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Business start-up series offered in West Branch

Business start up series to be offered at Kirtland's West Branch site

Kirtland Community College is partnering with Grand Valley State University to bring a 9-week program that equips would-be entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools needed to launch a new business. The Co.STARTERS series will be held on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. at the Kirtland West Branch site (2479 S M-76) from Sept. 15 – Nov. 9 and includes a light meal … [Read more...]

Kirtland Offers Concealed Pistol Class July 24-25

Kirtland Community College is offering a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) class on July 24 - 25. The two-day training will be held on Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon and costs $125/regular rate and $106/senior rate for people over age 60. Registration forms must be submitted by July 17 and fees are due at the first class.  There is a maximum enrollment … [Read more...]

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 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...]

As Welding Technologies Change, Education Grows Essential

As technology evolves, so do the effective welding techniques and devices. This means acquiring a strong education. The demand for robust welders with the knowledge and capability of working new equipment is growing, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% growth rate in jobs through 2020.

Welding is one of the oldest professions, dating back to when Sumerians and Egyptians alloyed copper with silver and tin to make bronze. In the 19th century, the development of arc welding, which uses an electric arc between an electrode and base material to melt metals at the welding point, became prominent. This led to the modern welding … [Read more...]

Kirtland Receives National Digital College Recognition

Kirtland has been honored for eight years in a row in the small colleges division (colleges under 5,000) 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 Lists

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. Kirtland 2015 Honored Alumna Sue Jock addresses … [Read more...]

Intro to wine making returns to Kirtland June 13

Local wine makers Marcell Romancky and Marianne Kuzimski bring a home wine making course back to Kirtland on Jun. 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. Local wine makers Marcell Romancky and Marianne Kuzimski bring a home wine making course back to Kirtland on Jun. 13. Veteran Kirtland instructor … [Read more...]