SUNY Jefferson

Bachelor and Graduate Degrees

Earn your bachelor's or graduate degree in Watertown

Jefferson Higher Education Center (JHEC) gives you the chance to earn your bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees right on the Jefferson Community College campus!

  • Classes are conveniently offered evenings and weekends to fit into your busy schedule
  • Over 17 majors in different fields help meet the job demands of our area and beyond
  • As a student of a partner college, you can use Jefferson resources like the library, study space and technology
  • Classes are offered on Jefferson’s campus and online – no need to travel
  • If you are a Jefferson graduate, you have an easy pathway into many of these programs through your associate’s degree
  • You can cross-register between partners to fulfill degree needs

Partnerships that benefit you

 The Jefferson Higher Education Center partners with seven academic institutions that offer more than 17 advanced degree programs, including bachelor’s, master’s and advanced certificates.

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Our current partners & your new college

  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Nazareth College
  • Keuka College
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Potsdam

Combined, these institutions offer you six program-specific bachelor’s degrees, eight program-specific master’s degrees, two program-specific advanced certificates, along with individualized bachelor’s & master’s degree program opportunities from SUNY Empire State College - all right here in Watertown! 

Talk to our partners

Contact the academic institution directly or contact the Jefferson Higher Education Center office at for assistance. See below for a schedule of upcoming JHEC partner information sessions.

Bryant & Stratton

Health Services Administration, B.S.

Christine Rabice
(315) 652-6500
(315) 786-2381 (at JHEC)

Nazareth College

Master's of Social Work

Pamela Kaus
MSW Watertown Region Coordinator


Keuka College

Criminal Justice Systems, B.S.
Nursing, B.S.
Social Work, B.S.

Pat White
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Evening and Online programs
(315) 317-8455

General Information
(315) 279-5254 


SUNY Oswego

Educational Leadership, Adv. Crt.

Angela Perrotto
Department Chair of Educational Leadership
(315) 312-2500

SUNY Potsdam

Business Administration, A.S./B.S. (Jointly Registered with Jefferson)
Childhood Education, A.A./B.A. (Jointly Registered with Jefferson)
Curriculum & Instruction, M.S. Ed.
Literacy Specialist, M.S. Ed.
Childhood Education, M.S.T.
Inclusive & Special Education C.A.S.
Management, M.S.

Education contacts:
Laura Carbone
(315) 786-2373
Lynn Emrich
(315) 786-2241

Business contact:
Dr. Greg Gardner
(315) 267 4722 


Upcoming Partner Info Sessions

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“I can’t thank Jefferson, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Potsdam, and all the hard working and dedicated staff enough, for their help in making my dreams of teaching become a reality.”Kelli Brislan
Jefferson, SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Potsdam Graduate


Jefferson contact

Main Office: (315) 786-2265

Jefferson Higher Education Center
Jefferson Community College
Building E
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.