Monthly Archive:: August 2017

President’s Welcome

As President of Mott Community College I am proud to share with you this edition of Career Focus highlighting why Mott Community College is one of the top community colleges in our nation. Our academic and workforce

MCC Automotive Program is Road to a High-Demand STEM Career

Mott Community College’s Automotive Technology program has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training school sites nationwide. Classes began in the winter 2017 semester and three students are currently placed at Chrysler dealerships in Southeast Michigan

New MCC Degree Program Preps Students for Growing Fitness Industry

MCC is pumping up its degree programs in Health Sciences with a new Associate of Applied Science degree for Health and Fitness Professionals. “It is a growing field,” said Nicholas Rethman, Coordinator of Physical Education for the

Student Success Story: Carr Melton

Levelling Up for a Better Career  Carr Melton gets teased sometimes because of his career choice – he is an Automotive Technician (so he works on cars). Carr, of Fenton, enrolled at MCC without a clear idea

Student Success Story: Delrico Shine

Levelling Up for a Better Career “I was excited about his degree program when it was still just an idea,” said MCC student Delrico Shine, of the Associate of Applied Science for Health and Fitness Professionals. Delrico started

Beyond the Map – Geography in the 21st Century

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS technology is everywhere. You use it every time you play Pokémon or check the weather on your phone. Beyond your cell phone, GIS technology is embedded in many career fields, including agriculture

Writing Skills are More Important Than Ever in the Job Market

When it comes to must-haves that employers look for, there are few skills as important, and as frequently undervalued by applicants, as effective writing and communication. According to a TIME magazine article on how writing can help

Student Success Story: Nicholas Jerrim

Nicholas began the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Operations Technology program in 2011. By the time he graduated in 2015, he had earned a total of four Associate’s degrees including Arts, Science and General Studies, and

Student Success Story: Angela Pender

Angela began the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) in 2016 at the same time that she began her first ever position in IT. “It all kind of fell into place beautifully,” says Pender,

Online Programs at MCC

Fall 2017 is an exciting time at MCC—the College will launch three fully online programs in Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Education, and Accounting. The programs, all Associate’s degrees, mark a new direction for the College.  While

Student Success Story: Holly Hughson

Holly began the Associates of Accounting program at MCC after discovering a love for the field as a teller at a credit union. Having previously worked as a hairstylist for six years, Holly knew the demands of

MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Achieves 5 Star Status in One Year

MCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society achieved a 5-Star ranking from the national organization, moving from a 1-Star status to 5-Star status in just one year. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor

MCC Vice President Recognized in 2017

Dr. Amy Fugate, Vice President for Academic Affairs at MCC, was one of 24 college administrators honored with the 2017 Distinguished College Administrator Award by Phi Theta Kappa. The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college

Research Experiences Are Elemental Part of Science Education

Science-related careers in the 21st Century require more than just theoretical understanding of the topic. Now graduate schools and employers expect students to have the hands-on experience that comes from doing scientific research. To give Science majors

Welding – a Fast-Track to a Career

For those looking for a good career and good salary, welding should be an option.  According to the American Welding Society (AWS), “the welding world is growing at an exponential rate.” Salaries are good, with the Bureau

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Mott Community College

1. High Demand Programs Our programs are designed in partnership with local industry to ensure you get the practical skills you need to enter the workforce. 2. Student Support  In addition to our academic programs, we offer