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Schoolcraft College to launch four-year culinary degree.

Posted: 7/27/2015 - 06:09 PM

See Detroit Free Press article.


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St. Clair County Community College awarded $1.1 million grant to help disadvantaged students.

Posted: 7/19/2015 - 09:11 AM

See The Times Herald article,


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Mott Community College gets federal funds to help students succeed in school.

Posted: 7/19/2015 - 08:43 AM

See MLive article.


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Plan to allow community colleges to offer 4-year nursing degrees resurfaces.

Posted: 7/13/2015 - 04:00 PM

Lawmakers in Michigan have renewed an effort to allow community colleges to award bachelor's degrees in nursing — a move that could change the way nursing education is delivered in the state as industry preferences evolve to favor nurses with more advanced training.

The state's 28 community colleges support the idea as a natural extension of their mission. But four-year public universities oppose the measure, arguing the change would undermine existing agreements betwe...
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New national data indicate that 37% of college students transfer at least once within six years, with community colleges being the top destination for transfer students from four-year institutions.

Posted: 7/8/2015 - 10:54 AM

More Than a Third of College Students Transfer: New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that 37.2% of college students transfer at least once within six years. Students often cross state lines (which means they don't necessarily show up in state databases of students or graduates). The clearinghouse said community colleges were the top destination for transfer students from ...
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The Detroit News editorial: Allow community colleges to offer some 4-year degrees.

Posted: 7/7/2015 - 09:09 AM

See The Detroit News editorial.


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MCCA launches national search for new Executive Director of the Michigan Center for Student Success.

Posted: 6/27/2015 - 03:29 PM

Chris Baldwin, the current Executive Director of the Center for Student Success, will be leaving the MCCA to take a position as Senior Program Director with Jobs for the Future.  In his new role, Chris will be continuing the work similar to what he has been doing in Michigan to help states and colleges improve the outcomes of students enrolled at community colleges by fostering the development of additional Student Success Centers nationally.  Although it will be difficult to replac...
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Northwestern Michigan College has been ranked 10th out of the top "15 Best Drone Training Colleges".

Posted: 6/26/2015 - 12:00 PM

Northwestern Michigan College has been ranked 10th out of the top 15 Best Drone Training Colleges by SuccessfulStudent.org.

NMC can offer specialized Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) training, aimed at giving students skills to operate a small (under 55 lbs) UAV for many different types of commercial applications. A basic level of aviation knowledge is s...
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Daniel Phelan, President of Jackson College, will assume the role of chair-elect of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors next month.

Posted: 6/23/2015 - 12:57 PM

See the Community College Daily article.


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Getting a 4-year nursing degree may soon be easier and cheaper.

Posted: 6/17/2015 - 03:39 PM

See minbcnews.com article.


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Wayne County Community College District’s study abroad program changes lives and builds leadership skills.

Posted: 6/14/2015 - 10:37 AM

See page 20 of the CCID Newsletter for story on Wayne County Community College's study abroad program:

http://www.mcca.org/uploads/ckeditor/files/CCID_Newsletter_Summer_2015.pdf


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Editorial: Community colleges should not be blocked from granting four-year degrees.

Posted: 6/9/2015 - 10:55 AM

Ssee the Ken Braun editorial on MLive.


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Community colleges adapt to job trends with new degrees and robust supports to help students succeed.

Posted: 5/28/2015 - 01:17 PM

See full Crain's Detroit Business article here.

When Schoolcraft College starts a new culinary bachelor's degree program this fall, it hopes to put students on a path to management positions in food and nutrition industries.

Also in the works is a new certificate to prepare students for jobs in craft brewing and...
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Washtenaw Community College announces partnership to explore connected vehicle technologies and support vehicle-to-infrastructure development in K-12 classrooms.

Posted: 5/27/2015 - 03:41 PM

Activities in the pipeline focus on both student and teacher professional development to bridge the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiatives of WCC, such as connective vehicle technologies, data and analytics and cybersecurity, with the numerous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs offered by Square One (see Heritage.com article).


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Manufacturers, educators adopt new apprenticeship training model.

Posted: 5/26/2015 - 04:31 PM

MiBiz article highlights Grand Rapids Community College’s Manufacturing Apprenticeship program.


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