New digital marketing certificate available this fall

TRAVERSE CITY — A new one-year digital administration & marketing certificate will be offered to students this fall following unanimous approval by NMC’s Board of Trustees Monday.

Designed collaboratively by NMC’s Computer Information Technology (CIT) and Business Administration departments, the certificate combines existing courses in accounting, the Microsoft Office suite, computers in business, computer programming, advertising, marketing and graphic design.

It is intended to help address the needs of currently employed and underemployed white-collar workers who want to improve their digital skills for professional advancement, and their employers, who are interested in forestalling the loss of employees to competitors.

All core courses and several elective courses are offered online, creating flexibility for working students. Registration for fall classes begins March 14. Go to for a checklist of steps to enroll and register.

Release Date: February 28, 2018

For More Information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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.

Open Education Week 2018

Drop by the library over the lunch hour Monday through Thursday, March 5-8, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, to help celebrate Open Education Week. NMC faculty saved students $149,500 this semester by choosing free or low-cost textbooks.

Come tell us about how the cost of textbooks affects you and get a #textbookbroke t-shirt! Cake on Thursday!

Intramural Dodgeball Sign-up

Intramural dodgeball will begin March 12th. Mandatory captains meeting will be held on March 8th in the PE Lobby.

Download the signup form here »


Season Starts Monday, March 12 for six weeks

Two games per week played Monday–Thursday

At 2:10, 3:10 or 4:10 p.m.

Mandatory Captains’ meeting and Sign-up Deadline

Thursday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in the PE Lobby

For more information or questions, please call Steve Dixon at 995-1379.

Sponsored by NMC Student Life/Student Activities and NMC Physical Education, Sports and Recreation

President’s Update for February 23, 2018

Thank you all for everything you do in pursuit of “Keeping Learning at the Center.”

This summer, the Board of Trustees attended an all-day institute at the MCCA Summer program. A key thread was that all boards have three major roles. These are fiduciary, strategic and generative. At the January Board of Trustees Study Session, we added a discussion question to specifically afford time to generate ideas. The Board also agreed they would like time at each Board meeting to examine various issues. This month’s question and reading is listed in the Board meeting materials packet. As a reminder, the materials packet is on the NMC web site. (more…)