Colleges and Universities

College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Box 7718, Ewing 08628-0718; 609-771-1855; fax, 609-771-3067. R. Barbara Gitenstein, president. Home page:

Public college with seven schools — art, media and music; culture and society; science, business, education, nursing, and engineering.

DeVry University (DV), 630 Route 1 North, North Brunswick 08902; 732-435-4880; fax, 732-435-4856. Chris W. Grevesen Phd, president. Home page:

National trade and professional school offering degree programs. Flexible schedules are offered at all levels for working adults. Degree programs include health information technology, computer information systems, network and communications management, business administration, electronics engineering technology, and biomedical engineering.

Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, Box B, Trenton 08690; 609-586-4800; fax, 609-570-3845. Patricia Donohue, president.

Two-year college with 13,000 credit students, 68 associate degree majors and many certificate programs. Also operates at the James Kerney Campus at North Broad and Academy Streets in Trenton.

The fall semester begins on Monday, August 25, and with it the school is launching the Evening and Weekend College to accommodate adult learners who work full time or care for young children during the day. The program offers associate degrees in business administration and liberal arts that can be completed in two years by attending classes in the evening, on weekends, and online. Both degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.

The school also has designed a new option in the biology program for students whose goal is a career in medicine or scientific research. Graduates are prepared to transfer for studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physician assisting, biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetic or biochemical engineering, pharmacy, or physical therapy.

Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Box 3050, Edison 08818-3050; 732-548-6000. Joann La Perla-Morales, president. Home page:

Two-year school offering associate degrees and certificates in career and transfer programs. The college is offering two new certificate programs this September, one in veterinary assistant and the other in baking and pastry arts.

The veterinary certificate course was launched to meet the increasing demands of the petcare industry, says Lynn Lederer, director of professional and community programs at the college. A growing pet population and the increasing recognition of pets as members of the family are reasons the federal Department of Labor expects the industry to expand in the coming years.

The non-credit program begins on Tuesday, September 23, and offers courses in veterinary administration, animal management, animal biology, veterinary nursing, and veterinary pharmacology. There is also a 75-hour externship requirement. Four courses will be offered in the fall; the remaining two will be held in the spring. Each course lasts approximately two weeks. Advance tuition for the four fall classes (veterinary administration, animal management, animal biology, and veterinary nursing) is $699, a $291 savings over paying for each individual course. The spring class schedule has not been announced.

Graduates can expect to be qualified to work in a veterinarian’s office, assisting in examinations, obtaining health histories and records, providing routine post-operative care, and cleaning and disinfecting cages.

Entrance requirements include a high school diploma or GED, proficiency in spoken and written English and proof of personal health insurance. The program is a partnership with Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital.

The baking and pastry arts program is an 18-credit offering can lead to work in the wide-open field of gourmet desserts.

Students will take baking fundamentals and food service sanitation, professional pastry techniques, and cake decorating. There is also an externship requirement and an elective course from the school’s hotel, restaurant and institution management, or HRIM program.

“This program is designed for people who are interested in the food service industry, but not in traditional culinary arts,” said Mary-Pat Maciolek, chair of the HRIM Department. “It is a niche within the culinary field that is becoming very popular.”

The program starts in the fall, but the date has not been made available yet. For more information, call the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management at 732-906-2538 or the Office of Admissions at 732-906-4243.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark 07102-1982; 973-596-3000; fax, 973-642-4555. Robert A. Altenkirch, president.

Public technological research university, with student body of 8,800, including 1,400 on-campus residents, and 423 full-time faculty.

Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton 08540; 609-921-8300; fax, 609-924-2973. Iain R. Torrance, president.

Seminary for the Presbyterian Church with about 700 students.

Princeton University, 1 Nassau Hall, Princeton 08544; 609-258-3000; fax, 609-258-1294. Shirley M. Tilghman, president. Home page:

Private research university with 34 undergraduate departments and 35 distinctive programs. THe university houses 4,850 undergraduates, and 2,295 graduate students on 500 acres.

Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 and Lamington Road, Box 3300, North Branch 08876-1265; 908-526-1200; fax, 908-725-2831. Casey Crabill, president. Home page:

Two-year community college serving Somerset and Hunterdon counties, with 112 full-time faculty members, 13,800 full- and part-time students and a 1,000-seat theater. The college offers degrees and certificates in 93 programs in business, computers, education, engineering and technology, liberal arts, mathematics, medical, and visual and performing arts.

RVCC is going green this fall, offering a new associate’s degree program in environmental studies. The program, which is heavy on classroom studies in biology and physics, also focuses on social and philosophical aspects of the environment. Roughly half the courses required will be in the humanities — sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and economics — in order to teach the human causes of environmental problems and their solutions.

The program is designed as a transfer program and begins with all other matriculated courses on Wednesday, September 3.

Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrence ville 08648; 609-896-5000; fax, 609-895-5681. Morde chai Rozanski, president.

