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:
Provided by Bryant and Stratton College, this program provides students with an education that translates to administration positions within a variety of healthcare settings.
Offered through Keuka College, in this program you’ll be prepared to work in a rapidly changing, multicultural society where you can truly make a difference in people's lives everyday.
This program grants the opportunity to build the skills and gain the experience to become a registered nurse ready to care for adult or pediatric patients in hospitals, clinics, and other practice settings.
This program, provided by Nazareth College, prioritizes teaching students integrative, collaborative, and interprofessional practice with emphasis on leadership, collaboration, and supervision in social work.
Pre-certification Allied Health Professions Programs:
Offered at SUNY Upstate Medical University:
This program prepares students to develop, perform and supervise laboratory testing that is used to diagnose and treat disease and to provide vital data for research studies.
The Master of Public Health is a professional degree which provides a population-based perspective and is designed to prepare students to investigate and manage public health problems.
This program educates registered nurses with bachelor's degrees to work as nurse practitioners specifically with an older population of patients.
These 4 certification programs are designed for RNs who already have their Masters' degrees and are looking to obtain additional, specialized training in the following areas: Family Practice, Family Psychiatric Mental Health, Pediatrics, or Geriatrics.
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 Judy Brenon at 315-786-3760.
Emergency Medical Technician/Emergency Medical Service Training
CPR/First Aid Training
Continuing Medical Education Training
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