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The Center for Continuing Studies offers a wide variety of Personal Interest courses to assist in your personal growth and development. We have listed some of the courses below but, for more detailed information, please click on the links listed that will take you to the corresponding areas of the course catalog.




MOMMY AND ME (Ages 6 months - 2 years) - BRAND NEW!

March 10 - May 19, 2016 (no class March 24), Thursdays, 10am,
NCSWM-CS017-01, $125 for adult & baby

Join us for a fun and interactive water experience for both baby and adult. This class has the primary goal of enabling babies to become familiar with water and wet faces.

Pre-School Swim Program (Ages 3 - 6)


Tuesdays: 9:15am, 10am, 1:45pm, March 8 - May 10, 2016

Wednesdays: 1pm, 1:45pm, March 9 - May 11, 2016

Thursdays: 9:15am, 10am, 1pm, 1:45pm, March 10 - May 19, 2016 (no class March 24)

This series of courses teaches preschoolers the swimming skills that could save their lives while then improving those skills to build them into competent swimmers. Each class meets for 45 minutes per week. Enrollment is limited. Preschoolers in this program learn to swim with their faces submerged. Parents are advised to observe the program prior to enrolling to make sure it is appropriate for their children. There are no refunds after class begins.

Saturday Swim Program (Ages 5 - 12)

March 5 - May 14, 2016, Saturdays, Time to be assigned, $120

Classes meet for 50 minutes on nine Saturdays between 8am and noon.

Saturday morning swim instruction for children ages 5 - 12 is offered throughout the year. Enrollment is limited. Registered students must attend an in-water screening session for assignment to the appropriate class level in the American Red Cross Progressive Swimming Sequence. Registration must be completed prior to the screening session. The screening session for our Spring Program is Saturdays, February 20, 10am-12pm. Parents will be notified of class assignments prior to the first class.



Lifeguard Training Update/Renewal (Ages 15+)

March 12 and 13, 2016, Saturday, 9am - 5pm, and Sunday, 10am - 5pm, $215

Is your certification about to expire or do you need the Lifeguard Today update? Then join us for this refresher course and be ready to work this summer! This course will include a CPR challenge. Student must attend both Saturday and Sunday sessions.


Lifeguard Training: An Interactive Course (Ages 15+)

March 5 - 19, 2016, Saturdays and Sundays, see below for dates/times, $326

March 5, Saturday, 2-9pm

March 6, Sunday, 10am-5pm

March12, Saturday, 9am-5pm

March 13, Sunday, 10am-5pm

March 19, Saturday, 2-9pm

This course includes first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer. Participants who successfully complete the pool and classroom sessions will receive American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguard Training. Students must attend all classes. To receive certification, the student must be able to swim 500 yards continuously, surface dive 9 feet to retrieve a brick and return it to the surface, surface dive 5 feet and swim underwater for 15 yards and tread water with hands out of the water for 2 minutes.



E-Z Aqua Exercise

February 22 - April 29, 2016 (no class March 25 or 28), 10:00-10:50am

NCSWM-CS003-01, 3x/week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $170

NCSWM-CS003-02, 2x/week, Mondays and Wednesdays OR Fridays, $115

NCSWM-CS003-03, 1/week, Mondays OR Wednesdays OR Fridays, $60

Begin your water fitness lifestyle with a moderate workout set to music in our heated pool. This class targets endurance, muscular strength, range of motion and balance. Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

Aqua-Fit Workout

February 22 - April 29, 2016 (no class March 25 or 28), 8:00-8:50am

NCSWM-CS001-01, 3x/week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $170

NCSWM-CS001-02, 2x/week, Mondays and Wednesdays or Fridays, $115

NCSWM-CS001-03, 1/week, Mondays OR Wednesdays OR Fridays, $60

An invigorating head to toe water workout to music that includes aerobics, core work, weight training and more! There is no swimming during these classes and pool shoes are recommended. Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

Aqua-Power Workout

February 22 - April 29, 2016 (no class March 25 or 28), 9:00-9:50am

NCSWM-CS002-01, 3x/week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $170

NCSWM-CS002-02, 2x/week, Mondays and Wednesdays OR Fridays, $115

NCSWM-CS002-03, 1/week, Mondays OR Wednesdays OR Fridays, $60

This workout builds upon Aqua-Fit but takes it to a more challenging level. With low stress on joints, this class helps improve posture, balance and endurance. Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

H2O Fitness

February 22 - April 29, 2016 (no class March 25 or 28), 6:30-7:20pm

NCSWM-CS004-01, 3x/week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $170

NCSWM-CS004-02, 2x/week, Mondays and Wednesdays OR Fridays, $115

NCSWM-CS004-03, 1/week, Mondays OR Wednesdays OR Fridays, $60

Come work out in the shallow as well as deeper water of our heated pool. The goal of this class is to build strength, flexibility, cardio endurance, balance and overall well being. Pool shoes are strongly recommended.  Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311.


