Notice:
Nov. 25, 2014:  

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Jefferson Community College offices will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

JCC to hold Open House July 10 for Pre-Certification Allied Health Training

Anyone interested in training for an allied health career in areas of phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician or clinical medical assistant should attend an open house at Jefferson Community College (JCC) on Thursday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Room E-129, Extended Learning Center.

The Phlebotomy Technician pre-certification training program will run 14-weeks from August 19 through November 18. Classes will be held on JCC’s campus in Watertown on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program consists of 90 hours of classroom training. Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for laboratory analysis. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the National Healthcareer Association phlebotomy technician exam. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $1599. Application deadline is July 31, 2014.

The Pharmacy Technician pre-certification training program will run 15-weeks from August 22 through December 5. Classes will be held on JCC’s campus in Watertown on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program consists of 50 hours of classroom training. Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare setting. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. The course fee of $999 includes the cost of textbooks. Application deadline is July 31, 2014. 

The Clinical Medical Assistant pre-certification training program runs September 9, 2014 through February 10, 2015. Classes will be held at the Fort Drum DHR Education Annex, 10450 5th Armored Division Drive, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program includes 140 hours of classroom training, hands-on lessons and a 160 hour clinical externship. Among the many tasks performed by a medical assistant, they prepare patients to be seen by a physician, measure and document vital signs, administer medication, draw blood, sterilize instruments and perform administrative duties. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certified clinical medical assistant national examination. The course fee of $2399 includes the cost of textbooks. Application deadline is August 15, 2014.  

Funding may be available for military spouses through the Department of Defense My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA). For information about MyCAA funding, contact Don Johnson, JCC’s Director of Military Programs at Fort Drum, at 315-786-6566.

Attend the information session on July 10 to learn more about the pre-certification allied health programs and pick up a free application. For more information, call the JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2438.