Are you ready for online learning?
Successful online students have excellent time management skills and an ability to work independently. Plan on several hours of work per week per credit hour. For a three-credit course, you should set aside 9-12 hours per week. You should also plan to interact in your course several times during the week.
Advising for online students
If you are completing your degree at JCC, you should have applied to JCC and declared your major. If you have not done so already, you can apply online and be assigned an advisor.
If you are not sure which program is right for you, contact the Counseling and Career Center at 716.338.1007.
If you are not working toward a degree at JCC but would like to take a course, you do not need to talk with an advisor, but you do need to meet any course prerequisites listed in the course description.
Online student support network
Need help with your online course? Tap into your JCC resources:
- Your instructor is here to support you in completing your online course. Reach out to your instructor regularly and often with your questions!
- Your online success navigator is your go-to person while you prepare for college. They’ll help you with everything from logging in to your JCC accounts to finding support services.
- You can access library services, tutoring, and accessibility support through the Learning Commons.
- The Counseling and Career Center helps you reach your career and personal goals with academic and personal support.
- JCC’s SPREE (Single Parents Reaching Education to Employment) program supports the educational and personal needs unique to single parent students.
- JCC’s Military Members Support Committee assists our military-aligned students in receiving entitled education benefits and advocate for their institutional needs.
- The JCC Help Desk can help troubleshoot login and JCC systems issues.
- The SUNY Online Support Services Help Desk can help troubleshoot technology issues, and has evening and weekend hours.