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Study at Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College is a comprehensive community school located in Joliet, Illinois. The college was founded in 1901, and currently has 2 centres and 3 campuses in the United States. JCC offers literacy programs, occupational education, workforce development services and pre-baccalaureate programs. Campus locations include:

  • City Center Campus, Joliet, IL
  • Grundy County Center, Morris, IL
  • Main Campus, Joliet, IL
  • North Campus, Romeoville, IL
  • Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, Joliet, IL
JJC offers men's and women's sports in basketball, cheerleading, cross country and soccer. A few distinguished alumni of the college are Kelvin Hayden and Robert Ninkovich, professional football players; John Williams, WGN Radio host; George Sangmeister, retired Illinois Congressman; and Dr. John C. Houbolt, NASA scientist.

Profile of Joliet Junior College

The main campus of Joliet Junior College is in Joliet, IL (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public school. Joliet Junior College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to liberal arts.

Joliet Junior College Selectivity

Joliet Junior College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Joliet Junior College are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 13, 149 enrolled students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Joliet Junior College is committed to providing a quality education that is affordable and accessible to the diverse student population it serves. Through a rich variety of educational programs and support services, JJC prepares its students for success in higher education and employment. As part of this College's commitment to lifelong learning and services to its community, it also provides a broad spectrum of transitional, extension, adult, continuing and workforce education. "

Joliet Junior College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts488liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine197licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, nursing assistant, EMT paramedic
Business and Management86operations management, human resources, accounting, sales, entrepreneurship, retail, fashion merchandising, finance
Medical Support and Technology77veterinary assistant, medical coding, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy, electrocardiograph tech
Mechanics and Repair67automobile mechanics, industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, computer repair
Science56biological and physical sciences
Cooking and Culinary Arts42chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Engineering Technician39mechanical engineering tech, manufacturing tech, electronics tech, instrumentation tech, construction engineering tech
Security and Law Enforcement25fire-fighting, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Landscaping and Horticulture24plant nursery, greenhouse operations, landscaping, turf management, floristry
Hospitality23hospitality management
office and Administration20administrative assistant, office data entry, word processing
Medical administration19medical office assistant, medical transcription, medical records tech
Construction Trades18construction, home furnishings
Family and Social Work16child care provider
Agricultural Science and Management13agricultural economics, agricultural production
Computer Science and Engineering10computer networking, webmastering, computer programming
Beauty and Cosmetology5cosmetology
Law3legal secretary
Education and Teaching3teacher aide
Therapy and Counselling1massage therapy
Production Trades1welding

Contact: Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Rd

Joliet, IL 60431-8938

General Phone: (815) 729-9020


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