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Software Developer

Android Developer

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Apple Mobile Application Development Certificate

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Computer Science-Programming Option, A.A.S.

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Students wishing to gain knowledge of computer programming and design should choose this program. Courses are designed to offer hands-on experience to prepare the student for an entry level computer programming position. Focus is on problem analysis, design, coding, testing and debugging. This degree is not designed to transfer, although the student will find that many of the courses which provide a foundation in computer science may transfer.

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Computer Science-Web Site Development, A.A.S.

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Students wishing to gain a technical proficiency and expertise in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of web sites should choose this option. Upon completion, the student will be prepared to enter the web developer field. Students will learn the necessary languages, tools, concepts and technical skills. This degree is not designed to transfer, although the student will find that many of the courses which provide for a foundation in computer science may transfer.

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Full Stack Software Developer

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Introduction to Blockchain

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Introduction to Python

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IOS Design

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Java Programmer

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Java Programmer + Python Developer

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Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer

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tvOS/watchOS Design

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Web Design Professional

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With more than 3 billion people using the Internet, the future of retail, learning, and most other industries, is online. This means web designers are needed to create and maintain those websites. If you’re looking to use your creative skills in today’s digital landscape, the Web Design Professional course is for you. This course will teach you foundational web design skills. You will first learn best practices for the technologies that drive web functionality: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will then learn Creating, Styling, and Validating Forms, and take a deep dive into Bootstrapping to further your knowledge of web development. Finally, you will learn how to use the tools of the trade: Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Animate. The need for web designers isn’t slowing down. Every great site needs more than functionality—it needs a fresh, unique look to convey an organization’s products, services, and message. With the skills you gain from this intensive course, you can start a fast-paced career in web design. 384 hours.

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Web Development and Design Certificate

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Learn the fundamentals needed to design and develop websites. Get a well-rounded balance of coding skills (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and website promotion strategies (Web Design, e-commerce, search engine optimization) to develop an effective website. Hands-on exercises take students through the design, development and coding process. Real world web site case studies are used to reinforce the lessons and emphasize the importance of solid web design, accessibility, and ethics. Video demonstrations enhance the learning experience. 36 hours. Workbook included.

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Webmaster Certificate

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The WebMaster Certificate series instructs participants in the fundamentals of website design using the HTML 5 standard, the practices of website design using alternative languages for development and database connectivity, and administration of a web server hosting web-published files. There are three courses included in the series: WebAuthor HTML5, WebDeveloper, and WebSite Manager.

Beginning with WebAuthor HTML5, you will learn to create web pages and place those pages on a hosted website using the HTML 5 standard, and publish that site on a modern web server. At the end of the WebAuthor class, you will have that hosted website and be able to continue to develop and create new content for the second course in the WebMaster series, WebDeveloper.

The WebDeveloper class teaches you how to create or transform the data-gathering ability of their hosted website and create and connect to an SQL database to store and retrieve information on-demand through their website. The course includes access to the required connection language (PHP) and a database server (MySQL and PostgresQL) to host the created databases. Successful participants completing the WebDeveloper course will have created a functioning, portable, and database driven website. WebAuthor HTML5 is a prerequisite for WebDeveloper.

The WebSite Manager course teaches the basic skills and techniques required to administer a modern web server. The participant gains a more complete understanding of how created content is published and how that understanding is used to leverage web development techniques to take full advantage of the web server capabilities. Students will be able to install a local web server instance on their local computers, use that running instance to view created websites as published, and transfer those web pages and sites to a hosted published site while maintaining design and data integrity. WebDeveloper is a prerequisite for WebSite Manager.

Certificates of completion will be awarded after the successful completion of each individual course, with the complete WebMaster Certificate awarded after successful completion of all 3 courses. Register for each course individually (offering information and pricing below), or register for all 3 courses at once in a bundle for a reduced price of $2,995 (course code XCOMT 047). Please note that bundled pricing is only available when registering for the 3 required courses at one time.

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IT Support Specialist

CompTIA A Plus Core 1 Certificate

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A Plus certification is the foundation for a career in information technology. This certification focuses on supporting PCs, mobile and IoT devices. Identify, use and connect hardware components and devices, operating system configuration, software troubleshooting, networking and security.

This certification is recognized by employers for positions such as Help Desk Tech, Desktop Support, Field Service technician, System Support Specialist and more.

This course is delivered with a live on-line instructor simulating a classroom environment. Candidates receive an orientation prior to start of course. One in-person course day will be identified for a live hardware lab. Book and resources included. Certification fee not included but available at a discount. 85% attendance required to earn Certificate of Completion. Both Core 1 and Core 2 must be successfully completed for A Plus certification. 84 hours.

