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Kids College

From cooking to crafts and language to technology, our classes allow your kids to thrive and explore in a safe environment.

Kids College


Welcome to Kid's College! These non-credit classes provide enrichment for imaginative young minds.

Corporate & Community Services is currently offering Kids College classes for students in first grade through high school. We focus on STEAM-based subjects and utilize instructors who are experts in their fields.

In our classes, students enjoy hands-on activities while exploring educational topics, making new friends and — most importantly — having fun! Classes are set during the day, evening and Saturdays to accommodate the busy schedules of today's families.

Financial Aid is Available

Thanks to the generosity of the Joliet Junior College Foundation, we are able to offer scholarships for Summer 2022 Kids College classes. To apply, please fill out the financial aid application form

Questions about financial aid? Please contact David Lantz at (815) 280-2762 or dalantz@jjc.edu.

Community & Continuing Education Catalog

Want to view our Kids College classes? Read our catalog! The catalog is published three times a year. Printed copies are mailed directly to those on our mailing list. An interactive version is also available online.

Summer 2022 Catalog

The summer term runs May 23 through August 22.

Summer 2022 Community Catalog

Want a printed catalog mailed to you?

Please fill out our catalog request form or call (815) 280-1555 to be added to our mailing list.

Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes

Class Registration

The easiest way to register for our classes is to call (815) 280-1555. Online registration is also available by following the links in the digital catalog or by searching for the classes in our registration system.

Summer 2022

Registration for a handful of our Summer 2022 Kids College classes MUST be completed online. Links are available below.

  • Girls Leading the Charge

    Girls Leading the Charge

    This summer we are offering two FREE workshops for girls entering grades 6-8. Space is limited.   

    Register for Girls Leading the Charge 

    Students are limited to one session of each workshop. Please only register if you haven't participated in Girls Leading the Charge in the past. 

    Girls Leading the Charge Flyer

    Girls Leading the Charge 1.0

    Join the challenge! Become a member of an all-girls engineering team that will design and build a variety of SOLAR POWERED MODELS in this three-day camp. This challenging camp will provide girls with an opportunity to lean about solar energy and engineering. This S.T.E.M.-focused challenge will introduce students to concepts in solar/photovoltaic (PV) cells, gear drive and pulley drive systems, along with design and troubleshooting techniques used by engineers. Each day, projects will grow in complexity as the teams design, build and test solar powered kits. Please bring a peanut-free sack lunch. 

    • SESSION 1: June 14-16 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Main Campus | FULL
    • SESSION 2: June 21-23 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Main Campus
    • SESSION 3: June 28-30 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Main Campus

     

    Girls Leading the Charge 2.0

    The challenge continues! This S.T.E.M.-focused challenge will take skills to the next level as girls explore concepts in alternative energy, including solar/photovoltaic (PV) cells and participate in hands-on activities applying design and troubleshooting techniques used by engineers. Girls will enjoy learning in a team-based environment as they learn about alternative energy and engineering in this three-day workshop. Camp will also include and opportunity to work with Hydrocar Fuel Cell model cares to learn about fuel cell technology and how this alternative energy source could revolutionize the future of transportation. Students will also be introduced to wind power technology. Please bring a peanut-free sack lunch.

    • SESSION 1: July 12-14 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Main Campus
    • SESSION 2: July 19-21 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Main Campus
    • SESSION 3: July 26-28 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Main Campus

     

    Funding for Girls Leading the Charge programs has been provided by an E2 Energy to Educate grant from Constellation, an Exelon company. 

  • Culinary Camp for Teens Career Exploration

    Culinary Camp for Teens

    This program is for high school students who want to learn how to prepare and present artful meals. Students will learn safe knife skills, hot to roast, grill and braise meats, as well as pastry techniques. PLUS! You'll have the opportunity to learn from two award-winning executive chefs with JJC's Culinary Arts program. Registration fee is $329. Cost includes a chef coat. 

    • July 18-21 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | City Center Campus

     

    Register for Culinary Camp for Teens

  • Fire/EMS Career Exploration

    Fire/EMS Career Exploration

    Learn more about these rewarding careers during a morning boot camp at Joliet Junior College. This program is for high school juniors and seniors. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on exercise, tour our state-of-the-art facility and learn from current JJC faculty. If a career in the Fire Service or EMS is for you, then make JJC your first choice! Space is limited. Registration fee is $25.

    • Monday, August 11 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Main Campus

     

    Register for EMS/Fire Career Exploration

How to Register for Classes

  • By Phone

    Register for Classes By Phone

    Call (815) 280-1555.

    Our registration specialists would be happy to assist you during office hours.

    Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you call when our office is closed, please leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

  • Online

    Register for Classes Online

    Here are some tips and tricks for registering online:

    Follow the links through our interactive digital catalog
    • Each class in our digital catalog is linked to a registration system.
    • Just click on the class title to be taken to the correct system.

     

    Lifelong Learning and Kids College
    • These classes are registered through eResources
    • When you click on the link in the catalog, you will be taken to the front page of eResources. You will have to search for the class.
    • We have created an eResources Registration Guide to help lead you through the process.

     

    eResources Registration Guide

    Career Training and Professional Development 
    • These classes are registered through Dynamic Forms.
    • When you click on the link in the catalog, you will be taken directly to the registration page.
    • Fill out the form and click 'Submit Form.'
    • Complete payment information on the following page.

     

    Need help with online registration?

    Please call our office at (815) 280-1555. We would be happy to assist you.

Online Classes for Kids and Teens

Looking for an online option for your child? We know that today's families have busy schedules and not everyone has the flexibility to join us on campus. Fortunately, we have online classes to keep kids busy all summer long!

  • Virtual STEAM Camps for Ages 8-14

    Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

    We have partnered with Black Rocket to provide cutting edge courses for kids ages 8-14. Popular options include:

    • Minecraft Modders
    • ROBLOX Coders
    • Video Game Design
    • YouTube FX Masters
    • Python Programmers
    • JavaScript Developer
    • Inventor's League
    • Code Breakers
    • And many more!

     

    Register Now

    Head to the Black Rocket website to find class descriptions, schedules and registration links. 

    Don't wait! Classes fill up fast!

  • Online SAT/ACT Prep

    ed2go

    We have partnered with ed2go to provide online SAT/ACT prep for students who need to take these undergraduate college entrance exams. There are three options available:

    SAT/ACT Prep Course - Part 1

    Master the reading, writing, English and science questions on the ACT and new SAT.

    Register Now

    SAT/ACT Prep Course - Part 2

    Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT.

    Register Now

    SAT/ACT Prep Course

    Take both parts and save money! This series will prepare you to excel in all sections of the college entrance exams.

    Register Now

COVID-19 Update

In the event of important deadlines or class dates changing due to COVID-19, please visit our COVID FAQ page for the most up-to-date information.

Photographing Program Participants

Joliet Junior College reserves the right to photograph or film program participants. Photos and recordings are for college use only and may be used in college publicity materials and social media. Please notify programming staff if you do not wish to be photographed or filmed.

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