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.
  • Between semesters:
    • The RMTC is open Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm for registration and to pick up materials.
  • Summer 2021 Semester:
    • Starting February 1, 2021 KCC’s RMTC opened its labs to all students for in-person Industrial Trades instruction. Capacity will be limited to allow social distancing and adhere to all KCC and State of Michigan COVID guidelines. To reduce the spread of the COVID virus, all safety measures that were in place when labs were closed last November will be maintained throughout the summer. This includes but is not limited to 1) mask requirements onsite, 2) temperature and symptom checks upon arrival, 3) social distancing, and 4) students working with program faculty to book lab time by appointment.
    • RMTC labs for the Summer 2021 semester will be open to students by appointment only on Monday and Thursday 8 am to 4 pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday 8 am to 8 pm. See the RMTC Summer 2021 Lab Schedule for more information. Students can register for classes online or come to the facility to register in-person during business hours.
    • For Industrial Trades students attending satellite sites in Branch and Barry counties, please contacts those sites directly for more information about lab availability at those locations. Note: there are no industrial trades summer course offerings at Branch and Barry counties.
    • For more information, contact the RMTC at 269-965-4137 or RMTC@kellogg.edu.
  • 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: 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 an incomplete grade is requested for a module, students will need to work with their faculty to submit an Incomplete Contract. Here are some important things to remember about Incomplete Contracts:
    • As incomplete grades will no longer be automatically awarded, grades of N “No Credit” will be entered for any student with an incomplete module for which a contract is not in place. This means a student would have to register and pay for the module again in the future to continue work on it. 
    • Students must connect with program faculty to complete the Incomplete Contract, and both the student and faculty must sign it. The original will be left with faculty, and the student is encouraged to keep a copy for their records. It is up to faculty discretion as to whether a student will be awarded the requested Incomplete Contract.
    • Students can download the Incomplete Contract and directions here – KCC RMTC Incomplete Contract. To complete and submit the contract electronically, this version of the document can be typed in directly and emailed to program faculty – RMTC Incomplete Contract – fillable PDF. pdf  It is important to note that only official KCC email addresses can be used in facilitating this process. 
  • Accessing Content from Past Incomplete Modules: If a student previously received an incomplete grade on a module that is listed as currently available online and would like to continue to work on it, please contact your program faculty for access.
  • Dropping Modules: Students can drop current semester modules until the drop date posted on the lab schedule 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.
  • Online Modules – Getting Help: Students can reach their faculty via email. 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 for the current semester for any module in which they are currently enrolled but have not completed. Note: Incomplete contracts will be required for forklift, OSHA, and any non-credit/assessment modules. 
  • Dual Enrolled or Early College: These students should work with their high school counselor to determine appropriate next steps. For additional information, visit KCC’s Admissions Department web page at www.kellogg.edu/admissions. Note: Limited online modules are available in all program areas.
  • Financial Aid: If students have questions about financial aid, please visit www.kellogg.edu/financial-aid.  

Industrial Trades Registration Process

  1. For new students – Complete the industrial trades application and the orientation. This must be completed prior to registration.
    • Apply to the college at www.kellogg.edu – choose “Apply Now”. Create an account; then do an application for admission.
    • Go to the RMTC Orientation and read the information about the RMTC and its processes.
    • After reading the online portion noted above, you must then register for the orientation module by following the Step by Step Registration Instructions found here – Registration Instructions. 
    • Email your instructor that you have registered for orientation so they can assist you with choosing an approved sequence of modules (classes), and grade the orientation. This will also be their signal that a student needs a grade entered for completing orientation, which needs to happen before they can register for any other modules. Instructor contact information can be found below or on the lab schedule.
  2. Spring 2021 students: the modules listed below are offered online or virtually. Please work with your instructor to choose a sequence of modules.
  3. All students – Register for classes following the Step by Step Registration Instructions provided in step 1 above. Note – new students will have to have their orientation graded by their instructor before registering for additional modules.
    • If you are unable to login to your online portal, please contact the I.S. Help Desk at helpdesk@kellogg.edu or (269) 965-4148.
    • If you do not have access to register online, you may come in to the RMTC to register. Current registration hours at the RMTC are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm. Bring picture ID and address verification. Payment Plan or Payment in full must be completed within 24 hours to avoid being dropped for non-payment. Students receiving any type of financial aid must use the payment plan option.

