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Academic Affairs Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare students for successful employment, transfer, and life-long learning. We equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in their professional endeavors, and to lead in service to their communities.

Enduring Values

To achieve our mission, we pursue goals and activities within a framework of shared values which serve as a touchstone for our decision-making, and which form the foundation for assessment of our effectiveness in achieving our goals. We value:

  • Excellence in all endeavors.
  • Evidence-based assessment of progress towards goals. 
  • Continuous improvement. 
  • Personal responsibility for one’s roles in the learning environment.
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding accomplishments.
  • Partnerships of varying types which advance goal achievement. 
  • Effective use of technology to support learning.

Transfer from JCC

Policies

The academic policies and regulations adopted by JCC are designed to maximize each student’s opportunity for success and to provide the student with a fair and realistic assessment of his/her progress. Essentially, JCC’s approach is a positive one, based on reward for achievement rather than penalty for failure. 

  • Attendance
    Every student is expected to attend all lecture and laboratory sessions for which he or she is registered. Absences will be recorded by instructors, and the student will be held responsible for making up all work missed. Attendance requirements for each course will be established by the instructor and announced, published, and distributed with the course outline at the first class meeting.

  • Course Withdrawal
    A student can withdraw from a single course up to and through 66% of individual class meetings for the fall and spring semesters and receive a “W” grade. During a summer session, a student can withdraw through the last day of instruction and receive a “W” grade. A student who wishes to withdraw from a single course must discuss the withdrawal with his/her instructor and obtain the instructor’s approval in writing (via email is acceptable for online students). On-campus students can obtain a withdrawal card from the registrar’s office, the Counseling and Career Center in Olean, or from the main office at any of the extension sites. The student must fill out the card and obtain the instructor’s signature on the card to indicate the student has discussed his/her withdrawal with the instructor. If the instructor is unavailable, the student should see a dean for approval, preferably the dean of that academic area. Signed withdrawal cards must be submitted to the registrar’s office. Failure to withdraw properly from a course will result in the student receiving the grade he/she earned in the course.

  • Military Withdrawal Policy 

  • Credit/Fail
    Students may elect to take one course per semester graded on a credit/fail basis (in addition to those courses normally graded on a credit/fail basis). No more than 16 credit hours taken on a CR/F basis may be applied toward an associate degree. Students should avoid using the CR/F option in their major field of study. The student must inform the registrar’s office at the beginning of each semester of his/her desire to take the course on this basis. Upon the completion of the proper form, the registrar will notify the instructor of the student’s choice. 
    The student will have a period of up to 33% of individual class meetings to decide on the credit/fail option. The student retains the right to return to the standard letter grade system in that course at any time up to and through 57% of individual class meetings.
    The “F” grade is reflected in the computed grade point average while the “CR” grade is not.

  • Credit Hour Policy

  • General Policies
    Courses and programs listed in this catalog are offered when-ever there is evidence of sufficient student enrollment. Since some courses require highly specialized faculty and facilities, scheduling may be limited by their availability.
    Students are considered to be full-time when they are registered for 12 or more credit hours per semester. Students will be permitted to register for more than 19 credit hours only with special permission of the vice president of academic affairs, the vice president of student development and chief diversity officer, the vice president of the Cattaraugus County Campus, or the appropriate assistant academic dean.
    A credit hour is normally equivalent to one hour per week of lecture or two hours or three hours per week of laboratory/studio work taken during a 16-week semester (inclusive of final exam work). Students are advised to plan an average of two hours of preparation per week for each credit hour of course work. Students registered for 12 or more credit hours are strongly urged not to consider outside employment requiring more than 15 hours per week.
    Sophomore status has been achieved when the student has accrued 26 college level credits.

  • Issuance of Official Transcripts
    Students can obtain an official paper or electronic transcript of their record or send transcripts directly to other colleges or prospective employers using the Credentials online service. Students will be charged a fee, based on the method of order and delivery, starting at $7 per transcript. To order official JCC transcripts or for more information, visit www.sunyjcc.edu/transcripts. Students may view or print an unofficial advising transcript through their self-service Banner account or request, in writing, an unofficial transcript for personal use from the registrar’s office.

