Early College

Early College Advising Appointments:

Click here to schedule an appointment with our Early College Student Success Coach. Here are a couple things to know:

  • All appointments are held remotely via Microsoft Teams
  • Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a link to the appointment via email
  • Appointment are based on availability
  • Come prepared with your PSAT/SAT and/or Accuplacer scores

24-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment, please click here to request a new appointment. 

To ensure the safety of all students and employees, we ask that you review KCC’s Campus Reopening Plan before visiting campus.

About Early College:

Like dual-enrollment, early college programs involve high school students enrolling at Kellogg Community College while still attending high school. Early college programs generally begin prior to the beginning of the student’s junior  year of high school and run through an additional “fifth year” extending one year after traditional high school graduation.

Early college students take a variety of KCC courses intermixed with their high school schedules and graduate after their fifth year with an associate degree in addition to their high school diploma.

Early College Program Maps: 

Arts, Communication and English:
Graphic Design – Coming Soon!
Photography and Multimedia – Coming Soon!

Business and Computer Information Technology:
Administrative Assistant
Accounting
Business Management
Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
Computer Networking
Computer Programming
Computer Programming – Game Design
Cybersecurity 

Early Childhood and Teacher Education:
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education 

Health Sciences:
Dental Hygiene 
Nursing
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiography

Manufacturing, Skilled Trades, and Applied Technology – Coming Soon!

Science, Mathematics and Engineering:
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design – Coming Soon!

Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice:
Corrections – Coming Soon!
Criminal Justice – Coming Soon!
Human Services – Coming Soon!

Additional pathway programs are available, speak with your KCC Student Success Coach, Early College Coordinator or High School Counselor for additional options. 

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA): The MTA allows students to complete general education courses at participating colleges and universities in Michigan. Students my complete the MTA as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package at Michigan institutions. 

Early College students wishing to complete the MTA only can follow the guide listed below. Students can also choose to follow the above listed program map to also meet MTA requirements. 

Michigan Transfer Agreement Guide

How to Request MTA at KCC

Additional Resources:

  • Tuition is free for participating students
  • College credits accumulate faster
  • Classes work with the student's high school schedule
  • Credits transfer to 4-year colleges and universities
  • A industry-recognized certificate, college certificate or degree can be earned
  • The path is shorter to a career and steady paycheck
Battle Creek Central High School
Bellevue High School
Branch County ISD - includes: Branch Area Careers Center, Bronson High School, Coldwater High School, Pansophia Academy, and Quincy High School
Calhoun Area Career Center - included programs: Graphic Design and Welding
Delton Kellogg High School
Eastern Calhoun Early College - Marshall Public Schools
Gull Lake Community Schools
Harper Creek High School
Hastings High School
Homer High School
Lakeview High School
Pennfield High School
Additional resources to assist students and parents in selecting the best option for earning college credit while in high school - Stay tuned, resources coming soon!
All new Early College students are required to complete an Orientation. The Early College programs at KCC offer convenient orientations that focus on the Early College student experience with locations offerings in both Battle Creek and Coldwater.

For additional information, please contact the KCC Dual Enrollment and Early College office at 269-565-2042 or dualenrollment@kellogg.edu