Kirtland is the largest Michigan community college district, totaling 2,500 square miles and consisting of all or part of nine counties. Approximately 65,000 people reside within the Kirtland district.
The purpose of Kirtland Community College is to improve the quality of life in the Kirtland region by providing educational programs and services.
Kirtland Community College provides open access to education, as well as cultural opportunities, to enrich the lives of the people in Northern Michigan.
Kirtland offers higher education in a student-focused environment, providing transfer and career technical programs; developmental studies; workforce development; personal enrichment and cultural opportunities. We focus resources on our local service area, while maintaining a welcoming climate for our neighbors in Northern Michigan.
The student services division is committed to providing quality services that foster student success. We work as a team with the faculty to recruit and retain students, and we promote the academic, social, emotional, physical, and financial growth and well-being of the individual.
Our mission is to help remove the financial barriers for those who wish to pursue higher education by providing appropriate financial resources. Inherent in our work is the responsibility to help students manage college finances. Our mission is also to serve as a financial aid information resource for students, families, high schools and the community as a whole.
The Kirtland experience is affordable. For all that we offer, we still have one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. Plus, financial aid is available to those who qualify. And there is the possibility that you could participate in a work/study program and earn while you learn.
Degrees and Certificates
Kirtland offers over 50 degree and certificate programs and six transfer degree programs including the following transfer programs:
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Business
- Administration Associate in Computers
- Associate in Criminal Justice
- Associate in Fine Arts
- Associate in Science