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Spring Semester Restart at JJC Underway - Here’s What to Know

Posted by Scott Harvey on Mar 30, 2020 8:06:00 AM

The spring semester has officially restarted at Joliet Junior College in an online only capacity. While we’re sad to be unable to interact with our students in person, we recognize this is the safest approach, and will continue to operate in a way that best protects our students and employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

That said, JJC faculty and staff are excited to offer over 1,400 classes remotely to our students, as well as an abundance of online support services during this time! Below, we’ve outlined some key dates, procedures, and pathways through which JJC students can thrive during the remainder of the spring semester and beyond.

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Tags: About JJC, Student Services

Spring Break Plans and Tips From Students

Posted by Scott Harvey on Mar 9, 2020 8:07:00 AM

The halls will be quieter this week, as JJC students are off for spring break. While we’ll miss the bustle of campus, we’re glad our students are getting some much-needed time to relax.

We reached out to several students on their plans for spring break, as well as their advice for fellow students during this time. Here is what 12 of them had to say.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Student Voices

10 Resources Enhancing Student Success at JJC’s Romeoville Campus

Posted by Scott Harvey on Feb 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM

JJC not only provides an abundance of student services at Main Campus, but throughout its extended sites. At Romeoville Campus, new initiatives and enhancements to existing services have created even more opportunities for students, whether they are a part-time visitor or study exclusively at the location.

The Romeoville Campus, located at 1125 W. Romeo Street, opened in 1993 as a 35,000-square-foot facility. The college added another 49,000 square feet in 2015 to include more classrooms and science labs, a new campus bookstore, an open computer lab, a dedicated traffic school classroom, a collaborative classroom, a larger cafeteria, and much more. As of late, even more services have been added or improved. Here we inform you of 10 resources enhancing student success at JJC’s Romeoville Campus.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, Student Services, Romeoville Campus

11 Indoor Study and Lounge Areas at JJC

Posted by Scott Harvey on Feb 10, 2020 8:12:00 AM

Need a place to cram for that test or to take a load off in between classes? JJC students will likely be searching for an indoor space to do so amid winter’s sub-freezing and wet conditions.

We’ve mapped out some popular and not-so-obvious places across JJC’s Main and extended campuses where students can complete classwork or take some time to relax. Check them out below, and visualize for yourself by using our virtual tour tool.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, Student Services

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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Tags: Culinary, Recipes, 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

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

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, JJC Experts

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

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