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If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
The State of Michigan has enhanced many of the adult educational programs with grants, scholarships, apprenticeships, on-the-job-training, and more. Many of the public schools offer adult education with classes in basic reading and math, GED preparation and testing, English as a second language, citizenship classes, and basic computer skills classes. Adult education is offered to adults 18 years and up. The classes are individualized and students work at their own pace and academic level.
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Kellogg Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, where you can earn a 2 year associate degree.
Kellogg Community College also has a Manufacturing, Skilled Trades and Applied Technology Areas of Study which include:
It is offered at the College’s state-of-the-art Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) campus, in Battle Creek. KCC’s programming approach offers an innovative, nontraditional style of training that incorporates competency-based modules, individualized instruction and self-paced learning. Modules are credit-based and may lead to a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students may also be granted credit for prior learning experience.
Spring Arbor University at Kalamazoo site offers a selection of our programs and serves students in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area looking to pursue a four year or graduate degree. Adult degree completion programs where you attend class once a week or Virtual Classroom options combines online learning with face-to-face interaction. Degree Completion Programs
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Graduate Degree Programs
Western Michigan University-main campus is in Kalamazoo. They offer both undergraduate and graduate/doctorate degree programs.
There are two post-secondary schools in Calhoun County: Albion College and Kellogg Community College. These two colleges vary in course and attendance opportunities; offering on-line courses or traditional in-class learning environments. Both colleges offer day and night time classes to work around your work schedule. There are other colleges and universities outside of Calhoun County: Michigan State University-East Lansing, Spring Arbor University-Spring Arbor, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Western Michigan University-Kalamazoo and many others that award institutional and foundation scholarships, and provide assistance with applications for federal and state grants. The Federal and Michigan Work-Study Programs encourage part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students who need the income to help with the cost of education. On-campus positions as well as local community service positions are available. Contact the colleges for more information; see Continuing Education for a list of local colleges/universities.
Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA)-contact Brent Haddow-Vet Success on Campus Counselor (VSOC) at firstname.lastname@example.org to assist military members and Veterans with Post 911 Education benefits or other questions for attending Kellogg Community College (KCC), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) and Western Michigan University (WMU).
Michigan Reconnect provides free tuition at your in-district community college to earn an associate degree or Pell-eligible skill certificate if you're 25+ You have 4 years to complete your degree from the date you begin your program. The State of Michigan has added that Michigan residents between the ages of 21-24 can now earn a degree or skills certificate, tuition-free. This age expansion is only available for a limited time, you must apply by Nov. 15, 2024. https://www.michigan.gov/reconnect