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Six Sigma White Belt — — Intro to Six Sigma and "Lean" Thinking

  1. 1. Business & Management 5 Six Sigma White Belt — — Intro to Six Sigma and “Lean” Thinking Six Sigma is a robust and powerful approach to creating significant improvement in organizations. Created by Motorola in the mid 1980’s and popularized by GE, AlliedSignal and others, Six Sigma has been credited with billions of dollars of certified annual savings. This Workshop will provide a high level, non-statistical introduction to Six Sigma. You will be able to compare and contrast Six Sigma with other process improvement approaches such as Total Quality Management (TQM) and Zero-Defects quality, and identify a selected set of tools and techniques which support the Six Sigma methodology. “Lean” thinking is a different way of looking at how work gets done. Popularized by James Womack and Daniel Jones, Lean Thinking focuses on identifying and eliminating “non-value added work.” By the end of this session, you will be able to: • Describe what differentiates Lean thinking from traditional process improvement thinking; • Experience a simulation that will provide an “in the muscle” experience of Lean thinking; and • Understand how a selected set of tools and techniques supports the Lean thinking methodology. Methods This interactive session will highlight a combination of lecture, simulation, and small-group work to accomplish its learning objectives. PowerPoint slides will illustrate key points throughout the session. Additionally, you will leave the workshop with a copy of “The Six Sigma Memory Jogger II” - a Six Sigma tool guide, and “The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger” – a Lean thinking tool guide. 0.7 CEU. Tuition: $345 (includes continental breakfast, lunch & tool guides) XML108-074206 May 29 1 session Th 8:30am-4:30pm Lawrence Solow, President, 3-D Change,® Inc. Six Sigma Yellow Belt In this 16-hour course, you will learn about the philosophy and concepts that are at the heart of the Six Sigma approach. A sample of tools for each step of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) framework will be introduced. You will leave the training with a copy of the “Six Sigma Memory Jogger” – a user-friendly, powerful resource tool. Bring a problem to the Workshop and learn how the Six Sigma approach and tools can help you solve it! 1.6 CEU. Tuition: $545 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, & course materials) XML107-074207 June 5-June 19 3 sessions Th 9am-4pm Lawrence Solow, President, 3-D Change,® Inc. Lawrence Solow Mr. Solow has presented at numerous President of 3-D Change,® professional conferences, including ASTD, Inc., helps organizations SHRM, SIETAR, and Project Summit. become more effective. His He has also authored Chapter 9, “A work focuses on integrating Comprehensive Approach to Organizational strategy, processes, and Learning: Total Learning Architecture” people in order to create for the book, “Learning Architectures: sustainable change. Utilizing Building Organizational and Individual his graduate degree in Organizational Learning” by Warren R. Wilhelm. Larry Communication, Six Sigma “Black was also featured on the internet radio Belt” certification and 25+ years show “Success Becomes You” on www. of change agent experience, Larry partners with clients to create customized solutions to their specific requirements. Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  2. 2. 6 Business Management Business Analysis — — IIBA Body of KnowledgeTM Organizations large and small depend on their ability to deliver value-oriented systems. Project managers recognize that improved requirements gathering and Returning analysis are key deliverables. That is why the role of the business analyst has emerged Fall 2008! as a key to unlocking the potential for project success, and why an organization – the International Institute of Business Analysis™ – has emerged to raise its level of professionalism and recognition. (See The business analyst is the bridge between those who have a business problem to solve and those who enable IT solutions. The course is designed for anyone who needs a better understanding of business analysis tasks and techniques. This includes project managers, IT staff and project team members. By taking this course, you will learn about requirements tasks, modeling techniques such as UML and context diagrams, documentation templates, validation, testing and deployment, and improving communications with developers and stakeholders. The course brings to life material in the most current Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ by the IIBA™. The course should also enable qualified business analysts to apply for IIBA certification. “This course is one of the real gems of the Continuing Studies program. The Peter Johnson, real value is not only Mr. Johnson’s CBAP excellent and wide ranging real world Peter Johnson applies over experience but the real world knowledge 20 years of experience in and experience encountered of your product marketing, classmates. The class became a great business analysis, project management and IT networking opportunity, where everyone management to the course shared and helped with career advice he developed for Business Analysts. A and even possible job opportunities. I Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM, highly recommend this class to anyone he previously worked as a consultant on wanting an introduction and overview interface design, testing and implementation for a NJ statewide case management system. of the field and study of Business In addition, he was Director of Business Analysis.” Solutions, supervising an IT development and business analyst staff and proposing —Felix Cruz enterprise strategies for a Trenton marketing firm. He currently serves as Vice President of Certification, Education, and Professional Development for the NJ chapter of IIBA. PMP Prep Online Courses PMP Certification Prep 1 Begin a well-paying career as a project manager by preparing to take--and pass--the PMP certification exam. PMP Certification Prep 2 Prepare to take--and pass--the Project Management Institute’s PMP certification exam. Tuition: $109 for each online course Expert Instructors • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction Start Dates: A new section of each course starts monthly: Apr 16-June 6, May 21-Jul 11, June 18-Aug 8, Jul 16-Sept 5, and Aug 20-Oct 10. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  3. 3. Business & Management 7 Returning Fall 2008! Certificate in Meeting & Event Planning & Management The major components of meeting and event planning will be discussed and analyzed in interactive and creative learning sessions. The 30-hour program presents information relating to the most important aspects of meeting management and will encompass articles and information from the leading industry manuals. You will develop a personal Meeting and Event Planning Manual based on the presented building block system, which will be applicable for all types of meetings and events. The course will stress the necessity of developing and implementing a clear objective for each event or meeting at the concept stage, and will offer the tools and knowledge needed to develop clear and concise strategic plans based on the objectives. The major aspects of meeting management will be presented, discussed, and developed within the building block system. You will develop the security and knowledge to tackle the major aspects of meeting planning and will be introduced to valuable outside sources of information and opportunities for personal education within the meeting planning field. The course is appropriate for those already involved in the meeting planning industry, who do not presently hold the CMP designation, and those striving to gain the knowledge and skills to enter the field. Upon successful completion of course requirements, the Certificate will provide Continuing Education Units applicable for future professional designation applications and job growth. 