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

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Auto Service Instructor Opening

The Whiteside Area Career Center has an opening for an Auto Service Instructor. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of college credit and a minimum of 2000 hours employment in Auto Service or a minimum of 8000 hours employment in Auto Service. Send letter of application and resume to: Paula Rademacher; Whiteside Area Career Center;1608 Fifth Avenue; Sterling, IL 61081; Phone: (815) 626-5810. WRVS/WACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Criminal Justice Wall of Honor

In celebration of Whiteside Area Career Center’s 50th Anniversary, the Criminal Justice Department wants to honor the past criminal justice students who have entered into a career in the Criminal Justice field or associated fields such as: Police Officer, Deputy, Trooper, Detective, DNR Officers, Forensic Science Tech/Investigator, Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Correctional Officer, Paralegal, Attorney, DCFS/LSSI counselor, Firefighter, Fire Marshall Investigator, and military members.

Bruce Luther, who is the Criminal Justice Instructor at Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) is creating a Wall of Honor for those individuals.  The wall will be located in the criminal justice classroom.  Mr. Luther would like to have a 5 x 7 photo of the past student in uniform or appropriate attire, a logo or shoulder patch of the organization they are a member of and their name, name of the department they are now with, how long they have been with the department and  the year they attended WACC Criminal Justice Class. This will be a continuous endeavor as to honor our local alumni who are proudly serving our communities and our country.

Please contact Mr. Luther at 815-626-5810 Ext: 212 (Week days in April to May 26th) 7:30 am to 8 am & 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm) or e-mail: bluther@wacc.cc if you have any questions.  If you are one of our honored students, send the information, photo and patch/logo to Whiteside Area Career Center, ATTN: Bruce Luther, 1608 5th Ave, Sterling, IL 61081.

Help us celebrate WACC and 50 years of providing real life skills to our local youth so they can be successful members of our communities.

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WACC Scholarships for 2015/2016

Scholarship Forms

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Summer Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

Whiteside Area Career Center Certified Nurse Aide Training Program June 13 – July 29, 2016 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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WACC Open House ~ November 10, 2015

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Whiteside Area Career Center will host an open house on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. It will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Students, parents, future students, former students, and the public are invited to visit WACC to meet the instructors and learn about our programs.
Door prizes will be available.
More details to follow,
Open House will be at,
1608 5th Avenue,
Sterling IL

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Computer Tech Off To A Great Start

The students in Computer Tech have been extremely busy during the first four weeks. One half of the class started with the A+ curriculum, which is published by Testout Corp. The curriculum covers both hardware and software and prepares students … Continue reading

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ECE learns CPR

Mrs. Neubauer’s Early Childhood Education students had the opportunity to be trained in CPR and the defibulator in the month of September. Thank you to our former Health Occupation’s Teacher, Maggie Wike, for teaching us this lifesaving skill!

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Welcome Message / 2015-2016

On behalf of the teachers and staff at the Whiteside Area Career Center, I want to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. The first day for students at WACC is Tuesday August 18, 2015. We are once … Continue reading

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