Programs of Study

Chart a course for a successful future with the variety of academic programs available! Complete an associate degree, certificate or credential in a career program, prepare for transfer to a university or boost your current skills. Please choose an academic pathway below to get started.

All Programs

3D Design & Animation

Multimedia designers and animators -- artists who create animation for video games and other media -- are in demand. Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using video, computers, film or other electronic media for use in computer games, movies, music videos and commercials.
Liberal Arts

Accounting

Are you a numbers person? Those in accounting prepare, produce and analyze financial records for organizations. Tasks may include computing, classifying and recording data, or performing any combination of routine calculating, posting and verifying duties.
Business & Computer Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is defined as the rapid transfer of science and technology into the manufacture of products using high-level design skills. Technically skilled employees, especially those who are cross-trained for different positions, are in demand.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Agriculture Technology

Today’s farming and food production industries are diverse fields with a variety of career opportunities available. Farmers operate farms that produce crops, livestock and dairy products. Typical tasks include all steps of the crop production process, including planting, fertilizing, harvesting and herding.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Allied Health General Studies

This degree is designed for those who have already earned some form of health care certification or licensure, such as a certified nurse assistant, and are looking to obtain an associate degree in order to further their education or employment opportunities.
Health Sciences

Art

Artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods: painting, sculpting or illustration and an assortment of materials including watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay and computers.
Liberal Arts

Associate in Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a two-year undergraduate degree similar to the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degree. The AAS degree is designed for students who intend to enter the workforce immediately following graduation from their program.
Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts

An Associate of Arts degree provide students a general liberal arts education that prepares them for a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. It provides students with a foundational education in liberal arts.
Liberal Arts

Associate in General Studies

This degree is for students who want to plan their own program of study not defined by a specific job or career. The degree’s flexibility allows the creation of a unique learning experience, such as combining the student’s JC experience with other academic institutions or community organizations.
Liberal Arts

Associate in Science

The Associate of Science (AS) is a two-year undergraduate transfer degree that is primarily intended as a stepping stone into a bachelor’s degree program. AS coursework focuses on the sciences and helps students develop useful skills and knowledge.
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Automotive

Learn to diagnose, maintain and repair vehicles with a career in automotive service technology. Technicians must also be able to read and understand a repair manual, communicate well with customers, and be well-versed in basic computer skills.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Aviation Flight Technology

Take your future to new heights with a career in aviation! Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters and other aircraft. Airline pilots fly for airlines transporting people on a schedule, while commercial pilots may fly for other reasons, such as charters or rescue operations.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Science is exploring and understanding the effects of human actions and relationships between individuals in the family, workplace, and society. If you have a passion for helping people, working in the human services field is a rewarding career.
Human Services

Business Administration

Workers with good business and management skills are in demand. Business students are equipped with tools to analyze a business situation, shape long-term action plans, oversee plans as they are carried out, and make countless large and small decisions along the way.
Business & Computer Technology

Cardiac Sonography

Cardiac sonographers use ultrasound to obtain images of the heart, called an echocardiogram. These images can help a doctor to diagnose any blockages or abnormalities in the heart or in the flow of blood within the arteries around the heart.
Health Sciences

Cloud Networking

Big data is leading to big opportunity for computer network specialists with knowledge of cloud computing! Jackson College’s cloud networking classes offer students ample opportunity to work hands-on and practice problem solving.
Business & Computer Technology

Computer Networking

Computer network specialists design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections to a multinational series of globally distributed communications systems.
Business & Computer Technology

Computer Programming

Computer programmers write code to create software programs, the instructions that computers use to operate. Computer programmers may write, rewrite, test, debug and maintain computer programs and software to help a computer accomplish certain tasks.
Business & Computer Technology

Computer Service

Computer service technicians repair computer parts, network connections, and computer equipment, such as an external hard drive or computer monitor. Computer repairers must be familiar with various operating systems and commonly used software packages.
Business & Computer Technology

Computer Support

Computer support specialists provide technical assistance and support to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology. They work within organizations that use computer systems, for computer vendors or for third-party information technology (IT) organizations
Business & Computer Technology

Corrections

Corrections officers oversee individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to time in jail or prison. They work to maintain order within jails or prisons, supervise activities of inmates, report on inmate conduct, help in rehabilitation or counseling of offenders.
Human Services

Culinary Arts

Culinary arts professionals, such as chefs and head cooks, have a variety of responsibilities that may include preparing food, supervising and coordinating the activities of food service workers, planning menus and ordering and maintaining inventories.
Business & Computer Technology

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity analysts work to ensure that an organization’s computer networks, computer systems and digital information stay safe from cyber-attacks and hackers. They may plan, monitor and test computer systems for security and implement appropriate security controls.
Business & Computer Technology

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists work under the direction or supervision of a licensed dentist, and must be licensed by the state in which they practice. Clinical responsibilities include oral examination; scaling and polishing teeth; exposing, interpreting x-rays; and other activities related to the oral health of the patient.
Health Sciences

Digital Photography

Photographers use their technical expertise to photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. They use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.
Liberal Arts

ECommerce

Electronic or Ecommerce refers to any type of business or commercial transaction that involves the transfer of information across the Internet. In this emerging online industry, a dynamic web presence is quickly becoming critical for success in regular or online business and entrepreneurial ventures.
Business & Computer Technology

EKG Technician

EKG technicians, sometimes called cardiographic technicians, specialize in electrocardiography, or EKG testing. EKGs measure and record heart action and rhythm by graphically tracing electrical activity occurring during heartbeats.
Health Sciences

Electrician

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures in homes, businesses, industries, external structures and more. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Electronic Health Records Specialist

Electronic Health Records Specialists organize and manage patient health data and must be able to confidentially discuss patient information with doctors, insurance personnel, healthcare administrators and other professionals, keeping a sharp eye on details and potential discrepancies in the records.
Health Sciences

Electronic Technology

Electronic technologists are employed in such fields as digital computer maintenance, voice and data communications, radio and television broadcasting, medical electronic instrumentation, high-tech manufacturing, research and development in laboratory settings.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency medical technicians provide medical care to patients in times of crisis and emergency. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
Health Sciences

Energy Systems

The utility industry’s energy generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure is commonly called the “largest machine in the world.” Students will gain skills necessary to work competently in various sectors of the industry: energy production, energy transmission and energy distribution.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Engineering

Engineering is the process of utilizing knowledge and principles to design, build, and analyze objects. Engineering is a necessary element for most items that require construction and has several branches of expertise including civil, electrical, mechanical, and chemical.
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

English

The study of English lends itself to a wide variety of careers. The ability to read and write well and express one’s self is essential to many fields. Many transfer institutions require that English majors have proficiency in a foreign language.
Liberal Arts

Entrepreneurship

A successful entrepreneur is someone who identifies specific needs in the world around them and then creatively implements strategies for meeting those needs. Some may start their own business venture, while others may work within a larger organization.
Business & Computer Technology

Environmental Science

Environmental scientists explore nature’s systems and how humans influence those systems. They may be involved in a variety of areas, such as soil conservation, water quality and treatment, agriculture, plant pathology, ecology, environmental engineering, biology and more.
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Executive Assistant

Executive assistants provide support for senior management and executives in almost every business type – industrial, retail, medical, legal, finance, education, hospitality, non-profits and more. Duties include performing clerical functions, conducting research and handling information requests.
Business & Computer Technology

General Sonography

A sonographer is the allied health professional who, for diagnostic purposes, uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create cross sectional images of the patient’s anatomy. Sonographers work in professional harmony with both the radiologist and the clinical physician.
Health Sciences

Graphic Design

Graphic design careers encompass a broad range of tasks, but all are designed to communicate something to others. Graphic designers create images and artwork to announce events, promote products, services or ideas, explain or demonstrate useful information.
Liberal Arts

Health Administration/Insurance Specialist

Jackson College offers a health administration/insurance specialist degree program that will prepare students for medical insurance coding and billing, with additional related requirements in both health-related topics and courses in accounting, business and computer information systems.
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Foundations

This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. Students who plan to enter health care programs are encouraged to work with a Student Success Navigator to develop a plan.
Health Sciences

History

History examines the lives of people and the consequences of ideas. Study of the past reveals valuable achievements as well as dreadful mistakes, and in so doing helps us meet the unexpected challenges of our own day.
Liberal Arts

Law Enforcement

Personnel in law enforcement perform a variety of services to help protect the public and maintain order. They may perform a variety of functions, including: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; or apprehend and arrest suspect.
Human Services

Management

People with management skills are employed in every industry and organization in the career world. Build on your natural ability to get along with people and develop your leadership potential for management roles.
Business & Computer Technology

