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Pilates Instructor Course offered at SCCC

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Pilates is not just one of these flash in the pan trends. Clearly it is here to stay and there is now a growing need for Pilates instructors.

Sussex County Community College, in partnership with the Skylands Professional Training, is offering courses for individuals interested in becoming a Pilates Instructor this summer.

Courses include Introduction to Mat Pilates, Introduction to Mat 1, and Mat 2.

In order to be eligible for these courses, there is a mandatory orientation on May 24 at 6:30 p.m. on the SCCC campus.  The series of courses begin on June 3 and continue through Aug. 5. Days and times vary and are held at Synergy Pilates Studio in Newton.

At the successful completion of the Mat 1 course individuals will be able to teach Mat Pilates with confidence and will know how to safely instruct and modify a routine to meet individual health needs of a client.  The Mat 2 course fine-tunes the basic Pilates principles offered in the first two courses.

Upon completion of all three courses (Introduction to Mat Pilates and both modules of Introduction to Mat 1 and 2), students will receive a Mat Pilates Certification from the DualStar™ Pilates Institute.  You will be able to define and assess clients’ goals and develop a safe and effective mat class for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clients. You will also be able to design a mat class that enhances overall physical performance and prevents injuries.

For more information on these courses, please visit sussex.edu, or contact Dawn Smith by email at djsmith@sussex.edu.

 

Senior Life Center, April Events

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The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College will be hosting presentations in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center in April.

Friday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m.: There will be a presentation on, “Downsizing Your Home Without Getting Overwhelmed”. Join Jamie Novak for a humorous look at the common challenges to paring down. If you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children’s toys and closets of collectibles, this program is for you.  Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with stress-free steps to downsizing with ease.  If you are wondering what has value, where you can share or sell it and how to let it all go, Jamie has suggestions for you!  Jamie Novak, organizing humorist, bestselling author and time management specialist. You also may have seen Jamie on QVC, HGTV, or read one of her bestselling books.

Fridays, April 14 and April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon: “You Can Draw!” held in the Art Gallery, C Building. This two-session course will give you the basics of technique while allowing you to express yourself in a creative and personal manner. Drawing should be seen as a means of expression rather than a complicated artistic process.  Michael Hughes will demonstrate these techniques.  He is a practicing artist and member of the Fine Arts Faculty at SCCC. He holds a degree in Studio Arts, Art History and Graphic Design.  He has participated in several group shows and won awards for his works.

Students should bring basic drawing tools including a large newsprint pad and a very basic drawing kit containing charcoal pencils, graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks and an eraser. These supplies can be purchased at any craft store. The cost for the two-session course is $20, payable to Senior Services Trust Fund. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Monday, April 17 or Tuesday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m.-Noon: 50 Plus Technology Workshop: “How to Skype Your Friends and Family.” The class is free and will be instructed by members of the SCCC Technology Club and is offered as a service to the senior community. Robert Reeber and Baha Khalil are the Club’s faculty advisors. Park in the upper parking lot, take the bridge that connects to the Library Building, Room L121 on the first floor.

Tuesday, April 18 or Monday, April 24 from 11:00 a.m.-Noon: 50 Plus Technology Workshop: “How to Use Your Smartphone’s Camera Functions.” The class is free and will be instructed by members of the SCCC Technology Club and is offered as a service to the senior community. Robert Reeber and Baha Khalil are the Club’s faculty advisors. Park in the upper parking lot, take the bridge that connects to the Library Building, Room L121 on the first floor.

Friday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m.: there will be a presentation on “What is Poetry?”  Jean LeBlanc explores the nature of this versatile art form called poetry.  How do poets help us understand our world?  How do poets use language as a medium, finding new ways to name for us the things we have always known?  From Sonnets to free verse to haiku, this is a celebration of the written word.  Come celebrate how poetry matters in our lives.

Jean LeBlanc has been a member of the SCCC faculty since 1999.  Her work has appeared in journals around the world.  She writes poetry in all forms, from free verse to haiku, tanka, haiga and haibun.  Her poetry advocates for an awareness of the beauty of this journey called life.  Recent collections include, “The Opposite of Bird”, “Haiku and Haibun” (Cyberwit.net 2015)  and “A Field Guide to the Spirits (Aqueduct Press 2015).

Light refreshments will be served during the presentation.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Please contact the Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us

Veterinary Assistant Program begins in March

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Enjoy the rewards of working with animals! This exciting Veterinary Assistant Program being offered through Sussex County Community College’s Skylands Professional Training can help students make a difference in this field. The essential skills students will learn in this program will help them keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

The program begins on March 21 and ends on July 6 and takes place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Individuals who are interested are urged to register as soon as possible.

