Current Offerings

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Certified Nurse Aide

Nurse Aides provide direct personal care to patients in various healthcare settings. Courses will be held in the LISD classroom with clinical instruction at a long-term care facility. Those successfully completing the program will be eligible for State Certification testing. This is an 80-hour course; dates vary. Call for a complete schedule and refund policy.

Students must submit to fingerprinting, provide current two-part Tuberculin skin test results, and COVID-19 vaccination card.

Registration deadline: One week prior to the first day of course.
Intructor: Eberly
Wed./Thurs. 1/10 - 2/22, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Wed./Thurs. 2/28 - 3/14, 5:30 - 9:30 PM (Clinical)

Clinical Medical Assistant Program - With Clinical Externship

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes, among other things, preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on labs, and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.

NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC) Exam.

NHA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Clinical Externship: This program includes a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.

Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship
Student Tuition: $2,599 (Textbooks included) NO DISCOUNTS
Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours
Mon./Wed. 1/29 - 5/8, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (No class 3/13)
Sat. 2/17; 3/9; 3/23; 4/6; 4/20; 5/4, 9:00 AM —4:30 PM

Medical Administrative Assistant Program - With Clinical Externship

This 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretaries, and Medical Records Clerks are all positions in great demand. This program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.

NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (MAAC) Exam.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.

Clinical Externship: As part of this Medical Administrative Assistant program, you will be eligible to participate in a 40-hour clinical externship.

Student Tuition: $1,399 (Textbooks included) NO DISCOUNTS
Course Contact Hours: 50 hours
Clinical Externship Hours: 40 hours
Mon./Wed. 2/5 - 3/27, 6:00 PM—9:30 PM (No class 3/13)

Online E-Learning Healthcare Courses

Adult Learning Services @ LISD TECH Center announce the availability of our online e-learning healthcare courses from Health Ed Today. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. Each course includes: 24-hour-a-day instructor support & course mentors, engaging labs, student exercises and course videos, all textbooks, workbooks and student materials, a new “Secure Student Website” – including career resources, and other training.

These exciting courses include:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant 
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Electronic Health Record Management
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Coding ICD-10
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant

Note: all courses include textbooks, workbooks, and student materials. Certain courses include clinical externships and national certifications.

Visit Health Ed Today online to experience a course demo and to learn more about these exciting new programs!

American Sign Language 1

ASL is the third most widely used language in the U.S., using the combination of hand signs, gestures, and facial expressions. Finger-spelling, numbers, basic grammar, vocabulary, and cultural information related to the deaf community will be covered. Children 12 or older are welcome and must enroll with an adult. Textbook is included in registration fee.

$140 (Tuition $85 + Materials $55)
Tues. 1/9 - 2/27, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Fish

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

Whether for sustainable farming or as a hobby, beekeeping is becoming increasingly popular, even in city areas! Our expert beekeeper will cover all the basics from buying bees to bee hive construction, bee care, pollination, harvesting honey, resources, cost, and so much more. If you have been thinking about starting your own hive, now is the time! 

$105 (Tuition $85 + Materials $20)
Wed. 1/24 - 3/20, 5:00 - 7:00 PM (No class 3/13)
Instructor: Warner

To learn more about upcoming motorcycle safety education courses, visit our Motorcycle Safety page.

How Can You Reach Your Financial Goals and Dreams? Free Course!

Taking control of your financial future can feel overwhelming. And, if you're like many people, it's hard to even know where to start. When you consider that financial education isn't often taught in schools, it's no wonder so many of us enter adulthood knowing very little about the fundamentals of healthy money management.

Let Primerica teach you fundamental concepts that have helped millions of our clients build financial security. Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY financial workshop to learn about:

  • Ways to reduce debt
  • Retirement savings strategies
  • How life insurance really works
  • The high cost of waiting to save… and more!

Mon. 6:30 PM—7:30 PM (Choose from one of the dates below)
1/15; 2/19; 3/18; 4/15; 5/20
Presenters: Atherton, Crock

If you are unable to make any of these time slots, please reach out directly to Primerica at 734-283-6377 to coordinate an individual session.

Note: In the event there are less than 10 people signed up, the session will be held via Zoom.

TestOut Microsoft Office Software Certification

Learn, practice, and master Microsoft Office 2016 applications.  Simulated labs provide a realistic learning environment giving you hands-on experience and instant feedback to become proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and  Access.  Our onsite instructor is available during course time to guide you through the lessons and answer any questions you may have.  Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to take an exam through TestOut certify-ing proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer skills.  An additional (approximate) 3-4 hours of homework per week will be necessary to complete all applications. Access to a computer and the internet outside of course is required. 

