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Jefferson faculty bring not only a depth of educational experience and academic excellence to the classroom but also real world experience. Faculty in technical majors have worked in their fields and bring that expertise and experience to students. Jefferson's small classes mean professors will know you by name and care about your success. Check out Jefferson's more than 300 options in academic and technical programs.

Associate Degrees:  The associate degree traditionally takes a full-time student two years or four to five semesters to complete.  To earn the associate degree, students must successfully complete about 60 to 77 credit hours, depending on the program.  Associate degrees include transfer degrees, and technical/professional degrees, many of which can also transfer to four-year programs.

Diplomas:  The diploma is designed to prepare students for employment in a specific technical field in one to two years.  To earn a diploma, students must successfully complete 36 to 68 credit hours.  Diplomas are offered in fields such as surgery technology and automotive technology.

Certificates:  A certificate can be earned in as little as one semester, depending on the program.  Other certificates may require multiple semesters. Certificates are offered primarily in technical programs.  Certificates often can be earned one at a time, building towards a degree program, or can be earned in addition to a degree or diploma.  Some certificate programs prepare students to take industry certification exams.

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Jefferson Counts!

For many students just the thought of math class makes them worry. Will I understand it? Can I pass the class? Why do I need math anyway? But of course, math is an integral part of everyday life and a critical skill in many of the professions Jefferson students will enter. So the college has embarked on a five-year process to change the way students think about math and the way some math classes are taught. It is a program known as Jefferson Counts and it is JCTC’s Quality Enhancement Plan.