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"I learned from passionate North Central professors whose hands-on experience helped me discover new interests, which was an amazing experience."

Sean Bradley - North Central dual-enrolled student, currently enrolled at Princeton University


"My career is more than a job; it is a part of my life, a part of my family. My students are a part of that family. And although they only stay for a short time, I hope to inspire each to be a better person and continue on his or her academic journey."

Jenny Maginnis, Ph.D. - Professor of Communication and North Central alumna


"North Central was the first step on the path that led me to where I am today. I made lifelong connections, got to enjoy all that is offered in Petoskey, and my first two years of college were completely debt-free, with almost no money out of pocket."

Haylie Hasse - North Central alumna, '17


"What I find most inspiring about my job is that you can actually see students' confidence grow. They don't know what kind of impact they can make until they start to understand their own potential. That's what we're here for."

Jim Cousino - Dean of Career and Technical Education


"The Associate of Arts program was best suited to help me transfer to another school later down the road. The credits I earned at North Central transferred seamlessly to the University of Michigan."

Stephen Conner Beer - North Central alum, '18


"Every now and then I'll hear back from a student I've worked with, and they've finished their degree. It just makes me so proud that we could get them to that point."

Heather Berry - Student Account Specialist

628,393Scholarship dollars awarded
#1Nursing Program in Michigan
65%Students awarded
financial aid/grants 2019-20


The right credential can set you apart from the competition.

North Central offers something for everyone: great transferability to a four-year institution or the skills to begin a career that you can start immediately. Take a look at our list of programs and find the right one for you, at an affordable price! Check out our programs you can complete 100% online!

List of Programs Offered

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Lifelong Learning

For the joy of learning

Our Lifelong Learning Club offers more than 100 diverse classes taught by qualified instructors. You will find a mixture of online and in-person classes, and we've curated the list of class offerings with mature learners in mind. For more information, please visit our Corporate & Community Education page in our Community & Events section.

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Workforce Training

Customized skills training for individuals and industries

We'll work with you to provide hands-on, job-specific training on topics ranging from ergonomic safety to manufacturing, hospitality and healthcare. Your business might even qualify for free training.

Learn More About Workforce Training

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The NCMC Foundation, together with its donor-partners, is unlocking individual potential and making the impossible possible for our students and our community.

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