Busy Weekend at JJC -- Free Car Checkups, Discover JJC Day

Two great ways to learn more about Joliet Junior College -- and save some money, as well.

Joliet Junior College automotive students in the automotive lab.
Joliet Junior College automotive students in the automotive lab.
Head on over to Joliet Junior College if you're looking for a good deal (i.e., free) on a winter checkup for your car or you want to know more about attending the college. Below are two news releases that will tell you everything you need to know...

Free Car Checkups

Drivers can bring in their vehicles for free winter checkups performed by Joliet Junior College automotive service technology students during Discover JJC on Nov. 2, at the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Every type of car will be accepted and everyone is welcome. Vehicle checkups will take place in the C-Building’s automotive lab.

Joliet Junior College automotive students in the automotive lab.

Automotive students will check each car for tire pressure, proper fluids and anti-freeze, lighting, and more, making sure everything is properly equipped for the winter season.

Watch a video about the free winter checkups

“This is an opportunity for community members to bring in their vehicles in a non- threatening environment – we’re not going to try and sell you anything – we’re going to go through a check list and look over all the common safety items on someone’s vehicle,” said associate automotive professor Dan Warning.

While automotive students will only provide winter checkups, drivers are still encouraged to ask any questions they may have about their vehicle. JJC automotive students and professors will recommend the driver’s next course of action should their vehicle have a problem.

Warning said the automotive program is providing these services for free as a way of thanking the community.

“We consider the new automotive lab a gift from the community and we very much appreciate it,” he said. “This is just our way of giving back, opening up our doors so the community can see our facility and take advantage of some of the services that we provide here.”

In addition to community service, Warning said this event also teaches JJC students the importance of volunteering and showing appreciation.

For more information about this event, contact the automotive lab at 280-2229. For more information about JJC’s automotive service technology program, log on to www.jjc.edu/academics/divisions/career-technical/automotive-service-tech.

Discover JJC Programs

High school students, their families and others thinking about going back to school are invited to explore Joliet Junior College’s academic departments and student services during Discover JJC on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

Potential students learn about Joliet Junior College at Discover JJC in 2011.

Faculty members from more than 100 of JJC’s academic programs will be on hand to meet potential students, talk about their departments, and answer questions. JJC Recruitment Specialist Sue Callans said this is one of the most popular parts of the morning.

“It is a great opportunity to not only come out and see the campus, but also to speak directly to the academic department that you are interested in,” she said.

Participants will also get the chance to talk with current students about what it’s like to attend JJC. JJC student tour guides will be available to show potential students around the Main Campus.

Two presentations will be offered at Discover JJC:
• “Getting Started At JJC” will go over transfer information, ACT placement, and other requirements. 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Room A-1061
• “Paying for College” will answer financial aid questions. 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Room A-1002

Potential students will also have the opportunity to hear about all the resources and support services at JJC.

“There’s a very positive vibe at Discover JJC and the attendees leave with valuable information on all that JJC has to offer,” Callans said.

Refreshments will be served and potential students can enter themselves into a raffle to win an iPod or a $50 JJC Bookstore gift certificate.

All participants are also invited to bring their cars to the JJC automotive lab for a free winter maintenance check up during Discover JJC.

JJC has locations in Joliet, Morris, Frankfort, and Romeoville. For more information about the college, log on to www.jjc.edu. To find out more about Discover JJC, visit www.jjc.edu/admissions/Pages/discover-jjc.aspx.


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