Category Archives: Education

BECOME A CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE OR HOME HEALTH AIDE IN FOUR-FIVE WEEKS

The need for Certified Nursing Assistants/Aides (CNA) and Certified Home Health Aides is growing in Ocean County. To meet that demand, Ocean County College’s Department of Continuing & Professional Education, is offering certification programs that can prepare you for a rewarding career in just four-five weeks!

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Long Term Care: The Certified Nurse Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course prepares students to provide and/or assist with patients’ activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, feeding, etc. CNAs provide patients with important social and emotional support. In addition, CNAs report vital information on patient conditions to nurses (LPNs and RNs) in a variety of healthcare settings such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and group homes.

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Lakewood Schools Have Bragging Rights!

The residents and community can be very proud of the 2017 Lakewood High School (LHS) graduating class. They won more than $70,000 in academic, community, and sports scholarships, and were recognized by the state with free college tuition for 22 students.

Lakewood Committeeman Michael D”Elia said, “We have good teachers and coaches, and excellent students who should get the credit and recognition they deserve.”

Laura Winters, superintendent of the Lakewood School District, said, “I am extremely proud of the Lakewood School District teachers, staff, coaches and students. It is amazing to see the tireless effort, energy and hard work that the school community puts forth to ensure the success of all students both on the field and in the classroom….Piner Pride!” Continue reading Lakewood Schools Have Bragging Rights!

FALL PROGRAMS FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN AND DISABLED ADULTS AT OCC

Continuing & Professional Education at Ocean County College is offering two different programs for children and adults with special needs. Classes are held on Ocean County College’s Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ (unless specified). Continue reading FALL PROGRAMS FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN AND DISABLED ADULTS AT OCC

WOULD YOU … SHOULD YOU … COULD YOU? YOU DID AT OCC!

Are you looking to develop the new skills required to change careers? Do you need to update your professional skills to remain competitive in your current job? Or are you interested in enhancing your leisure activities? If so, Ocean County College’s non-credit Continuing & Professional Education programs offer countless opportunities to enrich your life. Sign up for a class today and discover the power of possibility!
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First-Ever Summer Course on Region’s History, Culture and Ecology at Stockton’s Kramer Hall

The first-ever Pinelands Summer Short Course will
feature six field trips and a day of educational programs that showcase the region’s history, ecology, culture and music.
Registration is now open for the event, which will be held at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall on 30 Front Street in downtown Hammonton on July 27, 2017. The event is co-sponsored by the
New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University.
“The Pinelands Commission has held the Pinelands Short Course in early March for the past 28 years, and the event is thriving,” said Nancy Wittenberg, the Commission’s Executive Director.

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STEM Scholarship Available to Ocean County High School Seniors

Leading Engineering Technologies, LLC, Belmar, NJ, will be offering two $500 scholarships to Ocean County students who will be continuing their education in the Fall of 2017. Applicants may submit an original STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) project created by the individual, either for school or on his/her own. Students should include a sentence or two about how their STEM experience in high school has influenced their chosen career path, as well as a description of the project and the problem that it solves. It is critical that the project meets a need or solves a problem. The application, which will be in the form of a video, should be no longer than three minutes. Details on the application process and the rules can be found by watching a brief, fun video at the following link: https://splice.gopro.com/v?id=7dLGmA. Interested candidates should email LETscholarship@gmail.com for the link to the STEM scholarship application Google Form. The deadline for applying is 5/15/17.

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20th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable

20th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in Waretown, New Jersey.

This much anticipated and regionally significant educators’ workshop is scheduled for April 19, 2017 from 3 PM until 7:45 PM. This year’s theme is “Re-Discovering Barnegat Bay” with workshop topics that reflect the important and diverse natural resources that sustain a healthy Barnegat Bay Watershed. Registration is open to adults interested in “re-discovering” Ocean County’s unique wetlands, woodlands, native flora and fauna, and historic people and places; facilitators represent diverse environmental organizations and agencies.

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REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER CLASSES AT OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE

Register today for summer classes at Ocean County College!  If you’ve been thinking about attending college, now’s the time to get started.  Choose from a variety of schedules including 3-Week, 5-Week, 6-Week, 7-Week, 8-Week, and 10-Week Summer Terms!  Apply today and take that first step to getting a college education.

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Pinelands Short Course Prepares Nature Enthusiasts to Become Protectors of NJ’s Environment

More than 560 Pinelands Short Course attendees spent the day learning about the unique wildlife, ecology, people, folklore and history of New Jersey’s 1.1 million-acre Pinelands National Reserve at nearly 40 educational courses taught by experts.

“Our biggest goal is to help raise awareness of the Pinelands and provide people opportunities to learn about this area. The more people know, the more they want to protect and support the Pinelands,” said Paul Leakan, communications officer for the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.

In one classroom, Matt McCort gently held a cream-colored northern pine snake covered in dark blotches, a pattern that blends well on a sandy surface or the forest floor, as participants admired the specimen. The snake softly hissed, but remained calm as he curled around McCort’s safe hands that are experienced in handling wildlife. Continue reading Pinelands Short Course Prepares Nature Enthusiasts to Become Protectors of NJ’s Environment

Fairfield University Contributes Over $1 Billion to Local Economy

Fairfield University’s economic impact on local economy exceeded over $1 billion in 2014, according to the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC). The total economic impact of the University was measured in terms of the direct spending and induced spending activity on the local economy.  Continue reading Fairfield University Contributes Over $1 Billion to Local Economy