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(March 10, 2020)
As you have probably seen in the news, Missouri is now one of several states where presumptive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported. The situation remains fluid as new details are emerging daily, impacting a wide range of businesses and organizations in our region. In an effort to keep our campus community up-to-date, we have created a webpage www.jeffco.edu/covid-19 that lists timely resources and safety updates as they become available.
(March 2, 2020)
As you may know, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States.
In an effort to continually maintain a safe environment for students, employees, and community members, the College is closely monitoring the news around the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC recommends common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of viruses like colds and flu.
Each year, Jefferson College serves more than 200 individuals as one of the state’s top high school equivalency (HiSET) programs in an effort to promote workforce development and employment opportunities.
The Jefferson College Adult Education and Literacy program is a free resource to the community and is the only Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved program in Jefferson County.
Through the program, students are able to earn their HSE (formerly GED), prepare for college classes, transition into employment, and learn better English. There is no cost to participate as funds for the program are provided through the federal Adult Education Act.
In connection with the partnership between Jefferson College and the St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS) to develop an astronomical observatory in phases on the Hillsboro campus, the College will host several observation nights for those who want to learn more about astronomy.
The College is already using the undeveloped site as a teaching and learning opportunity for students enrolled in science and astronomy classes in connection with lab assignments and in-class discussions.
Dobbs Tire and Auto Centers recently donated a fully functional racecar to the Jefferson College Foundation for instructional use in the College’s Automotive Technology program.
Pictured with the vehicle, from left, is Jefferson College Dean of Instruction Dr. Chris DeGeare, Automotive Technology Instructor Bradley Berrey, Automotive Technology Professor Gerard Uhls, Dobbs Tire and Auto President/Chief Executive Officer David Dobbs, and Jefferson College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey.