A series of certificate courses will be offered during the Fall 2016 semester, starting in September and October at the main Newark campus of Essex County College.


Registration information on these programs is available at (973) 877-3079.


Certificate programs to be offered starting in September and October include:


Fundamentals of Payroll Certificate Program is a 12 session course designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in the payroll profession. At the completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the National Fundamental Payroll Certification Examination administered through the American Payroll Association. The class will meet on Saturdays, starting September 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Cost is $630.


How to Own and Operate a Child Care Center is a six session program that will serve as a practical guide for establishing and managing needed care centers. The class will meet Saturdays, starting September 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Tuition is $234 plus an $18 fee.


Human Resources Practice Certificate is a 12 session program that provides a comprehensive and practical grounding in the major areas needed for personnel generalists. It is designed for those who wish to improve performance capability on the job or for those seeking to launch a career in Human Resources. The class will meet Saturdays, starting September 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $672 with a payment plan available.


A+ Certification Preparation is a course designed to prepare students to take the A+ Certification exam. The 18 session course covers a number of topics required in the field. The class meets Saturdays, starting September 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course runs through February 4, 2017. Cost is $990 with a payment plan available.


Principles of Real Estate Sales is a 13 session course that prepares students to take the state examination for the New Jersey Real Estate Sales License. Topics include mortgage sales agreements, deeds, title closing, license, real estate law, property interests and rights. The course will be offered Saturdays, starting October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last class (January 14, 2017) meets from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost of the program is $575.


Project Management Professional (PMP) program is designed for people pursuing careers in such fields as technology, building construction, finance, and accounting which require project managers to focus on planning, organizing, and managing projects and programs. Students wishing to sit for the PMP exam must complete this course, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have a minimum of five years and 7,500 hours in project management, or have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years and 3,500 hours in project management experience. The class will meet on nine Saturdays, starting October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The December 3 class will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Total cost of the course is $698 and a payment plan is available.



Personal Fitness Trainer National Certification is an ideal course for people interested in becoming a certified personal trainer. This program is co-sponsored by the World Instructor Training Schools. Core topics include anatomy, exercise physiology, cardio-respiratory fitness, nutrition, health screening and much more. The national certification exam is administered the last day of class. The six session course will meet Saturdays, starting October 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A 30-hour post course internship is required and the Heart Saver Adult CPR course is required for certification. Total cost of the class is $636.



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Essex County College will be an active participate in the 2016 Newark International Film Festival as the College will be the site of film screenings Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. The city-wide event has attracted nearly 900 submissions from around the globe.


The College’s Mary Burch Theater will be the location for the screenings from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, with some programs in Smith Hall. Essex’s schedule is as follows:


ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (Documentaries and Webisodes) FRIDAY
Riot 10am-11:30am
Body Games. Capoeira and Ancestry + Capoeira Demo/Q&A 11:30am-1pm
Our Mothers Voices 1:30-3pm

No Justice No Peace + Q&A

3pm – 4pm
Webisodes/Animations: 5-7pm
Money & Violence How to make a successful web series 7-8pm
Cinematography Master workshop with Alex Fernbach with Panasonic display 5-7pm



Shorts 11am-7pm shorts
Stunt Panel / Body Games Capoeira 1 hour 2-4pm

Additional information on the 2016 Newark International Film Festival, including ticket information, is available at: http://www.NewarkIFF.com. 


The full schedule of events throughout Newark is at:




The College’s New Media Technology students, under the direction of Professor Jennifer Wager, interned with the Festival during the Spring 2016 Semester where they received a hands-on, inside look at the rapidly growing film and television industry in Newark.


The students will film the various industry insider and VIP events associated with the Festival.  A number of Essex graduates are also featured in the Festival and will screen their work at the Newark Museum on Saturday, September 10 as part of the Newark Filmmakers Showcase.


Professor Wager said that the College’s overall involvement in the Festival is allowing students to gain invaluable knowledge in the industry. She is Essex’s coordinator of Communications, New Media Technology, and Digital Media & Electronic Publishing programs.


The event is the first international film festival hosted in Newark. A main feature of the Newark IFF will be the Hannibal Goodwin Award for Innovation in Filmmaking in homage to Hannibal Goodwin, the Episcopal priest who invented celluloid film 1887 in Newark. A core component to the Festival are the various workshops, celebrity Q&A panels, and receptions that will provide access and platforms for filmmakers from all over to take advantage of the wealth of experience, resources, and opportunities available to them.


“Newark has historically had great significance on the national and international stage, particularly in the area of innovation,” said Tehsuan Glover, Newark IFF Director of Communications. “It is especially poetic that we bring this international film festival here to Newark to showcase the fact that Newark is an international city, and that Newark has so much to offer for Newarkers as well as international filmmakers, actors, entertainers, and tourists.”






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The rich tradition of Essex County College student-athletes and the Summer Olympics continued this year in Rio de Janeiro with four College alums participated in the just concluded Games, with two winning medals.


Novlene Williams-Mills (Class of 2002) captured Silver as a member of Jamaica’s 4×400 meter women’s relay team.  This was the fourth Olympics for Novlene, who had won Bronze at the three previous Games.


Demetrius Pinder (Class of 2009) followed up this year with a Bronze medal, after winning Gold four years ago. Demetrius was part of the Bahamas 4×400 meter men’s relay team that finished third in the finals.


Kenia Sinclair (Class of 2001) ran the 800 meters representing Jamaica.  Rio was her third Olympics. Kanika Beckles (Class of 2011) competed in her second Games for Grenada, running the 400 meters.


Essex was represented with 11 track athletes at both the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and 2008 Beijing Games. Novlene also participated at the 2004 Games in Athens, where she won her first Bronze medal.


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