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
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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.
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.
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.
This exam prep course is for adults who want to develop the skills and understanding necessary to pass New York State’s Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam. To be eligible adults must no longer be enrolled in high school and have the ability to learn at an 8th grade or higher level. Call Continuing Education to schedule the reading assessment required to be in this training: 315-786-2233.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Learn basic electrical theory and practice. Topics will include safety while working with electricity and proper utilization of tools and equipment used in working with electricity.
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.
Join this workshop to 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.
This is a non-programming course designed to familiarize the student with geographic information systems (GIS). You’ll learn: GIS design, data formats, and data representation, and the use of global positioning systems (GPS) for spatially locating data. This course emphasizes the application of GIS as an analytical tool in natural resource management, population characteristics, and marketing. Basic computer experience is required
You’ll learn to develop an understanding of photovoltaic components and systems and their integration into electrical systems. This workshop will present basic system sizing and equipment operation information to individuals who may wish to ultimately achieve NABCEP certified PV installer status. Upon completion students are eligible to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam.
Gain theoretical and hands on experience in the application, installation, design and operation of solar heating systems in North America. 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.