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5 Best Gen Eds to Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 17, 2019 8:08:00 AM

With only one more summer session left (beginning July 1), students who want to take JJC classes should sign up ASAP. Taking summer classes is the smartest thing you can do in college - so whether you are a JJC student, home from your four-year university or an adult interested in going back to school, take advantage of this opportunity while you still can!

Not sure which classes to take? Below, we list five of the best gen eds you can sign up for during this final summer session.

Summer Session III: July 1 to Aug. 8 (six weeks)
Register: Visit my.jjc.edu.
Apply: Visit jjc.edu/form/jjc-application.

Disclaimer: While the list below includes general education classes that are required for many degree and certificate programs, we recommend that you double check to see if you need to take each class before signing up. 

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

JJC Students Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 3, 2019 8:16:00 AM

A group of JJC students traveled to Costa Rica for their honors environmental biology class last semesterJJC Natural Sciences Professor Cheryl Heeneman and Honors Coordinator Al Golden traveled with them.  

Take a look at the beautiful photos they took and read about their experiences below. 

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Tags: Study Abroad

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take (Summer 2019)

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 20, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a non-credit class at JJC! JJC's continuing education courses are fun and interest-based, meant more for enjoyment than a grade. These classes, which are open to both students and community members, cover a wide range of topics which include local history, cooking, music, crafts and more. They are offered every semester.

Take a look at our list of 10 "just-for-fun" summer classes below, or browse the catalog yourself here.

Visit jjc.edu/LLC to learn more.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Summer, Community

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 13, 2019 8:09:00 AM

As Graduation Day gets closer, we can only imagine the thoughts bubbling through your mind. It's normal to feel emotional - after all, you've come so far to get here. We hope you'll savor the moment when your name is called and you grab your diploma. 

Today's blog is about the emotions we're sure you'll be feeling on Graduation Day. Can you identify with any of them already?

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Tags: Just for Fun

QUIZ: How Should You Spend the Summer?

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 6, 2019 8:07:00 AM

No big plans for the summer just yet? No problem! Take our quiz below to get some ideas. Make sure to track your answers. 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer

5 Ways College Has Changed You (For the Better)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 29, 2019 8:02:00 AM

From the late nights studying to the research papers, class projects and final exams - we know college isn't easy. But even though you've been through a lot this year, know that this experience has ultimately impacted you positively - and it may have even changed you for the better.

Can you identify with these five things below?

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

7 Hobbies for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 22, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby can boost work performance, reduce stress and improve physical health? According to science, hobbies are a great way to increase both personal and professional success. 

Thinking of picking up a new hobby? Check out our list below for seven inexpensive hobbies that are perfect for college students and their busy schedules.

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Tags: Just for Fun

Your JJC Bucket List

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Whether you are graduating in May or you'll be back here again in the fall, we've created the ultimate bucket list for our students below. 

Can you say you've done it all? 

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

How to Get Ready for Life at Your Four-Year University

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 8, 2019 8:02:00 AM

With only a month left before graduation, we know you're busy wrapping up class projects and prepping for finals. 

But don't forget that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and new beginnings are right around the corner! If you're like many JJC students, you'll be headed off to a four-year university this fall. As you get ready for this next step, the ideas below will help you prepare for your new school.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 1, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Thirty-seven percent of Americans agree that spring cleaning improves mental health - which means that old phrase, "mess causes stress" has some merit to it. We all know that cleaning isn't fun, but there are some real benefits of having a tidy home, from less fatigue and stress to reduced allergy symptoms.

You don't need to binge watch Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo to get started on your spring cleaning. Take a look below for some quick tips, whether you want to tackle your car, your room, your home or your apartment.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks