Kellogg Community College prepares the workforce of today and tomorrow through training opportunities including nearly two dozen degrees or certificates in the Industrial Trades, listed below. Also offered are the more generalized Industrial Trades Certificate (25 credits) and the Associate of Applied Science in Skilled Trades (60 credits).
Learn more about Industrial Trades training at KCC on our website at kellogg.edu/industrial.
Industrial Electricity and Electronics
In the processes of advanced manufacturing and electrical construction, electrical and electronic control systems are crucial components that require sophisticated computer programming, monitoring and diagnostics skills.
The Industrial Electricity and Electronics Program at KCC prepares students to install, maintain and repair such systems utilizing our top-notch equipment and self-paced instructional method.
Industrial Electricity and Electronics credentials offered at KCC include a 30-credit Industrial Electricity and Electronics Certificate and a 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Electricity and Electronics degree.
Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity and air quality in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, while refrigeration systems cool areas for the storage of perishable items.
The Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program at KCC prepares students to install, maintain and repair these systems utilizing our top-notch equipment and self-paced instructional method. Our program has one of the only low-pressure refrigerant trainers in Michigan.
Industrial HVACR credentials offered at KCC include a 25-credit Industrial HVACR Certificate and a 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Industrial HVACR degree.
Industrial Machining Technology
Every sector of industry is dependent on people with specialized machining technology training in such areas as automotive, aerospace, medical supply, furniture, metals/metal products, plastics, machinery and renewable energy. These highly skilled experts work with designers and engineers to make fixtures, dies, molds, gauges and other industry-specific parts that support the manufacturing process.
The Industrial Machining Technology Program at KCC prepares students with hands-on skills to create precision components and reach the high quality and accuracy standards demanded of machinists.
Industrial Machining Technology credentials offered at KCC include a 30-credit Industrial Machining Technology Certificate and a 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Machining Technology degree.
High-pressure and low-pressure piping systems are used in the generation of electricity and in the heating and cooling of buildings. Many piping systems are regulated by automatic controls which are accessed remotely.
The Industrial Pipefitting Program at KCC prepares students to install, maintain and repair such systems.
Industrial Pipefitting credentials offered at KCC include a 25-credit Industrial Pipefitting Certificate and a 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Pipefitting degree.
The Industrial Technology Program at KCC fosters the ingenuity of students who like taking things apart. This program hinges on the complex problem solving involved in the installation and maintenance of a variety of manufacturing equipment, ranging from hydraulic and pneumatic systems to robotic and automated systems.
Additionally, the program emphasizes quality control and blueprint reading to ensure products meet standards and specifications.
Industrial Technology credentials offered at KCC include a 30-credit Industrial Technology Certificate and a 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree.
Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Through welding, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. There are a variety of welding processes, including stick, MIG and TIG.
The Industrial Welding Program at KCC prepares students to weld many different metals in various positions using each of these processes.
KCC offers a variety of American Welding Society (AWS) welder qualifications, including shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). As part of the curriculum, KCC offers students a vast amount of hands-on training time in a state-of-the-art Welding Lab.
Industrial Welding credentials offered at KCC include a 25-credit Industrial Welding Certificate and a 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Welding degree.
Maintenance technicians perform a wide variety of troubleshooting, repairing and preventative maintenance duties in an organization. They could find themselves working with systems including hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.
KCC’s Maintenance Technician Certificate Program prepares students to quickly step into one of the thousands of maintenance tech positions currently unfilled in the state of Michigan, while also providing flexibility for student interests as well as the breadth of positions available.
KCC’s 16-credit Maintenance Technician Certificate is designed to be completed in as little as one year.
KCC’s Renewal Energy Program trains industrial electricians to install, monitor and maintain small-scale solar and wind energy systems in residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
Renewable Energy credentials offered at KCC include a 25-credit Renewable Energy Certificate.
This article first appeared in the September 2023 edition of BruIN magazine. To read the issue online, please visit kellogg.edu/bruinmagazine.