Established in 1967, the College offers a comprehensive general education curricula designed to meet the needs of students interested in occupational programs leading to immediate employment and students wishing to transfer to a senior institution. West Shore Community College’s home base is 360 scenic acres of rolling timberland, located near Ludington, Manistee, and Scottville at the intersection of North Stiles and Sugar Grove Roads in Mason County, Michigan. The College offers Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degrees, One-and Two-Year Certificates, and many custom-designed Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences Degree Programs to meet transfer students’ needs. Because graduates enter a world dominated by technology, West Shore has the latest technology on campus for student use, from computers and computer programs to equipment in math, science, computer animation and simulation, machine tool technology, nursing, welding, and many others. In-district residents pay $2,322 in tuition and fees per academic year. In addition to offering instructional programs, the College serves the area in a number of ways. The College offers special events and cultural activities throughout the year, including lectures, theater productions, dance and musical performances, art exhibits and other types of entertainment for both student and community members. In addition, non-credit community service classes and adult lifelong learning classes designed to meet general interest needs and enrichment of area residents are offered throughout the year.