JJC Blog

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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10 Tips for First Time Adult Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 31, 2017 8:37:00 AM

We get it. Coming back to school as an adult is a little nerve-wracking - but it's totally worth it, especially if you're studying for something you're passionate about or working toward a career that will help make a better life for you and your family.

JJC is the perfect choice for adult students not only because it's one of the most affordable options out there (check our tuition rates here), but also because it offers flexible schedules (evening/weekend classes; online and hybrid options), and multiple campus locations (Joliet, City Center, Romeoville, Morris).

Planning on attending JJC as an adult student this fall? Check out ten tips for success below.

Want to apply? Click here.
Need to register for classes? Click here.

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8 Great Finds at the JJC Farmers Market

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 20, 2017 2:30:55 PM

If you're a regular on JJC's Main Campus in the summer, maybe you've stopped by the JJC Farmers Market on Thursdays for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods or other specialty items.

Today, we're highlighting eight great things you can find at our market! Did your favorite make the list?

(Click here for more on the JJC Farmers Market!)

JJC Farmers Market
Thursdays in the Summer
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
JJC Greenhouse Parking Lot (right off Houbolt Road)
Link and SNAP cards accepted

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A Study Abroad Experience in Japan

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 17, 2017 7:52:34 AM

A group of Joliet Junior College students studied abroad in Japan this summer at Ehime University in Matsuyama. Read their firsthand accounts below to learn about their experience. 

Contributors to the blog include students Adam Davis, Alexa Ziegler, Edith Ruiz, George Pitsoulakis, Jimmy Bavirsha, Kari Lobash, Kelsey Anderson, Michael Gonzalez, Noah Dwyer, Sean O'Reilly and Natural Sciences Associate Professor Eva Murdoch.

Interested in Studying Abroad? Click here to see what opportunities JJC has to offer!

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5 Life Hacks for JJC Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 10, 2017 8:11:56 AM

You can find new "life hack" ideas around every corner of the internet - from putting pancake batter into a ketchup bottle to placing tea bags in your shoes to absorb the odor. But did you know that there are life hacks just for JJC students, too? Check out five of them below!

 

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