If getting a degree isn’t your thing, how about a certificate?
If you’re more of a trouble-shooter and enjoy fixing problems, you could make more money than your friends and family members with a four-year degree. Seriously.
More high-school students are enrolling in college these days because it’s free and because they can.
It doesn’t make sense for everybody, but it makes a lot of sense for those students who are:
a bit ahead of the game
Dual enrollment and early college programs are great for students who want a little more time to decide exactly where their future will lead them.
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 operating efficiently.
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, students will go through classroom, laboratory and internship instruction. Following the program, students participate in American Medical Technologists (AMT), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) certification examinations.
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 profession.
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 Technology degree program can open the door to many of them. Our two-year degree program prepares students through classroom instruction and hands-on work with state-of-the-art equipment.
There are naturals, and then there are experts. If you’re a natural at business, why not become an expert? The credibility factor is huge.
You might rock at sales. Keeping track of income and expenses may be as easy as breathing. But when it comes to what it takes to create, manage and grow a successful business, the learning curve can make or break a business.
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 the patient they are rushing off to “pick up”.
There’s been a lot of chatter about college, careers and money lately. If you’re in your late teens or early 20s, the chorus of your elders debating the issue probably sounds like blah, blah, blah. The uncle without a degree makes tens of thousands more than his bachelor-degreed wife. You probably have walked away from conversations like that.
Now, it’s just you and this screen. Take a minute. Consider quality of life. Money is not everything. It’s important and it’s not everything. You’re going to need it, but moment by moment, day by day, is working hard your goal?
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Roscommon, MI 48653
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Grayling, MI 49738
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Gaylord, MI 49735
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