Marketing

Marketing is a business function that focuses on finding a market for a product or service, and promoting and advertising to that market. It may include advertising, promotions and public relations, as well as research.
Business & Computer Technology

Mathematics

Mathematics is an essential tool for better understanding the world in which we live. Mathematics is a tool that prepares us for careers in many diverse areas such as nursing, accounting, medicine, education, law, engineering, computer science, business and so much more.
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care practitioners trained to work in the business and clinical parts of a medical office, clinic or hospital. They assist physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists in helping their offices run smoothly.
Health Sciences

Medical Insurance Coder/Biller

For every instance that a patient receives care, a health care professional maintains a record of the observations, medical or surgical interventions, and treatment outcomes, with proper medical insurance codes.
Health Sciences

Medical Office Support

Work in today’s health care field as a medical receptionist or medical secretary. They may transcribe dictation and prepare reports or articles for physicians or scientists. They also take medical histories of patients, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, or process insurance payments.
Health Sciences

Medical Sciences

Community colleges can be stepping stones for students interested in a variety of fields, including aspiring medical students.The medical sciences major is designed for pre-professional students who are interested in graduate training in human medicine (pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy).
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Microsoft Office Specialist

Prepare for a number of positions in an automated office setting. Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Provide technical assistance to computer users.
Business & Computer Technology

Music

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios. The Music Department at Jackson College is very important to JC, students, and the community. It is our intention to encourage students to pursue music as a vocation, or an important life-long avocation.
Liberal Arts

Nursing

Nurses promote health, prevent disease and help people cope with illness. Registered nurses (RN's) provide care, treatment, counseling and health education to individuals, families and their communities. Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists.
Health Sciences

Occupational Studies

Jackson College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Studies designed specifically for students who have completed an apprenticeship program and received a certificate of completion from the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research and blood donations. They provide a vital link in today’s health care field. A person’s blood is key in modern medical diagnosis and treatment and contains information that can be used to diagnose and treat
Health Sciences

Pre-Law

Pre-law is a major often selected by students interested in pursuing careers in government or law. Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.
Liberal Arts

Project Management

The Project Management Certificate will develop your skills as a project leader and team member in today’s business sector. The skills gained will allow you to successfully plan projects, lead teams, and be an effective team member.
Business & Computer Technology

Psychology

Psychology is the natural science of behavior and mental activity. A career in psychology encourages curiosity, creativity, and an emphasis on using scientific strategies to discover and confirm the causes and developmental patterns of behavior.
Human Services

Radiography

Radiography is an allied health career that examines patients using radiation, ultrasound or magnetic fields. Radiographers, also referred to radiologic technologists, produce X-rays and use other imaging techniques such as CT and MRI, essential in diagnosing medical problems.
Health Sciences

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care practitioners, also known as respiratory therapists, assist in the care of patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary (relating to the heart and lungs) problems. They use high-tech equipment and the latest medical procedures to help patients.
Health Sciences

Science

Science is a way of discovering what's in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future. Science education should contribute to a student's ability to make sense of the world.
Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Social Work

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Students planning a career in social work will learn to identify problems affecting individuals and their environment, become more aware and sensitive to issues of race, ethnicity, religion and gender.
Human Services

Sports Management

America has seen a surge in interest in sports at all levels, from pee wee soccer to the professional leagues. Travel teams, recreational departments, non-profit organizations and more have seen an increase in demand for proper leadership and management.
Business & Computer Technology

Therapy

Therapists (including physical, occupational and speech-language) provide clients, infants through elderly adults, with services at the preventive, acute and rehabilitative stages directed toward achieving increased functional independence and decreased functional impairment.
Health Sciences

Vascular Sonography

Vascular sonographers utilize ultrasound equipment to evaluate a patient’s veins and arteries for any abnormalities. Ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging technique using high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Health Sciences

Business & Computer Technology Pathway

The Business and Computer Technology Pathway includes careers related to all aspects of business and computer technology, including accounting, finance, business administration, marketing, culinary arts, and information processing. These may include eCommerce, entrepreneurship, computer information systems, cyber security, human resources, office administration, sports management and marketing.

Accounting

Are you a numbers person? Those in accounting prepare, produce and analyze financial records for organizations. Tasks may include computing, classifying and recording data, or performing any combination of routine calculating, posting and verifying duties.

Business Administration

Workers with good business and management skills are in demand. Business students are equipped with tools to analyze a business situation, shape long-term action plans, oversee plans as they are carried out, and make countless large and small decisions along the way.

