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Career Exploration Events offer students the opportunity
to explore different careers by touring the campus,
meeting program faculty, and experiencing programs
first hand. Events include: Heavy Metal Tour, 8th Grade
Career Day, Sophomore Visit Day, and Campus Visit Day.
Dual Credit Courses offer college credit for courses
taught in area high schools by college certified high school
instructors. The program allows for students to get a jump
start by earning college credit while still in high school.
Programs with KEC:
Automated Engineering Tech
Collision Repair
Criminal Justice
Diesel Power Technology
Early Childhood
Health Occupations
Mass Communications
Kishwaukee Education Consortium (KEC) provides an
opportunity for Juniors and Seniors from area district
high schools to take career and technical education
courses in facilities on the Kishwaukee College campus.
The students earn both high school and college credit.
The Engineering, Math, and Science Academy (EMSA)
provides academically motivated high school seniors the
opportunity to take college chemistry, calculus, and physics
classes at Kish while still in high school. Students who
complete the EMSA program graduate high school with
23 transferable college credits.
Kishwaukee College is proud of its partnerships
with area high schools to help students be
college ready. These efforts help students meet
their career aspirations, which in turn, assists them
in becoming successful and financially healthy
members of our local workforce and communities.
Partnerships with K-12 School Districts
"I took English and Spanish dual credit classes
in high school. I fulfilled my English composition
requirement for the university and a good part
of a Spanish minor. The credits transferred easily
and it saved on tuition costs. Between Advanced
Placement and Dual Credit, I completed almost a
year of college before I ever stepped on campus."
Ben Chiavini
Rochelle Township High School Class of 2017
Integrated Biology/Entomology Major,
Spanish Minor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
dual credit