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

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving & 5 Careers You Can Train For at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 9, 2018 8:18:00 AM

What is Career-Based Education?
JJC, other community colleges and trade schools offer a number of degrees, certificates and programs that are considered career-based education (or just "career education"). What do these programs have in common? They all aim to get students into the workforce immediately after they graduate. Many of these programs are technical-focused, like automotive service technology or welding, but many are not, like diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic technology

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving
It's no secret that career-based education is thriving. Many of the career paths you can study for are in need of more employees (in part due to a retiring workforce for some fields). Several industries pay their staff well and because students can get training for these jobs at community colleges and trade schools in two years or less, it's both a popular and affordable way to start a new career.

Check out our list below to see five careers you can study for at JJC, or browse our A to Z index for more career-based education fields.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, For New Students, Careers

10 Questions to Ask Your Professor

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 11, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Want to get the most out of your JJC class? We've come up with a list of questions you can ask your professor that will not only help you succeed, but may also help you in your future career. Take a look below!

Not registered for classes this summer? There's still one session left beginning July 2!
Register via MyJJC or apply at jjc.edu/apply. View available classes at jjc.edu/SummerClassSchedule.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

5 Benefits of Online Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 14, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 29 percent of students across the country enrolled in an online or hybrid class program in 2017, according to an online education study

If you've never taken an online class before, consider testing one out this summer (classes are only six to eight weeks long). Visit jjc.edu/makeithappen to learn more about how you can apply or register.

In the meantime, read on to learn why online classes are so beneficial:

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

Why Taking Summer Classes is the Smartest Thing You Can Do in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

What are your summer plans?

Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip, visit an amusement park or spend time reading, consider adding "take a JJC class" to this summer's bucket list. In fact, choosing to take a class this summer may be the smartest thing you do as college student. Check out why below!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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

5 Things You Didn't Know About Community Colleges

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 23, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It's no secret that community colleges are affordable, offer flexibility, provide easy ways to transfer and are made up of a diverse student body, from those right out of high school to returning adults. 

But did you know that there are more than 1,460 community colleges in the United States? Illinois, California, New York, Texas and North Carolina house the most community colleges in the country. Take a look at our list below to learn even more about community colleges. 

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

What to Look For in a Transfer School

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 16, 2018 8:23:55 AM

Question: When is the best time to start thinking about transfer schools?
Answer: Right now!
(And yes, this answer is the same whether you are a current or future JJC student!)

Since every school has different requirements when it comes to transferring, the sooner you know where you want to go, the more strategic you can be when taking classes at JJC. If you have questions or need help with the transfer process, attend a JJC Transfer Information Session to get your questions answered. And in the meantime, take a look at our list below as you conduct your transfer school research.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

15 JJC Certificates You Can Earn in One Year or Less

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 19, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Did you know that you can earn a JJC certificate in as little as four to 50 college credits?

In fact, if you plan it right, you can complete many of JJC's certificate programs in one year or less. Certificates are a great way to get your feet wet if you're interested in an area of study. Plus, many students who earn certificates start working in their field immediately. Below, we've listed 15 JJC certificates that you can complete in one year or less.

Want to know more about JJC's 180+ degree and certificate programs? Click here to see the complete list. 

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Tags: For New Students, Careers

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/getting-started/admissions/dual-credit.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

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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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

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 MyJJC.

Take a look at our fun list below! And don't forget to apply or register. Fall 2018 classes begin Aug. 20.

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Tags: For New Students