Baker College begins offering courses in Manistee

The Cadillac campus of Baker College is expanding north with new classes being offered in Manistee.
 
Baker College of Cadillac is offering four courses starting April 6 for the spring quarter, which address general education requirements for several certificate, associate and bachelor's programs at Baker College, so if local students have their eye on Baker, this would be a good way to get a head start on required coursework.
 
The classes also can transfer to other colleges and universities, and are open to high school graduate or dual-enrolled high school students. The goal is to connect more students with a college education and increase access in rural Michigan for students who may want to go to college.
 
The classes are: English 101 and Math 108, both four-credit classes, and Microsoft Excel 2013 and Microsoft Word 2103, both two-credit classes. They will be offered in the evenings at Manistee Catholic Central School at 1200 U.S. Highway 31 South in Manistee.
 
"By providing required courses for most higher education programs right here in Manistee, Baker College is helping lead the way to make college more accessible and to build a college-going culture in Manistee County," says Tim Ervin, resource development director for Alliance for Economic Success, which supports a community-based program called Launch Manistee to help double the number of residents who have higher education by 2025.
 
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Baker College
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