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2016-2017 Catalog-EXPIRED 

2016-2017 Catalog-EXPIRED

Grand Rapids Community College

Welcome to the 2016-2017 College Catalog

The Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Online Catalog is a comprehensive listing of current information regarding academic programs, policies, degree requirements, procedures, course offerings, and other information for GRCC students. GRCC students are responsible for knowing the requirements for the degrees they are pursuing and for understanding the College’s policies and procedures contained in the catalog based on their declared catalog year.
Although this catalog was prepared with the best information available, policies, procedures, fees, and program changes are subject to modification by college officials. Modifications will be indicated on the modifications tab.
Click the Catalog User Guides  for assistance with navigation of the online catalog.

Catalog Contents–

Please use the links on the left to navigate to the different sections of the online catalog or cllck on a heading below to take you the section. The 2015-2016 is available in the drop down opton above.  For catalogs from 2014-2015 and earlier, visit the Catalogs (2011-2015)  tab.

Academic Programs  –

A listing of all GRCC’s Academic Programs

Course Codes and Descriptions  –

A listing of all GRCC’s Course Descriptions, including credit/contact hours, description, etc.

General Education Courses  –

A listing of GRCC’s General Education Courses

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)  –

Detail information on the Michigan Transfer Agreement.

About GRCC  –

Learning more facts and information about Grand Rapids Community

Admissions and Enrollment Services  –

Admission Requirements / Assessment / Writing Placement / Reading Placement / Mathematic Placement / Mandatory Orientation / Class Standing / Transfer Students / Former Students / Guest Students / Dual Enrollment / Health Programs / International Students

Associate Degrees & Programs  –

Associate’s Degrees and Certificates / Programs

Student Records/Registrar  –

Veterans / Standards of Progress:Veterans / Transfer and Test Credit / Articulation / Independent Studies / Project Seminars

Student Services  –

Academic Advising, Counseling & Transfer Planning / Disability & Occupational Support Programs / TRiO Programs / Academic Testing Services / Academic Support & Tutoring Center / Student Life

Tuition/Financial Aid  –

Tuition & Residency / FACTS Payment / Payment Schedule / Residency Definitions / Residency Review / Residency Audit / Tuition Rates / Fees / Refund Policy / Financial Aid / Student Eligibility / Financial Aid Application Deadline / Financial Aid Programs / Programs Based not on Need / Program Based on Need / Special Programs / Method of Payment / Frequency of Financial Aid Payments / Calculation of Financial Need / Federal Return of Funds / Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Academic Policies  –

Grading Policy/Audit/Withdrawal Process/Academic Standing/Prerequisites/Catalog Year Policy/Mandatory STudent Orientation/Mandatory Placement/Mandatory College Learning Success-CLS 100/Minimum Institutional Credit Policy/Multiple Degrees/Course Repetition/Class Attendance/Student Acdemic Grievance Procedure/General Information and Policies/Campus Crime Report/Criminal Background Checks/Children in the Classroom and on Campus/Concealed Weapons Policy/Copyright/Right to Use Photographs/Tabacco Free Enviroment Policy/Student Complaint Process/Ethics Concerns/Americans with Disabilities Act Discrimination Procedures/Consumer Information/Medial Withdrawal Policy

Graduation  –

 Information on GRCC’s Graduation Requirements

Continuing Education / Workforce Training  –

GRCC’s Workforce Training is a collection of services focused on improving the quality of your labor pool.

Job Training  –

Programs offered through Grand Rapids Community College Job Training help students focus on their educational and technological needs for gaining job skills that will enhance their employment opportunities.

GRCC Employees  –

A list of all Grand Rapids Community Employees

Catalogs (2011-2015)  –

For catalogs from 2015-2016 and earlier, visit the archives.


Additional features to assist you with the catalog:

 Degree Planner

 My Catalog

You will find the Degree planner at the top of each program.  By selecting this icon, you will be able to print a checklist of your degree requirements.
My Catalog is a feature within the online catalog that allows you to create a portfolio by selecting information and storing for later reference. To create a portfolio, click on the My Catalog link at the bottom left navigation pane.  After creating an acocunt you will be able to add courses, programs to your portfolio by selecting this icon.
Please work with your adivsor to ensure you are storing information revalent to your catalog year.


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. Further information may be obtained from the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295. Telephone: (616) 234-2120.

Should you have a need for alternative format (i.e. Braille, CD, enlarged font); contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at 616-234-4140 to discuss options or arrange an intake with a counselor.

GRCC is a tobacco free campus.

143 Bostwick Avenue NE • Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295
(616) 234-4000 / FAX (616) 234-4005