It’s not too late to begin or resume your journey at Joliet Junior College this fall! With over 180 degree and certificate programs you’ll be sure to find the perfect career path.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the highest American unemployment rate since the 1940s, with a record 3.3 million people filing for unemployment. Since the job market has changed dramatically and jobs deemed essential such as those in healthcare, supply chain and IT are in high demand, some people may be considering a career change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.