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

Campus Resources


Located in the Student Center, open Monday through Friday, the Kirtland Community College Bookstore provides new and used textbooks that are only required for your class, so you won’t get the wrong edition or miss out on a required access code.

To save gas and time, shop ON-LINE at Kirtland.edu/bookstore. The on-line bookstore carries everything the store sells, including all the class supplies you need, along with Kirtland gift items. Apple products are available as well as other tablets and laptops. We have many electronic accessories to go with your new gear also the backpacks and bags to carry it all in style.

The Kirtland Bookstore is the only place to get Kirtland Swag including Under Armour and Nike. Need something for your home office? We carry office supplies. Can’t find what you want in the bookstore? Ask us. We are more than happy to place special orders.

Financial Aid use is easy and welcome. To contact the Kirtland Bookstore, please call 275-5000, ext. 273 or email: bookstore@kirtland.edu

Cafeteria (Kirtland Grill)

Located in the Student Center and is open Monday through Thursday during the Fall and Winter Semester only. The Grill has a large salad bar, soups, pizza along with sandwiches, wraps, pretzel breads and ciabattas. There are daily specials. Many varieties of drinks and snacks are available. Most menu items can be made into your own combo meal to save money.

To save even more money, you can purchase a Grill Punch Card for $45 and get $50 worth of food and drinks. You can use your financial aid to purchase the Grill Cards in the Kirtland Bookstore and in the Student Financial Services Office.

Class Cancellations and College Closings

Individual Class Cancellation

When an instructor cancels a class it is immediately posted on the website in the Urgent Announcements section. You can view this at www.kirtland.edu and click on “Urgent Announcements + Class Cancellations”. Cancellations are also posted on Facebook, Twitter and through RAVE.

Emergency Notifications (Rave)

Kirtland Community College has an emergency notification system called Rave. This system is used to inform students of major emergencies, snow day school cancellations, and class cancellations. Students and staff can receive these notifications through email, text message, voice calling (robo-call), Kirtland’s web site, Twitter, and Kirtland’s Facebook page. Registered students are automatically enrolled in Rave to receive emails the week before the semester starts and the following weeks. If you would like to receive text messages or voice calls, you will have to choose into opting in. Instructions on enrolling in these services can be found by going to this website: http://kirtland.edu/rave-setup/. If you decide to sign up for texting and do not have an unlimited texting plan, understand that Kirtland is not responsible for any extra fees from your cell phone provider. For help setting up Rave you can contact ITS ( 989-275-5000 x499 or its@kirtland.edu).

When classes are cancelled due to inclement weather or other unusual circumstances, the procedure below is followed.

MAIN CAMPUS CLASSES: When it is necessary to cancel classes due to inclement weather or other unusual circumstance, please DO NOT CALL THE COLLEGE. Announcements of college closings will be made on TV stations and through RAVE. Visit the Kirtland website for urgent announcements such as class or event cancellations, room changes, or anything that is different than expected at: www.kirtland.edu. Closings will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

MORNING CANCELLATIONS: In the event of a weather cancellation announcement stating that “The College is closed until noon,” classes which begin at noon or later will meet as scheduled. Classes which start before noon will be cancelled.

EVENING CLASSES: Evening classes that begin at 5 p.m. or after, are cancelled both on and off campus.

SATURDAY CLASSES: Cancellations will not be announced on TV. The decision to cancel a Saturday class will be communicated through a student telephone fan-out list that will be established in each class.

OFF-CAMPUS CLASSES: If the radio/TV announcement states that Kirtland classes are cancelled, that announcement includes Kirtland off-campus classes (Roscommon and West Branch.) It does not include MTEC.

KIRTLAND GAYLORD M-TECSM CLASSES: Closings and cancellations will also be posted on Facebook, Twitter and through RAVE.

LOCAL SCHOOL CLOSINGS: If local schools which are sites of off-campus classes are closed due to inclement weather, Kirtland classes will also be cancelled at that site.

Nursing Clinical:

  • Students having classes on campus should check Kirtland’s home page at: http://www.kirtland.edu for campus closing announcements.
  • Students scheduled for clinical sites will not hear announcements regarding clinical site closings on the television. The instructor of the clinical site will decide the cancellation of a class and students will receive word by means of a predetermined clinical phone tree. (For more information, refer to the nursing student handbook.)

The Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s primary responsibilities include support for distance education and technology in online, hybrid and traditional face-to-face courses. If you have questions, you can email online@kirtland.edu or call 989-275-5000 ext. 500 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You can also submit requests from the Help Me link on the top of Kirtland’s home page.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) explores, promotes, and supports excellence in teaching, with diverse technologies, at Kirtland. Our purpose is to promote excellence in teaching and excellence in student learning inside and outside the classroom. Our goal is to see teaching equally valued with research as a professional commitment of faculty and to provide the training and resources to make excellent teaching possible. Effective teaching encompasses more than just the transmission of subject matter, however. Excellent teaching, first of all, gains the students’ attention and convinces them of the importance of what is being taught and learned.

