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Jamestown Community College
Established 1950
President Dr. Gregory DeCinque
Location United StatesNew York Jamestown, New York, USA

Jamestown Community College is a two-year college in the SUNY system. JCC has two campuses in Chautauqua County, New York, located in Dunkirk and Jamestown. A third campus serves Cattaraugus County in Olean. A fourth site is located in Warren, Pennsylvania. The college offers degree and certificate programs in many areas.

Founded in 1950, Jamestown Community College, was the first community college in the State University of New York.

The college has grown from an enrollment of 169 students attending classes at Jamestown High School to an enrollment of over 3,500 in a multi-campus institution. The Jamestown Campus is located on a 107-acre (0.43 km2) site at the foot of Chautauqua Lake in Jamestown, New York.  The Cattaraugus County Campus is located 50 miles (80 km) east of Jamestown in Olean, New York.  JCC also operates centers in Dunkirk, New York and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Characterized by a climate of informal interaction between faculty and students, JCC provides a learning environment which encourages growth and change while maintaining high academic standards. 

JCC has remained committed to the humanities and liberal arts while expanding to meet the social imperatives of vocational education and community service. The threefold purpose of the college is to serve those students desiring transfer programs, provide technical and career programs for those who wish to seek employment immediately after graduation, and offer the community the opportunity to pursue part-time study for improvement of job skills and cultural enrichment. 

The college seeks to provide expanding services to the community in keeping with the State University of New York motto: To Learn ... To Search ... To Serve. 

President: Dr. Gregory DeCinque

Campus Life

JCC currently has 20 chartered clubs and organizations for students to experience.

The officially recognized student governing body is the Student Senate. Students have a direct voice in all student affairs and many college activities through active participation in the student government.

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) and the College Program Committee are the two organizations that are responsible for bringing activities (speakers, artists, musicians, etc.) to campus. The CAB is composed of only students while the College Program Committee is composed of both faculty and students.

Notable alumni

Samuel Teresi, Mayor of Jamestown

Natalie Merchant, recording artist

William Parment, New York State Assemblyman

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