N.J. -- Mercer County Community College's Center
for Continuing Studies is responding to the educational needs
of working adults with a wide selection of short-term noncredit
courses and certificate programs this winter and spring. Designed
for career advancement, most classes are held evenings and weekends
at the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200
Old Trenton Road.
Yvonne Chang, MCCC's director of Community Education, the college
expands its noncredit course options according to needs identified
by the business community, while meeting needs identified by thousands
of students who take classes each year. The programs attract students
with all levels of education, even those with advanced degrees.
In the health professions, Mercer's noncredit programs include Medical
Billing and Coding, and Pharmacy Technology. The college continues
its highly successful program in "Drug Development and Clinical
Research" for those with a B.A. or B.S. in a health-related
field who wish to prepare for a new career in the pharmaceutical
industry. A free information session is set for Jan. 10 at 5:30
Those with some background in the growing field of landscape design
and horticulture will be able to sign up for the "Certified
Landscape Professionals" program. Classes run Jan. 19 through
March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program prepares students
for the Certified Nursery Landscape Professional Examination.
New this season is a series of five classes in Inventory Management,
taught by instructors certified by the Association for Operations
Management. The classes are designed for supervisors and managers
in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and operations. The
first workshop, covering the basics of inventory management, takes
place March 20 and 22.
with the Project Management Institute, Mercer is offering three
classes, beginning March 13, taught by Frank J. Gerard, an author,
speaker and project management consultant with nearly 20 years of
corporate training experience.
classes this semester include "How to Get Your Website in Yahoo's
Top Ten Search Results" Mar. 10-April 21, "Sports Turf
Management" Feb. 28-Mar. 28, and "Fitness Management Certificate
Course" Feb. 25-April 1.
Accountants and teachers can choose from a variety of continuing
education classes. MCCC is registered with the NJ State Board of
Accountancy and awards Continuing Professional Education credits.
The college is also registered with the NJ Department of Education
as a provider of professional development.
The college is again offering certificate programs in a variety
of business specialties such as Human Resource Management, Marketing
and Communications, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Payroll,
AMA Leadership Excellence, AMA Management, Small Business Management,
Construction Management and more.
The division continues to expand its online training options, with
hundreds of courses on topics ranging from anatomy to web design.
Most courses run for six weeks and are composed of 12 lessons that
can be completed at any time of day or night.
While classes begin year-round, MCCC's Continuing
Studies noncredit course bulletins are mailed to county residents
three times each year. The current bulletin is available online
For further information and to register for all noncredit courses
call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.