Glen Oaks Community College officials have announced a reverse-transfer agreement with Ferris State University.
Glen Oaks students who transfer to Ferris prior to receiving their associate’s degree may be eligible to obtain their two-year degree from Glen Oaks by transferring their Ferris credits back to GOCC, as part of the agreement announced last week.
Glen Oaks President Gary Wheeler said students often enter the workforce prior to completing a two- or four-year degree. As a result, the agreement shows the commitment on behalf of both institutions to support student success and encourage students to re-enroll.
The Centreville-area school recently established reverse transfer agreements with Western Michigan and Grand Valley State universities.
Glen Oaks Community College is offering classes that will teach students how to develop applications for mobile phones.
The newly created Mobile Phone Applications Development certificate program begins this fall at the Centreville-area school.
Patricia Morgenstern, associate dean of extended learning and workforce development, said the program will teach students how to build, test and market their Android and iPhone applications.
She said graduates of the certificate program will be working in positions within a business to help make websites user-friendly for the smaller, mobile-device screens, tablets and mobile phone.
Glen Oaks Community College officials have announced the school will expand its distance-learning offerings to include online programs as a result of approval received from the Higher Learning Commission.
Patricia Morgenstern, associate dean of learning and workforce development, said the college has been offering distance learning classes for more than 15 years. The Higher Learning Commission’s approval, however, gives the school the chance to add whole programs that can be delivered entirely online, she said.
Morgenstern said the Centreville-area college is exploring the development of programs in both the business and allied-health areas.
Glen Oaks Community College has announced registration for the 2013 spring/summer and the fall semesters is underway.
Spring/summer semester classes begin May 13 and fall classes start Aug. 26.
Students are encouraged to register early to ensure they receive class schedules at times they prefer.
Class schedules are available at the college, mailed upon request or online at glenoaks.edu.
Financial aid and scholarships may also be available for prospective students who qualify.
Glen Oaks Community College officials have announced three new associate degree programs in visual arts beginning in the fall.
The associate of arts in visual arts degree has emphasis in three areas: graphic design, fine art and commercial photography.
Developing the trio of new programs was a two-year process that involved evaluating the market for visual arts, the school’s ability to provide the courses with quality instruction and whether similar programs are offered.
With the exception of commercial photography, most of the jobs obtained by people who take the graphic design and fine-art courses at Glen Oaks will require a four-year degree.
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is teaming up with MSU Extension this summer to offer special classes that will help participants learn how to buy, clean, store and cook with fresh produce.
Project FRESH is a program that makes fresh produce available to low income, nutritionally-at-risk women and children who participate in the Women, Infants and Children program.
WIC program recipients who participate in a short class will receive food coupons redeemable at local participating farmers markets to purchase fresh, locally grown produce.
The coupons come 15 in a book and are in increments of $2 each for a total of $30.
Locally, classes will be offered on the hour, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday beginning next week at the Three Rivers office, 1110 Hill Street.
Classes will continue to be offered through the summer until all the coupons have been
The Three Rivers office may be reached at 273-2961, ext. 205.