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 fire science, emergency medical services 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¬†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

  • About Us | Contact Information

     

    Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services

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

    Cybersecurity

    Stan Pieklo
    Associate Professor, Cybersecurity Program Coordinator and Advisor
    Phone: 815-280-2310
    Email: spieklo@jjc.edu

    Law Enforcement

    Patricia Binfa
    Law Enforcement Professor
    Phone: 815-280-2449
    Email: pbinfa@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
    2020 24,724 1,944
    2021 25,153
    2022 25,523
    2023 25,850
    2024 26,156

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $28,489.02 $42,969.99
    25 $31,923.00
    50 $42,969.99
    75 $59,903.36
    90 $75,257.15

    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
    2020 33,306 2,565
    2021 33,728
    2022 34,125
    2023 34,503
    2024 34,868

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Municipal Firefighters

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $43,539.18 $79,810.04
    25 $61,345.64
    50 $79,810.04
    75 $109,508.67
    90 $145,007.11

    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
    2020 318,036 22,478
    2021 325,225
    2022 331,260
    2023 336,482
    2024 341,080

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Registered Nurses

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $75,555.33 $117,817.26
    25 $93,339.37
    50 $117,817.26
    75 $147,367.65
    90 $173,791.00

    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
    2020 11,497 1,404
    2021 12,153
    2022 12,740
    2023 13,268
    2024 13,758

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Information Security Analysts

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $73,860.80 $121,513.60
    25 $96,220.80
    50 $121,513.60
    75 $154,752.00
    90 $189,238.40

    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
    2020 98,772 12,296
    2021 101,265
    2022 103,486
    2023 105,507
    2024 107,378

    Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Medical Assistants

    Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings
    10 $28,619.33 $39,486.20
    25 $32,836.89
    50 $39,486.20
    75 $52,265.39
    90 $63,750.99

    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