GOCC registration underway

April 17, 2013 by WLKM · Comments Off 

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

Financial aid and scholarships may also be available for prospective students who qualify.

GOCC has new degree programs

March 28, 2013 by WLKM · Comments Off 

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.

Project FRESH program this summer

June 7, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

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.

Motorcycle safety training offered

April 25, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The first of nine weekends for motorcycle-safety training takes place Friday at Sturgis High School.

Offered through Glen Oaks Community College and overseen by state-certified trainer Robin Bordner, the program is partially funded by the Michigan Department of State.

Cost per participant is $25 and classes are limited to 12 students per session. Though the program is offered nine different weekends, only one, three-day weekend of training is required to secure the certification.

Bordner said classroom work takes place Fridays, with driving and testing on Saturdays and Sundays.

In addition, three one-day, returning-rider classes are offered June 2, 30 and July 7.

More information is available at 506-5111.

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