MONROE, Mich. – Noncredit enrollment is surging at Monroe County Community College.
According to Director of Lifelong Learning Tina Pillarelli, the number of students who took a non-credit course at MCCC jumped 6 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30.
During the 2017-18 fiscal year, MCCC served 3,294 non-credit students. The previous fiscal year, that figure was 3,111.
Total non-credit contact hours provided increased 5 percent from 64,900.1 in 2016-17 to 68,295.9 in 2017-18.
Included in those totals are enrollment in courses and programs for personal and professional development, maintaining state licensure, computer skills, business, and health and leisure activities; business and industry training for employees in areas such as industrial and environmental safety, maintenance, management/supervision, manufacturing, marketing and Microsoft training, and customized training and retraining for organizations in a variety of technical and management areas that are delivered onsite at workplace locations or on MCCC’s campus.
In total, the college served nearly 6,500 non-credit and credit students during the 2017-18 fiscal year. Fall Semester credit enrollment was 3,122 last year, bringing the non-credit and credit total to 6,416.
The non-credit offerings that experienced the biggest increases were the Destination Dance School; VEX Robotics; healthy living seminars; fitness classes; tae kwon do; veterans aid seminars; photography; parenting seminars; culinary classes on wine and basic cooking; language classes in Italian, German and Russian; group golf instruction; dental assisting, and children’s summer camps, Pillarelli said.
Summer camp enrollment was 486, up 13 percent from last year’s total of 452.
According to Barry Kinsey, director of workforce development, the total number of contract hours of business and industry training and customized training provided by MCCC during the 2017-18 fiscal year nearly doubled.
In 2017-18 the college provided 20,317 contract hours of employee and organizational training, up from 14,146.7 the previous fiscal year and a jump of 44 percent.
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.
The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.