GRCC In the News, 8-30-19

Morning News

Aug. 30, 2019; FOX 17

If you’re going to watch a sports game at Grand Rapids Community College, you’ll have to pay to get in. GRCC is now charging admission to volleyball and basketball games held at Ford Fieldhouse. It’ll cost $3 to get in for anyone 10 years old and up. But students and staff will still get in for free when they show their RaiderCard. You can also purchase season passes. Proceeds will help create additional athletic scholarships.

New Higher Education Programs Of 2019

Aug. 29, 2019;

The downturn in undergraduate student enrollment at many universities is putting pressure on marketers to deliver. In this environment, higher education institutions are developing their programs to cater to the various needs of students and employers. Higher education marketers can reference the New Higher Education Programs of 2019 list to better understand their competition and focus on streamlining and improving their school’s programs.

… Precision Production

Welding Skills Certificate Program (CIP Code: 48.0508) – Grand Rapids Community College

This program will prepare students for entry-level positions over two semesters so they can enter jobs in the manufacturing, petroleum, aerospace, automation and medical fields.

FastTrack finishes up with successful summer

It has been another successful summer for the FastTrack Program! Over 370 students participated in the FastTrack program this summer at GRCC’s Main Campus and Lakeshore Midtown location.

Offered in June, July, and August, FastTrack is a three-week, free summer prep program for students to brush up on their math, writing, and reading skills and retake the Accuplacer and ALEKS PPL placement tests before starting their writing and math classes this academic year.  Throughout the program, students meet with Student Success Coaches, who help students navigate GRCC and its services as they prepare for the upcoming academic year.

A great thank you to the students who participated in FastTrack and to the staff and faculty who helped these students have an excellent start to their time at GRCC! To learn more about FastTrack, please visit the College Success Center’s website.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Learning opportunities for September

Take a look at the upcoming learning opportunities for the month of September.

You can see locations and descriptions — and register — online.



2:00-3:30 p.m.

Active Shooter Response Training



3:00-4:30 p.m.

Screening Committee Training



9:00-10:30 a.m.

Advanced Gmail



10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Goal Crushing Productivity



1:30-3:00 p.m.

Strategic Planning at GRCC



9:00-11:00 a.m.

GRCC Accounts & You



9:00-10:30 a.m.

25Live PRO training



1:30-3:00 p.m.

Diffusing Rude Behavior



10:00-11:30 a.m.

Online Ordering



3:00-4:30 p.m.

Advanced Calendar



12:00-1:30 p.m.

Retirement Planning

Professional development opportunities schedule now available

The much anticipated schedule of GRCC employee professional development learning opportunities is now available!

You can view session titles, descriptions, dates, times and locations — and register — online!

Posters will be distributed to departments soon!

We are trying something new and different this year and only releasing the offerings one semester at a time. You can see the titles and dates on the printed poster, but registration for Winter and Spring/Summer 2020 learning opportunities won’t open until early December 2019.

To further add to your learning possibilities, all employees are welcome to attend sessions with Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), as well as Counseling and Career Development Mind & Body Wellness offerings.

Have questions or need more information? Contact Angela Salinas at or ext. 2567.

For questions about CTE sessions contact Toy McNeal at or ext.  2278.