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Career Pathways for High School Students

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Are you a high-school student looking for a roadmap to an associate degree or career? It's not too early to start working towards your goal. Here are just some of the programs that KCC offers.


Earn college credit while still in high school

You can earn college credit towards your certificate or degree by enrolling in the Kankakee Area Career Center during your junior and senior years of high school. Learn more about programs offered on KACC's website.

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Area high-school counselors have worked with KCC's  program coordinators to identify the high-school, career center and college level courses that lead to a degree in these fields.

KCC radiography students learn on state-of-the-art equipmentReview your high school's Programs of Study document to see what courses you could be taking now to prepare for your career.




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About Illinois Programs of Study

Illinois Programs of Study has been developed by the Partnerships for College and Career Success, a state and federal initiative that prepares students for high-skill, high-wage careers offering a favorable job outlook.

As a member of the Partnerships for College and Career Success, KCC collaborated with area high schools, career centers, and employers to develop KCC's Programs of Study project, which focuses on career pathways for high-school students.

Details for the Career Pathways and Programs of Study project can be found at the Illinois Programs of Study website.


For more information, contact:

Paul Carlson
Associate dean
Business and Technology Division