West Windsor, NJ -- For some, the workload tends to lighten during the summer months, offering an opportunity to brush up on some essential workplace skills. Noncredit career training courses are being offered through Mercer County Community College’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS), with flexible evening and weekend hours at the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
For more course information, including registering for these and other career courses and certificate programs, contact the Center for Continuing Studies at 609-570-3311 or visit the MCCC website here. Get the latest news by visiting CCS's Facebook page here.
Those in the nonprofit world can look to get a leg up on the competition with MCCC’s new course, “Starting a New Nonprofit,” offered June 20-July 25. Launching, financing, marketing and fundraising for a nonprofit will all be discussed in this class.
New to the Business and Management Division is “The What and Why of Intellectual Property,” taught by Dennis J. Helms, a Cherry Hill lawyer who specializes in protection and licensing of intellectual property. In this course, taught June 5-19, he will provide an overview of the four components of intellectual property and explain the benefits of each.
Also new this summer is “American Sign Language II,” a follow up class to ASL I, for those looking to further develop their skills into becoming an interpreter, offered June 25-July 11.
Passionate about animals? Consider taking MCCC’s “Animal Cruelty Investigator” class, offered July 28-Sept. 15. Also available is a 7-session course on becoming a “New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officer,” June 9-June 21, and a 4-module “Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program,” which has an information session on Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in MCCC’s Conference Center.
Various test prep and review courses are also offered through the college, including a class for GMAT (May 15-June 19), GRE (June 26-July 31) and Accuplacer (July 14-Aug. 25). Those interested in taking an LSAT prep class can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Mercer is a valuable alternative to the other test prep courses that are available,” said Read Langan, assistant director for CCS. She added that low cost and convenience are among the reasons students choose to take review classes at MCCC.
Also available during summer break are two-day sessions for those looking for tips on “How to Become an Effective Substitute Teacher,” offered July 9-12 and July 28-Aug. 4.