and medical law and ethics.

      Possible career fields in the Medical Office Administration Degree program include:

      • Clinical Medical Assistant
      • Medical Office Assistant
      • Records Analyst
      • Medical Administrative Assistant
      • Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
      • Medical Records Supervisor
      • Medical Records Clerk
      • Health Information Technician

      This degree program offers the following concentrations:

      • Medical Assistant
      • Medical Billing & Coding
      • Ophthalmic Assistant


      *To qualify, applicants must have earned a High School Diploma or GED from a recognized school and be able to provide documentation of successful completion from a regionally or nationally accredited diploma level program related to this associate degree.

      Campus Locations

      Jackson, MI

      209 E Washington Ave
      Jackson, MI 49201

    • Phlebotomy Technician +

      Program Description

      Phlebotomy is a fancy term for drawing blood. Phlebotomists, also called phlebotomy technicians, work in hospitals, clinics and other care settings, drawing patient blood for testing and disease diagnosis.

      At Career Quest Learning Center, you could train to work as a phlebotomist in just three weeks with our accelerated curriculum. Students are taught the following skills:

      • Blood collection methods using proper techniques and safety precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection
      • Urinalysis, vital signs, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
      • Infection control, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens and quality assurance
      • Specimen handling and processing

      After completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam. Job titles that graduates of the Phlebotomy Technician Program could qualify for include:

      • Phlebotomy Technician
      • Phlebotomist

      We understand there are a variety of options when it comes to Phlebotomy Technician training. At Career Quest Learning Center, you will find small classes and one-on-one support from our team, helping you to complete the program successfully.

      Campus Locations

      Lansing, MI

      3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
      Lansing, MI 48910

      Mt. Pleasant, MI

      2116 Mission St.
      Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

  • Nursing
    • Certified Nurse Aide +

      Program Description

      At Career Quest Learning Centers, you can become proficient in a high-demand field: Certified Nurse Aide. Greater need for services and rapidly evolving healthcare regulations mean more opportunity for employment in this exciting area. Your knowledge will put you in a strong position to help get the job you want and advance your career and your life.

      Upon graduating from Career Quest's three-week Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program, you will have the skills to assist residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence. You will have a good grasp of basic nursing skills and will be able assess a resident's health and well-being. Recent CNA graduates have found jobs at Right at Home, Burcham Hills and Chelsea Retirement Center, among others.

      Possible Career fields with this program include:

      • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
      • Home Health Aide
      • Direct Care Worker

      Available certifications offered from this three-week* program include:

      • Michigan Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
      • CPR
      Please note: Program is offered at the Career Quest Lansing campus and the Career Quest Jackson campus.

      *To qualify, applicants must meet the requirements listed in the Career Quest Learning Centers Catalog.

      Campus Locations

      Jackson, MI

      209 E Washington Ave
      Jackson, MI 49201

      Lansing, MI

      3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
      Lansing, MI 48910

      Mt. Pleasant, MI

      2116 Mission St.
      Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website.

4 Campuses
6 Programs

Campus Locations

Bay City, MI

3900 State Street Road
Bay City, MI 48706

Jackson, MI

209 E Washington Ave
Jackson, MI 49201

Lansing, MI

3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI 48910

Mt. Pleasant, MI

2116 Mission St.
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

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