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We deliver customized training solutions to help companies keep their competitive edge in today’s global market. ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE OFFERS NJDOL GRANT-FUNDED CLASSES. GRANT REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
For more information contact: Carmen Pichardo (973) 877-3172 , [email protected] or Natalie Lee Pow (973) 877-3547 [email protected]
Essex County College, Adult Learning Center is the lead agency of the Essex County Consortium which comprises the following agencies- Essex County College Adult Learning Center (ALC), Jewish Vocational Services, Fresh Start Academy, Essex County Vocational-Technical School, FOCUS Hispanic Center, La Casa de Don Pedro, New Community Corporation, Literacy Volunteers of America, and 1199 SEIU Education Fund-New Jersey Division. The Adult Learning Center has been providing adults the opportunity to improve their literacy skills or English language proficiency since 2001. ALC primarily serves clients in the urban areas of Essex County and in the City of Newark, providing English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), civics, and computer literacy as well as instruction to individuals with low literacy skills and High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation. ALC serves a diverse population of refugees, immigrants, dislocated workers, unemployed individuals, and Welfare to Work clients. The mission is to assist these adults in becoming self-sufficient members of society and the requisite skills and knowledge base necessary for employment. For educationally and economically disadvantaged families, adult education programs prove to be an effective and efficient approach that clearly benefits the parents and their ability to support the literacy development of their children. ALC serves Essex County residents, 16 years of age and older. Literacy Students have the opportunity to improve their computer, financial, and health literacy as well as their ELA/literacy skills in order to be s college and career ready, as part of our ESL, Integrated Education training (IET) or the High School Equivalency programs. ESL The instruction for English language learners is geared toward acquiring skills needed to compete in the workplace, meet life goals, communicate effectively, improve proficiency with the necessary basics, and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Language is taught in context, so learning is relevant and meaningful to students. Citizenship / IET The Integrated English Literacy and Civic program provides the English language learner the opportunity to grasp the academic, social, and cultural aspects of the English language through the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The goals of the ESL program are to help students develop the language skills necessary to successfully enter and advanced in the workplace while gaining the knowledge required to become American citizens. All learning is geared to the acquisition of skills necessary to compete in the workplace, meet life goals, improve proficiency in the necessary basics, help with family and school issues, and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Integrated IELCE training assists adult learners to acquire English language skills while preparing for a career in Information Technology. Learners will work on improving their reading, writing, math, and English proficiency skills in a contextualized manner while they build occupational skills to acquire a Microsoft Office Certification. ESL instruction is offered in the context of information technology. High School Equivalency Our program provides the necessary coursework for Essex County residents who are 16 years of age and older to obtain their high school equivalency diploma, transition to postsecondary education and training, and participate more fully in their children’s education. Additionally, the program helps them improve their civic engagement in the community and enhance economic prospects for their families. Students prepare to sit for either the HiSET or GED assessments, both of which are approved assessments by the New Jersey Department of Education to acquire a High School Diploma. For more information contact Judith Celestin (973) 877-4435 • [email protected]
Allied Health (non-credit) Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) — This accredited nursing assistant training program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health. The curriculum includes classroom lecture with lab and clinical experience, and prepares trainees to sit for the NJDOH written examination and the required skills evaluation. CNAs are eligible for employment in long-term care and assisted living facilities, adult medical day care and some hospitals. Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) — This course prepares students for entry- level positions in private medical offices, hospitals, home health care agencies, nursing homes, clinics and diagnostic centers. CCMAs perform clinical and administrative functions that keep health care delivery systems running smoothly. Courses include Medical Office, Phlebotomy & EKG. CCMA’s are certified by the National Healthcareer Association and can receive 3 certificates in CCMA, EKG & Phlebotomy, on successful passing of the exam. Patient Care Technician (PCT) – This course prepares students for entry-level positions in hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. The curriculum combines classroom and clinical training in Certified Nurse Aide, EKG and Phlebotomy. Upon successful completion of the program and passing of the exams, the students are eligible to receive 4 certifications – CNA (NJDOH), EKG, Phlebotomy & PCT (NHA).
CompTIA IT fundamentals This course focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks performed by entry level IT professionals. It covers all areas of IT Foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT. A+ certification This course prepares the student for the A+ certification exam. A+ is the certification preferred by employers for Technical Support and IT Fundamentals. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Computer Literacy with MOS Certification: This course provides participants with a strong foundation in business office skills, warehousing and customer service, with successful program completers MOS certified for MS Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint. Supply Chain Management Provides participants with the opportunity to enter the field of Supply Chain Management. Certificate courses offered included Intro to Logistics, Warehousing &Transportation, and Customer Service, Successful completers will be certified by a nationally recognized certification body CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals).