BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
The Center for Continuing Studies offers courses and certificate programs within a variety of business and management areas. The courses can be taken successively to earn certification where specified, individually to fine-tune management abilities or in preparation of an upcoming national exam.
Also, in keeping with the diversity of business and the increasing need to communicate effectively, The Center for Continuing Studies offers a comprehensive selection of language learning courses. Please scroll down to view language course information.
For all Business and Management course descriptions, dates and prices, please click HERE.
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND WORKSHOPS
Instructed by experienced and motivating professionals who are passionate about the nonprofit workplace, students will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to get a nonprofit off the ground, how to effectively address some of the challenges associated with nonprofit management and how to manage volunteers, write grants, raise funds and spread the word.
The following courses are all scheduled to run this spring: Starting a Nonprofit; Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management; Advanced Grantwriting; Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention & Recognition; Overview of Fundraising Techniques; Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits; Budget Basics; and Improving your Networking Skills.
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
The courses within this area are designed specifically with small business owners in mind as well as those who are planning to start a business. The Certificate in Small Business Management is comprised of four core courses that are relevant to all business owners. From Small Business Start Up and Business Plan Development to Small Business Growth and Financial Development, Choices in Legal Formation and Marketing Your Small Business to Success, you will have the tools you need to start off on a confident footing.
The following courses are all scheduled to run this spring: Small Business Start Up and Business Plan Development; Market Your Business on Social Networking Sites; Comprehensive Quickbooks; Choices in Legal Formation; Small Business Growth and Financial Development; Start a Home-Based Business with Little or No Money; and Marketing Your Small Business to Success.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
PMP PREP AND REVIEW COURSE
Earn the Project Management Institute's industry-recognized credential and expand your opportunities. This fast track 35 hour course is designed to prepare you for the PMP exam and gain the most knowledge of project management in the least amount of study time.
Runs February 2 - March 17, 2016, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, $1,082
LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION
If you are looking to increase operating efficiencies, eliminate process waste while obtaining project management knowledge and earning the certification that makes you a highly marketable commodity, this course is for you. Be a part of the pool of trained professionals that are highly needed in the fields of business, manufacturing, engineering, technology and hospital administration just to name some.
Runs March 2 - May 25, 2016, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, $1,170
AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATON CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
AMA courses are nationally recognized for their comprehensiveness and value. Our instructors utilize AMA textbooks as the course foundation while drawing on their own expertise to present material in the most relevant manner.The Center for Continuing Studies is currently offering the AMA's Certificate in Management as well as their Certificate in Project Management. Courses can be taken on an individual basis or as part of the certificate program.
The following courses in AMA Management will be running this Spring: Setting, Managing and Achieving Goals; Leadership Skills for Managers; How to Manage Conflicts in the Organization; and Delegating for Business Success.
The following courses in AMA Project Management will be running this Spring: Successful Project Management; Total Quality Management; and Fundamentals of Finacne and Accounting for Nonprofit Managers.
SHRM BODY OF COMPETENCY AND KNOWLEDGE (SHRM BoCK)
CERTIFICATION PREP COURSE
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.
Runs January 23 - April 16, 2016, Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm, $1,285
($1,235 for members of the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton)
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.
Runs January 12 - March 29, 2016, Tuesdays, 6-9pm, $794
From Introduction to Bookkeeping through Advanced Bookkeeping and on to the Bookkeeping Certification Prep Course, The Center for Continuing Studies will have you mastering your skills and improving your marketability within this semester.
Introduction -January 23 - March 5, 2016, Saturdays, 9am-3:30pm (1/2 hour for lunch), $403
Advanced - March 16 - April 20 (no class 3/26), Wednesday 6-9pm &
Saturdays 9am-3:30pm (1/2 hour for lunch), $403
Certification Prep - April 27 - June 4, 2016, Wednesdays 6-9pm & Saturdays (no class May 28),
9am-3:30pm (1/2 hour for lunch), $750
TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or register ONLINE.
WORLD LANGUAGE AND ESL COURSES
The following courses will be offered this spring on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor campus.
Please click HERE to view full details of all of our spring ESL and world language courses.
Fundamentals of English Language
February 6 - April 16, 2016, Saturdays, 10am-1pm, $300 and
April 7 - June 16, 2016 (no class May 19), Thursdays, 6-9pm, $300
Advanced Grammar for English Language Learners
January 19 - February 9, 2016, Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm, $104
Writing for English Language Learners
February 4 - April 14 (no class March 24), Thursdays, 6-9pm, $300
ESL for Parents of School Aged Children
March 1 - May 3, 2016, Tuesdays, 6-8pm $200
Pronouncing American English
February 3 - April 6, 2016, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm, $200
French Conversation I
January 26 - February 25, 2016, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9pm, $180
French Conversation II
March 3 - April 7, 2016 (no class March 24), Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9pm, $180
Italian Conversation I
January 25 - February 24, 2016, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-9pm, $180
Italian Conversation II
February 29 - March 9, 2016, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-9pm, $180
Italian Conversation and Comprehension III
April 11 - May 11, 2016, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8pm, $180
Spanish Conversation I
March 30 - May 2, 2016, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8pm, $180
Spanish Conversation II
May 3 - June 7, 2016 (no class May 19), Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8pm, $180
American Sign Language I
March 7 - March 22, 2016, Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, $203
American Sign Language II
April 4 - April 19, 2016, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, $203
In addition to the in-class courses of Grammar for English Language Learners, Writing for ELL, Pronouncing American English and ESL for Parents of School Aged Children, The Center for Continuing Studies offers a selection of online courses geared toward the business professional looking to improve communication ability in a foreign language.
Select the course titles below for more information on our online courses.
ENHANCING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDHOOD
SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
SPANISH IN THE CLASSROOM
A new section of each above course begins monthly.
$104 for each online course.
6 weeks of instruction.
TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or register ONLINE.