Montcalm Community College was established on March 2, 1965, by an overwhelmingly favorable vote. The first Board of Trustees also was elected and a one-mill annual tax levy was established. Since then, the college has grown and expanded to meet the needs of the communities it serves.
With average semester enrollments of more than 2,200 students, MCC offers 62 associate degree, certificate and job-training programs; courses for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs; online courses; and articulations with other colleges that offer students a seamless transfer.
MCC combines state-of-the-art facilities and technology with its highly qualified instructors, small class sizes and affordable tuition to meet the educational needs of its community. Some of MCC’s 62 programs include nursing and allied health, business, integrated manufacturing technology, computers and more.
MCC provides customized training services that are designed and delivered to area businesses and institutions, as well as a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities for personal enrichment. A variety of noncredit courses ranges from computers and professional development to personal fitness and art instruction. In addition, lectures and other presentations covering a several topics are available.
Founded in 1965 on the former Anderson farm, MCC’s main campus is situated on 220 beautiful acres near Sidney. Additional features include the historic Barn Theater, Montcalm Heritage Village, a newly renovated center for visual arts, an NCAA-sized swimming pool and three miles of self-guided nature trails. Additional sites include the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville, the Panhandle Area Center in Howard City and the Ionia Educational Center.