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Mechatronics is an Emerging Skilled Trade with Promising Jobs Outlook

Kirtland is the only place to receive hands-on Mechatronics training using the most current equipment in the northern Michigan. Plus, projected job outlook is also tremendous, as the National Council on Competiveness estimates that 100 million new jobs will be produced this century for workers skilled in multiple disciplines – something mechatronics definitely requires.

Electronic, mechanical, computer, and control skills coalesce into the budding career path within mechatronics. No, mechatronic isn’t the name of a new Transformers villain, but an industry that specializes in the repair and maintenance of manufacturing equipment, operation systems, and the related computer programming components that keep businesses … [Read more...]

Find a Foot-in-the-Door Opportunity with Kirtland’s Latest Healthcare Degree

Medical assistants are engines of a physician’s office as they make sure things keep running smoothly. It’s also a position ripe for growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasting 29% growth through 2022.

At Kirtland Community College, one of our newest programs is a tremendous foot-in-the-door opportunity for those interested in the healthcare industry. Our Medical Assistant program is a two-year degree, which prepares students to perform an array of duties in ambulatory care settings – like administrative and clinical skills. During the program, … [Read more...]

Kirtland Receives National Digital College Recognition

Kirtland has been honored for eight years in a row in the small colleges division of the Digital Community College annual national survey.

Kirtland Community College achieved 7th place recognition in the small colleges division in the Center for Digital Education (CDE) Digital Community College 10th annual national survey.  The award is given to community colleges who demonstrate a dedication to identifying and implementing innovative technology for use in the classroom, improving how … [Read more...]

An Automotive Technology Degree Opens More Doors Than You Think

As a nationally certified ASE/NATEF training program, Kirtland offers one of the top auto mechanic training schools in Michigan.

The infiltration of advanced technology is changing the operation of many career paths. Many may think of an automotive technician as someone under a hood all day, however technological improvements have made it so they’re also often working with computers. The automotive industry has a robust variety of career options, and Kirtland’s Automotive … [Read more...]

Winter 2015 President’s, Dean’s Lists Honorees

Winter 2015 Honors

ROSCOMMON – Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2014-15 winter semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists. To qualify for the president’s list, candidates must be full-time students who earn a grade-point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Dean’s … [Read more...]

Involved Community Member Selected as 2015 Outstanding Alumna

Kirtland 2015 Honored Alumna Sue Jock addresses graduates at the May 1 commencement ceremony.

Kirtland Community College honored Sue Jock as the 2015 Outstanding Alumna at the college’s 46th commencement ceremony on May 1. Jock a Kirtland graduate, is employed as a Nurse Practitioner at the West Branch Regional Medical Center and is committed to her involvement in and around Roscommon County. “Forty-six graduations and over 10,000 graduates … [Read more...]

Intro to wine making returns to Kirtland June 13

Kirtland’s Community Education department is bringing back the well-received Introduction to Wine Making on Saturday, Jun. 13 from 12-3 p.m. in the Art Department building on the main campus in Roscommon. Veteran Kirtland instructor Marcell Romancky (St.Helen) and local winemaker Marianne Kuzimski (Houghton Lake) will team up to present a new … [Read more...]

Golfers reach regionals to make Kirtland history

For the first time in college history, Kirtland golfers qualified for the MCCA Regional Tournament in Battle Creek, Mich. L-R: Mitchael Dunn (Kalkaska), Josh Walker (Harbor Springs), Josh Lueck (Kingsley), Ryan French (Roscommon), Ryan Nagy (Traverse City) and Alexander Walker (Macomb).

For the first time in the college history, Kirtland’s mens golf team advanced to Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) regional competition in Battle Creek on May 11-12. Coming back from behind on the second day of the state qualifying tournament on May 4-5, Josh Lueck shot a critical 77 in round three to push Kirtland into a tie … [Read more...]

How the Emergency Medical Services Program Promises Job Opportunity

Job outlook for emergency medical technicians and paramedics is promising. Public safety is always an important issue, and this career path puts you on the front lines of emergencies.

There’s a common misconception about the Emergency Medical Services industry, which is also one of our newest program offerings. When an ambulance goes whirling by you in traffic on its way to an emergency, it’s not merely an ambulance driver behind the wheel, but a highly trained emergency medical technician or paramedic capable of treating and stabilizing … [Read more...]

New resources available for Veterans at Kirtland

Veteran Resource Representative Chris Stanton's goal is to make Kirtland a more veteran-friendly campus.

Through a new program created to support Veterans, Kirtland Community College can now provide resources designed to provide one-on-one support and help soldiers make the transition to college student. The program, Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, is a partnership between the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the Michigan College Access … [Read more...]