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The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is a serious and growing public health concern here in the U.S. and across the globe. Jackson College is committed to taking all measures within its power to protect those on our campus. As such, all Jackson College campuses and offices have been transitioned to a virtual format, no in-person classes are being offered.  Please see our COVID-19 webpage designed to help answer many of your questions.  

Looking to increase your employability or enter a new career quickly?

Our short-term and rapid training options provide students with the skills needed to obtain entry level positions in six months or less. Students in these programs do not earn college credits. The programs are industry-focused and hands-on, providing the direct training that allows program graduates to succeed in their new fields.


CCE Online Learning Made Easy!

Due to COVID-19, all CCE classes are currently online only. Never taken an online class? No worries, we have everything you need to know available right here for you!

Below are the steps from receiving your registration confirmation to gaining access to your online class, including information on:

  • How to receive your student ID number;
  • How to set-up and access your Jackson College email;
  • How to find your online class in JetNet; and
  • How to use JetNet, with a video orientation and free training!

If, at any time, you need assistance or have questions, you can reach the CCE team at JC-CCE@jccmi.edu.

  • Step One: I registered for an online course through CCE. What do I need to do next?

    Once you register for a CCE class, you will receive an email from the CCE department. This email is your confirmation that the CCE team is working on getting your Jackson College Student ID set-up. Once this is complete, you will receive a phone call from a CCE team member, providing your student ID number and directions on how to set-up your Jackson College email and JetNet course access.

  • Step Two: I received an email with my student ID number. What do I need to do next?

    Now, you are ready to access your JC Student email account. Follow these steps, and don’t forget to write your username and password down, you will need these for JetNet (that’s where you sign-in to your online class).

    1. Access the Jackson College E-mail link at the top of the JC website, as pictured below.

    2. Figure-out your username: The username format for logging into your JC email is the first seven letters of your last name, first seven letters of your first name, and your middle initial followed by a domain of @my.jccmi.edu.

    Write it out:

    first seven letters of your last name + first seven letters of your first name + your middle initial + @my.jccmi.edu

    Full example: If your name were student, Jane Anita Smithson, your username would be: smithsojanea@my.jccmi.edu.

    3. Figure-out your password: Your default password is the first letter of your first name CAPITALIZED, the first letter of your last name in lowercase, two digits of your day of birth (not month), the last two digits of your birth year and the last four digits of your student ID.

    4. Now, log-in to your JC email! Again, remember to write down your username and password.

  • Step Three: I have my username, password, and logged-in to my JC email. What do I need to do next?

    Now, let’s access your class through the Jackson College online course portal, called JetNet. Here, you will see everything you need to get started in your class as well as other JetNet resources.

    1. Before you log-in, CCE would like you to watch this quick JetNet Orientation video:


    1. Now, let’s access the JetNet Online Classes link at the top of the JC website, pictured below.


    1. Log-In! Your username and password is the same as your Jackson College email address. Make sure to include the @my.jccmi.edu in your username.
    2. Now, you can access your dashboard or search for your class and start exploring the syllabus and other class materials. You can also reach out to your instructor directly through JetNet.

    Image of jetnet portal dashboard

    1. Another great resource available in JetNet is JetReady! Before taking your first online class at Jackson College, JetReady can help ensure you are prepared.

    JetReady offers various sessions to help you feel more comfortable navigating through JetNet. Most students complete JetReady in approximately 2 to 4 hours. Once you select your session you will have 7 days to complete the 2-4 hours of online activities, at your convenience.

    To find additional information about or to register for JetReady sessions, follow this link: https://www.jccmi.edu/jetready/.

Cross Listed Non-Credit Courses offered at a Reduced Tuition Rate

In addition to the offered skill-sets, certificates, or associate degree options, CCE has reserved seats in select Career and Technical Education classes to allow individuals to explore the programs, advance their skill-set, or for employers looking to train a small number of employees.

