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

10 Scholarships Future and Current JJC Students Can Apply For

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jan 27, 2020 8:02:00 AM

Not only is federal and state financial aid available to qualifying students of Joliet Junior College, there are an abundance of scholarships for which you can apply. And now that the application window is open for the fall 2020 semester, now is the time to explore your options!

JJC awards scholarships funded by the Joliet Junior College Foundation in order to address the needs of many different kinds of students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, and financial need, among other factors. Last year, the JJC Foundation awarded over $757,000 in scholarships to 670 students!

The fall 2020 scholarship application period runs Feb. 1 through May 1. Below, we introduce you to 10 scholarships that would impact your academic future. You can review all scholarships and apply here.

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Will JJC Be Closed Due to Weather? A Quick Guide

Posted by Kelly Rohder on Jan 13, 2020 8:42:00 AM

 

Winter conditions can sometimes have our students and employees asking: Will JJC be closing due to snow or inclement weather?

Below we outline the college's procedures for reviewing this decision, and how to be sure you're notified of any possible announcements. 

How To Know When JJC Will Close

Before making the decision to close, JJC takes road conditions, the closing status of local schools, the readiness of JJC campuses (are the parking lots plowed or are the sidewalks shoveled?) and scheduled classes/activities into consideration.

JJC's closing procedures state that:

  • If the weather is bad overnight, JJC will make an announcement at 5 a.m. or before for a closing or delayed start.*
  • Depending on how weather conditions evolve, the college may need to close midday if conditions warrant.
  • If the weather is bad during the day, JJC will make an announcement to cancel evening classes by 3 p.m. of the current day.
  • If you don't hear from JJC about a school closing, that means the college is open.

*During a delayed start, any class that begins prior to the start time – no matter the length - will be canceled. This includes extended class periods that may begin before and end after the delayed start time.

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

4 JJC Resources to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Check

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jan 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM

It’s the beginning of a new year and you know what that means; many people are making resolutions to be a better version of themselves. For most, those resolutions have failed before the month is even over.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun, Holidays

5 JJC Resources That Can Help You Choose a Major

Posted by Katie Newberry on Dec 23, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Choosing a major can be stressful if you don’t know what career path best suits you. It’s a big decision in determining your professional future. Luckily, for students at Joliet Junior College, you're already on a path to success. Community colleges offer students the flexibility to explore career fields and finish general education courses for significantly less than what they’d pay at a four-year institution. This is a great time to take classes in subjects that pique your interests!  

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Tags: Careers, Tips & Tricks, Student Services, Majors, JJC Experts

6 Safety Tips For Winter Driving

Posted by Scott Harvey on Dec 16, 2019 8:06:00 AM

With the winter driving season upon us, now is the time to prepare your car for the harsh conditions. Take it from the instructors in Joliet Junior College’s automotive service technology program to offer such advice. Each day, they’re educating students in every aspect of automotive service and repair using modern equipment and technology inside JJC’s state-of-the-art facility.

Here, they share six tips that drivers can easily perform to help ensure your vehicle is ready for the winter.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, JJC Experts

10 Habits to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Posted by Katie Newberry on Dec 9, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Unfortunately, flu season is upon us and illnesses spread quickly this time of the year. With some help from Joliet Junior College’s nursing faculty members, we’ve compiled a list of ways to help you, and the people around you, stay healthy this winter. 

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Tags: Careers, Tips & Tricks, Community, Healthcare, JJC Experts

5 Convenient Services Available Through the JJC Bookstore

Posted by Scott Harvey on Dec 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM

The Joliet Junior College Bookstore, with locations at Main Campus and Romeoville, offers convenient services for current and prospective students, and fun items for members of the community. The two locations are the only stores owned and operated by the college. Excess earnings are reinvested into student and institutional needs.

Here are five convenient services available through the JJC Bookstore.

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Student Services, Bookstore

5 Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

Posted by Katie Newberry on Nov 25, 2019 8:02:00 AM

‘Tis the season for giving thanks; and giving gifts as well. With that comes spending more money than usual. It’s easy to overspend during the holiday season. Thanks to Wayne Gawlik, JJC professor of business education, we’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly ways to reduce the potential financial burden of gift-giving. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Just for Fun, Holidays, JJC Experts

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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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