Kellogg Community College – Battle Creek

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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.

  • Food Processing, Technology and Safety

    The Food Processing, Technology and Safety certificate program trains students on the processes and technologies used to convert commodities into consumable food products.

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.

Agricultural Operations at IAT/Kellogg Community College

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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 offers 59 pre-professional transfer curricula; 35 associate degree programs; 28 certificate programs; six categories of professional certifications; and a variety of short-term, non-credit courses.

Kellogg Community College serves approximately 8,400 students annually via five campuses, customized training and online coursework.

The KCC service district covers Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties in south central Michigan. The tax district includes most of Calhoun County and small portions of Barry, Branch, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties.