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Move Your Career Forward

Offering select healthcare and IT programs for little to no cost for eligible participants.

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Obtain a certificate in as little as 12-weeks with minimal to no cost! 

Build new skills and move towards a more compelling career in healthcare or IT through Moving Careers Forward, a partnership between Siena Heights University and Michigan Works! Southeast. 

Eligible candidates can obtain a certificate in as little as 12 weeks with minimal to no cost. 

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How it works

Michigan Works! Southeast offers services to individuals who are currently underemployed, unemployed or looking for a career change. Their unique approach provides access to customized services that have been developed to help you transition into a quality career.

Michigan Works! Southeast provides offerings in a variety of areas, including career services, veteran services, trainings, workshops and events, and more.

To be eligible for the Moving Careers Forward program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in classes and within 12 months of program completion. 
  • Demonstrates a need for financial assistance for tuition or educational expenses.
  • Unemployed or recently laid-off and actively seeking training opportunities.
  • Holds a high school diploma or possesses a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. 
  • Has accumulated some academic credits and demonstrates a commitment to earning a credential. 
  • Shows interest in pursuing courses for the first time. 
  • For those lacking a GED, Michigan Works! Southeast will provide assistance to complete it, enabling them to apply for Workforce Development programs. 

Thank you for your interest! You have an exciting journey ahead. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information

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Siena Heights University Certificate Programs

You have the option to select from a range of 34 online certificate programs in healthcare and information technology.


These certificate programs are entirely conducted online, allowing you to initiate your learning at any time and proceed at your own pace.


Our programs are meticulously crafted to prepare you for employment in as little as 12 weeks.


Our dedicated student support team will guide you throughout the process of completing your credential.


It's worth noting that our online degree completion program holds the prestigious ranking of #1 in Michigan.

About Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The University is headquartered in Adrian, Mich., with degree completion centers in Dearborn, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson, and online.

The Workforce Development program at SHU offers 34 online certificate programs in healthcare and IT to help students enter the workforce and increase their earning power.

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Frequently asked questions

The workforce development programs at Siena Heights University offered through Michigan Works! are specifically designed for adult learners who want to advance their careers, build new skills, or make a career change. Whether you are a working professional looking to upskill, a career changer exploring new opportunities, or someone re-entering the workforce, these programs can prepare you for a more compelling future. 

Absolutely. Siena Heights University understands the needs of adult learners and offers online, self-paced scheduling options to accommodate those who work full-time.

Our workforce development programs are designed with working professionals in mind, providing maximum flexibility and convenience. 

The duration of our workforce development programs varies depending on the specific program and its objectives. Some programs can be completed in a matter of weeks, while others may take several months. The length of the program will be clearly outlined in the program details, allowing you to plan accordingly. 

Upon successful completion of your program, you will receive a certification or be prepared to sit for an examination specific to the course you have completed. This certificate is a marketable tool that showcases your new skills and knowledge and also demonstrates your commitment to professional growth.  

Prerequisites can vary by program, but all programs require a high school degree and reliable access to high-speed internet. Please refer to the program details for specific requirements.