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 https://www.gomotorcycling.net/or 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    http://nysmsp.org/RiderCoach.aspx 

On Campus Workshops
*SBDC’s ONLINE Entrepreneurial Training CourseFebruary 06, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Area business professionals offer instruction on specific business-related topics in video presentations along with documents, links, and written information on business planning.  The online participant can log on to the course at a time and location of their choosing.

Schedule
SBC 214 703

Workshop Dates:
Monday, February 06, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: online
Cost: $195
*Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurial Training Course (SBC 214 701)January 12, 2017 - February 23, 2017

Business owners will receive valuable tools and tips to help them develop sound business practices and a more profitable and successful venture. Each week, participants have the opportunity to interact with local professionals offering instruction on business related topics.

Schedule
SBC 214 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location:
Cost: $195
*Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurial Training Course (SBC 214 702)April 13, 2017 - May 25, 2017

Business owners will receive valuable tools and tips to help them develop sound business practices and a more profitable and successful venture. Each week, participants have the opportunity to interact with local professionals offering instruction on business related topics. 

Schedule
SBC 214 702

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location:
Cost: $195
Food Safety Certification for ManagersMultiple Dates

This training will prepare your restaurant operation to meet the new state mandated training requirements for foodservice personnel. This workshop will empower employees with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare and serve foods safely.  The tuition covers the cost of the ServSafe Essentials textbook, exam, and proctoring of the exam. Choose one day that works best for your schedule. The test is taken during the final 90-minutes of the course. Those who need to retake the exam should register for the “exam only” portion of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 307 701
Date/Time: Monday, March 27, 2017 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified e Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: E-129
Cost: $275
CED 301 701 Exam Only
Date/Time: Monday, March 27, 2017 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified e Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: E – 129
Cost: $75
CED 307 702
Date/Time: Monday, April 24, 2017 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified e Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: E-129
Cost: $275
CED 301 702 Exam Only
Date/Time: Monday, April 24, 2017 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified e Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: E – 129
Cost: $75
CED 307 703
Date/Time: Monday, May 08, 2017 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified e Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: E – 129
Cost: $275
CED 301 703 Exam Only
Date/Time: Monday, May 08, 2017 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified e Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: E – 129
Cost: $75
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, CED 244 702, CED 244 703, CED 244 704.

 

Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor, 44 years of firearms experience and Active Member - Law Enforcement Training Director’s Association of NYS. Choose one Saturday listed below.

 

Saturday          2/25/2017        8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Saturday          3/25/2017        8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday          4/22/2017        8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday          5/6/2017          8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Cost: $75

Schedule
CED 244 701
Date/Time: Saturday, February 25, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location:
Cost: $75
CED 244 702
Date/Time: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location:
Cost: $75
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location:
Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, May 06, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location:
Cost: $75
Notary Public Review (Prepare to be a Notary Public)Multiple 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: Friday, March 31, 2017 (12:30pm - 4:30pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Location: E-129
Cost: $45
CED 453 702
Date/Time: Thursday, May 04, 2017 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent
Location: Location: E-129
Cost: $45
The Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention Course – NY 6 Hour Defensive DrivingMay 03, 2017 - May 04, 2017

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

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - Thursday, May 04, 2017
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, NYS Licensed Insurance Broker and a Chief Instructor
Location:
Cost: $45
TIPS® or Training for Intervention ProcedureSApril 12, 2017

Anyone who serves alcohol in a licensed establishment should complete this training to be TIPS® certified. TIPS® certification will give you confidence to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. The certificate is nationally recognized. And the program is recognized by insurance companies across the country. Registration is required ahead of time.

 

Key points to be discussed include:

  • Help workers avoid serving alcohol to minors
  • Protect your bottom line by reducing penalties for alcohol violations
  • Legal protection
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Staff professionalism
Schedule
CED 306 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (11:00am-4:00pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach, TIPS® certified trainer
Location: E-129
Cost: $50
Off Campus Workshops
Energy Career Workshops

The workshops included in the energy series take place at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES in Watertown. Each workshop costs $260 to attend. The first step is to contact Jack Donato, energy program director, jdonato@sunyjefferson.edu or via phone at 315-786-2455 to ensure you are choosing the correct workshop for career purposes. Register for these trainings through Continuing Education, 315-786-2233.

 

Plumbing/HVAC for Energy Workers

Investigate the basic theories and practices in the Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field.  It combines hands-on training with classroom instruction focusing on safety while covering the basic topics of tools, blueprint reading, pipefitting, connections, gas and oil furnaces and burners, electrical components of all systems, air conditioners and refrigerators. Call the Energy Department at 315-786-2455 before calling to register.

 

CED 234 701
Monday & Wednesday, January 23 - May 18
3:05 - 5:05p
Location: Jeff-Lewis BOCES, Watertown, NY
Cost: $260

 

Photovoltaic Systems – 1

Basic system sizing and equipment operation information will be covered. Upon completion students are eligible to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. Call the Energy Department at 315-786-2455 before calling to register.

 

CED 233 701
Monday & Wednesday, January 23 - May 18
4:00 - 6:00p
Location: East Hall, H116A
Cost: $260

 

Solar Heating Systems - 1

Advance your understanding of solar heating systems and their integration into building systems. Basic system sizing and equipment operation information will be covered. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the NABCEP- SH Entry Level Exam. Call Energy Department at 315-786-2455 before calling to register.

 

CED 229 701
Monday & Wednesday, January 23 – May 18, 2017
6:10-7:30p
Location: Jeff-Lewis BOCES, Watertown, NY

Schedule