Community colleges are unique institutions. As multifaceted as the ages and interests of their students, they react swiftly to change. As the first locally sponsored community college accepted into the State University of New York, Jamestown Community College has been in the forefront of this exciting development in education since 1950.
By providing high quality transfer programs  for the university-bound, occupational skills for the career-minded, flexible schedules for working students, and specialized programs for business, industry, and professional groups, and by being the cultural center of the community, JCC attempts to reach every segment of the population in the area it serves.
JCC offers the first two years of a bachelor's program, awarding the Associate in Arts degree  or the Associate in Science degree , which are transferable to four-year institutions. For those pursuing a two-year career degree, it also awards the Associate in Applied Science degree  as well as one-year certificates . In addition, JCC offers a variety of non-credit continuing education courses  for those wishing to expand their vocational proficiency, to enrich their personal lives, or to acquire additional knowledge simply for the fun of it.
The college reserves the right, whenever it deems advisable, to change its schedule of tuition and fees; to withdraw, cancel, reschedule, or modify any course, program of study, degree, requirement, or policy. The information contained in this catalog is current as of the date of publication. It does not preclude the possibility of subsequent changes in course descriptions, faculty, tuition and fees, and college policies, or other changes which may result through action by the State University of New York or the Board of Trustees of Jamestown Community College. Students should be aware that some information in the catalog may change. It is recommended that students considering enrollment check with the school director to determine if there is any change from the information provided in the catalog. The catalog contains information on the college’s teaching personnel and courses/curricula offered. Please be advised that the State Education Department separately licenses all teaching personnel and independently approves all courses and curricula offered. Therefore, it is possible that courses/curricula listed in the college catalog may not be approved at the time that a student enrolls in the college or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog may have changed. It is again recommended that students check with the school director to determine if there are any changes in the courses/curricula offered or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog.
The Master Schedule, published three times a year for the spring, summer, and fall semesters, is an addendum to the college catalog. These materials can be made available in alternative media upon request for those with disabilities.
Jamestown Community College does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, race, creed, religion, national origin or citizenship, age, marital status, military status, disability, family status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, or predisposing genetic characteristics. This policy applies to access to all activities and programs under the college sponsorship as well as to application and selection for admission, employment, and all other personnel procedures within the college.
Jamestown Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its curricula are approved by the State University of New York and are registered by the New York State Department of Education. In addition, the nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. JCC's occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. JCC is also approved by the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.