Three new degree programs will make their debut at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) during the 2014-’15 academic year, with fall registration now open for classes that begin Saturday, August 23. Later-starting sessions begin Tuesdays, September 30, October 21, and November 4.

In addition, MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) will host “Back to School Night for Adults” on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m., which will highlight a variety of new certificate programs in the healthcare and technology fields.

These new degree programs present exciting new options for students looking to get started in emerging fields with tremendous growth potential, according to MCCC President Dr. Patricia Donohue. New degree programs for the 2014-’15 academic year at MCCC include:

• Security Systems Technology, a degree program that prepares students for jobs supporting the selling, installation and management, and technical support of physical systems technologies in an IP-based networked environment;

• Public Health, which focuses on the practice of maintaining a healthy population through education, research, public policy, regulation, and working with health care professionals;

• Health Information Technology, a joint initiative with Camden County College that allows Mercer students to take their general education requirements at MCCC and their program courses online. The degree prepares students to work with health care organizations and professionals, assuring compliance with health care privacy laws and the proper maintenance of medical records.

New credit courses added to the MCCC curriculum for fall include Internet Tools and Techniques, Android Application Development, and Spanish for Health Providers.

Through the Center for Continuing Studies, new career certificates focus on industries with major growth potential. The IT Risk Management/Cyber Security Certificate, which was introduced last year, has expanded to include multiple certifications. In the healthcare field, pharmaceutical professionals seeking enhanced access to classes can now enroll in Certificate in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs as an online program. Also new in the healthcare field this fall, CCS will offer an Occupational Therapy Aide Program, as well as a Dental Assisting Program. Individuals who want to learn more about CCS programs can visit www.mccc.edu/ccs.

The 2014-’15 academic year also marks the launch of American Honors at Mercer, a partnership between MCCC and Washington, D.C.-based Quad Learning Inc. that will work with MCCC faculty to further enrich the Mercer curriculum and provide intensive student advising and additional online resources. Students will work closely with American Honors advisors who have developed transfer partnerships with more than 35 selective colleges; graduates have been accepted at Georgetown, Cornell, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and USC, among other top colleges. More information is available at www.mccc.edu/honors.

For more information on enrolling for Fall classes at Mercer, visit www.mccc.edu/enroll. MCCC also offers assistance with financial aid, academic counseling, tutoring, and career services. For more information, visit www.mccc.edu/finaid.

Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. 609-586-4800. www.mccc.edu.

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