JCC's college catalog
Community colleges are unique institutions. As multifaceted as the ages and interests of their students, they react swiftly to change. As the first locally sponsored community college accepted into the State University of New York, Jamestown Community College has been in the forefront of this exciting development in education since 1950.
By providing high quality transfer programs for the university-bound, occupational skills for the career-minded, flexible schedules for working students, and specialized programs for business, industry, and professional groups, and by being the cultural center of the community, JCC attempts to reach every segment of the population in the area it serves.
The number of credit hours assigned to each course and more information on subject areas can be found in Banner. Course numbers are designated as follows: 0000-0999 - imputed and developmental courses; 1000-1999 - freshman level courses; and 2000-2999 - sophomore level courses.
All courses required to earn a specific associate degree are normally offered with such frequency that a full-time student can earn the degree in a two-year period. Each course description has designations indicating which semester and on which campus (Jamestown - J, Cattaraugus County Campus - C, or Online) the college intends to offer the course. Certain courses do not have a designation indicating which semester they are offered; these courses may or may not be offered on the specified campus(es) during a given academic year. The college reserves the right to cancel course offerings if enrollment is insufficient.
JCC also offers credit-free courses, seminars, and workshops. For more information, contact Workforce Readiness.
These terms explain the course requirements found at the end of each course description:
Prerequisite: A course or other requirement that must be completed prior to enrolling in another course.
Corequisite: A course or other requirement that must be completed during the same semester as another course.
Eligibility: Refers to an academic readiness to take certain courses through successful completion of previous coursework or placement testing.
Recommendation: A condition of enrollment that a student is advised to meet, but not required to meet.
Placement test: The college placement test assesses skills in mathematics, reading, and writing. If a student chooses to take any course for which there is a placement test prerequisite, they must take the appropriate test. As a rule, full-time students take the complete test during the application process and prior to registration. New part-time students are strongly encouraged to take the test prior to registration. Part-time students must take the placement test prior to enrolling in any course which has a reading, writing, or math prerequisite unless they qualify for an exemption.
Permission of instructor: A course with this notation requires the student to meet with the instructor to receive permission to take the course.
Waiver of Pre-/Corequisites: If a student feels qualified to take a course for which they do not appear to have the formal prerequisite background, the student should contact the instructor of the course. If, in the estimation of the instructor, the student meets the prerequisites in some other way, the instructor may sign an instructor’s permission card which the student can then present to the Registrar’s Office on the Jamestown Campus, the Counseling and Career Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus, or the Main Office at the North County Center. In the absence of the instructor, the waiver may be signed by the discipline coordinator/director, or dean. Students cannot register for courses for which they do not have a pre/corequisite or a signed waiver form.
Special statement regarding sequential coursework: In the case of sequential coursework (i.e. Math and English) where the student’s entry point may be determined by way of a placement procedure or successful completion of other coursework in the sequence, a student will have met a prerequisite or corequisite for a course in the sequence if they are eligible to register for a higher level course for which the current course is a prerequisite. That is, if a student is eligible to take course C in a sequence (where course A is a prerequisite for course B, and course B is a prerequisite for course C), the student has met pre- or corequisites for both course A and course B.
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. The information contained in this catalog is current as of the date of publication. It does not preclude the possibility of subsequent changes in course descriptions, faculty, tuition and fees, and college policies, or other changes which may result through action by the State University of New York or the Board of Trustees of Jamestown Community College. Students should be aware that some information in the catalog may change. It is recommended that students considering enrollment check with the school director to determine if there is any change from the information provided in the catalog. The catalog contains information on the college’s teaching personnel and courses/curricula offered. Please be advised that the State Education Department separately licenses all teaching personnel and independently approves all courses and curricula offered. Therefore, it is possible that courses/curricula listed in the college catalog may not be approved at the time that a student enrolls in the college or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog may have changed. It is again recommended that students check with the school director to determine if there are any changes in the courses/curricula offered or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog.
The Master Schedule, published three times a year for the spring, summer, and fall semesters, is an addendum to the college catalog. These materials can be made available in alternative media upon request for those with disabilities.
Jamestown Community College 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.
Jamestown Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 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.