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For those who are interested in a career within the business side of the healthcare field, the Jefferson College Health Information Technology (HIT) program is moving to a fully online format beginning in the Spring of 2020.
HIT is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that is flexible for those who work and can be taken either full-time or part-time. It prepares students to further their career as a manager of health information systems in a broad range of healthcare settings, and gives a career option to those who are not comfortable with blood, needles, or bodily fluids.
Courses are taught by experienced professionals in the industry.
Jefferson College student Kayla Christian of Hillsboro recently received the 2019 Breaking Traditions Award for her success as a nontraditional student in the College’s popular Automotive Technology program.
The Breaking Traditions awards, sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), provides an opportunity for students, career-technical programs, educators, and schools to receive recognition and statewide acknowledgement for their achievements related to nontraditional careers.
“These students and educators exemplify the importance of lifelong learning,” Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven said. “By choosing nontraditional career programs, they are showing there are many paths to success for Missouri students.”
Ron Scaggs of Festus, retired Law Enforcement Coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career and numerous years of service to our country.
“This award is a small token of the United States Attorney’s Office’s appreciation for Ron’s many years of hard work and loyalty,” said Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Missouri.
After years of in-depth preparation and a thorough on-site visit, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the College's accreditation for another 10-year period with no focused visits or additional monitoring reports.
Sanction free accreditation is important because it is an indication of academic and institutional strength. Jefferson College is thankful to the Commission for their efforts to make certain that the College’s academic programs, services, and operations remain strong.
Following an internal search, the Jefferson College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Dena McCaffrey, Dean of Career and Technical Education, as the institution’s eighth president to succeed Dr. Raymond Cummiskey who will retire on June 30, 2020. She will become the first female president in the community college’s nearly 60-year history.
Board President Steve Meinberg announced that Dr. McCaffrey’s contract terms will be negotiated by the Board over the next month. Beginning July 1, 2019, she will serve a one-year period as President Elect to shadow Dr. Cummiskey in preparation for the transition.