Gainful Employment Disclosure

Students working with an instructor in a machining lab at GRCC

Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment. We meet with Advisory boards consisting of local leaders as well as industry professionals to make informed decisions in the development of new offerings as well as improving existing programs.

Graduates from GRCC's certificate programs can be assured that they are learning current industry standards and practices in state-of-the-art labs using the latest equipment that lead to gainful employment.

We invite you to explore the many occupational offerings available at GRCC and to learn the job outlook for specific occupational offerings, our completion rates, and financial costs associated with completion.

Addiction Studies

Automotive Servicing

Automotive Technician

Baking and Pastry Arts

Baking and Pastry Arts Advanced

Computer Support Technician

Computed Tomography Technologist

Construction Electrician

Craft Brewing

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Advanced

Culinary Management Advanced

Dental Assisting

Digital Audio Specialist

Electrical Controls & Mechatronics

Electronics Engineering Technology



Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Technology

Infant and Toddler CDA

Introduction to Construction

Machinist/CNC Technician

Machine Tool


Mechanical Design


Medical Assisting


Personal Chef

Personal Chef Advanced

Plastics/Polymer Engineering Technology

Police Academy

Practical Nursing

Residential Construction

Retail Management

Supply Chain Operations

Tooling & Manufacturing Technology

Welding Technology

Welding/Fabrication Technician

Welding Skills


This information complies with the U.S. Department of Education, Gainful Employment Programs disclosure reporting requirement. Program length assumes that the student successfully completes a full time load (12 credits) in a continuous succession of Fall and Winter terms, and that the student requires no developmental course work.

Supply costs are not included in the total Book costs.

If there were fewer than ten (10) graduates in a program, we cannot disclose the Median Loan Debt or the number of graduates completing the program on time, to prevent violating the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.

According to the Gainful Employment disclosure requirements, an institution must disclose the placement rate of GE program completers if required by the institutional accreditor, program accreditor, or the state. At this time, neither GRCC's accreditor nor the State of Michigan requests programmatic placement data.