The NJCU Workplace Essential Program offers training for employees to learn, develop, or improve the required skills of today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. Divided into four categories, the NJCU Workplace Essential Program provides classes and non-credit certificates of completion in Soft Skills, Web Design, Social Media, and Microsoft Office. Individuals have the option to take one class, multiple classes, or all the classes required to earn the non-credit certificate.

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SOFT SKILLS CERTIFICATE: Students need to complete any five of the following courses to earn the non-credit certificate of completion.

  • Communication related topics: Business Writing, General Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking and Storytelling                   
  • Business related topics: Change Management, Leadership Skills, Manager Training, Company Culture, Customer Service, and Teamwork         
  • Diversity related topics: LGBQT Related Issues, Diversity Training, and Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace
  • Personal productivity topics: Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Personal Productivity, Problem Solving, Stress Management, and Time Management
  • Other topics available upon request                                                 

WEB DESIGN

Print and Publishing Design Certificate: students need to complete each of the following courses to earn the NJCU Print and Publishing Certificate.

  • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • Color Theory for Graphic Designers
  • Adobe Photoshop CC Complete
  • Adobe Illustrator CC Complete
  • Adobe InDesign CC Complete

Web Design Certificate: students need to complete each of the following courses to earn the NJCU Web Design Certificate.

  • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • Color Theory for Graphic Designers
  • Adobe Photoshop CC Complete
  • Adobe Illustrator CC Complete
  • Essentials of HTML & CSS
  • Dreamweaver Complete
  • WordPress Complete
  • Dreamweaver II

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Marketing Certificate, Level 1: An introduction to social media marketing for those with little or no background, knowledge, or experience.

  • Introduction to Social Media Marketing
  • Optimizing Your Social Media Profiles
  • Social Media Strategy from A to Z
  • Growing Your Advocate Community
  • Content Marketing Fundamentals
  • Social Advertising Fundamentals

Social Media Marketing Certification, Level 2: A more advanced examination of social media marketing for those who completed Level 1 or who have more than three years of relevant experience.

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Content Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Advertising with Facebook Blueprint
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing with Google Ads
  • Display Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Measure and Optimize with Google Analytics

MICROSOFT OFFICE

Microsoft Office certification, Level 1

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote

Microsoft Office certification, Level 2

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote