Kellogg Community College is expanding their options for medical students this fall semester.

KCC says that they are now recruiting students for four programs, three of which are certificate programs and one which is an associates degree program. The certificates are for those looking to become Computed Tomography technologists, Neurodiagnostic Technologists, and Medical Assistants; these programs prepare students to take the required exams to get certified in their fields, and total 16, 33, and 30 credit hours respecively.

The fourth program is for a two-year Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology, which would prepare students for the exam they need to become a certified surgical technologist. This program is actually administered by Lansing Community College, but is now available to KCC students with a new articulation agreement between the colleges.

Dr. Jan Karazim, dean of Workforce Development at the Battle Creek based community college, says that these Allied Health programs are designed to help increase career options for local students.