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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University of Buffalo (UB) Evening Dental Lecture Series

Dental Duct Tape? The Many Uses of Glass Ionomer Restorative Materials
John Maggio, DDS. CE HRS: 3
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm / $100/ DEN 028 701
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120

Practice Transitions for New Dentists and Practice Owners from Debt Management, Practice Purchase and Financing to Retirement
Chester Gary, DDS, JD. CE HRS: 3
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm / $100 / DEN 029 701
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120

Common Bone and Soft Tissue Lesions of the Head and Neck
Jill Kramer, DDS. CE HRS: 3
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm / $100 / DEN 030 701
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120

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  or call Go Motorcycling, Inc. at 315-858-3321.

On Campus Workshops
Communication Climate - Administrative Professionals CelebrationApril 23, 2015

Why are some days at work so sunny and others so stormy? How is it we can tell when the boss is going to thunder or the clients will be calm? Just like the weather around us, every workplace has a climate that underlies the encounters for the day. Unlike the weather outside, the Communication Climate can be affected by what we say and do. This workshop will look at several factors [power, supportive verbal and nonverbal communication, and response behaviors] that contribute to climate. Additionally, it will explore our own role in creating and/or changing the climate of professional as well as private relationships.

Join us from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for luncheon portion followed by the seminar at 1:15 p.m.

CED 457 701
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (12:00pm-3:45pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Sturtz Theater
Cost: $50 - Discounted rate $45 if bringing more than 1 person from an organization
Conflict Resolution*May 05, 2015

Why are some folks constantly in conflict and others so rarely? Is it their personalities or the circumstances? What is your default mechanism for handling conflict? Do you run from conflict or meet it head on? Is there another option? This workshop reviews some of the traditional approaches to resolving conflict, the origins of conflict, and some practical skills to reduce conflict in professional as well as personal relationships. The following topics are among those that will be addressed: • Origins of Conflict • Conflict Styles • “Crazy makers” • The Language of Conflict • Conflict Resolution

CED 516 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $78
Facebook for BeginnersApril 18, 2015

Do you want to learn about what Facebook is about and how to use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, relatives, neighbors and see all those photos everyone is posting? This workshop will teach you how to use Facebook safely and securely, ensure your privacy is maintained, how to find your friends and relatives on Facebook, and how to upload a photo if you would like. This workshop is for beginners, if you already have a Facebook account and need a refresher; please bring your user name and password with you. Day 1 includes setting up an account, security, privacy, and account settings, and learning to post. You’ll then go home and use Facebook on your own. When you return the following week, bring your questions, and learn to create albums, add photos, more about posting, and finding friends. NOTE: Facebook username and password required.

CED 076 701
Date/Time: Saturday, April 18, 2015 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Jamie Lee
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $45
Fundamentals of Grant Writing*April 29, 2015 - May 06, 2015

Learn how to develop elements of a grant proposal and receive useful grant templates to help you on your way to successful grant writing.

CED 152 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Instructor: JoAnne Rhubart
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Wednesdays, April 29 & May 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Great Decisions 2015September 14, 2015

Great Decisions is a civic education program devoted to foreign affairs. The Foreign Policy Association has put together an outstanding briefing book that focuses on current events. Molly Reilly will be your leader in the classroom to guide you through a thought provoking discussion on the events and happenings that have shaped foreign affairs for 2015.

CED 649 701/702
Date/Time: Monday, September 14, 2015 (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $110 / $90(Ages 55+)
Mastering the DBQJune 06, 2015

Learn proven and effective ways to respond to document based questions (DBQ) and strengthening your essays for the New York State Regents Exams for Global Studies and U.S. History and Government.

CED 665 701
Date/Time: Saturday, June 06, 2015 (8:30am-11:30am)
Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $49