Battle Creek -- Kellogg Community College

The following certificate program is available in Battle Creek

  • Agricultural Operations

    The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.

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A few things to know about the agriculture industry in Calhoun County and the surrounding area:

Total market value of agriculture production for the area exceeds $448,380,000.
Calhoun County ranks 1st in the State for dairy farm revenue ($162,586,000) and 13th in total farmland (224,877 acres).
Surrounding counties of Barry and Branch rank in the top 20 for total livestock sales, crop sales, total farmland, and revenue from corn, soy, and wheat.

Apply for admission to the Institute of Agricultural Technology

Ready to apply to the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Kellogg Community College? Click here to start the application process!


About our partnership:

Michigan State University (MSU) and Kellogg Community College (KCC) have partnered to offer regionally relevant agricultural training programs for careers in some of Michigan's highest demand industries. Students will benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with all courses delivered in Battle Creek on the campus of KCC.

This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associate degree from Kellogg Community College. Full-time students will be able to complete the associate degree and certificate in just two years and financial aid is available to help with tuition expenses at both schools.

By working together, MSU and Kellogg Community College are able to offer these specialized training programs for high-demand jobs close to home and at a lower overall cost. Graduates will be prepared for rewarding job opportunities in agriculture or transfer to continue their education.


About Kellogg Community College

Kellogg Community College  was founded in 1956 by the Battle Creek Board of Education. In 1970, voters created an area-wide college district supported by local tax dollars. KCC, which has sites in Battle Creek, Albion, Coldwater, Hastings, and in the Fort Custer Industrial Park, offers approximately 100 pre-professional college/university transfer curricula; 40 occupational associate degree programs in health, business, technical and science fields; 30 certificate programs aimed at job preparation; and related training for apprenticeships.

KCC serves approximately 10,500 students annually on five campuses and through its Lifelong Learning and customized training programs. KCC also provides workforce development services tailored for and delivered to area businesses and organizations in a wide range of sectors. In recent years, KCC has provided specialized training for thousands of employees at hundreds of businesses across the region.

In addition to the MSU courses, students will take the following KCC courses to count toward the MSU certificate and their associate degree from KCC.

All of the following:

ENGL151 Freshman Composition
COMM 101 Foundations of Interpersonal Communications
ECON 201 Principles of Economics, MACRO
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology

One of the following:

MATH 115
MATH 125
MATH 130

One of the following:

BIOL 111
CHEM 100
CHEM 110

One of the following:

HUMA 150
ART 211
MUSI 211

* Complete the required service learning experience and a minimum of 5 to 7 elective credits.

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