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

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About the First Community College

Posted by Scott Harvey on Apr 18, 2022 8:45:00 AM

April is Community College Month, and an opportunity for colleges across the country to celebrate how we’re serving our students. As the nation’s first public community college, Joliet Junior College is proud of its standing within higher education, and the ways that we’ve driven student success throughout our 120-year history. So how much do you know about JJC? Let’s find out!

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Tags: History

6 Financial Support Resources for Students

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Apr 4, 2022 8:45:00 AM

While community colleges already carry fewer costs than four-year colleges and universities, Joliet Junior College is committed to supporting students facing any financial challenge. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and payment plans are available, but did you know about these other existing and new resources?

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Student Services, Financial Aid, FAFSA, Scholarships

4 In-Demand Careers You Can Train for at JJC

Posted by Scott Harvey on Nov 22, 2021 8:12:00 AM

Illinois community colleges play an important role in supporting economic growth and placing students in high-demand jobs. A new statewide report found that the highest job vacancies are occurring in healthcare and engineering, due to industry growth, attrition and retirements.

JJC is continuing to support the current and future needs of the workforce through a variety of new and existing academic programs. Here are four JJC programs that will train you for in-demand careers.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Respiratory Therapy, Supply Chain Management, CDL, EEAS

7 Pop-Culture Inspired Majors for Undecided Students

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 25, 2021 8:03:00 AM

If you’re one of the many college students that still doesn’t know what you want to be when you grow up, that’s okay! You are already on the right path if you are attending a community college. You’ll get your gen ed classes out of the way while figuring out what interests you. For those who intend to transfer to a four-year school later on, this will save you time and money along your journey.  

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Tags: For New Students, Careers, Just for Fun, About JJC, Student Services, Majors, Automotive

How to Use Cleared4 Health Verification System

Posted by Scott Harvey on Oct 4, 2021 9:06:00 AM

In response to Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s vaccine or test mandate, Joliet Junior College has partnered with health verification system Cleared4 (C4). This system allows students and employees to upload their vaccination cards, weekly test results, and take a daily health screening. Using the system allows JJC to verify the health of those coming to campus and ensures compliance with the mandate.

Using C4 will allow students and employees to obtain an Access Pass, which gives them clearance to be on campus to attend classes or for work. Here’s how the system works:

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Tags: Safety Tips, COVID-19, Cleared4

10 Fun Clubs You Can Join at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Sep 20, 2021 8:22:33 AM

Welcome to a new semester! Now that you’ve had some time to adjust to your new courses, it might be a good time to get involved on campus. The Office of Student Activities (OSA) is a great place to start looking for clubs and events. With over 30 clubs and honor societies, there’s plenty to get involved in. Here are a few of the many clubs you can join. 

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC, Student Services, Theatre, Art

4 Ways Disability Services is Assisting Students

Posted by Logan Kap on Aug 23, 2021 8:08:00 AM

The Disability Services Office at Joliet Junior College is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to education.

Students register with the office to determine eligibility for accommodations, which support students’ access to resources and assist in their academic journey. Here, we spotlight four ways that Disability Services is assisting students.

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC, Student Services, Disability Services

4 Ways the Library Can Prepare You for College

Posted by Logan Kap on Aug 9, 2021 8:26:26 AM

With the fall semester approaching, many students are beginning to think about the transition back to classes. Whether you are new to college or a returning student, it’s important to be prepared for the semester, especially given the challenges from the pandemic this past year. The Joliet Junior College Library wants to make that transition as seamless as possible.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC, Community, Student Services, History

7 Car Preps Before That Next Road Trip

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jul 26, 2021 8:06:00 AM

With the pent-up demand for travel, you’ve likely been thinking about, already planned, or completed some trips this summer. If you’re still planning to hit the road in the near future, it’s a good time to make sure your car is just as ready as you are to get away!

Students in Joliet Junior College’s Automotive Technology program spend more than 500 hours learning about and repairing actual customer vehicles using modern equipment and technology inside our state-of-the-art facility. Our professors help them become more detail-oriented, and grow their organizational, problem solving, and customer service skills.

Below, our automotive experts offer you this detail-oriented checklist to prepare you for your next road trip.

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Tags: Careers, Automotive

A Guide to Guided Academic Pathways

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jul 12, 2021 8:03:00 AM

Joliet Junior Collegeoffers nine guided academic pathways for students to choose from. But what is a pathway? Pathways separate career clusters into easy-to-understand groupings, allowing students to choose a major based on their interests and strengths. This allows students to complete their degree on time, save money and reduces duplication of courses if they change their major. It also helps with advising to make sure that students are on the right path to graduating on time.  

Watch our video for an explainer on pathways, and read more on each of these nine groupings. 

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Tags: For New Students, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare, Radiologic Technology, Culinary