2005 Business Programs
Designed to Enhance Career Prospects

12-06-04

Mercer County Community College’s Center for Continuing Studies will again offer dozens of noncredit classes in business beginning January through April, 2005.

According to Yvonne Chang, director of Community Education, these “spring semester” programs are designed for a variety of audiences, including small and large businesses and career changers. Areas of focus include nonprofit management, marketing, business communications, real estate, project management, human resources, small business management, financial planning and computer literacy – from the basics to advanced courses in programming.

New this January is “Human Performance Improvement (HPI) in the Workplace,” which outlines the principles of this systemic approach to solving organizational problems, and is a prerequisite for subsequent HPI courses. The five full-day sessions meet on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 18. Tuition and fees of $795 include course material, breakfast and lunch.

Another course offered for the first time will be “Know Thy Enemy & Thy Ally,” taught by Mary Evslin of Evslin Consulting, which explores business competitors and customers. The class meets on two Tuesday evenings beginning Feb. 1. Tuition and fees are $84.

In the computer realm, new certification prep classes will be offered in “Microsoft Word XP” and “Microsoft Excel.” These daytime courses will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for six sessions each, and are taught by a Microsoft certified instructor. Word begins Feb. 15; Excel begins April 5.

The “Certified Financial Planner” program will be taught by Brett Danko, CFP, a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. The program has two components: “Investment Planning” and “Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits.” Classes meet on Monday evenings beginning Jan. 24. Fees for tuition and testing are $360; course materials are $400.

The registration deadline for noncredit classes is two weeks before the course start date. For more information about classes offered through The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College, or to receive a catalog of course listings, call 609-586-9446. Information is also available at www.mccc.edu.

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