2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2019-2020 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 on Accreditation of Two-Year Colleges, and the American Association of Community Colleges (https://www.aacc.nche.edu/).

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.

Equity and Inclusion Commitment

KCC’s commitment to equity and inclusion is clearly stated in the following equity statement:

“At Kellogg Community College, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where we foster respect for others and our differences, support cultural understanding, demonstrate ethical behavior and champion social justice.” We will accomplish this by:

  • Deepening our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through learning, engagement with others and personal reflection;
  • Valuing the lived experiences and perspectives of others while nurturing and understanding the differences between us;
  • Rejecting all forms of prejudice, discrimination and racism; and
  • Advancing integrity, justice and civility among and between us.”

This commitment is instilled in the prominent role equity and inclusion play in KCC’s strategic plan, as well as in the establishment of an Equity and Inclusion Committee, which drives the institutional work.

For more information about KCC’s equity and inclusion work, please go to http://www.kellogg.edu/about/equity/.


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 747-seat field house.
  • 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, the Fehsenfeld Center in Hastings, the Grahl Center in Coldwater, and the 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  
Medical Assistant  
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 
Music for 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