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5 Local, In-Demand Career Education Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 16, 2017 9:03:56 AM


Thinking about your future career? Consider career education. These jobs are on the rise in the Joliet region, and we've compiled a list of the most in-demand positions you can obtain with only an associate degree. Check them out below!

Click here to see a list of JJC career education offerings, such as welding, hospitality management and culinary arts.

All information was pulled from the EMSI data set for the Joliet region. 

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5 Workout Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 9, 2017 8:02:05 AM

Did you know that regular exercise can improve your mood? It can also help reduce stress, anxiety and help you sleep better. If you're looking to jumpstart your workout routine, check out our five tips below.

Looking for a little extra motivation? Register for the JJC Haunted 5K on Sunday, Oct. 22!

 

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Your Midterm Study Checklist

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 2, 2017 7:31:35 AM

 

The beginning of October always comes with the promise of midterms. But that doesn't have to be something to fear if you stay on track and create a study plan. Check out our quick Midterm Study Checklist below. 

Think you'll need extra help? Make an appointment with a staff or peer tutor at the Tutoring and Learning Center. Call (815) 280-2730 or visit jjc.edu/tlc to learn more.

 

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10 Things College Students Can Get for Free or at a Discount

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 25, 2017 8:29:20 AM

 

Did you know that college students have access to an array of free and discounted items? From entertainment to restaurants and computer software, these perks can help you save money as you work toward completing your degree.

Below we list only a few of the many deals you can score just for having a student ID or .edu email address. 

 

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Student Loan Myths: Busted!

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 18, 2017 8:07:25 AM

 

Did you know that more than 70 percent of college students apply for financial aid each year? Filling out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) may seem like a daunting task, but it's a crucial part of the financial aid process.

Does the thought of filling out the FAFSA make your head spin? Take a look at these common student loan myths to get the facts about applying for federal student aid and federal student loans.

Questions about financial aid if you're attending JJC?
Call (815) 280-2528 or visit jjc.edu/financial-aid.

 

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Why Dual Credit is the Best Thing for Your College Career

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 11, 2017 8:08:31 AM

 

Want to earn college credit in high school without leaving your high school campus? Joliet Junior College dual credit classes are high school courses that count toward your college degree. That's right - one class can count toward both your high school diploma and your college degree, even if you're not planning on attending JJC after graduation.

Take a look at our list below to see why dual credit classes are a great idea. 

Want to learn more about dual credit classes at your high school? Visit jjc.edu/dual-credit.

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Undecided? Choose One of These Up-and-Coming Fields

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 28, 2017 8:26:48 AM

Not sure about your major? No sweat! 20 to 50 percent of students are undecided when they start college, and up to 75 percent end up changing their major. But while it's perfectly OK not knowing where you see yourself post-graduation just yet, it's also important to start weighing your interests and career options now.

JJC offers more than 180 degree and certificate programs (click here to see them all). If you're looking for a job you know will be relevant after you graduate, take a look at our list of up-and-coming fields and the careers you can land with a degree in each field.

Not enrolled at JJC? Apply here.

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7 of the Happiest Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 21, 2017 8:21:39 AM


According to the Pew Research Center, 49 percent of Americans say they're happy with their job. Arguably one of the most important parts of choosing a career path, finding something you're happy and passionate about is more likely to happen if you have a college degree, Pew reports. 

If you're an undecided JJC student or considering JJC as one of your college options, check out our list below to see seven careers that will make you happy - all of which can be obtained with an associate degree from JJC.

Please note: This list is subjective and depends on an individual's interest level. 

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7 Things You Didn't Know About JJC's Extended Campuses

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 14, 2017 9:38:20 AM

Did you know that in addition to Joliet Junior College's Main Campus on Houbolt Road, you can take classes in Romeoville, Morris and downtown Joliet? 

Below, we've highlighted seven interesting facts about our extended campuses. And remember - you still have time to register for classes or apply to JJC before the fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 21!

 

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10 Unique Classes You Can Take at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 7, 2017 8:28:43 AM

Thinking about expanding your skill set or interested in taking an off-beat class this year? Maybe you're undecided and you want to try out a few subject areas before choosing a major. If that's the case, you're in luck - JJC offers many unique classes, all of which can be found by searching through our online course catalog or via eResources.

Take a look at our fun list below! And don't forget to apply or register. Fall 2017 classes begin Aug. 21.

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