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MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies Continues to Provide Adults With Options in Global Marketplace
Center to Host “Back To School Night for Adults” Sept. 9

7/30/14


West Windsor, N.J. – In its continuing efforts to respond to the challenges of a changing global economy, The Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will begin offering new career certificates this fall in high demand fields.

CCS will host “Back to School Night for Adults” on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mercer Conference Center Auditorium, 1200 Old Trenton Road. 

CCS staff will discuss the new programs, along with many others that are providing training and support to ensure long-term professional and personal growth and help employers and employees stay at the cutting edge of their fields or expand into new areas. Staff members will answer questions and discuss potential career paths.

"Back to School Night for Adults" takes place Sept. 9 at the MCCC
Conference Center, where most CCS classes are held.

The new career certificates focus on industries with major growth potential. (Most certificate classes can also be taken on an individual basis.)  The IT Risk Management/Cyber Security Certificate, which was introduced last year, has expanded to include multiple certifications.  In addition to the original certificate, students will now be able to prepare for the national exam as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or a CompTIA Security+ Professional. These certifications fully prepare IT professionals to succeed within this trending career. A new SAS 9 Base Programmer Certification prep course will also be offered, as well as Introduction to Automation Using Programmable Logic Controllers.

In the healthcare field, CCS listened to feedback from pharmaceutical professionals seeking enhanced access to classes and will now offer the Certificate in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs as an online program. Through MCCC’s articulation agreement with Drexel University’s College of Medicine, participants who complete the certificate can earn up to 12 credits for Drexel’s master’s program in Clinical Research Organization and Management.  An information session will be held on Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in The Conference Center Auditorium.

Also new in the healthcare field this fall, CCS will offer an Occupational Therapy Aide Program, as well as a Dental Assisting Program. The Occupational Therapy Aide Program fully prepares students for a career in this field, which, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, is expected to grow by 41 percent in the next ten years. The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions and provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing formal training as dental hygienists.  Administrative as well as clinical elements will be discussed and students will have an opportunity to visit and observe the daily activities at a local dental practice.
 
CCS offers hundreds of professional and personal interest classes, including many online options that begin every month. For information on course offerings, visit www.mccc.edu/ccs or review the fall brochure here.

CCS is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccsmercer.

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