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Part-time Cosmetology Instructor Position Opening

Join #TeamKACC and our efforts to  Prepare Students for Tomorrow. KACC has two new part-time position openings for a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor. One position is a two-Day per week schedule, and the second is an on-call substitute position with the opportunity to move into part-time. Instructors must have ability and desire to work with both adult and high school junior and senior students to provide . . .

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We're Positive About our Students

December Positive Referral Winners Announced

KACC's Culture of  Catching Students Doing Good is alive and well!   Mr. Papineau, KACC Dean of Students, says making parent phone calls to tell them something great about their son or daughter is always a bright spot in his day. "There continues to be a lot of of our students showing what they're made of.  It is heartening to witness and hear our teacher's stories," says . . .

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Amy Wendinger, Medical Terminology/Intro to Health Occupations Instructor

Amy Wendinger, A Different Kind of PPE - Professional-Personable-Expert

Medical Terminology-Introduction to Health Occupations Instructor

Amy Wendinger came to KACC midway through first semester in 2019.  To Ms. Wendinger, it seemed like one day she was caring for patients at Riverside Medical Center, and the next day, she was teaching Medical Terminology-Introduction to Health Careers at the Kankakee Area Career Center.  This was quite a change, considering Ms. Wendinger worked at Riverside Outpatient Surgery/PACU for the last twelve years.  . . .

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Another Success Story from KACC Alumni

Deputy Sheriff Aimee Holcomb

There is not much more rewarding than hearing from former students when they have fulfilled their goals.  This past month, Mr. Josh Martin, Law Enforcement Assistant Instructor, received an email and photograph from 2014 KACC and Manteno High School Alumnus, Aimee Holcomb, Now Deputy Sheriff Holcomb. After graduating from high school, Aimee  went to college earning her Bachelor's Degree in criminal . . .

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Picture of Cosmetology Students taking their first of two-day Practical Exam

Cosmetology Students Wrapping It Up

Day One of Two-Day Practical Examination

Whether you are a high school student or an Adult Cosmetology Student, KACC's Cosmetology Program asks a lot from everyone.  This program meets six days per week, yes, six with Saturdays; an additional four weeks in the summer; and, meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings to allow everyone ample opportunity to earn the 1,500 hours mandated by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Tonya Born, Cosmetology . . .

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Options & Opportunities

2021-2022 KACC Program Guide

If you are interested in Preparing for Tomorrow - Look at KACC Today! Take a few minutes to view the fabulous course offerings we have here at the Career Center.   Remember, we serve juniors and seniors in high school accepting registrations by working with area high school counselors.   Click on the link for a full list of courses and descriptions. Options and Opportunities - . . .

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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