Training is in Compliance with State of Michigan Certification Rule - Section R. 330.1806 (2) (3) (4) .

DCW Learning Management System

$99 Registration * Unlimited Access to Course Catalog * Certificate Upon Completion


This training contains all the required courses you need to become a Direct Care Worker in Michigan.

Working With People I

6-8 Hour Training


 WORKING WITH PEOPLE who have a developmental disability or a mental illness is a challenging and rewarding experience for people who understand the tremendous impact they can have in the life of an individual. Your job is defined by the relationship between you and the individuals you work with.

 WORKING WITH PEOPLE who have a developmental disability or a mental illness is a challenging and rewarding experience for people who understand the tremendous impact they can have in the life of an individual. Your job is defined by the relationship between you and the individuals you work with.

Working With People II

6-8 Hours Training


Even in the midst of challenging behavior, whether as part of a behavior plan or as part of crisis management, people served in the mental health system are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The expectation for the support staff is to be at his or her best when the circumstances are at their most challenging. Direct Support Professionals are always working on maintaining a positive relationship, even at difficult times. The individual’s safety is a primary concern.


DSP Instructors: Pennie Ohia, Christina Fikes, Henry Ohia


Even in the midst of challenging behavior, whether as part of a behavior plan or as part of crisis management, people served in the mental health system are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The expectation for the support staff is to be at his or her best when the circumstances are at their most challenging. Direct Support Professionals are always working on maintaining a positive relationship, even at difficult times. The individual’s safety is a primary concern.


DSP Instructors: Pennie Ohia, Christina Fikes, Henry Ohia


Health and Wellness/Bloodborne Pathogen

4-6 Hours Training


The course teaches staff how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. After taking this course, students should talk with their employer about their workplaces specific policies and procedures.

The course teaches staff how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. After taking this course, students should talk with their employer about their workplaces specific policies and procedures.


Medication Administration Training

8-16 Hours Training


 Medication Instructors: Pennie Oh


Medication administration refers to the process of giving medication to patients as prescribed by a health care provider and is a crucial aspect of direct care worker training. It ensures that patients receive the right medication at the right dose and right time, reducing the risk of medication errors. With the proper training and education, direct care workers can provide quality care and promote patient safety.  

 Medication Instructors: Pennie Oh


Medication administration refers to the process of giving medication to patients as prescribed by a health care provider and is a crucial aspect of direct care worker training. It ensures that patients receive the right medication at the right dose and right time, reducing the risk of medication errors. With the proper training and education, direct care workers can provide quality care and promote patient safety.  

Emergency Preparedness

2-4 Hours Training


Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C)

Instructors: Pennie Ohia, Christina Fikes, Brian Williams, Henry Ohia

Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C)

Instructors: Pennie Ohia, Christina Fikes, Brian Williams, Henry Ohia

Nutrition and Health

2-4 Hours Training


Nutrition basics come down to eating wholesome foods that support your health.
Nutrition basics come down to eating wholesome foods that support your health.

American Red Cross Training

4.5 Hours Training


With a half-million cardiac arrests each year, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help save a life if a person's breathing or heart stops. It's not just for healthcare workers and emergency responders. In fact, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival when bystanders take action. The American Red Cross helps train you safely, effectively and confidently, so you're prepared for the minutes that matter the most. Classes are offered 7 days a week.


CPR Instructors: Pennie Ohia, Christina Fikes, Brian Williams, Henry Ohia

With a half-million cardiac arrests each year, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help save a life if a person's breathing or heart stops. It's not just for healthcare workers and emergency responders. In fact, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival when bystanders take action. The American Red Cross helps train you safely, effectively and confidently, so you're prepared for the minutes that matter the most. Classes are offered 7 days a week.


CPR Instructors: Pennie Ohia, Christina Fikes, Brian Williams, Henry Ohia