FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to live in Michigan to take a VIM class!

Is VIM a licensed school?

Why are most VIM online classes broken up into units?

How do the online units work?

How do I pay for online classes split into units?

Can I enroll for more than one online class unit at a time?

How can I apply for a job at the Vocational Institute of Michigan?

How can I make a donation to VIM?

How can I help a specific person with their tuition and other VIM cost?    

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Do you have to live in Michigan to take a class AT VIM!

NO, VIM classes are open to everyone and are recognized outside of Michigan. Online classes are offered through VIM’s Learning Center.
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Is VIM a licensed school?

Yes, the State of Michigan licensed the Vocational Institute of Michigan.
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Why are most VIM online classes broken up into units?

Online classes are broken up into units to make it more convenient and affordable for our students.
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How do the online units work?

VIM takes the total length of the course and breaks it up into units consisting of approximately one to two weeks of learning material. Most course estimated completion time is 8 to 12 weeks; however students are allowed to take up to one year to complete all of the units giving them more flexibility with their busy schedules.

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How do I pay for online classes split into units? The 1st four units are considered the course start-up package and are typically combined into one payment consisting of approximately four weeks of learning material. After paying for the paying for the start-up package students pay for the remaining individual units at their own leisure within the one year time frame.

Example: Sam is a new student and wants to take VIM’s Heating Plant Technician course. The online Heating Plant Technician course cost $550.00 total. Sam would start by enrolling in the 1st unit which cost $220.00 and consist of units 1 through 4 (approximately 4 weeks of learning material). After payment is processed Sam will automatically have access to VIM’s Learning Center which is the schools online learning environment where all online classes reside.

Once the Heating Plant Technician Class is open Sam studies and completes units 1 through 4 and is now ready for unit 5. However Sam, is faced with an unexpected expense and wants to postpone unit 5 for a couple of months to recuperate Sam’s deplete funds. Once able Sam enrolls into unit 5 costing $55 and every week after he enrolls in another unit until all units have been successfully completed. Now that all units are successfully completed a vocational certificate is issued to Sam.

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Can I enroll for more than one online class unit at a time?

Absolutely, just place all units you would like to enroll for in your VIM Cart then when you’re ready to enroll pay for them using the VIM checkout.
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How can I apply for a job at the Vocational Institute of Michigan?

Fill-out an on-line application for employment through our job board. To access the VIM job board click VIM Jobs
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How can I make a donation to VIM?

VIM appreciates all gifts! To donate to the Vocational Institute of Michigan click VIM Donations. These donations will be used to further the education of VIM students. VIM is a state licensed 501©3 non-profit.
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How can I help a specific person with their tuition and other VIM cost?

Help someone with a VIM Gift Voucher accessible through ViM’s Payment Center. The gift voucher allows the person you are helping to use the money toward any class or other item(s) available in the VIM Payment Center.

It’s simple to provide a VIM gift voucher you only need to provide the recipient’s email address when filling in the information for the voucher. You can contribute what every amount you want to the voucher recipient; once payment is received VIM will email a voucher code to the recipient you chose.

The recipient then can select an item (class, product, etc …) from the VIM Payment Center and enter the voucher code while in their VIM Cart and the item being purchased will be reduced by the amount you contributed on their voucher. If the item cost less than the amount on the voucher the remaining money will be available for the recipient’s next purchase in which they use the voucher code.

An additional benefit is that you can be sure that the money provided is going only toured the recipients education and not toward other unintended expenses!
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