If you’ve ever been treated by a health care professional in Barry, Branch or Calhoun County, chances are you’ve been treated by graduate of Kellogg Community College.
KCC produces hundreds of graduates each year from the College’s Heath Sciences programs, covering all aspects of the health care field. From the EMTs and paramedics who are first on the scene of a health emergency to the medical assistants and nurses who treat patients in clinics in hospitals, to those who provide regular and preventative care as dental hygienists, physical therapist assistants, radiographers and other professionals, KCC graduates are on the front lines of health care practice across Southwest Michigan and beyond.
Admission to several KCC health programs is selective, and each program has its own admission process and application period each year. The application period for many of these programs, listed below, opened in January, with deadlines staggered through the spring semester.
KCC’s two-year Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and prepares graduates for licensure as Registered Dental Hygienists, licensed to clean teeth and perform dental exams at the direction of a dentist. Students spend a significant amount of time gaining hands-on experience by working in the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on campus in Battle Creek.
The deadline to apply to KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program is March 1.
Physical Therapist Assistant
KCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program was the first program in the state of Michigan and the sixth program in the nation, with the first class graduating in 1973.
KCC’s PTA Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and prepares graduates for certification to become licensed PTAs. These health professionals work under the direction of a physical therapist to provide therapy services to patients with health-related conditions to help them live fuller and more productive lives.
Graduates of KCC’s PTA Program in 2021 and 2022 surveyed by the College had a 100% employment rate.
The deadline to apply to KCC’s PTA Program is April 5.
KCC’s Radiography Program is fully accredited and approved by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and prepares graduates to take the national certification exam of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Radiographers (also called radiologic technologists) are professionals specially trained to administer X-rays, making digital images of internal bones, organs and tissues that can help in the diagnosis of various health-related issues.
The deadline to apply to KCC’s Radiography Program is May 23.
KCC’s Nursing Program is the only local associate-degree-level nursing program to offer a part-time option in addition to the traditional full-time model of instruction. Applications for the Full-Time Nursing Program and the College’s new Nights and Weekends Part-Time Nursing Program open March 1, and the deadline to apply is May 23. Applications for the traditional Part-Time Nursing Program open June 1, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 15.
The KCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and boasts a strong tradition of excellence as one of the College’s best known and largest academic programs.
Nursing Program graduates responding to the College’s latest survey reported a 100% job placement rate within six to nine months of graduation.
Other KCC Health Programs
KCC also offers other health career program opportunities including Basic Emergency Medical Technician, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Assistant, Medical First Responder, Neurodiagnostic Technologist, Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Paramedic, among other opportunities.
For more information, visit kellogg.edu/health.