JCC will launch on-demand microloans in the fall
June 16—WATERTOWN—Registration is now open for 10 microloans to be launched this fall through Jefferson Community College in the areas of health, business, technology, hospitality and tourism.
Microloans are industry-specific courses bundled together to enable working professionals to learn additional skills, advance in their industry, or prepare for a career change. Micro-certificates are typically associated with three or four college-credit courses that provide in-demand skills and experience and demonstrate skills and build skills and resumes. For high school students, microloans are a way to explore a career path before committing to a degree.
Upon successful completion of a microloan, students receive a college transcript and a digital badge to include in their resume, e-portfolio, and professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. College credits are transferable to compatible degree or certificate programs at the JCC or other institutions.
JCC microcredits include: – Healthcare Management I: Teaches students aspects of healthcare practice management, including medical terminology, spreadsheet applications, and an introduction to healthcare management. Course: OFC 245, Medical Terminology. BUS 160, Spreadsheet Applications. HCM 101, Introduction to Healthcare Management. — Healthcare Management II: teaches students aspects of healthcare office management, with an emphasis on accounting and finance in the healthcare industry. Health care management I microcredit is not a prerequisite. Course: HCM 110, Introduction to the American healthcare system. ACC 101, Accounting Principles. HCM 220, Health Care Financing. — Director Support Professional I: teaches students about the structure and function of the human services organization, ethical behavior in the workplace, the importance of interpersonal communication skills, and personal safety precautions when it comes to first aid and CPR. Course: HCM 101, Introduction to Healthcare Management. HUS 101, Introduction to Social Services. HUS 210, Codes of Professional Conduct. STA 161, Interpersonal Communication. HEA 102, CPR. — Business Leadership: Teaches students the aspects of business that are essential to successful leadership, including marketing, management, entrepreneurship, accounting, and communications. This microloan provides flexibility in course options, allowing students to customize course selection to suit their individual goals. Compulsory course: BUS 112, Introduction to business. For the second and third courses, students can choose from the following: BUS 123, Marketing. BUS 131, Principles of marketing. BUS 150, Introduction to entrepreneurship. ACC 101, Accounting Principles. STA 151, Public Speaking. – Nonprofit Leadership: Prepares students with leadership characteristics and behaviors to demonstrate an understanding of nonprofit culture, goals, and strategies. Course: BUS 121, Corporate Financial Operations. BUS 131, Principles of management. BUS 216, Non-profit management. — Fundamentals of Effective Communication: teaches students public speaking and interpersonal communication as they relate to all disciplines, particularly in terms of understanding communication styles and theories and developing communication skills effective in directing employees, customers, students or shareholders and investors. Course: STA 151, Public speaking. STA 161, Interpersonal Communications. STA 211, Conflict Management. — Agribusiness and Hospitality: Provides training to producers on entrepreneurship, marketing, sanitation and safety, and food and beverage management. Course: BUS 124, Marketing. CUL 130, Hygiene and safety. BUS 240, food and beverage management. BUS 150, Introduction to entrepreneurship. – Hospitality: teaches students how to start a career in hospitality with the experience needed to work in a customer-focused industry, while learning necessary skills such as basic hospitality, customer service, sanitation and security, and beverage management. Course: HOS 101, Introduction to Hospitality. HRM 274, Bartender Management. CUL 130, Hygiene and safety. BUS 230, Customer Service. – Cooking Basics: Teaches students how to start a career in the culinary industry with the experience needed to work in the restaurant business, while learning necessary skills such as basic cooking, sanitation and security, and beverage management. Course: CUL 130, Hygiene and safety. CUL 102, Introduction to Cooking. CUL 120, Nutrition. HRM 240, Food and Beverage Management. — Software development: teaches students to create accurate and complete top-down designs, algorithms and programs with functions and/or objects in computer programming languages currently used in industry and to use software modeling methods. data such as stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. structures. Course: CIS 116, Introduction to programming. CIS 216, Advanced programming. CIS 250, Data structures.
Part-time students pursuing a JCC microloan have access to the same academic support services as full-time JCC students. The cost of a microloan is based on the number of credit hours and applicable fees and financial aid is available for eligible part-time students – employer reimbursement of tuition fees is also accepted. Classes begin August 29 and are offered in flexible teaching modalities, including online, in-person, and hybrid.
Learn more about microloans on the college’s website at www.sunyjefferson.edu. To schedule an appointment with a member of the JCC Admissions team, email [email protected] or call Enrollment Services at (315) 786-2437.