Kankakee Community College is a two-year college, officially recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission is located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602.
In its College Credit Division, KCC awards associate degrees, associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates of completion. Students attend KCC both to prepare to transfer to four-year institutions and complete bachelor's degrees and to prepare to enter the job market directly from KCC.
KCC also offers non-degree programs to meet a variety of community needs, including workforce development and remedial development, through its office of Continuing Education and Career Services and its Division of Adult and Community Education.
KCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 540 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
It is the policy of the college that no person on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, color, marital or parental status, veteran status, age, national origin, political affiliation and/or beliefs, mental or physical handicap or disability shall be discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, educational programs, or activities.
Lack of English skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs.
Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to David Cagle, Affirmative Action officer; Julia Waskosky, Title IX coordinator; or Kimberlee Harpin, Section 504 coordinator; Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901-6505; 815-802-8100. TTY users may phone 711. Outside of Illinois, dial 1-800-526-0844.
Waskosky, the Title IX coordinator, ensures that the college is in compliance with the federal law by handling complaints, answering questions, organizing information and relevant statistics and staying informed regarding laws which affect these areas.
Harpin, the Section 504 coordinator, coordinates the college’s services/programs for disabled student/staff populations that allow access to education.