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JCC to hold Series of Career Informaton Sessions; Allied Health Focus on Feb. 13

Jefferson Community College (JCC) will hold a series of career information sessions beginning Wednesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-218, Jules Center (Building 6). Each session will feature a career field, a JCC degree path, employment outlook, transfer opportunities to 4-year colleges and universities, pre-requisites (if applicable) and admission and financial aid processes. Representatives from the degree program area, JCC admissions and financial services as well as JCC’s career counselor will be available to answer questions.

The allied health field is the focus of the February 13th information session. Attendees will learn about JCC degree programs in nursing and liberal arts - mathematics and science as well as a pharmacy technician pre-certification program and phlebotomy program.

JCC offers a traditional daytime nursing program and a weekend nursing program. Graduates of Jefferson’s nursing program receive an associate in applied science degree (A.A.S.) in nursing and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. In the past four years, 90% or better of JCC graduates have passed the NCLEX on their first attempt ranking Jefferson among the top nursing schools in New York State. Pre-requisite coursework must be completed before applying to the JCC nursing degree program and these courses may be taken at JCC.

JCC’s liberal arts and sciences - mathematics and science program prepares students to transfer and continue their studies leading to a variety of career options in mathematics, sciences, medical and health professions, architecture, and education. Graduates receive an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

JCC’s phlebotomy and pharmacy technician programs, facilitated through the College’s Continuing Education Division, will run this summer in June. The phlebotomy program is an 11-week, 90-hour training program that prepares students for entry level positions as phlebotomy technicians. Lab exercises, venipuncture and live blood draws are included in the training.

The pharmacy technician program is an 8-week, 50-hour course. Upon successful completion, graduates will become eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in New York State and be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.


JCC Series of Career Information Sessions:                                                      Held at 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-218 (Jules Center)


  • Allied Health, Registered Nursing - February 13
  • Sports Management, Physical Education - February 20
  • Zoo Technology - February 27  


  • Business - March 6
  • Creative Writing, Literature - March 13
  • Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Fire Protection - March 20


  • Zoo Technology - April 10
  • Human Services, Chemical Dependency, Psychology - April 17
  • Early Childhood, Education -  April 24


  • Allied Health, Registered Nursing - May 8

A listing of JCC’s academic programs is available here. To inquire about any of the upcoming career information sessions, call the JCC admissions office at 315-786-2277.