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Were your scores on JCC's placement tests lower than you expected? Have you been away from the classroom for a while and need to refresh your skills?

Enroll in a pre-collegiate course to strengthen your skills in math and/or reading. These courses have the potential to keep you on schedule to begin the core courses within the degree or certificate you would like to pursue - regardless of whether you're staying at JCC or going to another college or university.

Register online now by completing the form below. You can also register by phone or visiting the JCC location nearest you.

  • Jamestown Campus: 716.338.1005
  • Cattaraugus County Campus: 716.376.7506
  • North County Center: 716.363.6500

Upcoming courses

Course Description Course Dates

Pre-Collegiate Math II

Designed for individuals having difficulty with algebra and other math concepts, or those not exposed to math for a period of time, the course prepares you for entry into collegiate level math courses and provides a basic foundation for mathematical skills required for employment. This course assumes that there is no previous knowledge of algebra, but you should have an understanding of number systems, basic arithmetic operations, and their properties. Examples of course topics include: manipulating polynomials, rational expressions, and radicals. 

Ideal for individuals obtaining a score of 26 through 76 on the Accuplacer Algebra Test. Cost is $20 per course.

Jamestown Campus

Apr. 11-May 30 (CRN 4089)
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
CARN 120

Pre-Collegiate Reading I

Increase reading skills with an in-depth understanding of the main ideas, inference, recalling facts, vocabulary in context, summarizing and paraphrasing, critical thinking, and an author’s approach to content. Be better prepared for proficiency in credit bearing courses and in the workforce.

Ideal for individuals obtaining a score of 0 – 56 on the Accuplacer Reading Test. Cost is $20 per course.

Jamestown Campus

Jan. 30-Mar. 27 (CRN 3988)
4-6 p.m. Mon. & Wed.
CARN 123

Pre-Collegiate Reading II

Develop reading skills to be better prepared for proficiency in credit-bearing courses and beyond. This course assists to increase reading skills with in-depth understanding of the main ideas, inference, recalling facts, vocabulary in context, summarizing and paraphrasing, critical thinking and an author’s approach to content.

Ideal for individuals obtaining a score of 57 through 79 on the Accuplacer Reading Test. Cost is $20 per course.

Jamestown Campus

Apr. 3-May 22 (CRN 3989)
4-6 p.m. Mon. & Wed.
CARN 123

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