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Agreement allows students to earn bachelor’s

June 30, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

An agreement signed last week between heads of two local secondary universities makes official a pact that allows college students an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at Glen Oaks Community College.

A ceremony involving Glen Oaks president David Devier and his Trine University’s Earl Brooks II took place Thursday at the Centreville-area campus.

Brooks said the agreement means students in certain fields can even earn a master’s degree, thanks to the agreement.

The deal means Trine classes previously held at a satellite location in Sturgis will instead take place at the Glen Oaks campus.

Glen Oaks partnership with Trine

June 24, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A press conference is scheduled later this week by Glen Oaks Community College regarding a new partnership with Trine University.

Details to be revealed during a 10:30 a.m. Thursday media event are expected to elaborate on a program wherein Glen Oaks students are offered a chance to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Trine without having to leave St. Joseph County.

The 2+2 Pathway program will allow students to earn their associate’s degree at Glen Oaks, and then continue their schooling through Trine at its satellite location also on the Glen Oaks campus.

Trine officials said a scholarship incentive will be made available for Glen Oaks students who maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or better.

GOCC Expo ‘14

February 28, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Glen Oaks Community College has announced details of Expo ’14, an inaugural event where the community is invited to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities.

The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. March 8.

Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said officials with the Centreville-area school hope to raise an awareness of the programs, services and opportunities that it provides.

Guided tours of campus will take place every half hour. Students will be performing demonstrations in many of the labs—these include Automotive, Welding, Electrical Technologies and the Science labs.

In addition, support staff will be on hand to answer questions about associate and certificate degree programs, admissions, registration, financial aid, dual enrollment and student-support services.

Guests will also be able to explore career options through the Focus 2 Online Career and Educational Planning system.

Agreement between colleges

September 9, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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.

GOCC offering class

August 16, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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.

GOCC to expand distance learning

August 15, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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.

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