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Is college looking expensive?

Transfer degrees at Kirtland

Maybe you’re not looking in the right place! It doesn’t have to be. The cost of community college can make life so much easier as you work toward the future you see. Having a college degree on your radar is smart; statistics still show it makes a big difference during the course of a lifetime, not to mention the quality of work you’ll be able to do vs. … [Read more...]

So you’re good at science and math, ‘eh?

STEM - Science

If a career attached to science, technology, engineering or math is on your radar, we can help you focus — and do something about it. You could Google STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) all day or just note it as a college track that prepares students for technical careers in engineering, biology, computers — even astrophysics. If … [Read more...]

Police cadets get it right every time

Kirtland Regional Police Academy

Our police academy cadets get it right 100 percent of the time. We’re not exaggerating; the pass rate for our police academy is perfect. If you’re wondering whether or not you have what it takes to become a police officer, trust Kirtland to help you figure it out. First, you’ll need to be accepted into the police academy. Since public safety officers … [Read more...]

Surgical tech grads pass since start of program

Kirtland surgical technology program

Five years is a long time to sustain successful graduation rates in a rigorous field. Our surgical tech grads have passed their statewide certification exams for five years in a row — that’s the entire duration of the program here at Kirtland. It’s really unusual for a college to have this high of a pass rate.  It speaks to the quality of our program and … [Read more...]

WANTED: Welders … before their training is complete!

Welding and Fabricating job training

What’s up with welding? Our grads are being hired before they even complete their training. There are companies in northern Michigan with permanent "welders wanted" signs posted. Seriously — they’re all over the place. Jobs for welders are listed on Craigslist (narrow your search to northern Michigan) and consistently available at the likes of Moran Iron … [Read more...]

What is an esthetician, and what kind of a job can you get as one?

Esthetician Degree

First of all, let’s get the alternate spelling out of the way. You may see it as aesthetician (as in aesthetics: how something looks overall, even the way people perceive beauty or art). We use the more scientific spelling: esthetician. As an esthetician, you’ll specialize in skin, and focus on ways to make it more beautiful. Sounds like fun, but takes … [Read more...]

Can EMTs increase income with paramedic certification?

Paramedic Certification

If you’re already an EMT, you can become qualified to take the certification test and add paramedic to your credentials. It’s a great — and pretty simple — way to improve your net worth and employability. You can put the wheels in motion by going to Kirtland Community College and take just the courses you need to qualify to take the national certification … [Read more...]

Kirtland Offers Certified Nursing Assistant Training in Tawas

Kirtland's Certified Nursing Assistant training course offered in Tawas, Roscommon and Gaylord

Kirtland will offer its popular Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course in Tawas in the Fall 2014 semester. The six-credit-hour certification course, also available at the Roscommon and Gaylord locations, provides residents in Tawas and surrounding communities easier access to high-demand skills training and prepares students with essential qualifications … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Knee High by the Fourth of July.

Great job, gardeners!

Anyone who has been around farming in their lifetime may be familiar with the old adage “knee high by the Fourth of July.” This Week @ Kirtland, while our corn isn’t quite that tall, things sure are growing and looking great! From beans to squash, corn, tomatoes, flowers and herbs, our Kirtland Gardeners sure deserve a pat on the back. Despite water … [Read more...]

Kirtland Offering All Grain Beer Brewing Class

KIrtland Community Education is offering an all grain brewing class to learn how to produce beer entirely from scratch

Kirtland’s Community Education department is offering Introduction to Beer Brewing in the Vocational Tech building on the Roscommon campus on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost of the course is $29 and you must be 21 years of age or older to participate. This one-day course lets you explore the art and science of home beer brewing and … [Read more...]