  • Repeating a Course
    When a student wishes to raise his/her grade and average by repeating a course, his/her highest grade will be used in the computation of his/her grade point average. Only the number of credit hours offered in that course for one particular semester will be used in the computation of total hours and GPA for graduation. Repeating coursework may impact financial aid eligibility. Students who anticipate repeating a course should check with the financial aid office. 

  • Special Tuition Waivers
    The chancellor of the State University of New York has delegated to the campus president authority to determine who may attend courses as auditors and to establish rules and regulations concerning such course auditors.
    ​JCC’s special tuition waiver procedure is consistent with the established SUNY rules and regulations concerning course auditors. Protocol for special audits is as follows:

    • Special auditors must be 60 years old or older.
    • They may begin registering the day the class begins.
    • Special audits are accomplished on a space available basis. In some cases, instructor permission cards may be used.
    • No tuition is charged, but the auditor must pay all fees associated with the course(s). The fees are non-refundable.
  • Audited courses are on a space available basis; persons taking the course for credit will receive priority. Special auditors will not receive college credit or formal recognition nor will they be required to meet the requirements of the course.
Grading

The following grading system is in effect at the time of publication of this catalog:

Grade Meaning Quality Points
A Excellent 4.0
B+ Above Average 3.5
B Above Average 3.0
C+ Average 2.5
C Average 2.0
D+ Below Average 1.5
D Below Average 1.0
F Failure 0.0
I Incomplete 0.0
CR Credit  
W Withdrawal  
X Administrative Withdrawal  
AU Audit  

Other historic grades may appear on a student’s transcript. Contact the registrar’s office for an explanation of any grade that does not appear in this catalog or on the transcript legend.

  • AU - Audit - 0 Quality Points (Q.P.) A student wishing to audit a course must obtain permission from the instructor to do so. Students may enroll to audit a course at the time of registration or change from regular grading system to audit by the last day of the fifth week (33% of individual class meetings) of the semester with permission of the instructor. The instructor sets the expectations for the audit grade. Generally, the student is expected to attend all classes, but is not required to complete examinations, papers, and other class projects. No credit is awarded for the audit grade and the grade of AU will be recorded on the student’s transcript. An X grade can be assigned if the student fails to meet the instructor’s expectations. Audit forms are available at the registrar’s office on the Jamestown Campus, the Counseling and Career Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus, and at JCC’s extension sites.
  • CR - Credit (see Credit/Fail Policy) - 0 Q.P.
  • I - Incomplete - The “I” grade is a student initiated grade subject to the approval of the instructor, taking into account the circumstances under which the Incomplete is requested. Arrangements to make up incompletes will be contracted between students and faculty, and the student must complete course requirements within a mutually agreed upon time, which may not exceed one calendar year. Failure to do so will result in an “F” grade. This student/faculty agreement must take place and be filed with the registrar prior to the date listed on the student instructional calendar under “Grades Due.” Students are not granted an incomplete grade in lieu of an “F” grade. The intention of the “I” grade is to allow for students to complete course requirements after the conclusion of a semester without attending subsequent offerings of the same course.
  • W - Official Withdrawal - 0 Q.P. - Students may officially withdraw from a course up to and through 66% of individual class meetings and receive a “W” grade. During a summer session, a student can withdraw through the last day of instruction and receive a “W” grade. All students have the privilege, through appropriate procedure* (see below), of totally withdrawing from the college through the last day of instruction of the current semester and receiving a grade of “W.” A student may not withdraw from a course which has already ended.
  • X - Administrative Withdrawal - 0 Q.P. - The administrative ‘X’ grade will be used for lack of attendance or maintaining enrollment requirements, including but not limited to: financial dismissals, non-compliance health dismissals, and failure to complete an `AU’ course. If an administratively withdrawn student is allowed to return to class before the end of the semester, faculty will have the option of changing the `X’ to a standard grade. A full-time student who receives all `Xs’ must reapply for admission to JCC.
  • Total Withdrawal - *A full-time student desiring to withdraw totally from JCC may officially do so through the Counseling and Career Center (without seeing each faculty member separately). A`W’ grade will be recorded on the transcript. Without withdrawing officially, an`F’ grade will be recorded. Any full-time student who officially withdraws is withdrawing from JCC and must reapply for admission should he/she desire to return. Withdrawal forms are available online or at the registrar’s office on the Jamestown Campus, the Counseling and Career Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus, and at JCC’s extension sites.

