West Shore Community College has partnered with many institutions across Michigan to provide students with the best possible support before, during, and after enrollment. Below you will find some valuable partnerships and what they offer to help you succeed.
We offer education and training for the real world, with career-focused associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees, professional development certificates, and customized training courses. Whether you know exactly what you want to study or need help determining your goals and objectives, Ferris makes it easy and convenient to get started—and get your career off the ground.
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Note: Ferris off-campus programs partner with the local community college to offer various degree programs. Students should plan to take a combination of classes from both their community college and their local Ferris location to complete the degree.
Central Michigan University and West Shore have partnered to provide articulation agreements that will allow for you to reach your long-term educational goal in a smooth and transparent way.
After completing your Associate of Arts or the Marketing/Management Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, you can ensure that all your West Shore credits directly transfer into CMU’s Business Administration Degree. In addition, if you are looking to earn a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice after completing West Shore’s CJ program, CMU has the perfect opportunity for you as well.
Check out how your training and courses at West Shore translate into a bachelor’s degree at CMU.
Davenport University and West Shore Community College have partnered to provide an opportunity for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree online. The partnership is a 3 plus 1 program allowing WSCC students to take three years of classes at WSCC and one year of on-line courses from Davenport. Thus, allowing WSCC students a chance to earn a bachelor’s degree from Davenport University without requiring travel.
It is recommended that you contact a WSCC counselor for specific details of each degree.
Students who enroll in the programs will earn an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree from WSCC and a Certificate from MSU's Institute of Agricultural Technology in Agricultural Operations or Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management. The WSCC & MSU programs include professional workplace internships, plant science education, industry seminars, independent study options, and individual advising and program planning.
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West Shore students can complete either the Marketing/Management Applied Arts and Sciences degree or the Associate of Arts. Those courses will then apply toward the bachelor’s degree and the remainder of the degree can be taken online through Walsh College.
If your desire is to earn a bachelor’s in business administration, without relocating, this is a great opportunity for you to explore. Learn more about this partnership here.
The BOC is a gateway for entrepreneurs to find resources through a single entity, saving time, frustration and start-up costs. We are also a communication vehicle by providing information about other entrepreneurial organizations and their programs and, by creating referrals; we avoid duplication of services thus creating a cohesive and efficient “continuum of care” for entrepreneurs.
The BOC is also a catalyst for ensuring the next generation of entrepreneurs is being introduced to the concept of business ownership at an early age and our existence lends credibility to the community’s claim to be entrepreneur-driven.
WSCC works in regional partnership on our virtual business incubator. The “e-merge Entrepreneur Network” is a community-based initiative to support entrepreneurs, focused on, but not limited to, the West Michigan lakeshore region.
As a collaborative group, we promote the region’s resources to entrepreneurs, give entrepreneurial support organizations a way to share ideas and coordinate activities, help identify and fill gaps in services, make sure students know entrepreneurism is a career choice, and promote a “pro-entrepreneur” culture throughout the region.
WSCC is a proud partner in “e-merge” and we continue to work to promote this one-stop virtual business incubator.
These courses are offered to grades 11 and 12 students in Mason, Lake, Manistee and Oceana counties and most articulate college credit to WSCC and Ferris State University.
To sign-up for a CTE program, contact your school counselor and for additional information visit the CTE website.
The Workforce Service Centers are where job seekers come to find work and employers come to find workers. The offices are a partnership of several non-profit, governmental and educational agencies, where you have access to learn about and apply for many publicly-funded programs.
Each office has:
Listings of the fastest growing occupations and those with the largest number of annual opening
Job seekers and employers can learn what WorkKeys and KeyTrain can do for you
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation and testing information
Over 200 job-related and information web sites
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For more information about Michigan Works! West Central, contact Connie Shoemaker at 231-796-4891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.