Cloud Networking

Big data is leading to big opportunity for computer network specialists with knowledge of cloud computing! Jackson College’s cloud networking classes offer students ample opportunity to work hands-on and practice problem solving.

Computer Networking

Computer network specialists design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections to a multinational series of globally distributed communications systems.

Computer Programming

Computer programmers write code to create software programs, the instructions that computers use to operate. Computer programmers may write, rewrite, test, debug and maintain computer programs and software to help a computer accomplish certain tasks.

Computer Service

Computer service technicians repair computer parts, network connections, and computer equipment, such as an external hard drive or computer monitor. Computer repairers must be familiar with various operating systems and commonly used software packages.

Computer Support

Computer support specialists provide technical assistance and support to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology. They work within organizations that use computer systems, for computer vendors or for third-party information technology (IT) organizations

Culinary Arts

Culinary arts professionals, such as chefs and head cooks, have a variety of responsibilities that may include preparing food, supervising and coordinating the activities of food service workers, planning menus and ordering and maintaining inventories.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity analysts work to ensure that an organization’s computer networks, computer systems and digital information stay safe from cyber-attacks and hackers. They may plan, monitor and test computer systems for security and implement appropriate security controls.

ECommerce

Electronic or Ecommerce refers to any type of business or commercial transaction that involves the transfer of information across the Internet. In this emerging online industry, a dynamic web presence is quickly becoming critical for success in regular or online business and entrepreneurial ventures.

Entrepreneurship

A successful entrepreneur is someone who identifies specific needs in the world around them and then creatively implements strategies for meeting those needs. Some may start their own business venture, while others may work within a larger organization.

Executive Assistant

Executive assistants provide support for senior management and executives in almost every business type – industrial, retail, medical, legal, finance, education, hospitality, non-profits and more. Duties include performing clerical functions, conducting research and handling information requests.

Management

People with management skills are employed in every industry and organization in the career world. Build on your natural ability to get along with people and develop your leadership potential for management roles.

Marketing

Marketing is a business function that focuses on finding a market for a product or service, and promoting and advertising to that market. It may include advertising, promotions and public relations, as well as research.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Prepare for a number of positions in an automated office setting. Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Provide technical assistance to computer users.

Project Management

The Project Management Certificate will develop your skills as a project leader and team member in today’s business sector. The skills gained will allow you to successfully plan projects, lead teams, and be an effective team member.

Sports Management

America has seen a surge in interest in sports at all levels, from pee wee soccer to the professional leagues. Travel teams, recreational departments, non-profit organizations and more have seen an increase in demand for proper leadership and management.

Health Sciences Pathway

To meet the ever-expanding demand for qualified health sciences professionals, Jackson College’s Health Sciences Pathway offers a wide array of associate degree and certificate programs as well as concentrations and skill-sets. These programs combine classroom instruction, laboratory experience and clinical practice to assure that students obtain the most current and the highest level skills in their chosen health profession. Students interested in Health Sciences programs may obtain admission requirement information from their student success navigator.

Allied Health General Studies

This degree is designed for those who have already earned some form of health care certification or licensure, such as a certified nurse assistant, and are looking to obtain an associate degree in order to further their education or employment opportunities.

Cardiac Sonography

Cardiac sonographers use ultrasound to obtain images of the heart, called an echocardiogram. These images can help a doctor to diagnose any blockages or abnormalities in the heart or in the flow of blood within the arteries around the heart.

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists work under the direction or supervision of a licensed dentist, and must be licensed by the state in which they practice. Clinical responsibilities include oral examination; scaling and polishing teeth; exposing, interpreting x-rays; and other activities related to the oral health of the patient.

EKG Technician

EKG technicians, sometimes called cardiographic technicians, specialize in electrocardiography, or EKG testing. EKGs measure and record heart action and rhythm by graphically tracing electrical activity occurring during heartbeats.

Electronic Health Records Specialist

Electronic Health Records Specialists organize and manage patient health data and must be able to confidentially discuss patient information with doctors, insurance personnel, healthcare administrators and other professionals, keeping a sharp eye on details and potential discrepancies in the records.

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency medical technicians provide medical care to patients in times of crisis and emergency. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

General Sonography

A sonographer is the allied health professional who, for diagnostic purposes, uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create cross sectional images of the patient’s anatomy. Sonographers work in professional harmony with both the radiologist and the clinical physician.

