Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Explore your options at Montcalm Community College


Series of Virtual Program Visits starts Oct. 6  

Written by Shanika P. Carter 

 Learn about Montcalm Community College’s programs during a series of virtual program visits now through Dec. 1. 

MCC Career Advisor Amy Zdanowski, who is coordinating the sessions, said the visits are aimed at providing potential students, parents and community members an opportunity to explore MCC programs in a convenient online format. Each session will start at 4 p.m. and will run for about 45 minutes, with a chance for participants to ask questions at the end of the presentation. 

According to Zdanowski, research shows that students who start college with a declared major complete college at a higher rate than undecided students; this is even the case for those who may change their major a few times. 

“Prospective students and current MCC students who have not decided on a field of study need an opportunity to learn more about the specific programs we offer,” Zdanowski said. “Since we can’t invite groups to campus due to COVID-19, live virtual visits help us connect.” 

Several instructors will serve as presenters, bringing personal details and stories as part of the series. Zdanowski hopes to conduct these virtual visits each fall and spring. 

Zdanowski said the timing of these presentations also falls in line with several other key dates and events throughout the fall. 

October is Michigan College Month, when high school seniors are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a college application. 

Futures for Frontliners offers Michigan adults without college degrees or high school diplomas, who provided essential services from April 1 through June 30, the opportunity to attend a community college tuition-free either full-time or part-time while they work. 

Finally, MCC’s spring 2021 schedule of credit classes has been delivered to more than 55,000 households in the college’s service area in October and registration is available now. 

Due to COVID-19, these sessions will be online in a live broadcast format. You will need a computer as well as internet access to participate. On the day of the presentation, go to for a link to connect to the presentation. Registration is not required. 

The series dates and topics include: 

Tuesday, Oct. 20 

 Wednesday, Oct. 21 

  • Registered Nursing 
  • Nursing Professional Track                                                                             
  • Medical Assistant Certificate  
  • Long-Term Care Nurse Assistant                                                                     
  • Transfer Options                                                                                                                       

Wednesday, Nov. 4 

  • General Admissions 
  • Dual Enrollment                                                                                         

Tuesday, Dec. 1 

  • General Admissions 
  • Dual Enrollment