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.
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.
C406/3170 - Biomedical and Sociocultural Family Education Approval# 82014C406This 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 26Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: 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# 82014C105This 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 actionof 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 3Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Susheel Abraham, ICADC, CADC, CJC, Substance Abuse Evaluator, Criminal Division, Superior Court of New Jersey Registration Deadline: April 26
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 conceptsin 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 29Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Cost: $795.00Instructor: STEPSCORP Registration Deadline: February 15
NCD291 – 8490 Introduction to Teaching for Grades K – 12The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course. Students receive 20 hours of instruction and independently complete four hours of classroom observation. Upon completion of the 24 Hour course and meeting requirements established by NJDOE including having the requisite grade point average/passing the appropriate Praxis exam, students are eligible to secure a teaching position, and begin an alternate route program to earn standard teaching certification. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Blackboard.This course is part of the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program. Begin Date: June 10, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cost: $240 (Includes $40 Technology Fee) Meeting Times: Blended (In-person & online Meetings) In-person Meetings: Tuesday, June 10 & Tuesday, July 8 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Instructor: Dr. Erik Morales, Ph.D., New Jersey City UniversityRequired Textbook: Kronowitz, Ellen. (2012). The Teacher’s Guide to Success. (2nd. Ed) New York: Pearson. (ISBN: 13:978-0-13-705074-1)Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 3
NCD292 - 8452 Introduction to Teaching for Grades Pre-K – 3The New Jersey Department of Education requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course before earning a certificate of eligibility (CE) to teach pre-kindergarten through grade three. Students receive 18 hours of instruction and independently complete six hours of classroom observation. Upon completion of the 24 Hour course and meeting requirements established by NJDOE including having the requisite grade point average/passing the appropriate Praxis exam, students are eligible to secure a teaching position, and begin an alternate route program to earn standard teach-ing certification. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Black-board. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a CE, which will allow them to apply for a teaching position and begin an alternate route certification program.
Begin Date: May 27, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: $240 (Includes $40 Technology Fee) Meeting Times: Blended (In-person & online Meetings) In-person Meetings: Tuesday, May 27 & Tuesday, June 17 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Instructor: Prof. Julie Berg, M.A., New Jersey City UniversityRegistration Deadline: one week before the courses begin