Community Colleges

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Jackson CC (Mich.) Conducting Voluntary Lockdown Drills

Jackson Community College isn’t required to do drills designed to protect its students and employees from campus threats, but that’s not stopping college officials from doing them. That includes instituting a critical incident team that incorporates everyone from safety personnel to college employees to JCC President Dan Phelan, Allen said. The team will cover policies and procedures for everything from active shooters on campus to bomb threats to chemical spills in labs and power outages, she said.

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Community Colleges Pick Up Students After Business Schools Close

Students imagine a number of outcomes when they enroll in a course of study, but the one that probably doesn’t occur to them is the possibility they’ll show up to class and find their college closed. That is what happened to students in Connecticut and Rhode Island attending Butler Business School and Sawyer School.

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The Impact of Sequestration on Community College Programs

Virtually all nonexempt, nondefense discretionary programs are subject to an across-the-board cut of 5 percent in the current fiscal year (FY 2013) and nonexempt, nondefense mandatory programs are subject to a cut of 5.1 percent, the American Association of Community Colleges reports. These cuts, the AACC points out, will impact nearly every federal program that touches community colleges this year, except Pell grants.

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American Association Of Community Colleges To Spotlight Winners April 23 In San Francisco

Twenty-five community colleges from across the nation have been named finalists in a new national program designed to recognize innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges.

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National Association For Community College Entrepreneurship Announces Dates For First-Ever Regional Summit Series

One-day Summits Focused on Entrepreneurship Will Be Held at Community Colleges in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, and West Virginia

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Jackson Community College Partnering With Concordia University To Offer Degree Completion Program On Central Campus

Concordia University is now offering bachelor’s degree completion programs on Jackson Community College’s main Summit Township campus.

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Blackhawk Technical College Eyes New Manufacturing Training Site

Students hoping to learn advanced manufacturing could soon get another new facility in the region. Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville recently approved plans to open a 105,000-square-foot industrial facility in Milton by the fall semester in 2014.

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College Town?

Flathead Valley Community College will reach out to local businesses to begin gathering input

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Valley Community College District to Open Corporate College

Maricopa County Community College District (Ariz.) announced it will open a corporate college to focus on customized technical training for local employers.

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Wrestlers Who Were Allegedly Videotaped at Muskegon CC (Mich.) Praised for Quick Response

Muskegon Community College officials praised the response from the school's wrestlers, who police say were secretly videotaped while showering.

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