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

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Prove that you know today’s technologies with CompTIA IT Fundamentals. From networking and cybersecurity essentials to hardware and software basics, IT Fundamentals demonstrates your readiness for the digital workplace.

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). It’s ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

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CompTIA Network Plus Certificate

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Every business utilizes a network of computers and devices. Learn the skills to support, troubleshoot and implement networking technologies. Network Plus covers topics including networking concepts, topology, infrastructure, network operations, operating system network configuration, network security, troubleshooting tools, command line utilities, virtualization, TCP/IP v4 and v6, and more. The course will also deliver security concepts and best practices for LAN and cloud computing environments.

This course is delivered with a live on-line instructor simulating a classroom environment. Candidates receive an orientation prior to start of course. Book and resources included. Certification fee not included but available at a discount. 85% attendance required to earn Certificate of Completion. 84 hours.

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Computer Science-Programming Option, A.A.S.

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Students wishing to gain knowledge of computer programming and design should choose this program. Courses are designed to offer hands-on experience to prepare the student for an entry level computer programming position. Focus is on problem analysis, design, coding, testing and debugging. This degree is not designed to transfer, although the student will find that many of the courses which provide a foundation in computer science may transfer.

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Electronics Technology Program- Electronic/Computer Technician Option, A.A.S.

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Computers and electronics have found their way into businesses and homes throughout the world. This option provides the student with the skills required to troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of computer systems and digital electronic equipment. The student learns how peripherals and computers communicate with each other. The proliferation of computer systems has created a demand for highly qualified individuals to install and maintain computer systems, peripherals, and networks.

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Network Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The network information technology program prepares students as LAN and WAN network administrators. Successful completion of the program provides students with the essential skills of networking (TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, and PC Repair and Maintenance). Students will design, install, configure, maintain, optimize, and troubleshoot networks using a variety of network operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), vendor tools (Microsoft©, Cisco©, Juniper Networks© ) and hardware platforms and protocols. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for numerous computer related certification exams.

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Vmware Associate Certificate

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This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. Learn faster and retain more so you are fully prepared to install and support VMware and become prepared to take the VMware Certified Associate – Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) – 1V0-701 exam for the VMWare Certified Associate (VCA) credential. 40 hours.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

CompTIA Network Plus Certificate

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Every business utilizes a network of computers and devices. Learn the skills to support, troubleshoot and implement networking technologies. Network Plus covers topics including networking concepts, topology, infrastructure, network operations, operating system network configuration, network security, troubleshooting tools, command line utilities, virtualization, TCP/IP v4 and v6, and more. The course will also deliver security concepts and best practices for LAN and cloud computing environments.

This course is delivered with a live on-line instructor simulating a classroom environment. Candidates receive an orientation prior to start of course. Book and resources included. Certification fee not included but available at a discount. 85% attendance required to earn Certificate of Completion. 84 hours.

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Network Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The network information technology program prepares students as LAN and WAN network administrators. Successful completion of the program provides students with the essential skills of networking (TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, and PC Repair and Maintenance). Students will design, install, configure, maintain, optimize, and troubleshoot networks using a variety of network operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), vendor tools (Microsoft©, Cisco©, Juniper Networks© ) and hardware platforms and protocols. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for numerous computer related certification exams.

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Information Security Analyst

CompTIA Security+ Certificate

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IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you’re ready for the job. Prerequisites Required: It is recommended you have a Network+ certification and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus. 80 hours.

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Cybersecurity Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement

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This short program is intended to train students in the high-demand area of Cybersecurity.  The target audience for this certificate of achievement includes professionals already working in IT that are hoping to add security skills and knowledge to their education, as well as recent Brookdale graduates seeking to build upon their Networking Information Technology A.A.S. degree.  The certificate is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of network and computer security combined with depth of study in the domains of penetration testing, digital forensics, and secure configuration.

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Information Security Manager Certificate

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The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) accreditation is a highly respected certification within the IT industry. Obtaining your CISM certification qualifies you for a position in Risk Management, Security Auditor, Compliance Officer or an executive management position as a CSO, CTO or CIO. In this program, you will learn a variety of topics centering around IT Security and IT security driven policies. Upon completion of this program you will be proficient in data protection, risk assessment and management, life cycle processes and a variety of information security threats. The registration fee for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam is included with this program. 75 hours.

