JJC Blog

Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

3 JJC Classes To Take if You’re Undecided

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 13, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that up to 50 percent of college freshmen are undecided? 

If you're undecided, take the time you need to consider all your options and don't stress. Consider taking one (or more) of the following classes below - they will not only help you to identify your goals, but you'll learn more about yourself and the best ways to prepare for college. These classes may even help you choose the perfect major.

Don't want to add another class to your schedule? At the end of this blog, we address even more resources for undecided students, such as our Career Services Center.

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Tags: For New Students

7 DIY Projects To Get You Ready for Fall Semester

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 6, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Are you creative? Love do-it-yourself (DIY) crafts? Want to stay occupied before classes begin in just a few short weeks? Look no further than this blog, where we list seven DIY projects that will get you ready for fall semester

JJC fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 20. Haven't had the chance to apply? There's still time! Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving & 5 Careers You Can Train For at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 9, 2018 8:18:00 AM

What is Career-Based Education?
JJC, other community colleges and trade schools offer a number of degrees, certificates and programs that are considered career-based education (or just "career education"). What do these programs have in common? They all aim to get students into the workforce immediately after they graduate. Many of these programs are technical-focused, like automotive service technology or welding, but many are not, like diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic technology

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving
It's no secret that career-based education is thriving. Many of the career paths you can study for are in need of more employees (in part due to a retiring workforce for some fields). Several industries pay their staff well and because students can get training for these jobs at community colleges and trade schools in two years or less, it's both a popular and affordable way to start a new career.

Check out our list below to see five careers you can study for at JJC, or browse our A to Z index for more career-based education fields.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, For New Students, Careers

5 Tasty Summer Treats You Can Get at the JJC Cafeteria

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 25, 2018 8:04:00 AM

Finding it hard to tolerate the summer heat? Stop by the Wolves Den Cafeteria for a refreshing treat! Whether you're at JJC for the summer semester and need a break in between classes or you're stopping by to check out the campus before you start this fall, the cafeteria is open and ready to satisfy your summer cravings.

Check out the top five tasty summer treats you can get at the cafeteria below.

Note: Wolves Den Cafeteria summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer

10 Questions to Ask Your Professor

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 11, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Want to get the most out of your JJC class? We've come up with a list of questions you can ask your professor that will not only help you succeed, but may also help you in your future career. Take a look below!

Not registered for classes this summer? There's still one session left beginning July 2!
Register via MyJJC or apply at jjc.edu/apply. View available classes at jjc.edu/SummerClassSchedule.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

How to Balance School with Fun this Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 21, 2018 8:14:00 AM

Are you on the fence about taking summer classes because you aren't sure if you'll have enough time for fun? Set your worries aside - because there are easy ways to create a schoolwork/life balance! Take a look at our five tips to see how easily you can balance school with fun this summer. 

Not registered for summer classes? There's still time!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Summer

5 Benefits of Online Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 14, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 29 percent of students across the country enrolled in an online or hybrid class program in 2017, according to an online education study

If you've never taken an online class before, consider testing one out this summer (classes are only six to eight weeks long). Visit jjc.edu/makeithappen to learn more about how you can apply or register.

In the meantime, read on to learn why online classes are so beneficial:

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

You're Graduating... Now What?

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 7, 2018 8:15:00 AM

"So... what are you going to do after you graduate?"

We're guessing you've probably heard a million versions of this question over the past few months from your family and friends. If you're unsure about what your next step should be after you graduate this year, check out our list below for some quick tips.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Why Taking Summer Classes is the Smartest Thing You Can Do in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

What are your summer plans?

Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip, visit an amusement park or spend time reading, consider adding "take a JJC class" to this summer's bucket list. In fact, choosing to take a class this summer may be the smartest thing you do as college student. Check out why below!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Summer

5 Things You Didn't Know About Community Colleges

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 23, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It's no secret that community colleges are affordable, offer flexibility, provide easy ways to transfer and are made up of a diverse student body, from those right out of high school to returning adults. 

But did you know that there are more than 1,460 community colleges in the United States? Illinois, California, New York, Texas and North Carolina house the most community colleges in the country. Take a look at our list below to learn even more about community colleges. 

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC