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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...]