Create your career-ready field of study at JCC
The Individual Studies A.A.S. degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to enter the workforce after graduation and pursue careers based on your interests, experiences, and career goals.
If you’re undecided about your career path, or you’re looking for a program that JCC doesn’t offer, you can customize your curriculum and explore disciplines while earning a degree designed for employment after JCC.
You’ll work with your advisor to connect your interests and goals with possible careers. Your studies will build skills in critical thinking, communication, and information literacy as you take career courses.
Where to study at JCC
JCC’s Individual Studies A.A.S. degree prepares you to enter the workforce after graduation.
Individual studies skills
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Recognize the value of learning as an ongoing process and understand your role in directing that process through individualizing a program of study to prepare for the workplace.
Planning your first semester
If you have a field that you want to study with the flexibility of the Individual Studies program, check out our suggested Semester 1 schedules for each career community. The schedules provide a solid foundation for their programs, with the flexibility to apply to other career communities if you later choose a different field of study.
ENG 1510: English Composition I
Choose a mathematics course based on placement
Social Sciences Elective
Natural Sciences Elective
HUM 1550: Life and Career Planning
INT 1555: Inquire
- Plan for the A.A.S. Individual Studies degree should be developed carefully and with the assistance of a counselor or advisor.
- Engage with the Learning Center for academic assistance.
ENG 1530: English Composition II
- Explore job shadowing opportunities.
Choose a course that emphasizes values and ethics
Choose a course that provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned
- Apply for graduation.