Professional Growth & Technology Workshops

It is said that you only have one opportunity to make the right first impression.  Jefferson Express is here to assist you in your career goals!  Professional development and technology workshops and trainings were built with you in mind.  Professional growth and technology trainings and workshops are held on campus, online and off site.  On campus workshops are located on our Jefferson Community College campus, in Watertown, New York.  Offisite workshops are held at partner locations throughout Jefferson County.

Workshops you can apply toward the Entrepreneurship/Small Business certificate (E/SB) are identified by an asterisk *

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Registration information for any of the listed workshops is available online or by calling the Continuing Education Division @ 315-786-2233.

JCC continues its relationship with Go Motorcycling, Inc. as North Central New York’s headquarters for award-winning motorcycle rider training.  The ride starts here! New for 2015!  Now there are TWO Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCourses that qualify for the NYS Motorcycle Road Test Waiver!  Whether you are brand-new to motorcycling or have been riding for a while, there’s a licensing course for you!  See all our course offerings below…

Basic RiderCourse (BRC)

The BRC consists of 5 hours of interactive classroom learning and at least 10 hours of hands-on riding instruction. This course provides the beginning motorcyclist with the basic mental and physical riding skills necessary to minimize risk on the street. Learning is a fun, step-by-step process in a secured lot on our user-friendly training motorcycles. Motorcycles and helmets are provided.  Successful participants will receive a motorcycle road test waiver.

Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW)

The BRC2-LW is designed for individuals 18 years or older that already have some street riding experience and have held a valid New York State Motorcycle Permit for at least one riding season. 

The course consists of a three-hour on-line eCourse and approximately five hours of practice riding exercises on your own street-legal motorcycle or scooter.  The riding exercises conclude with a skills evaluation.  Successful participants will receive a motorcycle road test waiver.

Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

The Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) is just 2 hours long, and the class size is small – just 3 participants! The IME is a program to get familiar with the primary controls of a motorcycle. You'll be given the opportunity to operate the controls while astride the motorcycle as you "power-walk" on our practice range. The IME is a great way to "jump start" your BRC learning experience!  

Basic RiderCourse 2 for Skills Practice (BRC)

The BRC2 is a half-day class for experienced riders that already have their motorcycle endorsement.  The class is “range-only” - no classroom.   Using your own motorcycle, you’ll practice techniques for managing traction: stopping quickly, cornering, swerving…and the use of counterbalancing skills for slow, tight turns. Improve your ride!

MSF RiderCoach Preparation Course (RCPC)

Are you a “people person”?  Do you love motorcycling?  Are you committed to riding safely?  Maybe you’d like to join the Go Motorcycling family of MSF certified RiderCoaches.Each RCP lasts 8 days.  In addition, there are both pre-course activities (class observations/homework) and post-course mentoring (supervised teaching) before full certification is achieved.  See more at    http://nysmsp.org/RiderCoach.aspx  or call Go Motorcycling, Inc. at 315-858-3321.

On Campus Workshops
*SBDC Entrepreneurial Training CourseOctober 01, 2015 - November 05, 2015

In this 7-week classroom course, new and existing business owners will receive valuable tools and tips to help them develop sound business practices and, in turn, a more profitable and successful venture. Each week, they also have the opportunity to hear and interact with local professionals offering instruction on business related topics like accounting, advertising, insurance and legal issues

Schedule
CED 214 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Thursday, November 05, 2015

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: Dulles Building, 3-104
Cost: $195

Additional Information:
This program will take place on Thursdays, October 1st through November 5th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
10 Hour OSHA Training for ConstructionSeptember 18, 2015 - September 19, 2015

This course is intended to provide a variety of awareness training on construction safety and health topics. The course is presented to employees and therefore places an emphasis on identifying common hazards in the construction industry as well as avoidance, control and prevention. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-Hour card.

Schedule
CED 012 701

Workshop Dates:
Friday, September 18, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015

Instructor: Dominick Timpano, Associate Safety and Health Inspector
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $75 (please bring $5 to training for card)

Additional Information:
This program will take place: Friday, September 18th from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Handgun Safety & Pistol Permit TrainingMultiple Dates

Learn important information about permit requirements and your legal responsibilities in owning a handgun from a National Rifle Association Certified instructor! Topics to be covered are related to New York State Penal Law, General Safety Topics, and Firearms Proficiency using Jefferson’s Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) Firearms Simulator. Jefferson Community College Policy prohibits all weapons on campus. Registration is required. Walk-ins are unacceptable. Please bring photo identification to training.

