Windsor, N.J. -The Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) at
Mercer County Community College has announced an array of
courses to start in September that are designed to give adults
a convenient, concentrated route to enhanced skills and new
careers. Among the center's popular career programs are business
management, computer technology, health care certifications,
continuing education for educators, and certifications for
the construction field. Classes for personal interest range
from cooking and fitness to writing, languages, personal finance
Taught by experts in their fields, many of the courses are
offered as certificate series, but also can be taken on an
individual basis. Most classes meet in the evening and on
weekends on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
With the goal of continuing to address community need, the
CCS has added 30 new classes for the fall. According to Carol
Clark, director of Continuing Studies, "Most sessions
have been developed based on requests from working professionals
who are trying to take their careers to the next level or
for those who are seeking to change their career direction.
We aim to respond quickly to accommodate what people require
in their professional development."
to School Night for Adults" information session will
be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. Staff and instructors
will be on hand to describe programs, answer questions and
offer career advice. Information sessions for specific programs
include "Veterinary Assistant" on Thursday,
Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m.; "Clinical Development and Regulatory
Affairs" on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m.; and
"New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey"
on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. All sessions will start
promptly and are held on the college's West Windsor campus.
Check the CCS website here
for information session locations or call 609-570-3311.
the new business classes are "Business Writing that
Works" from Sept. 4-Oct. 16; "Time Management"
from Sept. 24-Oct. 11; "Principles of Investing in
Real Estate" from Oct. 1-29; "Improve Your
Global Culture Intelligence Quotient for Business"
from Nov. 12-26; and "Advanced Topics in Bookkeeping"
from Dec. 1-Feb. 2.
With computer software courses ranging from the most basic
to highly advanced, the CCS introduces "MS Basic Outlook
2010," the latest version of the popular email program,
from Oct. 3-17. At the other end of the skills spectrum is
"Designing Websites for Smartphones and Tablets"
from Dec. 1-15. For those trying to get the most out of their
Apple devices, the CCS presents "Exploring the Power
of Your iPhone and iPad" Nov. 7-14.
Among the center's courses for prospective teachers are "How
to Become an Adjunct Instructor," for those with
a master's degree, on Oct. 1 and repeated on Nov. 5; "How
to Become an Effective Substitute Teacher," offered
in three different sessions during the fall; and "Montessori
Teacher Certification," a multi-course program that
begins Sept. 4. Those with a college degree who did not complete
a traditional teacher preparatory program may enroll in "New
Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey." The program
begins with a mandatory "Introduction to the Teaching
Profession" from Sept. 20-Oct. 22.
Courses will start in September that lead to certificates
in the health care field including "Gerontology,"
"Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs," "Pharmacy
Technician" and "Certified Nurse Aide."
Two online certificates focus on alternative approaches: "Complementary
and Alternative Medicine" and "Holistic and
New offerings in the health professions include "Emergency
Medical Technician" from Sept. 4-Dec. 20 and "Phlebotomy
Technician" from Oct. 8-Dec. 10. New in the Medical
Billing/Coding Specialist certificate series are: "ICD9
to 10 Mapping" from Nov. 14-Dec. 19 and "Billers
and Coders Medical Terminology" from Nov. 30-Dec. 7.
continues to offer hundreds of classes online for both professional
development and personal enrichment. Most courses run for
six weeks and include 24 or more hours of instruction. Classes
can be accessed from participants' home computers, any time
day or night. A list of online courses is available here.
For further information and/or to register for noncredit courses,
call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fall 2012 bulletin arrives in the homes of county residents
in July and is also available online.
Those interested in being added to the Center for Continuing
Studies' monthly e-mail newsletter list should contact Brielle
Parady at email@example.com.
timely announcements about upcoming courses and scheduling
updates are posted to Twitter here.