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SHRM BODY OF COMPETENCY AND KNOWLEDGE (SHRM BoCK)
CERTIFICATION PREP COURSE - REVISED!

For the new SHRM certifications of
Certified Professional (CP) and Senior Certified Professional (SCP)

RETURNING FALL, 2015!

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are offering a comprehensive review of the major disciplines within Human Resources. Utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, this course is designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job.
The course also serves as comprehensive preparation for the national examinations.

View eligibility requirements HERE.

Who should attend?

Human Resource professionals looking for advancement.

What is the focus of the SHRM BoCK?

  • People
  • Organization
  • Workplace
  • Strategy

FOR QUESTIONS :

Please call Jessica at 609-570-3672.


AMERICAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION'S PAYTRAIN

 

In cooperation with the American Payroll Association, The Center for Continuing Studies is offering the PayTrain College and University Program for payroll professionals. PayTrain Fundamentals is for those new to the industry who are in need of learning payroll basics. PayTrain Mastery is designed for those with prior industry experience. Taking these courses serves as preparation for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exams.

PAYTRAIN MASTERY

June 23, 2015 - September 15, 2015 / 12 sessions / Tuesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm / Course #NCACC-CS006-01 / 3.6 CEU / $794

PAYTRAIN FUNDAMENTALS

Returning FALL, 2015

 

Click HERE and go to page 9 for complete details regarding PayTrain.


NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND COURSES

GROWING AREA - PASSIONATE INSTRUCTORS - NEW COURSES - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our revised Nonprofit Certificate Program provides the most up to date information to help you and your nonprofit organization succeed. In today's business arena, nonprofits are appearing and growing in leaps and bounds. They allow those to utilize their business expertise to serve the community as well as the environment. This growth is forecasted to continue in the coming years and we offer the courses to keep you at the forefront. The courses can be taken as part of the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program or individually, as workshops. The choice is yours and the opportunity is endless.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires the following four core courses totaling 48 hours plus a minimum of 30 approved elective courses equaling a total of 78 certificate hours. All of the courses listed may also be taken on an individual workshop basis.

NONPROFIT CORE COURSES RUNING IN APRIL :

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management

Budget Basics

NONPROFIT ELECTIVE COURSES RUNNING IN APRIL:

Overview of Fundraising Techniques - NEW!

Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition

NONPROFIT CORE COURSES OFFERED SUMMER, 2015:

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management

Budget Basics

NONPROFIT ELECTIVE COURSES OFFERED THIS SUMMER, 2015:

Technical Strategies for Nonprofit Management - NEW!

Grantwriting Essentials
The Role Emotional Intelligence Plays in Communication
Nonprofit Leadership / Management Skills
Life-Work Balance
Conversation Not Confrontation-Communicating through Conflict
Four Generations in the Workplace-Communication to Bridge the Gap
Creating Your Own Personal Mission Statement - NEW!

 

To view comprehensive descriptions, dates and times for these classes,
please click HERE.

 

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


CERTIFICATE IN SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

The Center for Continuing Studies is here to help as you begin

and continue to grow your small business. The series of courses offered within the Certificate in Small Business Management program will take you through the steps required to create a winning business plan while guiding your business idea into a successful reality.

To earn your certificate, you must complete the following four core courses. All courses may also be taken on an individual basis.

 

 

SUMMER 2015 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES:

Small Business Start Up and Business Plan Development

Small Business Growth and Financial Development

Choices in Legal Formation

Marketing Your Small Business to Success

ADDITIONAL SUMMER 2015 COURSES OF INTEREST:

Comprehensive Quickbooks

Market Your Business on Social Networking Sites

Start a Home-Based Business with Little or No Money

 

For course details, please click HERE and go to page 6 of the SUMMER catalog.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING AT MCCC!

Mercer County Community College in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of
The College of New Jersey, funded in part by the US Small Business Administration and the State of New Jersey, offers one-to-one confidential and group counseling at no charge by specialist and private industry consultants in the areas of finance; marketing; strategic planning; business plan development; Internet related issues; government procurement; and sales.


MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TO SUCCESS
June 20 - July 11 , 2015 (no class July 4) / 3 sessions / Saturdays
9:00am - 1:00pm / 1.2 CEU / Course #NCMKT-CS001-02 / $154

 

Starting a new business or improving the profitability of an existing one requires a concise and focused Marketing Action Plan. For the 21st century entrepreneur, this course takes you step-by-step through the basic concepts of marketing as well as the creative process to understand the behaviors and changes brought about by the web and social media. Learn how to research, analyze and identify trends and your competition; how to develop your marketing message; and how to create a marketing plan you can implement with tried and true strategies that are both low cost and high impact.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311
or click HERE.


CREATING YOUR PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT

July 25 , 2015 / 1 session / Saturday
9:00am - 12:00pm / 0.3 CEU
Course #NCBUS-CS047-01 $60

Most successful businesses and not-for-profits have developed statements defining their main mission. This Mission Statement defines the key purpose of the organization and its reason for existing. It helps guide strategies and plans to help those within the organization reach their goals. This same tool, when thoughtfully developed, can help individuals gain clarity into his or her life's purpose and guide actions toward personal satisfaction and success. In this introspective workshop, you will identify key roles you play, values that are critical to you, and contributions you hope to make in your life while creating a first draft of your own personal Mission Statement. Suggested reading: the classic, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.
DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT CLASS!


AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

American Management Association (AMA) courses are nationally recognized for their comprehensiveness and value. Our instructors use AMA textbooks as the foundation for their course instruction while they utilize their own expertise and experience to present material in the most timely and relevant manner. These courses are designed especially to help you become more effective in your present position and better prepared for advancement opportunities. All courses may also be taken on an individual basis.

For details on AMA requirements, hours needed and course offering information, please view page 8 of the BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT   section of the summer 2015 catalog.

 

AMA CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT COURSES:

Setting, Managing and Achieving Goals *

How to Manage Conflicts in the Organization *
Leadership Skills for Managers

Delegating for Business Success

AMA CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCES :

Fundamentals of Human Resources *

Performance Management *

Fair, Square and Legal: A Manager's Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing

and Firing Practices *

Compensation and Reward Programs

AMA CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

Successful Project Management

Total Quality Management *

Successful Negotiating 

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers *

*denotes courses being offered this SUMMER, 2015 semester

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


INTRODUCTION TO BOOKKEEPING

June 6 , 2015 - July 25, 2015 (class will not meet July 4)

7 sessions / Saturdays / 9:00am - 3:30pm (1/2 hour break provided for lunch)

Course #NCACC-CS002-01 / 4.2 CEU or 42 CPE hours / $403


ENTREPRENEURSHIP: START-UP AND BUSINESS OWNER MANAGEMENT - ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM!

360 hours / begin at your convenience / $2,095

This program provides an excellent foundation for business owners and managers who want to gain more understanding of the fundamental principles associated with owning and operating a start-up or established business. Students will grow in their understanding of financial and accounting terms, gain confidence in and improve communication skills, and explore the basics of running a business in accordance with legal requirements. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major college, universities and additional accredited education providers.

To learn more and to enroll, click HERE.


ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

32 hours. 3.2 CEUs / Two one-month courses

$245 for both the courses and certificate

Customer service is essential for all organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers has become all that more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now key to organizational success. In this course, you will learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity and increase your organization's success.

For dates, please click HERE.

TO REGISTER: CONTACT US .


 

REAL TIME, REAL LIFE, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

April 15, 2015 - May 6, 2015 / 4 sessions / Wednesdays / 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Course #NCREA-CS005-01 / 0.8 CEU / $129

HOW TO BUY FORECLOSED PROPERTIES

April 18, 2015 / 1 session / Saturday / 9:00am - 12:00pm

Course #NCREA-CS002-01 / 0.3 CEU / $77

OR
July 11, 2015 / 1 session / Saturday / 9:00am - 12:00pm

Course #NCREA-CS002-01 / 0.3 CEU / $77

THE HOW-TO'S OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

May 20 , 2015 - June 10, 2015 / 4 sessions / Wednesdays / 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Course #NCREA-CS003-01 / 0.8 CEU / $129

For course details, click HERE and go to page 12.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
PMP PREP AND REVIEW

May 11, 2015 - June 29, 2015 (no class on May 25) / 14 sessions
Mondays & Wednesdays/ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Course #NCBUS-CS008-01 / 3.5 CEU / $1,082

For more information on certifications, visit the Project Management WEBSITE.


