Historical Background

Historic directional signKCC was organized in October 1966 and the first classes were held in September 1968. Each year, hundreds of new alumni join more than 14,000 previous graduates who live and work in this area and throughout the U.S.

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 of Kankakee County and parts of Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston, and Will counties. 

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