View full course details by clicking HERE.

Navigating Your Digital Camera Purchase

March 14 - March 28, 2016, Mondays, 6-8:30pm, $74

If you are thinking of purchasing a digital camera or have purchased one and need a jump-start on understanding all that the camera can do, this class is for you! In three sessions, you will know what to look for while making a purchase while understanding the special features of the camera that will help you take better photos. Let us help you take the guesswork out of using your digital.

Introduction to the Art of Digital and 35mm Photography

April 6 - May 18, 2016, Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, or April 11 - May 23, 2016, Mondays, 6-8:30pm, $171

Learn about your camera while experimenting in creative photographic environments, including field labs. Learn about aperture and shutter settings, composition lenses (zoom, wide-angle, telephoto and macro), flash and filters and special effects. This course requires an advanced level digital or 25mm camera with adjustable lenses and apertures.

Intermediate Art of Digital and 35mm Photography

March 2 - March 30, 2016, Wednesdays, 6-8:00pm or March 7 - April 4, 2016, Mondays, 7-9:00pm, $144

Designed to enhance creative composition skills; students will experiment with multiple exposures and abstract and night photography while creating a complete photo essay.

Introduction to Voiceovers

April 6, 2016, Wednesday, 6-8pm, $47

Do you have a voice that people say should be on radio or commercials? Have you thought about doing voiceover work? If so, this one session class will present some details of the industry. You will be coached while recording your voice. This class is instructed by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices for All.


Writing the Short Film Script

March 10 - April 14, 2016, Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, $137

Come and write your screenplay, taking it from concept to camera-ready draft in just five weeks! Walk through the process in a fun and easy-to-follow manner with Barry Putt, award -winning playwright and screenwriter.


Introduction to Filmmaking

April 21 - May 26, 2016 (no class May 19), Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, $132

Have you ever wanted to create a TV show or film? This course will teach you about the industry from the inside out. Together, we will view film scenes and dissect them to learn the techniques and practices behind the art of film. Join us for this interactive survey course with Lawrence Greenberg, PMP, award-winning indie film director.


Nutrition Buzz - Myth & Reality

April 13 and April 20, 2016, Wednesdays, 7-9:00pm, $53

Which is better; flax seed or chia? What is a GMO and should you be concerned? Can superfoods really help you be healthier? Should you follow a gluten-free diet or is gluten okay? This class will address these questions and more of the somewhat confusing information out there. Spend some time with Registered Dietian Nutritionist, Barbara Spalding, MA, MS, RDN, and learn the basic foundations of healthy diet, how to decipher the nutrition buzz floating around you and how to make smart, science-based food choices that will improve eating patterns and help you live a healthier lifestyle.

Developing Meditative Skills for Balance and Well Being

April 6, 2016, Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm, $30

Spend a session with our experienced healer, Ruth A. Golush, Ph.D., and learn relaxation techniques and exercises to quiet your mind. Learn the basic concepts of mind-body-spirit and balance.

Acupressure for Stress Release Parts 1 and 2

Part 1 is offered as a stand alone module for those wanting to learn acupressure and body-mind practices for self-care. Part 2 builds upon material learned in Part 1. Participants learn to utilize the protocol with others through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing and socks.

Stress Release for Self-Care Part 1

March 5, 2016, Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm, $34

Stress Release for Self-Care Part 2

March 5, 2016, 12:30-3:30pm, $34



View spring cooking course details by clicking HERE.



Two sessions to choose from, Mondays, 5:30-9:30pm, $104
February 22 - February 29, 2016
April 18 - April 25, 2016

Our ServSafe training course provides professional food protection managers with the tools needed to identify and prevent food borne illnesses. It is now mandatory in New Jersey for at least one person in Risk Type 3 food establishments to have this credential. Our 8-hour training provides you with the training as well as the exam. Please obtain and review the textbook before beginning class and bring two forms of ID (one with photo) to class to take the exam. The exam will be given at the end of the second class.

Two sessions offered, Tuesdays, 5:30-9:30pm, $64
February 29, 2016
April 25, 2016

It is recommended that ServSafe certified restaurant personnel in New Jersey obtain re-certification every three years and they are required to do so every five years. In this refresher course, you will review and update your information and be able to take the re-certification exam at the end of the day. Please be sure to bring photo ID and familiarize yourself with the ServSafe Essentials book with the test answer sheet.


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


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