Vocational Early-Middle College

COOR. Vocational Early Middle College
in Partnership with Kirtland Community College 

Earn Certifications and Degrees through the Early Middle College

Students must enroll in the Early Middle College by the beginning of his or her Junior year.  By continuing with the program one year past the traditional high school senior year, students can earn the following certifications or degrees without paying any college tuition:


  • Master Certification. 
  • Up to 69 transferable college credits.

Criminal Justice: 

  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Completion of Police Academy. 
  • Certifiable as a MI Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Up to 67 transferable college credits. 


  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Welding Certifications.
  • Up to 37 transferable college credits.

Application Process for COOR Early Middle College

Any student enrolled in COOR Intermediate School District and entering 11th grade (on track to graduate) may apply.

To Qualify:

Early College – AUTOMOTIVE:

Complete Accuplacer Test & qualify for Basic Algebra (MTH 07300).

Early College- WELDING:

Complete Accuplacer Test.


Complete Accuplacer Test & qualify for English Comp I (ENG 10303).


The application process for the Early Middle College program includes:

  1. Discuss your interest with your parents and counselor.
  2. Complete & submit a registration form to the high school counselor.
  3. Apply online to Kirtland Community College (www.kirtland.edu)
  4. Complete ACCUPLACER test at your school—Counselor schedules with Pre-College Coordinator.
  5. Begin your college journey.

For Further Information Contact:

Lyndsay Smolarz

COOR ISD Administrative Assistant-
989.275.9580, ext: 434;