2017-2018 Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2017-2018 Catalog



Welcome to Joliet Junior College!


Making JJC the first choice for our residents not only serves as the college’s vision statement, it is truly my guiding principle. My personal commitment to this institution and to our students is to provide a strong foundation as we enter our 116th year. With a proud history as the nation’s first public community college, JJC continues to be a leader and innovator in higher education.

Nearly 35,000 students annually enroll in academic and continuing education programs at the college.

Did you know that JJC offers 186 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.

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. This year, JJC students were awarded over $700,000 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.

Students with a degree from JJC add skills to our local workforce. According to data from a recent economic impact report by Northern Illinois University, in the year following their graduation, about 86 percent of students that graduated from JJC in 2011 were employed in Illinois. This is higher than the statewide average of 77 percent.

Ultimately, we all deserve educational opportunity. 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.



Judy Mitchell, Ed.D.



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.

Extended hours during opening weeks: August 14 - August 25, 2017

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.  - 2:00 p.m.

Note: information on extended office hours during registration and special holiday hours are available at www.jjc.edu/info/registration.

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) 727-6544

Romeoville Campus
1125 West Romeo Road (135th Street)
Romeoville, IL, 60446
(815) 886-3000

Frankfort Education Center
201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 462-2111

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

Robert J. Wunderlich, Chairperson
Maureen Broderick, Vice Chairwoman
Patty Deiters
Alicia Morales
Daniel O’Connell
Michael O’Connell, Secretary
John (Jake) Mahalik
Sante Deserio, Student Trustee

Change Policy

While this catalog has been prepared on the basis of 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

Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, 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, national origin, ancestry, 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. Inquiries should be addressed to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938.

Joliet Junior College follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s disability. Individuals with disabilities or health concerns are offered the opportunity to participate fully in all educational programs and activities.

Those individuals with verified disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR) to determine eligibility for services.  StAR is located in room A-1125. Please call (815) 280-2613 for an appointment.