2013 KCC viewbook
PREPARED FOR SUCCESS At Kankakee Community College, we believe that developing well-prepared students is essential. That’s why we chose outstanding faculty and staff, some of whom studied at prestigious universities like the University of Chicago, Yale, Kent State and Harvard. Faculty know that working hard in the classroom can put students on the right path in life. We believe that developing well-rounded citizens is part of the educational experience. That’s why faculty take time to develop a series of critical thinking opportunities, which helps students prepare for the university setting once they transfer. It also leads to community and civic engagement later in life.
TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, DREAMS AND A M B IT IO N S ERE. H T R STA NISH FI . HERE W Y AN Kankakee Community College ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH LEARNING 20 13 TAKE THE FIRST STEP WHAT’S NEW? 100-foot wind tower Spring 2011 Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library Fall 2013 Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center Summer 2013 Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center – Spring 2014 North Extension Center Spring 2014 KCC basics Main campus is 177 acres; 117 of those acres are trees, trails and open land. There’s the KCC Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center in Watseka. You can test, advise, register, get information and more. Some classes are offered there, too. www.kcc.edu/sec • 815-802-8780 College president is John Avendano, Ph.D. He started at a community college. We hope you will, too! There are 3 women’s and 3 men’s sports. Fall 2013 credit enrollment is 3,500. More than 13,200 students have graduated from KCC. The class of 2013 had more than 400 graduates. The school colors are scarlet, navy and white. Discussion opportunity: How is that different from red, white and blue? 1 READY TO DIVE IN? Be a full-time student (12 credits or more). WANT TO TAKE ONE OR JUST A FEW CLASSES? Enroll part-time. WE SAV ED A SPACE FOR YOU UP WITH THE SUN? Drive a car. Pedal a bike. Ride the bus. Walk the trail. NIGHT OWL? Thereâ€™s plenty of parking no matter how you arrive. Sign up for early bird 8 a.m. classes. Look for classes that end at 10:30 p.m. NEED MORE OPTIONS? Online classes are your opportunity to go to class while wearing pajamas. KCC is right next to the riverfront trail which winds for 2.3 miles from Hawkins Street in Kankakee to the Splash Valley Aquatic Center. 2 PREPARED FOR SUCCESS At Kankakee Community College, we believe that developing well-prepared students is essential. Thatâ€™s why we chose outstanding faculty and staff, some of whom studied at prestigious universities like the University of Chicago, Yale, Kent State and Harvard. Faculty know that working hard in the classroom can put students on the right path in life. We believe that developing well-rounded citizens is part of the educational experience. Thatâ€™s why faculty take time to develop a series of critical thinking opportunities, which helps students prepare for the university setting once they transfer. It also leads to community and civic engagement later in life. EDUCAT ION AT WORK 3 59 CHOICES FOR A QUALITY EDUCATION Transfer programs Yes, you can transfer after KCC and then complete a bachelor’s degree. In fact, we guarantee it! With transfer agreements, you can finish your KCC degree then enter any four-year public university in Illinois with junior standing. TRANSFER PROGRAMS: Agriculture Biological Sciences Business Chemistry Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Engineering Science English General Transfer Degree History Mass Communications Mathematics Physics Political Science Psychology Secondary Education Secondary Mathematics Special Education Sociology Visual Arts Visual Arts (Fine Arts) Occupational programs If you want to be in the workforce in less than four years, look at these options. Our programs and courses meet national accreditation standards. Many of these programs offer short-term options such as certificates which take from one semester to one year. You also can take a course or two from a given area to update skills or satisfy personal interests. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE Horticulture BUSINESS AND INFORMATION SERVICES Business Computer Graphic Design Global Supply Chain Office Professional EDUCATION Child Development – Director/Administrator Option Child Development – Education Option Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Special Education Paraprofessional Educator/Teacher’s Aide Secondary Education Secondary Mathematics HEALTH CAREERS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Massage Therapy Medical Laboratory Technologist Medical Laboratory Assistant Nursing Assistant Nursing Phlebotomy Physical Therapist Assistant Radiography HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES Law Enforcement Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Sustainable Resource Management INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGY Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Automotive Technology Computer-Aided Drafting Construction Craft Laborer Construction Management Electrical Technology Machine Tool Technology Manufacturing Technology Millwright Tower Construction & Maintenance Welding Technology Earnings opportunity: If you are excelling in class, you may become a tutor or a lab assistant. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed programs and other important information, visit www.kcc.edu/gainfulemployment/. 4 5 6 PAYING FOR COLLEGE Few things are more important – when it comes to college – than finding a way to pay. We don’t have space for everything you need to know about financial aid and paying for college. So, here’s some introductory information and resources to learn more. Scholarships. Grants. Loans. Types of financial aid are the same at just about every college, including KCC – federal and state grants and loans, federal work study and student employment. Scholarships are also offered, and require a separate application. To start the process, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov. Regardless of the college you attend, the FAFSA is the form to use to apply for federal financial aid. You’ll need KCC’s Title IV school code: 007690. Apply for KCC scholarships at www.kcc.edu/scholarships. Applications are typically available in January and the application deadline is in March. It pays to be informed. KCC’s financial aid website has details, forms and more links at www.kcc.edu/financialaid/. THE COST KCC tuition is $104 per credit hour plus fees of $13 per credit hour. Books and supplies average about $500 per semester. For example, if you take 9 credit hours, the cost for tuition and fees will be $1,053. KCC is a fraction of the cost of our neighboring four-year colleges and universities. COMPARE TUITION FOR ONE YEAR – Full time or 24 credit hours Kankakee Community College .....................$2,808 Governors State University...........................$7,429 DeVry University............................................$11,688 University of St. Francis................................$27,970 Olivet Nazarene University ...........................$29,890 Eastern Illinois University ..............................$11,144 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign........$15,258 - $20,178 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.........$10,259 Northern Illinois University.............................$11,542 Illinois State University .................................$10,495 Quick Contacts and Links: email@example.com • 815-802-8500 www.fafsa.gov • www.collegezone.com • www.kcc.edu/veterans • www.kcc.edu/scholarships 7 8 ENROLL To get going, we recommend starting a few months before classes start. This allows time to process forms and complete each step. Some steps take a long time, so start on them as early as possible. You can complete most of the steps to register online 1 .....Submit an admissions form 2 �����������������Request Transcripts (from your high school and any other colleges attended) 3 ��������� Apply for scholarships & financial aid 4 ��������� Take the placement test 5 ����������������Make an advisement appointment (and go to it) 6 ������������������ Register & get your student ID 7 �������������������� Attend orientation When does registration get underway? Sign up for fall semester beginning late April. Spring semester registration begins in mid-October. For summer term, you can sign up beginning in March. Helpful links: www.kcc.edu/admissions Links to the admissions form and individual application deadlines and testing requirements for Health Careers programs. www.kcc.edu/registration Link to the 7 steps to register and other information on how to register. For your quick questions, or to make an appointment: Phone 815-802-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 9 10 FIND FUN! You can get involved through a variety of organizations and clubs. Whether you want to give back to the community, learn more about horticulture or just chat about a movie, KCC probably has a club for you. If you canâ€™t find a club to fit your lifestyle or personality, thereâ€™s always the option to create a new one. Stay Connected From musicians to comedians, with hypnotists tossed in for good measure, KCC offers entertainment each semester for students and the community. Tapping into local talent, students have also been spotlighted at open mic nights, dances and theme days to meet people and share interests. WI-FI PINTEREST Free access across campus www.pinterest.com/kccedu FACEBOOK YOUTUBE www.facebook.com/kankakeecommunitycollege www.youtube.com/kankakeecommcollege TWITTER DIRECTIONS TO KCC www.twitter.com/KCCedu www.kcc.edu/directions 11 12 GROUNDWORK FOR SUCCESS Leadership Conference Annual sessions open to all students. Student Ambassadors Beacons of KCC information. Work at a variety of events. Up to 10 scholarships available. Student Advisory Council The voice of students. Plan activities for all students. GPA and other requirements apply. Baccalaureate Scholars High academic achievers. 