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Battle Creek, MI 49037-3084
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.
A comprehensive list of colleges & universities in Michigan.
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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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Western Michigan University-Kendall Center is located in Battle Creek; the main campus is in Kalamazoo. This completely renovated 24,000 square foot facility houses twelve beautifully furnished classrooms, two computer labs, advising offices, an executive conference room and a state-of-the-art interactive compressed video conference room, as well as satellite downlink connections.
They offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Calhoun County website lists most of the post-secondary schools. The colleges vary in course and attendance opportunities. Some offer on-line courses, others offer accelerated degrees, yet others offer traditional in-class learning environments. All the colleges offer day and night time classes to work around your work schedule. Several of the colleges offer master degree programs, in addition to bachelor degree programs. Most of the colleges and universities 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).