County College of Morris (CCM) has an impressive lineup of new and existing noncredit programs to assist individuals with enhancing their professional skills for career success. Classes begin in early September with registration now taking place. All the details on this fall’s programs can be found in the Fall Continuing Education brochure located at https://tinyurl.com/pucvf7p.
Information sessions also will be held on Thurs., Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. There will be individual sessions for 11 different programs; and Admissions counselors will be on hand to assist those interested in pursuing a for-credit degree. See the Fall Continuing Education brochure for the location of each session and additional details.
New for this fall, CCM has teamed up with the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) to upgrade its Medical Billing and Coding program. Now graduates will qualify to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Coders exam – the industry accepted initial certification for employment. Adding to CCM’s entry-level healthcare programs, the college will be offering the New Jersey Board of Nursing approved Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide course. In just four weeks, students can begin working in the healthcare field.
Additionally, CCM is expanding training programs in one of the fastest growing health fields, addictions counseling, with the Chemical Dependency Associate, Peer Recovery Support Certificate. This course is designed for people already working in the field who lack certification. Best of all, the training hours can all be used toward the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor program.
Another new program is the Toastmasters Basic Business Communications course to help participants gain the confidence to give high-quality, engaging presentations, along with developing basic meeting management, critical thinking and listening skills. Also being offered is the Non-Profit Fundraising Essentials Certificate to help individuals working with nonprofit organizations to create an effective annual fundraising plan and program.
In addition, CCM once again is offering the alternate route to teaching program, known as New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ). This fall, the college is offering the Stage II course for the first time in several years after adding back Stage I training last year. Stage I will be offered again in the spring. And the Introduction to Teaching: 24-Hours Component course will be offered in September, January and June. NPTNJ is best for people interested in K-five, six through twelve subject matter and special education licenses. For more information on this program, visit www.ccm.edu/businesscommunity and www.nptnj.org.
Returning programs include an array of healthcare professional certifications, basic and advanced PC skills courses, New Jersey construction official courses, a full complement of business skills certificates and much more. CCM is a rich resource for Morris County residents. Be sure to take a look at the Fall Continuing Education brochure at https://tinyurl.com/pucvf7p to learn about all that is being offered.