Noncredit Business Programs
Foster Career Options

8-23-07

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Mercer County Community College's Center for Continuing Studies will offer dozens of noncredit business classes this fall, taught by professionals in their fields. Adult learners can update their job skills or prepare to move in a new career direction. Most classes are held at the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

According to Dr. Yvonne Chang, MCCC's director of Community Education, the college expands its noncredit course options according to needs identified by members of the business community. The programs attract students with all levels of education, even those with advanced degrees.
A recent addition, the "Six Sigma White Belt" program, developed by Motorola, provides a high level introduction to "lean thinking." The program focuses on identifying and eliminating "non-value added work." The class meets Sept. 25 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

New this fall is a 30-hour certificate program in "Meeting and Event Planning and Management," to be offered by Joanne Joham, CMP, who has worked with international convention centers and airlines and is the regional director for the International Congress and Convention Association. The class meets for ten Wednesday evenings, Sept. 19 - Dec. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Project management consultant Franck Gerard will teach several classes in the Project Management Prep series. Offered in conjunction with On-Target learning, a division of ABC Consulting Group International, the series includes a 12-session exam prep study group that meets evenings and Saturdays.

Other business classes and program series include inventory management, leadership excellence, small business management, payroll, bookkeeping, accounting, human resources, marketing, communications, real estate, nonprofit leadership, and construction project management. A full slate of computer application classes are also scheduled - including web design and development, Sun Java, Oracle 10g, Linux Advanced and Microsoft applications.

The division continues to expand its online training options, with hundreds of courses that run for six weeks and can be completed at any time of day or night.

MCCC's Continuing Studies noncredit course bulletins were recently mailed to county residents. For further information and to register for noncredit courses call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail comed@mccc.edu. The current bulletin is available online at www.mccc.edu.

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