Health, Public Safety & Human Services


If you are a quick problem solver, enjoy lab work and conducting research, this field was designed for you. JJC can prepare you for several in-demand, high paying career fields, such as sonography, radiologic technology, cybersecurity and more. Altruistic fields like counseling/social work, child development, fire science/EMS and law enforcement are also well-suited for individuals drawn to this pathway.

Some highlights include:

  • Simulation labs, virtual reality technology, an ambulance and a fire engine
  • Short certificate programs for phlebotomists, EKG technicians, CNAs and licensed practical nurses
  • Hands-on, clinical experience at local hospitals or internships at mental health facilities and more

Health

  • About Us | Contact Information

    Education programs in the Health and Public Services Department at JJC are designed to meet the health care, public service and safety needs of the community college district -- including students, residents and local employers.

    We offer a wide variety of programs at the Associate in Applied Science degree level, as well as certificates, licenses and continuing education. Our programs lead to great careers, many of which are in high demand and have high starting salaries for JJC graduates. 

    In addition to classroom and hands-on instruction, each program emphasizes community service and development of employment/job-seeking skills.

     

    Nursing

    Mary Beth Luna
    Nursing Department Chair
    Office: U-2002M
    Phone: (815) 280-2605
    Email: mluna@jjc.edu

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Elena Miller
    Program Coordinator
    Office: U-1018M
    Phone: (815) 280-2588
    Email: emiller@jjc.edu

    Radiologic Technology

    Bob Verkler
    Program Coordinator
    Office: U-1018M
    Phone: (815) 280-2244
    Email: rverkler@jjc.edu

    CNA, Phlebotomy & EKG

    Katie Fazio
    Health Care Continuing Education Manager
    Phone: (815) 280-2463
    Email: mfazio@jjc.edu

    Health Information Management Technology

    Debra Gaskin
    Program Coordinator
    Office: U-1002A
    Phone: (815) 280-2625
    Email: dgaskin@jjc.edu

Public Safety

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    Fire Science or Law Enforcement

    Duane Stonich
    Department Chair, Health & Public Services
    Office: U-1002 N
    dstonich@jjc.edu

    Courtney DeBoer
    Secretary, Health & Public Services
    815.280.2356
    cdeboer@jjc.edu

    Emergency Medical Services

    Charlotte Garrabrant
    Program Coordinator
    Office: U-1002L
    Phone: 815-280-2285
    Email: cclark@jjc.edu

    Cybersecurity/Computer Networking Security/Cisco

    Joe Sullivan
    Program Coordinator
    Office: A-1005 (Romeoville Campus)
    Phone: 815-280-7720
    Email: jsulliva@jjc.edu

    Law Enforcement

    Patricia Binfa
    Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professor
    Phone: 815-280-2449
    Email: pbinfa@jjc.edu 

Human Services

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    Human Services

    Pattie Katralis
    Department Chair, Health & Public Services
    Office: J-4024
    Phone: 815-280-2982
    Email: pkatrali@jjc.edu

Transfer to a Four-Year School

You can save thousands on your education by attending JJC your first two semesters compared to a four-year public or private institution.

Study Abroad

As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), JJC offers many study abroad opportunities around the world for students of any major. Destinations include Japan, Costa Rica, England, France and more!

  • How to Study Abroad

    At JJC, you can choose to study abroad during the fall, spring or summer semesters. All students who want to study abroad should fill out an application and have it completed by the deadlines below.

    • Spring Program: October 15
    • Summer Program: February 15
    • Fall Program: May 15
       

    More on Study Abroad

Careers

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    Employment (Regional) Annual Openings
    2019 23,290 2,250
    2020 23,766
    2021 24,161
    2022 24,499
    2023 24,793

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $23,587.20 $32,052.79
    25 $26,103.99
    50 $32,052.79
    75 $46,654.39
    90 $63,377.60

    Education Attainment Levels - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    Education Attainment Levels (By Percent)
    A High School Diploma Or Less 10.94
    A Certificate 42.57
    Some College 29.85
    An Associate Degree 11.75
    A Bachelor's Degree 4.89
    A Master's Or Professional Degree 0.00
    A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
  • Municipal Firefighters

    Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Municipal Firefighters

    Employment (Regional) Annual Openings
    2019 34,408 2,790
    2020 34,855
    2021 35,238
    2022 35,579
    2023 35,881

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Municipal Firefighters

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $40,102.39 $74,713.60
    25 $56,451.20
    50 $74,713.60
    75 $106,059.19
    90 $135,241.60

    Education Attainment Levels - Municipal Firefighters

    Education Attainment Levels (By Percent)
    A High School Diploma Or Less 40.11
    A Certificate 26.86
    Some College 20.68
    An Associate Degree 7.93
    A Bachelor's Degree 0.54
    A Master's Or Professional Degree 3.88
    A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
  • Registered Nurses

    Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Registered Nurses

    Employment (Regional) Annual Openings
    2019 308,694 21,061
    2020 317,511
    2021 324,903
    2022 331,284
    2023 336,908

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Registered Nurses

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $65,895.61 $103,938.15
    25 $83,046.65
    50 $103,938.15
    75 $129,844.07
    90 $157,870.50

    Education Attainment Levels - Registered Nurses

    Education Attainment Levels (By Percent)
    A High School Diploma Or Less 0.00
    A Certificate 0.00
    Some College 10.65
    An Associate Degree 66.10
    A Bachelor's Degree 23.25
    A Master's Or Professional Degree 0.00
    A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
  • Information Security Analysts

    Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Information Security Analysts

    Employment (Regional) Annual Openings
    2019 8,906 1,105
    2020 9,443
    2021 9,922
    2022 10,349
    2023 10,737

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Information Security Analysts

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $58,676.80 $109,199.99
    25 $83,407.99
    50 $109,199.99
    75 $136,115.19
    90 $163,113.60

    Education Attainment Levels - Information Security Analysts

    Education Attainment Levels (By Percent)
    A High School Diploma Or Less 0.00
    A Certificate 7.16
    Some College 2.01
    An Associate Degree 12.87
    A Bachelor's Degree 75.16
    A Master's Or Professional Degree 2.80
    A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
  • Medical Assistants

    Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Medical Assistants

    Employment (Regional) Annual Openings
    2019 99,210 12,818
    2020 102,142
    2021 104,650
    2022 106,885
    2023 108,937

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Medical Assistants

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $25,551.97 $36,077.47
    25 $29,779.48
    50 $36,077.47
    75 $45,223.57
    90 $56,014.64

    Education Attainment Levels - Medical Assistants

    Education Attainment Levels (By Percent)
    A High School Diploma Or Less 10.31
    A Certificate 64.99
    Some College 6.85
    An Associate Degree 17.85
    A Bachelor's Degree 0.00
    A Master's Or Professional Degree 0.00
    A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00