Areas of Study

180+ Degree and Certificate Programs

Whether you've always known what you wanted to study in college or you're undecided, JJC offers more than 180 degree and certificate programs to choose from. It doesn't matter if you're planning to transfer or complete your degree here - JJC can help guide you as you journey toward your future career.

* Students are permitted to change their program of study to better align with their individual career and transfer goals.  Doing so, however, can have immediate financial aid implications.  Please see your academic or financial aid advisor for details specific to your situation. 


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iCampus is JJC's Distance Learning Department.  Online and hybrid courses allow students to complete all or a significant portion of their course work off-campus in an online environment using educational technology over the Internet.

Online Learning at JJC

Agriculture Sciences

JJC's agriculture program began in 1954 and was the first program offered by a community college in Illinois.

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The JJC Business Department offers an "Accelerate Your Degree" program, which allows you to complete your degree in as little as 18 months.

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Computer Information and Office Systems (CIOS)

One of the fastest growing fields in the U.S., employment opportunities to those with CIOS degrees are plentiful and many pay well.

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Culinary Arts

Culinary arts faculty and students are known for winning awards and receiving national recognition, including Chef Andy Chlebana's appearances on two Food Network competition shows.

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English and World Languages

In addition to courses in literature, philosophy, journalism and writing, students can learn a variety of languages - including Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Polish, Japanese and more.

We also have a robust Study Abroad program.

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Fine Arts

In addition to learning opportunities in art, interior design, music, speech, and theatre, JJC often hosts "Musica Viva" performances, when renowned musicians from near and far perform on campus.

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Health and Public Services

The Health and Public Services Department offers training for many in-demand careers - such as firefighters, EMTs, diagnostic medical sonographers, phlebotomists, certified nurse assistants, radiologic technologists and more.

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Honors Program

The JJC Honors Program, founded in 1987, was designed to assist students in all majors who wish to achieve academic success through challenging and stimulating coursework and extracurricular activities. 

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Our Library Technical Assistant certificate program only requires students to take nine classes.

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Classes in algebra, geometry and calculus are taught by expert faculty.

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Natural Sciences and Physical Education

With classes in astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics, JJC offers many "extras" for students, including the arboretum, our on-campus planetarium and the prairie restoration project. JJC also offers a personal trainer certificate program.

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One of the most popular areas of study on campus, JJC's renowned nursing program offers opportunities for students to become registered nurses or licensed practical nurses.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Classes are offered in anthropology, child development, education, history, human services, political science, psychology and sociology.

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Study Abroad

Joliet Junior College offers many study abroad opportunities around the world. Participants can select from over a dozen locations, both for semester and summer stays.

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Areas include: architecture, automotive service technology, CADD, construction management, electrical/electronics technology, HVAC(R), industrial maintenance technology, mechanical production technology, operations engineering technology, orthotics and prosthetics, process control and instrumentation and welding.

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