Grade Appeal

A student who believes that he/she has been graded unjustly or who wishes to present evidence of extenuating circumstances may appeal to the academic standings committee for review of his/her case within one year after the grade has been assigned. Grade appeals must first be considered at the instructor and division levels. Following a thorough review of all written documentation, it is at the committee’s discretion to request a meeting that includes the student and applicable members of the faculty and college.

Grade Point Average

Each student’s academic standing is based on the average of all grades earned, as determined by his/her Grade Point Average (GPA). The GPA is determined by dividing the total number of quality points by the number of credit hours undertaken in courses for which a letter grade has been assigned. No quality points are given for courses in which a grade of CR is received, although credit hours for such courses will be included in the compilation of hours needed for completion of degree or certificate requirements.

Neither credit hours nor quality points are earned for courses in which the grade “I” is recorded. Grades of “I” (incomplete) must be removed by the end of one calendar year, or earlier if specified by the instructor, or they will be replaced by an “F”. Neither credit hours nor quality points are earned for courses in which grades of I, AU, W, or X are recorded.

Academic Standing

The academic policies of the college are carried out by the academic standings committee which meets regularly to review student progress, recommend policy changes, and review students for probation or dismissal. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Because graduation from JCC requires 60 semester hours with a cumulative grade point index of 2.00, the academic standings committee directs the registrar to identify at the end of each semester students who have attempted six credit hours or more and have a cumulative grade point average or number of hours completed which is less than those shown on Chart A on page 17.

Any student identified as not meeting these minimal standards will be considered as not making satisfactory progress and will be placed on academic or progress probation. Academic probation is deficiency in cumulative grade point average. Progress probation is deficiency in hours earned only. Academic probation supersedes progress probation. For students enrolled in credit courses spring 1997 and thereafter, whose last hours attempted at JCC were five or more years ago, the W, X, NC, or bankruptcy hours earned five or more years prior to the semester being reviewed will be excluded for progress probation. Once identified, these hours are permanently removed from progress probation consideration. 

A student on academic probation will continue to be on academic probation or may be dismissed if either the semester GPA, or the cumulative GPA, remains below the required standards in subsequent semesters. Dismissal is at the discretion of the academic standings committee, which will consider the status of each student based upon current grades and academic history. A student on progress probation will continue to be on progress probation as long as hours earned remain below the required standards in subsequent semesters.

Students placed on progress probation because of a deficiency in “hours earned” have the opportunity to appeal their probation status to the academic standings committee.

Students have the right to appeal any academic standings decision. First, they may appeal in writing to the academic standings committee within a period of time specified in a letter that is sent to students when a decision is rendered. Following a thorough review of all written documentation, it is at the committee’s discretion to request a meeting that includes the student and applicable members of the faculty and college. After the committee decides on the appeal, students have the right to further appeal to the dean of academic affairs.

The first time a student is placed on either probation, the student retains federal financial aid eligibility. However, if the student fails to meet satisfactory quality point average standards or hours earned standards a second time, eligibility for federal financial aid is lost until the student can again demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in both areas. Students who lose financial aid eligibility may, under special circumstances, receive a waiver in order to receive federal aid. Information about the waiver process can be obtained in the financial aid office.

Upon review of records, the committee reserves the right to waive probation status when it deems the circumstances warrant such a waiver.

Warning Status

Warning status is defined as:

  Credit hours attempted GPA
Category I 1-23 0.0 to 1.75
Category II 24-41 0.0 to 1.99

A student will be warned if his/her semester or cumulative grade point average falls in the above range for a given semester.

Warning status denotes students who are above but close to the college’s minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress.

Appeal of Dismissal

A student who believes he/she has been dismissed unjustly or who wishes to present evidence of extenuating circumstances which may have contributed to his/her dismissal may appeal directly to the academic standings committee for a review of his/her case. Such appeal must be made in writing to the committee one week after notification of dismissal has been received. Following a thorough review of all written documentation, it is at the committee’s discretion to request a meeting that includes the student and applicable members of the faculty and college. A student readmitted to JCC is given one semester in which to satisfy the college’s policy of academic progress. Readmitted students may be limited in the number of credits in which they are permitted to enroll, and may also be required to participate in counseling or other educational assistance programs.

Imputed Credit

The faculty and administration have determined that some courses listed in this catalog may not be counted toward degree programs offered by JCC. These are developmental courses for students who need to prepare themselves for college level work. Courses in this category carry imputed credit and are designated as IC. Courses carrying imputed credit will count toward financial aid requirements. 

The following imputed grade designations were in place at the time of the publication of this catalog:

Grade Meaning Quality Points
IA Excellent 0.0
IB+ Above Average 0.0
IB Above Average 0.0
IC+ Average 0.0
IC Average 0.0
ID+ Below Average 0.0
ID Below Average 0.0
IF Failure 0.0
II Imputed Incomplete  
ICR Imputed Credit  
IW Imputed Withdrawal  
IX Imputed Administrative Withdrawal  

Other historic grades may appear on a student’s transcript. Contact the registrar’s office for an explanation of any grade that does not appear in this catalog or on the transcript legend.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an associate degree from JCC all students must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better in at least 60 credit hours of appropriate coursework as described by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and must have met the specific requirements of a degree program in place at the time of their first enrollment or any subsequent set of requirements. Requirements for subsequent degree/requirements are based on matriculation date.

If a student transfers in appropriate credits toward an associate degree, a minimum of 30 JCC credits is required to complete a degree. Students graduating in a certificate program must complete all courses listed in the certificate with a minimum 2.0 cumulative average. If a student transfers in appropriate credits toward a certificate, a minimum of 15 JCC credits is required to complete a degree.

A student who is nearing completion of degree or certificate requirements must make formal application for the degree or certificate by completing the appropriate form at the registrar’s office on the Jamestown Campus, the Counseling and Career Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus, the main office at the North County Center, or online on Blackboard. The form should be completed five weeks prior to graduation. Failure to do so may result in not being included in the final review of candidates and in the awarding of degrees and certificates at commencement exercises.

Students follow the requirements that were in place at the time of their first matriculation or any subsequent set of requirements. All graduates of JCC who entered the college: 1) fall 1982 through spring 1991, must have successfully completed ENG 1530 (three credits), and ENG 1540 or ENG 1560 (three credits); 2) fall 1991 through spring 1996, must have successfully completed ENG 1530 (three credits), ENG 1540 (three credits), and MAT 1510 or above (three credits); 3) fall 1996 through spring 2007, must have successfully completed ENG 1530, ENG 1540, and any non-imputed, credit bearing mathematics course; and 4) fall 2007 and later, must have successfully completed six credit hours of non-imputed credit bearing English, as defined in the degree program. They must also successfully complete any non-imputed, credit bearing mathematics course.

Earning Additional Degrees and/or Certificates

A student interested in earning a second or subsequent degree must complete the admissions reapplication. Students pursuing additional degrees will follow the degree requirements for the new degree program as listed in this catalog at the time of matriculation into the new program. For each additional degree, students must complete the minimum number of credit hours listed in the table below with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. Additional certificates are earned upon the completion of the certificate requirements. For each additional degree or certificate, a $20 fee is charged to cover the cost of additional diplomas and diploma covers.

Degree Minimum hours and GPA
Second degree 90 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better
Third degree 120 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better
Fourth degree 150 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better

Replacement Certificate, Degree Diploma Charges

To replace an original diploma for a certificate and/or degree, these charges apply: $5, diploma only, and $10, diploma and cover, plus a mailing charge.

JCC General Education Requirements 

To be successful in work and life, graduates need a wide range of skills and knowledge in addition to those required for their chosen specialization. General Education equips students to think critically, communicate effectively, understand ideas that shape society, and develop a solid foundation for lifelong learning. General Education requirements are the foundation for all degrees offered at JCC.

Core Elements

JCC’s program of general education includes several distinct and important elements. Graduates of JCC must meet the following general education requirements in order to receive a degree:

  • Completion of English 1530 (3 credits).
  • Completion of three additional credits of college-level writing as specified for each degree.
  • Completion of three credits of college-level mathematics.
  • Completion of at least three additional hours of math/science beyond the required college-level math course.
  • Completion of six credits of social sciences.

