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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.

     
    C103/3167 - Diagnostic Summaries Approval# 82014C103
    This course provides an overview on how to write a diagnostic summary based on the results of separate assessments by an alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Students document ongoing treatment needs identified through regular assessments and formulate goals, objectives, and treatment methods based upon assessment findings.
    Saturday, February 8
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Suzanne Luce-Conte, LCADC, CCS, Trainer/Consultant
    Registration Deadline: February 1

    C204/3168 - Addiction Focused Counseling Approval# 82014C204
    This course is an overview of how to conduct individual counseling sessions. Students provide specific information to the client regarding the structure, expectations, and limitations of the counseling process. Students provide individual therapy using relevant and current client data. Students assist clients, family members and significant others in the recognition of the role of defense mechanisms (especially denial and minimization).
    Saturday, February 15
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Suzanne Luce-Conte, LCADC, CCS, Trainer/Consultant
    Registration Deadline: February 8

    C205/3129 - Group Counseling Approval# 82014C205
    The course provides students with an introduction to conducting group counseling sessions. The student is able to provide group therapy by modeling, directing and facilitating the developmental stages of group work in order to promote client growth. Students assist clients and family members in establishing and maintaining new behaviors or changes in behavior in order to minimize relapse. Students acknowledge cultural and lifestyle differences which relate to emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
    Saturday, March 8
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Timothy Dunn, M. Div., LCADC, LCSW, Chaplain of the
    Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff
    Registration Deadline: March 1

    C503/3128 - Cultural Competency Approval# 82014C503
    This course is designed to make students culturally aware when providing care for their clients. Students are taught to recognize the importance of individual differences by gaining knowledge about personality, cultures, lifestyles, and other factors influencing client behaviors. Students use this knowledge to provide services that reflect the uniqueness of the individual.
    Saturday, April 5
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Timothy Dunn, M. Div., LCADC, LCSW, Chaplain of the
    Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff
    Registration Deadline: March 29

    C401/3169 - Addiction Recovery Approval# 82014C401
    This overview of the addiction recovery process covers how to provide relevant education to the client, through formal and informal processes, and introduce information to support the recovery process.
    Saturday, April 12
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80.00
    Instructor: Kenneth N. Thomas, M.H.S., LCADC, ICADC
    Registration Deadline: April 5

    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 - Introduction to Teaching for Grades K – 12
    The New Jersey Department of Education requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course before earning
    a certificate of eligibility (CE). Students receive 20 hours of instruction and independently complete four hours of classroom observation. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to earn a CE, 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. Required textbook: Kronowitz, Ellen. (2012). The Teacher’s Guide to Success. (2nd. Ed) New York: Pearson. (ISBN: 13:978-0-13- 705074-1)

    Students may choose one of the following course sessions:
    (Ref. #3096) Wednesday, January 29 through Wednesday, February 26, 4:00 – 7:00p.m.
    (Ref. #3097) Wednesday, March 5 through Wednesday, April 2, 4:00 – 7:00p.m.
    (Ref. #3098) Wednesday, April 9 through Wednesday, May 7, 4:00 – 7:00p.m.
    Time: Blended
    Cost: $240.00 (includes $40 technology fee)
    Instructor: Erik Morales, Ph.D., NJCU
    Registration Deadline: one week before the courses begin
     

    FOR GRADES PRE-K – 3

    NCD292 - 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. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Blackboard. 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.


    Students may choose one of the following course sessions:
    (Ref. #3109) Tuesday, February 11 through Tuesday, March 11, 4:30 – 6:30p.m.
    (Ref. #3110) Thursday, March 20 through Thursday, May 1, 4:30 – 6:30p.m.
    Time: Blended
    Cost: $240.00 (includes $40 technology fee)
    Instructor: Julie Berg, M.A., NJCU
    Registration Deadline: one week before the courses begin