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JWCC’s flexibility is ideal for adult students wishing to continue their education, advance their skills, or enter a new career.

  • Day, evening, and online classes to accommodate your job and family commitments
  • Classes offered two or three days per week
  • In-person classes in Quincy, Pittsfield, and Mt. Sterling
  • Stackable certificates allow you to grow your technical skills in manageable increments
  • Affordable value to increase your earning potential; financial assistance options are available.

Prepare for immediate employment in high-demand job fields with career and technical training or an applied associate degree.

Is a bachelor’s degree in your future? Earn an associate degree for transfer to a four-year institution.

Online 2x2

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Get your degree 100% online

The Online 2×2 program is ideal for adults balancing job, family, and other commitments. Take two classes at a time, and finish in two years! Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of online classes with the benefits of in-person access to instructors and tutors as needed.

To learn more about Online 2×2, click below.

Your Career Makeover Headquarters

Degrees to fit your busy schedule

Take classes online, or attend two nights a week or a mixture of both.

Check out a sample schedule

JWCC Success

Dana Simmons

“Thanks to John Wood I earned my associate degree in psychology and began a new career with a child care program serving West Central Illinois. I was able to blaze a trail for myself and for my children to follow.”

Randy Hufford

“I’m a better person now…education has done so much for me. It’s been one heckuva ride, and it’s going to continue.”

Kathy Flesner

“I have to say I am proud to be a student at John Wood Community College. In the last two years I have received a great education with wonderful professors. John Wood offers a beautiful and friendly environment with many opportunities.”

Diane Beroiza

“JWCC worked with my busy schedule as a mom and full-time employee. Going back to college as an adult has allowed me to take advantage of opportunities that may not have been available to me, prior to earning my degree.”

An affordable path

Value for your Dollar

Same quality education.
Better value for your money.

Tuition per year at JWCC (32 credit hours)+$5216**
Average books per year+$1500
Average amount of grants and scholarships per year-$5235
What adult students pay out of pocket on average per year:$669***

**For 2020-2021 academic year in-district tuition, based on 32 hours or 16 credit hours per semester. Tuition (in-district = $163/credit hour, online = $193/credit hour, out-of-district = $273/credit hour). Fees vary based on lab, class and program.

***Tuition less average grants and scholarships for full-time students 2020-2021 academic year.

Other Financial Support

  • FAFSA (be sure to fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.gov) federal and state grants, as well as loans
  • Workforce Investment Funding (IL & MO)–federal funding available to help pay for career and technical training programs. Unemployed, low-income, disability and other situations may qualify.
    • Missouri Career Center – 573.248.2520
    • Two Rivers – 217.221.6233
  • Perkins–students pursuing technical programs (support other than tuition). 217.641.4957
  • Work In-District Waiver–those who live outside of the JWCC district but work 35+ hours in the JWCC district can qualify for in-district tuition rates–saving $110 per credit hour. The student and employer must jointly fill out the Work In-District Waiver form and return it to John Wood Community College; the completed PDF may also be sent to deanofstudents@jwcc.edu.

Money Matters

Melissa HessConnect with a Career Coach

Melissa Hess
JWCC Admissions Advisor
mhess@jwcc.edu
217.290.2934