This Veterinary Assistant program provides opportunities to individuals that will enable students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology.  Through classroom lectures and hands on labs, students who complete this program would be prepared to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal care including: obtaining and recording patient information; the review of preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; how to collect samples and perform certain lab procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic and medical procedures; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals.

Veterinary Assisting is a rewarding career in a growing field. According to the Occupational Handbook the demand for professional veterinary assistants has a 10% growth rate (as fast as average) from 2012 – 2022. Interested students should have a high school diploma or GED.

Although this program includes comprehensive classroom lectures and hands on labs; this program does not include a national or state certification and it does not include a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.

For more on this program, or a full listing of courses and programs offered through Skylands Professional Training, please contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316 or email djsmith@sussex.edu for more information. Visit  http://sussex.edu/skylands/ for additional course offerings.

 

SPT offers ServSafe® Certification

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This two day certification course offered through Skylands Professional Training, a partnership between Warren and Sussex Community Colleges, is recommended for food service personal who are seeking SERVSAFE® recertification or who have worked in foodservice for at least one year. Managers will learn the following and how to share this information with their staff; sanitation concepts and the dangers of foodborne illness, safe operation and preventing cross contamination, and applying sanitation and cleaning concepts to your overall operation including pest management.

The ServSafe® Certification course takes place on March 1 and March 8 from 1:00-5:00 .pm. (registration deadline is February 20). The two-day course will include taking the ServSafe® certification exam through the National Restaurant Association and complies with the NJ Chapter 24 food code requirement for the food service industry.

Registered students will receive a study packet and certification directives prior to the start of class. For more information on this course, as well as other courses offered through Skylands Professional Training for spring, visit sussex.edu/skylands.

Please contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316 or email djsmith@sussex.edu for more information.

Grant-funded employee training offered

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Skylands Professional Training is proud to announce the availability of grant-funded training for employees of NJ-based businesses and organizations, including small business owner-operators, in Sussex County.

This grant-funded program, a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the State’s community colleges and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, makes this training opportunity available. Skylands Professional Training is a cooperative program between Sussex County and Warren County community colleges.

Programs offered for the spring include:

Excel 1 – Excel Essentials
March 21 and March 22 (Registration Deadline: March 14)

Excel 2 – Advanced Excel Formatting and Tables
April 11 and April 12 (Registration Deadline: April 4)

PowerPoint 1 – Creating Powerful Presentations
April 25 and April 26 (Registration Deadline: April 18)

PowerPoint 2 – Beyond PowerPoint Basics
May 9 and May 10 (Registration Deadline: May 2)

It’s Not What You’re Saying, It’s How You’re Saying It
June 5 and June 6 (Registration Deadline: May 30)

Take Control of Your To Do List
June 8 and June 9 (Registration Deadline: June 2)

All classes run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sussex County Community College. For a full class schedule and eligibility requirements please go to http://sussex.edu/ce/workforce/.  For further details, you can also call 908-689-7613.

EKG Technology Program open to Sussex residents

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For those looking to obtain a certificate as an EKG Technician, the opportunity to do so can be had through Skylands Professional Training, a community college regional partnership between Sussex and Warren County Community College.

A comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program is being offered from Oct. 10 through Nov. 30, with classes Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9:30 p.m., on the SCCC campus.

The program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT EKG Technician exam, as well as other national certification exams.

This program includes all aspects of EKG training, including important practice and background details on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics and more. Additionally students will practice on actual EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs.

For more information and registration instructions, please visit http://sussex.edu/ce/.

Veterinary Assistant Program Scheduled for SCCC

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Enjoy the rewards of working with animals. An exciting new Veterinary Assistant Program being offered through Sussex County Community College’s Skylands Professional Training can help students make a difference in this field. The essential skills students will learn in this program will help them keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

The program, which will be held at Sussex County Community College, begins on Sept. 27 and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9:30 p.m. through Jan. 19, 2017, with some time off for holidays. Interested individuals are urged to register now.

This Veterinary Assistant program provides opportunities to individuals that will enable students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology.  Through classroom lectures and hands on labs, students who complete this program would be prepared to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal care including: obtaining and recording patient information; the review of preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; how to collect samples and perform certain lab procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic and medical procedures; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals.

Veterinary Assisting is a rewarding career in a growing field. According to the Occupational Handbook the demand for professional veterinary assistants has a 10% growth rate (as fast as average) from 2012 – 2022. Interested students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED).

Although this program includes comprehensive classroom lectures and hands on labs; this program does not include a national or state certification and it does not include a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.

Registration deadline is September 20. For further information on this program or to register, phone 973-300-2332, or visit www.sussex.edu/ce

 

 

 

Grant-funded employee training classes

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Skylands Professional Training is proud to announce the availability of grant-funded MS Excel & PowerPoint training for employees of NJ-based businesses and organizations, including small business owner-operators, in Sussex County.

