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.
This course is intended to provide a variety of awareness training on construction safety and health topics. The course is presented to employees and therefore places an emphasis on identifying common hazards in the construction industry as well as avoidance, control and prevention. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-Hour card.
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. Walk-ins are unacceptable. Please bring photo identification to training.
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.
Have a Mac computer, and need to know how to use it? This is the workshop for you! Our Mac Basics course is a great option for those who are just getting started. We’ll begin with an overview of how the user interface works, and how to customize your own preferences. Then we’ll take the majority of our time to work hands on with the apps included on every Mac. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! NOTE: Laptops will not be provided, students should plan to bring their own laptops.
Take your existing knowledge of Mac OS X to the next level with our Mac Unleashed workshop! We’ll spend our time learning how to use the latest features included in the Mac operating system. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! Topics include Managing and Preserving Your Data, iCloud, Facetime, Messages, AirDrop, etc.
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.
Bring your router or modem and other wireless device to this hands on workshop (and your laptop or tablet if you have one). Our instructor will teach you the best way to set up your home network, including setting up and configuring the router or modem. This class will be capped at a small size to ensure you have time to ask any questions you may have.
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.
Learn Microsoft Excel in a shortened format. You will be introduced to the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the ribbon, and a few basic formulas.
Beginning with dental implants, UB School of Dental Medicine has a rich history of developing products that have benefitted the public and made others wealthy. Examples beyond titanium implants include a cool, quick bench-side sterilization unit on sale since 1070 but not yet widely used in dentistry, a safe & effective plaque-detachment rinse also able to prevent catheter-based infections, a new “dry eye” lubricant selling internationally at over $100,000,000 a year and its “dry mouth” relief counterpart now being introduced by a local start-up with licensed technology from SDM. This latter effort derives from public complaints to the Federal government that tax money paid for University research is not yet adequately translated to people’s needs. A new US National Science Foundation program, called I-CORPS (Innovation Corps) is preparing Universities to do better! Recently certified in the NSF I-CORPS, Professor Baier will illustrate how you can “pick the green bananas” of new SDM technologies and ripen them for yourself.
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.
Preparing a lecture from scratch can be tedious, overwhelming, and just a royal pain. BUT it doesn’t HAVE to be that way. To be sure, a good presentation takes work, but there are ways of organizing your approach and make the best of your effort.
This seminar will begin with using the outline function of MS WORD as a thought processor to build the framework of the lecture. This begins with the outcome objectives of what you want your audience to come away with, which is not necessarily the same as what you think you want to say.
We will then discuss fleshing out the framework and transitioning to a presentation program, my preference being PowerPoint. Included will be the creation and types of handouts as well as ways of making handouts available to the audience.
Following, we will cover selecting, correcting, importing and using all kinds of media into the presentation program. Then, we will talk about how to take a traditional linear presentation (going straight through from the first slide to the last) and, by using hyperlinking, create a relational presentation letting you change topics rapidly and with some finesse.
This presentation IS NOT going to be a discussion of educational rubrics, rather it is a how-to-get-there-from-here type of presentation. While dentistry will be used as the discussion model, the principles can be used in any discipline.
At the end of this presentation, the you can expect to:
Understand how a word-processing outline function can be used to develop a lecture
Know ways of transferring that outline to a presentation program
How to create handouts
Understand ways of importing media into a presentation
Know ways of avoiding “death by PowerPoint”
Understand how different software and the internet can facilitate creation of your lecture
Understand how to create a relational presentation
WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. If you’ve ever wanted to create a blog or any kind of website, a content management system like WordPress is essential. This workshop will help you learn all the basic skills needed to launch your first website. NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook computer and follow along during the workshop!
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.
Isn’t it time you learned how to use Excel more fully? Learn Microsoft Excel in a condensed format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbon, and a few basic formulas.