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October 1, 2013

Spotlight on degree completion



Throughout the week, CCC will host transfer information sessions, with representatives from SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, Cazenovia College, SUNY Oneonta and other four-year institutions meeting with students about transferring to complete their bachelor’s degree.

And Completion Week will wrap up with the North Country Region Manufacturing Day on Friday, when business and industry representatives will take part in panel discussions to share information on how to prepare and compete for jobs. 

High-school guidance counselors, teachers and administrators, as well as CCC students, faculty and staff have been invited.


The State Labor Department projects that middle-skill and high-skill jobs will continue to dominate the economy, the release said, accounting for 44 and 34 percent of the jobs in 2018, respectively.

Middle-skill jobs are those that require education beyond high school, from short-term job training up to a two-year degree. 

High-skill jobs require a four-year degree or better, the release said. State residents who transfer directly from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college after completing an associate degree are guaranteed entry to a four-year SUNY college, according to SUNY Transfer Guarantee Program Guidelines.

Students who complete an associate degree can expect to earn $400,000 more in a lifetime than a high-school graduate.

And unemployment for community college graduates is typically 30 percent lower than for high-school grads, the release said.

For more information or to apply to Clinton Community College, go to or call 562-4170.

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