12 full scholarships available each year. TRiO Student Support Services Stay on track to transfer. Enjoy camaraderie and events. Some entry requirements apply. Phi Theta Kappa Honor society, with scholarly activities and social events. GPA and other requirements apply. Study Abroad See another corner of the world, and get college credit. Visit www.icisp.org for info. 13 14 GO ON AFTER KCC You can transfer after KCC and still get a bachelor’s degree. Big or small. State school or private. Near or far. Fine with us. Pick any 4-year and finish there! There won’t be an asterisk on your diploma. We promise. The following are consistently among the colleges/universities with the highest number of KCC student transfers: • Governors State University • Illinois State University • Olivet Nazarene University • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • Western Illinois University • Eastern Illinois University Transfer students should work with an advisor each semester to make the process smooth. David Whittington A.E.S. 2011 Now attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Heidi Manhart A.S. KCC - 2008 B.S. NIU - 2010 M.A. NIU - 2012 Photographed at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, June 14, 2011 15 NOTABLE GRADUATES & NOT TABLE GRADUATES STEVE BERTRAND Director of Kankakee Public Library 67 credit hours (1985 - 1986), KCC B.S. 1989 in education, University of Illinois M.Ed. 1989 in education, University of Illinois M.S. 1997 in library and information sciences, University of Illinois CATHY BOICKEN President of Municipal Bank A.S. 1993, KCC B.S. 1996 in management, Olivet Nazarene University (summa cum laude) “I’m grateful that we have a community college like KCC as a starting point for a college education, as well as for continuing education.” SANDRA M. CIANCI Kankakee County Circuit Clerk A.A.S. 1996 in administrative assistant, KCC B.S.M. 2004 in Arts and Sciences, Olivet Nazarene University M.B.A. 2010, Olivet Nazarene University MIKE FREY Managing editor of The Daily Journal A.A. 1983, KCC B.A. 1985 in journalism, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale PATRICK M. HALLORAN Superintendent of Morris Community High School District #101 A.A. 1982, KCC B.A. 1984 in history education, Eastern Illinois University M.A. 1992 in educational administration, Illinois State University Ed.D. 2008 in education, Illinois State University MICHAEL J. KICK Circuit judge, Kankakee County A.A. 1977, KCC B.A. 1980 in philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign J.D. 1985, John Marshall Law School 16 FORMER STUDENTS MICHAEL NEMETH 2010 participant in NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars Competition A.A.S. 2012 in electrical technology, KCC Currently enrolled, renewable energy program, Illinois State University “My experience at KCC has led to a life changing experience. Working with NASA engineers and astronauts at the Johnson Space Center after competing in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars competition was a dream come true.” ANTHONY SPRINGER Lead for communications and education in aeronautics research at NASA Headquarters A.A. 1988, KCC B.S. 1991 in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. TIM WILHELM KCC Technology Professor. He’s one of 11 full-time KCC faculty with a KCC degree. A.A.S. 1996 in electronics technology, KCC A.A.S. 2008 in industrial electrical technology, KCC B.S.Ed. 1973 in physics, Kent State University “Before I attended KCC, I already had a bachelor’s degree in physics. I found more educational value in the coursework at KCC than in the five years I spent at a university.” ABBY WILLIAMS Administrative assistant, Indianapolis Colts Two-time All-American in women’s basketball at KCC A.A. 2008, KCC B.S. 2010, University of Southern Indiana “My under graduate experience at KCC instilled in me a sound work ethic both on and off the court. Through the holistic educational perspective, KCC has prepared me well in all aspects of working for an NFL franchise.” QUINTIN WILLIAMS JR. Assistant Professor for Chicago State University, College of Health Sciences. Consultant to Rutgers University and the Minnesota Department of Health A.E.S. 2003, KCC B.S. 2005 in industrial mechanical engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago Ph.D. 2008 in occupational injury prevention, University of Minnesota “I will always cherish my KCC degree most, as it was an excellent foundation! For without it, I could not have reached for the stars while standing right here on Earth and actually taking hold of even more than one!” MERRITT YOHNKA Stunt coordinator in Los Angeles. 2-time Emmy winner for work on the NBC series, Chuck A.A. 1983, KCC “KCC was a great school to go to at a very important time in my life.” 17 S T A R T HE R E . F I N I SH A N YWHE R E .