Thursday, October 15, 2020

It’s time to register for MCC’s spring 2021 classes


If you are a frontline worker, learn how you may qualify for free tuition.

Registration for spring 2021 classes is under way at Montcalm Community College, and four formats allow you to learn as you like.

In-person offers the traditional classroom setting, where students and instructors meet face-to-face. Online classes are completely online, while hybrid are a combination of online and in-person. The newest version – live online – allows students to get an in-person instruction option from the comfort of another location through a real-time online presentation, similar to Zoom or a Teams meeting.

MCC President Dr. Stacy H. Young said that while nobody knows what the future holds due to COVID-19, one thing you can count on is that MCC is committed to delivering the highest quality instruction we can in formats to meet all student needs.

“We understand that some students simply are not comfortable being on campus,” she said, “so we have added technology to address this concern and offer top-quality instruction.”

In addition, for those enrolling in spring classes, MCC has waived GNST 115 – Effective Online Learning, which is typically required before a student may enroll in an online class.

“We are doing everything we can to support our students,” said MCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Spohr. “We’re trying to reduce barriers for students and offer the level of instruction they deserve.”


Futures for Frontliners

MCC is serving as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontliners program, which offers Michigan adults without college degrees or high school diplomas, who provided essential services from April 1 through June 30, a tuition-free pathway to gaining the skills needed to obtain high-demand, high-wage careers.

People who worked in the medical field, manufacturing, nursing homes, grocery stores, sanitation, delivery, retail and more may qualify for this program.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • Be a Michigan resident.
  • Have worked in an essential industry at least part-time for 11 of the 13 weeks between April 1 through June 30, 2020.
  • Have been required by their job to work outside the home at least some of the time between April 1 through June 30, 2020.
  • Not have previously earned an associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan.
  • Complete a Futures for Frontliners scholarship application by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 2020. Visit for more information and a link to apply. Enrollment in classes is available beginning January 2021.