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2024-2025 Catalog

Teacher Assistant, Certificate of Achievement


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JJC Program Code: SS870

ICCB Program Code: SSCI 0069

Teacher assistants are employed at all levels of education from early childhood through secondary education.  They support classroom teachers in daily classroom activities in both general education and special education.  The Teacher Assistant CAC program provides the 30 credit hours required to work as a teacher assistant in Illinois schools.  Title 1 funded programs require 60 post-secondary credit hours or an associate degree.

Total Required Hours: 30 Semester Hours


Note: If you plan to work in a Title I program, you will need to have 60 post-secondary credit hours or an associate’s degree.

Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Name: Pattie Katralis Name: Doreen Vieitez  
E-mail: pkatrali@jjc.edu E-mail: dvieitez@jjc.edu  
Phone: 815-280-6634 Phone: 815-280-2610  

 

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