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Information Systems Security Professional Certificate

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Information Security has become a critical part of virtually every IT organization, and that growth is expected to continue. The demand for information security professionals is equally strong, with a recent report stating “56% of cyber security jobs require CISSP”. The CISSP credential demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and experience that employers and other industry professionals recognize. Earning the CISSP is considered by many to be a must have for cyber security professionals and for those seeking to specialize in information security. It is also of very high value for IT professionals in other roles who are involved in information security or for those wanting to broaden their skills. Topics include: security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. 150 hours.

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New Jersey ACES Cyber Academy

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Cybersecurity threats are a growing national concern, and there is a shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers with the hands-on skills needed to excel in the field. Worldwide, cybersecurity professionals face rapidly-evolving threats that imperil every sector of public life and the economy. This is further accelerated by the emergence of consumer artificial intelligence (AI), smart homes, wearable devices and autonomous vehicles. The parallel trend of increased connectivity of industrial control systems (ICS) linked to critical infrastructure (power plants, water treatment facilities, etc.) create new threats to national security and public safety.

Brookdale Community College is one of the more than 11,000 community colleges across the nation that serve a critical role in preparing the nation’s workforce. Brookdale has been teaching networking courses since 2000 and introduced security into the program in 2003. A 2013 grant from the National Science Foundation enabled Brookdale to add courses in Computer Forensics, Network/Perimeter Security and Ethical Hacking and develop an 18-credit certificate in cybersecurity. This certificate has also been integrated into the existing Networking program as a Cybersecurity track.

Two recent grants awarded to Brookdale Community College will provide more opportunities for students to acquire skills in cybersecurity and networking. One grant includes scholarships and stipends for four Brookdale students pursue studies in cybersecurity and to collaborate with students at two other community colleges. With the second grant, the center will host a virtual lab environment for training and to support further course additions to the curriculum. The Brookdale Cyber Center is committed to addressing the shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers and to providing students with cutting-edge instruction and access to state-of-the-art hands-on experiences.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technology Program- Electronic/Computer Technician Option, A.A.S.

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Computers and electronics have found their way into businesses and homes throughout the world. This option provides the student with the skills required to troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of computer systems and digital electronic equipment. The student learns how peripherals and computers communicate with each other. The proliferation of computer systems has created a demand for highly qualified individuals to install and maintain computer systems, peripherals, and networks.

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Graphic Designer

Web Design Professional

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With more than 3 billion people using the Internet, the future of retail, learning, and most other industries, is online. This means web designers are needed to create and maintain those websites. If you’re looking to use your creative skills in today’s digital landscape, the Web Design Professional course is for you. This course will teach you foundational web design skills. You will first learn best practices for the technologies that drive web functionality: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will then learn Creating, Styling, and Validating Forms, and take a deep dive into Bootstrapping to further your knowledge of web development. Finally, you will learn how to use the tools of the trade: Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Animate. The need for web designers isn’t slowing down. Every great site needs more than functionality—it needs a fresh, unique look to convey an organization’s products, services, and message. With the skills you gain from this intensive course, you can start a fast-paced career in web design. 384 hours.

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Web Development and Design Certificate

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Learn the fundamentals needed to design and develop websites. Get a well-rounded balance of coding skills (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and website promotion strategies (Web Design, e-commerce, search engine optimization) to develop an effective website. Hands-on exercises take students through the design, development and coding process. Real world web site case studies are used to reinforce the lessons and emphasize the importance of solid web design, accessibility, and ethics. Video demonstrations enhance the learning experience. 36 hours. Workbook included.

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Database Administrators

Webmaster Certificate

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The WebMaster Certificate series instructs participants in the fundamentals of website design using the HTML 5 standard, the practices of website design using alternative languages for development and database connectivity, and administration of a web server hosting web-published files. There are three courses included in the series: WebAuthor HTML5, WebDeveloper, and WebSite Manager.

Beginning with WebAuthor HTML5, you will learn to create web pages and place those pages on a hosted website using the HTML 5 standard, and publish that site on a modern web server. At the end of the WebAuthor class, you will have that hosted website and be able to continue to develop and create new content for the second course in the WebMaster series, WebDeveloper.

The WebDeveloper class teaches you how to create or transform the data-gathering ability of their hosted website and create and connect to an SQL database to store and retrieve information on-demand through their website. The course includes access to the required connection language (PHP) and a database server (MySQL and PostgresQL) to host the created databases. Successful participants completing the WebDeveloper course will have created a functioning, portable, and database driven website. WebAuthor HTML5 is a prerequisite for WebDeveloper.

The WebSite Manager course teaches the basic skills and techniques required to administer a modern web server. The participant gains a more complete understanding of how created content is published and how that understanding is used to leverage web development techniques to take full advantage of the web server capabilities. Students will be able to install a local web server instance on their local computers, use that running instance to view created websites as published, and transfer those web pages and sites to a hosted published site while maintaining design and data integrity. WebDeveloper is a prerequisite for WebSite Manager.

Certificates of completion will be awarded after the successful completion of each individual course, with the complete WebMaster Certificate awarded after successful completion of all 3 courses. Register for each course individually (offering information and pricing below), or register for all 3 courses at once in a bundle for a reduced price of $2,995 (course code XCOMT 047). Please note that bundled pricing is only available when registering for the 3 required courses at one time.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology- Automotive Technology Option, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to meet the continual demand for trained automotive technicians. The student participates in hands-on experiences in testing, diagnosing, and repairing automobiles. Emphasis in class and laboratory is placed on real-world, hands-on experience. Upon graduation, the student is fully qualified to work in an auto service center/dealership as an auto technician, and may lead to positions such as service advisor, service manager, parts counter person, and service writer. As an A.A.S. degree, this option is not designed for transfer to a four-year school, but many courses may prove to be transferable.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Driver Training Certificate

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The Commercial Driver’s License Certification verifies that students have completed 160 hours of training in 3 phases:

Classroom Training– 1st week of training that prepares students for the written exam administered by NJ DMV to obtain a validated permit (A free copy of the CDL Manual can be obtained from DMV and the 3 key sections are: General Knowledge, Airbrakes and Combination Vehicle)
Yard Training-After passing ALL 3 sections and obtaining a validated permit, students will proceed to the yard for hands on training to learn the Pre-Trip Inspection, Airbrakes, along with Skills and Maneuvers.
Road Training-Once students have mastered Skills & Maneuvers safely, they will progress to on the road training with an instructor to get prepare for the state road test at DMV.

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Construction Industry

Welder

AWS SENSE Training: Entry Level Welder – Level I Certification

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Welder Technician

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Metal Fabricator

AWS SENSE Training: Entry Level Welder – Level I Certification

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Welder Technician

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Electrician

Electrical Inspector, HHS

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Residential Electrician

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With booming infrastructure, new energy conservation projects, and an aging workforce, demand for skilled electricians is on the rise. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for electricians will increase 14 percent through the year 2024.

The Electrician Training course is designed to teach you general and electrical safety procedures, use of common hardware and materials used in an electrical system, how to read and understand building plans, and more. In addition, you will be prepared for electrician licensing tests, generally required by most states and localities. While tests differ, you will need to understand electrical theory, the National Electrical Code®, local electrical codes, and the various types of wiring methods and materials.

By course completion, you should be able to pass a residential electrician licensing exam and start an entry level career as a residential electrician or electrician apprentice. Check with your state, county, or city for residential electrician licensing rules and whether this course’s hours will be accepted towards licensing.

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Plumber

Foundations of Plumbing

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There is a shortage of skilled plumbers. With an aging infrastructure and dwindling workforce, the demand for plumbers has never been greater. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that plumbing jobs will increase at a faster than normal rate over the next 10 years. With the right training, you could enter and build a scalable career in this high-demand field.

If you want to work as a plumber, the Foundations of Plumbing course will teach you the fundamental, job-ready skills relevant to the plumbing and piping industry. In this self-paced course, you’ll learn how to work on modern plumbing systems from in-depth course material developed by industry experts and employers. By course completion, you will possess the specialized skills and technical knowledge needed to start a career in plumbing.

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Plumbing Inspector

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HVAC Technician

HVAC/R Simulations for Field Technicians

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As HVAC/R systems become increasingly complex, learning and mastering the latest technology is critical. HVAC/R Simulations for Field Technicians offers a rich, hands-on learning experience that mimics field performance in a completely online environment. You will practice servicing, maintaining, and troubleshooting common HVAC/R scenarios in true-to-life service call simulations.

You will work through approximately 200 scenarios to master seven pieces of HVAC/R equipment – Gas Furnace, Oil Furnace, Gas Boiler, Split Residential A/C, Commercial A/C, Heat Pumps, and Commercial Walk-in Freezers. Your skills and knowledge are then put to the test in 12 ungraded assessment simulations. If you need to sharpen your diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, this online course is ideal.

Please note this course is not graded by an instructor and no grades will be awarded upon the completion. For the certificate of completion to be provided, you must verify that you have completed all simulations to the best of your ability.

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HVAC/R Technician Certificate

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It’s no secret that skilled HVAC/R technicians are in high demand. But those with HVAC Excellence or NATE certifications have greater earning potential and more opportunities for career advancement.

If you already have one-to-two years of industry experience, this course will prepare you for the next step in your career — advanced certification.

Through hands-on simulations and in-depth course material, you will strengthen your understanding of HVAC/R service, repair, and maintenance. You will also learn about sustainable technology, environmental challenges, and their solutions, industry advancements, and develop customer-facing professional skills. By course completion, you will have the formal training and specialized knowledge, in addition to your work experience, you will be prepared to sit for the NATE Core and Specialty exams, the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician Exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. You will also receive a voucher package to take the HVAC Excellence exam. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

CNC Machinist

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology Option- Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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This option is designed for transfer to colleges or universities offering a Bachelor of Science in Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree, or for immediate employment in the electronics industry. Students should work with the transfer institution, their counselors, and the Electronics Technology faculty to insure correct course choices.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics

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Robotics Technician

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Communication Media- Audio Production Option, A.A.S.

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This career option provides students with the skills necessary to take entry-level positions in the field of audio recording. Hands-on experience with an emphasis on digital technology will prepare students for positions in the audio recording industry. Students can apply skills learned to music, television, and multimedia production. This option is not designed for transfer to a four-year college. Students who wish to continue at the four-year level should consider one of the options of the Humanities A.A. Program.

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Communication Media-Video Production Option, A.A.S.

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This option prepares students for entry-level positions in the video industry. Hands-on experience, with an emphasis on digital technology, provides the skills necessary to plan programming and assist production as a camera operator, audio recordist, technical director, or general crew member. Students who wish to continue at the four-year level should consider one of the options of the Humanities A.A. Program.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students seeking to pursue entry-level positions in graphic, advertising, marketing, and installation design. Career studies courses provide knowledge base in typography, illustration, production, and process techniques related to software, photography, and analogue skill sets. Students will develop a diverse professional portfolio consisting of studio projects based in print, digital, and environmental media including visual identity, way-finding, and packaging design.

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Tech

Computed Tomography Program (CT Scan) Advanced Level Certificate

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The Advanced Level Computed Tomography Program is a post-graduate advanced level specialty education program that results in a Technical Certificate. The program is one semester in length (15 weeks) consisting of 49 lecture hours and 96 hours of clinical application. Classes are held one night per week and clinical practicums are assigned. Designed to prepare qualified individuals to operate computed tomography equipment safely and competently to produce diagnostic CT images.

Areas of Study: Patient care, professional development, patient positioning and procedure protocols, cross-sectional anatomy, pathology, digital imaging, CT instrumentation, and image processing and retrieval, and quality assurance.

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Dental Radiologic Technology Certificate

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The program includes 25 didactic hours, 20 lab hours and a required clinical practicum with competency testing in a dental office that performs intraoral radiographic procedures, using both paralleling and bisecting angle techniques, and has digital x-ray equipment. Students can locate their own dental offices that are willing to provide this clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed dentist, licensed dental hygienist or licensed x-ray technologist. Otherwise, Brookdale will provide potential clinical sites for students. The instructor will provide an explanation of the clinical requirements along with necessary paperwork to be completed by the chosen office.

Students will take the Dental Assisting National Board’s (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety Examination upon successful completion of all components and the return of the radiation badge. At that time a certificate of completion will be issued.
After passing the DANB Radiation Health and Safety Examination, submitting a license application and becoming a New Jersey licensed Dental Radiologic Technologist, you will be permitted to use the credential, LRT (D).

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Digital Mammography Advanced Level Certificate

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The Advanced Level Digital Mammography Program is a post-graduate advanced level specialty education program that results in a Technical Certificate. The program is one semester in length (14 week) consisting of 42 class hours and 98 hours of clinical application. The student will work toward the performance of a minimum of 100 examinations under the direct supervision of an ARRT registered technologist or radiologist. Classes are held one night per week and clinical practicum assignments will be arranged at local hospital facilities. The Advanced Level Digital Mammography Certificate Program is designed to prepare qualified individuals to operate mammography equipment safely and competently to produce diagnostic mammographic images. Areas of instruction will include patient care, professional development, patient positioning and procedure protocols, breast anatomy, pathology, digital imaging, instrumentation, and image processing and retrieval, and quality assurance.

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Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Academic Credit Certificate

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Learn the entry level skills to enter the exciting and rewarding field of dentistry. Students will learn all areas of the field to be able to work efficiently in a dental environment. They will learn how to work closely with the dentist and hygienist as a member of the team and to assume the overall responsibilities of a dental assistant.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

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This entry-level Diagnostic Medical Sonography training program is a full-time (12 month) training program. The program consists of 535 lecture & lab hours and 1168 hours of clinical application. The program is designed to prepare qualified individuals to operate Diagnostic Medical Sonography equipment safely and competently to produce Diagnostic Ultrasound images.

Areas Of Study: Patient care, professional development, cross sectional anatomy, normal and abnormal abdominal and pelvic anatomy, obstetrics, and proper scanning techniques.

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Sonography (ARRT) certification exam. Upon passing the ARRT, students are eligible to sit for the ARDMS.

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Scanning Refresher

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This refresher course is designed for current Brookdale students and recent Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates. The course will offer students and graduates an additional opportunity to enhance and build on their clinical skills.

If you are preparing for a job interview, feel you need extra practice, or want to build your skill set, this course is designed with you in mind. You will utilize the Sonography lab and work at your own pace. For questions and additional information email: cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG/ Monitor Technician Certificate

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Coordinators: Mary Lehaf, MSN RN and Tina Shymko, RN CCRP CPEN CCT
An important adjunct skill for LPNs, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, and other healthcare workers or to start a new career path; perform cardiac rhythm analysis and interpretation to prepare for a career as a monitor technician in a hospital, private physician’s office, nursing home, home care agency, or insurance company.

Areas of Study: Anatomy and physiology of the heart with emphasis on electrophysiology, correlation of electrical impulses to printed waveforms, and interpretation of cardiac rhythm using 5-step method. Sinus, atrial, junctional, AV blocks, ventricular, and pacemaker rhythms, patient safety and therapeutic communication, 12-lead EKG machine set up and function, basic understanding of the EKG reading, and skills practice and testing covered. Prepare to sit for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The fee is $90. The course is 32 hours.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Homemaker/ Home Health Aide Certificate

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his NJ State Board of Nursing approved program prepares you to work for a home care agency or assisted living facility. Learn to provide basic care including personal care, nutrition, and rehabilitation services for patients recovering from an illness in their home or in an assisted-living facility. Learn basic anatomy and physiology and study common diseases. Class includes 12 hours of clinical in a local nursing home and a uniform is required. Upon successfully completing the 76-hour program, you will be prepared to qualify for certification. The certification exam will be administered on the last day of class.

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Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Certificate

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This NJ Department of Health approved program will train you for employment in a nursing home, long term care, or assisted living facility. Learn physical care skills, psychosocial care skills, and the role of the nurse aide including legal and ethical concepts, and client rights. Upon successful completion of course content and skills testing, you will be prepared to sit for certification. 90 hours.

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Patient Care Technician Certificate

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Patient Care Technicians are multi-skilled and employed in a variety of settings including hospitals. This program uses a comprehensive approach (lecture, lab and clinical) to train you as a patient care technician.

Areas of Study: Patient care, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, vital signs, knowledge of behavioral health and patients with special needs, EKG, venipuncture and CPR. Upon completion you will be prepared for the certification test through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and the fee is $90. 160 Hours.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

IV Therapy Certificate for Nurses

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Registered nurses and LPNs will learn the skills to perform peripheral IV therapy including vein selection, vein cannulation and skill practice on artificial arms.

Areas of Study: Current uses, types of fluids, trouble shooting, and understanding complications.

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Refresher Course For RNs/LPNs With “Simulation Anne”

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For RNs and LPNs that have been out of practice less than 20 years. A review of body systems focusing on the latest diagnostic, surgical and medical interventions, and treatments, studies include theory, skills practice, CPR, résumé writing, interviewing workshop, and case management. Clinical rotation includes hospital orientation, bedside patient care, infection control practices, review of patient clinical records with computer entries, and medication administration observation with a RN preceptor.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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Brookdale Community College is formally recognized by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), a national credentialing organization for allied health professionals. Learn to be proficient in all aspects of a medical office through lecture, lab practice, and clinical externship.

Areas of Study: Patient interaction, overview of front desk procedures, infection control, emergency procedures, phlebotomy, minor procedures, EKG and CPR certification.

Prepare to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification exam and ECG exam through NCCT.

This program is 383 classroom/lab hours, 94 online hours and 160 clinical externship hours. The exam fees are included in the course fee.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Insurance

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Understand managed care, the insurance industry, and the process of reimbursement at the same time as deciphering patient information sheets, entering charges correctly, and generating accurate billing. This comprehensive course will prepare you to work in a medical practice, billing service, hospital billing department, or insurance company. 54 hours.

