Technical Education

The Technical Department at Joliet Junior College is on the cutting edge of education. With our exceptional curriculum and devoted staff, JJC's Technical Department has become an avenue where students desiring to complete or continue his or her education can fulfill their goals.

Options for employment are soaring. The more technical our society becomes, the greater the need for skilled technical people.

What Will I Learn?

If you would like to learn more about any particular program and what type of degree or certificate it offers, just click on the program title. You will learn more about each program, the instructors, and required courses for each specific area. If you would like or need any further information about a specific program area, you may call to set up an appointment with a program coordinator or send an email to the Department Chair at Your request will be forwarded to the proper coordinator to answer your questions.

What is Unique About Our Technical Department?

SIU Carbondale has partnered with Joliet Junior College to bring quality programs to you. The BS in Industrial Management & Applied Engineering weekend Program is designed to allow adults to pursue a BS degree while working full time. It includes 48 semester hours of college courses covering subjects such as Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing, supervision, and project management. These courses, required for SIUC's IMAE major, are scheduled for 24 months for industry. A typical course would be scheduled on alternate weekends, with day long classes held on both Saturdays and Sundays. IMAE courses are also offered online.


Technical Program Areas

Program Descriptions

  • Architectural Studies

    The JJC Architectural Studies curriculum is designed to enable the student to enter an exciting career in the design and construction industry and offer unlimited job opportunities. The Architecture option focuses on preparing the students to be a productive member of an architectural firm and be able to continue on with their education at a 4+ year university to the point of an advance degree and required work experience required for professional licensing.

  • Automotive Service Technology

    The nationally recognized automotive technology program at Joliet Junior College provides state-of-the-art training for employment as an automotive service technician and for other automotive-related careers. Students have the opportunity to learn all aspects of automotive mechanical repair including the most advanced electronic and computer system diagnoses. The program has been producing some of the finest and most successful technicians in the region since 1970.

  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

    Joliet Junior College's Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Program curriculum provides training on a wide variety of design disciplines. The core curriculum focuses 2D & 3D design using the AutoCAD software application while offering classes in Solid Modeling (Pro-E, SolidWorks, & Inventor), Animation (3D Studio Max), & Architecture (Architectural Desktop), and Microstation V8 XM software applications.

  • Construction Management

    The Construction Management curriculum is designed and continually redesigned to reflect the constant changes in the industry and technology, focusing on current computer applications. This program provides the individual with the education and training necessary for employment in the construction industry and related fields such as architecture and engineering. The Construction Management student will work cooperatively to complete projects from the concept or initiation of the project to its conclusion in obtaining a building occupancy permit. This program prepares the student to further his construction technology education at several different four-year university programs.

  • Electrical /Electronic Automated Systems (EEAS)

    Students in the Electrical Automated Systems program will gain hands-on training for entering an exciting, high demand field. Areas covered include industrial controls, circuits, motors, and other electrical systems.

  • Electronics Engineering Technology (EET)

    Electronic technicians are in very high demand all over the world. Technicians and engineers cooperatively develop the products that fuel the explosive growth of the electronics marketplace. Graduates of the EET program are prepared to enter the workforce as engineering technicians, field service engineers and application engineers. Graduates may continue their education at colleges and universities and earn an advanced degree.

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

    Opportunities for those skilled in the installation and repair of modern refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating equipment are increasing. Employment exists locally, as well as nationally. Work in this area may be found in new construction, industrial maintenance, or business and commercial areas of the heating and refrigeration industry.

  • Industrial Maintenance Technology

    Industrial maintenance is a rapidly changing field. The days of the single-skilled worker are nearing an end. The Industrial Maintenance program was developed between the college and maintenance professionals from the local area to address this trend.

  • Mechanical Production Technology

    The Mechanical Production Technology program offers an Associate in Applied Science, a Certificate of Achievement, and four Certificates of Completion, ranging in areas of Machine Tool Metalworking, Dimensions Metrology, Blueprint Reading, and Computer Numerical Control. Students entering the field of Mechanical Production can expect a high-tech and in-demand profession.

  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology

    The Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology program provides the foundation to prepare the student to springboard into an O&P career path. Professionals in O&P assess, design, fabricate and fit custom Orthotics and prosthetic devices (orthopedic braces and artificial limbs) to help individuals of all ages. Job opportunities abound with the increasing demand for orthotics and prosthetics professionals.

  • Precision Machine Technology

    This program offers an Associate in Applied Science and provides students an understanding of the fundamentals of manufacturing - both through hands-on experience and study of theory. Areas of study include precision machining practices, maintenance machining, CNC/CAM/EDM, stamping dies, plastic injection mold making, and CAD.

  • Process Control and Instrumentation Technology

    The Process Control and Instrumentation Technology program educates students in areas of process manufacturing and the control systems and instrumentation associated with these operations. A student may select the process instrumentation technology option that develops skills in the maintenance, installation and control of instruments used in process control.

  • Welding Technology

    The JJC Welding Technology Program is designed to prepare the student for high demand occupations in the industrial welding sector. Students will have the opportunity to design a course of study to prepare them for occupations in the maintenance, structural or pipe welding (at the certification level) fields.