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Programs of Study

Whether you are looking for a degree that leads you directly to a career, you plan on transferring to a 4-year program, or you need a quick 1-year certificate for a job, Jefferson has 40+ quality academic programs to choose from. Our quality programs have what you need to be successful.

Unsure what career field you want to be in? We can help with that too! Use our career planning tool to help.
If you want to learn more about what a specific career degree is compared to a transfer degree and what all the A’s stand for, we’ve got you covered.

You can view our programs alphabetically, from A to Z or by career interest.

A to Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Accounting A.A.S. Career
Accounting A.S. Transfer
Accounting Certificate Career  Online Option
Agri-Business A.A.S. Career
Allied Health & Biological Sciences Concentration, Mathematics & Science A.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences - Transfer

Business Administration A.A.S. Career
Business Administration A.S. Transfer Online Option
Business Administration (jointly registered with SUNY Potsdam) A.S./B.S. Transfer

Chemical Dependency A.A.S. Career
Chemical Dependency Certificate Career Online Only
Childhood Education A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences (Teacher Education Transfer) Transfer
Childhood Education A.A./B.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences (Jointly registered with SUNY Potsdam) Transfer
Computer Information Systems A.S. Transfer
Computer Information Technology A.A.S. Career
Computer Science A.S. Transfer
Creative Writing Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfer
Criminal Justice A.S. Transfer Online Option
Criminal Justice Certificate Career
Culinary Arts Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. Career

Early Childhood A.A.S. Career
Early Childhood A.S. Transfer
Energy Technology Certificate Career
Engineering Science A.S. Transfer

Fire Protection Technology A.A.S. Career
Fire Protection Technology Certificate Career

Homeland Security A.S.  Transfer
Hospitality & Tourism Certificate Career Online Option
Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. Career
Human Services A.S. Transfer
Humanities & Social Sciences A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfer Online Option

Individual Studies A.A.S., A.S. and A.A Transfer Online Option

Literature Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfer

Mathematics A.S. Transfer

Nursing A.A.S. Career

Office Studies Certificate Career
Office Technologies - Administrative Assistant A.A.S. Career
Office Technologies - Medical A.A.S. Career

Paralegal A.A.S. Career
Paramedic A.A.S. Career
Paramedic Certificate Career
Physical Education A.S. Transfer
Physical Science Concentration, Mathematics & Science A.S., Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfer
Psychology Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfer

Sports Management A.S. Transfer

Teaching Assistant Certificate Career

Winery Management and Marketing Certificate Career
Winery Management and Marketing Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. Career

Zoo Technology A.A.S. Career

 

By Career Interest:

Business and marketing


Transfer programs - built for transfer to a 4-year degree after graduation

Accounting A.S. 
Business Administration A.S. Online Option
Business Administration (jointly registered with SUNY Potsdam) A.S./B.S. 
Sports Management A.S.


Career programs - created for you to enter the workforce after graduation

Accounting A.A.S. 
Accounting Certificate Online Option
Agri-Business A.A.S.
Business Administration A.A.S.
Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration,Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. 
Winery Management and Marketing Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. 
Hospitality & Tourism Certificate  Online Option
Office Studies Certificate
Winery Management and Marketing Certificate 


Education

Transfer programs

Early Childhood A.S.
Childhood Education A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences (Teacher Education Transfer)
Childhood Education A.A./B.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences (Jointly registered with SUNY Potsdam)
Mathematics A.S. 

Physical Education A.S.

Career programs

Early Childhood A.A.S. 
Teaching Assistant Certificate


Health and medical

Transfer Programs

Allied Health & Biological Sciences Concentration, Mathematics & Science A.S.
Human Services A.S.
Psychology Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A.

Career programs

Nursing A.A.S. 
Chemical Dependency Certificate Online Only
Chemical Dependency A.A.S.
Office Technologies - Administrative Assistant A.A.S.
Office Technologies - Medical A.A.S.
Paramedic A.A.S.
Paramedic Certificate 

Interested in a career program but want to be transfer ready? College credit can be transferred from all of our programs.

Law, government and public service

Transfer programs

Criminal Justice A.S. Online Option
Homeland Security A.S.
Human Services A.S. 
Literature Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A.

Career programs

Chemical Dependency A.A.S. 
Chemical Dependency Certificate  Online Option
Criminal Justice Certificate
Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.
Fire Protection Technology Certificate
Paralegal A.A.S.


Liberal arts

Transfer programs

Creative Writing Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A.
Humanities & Social Sciences A.A. Online Option
Individual Studies A.A Online Option
Individual Studies A.S. Online Option

Literature Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A.


Career Programs

Individual Studies A.A.S.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Transfer programs

Computer Information Systems A.S. 
Computer Science A.S.
Engineering Science A.S.
Mathematics A.S. 
Allied Health & Biological Sciences Concentration, Mathematics & Science A.S. 
Physical Science Concentration, Mathematics & Science A.S.


Career programs

Chemical Dependency A.A.S.
Chemical Dependency Certificate Online Only
Computer Information Technology A.A.S.
Zoo Technology A.A.S. 


Tourism & hospitality

Career program

Culinary Arts Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S.
Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S.
Hospitality & Tourism Certificate Online Option
Winery Management and Marketing Certificate
Winery Management and Marketing Concentration, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S.

 

 

Degree requirements

You must satisfactorily complete the curriculum requirements of an academic program to qualify for an associate degree, along with meeting all other college requirements for graduation as listed in the Academic Information section.

You may petition for course substitutions but must obtain formal notification of approval before altering a program of study. Any changes must meet the NYS Board of Regents general requirements for associate degrees.

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

At a minimum, there should be 45 credit hours of work taken in the humanities, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. The exact balance within the 45 credit hours among these major fields is at the College's discretion but should include a reasonable distribution of work in these categories.

Associate in Science (A.S.)

At least 30 credit hours should be offered in the humanities, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. The exact balance within the 30 credit hours among these major fields is at the College's discretion but should include a reasonable distribution of work in these categories.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The degree curriculum requires a minimum of 21 credit hours drawn from the liberal arts and science areas, comprising work distributed in the humanities, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences.
In general, the 21 credit hours should be distributed with balance among the major areas.

 

Transfer programs - A.A & A.S.

Jefferson offers A.A. (Associate in Arts) and A.S. (Associate in Science) degrees that allow you to complete the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree. 

We have agreements that provide nearly seamless transfer to many schools, including but not limited to:

  • Cornell University
  • Clarkson University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Potsdam.

Additionally, a special dual admission agreement with SUNY Potsdam allows you to be accepted at both colleges simultaneously and transfer seamlessly while continuing upper level classes on the Jefferson campus. This option is available for a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood Education/Early Childhood (birth to grade 6).

Career programs - A.A.S. & certificates

Jefferson offers the A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) degree to prepare you for entry into a special commercial or technical field after graduation. This degree is the equivalent of two years of full-time study and will give you the credentials and jobs skills needed to start your professional career.

The College also offers several certificate programs to prepare you for the workforce, or for those already employed, to advance your career. These certificate programs are typically more industry-focused.

The certificate programs are short-term training programs designed to sharpen specific skills and they consist of a special sequence of courses. In some cases, credits earned in the certificate program may be applied towards an associate degree in the future.

 

Enrollment Services
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010

Office Hours
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Tuesdays, open until 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.