Kaskaskia College (KC) is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also holds other discipline based accreditations from agencies such as American Institute for Design and Drafting, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Cosmetology Accrediting Commission, Illinois Department of Professional Regulations, Illinois Department of Public Health, Joint Review Committee on Education for Radiologic Technology, Joint Review Committee on Education for Respiratory Therapy, and National League of Nursing.
Kaskaskia College offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, and over 15 vocational associate degree programs. Students may also benefit from the additional programs and activities through non-credit classes; business and industry training; and social, recreational and cultural events. The College is composed of various academic departments such as: Arts & Sciences; Career & Technical; Adult Ed & GED; Community Education; Business & Industry; and Illinois Small Business Development Center.
Kaskaskia College offers academic programs in liberal arts and general studies, programs and courses in occupational, semi-technical and technical education courses leading to employment. The career and occupational programs are designed as per the requirements of the students, the community, business, and industry. KC is committed to working together with employers to evaluate educational, technological, and training needs of the students.
Kaskaskia College’s partnerships with the region’s industries and businesses guarantee a valuable and qualified workforce. The College also serves as the primary resource for workforce training programs, and technical and computer education courses for several businesses in the district.
Kaskaskia College provides online education programs for students who are unable to attend a traditional college due to various personal and professional commitments. Students can access the online classes anytime, and from anywhere. Some of the online services include check grades, register for classes, drop classes, access/print schedule, access financial aid information, view transcripts, and make online payments.
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Students seeking admission to Kaskaskia College must send their completed application form along with official transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. Getting a transfer to KC is also relatively easy. Applicants must send the official transcripts from all previously attended institutes. International students are welcomed at KC; however applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a proof of proficiency in English language.
Kaskaskia College offers financial assistance to the students through a variety of financial aid programs such as grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. All applicants must submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to be considered eligible for financial aid. Some of the grants and scholarships offered at KC are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), Program (MAP) Grant, Illinois Incentive for Access Grant (IIA), and Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG).
KC also offers a variety of institutional and private scholarships such as ISAC Merit Recognition Scholarships, MIA/POW Scholarship, Illinois National Guard Scholarship, Board of Trustee Scholarship, Athletic and Activity Scholarships, Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarships, and other Private Scholarships.
Kaskaskia College participates in the Federal Direct Loan program. The Federal Direct Loans are either subsidized or unsubsidized. The College also offers work study programs through which students are allowed to take-up part time jobs to enable them to pay for college.
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Kaskaskia College boasts an active and vibrant student life. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of events and activities organized throughout the year. Students will find an array of performing arts and visual arts opportunities, including vocal and instrumental music, and theatre. The Student Congress at KC represents the student body in matters pertaining to the institute. It acts as the voice of the students; and is committed to implementing, securing, and protecting equal rights, privileges, and responsibilities for students.
Kaskaskia College students can participate in the various clubs and organizations on the campus. Some of the active clubs are Agriculture Club (FFA), Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Physical Therapy Assistant Club, Radiologic Technology Club, Automotive Technology Club, Art Club, Auto Collision Technology Club, Black Student Association, Child Care Student Organization, International Students and Friends, Student Veterans Organization, KC Community Builders, Vocal Music Club, and Massage Therapy Club.
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The Scroll is the College newspaper, operated by the KC students. It is a project of the journalism classes. The Scroll provides the opportunity to students to record present-day events and write articles and editorials on them.
Kaskaskia College’s Career and Technical Department provides education for entry-level jobs, advancement of skills in associated areas and continuing education requirements. The career and technical programs are designed to meet the wants and needs of students, the community, business and industry. The institute is committed to working together with employers to assess technological, educational, and training needs. Kaskaskia College’s partnerships with the district’s businesses guarantee a valuable and educated workforce. KC serves as the main resource for skills training programs and technical and computer education for manufacturing and business in the region.
The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office at KC offers services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. It covers ADD, ADHD, hearing, learning, visual, physical, or emotional disabilities. The services are intended to make educational opportunities equally accessible to all students at KC.
The Success Center at Kaskaskia College provides a comprehensive support center that empowers the students and community residents to achieve the maximum learning potential. It provides college district citizens with intermediary career services. The institute also offers a variety of career services to the KC students. The services include employment search techniques, career exploration, resume writing, cover letters, common questions, interviewing information, and job skills workshops. The Success Center also has handicap-accessible computer/ work stations. The staff also keeps a listing of available jobs, both part-time and full-time.
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Kaskaskia College’s athletic department fields several athletic teams, including men’s & women’s golf, men’s & women’s baseball, volleyball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, men’s & women’s soccer, and men’s tennis. KC athletic teams participate in various events such as Special Olympics, Murray Center, Balloonfest, ACES, Murray Center Games, Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy, Annual Athletic Camps for youngsters, KCSA Shoot-out, New Student Orientation, and the KCSA Autograph Day. Sports Scholarships are also available for the athletes at Kaskaskia College.
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The Children’s Learning Center at KC is a DCFS licensed center that provides educational programs, a healthy food program, outdoor activities, and quality care for young children. The Children’s Learning Center is also open to alumni.
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