It is the students' responsibility to obtain their textbook before the class begins. The Textbook name and ISBN's are listed as part of the class descriptions.

Certified Nursing Assistant

This course utilizes the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Training Curriculum Model and is designed to prepare non-professional personnel with skills necessary to become effective and efficient members of the health care team. This preparation will provide for entry level employment in the medical field. Fundamental understanding of human behavior is basic to the skills provided in this course. Course will include supervised hands-on experience in an extended care facility. Upon successful completion, students will qualify to take the State Licensing Exam. Students must provide a copy of a State of Michigan criminal background check completed within three months of the registration date for the class. State of Michigan Background Check from ICHAT is due by the fourth session of the class. Students must use the I-Chat website ( ) through the Michigan State Police to obtain a background check. Students must also provide proof of Negative TB test that has been done within 6 months of the registration date. Students must also be able to lift 50 pounds.
Students MUST register in person.
This class meets two days a week for 10 weeks.

Tuition: $525
Night/Time: Tuesday & Thursday/4:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor:  D. Dewyse
Textbook Title: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics Textbook & Work Book
ISBN's: Textbook: 9781604250503 Workbook: 9781604250510


The Medical Office Assistant Program currently uses the same Textbook/Workbook Package for the Medical Terminology, Medical Office Assistant I and Medical Office Assistant II classes. A book is not required for Medical Billing.  


Today's Medical Assistant Text
ISBN: 9781455701506 AND
Today's Medical Assistant Workbook
ISBN: 9781455701513

Medical Terminology

This class will cover an introduction to the language used in the medical profession. It includes the foundation of words and the overview of the body structure. It provides the student with a working knowledge of medical terminology. The second part of the course will provide the student with a further comprehension of the language, but also a study of anatomy and physiology, the study of the body and its functions, system by system.
The student will be expected to provide own index/flash cards. 
This class meets one night a week for 10 weeks.

Tuition: $200
Night: Monday/5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P. Walkowiak 

Medical Office Assistant I

This introductory course will provide the student with the basic skills needed to work in a physician's office.  Skills include: basic office procedures, basic assistant nursing skills, transcription, telephone techniques, patient appointments, and patient history. 
CPR and First Aid training are included in this course. 
This class meets one night a week for 10 weeks.

This course must be taken after or concurrently with Medical Terminology. 
Night/Time: Tuesday/5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P Walkowiak

Medical Office Assistant II

This class will prepare students for clinical/medical functions of a physician's office including preparation and instruction of the patient for examination, vital signs, minor surgical procedures, E.K.G.'s, lab tests, laboratory procedures, maintaining treatment rooms and instruments, and ordering, storing and disposal of medical supplies.
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology AND Medical Office Assistant I.
This class meets two nights a week for 10 weeks.
Tuition: $350
Night/Time: tbd 
Instructor: tbd

Medical Billing

In this course the student will learn the basics of insurance billing and use of diagnostic and procedure coding manuals. The student will also be introduced to Medicare and Medicaid insurance. An introduction to inputting information into the computer will also be given. The second part of the semester an emphasis will be placed on proper claim completion of Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO's, and Workman's Compensation insurance forms. Proficiency in basic computer skills are required and student must be able to type 40+ wpm with 80% accuracy.  Prerequisite: Medical Terminology AND Medical Office Assistant I. 
A textbook is not needed for this course.  

This class meets one night a week for 10 weeks.
Tuition: $200
Night/Time:  Wednesdays/5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: P. Walkowiak

For More Information about the program contact us at:

Bay-Arenac ISD
Adult Education

4155 Monitor Road
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 667-3275 Telephone
(800) 227-6382 Toll Free
(989) 667-3291 Fax