As part of a three-year grant, Joliet Junior College is supporting local businesses and students by growing the number of registered apprenticeships. The $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.
Joliet Junior College now offers 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.
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.
JJC has six campuses and education centers that serve more than 27,000 students each year. With that many students and our abundance of degree and certificate programs, there's a lot of space to explore. While in-person tours are currently unavailable for prospective students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, visits to campus can take place virtually!
JJC offers many extracurricular activities for students, including collegiate level athletics. Students can participate in 11 sports: wrestling, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and cheerleading.
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.
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.
Struggling to fill out your FAFSA application? Studying for your anatomy test? As a college student there's always something new to learn; that’s why you’re here, right?! Luckily there are websites and apps available that can help you navigate college and ace your classes!
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.