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.