This grant-funded program, a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the State’s community colleges and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, makes this training opportunity available. Skylands Professional Training is a cooperative program between Sussex County and Warren County community colleges.

Programs (2013 Version) offered include:

  • PowerPoint Level I: 9/26 & 10/3, registration deadline 9/20
  • Excel Level II: 10/10 & 10/17, registration deadline 10/4
  • PowerPoint Level II: 10/24 & 10/31, registration deadline 10/18

All classes run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sussex County Community College. For full class schedule and eligibility requirements please go to http://sussex.edu/ce/workforce/.

For further details, you can also call 908-689-7613.

SCCC Offers Certificate in Leadership Development

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This fall Skylands Professional Training will hold a specially designed seven-course series in Leadership Development.  Through practical, skills-based learning, participants will learn the theories, methods, and techniques to enable them to become more effective leaders.  Students who successfully complete all 7 courses will earn the Certificate in Leadership Development from Skylands Professional Training. Courses may also be taken individually based upon the students’ interests.

Each course takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and begins Friday, October 7 and concludes on Friday, December 16. The Leadership Certificate includes:

  • “Understanding Leadership Basics and Traits” on October 7
  • “Strengths-based Leadership” on October 21
  • “Developing Key Leadership Skills” on November 4
  • “Creating A Vision and Constructive Climate” on November 18
  • “Handling Conflict” on December 2
  • “Ethics In Leadership” on December 9
  • “Overcoming Obstacles in Leadership” on December 16

“For those looking to get a real grasp of leadership development and what it entails, this program provides that and more,” said Eve Azar, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education at Warren County Community College, “It’s great for those looking to break into the field and also for those already in the field but are looking to expand upon their knowledge.”

Over the duration of the series classes will cover topics such as, leadership traits, building a leadership profile, case studies of leadership, community building, effective communication, character and ethics, and Path-Goal Theory.

Each class costs $74. All classes take place at Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ, and run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This program is in partnership with Warren County Community College. For more information or to enroll call 908-689-7613.

SCCC and WCCC forge partnership to strengthen regional training and workforce development 

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In an effort to strengthen economic and workforce development in the Northwest New Jersey region, Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) yesterday signed a historic partnership agreement that will offer residents an opportunity to take advantage of myriad choices for certification programs and non-credit courses.

“This is an educational agreement/partnership to offer customized training to help strengthen workforce education opportunities in our region by providing non-credit courses and certification training for jobs in demand,” said Dr. Jon Connolly, President of SCCC. “Through this unique partnership we are combining the strengths of two institutions with similar goals.”

“This is a win-win for residents of both counties,” added Dr. Will Austin, President of WCCC. “The partnership streamlines our efforts so that residents can get the most out of their educational pursuits.”

“As colleges we are very similar and face many of the same challenges,” continued Dr. Austin. “As a shared service concept it makes perfect sense that we combine our efforts in what is a very competitive market.”

The first courses and programs expected to be offered are predominately in the health/science/allied health related field, such as Dialysis Technician, Physical Therapy Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant and Opthalmic Assistant.

“The new partnership between Sussex County Community College and Warren County Community College to provide customized training and noncredit career programs is a wonderful opportunity to build the workforce skills of the two counties,” noted Dr. Rosalie Lamonte, Interim Executive County Superintendent for both Warren and Sussex. “This will make it easier for students to get the training they need in the job market, and should ultimately strengthen economic development in the Northwest NJ region.  I encourage our Sussex and Warren residents to take advantage of this educational opportunity to advance their skills and employability.”

“The collaboration between SCCC and WCCC is a terrific example of two leaders in higher education working together to enhance the educational offerings to their students, while helping each institution to control costs through a shared service offering the best workforce training for our residents and businesses,” noted State Senator Steve Oroho, who represents Sussex and part of Warren County in the 24th District.

State Senator Mike Doherty, who represents part of Warren County in the 23rd District, added, “Education is the pathway to opportunity, and focusing courses and training to match jobs in demand is a smart move to maximize those opportunities for students. I commend the partnership between WCCC and SCCC, which will boost the economic prospects of participants and ensure that local businesses have access to a skilled workforce.”

It is expected that several courses and programs will begin this fall. Course information will be available on both the SCCC and WCCC websites, sussex.edu/ce and www.warren.edu/ce.

Photo of signing ceremony with, in front, Dr. Will Austin, WCCC President and Dr. Jon Connolly, SCCC President. Back row L-R, Craig Dana, WCCC Board of Trustee Member; Eve Azar, WCCC Vice President Corporate and Continuing Education; Ed Smith, WCCC Freeholder and former WCCC Trustee; The Honorable Steve Oroho, State Senator;  Dr. James Baker, SCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs and Judge Lorraine Parker, Chair, SCCC Board of Trustees.