Online Modules

See attached Industrial Trades Online Modules Reference Sheet, or below, for a list of online modules.

 All modules listed below are available 100% online by logging into Moodle via the KCC student portal at https://moodle.kellogg.edu/ unless otherwise noted.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY Students should contact the instructor, Kevin Barnes, at BarnesK@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email Electrical@kellogg.edu.

Unit 5: INEL 05010

Unit 10: INEL 10010, INEL 10020, INEL 10030

Unit 15: INEL 15010, INEL 15020, INEL 15030, INEL 15040, INEL 15050, INEL 15060, INEL 15070, INEL 15080, INEL 15090, INEL 15100, INEL 15110

Unit 35: INEL 35010, INEL 35020, INEL 35030, INEL 35040, INEL 35050, INEL 35060, INEL 35070, INEL 35080, INEL 35090, INEL 35100, INEL 35110, INEL 35120, INEL 35130, INEL 35140

MACHINING Students should contact the instructor, Jason Moore, at MooreJ@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email Machining@kellogg.edu. To view lab availability, click here:

Machine Lab Schedule

Unit 5: INMT 05010

Unit 10: INMT 10010

Unit 30: INMT 30010

Unit 45: INMT 45100

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY  Students should contact the instructor, Tim Krueger, at KruegerTi@kellogg.edu for access to materials. To schedule lab time, email IndustrialTechnology@kellogg.edu.

All modules available virtually, but not via Moodle.

Unit 5: INT 05010, INT 05020, INT 05030, INT 05040, INT 05050, INT 05060, INT 05070, INT 05080, INT 05090, INT 05100, INT 05110

Unit 10: INT 10060, INT 10070

Unit 15: INT 15090

Unit 20: INT 20020, INT 20030

Unit 30: INT 30020, INT 30030, INT 30050, INT 30140, INT 30150, INT 30160, INT 30170, INT 30190, INT 30200

Unit 45: INT 45030, INT 45040, INT 45050, INT 45060, INT 45070, INT 45080

CEU’s: (third party assessments / credentials) INT C420, INT C430, INT C440, INT C450

WELDING Students should contact the instructor, Steve Casselman, at CasselmanS@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email Welding@kellogg.edu.

Unit 5: INWE 05010, INWE 05020, INWE 05030

Unit 10: INWE 10010, INWE 10020

Unit 15: INWE 15010

Unit 25: INWE 25010, INWE 25020, INWE 25040,

Unit 35: INWE 35010, INWE 35030, INWE 35040, INWE 35050

Unit 40: INWE 40010

Unit 45: INWE 45010

HVAC-R Students should contact the instructor, Andy Redlon, at RedlonA@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email HVACandPipefitting@kellogg.edu.

Unit 10: INHR 10021

Unit 40: INHR 40041

Unit 45: INHR 45011, INHR 45021

Unit 50: INHR 50011, INHR 50021

Unit 55: INHR 55021, INHR 55031

Unit 70: INHR 70011

PIPEFITTING Students should contact the instructor, Andy Redlon, at RedlonA@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email HVACandPipefitting@kellogg.edu.

Unit 20: INPF 20081

Unit 30: INPF 30031, INPF 30041, INPF 30061, INPF 30131

Unit 40: INPF 40021, INPF 40031, INPF 40041, INPF 40051

TOOL & DIE No online modules are offered. Please contact the instructor, Jason Moore, at MooreJ@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email Machining@kellogg.edu.

INSTRUMENTATION No online modules are offered. Please contact the instructor, Tim Krueger, at KruegerTi@kellogg.edu with questions. To schedule lab time, email IndustrialTechnology@kellogg.edu.

Click here to reference information from the Spring 2020 semester, which ended May 4, 2020.

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 Schedule 20-21 catalog.

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 Julia Faist at FaistJ@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

Students may attend at any time during open lab 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.