Historical Background

Historic directional signKCC was organized in October 1966 and the first classes were held in September 1968. Today, the college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, extension centers in Bradley and Watseka, and a Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee. KCC serves as an educational, vocational, and recreational center for residents of Community College District 520, an area encompassing all or part of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston, and Will counties and serving a population of approximately 150,000.

A complete college history is at kcc.edu/history.