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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 during the student’s sophomore 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. KCC currently has early college agreements with several regional high schools. For more information about early college opportunities offered at KCC through your high school, contact your high school counselor.

Individuals with questions about dual enrollment opportunities at KCC should contact the College at 269-565-2042 or dualenrollment@kellogg.edu.

Benefits of Early College

  • Tuition is free for participating students
  • College credits accumulate faster
  • Classes work with student’s high school schedule
  • Credits transfer to four-year colleges and universities
  • An industry-recognized certificate, college certificate or degree can be earned
  • The path is shorter to a career and steady paycheck
KCC Early College Flyer

2022-2023 Early College Program Maps

Additional 2022-2023 program maps are in progress. For previous catalog year program maps, please contact Angie Bess or Timeaka Reese.

Transfer Studies: 
General Studies

Arts, Communication & English:

Business & Computer Information Technology:
Administrative Assistant
Computer Engineering Technology
Sports Management

Early Childhood Education & Teacher Education:
Early Childhood Education

Health Sciences:
Physical Therapist Assistant

Manufacturing, Skilled Trades & Applied Technology:
Industrial Electricity and Electronics
Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
Industrial Machining Technology
Industrial Pipefitting
Industrial Welding

Science, Mathematics & Engineering: 
Exercise Science

Early College Partner Schools

The following schools participate in early college agreements with KCC.

  • Battle Creek Central High School
  • Bellevue High School
  • Branch County ISD, including the Branch Area Careers Center, Bronson High School, Coldwater High School, Pansophia Academy and Quincy High School
  • The Calhoun Area Career Center (Graphic Design and Welding programs)
  • 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