West Windsor, NJ – Summer is the perfect time to add new skills that lead to jobs and job promotions. The Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) at Mercer County Community College offers short-term computer and business management classes in evenings and on weekends at the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
An intensive one-month Six Sigma Green Belt Intensive Prep Program will be offered for business leaders and others interested in project management and quality control (June 11-July 11). Six Sigma focuses on process excellence, value creation for customers, superior analysis, key metrics and improvement methodology and prepares professionals for the American Society of Quality CSSGB certification exam.
For those seeking the latest versions of Microsoft Office, now used in many offices, courses will be offered in MS Word 2010 II (June 4-June 6 and June 17-June 26; knowledge of Word 2007 or Introductory Word 2010 required); MS Excel 2010 I (June 11-13, June18-20, and July 1-10); and MS PowerPoint 2010 Complete (June 17-26 and July 16-18). Comprehensive QuickBooks includes introductory and intermediate levels of this industry standard finance and accounting software. (July 15-23).
CCS offers several certification prep programs, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Certificates are offered in Web Design, Graphic Design, and Web Developer/Programmer. Among the array of courses this summer are Intro to InDesign CS6 (July 29-Aug. 7), Intro to Photoshop CS6 (June 27-July 25), Advanced Illustrator CS6 (July 15-24), and Designing Websites for Smartphones and Tablets (Aug. 10-24).
New this summer is Microsoft SQL, designed to provide a basic understanding of Relational Database and an introduction to SQL, a programming language for database management systems. This course will run for six Saturdays (July 6-Aug. 10).
Courses that lead to a certificate in Small Business Management will be offered at both the West Windsor and Trenton campuses. Small Business Growth and Financial Development is a 12-hour course to help entrepreneurs develop a financial plan and manage cash flow (June 11-19 in West Windsor and July 8-25 in Trenton). Choices in Legal Formation presents the initial legal considerations for small businesses (June 25-July 2), while Marketing Your Small Business to Success teaches participants the ABCs of creating an effective marketing plan, including best uses of the Internet and social media (July 30-Aug. 7 in Trenton).
Many six-week online courses are available through CCS, including accounting, finance, business, computer applications, healthcare and medical, personal development, and teaching and education. More information is available here.
Learners of all ages who want to know more about CCS course offerings are invited to “Back to School Night for Adults” on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the MCCC Conference Center. For more information or to register for these and other classes offered through MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies, call (609) 570-3311 or click here.