New Programs and Courses for Business Professionals and Career Changers Coming to MCCC This Fall


The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College will offer dozens of noncredit classes and certificate programs this fall, with starting dates from September through December. Most classes take place at the college’s West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

In addition to repeating the most popular offerings, Director of Community Education Yvonne Chang has put together a variety of new courses and programs in response to the needs of business professionals and career changers.

According to Chang, the business community has asked for more courses in sales and marketing. She has developed a series of one-session evening workshops to begin Sept. 26, including “A Career in Sales: What Does it Take to be Successful,” “Networking and Sales Prospecting: All You Need to Know,” and “Effective Sales Presentations: Wake Them Up and Keep Them Wanting More.”

For managers or mid-level executives, a new Certificate in Leadership Excellence will include classes entitled “Gaining Competitive Advantage with Shared Leadership Team,” and “Coaching for Top Performance” to meet two Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Sept. 30 and Nov. 4 respectively. “Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals” meets Wednesday evenings beginning Nov. 30.

In cooperation with the Human Resources Management Association of Princeton, Linda Leggie of Mathematica Policy Research will teach a 13-week professional development program for human resource professionals, to meet Wednesday evenings beginning Sept. 21. Leggie has a master’s degree in human resource management and 20 years of experience in the field. The program will help prepare students for certification.

Mercer will also again offer a full series of classes in popular software programs, such as Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Quickbooks. For more specialized interests the college offers certificate programs in web design, web development, JAVA and Oracle.

Also offered again this fall will be programs in real estate licensing preparation, payroll skills, nonprofit management, business communication, project management, small business management, and human resouirces.

The preferred registration deadline for noncredit classes is two weeks before a course’s starting date. For more information or to receive a catalog of course listings, call 609-586-9446. Information is also available at A new e-mail service that keeps registrants and organizations advised of programs and special offers throughout the year is available at

Noncredit programs at MCCC

The Center for Continuing Studies Fall 2005 Bulletin (.pdf)

Online registration

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