Academic Advising

Advisement at JCC

Fall 2022 registration opens April 18 for current students and April 25 for new students.

Students taking ON CAMPUS courses must be vaccinated for COVID-19. See JCC COVID-19 updates for more information.

The academic advising process at Jamestown Community College assists students in developing and implementing educational plans that are compatible with their life goals and which lead to student success and completion. Advisement provides a connecting and caring experience for students while emphasizing the importance of student responsibility in the process.

Your responsibilities

While your advisors are responsible to support and guide you through your academic journey, you are in the driver’s seat! At JCC, students are responsible to become self-sufficient in academic and career planning through consultation with faculty advisors. The Advisement Syllabus further explains responsibilities and expectations. 

  • Create academic and career plans
  • Based on plans, select and self-register for courses
  • Continually monitor progress toward plans using Banner and Degree Works
  • Connect to educational resources which support achieving plans
  • If plans need to be adjusted, seek assistance from appropriate resources
  • Plan early and on an ongoing basis for a smooth transition to a transfer institution or the workforce

Your career community

At JCC, every student is part of a career community. Career communities are clusters of academic majors that share similar coursework or career opportunities, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with faculty from multiple academic areas, connect with like-minded peers, and engage in organized events. Events may include speakers, employer panels, on-campus activities, and engagement opportunities within the local community.

Your advisors

Advisors assist students with academic, career, and transfer planning, and are available to all JCC students.

  • Students with declared majors are assigned to faculty advisors from those academic disciplines, and are also connected to a counselor (community advisor) for additional support.
  • Undeclared students work with counselors (community advisors), who assist them in exploring and choosing a career pathway.
  • Assisting students with academic planning
  • Facilitating course registration
  • Facilitating discussions regarding career and transfer
  • Connecting students to academic and career services (Accessibility, Learning Centers, Career Services)
  • Participating in events sponsored by the career community
  • Acting as a single point-of-contact to support all students in the Career Community 
  • Providing career counseling and acting as primary advisor for undecided students
  • Assisting students with personal obstacles that can impede success
  • Assisting students in transfer planning process 
  • Acting as a generalist advisor in the absence of faculty
  • Teaching students how to use JCC technology
  • Facilitating course registration
  • Connecting students to on- and off-campus supports as needed (e.g. mental health counseling, health insurance navigator, food pantries, etc.)