Cooperative Degree Programs

Future Students

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The mission of Alpena Community College is to meet lifelong learning needs by providing educational opportunities through effective stewardship of resources.

In addition to traditional arts and science transfer programs described under the various associate degrees, Alpena Community College has special agreements with several institutions that expand opportunities for students interested in specialized programs not available in their entirety at Alpena Community College. For these cooperative programs, students complete specified courses at Alpena Community College and then transfer seamlessly to finish the requirements at another college. It is important to plan your course selections with the appropriate contact person at Alpena Community College right from the start.

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Bay De Noc Community College

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Water Resource Management 1 + 1 transfer program that allows students to complete the first year of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Water Resource Management at Alpena Community College before transferring to Bay de Noc for the second year of the program. During the second year, a four-week co-op internship is required, and students may be able to complete this work experience in the Alpena area. Students interested in this program should contact Douglas Huizenga at 989.358.7362 before registering for classes.


Delta College

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Dental Hygiene
For more information visit Delta’s website at www.delta.edu.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Chemical Process Technology

For more information visit Delta’s website at www.delta.edu.

Delta College Basic Police Training Academy
Alpena Community College students who are eligible may enroll in the Delta Basic Police Training Academy and transfer credits from Delta to Alpena Community College to be applied to Alpena Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Law Enforcement degree program. Once enrolled in a basic training academy, all trainees must successfully complete the MCOLES Physical Fitness Program in order to graduate. Successfully completing this program is determined by a passing score on the MCOLES Exit Test.

The educational prerequisites are as follows:

  • A minimum of an associate degree from an accredited college or university must have been completed; or
  • Completing degree requisites through Delta College’s Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Program with Basic Police Training Option; or 
  • Criminal justice students from Saginaw Valley State University, Mid-Michigan Community College, and Alpena Community College may also attend Delta College’s police academy as part of their law enforcement degree; or 
  • MCOLES may issue an educational waiver upon completion of a military police academy and one year service as a military police officer.

All applicants must pass the MCOLES Pre-employment Test. For more information on the Delta College Basic Police Training Academy, please contact Larry Thomson, Alpena Community College Criminal Justice Instructor, at 989.358.7208 or thomsonl@alpenacc.edu.


Eastern Michigan University

Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
For more information visit EMU’s website at https://www.emich.edu/cot/tpsm/programs/tmgmt/


Ferris State University

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management – Concrete Technology

Students graduating from Alpena Community College with a Pre-Construction Management (AS) degree can articulate their courses into the FUS Construction Mangement – Concrete Technology (BS) degree. Please see your Concrete Tech advisor for more information on this transfer opportunity.

Alpena Community College also has an Institutional Partnership Agreement with Ferris State University. For more information visit FSU’s website at

https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/university/transfer/collegetransfer/guides/AlpenaCommunityCollege.htm .


Kirtland Community College

Kirtland Regional Police Academy

After successful completion of the first three semesters of the Alpena Community College Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science Degree Program, students can opt to substitute the fourth semester's classes by completing the Kirtland Regional Police Academy at Kirtland Community College.  Credits earned through successful completion of the police academy can be transferred back to fulfill the requirements of the fourth semester of the law enforcement degree and receive credit for CJ119, CJ222, CJ224, and CJ229 without taking the classes at Alpena Community College.  For more information on the cooperative agreement with the Kirtland Regional Police Academy, please contact Larry Thomson, Alpena Community College Criminal Justice Director, at 989.358.7208 or thomsonl@alpenacc.edu. 


Lake Superior State University

Alpena Community College and Lake Superior State University have a longstanding partnership to meet degree completion needs of Alpena Community College students through transfer programs. LSSU provides transfer equivalency information at http://www.lssu.edu/admissions/transfer.php

Alpena Community College is currently working on articulation agreements for the following programs. (January 2017)

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/International Business
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Business Administration/Marketing
  • Business Administration/Finance & Economics

Madonna University

Bachelor of Social Work
Alpena Community College and Madonna University have developed this articulation agreement to facilitate the educational mobility and transfer of students from Alpena Community College to Madonna University. Please visit the Madonna University website for more information: http://www.madonna.edu/admissions/transfer


Mid Michigan Community College

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Radiography
Alpena Community College and Mid Michigan Community College offer a cooperative program that includes program prerequisite course work required for this program to be completed at Alpena Community College. Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for the certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists. Career opportunities include work in hospitals and clinics as part of the medical team specializing in the use of X-rays for diagnosis and treatment.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Physical Therapy Assistant
Alpena Community College and Mid Michigan Community College offer a cooperative program that includes program prerequisite course work required for the Physical Therapy Assistant program to be completed at Alpena Community College. Mid Michigan’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Enrollment in these programs is limited and careful planning is required, so students seeking entry into these programs should consult with an Alpena Community College advisor, Brenda Kelley at 989.358.7311 before registering for any classes.


Northwood University

Northwood University

All Alpena Community College associate degrees are eligible to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration through Northwood University.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree — Management (3+1 Option)
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree — Accounting (3+1 Option)
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree  Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree — Computer Information Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree — Health Care Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree  Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree  Entertainment, Sport and Promotion Mgmt.
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree  Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree  Franchising Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree — Automotive Marketing & Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree — Aftermarket Management
Bachelor of Science  Applied Management

For more information on these cooperative programs please contact Northwood University Alpena Program Center Manager Madeline Briggs University Center 989.358.7302 or contact the Northwood University Main Campus Admissions Office 800.622.9000.


University of Michigan-Flint

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
UM-Flint and Alpena Community College have collaborated to offer select UM-Flint courses leading to a BSN degree, through a combination of classes on-site in Alpena, Flint, and online.

Current Alpena Community College Students may enroll as a UM-Flint Guest Student while completing coursework at Alpena Community College. A Financial Aid Consortium Agreement is in place for students who wish to utilize financial aid between Alpena Community College and UM-Flint.

Mid-Michigan Medical Center RNs may enroll as a UM-Flint Transfer Student.

New Alpena Community College Students can apply online or contact the Alpena Community College Admissions Office at 989-358-7339 for more information about becoming a student.

Apply for UM-Flint BSN Program at: http://umflint.edu/admissions/apply/

For more information about the UM-Flint BSN Program in Alpena, visit Alpena Community College.umflint.edu or contact:

Alex Chouinard
Academic Advisor
(810) 424-5545
chouiad@umflint.edu