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Joliet Junior College (JCC) is billed as one of the oldest community colleges in the country, having begun in 1901. The main campus is located in Joliet, Illinois. JJC provides a competitive education for nurses and police in the Midwest. Jump to: navigation, search In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a junior college, is an educational institution providing post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ... Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ... Nurses is a television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1991 to 1994. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ...


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Joliet Junior College has excellent culinary arts and music departments. Additionally, the grounds are expansive and beautiful, with nature and bike trails on the campus and linked to the I & M Canal trail.


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Illinois Community College System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1372 words)
Joliet Junior College, established in 1901, was the first public junior college in the nation.
In 1959 separate junior college districts were authorized by allowing any compact and contiguous territory to be organized as a junior college district with an elected board of education with authority to maintain and operate the college and levy taxes for its operation.
On July 15, 1965, the Junior College Act became effective; and on August 1 the school boards of districts operating junior colleges with separate educational and building rates became the boards of the newly constituted Class II districts.
Joliet Junior College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
Joliet Junior College offers an Associate of Arts program for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university, Applied Associate of Science Degrees for students wishing to receive terminal degrees in occupational programs, short-term and contract-training for district employees, and personal enrichment courses.
Founded in 1901, Joliet Junior College is the oldest public community college in the nation.
The college came about as the result of a meeting between the Joliet superintendent of schools, J. Stanley Brown, and the president of the University of Chicago, William Rainey Harper.
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