Jamestown Community College graduates can benefit from an updated transfer agreement with the State University of New York’s Empire State College.

The agreement guarantees acceptance of students who graduate with an associate’s degree from JCC into several Empire State programs.

New and current students planning to attend spring semester classes at Jamestown Community College are encouraged to finalize their registration and financial aid details by January 22. JCC’s classes begin remotely on January 25 and migrate to in-person and a combination of in-person and remote classes on February 1. JCC’s spring course schedule, available at, outlines the course delivery modes that have been devised to enhance students’ experience while maintaining health and safety protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jamestown Community College will not increase tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The tuition plan will be applied to New York and out-of-state residents as well as international students.

“To lock in the zero tuition increase, students will need to complete application paperwork by August 1, 2021,” Kirk Young, vice president of student affairs, emphasized. JCC’s semester tuition rates are $2,600 for New York state students and $5,200 for out-of-state students. The zero tuition increase plan will be implemented beginning with the fall 2021 semester.

Jamestown Community College will reopen January 4, 2021 on a remote operations basis for enrollment and support services, as we will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 3.

JCC will provide in-person enrollment services beginning January 11 for students planning to attend classes during the spring semester. Access to student services will also be available via phone or virtual platforms.

Andrea Hlasnick of the Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CABOCES) Center at Belmont and Jennifer Militello of CABOCES Center at Olean have been named the 2019-20 Jamestown Community College College Connections Teachers of the Year.

Each year College Connections, JCC’s concurrent enrollment program, recognizes those teachers who best exemplify the core program standards.

Prescreen applications for the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy will be accepted from January 1 until April 1, 2021.

The academy, created in 1978 in partnership with Jamestown Community College, provides training for individuals interested in careers as police officers.

Successful graduates earn up to 45 college credits and a certificate of completion from New York state’s certified basic police training course, a legal requirement for municipal police officers.

Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2020.

One student earned highest honors (4.0 GPA), 10 students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA), and nine students earned honors (3.25-3.49 GPA). Graduates included:

Jamestown Community College’s Workforce Readiness Department is an approved training consultant for Southern Tier West Manufacturers Productivity Improvement Program. This is a reimbursement based funding source to address training needs.

Jamestown Community College plans to resume intercollegiate athletic competition in February 2021.

Men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, and wrestling contests will be held, adhering to federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19, said George Sisson, JCC’s athletics and recreation director.

"Building on the success we have established with mitigating risk during the fall semester, we feel we can move forward in providing a safe, meaningful, and worthwhile opportunity for our student-athletes," noted Sisson.

To maintain low levels of COVID-19 at Jamestown Community College, all operations will move to a remote format from December 9 through December 23.

"As has been predicted by healthcare officials, a significant increase in COVID-19 cases is occurring in our region," said JCC president Daniel DeMarte in announcing the decision to suspend on-campus operations and move to a full remote delivery mode for all courses and services.


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