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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

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This exciting fast-track comprehensive healthcare training program will prepare you as an AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC). The first part of the program is Medical Terminology which then move to the AAPC’s curriculum.
This includes real physician-office medical records, helping students interpret the documentation, appropriately select codes, and become more accurate and efficient coders. Additionally, the questions in the AAPC text are formatted and worded to mimic the CPC® exam. 126 hours.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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This newly expanded course prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. The class offers a comprehensive study of topic areas necessary to thrive in a retail and/or institutional pharmacy setting. The program is divided into modules which cover prescription basics, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, pharmacy law, and compounding medications. Emphasis will be placed on the “Top 200” drugs. Hands-on exercises will simulate real life pharmacy situations. Students will be provided a resume writing/interview skills workshop. The exam will be given at the end of the program. This program is 104 classroom hours and 40 clinical externship hours.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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As a phlebotomist, you will be skilled in various techniques of performing and obtaining blood sample procedures and specimen collection. Gain thorough knowledge of specimen collection, all aspects of phlebotomy equipment, laboratory safety, brief overview of anatomy and physiology, legal responsibilities, special procedures, knowledge of healthcare delivery system, familiarity with clinical laboratory services, and pre-analytical considerations for laboratory testing.

Course includes lecture, student laboratory practices, and clinical experience to develop the appropriate competencies, professionalism, and proper communication and public relations skills.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Aide Certificate

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As a Physical Therapy Aide, under the direction of a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant, you will perform front desk procedures, assist patients to or from treatment areas, prepare treatment areas for patients, and keep treatment areas clean and organized. Work in hospitals, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. The career ladder for physical therapy aide includes physical therapy assistant, occupational therapist and registered physical therapist. 100% attendance required. 30 hours.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for entry-level positions in respiratory care. Students work with patients in the treatment, management and control of problems and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Graduates work closely with patients, doctors, and nurses to provide diagnostic testing, therapeutics, education, rehabilitation, monitoring, life support and other specialized methods of treatment. Clinical learning experiences are required of all students. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Examination. After successful completion of this examination and application to the Respiratory Care Board, the graduate is also eligible for state licensure as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Once licensed, graduates are eligible to take the Advanced Practitioner Examinations to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 (817)283-2835. Specific admission criteria for the program are outlined in the Admission and Registration section of this catalog. Separate policies exist for the Respiratory program including grading. These policies can be found in the Respiratory Therapy Student Handbook.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Assistant Program

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The Newly Expanded Veterinary Assistant Program in collaboration with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is approved through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Students who graduate are eligible to sit for the national exam to earn the credential of Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA).

Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team, working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician. Through classroom and clinical instruction, Students are trained to provide assistance in the following area of study:

Office procedures and client relations, pharmacy, preventative healthcare, behavior and restraint, veterinary medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, safety in the veterinary workplace, animal nursing, laboratory procedures, surgical and recovery room assistance, radiology, and emergency response. 254 hours (87 classroom, 63 online, 104 clinical). Successful graduates are eligible to sit for the National Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam (exam fee is $100).

Students who achieve the AVA credential are eligible to articulate their education and receive 2 college credits toward the Veterinary Technician Program (AVMA Accredited) at Bergen County College in Paramus, NJ

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program is both a transfer and a career program. Students can go on to earn a B.A. Degree or take courses in an effort to find employment. The study of criminal justice provides an opportunity to learn about issues and problems in society’s response to crime. Coursework also seeks to provide particular career-oriented skills. Career opportunities exist in law enforcement, court administration, corrections and security.

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Professional Investigation Certificate

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The Certificate in Professional Investigation is ideal for a wide range of individuals: those seeking to enter this exciting and rewarding field, current professionals needing updated information, or even those in related fields who desire more formal training. This certificate program offers a unique course of study for the private investigation profession and is taught by professional trainers and educators nationwide who are experienced private investigators. Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working individuals, this comprehensive course of study delivers 100+ hours of instruction in eleven courses offered on weeknights. Upon successful completion of all the modules, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Brookdale Community College. 35 SESSIONS

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program is both a transfer and a career program. Students can go on to earn a B.A. Degree or take courses in an effort to find employment. The study of criminal justice provides an opportunity to learn about issues and problems in society’s response to crime. Coursework also seeks to provide particular career-oriented skills. Career opportunities exist in law enforcement, court administration, corrections and security.

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management, A.S.

