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Overview

Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare and skilled trades.

Today Dorsey Schools is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey Schools graduate.

Dorsey Schools has one main mission: to better educate their students, thus improving career opportunities available to them. This is why the entire staff of Dorsey Schools strives to prepare men and women for the best possible career training in a variety of fields. Each program at Dorsey Schools is committed to providing quality career education and positive reinforcement – enabling the development of self-esteem, self-reliance, discipline and confidence in each graduate, coupled with an obligation to the communities where they live and work.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education, like Dorsey Schools, meets or exceeds an acceptable level of quality. Dorsey Schools is proud to have achieved accreditation through the following:

ACCREDITATION:

Institutional Accreditation

Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). All other campus locations are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).  Dorsey Schools is a candidate for Accreditation by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (excluding the Taylor and Lansing campuses).

Programmatic Accreditation

The Culinary Arts program, available at the Roseville and Waterford-Pontiac campuses, is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.

Select Dorsey Schools programs are approved for training under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB), and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program at the following campuses:  Madison Heights, Roseville, Dearborn, Lansing, Saginaw, Southgate, Taylor, Waterford-Pontiac and Wayne-Westland.  “The GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

Programs vary by campus.

Taylortown School of Beauty operates as Dorsey Schools and/or Dorsey School of Beauty (Taylor campus location).

PROGRAMS:

Dearborn

  • Dental Assistant
  • Electrical Technician
  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

Madison Heights

  • Cosmetology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

Roseville

  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

Saginaw

  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Southgate
  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

Taylor

  • Cosmetology

Waterford – Pontiac

  • Culinary Arts
  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

Wayne-Westland

  • Dialysis Patient Care Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC Systems Technician
  • Medical Administration And Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

PROGRAM CONTENT:

Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy diploma program is designed to provide a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology which form the basis for training in specific massage techniques.  Hands-on techniques include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, and Supervised Clinical Practice.  The diploma program is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the massage therapy industry.  Once licensed, our graduates may pursue a variety of jobs including private practice, athletic team massage therapist, massage therapist in a hospital, on-site massage therapist, massage therapist in a Spa or salon, assistant to physical therapists or chiropractors, and massage therapist on cruise ships.  Successful completion of this program meets the approved curriculum requirement needed to apply for licensure in Michigan.  The curriculum is also geared to prepare students to challenge the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).  Note:  Students will have the opportunity to practice various massage modalities learned throughout the program on members of the public in a simulated work environment.  During Supervised Clinic Practice and as part of their training, students will provide massage services to customers who may be charged for the services rendered by students.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Medical Assistant

Dorsey Schools’ Medical Assistant program in Michigan could be the bridge that connects you to the chance of working side by side with doctors and patients in need. In our Medical Assistant program, you have the opportunity to learn a unique combination of specialized skills necessary for employment in a medical office, clinic, hospital, or other health care facility. Graduates who complete this specialized training from Dorsey Schools may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Medical Assistant. For those who wish to earn their certification, Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Medical Administration and Billing

The Medical Administration and Billing program at Dorsey Schools is well suited for those interested in an administrative role within the medical field. This comprehensive program is designed to train students to keep healthcare offices running smoothly and efficiently, and sets the stage for a career in medical billing with an in-depth training on the advanced medical coding systems that use CPT, ICDP-MC and HCFA terminology. As a medical biller, you can become the bridge that connects patients to their individual insurance carriers. This entails forming a comfortable relationship with patients, and more specifically, their medical information. A working relationship must also be maintained with the insurance companies themselves, as the medical biller is required to process insurance claims and other related paperwork. Tasks involved in a medical administrative career may include assisting physicians with reporting, recording medical histories, the ordering of medical supplies, and organizing and assisting patients who are to be hospitalized.

At this Michigan-based career school, you will have the opportunity to learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, records and database management and medical coding – all in matter of 12 months. This new career path could lead to a position in a hospital, medical office or any other healthcare-related facility. Graduates who complete this specialized training from Dorsey Schools may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Medical Biller. For those who wish to earn their certification, Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements, which vary by program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Patient Care Technician

A career as a patient care technician can be one of the most satisfying jobs an individual can pursue. The responsibilities of a patient care technician include caring for injured, physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled patients in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities, physicians’ offices, long-term care or other medical facilities. The Patient Care Technician program at Dorsey Schools provides career training in a broad foundation of skills, designed to prepare students for success in the medical field. Graduates who complete this specialized training from Dorsey Schools may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Patient Care Technician. For those who wish to earn their certification, Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements, which vary by program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician diploma program is designed to prepare students to work in an ambulatory pharmacy providing critical support to the pharmacist, assisting in the filling of prescriptions, assisting in the dispensing of medications, billing insurance companies, preparing medications, maintaining inventory and providing excellent customer service. Students in this program are supplied with one complimentary laboratory coat at the beginning of their first laboratory class. Students participate in an externship during the last module of training, providing industry experience and professional exposure. Graduates of this program will be eligible to challenge a national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

Additional Program Information:

Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician is required in the State of Michigan for employment in this field.

Verification of high school graduation or its equivalent (a General Education Development “G.E.D.” High School Equivalency Certificate) and passing a mandatory background check is required for continued enrollment in the Pharmacy Technician program.

