Montcalm Community College
Founded on March 2, 1965, Montcalm Community College is a public two-year community college situated in Sidney , Michigan and classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Aside from the 220-acre main campus in Sidney, Montcalm Community College also has sites in Greenville (Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center), Howard City (Panhandle Area Center) and Ionia (Ionia Educational Center).
Montcalm Community College currently averages around 2,200 students per semester. The institution offers 62 associate degree, certificate, and career training programs in a wide range of specializations. Associate Degree programs offered include Accounting, Aviation Maintenance, Business Information Systems, Dietary and Food Service Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Technology, Information Security, Medical Office Administration, Nursing, Restaurant and Food Industry Management, Technical Drafting and Design, Liberal Studies, and many more.
Meanwhile, Certificate programs are offered in Automotive Technology, Computer Support, Cosmetology, Entrepreneurship, Information Processing Assistant, Machine Tool Operation, Medical Assistant, Welding Technology, and others.
Montcalm Community College also offers 22 job training programs with the main focus of preparing students for specific areas or industries in the workforce. Job training programs for various industries include Automotive Brake Systems, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Child Development Association, Corrections Office Training, Digital Publishing and Presentation, Health Care Access Manager, Long-Term Care Nurse Assistant, Retail Management, Web Design Specialist, and other areas.
The Student Success Center at Montcalm Community College provides valuable information, resources, and services to help students achieve their maximum potential and academic goals. Services offered at the Student Success Center include academic counseling; tutorial services (free of charge, provided by both professionals and peer tutors); supplemental instruction (with student mentors leading small student groups); a Testing Center; Academic Skills Assessment or COMPASS; and more.
Students can also make use of the library and its many resources. The library is a great venue for students to be able to study, read, and research, as well as make use of the wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, periodicals, and references available. Online databases and on-site computer access are also offered for various research needs.
Montcalm Community College also has many options for recreation. For those into health and fitness, the Gym and Fitness Center is equipped with the latest fitness equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles, and weight training equipment. The gymnasium also features a climbing wall which can be rented by groups, and a NCAA-sized swimming pool where various swimming programs and lessons are also offered.
The Instruction North Art Gallery at Montcalm Community College is the center of art appreciation on campus. This facility serves as the exhibit and open display area for works of art, ceramics, drawings, painting, photographs, and other creations of local artists, faculty, staff, and students of the college.
There's never a shortage of things to do at the campus of Montcalm Community College. Student activities include excursions, fund raiser, extracurricular seminars and lectures, intramurals, leadership development, musical and dramatic performance groups, and other interests. Student clubs and organizations on campus include Business Professionals of America, Culture and Travel Club, Drama Club, Ghost Hunters of Sidney Township, Native American Club, Water Polo Club, and more.