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

7 Interesting Photos Discovered in JJC Yearbooks

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 4, 2019 8:05:00 AM

If you're a JJC student, there's at least one thing you have in common with the Lost Generation (those born 1883 to 1900): you attend the same community college as they did.

JJC has been in operation since 1901, and as the very first community college in the U.S., there's nearly 120 years of history in its grasp. Want to take a stroll down memory lane? Keep scrolling for seven interesting snip-its from the past, discovered in JJC yearbooks and other archives.

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Tags: About JJC, Just for Fun, Community

Why You Should Know About JJC's Flex Start Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 28, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Have you heard of flex start classes? Formerly labeled as "late start," JJC's flex start classes allow you to begin your course after the semester start date. They have a shorter duration than a regular, 16-week class and usually last between eight to 14 weeks. You can register for them at any time - even weeks after the semester has started.

Here are a few things we think you should know about these flexible classes: 

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

It's Finals Week... Now What?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's Finals Week, which means winter break is that much closer!

But while you're still here, there are a few things we hope you'll keep in mind. Take a look at our list below to see what we suggest you do during your last week of 2018 classes.

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

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take This Spring

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 3, 2018 8:02:00 AM

 

Looking for something fun to do next semester? 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 cooking, music, crafts and more. They are offered every semester.

Take a look at our list below where we list ten "just-for-fun" classes you can take this spring!

To find out more about non-credit classes at JJC, visit our website at jjc.edu/LLC. Our Spring 2019 Community & Continuing Education catalog will be available online Dec. 10. If you would like to register or request additional information before that time, please call our office at (815) 280-1555.

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Tags: About JJC, Just for Fun, Community

10 Instagram-Worthy Shots Around Campus

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 22, 2018 8:09:00 AM

Looking for the perfect Instagram photo? Got time to burn in between classes? Take a look at our list below to get some ideas - and don't forget to follow us on Instagram at @jolietjrcollege!

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

10 Things You Didn't Know About JJC Testing Services

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 15, 2018 8:07:00 AM

Whether you need to take a JJC placement test or you're looking for the right place to sit for a national or state certification exam, start with JJC Testing Services. Check out ten things you didn't know about this amazing service below.

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Financial Aid Facts & Stats

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 8, 2018 9:54:00 AM

Financial aid is a necessity for the more than 70 percent of college students that apply for the FAFSA each year. Below, we break down some facts and stats about the FAFSA (and other types of aid) that might enlighten you as you embark on your financial aid journey this October. 

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Tags: About JJC, Tips & Tricks, Money Saving Tips

How to Manage Mental Health in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 24, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 85 percent of college students reported feeling overwhelmed in 2015? On top of that, about 40 million adults suffer from some type of anxiety disorder, with 75 percent experiencing their first symptoms by age 22.

It's no secret that college students have a lot on their plate. If you ever find yourself stressed, anxious or depressed, JJC is here to help. Take a look at the tips we've listed below and consider attending one of our wellness workshops this fall. 

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

Guess the JJC Location

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 17, 2018 8:08:00 AM

How well do you know JJC's campus? Put your knowledge to the test below! See if you can guess where these close-up (or strategically cropped) pictures are located. Answers are revealed at the bottom.

Have fun!   

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

5 Things to Spot on JJC's Nature Trails

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 10, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that JJC has its very own nature trails? Students and community members alike can explore the paths that make up our backyard, which include both paved and unpaved trails. Learn more or see a map at jjc.edu/trails.

Ready to enjoy the fresh air? See if you can spot these five things on our nature trails, outlined below - and check out our video at the end of this post!

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community