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Study at JCC & enter the workforce

Jamestown Community College is recognized by the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States.

With JCC, you can enter the workforce:

  • In months with industry-standard, short-term training.
  • In two years or less with an accredited certificate or degree.

How can you get started?

  • If you're interested in earning a degree or certificate, learn about JCC’s application process and apply to JCC. After you're accepted, we'll help you register for courses.
  • If you're interested in taking a course without pursuing a degree or certificate, you can register without applying to JCC.
  • If you're a current JCC student and ready to register for courses, contact your advisor or the Counseling and Career Center.
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Training in less than one year

Microcredentials build industry-specific skills to support your professional development. Many can be taken for credit and stack directly into related degrees.

Workforce Development offers specialized training in fields like advanced manufacturing, EMT certification, and HVAC.

Certificates in one year

Certificates provide nationally accredited skill development and job-specific training. They can stack directly into related degrees.

Degrees in two years

You can earn a nationally accredited Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

  • JCC A.A. and A.S. degrees prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution, and more than 90% of our courses transfer to hundreds of colleges and universities.
  • JCC A.A.S. degrees prepare you to enter the workforce, focusing on a specific career.

How much does a JCC education cost?

JCC tuition for the 2024-25 academic year is $5,600 for New York residents, and $11,200 for out-of-state residents.

  • Over half of our students graduate debt-free. JCC offers over $1,000,000 in annual scholarships, with some covering 100% of New York State tuition.
  • To estimate your costs and aid, you can use the SUNY Net Price Calculator.
  • JCC’s Student Services Center can help you take your individual circumstances into account, which will ultimately determine the aid you are able to receive at JCC.

The college reserves the right to make, at any time, any changes it deems advisable in the tuition or fees listed.

How can you transfer your credit & experiences to JCC?

When you come to Jamestown Community College, you may have previous college credit or life experiences that can become credit toward your JCC program.

  • To consider your previous college credit, your official transcript will need to be evaluated by JCC’s Registrar’s Office.
  • To consider your life experiences like work duties, training, seminars, and professional practice, you will work with JCC’s Counseling and Career Center.
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