Schedule
CED 244 701
Date/Time: Saturday, September 05, 2015 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Building, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 702
Date/Time: Saturday, September 19, 2015 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, October 03, 2015 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 705
Date/Time: Saturday, November 07, 2015 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 706
Date/Time: Saturday, November 21, 2015 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
How to Use Your iPadDecember 02, 2015

Do you own some great new technology, but need some guidance to use all the fancy tools and capabilities? This workshop will walk you through how to use your iPad, including downloading apps, taking photographs, creating notes, using reminders, iBooks, and covering the settings. NOTE: Please bring your iPad to this workshop

Schedule
CED 273 703
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $35
Intro to Adobe PhotoshopDecember 12, 2015

This workshop will give you a brief introduction to Photoshop software and teach you how to alter and create digital images. Explore Photoshop editing techniques including layers, brush tools, effects, retouching, textures, color and color manipulation and how to export the image when complete. NOTE: Please bring a couple of digital photos to practice with.

Schedule
CED 019 701
Date/Time: Saturday, December 12, 2015 (9:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $50
Mac BasicsSeptember 09, 2015

Have a Mac computer, and need to know how to use it? This is the workshop for you! Our Mac Basics course is a great option for those who are just getting started. We’ll begin with an overview of how the user interface works, and how to customize your own preferences. Then we’ll take the majority of our time to work hands on with the apps included on every Mac. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! NOTE: Laptops will not be provided, students should plan to bring their own laptops.

Schedule
CED 099 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $35
Mac UnleashedNovember 04, 2015

Take your existing knowledge of Mac OS X to the next level with our Mac Unleashed workshop! We’ll spend our time learning how to use the latest features included in the Mac operating system. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! Topics include Managing and Preserving Your Data, iCloud, Facetime, Messages, AirDrop, etc.

Schedule
CED 100 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-116
Cost: $35
Prepare to be a Notary PublicMultiple Dates

This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public test and will provide you with a comprehensive view of the Notary Public Office. Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a Notary Public Officer is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability. This workshop is a must for Notary Public candidates to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in this office. All materials will be provided including website links to NYS Department of State licensing information, booklets and forms. Also featured is an 80 question Practice Exam which attempts to emulate the actual New York State mandatory exam.

Schedule
CED 453 701
Date/Time: Thursday, October 01, 2015 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $35
CED 453 702
Date/Time: Friday, October 02, 2015 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $35
CED 453 703
Date/Time: Thursday, November 05, 2015 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Dulles Building, 3-105
Cost: $35
CED 453 704
Date/Time: Friday, November 06, 2015 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $35
Setting Up Your Home NetworkNovember 12, 2015

Bring your router or modem and other wireless device to this hands on workshop (and your laptop or tablet if you have one). Our instructor will teach you the best way to set up your home network, including setting up and configuring the router or modem. This class will be capped at a small size to ensure you have time to ask any questions you may have.

Schedule
CED 091 701
Date/Time: Thursday, November 12, 2015 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $35
The Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention Course - NY 6 hour Defensive Driving ProgramMultiple Dates

Each student receives a workbook and a NYS DMV driver’s manual in this face to face training which is also known as the Point/Insurance Reduction Program about crash avoidance techniques. Successfully complete the training for a reduction of up to 4 points from your driving record for violations received during the 18 months prior to completion of this training. You also become eligible for a minimum insurance reduction of 10% for 3 full years in the base rate of liability, no-fault and collision premiums. This course is presented in cooperation with the NYS DMV, NYS Department of Financial Services and the Empire Safety Council of New York.

Schedule
CED 159 701
Date/Time: Saturday, October 03, 2015 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, NYS Licensed Insurance Broker and a Chief Instructor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $45
CED 159 702
Date/Time: Saturday, November 07, 2015 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, NYS Licensed Insurance Broker and a Chief Instructor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $45
The Quick Version: Excel BasicsOctober 20, 2015

Learn Microsoft Excel in a shortened format. You will be introduced to the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the ribbon, and a few basic formulas.

Schedule
CED 038 702
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-116
Cost: $35
UB Dental Cafe Series - Bringing New Products to Commercial Use: Implants/SterilizersNovember 11, 2015

Beginning with dental implants, UB School of Dental Medicine has a rich history of developing products that have benefitted the public and made others wealthy. Examples beyond titanium implants include a cool, quick bench-side sterilization unit on sale since 1070 but not yet widely used in dentistry, a safe & effective plaque-detachment rinse also able to prevent catheter-based infections, a new “dry eye” lubricant selling internationally at over $100,000,000 a year and its “dry mouth” relief counterpart now being introduced by a local start-up with licensed technology from SDM. This latter effort derives from public complaints to the Federal government that tax money paid for University research is not yet adequately translated to people’s needs. A new US National Science Foundation program, called I-CORPS (Innovation Corps) is preparing Universities to do better! Recently certified in the NSF I-CORPS, Professor Baier will illustrate how you can “pick the green bananas” of new SDM technologies and ripen them for yourself.

