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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)

September 19, 2015 - December 12, 2015 (no class November 28) / 12 sessions / Saturdays / 9:30am - 12:30pm / Course #NCBUS-CS007-01 / 3.9 CEU / $1,285


**Course cost of $1,235for HRMA of Princeton chapter members.
Use course code # NCBUS-CS007-02 when registering.**

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 e-mail ComEd.


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 FUNDAMENTALS

Returning SPRING 2016

PAYTRAIN MASTERY

Returning SUMMER 2016

 

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.

 

TECHNICAL STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

August 5, 2015 - August 26, 2015 / 4 sessions / Wednesdays
6:30 - 9:30pm / 1.2 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS045-02 / $125

Learn which computer applications can provide planning assistance and follow-up support for your strategic, accounting, database management and fundraising decisions. This course presents a practical overview that will help you streamline productivity.

STARTING A NONPROFIT

September 17, 2015 - October 15, 2015 / 5 sessions / Thursdays
6:30 - 9:00pm / 1.25 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS038-01 / $128

Establish and effectively administer a 501(c)3 nonprofit! This intensive class will provide a wealth information on the following topics: Board and mission statement development; Federal and State forms, fees, and reporting; financing; target marketing; volunteer recruitment and management and revenue production. The final session of the course will focus on completing the forms necessary to register for and receive a 501(c)3 designation. Additionally, this course will be taught by several guest instructors experienced in the area of nonprofits.

GRANTWRITING ESSENTIALS

September 16, 2015 - November 4, 2015 (no class on September 23 and October 28)
6 sessions / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 9:00pm / 1.5 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS022-01/ $155

Successful grant writing can be a valuable resource and survival skill. This course is specifically designed for beginner grant writers with little or no grant writing experience. To enable the class material to be assimilated into real grant opportunities, this course will focus on "Grant Anatomy" with emphasis on research and analysis of grant possibilities in conjunction with proper grant proposal format. Homework assignments will include a final required mini-grant project.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

September 21, 2015 - October 19, 2015 / 5 sessions / Mondays
6:00 - 9:00pm / 1.5 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS054-01 / $155

This course will examine the aspects of nonprofit organizations that make them unique and focus on the areas critical to success. Emphasis will be placed upon the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors; the development of an effective Board; the importance of a clear vision with corresponding mission statement; and the effective management of volunteers.

LIFE WORK BALANCE

October 17, 2015 / 1 session / Saturday
9:00am-12:00pm / 0.3 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS037-01 / $45
course runs at our Trenton Campus

Attend this three hour seminar instructed by dynamic and gifted educator, facilitator and life coach, Sue Kirkland, to learn how to increase feelings of balance while building a plan to help you move forward. Depart the session with strategies that will enable you to effectively achieve your own life-work balance.

 

LEADERSHIP FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD CHAIRS

October 22, 2015 - November 4, 2015 / 3 sessions / Thursdays
8:30-10:30am / 0.6 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS053-01/ $60

The Executive and Board Chairs have very specific roles and responsibilities when it comes to making
an organization successful. This courses provides tools and tips that enable the Executive Director and volunteer leadership to navigate the critical and and sometimes challenging relationship.

 

OVERVIEW OF FUNDRAISING TECHNIQUES

October 26, 2015  - November 23, 2015 / 5 sessions / Mondays
6:00-9:00pm / 1.5 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS019-01 /$155

Learn the basic elements of developing financial resources and how to implement them in your nonprofit. Explore the techniques of fundraising and event management and how to identify potential constituencies.

 

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR NONPROFITS

November 7, 2015  - December 5, 2015 (no class November 28) / 4 sessions/Saturdays
9:00am-12:00pm / 1.2 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS015-01 /$125
Trenton Campus

or

November 19, 2015 - December 17, 2015 (no class November 26) / 4 sessions / Thursdays / 6:00-9:00pm / 1.2 CEU / Course #NCBUS-CS015-02

Marketing and Public Relations can make or break a nonprofit today. This course focuses on marketing and communication issues and techniques for promoting events and programs while raising a nonprofit's profile in the public, private and corporate arenas. Sessions will provide tools, resources, procedures and practical information along with hands-on group and individual exercises. One session will be completely dedicated to the significance and use of social media.

