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

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

The Value of Apprenticeships

Posted by Katie Newberry on Feb 22, 2021 8:02:00 AM

As part of a three-year grant, Joliet Junior College is supporting local businesses and students by growing the number of registered apprenticeshipsThe $140,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), aims to create 150 apprentices.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, For New Students, Careers, About JJC, Community

5 Jobs Poised for Growth This Decade

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jan 11, 2021 8:13:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has affected employment in nearly every industry, some more than others. Fields like healthcare and technology are thriving, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projecting that jobs in these areas will increase from now through 2029. However, healthcare and technology aren’t the only fields that are seeing success, many business fields are expected to grow as well.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare

The Small Business Guide to Thriving in a Pandemic

Posted by Scott Harvey on Oct 26, 2020 8:13:00 AM

Businesses of all sizes have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to say the least. The latest Small Business Pulse Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, covering Oct. 4-12, shows those that have experienced a large negative impact from the pandemic at 30.2% nationwide. In Illinois, it’s 32.9%. While the impact is large, there remains resources to tap into for managing, or yes, even starting a new business during this time.

The Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College, which relaunched this summer, provides no-cost management assistance and advice to aid emerging and existing small businesses. It is one of 40 such centers in Illinois, with funding from the Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and JJC.

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Tags: Careers, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, COVID-19

5 In-Demand Careers You Can Train for at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jul 20, 2020 8:06:00 AM

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 

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare

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

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 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

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