Questions and Answers about WACC

What is WACC?
WACC is the extended career / technical campus of 16 public area high schools and 3 private high schools. WACC is one of 26 area career centers in Illinois.

What is WACC’s purpose?
WACC provides junior/senior level training in five cluster areas of Business and Related Technology, Consumer Services, Industrial Technology, Transportation Services, and Work Experience Coop. Education. These clusters represent 17 different occupational training areas.

Who may attend WACC?
WACC participation is open to juniors and seniors in any area participating high school. The school district they attend, or in which they reside, supports their attendance at WACC.

Earn College Credit by attending WACC
WACC has articulation and dual credit agreements in place with Sauk Valley Community College whereby college credit can be earned for WACC classes taken while still in high school. Ask your counselor about this opportunity!

What courses can students select?

Industrial Technology Cluster|
Building Trades
Welding & Manufacturing Technology

Business and Technology Cluster
Computer Technology
Digital Media Arts
Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO)

Public Service Cluster
Early Childhood Education
Culinary Arts
Criminal Justice
Health Occupations
Allied Health

Transportation Service Cluster
Auto Service

Who Benefits From WACC Training?
Students – Specialized career/technical skills are taught for a variety of occupations.
Schools – Low enrollment, high cost classes are provided in a cost efficient manner through membership support and cooperation.
Business and Industry – A better prepared workforce is being trained through WACC classes.
Illinois and U.S. Economy – A better trained workforce gives the state and country a competitive edge in the world economy.

How can I find out more about WACC?
Information about WACC is available from counselors at area high schools. Additional information is available by contacting the WACC office at (815) 626-5810.


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