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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation and Process Control Certificate of Completion

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The Automation and Process Control one-year certificate program will prepare students to understand the fundamentals of automation in industry, the basics of process control, and the methodology of applying instrumentation technology to automation and process control. APC will further infuse knowledge and hands-on experience in data acquisition and management via use of instrumentation, human machine interface, controller applications, and predictive and preventative maintenance technologies to support process control in the lean manufacturing environment. Learning will be based on the latest industry best practices and utilization of lean manufacturing concepts and quality operating systems basics. This program is offered at Kirtland Grayling

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Industrial Automation and Controls Technology, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Automation and Controls Technology program teaches the skills for entry-level positions in automation-related jobs including robot installations maintenance, automation equipment installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and PLC programming. Students learn to install, maintain and repair the mechanical, controls, fluid power systems, electrical and electronic equipment in a wide variety of fields and industrial settings.

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Machinist

CNC Machinist Certificate of Completion

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The Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Machinist Certificate teaches the skills needed to enter the workforce and be successful in today's manufacturing industry. Skills include proficiency in manual metal working machines including vertical mills, lathes, surface grinders and drill presses. The CNC portion of the curriculum gives students fundamental and advanced knowledge of programming skills on milling machines and turning centers. Students also learn about precision measuring tools, the Machinery's Handbook, lean manufacturing concepts and computer aided drafting. Graduates will be qualified to seek gainful employment as a Machinist, CNC Machinist/Programmer or Toolmaker. This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Industrial Automation and Controls Technology, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Automation and Controls Technology program teaches the skills for entry-level positions in automation-related jobs including robot installations maintenance, automation equipment installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and PLC programming. Students learn to install, maintain and repair the mechanical, controls, fluid power systems, electrical and electronic equipment in a wide variety of fields and industrial settings.

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Transportation Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Automotive Technology Deisel Service Specialist Certificate of Completion

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Kirtland's Automotive Technology Diesel Service Specialist program is designed to provide instruction in manipulative skills and technical knowledge required for employment as a diesel service specialist. Graduates of this program will be prepared for the Michigan Bureau of Automotive Regulation Mechanic Certification and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician Certification tests. Graduates will demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1) electrical & electronic systems, 2) fundamentals of diesel technology, diesel engine performance & diagnostics, and 3) one semester of automotive capstone lab. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Master Certification Certificate of Completion

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Kirtland's Automotive Technology Master Certification program is designed to provide instruction in manipulative skills and technical knowledge required for employment as an automotive technician. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Graduates of this program will be prepared for the Michigan Bureau of Automotive Regulation Mechanic Certification and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician Certification tests. Graduates will demonstrate competence in all nine of the following areas: 1) engine repair, 2) automatic transmission and transaxle, 3) manual drivetrain, 4) suspension and steering, 5) brakes, 6) electrical/electronic systems, 7) heating and air conditioning, 8) gasoline engine performance and 9) diesel engine performance. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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Kirtland's AAS in Automotive Technology is designed to provide instruction in manipulative skills, technical knowledge and related trade information. Students are given the opportunity to prepare for employment in the automotive industry as certified technicians, service salesmen, or service managers. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Graduates of this program will be prepared for the Michigan Bureau of Automotive Regulation Mechanic Certification and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician Certification tests. Graduates will demonstrate competence in all nine of the following areas: 1) engine repair, 2) automatic transmission and transaxle, 3) manual drivetrain, 4) suspension and steering, 5) brakes, 6) electrical/electronic systems, 7) heating and air conditioning, 8) gasoline engine performance and 9) diesel engine performance.

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Construction Equipment Operator

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A

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Tri-Area Trucking School has a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Air Brakes program offered on the Roscommon Campus of Kirtland Community College. The program prepares students to take the CDL license examination and apply for one of the many jobs available as a commercial driver. After employment, students should expect one to three months of additional training at a trucking company.

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Key functions of vehicle systems, including diesel engines, auxiliary systems, brakes, drivetrain coupling systems, suspension and the importance of each for safe and efficient operation. Topics such as Federal and State requirements and the need for permits will also be covered. Finally, the student will practice maneuvers and operations on both a designated range and a public roadway.

