Off-Campus Programs & Academic Outreach
Off-Campus programming is another way that Mid Michigan College provides college-level instruction and credit-bearing courses outside the walls of the college. These Off-Campus courses give students opportunities to earn college-level credits in courses that will easily transfer to universities. Typically these courses involve dual enrolled students and are offered at a high school locations which makes them more accessible to high school students.
Dual enrollment, taking college courses while still in high school, allows students to get a jump start on their college careers and equips them for college success.
Early Colleges are partnerships between a college and high school or intermediate school district that allow high school students to graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree (or 60 transferable college credits). These programs receive State of Michigan designations, recognizing the Early College as a 5-year, state-funded entity.
A college credit course that is taught by a high school teacher, who has followed the Mid employment processes, met the Mid adjunct qualifications, and is at the high school location.
The overall goal for Mid Michigan College is to provide a cohesive program for seamlessly transitioning high school students into successful college students, by providing relevant instructional programs integrated with the high school curriculum. In addition, this program focuses on the development of the student knowledge, academic skills, and abilities that will assist students in interacting with the institution.
It is my hope that you will find the information in this website both informational and useful as we strive for academic excellence and provide college level experience to the students of Mid and the surrounding areas. Best wishes and good luck with all of your academic endeavors!
Rick SmithAssociate Dean of Off Campus Instruction
Mid recently received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) for the courses the College offers at local high schools. NACEP works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. This accreditation ensures that Mid classes adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college.
Mid is the first public institution in Michigan to receive this recognition for excellence. Mid course offerings include disciplines such as Political Science, Math, and Biology. Courses are offered at local area high schools including Big Rapids, Farwell, Marlette, Shepherd, and Vassar, among others.