Corporate and Community Services Program Information
Corporate and Community Services maintains a close relationship with the general public and the business community. On-site training for businesses includes programs to improve worker productivity and safety, supervisory training, and industrial maintenance. The Illinois Small Business Development Center advises entrepreneurs on starting and growing a business.
For the general public, CCS offers a variety of open-enrollment seminars. Some are designed to prepare people for new careers in trucking, medical billing and coding, sleep technology, and more. Lifelong learning programs include seminars in drawing, painting, cooking, and photography, to name a few. Kids College offers many learning opportunities for children ages 3 to 15+ and includes courses in cartooning, robolab, autoCAD, and more.
|Corporate and Community Services Program
Joliet Junior College
T-Building, Room T-1007
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431
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|Lifelong Learning, Kids College and Will County Traffic School Website:
|Small Business Development Center Website:
Business and Industry Services
If you have a training need, our professional team of contract trainers and program developers can offer results-oriented programs giving your employees real-world knowledge immediately applicable on the job. All of our programs can be customized to meet your organization’s specific business and training objectives. Our programs can be offered at your site or at one of the college’s convenient training facilities. We are committed to meeting your specific training needs and developing long-term partnerships.
Academic Advising For Employers
CCS has staff available to assist your employees with a smooth transition back into the classroom to further their education by enrolling in credit classes. Our staff will meet with you one on one to assist with your career strategy, enroll you in appropriate classes, and explain the paperless billing process for books, tuition and fees. Individual attention and strong community and business partnerships offer customers a diverse array of programs and services that will support educational and employment-related goals.
Career Training (short-term)
CCS has a wide variety of short-term training programs that will prepare you to enter a new career. Individuals re-entering the workforce or seasoned veterans looking for expanded skills training strive to improve their performance in a variety of areas. JJC’s Corporate and Community Services meet the needs of every industrial sector: manufacturing, service, utility and government. Joliet Junior College takes pride in providing students with professional atmospheres conducive to developing career-focused abilities. Local industry professionals instruct students in numerous hands-on courses and impart practical, real-world knowledge. Programs include health care, banking, construction, forklift, photography, legal, process operator and Spanish interpreter.
Whether you are interested in computer applications such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint, or more technical applications such as A+, Oracle, or Web design, CCS has the course for you. Our services include several state-of-the-art computer labs as well as a mobile computer lab that can be brought to your site for instruction.
Customized Training and Assessment
On-site assessments and customized in-house training are available.
CCS provides a diverse platform of training programs that include pre-employment testing and interviewing, employee assessment, career development and strategic planning, and HR function training.
Grant Funding Opportunity
JJC’s Corporate and Community Services has partnered with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to provide area companies with grant funding. The grant funding may reimburse for approved training programs up to 50%.
Our state-of-the-art facility offers you and your organization the latest in electronic presentation technologies, comfort and convenience. The conference center features three professional meeting rooms, a computer training lab, a technology training lab and a reception area. The conference center is an ideal off-site location for your next meeting or training event. For more information, call (815) 280-1429.
Our online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office, any time day or night. All courses require Internet access and an email. Some courses may require additional software or have other requirements that are not listed here. We offer courses in a variety of disciplines including computer technology, business development, real estate, health care and insurance just to name a few. Online programs include Ed-2-Go, digital multimeter online, food sanitation, business writing, Gatlin and Pronto Spanish.
CCS provides high-quality training at an affordable price that will help companies remain competitive and recognize industry trends. Programs include occupational certification and licensing, health care and soft-skill training.
CCS has developed programs that teach Spanish for business/occupations or teach English to those who need to speak it to be more effective communicators. The programs can be customized to the needs of the company.
Technical Training and Consulting
Help increase the skill level of employees, manage projects, train personnel, and prepare your company to utilize technology. Programs include electrical maintenance and inspection, mechanical maintenance, small business, building and grounds, manufacturing extensions, process operations, safety and compliance, quality process improvements and APICS.
CCS designs, develops and implements a wide array of non-credit classes that enrich the lives of all ages, including youth and mature adults. Program coordinators collaborate with area businesses and instructors to ensure the delivery of innovative programming as well as traditional classes and lectures.
Designed for students ages 3 to 17, these classes provide enrichment for imaginative young minds. Many are delighted with the chance to develop new skills and explore topics in creative settings. Students enjoy hands-on activities not only in art and engineering classes, but also in classes designed to foster reading and mathematics. Classes are set during the day, evening and Saturdays to accommodate the busy schedules of today’s families. Kids College features many summer camps.
Explore classes designed to provide a multitude of learning opportunities. Students of all ages have been enrolling in Lifelong Learning’s non-credit classes to enrich their minds, explore new talents and even keep up with today’s constantly changing technologies. Many enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere of non-credit classes as they focus on gaining a skill without the pressure of grades. Classes are set during the day, evenings, and Saturdays to accommodate the busy schedules of today’s families. These classes and activities are often an individual’s first contact with the college.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College is part of a statewide network of small business resource providers, collaborating with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
Our mission is to provide free management assistance and advice to assist emerging and existing small businesses as they develop. The center counsels nearly 600 small business and entrepreneurial clients per year by delivering up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in many aspects of small business management. Our clients range from start-up through existing businesses that seek ways to improve, develop or finance their organizations.
Drawing on in-house expertise, government and academic resources, and the commitment of many business service providers in the private sector, the SBDC is the preferred source for small business support in the state. For more information on the SBDC, call (815) 280-1400.
Will County Traffic School
CCS in partnership with the Will County Circuit Clerk’s office conducts a four-hour National Safety Council defensive driving course for individuals who received a moving violation in Will County. Individuals who receive a ticket outside Will County are also able to enroll in a class held at JJC.
DDC 4, a National Safety Council approved course, is a fast-paced, four-hour driver-improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just a half day, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Most importantly, DDC 4 shows students the consequences of the choices they make behind the wheel, and puts defensive driving in a personal context. For information on the traffic school, call (815) 280-1401.