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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.