Graduates who matriculate for the first time beginning fall 2008 or thereafter are required to complete at least one course that has been designated as incorporating study of values, ethics and diverse perspectives (VEDP). This skill involves developing an awareness of the diversity of religious, political, ethical, and social perspectives in our society and world.

Graduates who matriculate for the first time beginning fall 2010 or thereafter are required to include in their degree programs at least one course that has been designated as incorporating study of scientific reasoning (SR). Scientific reasoning involves the ability to understand and appreciate the methods scientists use to explore natural and/or social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.

Appropriate liberal arts and sciences courses for the degree sought, which may include courses listed above:

  • Associate in Arts - minimum of 48 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences.
  • Associate in Science - minimum of 30 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences.
  • Associate in Applied Science - minimum of 20 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences.    

The liberal arts and sciences requirements for the A.A. and A.S. degrees are intended to provide both breadth and depth in the liberal arts and sciences. The course of study for the A.A.S. degrees includes a balance between courses related to the career areas and the liberal arts and sciences. 

VEDP and SR courses can be found in the master schedule of courses issued each semester and may be identified by using the list of attribute types when searching for courses online on Banner.

Additional Competencies

In addition to the requirements listed above which are incorporated into specific courses, the college also expects each degree holder to demonstrate several other competencies which are infused across courses. 

Information literacy/management skills - Students are expected to find, understand, evaluate, and use information in various forms. These skills are acquired in a variety of ways and in a range of courses. 

Critical reasoning - Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own and others’ work and will learn to develop well-reasoned arguments.

Technological competency appropriate to the discipline - This competency requires students to possess the knowledge and skills to successfully and efficiently apply computer and other discipline-specific technology as individuals, students, employees, and citizens. Some elements of technological competency are infused across courses; in addition, each program of study determines what additional technological skills are essential for graduates of its program area, and incorporates those skills into required coursework. 

SUNY General Education Requirements

The SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY GER) is the 30-credit requirement for all SUNY baccalaureate, A.A., and A.S. degree recipients, which supports academic excellence as well as student choice, mobility, and degree attainment by expecting students to demonstrate achievement of SUNY-wide learning outcomes.

Students matriculating between fall 2010 and spring 2015 were encouraged to complete 30 credits of SUNY GER courses in at least seven of the 10 SUNY content categories, but were not required to do so. Students matriculating in fall 2015 or after and graduating with an A.A. or A.S. degree must complete 30 credits of SUNY General Education courses that are distributed among at least seven of the 10 SUNY content categories. Mathematics and basic communication must be among the seven categories. Exceptions to this policy will be noted on the appropriate academic program description page.

Consult JCC’s credit course schedule or Banner for the current list of approved SUNY GER courses.

Writing Across the Curriculum

JCC’s faculty have long understood the mutual relationship between knowing and writing. This relationship is the basis for JCC’s Writing Across the Curriculum policy, which calls for instructors to use writing as a teaching tool in courses from all disciplines, including those in nursing, psychology, Spanish, criminal justice, economics, and occupational therapy assistant, as well as in such traditional writing courses as literature and philosophy.

Teachers respond to a student’s writing in many ways: face-to-face conferences, referrals to the tutoring center, creation of peer-editing sessions or discussions in class, and marginal notes. Revision is taught as a way to reexamine the subject or to deepen and enrich one’s understanding and expression.

JCC’s Writing Across the Curriculum policy commits students and faculty to the most authentic and valuable kind of higher education.

