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Classes & Academic Resources

Yes. In-person classes are planned to resume on campus for Fall 2021 semester, which begins August 30. Many classes will be offered in a variety of formats, offering flexible options for students. Class format descriptions, including the new Flex class format, can be found below in this FAQ section.

*At this juncture we expect face masks will be required while on campus, including inside the classroom (updated March 2021).*

Please Note: In-person classes are contingent on NYS regulations, SUNY guidelines and Jefferson County Department of Health. Should the ability to offer in-person learning change, the College will advise of alternate learning formats accordingly. 

Have questions? Talk with an enrollment specialist - appointments may be requested through the Virtual Kiosk or by calling (315) 786-2437.

Sure! There are lots of ways to meet with admissions staff. Admissions, financial aid and education planning staff are available for online and in-person appointments or campus tours. Appointments may be requested through the Virtual Kiosk or by calling (315) 786-2437. We look forward to meeting you in a safe and healthy environment. For this reason, we request all in-person appointments be scheduled in advance. When your appointment is confirmed, you will be advised as to the process for when you arrive on campus.

Another great way to learn more is by scheduling a campus tour or attending an Admissions event, visit our Admissions page to learn more!  Contact with any questions.

Remote learning is any that takes place off Jefferson’s campus and not in person. It can include, live online instruction, pre-recorded online instruction, or a combination of both. A fully online class is held asynchronously where you access course materials via the internet and study at the times that are most convenient for you, while adhering to timelines and deadlines provided by your instructor.

Synchronous means the course will be taught “live” by the instructor during the meeting days and times specified in the schedule of classes. You need to be available during those days and times to l participate in the class and interact with your instructor and classmates.

Asynchronous is when an instructor does not require you to meet at the specific days and times stated in the class schedule. The instructor will give you a timeframe to complete assignments, but you manage when you set aside time to do this.

In the course schedule you will see a column labeled “Campus.”  The code in this column tells you how the course is being offered.

Depending on the course, you might see M, BLN, LIV, HYB, ONL, SYN, FLX, CTA, FTD, or LEW in the column labeled Campus when you look at the schedule. For all classes, please check the class schedule for class meeting dates, days, times, and locations.

Synchronous means you meet (live online or in person) on a certain day/time. Asynchronous means you log on, view materials, etc. at any time.

Campus format for classes as seen when creating class schedule

M: These classes will meet in person on the Jefferson Community College campus.

ONL:  These classes are fully online (asynchronous) using Blackboard.  While a significant portion of the class is completed at the convenience of the student, these classes start and end based on the published calendar and your instructor will have due dates for discussions, assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. Proctored exams may be required.*  

LIV: These classes will meet live (synchronously) using Zoom.  You will access Zoom through the class’ Blackboard site. Proctored exams may be required.*  

HYB:  Some class work (usually 33% - 50%) will be completed in-person on campus and the remainder will be completed either synchronously using Zoom, asynchronous via Blackboard, or some combination of the two, as determined by the instructor.

BLN: Some class work will be completed live online (synchronously) though Zoom and some will be completed asynchronously using Blackboard.  Proctored exams may be required.*

SYN: These classes are offered simultaneously in person in the classroom and live online via Zoom. Students may choose either format for each day the class meets. Whether in the classroom or on Zoom, the class is offered synchronously. Proctored exams may be required.*

FLX: These classes are offered in a combination of formats: in person in the classroom, live online (synchronous via Zoom), and online (asynchronous). Students may choose any one of these formats on any given class day. This option offers the most flexibility to meet the student’s need or preference. Proctored exams may be required.*

CTA: This is a special code used for classes that are registered for by members of the military, veterans, and some military dependents.  Students in these classes register through a military portal. These sections are NOT open for registration by the general college population.  Proctored exams may be required.*

FTD: These classes are offered on Fort Drum and to take these classes students need to have an Army issued pass to access the installation.

LEW: These classes are taught at the JCC’s Lewis County Educational Center (unless another Lewis County site is designated).


* See Proctoring Guidelines at

For in-person, on campus classes you will see the name of specific campus buildings/rooms such as CLC, Dulles, East Hall, ELC, Gregor, Guthrie, Jules, and McVean.  For online, blended and hybrid classes you will see different language as described below.

FULLY ONLINE means the entire class, or part of the class, is being offered asynchronously on Blackboard. In an asynchronous format, you manage when you view materials and study, there is not a set time.

LIVE ONLINE indicates the part of the class that is offered live using a web-conferencing application such as Collaborate or Zoom. You attend these classes remotely through web-conferencing at the days and times indicated in the class schedule.

SELF HIKE is used for PED 194 hiking classes to indicate the expectation for significant hiking on the part of the student.

Class location as seen on when created class schedule

Students should plan on live web conferenced lectures (synchronous) for most science classes this fall. A few science lectures will be a combination of live web conferenced (synchronous) and asynchronous online learning.  For labs, instructors will choose from a variety of methods to deliver lab content, such as simulations, live demonstrations, and videos. In many cases, select labs will be held on campus. The instructors will communicate which dates the specific individual labs will be held on campus. Many laboratory courses will hold 3-5 labs on campus with the remaining labs held remotely. 

Blackboard is a tool that allows faculty to add resources and conduct class discussions online. PowerPoint, Word documents, video, and other applications are created outside of Blackboard and added into Blackboard courses for students.

Just because a course is offered remotely, does not mean it is fully online (fully asynchronous). Instructors may choose to hold class meetings either on campus or using Collaborate or Zoom on the days and times stated in the schedule, so scheduling classes whose times conflict is not possible.


Closer to the start of your classes you will be automatically enrolled in a Blackboard course called Student Orientation. It is a great resource for learning how to use Blackboard, web conferencing tools (like Zoom), and textbook publisher resources.

Register for courses you are most likely to attend under your current situation. Only register for in-person classes if you are able to attend in person. If you need to make changes to your schedule after you have registered, contact your faculty advisor or an educational planner for assistance.  Please note that Jefferson offers a wide variety of course delivery formats to meet your needs.

Please reach out to your college faculty advisor or educational planner for further guidance.

This is an evolving public health situation and as internship and clinical sites communicate with us, we will have more specific information. In most cases, we anticipate that internships and clinical hours will continue as they would ordinarily. Contact the appropriate department chair or your instructor for more information or if you have concerns.

Faculty are developing a schedule of classes to ensure students can complete programs that require hands-on work and simulations (such as culinary arts, health professions, science labs, arts, etc.) as efficiently as possible given social distancing requirements.

Please be assured that our faculty and staff are committed to helping you successfully complete your course requirements. Here are a few tips:

  • Communicate regularly with your professors for input, tips, and suggestions.
  • Use academic support resources such as peer tutoring.
  • Create discussion groups or virtual study groups with classmates -- they can be great resources as you work together to succeed in a course!
  • Speak with your faculty advisor about more options.

We encourage you to talk with your instructor or faculty advisor before withdrawing from a course to avoid unintended impacts to financial aid or your degree requirements.  Please see the previous FAQ for tips to be successful in an online format.

Yes, the library is currently open for students. For the most up-to-date hours of operation and covid testing information for regular visitors, visit the library page on our website. 

SUNY Student ID must be presented. The library is also open to students from our Higher Education Center partner colleges.

Library materials can be returned to the drop box located in the first floor lobby of the Deans Collaborative Learning Center, Bldg. 15. All returned materials will be quarantined for 3 days as per Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub.