Allied Health

Allied Health careers are among the most demanded by health care clinics, hospitals, physician offices and health care businesses according to the Michigan Department of Labor.

Glen Oaks Community College prepares students in a number of careers that meet this growing demand for qualified health care workers. Visit the different areas below to read about the exciting opportunities available today at GOCC!

Medical Assistant Program

The Certified Medical Assistant is one of the most sought after careers in the healthcare field as a result of the diversity in the skill preparation. The Medical Assistant’s skills are utilized in both the administrative and clinical aspects of the medical office. Phlebotomy, medical administration and surgical assisting are among the many clinical skills acquired in the Medical Assisting Program. Employers of our students when surveyed regarding the last 5 years have reported 100% satisfaction in our Graduates. Likewise students are equally satisfied with the quality of the education that they receive and their preparedness to walk into a job immediately after graduation.

Graduates of the accredited program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Passing the examination allows the graduate to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA). The Medical Assistant can further his or her education by earning an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health. The Medical Assistant Certificate is a competency-based program of study. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job growth is expected to be 18% between the years of 2020-2030 with a Median Pay of $17.23 per hour or $35,850 per year.


The Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350,

Medical Assisting Outcomes Assessment

Institution Name:
Glen Oaks Community College

City, State: Centreville, MI
ID Number: 6085
Program Type: Certificate

2021 Annual Report Dashboard – MAERB

Submission of an Annual Report Form (ARF) is required of all Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited medical assisting programs. The report is submitted through the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The ARF is used for reporting the outcomes identified in the Standards: retention, job placement, graduate and employer satisfaction, and medical assisting credentialing. The data is reported for a five-year period.

Year Retent Grad Part Grad Sat Place Emp Part Emp Sat Exam Part Exam Pass # Grads
by admit
# Grads
by grad
>=60% >=30% >=80% >=60% >=100% >=80% >=30% >=60%
2020 100% 100% 100% 80% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0 5
2019 71.43% 75% 100% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 5 4
2018 57.14% 50% 100% 66.67% 75% 100% 100% 66.67% 4 6
2017 85.71% 100% 80% 6 5
2016 100% 100% 100% 5 7
Cumulative 78.57% 73.33% 100% 66.67% 90% 100% 100% 88.89% 20 27
Outcomes Assessment - Column Descriptions

Retent(ion): Reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting students that graduated versus those that started but did not complete the program.

Grad Part: Graduation Participation reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting graduates that filled out and returned a Survey of the Medical Assisting program and its quality.

Grad Sat: Graduation Satisfaction reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting graduates that expressed satisfaction with the education that they received in the Medical Assisting program.

Place(ment): Reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting students that were employed after completing the program.

Emp Part: Employer Participation reflects the percentage of Employers of our Medical Assisting graduates that filled out and returned a Survey regarding how well the Glen Oaks program prepared their newly employed Medical Assistant.

Emp Sat: Employer Satisfaction reflects the percentage of Employers of our Medical Assisting graduates that filled out and returned a Survey regarding their satisfaction with their newly employed Medical Assistant.

Exam Part: Exam Participation reflects the percentage of Glen Oaks Medical Assisting graduates actual took the national Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants) CMA (AAMA) Exam.

Exam Pass: Exam Passage rate reflects the percentage of Glen Oaks Medical Assisting graduates who actual took the national Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants) CMA (AAMA) Exam and passed it on the first attempt.

# Grad by admit: Number of graduates by admission per year of the program.

# Grad by grad: Number of graduates per year of the program.

Nurse Aide Program

Nurse Aid Packet

The Nurse Aide Course is designed to guide you in learning the skills required for certification as a nurse aide. The course will give you the skills needed to do your duties as a (NA) nurse aide and prepare you for the state certification exam. The lessons will help you better understand your residents, and in turn help you to understand your role in relation to these residents.

Be sure to review the current Nurse Aid Packet as it includes additional information and specifics for the program.

Enrollment & Registration

Important Information Regarding Enrollment
Required Steps to register for and attend ALH 104 Nurse Aide course:
  1. Obtain Nurse Aide Packet and review it entirely for eligibility requirements. The packet information is available here, or physical copies are available from the Nursing & Allied Health Office.
  2. New students will need to complete a Glen Oaks Admissions Application.
  3. Complete the ICHAT Background Check. Instructions can be found in the Nurse Aide course packet. (pg.7) or in the Criminal Background Checks area below.
  4. Complete the online Criminal Check Consent Form and attach a copy of a Photo Identification with Signature (such as a driver’s license, passport, or Michigan ID card). This identification must be current (non-expired) and must have a photograph and a signature. The Criminal Check Consent Form can be found in the Nurse Aide course packet (pg. 9) and online. Students must have a social security number to take the state certification test
  5. Bring ICHAT report, completed Criminal Check Consent Form (or submit online), and copy of your driver’s license/state photo ID to the Nursing & Allied Health Department.
  6. Register for the ALH 104 Nurse Aide course in Student Services.
  7. Payment is due upon registration.
  8. Complete a TB Skin Test. Check at IMED in Three Rivers or another walk in clinic (this takes at least 3 days to complete since the test has to be administered and then read after 48 hours).
  9. Bring TB test results to the Allied Health Office no later than 1 week prior to the start of class.
  10. Attend class and purchase necessary uniform, name badge, and other required items.