Private university with 5,469 students, 58 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs in business administration, liberal arts, education, sciences, and music.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Old Queens Building, 83 Somerset Street, New Brunswick 08901; 732-932-1766. Richard L. McCormick, president. Home page:

State university with 8,919 employees and 49,760 students on three campuses in New Brunswick, Camden, Piscataway, and Newark.

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick, 94 Rockafeller Road, Janice H. Levin Building, Piscataway 08854-1895; 973-353-1234; fax, 973-353-1345. Michael Cooper, dean. Home page:

Undergraduate and graduate business programs in businesses, conferring bachelor’s, MBA, master’s and PhD degrees to 4,100 students. There also is a second location at 111 Washington Street in Newark.

Rutgers University at Camden, 303 Cooper Street, Camden 08102-1519; 856-225-1776. Margaret Marsh, interim provost. Home page:

Thomas Edison State College, 101 West State Street, Trenton 08608-1176; 888-442-8372; fax, 609-984-8447. George A. Pruitt, president.

One of the country’s largest and oldest distance education colleges, TESC offers 15 associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees for adult students in more than 100 areas of study.

TESC also operates the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, which offers an array of professional certificates, seminars, workshops and other noncredit programs specifically designed for working adults.

TESC’s School of Continuing Studies is offering two new programs this year — a 36-hour online professional development program preparing human resources professionals to take the Professional in Human Resources (PHRr) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRr) certification examination; and a five-course professional development certificate for personal trainers Both courses begin on Monday, September 22. The deadline for registration is Monday, September 17.

The HR course was launched to meet the growing field of human resources professionals. More than 30,000 human resources professionals have received the PHRr or SPHRr certification, and the U.S. Department of Labor expects the field to keep growing.

This online course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, and involves in-depth studies in strategic management, workforce planning and employment, human resources development, employee and labor relations, and risk management. It also plans to stay as current as possible — instructors will post online updates on significant changes in legislation and HR policies, practice tests, interactive case studies, and access to the SHRM Learning System Resource Center, where students can find HR updates, webcasts, test-taking tips, relevant links, and E-flashcards that can be printed or downloaded to a PDA.

The program is $979, with a reduced fee of $899 for SHRM members, Thomas Edison State College alumni, and members of New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the Mercer County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

To register, visit For more information, E-mail or call 609-777-5642, ext. 2217 or 2211.

The fitness courses offer professional training in five areas — personal fitness training, nutrition, fitness business management, women’s training and wellness, and personal training for older adults — to meet the exploding interest in fitness careers. According to an ABC news poll earlier this year, personal fitness trainer is the fourth-hottest career path in the United States today. The Department of Labor has charted the field’s meteoric rise for the past few years, and there is no sign of a slowdown anytime soon. It is expected to grow 44 percent by 2012.

These online certificate programs are aimed at current fitness, health, and medical professionals as well as for the budding trainer looking to start a new career. Students have up to two years to complete certificate requirements, but can accelerate to completion within three to five months depending upon their time commitment and personal goals.

The American Council on Exercise, which offers graduates a discount on the ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certification Exam (an NCCA accredited examination) and on study materials, the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and IDEA Health & Fitness Association and Health Club Managers have reviewed and approved the program.

Details on all programs and course descriptions, fees, and registration procedures can be found at under the “Fitness, Health and Wellness” section.

Adult and Continuing Education Programs

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.

U.S. headquarters of research center in Athens, Greece, for post-graduate study in the classics and archaeology. Regular program runs from September to June and offers advanced graduate students an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present. Students also take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations.

Berkel Training Institute, 320 West State Street, Trenton 08618; 609-392-1855. Irvin Berkel, owner.

Training in 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 ext. 11; fax, 609-497-6575. Christian Mehnert, language center director. Home page:

Face-to-face and online instruction in numerous languages, seven days a week. Immersion, private, and semi-private options are available.

Capital Health System School of Nursing, 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton 08618; 609-394-4050; fax, 609-394-4354. Sandra L. Quinn, MSN, RN, BC, CNE, director. Home page:

Two-year, cooperative nursing program with Mercer County Community College. All nursing courses are offered at the nursing school, while general education and science courses are taught at the college. Graduates receive an associate’s degree and a nursing diploma.

The Center for Professional Advancement, 44 West Ferris Street, East Brunswick 08816; 732-238-1600; fax, 732-238-9113. Charles Bendel, CEO. Home page:

Short courses at the New Brunswick and Princeton Hyatt hotels in applied industrial technology. Aimed at working scientists and engineers, the curriculum includes more than 350 courses in 18 applied industrial technologies, including hundreds of pharmaceutical training and biotechnology training courses.

Cortiva Institute-Somerset Massage School, 180 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway 08854; 732-885-3400; fax, 732-885-0440. Chris Froelich, president. Home page:

A 600-hour certificate program for professional massage as well as a student clinic and continuing education courses for experienced therapists.

