Fast Path

Earn a transfer degree in Watseka!


Fast Path is offered exclusively in Watseka.

Complete this form and a KCC Fast Path advisor will reach out.

Why Choose Fast Path?
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Support System

Being part of a learning community means you and your classmates will be a team! You will also have a faculty member to be a mentor, guide, and coach.

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Predictable Schedule

Fast Path classes are offered exclusively in Watseka at the same time on the same days of the week throughout the program. Whether it's work or family obligations, or just to plan ahead, you'll have a schedule you can depend on and you will complete a transfer degree in two years.

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Awesome Value

The total cost of Fast Path for the first year is $5,958. That includes tuition, fees and a laptop. that to the cost of other colleges and universities.

What Our Students Say
Arika Stanley

”I can confidently say that Fast Path was the perfect first step for me with my college education! 8-week courses fly by, and the schedule makes it easier to manage school and work. I had both an advisor and a mentor to guide me. They helped me sign up for the Dual Degree Program at GSU hassle-free!“

- Arika Stanley — '22 Fast Path Graduate
Governors State University student

”Fast Path is a great choice for me because of the convenient location, accessibility of the staff and the helpfulness of having an individually tailored program. When I was uncertain about my future plans the staff helped me set goals and give me ideas on a career plan so I get started on a career path. I felt very catered to. It's a great opportunity for me. I'm super blessed and lucky to be in the class.“

- Mason Conrad — Current Fast Path Student
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Lia Rudisill

”My best decision by far was joining the Fast Path program. I was undecided on a career but I wanted to work towards a degree right after high school. Fast Path has a very comfortable atmosphere and my classmates support each other. My mentor helps me with information I don't understand, gives advice as to where to transfer, and checks on my progress. This is my last year before I transfer, and I will really miss it. The KCC South Extension Center feels like home.“

- Lia Rudisill — Current Fast Path Student

”The support I received from the Fast Path mentor and advisor in the program assisted me in developing the skills I needed to be successful in my college classes. I had the opportunity to meet new people and explore career options while staying on track for my degree. Whether you are undecided or have a major in mind, I would recommend Fast Path to earn your transfer degree from KCC. It was the best decision I've ever made for myself.“

- Dioselin Andrade — '21 Fast Path Graduate
Illinois State University Student
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Sadee Wuethrich

”The organization of Fast Path and the caring staff provide a stable educational foundation, and I learned the skills needed to be successful. In 2022 I graduated from Governors State University with a Bachelor's of Arts, majoring in psychology and minoring in dance. I'm now at Ball State University working on a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a specialty in Autism. I wouldn't be where I am today without the continuous support that Fast Path and its staff have been able to provide me for all these years!“

- Sadee Wuethrich — '20 Fast Path Graduate
'22 Governors State University Graduate
Ball State University Student

”Fast Path is the right path. Joining the Fast Path program helped me settle into the college atmosphere and it saved me a lot of money. I think that if anyone is feeling uncertain about their educational future, Fast Path is where they need to be.“

- Nadia Butler — '22 Fast Path Graduate
Governors State University Student
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Samantha Fierstein

”I chose the Fast Path program because there was a dedicated team to keep students on pace in the program. This gave me structure and direction for my goals. I transferred to Governors State University and earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice. Fast Path continues to help me as I can still reach out and ask for advice, assistance, or reference letter. This program doesn't end when you graduate; it becomes your family and a home base. I highly recommend joining the Fast Path program.“

- Samantha Fierstein — '20 Fast Path Graduate
'22 Governors State University Graduate
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