1. What are GRCC, OAISD and M-TEC?
The Thompson Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) is a collaborative venture of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD). A variety of both college and non-college credit adult programming is available at M-TEC. We are located at 6364 136th Avenue in Holland (South East corner of Port Sheldon St. and Hwy 31).
2. What is the difference between "for college credit classes" and "not for college credit classes"?
Many classes offered through OAISD at M-TEC provide certifications. Other courses can be articulated (transferred and given credits) to colleges including Muskegon Community College, Davenport University, Baker College and Grand Rapids Community College.
3. What is Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) instruction?
Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) instruction allow students to attend open lab at their own convenience during scheduled lab hours and work independently. Students receive excellent instructional support when needed to help plan their program, manage their time, and complete course requirements. Each open entry course is designed to take the average student approximately 24 to 36 hours of computer time to complete. Please refer to the brochure on our main page to see our Open Lab schedule.
4. What about lecture classes?
Students have specific meeting schedules and are open for enrollment every six weeks. The classes combine instructor-directed learning and self-paced coursework. Each lecture class is designed to take a maximum of six weeks to complete.
5. How do I register for classes?
You may register one of three ways:
- In person
- By phone: 1-877-298-0007 or 616-738-8935, ext. 4200
- By fax: 616-738-8936