Developmental Education 

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Joliet Junior College is an open access institution which serves many students who are underprepared academically for college level courses. Some students have not chosen the appropriate high school courses which prepares them for college coursework. Others have been out of school for several years and have not retained their skills. Developmental level courses prepare students for success in college-level courses.

What Is Developmental Education?

Developmental education at Joliet Junior College (JJC) is a social and economic imperative which enriches students' lives through affordable, accessible, and quality programs and services. The developmental education system is committed to bridging educational gaps in students' backgrounds so that they can be successful in post-secondary education and training.

Developmental Education provides programs and services addressing:

  • Academic preparedness
  • Assessment and Placement
  • Development of general & discipline-specific learning strategies
  • Solutions for barriers to learning

For additional information regarding Developmental Education contact:

Bette Conkin
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Main Campus D-1004
Phone: (815) 280-6731
Email: bconkin@jjc.edu  

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020