Illinois Programs of Study

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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.

Your pathway to a career

Are you a high-school student looking for a roadmap to an associate degree or career in one of the following fields? Area high-school counselors have worked with KCC's director of PCCS and program coordinators to identify the high-school, career center and college level courses that lead to a degree in the fields listed below.

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Construction Management Practical Nursing
Automotive Technology Elec. Tech.- Industrial Electricity Registered Nursing
Business Accounting Elec. Tech. - Indust Machine Maint Office Professional
Business Marketing Management Elec. Tech. - Renewable Energy Paralegal Legal Asst Studies
Business Supply Chain Mgmt. Horticulture Technology Paraprof. Educator/Teacher's Aide
Child Development - Director Law Enforcement Physical Therapist Assistant
Child Development - Educator Medical Assistant Radiography
Computer Aided Drafting Medical Laboratory Technology Welding
Computer Graphic Design Nursing Assistant

High school Programs of Study documents

It's not too early to start working towards your goal. Review 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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Details for the Career Pathways and Programs of Study project can be found at the Illinois Programs of Study website.

Interested in more information? Contact Paul Carlson, assistant dean, Business and Technology Division at KCC, by phone, 815-802-8858, or email