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Online Learning at JJC

Providing online learning tools and support for online, hybrid and face to face courses at JJC.

Providing effective, accessible, and affordable learning opportunities through high-quality college course and programs that utilize educational technologies, good design practices, and merging content delivery methods to extend educational opportunities beyond the traditional classroom.

View the JJC catalog for a list of online & hybrid courses

Being a completely online student or a student who takes a few online and hybrid courses can be exciting. As you consider our online programs and course offerings we encourage you to visit the sections below for additional information. We want you to be successful and work hard to help you achieve your goals.

  • Course Formats

    Joliet Junior College offers courses in multiple formats to best suit the demands and schedules of students. Information on each format is provided below. Registration, financial aid eligibility and transferability are the same for online and hybrid courses as they are for on-campus face-to-face courses. Tuition charges are at in-district rates for all online courses while hybrid courses are billed in the same manner as face-to-face courses. Course fees vary by format. Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students should check with transfer institutions regarding transfer details.

    Face-to-Face (sometimes referred to as Traditional)

    Face-to-face courses are held on the main, City Center, and Romeoville campuses, as well as at our education centers, high schools, and other locations in the district. Face-to-face courses often make use of the college's online iCampus site for course information, posting of grades, and other class activities. With face-to-face courses all instruction occurs with students and faculty in the same physical location.


    JJC offers a broad range of courses and degree programs that utilize the iCampus site to deliver teaching and learning online. Students enrolled in an online course do not attend class on-campus; however, some online courses may require campus visits for exams. An online course is not a correspondence course, meaning that it is not possible to complete an online course entirely at your own pace; however, online courses do allow for some flexibility that falls within prescribed due dates and other requirements.The academic outcomes of online courses are the same as face-to-face courses. The difference is that the assignments and activities can be performed from a distance, via an internet-connected computer. With online courses all instruction occurs online.

    Hybrid (formerly Blended)

    Hybrid courses are taught partially online and partially in a face-to-face classroom setting. Hybrid Courses reduce the amount of time spent in class on campus by moving lectures, course work, and other activities online. JJC hybrid courses deliver up to 74% of course instruction online with the remainder occurring face-to-face. The academic learning outcomes of online courses are the same as traditional courses.

  • iCampus Learning Management System

    The learning management system used at JJC has been branded as iCampus. iCampus is powered by Canvas, an Internet-based, easy-to-use virtual classroom system where students view presentations, read and complete class assignments, submit coursework, and discuss course topics with instructors and fellow students. iCampus is used with all course sections, online, hybrid, and F2F, at JJC.

  • Online Degree and Certificate Programs

    Did you know you can obtain multiple JJC certificates and degrees entirely online, regardless of your physical location? All you need is an internet connection to start learning. In addition, online courses at JJC cost the same no matter where you live. An Online Program Handout summarizes the information below. Additional information on these programs is available. Note that some programs require hybrid courses and/or proctored exams.

  • Are Online Courses or Programs Right for Me?

    Students often wonder if they will be successful in online coursework and programs. iCampus provides all JJC students with access to SmarterMeasure, a free tool designed to aid you in determining whether online courses are a good fit. SmarterMeasure is an assessment that measures learner readiness and the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment will be a good fit for you. It will help you prepare to be successful as a student. Upon completion of SmarterMeasure you will receive a score report which not only helps you understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement, but also provides resources to help you succeed. Since this tool is for your benefit you should take the time to rate yourself honestly. Information on SmarterMeasure and the characteristics of successful online students is available.

    To access SmarterMeasure, use the following information:

    • Username: JJC
    • Password: Wolves

    Students that are unsure about taking an online or hybrid course should contact their advisor/counselor or iCampus with any questions.

  • Out of State Students/SARA

    Joliet Junior College has been approved by the state of Illinois to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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    Our membership allows out of state students from fellow SARA participating states to complete online and hybrid course work and programs at the college. The highlighted states below are participating states. Up to date information is always available on the NC-SARA website. Out of state students should familiarize themselves with JJC's Student Complaint Procedures (see section below).

    Map of US highlighting participating SARA states

  • Quality Matters

    Quality Matters (QM) is a "nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across and beyond the U.S. use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty" (Quality Matters, 2015). A QM course review is focused on course design as opposed to course delivery. The QM program additionally provides for professional development opportunities and conferences. Further information on the Course Review Process is available on the Quality Matters Website.

    All faculty teaching online or hybrid courses for JJC complete the "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric" (APPQMR) workshop within their first year of teaching.

    The following JJC courses have been recognized as meeting standards.

    Course Name

    Catalog Number

    Faculty Developer

    Date Recognized

    Principles of Speech - Hybrid


    Laura Marqua

    May 14, 2017

    Accounting II


    Tara Laken

    April 28, 2017

    Principles of Marketing


    Nour Al Naber

    January 26, 2017

    Social Psychology


    Christopher Ostwinkle

    October 26, 2016

    Accounting I


    Tara Laken

    October 25, 2016

    Principles of Speech - Online


    Lori Schahrer

    June 20, 2016

    American National Government


    Julie Havemann

    Feb. 15, 2016


  • Student Complaint Procedures

    Joliet Junior College promotes an open educational environment, rich in values and designed to protect the integrity of teaching and learning. In that spirit, the college encourages all students to first direct their complaints and concerns to the faculty, staff, or administrator specifically involved.

    The college believes many complaints can be resolved through an open, honest dialogue between the persons involved. In cases where that may not be possible, the JJC Student Complaint Procedure can assist in facilitating a resolution. Other than grade appeal or claim of sexual discrimination, harassment, or misconduct, a complaint that challenges the decisions or actions of college personnel will be considered under this procedure. Information can be obtained through the Dean of Students office. Visit Student Complaint Procedure for general JJC complaint information.

    If you are an Out of State student and have a complaint that you feel has not been resolved through the Student Complaint Procedures described above, you may file a complaint with the state in which you reside. In compliance with the Federal Department of Education regulations, JJC provides the following list of State Agencies with contact information: Student Complaint Information by State. You may also contact the Illinois Community College Board when seeking a resolution.

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