Kishwaukee College will host its annual College Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the college gymnasium with a special presentation at 6 p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium on financing a college education. There also is a presentation on the Engineering-Mathematics-Science Academy at 6 p.m. and a presentation on the Engineering Pathways Program at 7:30 p.m.
Each year, Kishwaukee College partners with area high schools to host College Night to give prospective students a chance to comparison shop post-high school programs, colleges and universities while gathering information on academic programs, admissions requirements and financial aid for several schools at once. At this year’s event, representatives from more than 50 institutions, including colleges, universities, military programs and trade schools, will be on hand to provide informational materials, applications, and answer questions. College shoppers will have access to representatives from Illinois schools as well as several out-of-state institutions from Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. The event also is recommended for Kishwaukee College students who are preparing to transfer to a four-year university.
One of College Night’s most popular events is the financial aid presentation and question-and-answer session with Pam Wagener, coordinator of Financial Aid at Kishwaukee College. The financial aid presentation has been widely attended at College Night in recent years, leaving standing room only in the auditorium. This year, the College’s Media Services department will once again broadcast the presentation and question-and-answer session to a nearby classroom to accommodate all interested parents and students.
There also will be an informational meeting on the Engineering-Mathematics-Science Academy (EMSA) for high school juniors who are currently enrolled in pre-calculus and their parents in Room A1273, the Conference Center Dining Room, from 6 to 7 p.m. The current juniors who are interested in pursuing engineering or other math/science based majors would participate in EMSA during their senior year in high school during which they would take a series of calculus and physics courses at Kishwaukee College to earn up to 28 hours of college credit while simultaneously finishing high school.
In addition, there will be a presentation on the Engineering Pathways Program for high school seniors interested in pursuing engineering at 7:30 p.m. in A1273. Engineering Pathways is a transfer agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kish students who complete a prescribed study program in engineering and satisfy other program requirements at Kishwaukee can then transfer their first two years of coursework directly to UIUC and be guaranteed admission to the UIUC College of Engineering.
The Career Technologies Division will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the A1300 Lounge, directly across from the south side of the gym where College Night will be held. The Career Technologies event will feature representatives from the division’s programs that offer one- and two-year certificates and degrees in occupations in which student may enter the workforce immediately after program completion. Career Technologies Programs are Automated Engineering Technology, Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Aviation, Computer-Aided Design, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Power Technology, Electronics, Horticulture, Office Systems, Truck Driver Training and Welding Technology.
Information on Health and Education Programs will be available at tables located in the gym balcony. Health and Education Programs are Basic Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Early Childhood Education and Education.
For more information about College Night, contact Heather Ferguson at 815-825-2086, ext. 2351, or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/collegenightpr/.