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2015-2016 College Catalog 
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Kirtland Gaylord M-TECSM

Michigan Technical Education Center

The mission of the M-TECSM is to provide educational programs and services to individuals in preparation for employment. In addition, through workforce development, business and industry partners in the Northern Michigan region and their employees are provided with educational opportunities specifically designed to upgrade and/or enhance job skills necessary to compete in a local, state, national, and global economy.

Programs and Services

Programs and services have been developed in response to locally and regionally defined needs as determined by representatives of business and industry. Emphasis is placed on providing programs that lead to preparation for employment. To ensure that graduates are well prepared for entry into the workforce, special emphasis is placed on the ongoing assessment of student learning as each individual progresses through the various courses within each program.

Core Curricula

The M-TECSM serves postsecondary students who are interested in apprenticeship training, postsecondary degree programs, and job skills development. The specific programs at the M-TECSM include the following:

Certificate of Completion Associate in Applied Science
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Cardiac Sonography
Electrical Technology Electrical Technology
Heating/Ventilation/AC/Refrigeration Emergency Services
Welding and Fabricating Heating/Ventilation/AC/Refrigeration
Welding and Fabricating

The M-TECSM Facility

Construction of this facility began in July 2000 and was completed in time to begin offering a full complement of programs and services beginning in January 2002. The M-TECSM facility has been designed by business and industry for business and industry. Using the expertise and input of local and regional manufacturing, building trades, and technology professionals, architects and engineers have created a 28,000 square-foot facility capable of supporting the current and future workforce development training needs of the region.

The M-TECSM facility contains both a precision tool and general manufacturing lab, a construction technology lab, a welding lab, a computer- aided drafting and manufacturing design lab, a nursing lab, and a sonography lab as well as classrooms that support general and computerized instruction. A Learning Resource Center is available to students enrolled at the M-TECSM as a result of the partnership with the University Center at Gaylord. For information, contact the Kirtland Gaylord M-TECSM at 989-705-3600.

Residency Rules

Please see Residency  for more information.

Kirtland West Branch

Our West Branch location is an extension of Kirtland Community College and offers nearly everything available at the main campus. Maybe most well-known for our flagship Surgical Technology program, the West Branch site will now be the flagship location for our Business degree programs as well. In addition to Surgical Technology and Business, our West Branch location also offers a wide range of general education courses including accounting, English, history, government and math. In fact, at the West Branch site, students are able to complete a majority of courses to satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), an agreement designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities. The MTA Transfer agreement provides for transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many (and in some cases all) of the General Education requirements at participating four-year colleges and universities.

Kirtland Community College in West Branch is located for easy access by students traveling from Iosco County, including the areas of Tawas, Whittemore Prescott and Oscoda and is just a short thirty minute drive from our central campus near Roscommon. Whether you’re going after a certificate or associates degree to secure better employment, or gearing up to transfer to a four-year college, completing general education courses in West Branch makes it possible to save money by cutting down on travel expenses because we’re bringing access to education closer to where you live.

Kirtland’s West Branch extension site is located at 2479 South M-76 between the I-75 Business Loop and M-55. Our goal is to provide higher education designed to meet the changing needs of business and industry while preparing you for a career and personal success.

Student Profile (2014 Fall Semester)

Total Enrollment: 1,860

Student Gender:
Males 40%
Females 60%


Student Age Distribution:
24 and under 53%
25 to 39 30%
40 to 59 14%
60 and older 3%
Unknown under <1%


County of Residence:  
Crawford 10%
Ogemaw 17%
Oscoda 9%
Roscommon 23%
Other 41%


Student Credit Hour Load:  
Personal Interest 9%
Part-Time: 1-11.99 credit hours
Full-Time: 12 & over credit hours 31%


Student Status:  
FTIAC (first time in any college) 12%
Returning to Kirtland 71%
First-time Transfer 8%
Guest <1%
Dual Enrollment/Direct Credit 9%


Student Program Areas:  
Art 2%
Automotive 3%
Business 5%
Computer/Office Information Systems 7%
Construction/Industrial Technologies 6%
Cosmetology 2%
Emergency Services 4%
Health Careers 18%
Transfer 51%
Other 2%