Courses have included:

  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Electrical Systems I
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Auto Cad I
  • Computer Networking
  • Blue Print Reading

Upcoming Courses 

Courses include but are not limited to the above list. If you are looking for other or more advance academic subjects, looking for more information, or to  register email us at JC-CCE@jccmi.edu


Courses are subject to Academic Policy for Section Cancellation (Policy #1009) as well as Pathways Scheduling. 


The Medical Assistant program will prepare you to become a multi-skilled health care practitioner trained to work in business or clinical settings. Jackson College’s program can be finished in as little as 10-months and includes a non-paid practicum experience with a licensed health care practitioner.

Students are eligible to take the AAMA Medical Assistant Certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant [CMA (AAMA)], upon successful completion of the program.

Get Credits for Certification! Earn your AAMA Certification and become eligible for up to 33 credits towards the Associate Degree of Allied Health General Studies!


  • Anatomy of each body system
  • OSHA & blood borne pathogen training
  • Preparing for clinical procedures
  • Patient screening
  • Cardiology and radiology
  • Well child examinations
  • Obstetrics/gynecology and geriatrics

  • Administering injections
  • Surgical procedures
  • Performing CLIA waived lab testing
  • Microscopy, and phlebotomy.
  • Concepts of medical law
  • Spelling and pronunciation of medical terms
  • Documentation for medical billing


  • Classroom and Clinical Lab learning
  • Preparation for the National Medical Assistant Exam
  • Foundation for entry level Medical positions
  • Training to work in business and clinical parts of a medical office
  • Ability to assist physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists

Upcoming Courses


Launch your career in the emergency medical field with the EMT-Basic program. Participants will receive the information and experience necessary to prepare for the National Registry Basic EMT Certification exam. Participate in real-world scenarios, along with laboratory and clinical involvement.

Emergency medical personnel provide health care to patients in times of crisis and emergency, then transport them to medical facilities. This course is approved by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Participants must complete a minimum of 32 clinical hours in a hospital emergency room setting and with a pre-hospital life support agency.


  • The Human Body’s Systems and Structure
  • Patient Assessment after Trauma
  • Emergency Situations
  • Removing Individuals from Motor Collisions
  • Spine & Joint Movement Restrictions for Trauma Patients
  • Shock Management and Cardiac Arrest
  • Administering Injections


  • Classroom and clinical lab learning, computer-based testing will be included
  • Learn to provide medical care to patients in times of crisis and emergency
  • Work opportunities include ambulance services, government units,
    hospitals, private services

Upcoming Courses

Robotics Training


This 32-hour course covers the tasks that an entry-level robotics associate needs to set-up, record and/or troubleshoot programs on the FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Software Package. Students work with a real, industrial FANUC robot and learn the skills necessary to work in the advanced manufacturing industry. An additional 25 hours of self-study lab time must be completed to meet certificate requirements.


  • Proficient in robot safety
  • Learn robotic terminology
  • Understand fundamental robot operations and programming concepts
  • Power up and jog the robot • Setup and teach frames
  • Recover from common program and robot faults
  • Back up and restore individual programs and files
  • Create, modify and execute a material handling program



April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25 – CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Fri. • 5:45 – 9 p.m.
Sat. • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


June 15 – 18, June 22 – 25 – CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Mon. – Thur. • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17- CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Fri. • 5:45 – 9 p.m.
Sat. • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Jackson County ISD, Room A-4


To see if you qualify, contact Stacy Reese at 517.841.5627 ext. 64229

Training opportunities available in collaboration with the Advance Michigan Catalyst, Jackson College, Michigan Works! Southeast, Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, and the Jackson Area Career Center.

For more information, please email us at JC-CCE@jccmi.edu

Advance Truck Driving Training Course

Provided in Partnership with ABC Training and Testing, LLC.

Virtually everything, at one time or another, is moved by a truck. Trucks transport nearly everything we eat, wear, use, or need from origin to final destination. More than eight million Americans work in the trucking industry, including drivers, dock workers, dispatchers, safety directors, administrative support, and sales personnel. If you are considering a career as a Professional Truck Driver, but have little or no experience, this Advanced Truck Driver Training Course is for you!

