Students will learn the skills and accumulate the hours necessary to become a State licensed cosmetologist. Areas of learning include: trimming, shaping, curling, blow dry, styling of hair, shampooing, scalp and hair conditioning, coloring/tinting, bleaching, permanent waving, and other related areas of the cosmetology arts.
This is a program for training in quantity cooking, baking, and the operations of commercial kitchen. Areas of learning include preparations of vegetables, fruits, salads and dressing, sandwiches, appetizers, hors d' oeuvres, desserts, breakfast items, stocks, soups and sauces, meats, poultry, fish, cakes, fillings and frostings, pastries, breads, and cookies. Students also learn to use commercial kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation, safety, table service, menu planning, and food service math. Students have the opportunity to achieve nationally recognized certification in the culinary field while at CACC.
Early Childhood Care & Education
This program is designed to provide experience for those students who wish to prepare for careers in the fields of Early Childhood Care and Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education. Students learn to plan, organize, and teach various activities to preschool age children. Activity areas include physical education, music, art, literature, nutrition, language, interest centers, and math/science awareness. Writing weekly schedules prepares students to develop curriculum skills, lesson plans, planning special events, and preparing instructional materials. Students study the development and behavioral characteristics of preschoolers, examine developmentally appropriate practice and postitive guidance skills. Life skills of goal setting, decision making, and problem solving are also developed.
Emergency Medical Services
This course focuses on pre-hospital emergency care and is an excellent program for students considering many of the health professions. This program works closely within the framework of the EMS system and is under the guidance of Memorial Medical Center's EMS system. Students successfully completing this demanding course will have their names submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health through the EMS system office to challenge the State licensing exam. Students must be in their last year of high school and shall reach 18 within one year of completing this course to enter the CACC EMS program.
Health Sciences consists of two different programs. The first is Orientation to Health Occupations where students get an overview of concepts related to the medical field such as nursing, therapy, vision and dental care, administrative services, and lab technology. This course helps students match their personal abilities and interests to their career choice. The second is Nursing Assistant where students who successfully complete the first year of this program, will become eligible for inclusion in the Illinois Department of Public Health's registry of individuals to complete basic nurse aide training. Students who wish to complete their clinicals in long-term care (i.e. nursing homes) must be able to pass a background check and also the Nurse Aide Competnency Evaluations Program Exam, thereby earning the designation of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
The Law Enforcement program prepares students who are pursing a career in the fields related to criminal justice or law enforcement. This program is designed to equip students with a solid foundation of constitutional law, law enforcement techniques and procedures, ethics, and interpersonal communication skills currently used in the profession. Student activities in the Law Enforcement program include physical/strength training, forensics, crime scene investigation, crime scene/accident re-enactment, and mock trials of the current judicial system. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in job shadowing and visit police agencies during field trip opportunities in the duration of this course.