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The Challenging Work of Writing Code

This is my first year in IVVC and I am extremely delighted with my decision to take Computer Programming. The main reason for taking this class was that I really wanted to know if I wanted to pursue a career in Computer Programming. Computer Programming is a very fun, yet challenging class. We are currently learning to write code in C++ language and using the compiler Microsoft Visual Studio. C++ is a general purpose . . .

Students Benefit from Hands-On Learning

As a student in IVVC Auto Tech, you get the benefit and experience of hands-on learning on actual customer vehicles.  We take the first few weeks to learn shop safety and then from there, the first year students learn how to do a proper oil change. After that they start learning about tires and suspension, and learn how to diagnose . . .

Basic Skills - A Prerequisite to Working at Nursing Home

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The Health Occupations CNA class is off and rolling! We just completed our CPR training and we are all now certified in Health Care Provider CPR.  We have learned how to wash our hands. It may sound funny, but there is a right and a wrong way to wash and dry your hands. Along with washing our hands, we learned . . .

Current Highlights

Students and Elderly Work Together for Common Goal

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On Tuesday, September 8, IVVC students from the Culinary Arts program volunteered at the Sandwich Fair for the Fox Valley Older Adults Center in their annual service to raise money for the elderly. This is one of their largest fundraisers of the year and the proceeds from this fundraiser help to provide at least one nutritious meal . . .

IVVC Preschool Calendars

There is always something fun going on in preschool! Please check out the monthly calendar buttons in the upper right corner of this page for specific details. 

Junk Cars and Trucks Wanted!

Three programs at Indian Valley Vocational Center would like to help you clear that clunker out of your driveway. The Auto Tech, Fire Science, and the EMT programs are always looking for vehicles for training. The Auto Tech program uses the cars for diagnostic training activities. The Fire Science program uses vehicles each year for . . .

Graphic Design - A Class Mixed of Computers, Collaboration & Creativity

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Our class is led by Ms. G, first year teacher (of fun!). Along her side, 2nd year A.M. students Lieutenant Shawn M., Ashley K., and Chad W. with 1st year students, Privates Caira A., Maria C., Antonio D., Brysen H., Robert “RJ” L., Samantha M., McKenzy S., Jacob W. and myself, Kaylee J. We carry upon our . . .

Loving IVVC Already!

This is my first year at IVVC and I already love it! I was nervous that I wouldn’t know anyone and I didn’t know what to expect walking into a new class. Right now in Health Occupations CNA 1, we are doing a project about an inventor. We have to write a paper about their life and how their inventions impacted . . .

National Guard Comes to IVVC

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The National Guard came out for a visit and the students in the Law Enforcement program had a great time. Staff Sergeant Clayton was attentive to their questions, but more importantly, gave them very useful information about The Guard. The students, however, enjoyed the team building a little more than the informational talk. . . .

IVVC Students Tour Wedron Fairmount Mining Facility

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On Wednesday May 20, students from Indian Valley Vocational Center in Sandwich toured the Fairmount Santrol mining facility in Wedron, IL. Approximately 20 students from the schools Welding Program and the Drafting/Design Program, along with their instructors, were given a riding tour through the entire sand mining operation and were . . .

Welding Skills Will Help Student Pursue Career Paths

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Currently, I am enrolled in the Welding and Fabrication program as a “first year” senior. Last year I attended IVVC for Auto Technology. While in high school I want to get the most I can out of IVVC, so I decided to take Welding and Fabrication this year. One of the main reasons for my decision is so that I will . . .

Check Out IVVC's Facebook Page!!!

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IVVC Receives Grant from DeKalb County Community Foundation

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On Monday, April 27, Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) was presented a check from a representative of DeKalb County Community Foundation to assist in the completion of an educational health wing. Ron Pieper, IVVC Director, accepted the $20,000 check from Dick Underwood, Board Member of DeKalb County Community Foundation, in a . . .

Attendance Policy

Please click on the link to view IVVC's Attendance Policy If you have any questions regarding this policy, please feel free to call Mrs. Edwards, IVVC's Assistant Director, for more information.  Mrs. Edwards can be reached at (815) 786-9873.

IVVC Hosts Grand Opening of New Health Wing

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On Thursday, August 13, Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) hosted the grand opening of its new Health Wing. This year-long project was started in July of 2014 and the school will open its doors to four health related classes this fall: two CNA classes, Health Occupations Exploring, and EMT-B. This project was funded by the . . .

News from the IVVC Green Team

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The 2014-2015 IVVC Green Team members have been working on several projects:   Green Team members teamed up with Graphic Design students to create a cool battery recycling container that resembles a very large battery. Students and staff are encouraged to use this visible reminder to protect the environment when . . .

IVVC Monthly Calendars

Please view IVVC's monthly calendars by clicking on the buttons in the upper right corner of this page.  

Student Guidelines

Please click on the link to view the Student Guidelines Included in the Guidelines are IVVC's Attendance Policy (see page 5) and the Internet/Computer Acceptable Use Policy (see page 6).

IVVC Students of the Month

The students are selected based on the following criteria: Outside recognition for IVVC work, such as tech intern bosses or satisfied customers A student who: - acts as a role model - shows real initiative - sets a good example - shows enthusiasm - is working to full capacity - has good/outstanding attendance . . .