$349 (Tuition $250 + Materials $99)
Tues./Thurs. 1/11 - 3/26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(No class 2/1, 2/22, 3/28)
Presenter: Slomski

Microsoft Office Certification - One Step

Only need training or certification in one application?  One Step offers you the same training as the Microsoft Office Certification course but you choose one program to focus on. Select from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access.  Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer skills.  An additional (approximate) 2-3 hours per week of homework will be necessary to complete each application.  Access to a computer and the internet outside of course is required. 

$219 (Tuition $120 + Materials $99)
Tues. 1/9 - 3/12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Slomski

Adult Learning Services @ LISD TECH Center continue to partner with the Academy for Manufacturing Careers to increase skills of our local county residents and meet demands of our local workforce.

Adult Learning Services @ LISD TECH Center, in partnership with local employers, works to offer hands-on training in manufacturing trades. Pathways offered include Skilled Trade Apprenticeships, certificates, and customized training.

Offered at the LISD TECH Center, these programs are under the direction of the Academy for Manufacturing Careers (AMC), a nationally-recognized training institute, and provide high-quality technical instruction for in-demand manufacturing occupations. Certified as a provider of Registered Apprenticeship (USDOL-OA), AMC is approved as a licensed Proprietary School by the State of Michigan. 

For information on scheduling a skilled trades course, contact AMC at 517.782.8268.

Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

The SBWI is located 2300 N. Adrian Highway, Adrian, MI, directly across the street from the LISD TECH Center. The SBWI offers:

  • Diploma program
  • Weekend classes
  • Youth classes
  • Veterans program
  • Intensive classes

Register for SBWI classes online.

Leadership Lenawee

The Greater Lenawee Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Lenawee program is focused on developing our next generation of business and community leaders! Learn skills for the workplace, leadership development, build relationships, understand our community, and so much more! Learn more about this program and others on the Greater Lenawee Chamber website.

Lenawee Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, competitiveness and employability.

Lenawee Lifelong Learning is a program for adults in Lenawee County. They offer learning opportunities on a variety of topics and are supported by several local organizations, including the LISD. Instructors will be either active or retired individuals who are donating their time. No tests, no grades, just fun and learning. Most courses are being scheduled during daytime hours. Course size will be limited, so please sign up early. A listing of available courses can be found on the Lenawee Lifelong Learning website or by calling Don Taylor at 517.403.4469. New courses will be listed on the website in October!

Adrian District Library

You don't need a card to do these things at the library...

  • Access historical resources and newspapers (in-house)
  • Attend programs and events
  • Receive technology assistance
  • Use copy, scanning, and faxing services
  • Use notary services
  • Volunteer

Everything you need to connect, explore, and learn.
143 E. Maumee St., Adrian, MI
Adrian District Library website

Michigan Works! Southeast Services

MWSE offers tuition assistance, Adult Education, GED, HS diploma, & English as a Second Language (Jackson, Lenawee, & Hillsdale only), help with how to set aside criminal records (expungement), young adult career mentoring, and other services for those seeking employment. For more information, contact us at 517.266.5627 or visit the MWSE website.

Job Readiness Workshops

We offer many virtual, job ready workshops to any-body that is interested, completely FREE! To register for any of the workshops and receive the zoom meeting information, visit the MWSE events webpage. A few of the workshops available include:

  • Resume strategies;
  • Intervew to impress;
  • Job search strategies; and
  • Career decisions.

Eligible veterans receive priority of service at Michgan Works! Southeast.

Chelsea Baxter, Career Advisor
Direct: 517.207.3231 | Main Line : 517.266.5627 TTY : 711
1040 S. Winter Street Suite #1014
Adrian, MI 49221

Hidden Lake Gardens - Michigan State University

  • Arboretum and Gardens
  • Bonsai Courtyard
  • Canopy Walk
  • Conservatory
  • Dwarf Conifer Collection
  • Hiking Trails
  • Hosta Hillside
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Visitors Center and Gift Shop
  • Walk, Hike, Drive, Bike

6214 Monroe Road, Tipton, MI 49287
Hidden Lake Gardens website

Adrian Center for the Arts

Check out and register for courses on the Adrian Center for the Arts website.
Call 517.759.3005 or email

Courses for beginners through advanced students in:
Clay, Painting and Drawing, Glass, Letterpress, and Printmaking.

All courses will be held on the Adrian Center for the Arts Campus, 1375 N. Main St. (West side of north M-52), on the Plane Wave property across from the LISD TECH Center campus.