NOTE: Copies of IChat, Background Check Report, Criminal Check Consent Form, Driver’s License/State Photo ID, and TB Test Results MUST be on file with the Nursing & Allied Health Department by start of first class or student will be dropped from class.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background checks are mandatory for all nursing, nurse aide and allied health students at the student’s own expense.

All information gained will be held in strictest confidence.

Students with criminal convictions
should consider another profession

Students with felonies or certain misdemeanor convictions will NOT be admitted as outlined below.

Students entering a nursing, nurse aide or allied health program must give permission to do a criminal activity check to comply with Michigan Compiled Laws, Section 333.20173. No student will be admitted to the program if convicted of a felony, or attempt/conspiracy to commit a felony within 15 years preceding the date of admission; or a misdemeanor conviction involving abuse, neglect, assault, battery, criminal sexual conduct, fraud, theft (or similar misdemeanor in state or federal law) against a vulnerable adult within 10 years of conviction.

Additionally, ANY criminal convictions may prevent admission to nursing/allied health or nurse aide program/course. Applicants should know that criminal activity of any sort may prevent:

  1. Clinical placements in the program (making success in the program impossible).
  2. The ability to be licensed as a nurse or other healthcare worker.
  3. Employment in the field of nursing, nurse aide care or allied health professions. Employers do not have to hire anyone with a criminal background and some employers are refusing to hire those who have past criminal activity.
Criminal activity associated with substance abuse is particularly damaging to the candidacy of an applicant.

Currently the Michigan State Board of Nursing investigates candidates eligible to sit for nursing/allied health or nurse aide licensure for the following issues:

  1. Felony conviction
  2. Misdemeanor conviction punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of 2 years
  3. Treatment for substance abuse in the past 2 years
  4. Malpractice settlements. Awards or judgments in the past 5 years
  5. Having federal or state health professional license or registration revoked, suspended, or otherwise disciplined; been denied a license; or currently with disciplinary action pending against the applicant
  6. Having been fired, censured, or requested to withdraw from a health care agency staff or have your staff privileges involuntarily modified
  7. Filed or written a licensing application in another US jurisdiction
  8. Filed a license application in Michigan
  9. Hold another license in another state

A determination is made by the state at that point whether or not the candidate may be licensed. No one at GOCC can make the decision about eligibility for licensing. We can only confer a certificate or degree, not a state license to practice nursing or any other healthcare occupation. Questions or concerns about licensing should be directed to MSBON at or to the state agency regulating other healthcare occupations.

Due to recent enactment of a new Michigan law, many health care employers are routinely not hiring anyone with criminal backgrounds, regardless of licensure status. Also, all health care agencies routinely drug screen applicants for jobs and employees randomly to maintain patient safety and to curtail the employer’s liability.

Criminal Record Check Consent Form
As a health careers student at Glen Oaks Community College, it is the policy of the Institution to secure criminal conviction history from the State of Michigan through the ICHAT Background screen. Please provide your consent via our online Criminal Record Check Consent Form, or a copy can physically be turned in to the Nursing & Allied Health office with all other required documentation.

All Programs

For more detailed information about the different Allied Health Programs & Degrees, please review the full description pages below:

Practicum Preparation

Practicum Paperwork Deadlines:

Students completing a practicum in the following semesters will need to have all paperwork turned in to the Nursing & Allied Health Office by the dates listed.

Fall No Fall Practicums
Winter December 20th
Spring March 1st

Allied Health Team

Anne Fries

  • Position: Executive Assistant to the Director of Nursing
  • Office Location: D-Wing, D255
  • Phone Number: (269) 294-4333
  • Email:
  Anne Fries

Christina Steele

  • Position: Director of Allied Health
  • Office Location: D Wing, D244
  • Phone Number: (269) 294-4332
  • Email:
  Christina Steele

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Glen Oaks Community College that no discriminatory practices based on gender/sex, race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or any other status covered by federal, state or local law be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, programs, services, employment or in policies governing student conduct and attendance. Any person believing that Glen Oaks Community College or any part of the organization has engaged in a discriminatory practice should contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at 62249 Shimmel Rd., Centreville MI 49032 Phone: (269) 467-9945 or (888) 994-7818.