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Education & Training Opportunities

Our Health Workforce team works closely with local colleges, universities, and community partners to expand access to healthcare education and training, improve student completion rates, reduce overhead costs, and decrease health professional vacancy rates.

Fortunately, our regional academic partners are highly engaged in this process. They strive to meet the workforce demands of our local employers through credit-bearing and non-credit classes and workshops. These regional partnerships directly benefit both the community and students — whether it be through pre-certification, certificate, associate, bachelor's, or master’s level programs.

For example… Jefferson Community College has five Pre-Certification Allied Health Programs offered both online and in-person. Jefferson Higher Education Center also partners with seven academic institutions that offer more than 17 advanced degree programs, including bachelor’s, master’s and advanced certificates — all right here in Watertown! 

Local Healthcare Education Programs

We do our best to maintain a current list of local healthcare education programs, but we realize this list is not all-inclusive. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please click on the link for any program to be directed to that agency’s website.

Available at Jefferson Community College:

Degree Programs:

Pre-certification Allied Health Professions Programs:

Offered at SUNY Upstate Medical University:
Offered at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES:

Jeff-Lewis BOCES offers education programs for both high school students and adults looking to gain training in a specific industry. Many BOCES programs offer licensing/certification opportunities that allow students to directly enter the workforce upon completion. Click below to learn about program options in health care.

Opportunities on Fort Drum:

The degrees detailed below are offered by Colombia College and can be completed completely online with some courses available to take right on Fort Drum.

Opportunities Available through Jefferson County EMS:

For more information about any of the training offered by Jefferson County EMS, please contact Chris Singleton at 315-786-3760.

Want to learn more?

If you have questions about FDRHPO’s population health priorities or initiatives, our population health team can help you out! Get to know us below to see who might be your best contact.

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