JCC Selected to Join Intel Artificial Intelligence Incubator Network Program
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JCC Selected to Join Intel Artificial Intelligence Incubator Network Program

Published: July 13, 2022

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of only four community colleges in NYS to join the Artificial Intelligence Incubator Network (AIIN), an initiative launched in January 2022 by American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Intel and Dell Technologies. 

The AI Incubator Network supports the demand for higher education AI technical and literacy skills, recruits educators from community colleges to join the AI Incubator Network, and expands Intel’s AI for Workforce program by supporting them with the tools they need to teach AI courses. Today, 42 institutions are joining the AI Incubator Network. In total, the AI Incubator Network and AI for Workforce program now includes over 70 community colleges in 32 states collaborating on AI curriculum, teaching best practices and lab development.

This initiative, part of Intel’s AI for Workforce program, will integrate Intel’s artificial intelligence curriculum into JCC’s computer information systems and computer science academic programs. As an AIIN member, JCC will receive faculty professional development, curriculum, and industry guidance from AI experts at Dell and Intel. Leveraging the partnership with the AACC, Intel, and Dell, the College is investing in a state-of-the-art computer lab to support new education and training opportunities. JCC faculty members Jack N. Donato, Professor of Computer Science and Donna M. Stevenson, Professor of Mathematics, completed initial Intel training and will participate in a full-year of professional development. After completing the training, they will begin working to embed the Intel AI Curriculum in JCC’s computer information systems and computer science programs.  

“The benefit of collaboration with partners like Intel and Dell, along with American Association of Community Colleges and the 42 community colleges across the country is immeasurable,” says Dr. Scott D. Schaeffer, Associate Vice President. “We will be part of a community of educators sharing industry best practices and providing our students access to a comprehensive network of resources that will foster the skills needed for future jobs.”

For those interested in learning artificial intelligence at Jefferson Community College, consider the computer information system or computer science program. Applying to JCC is free. Fall semester classes and early session, 8-week, classes begin August 29, 2022. Courses are offered in a variety of both in-person, virtual and hybrid (combination of instruction) formats so students can build the schedule that best fits their lifestyle and learning preference. 

Students returning to JCC after a period of absence, and transfer students, should complete the admissions application online at  as early as possible or contact Enrollment Services at 315-786-2437 for assistance. Military students should contact the JCC office on Fort Drum at 315-786-6566 to apply for admission and register for classes. JCC current students (continuing after spring 2022 semester) should register via myJCC.

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Story by:

Pamela Dixon

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Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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