Class is in session five days a week for three weeks. The first week is in the classroom and the second and third weeks are behind the wheel practicing maneuvers and operations.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A

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Tri-Area Trucking School has a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Air Brakes program offered on the Roscommon Campus of Kirtland Community College. The program prepares students to take the CDL license examination and apply for one of the many jobs available as a commercial driver. After employment, students should expect one to three months of additional training at a trucking company.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
Key functions of vehicle systems, including diesel engines, auxiliary systems, brakes, drivetrain coupling systems, suspension and the importance of each for safe and efficient operation. Topics such as Federal and State requirements and the need for permits will also be covered. Finally, the student will practice maneuvers and operations on both a designated range and a public roadway.

Class is in session five days a week for three weeks. The first week is in the classroom and the second and third weeks are behind the wheel practicing maneuvers and operations.

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Healthcare Industry

Cardiovascular Technician

Cardiac Sonography, A.A.S.

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A Cardiac Sonographer (Echo cardiographer) is a health care professional who uses high frequency sound waves to obtain diagnostic recordings and measurements from the ultrasound image of the heart; this data is used by a physician to diagnose and treat various health care problems. A thorough understanding of cardiac anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics, and pathophysiology is required. This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science – Cardiac Sonography degree, and prepares the students to be eligible for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS-RDCS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing Institute (CCI-RCS) exams to obtain their registry. There are special admission requirements to the Sonography program; it is the student's responsibility to understand the requirements and to adhere to them. This program is offered at Kirtland Grayling.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate of Completion

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The Medical Assistant program prepares students to perform a variety of administrative and clinical skills in ambulatory care settings. Kirtland's Medical Assistant program provides classroom, skills laboratory and internship instruction to prepare students to take AMT's RMA and RPT certification examinations upon successful course completion. You’ll learn how to become a vital part of a medical office setting, hospital or outpatient clinic and how to be caring and confident with the patients you help. You’ll take blood pressure, clean wounds, take fluids and learn clinical, lab and office procedures.

This program is offered at Kirtland Grayling. Future employers or people responsible for giving the nod to promotions will be impressed that you learned procedures and practices at our Health Sciences Center in Grayling. The facility mimics a medical care facility in order to help you seamlessly transition to healthcare environments where department activities overlap.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Medical Assistant program prepares students to perform a variety of administrative and clinical skills in ambulatory care settings. Kirtland's Medical Assistant program provides classroom, skills laboratory and internship instruction to prepare students to take AMT's RMA and RPT certification examinations upon successful course completion. You’ll learn how to become a vital part of a medical office setting, hospital or outpatient clinic and how to be caring and confident with the patients you help. You’ll take blood pressure, clean wounds, take fluids and learn clinical, lab and office procedures.

This program is offered at Kirtland Grayling. Future employers or people responsible for giving the nod to promotions will be impressed that you learned procedures and practices at our Health Sciences Center in Grayling. The facility mimics a medical care facility in order to help you seamlessly transition to healthcare environments where department activities overlap.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate of Completion

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The Medical Billing and Coding program provides the career education necessary to be proficient in completing insurance claims. Students learn billing and collection techniques and become proficient in assigning procedural and diagnostic codes. You’ll learn how to use a standardized computer system to input, manage, maintain and secure medical records and billing information.

The Medical Billing and Coding certificate program is almost entirely online. The Medical Billing and Coding certificate program allows you to work at your own pace—taking as many semesters as your schedule allows—and ensures you’ll be workforce-ready upon graduation.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Course

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The Phlebotomy curriculum is designed to prepare a person to function as a phlebotomy technician. This course will provide the knowledge, skills, and externship experience that is necessary to safely and skillfully obtain a blood specimen from a patient. A phlebotomist may work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient labs, physicians’ offices or clinics, or may travel to different locations such as convalescent hospitals. Kirtland Community College’s phlebotomy course prepares students for the American Medical Technologists Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) exam

You’ll learn how to take fluids. You’ll develop skills specific to blood draws and be ready to perform in a variety of healthcare settings. You’ll learn everything you need to be a certified phlebotomy technician from expert instructors and on-site training. Our Phlebotomy Technician course takes 15 short weeks and requires only four days on campus. We call it hybrid because it’s a mix of online courses and on-site training. You can’t get a phlebotomy tech job without required certification. We’ll make sure you’re armed with the education, training and credentials you need. This program is offered at Kirtland Grayling.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography Certificate

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The Radiography program is a collaborative program offered by an agreement between Kirtland Community College and Mid Michigan Community College. The program is designed to prepare graduates to function as members of the health team in hospitals, clinics, government and military installations, industry, and public health. In addition to classroom instruction and experience in the laboratory, the student will receive on-the-job practical education in radiology departments of local hospitals participating in the program.

The prerequisite and general education courses are taken at Kirtland Community College and can be completed in one year. The second year will be taken at Mid Michigan Community College. The third year will be a clinical internship at area hospitals. Program graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. Mid Michigan Community College confers the associate degree.

The collaborative program has many benefits for students at Kirtland including the following:

Most general education and prerequisite courses can be taken at Kirtland. HUM-200 must be taken at Mid Michigan Community College.
MMCC has a limited number of reserved seats for qualified Kirtland students ready to be admitted into the program.
Kirtland students who are in the program and ready for their clinical internship in a hospital will be assigned to an in-district hospital.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The surgical Technology program at Kirtland is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as surgical technologists. You’ll learn how to perform as a key member of a surgical team. You’ll learn how to compassionately deliver direct patient care and use the latest technology. We’ll teach you everything you need to know so you can become a certified surgical technologist and begin your career in the ever-expanding healthcare field. Once you complete our Surgical Technology program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam. This program is offered at Kirtland Grayling.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice Pre-Service, A.A.S.

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So you want to be a cop? Our Criminal Justice Pre-Service AAS program will prepare you to serve as a local police officer, sheriff deputy or in a local (city or county) law enforcement agency. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

When you're done with your AAS in Criminal Justice Pre-Service and graduate from our Regional Police Academy, if you want to pursue additional careers in criminal justice, you can seamlessly transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your education in law enforcement. If you decide to become a law enforcement officer, you’ll need to apply for the Kirtland Regional Police Academy. After 17 weeks of training, you’ll be ready to pass your Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) licensing exam.

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Kirtland Regional Police Academy Certificate of Completion

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The regional police academy is approved by and operated under the authority of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). The program content meets and exceeds minimum training requirements as outlined in the MCOLES Basic Training Curriculum and Training Objectives. The Academy runs for 17 weeks/5 days per week/8 hours per day. Instruction includes classroom lecture, hands-on practice, and scenario-based sessions. Cadets will be required to pass written exams with a 2.0 ("C") or better, demonstrate acceptable performance in critical skills tests including Firearms, Physical Fitness, Defensive Tactics, First Aid and Emergency Vehicle Operations, and meet established attendance requirements. The Academy includes mandatory dress and conduct requirements and is para-military in structure. Cadets will take the MCOLES Licensing Exam during the final week of the Academy. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

You’ll learn what it takes to be a police officer. You’ll learn how to respond to demands placed on law enforcement officials. You’ll learn how to handle situations and weapons. This highly regarded program will prepare you to fill a job that’s open now. You’ll learn what you need to know to get hired, serve — and explore career choices you might consider later.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Security program will prepare students to enter into the broad field of hardware and operating system security and troubleshooting; manage secure mobile, wired and wireless devices; managing client and server systems; networking security and operation security in the cyberspace. The program is designed as a tiered approach, building the foundation of knowledge for an entry level position in cybersecurity, computer networking, and information technology support. The program provides the opportunity for students to be best prepared to independently obtain the industry-wide and Department of Defense recognized vendor-neutral Comp TIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. In addition, the program provides the opportunity to explore other aspects of cybersecurity to include computer programming, security software design, and network defense and counter measures. The requirement is a minimum of 60 credit hours. This program is offered online.

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Data Security Management

Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Security program will prepare students to enter into the broad field of hardware and operating system security and troubleshooting; manage secure mobile, wired and wireless devices; managing client and server systems; networking security and operation security in the cyberspace. The program is designed as a tiered approach, building the foundation of knowledge for an entry level position in cybersecurity, computer networking, and information technology support. The program provides the opportunity for students to be best prepared to independently obtain the industry-wide and Department of Defense recognized vendor-neutral Comp TIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. In addition, the program provides the opportunity to explore other aspects of cybersecurity to include computer programming, security software design, and network defense and counter measures. The requirement is a minimum of 60 credit hours. This program is offered online.

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IT Support Specialist

Technology Management, A.A.S.

