Missouri’s community colleges currently educate about 40 percent of the state’s undergraduates, while receiving only 15 percent of state funds appropriated to public colleges and universities.
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As a multi-faceted higher learning institution, considered by many to be one of our region’s best assets, Jefferson College’s excellence is demonstrated in many ways. From a range of associate degree programs, economic/workforce development initiatives, and personal growth opportunities to outstanding cultural arts performances, athletics, and public service/outreach offerings, the college’s diverse mission has a positive effect on the quality of life residents enjoy.
In connection with Jefferson College’s mission to provide diverse educational experiences for people of all ages, the college’s PACE (Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment) event series will continue with 15 programs February-June including comedy, film, jazz, art, dance, classical music, sports, and musical theatre.
Jefferson College will host a youth mental health first aid course on Tuesday, January 27, from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room on the Hillsboro campus.
The course is primarily intended for adults to learn how to help young people experiencing mental health challenges or crises. It reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and young adults and emphasizes the importance of early intervention.
Registration has begun for spring and summer college-credit classes at Jefferson College with a variety of associate degree programs and technical certificate options available.
In addition to a full schedule of JC Online courses, on-site classes are available at three locations throughout Jefferson County including Hillsboro – 1000 Viking Drive, Arnold – 1687 Missouri State Road, and Imperial – 4400 Jeffco Blvd. Students may visit any location to receive enrollment information.