Application period is now closed for the Fall 2016 program. The application deadline was
February 1 - 29, 2016.
Program Brochure 2016
Meet our students
The petrochemical, nuclear, and manufacturing industry needs skilled workers! With growth and the retiring workforce, that means these major employees will need more new workers over the next decade.
Prepare for these well-paying, stable, challenging careers at Joliet Junior College. This is a selective program, and individuals will need to apply to gain entrance.
A special thank you to the following companies for partnering with JJC to develop this new and innovative program.
See program brochure for more information, including suggested degree sequences.
Earning Potential: $65,000-$95,000
Operations Engineers are responsible for the monitoring and operation of plant equipment used in the petrochemical, nuclear and manufacturing industry. They evaluate the unit's operating status and perform troubleshooting of processes and equipment in order to maximize unit reliability and quality production. Many jobs require a background check, and workers are subject to drug and alcohol screenings. job outlook: Employment of operations engineers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Department of Labor)
Earning Potential: $45,000-$75,000
Operations Technicians maintain and repair equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Technicians install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in manufacturing facilities and power plants. Many jobs require a background check, and workers are subject to drug and alcohol screenings. job outlook: Employment of industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will drive demand for these workers. Job prospects for qualified applicants should be very good. (Source: Department of Labor)
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