JCC Board Authorizes Pursuit Of New Academic Programs

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:52am

At its June 18 meeting, the Jamestown Community College board of trustees authorized college officials to move forward with proposals to offer programs in cybersecurity and mechatronics.

The proposals, which have been reviewed by the college’s faculty, are being forwarded to the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.

JCC’s proposed cybersecurity degree and certificate programs would prepare students to understand how to address the vulnerability of computer networks to cyber threats. The certificate program would ladder into the degree program without additional coursework. Students who complete the degree program and want to transfer into a four-year institution have several options regionally to enroll in cybersecurity, computer science, and computer information systems programs.

Mechatronics, which would be offered as a degree program, combines elements of engineering, machining, information technology, robotics, and electronics. Graduates of the program would be prepared to operate and maintain electro-mechanical systems in automated or robotically controlled environments.

The mechatronics program is designed for recent high school graduates as well as production operation and industrial maintenance employees who want to expand their electro-mechanical skill set.

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