Jefferson Community College (JCC) accepts military and veterans’ educational benefits including the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA), a workforce development program offered by the Department of Defense, for military spouses.
MyCAA grants up to $4,000 in tuition assistance (textbooks excluded) for military spouses who need professional credentials to achieve their portable career goals. Military spouses are resilient, have the ability to transform problems into opportunities, adapt and overcome obstacles; valuable intangible skills to prospective employers. Spouses of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine service members in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2 on qualifying Title 10 military orders are eligible. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserves in the same pay grades are eligible.
Military spouses are encouraged to take advantage of JCC’s career-focused training programs to increase their skillset or prepare to launch a new career with little-to-no out-of-pocket expense. The College offers a myriad of non-credit professional growth and technology workshops, and certification preparation training programs!
Classes are held in person on JCC’s campus, Fort Drum and at the Lewis County JCC Education Center as well as online. Workforce development program offerings include certified paralegal, certified wedding planner, home health aide, EKG technician, certified professional life coach, and medical administrative assistant, to name a few. In particular, JCC’s allied health certification preparation training leads to in-demand occupations as clinical medical assistants, dental assistants, medical billers and coders, pharmacy technicians and phlebotomy technicians (draw blood). Upon successful completion of training, students are eligible to sit for nationally recognized certification exams in their respective profession. Nationally recognized credentials are far reaching and beneficial for individuals such as military spouses who uproot frequently and change careers often. Classes typically meet twice a week for five months or less and begin in January. Register now!
Jefferson Community College is a designated 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® Spouse School by VIQTORY®, publisher of G.I. Jobs.
For more information, call the JCC Workforce Development Office at 315-786-2233 or email email@example.com.
JCC Career-Focused Training at Fort Drum
Clinical Medical Assistant
Students will learn how to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes, among other things, preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the NHA and NWCA National Certification Exams. Training consists of 140 classroom hours with a clinical externship.
Clark Hall, Room C-133B, Fort Drum
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, February 6 – May 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register online at or call 315-786-2233 for assistance.
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