Joliet Junior College’s next reaffirmation of accreditation will be 2014-2015.
Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central Region.
Academic quailty improvement program (AQIP)
Launched in July 1999 with a generous grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infused the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution could maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.
JJC was one of the first 30 colleges to apply and be accepted into the AQIP process for accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 2000.
A specialized accrediting body evaluates particular units, schools, or programs within an organization. Specialized accreditation, also called program accreditation, is often associated with national professional associations, such as those for engineering, medicine, and law, or with specific disciplines, such as business, teacher education, psychology, or social work.