East Windsor Community Education, 384 Stockton Street, Hightstown 08520; 609-443-2881, ext. 6803. Jill Horowitz, coordinator of community services. Home page:

More than 70 classroom courses and 300 interactive online courses designed to enhance computer skills, improve writing or business skills, teach languages, and develop hobbies.

English for Professionals, 17 Danielle Court, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-638-8275. Dennis Gutierrez, owner. Home page:

Private conversational and small-group English instruction for executives, managers, and professionals from other countries. All language levels.

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. Home page:

Technical assistance for start-ups, small businesses, and nonprofits to create business plans and access financial resources.

Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-9104; fax, 609-586-6595. Joe Numerfroh, regional vice president. Home page:

Career education in medical assistant, accounting, massage therapy, billing and coding, and health claims. The school also offers externships and job placement services.

Health Choices Holistic Massage School, 170 Township Line Road, Building B, Hillsborough 08844-3867; 908-359-3995; fax, 908-359-3902. Renate M. Novak, owner and co-director. Home page:

A 710-hour holistic massage therapy certification program, approved by state education and workforce development departments.

Institute of New Techniques & Dentistry, 133 Franklin Corner Road, Second Floor, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-689-1888; fax, 609-895-1236. Bruce Small DDS.

Continuing education courses for dentists.

The Lab, 25 Suburban Square Shopping Center, Suite A, Ewing 08628; 609-406-0444; fax, 609-406-9818. Sasha M. Rash, owner. Home page:

A Paul Mitchell partner school, the Lab hosts a cosmetology program featuring design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, makeup, fashion trends, and the art of hairdressing. It also offers a student teacher curriculum that involves 500 hours of study, satisfying the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling requirements.

Mercer County Community College: Continuing Education, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor 08550; 609-570-3311; fax, 609-570-3883. Yvonne Chang, director, community education. Home page:

Mercer is offering several new noncredit programs for professional and personal development this fall. The four-session Certificate in Professional Management Prep Overview course addresses commodities management and supplier relations and begins on October 22. Health professionals will be able to study for their certificate of gerontology, from the process of aging through cognitive impairment, in a four-part, six-session course beginning on September 27.

Mercer County Technical Adult Evening Schools, 1085 Old Trenton Road, Trenton 08690; 609-586-5146; fax, 609-586-1709. Joseph Borgia, principal of adult education. Home page:

Adult trade and technical related training.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 55 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick 08901; 732-932-7233; fax, 732-932-4745. Marvin Schlaffer, director.

Daytime college-level courses designed for citizens over 50 years old and taught by members and current or retired Rutgers faculty. Osher offers no tests or grades. Instead it fosters a noncompetitive, noncredit education.

Princeton Adult School, 120 John Street, Box 701, Princeton 08542-0701; 609-683-1101; fax, 609-688-1181. Anne Brener, director.

A self-supporting, nonprofit organization administered by a volunteer board providing 10-week community courses to adult residents of Princeton and its neighboring communities.

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.

A 75-hour New Jersey and Pennsylvania licensing course, a Pennsylvania law review course, and a 150-hour New Jersey real estate broker licensing course.

Princeton Theological Seminary Center of Continuing Education, 20 Library Place, Erdman Hall, Princeton 08540; 609-497-7990; fax, 609-497-0709. Hui Chen, dean.

Theologically based programs for the intellectually and theologically curious, and professionals in ministry. Certification programs include courses which may also be taken inde


Princeton University Program in Continuing Education, 22 Chambers Street, Suite 101, Princeton 08542; 609-258-5226; fax, 609-258-9000. Susan Weinkopff, coordinator.

Princeton admits qualified area residents to the university’s undergraduate and graduate courses, but does not grant degrees. The program principally serves students preparing for a career change, advanced training, or seeking personal enrichment.

Raritan Valley Community College: Corporate and Continuing Education, Route 28 and Lamington Road, Box 3300, Somerville 08876-1265; 908-218-8871; fax, 908-526-3576. Janet Perantoni, dean:

Ten-week, concentrated courses for working adults and continuing education programs in allied health, professional development, and teacher development.

The college’s allied health department will hold an information session on Thursday, August 21, at 6 p.m. in the Atrium at its North Branch campus to orient potential students to the opportunities in the healthcare field. To register for the information session, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8471.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-989-6833; fax, 609-396-9573. Chad Ripberger, county 4-H agent.

Community agricultural education programs, horticulture, and community health sciences.

Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension, 42 Riva Avenue, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, North Brunswick 08902; 732-398-5267; fax, 732-398-5276. Bill Hlubik, department head.:

Community agricultural programs, family and consumer sciences, and a master gardener program.

Weichert Real Estate School, 29 Emmons Drive, Princeton Commerce Center, Suite E-30, Princeton 08540; 973-267-7777; fax, 973-285-1530.

Pre-licensing courses to prepare for state real estate exams.

West Windsor – Plainsboro Community Education, 505 Village Road West, Box 505, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-716-5030; fax, 609-716-5035. Marci Rubin, director.

Continuing adult education classes in nine areas: enrichment programs.

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