FAQ

FAQ

These questions and answers are specific to KCC. For information about coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control.

Is campus open?

The college is transitioning carefully, and as of mid-August, all facilities are open on a limited basis. Masks are required. A self-assessment is also required for every person who enters a college building. All services are also online, including support services like tutoring, advising, registration, and counseling. To learn more about the service you want, phone or email the appropriate department, or submit a contact us form.

  • New and returning students can have an advisor call you (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Submit the Advising Call Request Form or phone 815-802-8500 and an advisor will call back within two business days.
  • Returning students can schedule an in-person appointment for a specific day or time. 
  • General questions can be emailed to advising@kcc.edu
Are fall classes online or in-person?

There are still Fall 2020 classes that haven't started yet. Some are in-person, some are online only, and some are a "hybrid" of both. It depends on the content of the class. Most labs and other "hands-on" classes will be in-person with appropriate procedures to keep everyone healthy. Most lecture classes will be online. The class schedule has details on how the class is being offered.

What if I don't know how to take classes online?

You can take an orientation course to learn about Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) used for KCC's online, hybrid and enhanced face-to-face courses. You will log in to Canvas using your KCC username and password. When you log in for the first time, you will see an invitation to take the Canvas student orientation course. You can click on the announcement or the Help link in the lower left corner of the Canvas screen at any time to enroll.

Will lab and technology fees still be charged when they are delivered online?

Yes, lab and technology fees will be charged because the college still incurs a cost to present coursework — whether it is in person or through remote learning.

Are college events affected?

The college  is following Illinois' re-opening guidelines regarding events. To see what is coming up, both virtual and in-person, visit news.kcc.edu/events.

Is college-related travel affected?

All college-sponsored, non-essential travel is suspended until further notice.

Are counseling services still available to KCC students?

Yes, Transformative Growth Counselors are available.  Call 630-423-6010 or visit the website www.transformativegrowth.org. Tell them you are a KCC student.

Additional referral resources are on the Counseling and Referral Services page.

Effective Aug. 17th, KCC is tracking cases of students and employees confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. This chart will be updated as the college becomes aware of new confirmed cases.

The chart shows positive cases for individuals who have recently been on campus or potentially in close contact with others on campus.

In each case, the area undergoes additional deep cleaning and all individuals with potential contact are communicated with directly.

Anyone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the CDC are strongly encouraged to stay home.

KCC COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

 

Current Week
(Week of Sept. 7)
Cumulative
(As of Aug. 17)
Students N/A N/A
Employees N/A N/A
Total N/A N/A
Last updated: N/A
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