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Nick Gliwa and Hope Mitton - Welcome Back to KACC!

Not as students, but as Guest Instructors

Nick Gliwa a 2019 student from KACC's Fire-Rescue-EMR program and graduate of Grant Park High School teamed up with  Hope Mitton, former KACC Certified Nurse Assistant/Medical Terminology student from Donovan High School class of 2020 to instruct Fire-Rescue-ERM students on how to treat hemorrhages. Nick is a 9-1-1 dispatcher for Lake County, Indiana, and former member of the Grant Park Fire Protection . . .

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Fire-Rescue-EMR Stop the Bleed Training

Stop The Bleed Training

Thanks Nick Gliwa and Hope Mitton!

Students in the Fire-Rescue-EMR program at KACC had the opportunity to received instruction on controlling life-threatening bleeding, called  Stop The Bleed. This Stop the Bleed  training was especially great for Mr. Leeson, our instructor, as it was taught by none-other than two KACC Alumni.  Nick Gliwa and Hope Mitton, both of whom are certified instructors of the "Stop the Bleed" course. . . .

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5 CNA Students Celebrate Passing their test

Celebrating with Poms and Teamwork

Handwashing: #1 in Controlling Germs and Cross-contamination

  Just how important is hand hygiene?  Everyday hand hygiene is important for all of us.  Think about all the contaminated objects we touch each day. There's doorknobs, grocery packaging and countertops, not to mention public spaces such as busses, trains and of course, healthcare settings. Everything in our environments carries microorganisms, aka, germs!  In healthcare, hand washing is an . . .

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Top Center: Crystal Pena; Front L to R: Robert de Oliveira, Krystal Smith, and Melinda Hogan

A New Team for a New Department

Career Services Department

What is a Career Services Department you ask? Kankakee Area Career Center continues to strive to do everything possible to ensure student success.  Our new Career Services Department is yet another fine example of those efforts. Headed by Ms. Crystal Pena, Career School Counselor, the Career Services Department will provide both career guidance and counseling. Mr. Robert de Oliveira, Melinda Hogan and Ms. Krystal . . .

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Heart Love Diversity Cooperation

Outreach from KACC's Career School Counselor

Crystal Pena is Here for You.

KACC's Career School Counselor, Crystal Pena has developed an easy way for you to reach her.  If you click HERE , a Google Form will pop up for you to communicate your needs.  This communication outlet is designed for your ease.  Once your request is submitted, Ms. Pena will do her best to respond within three days of receiving it.  If there is an immediate need for assistance, please call Ms. . . .

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Crystal Pena, KACC School Counselor

Crystal Pena - A First for KACC

Kankakee Area Career Center has expanded our student support system by adding a new position - A School Counselor.  As exciting as that is, we are very excited to announce Crystal Pena has joined TeamKACC as our first-ever school counselor. Ms. Pena will head our Career Services Department, comprised of herself and a team of Academic Support specialists and Career Coach, working closely with Principal, Tim Guerin and Dean . . .

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KACC School Calendar 2021-2022

Hope you find this calendar handy as you plan ahead for what we believe will be a great school year. #50YearsStrong

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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