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Why Taking Summer Classes is the Smartest Thing You Can Do in College

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Apr 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

What are your summer plans?

Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip, visit an amusement park or spend time reading, consider adding "take a JJC class" to this summer's bucket list. In fact, choosing to take a class this summer may be the smartest thing you do as college student. Check out why below!

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Summer

11 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Apr 9, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Note: This blog references summer 2018. Please view our most recent "just-for-fun" classes blog here.

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a non-credit class at JJC! JJC's continuing education courses are fun and interest-based, meant more for enjoyment than a grade. These classes, which are open to both students and community members, cover a wide range of topics which include local history, cooking, music, crafts and more. They are offered every semester.

Take a look at our list of 11 "just-for-fun" summer classes below, or browse the catalog yourself at (search for "LLC - Lifelong Learning Class"). Visit to learn more.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Summer, Community

5 Books to Read this Summer

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Jun 5, 2017 8:13:20 AM

Looking for a good read this summer?

Even if you haven't picked up a book in a while, we've created a list of books we think you would enjoy below. Need a reason to read? It's been proven that reading helps you relax. It also boosts your brain power and makes you more empathetic.

(If this list doesn't meet your taste, check out 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers or 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime. Visit the JJC Library to ask one of our librarians what they recommend or refer to the Library's Facebook page for even more recommendations.) 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer, Community

How to Do Well in Your Summer Class (Even Though it's Only 6 Weeks Long)

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on May 22, 2017 8:01:35 AM

While there are many benefits to taking summer classes (check out 10 of them here), it's no secret that they can be challenging. And since the semester is shorter, it's essential to be on top of your game. If this is your first time taking a summer class, look no further than our blog below, where we highlight a few tips and tricks that will help you successfully complete your class.

Not enrolled?
You can still register for our 2018 summer sessions starting on May 21, June 4 or July 2 by visiting MyJJC.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Summer

10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Summer Class

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Apr 17, 2017 8:05:36 AM


With summer comes the sweet taste of ice cream on your tongue, the smell of sunscreen, cold lemonade and... summer classes?

You heard us right! There are many benefits that come with taking college classes over the summer. Read our list below to discover why you might want to register for a class or two! 

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.


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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Summer

How to Start Your Summer Internship Search

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Feb 13, 2017 10:34:54 AM

Have you ever thought about getting a summer internship? Internships are great resume builders and they also give you the opportunity to obtain real world experience. Another benefit is that students are 67 percent more likely to be hired by the company they intern for, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - which means a job after graduation!

No matter what field you're entering, internships will give you an advantage in the workforce. Below are five ways you can start your summer internship search now.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Summer