This comprehensive truck driver training program includes classroom, lab, range, behind-the-wheel instruction and independent study. Training begins in the classroom, focusing on the basics of the trucking industry and preparation for obtaining your Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP). Classroom instruction also introduces students to vehicle familiarization, basic systems, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, defensive driving, trip planning, map reading, logbook instruction, and more. Our one-of-a-kind classroom curriculum is designed to accommodate the diverse learning styles of our students. Our instructors combine their wealth of knowledge and experience with a variety of technology and teaching styles to make classroom learning enjoyable and meaningful. Our curriculum is regularly updated to include changes in industry standards, FMCSR regulations, new technologies, driver and safety issues, etc.

The independent study segment allows each student to reinforce classroom instruction and study at their own pace. Lab and Range instruction offers a hands-on learning experience. Lab instruction will cover vehicle familiarization, vehicle inspection, coupling and uncoupling, blind spot awareness, space management, etc. Range instruction will include shifting, forward and backing maneuvers, alley docking, and more. (Instructors always stress the importance of safety in and around vehicles and skills area). Upon successful completion of the Lab and Range program, students will advance to the on-road skills training. On-road instruction will consist of urban, city, rural, and interstate driving. During this time, each student will have the opportunity to observe and practice real life driving experiences in the big rig. After completion of our training program, you will need to pass the State of Michigan Skills Test (Michigan Residents ONLY) to obtain your CDL License.

Course Includes:

  • 160 +/- hours of extensive instruction:
  • Classroom (located at Jackson College)
  • Home Study
  • Lab
  • Range
  • Over-The-Road

Tuition includes:

  • Drug Screening
  • Required course text books & learning materials
  • One Class A CDL Road Skills Test with our truck

Graduates receive:

  • Program Completion Certificate
  • Official Transcript
  • Lifetime Job Search Assistance (for graduates remaining in good standing)
  • Resume writing, interview skills, and job searching consultations and workshops through the Department of Corporate and Continuing Education at Jackson College

Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for an intrastate or 21 years of age for an interstate commercial driver’s license. Students are required to meet all Federal Driver Qualification Standards as outlined in 49CFR Part 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Students must abide by student rules and requirements as explained the first training session.

If you are considering a career as a professional truck driver and would like more information on upcoming class times, call ABC Training & Testing at 517-563-2005 or 1-800-914-4605 or visit www.abctrainingandtesting.com.

2017 National Electrical Code Update Course

All State of Michigan licensed Journey and Master electricians are required to complete a State of Michigan approved NEC update course for 2020 license renewals.

NEC Code Update 15-Hour Course
This State of Michigan approved 2017 NEC update course includes an explanation of all changes to the National Electric Code, the Michigan Residential Code, and part 8 Rules of the Construction Code Act. Class will be held for 8-hours each day, with a provided working lunch. Participants are required to bring a personal copy of the 2017 National Electrical Codebook and a copy of their electrician license.

Instructor: Joseph Smith
Days/Time: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $185 (includes a working lunch)
Requirements: Participants must bring a 2017 NEC Codebook and a copy of their electrician license to class.

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For more information, please email us at JC-CCE@jccmi.edu

Production Technician Training

Production Technician Training addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. This training prepares participants to take four of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) assessments to become a Certified Production Technician®.

Participants will receive instructor-led training covering four modules: safety, manufacturing processes and production, quality practices and measurement, and maintenance awareness. Upon completion of each module, participants will take the MSSC assessment to earn a single certificate for that module. Upon successful completion of all four MSSC module assessments, participants will earn full CPT® certification.

Possible certifications earned with successful completion of program:

  • MSSC Certified Production Technician® (National Credential)
  • Individual MSSC Credentials: Safety, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Quality Practices & Measurement, and Maintenance Awareness Certificates
  • 10-hour OSHA – General Industry


For more information, please email us at JC-CCE@jccmi.edu