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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...]

What is an esthetician, and what kind of a job can you get as one?

Esthetician Degree

First of all, let’s get the alternate spelling out of the way. You may see it as aesthetician (as in aesthetics: how something looks overall, even the way people perceive beauty or art). We use the more scientific spelling: esthetician. As an esthetician, you’ll specialize in skin, and focus on ways to make it more beautiful. Sounds like fun, but takes … [Read more...]

Can EMTs increase income with paramedic certification?

Paramedic Certification

If you’re already an EMT, you can become qualified to take the certification test and add paramedic to your credentials. It’s a great — and pretty simple — way to improve your net worth and employability. You can put the wheels in motion by going to Kirtland Community College and take just the courses you need to qualify to take the national certification … [Read more...]

Want to get involved and make connections at Kirtland?

Kirtland has lots of organized groups and ways for you to connect and contribute. Your choice(s) should simply be driven by your interests and how involved you really want to be. If you’re at all inclined, consider at least one of Kirtland’s ways to connect: Student Senate Student Ambassador Program Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Rising Phoenix … [Read more...]

Do you like making people look and feel great? Make it a career!

Cosmetology degrees at Kirtland

If you like all things beauty, you really should consider a cosmetology program. It’ll give some credibility to your natural gifts and make your dream of making others look great come true. You’ve probably been cutting hair or doing nails for friends and family for a while now. Maybe you’re even dabbling in all the newest makeup trends. People outside … [Read more...]

Want a job working on computers?

Do you love technology, but wonder whether or not you really can get a job working on computers? You really can. In fact, you could create a lifelong and lucrative career as a computer expert. You even can consider several paths. Think about what you like to do most as you weigh your options. How much human interaction do you want? In what type of a … [Read more...]