Windsor, N.J. - Looking to make your resume stand out in today's
competitive business environment? New courses to enhance business
skills are being offered through Mercer County Community College's
(MCCC) Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) this winter and
spring. Classes are held on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Most classes are
offered in the evenings and on weekends to provide flexibility
New this semester at MCCC is the "Adaptive Lean Six
Sigma Green Belt" course, which teaches efficiency
in the workplace (Feb. 11 - March 17). This course combines
the waste elimination methods of Lean with the reduction tools
of Six Sigma. Classroom examples and simulations are used
for hands-on practice. Designed for executives and managers,
this course helps prepare participants for the ASQ Green Belt
Certification Exam. It is also appropriate for those working
in manufacturing, engineering, and the healthcare field, particularly
hospitals. The instructor is John R. Muka, a Certified Master
Black Belt, who most recently served as the Lean Six Sigma
Director at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New
Also new in the spring is "Project Management Professional
(PMP) Certification Prep and Review" (Feb. 2 - March
13). This course will help project managers earn one of the
most important industry-recognized certifications. Those who
are already certified may maintain their status and refresh
their knowledge with this class and earn 50 Professional Development
For those seeking the latest in office computer systems, Mercer
offers training in the most commonly used programs in MS Office
2010, including Word and Excel from beginner to advanced.
Classes begin on Feb. 8 for MS Excel and March 7 for MS Word.
Web design and graphic design courses are also on the schedule,
including a Web Developer/Programmer Certificate Program,
which has been redesigned to provide participants with two
tracks: Microsoft or Open Source. A variety of courses will
be offered; those interested in these and/or other computer
classes should check for dates and times in the spring course
(Information about Web Developer/Programmer courses begins
on page 21.)
For adults for whom online education is the most convenient
option, the CCS offers hundreds of online courses for both
professional development and personal interest. These online
classrooms provide opportunities to listen to audio lectures,
view slides, and engage in online discussions with instructors
and other students. A long-time partner is ed2go, with most
courses running for six weeks and including 12 lessons. For
a complete course list, click here.
center's partnership with another online provider, the Learning
Resources Network (LERN), continues to expand. Professional
courses to be offered this spring include "LEED Green
Associate Exam Preparation" (Feb. 6-March 30), the
"Virtual Meeting Planner Certificate" (Feb.
6-April 13), "Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business"
(March 5-30), "Facebook for Business" (March
5-30), and "Successful Survey Techniques"
(March 5-30). Three additional LERN courses are designed for
instructors seeking to teach online. The courses, which may
be taken in any order, are "Designing Online Instruction"
(Feb. 6-10), "Building Online Learning Communities"
(March 12-16), and "Advanced Teaching Online"
(April 16-20). The courses may be taken individually, or in
combination at a reduced cost. For full course descriptions
or to register, visit here.
more information on noncredit computer classes and programs
in business and management, call the MCCC Center for Continuing
Studies at (609) 570-3311 or visit the webpage here.
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newsletter list should e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu.