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Nursing. Just what the future ordered!

Nursing degrees at Kirtland

Healthcare is growing. The population is aging. Hospitals are hiring. You could be working. Everybody knows that nurses are in demand — and the pay is really good, but it takes a special person to be a nurse for the long haul. You will be employable in almost any community you choose to live in throughout your lifetime if you become a nurse. If you’re … [Read more...]

Auto techs are superheroes

Auto techs are superheroes

When someone needs their vehicle fixed, it’s usually an urgent situation. If you know how to do it, and get it done quickly, you earn superhero status. People with vehicles drive for lots of reasons. They: don’t rely on public transportation need to get to work have to take the kids somewhere (everywhere) None of it can wait. Most people can get … [Read more...]

Are you the type to work in Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic)?

work in emergency medical services

If you’re looking for a career that means something in the big picture, Emergency Medical Services will make a difference for you—and all the people you help along the way. It is possible to have a career that is rewarding, reliable, and financially sweet. Now is the perfect time to do something about it. Not everybody has what it takes to be an EMT or … [Read more...]

Considering a career in computers?

Careers in Computers at Kirtland

If working on computers and enjoying a long, stable, financially rewarding career keeps sliding into your thoughts, now would be a good time to pay attention—and act. Who knows what will happen in the future, but by the looks of things, computers will be here at least for your lifetime. People have more computers and spend more time on all things computer … [Read more...]

Can you really do science online?

You can do science labs online at Kirtland

Through Kirtland you can! We’re still one of the very few colleges in the world that offers entirely online science classes with online labs. How does it work? Obviously your classes and lectures all are online — and you do your labs at home. Everything else is online. Your labs are shipped to you. You do every section of every lab experiment (vs. … [Read more...]

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...]