Facts & Finds

Half of “Best Jobs” Require Fewer Than Four Years of College USNews updated its Best Jobs for 2013 and the number one job is….dentist! Okay, for that one you’re going to need an advanced degree. But if

Brawn to Brains: Skills are the future of manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Today, over 60

College at any age

Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to learn new skills. Community colleges are usually the first place career changers turn, and not just because they’re a good value. College for adult learners

Keeping Pace in Industrial Electronics

Leah Shaw When Leah Shaw joined Shape Corp, the Grand Haven-based global pioneer in advanced custom roll forming and injection molding, coworkers saw her potential. They encouraged the manufacturing associate to become an electrician apprentice. Accepted into

Charting a New Career

Terry Zahnhiser After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2005, Terry Zahnhiser discovered at MCC that he could combine his love of geography and homeland security into an exciting new career. Terry dabbled in geography courses at

Careers in Computers

When the recession claimed the jobs of Ken Visger and Monica Deboef, they became first-time college students as adults and, soon after, graduates coveted by West Michigan firms seeking their RPG computer skills learned while at MCC.

The Right Amount of Higher Education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income Several recent economic studies shed light on the outlook for national and local jobs, and help answer the question, “How much higher education

Hybrid CAD/CNC Program

West Michigan industries need MCC-educated Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operators faster than the college can train them. “Right now, we can’t graduate enough students in those areas,” says Tom Martin, who heads

Tips for Returning Adult Students

Increasingly, MCC administrators and faculty members are reaching out to returning adult students with reassuring advice for them to comfortably return to the classroom. “Non-traditional-aged students bring motivation and maturity to the classroom. They are often not

Automotive Technology: Gear up for an exciting career!

Career opportunity, economic rewards, emerging technologies. Automotive technology has it all. The Automotive Technology program at Muskegon Community College puts you in tune with one of today’s hottest careers!  Looking for opportunity?  Thousands of automotive technicians are

Where Do You Want to Go?

For many people, deciding on a career can feel like taking a journey without a map or a destination. Eventually, with some advice and direction, a little exploration, and maybe a dead end or two, they begin