Course Information & Policies
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Course Information & Policies

The course number does not always indicate the level of difficulty or the order in which students should take courses. Care must be taken in selecting courses with prerequisites to be sure the prerequisites have been satisfactorily completed. In general, one credit indicates attendance in class one hour each week for a semester; two or three hours of laboratory work count the same as one hour of lecture-recitation.

Please note that courses are offered every academic year unless otherwise indicated at the end of the course description. These designations are general projections, and may be modified according to demand. Semester subject listings, prepared by the Registrar and available at registration periods, provide information regarding the availability of courses for specific periods. If students want to look in detail at any course offering, the course outline is available in divisional offices. The curricula offered by the College require certain Liberal Arts core courses in the areas of Humanities, Social Science, and Science or Mathematics. The following indicates areas of study acceptable in meeting these requirements. Physical education activity and fitness-based coursework may be applied to fulfill free elective requirements unless limited by the degree program.


  • American Sign Language
  • Art
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Speech
  • Theater Arts

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Mathematics

Free Electives

Several curricula offered by the College allow for the use of free electives to fulfill degree requirements. A free elective requirement may be fulfilled by any credit-bearing academic course offered at the College or by any academic credits accepted in transfer by the College.

  • Physical Education activity and fitness-based courses may be applied to fulfill free elective requirements unless limited by the degree program.

  • Professional Elective (PRO 000) credits may be awarded for courses which do not equate to a field of study offered at Jefferson Community College and which have been established as college level. coursework designated as Professional Electives (PRO 000) may be used to fulfill "free elective" course requirements in all JCC programs of study up to a maximum of six semester hours. The exception is the Individual Studies programs, where these credits may be used to meet all elective requirements.

For a listing of the academic courses approved for study at Jefferson Community College, please go to our Course Descriptions & Schedule (SOAR)