3.0 CEU. Joanne Joham, CMP Ms. Joham is an officially recognized study group leader for the Convention Industry Council and teaches Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) courses on a global basis. During her career, Joanne has represented and worked with international congress and convention centers, hotels, international airlines, professional congress organizers and destination management companies. She is currently the Regional Director for North America with ICCA-the International Congress and Convention Association. Business Management Online Courses • Project Management Fundamentals • Supply Chain Management Gain the skills you’ll need to succeed in the Applications fast-growing field of project management. Become more valuable to your organization by learning to improve company processes. • Project Management Applications Experienced project manager teaches you • High Speed Project Management tricks of the project management trade. Learn to deal with the realities of managing projects at supersonic speeds despite • Distribution and Logistics truncated timelines, inadequate staffing, and Management skimpy budgets. Learn how to improve your company’s distribution and logistics management activities, Tuition: $87 for any online course increase customer satisfaction, and improve Expert Instructors operational throughput. • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction • Supply Chain Management Start Dates: A new section of each course starts Fundamentals monthly: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, Jul 16, and Master the fundamentals of supply chain Aug 20. management and prepare for internationally recognized certification examinations. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  4. 4. 8 Business & Management APA’s (American Payroll Association’s) Returning Fall 2008! PayTrain College & University Program As a payroll professional, you know how important it is to maintain your company’s compliance by keeping up with changing regulations and procedures. Staying current is not only important to your company’s bottom line but also to your continued professional development. In cooperation with the American Payroll Association, the Center for Continuing Education at Mercer presents the PayTrain College & University program for payroll professionals. Comprised of two professional development courses, PayTrain Fundamentals and PayTrain Mastery, this program is designed for all levels of payroll administration. Whether you are interested in preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification exams, or are new to the industry and need to learn the basics of payroll, our courses will help you meet your goals. PayTrain Fundamentals Returning in Fall 2008! PayTrain Fundamentals teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for the FPC or CPP certification examinations. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties. These calculations are critical to successfully passing the FPC and CPP exams and are not covered in PayTrain Mastery. Topics covered in PayTrain Fundamentals include: • Payroll fundamentals • Tax reporting • Fundamentals of payroll operations • Payroll accounting • Paycheck fundamentals • Professional administration • Payroll benefits basics PayTrain Mastery Prerequisite: PayTrain Fundamentals PayTrain Mastery is a comprehensive course providing students with a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This course is ideal for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training, professional development, or CPP certification preparation. Enrollees receive live classroom instruction, textbooks, and access to interactiveonline games and applications to reinforce topics learned. Topics include: • Employee vs. Independent Contractors Returning • Payroll Tax Reporting Spring • Fair Labor Standards 2009! • Federal Taxation and Other Legislation Academy for Notaries There is a growing need for Notaries Public throughout many professions. This class will educate you on how to obtain your notary commission for the State of New Jersey. We will address topics such as what a NJ notary can do, the liabilities a notary may have, and how to earn extra money as a notary. Completion of this course will give new or renewing notaries the ability to perform their duties with less liability and more confidence. Following completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a current year membership with the New Jersey Notary Association. 0.4 CEU. Tuition and fees: $79 (includes handbook $25) XCP215-073921 June 7 1 session Sa 9:30am-1:30pm Jennie Storms, NP, CNSA Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  5. 5. Business & Management 9 Introduction to Bookkeeping Basic manual bookkeeping course that covers Tax Preparation the completion of the accounting cycle from Returning in Fall 2008! business transactions through entry into the books This course covers everything you need to know and records, posting to accounts, preparation about tax preparation for yourself—and for oth- of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, ers as a potential source of extra income. We will preparation of financial statements and closing. discuss issues including filing requirements, fil- By understanding the basics covered in this ing status, dependents, income, adjustments to hands-on workshop-style course, the student income, deduction, tax credits, and more. Upon will be better prepared for any accounting or completion, job opportunities are available for bookkeeping system, whether manual, one- qualified candidates. write or software driven. Other topics covered Michael Levine, CPA include: special journals such as the sales journal, purchase journal, cash receipts journal and cash Returning disbursements journal; cash, accounts receivable, Fall 2008! inventory and more. Textbook required. Available in college bookstore. Students should also purchase a 7-column pad (product RED45607) and a 13-column pad (product RED45613) from 4.2 CEU. Tuition: $396 XBA138-071477 Apr 29-June 6* 17 sessions Tu,Th,F 9:30am-12pm *Class will not meet May 23 Leonard Steinberg, CPA Earn Your Career Cetificate Online! Accounting Certificate Program An Online Comprehensive Career Certificate Program The Accounting Career Certificate Program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for any of a wide range of careers in accounting. This program may also provide beneficial preparation for elements of national certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Tuition: $998 (includes $148 tuition & $850 fees) (540 contact hours of instruction) • Enrollment is always open so you can start at anytime • Your textbooks, learning materials, and unlimited instructor support are included in your tuition • Certificate of Completion awarded upon program completion • 15 months to complete program To learn more, or to enroll, go to or call 609-570-3672 Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Returning in Fall 2008! Prerequisite: Two years of work experience as a bookkeeper and background in double-entry bookkeeping Offered in conjunction with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB), the Center for Continuing Studies is pleased to present the certified Bookkeeper (CB) program. By becoming a Certified Bookkeeper, you can increase your earning potential, enhance your standing as a professional and give yourself an edge in even the most competitive job market. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Certified Bookkeepers “will have the best job prospects.” Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  6. 6. 10 Business & Management Continuing Education for Accountants The Center for Continuing Studies and MCCC is registered with the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for licensed Certified Public Accountants and Public Accountants (Certification #20 CE00011900). Finance & Accounting Small Business for Nonprofits Management Series See pg. 14 for course description. See pgs. 18-19 for course descriptions. 1.2 CEU. Tuition and fees: $114 • Starting Your Own Business: Parts 1 and 2 XML152-072197 Apr 29-May 20 • Choices in Legal Formation 4 sessions Tu 6:30-9:30pm • Understanding Financial Statements Nicholas F. Caprio, CPA, MCCC Instructor • Taking on Debt for Growth: Why Borrow Money? Comprehensive QuickBooks™ • Big Dreams, Small Budgets See pg. 18 for course description. • The Marketing Plan 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $295 (tuition and • Results Oriented Marketing: fees: $142; lab fees: $153) Profit Producing Results XCA148-071543 May 5-May 12 • Recordkeeping for Small Businesses 2 sessions M 9am-5pm XCA148-074065 July 8-July 15 Total Quality Management 2 sessions Tu 9am-5pm See pg. 15 for course description. Leonard Steinberg, CPA 1.5 CEU. Tuition: $270 (includes AMA course materials) The Role Emotional Intelligence XML171-073937 July 15-Aug 12 5 sessions Tu 6:30-9:30pm Plays in Communication See pg. 11 for course description. 0.8 CEU. Tuition and fees: $76 XML186-071901 May 8-May 29 4 sessions Th 7-9pm Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant Effective Business Writing See pg. 11 for course description. 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $142 XWC117-073927 July 1-Aug 5 6 sessions Tu 6:30-9pm Ellen Benowitz, MCCC Instructor PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation Course Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Human Resources Management Association of Princeton (local SHRM affiliate chapter) offer a 13-week comprehensive review of the major disciplines within Human Resources. Designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job, the course also helps prepare participants for the Human Resource Certification Institute’s (HRCI) national examination for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Who Should Attend: Returning Fall 2008! • Human Resource Professionals looking for advancement • Middle Managers looking for a career change • Senior Managers new to the Human Resource field • Employee Benefits Directors • Managers of Employee Benefits • Directors of Training Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  7. 7. Business & Management 11 Marketing & Communications Whether you need to market your product or service, you need strategic, results-driven skills that enhance the bottom line. No matter what business you are in, communicating clearly and persuasively is a skill critical to your business success. Our wide range of courses in this series is designed to show you how to target an audience and promote your product or service for greater return on your investment. Afraid to Present in Front of an Big Dreams, Small Budgets Audience? – You don’t have to be! Effective marketing doesn’t have to cost a lot. A survey found that more people are afraid of What if you only have $1000 to spend? This public speaking than of dying! There are many workshop will present marketing strategies that reasons for this. One of the biggest is that we succeed without breaking your budget. Learn haven’t been taught specifically what to do – and how to choose the right marketing mix, where not do – when we are standing in front of a live and when to spend money, and how to maximize audience. In this 6-hour workshop, participants your budget with no-cost, low-cost, high-impact will be provided with specific “do’s and don’ts” strategies that will boost your bottom line. regarding what to do with their feet, voice, eyes, 0.3 CEU. Tuition and fees: $40 and hands. Tips will also be provided on the best XMS102-073925 June 23 ways to answer questions – including when you 1 session M 6-9pm don’t know the answer! Practice these new skills Ellen Silverman, MCCC Instructor under the guidance of an experienced instructor and public speaker. The Marketing Plan 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $195 (includes Jump starting a new business or improving the breakfast, lunch & instructional materials) profitability of an existing one requires a well XCP265-071505 May 1 thought out Marketing Plan. This course will 1 session Th 9am-4pm show you how to compose a simplified, step-by- Lawrence Solow, step plan that will guide your business to success. President, 3-D Change®, Inc. Students will learn how to identify and locate customers, position a business properly, and Don’t Waste Your Time determine proper pricing strategies and budgets. In addition, the course will review successful in Meetings! sales techniques, how to locate “hidden” markets, Ever left a meeting saying, “what a waste of and how to win back lost clients. Also addressed time”? If so, attend this 4-hour workshop. will be advertising, direct mail and publicity Participants will learn about the factors that techniques, as well as promoting your website on contribute to wasted time in meetings and what and off the web. they can do to minimize or eliminate them. 0.3 CEU. Tuition and fees: $40 They will also learn about the “meeting tornado XMS800-073926 June 25 tube” and its implications for effective meetings. 1 session W 6:30-9:30pm Whether you plan and lead meetings, or simply Martin Mosho, MCCC Instructor participate in them, this workshop promises to be a great use of your time! 0.4 CEU. Tuition and fees: $95 (includes Effective Business Writing Learn how to write more effective letters, memos continental breakfast & instructional materials) and e-mail messages concisely and effectively. XCP266-071506 May 8 Practice how to organize your thoughts, deal 1 session Th 9am-1pm with writer’s block, and proofread accurately. Lawrence Solow, Participate in a refresher on grammar and President, 3-D Change®, Inc. punctuation basics. Exercises, discussions, and critiques will show you how to project a The Role Emotional Intelligence positive and professional image in your written Plays in Communication communications. A grammar review including Understanding emotional intelligence can combining and streamlining sentences will be empower you to work more successfully with included. Textbook required. Available in others. This course will provide the opportunity college bookstore. to answer the following questions: What is 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $142 emotional intelligence? How can you develop XWC117-073927 July 1-Aug 5 yours? How can emotional intelligence improve 6 sessions Tu 6:30-9pm relationships when working with others? Ellen Benowitz, MCCC Instructor 0.8 CEU. Tuition and fees: $76 XML186-071901 May 8-May 29 4 sessions Th 7-9pm Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  8. 8. 12 Business & Management Grammar for Grownups Results Oriented Marketing: Since writing clearly and correctly is a necessity Profit Producing Results for success in any field, this course is aimed There’s a method to marketing that results in at individuals who need a better command of increased sales and profits. There are tactics, grammar and punctuation skills. It’s chock tools and techniques that can make the difference full of relevant exercises in topics such between success and failure in marketing. If you as verb-subject agreement, pronouns, commas, know you’ve got a great product or service but semicolons, apostrophes, quotation marks, your prospects aren’t getting the message and your hyphens, fragments, run-ons, etc. If you have bottom line is bottoming out, this course will teach long forgotten these essential language skills, you how to get seen, heard and noticed. Find out this course is a perfect “pick-me-up”! what works and what doesn’t. Understand the 1.0 CEU. Tuition and fees: $95 Marketing Process and the Creative Process and XWC110-073928 July 17-Aug 7 learn how to succeed in an increasingly competitive 4 sessions Th 6:30-9pm marketplace. Ozana Castellano, MCCC Instructor/ 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $80 Communications Specialist XMS106-073929 July 21-July 28 2 sessions M 6-9pm Ellen Silverman, MCCC Instructor Courses for Non-Native American Speakers Workplace Communication ESL (English as a Second Language) Skills for Non-Native Speakers Writing & Speaking Skills Better English skills equal better workplace If you are a non-native English speaker who opportunities. If you want to improve how you wants to improve your overall written and spoken communicate with your bosses, co-workers, communication abilities, this course is for you. Major customers, clients, guests, patients, etc.….then topics will include a variety of grammatical concepts, this course will help you do just that! Through sentence structure, pronunciation, and idioms. role playing, discussions, and written exercises, 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $142 you will learn to improve your speaking and XES601-073923 July 8-Aug 12 listening skills, increase your vocabulary, and 6 sessions Tu 6:30-9pm understand the meaning of many everyday Ozana Castellano, MCCC Instructor/ idioms. Course includes guest speakers (past Communications Specialist students) who have gotten jobs, raises, and promotions once they improved their workplace Grammar for ESL (Online Course) communication skills. If English is your second language and you’re 2.0 CEU. Tuition and fees: $160 headed for college, you will find this class to XES602-074085 June 2-Aug 4 be very valuable. This course will provide you 10 sessions M 6-8pm with an in-depth analysis of English grammar Marge Archer, MCCC Instructor and structure so that you will be more prepared Communications Specialist to succeed in any class taught in English. Pronouncing American English Writing for ESL (Online Course) Is English not your first language? Does your Would you like to learn how to write more accent reduce your communication effectiveness effectively? Many ESL learners have excellent on the job, in school, or in social situations? training and skills in their native languages but Improve your knowledge of American English find their academic or career progress slowed by as it is spoken, with instruction in the sounds, the challenges of writing in English. This course intonation and stress patterns, individual and will take you through each step of the writing group presentations. Prerequisite: ability to read process, showing you how to generate, focus, and a newspaper in English. Bring to every class: a develop your ideas. A thorough grammar review small mirror, the two required manuals and tape will also help you refine and perfect your writing. set which are available in the college bookstore. By the end of this course, you will be able to 2.0 CEU. Tuition and fees: $190 produce writing that is clear, logical, cohesive, XES600-073922 June 4-Aug 6 and free of grammatical and punctuation errors. 10 sessions W 7:30-9:30pm Tuition: $87 for each online course JoAnn Ficca, M. Ed., CCC-SLP, Expert Instructors Speech-Language Specialist • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction Start Dates: A new section of each course starts monthly: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  9. 9. Business & Management 13 Real Estate Please note: You must be 18 years of age, have the equivalent of a high school education, and complete the state required 75-hour course before you can apply for a NJ State Real Estate Salesperson’s License. A criminal background check is required by the State of New Jersey prior to licensing. Real Estate Pre-Licensing Real Estate State Exam Considering a career change? Licensed Real Preparation Estate Salespersons are often found in Real No prerequisite, but recommended for real estate Estate Offices, Lending Institutions, Property students who either are taking or challenging Management Firms, Appraisal Companies, the NJ State Real Estate Licensing Exams. This Insurance Companies, Home Development concentrated program will facilitate a higher companies and other industry related businesses. confidence level of the pre-licensing applicant in An exciting career opportunity awaits. This course passing the New Jersey State Real Estate Salesperson includes State real estate law, mortgages, sales Exam. In the morning, we will integrate memory agreements, deeds, math, title closings, property and understanding of terminology, title, ownership interests, rights, liens and a very comprehensive interests, contracts, agency relationships and more. study of today’s real estate disclosure regulations. The student will review difficult test questions All study and practice materials--including a final and a concise methodology of choosing the right exam--serve to prepare each student to pass the answers. In the afternoon, we will focus on math NJ State Exam. Upon successful completion of using easy real estate related terminology, uniform this course, each student will receive a candidate methodology, and common sense techniques. This guide and certificate to apply for registration to math review is intended to increase the confidence take the NJ Real Estate Salesperson Exam. Please level of the pre-licensing student in real estate pick up the textbook at Conference Center math for the New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson Registration Desk prior to Friday, June 6. or Broker State Exam. Student should bring a 7.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $490 (includes book fee $40) calculator to class. All necessary materials will XCP280-073930 June 7-Aug 16* be provided in class. 10 sessions Sa 8:30am-4pm 0.7 CEU. Tuition and fees: $115 (includes $35 *Class will not meet July 5 tuition & $80 fees) Loretta Smith, MCCC Instructor XCP284-071510 Apr 26 1 session Sa 9am-4:30pm XCP284-073931 Aug 30 1 session Sa 9am-4:30pm Loretta Smith, MCCC Instructor Nonprofit Leadership & Management The Nonprofit Leadership and Management series provides relevant leadership and management topics of critical value to nonprofit organizations. The program is packed with practical techniques necessary for agency survival in the new millennium. Workshops are oriented to the needs of staff, program administrators, executive directors, board members, philanthropists, volunteers, and those interested in employment in nonprofit agencies. Certificate in Nonprofit Management This certificate requires the following six core courses and a minimum of 20 elective course hours. Individual courses may be taken on a non-certificate basis. Upon completion of all the requirements for the certificate, please contact our office at (609) 570-3311 for a certificate. Core courses: Elective courses: • Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management • Grantwriting Essentials (Summer 2008) (Spring 2009) • Courses in AMA Certificates • Finance & Accounting for Nonprofit • Courses in Marketing and Communications (Spring 2009) (pp. 11-12) • Essentials of Fundraising • The Role Emotional Intelligence Plays in (Fall 2008) Communication • Management Skills for Nonprofits • Accounting and Tax Update for Nonprofits (Fall 2008) • Bookkeeping for Nonprofits • Human Resource Development for Nonprofit • Faith-Based Community Development (Fall 2008) • Using Digital Media and the Internet to • Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits Market Your Organization (Fall 2008) • Volunteer Management Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  10. 10. 14 Business & Management Finance & Accounting Using Digital Media and for Nonprofits the Internet To Market Your Finances, fundraising, and the effective use of Organization the board are key issues for the survival of the With the proliferation and success of YouTube, nonprofit. Topics include developing a budget, BlipTV, VideoEgg, FaceBook, MySpace and accounting procedures, overview of fundraising, other video sharing and social networking sites, event planning, individual solicitation, capital users’ experience on the Internet has evolved campaigns, and endowments. from doing simple searches and research to 1.2 CEU. Tuition and fees: $114 connecting authentically with other web users, XML152-072197 Apr 29-May 20 uploading user generated videos and watching 4 sessions Tu 6:30-9:30pm high quality media, video and entertainment. Nicholas F. Caprio, CPA, MCCC Instructor More companies are using affordable digital video on their websites and social networking The Role Emotional Intelligence sites to connect, attract and educate web users Plays in Communication about their businesses. In this course, you’ll See pg. 11 for course description. learn about digital technology and media and 0.8 CEU. Tuition and fees: $76 how to best utilize them to market and grow your XML186-071901 May 8-May 29 organization or business. 4 sessions Th 7-9pm 0.75 CEU. Tuition and fees: $71 Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant XCP222-073934 July 14-July 28 3 sessions M 6:30-9pm Ann-Marie McHugh Grantwriting Essentials This workshop will acquaint and equip Returning prospective or novice grant seekers with the Fall 2008 skills and tools they need to research, prepare and Faith-Based submit effective and competitive proposals for funding from a variety of grantmakers. Topics Community Development to be covered will include: the anatomy of a grant; hallmarks of a successful grant; prospect Capacity-building of social service nonprofit research, including Internet and print resources; organizations has become a critical element individuals, foundations, corporations and in today’s society, both nationally and locally. government entities as grantmakers; building There is increasing reliance on faith-based a case for your cause; assembling a proposal- organizations to provide a number of social writing “tool kit”; building relationships with and community development services such as funders and collaborators; the importance ensuring access to child care, affordable housing, of building evaluation into your proposals; health care, and human capital development— understanding the importance of sustainability; particularly for those in low-to-moderate income and follow-up with and cultivation of funders. groups across the country. The learning modules Hands-on group and individual exercises will in this course focus on program planning and allow students to apply what they are learning. financing capabilities of houses of worship Ample opportunities for group participation, or their separately incorporated nonprofit discussion, and Q & A’s. organizations. The class will also feature guest 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $142 speakers with professional expertise in various XCP264-073932 May 14-June 18 community development services. 6 sessions W 6:30-9pm 2.7 CEU. Judith Arnold and Claire Walton, / J F Arnold Group Volunteer Management This course will focus on the 3 R’s of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition. Participants will have an opportunity to examine best practices and develop strategies that will work for their program. Specifically, the course will address creating motivating volunteer jobs, recruiting the right volunteers, interviewing, orientation, supervising for maximum performance, volunteer/staff relations, retention, and recognition. 0.8 CEU. Tuition and fees: $76 XCP221-073933 May 19-June 16* 4 sessions M 7-9pm *Class will not meet May 26 Marge Smith Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  11. 11. Business & Management 15 American Management Association University Certificate Programs Continuing Studies at Mercer and the American Management Association (AMA) have developed a multi-course curriculum to meet the unique needs of working professionals who want to learn state-of-the-art management skills. These courses are designed to help you become more effective in your present position and better prepared for advancement opportunities. AMA courses are nationally recognized for their comprehensiveness and value. Our instructors use AMA textbooks as the foundation and draw on their own expertise and experience to present material in the most timely and relevant manner. American Management Association University Certificate in Project Management This Certificate in the Project Management Program is designed to equip you with required skills necessary in setting up project plans, scheduling work and monitoring progress in order to achieve desired project goals and results. Individual courses may be taken on a non- certificate basis. To earn the certificate, you must satisfactorily complete four core courses in your chosen area of study in addition to two other AMA or elective courses. Courses can be taken in any order. Upon completion of the requirements of the certificate, please contact our office at (609) 570-3311 for your certificate. Individual courses may be taken on a non-certificate basis. Core courses: • Successful Project Management • Total Quality Management • Successful Negotiating (Fall 2008) • Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers (Fall 2008) Successful Project Management Total Quality Management The objective of the course is to develop skills This course is a guided tour along the road to to manage projects using planning, tracking, Total Quality Management (TQM). It reviews monitoring, and control techniques. After the the history of quality and examines the wide course, students will learn to use a Work Breakdown variety of philosophies, concepts and techniques Structure to scope out projects; allocate resources for managing, controlling, and improving effectively using resource loading and leveling quality. Finally, the course takes a “walking charts; and use project management software. tour” of recent winners of the Malcolm Baldridge 1.8 CEU. Tuition: $300 (includes AMA course National Quality award. materials: $95) 1.5 CEU. Tuition: $270 (includes AMA course XML170-073936 May 27-July 1 materials) 6 sessions Tu 6:30-9:30pm XML171-073937 July 15-Aug 12 James Moore, MCCC Instructor 5 sessions Tu 6:30-9:30pm Online Courses Total Quality Fundamentals Learn the basics of total quality management. Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications Learn to apply the elements and methods of Six Sigma to achieve the highest possible quality. Tuition: $87 for each online course Expert Instructors • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction Start Dates: A new section of each course starts monthly: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  12. 12. 16 Business & Management American Management Association University Certificate in Management This certificate provides the basic know-how designed to help you meet current challenges in a changing environment. Learn how to motivate your team when budgets are tight and staffs are reduced and how to help your team take on new responsibilities as you adjust to your new leadership responsibilities. To earn the certificate, you must satisfactorily complete four core courses in your chosen area of study in addition to two other AMA courses. Courses can be taken in any order. Upon completion of the requirements of the certificate, please contact our office at (609) 570-3311 for your certificate. Individual courses may be taken on a non-certificate basis. Core courses: • Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals (Fall 2008) • Leadership Skills for Managers • Delegating for Business Success (Fall 2008) • How to Manage Conflicts in the Organization Leadership Skills for Managers How to Manage Conflicts Managing in today’s dynamic, diverse work-place in the Organization demands a new type of leadership. The new leaders This course will equip you with the strategies, must be visionaries, change agents, coaches, and tactics and insights you need to gain control of tough empowerers. This course enables you to gain the conflict situations. You’ll discover how to spot skills necessary to fulfill this challenging, changing potential interpersonal conflicts – and defuse them and rewarding leadership role. before they flare up. You’ll understand how, when, 1.5 CEU. Tuition: $270 (includes AMA course where and why to apply the five favored conflict- materials: $95) resolution approaches, and you’ll develop the insight XML181-073935 May 28-June 25 and intuition you need to make them work. 5 sessions W 6:30-9:30pm 1.5 CEU. Tuition: $270 (includes AMA course Richard Finger, MCCC Instructor materials: $95) XML183-073938 July 9-Aug 6 5 sessions W 6:30-9:30pm Iona Harding, MCCC Instructor Communicating Like a Leader - Online Course Learn to become a great communicator, improving your chances for professional success. Tuition: $87 Expert Instructors • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction Start Dates: A new section of each course starts monthly: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  13. 13. Business & Management 17 American Management Association University Certificate in Human Resources This certificate program is designed for professionals who are seeking a comprehensive overview of human resources. Whether you are a new HR professional, HR specialist who has limited general experience or a professional who wants to learn more about the human resources function, you will find this program beneficial to your professional advancement. To earn the certificate, you must satisfactorily complete four core courses in your chosen area of study in addition to two other AMA or elective courses. Courses can be taken in any order. Please contact our office at (609) 570-3311 for a certificate. Individual courses may be taken on a non-certificate basis. Core courses: • Fundamentals of Human Resources • Fair, Square and Legal: A Manager’s Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing, and Firing Practices • Compensation: Effective Reward Programs (Fall 2008) • Performance Management (Fall 2008) Fundamentals of Human Fair, Square and Legal: A Resources Manager’s Guide to Safe Hiring, Fundamentals of Human Resources is a Managing, & Firing Practices comprehensive guide to the productive Do you know what to do to protect your business, management of human resources. It will enable your employees and yourself from legal liability? you to develop an effective human resources Can you defend your actions, or those of your plan for your company, based on the needs of employees, if you do end up in court? Staying your organization. out of trouble is a matter of being prepared. And 1.5 CEU. Tuition: $270 (includes AMA course that’s exactly what you’ll learn in Fair, Square materials) and Legal: clear, unambiguous, step-by-step XCP200-074333 May 29-June 26 methods of documentation, compliance, and 5 sessions Th 6:30-9:30pm prevention for every business-related action that Richard Finger, MCCC Instructor can raise legal liability. 1.5 CEU. Tuition: $270 (includes AMA course materials: $95) XCP201-073940 July 10-Aug 7 5 sessions Th 6:30-9:30pm Steven Berlin, MCCC Instructor Online Courses Employment Law Fundamentals Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees. Learn the difference between an employee and an independent contractor; the basic types of employee benefits; effective hiring, evaluation, and termination procedures; methods to resolve employment disputes in and out of court; discrimination and union laws; and workplace safety rules. This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) a supervisor, manager, or human resources professional. Understanding the Human Resources Function This course is designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. Tuition: $87 for each online course Expert Instructors • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction Start Dates: A new section of each course starts monthly: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  14. 14. 18 Business & Management Small Business Management Mercer County Community College is pleased to present these Small Business Management courses designed for small business owners, as well as for those planning to start a business. This series of courses will take you through the steps required to create a winning business plan and guide your business idea into a successful reality. You will learn to: • Start and manage your own business • Organize your business finances Certificate in Small • Market your product or service • Plan for future growth Business Management To earn the certificate, you must take four (4) • Use technology to advance your business core and four (4) elective courses listed below: Who should attend: • Small business owners Core courses: • Prospective small business owners • Starting Your Own Business: • Consultants The Business Plan, parts 1 and 2 • Those involved in banking, accounting • Choices in Legal Formation and other business services • The Marketing Plan Starting Your Own Business: • Recordkeeping for Small Businesses Parts 1 and 2 Elective courses: Planning to start your own business? Learn (Several electives are offered each semester) the key elements for small business success • Taking on Debt for Growth: including funding, marketing, financial Why Borrow Money? management and legal factors. Focus on how • Results Oriented Marketing: Profit to bring these elements together to develop a Producing Results business plan. This two-part course will take • Understanding Financial Statements students through the steps required to actually • Quickbooks Comprehensive create a winning business plan. Part one is a • E-Commerce Basics prerequisite for part two. • Big Dreams, Small Budgets • Marketing with a Guerrilla Mindset Part 1 – Starting Your Own (Fall 2008) Business • Marketing Communications Writing Learn the creative approach principles that lead to small business success, and begin to develop a business growth pattern plan. Comprehensive QuickBooks™ Prerequisite: Knowledge of accounting and 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $80 Windows XBA802-073941 May 21-May 28 This course is a combination of Introduction and 2 sessions W 6-9pm Intermediate QuickBooks featuring: entering Jerry Rovner, MCCC Instructor and paying bills, using credit cards/ other asset Part 2 – Writing the Business and liability accounts, tracking and paying sales tax, payroll, estimating, time tracking and job Plan costing. Textbook required. Available in college Prerequisite: Part 1 - Starting Your Own bookstore. Business 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $295 (tuition and The details of putting your business plan together fees: $142; lab fees: $153) are presented. Also, franchising, how to do more XCA148-071543 May 5-May 12 with less capital, and case studies highlighting 2 sessions M 9am-5pm the do’s and don’ts of business planning are XCA148-074065 July 8-July 15 covered. 2 sessions Tu 9am-5pm 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $80 Leonard Steinberg, CPA XBA804-073942 June 4-June 11 2 sessions W 6-9pm Jerry Rovner, MCCC Instructor Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  15. 15. Business & Management 19 Choices in Legal Formation The Self Employment Examine the elements of each legal form for your business. Learn the difference between sole Assistance (SEA) Program proprietorship, partnership, S and C corporations An intensive 6-week, 60 hour, daytime train- and the widely used LLC. An industry expert ing program for those who would like to start will guide you through some of the initial legal their own business. Topics include: Develop- ing Business and Marketing Plans, Taxes, Re- considerations for your business and tell you how to cord Keeping, and Legal Formation. Classes make the most of your professional advisory team begin periodically. Courses can be applied to (attorneys, accountants and business consultants). the Small Business Management Certificate. 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $79 Call 609-570-3530 for information. XBA803-074391 June 10-June 17 Tuition and fees: $900. 2 sessions Tu 6-9pm David Cargille, LLB Note: If you are currently collecting unemployment benefits, call your local One-Stop Center regarding financial assistance and eligibility. Understanding Financial Statements The Marketing Plan Learn to enhance and clarify your bottom line. Jump starting a new business or improving the Topics include: spreadsheets, understanding revenue profitability of an existing one requires a well thought and expense, structure and relationships, meaningful out Marketing Plan. This course will show you how to forecasts and projections, balance sheets and more. compose a simplified, step-by-step plan that will guide 0.3 CEU Tuition and fees: $40. your business to success. Students will learn how to XBA831-073943 June 3 identify and locate customers, position a business 1 session Tu 6:30-9:30pm properly, and determine proper pricing strategies and Carla Fallone, MBA budgets. In addition, the course will review successful sales techniques, how to locate “hidden” markets, and Taking on Debt for Growth: how to win back lost clients. Also addressed will be Why Borrow Money? advertising, direct mail and publicity techniques, as Having sufficient capital in your business is a key well as promoting your website on and off the web to achieving operating success. Learn about the 0.3 CEU. Tuition and fees: $40 most popular loans and negotiation techniques to XMS800-073926 June 25 get better deals and learn when it is appropriate to 1 session W 6:30-9:30pm take on debt. Find out why one lender will reject Martin Mosho, MCCC Instructor your application while another will accept it, and develop ways to anticipate what your lender will Results Oriented Marketing: require from you. Measure the true cost of a loan, Profit Producing Results including those hidden charges. There’s a method to marketing that results in 0.3 CEU. Tuition and fees: $40 increased sales and profits. There are tactics, tools XBA839-073944 June 10 and techniques that can make the difference between 1 session Tu 6:30-9:30pm success and failure in marketing. If you know you’ve Carla Fallone, MBA got a great product or service but your prospects aren’t getting the message and your bottom line is Recordkeeping for Small Businesses bottoming out, this course will teach you how to get Information systems is the term used for seen, heard and noticed. Find out what works and financial and accounting systems for good what doesn’t. Understand the Marketing Process reason. Small business owners need current and and the Creative Process and learn how to succeed in accurate information to make effective business an increasingly competitive marketplace. decisions. Learn how to choose financial and 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $80 accounting systems that meet federal and state tax XMS106-073929 July 21-July 28 requirements that are cost efficient and provide 2 sessions M 6-9pm useful business information. Ellen Silverman, MCCC Instructor 0.6 CEU. Tuition and fees: $80 XBA836-074068 June 16-June 17 Small Business Counseling 2 sessions M,Tu 6:30-9:30pm Jacqueline Sanders, MCCC Instructor Now Available at MCCC! The Small Business Development Center of The College of New Jersey, funded by the US Big Dreams, Small Budgets Small Business Administration and NJ Com- See pg. 11 for course description. merce Commission, offers one-to-one confi- 0.3 CEU. Tuition and fees: $40 dential and group counseling (at no charge) by XMS102-073925 June 23 specialists and private industry consultants in 1 session M 6-9pm areas of finance, marketing, strategic planning, Ellen Silverman, MCCC Instructor business plan development, Internet related is- sues, government procurement, and sales. To schedule your free one-to-one counseling appointment at Mercer, call 609-570-3530. Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  16. 16. 20 Business & Management Career Transition Opportunities & Test Preps Introduction to Bookkeeping Graduate Management See pg. 9 for course description. Admittance Test (GMAT) Review 4.2 CEU. Tuition: $396 The GMAT Review will acquaint students XBA138-071477 Apr 29-June 6* with the questions on the GMAT. Classes will 17 sessions Tu,Th,F 9:30am-12pm be equally divided between the verbal ability *Class will not meet May 23 and the quantitative ability tests, with special Leonard Steinberg, CPA emphasis on the critical reasoning and analytical writing portions. Students will be taught test Praxis 2 taking procedures that will help them achieve Prep Course Review for the Elementary their highest potential. Education Content Knowledge Examination 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $240 (includes The Praxis 2 is designed to test your knowledge of workbook, $80 tuition & $160 fees) An additional Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and $15 book shipping charge will be applied if Science. A passing score is required to become registration is received after May 30. certified as an elementary school teacher in New XAS104-073948 June 12-July 24 Jersey. If your knowledge of these topics is a little 6 sessions Th 7:10-9:40pm rusty, join our class and brush up on your content *Class will not meet July 3 Area Enterprises Educational Consultant, knowledge. Also learn the layout of the test, as MCCC Instructor well as test-taking strategies which will help maximize your score. Obtain textbook online; Starting an E-Bay Business Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Are you ready to turn your unwanted attic Study Guide by ETS; ISBN: 0-886-85241-2. and basement items into profit? This program 2.0 CEU. Tuition and fees: $190 includes an explanation of eBay and PAYPAL XAS107-073945 May 8-June 26 fees, how to determine the value of items being 8 sessions Th 7-9:30pm sold, what categories are most successful, Julia Larkin, MA., Education Consultant strategies for writing copy and taking photos, pros and cons of “drop shipping,” and how to Academy for Notaries ship items from home. The course is presented in See pg. 8 for course description. PowerPoint with live access to eBay. 0.4 CEU. Tuition and fees: $79 (includes 0.9 CEU. Tuition: $129 handbook $25) XBA128-073949 July 8-July 22 XCP215-073921 June 7 3 sessions Tu 6-9pm 1 session Sa 9:30am-1:30pm Lorraine Sexton, MCCC Instructor Jennie Storms, NP, CNSA Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Review The GRE Review will familiarize students with the questions asked on the GRE. Classes will be equally divided between verbal ability and quantitative ability portions of the test. Students will practice with typical questions asked on the GRE, and learn test-taking procedures that will increase their skills and confidence for maximum success. 1.5 CEU. Tuition and fees: $240 (includes workbook, $80 tuition & $160 fees) An additional $15 book shipping charge will be applied if registration is received after May 30. XAS102-073947 June 10-July 15 6 sessions Tu 7:10-9:40pm Area Enterprises Educational Consultant, MCCC Instructor Transitions C.A.R.E. (Classes for Adults See pg. 47 for details on Information Session for Returning to Education) people in transition. Reading and Writing Preparation Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 5:30 - 7:30pm Math Preparation I Math Preparation II (Algebra) Conquering Test Anxiety See pg. 48 for course descriptions. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!
  17. 17. Business & Management 21 Certified Security Officer Prerequisite: Must be 18 years of age or older, must produce a valid photo ID with a valid expiration date or an expired New Jersey photo driver’s license in combination with a current non-photo driver’s license. In order to apply for a valid temporary certificate of registration (TCR) as a security officer, please bring $75 in cash or a credit card to the first day of the class. The newly enacted New Jersey Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) now requires a person seeking to be employed as, or perform the functions and activities of, a security officer, to complete a 24 hour course of instruction and pass an examination. This course of instruction must be taught by a NJSP certified security officer instructor. The instructors will prepare the students for the examination by providing a minimum of two hours of instruction in each of the following areas: Homeland Security/Counter Terrorism, communications/emergency response, theft prevention, use of force, detention of suspects, ethics and professional conduct, first aid/CPR/AED. This course of instruction will provide a broad spectrum of instruction with a varied application to include: stress management, report writing, document fraud and crime prevention. In just 3 days we will provide you with the mandated education and training to become a certified NJ Security Officer. Instructors: ICS Security Solutions is comprised of a staff of certified instructors that have over 40 years of experience in the law enforcement, military and security related fields. ICS’ training along with thousands of hours of classroom and field instruction guarantees an exceptional training experience for each student in attendance. ICS Security Solutions provides an educational and interactive classroom setting, while meeting all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey. 2.4 CEU. Tuition and fees: $175 XCP100-074066 May 31, June 1, 7 3 sessions Sa, Su, Sa 9am-5pm XCP100-074067 Aug 2, 3, 9 3 sessions Sa, Su, Sa 9am-5pm Mike’s K-9 Service, LLC Test Prep Online Courses • LSAT Preparation - Course 1 Law school entrance procedures, law school survival techniques, test-taking techniques, analytical reasoning, and drafting diagrams are discussed in Course 1 of this two-course series. • LSAT Preparation - Course 2 Reading comprehension, logical reasoning, techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations of correct answers, and proven approaches for selecting the correct answer are discussed in Course 2 of this two-course series. • SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1 Master the reading, writing, English, and science questions on the ACT and new SAT. • SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2 Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT. Tuition: $87 for any online course Expert Instructors • 24-Hour Access • 6-Weeks of Instruction Start Dates: A new section of each course starts monthly: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20. To learn more, or to enroll, go to Phone: 609.570.3311 Fax: 609.570.3883
  18. 18. 48 Personal Development C.A.R.E. (Classes for Adults Returning to Education) Are you over 25? Math Preparation I • thinking about returning to college, This course will cover basic operations (addition, full or part-time? subtraction, multiplication and division) as • a single parent or with dependents other applied to fractions, decimals, ratios and than a spouse? percentages. Special emphasis will be placed on • financially independent of your parents? solving word problems. • working full time? Tuition: $65 • likely to be older than your classmates? XPE231-074079 June 2-June 23 4 sessions M 6-8pm If you have answered yes to any of these Rosemary Brandolini, MCCC Faculty questions then. . . . . Congratulations! You qualify as an adult learner Math Preparation II (Algebra) and can take advantage of our C.A.R.E. program This course is a review of the fundamentals (Classes for Adults Returning to Education). of Algebra. Topics will include exponents, Designed with you in mind, these classes polynomials, factoring, first degree equations, will prepare you for the Accuplacer college quadratic equations and rational numbers. placement tests, in a relaxed, stress-free and Tuition: $65 friendly atmosphere. XPE235-074080 July 2-July 23 4 sessions W 6-8pm Reading and Writing Rosemary Brandolini, MCCC Faculty Preparation Enhance your reading and writing abilities to Conquering Test Anxiety prepare for the College Skills Placement Test. Review, relax, reiterate. Control your anxiety to Beginning with a review of fundamental reading maximize success in testing situations. Students skills, this class will help you develop successful will be offered an opportunity for hands-on strategies for understanding and interpreting practice with the College Skills Placement Test college level texts. while using relaxation techniques. Tuition : $65 Tuition: $28 XPE230-074078 June 4-June 25 XPE232-074081 July 21-July 28 4 sessions W 6-8pm 2 sessions M 6-8pm Dr. JoAnne Craig, MCCC Faculty Child Care & Parenting Guiding Kids on the Internet Work the Web with your kids! This essential Online Courses course for teachers, leaders, and parents will give you the confidence you need for helping Enhancing Language children get the best from the Internet. Development in Childhood Follow your child’s lead and have fun while Tuition: $87 for each online course enhancing language development! In this fun Expert Instructors and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, • 24-Hour Access and caregivers, you will discover how children • 6-Weeks of Instruction learn to process language and how they Start Dates: A new section of each course become proficient speakers and thinkers. This starts monthly: Apr 16, May 21, course will help you enrich your child’s life by June 18, Jul 16, and Aug 20. stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age- To learn more, or to enroll, go to appropriate, and natural way. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course start date. Avoid the $10 late fee... Register Early!