Faculty Office Hours

All faculty maintain office hours. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this time for discussion of future class selection, academic problems, or class assignments. Faculty Office hours are noted in the class syllabus and posted in the hallway outside the Faculty Office area in the instructional center.

Library and Tutoring Services

The library is open to the general community as well as all students. A variety of services are available including reference, assistance with research papers, interlibrary loan, online searching, and student tutoring. Contact the library for hours and more information.

Learning Resources


The library serves the information needs of the Kirtland community and the public in the Kirtland service area. These needs are met by a professional staff who are able to help patrons find information in a variety of formats, including print and electronic. Reference services are available in-house, by phone, or email. In-depth reference assistance for research papers, speeches, and business plans, along with library instruction for classes and individuals, is available by appointment. For more information, call 989-275-5000, extension 246 or email the library at library@kirtland.edu.

Resources available in the library:

  • a print collection of 34,500 volumes including books and reference materials
  • over 100,000 e-books
  • 1,100 audio books
  • over 130 print magazines, journals, and newspapers
  • access to more than 65 electronic databases
  • Foundation Center Cooperating Collection & Databases

Information about the library’s holdings may be viewed in the Kirtland Library website at www.kirtland.edu/library. Materials not available in the library may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Internet and Wi-Fi connections and a variety of programs are available in the computer lab which is also located in the library.

Fall and Winter Semesters SUMMER SESSIONS & BREAKS
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday  


Tutoring is free for any Kirtland Community College student. Individual appointments are scheduled at a time convenient to both tutor and tutee.

In addition, the following services are offered:

Drop-In Math Tutoring Room

Math help is available in the Math Drop-In Lab located in the Library. It is one-on-one personal assistance from a part-time math instructor. Students do homework there so help is available when needed. Check the Tutoring web page for hours open. Math Drop-In Labs are also available at the M-TEC and West Branch locations. Math Drop-In Labs are open during the Fall and Winter semesters.

Writing Center & the Owl

Writing help is available through The Writing Center and OWL. The Writing Center tutors help with anything from brainstorming, drafting and polishing a paper to ideas, letters and resumes. All current Kirtland students, faculty and staff are invited to make use of either service.

The Writing Center is one-on-one, in-person writing assistance with a part-time English instructor. Located in the Kirtland Library and at M-TEC, this service is available by appointment or on a drop-in basis during Fall and Winter semesters. The focus is on helping students with papers and writing projects.

The OWL provides online writing assistance with a 24-48 hour response time. If unable to make it to The Writing Center, the OWL is an alternative option for obtaining writing assistance. OWL information and submission guidelines are located at: www.kirtland.edu/tutoring/online-writing-lab. This service is available during the Summer, Fall, and Winter semesters.

Online Learning

Forward your education without going anywhere! Online courses at Kirtland make it possible. Get an online degree or certificate from Kirtland! Our online students love the flexibility and the freedom of doing their coursework after work and after the kids have gone to bed.

Currently we offer the following complete online degrees and online certificates. Please note that we are rapidly expanding our online degree and online certificate offerings, so please check the following link for the most current list: http://www.kirtland.edu/onlinelearning/online-degrees-and-certificates

Associates Degrees:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Health Information Technology


  • Accounting Clerk
  • Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Hybrid Certificates:

  • Pharmacy Technology

NOTE: Online degree programs may be completed by taking a combination of classes through Kirtland Community College and the Michigan Colleges Online, allowing students to get their degree completely online from Kirtland Community College while paying Kirtland’s very affordable tuition rates.

Students who register for an online or hybrid course for the first time are required to complete the MANDATORY Introduction to Canvas.

The Introduction to Canvas course is “free” and you are automatically enrolled in the course once you register. You must complete the course prior to the start of your online/hybrid academic courses(s). The Online Orientation courses takes about 2-3 days to complete.

Student Food Pantry

Students are finding it harder and harder to concentrate on getting an education when working on empty stomachs. Sometimes it comes down to feeding their families or buying gas to get out to campus. We are here to help. Kirtland established its Student Food Pantry in the Winter 2012 semester. We cannot solve every problem, but we might make it a just a little bit easier for students to continue their education. Without a degree, there is no escape from these tough economic problems.

To apply for food pantry assistance, students must be currently enrolled at Kirtland and must show a Kirtland ID card at every visit. There will be no exceptions. Students will be required to fill out a brief intake form with basic information on the first visit to the pantry; however, all visits to the pantry are tracked only by Student ID and anonymity is always protected. Students are able take advantage of the pantry once a month to obtain various non-perishable food items. The food selection is dependent on what has been donated at any given time. For more detailed information and to apply online: http://www.kirtland.edu/food-pantry.

Veterans Resource Representative

The program, known as the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, places a veteran resource representative on college campuses throughout the state to help connect veterans and their dependents with available benefits. The mission is to connect veterans and their dependents with state and local resources and provide one-on-one support and help with the transition from soldier to student.