Brandon Eakins, Director

Welcome to the Elkhart Area Career Center!

The Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC) serves juniors and seniors from 9 Indiana school districts and one Michigan school district totaling 12 high schools both public and private.  Traditionally over 1000 high school students enroll in 33 half-day programs at EACC and have been since 1972. Every program from automation and engineering technology to commercial photography to auto collision to vet assisting includes college credit through Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University.  Many programs set students up on a path to earn certificate level credentials and some even put students on a path to earn an associate’s degree upon graduating high school.

In addition, EACC students have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications to give themselves a better opportunity for their futures in their chosen career fields.  Students set themselves up to earn more income and start at higher levels upon graduation. All programs also offer work based learning opportunities such as job shadowing, clinicals, and internships.  Students can transfer their experiences into long-term careers or continue on in the summer.

EACC hosts an employability panel within the career clusters hosted by panels of industry leaders, a job fair where students actually apply for available positions, and open mock interviews that are often real interviews.  The opportunities for the juniors and seniors at EACC are unmatched elsewhere. All students can accomplish much more than a high school diploma, and that is exciting!

Students who choose EACC become motivated, focused, career and postsecondary oriented, and end up becoming valuable and productive young citizens who craft their futures.

You can learn more about the opportunities available by viewing our course guide: Course Guide


Fall 2020 Re-Entry Plans for EACC 


  • (update 8/11/20) Start Date Changes:
    Elkhart Community Schools and the Elkhart Area Career Center chose to delay the start of the school year by 2 days and start classes on August 17th utilizing the hybrid plans previously communicated. The EACC will start with Group A on 8/17 and is reworking the calendar to reflect appropriate days for sending schools attending on Friday. We apologize for the last minute changes and will be sharing the adjusted calendar soon.

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.


EACC Anti-discrimination Policy:

It is the policy of the Elkhart Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Las (I.C: 22-9-1), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments) and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).  Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Executive Director of the Elkhart Area Career Center.