KCC maintains an open admissions policy, meaning admission is granted to anyone who is at least 18 years old and has a high school or general education diploma. Admission also is granted to people younger than 18 through a dual-enrollment process or early college program.
KCC student athletes — approximately 92 per year — participate in five competitive sports: men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. KCC participates in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 12. KCC spends approximately $319,000 per year on its athletic programs, including salaries, scholarships, operating costs and travel, but a majority of that expense is offset by the tuition that student athletes – many of whom are recruited from outside the KCC tax district – pay for classes at the College.
Financial Aid The College maintains an effective financial aid program of scholarships, grants, campus employment and loans. Financial aid experts guide students through processes, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to determine eligibility in a variety of programs, including Pell grants, workstudy and veteran assistance.
Service-learning KCC is committed to the development of students through service-learning and civic engagement and strongly encourages students to gain experience in this field during their time here. The College has developed community partnerships to ensure students obtain meaningful experiences that also meet the needs of the community. Upon completion of service requirements in designated courses, students receive a service-learning endorsement on their academic transcripts.
Early College and Dual Enrollment As of July 2017, KCC had active agreements with 14 school districts to collaborate on the delivery of early college programming, which enables high school students to conveniently complete college coursework over the course of several years at little or no tuition cost. The active agreements include Battle Creek Public Schools, Bellevue Community Schools, Calhoun Area Career Center, Coldwater Community Schools, Eastern Calhoun Early College, Gull Lake Community Schools, Harper Creek Community Schools, Hastings Area School System, Homer Community Schools, Lakeview School District, Pansophia Academy, Pennfield Schools, Quincy Community Schools and Union City Community Schools. In addition to formal early college programs, hundreds of students from dozens of area school districts dual enrolled at KCC in 2016-17.
Performing and visual arts KCC’s music and theatre faculty guide a sequence of student and community performances each year, including plays, musicals, operas, band concerts and recitals. These performances occur in the Binda Performing Arts Center and the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Battle Creek campus as well as other locations throughout Calhoun, Barry and Branch counties. Additionally, the College’s art faculty host a series of student and guest exhibits each year featuring a variety of media, including oil paintings, photography and sculpture.
Workforce Solutions KCC delivers cost-effective, innovative and customized workforce development programs to companies and organizations across the service area. Our Workforce Solutions Department designs training and credential programs specifically for businesses and nonprofits in the manufacturing, health care and service sectors. We also offer opportunities through the Michigan New Jobs Training Program, which provides free employee training to eligible employers
Lifelong Learning For students seeking short-term, non-credit courses in a range of topics, KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department offers classes in art, cooking, crafts, technology, fitness, languages and other areas.
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Kellogg Community College's 2016-17 Annual Report.