Dr. Dave Benak, Director, EACC

Welcome to the Elkhart Area Career Center!

At the Elkhart Area Career Center, we are proud to be a part of the larger community in Elkhart, St. Joseph, and Marshall Counties in Indiana and Cass County in Michigan and have been for about 40 years. We reach out to 16 area high schools and offer programs for students in 11th and 12th grades by offering 28 programs–almost all include college credit opportunities (mainly articulated through Ivy Tech and Vincennes, but most recently also with IUPUI) and/or industry recognized certifications.

All of our instructors are certified teachers in Indiana, come from business or industry, and have multiple years experience in their fields, as well as the necessary credentials to be highly qualified. We take pride in offering top notch curriculum that is rigorous and relevant to the needs of our local business and industry, but also the global market. We have partnerships with hundreds of local business and industry leaders, as well as community leaders through our advisory boards for every program, paid and unpaid internships, and other professional links and associations.

Our graduates are well educated and are taught the values and ethics needed on the job beyond the core skills. A high percentage of our students continue on in their educational pursuits and earn certifications and degrees to help them move up in their careers. The EACC is one of the best opportunities available for students in our region no matter what their eventual career and educational goals are. Ask any of our students what they feel they get out of their experience here, and they will tell you that they get a rigorous and relevant education that helps them master their tomorrows.

-Dr. Dave Benak, Director

Website Links

Front of EACC building

Students & Parents
For additional information about programs at EACC, as well as enrollment information, policies, calendar, and staff directory, please visit our Students & Parents page.

Community partner

The Elkhart Area Career Center maintains relationships with hundreds of community partners, including businesses, post-secondary, organizations, and sending schools.

Culinary Arts students

Research career preparation, such as resume and portfolio building, and career opportunities, including internships and job postings, through the EACC’s Career page.

Elkhart downtown

Staff Resources
EACC staff can find helpful links to AESOP, PowerSchool, professional development, forms, and project-based learning opportunities on the Staff Resources page.