In addition to offering over 50 academic degree programs, Jefferson Community College (JCC) provides alternative career training for individuals seeking quick progression in their current job or the opportunity to start a new job altogether. Through JCC’s workforce development, individuals can prepare to sit for nationally-recognized certification exams and gain practical experience in industry-specific fields such as allied health, human resources, technology, and construction to name a few. Workshops are held on JCC’s campus, online and at the Lewis County JCC Education Center in Lowville. MyCAA funding for military spouses is honored. A complete list of offerings is available online.
JCC also proactively meets the demands of North Country businesses by offering custom training programs that cater to the business’ specific needs.
For more information, call JCC Workforce Development, at (315) 786-2288.
Drone Operator Training – JCC’s Campus
Students will acquire practical experience in operating drones and gain flight control proficiency through hands-on training with their own MOCVOO drone, which they will retain for personal use after training, DJI Phantom 4 and DJI Mavic 3 drones. Application, types of drones (make/model/use), limitations, flight operations, operating requirements and much more will be covered during training. Students interested in seeking entrepreneurial navigation within the drone industry will explore tie-in business development components. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 (remote pilot certification necessary to operate drones commercially).
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11 – August 3
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $750 (includes the ASA Test Prep: Remote Pilot; Airmen Knowledge Testing Supplement textbook and MOCVOO Drone with Camera)
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training – Lewis County JCC Education Center
This 12-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program will prepare participants to earn two industry-recognized credentials – the OSHA 10 construction card (workplace safety training) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification in Level 1 Carpentry. Individuals who successfully complete the construction training will have an opportunity to be placed in a paid skilled trade apprenticeship and/or move directly into employment in the construction sector. Orientation is July 6 at 10:00 a.m. (JCC) and 2:00 p.m. (Lewis County JCC Education Center). Grant funding may be available for qualified applicants. Made possible by a NYS Department of Labor grant.
Date: Monday through Friday, July 17 – October 9
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $3,851 (free for qualified applicants)
EKG Technician - online
Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians work in hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics and other healthcare facilities. This program covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting EKGs. Students will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart, explore the technology of an EKG machine, and learn how to interpret a rhythm strip, discover the details of a myocardial infarction and much more. Upon successful completion, students will have the option to take the nationally-recognized EKG technician certification exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Additionally, students have the option to complete an externship with a local company to gain valuable hands-on experience.
Veterinary Assistant - online
Veterinary assistants work mainly in clinics, animal hospitals and research laboratories and potentially at grooming facilities, pet day cares and boarding facilities. Students will learn about the care of animals, how to recognize signs of illness and disease, interaction with clients and their animals, how to assist the veterinarian during examinations and more. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide students with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office. Upon successful completion, students will have the option to take the leading national/industry-recognized veterinary assistant (VA1) certification exam administered by Medical Career Assessments (MedCA). Additionally, students have the option to complete an externship with a local company to gain valuable hands-on experience.
Cybersecurity Boot Camp - online
Cybersecurity boot camp prepares students for employment as cybercrime investigators, cybersecurity engineers, cybersecurity analysts, pentesters, vulnerability analysts and more. Students will spend 15-25 hours a week to master the material, including basics from computer hardware and networking, network security, offensive, defensive security, and ethical hacking. CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySA+, Ethical Hacking, and Pentest+ certifications will be covered. The global cybersecurity market size is estimated to grow from $217 million in 2021 to $345 million in 2026, with 33% employment growth by 2030.
Kori M. Nichols Named Athlete of the Week
Freshman guard, Kori M. Nichols, of the Jefferson Community College (JCC) women's basketball team was named JCC athlete of the week for the week ending December 3, 2023. JCC's athlete of the week program is sponsored by Victory Promotions.