#b#Adult Colleges and Trade Schools#/b#

Mercer County Community College: Continuing Education, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor 08550; 609-570-3311; fax, 609-570-3883. Carol Clark, director, center for continuing studies. www.mccc.edu/ccs.

Noncredit courses and certificate programs for personal enrichment and enhancement of professional skills.

New at Mercer this fall is a 24-session phlebotomy technician program, a preparatory course designed to train professionals in how to collect blood and do laboratory analysis. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. and run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through December 14.

Also for the first time, the school will offer a four-module veterinary assistant certificate program beginning on Tuesday, September 14. The curriculum is designed in the spirit of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) guidelines and includes office and hospital procedures, communication and client relations, pharmacy and pharmacology, exam room procedures, surgical preparation and assisting, animal nursing, laboratory procedures and diagnostic imaging.

An information session for the program will be held at the MCCC Conference Center on Wednesday, August 25, at 5:30 pm. The course comes in four modules in the fall and Spring semesters. Cost: $2,497.

Also new this fall are three courses aimed at small business owners: “Marketing Your Small Business to Success,” which runs from September 13 to October 4; “Small Business Start-Up and Business Plan Development,” from October 5 to 13; and “Small Business Growth and Financial Development,” from October 25 to November 15.

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: www.mctec.net

Adult trade and technical related training.

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.

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 Luton Perantoni, dean. Home page: www.raritanval.edu

Customized training, professional development programs for workforce training.

The school this fall is offering three new business basics courses for job hunters: Where the Jobs Are; How to Write the Perfect Resume with Imperfect Work History; and Better Business Writing.

Where the Jobs Are looks to introduce job seekers to the industries where job growth is anticipated and takes place on Wednesday, September 29, at 6 p.m. Course fee: $59.

How to Write the Perfect Resume walks students through cover letters and that compensate for a less-stellar employment history. the two-session course takes place on Thursday, September 30 and October 7, at 6 p.m. Course fee: $59.

Business writing is a refresher course to review the grammar and correct word usage needed to write better business correspondence. The two-session course takes place on Wednesday, October 13 and 20, at 6 p.m. Course fee: $89.

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. Home page: www.rider.edu

Berlitz International (BTZ), 400 Alexander Park, Princeton 08540; 609-514-9650; fax, 609-514-9675. www.berlitz.com

International headquarters of 500 language centers, and publishing and translation operations in 55 countries.

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.

Adult learning; also not-for-credit Community Auditing Program, available at modest charge

Berlitz Language Center (BTZ), 31D Hulfish Street, Princeton 08542; 609-497-6571; fax, 609-497-6575. Francesco DiMaio, language center director. Home page: 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. Home page: www.capitalhealth.org

Cortiva: Somerset Massage School, 180 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway 08854; 732-885-3400. Chris Froelich, president. Home page: www.cortiva.com

Certificate program, also student clinic.

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

Technical assistance for start-up and existing small businesses to create business plans and access financial resources.

Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-9104; fax, 609-586-6595. April Lupinacci, school director. Home page: www.harrisschool.com

Career education — medical assistant, accounting, massage therapy, billing and coding, and health claims.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick 08901; 732-932-7233; fax, 732-932-4745. Marvin Schlaffer, director. Home page: olliru.rutgers.edu

Daytime college-level courses given by members and current or retired Rutgers faculty, with no tests or grades.

Oxford Princeton Programme, 101 Morgan Lane, Second Floor, Plainsboro 08536; 609-520-9099; fax, 609-524-1120. Clara Lippert, president. www.oxfordprinceton.com

Worldwide training for the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. Also includes 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. Home page: www.princetonadultschool.org

Community-based continuing education program.

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health LLC, 50 Vreeland Drive, Montgomery Professional Center, Suite 506, Skillman 08558; 609-924-7294. Deborah Metzger, founder/director. Home page: www.princetonyoga.com

All traditions of yoga plus meditation and specialty classes, belly dance, drumming circles, kirtan, concerts, holistic living workshops, therapeutic bodywork, massage, chiropractic care, ayurvedic consultations, acupuncture, stress management. Certification training available.

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. Home page: www.princetonschool.com

Real estate licensing programs.

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. Home page: www.ptsem.edu/ce.

Theologically based non-credit seminars, conferences, and retreats.

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

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. Home page: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices.

Education programs, administration of 4-H clubs, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, soil test kits, 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. Home page: www.ascsa.edugr.

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 for working scientists and engineers.

