Industrial Trades

KCC / RMTC COVID-19 Update

  • Information from KCC: Updates about how KCC is responding to this evolving situation are available any time at www.kellogg.edu/coronavirus.
  • Spring 2020 Semester: KCC and the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center will be closed until further notice.
  • Summer Semester: KCC plans to offer online instruction only for the summer 2020 semester. Limited RMTC lab hours may be offered by appointment if possible. More information on this will be posted here as it becomes available.
  • KCC Email: Students should check their KCC email regularly for information about KCC’s response to COVID-19. Directions about how to do this can be found at www.kellogg.edu/student/portal-support-pages.

RMTC and COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Online Learning Options: RMTC faculty are working to make module content available in an online format as much as possible, but options will be limited. Information about online options is listed below by program. If a module is not listed, unfortunately it is not an online option.
  • Module Incomplete Grades: If online content is not available or appropriate for a student, they will be offered incomplete grades for this semester for any module in which they are currently enrolled but have not completed. For students who have an incomplete that expires this semester, an extension may be granted on a case-by-case basis once the College resumes normal operations.
  • Dropping Modules: Students can drop modules until May 3 and receive a full refund. If modules are dropped after that date, a grade of “W” will be issued and no refunds will be offered. If you are a student utilizing any financial aid, including veteran benefits, it is recommended that you contact financial aid prior to dropping so they can discuss any ramifications of dropping your modules on the aid you may have already received or that was awarded. More information about the College’s refund policy can be found at www.kellogg.edu/refund-policy. For further assistance with dropping modules, visit www.kellogg.edu/registrar. The Financial Aid Department web page is online at www.kellogg.edu/financial-aid.
  • Getting Help: Students can reach their faculty via email during the closure with questions related to modules. Contact information is also listed for each program at www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades.
  • Company Programs: These students will either be dropped or offered an incomplete grade this semester for any module in which they are currently enrolled but have not completed, unless there is a completely online option.
  • Dual Enrolled or Early College: These students should work with their high school counselor to determine appropriate next steps once the RMTC is able to offer face-to-face instruction again. For additional information, visit KCC’s Admissions Department web page at www.kellogg.edu/admissions.
  • Financial Aid: If students have questions about how this closure will impact their financial aid, please visit www.kellogg.edu/financial-aid.  

RMTC Content Available Partially or Fully Online

Industrial Electricity

The following units will be made available online for content and assessments only. Once the RMTC reopens, students can complete the hands-on labs  to receive credit for the module. We will still require a passing score of 90% on all online tests. If you need a test reset, we will be doing so in the morning and early evening each day. Students must email the instructorwhen beginning a module to receive the syllabi and related materials.

Online content is available for the following modules/units at www.learnamatrol.com:

Unit INEL 20, Unit INEL 25, Unit INEL 30, Unit INEL 40, Unit INEL 50, Unit INEL 60, Unit INEL 65, Unit INEL 67, Unit INEL 70, Unit INEL 75

The following units are available for correspondence via email with the instructor – Unit INEL 35

To get a test reset or for questions contact Kevin Barnes, Instructor – barnesk@kellogg.edu .

Machining

INMT curriculum is currently being updated into a hybrid format that allows students to access training material through Moodle, KCC’s online learning management system (LMS). If you are interested and have access to a computer or tablet with internet access, some course content is now available. Follow these steps to access courses you are registered for:

  1. Login to the Bruin Portal with your K ID and password.
  2. Click on the Moodle tab to access the LMS
  3. Click on one of the courses you are registered for.
  4. Each module will have a Syllabus available. Click on the Syllabus link and read it carefully for guidance on how to complete the course work.
  5. The Syllabus will list ToolingU modules that can be completed online. ToolingU is a training platform maintained by SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers).

Contact your Instructor, Jason Moore, at moorej@kellogg.edu with any questions.