Health Administration/Insurance Specialist

Jackson College offers a health administration/insurance specialist degree program that will prepare students for medical insurance coding and billing, with additional related requirements in both health-related topics and courses in accounting, business and computer information systems.

Health Sciences Foundations

This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. Students who plan to enter health care programs are encouraged to work with a Student Success Navigator to develop a plan.

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care practitioners trained to work in the business and clinical parts of a medical office, clinic or hospital. They assist physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists in helping their offices run smoothly.

Medical Insurance Coder/Biller

For every instance that a patient receives care, a health care professional maintains a record of the observations, medical or surgical interventions, and treatment outcomes, with proper medical insurance codes.

Medical Office Support

Work in today’s health care field as a medical receptionist or medical secretary. They may transcribe dictation and prepare reports or articles for physicians or scientists. They also take medical histories of patients, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, or process insurance payments.

Nursing

Nurses promote health, prevent disease and help people cope with illness. Registered nurses (RN's) provide care, treatment, counseling and health education to individuals, families and their communities. Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists.

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research and blood donations. They provide a vital link in today’s health care field. A person’s blood is key in modern medical diagnosis and treatment and contains information that can be used to diagnose and treat

Radiography

Radiography is an allied health career that examines patients using radiation, ultrasound or magnetic fields. Radiographers, also referred to radiologic technologists, produce X-rays and use other imaging techniques such as CT and MRI, essential in diagnosing medical problems.

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care practitioners, also known as respiratory therapists, assist in the care of patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary (relating to the heart and lungs) problems. They use high-tech equipment and the latest medical procedures to help patients.

Therapy

Therapists (including physical, occupational and speech-language) provide clients, infants through elderly adults, with services at the preventive, acute and rehabilitative stages directed toward achieving increased functional independence and decreased functional impairment.

Vascular Sonography

Vascular sonographers utilize ultrasound equipment to evaluate a patient’s veins and arteries for any abnormalities. Ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging technique using high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.

Human Services Pathway

Those interested in the fields of Human Services Pathway must keep in mind that this field is a very broad one. Through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, this career path is concerned with meeting human needs. The focus is on prevention as well as remediation of problems, with the main goal of improving the overall quality of life for others. Careers in this path are related to economic, political, and social systems. Individuals in the human service field might find themselves in a variety of careers, including psychology, counseling, social work, government, law and law enforcement, or education. Human services careers are perfect for people who are at their best when they are helping others.

Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Science is exploring and understanding the effects of human actions and relationships between individuals in the family, workplace, and society. If you have a passion for helping people, working in the human services field is a rewarding career.

Corrections

Corrections officers oversee individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to time in jail or prison. They work to maintain order within jails or prisons, supervise activities of inmates, report on inmate conduct, help in rehabilitation or counseling of offenders.

Law Enforcement

Personnel in law enforcement perform a variety of services to help protect the public and maintain order. They may perform a variety of functions, including: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; or apprehend and arrest suspect.

Psychology

Psychology is the natural science of behavior and mental activity. A career in psychology encourages curiosity, creativity, and an emphasis on using scientific strategies to discover and confirm the causes and developmental patterns of behavior.

Social Work

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Students planning a career in social work will learn to identify problems affecting individuals and their environment, become more aware and sensitive to issues of race, ethnicity, religion and gender.

Liberal Arts Pathway

Careers in the Liberal Arts Pathway are related to the humanities and performing, visual, literary, and media arts. These include 3-D design and animation; art, broadcasting, communication, dance, digital photography, English (journalism, writing, and literature), film, graphic design, history, music, pre-law, and world languages.

Are you a creative thinker? Are you imaginative, innovative, and original? Do you like to communicate ideas? Do you like making crafts, drawing, playing a musical instrument, taking photos, or writing stories? This may be the career path for you!

3D Design & Animation

Multimedia designers and animators -- artists who create animation for video games and other media -- are in demand. Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using video, computers, film or other electronic media for use in computer games, movies, music videos and commercials.

Art

Artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods: painting, sculpting or illustration and an assortment of materials including watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay and computers.

Associate in Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a two-year undergraduate degree similar to the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degree. The AAS degree is designed for students who intend to enter the workforce immediately following graduation from their program.

Associate in Arts

An Associate of Arts degree provide students a general liberal arts education that prepares them for a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. It provides students with a foundational education in liberal arts.

Associate in General Studies

This degree is for students who want to plan their own program of study not defined by a specific job or career. The degree’s flexibility allows the creation of a unique learning experience, such as combining the student’s JC experience with other academic institutions or community organizations.

