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Welcome to Michigan Colleges Online!

Michigan Colleges Online allows students the opportunity to take classes that aren’t available at their own college for various reasons, while still receiving support services at their convenient "home" college. All credits earned at “Provider Colleges” transfer back to the student's “Home College”. The Michigan Community College Association created MCO in cooperation with Michigan’s community colleges as a vehicle to provide access to more courses and programs for students.

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Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) is an initiative of the Michigan Community College Association and the 28 Michigan community colleges. The MCO manages this website providing a consolidated listing of online courses from all MCO member colleges and provides a single site to initiate the enrollment process for students. Students can enroll for courses at other colleges through the Michigan Colleges Online site, complete the course from another "Provider" college while maintaining their status at their home college and continue to receive Home college support services. All credits earned at "Provider Colleges" transfer back to the student's "Home College".

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The mission of Michigan Colleges Online is "to connect the teaching and student support capacity of Michigan community colleges so learners can access affordable, high quality learning experiences whenever and wherever needed."

Extending convenient, affordable access to higher education opportunities has been a long-standing mission of Michigan Community Colleges. This collaborative project started in 1999 and was created by the Michigan Community College Association in cooperation with the 28 Michigan community colleges. It was designed to serve traditional community college students as well as those who are not served by a community college, but who need what community colleges have to offer, including those who are bound by: geography, physical handicap, time constraints or technology deprivation.


Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative becomes Michigan Colleges Online

New Name - Same Mission

The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) has changed their name, updated their website and revamped the registration system - all for you! Our member institutions are the public, accredited community colleges in Michigan. They share courses - to provide you the opportunity to stay on your academic path. You don't need to stop-out or take a course you don't need. Michigan Colleges Online is where you can go to find the course that will transfer back to your home college and satisfy your requirements - and if you have financial aid you may be able to use it for courses you find on our site. Check us out!

Alpena Community College announces a new online certificate in Construction Technology - Green Building

This certificate program familiarizes students with construction industry tools and processes, focusing on green building techniques. Graduates meet the industry's need for advanced efficiency training, and will have received specific training in green systems, practices, and methods, as well as in the ability to communicate and grade the benefits of such. It is the only online program offered in Michigan, designed to assist remotely located students in obtaining their residential and/or commercial green building career. For more information contact Don McMaster at macmastd@alpenacc.edu or call 989-358-7344