It’s okay if you’re not sure!
What will you learn?
You’ll learn more about what you like and less about what you don’t like. You’ll get to learn valuable, useful skills. You’ll be fulfilled. You’ll learn what it’s like to be shown a guided path and not told what to do. You’ll learn all about the alternative meaning to FYI: Find Your Interest
Let us help you match a field to your interests!
Our staff members get pretty excited about helping the “undecided” students that walk through their door. They swear they can help people find their interest faster and easier than those unfamiliar with the process might assume.
They’ll help you do a lifestyle inventory. What’s important to you? Does the field you’re considering really suit you? Will the jobs satisfy you? Will the income support the lifestyle you want?
We do individual advising. You come in and say where you’re going; we design and tailor a plan with you. Get ready to consider job shadowing as you make your way through classes that we know will transfer per the Michigan Transfer Agreement. We’ll make sure you’re meeting as many core requirements as possible if you think you might head to a four-year college or university (even though you don’t know for what right now).
Meeting with staff dedicated to the “undecided” is for you if you:
- don’t know what to do
- don’t know where to begin
- are ready to display a little commitment (apply today — it’s FREE!)
- have a feeling you need (or want) to do something different with your life!
Skills, savings and transfers
If you simply want to develop some specific skills, we have lots of courses for you to consider. Take, for example, our Associate in Applied Science in Foundations. It’s a great way to get some street cred. It’s perfect if you have no intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. It would hone your skills, give you a strong sense of accomplishment, and help you sell your crafts and art online or in galleries.
If you intend to transfer after you earn your AAS in Foundations because you want to specialize in graphic design and be an entrepreneur, we’ll help you add graphic design to your portfolio. Lots of our students continue their education at some of the State’s top rated art schools (we help build portfolios too).
We have two concentrations within AAS Art Foundations: Fine Art, Illustrations and Sculpture or Graphic Design and Digital Media/Game Design. They have many of the same core classes, but you get to choose your area of specialty.
Maybe you just want to beef-up your skills in graphic design. We have a Graphic Design Certificate that only takes one year to complete. It’s two semesters of 15 credits each (that’s 30 credits by the time you’re done). There are no general-ed requirements. You’ll get certifiable skills in InDesign and 3D design, just to name a couple.
If you’re into medical illustration, 3D costume work, or video, an Associate in Science and Art might make sense. Nearly 20 percent of our graduates of this program transfer elsewhere. They saved a lot of money, mixed online classwork with studio time and were ready to fly (and often getting some pretty hefty scholarships in the process!). Others are business owners investing in enhancing or upgrading their skills.
Maximize your college credits!
Which credits will you need when you transfer? Because of the Michigan Transfer Agreement, colleges and universities have agreed on certain courses that get the MTA stamp of approval. Do you want some, most or all of your credits to transfer? We’ve designed our programs around transfer. Let’s get the MTA courses on your list — and add any other electives you want or need to match your definition of success.
You’ll save a lot of money by completing 30 MTA credits with us. You could take them with you and earn your bachelor’s degree elsewhere. When it comes to degrees requiring 60 credits, we say the “top 30” are MTA credits and the “bottom 30” are credits from electives.
You also could save a lot of money if you were a few credits shy of earning your bachelor’s degree at another college or university. They could send your credits back to us, we look at what’s left for you to do, your personal interests, additional skills you may want and what’s needed in the transfer major.
If you’ve had a family situation that prevented you from completing your degree, we can help. If you need to repair your GPA, we can help.
If you think you want to go to a specific four-year college or university and have a major in mind, we’ll make sure you do the MTA classes and match the electives so your credits match what they require and off you’ll go!
What’s distinctive about our “undecideds” program?
- We care about where you’re going more than we want your money.
- Our tuition is one-third the cost of four-year universities and colleges!
- You can choose to mix on-campus classes with online study and studio time.
- Choose electives that best serve you!
- Instructors will prepare you for whatever it is you want to be ready for!
Ready to get started?
Your college journey can be designed around you! Even if you’re still on the fence, take the time to at least fill out an application. It takes (maybe!) five minutes and is entirely free. Then we can sit down with us and start diving through your options! Get started today. Our admissions, registration, advising and financial services staff are ready to help you now!