Jablonski invites people to learn the advantage of community colleges

"I tell this not to brag about myself," said Jablonski, "but to brag about community colleges ... and how community colleges have demonstrated time and time again that we are quality institutions in higher education."

Clinton Community College offers students the ability to take advantage of its "2+2 Program," which encourages them to transfer to a four-year school within the SUNY system, just as Jablonski did. The agreements Clinton Community College has with institutions like SUNY Plattsburgh ensure students may begin any of a vast number of programs at Clinton and then transfer to a four-year school to complete bachelor's degree work in their chosen field of study.

"It gives [students] great peace of mind to know they can start here at Clinton Community College, get their associate's degree and then transfer seamlessly to Plattsburgh State University," he said.

Those wishing to enter the workforce after obtaining their two-year degree have also found great success, said Jablonski.

Whatever path a student chooses or the reason a student chooses to attend Clinton Community College, Jablonski said he knows one thing to be true.

"There's a reputation here, and I think a very well-deserved reputation, that this is an institution of academic quality and integrity," said Jablonski. "The courses and programs here are first-rate, and, as far as I can tell, they always have been. That's a real advantage to anybody coming to this college."

Registration for winter semester courses will begin in November. Classes start Jan. 4.

For more information about enrollment, contact college's admissions office at 562-4170 or 1-800-552-1160.

More information may be found on-line at www.clinton.edu.

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