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You may periodically receive a Coordination of Benefits form from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan asking if anything has changed regarding benefits for your dependents. If you receive this request in the mail, please complete and return to BCBSM. Thank you!

 

Order your contacts and use your EYE MED benefits with Contacts Direct

Is your contact lens supply running low? You’re in luck! (more…)

NMC ranks as one of the best drone training colleges

Northwestern Michigan College has been ranked 10th out of the top 15 Best Drone Training Colleges by SuccessfulStudent.org.

NMC can offer specialized Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) training, aimed at giving students skills to operate a small (under 55 lbs) UAV for many different types of commercial applications. A basic level of aviation knowledge is strongly encouraged. That level of knowledge can be gained by taking a Private Pilot Ground School course either through NMC or another provider. Additionally, NMC offers an Engineering Technology program specializing in unmanned aerial systems that includes training on electrics, hydraulics, programming basics, and robotics — skills that will help a UAS operator to be more successful in the field.

NMC is one of the premier colleges in the country for UAS operator training. More commonly called drones, unmanned aircraft represent a sector of aviation that will undergo exponential growth over the coming years. Although many of the jobs available today are with defense contractors, the civilian job market will dwarf the military sector once the FAA opens up US airspace to commercial UAS operations. The potential commercial uses of unmanned systems are enormous, to include remote sensing of the atmosphere, disaster response, weather forecasting, scientific research; agricultural survey of crops, soils, and livestock; crop dusting, wildfire surveillance, wildlife surveys, power line and pipeline survey, industrial security; oil, gas, and mineral exploration; payload transport, search and rescue, and aerial photography for fields like real estate, construction, film and entertainment industry, and accident investigation.

Learn more about NMC’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program at nmc.edu/uas

Release date: June 26, 2015

For more information:

Alex Bloye, Director of Aviation
abloye@nmc.edu
(231) 995-2929

NMC Board of Trustees approves balanced budget and sets tuition rates for 2015-16

NMC Board of Trustees approves balanced budget and sets tuition rates for 2015-16

TRAVERSE CITY — During its regular monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees for Northwestern Michigan College unanimously approved a balanced budget and set tuition rates for the fall 2015 and spring/summer 2016 semesters.

General Tuition rates for residents will increase by $5.45 per contact hour, setting the in-district rate at $96.35 per contact hour. A Grand Traverse County student attending full time on average will see a general tuition increase of $130.80 for the academic year.

NMC’s in-district tuition is the 6th lowest of the state’s community colleges and is 75 percent lower than the average public universities in Michigan.

Community college revenue comes from three main sources: tuition and fees, local property taxes and state appropriations. “Historically those funding sources have shared the burden equally. But during the past thirteen years, the share paid by property taxes and state funding has decreased. Students, who once paid a third of the cost, are now paying more than half. We at NMC have worked hard to navigate this shift and have had the lowest average percentage increase in tuition of any community college in Michigan for a decade,” said Timothy J. Nelson, president, Northwestern Michigan College.

For 2015-16 NMC’s revenue will be 20 percent from state aid, 22 percent from local property tax, 55 percent from tuition and fees and three percent from other sources.

All of Northwestern Michigan College general rate tuition categories, their current rates and the rates of fall 2015 through spring/summer 2016:

Category

Current Tuition

2015-16 Tuition

In-District

$90.90

$96.35

Out-of-District

$180.00

$190.80

Out-of-State

$234.65

$248.75

International

$281.60

RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Join us in the Cherry Festival parade on July 11!

cherry fest parade1Saturday, July 11 NMC will be marching down the parade route in the National Cherry Festival’s Cherry Royale Parade. The presentation will be led by President Nelson, followed by Chip the faux buffalo from the NMC Barbecue and then our float with folks handing out Hawk Owl temporary tattoos to the parade goers! And of course, the NMC entry would not be complete without the ever-popular brat truck which is staffed by the wonderful folks at the Hagerty Center who will hand out brats all the way down the parade route.

Would you like to volunteer to help hand out brats or Hawk Owl tattoos? Call Anne Varga at 995-1020 or email her at avarga@nmc.edu if you would like to be a part of a great day! All volunteers will receive a Hawk Owl t-shirt to wear in the parade and keep as a souvenir! (more…)

Master of Physician Assistant Studies information session to be held

Grand Valley State University in Traverse City will hold an information session regarding the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program offered at the NMC-University Center in Traverse City on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM in room 07. During this information session, there will be faculty and academic advisors available to answer any questions you have about the GVSU PAS program. To reserve a seat, please call (231) 995-1785, RSVP at www.gvsu.edu/traverse/, or email nminfo@gvsu.edu (more…)

Opportunity for Community Comment Regarding the Dental Assistant Program at NMC

Opportunity for Community Comment Regarding the Dental Assistant Program at NMC

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s Dental Assist​ant​ program is undergoing re-accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). As part of that process, the community has an opportunity to provide comments pertaining to the standards ​of the Dental Assistant program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process​.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653. For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, they are to be sent directly to the address above. Third party comments must be received no later than July 2​1, 2015. All comments must be signed; however, signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding to the Dental Assistant program at NMC.

Release date: June 12, 2015

For more information:

Alison Collins
NMC Dental Assistant Program Director
acollins@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1250

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Congratulate William Grimm – Maritime student and winner of a $50 NMC Bookstore gift card

William completed his course evaluations during spring 2015 semester and in doing so was entered into a drawing to receive a gift card. He was the lucky winner of the card, but NMC and future NMC students are the long term winners. Your student feedback on course and instructor quality provide invaluable information which helps us know how to improve. Thank you to every student who completed their course evaluations! (more…)

Important info about IRS website breach

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the IRS announced its “Get Transcript” application had been compromised by cyber criminals. Over 100,000 taxpayers’ accounts were illegally accessed. The “Get Transcript” application has been temporarily disabled. The IRS has taken several additional measures to protect taxpayers and their confidential information.
This impacts students and families who may be requesting tax transcripts to complete their financial aid process. At this time, tax transcripts are only available when requested by mail and take up to ten days for delivery. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) available within fafsa.ed.gov.  Links to a statement from the IRS and a Q & A list are provided below. (more…)