JJC Blog

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

6 Mouthwatering Holiday Recipes From JJC’s Culinary Team

Posted by Scott Harvey on Nov 18, 2019, 8:12:00 AM

Whether you’re preparing a meal for just yourself, a small family or large gathering of friends and in-laws, consider adding these culinary delights to your holiday plans!

We’ve gathered a delicious selection of recipes from the culinary arts team at Joliet Junior College that is sure to satisfy as your featured dish or dessert for that special occasion (or why not just a random winter day?)! Happy feasting!

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Tags: Culinary, Recipes

4 JJC Resources You Can Take Advantage of to Excel in Class

Posted by Katie Newberry on Nov 4, 2019, 8:04:00 AM

Even though the semester is winding down, it might not be easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This can be especially true if you’ve received midterm grades that did not meet your expectations or you’re anxious about looming final exams. And don’t forget about the upcoming holidays which can cause even the calmest people a lot of stress! But don't worry, JJC offers resources to help you excel in your classes and minimize stress.  

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

5 Reasons You Should Seek a Career as a Radiologic Technologist

Posted by Scott Harvey on Oct 28, 2019, 8:09:00 AM

The Joliet Junior College radiologic technology program is accepting applications Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 for the summer 2020 semester.

Radiologic technologists image the human body utilizing x-rays to assess patient health. The two-year associate degree path educates students on radiographic procedures, radiographic positioning, radiographic physics, and patient care. Radiologic technologists are employed in a variety of medical settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics.

Here are five reasons to consider a career in radiologic technology.

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Tags: Healthcare, Application, Radiologic Technology

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