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Discover New Career Paths at "Back to School
Night For Adults" Aug. 18 at MCCC


West Windsor, N.J. - For those exploring new careers, planning to reenter the workforce or seeking insights into emerging career trends, Mercer County Community College's Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) hosts a "Back to School Night for Adults." This general information session will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, starting promptly at 6 p.m. at The Conference Center on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Attendees will receive a coupon waiving the $10 fall registration fee.

During the session, CCS staff and instructors will be on hand to offer individualized information and advice about short-term, noncredit certificate programs and classes. Mercer's myriad options include computer training from beginner to advanced, business and management, health careers, and teacher education, plus hundreds of courses available online. Many classes are offered for continuing education credits. New this fall are are online courses in "Green Buildings – LEED Associate Exam Prep" (Sept 6. – Oct. 28) and "Virtual Meeting Planner" certificate (Sept. 6-Nov. 15); "Introduction to the Mac" (Sept. 10-24); "Health Career Clinic" (Sept. 17-Oct. 1); "Ophthalmic Assistant" (a 50-hour program from Oct. 11-Dec. 6); and "Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders" (Oct. 24).

CCS will host three additional information sessions in August. A session for the "Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs" certificate program, for those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in careers in the pharmaceutical field, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. On Aug. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m., an information session for the "Veterinary Assistant" certificate program will take place. This one-year program provides extensive entry-level training in the field of veterinary medicine. Also on Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m., the center will host an information session for "New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey," an alternate route program to teacher certification for those who already have a bachelor's degree.

Information sessions are free; preregistration is not required. For further information and/or to register for noncredit courses, call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu. The fall 2011 bulletin is available online or by calling the office for a print copy.

Those interested in being added to the Center's monthly e-mail newsletter list should e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu.

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