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

West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education, 505 Village Road West, Box 505, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-716-5030; fax, 609-716-5035. Marci Rubin, director. Home page: www.ww-p.org

Continuing education classes for adults, including computer classes and ESL.

#b#Colleges and Universities#/b#

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

Fifteen associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees for adult students in more than 100 areas of study.

This fall TESC launches a new graduate program in applied science and technology, focusing on developing the research analysis, critical evaluation skills, and decision-making and problem-solving skills required by today’s technical enterprises.

The 36-credit master’s program is available completely online and includes two tracks: clinical trials management and technical studies. The school will host an information session for the clinical trials management track on Tuesday, September 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the New Jersey Hospital Association, 760 Alexander Road.

Also this fall, TESC is unveiling seven new areas of specialization in its management master’s program: community and economic development; environmental policy and environmental justice; IT management for public service; nonprofit management; public finance; public health management; and public service administration and leadership.

The school will host a general information night on Friday, October 22, at 10 a.m. at 101 West State Street in Trenton. Visit www.tesc.edu/rsvp for more information on either event.

DeVry University (DV), 630 Route 1 North, North Brunswick 08902; 732-435-4880; fax, 732-435-4856. Chris W. Grevesen PhD, president. www.nj.devry.edu

Associate degree in health information technology; associate and bachelor degrees in computer information systems, network and communications management, business administration, electronics engineering technology, and biomedical engineering; bachelor degree in biomedical informatics.

Strayer University, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 100, Crossroads Corporate Center, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-406-7600; fax, 609-771-8636. Michael Volpe, campus dean. Home page: www.strayer.edu

Undergraduate programs in accounting, business, and information systems, plus an MBA program.

Burlington County College, 601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton 08608; 609-894-9311; fax, 609-894-0183. Robert Messina, president. Home page: www.bcc.edu

A two-year school offering associate’s degree programs in more than 80 subjects, non-credit, and continuing education courses at locations in Pemberton, Mount Holly, Burlington, Willingboro, and Bordentown.

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

Two-year college with 13,200 credit students, 67 associate degree majors and 30 credit certificate programs.

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

Degrees and certificates in career and transfer programs, with outreach centers at 140 New Street in New Brunswick and in Perth Amboy.

The school this fall will launch a new healthcare administration certificate program, another eight-course program designed to enhance career growth options for scretaries, receptionists, and healthcare support staff. Courses are $125 each and begin with Healthcare Administration: Essentials on Saturday, September 25, at 9 a.m. at the Edison campus.

The school also is kicking off a new certificate program in transportation and logistics. Eight classes ($125 each) will cover management, the international trade, and innventory and distribution.

The program begins with the L&T Overview on Saturday, October 2, at 9 a.m. at the Edison campus.

Raritan Valley Community College (), 118 Lamington Road, Box 3300, North Branch 08876-1265; 908-526-1200; fax, 908-725-2831. Casey Crabill, president. Home page: www.raritanval.edu

Community college serving Somerset and Hunterdon counties, with 112 full-time faculty members, 13,800 full- and part-time students.

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: www.tcnj.edu

Public college with 5,900 undergraduates and 700 graduate students, and seven schools — communication and the arts, culture and society, nursing health and exercise science, business, science, education, engineering.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark 07102-1982; 973-596-3000; fax, 973-624-2541. Robert A. Altenkirch, president. Home page: www.njit.edu

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

Princeton in Asia/Princeton in Latin America/Princeton in Africa, 194 Nassau Street, Suite 212, Princeton 08540; 609-258-5358; fax, 609-258-8992. Claire Brown, executive director. Home page: www.princton.edu/~pila.

Part of Bobst Center for Peace and Justice

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

University with 34 undergraduate departments and 42 distinctive programs, 5,047 undergraduates, and 2,520 graduate students in 8.5 million square feet on 500 acres.

Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-896-5000; fax, 609-895-5681. Mordechai Rozanski, president. Home page: www.rider.edu

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

Rider University, College of Business Administration, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-896-5152; fax, 609-896-5255. Larry Newman, dean. Home page: www.rider.edu

AACSB accredited — MBA, Master of Accountancy, Executive MBA, and undergraduate business degree with 13 majors.

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: www.rutgers.edu

State university with 8,934 employees and 50,000 students on three campuses.

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: www.business.rutgers.edu

Undergraduate and graduate business program conferring BS, MBA, master’s and PhD degrees, with 4,100 students.

Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton 08540-3899; 609-921-7100; fax, 609-921-6952. Robert L. Annis, director and dean. www.westminster.rider.edu

Professional college of music, home of the Westminster Choir, a part of Rider University.

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