Adult Schools

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

Certified nurse aide, certified home health aide, electrocardiogram technician, CPR, medical billing and coding, and phlebotomy.

Berlitz International (BTZ), 400 Alexander Park, Princeton 08540; 609-514-9650; fax, 609-514-9675. Jim Kahl, CEO. Home page:

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

Berlitz Language Center (BTZ), 31D Hulfish Street, Princeton 08542; 609-497-6571; fax, 609-497-6575. Christian Mehnert, language center director. Home page:

Retail office for language instruction.

Capital Health 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:

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

Certificate program, also student clinic.

East Windsor Regional Schools Community Education, 384 Stockton Street, Hightstown 08520; 609-443-2881; fax, 609-443-7855. Jill Horowitz, office manager community services. Home page:

Online and evening classes for adults, ext. 6803.

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

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:

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

Fairleigh Dickinson University: Professional Education Program, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison 07940; 201-692-7034; fax, 201-692-7019. Home page:

Certificates in financial planning, paralegal studies, and legal nurse consultant in Princeton, Eatontown, Cherry Hill, Madison, and Teaneck.

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

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

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

710-hour holistic massage therapy certification program, approved by state education & workforce development departments; enrolling spring and fall.

Mariner’s School Inc., 3490 Route 1 North, Building 19, Princeton 08540; 609-987-0555; fax, 609-987-0531. Captain Bob Figular, president. Home page:

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. Home page:

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

For those new to (or intimidated by) social networking, Mercer is introducing a pair of courses in October.

“The Truth Behind Social Networking: What Your Child Is Really Doing on MySpace, FaceBook, Etc.,” begins on Thursday, October 1, at 6 p.m. at Mercer’s West Windsor campus and continues for two subsequent sessions on October 3 and October 8. Cost: $196.

The course is designed to give primarily parents a background in social networking, including its advantages and dangers. Studying YouTube, Twitter, and personal blogging, the course aims to teach social networking newbies what to look for, and what to look out for.

On Wednesday, October 14, Mercer gets down to the business of social networking with “Marketing Your Business On Social Networking Sites.” Aimed mainly at small businesses and social networking newcomers looking for free ways to get the word out, the course is a one-session class beginning at 6 p.m. Cost: $66.

Both courses are taught by MCCC instructor Joe Costello.

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. Home page:

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

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

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:

Holistic living workshops, certification training, corporate programs, work-exchange opportunities.

Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach Program, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton 08540; 888-897-8979; fax, 609-897-8999. Debbie Millar RN, site director. Home page:

Health and lifestyle related programs, health fairs and screenings, events for seniors.

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.

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

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. Susan Weinkopff, program coordinator. Web:

Also not-for-credit Community Auditing Program, available at modest charge.

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:

Customized training, professional development programs for workforce training.

RVCC is introducing a certificate in materials and supply management beginning on Saturday, September 19, with “Fundamentals of Supply Management.” The program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the supply chain and materials management profession.

In “Fundamentals,” students will learn the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of a supply chain — the identification, acquisition, and management of resources that an organization needs to efficiently satisfy customer requirements. This course is a boon for anyone who manages the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption.

The two-session course runs from 9 a.m. to noon on September 19 and 26. Cost: $179. Visit for more information.

Rider University College of Continuing Studies, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Library 137, Lawrenceville 08648-3049; 609-896-5033; fax, 609-896-5261. Boris Vilic, dean. Home page:

Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, 285 Madison Avenue, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison 07940; 973-443-8842; fax, 973-443-8847. Leo J. Rogers, director. Home page:

Entrepreneurial outreach programs, also the Family Business Forum.

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:

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, click on Extension Services.

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:

Education programs, administration of 4-H clubs, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, soil test kits, Master Gardener Program.

The Center for Professional Advancement, 25 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick 08816; 732-238-1600. Charles Bendel, CEO. Home page:

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:

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:

Based in Morris Plains.

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:

Continuing education classes for adults, including computer classes and ESL, also extended child care and children’s summer programs.

Colleges and Universities

Burlington County College, 601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton 08608; 609-894-9311; fax, 856-222-9311. Robert Messina, president. Home page:

Associate’s degree programs in more than 80 subjects, non-credit, and continuing education courses; campuses in Pemberton and Mount Holly, with learning centers in Burlington, Willingboro, and Bordentown.

BCC is introducing a certificate program in marketing beginning in October at the school’s Enterprise Center in Mount Laurel. The three-workshop course begins with “Start Thinking Like a Marketer” on Monday, October 5 and Thursday, October 8. The inaugural workshop is tailored to give managers an introduction to marketing and marketing management and to enlighten them about the needs of customers.

“Brand Your Product and Company and Get a Competitive Advantage” is the second workshop, held on Monday and Thursday, October 19 and 22; this is followed by “Winning through Strategic Marketing and Return On Investment Goals” on Monday and Thursday, November 2 and 5. Each workshop costs $149. For more information call 609-877-4520, or visit

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:

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, based in Chicago.

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

Two-year college with 13,000 credit students, 68 associate degree majors and numerous credit certificate programs, also James Kerney Campus at North Broad and Academy Streets, Trenton, and conference center.

Fall courses begin October 26.

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

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

Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch 07764-1898; 732-571-3400; fax, 732-571-7589. Paul Gaffney, president. Home page:

University with 4,120 students in more than 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs among six schools: business administration, education, humanities and social sciences; science, technology, and engineering; graduate; and Edward G. Schaefer School for Underprepared Students.

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

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

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

University with 35 undergraduate departments and 42 distinctive programs, 4,850 undergraduates, and 2,295 graduate students in 8 million square feet 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:

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.

RVCC is offering a new course, patient care technician, beginning on Saturday, August 29. The 150-hour course is designed as a prep course for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing, which allows one to work in hospitals, healthcare facilities, and for other healthcare organizations.

The course is held every Saturday through December 12 and costs $2,062. For more information call 908-526-1200, ext. 8235.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

TESC recently unveiled the latest phase of its Mobile Learning Initiative — a new course delivery system that enables students to access 20 online courses with any web-enabled cell phone or other mobile device. The courses, known as “Mobile Option e-Packr” courses, enable students to use SmartPhones to download and complete diagnostic quizzes in preparation for a final exam, by way of the OutStart Hot Lava Mobile platform.

The initiative was initially launched last spring with the release of its FlashTrack courses, which are delivered to students on a single two gigabyte flash drive. Students who registered for TESC’s original FlashTrack courses did not need an Internet connection, but the next generation will have a similar structure to the college’s online courses. This, says the school, will enable students to complete course work without an Internet connection.

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