Two degree areas have been added to Jamestown Community College’s Career Advantage program.
The program is designed to help adults, who are also balancing work and family commitments, complete a college degree in two years. Career Advantage students attend classes one night a week, supplementing their classroom meetings with online instruction.
“We know that returning to school as an adult is a big decision,” said Elizabeth Booth, director of JCC’s North County Center and Career Advantage coordinator. “The Career Advantage program was built specifically for adult learners, with a clearly defined schedule and a supportive learning environment to make it easier for students to acclimate.”
In addition to the business administration degree cohort that began year, JCC will offer its early childhood education and human services degree programs as part of the Career Advantage program.
Cohorts for the business administration program are offered at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and for the human services program at the Jamestown Campus and North County Center in Dunkirk. The early childhood program cohort will be offered at all three JCC locations.
Information sessions on Career Advantage will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on April 19, May 17, and June 12 at each JCC location. For details, call 338.1001.
“Career Advantage is an excellent alternative for students who do not want a program that is totally online but who can concentrate on two courses as opposed to the four or five they may have in our traditional program,” added James Chimenti, a business administration professor who is teaching courses in the program.