 

IMPROVING YOUR NETWORKING SKILLS

December 8, 2015 / 1 session / Tuesday / 6:00 - 9:00pm / 0.3 CEU
Course #NCBUS-CS057-01/ $45

Join us for this one day workshop and become more effective at networking. Networking can put you in touch with contacts who can add value to your nonprofit and can also spread the word on all your nonprofit offers. Become more adept at the skills needed to effectively network such as planning, meeting people, follow up and relationship building.

 

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.

 

 

FALL 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 FALL 2015 COURSES OF INTEREST:

Comprehensive Quickbooks

Market Your Business on Social Networking Sites

Start a Home-Based Business with Little or No Money
Telling Your Organization's Story
Creating Your Mission Statement

 

For course details, please click HERE and go to page 6 of the FALL 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
October 22 - November 3, 2015 / 4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00pm - 9:00pm / 1.2 CEU / Course #NCMKT-CS001-01 / $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

November 17, 2015 / 1 session / Tuesday
6:00 - 9:00pm / 0.3 CEU
Course #NCBUS-CS047-01 $45

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 FALL 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 PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

Successful Project Management *

Total Quality Management

Successful Negotiating *

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

*denotes courses being offered this FALL, 2015 semester

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


ADVANCED BOOKKEEPING

September 26, 2015 - November 14, 2015 (class will not meet October 24)

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

Course #NCACC-CS008-01 / 4.2 CEU or 42 CPE hours / $403

 


 

 

HOW TO BUY FORECLOSED PROPERTIES

October 3, 2015 / 1 session / Saturday / 9:00am - 12:00pm

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

BASICS OF REAL ESTATE

November 4, 2015 - December 2, 2015 (no class November 25) / 4 sessions
Wednesdays / 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Course #NCREA-CS001-01 / 1.2 CEU / $129

THE HOW-TO'S OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

September 16, 2015 - October 28, 2015 (no class September 23) / 6 sessions Wednesdays / 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Course #NCREA-CS006-01 / 1.2 CEU / $236

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

October 19, 2015 - December 7, 2015 (no class on November 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 inSANITY
Instructed by Billie Aponte, Investment Advisor
Learn what the Pros don't want you to know!

September 17, 2015 - October 1, 2015 / 3 sessions / Thursdays
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!

 

STOCKS: THE NUTS AND BOLTS SEMINAR

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

October 6, 2015 - October 27, 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

October 14, 2015 - October 21, 2015 / 2 sessions / Wednesdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Course #NCPFI-CS003-01 / 0.4 CEU / $35

 

THE MONEY SEMINAR : TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE!

Instructed by Ed Kucharski, Certified Financial Planner

November 3, 2015 / 1 session /Tuesday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Course #NCPFI-CS008-01 / 0.3 CEU / $27

Become empowered! Learn the six steps that you can take now to take charge of your financial future. It is critical to know how to save, invest and plan for the future and we can give you the tools to do that.

 

For full descriptions of the above Personal Finance courses, please click HERE and view page 45 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

September 16, 2015 - December 9, 2015 / 10 sessions Wednesdays / 7:30pm - 9:30pm / Course #NCELL-CS006-01 2.0 CEU / $200

WRITING FOR ELL

September 17, 2015 - December 3, 2015 (no class October 29 and November 26) / 10 sessions / Thursdays / 6:00pm-9:00pm Course #NCELL-CS009-01 / 3.0 CEU / $300

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

September 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015 / 10 sessions / Thursdays

6:00pm - 9:00pm / Course #NCELL-CS007-01 / 3.0 CEU / $300

September 19, 2015 - December 12, 2015 (no class October 24 and 31 and November 28) / 10 Sessions / Saturdays / 10:00am - 1:00pm / NCELL-CS007-02 / 3.0 CEU / $300

ESL FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

September 15, 2015 - November 24, 2015 (no class September 22) / 10 sessions Tuesdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm / Course #NCELL-CS008-01 / 2.0 CEU / $200

ADVANCED GRAMMER FOR ELL

December 8 , 2015 - December 17, 2015

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

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

October 5, 2015 - October 8, 2015

8 sessions / Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays / 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Course #NCASL-CS001-01 / 2.0 CEU / $203

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 FALL, 2015:

Arabic

French Conversation I and II

Spanish Conversation I and II

Italian Conversation I and II

Introduction to Hindi

 

For course dates and details,
please view page 47 of THE LANGUAGE SECTION of our FALL 2015 catalog.

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

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