Welcome to the Whiteside Area Career Center

The Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) is one of about sixty regional vocational systems in Illinois. The systems were organized in 1986-87 to coordinate and provide regional career and technical programming among its member, collect and report data to the Illinois State Board of Education, act as the flow-through of federal and state resources, and market career and technology education throughout its region.

WACC is governed by a Board of Control comprised of the superintendents from each member school district. At present, sixteen local public school districts and three private schools are members of this cooperative joint agreement.

Career and technical programming is provided at member high schools or at the Whiteside Area Career Center. Occupational clusters include agricultural occupations, business and related occupations, family and consumer sciences, health occupations and industrial/technical occupations.

Our Mission:
WACC Educates Effectively, so
Students Learn Successfully, to
Live Productively

Latest WACC News

WACC Student Wins Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Kirsti McNeece, an Allied Health student from Morrison, recently won the Dr. Frank Densmore D.V.M. Scholarship through the Dixon Noon Lion’s Club.  In order to qualify for this $1000.00 scholarship, Kirsti filled out an application, wrote a paper, and turned in a resume.

Kirsti’s future plans include attending Northern Illinois University, where she has already been accepted as a student in their Pre-Veterinary Medicine program for this coming fall.

Many congratulations to Kirsti on her achievement!


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WHITESIDE AREA CAREER CENTER HARRY D. ULFERTS “OUTSTANDING” STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR Two $500 Harry D. Ulferts Scholarship will be presented this year. Two scholarships will be awarded to a Whiteside Area Career Center student who has taken the … Continue reading

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Welding Students Win Competition!

Mr. Bierdeman’s students traveled to a Welding Competition at MidWest Technical Institute in Moline today.  The entrants from WACC won not only 1st place but 2nd, 4th, and 5th places as well!  Way to go!

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Announcing the 1st Annual CEO Tradeshow!

Announcing the 1st Annual CEO Tradeshow! The Whiteside Area Career Center CEO Program would like to invite all students, staff and parents to the CEO Tradeshow on May 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sterling Northland Mall. All CEO students will … Continue reading

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Help us win $10,000

Vote for us to win $10,000 for new technology at WACC. Go to Facebook to vote. Make sure you watch our video.

Go here to Vote!

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Spring Break At Whiteside Area Career Center

The Spring Break for WACC will be from Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4. Classes at WACC will resume on April 7, 2014. WACC will also be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. WACC will be in session on Monday, April 21 to make up for one of the snow days.


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Certified Nurse Aide Training Program, June 9 – July 25, 2014

Whiteside Area Career Center Certified Nurse Aide Training Program June 9 – July 25, 2014 Course Description: Upon completion of the state required minimum 120 hours (80 hr. Lecture and 40 hr. Clinical) you will be eligible to take the … Continue reading

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Caught in the Act!

Our WACC Criminal Justice students were caught doing a good deed today. Four young men from third block assisted in removing a bi-county student from the bus after the wheelchair lift malfunctioned.

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