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Automotive Tech Program Reaccredited by ASE

Automotive Tech Program Reaccredited by ASE

The Jefferson College Automotive Technology program has received full reaccreditation by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation through 2027.

The program underwent a rigorous evaluation using nationally accepted standards of excellence in instruction, facilities, and equipment. ASE program accreditation provides external verification of the quality of the Jefferson College Automotive Technology program.

According to ASE Education Foundation President Michael Coley, “We commend Jefferson College and your staff for maintaining program standards and continuing to meet industry requirements. The explosion in automotive technology makes your high-quality automotive training program more valuable than ever.”  

Free Reading and Math Skills Camps

Free Reading and Math Skills Camps

The Jefferson College Academic Success Center is offering a three-week Reading Skills Camp and Math Skills Camp for prospective students considering enrolling at Jefferson College. Both camps will be staffed with professionals trained to help students improve their reading and math skills so they are successful in college.

Each skills camp is being provided free of charge as an extension of the College’s mission to deliver quality learning opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their goals.

"Beyond Boundaries” Opens Door to More Degree Options

"Beyond Boundaries” Opens Door to More Degree Options

Students in the Jefferson College, East Central College, and Mineral Area College districts now have access to more degree options without additional costs.

That’s thanks to a new “Beyond Boundaries” partnership which allows for students in those neighboring districts to work toward a degree in select programs at in-district tuition costs. The agreement — signed during Community College Month — is a partnership through the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA). Beyond Boundaries will go into effect this fall.

PTA Grad Receives Prestigious Clinical Teaching Award

PTA Grad Receives Prestigious Clinical Teaching Award

Bryan Fitzpatrick, a 2016 graduate of the Jefferson College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, was recently awarded the 2021 Kathy Johnson Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award by the Central ACCE Consortium.

An employee at Mercy Hospital Jefferson, he was presented the award in front of his family, co-workers, students, hospital administrators and supervisors, and Jefferson College PTA program faculty/leadership.

After his daughter went to college to become a physical therapist, Bryan decided to return to school and join her in the profession as a PTA.  He joined Jefferson College’s third cohort of students and once he graduated and had a year of experience, Bryan began to accept students and share his experience in the inpatient setting. 

Jefferson College Student Selected for Wind Ensemble

Jefferson College Student Selected for Wind Ensemble

Jefferson College sophomore music student Bryce Trollinger of Sainte Genevieve has been selected to perform with the Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble for the Southwest Division of College Band Directors National Association in Waco, Texas, March 30-April 2.

He will join some of the best college musicians from the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The conductor of the group is one of the top wind conductors in the country.

Trollinger plays lead trumpet in the Jefferson College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. He recently auditioned and was selected as a professional musician for the U.S. Marine Band.

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