||(618)283-1780 - Local Phone
|2310 West Fillmore, PO Box 396
||(618)545-3445 - Phone
|Vandalia, IL 62471
||(618)283-0175 - Fax
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
For Weekend Hours Contact the Education Center
Kaskaskia College officially established an educational presence in Vandalia in 1990 in
an effort to provide educational opportunities to constituents in the northern most area
of the college district.
On January 16th, 2003 a group of community leaders met with members of the Kaskaskia
College administration and Board of Trustees to discuss the center’s growth and need
for additional space. As a result of this meeting, the idea for the Kaskaskia College
Vandalia Education Center was formed.
On August 29th, 2006 the ground breaking ceremony was held for the Simma-Kelly Education
Building at the site of the Vandalia Education Center. On December 17th, 2007 the Vandalia
Education Center moved into the new Vandalia Education Center located at 2310 West Fillmore.
The Vandalia Education Center consists of 21,358 square feet of space, which houses nine classrooms, a
student lounge, and two outside patio areas. The classrooms include one computer lab
open to the community, one instructional computer lab, a fully equipped nursing lab,
two science labs, an art lab, and three general classrooms. One of the three general
classrooms is a distance learning room. The general classrooms walls can be opened up
to host large meetings, seminars, and community functions. All rooms have state of the
Students at the Vandalia Education Center are able to take classes to complete the Criminal Justice degree program, the Licensed Practical Nursing program as well as the Certified Nursing Assistant class which prepares them to enter into several Allied Health Programs. There are also many classes offered in Business and Accounting programs as well as Early Childhood Education.
We are pleased to have reached a joint agreement with Lake Land College to allow
Lake Land College district students to register for some classes at Vandalia as one of
their off-campus locations while paying their college’s in-district tuition rates. In
turn, KC students may take some classes at the LLC Kluthe Center if these classes better
meet their schedules.
The new Kaskaskia College Vandalia Education Center will help the region realize a vision for the
future with an emphasis on the importance of lifelong learning through training and
retraining of the 21st century workforce.
Kaskaskia College prides itself in “bringing education to the people”. The Vandalia
Center provides many of the same student services as the main campus located near
Centralia, Illinois. Students can:
- Academic Advising
- Scholarship Information
- FAFSA Applications
- ID Cards
- Purchase Textbooks
- Computer Lab with Internet Access
- Associate of Arts and Sciences Classes
- General Study Classes
- Program Applications
- Compass Testing
- KICK (Kids in College at Kaskaskia) Classes
- Non-Credit Classes
- Transcript Requests
- Library Card Requests (Photo ID Required)
- Application for Admission
- Registration for on-campus and
education center courses
- Add/Drop Classes
- Distance Learning Classes
- HEC Classes
- Graduation Applications
- Honor’s Program Applications
- General KC Information
- University Affiliations Opportunities
Students have a variety of learning platforms to choose from. The College offers
traditional classroom classes, online classes, distance learning classes (live
television from site to site or multiple sites) and hybrid classes (classes that
are part traditional classroom with an online component). The Center also offers
Community education classes which provide credit as well as non-credit classes.
Some examples are Computer Understanding classes; these are very basic classes for
the novice computer user; floral arranging, water color painting, charcoal drawing,
photography and many more. Adult Education HEC programming along with Reading Link
Tutors and Tutor Training are held at the center as well.
The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Center staff is dedicated to serving our students to
ensure their academic success. It has been noted that life-long learning is imperative
to one’s personal health and intellectual growth. It is part of the Kaskaskia College
mission to provide such learning opportunities and experiences for our students.