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WDET's Pat Batcheller interviewed Mike Hansen, President of the Michigan Community College Association, regarding the bill that allows community colleges to grant four-year degrees in certain fields.

Posted: 12/21/2012 - 02:37 PM

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Job training programs at Grand Rapids Community College were highlighted in a report examining how well two-year colleges implemented practices aimed at educating low-income and displaced workers.

Michigan community college students will soon be able to earn bachelor's degrees in certain fields, meeting the needs of students and a changing workforce.

Lansing Community College leverages the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to partner with General Motors to train workers in new positions.

Michigan community colleges authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees in select applied and technical areas.

Posted: 12/18/2012 - 11:59 AM

Legislation permitting Michigan community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees in select applied and technical fields was passed by the Michigan Legislature last week and awaits the governor’s signature.

For many community college students, transferring to a four-year school is impeded by job and family constraints as well as cost. These are degrees...
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Reverse transfer agreements are becoming more common among Michigan universities and community colleges, allowing students more flexibility and improving retention.

Posted: 12/18/2012 - 11:11 AM

Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn signed an agreement that assists students in completing a "reverse transfer" to complete an associate's degree while working on their bachelor's degree. For more information, please click here.  Central Michigan University and Delta
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At Alpena Community College, students are working with technology used in the military and for deep-sea submarines to monitor maintenance on oil rigs.

Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:53 AM

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Mott Community College donates cell phones to troops around the world.

Posted: 12/9/2012 - 08:31 AM

Cell Phones for Soldiers” raises money by recycling old phones to buy prepaid calling cards for troops around the world. The program has provided 114 million minutes of free talk time to veterans to call home.

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Four community colleges have signed reverse transfer agreements with Western Michigan University to make it easier for students to earn an Associate's Degree.

Posted: 12/5/2012 - 03:10 PM

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New reverse transfer agreement allows Washtenaw Community College transfers to receive associate degree with University of Michigan credits.

Community colleges collaborate with the University of Michigan-Flint on reverse transfer agreements to help students earn Associate degrees.

Posted: 11/29/2012 - 11:39 AM

Students who transferred to the University of Michigan-Flint from local community colleges and wish to return to the community college to finish an Associates degree now have a guarantee that those credits will transfer back. UM-Flint recently finalized a reverse transfer agreement with Mott Community College, Delta College and St. Clair County Community College which allows credits earned at UM-Flint to transfer back to the community college for an as...
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College graduates are heading back to school, but not graduate school. In some cases, associate's degrees offer more economic bang for their buck than bachelor's degrees.

Posted: 11/23/2012 - 09:07 AM

Article in Fortune magazine on why college graduates are heading back to community colleges. In some cases, associate's degrees offer more economic bang for their buck than bachelor's degrees.

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New data by Michigan State University indicates you’re more likely to find a job with an Associate’s degree than with an MBA.

Posted: 11/20/2012 - 04:43 PM

Key findings from the annual survey by MSU’s College Employment Research Institute:

  • The market for Associate’s degrees shows a strong gain in job opportunities. Employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5% in the coming year; demand for graduates with Associate’s degrees is expected to increase more sharply — by about ...
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The Michigan Manufacturers Association and the Michigan Community College Association are partnering to meet the demand for middle-skill workers in the manufacturing sector.

Bay de Noc Community College was recognized as a leader in the national student completion movement by Achieving the Dream.

Posted: 11/20/2012 - 04:36 PM

Bay College, one of 14 institutions designated as a 2012 Leader College, was recognized for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators, including student persistence and completion.
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