Two new degrees approved for fall 2019

TRAVERSE CITY — New degrees in culinary sales and surveying will be offered beginning with the fall 2019 semester after unanimous approval by NMC’s Board of Trustees Monday.

Both associate in applied science degrees are intended to offer additional employment options to students post-graduation.

The culinary sales degree includes culinary and general business courses already offered at NMC. It will expand upon the college’s current restaurant-focused culinary offerings and prepare students to work in food and beverage sales and marketing departments.

“As the popularity of specialty foods grows, so does the demand for education and training. It is envisioned that this program would serve to define NMC as a regional leader in this area,” said Stephen Siciliano, vice president for academic affairs.

The surveying degree complements existing training in marine technology and unmanned aerial systems. NMC offers the only bachelor’s degree in marine technology in the nation and has gone from being an early adopter in UAS training to an industry leader.

“With the addition of this degree, NMC will have a comprehensive pathway from degree through professional development in the platform triad of marine, air, land – unique among community colleges nationally,” said Marguerite Cotto, vice president for lifelong and professional learning.

Registration for fall semester classes begins March 13, 2019.



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