KCC announces support for Futures for Frontliners

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Kellogg Community College announced today it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontliners program unveiled by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

“We believe strongly that those who worked in essential jobs during the state shutdown this past spring so that the rest of us could stay safe are heroes and deserve our thanks,” said Dr. Adrien L. Bennings, president of KCC.

“Providing these frontline workers in essential industries with access to tuition-free community college to pursue their career and personal dreams is a wonderful way to say thank you,” Dr. Bennings said.

As a Frontliners Champion, KCC has committed to making sure employees in the College’s service area – Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties – know about this opportunity.

Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the April 1 through June 30 period – but who do not have a college degree – free resident-rate tuition to their local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate on a full-time or part-time basis while they continue to work.

Those without a high school diploma or equivalency are eligible for services to help them prepare for and complete this credential and go on to a community college or job training program. The application period runs through Dec. 31, 2020, with enrollment available beginning in January 2021. KCC’s Spring 2021 semester begins on Jan. 19, 2021.

To apply and learn more about Futures for Frontliners, visit www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners.

In addition to applying for the Futures for Frontliners program through the State of Michigan, anyone interested in attending KCC also should submit an admissions application at KCC and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

KCC offers the following degrees and certificates, all of which can be explored in further detail at Kellogg.edu:

Associate Degrees

  • Associate Degree in Agricultural Science
  • Associate Degree in Arts
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Associate Degree in Elementary Education
  • Associate Degree in General Studies
  • Associate Degree in International Studies
  • Associate Degree in Science
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science:
    • Accounting
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Business Management
    • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Computer Networking
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology
    • Corrections
    • Cybersecurity
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Graphic Design
    • Human Services
    • Industrial Electricity and Electronics
    • Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • Industrial Machining Technology
    • Industrial Pipefitting
    • Industrial Technology
    • Industrial Welding
    • Law Enforcement
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Neurodiagnostic Technologist
    • Nursing
    • Nursing – Advanced Placement
    • Photography and Multimedia
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Public Safety
    • Radiography
    • Skilled Trades


  • Accounting Certificate
  • Administrative Assistant Certificate
  • Art Enrichment Certificate
  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • Business Management Certificate
  • Computed Tomography Technology Certificate
  • Computer Programming Certificate
  • Corrections Certificate
  • English for Enrichment Certificate
  • Graphic Design Certificate
  • Industrial Electricity and Electronics Certificate
  • Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate
  • Industrial Machining Technology Certificate
  • Industrial Pipefitting Certificate
  • Industrial Technology Certificate
  • Industrial Trades Certificate
  • Industrial Welding Certificate
  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate
  • Music Enrichment Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • Photography and Multimedia Certificate
  • Renewable Energy Certificate
  • Sacred Music Certificate
  • Web Design and Development Certificate

Professional Certifications

  • Child Development Associate Professional Certifications
  • Computer Engineering Technology Professional Certifications
  • Computer Networking Professional Certifications
  • Industrial Trades Professional Certifications
  • Medical First Responder Professional Certification
  • Nursing Assistant Professional Certification
  • Phlebotomy Professional Certification

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