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Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming

This course focuses on the foundation skills of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming). NLP is a popular self-development methodology that studies behavioral patterns created by language. This course explores the specific tools and processes for improved communication and personal transformation using techniques from the field of Neuro-linguistic Programming. Objectives: upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Increase observations to notice more unconscious communication.
  • Clarify communication strengths and developmental needs.
  • Create resourceful states and resolve emotional challenges more quickly.
  • Clarify real goals and create a workable path to goal attainment.
  • Discover new ways to positively handle situations and experiences that were frustrating.

NCCOM-CS048-01  / 1.2 CEU / cost: $140  

Dates  Jan 18- Jan 27     Time   6:00-9:00pm  

Sessions  Instructor  Ed Andriessen  

Day  TU, TH  NOTES  

Getting Started with Google Ads    

Although, there are hundreds of online tutorials that describe the available options for Google Ads, many new students become "lost" very quickly with the complexity of Google Ads. This Google Ads training will help participants create successful Google Ads Campaigns. You need no previous experience. In this training, participants will be guided step by step with the right settings, decisions, and tools to create effective Google Ads Campaigns. The instructor for this "hands on" training is a Google Partner who has set up and managed dozens of Google Ads campaigns.  

NCBUS-CS094-01 /  Cost: $120  

Dates   Feb 15 – Feb 24       Time 6:30-9:00 pm  

Sessions 4    Instructor Ed Andriessen  

Day Tu, Th  NOTES  

Changing Habits for Success and Self Improvement

Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits. And though each habit means relatively little on its own, over time, the way we organize our thoughts and behavior have enormous impacts on our health, productivity, financial security, and happiness.

One paper published by a Duke University researcher in 2006 found that more than 40 percent of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits.

In the past decade, our understanding has grown on why habits emerge, how they change, and the science behind their mechanics. Habits can be broken into parts and rebuilt to desired specifications. Transforming a habit isn’t necessarily easy, quick, or simple. But it is possible.

This training covers current research on habits, elements of habit formation, how to change a habit and developing a plan to make habits a positive force in one’s life.

NCBUS-CS091-01              Cost:  $ 90  

Dates  Mar 15- Mar 17       Time 6:30-8:30  

Sessions 2    Instructor Ed Andriessen  

Day Tu, Th  NOTES  

Introduction to Bookkeeping

This basic, hands-on, workshop-style manual bookkeeping course covers the complete accounting cycle from business transactions through entry into the books and records. Posting to accounts, preparation of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, and preparation of financial statements and closing are also discussed. Introduction to Bookkeeping will prepare you for any accounting or bookkeeping system: manual, one-write, or software driven. Topics include the sales and purchase journals; cash receipts and cash disbursements journal; accounts receivable; inventory; and the use of Excel spreadsheets. Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.

Cost: $410  

NCACC-CS002-01  / 4.2 CEU / cost: $580  

Dates    Jan 19 – Mar 7 Time   6:30-9:30pm  

Sessions  14  Instructor Surendra  Jakhar  

Day  M, W        NOTES 

Project Management Professional Certification® Prep and Review  

The Project Management Institute’s PMP® credential is a leading industry-recognized certification for project managers. The PMI credential following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.      

Benefit from the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status if you are a:

  • Project manager, team leader, project coordinator
  • Team member seeking to learn the PMBOK® framework
  • Person looking to increase project management knowledge

This 40-hour course is designed to help you prepare for the PMP® exam while gaining the most understanding of project management with the least amount of study. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

NCBUS- CS080-01  / 4.0 CEU / cost: $1,082   

Dates  Jan 24 – Mar 16        Time  6:30-9:00pm  

Sessions  16  Instructor  Sandeep Jasra  

Day  M, W  NOTES      

For more information on certifications, consult the Project Management website at: 


Certification Preparation Course - Applies to the following certifications: SHRM CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM SCP (Senior Certified Professional) 

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offer a comprehensive review of the major disciplines within the field of human resources in this certification prep course. Utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, the course is designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job while helping to prepare them for the national examinations. Human Resource professionals seeking advancement in their career should strongly consider taking this course to prepare for higher-level certification. Prior to taking this course, it is important to review the SHRM CP and SHRM SCP eligibility requirements on the SHRM website:

NCBUS-CS007-01  / 3.9 CEU / cost: $1,420   

NCBUS-CS007-02  / 3.9 CEU / cost $1,370*   
*Special discount for local SHRM chapter members of the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton. For information on becoming a chapter member, see the HRMA chapter website at .)  

Dates   Jan 22 – Apr 30         Time  9:30am - 12:30pm  

Sessions  14             Instructor   various  

Day  SA             NOTES   No class Apr 16

Power Civics: Leadership & No-Blame Problem-Solving Certificate

Self-paced, auto-graded course, taking 10 hours to complete

Are you frustrated with government? Are you worried about the political blame game and the inability of leaders to keep pace with pressing problems? This course will teach you the ten steps of No-Blame practical problem-solving, proven successful in the venue of local government. This method has been applauded by respected government and business leaders alike for its applicability in all venues. You will also learn how to get in the game of government problem solving. Learn the rules of the game, the positions you can take, and how to score with proven solutions. And while you're at it, earn a Certificate in Leadership and No-Blame Problem-Solving.

It’s the 21st century: we can’t wait on the sidelines and expect government officials to keep pace with solving every problem. You’ve voted, maybe you’ve protested, but you can do much more. You can get in the game, using your common sense and financial awareness, and propose solutions that government officials -- or corporate executives -- will be excited to adopt.

Course Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate solutions to determine if they are practical, evidence-based, and cost-effective
  • Use No-Blame Problem Solving in professional contexts such as government, the corporate world, nonprofit advocacy, and/or your personal life
  • Recognize your right to access public records and participate in government decisions at local power centers
  • Identify roles you can take in your city to offer solutions and leadership without running for office

Course Code: NCBUS-CS093-01
Cost: Free

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