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Announcing Student Awards Ceremony

2021 Student Awards Ceremony

Celebrating Student Success

Congratulations Class of 2021 Celebrating Student Success is one of our greatest joys.  Whether you're a student, parent, faculty member, staff or Administrator, this year is incredibly special to us all.  Everyone was grateful to be transition in person to celebrate this year's Student Awards Recipients.  KACC's Executive Director, Matt Kelley had it right when he said "These students have . . .

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Students working on changing engine

Business and Education are a Great Mix!

Thank you Court Street Ford and Acme Auto Parts, Inc.

Following the incredible donation of a 2011 Ford Fiesta, Court Street Ford found another opportunity for our Auto Technology students. Court Street Ford has donated another vehicle, this time, a 2009 Ford Focus.  This vehicle needed a cylinder head repair.  As the end of the  school year was  approaching quickly, the decision was made to implement into our curriculum an engine replacement. Students . . .

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Picture of KACC in midst of welding

Welding Teacher's Assistant

Position Opening beginning 2021-2022 School Year

Summers off sound good?  This part-time position offers an opportunity to help shape tomorrow’s workforce.  Kankakee Area Career Center, located in Bourbonnais, has an immediate opening for a welding teacher’s assistant to work with juniors and seniors from 16 area  high schools.  Associates Degree or eligible for paraprofessional certification required and welding experience or eligible for a . . .

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Photo of Jacob Costello

Academic Excellence Pairs Well in Welding Program

Congratulations Jacob Costello

Congratulations Jacob Costello on being named an Illinois State Scholar!  Jacob is yet another fine example of how well academic excellence pairs with career and technical education - this time Welding Technology. This fine young man has worked very hard and it has paid off.  Jacob attends KACC's Zero Hour Welding Technology Program.  This class meets bright and early at 6:15 a.m. Jacob has not missed a single . . .

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Preschooler using an Abicus

Preschool Registration Open!

Preschool Registration for Fall 2021 is now open.  Just click on the link below and follow instructions to submit your child's registration request.  Registrations are taken on a first-come/first-serve basis. Instructions for Online Registration

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8th Grade Career Days - Options and Opportunities!

Kankakee Area Career Center's 8th Grade Day - Options and Opportunities!   Don't Forget - Once you enter:  Sign - In on the Options and Opportunities Home Page! Participate in the Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win one of many $25 Amazon Gift Cards!   Now - Just click on the enter button and GO!  

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Photograph of a Female and Male Police offier

Law Enforcement Community - Thank you!

Law Enforcement Scholarship Program Continues

All of us at KACC, especially our Law Enforcement Program, are incredibly grateful to many local police departments and Fraternal Orders of Police for once again supporting our annual Law Enforcement Scholarship Program. This program, originally instituted seven years ago, has aided many KACC Law Enforcement Students to pursue their post-secondary education.  Our KACC Alumni are scattered throughout police departments and . . .

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Fire-Rescue-EMR students training with hoses

Got Hose?

The most fundamental task an engine company must perform is stretching hose lines to extinguish a fire.  And there is nothing worse than "stretching short" and not having enough hose to reach the fire.   Students in the Fire/Rescue/EMR class at the Kankakee Area Career Center have been performing fire hose evolutions that include loading and deploying hose lines of varying lengths.   Most . . .

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Fire-Rescue-EMR Students going through SCBA Confidence Course

SCBA - Building Skills and Confidence

After weeks of training using self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), students in the Fire/Rescue/EMR curriculum were able to put the skills they learned to the test by completing a rather unusual SCBA confidence course.   The students put all their SCBA skills together as they navigated the course with their vision obscured following a hose line simulating what typically occurs in an actual fire. 

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Current Highlights

TeamKACC 2020 to Compete at SkillsUSA

Law Enforcement Students practicing CSI Team skills

Plan Prepare Execute

Skills USA ’s mission is “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American Citizens.” How nicely this fits with KACC’s motto: Preparing Students for Tomorrow!   . . . read more

Engineering and Design

Computer Aided Drafting

The Engineering and  Design program at the Career Center is a two-year program offered to juniors and seniors.  Even though this course is constructed around a two-year curriculum, sometimes students can only fit one year into . . . read more

Take a Minute Update - A Fresh Look

When we come across an informative and interesting article or video, we will post a link within this short article. Since this particular article will be updated as we come across fresh, well stated information, please visit our website and check in once in a while to access a link or two. . . . read more

Construction Technology

Course Description

Students in Construction Technology build and maintain structures ranging from rough scaffolds, residential electric and concrete forms to homes which require exact finish-work.  They work with wood, metal, plastic and concrete.  Using both hand and power tools, people in the construction trade erect wood frameworks for buildings, install window frames, apply exterior siding and . . . read more

About Us

Students having fun on KACC Globe at Front of School.

The primary purpose of the Kankakee Area Career Center (KACC) is to meet the  Career and Technical Education needs of regional high school students.    The underlying function of the . . . read more