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  • Professional development is an investment in your future, and NJCU offers a number of career courses to help you get ahead in your field. Whether you are exploring a new career path or changing directions within your field, our career preparation programs will get you started.

    Explore NJCU Career Development Options

    The Office of Continuing Education offers several career preparation programs, including: 

    Browse our course offerings below for course descriptions, costs, and registration deadlines, or download our brochure.


     Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Program

     
    Courses offered through this program are applicable towards certification as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. New Jersey City University issues a certificate stating the study hours completed for each course. For information on certification requirements, visit its website at www.certbd.com.

    C406/3170 - Biomedical and Sociocultural Family Education Approval# 82014C406
    This course provides an assessment of both biomedical and sociocultural factors and how they relate to the client, including providing relevant education to the family, through formal and informal processes, and introducing information which supports the recovery process. Students will gather and maintain all relevant information pertaining to the client’s biomedical condition and consider a sociocultural factors related to the client.
    Saturday, April 26
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Susheel Abraham, ICADC, CADC, CJC, Substance Abuse Evaluator, Criminal Division, Superior Court of New Jersey
    Registration Deadline: April 17

    C105/3172 - Pharmacology and Physiology Approval# 82014C105
    This course will define the meaning of psychopharmacology Students will be able to identify the major structural and functional units of the brain, identify the major neurotransmitters within the nervous system and be able to explain the mechanism of action
    of neurotransmitters within the CNS. Students will define the meaning of half-life, therapeutic dose, effective and lethal dose, distinguish between tolerance and withdrawal, distinguish between fat and water solubility and describe effects of various drugs of abuse on the major physiological body systems.
    Saturday, May 3
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Susheel Abraham, ICADC, CADC, CJC, Substance Abuse Evaluator, Criminal Division, Superior Court of New Jersey
    Registration Deadline: April 26
     

     Certified Pharmacy Technician Program

    NCD194/3070 - Certified Pharmacy Technician Program
    This 36-hour course prepares students to both work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in either a hospital or retail setting and for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Certified pharmacy technicians are responsible
    for many of the technical and administrative duties related to drug dispensing that were previously performed only by licensed pharmacists. Course topics will include medical terminology, prescription interpretation, basic calculations, and dosage forms. A 23% increase in the number of retail prescriptions over the past five years has led to a greater demand for pharmacy technicians.
    Saturdays, February 22 through March 29
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $795.00
    Instructor: STEPSCORP
    Registration Deadline: February 15

    Certified Electronic Health Records Technician(CEHRS)

    NCD338/3122 - Certified Electronic Health Records Technician (CEHRS) 
    Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate understanding of the reasons for which the integration of technology into healthcare is necessary; demonstrate skill and competence in the operation of the EHR, as well as compliance with clinical standards; demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts
    in health data management along with an understanding of the importance of proper database management in a healthcare setting; define and understand privacy, confidentiality, and security in healthcare and the relationship to the electronic health record and health information management; understand appropriate electronic means of communications with patients, particularly the use of mobile and wireless communication in healthcare (Fax, mobile phone, and e-mail); demonstrate knowledge of basic medical terminology as it applies in the health care setting; understand that office skills and the ability to perform basic office functions may be a necessity to the overall duty of an Electronic Health Record Specialist.
    Saturdays, February 22 through March 29
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $795.00
    Instructor: STEPSCORP
    Registration Deadline: February 15


     SECURITY OFFICER REGISTRATION ACT (SORA)

    NCD213 - Security Officer Registration Act (SORA)
    A three-day course configured as a weekend schedule that includes 4 hours Friday night and 8 hours Saturday and Sunday. This course will provide only the mandated training and a SORA card.

    Students may choose one of the following course sessions:

    (Ref. #3154) Friday, January 17, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
    Sunday, January 19, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    (Ref. #3155) Friday, April 18, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday, April 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Cost: $175.00

    Instructor: Edward Dickson, NJ Homeland Security Registration
    Deadline: One week before the courses begin  

     

     INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING  

    FOR GRADES K – 12

    NCD291 – 8490 Introduction to Teaching for Grades K – 12
    The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course. Students receive 20 hours of instruction and independently complete four hours of classroom observation. Upon completion of the 24 Hour course and meeting requirements established by NJDOE including having the requisite grade point average/passing the appropriate Praxis exam, students are eligible to secure a teaching position, and begin an alternate route program to earn standard teaching certification. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Blackboard.

    This course is part of the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program.

    Begin Date: June 10, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cost: $240 (Includes $40 Technology Fee)
    Meeting Times: Blended (In-person & online Meetings)
    In-person Meetings: Tuesday, June 10 & Tuesday, July 8 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Instructor: Dr. Erik Morales, Ph.D., New Jersey City University
    Required Textbook: Kronowitz, Ellen. (2012). The Teacher’s Guide to Success. (2nd. Ed) New York: Pearson. (ISBN: 13:978-0-13-705074-1)
    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 3
     

    FOR GRADES PRE-K – 3

    NCD292 - 8452 Introduction to Teaching for Grades Pre-K – 3
    The New Jersey Department of Education requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course before earning a certificate of eligibility (CE) to teach pre-kindergarten through grade three. Students receive 18 hours of instruction and independently complete six hours of classroom observation. Upon completion of the 24 Hour course and meeting requirements established by NJDOE including having the requisite grade point average/passing the appropriate Praxis exam, students are eligible to secure a teaching position, and begin an alternate route program to earn standard teach-ing certification. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Black-board. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a CE, which will allow them to apply for a teaching position and begin an alternate route certification program. 

    Begin Date: May 27, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cost: $240 (Includes $40 Technology Fee)
    Meeting Times: Blended (In-person & online Meetings)
    In-person Meetings: Tuesday, May 27 & Tuesday, June 17 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Instructor: Prof. Julie Berg, M.A., New Jersey City University
    Registration Deadline: one week before the courses begin



     REAL ESTATE LICENSING 
    NCD214-Real Estate Salesperson’s Licensing Course
    Approved by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, this course provides the required educational experience for individuals planning to take the State of New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson’s (Agent) Licensing Examination and conforms with the Commission’s 75-hour course requirement. Course topics include principles of agency, real estate mathematics, and regulations required by the Real Estate Commission. 

    Prerequisites: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, 18 years of age or older (Background checks are required for all licensed N.J. real estate agents.)
    Mondays & Tuesdays, June 2 through August 11 (no class June 30 & July 1)
    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Cost: $375.00 plus cost of textbook (Essentials of New Jersey Real Estate 11th Edition) - available at NJCU’s bookstore
    Location: TBD
    Instructor: Rasila Thakkar-Podolak, Licensed New Jersey Real Estate Instructor
    Registration Deadline: May 27