KCC hosting career camp for high schoolers June 20-23

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

Area high school students will have the hands-on chance to explore future career options during Kellogg Community College’s Career Exploration Experience camp in June.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, with each day dedicated to a different set of careers. Individuals can sign up for as little as one day or up to all four at registration. Career days offered include:

  • Allied Health Day
    Monday, June 20
    Careers to be explored include dental hygienists, medical imaging technicians, nurses and physical therapist assistants.
  • Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Day
    Tuesday, June 21
    Careers to be explored include corrections officers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, judges, police officers, probation officers and prosecutors.
  • Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day
    Wednesday, June 22
    Careers to be explored include electricians and electronics technicians, fabricators, heating and cooling specialists, machinists and tool and die makers, robotics technicians and welders.
  • Business and Technology Day
    Thursday, June 23
    Careers to be explored include accountants, business, computer-aided drafting designers, computer engineering technicians, graphic designers and information technology technicians.

Each day is designed to provide participants with hands-on activities so students can experience a “day in the life” of each profession. Activities will include using an X-ray machine and exploring KCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on Allied Health Day; discovering various welding techniques using a simulator on Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day; practicing with the law enforcement/EMS driving simulator on Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Day; and using computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) software and the College’s 3D printer on Business and Technology Day. Participants will meet professionals from each career field and learn about career paths, salary information and the types of equipment used in each field.

Parents are invited to join their campers from 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 23, the final day of the camp, to learn more about planning for the next steps on their students’ career path. Participants will meet the president of KCC, interact with staff from the College, visit with representatives from the Calhoun Area Career Center and the Legacy Scholars scholarship program, and be eligible to win door prizes worth more than $500.


Registration for KCC’s Career Exploration Experience camp is $30 per day or $99 for all four days, and registration forms are available online at www.kellogg.edu/youth. Registration can be completed:

  • By mail by completing a camp registration form and mailing the form with payment to Lifelong Learning, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI. 49017
  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card
  • By fax by sending the completed form to 269-565-2129
  • In person at the Lifelong Learning office in room 102 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek

Camps on June 20, 21 and 23, will begin in room 109 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, and will include a Bruin Cafe lunch in the KCC Student Center and a tour of campus. Camp on June 22 will be held at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek, and will include a pizza lunch and tour of the RMTC.

Space in each program is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration forms or more information about programs offered this summer, visit KCC’s Bruin Youth Programming Web page at www.kellogg.edu/youth.

Bruin Youth Programming

KCC’s Career Exploration Experience camp is part of Kellogg Community College’s new Bruin Youth Programming, an initiative of the College’s Lifelong Learning Department that is focused on connecting area youth with experiences related to athletics, education and careers. Bruin Youth Programming expands the College’s traditional offerings of sports camps and Bruin Bots robotics initiatives held throughout the year on campuses in Battle Creek, serving kids from first grade through high school. For more information, including dates and descriptions of upcoming camps and other activities, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth.

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