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Kirtland Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 800-621-7440. The college also holds membership in the Michigan Community College Association and the American Association of Community Colleges.

The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools granted Kirtland Community College status as a candidate for accreditation in 1972, and the college has been accredited as an associate degree-granting institution since 1976.

A student may receive a copy of Kirtland’s accreditation by contacting Julie Lavender, Vice President of Instructional Services, at 989-275-5000, ext. 298 or by email at

Other programs that Kirtland is accredited or licensed, certified or approved by are:
Automotive – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Robert Oakes, Instructor
989-275-5000, Extension 329

Cosmetology – State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology
Shannon Weaver, Instructor
989-275-5000, Extension 274

Nursing – State of Michigan Board of Nursing
Beth Hubbard, Associate Dean of Health Sciences
989-275-5000, Extension 298

Criminal Justice/Police Academy – Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards
Tom Grace, Director, Police Academy
989-275-5000, Extension 380