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To acknowledge and reward academic achievement, the following honors are granted to students at JCCC.


President’s Honors are awarded to graduates who have earned a 4.00 JCCC cumulative grade point average.  To be eligible for this distinction, graduates must have completed a minimum of 30 hours at JCCC for an associate degree or completed a certificate with total program hours of 24 or more.

Dean’s Honors are awarded to graduates who have earned a 3.50 to 3.99 JCCC cumulative grade point average.  To be eligible for this distinction, graduates must have completed a minimum of 30 hours at JCCC for an associate degree or completed a certificate with total program hours of 24 or more.

The JCCC Honors Program is designed to challenge and stimulate academically talented and motivated students. Students complete the Honors Program when they have earned an overall institutional grade point average of 3.50 or higher; have completed Honors courses or contracts, including one Honors seminar and one Honors forum; have given a public presentation on research conducted in their Honors coursework; and have completed two exploratory requirements in areas such as service, leadership, study abroad or internship.

JCCC’s Civic Leadership Program requires a minimum of 50 hours of community service in addition to leadership training, coursework and reflection. The program encourages students to become active leaders on campus and in their communities. Students graduating with this distinction are ready to take their compassion and leadership skills into the world and practice effective democratic citizenship and civic responsibility.

The Global Awareness Program uses a combination of coursework, international events/experiences, and reflection to prepare students to understand their own and other cultures, to analyze how their actions affect local and global communities, and to address the world’s most pressing issues collaboratively and equitably.