PERSONAL FINANCE COURSES

 

FINANCIAL SANITY
Instructed by Billie Aponte, Investment Advisor
Learn what the Pros don't want you to know!

June 2 , 2015 - June 16, 2015 / 3 sessions / Tuesdays
6:00pm - 8:00pm / Course #NCPFI-CS002-01
0.6 CEU / $54

Learn how and why to steer clear of Wall Street "insanity" with conservative investment options that work regardless of market conditions. You will not only learn what the pros know but you will also learn how you can build a market-proven income generating portfolio that can minimize the risk and potentially beat growth-oriented investment strategies. This is a must attend financial survival course for every investor!

 

WOMEN AND MONEY: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE!

Instructed by Ed Kucharski, Certified Financial Planner

June 16, 2015 / 1 session /Tuesday / 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Course #NCPFI-CS008-01 / 0.3 CEU / $27

This empowering workshop takes a look at some of the unique financial challenges that women face today. The six steps that women can take now to take charge of their financial future will be discussed. Women are responsible more than ever for their financial well-being and the well-being of their families; it is critical to know how to save, invest and plan for the future.

 

ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION IN NEW JERSEY

Instructed by Tina Bernstein, Esq.

June 17 , 2015 - June 24, 2015 / 2 sessions / Wednesdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Course #NCPFI-CS004-01 / 0.4 CEU / $35

General information about benefits and components of basic estate planning and how to administer an estate of a New Jersey descendent.

STOCKS: THE NUTS AND BOLTS SEMINAR

Instructed by Ty Robinson, Series 7 and 66 Licensed Financial Advisor

May 12, 2015 - June 2, 2015 / 4 sessions / Tuesdays / 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Course #NCPFI-CS009-01 / 0.4 CEU / $35

If you have often thought about investing as a method to grow your money, this seminar is a great starting point! Learn basic information to help you evaluate if stocks fit into your overall strategy. Become knowledgeable in the differences between common and preferred stock, investment strategy, and the methods of owning stock.

SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING

Instructed by Billie Aponte, Investment Advisor
What Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income

August 18 , 2015 - August 25, 2015 / 2 sessions / Tuesdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Course #NCPFI-CS003-01 / 0.4 CEU / $35

 

For full descriptions of the above Personal Finance courses, please click HERE and view page 43 of the Personal Interest section.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


EXPAND YOUR COMMUNICATION

Learn English - Aprender Ingles - Impara l'inglese - Apprenez l'anglais -

Aprann lang angle - Xuexi yingyu - Eigo o manabu - Learn English

 

COURSES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL):

PRONOUNCING AMERICAN ENGLISH

May 13, 2015 - July 15, 2015 / 10 sessions / Wednesday / 7:30pm - 9:30pm / Course #NCELL-CS006-01 / 2.0 CEU / $200

WRITING FOR ELL

May 28, 2015 - August 6, 2015 (no class July 2) / 10 sessions Thursdays / 6:00pm - 9:00pm / Course #NCELL-CS009-01
3.0 CEU / $300

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

May 30, 2015 - August 8, 2015 (no class on July 4) / 10 sessions / Saturdays
10:00am - 1:00pm / Course #NCELL-CS007-01 / 3.0 CEU / $300

ESL FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

May 26, 2015 - July 28, 2015 / 10 sessions / Tuesdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Course #NCELL-CS008-01 / 2.0 CEU / $200

ADVANCED GRAMMER FOR ELL

August 11 , 2015 - August 20, 2015

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Course #NCELL-CS003-01 / 1.0 CEU or 10 CPE hours / $104

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) I

Returning in FALL, 2015

For course details, click HERE.

 

ENHANCING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDHOOD

SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

SPANISH IN THE CLASSROOM

BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

A new section of each above course begins monthly.
$104 for each online course.

Expert instructors.

24-hour access.

6 weeks of instruction.

To learn more or to enroll, click HERE.

 

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


WORLD LANGUAGES

The following world languages are being offered this SUMMER, 2015:

Arabic I

Beginning Mandarin and Mandarin II

Spanish Conversation I and II

Italian Conversation I and II

Introduction to Hindi

 

For course dates and details,
please view THE LANGUAGE SECTION of our SUMMER 2015 catalog.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.

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