2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

Mission Statement

Kellogg Community College is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality education to enrich our community and the lives of individual learners.

The following are the core components of our mission:

  • We engage students in learning experiences that lead to enhanced employability and successful transfer to other educational institutions.
  • We develop students who can think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate global awareness.
  • We partner with the communities we serve to support economic vitality and stability through the development of a skilled local workforce.
  • We provide the educational resources and student services that promote, support, and enhance student success.
  • We advocate lifelong learning for all members of the community, providing local residents with educational and cultural opportunities that result in personal growth and development.

Vision Statement

Kellogg Community College will be recognized as a premier institution of higher education, having achieved excellence through innovation, quality instruction, a culture of continuous improvement, and learner-centered decision making.

Working together across the college we support an environment that values:

  • Student success through collaboration, cooperation, and academic rigor
  • Positive relationships with students, employers, our staff, and the community
  • Diversity
  • Quality and continuous improvement
  • Innovation, creativity, and flexibility
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Staff development

Accreditation and Approvals

Since 1965, Kellogg Community College has been granted full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (http://www.hlcommission.org/; 1-800-621-7440). Additionally, the College is a member of the Michigan Community College Association (http://www.mcca.org/), the Council of North Central Community-Junior Colleges, and the American Association of Community Colleges (http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Pages/default.aspx).

Membership in the various associations and regional accreditation agency approval gives students the assurance that their work at Kellogg Community College will be accepted by other reputable colleges and universities.

Certain programs of study at Kellogg Community College are individually accredited or approved by appropriate agencies. They are:

Correspondence awarding accreditation to the College or individual programs is filed in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. These documents are available for viewing by appointment.

The Self-Study Report required for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission is filed in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. A public copy of the Self-Study Report is available for viewing in the Learning Resource Center. Individual program self-studies required by their program accreditation agencies are filed in the office of the academic department that administers the program, along with any agency comments about the self-study. These documents are available for viewing by appointment at the corresponding department office.

Diversity Initiative

Vision for Diversity Initiative

Kellogg Community College provides an inclusive environment that supports the need of all persons to achieve their potential by respecting individual uniqueness and perspectives. We expect that every member of our academic community will adopt and enhance this vision.

Mission for Diversity Initiative

Kellogg Community College values a stable learning environment in all of its forms: classroom instruction, independent learning, co-curricular learning, and the improvement of our own administrative and academic processes. Learning involves developing an appreciation for people of different backgrounds that exhibit diverse types of thinking.

Kellogg Community College is proactive in encouraging staff, students, and community members to explore and experience various cultures and diverse life experiences that are available on the campus and in the community. We challenge and support each other to gain an understanding of how various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and orientations affect how we see the world. These interactions afford us the opportunity to broaden our world-view as well as enhance our sensitivities and appreciation of diversity.

In order to create a campus community that affirms the dignity, value and uniqueness of each person, we intend to actively pursue the recruitment and retention of a more diverse group of employees and students. We will ensure that the campus environment is welcoming and affirming for all persons.

The educational environment of our campus is enriched by the diversity of all who come together in a spirit of learning. It is our goal to graduate individuals who understand and appreciate the things that we have in common as well as those that make us unique. We strive to instill skills, attitudes, and sensitivities that are essential for leaders in a diverse world.


Kellogg Community College takes great pride in its buildings and grounds. The College facilities include:

  • Twelve major academic complexes containing classrooms, laboratories, and faculty and administrative offices
  • A student center containing a cafeteria, dining rooms, and study area
  • The 320-seat Elizabeth H. Binda Performing Arts Center
  • A Learning Resource Center containing a library that offers individual and group work areas, and a computer commons.
  • College Bookstore
  • Computer classrooms
  • Tennis courts
  • An international-sized soccer field
  • A 750-seat fieldhouse
  • Regional Manufacturing Technology Center at Fort Custer Industrial Park that provides skilled trades instruction

Regional Locations

Kellogg Community College has four academic centers: the Eastern Academic Center in Albion, Fehsenfeld Center in Hastings, the Grahl Center in Coldwater, and Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in Battle Creek. The Eastern Academic, Fehsenfeld and Grahl Centers provide transfer and applied degree courses, as well as academic and financial aid advising, payment opportunities, and bookstore services (only online bookstore services are available at the Fehsenfeld and Grahl Centers). For your convenience, the Centers are open days and evenings.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs focus upon specialty courses for job entry and/or occupational upgrading.

Administrative Assistant 
Art for Enrichment 
Business Management 
Computer Programming 
EMT - Basic 
EMT - Paramedic 
English for Enrichment 
Graphic Design 
Human Services Technician 
Industrial Electricity and Electronics 
Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 
Industrial Machining Technology 
Industrial Pipefitting 
Industrial Technology 
Industrial Trades 
Industrial Welding 
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 
Music Enrichment 
Photography and Multimedia 
Renewable Energy 
Sacred Music  
Web Design and Development  

Occupational Associate Degree Programs

Occupational associate degree programs have been designed for career entry and/or advancement in selected fields. Courses may or may not transfer to other colleges and universities. For some occupational programs, Kellogg Community College has agreements with other colleges and universities so that credits are accepted for transfer. Interested students should check with either the Academic Advising Center or the academic area for details.

Administrative Assistant 
Business Management 
Computer Engineering Technology 
Computer Networking 
Computer Programming 
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology 
Dental Hygiene 
Early Childhood Education 
Emergency Medical Services 
Graphic Design 
Human Services Technician 
Industrial Electricity and Electronics 
Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration  
Industrial Machining Technology 
Industrial Pipefitting 
Industrial Technology 
Industrial Welding 
Law Enforcement 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
Photography and Multimedia 
Physical Therapist Assistant 
Public Safety 
Skilled Trades