A Message from the President

The past year has been punctuated with significant milestones, such as awarding the 20,000th degree and breaking ground for the College’s first-ever residence halls.  We’ve cataloged many personal and organizational achievements this year as well.  No matter how much the College achieves or grows, at the center of all that we do continues to be student success. . . . .

Teaching, learning, and helping our students to reach their goals is what makes the campus an exciting and vibrant place; it’s where we derive our purpose and our energy.

Thank you for your continued support for Jefferson.  I hope you’ll take the time to read about some of the exciting initiatives going on at the College and share in the pride we feel for our individual and collective achievements.




Carole A. McCoy
President, Jefferson Community College


Our Mission

Learning is the focus of Jefferson Community College. Through excellence in teaching, innovative services, and community partnerships, the College advances the quality of life of our students and community.

Our Vision

Jefferson Community College will be a dynamic educational leader, transforming lives and our community.

Core Values

Student success is our purpose at Jefferson Community College.  To meet that purpose we strive for excellence through the following core values:

Learning:  We view learning as a life-long process and education as a shared experience; we are a community of learners.

Accountability:  We accept responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Creativity:  We embrace innovation, exploration, and imagination in the classroom and in day-to-day campus life.

Access:  We believe that education should be available to all those who value and desire it.

Community:  We recognize Jefferson as part of a larger, dynamic community and commit ourselves to both our immediate College community and the community at large.

Sustainability:  We use resources in responsible ways to achieve balance among our economic, environmental, and social practices and policies.


The college is in the midst of its reaccreditation process with the Middle States Association.
Nearly the entire campus is involved in the process of writing our Self Study Report which will be the basis of the accrediting team’s visit in Spring of 2015.

In May 2013, Jefferson Community College recorded a milestone -- 20,000 degrees awarded!

Jefferson's graduation rate ranks highest among New York State community colleges.
Center for an Urban Future, July 2013

Jefferson County Legislators

Jennie M. Adsit
Michael F. Astafan
Michael W. Behling
Michael J. Docteur, Vice Chair
Anthony J. Doldo
Allen T. Drake
Robert D. Ferris
Carolyn D. Fitzpatrick, Chair
Scott A. Gray
Michael Montigelli
James A. Nabywaniec
Barry M. Ormsby
John D. Peck
Philip N. Reed, Sr.
Robert J. Thomas


JCC Board of Trustees

Michael W. Crowley, Chair
James P. Scordo, Vice Chair
David J. Clark
Terry N. Fralick
Steven C. Haas
Philip P. James
Jody R.A. LaLone
Doris G. McLallen
Michelle D. Pfaff
Daniel J. Villa