What if you want to further your knowledge or education but do not want to pursue another degree? Or, what if you want to learn a new skill, trade, or career path?
Consider looking into some of the area’s many non-credit and professional education options.
Berkel Training Institute, 320 West State Street, Trenton 08618; 609-392-1855; fax, 609-392-1126. Irvin Berkel, owner.
Certified nurse aide, certified home health aide, electrocardiogram technician, CPR, medical billing and coding, and phlebotomy.
Berlitz Language Center (BTZ), 31D Hulfish Street, Princeton 08542; 609-497-6571; fax, 609-497-6575. Francesco DiMaio, center director. www.berlitz.us.
Retail office for language instruction.
Capital Health School of Nursing, 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton 08618; 609-394-4050; fax, 609-394-4354. Sandra Quinn, director. www.capitalhealth.org.
Customs and Trade Solutions Inc., 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542; 609-896-2020; fax, 609-896-2025. Suzanne Richer, president. www.learnatgta.com.
Courses and consulting on global business; operator of Global Trade Academy at 32 Gordon Avenue in Lawrence Township.
English for Professionals, 17 Danielle Court, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-638-8275; Dennis Gutierrez, owner. www.englishforprofessionals.biz.
Language training for professionals whose first language is not English, ESL certification training, business coaching.
Entrepreneurial Training Institute, 36 West State Street, c/o New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Box 990, Trenton 08625-0990; 609-292-9279; fax, 609-292-2751. Marion Zajac, program manager. www.njeda.com.
Technical assistance for start-up and existing small businesses to create business plans and access financial resources.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison 07940; 973-443-8624. Kenneth T. Vehrkens, dean. www.fdu.edu.
Continuing studies school of four-year private university.
Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-9104; fax, 609-586-6595. April Lupinacci, school director. www.harrisschool.com.
Career education — medical assistant, accounting, massage therapy, billing and coding, health claims.
Highland Studio, Box 40, Hopewell 08525; 609-466-3475; fax, 609-466-3475. Karen McLean Peterson. www.karenmclean.com.
Photography and art classes for adults and teens.
Oxford Princeton Programme, 101 Morgan Lane, Suite 203 A, Plainsboro 08536; 609-520-9099; fax, 609-524-1120. Clara Lippert, president. www.oxfordprinceton.com.
Worldwide training for the energy, commodity and derivatives industries — Princeton Energy Programme, princetonlive.com, and College of Petroleum & Energy Studies.
Princeton Adult School, 120 John Street, Box 701, Princeton 08542-0701; 609-683-1101; fax, 609-688-1181. Anne Brener, director. www.princetonadultschool.org.
Community-based continuing education program.
Princeton School of Real Estate, 2490 Route 31, Pennington 08534; 609-737-1525; fax, 609-737-2052. Richard A. Weidel Jr., manager of career development. www.princetonschool.com
Career development for real estate professionals.
Princeton Theological Seminary Center of Continuing Education, 20 Library Place, Erdman Hall, Princeton 08540; 609-497-7990; fax, 609-497-0709. Charles Kalmbach, director of continuing education and vice president for strategy. www.ptsem.edu/ce.
Non-credit seminars, conferences, retreats — theologically based.
Princeton University Program in Continuing Education, 22 Chambers Street, Suite 101, Princeton 08542; 609-258-5226; fax, 609-258-9000. Karen Woodbridge, director, community relations. www.princeton.edu/community/learning/continuing.
Also not-for-credit Community Auditing Program, available at modest charge.
Raritan Valley Community College: Corporate and Continuing Education, Route 28 and Lamington Road, Somerville 08876-1265; 908-218-8871. Janet Luton Perantoni, dean. www.raritanval.edu.
Customized training, professional development programs for workforce training.
Rider University College of Continuing Studies, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Bart Luedeke Center 100, Lawrenceville 08648-3049; 609-896-5033; fax, 609-896-5261. Boris Vilic, dean. www.rider.edu.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-989-6833; fax, 609-396-9573. Chad Ripberger, county 4-H agent. www.njaes.rutgers.edu.
Community education — agricultural education programs and administration of 4-H clubs and Mercer County 4-H fair, horticulture and family and community health sciences; also www.mercercounty.org.
Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension, Middlesex County, 42 Riva Avenue, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, North Brunswick 08902; 732-398-5267; fax, 732-398-5276. Bill Hlubik, county extension department head. www.co.middlesex._nj.us/extensionservices.
Education programs, Master Gardener Program.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton 08540-5232; 609-683-0800; fax, 609-924-0578. Irene B. Rohano, administrative director. www.ascsa.edu.gr.
U.S. headquarters of research center in Athens, Greece, for post-graduate study in the classics and archaeology.
The Center for Professional Advancement, 25 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick 08816; 732-238-1600; Charles Bendel, CEO. www.cfpa.com.
Short courses at the New Brunswick and Princeton Hyatt in applied industrial technology.
The Lab, 25 Suburban Square Shopping Center, Suite A, Ewing 08628; 609-406-0444; fax, 609-406-9818. Sasha M. Rash, owner. www.paulmitchellthelab.com.
Cosmetology school, a Paul Mitchell partner school.
Weichert Real Estate School, 29 Emmons Drive, Princeton Commerce Center, Suite E-30, Princeton 08540; 973-267-7777; www.weichert.com.
Based in Morris Plains.
West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education, 505 Village Road West, Box 505, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-716-5030. Marci Rubin, director. www.ww-p.org.
Continuing education classes for adults, computer classes and ESL; extended child care and children’s summer programs.