Beginning in the Fall of 2018, Mid Michigan College students began earning industry-recognized certifications as part of their Skilled Trades educations.

These industry-recognized certifications were developed by NC3, the National Coalition of Certification Centers, along with colleges, technical centers, and industry partners such as Trane, Snap-on, Festo, and others.

Since the Fall 2018, Mid awarded over 120 NC3 certifications to students. These certifications include Snap-on Shop Key & Scanner Diagnostics for Automotive & Diesel Service students, Snap-on Multi-Meter certifications for Facilities, Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning students, and Starrett Precision Measurement (PMI) certifications for Advanced Integrated Manufacturing students, among others.

“These third-party, industry-recognized certifications differentiate Mid students as they apply for new jobs or look to advance in their current roles. They help students have demonstrate the skills they have mastered to employers throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond,” noted Troy.

Mid Michigan College is preparing for a fresh start this fall semester with courses, including skilled trades labs, planned to take place on-campus using flexible formats and a variety of delivery methods. The College is committed to following recommendations from governmental agencies and health professionals to provide and maintain a healthy environment for students and campus visitors.

“All of us at Mid understand that these are challenging times to learn a skilled trade in a hands-on environment, but we’re confident in our plan to return to campus this fall. We have a strong plan in place that includes regularly cleaning labs, requiring face coverings, and providing more flexible scheduling options to allow for social distancing,” explained Troy.

For more information about Mid’s Skilled Trades programs, visit or contact Dean Shawn Troy at or (989) 386-6658.

Registration for the fall semester is available now and fall semester courses begin August 31. Prospective students can apply online at or contact Admissions at or (989) 386-6661.

For more information about Mid’s response to COVID-19, visit

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