JJC Blog

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

5 Things You Didn't Know About Medical Assisting

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 21, 2019 8:01:00 AM

JJC’s newest program, medical assisting, begins in spring 2020. The need for medical assistants is in high demand with an aging baby-boom generation in need of preventative care.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors

Understanding FAFSA: 5 Things to Know When Applying for Financial Aid

Posted by Scott Harvey on Oct 14, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Do the terms “FAFSA” or “financial aid” give you pause? Perhaps you’re unfamiliar or concerned with the language or process? Let’s change that! 

Joliet Junior College financial aid advisors assist prospective students in understanding and completing the FAFSA, and will be doing so during a series of upcoming FAFSA Completion Night events. Below, we answer some of the common questions about the application, whether you’re filling it out from home or attending an upcoming completion night.

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Financial Aid, FAFSA

3 Advantages of Taking a Flex Start Class

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 7, 2019 8:02:00 AM

The final series of Flex Start classes for the fall semester at JJC begin Monday, Oct. 14. There are over 50 classes to choose from in a variety of programs. Flex Start classes allow students to take shorter term courses that start later in the semester, giving students more opportunities to manage around their schedules.  

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

10 Ways JJC Students, Community Members Can Utilize the Library’s Services

Posted by Scott Harvey on Sep 30, 2019 8:09:00 AM

The Joliet Junior College Library is a great resource for not only current students but members of our community to expand their knowledge through a variety of educational platforms.

Located on the second floor of A-Building at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road, you’ll find many services within this LEED certified space, as well as online. Here are 10 examples of how the JJC Library can serve you.

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Tags: About JJC, Student Services

10 JJC Certificates to Help You Advance at Work

Posted by Katie Newberry on Sep 23, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Certificates are a great way to improve your skill set and further your career. With many certificates requiring fewer than 25 credit hours to complete, you can gain more knowledge in your field fast! At JJC you can choose from more than 100 for-credit certificate options, some offering online and hybrid courses.

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Tags: Careers, About JJC

5 Reasons Why JJC's Fitness Center is Better Than Your Average Gym

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Have you ever signed up for a gym membership, but your plans to use it flew out the window? 

While there are so many great benefits to joining a gym, consider JJC's Fitness Center instead - it may be a better fit for your busy lifestyle as a student. Take a look at five reasons why the Fitness Center (located on Main Campus, G-1018) is better than your average gym below.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Student Services

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take in Fall 2019

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 26, 2019 8:19:00 AM

Looking for something fun to do this fall? 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" fall classes below, or browse the catalog yourself.

Visit jjc.edu/LLC to learn more.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

How to Make This Your Best Year Yet

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 19, 2019 8:08:00 AM

With the start of a new school year comes the opportunity for a new beginning. Are you ready for a new, transformative year?

Take a look at a few tips below to see how you can make this your best year yet!

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, About JJC

7 Ways College is Different From High School (And Why That's a Good Thing)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 12, 2019 8:08:00 AM

By choosing to go to college, you're more likely to land a job, get paid a higher salary and even live a happier, healthier life!

Sounds amazing, right? But that's not all! Did you know that college gives you perks even before you graduate? Read below to learn seven ways college is different from high school (and why that's a good thing).

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

5 Tips for Undecided Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 5, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Are you undecided? You're not alone! Between 20-50 percent of college students across the country are stressing over the same question: what should I major in? 

Being undecided isn't a bad thing. In fact, some studies (like this one from InsideHigherEd) suggest that those who wait to declare a major are more likely to graduate than those who declare majors right away. 

So, if you're undecided, don't stress! Instead, take a look at the tips we outline below - and perhaps as you work on your general education requirements this year, your decision will become clear.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks