Academic opportunities at JCC

The Honors program at Jamestown Community College provides stimulating, honors-designated courses, events, and fieldwork projects for select student participants.

Honors program perks

  • Complete advising and registration one week prior to general registration, so you’ll get your first selection of courses.
  • Attend special events, such as the JCC president’s roundtable discussions.
  • Receive special library privileges.
  • Be recognized at the annual Honors reception and commencement after completing the program.
  • Earn an honors citation in your academic transcript after completing the program.

Eligibility requirements

If you are enrolling at JCC for the first time with fewer than 12 college credits, you must have a high school grade point average of 90% or better, be eligible to take a college-level English course and MAT 1540, and have a reading score of 80 or better.

If you have 12 or more college credits, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, and be eligible to take a college-level English course and MAT 1540.

All placement tests must be completed before you can be considered for the Honors program.

To stay in the program, you must:

  • earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better,
  • complete a minimum of nine hours of honors designated coursework,
  • complete at least one honors fieldwork or service learning course, and
  • attend at least four honors engagement activities.

You are encouraged to enroll in one honors designated course each semester. If you do not enroll in an honors course for two or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer), you will no longer be considered an Honors program participant and will forfeit program benefits.

Program coursework

Honors courses provide additional challenges, an emphasis on writing and critical thinking skills, and give you the chance to explore an issue in greater depth. JCC offers both honors-only courses and blended courses open to both honors and non-honors students.

You can find available Honors courses in the credit course schedule.

Fieldwork and service learning

As an honors student, you’ll engage in honors fieldwork and service learning courses. A one-credit honors fieldwork or service learning course equals 45 hours of hands-on work that provides the basis for a research paper or project.

Honors fieldwork courses are attached to base honors courses, and you should register for the honors fieldwork at the same time as its associated honors course.

Honors service learning courses, on the other hand, stand alone. Contact Laura Turnbull for assistance with securing a service opportunity and locating a faculty mentor.

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