Awards and Honors
  • Dean’s List, Other Honors
    In February and June of each year, the dean’s lists are issued to recognize full- and part-time students who have achieved outstanding academic success. The names of all full-time students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or better in 12 or more credit hours (not counting imputed credits) of work completed during the preceding semester are included on the dean’s list. The names of all part-time students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or better in 6-11 credit hours of work completed during the preceding semester are included on the part-time student dean’s list. CR and imputed credits are excluded.
    At commencement, the JCC board of trustees honors outstanding graduates who have been full- or part-time students and who have achieved the highest scholastic standings in each of the three associate degree areas with 60 or more credits earned at JCC. Students who have earned highest honors (4.0 GPA), high honors (3.5 to 3.99 GPA) and honors (3.25 to 3.49 GPA) in all courses at JCC have this noted on their transcripts.
    JCC also recognizes special achievements in scholarship, athletics, service, and leadership at annual awards ceremonies. Traditionally, about 100 awards are presented at these events.
  • Phi Theta Kappa
    Each year a number of students are nominated for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for two-year colleges. For many years Phi Theta Kappa has been the most prestigious national honors group to which a community college student can belong. Nominated students must have a GPA of at least 3.5, completed at least 15 credit hours which are applicable toward a degree and contribute to a student’s GPA, and be recommended by at least two faculty members.
Academic Statistics
Special Academic Programs
  • Developmental Studies Program
  • College Connections: College Courses in High Schools
  • Honors Program
  • Online Courses and Degree Opportunities
    JCC is a member of a statewide consortium of campuses that offers graduate and undergraduate online courses called the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). SLN’s student-centered approach to teaching and learning eliminates the constraints of time and location for students. It utilizes an asynchronous learning model, which means students and teachers do not have to be online at the same time; rather, they logon when it is convenient for them.
    Class activities are the same: students read course materials, write papers, do research, and communicate with their instructor and fellow students. What is unique is that courses are designed so that you can do everything online. The learning is both interactive with faculty and collaborative with other students. Even more, a wealth of resources is readily available online.
    JCC offers 11 degrees and three certificates online. Online courses are available in over 23 discipline areas. Students need not be enrolled in a degree program to take online courses.
  • Cooperative Education
    Students who wish to be paid for work experience while attending JCC may earn one credit hour per semester for a total of no more than four credits. A student works with the coordinator of cooperative education who meets with him or her regularly and supervises a paper the student submits each semester. (See cooperative education course descriptions.)
  • Independent Study
    A student who wants to participate in an independent study project must make arrangements directly with a faculty member who agrees to serve as his/her project advisor. With the assistance of the advisor, the student establishes a proposal covering the work and goals to be accomplished. The number of credits to be earned for completion of the project is determined and the appropriate assistant dean approves the project. The final grade is determined by the advisor. Credit for a single project is limited to 1-3 credit hours, and no more than six credit hours in independent study earned at JCC may be applied toward an associate degree.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    Courses which cross the normal boundary lines between disciplines are listed under the common heading of Interdisciplinary Studies (INT). These courses draw upon the faculty from various academic areas and are often team taught. They are wide-ranging in their approach to important topics and are considered suitable electives in either a transfer or career program.
  • International Education and Study Abroad
  • Internships
    Internships are available to students who wish to acquire work experience related to a particular field of study while attending JCC. Internships are intended for full-time sophomores who have at least a 2.0 GPA. (Disney internships require a minimum 2.5 GPA and successful completion of the application process.) Some certificate and degree programs require internships; students in other programs have the option of completing an internship to help them gain valuable work experience. Students may earn up to six college credits for internships and must fulfill 135 hours of work along with a satisfactory evaluation for each three credits awarded.
    Students who wish to arrange an internship should speak to the assistant dean and/or designated faculty of the desired academic field or the director of academic initiatives. The faculty member involved with the internship will work with the business or agency and with the student to develop specific learning objectives. Although many internships are non-paid work experiences, students may receive remuneration for the work. 
  • Life Experience Credit Assessment
    JCC believes that valuable and meaningful learning takes place for the individual in his/her personal world. Through work, training, and other experiences, learning occurs which can be complementary to short- or long-term educational goals. It is the desire of the college to help the individual focus on his/her life experiences and translate them into college credit if appropriate.
    The assessment process is one of deciding on an educational objective, determining how the life experience to be evaluated supports this goal, and developing a portfolio to substantiate the involvement and learning from the experiences. The portfolio is then evaluated by JCC faculty to determine if and what credit can be awarded. Military experiences can be considered for life experience credit.
    Additional information may be obtained at the counseling centers on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and on the web.
  • Off-Campus Study Programs
    Credit earned through a variety of non-traditional, off-campus study programs may be applied toward the requirements for an associate degree from JCC or may be used in combination with credit earned at JCC for fulfilling the requirements for higher academic degrees. Information regarding these programs, which include the New York External Degree Programs and Empire State College, is available at JCC’s Center for Continuing Education. 
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