We have a path that fits your goals
Community college isn’t for one kind of person. In fact, we’re built to support different kinds of students with different kinds of paths. We bring together people from all walks of life who share a common goal: making a better life for themselves without taking on more debt than necessary.
For students who plan to gain a four-year degree or more, Kirtland can provide a rich experience for how and where you’ll take your first two years of courses, while also saving you money.
Guaranteed coursework that counts toward your university of choice
Our transfer programs build on the MTA (Michigan Transfer Agreement), which guarantees 30 credits will transfer to any public university in Michigan, along with a number of private colleges as well. Beyond the 30 credits offered through the MTA, our transfer associate degrees are flexible enough to customize to the university and program you’re planning. You’ll map out the perfect plan for your degree alongside our academic advisors, who understand how to plan the classes that work best for your goals.
Cost savings and better experiences: Win-Win!
Yes. You’ll save a lot on tuition costs, because our students save between $6,000-$14,000 annually on public Michigan university costs. Kirtland’s in-district tuition rates are among the lowest in the State.
But, that’s not the best reason to start at Kirtland. Our faculty are focused on designing classes and experiences for students’ first two years. They focus on meaningful teaching and connections with students.
Statistically speaking, because you started at Kirtland, you’ll be more likely to complete your university degree than students who start at the university.
For Career Seekers or Those Looking for a Change of Career
Kirtland offers one and two-year options that get students trained quickly for future careers. Whether you’re looking for a new start or a fresh start, we offer programs that are designed to get you the skills you need in order to excel.
Many of our degrees combine hands-on learning and real-life simulations or placements in order to prepare you for the work you’ll do. Depending on the route you’ll take, you’ll focus on these practical skills for fast career entry or combine hands-on practice with general education courses that build your confidence, problem solving, and communication skills.
Our career-entry programs span a number of industries:
- Art and Design
- Business and Accounting
- Computer Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Health Sciences
- Cardiac Sonography
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Surgical Technology
- Skilled Trades
You’ll never be a number
You matter here. We see you as a whole person, not just a tuition payment or a student ID number. Our faculty and staff get to know students and appreciate that your background, circumstances, and goals are unique to you and deserve to be treated that way.
Still unsure? Let’s talk!
The best way to find out if we’re a fit for you is to connect with us. We’d love to learn about what you’re looking for, and we can discuss whether Kirtland is the right choice.
It’s free to apply to Kirtland, so get the process started today!
Or reach out to set up a tour or to start a conversation with someone from our Admissions Team.
Individual and Group Tours
Would you like an individual or group tour of one or both of our campuses? The Kirtland Admissions team can accommodate individual tours and group tours of any size. Availability is generally Monday through Friday with tours beginning between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each tour is tailored to your interests.
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Now’s the Time: Contact Kirtland!
We’ve got your back. If you’re wondering about how to fit an education into your life, your plans, and your paycheck, we can help you understand your options. At Kirtland, you’re never alone.
We work with every one of our students to learn their goals and to understand their life, their challenges, and their concerns. We’ll help you draw up a map for how to reach your goals in light of what’s already on your plate. It’s time to reach out, learn more, and discover a path that lets you blaze ahead.