Individual Studies (A.A.S.)

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.

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Individual studies skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic competency in college-level quantitative reasoning skills, including arithmetic, algebra, and data analysis.
  • Demonstrate competency in college level reading and writing skills.
  • Understand and employ contemporary research methods to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or other’s work; develop well-reasoned arguments, and assess the adequacy of both qualitative and quantitative evidence.
  • Recognize the value of learning as an ongoing process and understand their role in directing that process through individualizing a program of study.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

Mathematics Elective

Choose a mathematics course based on placement

3
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Social Sciences Elective

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective

3

Elective

Recommended:

HUM 1550: Life and Career Planning

2

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • 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.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Elective

3
JCC:Global Perspectives

Electives

9
  • Explore job shadowing opportunities.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Elective

Choose a course that emphasizes values and ethics

3
JCC:Values and Ethics

Electives

12

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Elective

Choose a course that provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned

3

Electives

11
  • Apply for graduation.