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The Technology Management degree is designed for students who want to apply their prior and current technical training and/or education toward the completion of an associate degree. This degree is an appealing choice for students who are former military, current military, or noncompleters of a technical education program.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Foundations in Art and Design - Graphic Design and Digital Media Track, A.A.S.

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The mission of the AAS degree with an emphasis in Art and Design is to graduate problem solving, critical thinking innovators and creative communicators skilled in the core principles of visual literacy as well as experience with a variety of media and art forms and the development of a strong portfolio of artwork necessary for today's artists. Kirtland's Art Department offers two tracks of emphasis within the AAS for students to build a portfolio concentrating in their area of expertise to use to transfer onto a 4-year program or begin a career in the art world. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

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Graphic Design Certificate of Completion

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The certificate in Graphic Design provides the student with the advanced training that is necessary for entry and continuing success in the graphic design and visual communication industry. The curriculum is based upon solid studio art courses focusing on conceptual, practical and technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon traditional practices and in-depth use of technology. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

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Foundations in Art and Design - Graphic Design and Digital Media Track, A.A.S.

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The mission of the AAS degree with an emphasis in Art and Design is to graduate problem solving, critical thinking innovators and creative communicators skilled in the core principles of visual literacy as well as experience with a variety of media and art forms and the development of a strong portfolio of artwork necessary for today's artists. Kirtland's Art Department offers two tracks of emphasis within the AAS for students to build a portfolio concentrating in their area of expertise to use to transfer onto a 4-year program or begin a career in the art world. This program is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation, AC, Refrigeration Certificate of Completion

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You’ll learn how to maintain, troubleshoot and fix HVAC/R equipment and the electrical technology that goes along with it. This program will prepare you to fill a job that’s open now in an industry that’s undergoing transformation because of technology, environmental and other regulations. You’ll learn what you need to know to get hired or promoted — and reveal career changes you might consider in the future.

This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. Our M-TEC in Gaylord has tools that match current industry standards. You’ll be ready to land a job or get promoted as soon as you finish either our certificate program or continue on toward your associate degree. If you see yourself working somewhere other than the place you call home right now, industries around the world are looking for people trained in HVAC.

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Heating, Ventilation, AC, Refrigeration, A.A.S.

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You’ll learn how to maintain, troubleshoot and fix HVAC/R equipment and the electrical technology that goes along with it. This program will prepare you to fill a job that’s open now in an industry that’s undergoing transformation because of technology, environmental and other regulations. You’ll learn what you need to know to get hired or promoted — and reveal career changes you might consider in the future.

This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. Our M-TEC in Gaylord has tools that match current industry standards. You’ll be ready to land a job or get promoted as soon as you finish either our certificate program or continue on toward your associate degree. If you see yourself working somewhere other than the place you call home right now, industries around the world are looking for people trained in HVAC.

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Welder

Welding and Fabricating Certificate of Completion

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Kirtland's Certificate of Completion—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hand-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-art technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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Welding and Fabricating Technology, A.A.S.

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Kirtland's Associate in Applied Science—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hands-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-"arc" technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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Welding and Fabricating Certificate of Completion

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Kirtland's Certificate of Completion—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hand-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-art technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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Welding and Fabricating Technology, A.A.S.

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Kirtland's Associate in Applied Science—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hands-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-"arc" technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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Metal Fabricator

Welding and Fabricating Certificate of Completion

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Kirtland's Certificate of Completion—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hand-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-art technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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Welding and Fabricating Technology, A.A.S.

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Kirtland's Associate in Applied Science—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hands-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-"arc" technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Welding and Fabricating Technology, A.A.S.

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Kirtland's Associate in Applied Science—Welding and Fabricating—is designed to provide specialized instruction that is necessary for entry and success in the welding fabricating industry. The curriculum is based upon solid theory and hands-on intensive technical skills. The major core curriculum is based upon current manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-"arc" technology.
This program is offered at Kirtland Gaylord. With classes and labs at the M-TEC in Gaylord, you’ll also have opportunities for internships to help hone your skills. You can choose to earn a certificate that comes with the opportunity to earn up to five industry certificates through the American Welding Society within a year. If you take it a step further and earn your Associate in Applied Science, you’ll have the potential to earn up to nine industry certificates.

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989-275-5000

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10775 N Saint Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
United States