Industrial Technology

Some modules will be made available online for content and assessments only. Once the RMTC reopens, students can complete the hands-on labs to receive credit for the module. We will still require a passing score of 90% on all online tests. If you need a test reset, we will be doing so in the morning and early evening each day. Online modules are available through MOODLE, which students can access by logging into the Bruin Portal at www.kellogg.edu. All modules will contain:

  1. Course Syllabus which will have the link to the AMATROL On-Line Course Materials.
  2. Lab Materials – Which will be completed once the college reopens.

The following modules are accessible online:

INT 30 060, INT 30 070, INT 30 080, INT 30 100, INT 30 110, INT 30 130, INT 30 140, INT 30 210, INT 40 120

To get a test reset or for questions contact Tim Krueger, Instructor – kruegerti@kellogg.edu.

Welding

Students will have access to any modules that utilize Tooling U for content. Students can choose to continue work in these modules online, but will have to complete any hands-on lab assignments at the RMTC once the facility is open to students.

Some content for the following modules is available online by visiting Tooling U:

INWE 05 010, INWE 05 020, INWE 05 030, INWE 10 010, INWE 10 020,  INWE 15 010, INWE 15 030, INWE 20 030, INWE 25 010, INWE 25 020, INWE 40 010, INWE 45 010, INWE 55 010.

For questions and support, contact the program’s Instructor, Steve Casselman, at casselmans@kellogg.edu.

HVAC-R

No online content is available. For general questions about this program, contact your Instructor, Andy Redlon, at redlona@kellogg.edu.

Pipefitting

No online content is available. For general questions about this program, contact your Instructor, Andy Redlon, at redlona@kellogg.edu.

Regional Manufacturing Technology Center

Kellogg Community College’s Industrial Trades Department is home to the College’s Industrial Trades programs, which feature several associate degree and certificate programs. Click through the links below for information about each program or download our Industrial Trades Catalog 2019-2020.

KCC’s Industrial Trades programming is offered at the College’s state-of-the-art Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) campus, located at 405 Hill Brady Road in Battle Creek. KCC’s programming approach offers an innovative, nontraditional style of training that incorporates competency-based modules, individualized instruction and self-paced learning. Modules are credit-based and may lead to a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students may also be granted credit for prior learning experience.

Students who have earned an apprenticeship certificate or who possess a journeyman’s card or state license in a qualifying trade area may also have the opportunity to earn a 60-credit Associate in Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades. Students must seek approval from the director of the RMTC prior to applying for graduation. For more information about this degree program, contact Industrial Trades Education Director Kim Andrews-Bingham at andrewsk@kellogg.edu.

Competency-based Modules

Modules are short, topical courses generally between five and 25 clock hours in length. In some programs, modules must be taken in successive order, where students must pass each successive module before starting the next. Competency-based means students must achieve the minimum score (80, 90 or 100 percent) to pass the module.

Individualized Instruction

Industrial Trades instruction is instructor-facilitated instead of instructor-led. Each module contains a list of learning activities which may include reading technical manuals or textbooks, watching videos, completing online curricula, viewing presentations, completing written exercises, completing hands-on lab activities and/or completing written or lab-based assessments. Instructors provide one-on-one instruction to individual students as they work through these learning activities.

Self-Paced Learning

KCC’s Industrial Trades Department is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and each program lab is open late two nights per week. Students may attend at any time during these hours to work on their modules and learning activities at their own pace. Students may register for modules at any time during the semester.

Credit-Based

All Industrial Trades modules are credit-based, which means students earn college credit for each module successfully completed. For every 24 hours of instruction, students earn one college credit hour. Credit and contact hours for each module are listed on the program outlines/cost sheets available on the program Web pages linked above. Minimum credit requirements for certificates vary by program. A certificate is required for the completion of an Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Trades.

Prior Experience

Students may be granted credit for prior learning or work experience. Many Industrial Trades students have extensive knowledge and skills, which may be equivalent to the knowledge and skills taught at the RMTC. In these cases students may apply for prior experiential credit. Students should discuss all prior learning and experience with their RMTC program instructor prior to enrollment.

Map to the RMTC