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The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program will prepare students to continue their education to earn a B.S. degree or to enter the workforce. Students in the program learn about issues and problems in society’s response to terrorism and emergency situations. Coursework provides particular career-oriented skills for career opportunities in courtrooms, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), homeland security, emergency management, border patrol and national corporate security.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program is both a transfer and a career program. Students can go on to earn a B.A. Degree or take courses in an effort to find employment. The study of criminal justice provides an opportunity to learn about issues and problems in society’s response to crime. Coursework also seeks to provide particular career-oriented skills. Career opportunities exist in law enforcement, court administration, corrections and security.

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Information Security Analyst

Homeland Security and Emergency Management, A.S.

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The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program will prepare students to continue their education to earn a B.S. degree or to enter the workforce. Students in the program learn about issues and problems in society’s response to terrorism and emergency situations. Coursework provides particular career-oriented skills for career opportunities in courtrooms, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), homeland security, emergency management, border patrol and national corporate security.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Academic Credit Certificate

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This accelerated program is designed for students who possess a bachelor’s or associate’s degree and want to complete the requirements necessary to perform as a paralegal in a law office, corporate environment, or government office by offering the necessary paralegal courses to achieve competency in this profession.

The purpose of this certificate is to train paralegals/legal assistants. It is not intended to be a program for training lawyers or legal administrators. A paralegal/legal assistant may not engage in the practice of law by accepting cases, giving legal advice, appearing in court, setting fees, etc. Engaging in the unauthorized practice of law is a criminal offense in the State of New Jersey.

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Paralegal Studies Program, A.A.S.

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The purpose of this program is to train paralegals/legal assistants. It is not intended to be a program for training lawyers or legal administrators. A paralegal/legal assistant may not engage in the practice of law by accepting cases, giving legal advice, appearing in court, setting fees, etc. Engaging in the unauthorized practice of law is a criminal offense in the State of New Jersey.

The New Jersey State Bar Association defines a paralegal/ legal assistant as “an individual qualified through education, training or work experience who is retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity to perform, under the direction and supervision of a lawyer, specifically delegated substantive legal work, which for the most part requires sufficient knowledge of legal concepts and which, absent the paralegal or legal assistant, would be performed by a lawyer.”

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Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of education in a support role of Teacher Assistant. Coursework completes classroom management training and program support concepts for employment opportunities in the New Jersey public or private school systems.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Academic Credit Certificate

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This condensed program of study provides the student with skills needed to perform a variety of basic food preparation activities required by the entry-level food service job. The student must successfully pass the SERV-SAFE sanitation examination to receive the certificate. Most credits earned may be applied to the A.A.S. degree. Upon completion, students are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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This program is for the highly motivated career-oriented person who desires to work in a restaurant or other food service establishment as a professional chef. This fast-track, quality training program combines general education studies, career courses and hands-on professional food preparation. Potential employment opportunities exist in food preparation and supervisory positions in restaurants, food catering services, and institutional food services in schools, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, and business establishment facilities. Prospective students must take the College Placement Test prior to entering the program.

Culinary Courses will run in three-week blocks each semester. Classes are conducted Monday through Thursday, allowing the student the weekend to pursue job opportunities in the field. Challenging externship experiences will be custom-matched to the student’s individual career goals. Students have been successfully placed in local restaurants and hotels as well as in Atlantic City and in exciting externships at Disney World and other locations internationally. A-mid program assessment will be administered at the end of the students’ first year preceding CULA 299.

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Energy Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electric Utility Technology- Substation, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility industry with a specific focus on electrical substation and switchyards. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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Electric Utility Technology-Overhead Lines, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility technology industry with a specific focus on line worker training. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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Electrician

Electric Utility Technology- Substation, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility industry with a specific focus on electrical substation and switchyards. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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Electric Utility Technology-Overhead Lines, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility technology industry with a specific focus on line worker training. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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Electrical Lineman

Electric Utility Technology- Substation, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility industry with a specific focus on electrical substation and switchyards. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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Electric Utility Technology-Overhead Lines, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility technology industry with a specific focus on line worker training. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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Electrical Technician

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Electricity is quite possibly the most important source of power. Electricity powers your computer, drives the machines in a manufacturing shop, and lights the facilities in which people work. To maintain all this electrical equipment, electrical professionals must understand the fundamentals of electricity and the components used to generate, control, and store it. If you’re looking for a stable career that is important in the everyday lives of people around you, this course could be just right for you.

The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary for electrical maintenance, including math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, and assembly. Get started in this accelerated online course today and begin your career as an electrical technician!

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Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
United States