Grand Rapids Community College

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Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, is a community college offering Associate’s degrees, occupational training, certification programs, and other learning opportunities for the community.

GRCC also has the Lakeshore campus located in Holland. This campus is made up of six different locations. Classes offered the Lakeshore campus are taught at the Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus, the West Ottawa high school north building, the Midtown Center, the Carerline Technical Center, the Winding Creek Golf Course, or the Patrick A. Thompson M-TEC.

GRCC’s eleven-block downtown campus includes a learning center, a library, several classroom buildings, the Applied Technology Center, Spectrum Theater, a field house with a natatorium, a remodeled music building, Botswick Commons, a student center (including the Diversity Learning Center), and the state-of-the-art Calkins Science Center. In order to serve the Eastown neighborhoods and the East Hills neighborhoods (as well as the greater Grand Rapids Community) an off-campus “Learning Center” was added.

General Information

Admission Office
143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
(616) 234-7623
Fax: (616) 234-4107
[email protected]
Contact: Diane Patrick
Director of Admissions
Main Address
143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
(616) 234-4000
Total undergrads: 15,403
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,542
Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,392

Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements
Occupational health program applicants must be high school graduates, have GPAs and completed specific classes with a 2.0 grade or better.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Landscaping A

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Music – General Performance A
Music – Piano/Organ A
Music – Voice/Opera A
Music Management/Merchandising A
Music recording technology A
Photography A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting Technology A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Executive Assistant A
Fashion Merchandising A
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Design A,C
Web/Multimedia Management A

Art Teacher Education A
Business Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Elementary Education A
English Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Physical Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Teacher Assistance A
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A
Technology/Industrial Arts Education A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting A
Automotive Engineering Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Engineering Technology – General A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A
Mechanical Drafting A
Plastics A,C
Quality Control A,C
Water Quality/Treatment A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Adult Development/Aging A
Child Care Management A
Child Development A

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science A
Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pre-optometry A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Science A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Fishing/Fisheries A
Forestry – General A
Natural Resources Management/Policy A
Wildlife/Wilderness Management A

Personal & Culinary Services
Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Oceanography A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology A,C
Precision Production Trades – General A
Welding Technology A,C

Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services
Social Work A

Science Technologies
Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services
Corrections A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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