About JCC

About Jamestown Community College

Founded in 1950, Jamestown Community College was the first community college certified in the State University of New York system. JCC offers courses on the Jamestown Campus in Jamestown, NY, and Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, NY. JCC also offers courses at the North County Center in Dunkirk, NY.

JCC is a comprehensive, regional, open access, student-centered institution that embraces academic excellence and meets the service area's learning needs in diverse ways. JCC programming includes liberal arts transfer degree programs, career programs, community service, developmental education, and business and industry training. The college's partnership with the greater community contributes to the social and intellectual improvement, economic development, and cultural enrichment of western New York.

Jamestown Campus

525 Falconer Street, P.O. Box 20, Jamestown, NY 14702-0020
716.338.1000 or 1.800.388.8557

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Jamestown Campus features

On-campus housing for more than 300 students is available in Hillside Suites, three suite-style residence halls.

The Hamilton Collegiate Center houses the admissions and financial aid offices as well as the Counseling and Career Center, Campus Store, Student Union, Artworks, and cafeteria.

The Hultquist Library combines over 55,000 print materials and audiovisual tools with study areas and instructional resources. A computerized catalog and circulation system complement a professional staff focused on meeting student needs. The building also contains classrooms, a tutorial center, computer labs, theatre, distance learning classroom, and faculty offices.

Additional classrooms are located in the Sheldon Center, along with a computer center, physics labs and classrooms, music department, Weeks Gallery, Weeks Reception Hall, and Scharmann Theatre, which serves as the site for a variety of student and professional cultural events and lectures. It is also home to JCC's top-ranked nursing program and its classrooms and labs. Student computer resources include 450 computers.

A gymnasium, indoor track, Life Fitness center, racquetball courts, and swimming pools make JCC's Physical Education Complex one of the most well-equipped facilities in the region. It's also the home of Jayhawk Athletics.

The Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center features Workforce Readiness, which includes computer labs, a theatre, and classrooms designed for short-term training. It also houses the Small Business Development Center, which serves both start-up and established businesses in the area, and the Chautauqua County Law Enforcement Academy.

JCC's LEED certified gold-rated Science Center provides classroom and lab facilities for biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, and geology courses.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, located on Curtis Street, complements JCC’s outstanding science education facilities and programs. The institute’s mission is to honor and continue the work of acclaimed Jamestown-born naturalist Roger Tory Peterson to foster understanding, appreciation, and protection of the natural world.

Cattaraugus County Campus

260 North Union Street, P.O. Box 5901 Olean, NY 14760-5901
716.376.7500 or 1.800.388.8557

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Cattaraugus County Campus features

Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County Campus is situated in downtown Olean in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. 

The Allied Health and Science Center includes a state-of-the-art nursing laboratory; classrooms; biology, chemistry and physics laboratories; faculty offices; and distance learning and smart classrooms.

College Center features a student union, campus store, student lounge, community room, cafeteria, art gallery, information desk, board room/teleconference room, and seminar room. Student services offices — campus life, admissions, financial aid, registration, business, counseling and career center, health center — are also located in the building, as well as administrative offices.

Cutco Theater is a multipurpose facility and includes a 190-seat theater which accommodates theater and music performances as well as lectures and training programs. The adjacent Magnano Reception Room, with complete kitchen facilities, makes the area ideal for college and community events.

The Library and Liberal Arts Center houses the campus library, faculty offices, classrooms, and offices for Empire State College and Houghton College's PACE program.

The Technology Building includes the Learning Center which offers tutoring and individualized learning skills assessment and assistance, computer lab, study areas, reserved materials, textbooks available for student use, and services and adaptive equipment for students with disabilities. In addition, the building includes computer labs, classrooms, and faculty offices.

The Dresser-Rand Training and Conference Center, located in an historic railroad depot, includes classrooms, conference/seminar rooms, theatre, and a computer lab.

The Manufacturing Technology Institute features classrooms, light duty and computer-aided design labs, and Workforce Readiness facilities.

The Olean Family YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center, located at 1101 Wayne St., is home to the college's physical education courses, intramural sport activities, and special events, including the campus’ annual commencement ceremony. The facility includes multipurpose Cutco Court, an aerobic studio, aquatic center, climbing wall, jogging/walking track, racquetball court, and wellness center.

North County Center

10807 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048

North County Center features

Located in Dunkirk, New York, JCC's North County Center offers a full range of credit and non-credit courses as well as training services to area businesses and industries.

The facility includes computer labs, counseling services, electronic library, distance learning capability, bookstore, student lounge, and classrooms. A campus life program and a beautiful campus combine to create the true collegiate environment.

North County students often arrange their schedules to attend some classes at the center and others at the Jamestown Campus, just 40 minutes south of Dunkirk.

Warren Center

589 Hospital Drive, Suite F, Warren, PA 16365

Warren Center features

The Warren Center, established in 1987, operates under the auspices of the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council. Students enrolled in credit courses at the site are eligible for federal, state, and local financial aid opportunities, including a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency grant.

In addition to credit courses, the Warren Center also offers non-credit courses in personal enrichment, professional development, skill upgrades, and business and customized training.

Learn more about JCC

Jamestown Community College is committed to connecting you to your goals by providing challenging educational experiences in a caring environment.

A top performer

Located in southwestern New York, JCC was founded in 1950 as part of the State University of New York. The present enrollment is approximately 2,515 full- and part-time credit students at two campuses, an extension center, and online. In 2012, JCC was named the “Top Performing Public Two-Year College in New York” in a report published by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The original campus is located on a 107-acre site in Jamestown, in the southwestern corner of New York. The Cattaraugus County Campus, 50 miles east of Jamestown, is located in Olean, NY. Extension centers in Dunkirk, NY and Warren, PA serve the needs of students in outlying areas. College-level courses are offered in numerous area high schools, as well as online.

Environment for growth

Characterized by a climate of informal interaction among its board of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students, the college provides a working and learning environment conducive to growth and change, while maintaining high, nationally recognized standards. The diversity of student life at JCC reflects the individuality of the students who attend.

While maintaining an open admissions policy, the college has assured itself of high quality in its student body through the Unified Student Assistance (USA) program which guarantees a full resident tuition scholarship to those students in the college’s service area who graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class.

Opportunities abound

JCC offers A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees as well as certificate programs. Approximately 40% of graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation, a process made easier through transfer articulation agreements with an array of institutions. The college has a major community outreach program which focuses on economic development and personal enrichment. Approximately 10,000 individuals register annually for contract and non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops.

JCC is a member of the Western New York Athletic Conference and Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The college believes that education involves body and spirit as well as the mind. JCC students participate in intercollegiate competition in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, golf, and swimming; women’s volleyball; and men’s baseball and wrestling.

Moving forward

JCC has grown over the last decade, enjoying $82 million in capital improvements including:

  • construction and renovation of the Cattaraugus County Campus
  • construction of three residence halls, a renovated student center, and state-of-the-art nursing classrooms and labs in renovated space
  • construction of the Manufacturing Technology Institute on the Cattaraugus County Campus
  • construction of a Science Center that was designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards and is a showplace for sustainability in building design and operation on the Jamestown Campus

The college has also obtained funding for capital projects that will result in the repurposing of 10,000 square feet as well as construction and renovation of approximately 30,000 square feet.

Disclaimer statement

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.

JCC 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.

JCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). 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.

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