Digital Photography

Photographers use their technical expertise to photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. They use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.

English

The study of English lends itself to a wide variety of careers. The ability to read and write well and express one’s self is essential to many fields. Many transfer institutions require that English majors have proficiency in a foreign language.

Graphic Design

Graphic design careers encompass a broad range of tasks, but all are designed to communicate something to others. Graphic designers create images and artwork to announce events, promote products, services or ideas, explain or demonstrate useful information.

History

History examines the lives of people and the consequences of ideas. Study of the past reveals valuable achievements as well as dreadful mistakes, and in so doing helps us meet the unexpected challenges of our own day.

Music

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios. The Music Department at Jackson College is very important to JC, students, and the community. It is our intention to encourage students to pursue music as a vocation, or an important life-long avocation.

Pre-Law

Pre-law is a major often selected by students interested in pursuing careers in government or law. Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

Science, Engineering & Mathematics Pathway

Are you interested in how things are built and how they work? Whether looking at people, animals, plants, machines, buildings, the earth or the universe, students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathway (STEM) have an interest in understanding how the world works. And with our rapidly improving technologies, there are always new boundaries to push and new things to learn. As a result, technologies we can barely dream of today will be the reality 10 years from now, and STEM students will be on the leading edge of those changes.

Associate in Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a two-year undergraduate degree similar to the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degree. The AAS degree is designed for students who intend to enter the workforce immediately following graduation from their program.

Associate in Science

The Associate of Science (AS) is a two-year undergraduate transfer degree that is primarily intended as a stepping stone into a bachelor’s degree program. AS coursework focuses on the sciences and helps students develop useful skills and knowledge.

Engineering

Engineering is the process of utilizing knowledge and principles to design, build, and analyze objects. Engineering is a necessary element for most items that require construction and has several branches of expertise including civil, electrical, mechanical, and chemical.

Environmental Science

Environmental scientists explore nature’s systems and how humans influence those systems. They may be involved in a variety of areas, such as soil conservation, water quality and treatment, agriculture, plant pathology, ecology, environmental engineering, biology and more.

Mathematics

Mathematics is an essential tool for better understanding the world in which we live. Mathematics is a tool that prepares us for careers in many diverse areas such as nursing, accounting, medicine, education, law, engineering, computer science, business and so much more.

Medical Sciences

Community colleges can be stepping stones for students interested in a variety of fields, including aspiring medical students.The medical sciences major is designed for pre-professional students who are interested in graduate training in human medicine (pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy).

Science

Science is a way of discovering what's in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future. Science education should contribute to a student's ability to make sense of the world.

Skilled Trades & Agriculture Pathway

Do you like to work with your hands? Do you enjoy figuring out how things work and fixing problems? There is high demand for all technical trades that involve specialized skills and creative thinking. The Skilled Trades and Agriculture Pathway helps prepare you for these high demand jobs. This pathway includes careers in electrical technology, manufacturing, automotive service, energy systems, agriculture and aviation.

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is defined as the rapid transfer of science and technology into the manufacture of products using high-level design skills. Technically skilled employees, especially those who are cross-trained for different positions, are in demand.

Agriculture Technology

Today’s farming and food production industries are diverse fields with a variety of career opportunities available. Farmers operate farms that produce crops, livestock and dairy products. Typical tasks include all steps of the crop production process, including planting, fertilizing, harvesting and herding.

Automotive

Learn to diagnose, maintain and repair vehicles with a career in automotive service technology. Technicians must also be able to read and understand a repair manual, communicate well with customers, and be well-versed in basic computer skills.

Aviation Flight Technology

Take your future to new heights with a career in aviation! Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters and other aircraft. Airline pilots fly for airlines transporting people on a schedule, while commercial pilots may fly for other reasons, such as charters or rescue operations.

Electrician

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures in homes, businesses, industries, external structures and more. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.

Electronic Technology

Electronic technologists are employed in such fields as digital computer maintenance, voice and data communications, radio and television broadcasting, medical electronic instrumentation, high-tech manufacturing, research and development in laboratory settings.

Energy Systems

The utility industry’s energy generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure is commonly called the “largest machine in the world.” Students will gain skills necessary to work competently in various sectors of the industry: energy production, energy transmission and energy distribution.

Occupational Studies

Jackson College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Studies designed specifically for students who have completed an apprenticeship program and received a certificate of completion from the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.