2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

2024-2025 Catalog



Welcome to Joliet Junior College!


Making JJC the first choice for our community not only serves as the college’s vision statement, but it is also truly my guiding principle. My personal commitment to you is that JJC will continue to provide access to high-quality education for all in a welcoming, diverse, and equitable environment.

Nearly 27,000 students annually enroll in academic and continuing education programs at the college.

Did you know that JJC offers over 180 degree and certificate programs? These innovative programs provide opportunities in the most progressive areas in science, business, fine arts, health care, and technical areas, to name a few. The college offers nine Guided Academic Pathways that make it easier for students to choose their major.

At JJC, we provide many options that will help you achieve your educational goals. The college offers programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university; occupational and technical education leading directly to employment; adult education and literacy programs; personal development courses; workforce training programs; and support services like new student orientation, personal and career counseling, and tutoring centers to help students succeed.

Your access to quality education is important. To maintain student access the college has provided emergency laptops to students in need throughout the pandemic. In 2020, JJC students were awarded $757,089 in scholarships to support their educational goals. Creating pathways to financial support is critical and at JJC, it is a priority to provide that assistance. An additional $2.7 million total was distributed to students under the federal CARES Act.

We all deserve educational opportunities. It is my promise to you and to our community that we will work diligently to maintain access to quality education for you and for future generations.



Joliet Junior College

Established 1901

Location Information and Hours

Following are the office hours for JJC’s Main Campus, City Center Campus, Romeoville Campus and Morris Education Center unless otherwise noted.


Regular hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Main Campus
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 729-9020

City Center Campus
235 North Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 280-1210

Romeoville Campus
1125 West Romeo Road (135th Street)
Romeoville, IL, 60446
(815) 729-9020

Morris Education Center
725 School Road, Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-1552

Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
17840 Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 280-6900

For current information, visit the college’s website at www.jjc.edu.

Joliet Junior College
District 525
Board of Trustees

Mr. James Budzinski, Chairman

Ms. Alicia Morales, Vice Chairwoman

Ms. Nancy Garcia Guillen, Secretary

Ms. Maureen Broderick

Ms. Diane Harris

Ms. Michelle Lee

Mr. Jake Mahalik

Mr. Ryan Queeney, Student Trustee

Change Policy

While this catalog has been prepared based on the best information available at the time of publication, all information - including statements of fees, course offerings, grading and admission and graduation requirements - is subject to change without notification. Please check the online catalog Errata Sheet for any corrections or additions to the catalog.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Supporting Diversity and Inclusion

JJC is committed to nondiscrimination and diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of the college, in alignment with Board Policy 02.01.13 Equal Opportunity in Employment and Education.

Joliet Junior College is committed to equal opportunity in employment, employment actions, and in the administration of educational programs, admission of students, athletics or other sponsored activities. The College complies in letter and spirit with appropriate federal and state legislation, including but not limited to Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.

Equal Opportunity in Employment

Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national 
origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Equal Opportunity in Education

Joliet Junior College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin age, gender, gender identity, 
marital status, sexual orientation, disability, unfavorable military discharge, or any other unlawful basis in its admission, employment, and educational programs and activities.

Joliet Junior College (JJC) maintains an “open door” policy in accordance with Board Policy 03.01.01 Admissions Policy. Admission to the College does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of studies.

JJC offers over 180 degree and certificate programs, in addition to continuing education and non-credit programs. Students who do not meet language or other placement requirements can prepare for the GED, earn a high school diploma, discover college opportunities or learn English as a Second Language at JJC for free through the Adult Education programs. English language skills will not be a barrier for admission and participation in educational program, in accordance with state and 
federal laws.

Those with concerns about the notice or statement of non-discrimination are encouraged to contact:
Compliance Officer
D1004A  815-280-2704
Title IX Coordinator:
Section 504 Coordinator


Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo, Apoyando Diversidad e Inclusion

Joliet Junior College, en acuerdo con la Política de la mesa directiva 02.01.13 Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo y la Educación, se compromete a no discriminar y apoyar la diversidad, equidad, e inclusión en todas las áreas de la universidad, .

Joliet Junior College se compromete a la igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo, las acciones de empleo, y en la administración de programas educativos, la matriculación de estudiantes, atletismo o otras actividades patrocinadas. La Universidad cumple en letra y espíritu con la legislación federal y estatal, incluyendo, pero no limitado al Título VI y VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de la Ley de Enmiendas Educativas de 1972, y la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades Educativas de 1974.

Igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo

Joliet Junior College ofrece igualdad de oportunidades de empleo a todos los empleados y solicitantes de empleo sin distinción de raza, color, ascendencia, origen nacional, sexo, identidad de género, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad, religión, edad, resultados de pruebas genéticas o servicio militar. La igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo se aplica a todos los términos y condiciones de empleo, incluyendo contratación, colocación, promoción, despido, reincorporación, traslado, excedencia, compensación y formación.

Igualdad de oportunidades en la educación

Joliet Junior College se compromete a una política de no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, edad, sexo, identidad de género, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad, baja militar desfavorable, o cualquier otra base ilegal en su admisión, empleo y programas y actividades educativas.

Joliet Junior College (JJC) mantiene una política de “puertas abiertas” de acuerdo con la Política de la mesa directiva 03.01.01 Política de Admisión. Matriculación a la Universidad no garantiza la entrada a un curso o programa de estudios en particular.

JJC ofrece más de 170 programas y certificados educativos, y educación continua y programas sin crédito universitario. Estudiantes que no cumplen con los requisitos de idioma u otros requisitos de colocación pueden prepararse para el GED, obtener un diploma de escuela secundaria, explorar  oportunidades universitarias o aprender inglés como segundo idioma en JJC de forma gratuita a través de los programas de Educación para Adultos. De acuerdo con las leyes estatales y federales,  dominio del inglés no será una barrera para la matriculación y participación en programas educativos.

Personas con dudas acerca de la nota o declaración de no discriminar pueden ponerse en contacto con:
Oficial de Cumplimiento
D1004A 815-280-2704
Coordinador del Título IX
Coordinador de la Sección 504