Earn a B.S. in Social Work from Keuka College at JCC - Learn How Feb. 11

Social work practitioners will now be able to earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving the Watertown area. Keuka College will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in social work at Jefferson Community College (JCC), through Keuka’s Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) program, beginning in the fall of 2010. Applications are currently being accepted; interested students can attend an information session at JCC on February 11.

The program is being offered through a partnership between Keuka College, JCC, Jefferson County Community Services, and the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization in an effort to advance the training and education of local social work and human services practitioners. The program format is designed to meet the needs of working adults and features an accelerated format whereby students attend class one night a week at JCC and complete the Keuka degree requirements in just over two years.

Applicants must have prior experience in the human services field and possess an associate degree or an equivalent number of transfer credits. Applicants who do not meet the transfer credit requirements can begin coursework at JCC and transfer to Keuka College upon completion. Graduates of Jefferson’s Human Services A.S. degree program will enjoy seamless transfer to Keuka’s social work program.

“This is an important collaboration between colleges to meet the academic and workforce development needs specific to this region,” said Edward J. Knapp, vice president for academic affairs at Jefferson. “It is the first Jefferson agreement that brings a bachelor’s degree program in social work within reach of the local community.”

“Creation of this partnership responds to the community need for trained social workers and establishes well-defined career pathways,” said Jack E. Farrell, director of admissions for Keuka College ASAP.

Interested students are invited to attend an information session at JCC on Thursday, February 11, in Room 6-218 of the Jules Center. Sessions will be held at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. Representatives from Jefferson and members of Keuka College’s Accelerated Studies for Adults Program’s (ASAP) admissions, financial aid, and support staff will be on hand to provide additional information and answer questions.

To RSVP, email Wendy Ferrucci or call 315-694-8151. To learn more, or to request a personal information packet, visit www.keuka.edu/asap. For information about Jefferson’s human services degree program, contact Gwen Francis-Frey at 315-786-2362.

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.

Keuka College is the national leader in experiential, hands-on learning and a national leader in career identification and exploration. Founded in 1890 and located on the shores of Keuka Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Keuka College is an independent, four-year, residential, coeducational college that places a strong emphasis on career and pre-professional education. Keuka offers 33 bachelor’s degree programs and master’s degree programs in literacyoccupational therapy, nursing, management, and criminal justice administration as well as pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Visit www.keuka.edu.