MCCC Center for Continuing Studies Offers Range of Short-Term Career Courses This Summer


West Windsor, N.J. -- The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College offers a variety of courses this spring and summer designed to enhance career opportunities. Community residents will find a wide variety of affordable, short-term noncredit courses. Most classes are held evenings and weekends at the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

From May through August, the center offers computer classes in the latest software at every level, ranging from the basics to advanced professional certifications. Microsoft Office™ 2007 courses include Quickstart, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Certification courses will be offered in Oracle and Cisco, regarded as market-leading software applications. Other specialized courses include QuickBooks, Web Design and Developer, InDesign CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, Intro to HTML, Advanced HTML, Advanced Flash CS4, Advanced Illustrator CS4, Photoshop and more.

A number of courses are offered in the health care field. Approved by the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services, the 90-hour "Certified Nurse Aide" course runs from June 5 - Sept. 11 and will prepare students to take the state's Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Those already certified will get additional credentials in the 10-hour "Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs" June 15, 16 and 17. "Basic Dental Office Skills" will be held June 16-17. An "EKG Technician Certification" course is offered June 7 - July 28. This 50-hour program prepares students to work as EKG technicians and to take the ASPT-Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other national certification exams. Other popular certificate programs beginning in May and June are "Gerontology," "Medical Billing/Coding Specialist" and "Pharmacy Technician."

To ensure compliance with state regulations for those in the food service business, ServeSafe® Certification Food Safety Manager Exam Prep and Exam" will be held June 7 and 14, and for Spanish speakers from June 7 - 28 (four sessions). Those in need of the refresher course can take "ServeSafe® Recertification" on July 19 (with an exam at the end of the session).

The center's May- August 2010 course bulletin is available online. For further information or to register for noncredit courses at MCCC, call 609-570-3311 or e-mail

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