Your Future is in Session — ALL ONLINE
Go to college without stepping foot on campus
The experts in online learning are staying the course. At Kirtland, we’ve been teaching online classes for years. If you’re looking for a way to earn your certificate or degree while staying at home, our online programs are uniquely designed and taught by expert faculty to offer a top-tier and affordable education with little more than an internet connection.
Convenient classes, flexibility and affordability
Online learning is a convenient way to fit classwork into YOUR life. You’ll save time and money, avoid commutes and gain flexibility with your work schedule. Plus, childcare arrangements and other scheduling issues or conflicts that might come up in a traditional college program will be less of a concern.
In returning to school and searching for the best fit I discovered KCC was one of the top 25 schools rated in online programs in the entire country! So I made my decision and I have been a part-time online student since 2017. The experience has been amazing. The instructors are receptive to questions and to trying new techniques to keep class interesting. I participate in virtual classroom discussions, group projects and online discussion boards, which really make me feel like I’m part of a class, even in the comfort of my home.
Who enrolls in our online programs?
Whether you’re local to northern Michigan, coming from downstate or the Upper Peninsula, taking classes from out-of-state, or even an international student, you can enroll in our popular online classes and attend a college without borders.
Online learning is for you if you are:
- a disciplined self-starter
- determined to change your future
- planning to upgrade your skills
- looking for a way to save a lot of money
Earn an edge with science classes fully online—even labs
For students in our online science courses, even the lab portions can be completed online, making Kirtland’s biology, geology, physics and allied health classes unique for higher education. We’re leading the way in Michigan and nationally when it comes to online science courses that include labs. Even four-year universities can’t compete.
Our instructors have decades of combined online teaching experience. They strive to deliver courses that can be more valuable than those in a traditional college classroom, and offer direct and timely responses to students’ questions.
With online learning at Kirtland, you can earn a fully accredited associate degree that will immediately open doors to a new job and more money—or we can help you transfer seamlessly to almost any college or university in Michigan. Either way, you’ll be on the fast-track to holding the credentials that lead to higher salaries and fulfilling careers.
Online degrees and certificates
- Associate in Science and Arts
- Associate in Accounting
- Associate in Business Administration
- Business Management
- Cyber Security
What’s distinctive about our online programs?
- our tuition is one-third the cost of four-year universities and colleges
- instructors have combined decades of experience teaching online
- some are available as a hybrid (mix of online and on campus)
- classes and labs available online
Ready to get started?
You’re online right now, so wherever that is could be the spot you start college classes and the road to a brighter future. We’re not saying it will be easy, but we are saying it will lead to a better future. Get started today. Our admissions, registration, advising and financial services staff are ready to help you now!
UPDATE: We’re committed to keeping your classes running and your education on track, with registration for summer and fall classes continuing as scheduled. We’re always online, and where lab work and hands-on learning is required, we’re working on flexible timelines for course completion to ensure a seamless completion of your certificate or degree.
What I value most in online teaching is the constant challenge of developing innovative learning strategies to meet the curiosity and drive of the students. The students are great; creative, bright, hardworking, and resourceful. It is truly a pleasure to watch people go from complete strangers to supporting each other’s learning experience forming relationships and community. Their efforts push me to grow right along with them.