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. Training begins in May at JCC! For dates and to register, go to call Go Motorcycling, Inc. at 315-858-3321.

Basic RiderCourse (BRC)

The BRC consists of a 3-hour online eCourse that you complete on your own, plus 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 

On Campus Workshops
*SBDC's Entrepreneurial Training CourseApril 21, 2016 - June 02, 2016

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.

SBC 214 702

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Thursday, June 02, 2016

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: Dulles Building, 3-106
Cost: $195

Additional Information:
This program will take place on Thursdays, April 21 - June 2, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 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. No walk-ins! Please bring photo identification to training.

CED 244 701 - CLOSED
Date/Time: Saturday, February 27, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 702 - CLOSED
Date/Time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, April 23, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
Prepare to be a Notary PublicApril 22, 2016

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.

CED 453 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Extended Learning Center Building, E-129
Cost: $35
The Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention Course - NY 6 hour Defensive Driving ProgramApril 23, 2016

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.

CED 159 701
Date/Time: Saturday, April 23, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, NYS Licensed Insurance Broker and a Chief Instructor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $45
Tornadoes, Turning Points and Transformation - Life Transition Workshop for WomenApril 27, 2016

This half-day workshop will include: Identifying key patterns in your beliefs and how they impact life choices. Understanding the true positive power of “obstacles” and how to leverage them to create your next step. Walking through the “void” successfully; the part of your life which feels empty, without inspiration or direction. Improving your confidence and skill in making decisions using your intuitive wisdom, the 24/7 skill that is always available.

CED 457 701/702
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (12:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Mary Schechter, The Intuitive Organization
Location: Jules Center, 6-002
Cost: $50 for one person / $45 per person if sending more than 1 employee
UB Dental Cafe Series - Commonly Prescribed DrugsMay 04, 2016

Commonly Prescribed Drugs and Affect in Dentistry.

CED 037 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Peter Bradford, PhD
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Geriatric Dental CareJune 01, 2016

Geriatric Dental Care: Physiological, Psychological and Social Changes With Age

CED 040 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Cantos, DDS
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - HPV: A Cause for ConcernApril 13, 2016

Associated head/ neck cancers, characteristics, risk factors, etiology and prevention, detection and referral.

DEN 035 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Jennifer Frustino, DDS, PhD
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Opiod Prescribing & Substance Abuse RecognitionApril 20, 2016

Opiod Prescribing & Substance Abuse Recognition in Dental Practice.

DEN 036 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Richard Hall, DDS, PhD, MD
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Ortho in General Practice: Critical Case Selection & When to ReferMay 25, 2016

Ortho in General Practice: Critical Case Selection & When to Refer

CED 039 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Illaf Mawaldi, DDS
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
UB Dental Cafe Series - Scientific Implications of a Healthy SmileMay 18, 2016

Scientific Implications of a Healthy Smile and a Prescriptive Approach to a Healthier Practice and Healthier patients.

CED 038 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: David Gardner
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $100
Off Campus Workshops
How to Use Your iPadMarch 02, 2016

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.

CED 273 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library, Black River
Cost: $30