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5 Non-Credit Certificates You Can Earn at JJC That Will Land You A Job

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


Want to get into the workforce quickly?

JJC offers a number of for-credit certificates (check out our list of 15 JJC certificates you can earn in one year or less) that will help get you into the workforce fast, but for some careers, there may be an even quicker option. Below, we list five non-credit certificates, offered through JJC's Corporate & Community Services Department, that provide you with job-ready skills and a training credential.

Even though these classes do not provide credit toward a degree program, you can promote them on your resume to help you land a job. In most cases, these classes will provide the training you need to qualify to take certification exams. 

Non-Credit Programs vs For-Credit Programs
Non-credit programs are short-term (typically lasting one semester or less) and provide job-ready skills. They do not count toward a college degree or college certificate. For-credit programs are more traditional and count toward a college degree or college certificate. 

Questions about these programs or others not listed here? Contact Training Coordinator Chris Lester at dlester@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-1423. You can also visit trainingupdate.org.

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Tags: Careers, Community

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

Alums Show Appreciation for JJC on Twitter

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 25, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Attending community college is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your future. This is a sentiment that New York Magazine and Huffpost reporter Yashar Ali knows all too well. In a tweet from March 14, he asked other Twitter users to express their love for community colleges - and several of our very own JJC alums replied. 

See a few of the tweets below - and thank you to all of our wonderful alums for giving us a shout out! 

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

3 Projects to Create in the MakerLab

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 25, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Did you know that JJC has its very own MakerLab?

Packed with cool equipment (most notably 3D printers), the lab is an environment for both students and the community to create almost anything they want using materials like filament, craft plywood, acrylic sheets, vinyl and more. Note: Anyone can tour or visit the MakerLab during regular hours, but to use the equipment in the lab, you must be a MakerLab member.

Wondering what you can make? Take a look below!

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

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: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

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: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

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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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

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, Community

11 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 9, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Note: This blog references summer 2018. Please view our most recent "just-for-fun" classes blog here.

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 11 "just-for-fun" summer classes below, or browse the catalog yourself at jjc.edu/class-schedule (search for "LLC - Lifelong Learning Class"). Visit jjc.edu/llc to learn more.

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