Schedule
DEN 033 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: R.E. Baier, PhD, PE, Director Graduate Program
Location: JCC, Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Cause and Treatment of Non-Carious Cervical LesionsDecember 02, 2015

What ARE those grooves that some patients develop on some of their teeth? Are they caused by tooth brushing? Occlusal forces and habits? Acid erosion? Or is it all of the above? In this course, Dr. Maggio provides scientific evidence of what we currently know about this phenomenon. After discussing the etiologies, protocols will be developed to find and manage the causes for individual patients. Specific indications for restoring these lesions will be presented, with techniques for restoration of these challenging lesions. This evidence-based course marries science with clinical dentistry. Many cases will be presented, to directly apply this information to the daily practice of dentistry. After completing the course, you will: see the multifactorial cause of these lesions know which brushing habits tend to lead to loss of tooth structure appreciate the role of acid erosion in this process be able to evaluate possible occlusal involvement in lesion formation distinguish between occlusal wear and acid erosion know how to counsel patients on brushing, diet and occlusal habits recognize indications for restoring these lesions be able to choose the best material for each lesion possess easier techniques for isolation and restoration

Schedule
DEN 043 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. John Maggio
Location: JCC, Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Current Endodontic Treatment StrategiesNovember 04, 2015

TBA

Schedule
DEN 741 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: JCC, Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Periodontal Disease and The Medically Vulnerable PatientDecember 09, 2015

The effect of periodontal disease (PD) on the elderly patient, especially with respect to their susceptibility to a number of chronic diseases and conditions will be discussed. In older patients, PD may lead to root caries, impaired nutrition, speech and socialization. It may also impact on a host of chronic systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, lung disease, heart disease and stroke.

Take away new perspectives for the need of periodontal care for medically vulnerable patients, with special attention to the geriatric population.

Schedule
DEN 034 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Frank Scannapieco, DMD, PhD
Location: JCC, Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - The Nuts and Bolts of Preparing and Presenting a Dental LectureOctober 28, 2015

Preparing a lecture from scratch can be tedious, overwhelming, and just a royal pain. BUT it doesn’t HAVE to be that way. To be sure, a good presentation takes work, but there are ways of organizing your approach and make the best of your effort.

This seminar will begin with using the outline function of MS WORD as a thought processor to build the framework of the lecture. This begins with the outcome objectives of what you want your audience to come away with, which is not necessarily the same as what you think you want to say.

We will then discuss fleshing out the framework and transitioning to a presentation program, my preference being PowerPoint. Included will be the creation and types of handouts as well as ways of making handouts available to the audience.

Following, we will cover selecting, correcting, importing and using all kinds of media into the presentation program. Then, we will talk about how to take a traditional linear presentation (going straight through from the first slide to the last) and, by using hyperlinking, create a relational presentation letting you change topics rapidly and with some finesse.

This presentation IS NOT going to be a discussion of educational rubrics, rather it is a how-to-get-there-from-here type of presentation. While dentistry will be used as the discussion model, the principles can be used in any discipline.

At the end of this presentation, the you can expect to:

Understand how a word-processing outline function can be used to develop a lecture
Know ways of transferring that outline to a presentation program
How to create handouts
Understand ways of importing media into a presentation
Know ways of avoiding “death by PowerPoint”
Understand how different software and the internet can facilitate creation of your lecture
Understand how to create a relational presentation

Schedule
DEN 032 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Eugene A. Pantera, Jr., DDS, MS
Location: JCC, Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
Word Press and BloggingSeptember 30, 2015

WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. If you’ve ever wanted to create a blog or any kind of website, a content management system like WordPress is essential. This workshop will help you learn all the basic skills needed to launch your first website. NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook computer and follow along during the workshop!

Schedule
CED 102 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-116
Cost: $35
Off Campus Workshops
How to Use Your iPadMultiple Dates

Do you own some great new technology, but need some guidance to use all the fancy tools and capabilities? This workshop will walk you through how to use your iPad, including downloading apps, taking photographs, creating notes, using reminders, iBooks, and covering the settings. NOTE: Please bring you iPad to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 273 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Public Library, Black River
Cost: $30
CED 273 702
Date/Time: Friday, November 20, 2015 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30
The Quick Version: Excel BasicsSeptember 10, 2015

Isn’t it time you learned how to use Excel more fully? Learn Microsoft Excel in a condensed format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbon, and a few basic formulas.

Schedule
CED 038 701
Date/Time: Thursday, September 10, 2015 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Lowville Municipal Building
Cost: $40