Program tuition includes the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools’ exam preparation requirements.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Dialysis Patient Care Technician

The Dialysis Patient Care Technician program that is taught at Dorsey Schools in Michigan combines classroom career education with an externship that provides hands-on experience. The training to become a dialysis technician in this program will revolve around the duties that are necessary to properly assist patients who will be receiving dialysis treatment. Dialysis technician careers can be extremely rewarding and satisfying, as you work closely and care for patients as they undergo treatment. Start your Dialysis Patient Care Technician training in Michigan today at Dorsey Schools and begin your career training to become a health care professional.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant program is designed to prepare students to become a professional member of the dental health care team and provide dental care to patients under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. Students will have the opportunity to learn administrative dental office procedures, electronic health records, dental anatomy and physiology, terminology, dental materials, preventive oral care, two-handed and four-handed chairside assisting, radiography, sterilization, instrumentation, pharmacology, dental specialties, and laboratory procedures. Dental Assistants are employed in a variety of dental practice settings including solo and group practices, specialty practices, hospital dental practices, dental schools, and public health clinics. An externship component will allow students to assimilate the knowledge acquired in the program into clinical practice. Program curriculum includes the opportunity to challenge two components of a national certification exam.

NOTE: The Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions and the Board of Dentistry, are responsible for the licensing of individuals who want to practice dentistry, dental hygiene and advanced levels of dental assisting. Students attending a course in dental assisting that is offered by a licensed proprietary school that is not accredited by the American Dental Association are not eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan. Dorsey Schools is classified as a licensed proprietary school and is not accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates of this program are not eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant. However, graduates of this program may challenge a certification exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. after completing 3,500 hours of dental work experience. Dorsey’s Dental Assistant program includes the opportunity to sit for the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and the Infection Control (ICE) certification exams, which are two components of the Dental Assisting national Board (“DANB”) Certified Dental Assistant (“CDA”) exam. Graduates of this program may complete the third exam component necessary for DANB’s CDA credential, which is challenged after completing “a minimum of 3,500 hours work experience as a dental assistant, accrued over a period of at least two years (24 months, if employed full-time) to a maximum of four years (48 months, if employed part-time) which employment must be verified by a licensed dentist.”

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare students to work in professional food serving facilities in both the public and private sectors. Students “learn by doing” the practical side of professional food preparation. Areas of study include: professionalism, knife skills, mise en place, butchering, cooking techniques, food preparation, food purchasing/specifications, healthy cooking/nutrition, baking, menu planning/costing, kitchen management, inventory control, catering, and production of regional and international cuisines. Education occurs in both kitchen and classroom settings. An externship component will allow students to assimilate the knowledge acquired in the program into practical application.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Cosmetology

The Cosmetology program provides training during which the student is taught basic knowledge of all phases of cosmetology, and attains a working knowledge of shop management, good ethics and the importance of good grooming. Upon graduation students will have had the opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of art principles, hair styling, hair cutting and shaping, hair coloring, thermal waving and curling, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, shampooing, manicuring, scalp and facial treatments and once licensed may work as an entry level Cosmetologist under numerous job descriptions. Cosmetology career opportunities in private chain or department store salons include positions such as hair stylist, wig dresser, manicurist, platform stylist, permanent wave specialist, make-up artist, hair colorist, salon owner, salon manager, style director, and theatrical hairstylist. Cosmetology career opportunities in business and industry include positions such as manufacturer representative, beauty products supervisor, beauty magazine columnist, school director, and beauty supply salesperson.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

HVAC Systems Technician

The HVAC Systems Technician program is designed to prepare students to work in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. The HVAC industry offers a broad range of opportunities working in residential, commercial, construction, and industrial settings. Work typically performed includes services such as maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, repair, and/or replacement of HVAC equipment. The program also introduces the student to the environmentally friendly “green” activities of weatherization, sustainable building applications and EPA Section 608 universal certification testing. An externship component will allow students to incorporate knowledge acquired in the program into practical application while gaining industry experience.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Electrical Technician

The Electrical Technician program is designed to prepare students to work in industrial, residential, construction, commercial, municipal or the utilities industry to install, repair, replace or maintain a variety of electrical wiring, fixtures and system equipment. Employers today cite a shortage of qualified Skilled Trades workers; students in this program learn technical electrical skills to meet this employer demand. Students can learn the application of technical skills through hands-on training and develop work habits required for obtaining an entry-level position in the electrical field. Students will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of electricity and its practical applications including blueprint reading, electrical grounding/circuitry, electrical safety and theory, branch circuit distribution, advanced control systems and exposure to the National Electrical Code, which provide a necessary foundation to work in this skilled trade.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.pdf

Locations & Programs Offered at Each Location:

Dearborn Campus

  • 18660 Ford Road
  • Detroit, MI 48228
  • Phone: 313-982-3730
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Patient Care Technician, Electrical Technician, and Dental Assistant

Madison Heights Campus

  • 31739 John R Road
  • Madison Heights, MI 48071
  • Phone: 248-588-9660
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Patient Care Technician, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, and Practical Nurse

Roseville Campus

  • 31540 Gratiot Avenue
  • Roseville, MI 48066
  • Phone: 586-296-3225
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Patient Care Technician, Dental Assistant, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, and Practical Nurse

Saginaw Campus

  • 4390 Bay Road
  • Saginaw, MI 48603
  • Phone: 989-249-1926
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, and Pharmacy Technician

Southgate Campus

  • 15755 Northline Road
  • Southgate, MI 48195
  • Phone: 734-285-5400
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Patient Care Technician, and Pharmacy Technician

Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor Campus

  • 23125 Ecorse Road
  • Taylor, MI 48180
  • Phone: 313-291-2177
  • Programs Offered: Cosmetology, Manicuring and Cosmetology Instructor

Waterford-Pontiac Campus

  • 440 North Telegraph Road
  • Pontiac, MI 48341
  • Phone: 248-333-1814
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Patient Care Technician, and Culinary Arts

Wayne-Westland Campus

  • 35005 W. Michigan Ave.
  • Wayne, MI 48184
  • Phone: 734-595-1540
  • Programs Offered: Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Dialysis Patient Care Technician, Electrical Technician, HVAC Systems Technician, and Practical Nurse

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