SUNY Cobleskill and Jefferson Community College Partner for Culinary Arts Management BBA Degree Completion

Logo_Orange_Text_Black_3-26-14SUNY Cobleskill and Jefferson Community College are partnering to provide an exceptional opportunity for Jefferson Community College students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts Management from SUNY Cobleskill while remaining on the Jefferson Community College campus. The knowledge and expertise acquired through the SUNY Cobleskill Culinary Arts Management BBA program, assisted by the dedicated leadership and attention of the Jefferson Community College faculty, present students unable to leave the Watertown area an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the Culinary Arts Management field.

“As a graduate and former adjunct from SUNY Cobleskill, it is especially gratifying to see my alma mater add an additional program to their degree offerings at Jefferson’s Higher Education Center,” said Thomas J. Finch, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Jefferson Community College. “The delivery of education from Cobleskill has always been and remains rigorous and pragmatic for those wishing to attain a baccalaureate degree.”

As a part-time, three-year degree completion program, students who have completed the Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. program with a Culinary Arts concentration at Jefferson Community College can seamlessly continue their studies in SUNY Cobleskill’s Culinary Arts Management Baccalaureate degree program. Semesters vary from nine to thirteen credits each and courses are delivered in a variety of settings. Be they in the classroom, kitchen, or online, students are immersed in a business-centric curriculum which prepares them for successful careers in the industry. “Jefferson’s partnership with SUNY Cobleskill provides a wonderful opportunity for Jefferson Community College students enrolled in the hospitality and tourism program, specifically in the culinary arts track,” said Alexander “Pope” Vickers, Chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Department and Assistant Professor of Business at Jefferson Community College. “To be able to continue on and earn a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts without leaving the Watertown area is a tremendous benefit for our students, many of whom are working in the Watertown and 1000 Islands region while attending college.”jcc-logo

JoAnne Cloughly, Chair of the Agriculture and Food Management Department and Associate Professor at SUNY Cobleskill, stresses the possibilities students can now unlock through the Culinary Arts Management cohort. “This degree completion agreement with Jefferson Community College is an excellent opportunity and will open doors for so many students who may not have been able to partake in the SUNY Cobleskill Culinary Arts Management BBA program previously. Additionally, working with Jefferson Community College has been a great experience, creating a team spirit among culinary faculty on both campuses.”

The Culinary Arts Management Bachelors of Business Administration Degree Completion Program at Jefferson Community College is currently accepting applications.The BBA program is ideally suited for those who hold an AAS degree in Hospitality and Tourism-Culinary Arts, or equivalent 60 credits, with a 2.25 GPA. Prerequisite courses are completed at JCC prior to acceptance. Classes are slated to begin January 2015. For more information about the degree completion programs, please contact SUNY Cobleskill’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at 518-255-5528; PACE@cobleskill.edu.