EDUCATION

 

Middle Michigan is a vibrant region, rich with resources and tremendous potential especially when it comes to our educational institutions where high quality education is a top priority. Most of our K-12 schools consistently rank above state and national averages in standardized testing and graduation rates. Our technical education programs have received both high praise and state and national recognition.

Clare County

 

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Education in Clare County | School District Map 
Clare County schools offer quality academic programs taught by highly qualified teachers. After-school and summer school programs are offered in each district. All 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to attend the Career and Technical Education programs offered by Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District in collaboration with Mid Michigan Community College. The Clare-Gladwin district also offers innovative dual enrollment programs allowing students to graduate from high school with college credits already earned.

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Clare-Gladwin Career Center
Located in the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District, the Career Center offers career and technical education programs to high school juniors and seniors. Successful completion of many programs includes state or national certifications as well as articulated college credit.

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Mid Michigan Community College
Mid Michigan Community College is a public community college founded in 1965, with full service locations and technical education centers  in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant. The College offers one and two-year certificates and associate degrees in transfer, occupational, tech and trade, and health science programs. MMCC prides itself on offering an affordable education that prepares students for a career or transfer to a university.

Mid Michigan Community College Workforce Training 
MMCC offers a wide variety of technical training programs that benefit to the middle Michigan business community. The locations in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison provide students with hands-on technical training, certification, internship opportunities, and skills development. Training programs are developed in conjunction with industry partners and include industrial trades, CAD, welding, CNC, plastics and more. Customized training is also available to meet specific business needs.

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Michigan Small Business Development Center
The Michigan Small Business Development Center is a network that provides a full range of services for emerging and growing small businesses throughout Michigan. This includes new venture companies, existing small businesses, expanding businesses, new technology companies and innovators. Our local SBDC is affiliated with Mid Michigan Community College and provides services and support to businesses in Clare and Isabella Counties. SBDC focuses on business startups, business plan development, business workshops, financial management, market research, raising capital, research, technology commercialization and export assistance. All services are available at low or no cost because of the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration and local partners.

Isabella County

 

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K-12 Schools
All Isabella County K-12 districts participate in schools of choice agreements which allow families to select the district they want to attend as long as there is space available. Each school has its own identity, unique to the students and community it serves. All school districts work in partnership with the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District as well as Central Michigan University and Mid Michigan Community College to provide the best possible options for every student.

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Mount Pleasant Area Tech Center
MPATC provides hands-on technical and professional training for Middle Michigan high school students and adults. With a highly experienced staff, state-of-the-art facilities and over 24 programs, career preparation is made easy. The Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center serves both Gratiot and Isabella Counties and surrounding school districts.

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Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University (CMU) is an academic community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery and creativity. CMU provides student-centered education and fosters personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives and responsible citizenship in a global society. CMU adheres to the core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence and innovation. Please see CMU’s Strategic Plan at: https://www.cmich.edu/about/Strategic_Planning/Pages/default.aspx.

Central Michigan University Career Services
Career Services at Central Michigan University has a variety of programs to connect talent to employers and students to jobs. Connect with them to keep informed about career-related trends, recent employment and internship opportunities and professional development opportunities.

CMU College of Business Administration
Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration is a premier business college serving more than 2,300 students. The college offers an innovative, high quality, business-connected degree programs through the School of Accounting and the Departments of Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance and Law, Management, and Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration. The college recently added a $210,000 Bloomberg Trading Lab which allows students to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and practice making trades on an electronic trading platform like those used on Wall Street. The historic Grawn Hall, home to the College of Business Administration, will soon be getting a $10.8 million renovation and expansion. Improvements will include a 6,600-square-foot, two-story addition on its west side and major enhancements to leading programs such as sales, logistics, entrepreneurship, and information systems.

CMU College of Medicine 
The College of Medicine was established to address a growing shortage of physicians that will increase to 6,000 doctors statewide by 2020. The college’s mission is one of providing access to improved health care and increasing the supply of general practice physicians in medically underserved areas with a particular focus on training future doctors who will practice in central and northern Michigan. College of Medicine students spend their first two years of study on CMU’s main campus in a state-of-the-art 60,000-square-foot-facillty. A $25 million, 46,000-square-foot College of Medicine educational facility recently opened in Saginaw to educate third-and fourth-year medical students and residents. The students also are placed with a variety of health care provides across the state. Now in its third year, 85% of the students are from Michigan.

CMU School of Engineering and Technology
Central Michigan University’s School of Engineering and Technology offers six 4-year Bachelor of Science degrees: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Product Design Engineering Technology. They also offer a thesis-based graduate degree: Masters of Science in Engineering. The School’s faculty conduct research in bio-engineering, including biomaterials, biomechanics and biofluids, robotics and automation, micro-fabrication of devices, virtual reality system development, high-performance computing, numerical electromagnetics, haptics, vibrations and advanced materials characterization. Job placement rates are well above 90% with the vast majority of graduates choosing to start their careers in the State of Michigan.

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Mid Michigan Community College
Mid Michigan Community College is a public community college founded in 1965, with full service locations and technical education centers  in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant. The College offers one and two-year certificates and associate degrees in transfer, occupational, tech and trade, and health science programs. MMCC prides itself on offering an affordable education that prepares students for a career or transfer to a university.

Mid Michigan Community College Workforce Training 
MMCC offers a wide variety of technical training programs that benefit to the middle Michigan business community. The locations in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison provide students with hands-on technical training, certification, internship opportunities, and skills development. Training programs are developed in conjunction with industry partners and include industrial trades, CAD, welding, CNC, plastics and more. Customized training is also available to meet specific business needs.

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Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum is a 12,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to establishing a fun, hands-on and educational experience for children of all ages. At the museum, children will engage in subjects such as math, science, world cultures, regional history and the arts.

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Michigan Small Business Development Center
The Michigan Small Business Development Center is a network that provides a full range of services for emerging and growing small businesses throughout Michigan. This includes new venture companies, existing small businesses, expanding businesses, new technology companies and innovators. Our local SBDC is affiliated with Mid Michigan Community College and provides services and support to businesses in Clare and Isabella Counties. SBDC focuses on business startups, business plan development, business workshops, financial management, market research, raising capital, research, technology commercialization and export assistance. All services are available at low or no cost because of the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration and local partners.

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Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is a public community college that provides educational opportunities reflecting “Anishinaabe” values. The college is committed to maintaining a nurturing environment which inspires all people to attain a higher level of personal and academic success.

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