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Jefferson Higher Education Center (JHEC)
Earn Your Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Watertown
Bachelor’s and advanced degrees are available on the Jefferson Community College campus in Watertown through partnerships with four year colleges and universities. Bachelor’s programs are designed to be degree completion programs (upper level degree requirements) for those with an appropriate associate’s degree from Jefferson Community College or another college, or with equivalent transfer credits. Many courses are conveniently offered evenings and weekends. Information sessions are held throughout the year - visit JCC’s Events Calendar for a schedule of upcoming JHEC partner information sessions.
A Pathway to Higher Education
Jefferson Higher Education Center, located in the Extended Learning Center (Building E), officially opened in June 2010 with four academic institutions partners. Today, the Higher Education Center holds partnerships with eight academic institutions that offer more than 17 bachelor's and advanced degree programs. Academic partners currently include Bryant & Stratton College, the College at Brockport, Keuka College, Nazareth College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Combined, these institutions are providing local opportunities for six program-specific bachelor’s degrees, and eight program-specific master’s degrees, along with individualized bachelor’s degree program opportunities from SUNY Empire State College. While the education opportunities of the Higher Education Center have expanded, its goal remains the same—to increase access to higher education for residents of the North Country.
The Jefferson Higher Education Center shares the Extended Learning Center building with faculty and staff from JHEC partner institutions, along with Jefferson’s Continuing Education Division and the NYS Small Business Development Center.
To learn more, contact the JHEC:
Main Office: 315-786-2265
Monday-Friday: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
JHEC Extended Learning Center Hours:
Monday–Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.