Bryant & Stratton College to offer Bachelor's Program in Health Services Administration at JCC Higher Education Center

On Thursday, March 7, representatives from Jefferson Community College (JCC) and Bryant & Stratton College formally signed a memorandum of understanding making Bryant & Stratton College an official partner institution in Jefferson Community College’s Higher Education Center initiative. Bryant & Stratton College will offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Administration on Jefferson’s campus beginning in the fall 2013 semester. 

The Higher Education Center initiative at Jefferson Community College provides increased access to bachelor’s and master’s programs for residents in the North Country region. Jefferson Higher Education Center (JHEC) partners provide collaborative educational offerings that benefit the region’s workforce and economic development.

Bryant & Stratton College’s health services administration degree program is designed to provide a comprehensive base in health-related knowledge and concepts as well as the management of health services and facilities, with emphases on finance, legal aspects in healthcare, disaster planning and management, and information systems. Research opportunities and field experiences offer students insight into real-world applications of the information and skills they learn in class and help students prepare to successfully transition into a health care administration or management career.   Jefferson students who graduate with A.A.S., A.S. or A.S. degree in Individual Studies with a 2.5 GPA and a minimum of a C grade in English or math will enjoy seamless transfer from Jefferson to the B.S. in Health Services Administration program providing they also meet admission requirements of Bryant & Stratton College.

Sue Cumoletti, director of Syracuse Colleges for Bryant & Stratton College said, “Bryant & Stratton College believes in lifetime success.  Offering our Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program to the students of Jefferson Community College provides us the opportunity to help students achieve more through higher education.  As a partner, we look forward to providing quality, outcomes-based education to JCC students which will lead to a stronger workforce and more potential over the student’s lifetime.”   

“Jefferson Community College is extremely pleased to have Bryant & Stratton College become a partner in the Higher Education Center,” says Dr. Carole A. McCoy, president of Jefferson Community College.  “The baccalaureate program in health services administration compliments other Higher Education Center offerings related to healthcare and we are excited about the educational opportunities this degree program brings to our region and to the Fort Drum community.”

Jefferson Community College Higher Education Center academic partners currently include Keuka College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Upstate Medical University.  Combined, these institutions are providing local opportunities for five program-specific bachelor’s degrees and seven program-specific master’s degrees, along with the individualized bachelor’s and master’s degree program opportunities offered by SUNY Empire State College.  Additionally, Jefferson has numerous articulation agreements that facilitate seamless transfer from Jefferson to bachelor-level programs at colleges and universities across the country, including a recent agreement with Bryant & Stratton College.   In September 2012, officials from Jefferson and Bryant & Stratton College signed a transfer agreement that provides seamless transfer of JCC Individual Studies graduates to the B.S. in Health Services Administration program offered on several Bryant & Stratton campuses in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information regarding application and admission to Bryant & Stratton College’s Health Services Administration baccalaureate program, please contact Heather Macknik, Director of Admissions at the Syracuse North campus at 315-652-6500 or visit  To learn more about the Jefferson Community College Higher Education Center, please contact Jill M. Pippin, Dean for Continuing Education at Jefferson Community College, 315-786-2238.

Caption:  Seated (left to right) John J. Staschak, president of Bryant & Stratton College, Carole A. McCoy, president of Jefferson Community College (JCC).  Standing (left to right): Jeff Tredo, New York State director for Bryant & Stratton College, Susan Cumoletti, director of Syracuse Colleges for Bryant & Stratton College, Jill M. Pippin, dean for continuing education at JCC and Thomas J. Finch, vice president for academics at JCC

 About Bryant & Stratton College

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center.  For almost 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit  General information can also be found on the College’s website at

About Jefferson Community College

One of 30 community colleges supervised by the State University of New York, Jefferson Community College is the community’s leading resource for leading better lives, offering 30+ associate degrees for career preparation or for transfer to a 4-year college; certificate programs; online learning; lifelong learning through personal enrichment workshops; business and industry training; and cultural enrichment opportunities for the entire Watertown/Fort Drum region.    Learn more at