Career Development and Accreditation Courses

120 Hour Project Management

Project Management is a globally-recognized skill set and career path that is in high demand in a multitude of industries.  Certification assures employers that you have the knowledge, experience and education to effectively lead a project from inception to production. 

30 Hour OSHA Construction Industry Health & Safety Certification

The 30-hour Construction OSHA Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.

Course attendees must have 2 forms of I.D.; one must be a State I.D. with a photo. At successful course completion, a $10.00 fee is due to the instructor to receive the 30-hour Construction Safety OSHA Certification I.D. Cards delivered after the course has ended.

IMPORTANT NOTE: According to OSHA regulations: to receive certification absolutely


75 Hour Real Estate Salesperson Lic. course

This course is designed for those who are interested in studying modern real estate transactions, real estate law, real estate commission rules and regulations and the components of the Real Estate Licensing Examination. It is approved by the State of New Jersey for those who plan to take the Real Estate Licensing Examination. Please note: A criminal background check is required by the State of New Jersey prior to licensing.
Required textPrinciples and Practices of New Jersey Real Estate, (Kovats, 20th Ed.). Available at the BCC Bookstore.

Advanced Blueprint Reading

This 20-hour in depth course is an extension of CD 405 Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading going into greater detail on commercial and heavy commercial construction including site work, mechanical and electrical systems, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and provides updated information on the National Electrical Code, (NEC), LEED Certification information and more.

Please bring the textbooks to the first class session.

Required Prerequisite: CD 405 Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading,  All prerequisites must be completed prior to registering for this program.
Required text: Building Trades Print Reading for Heavy Commercial Construction – Fourth Ed., “Heavy Commercial Construction,” Building Trades Print Reading “ Heavy Commercial Construction Plans”. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore, order online or call 201-447-7174.

Animal Control Certificate Program

If you’ve watched Animal Planet or Nat Geo you have seen programs highlighting the work that dedicated, trained people do to make our world a better place for the animals who share our planet. This is your opportunity to begin a career as a paid municipal officer or as a volunteer working with animals as a part of a rescue group, shelter, or other animal welfare organization.



Our B2B networking events are open to anyone who would like to attend. The format includes an informal hour of networking with a light breakfast, followed by a valuable presentation of an industry leader. These events are always free. 

Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading

This 40-hour in depth course is an introduction to reading blueprints and architectural working drawings, understand how to use scales, read symbols, learn to locate and interpret sections, profiles and cross sections, learn to read and understand schedules, details and notes.

Please bring the course textbook to the first class session. This course must be completed prior to registering for: CD 582 Construction Estimating Basics and CD 136 Advanced Blueprint Reading.

Required texts: Building Trades Print Reading Part 2 – Sixth Ed. – Residential & Light Commercial Construction, Building Trades Print Reading Part 2 “Plans” published by American Technical Publishers. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore.

Blood Borne Pathogens Certificate

This classroom course, led by an American Heart Association certified Instructor or Facilitator, teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

BLS for Healthcare Providers

This five-hour course follows the guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers, professional rescuer level certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

Building Inspector RCS

This 90-hour course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Topics include: structural design and analysis techniques, wood framing construction foundations; materials – materials standards, field identification of requirements, inspection techniques, inspection tools and methods; and other related topics from the International Residential Code. Required textInternational Residential Code (latest New Jersey edition). Available at

Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation Course

This 20-hour comprehensive course will assist healthcare workers in acquiring essential skills for identification of basic cardiac arrhythmia's. This program promotes a step-by-step method of rhythm strip analysis and incorporates “hands on” skills practice sessions. Competency will be assessed by the instructor by written examination and with use of simulation.


This program is designed to provide educational hours towards a nationally recognized credential for those in the early childhood profession who care for children from birth to age five. You must have completed Part I.

Central Sterile Processing Technician (previously HY 008)

This 460-hour course provides students with theoretical and practical skills required to decontaminate, sterilize, prepare, assemble and dispense surgical and procedural instruments. Technicians are hired by acute care facilities, ambulatory care and dental facilities responsible for performance of sterile surgical procedures. Upon completion of the 60 hour theory portion of the program students will continue their studies by working in the clinical setting for a required 400-hour clinical (non-paid) internship.

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Whether setting out on a new career path, or a current HR professional looking to expand your knowledge, this program is designed to help you develop methods and skills necessary to meet the challenges of today’s changing workplace and workforce.

Certificate in Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is part of doing business in the new millennium.

If your business isn’t already active on social networking sites, NOW is the time to start.

Construction Official

This 45-hour course is divided into four main areas: Administration, Legal Methods of Code Enforcement, Legislation and Sub-Code. This course reviews the duties of the construction code official.

Prerequisite: Sub Code Official

Construction Project Organization and Management

This course provides an overview of the construction industry; exploring details of the total construction project sequence from start to finish including: 

  • Inter-workings between various trades
  • Construction systems and procedures
  • Organizational planning
  • Decision-making techniques

The management of various types of construction projects, fees, and organizational systems will be explained. An overview of roles and responsibilities of various parties will be discussed to establish the flow of action for project completion.

Required TextbookConstruction Project Management: A Complete Introduction, by Allison Dykstra, Kirshner Pub Co Inc. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore.

Data Analysis for the Absolute Beginner

This six-hour course will introduce basic statistical and scientific methods in data analysis in an easy to understand manner without the need for a background in mathematics.  While the course is designed for participants with no background in statistics, it can also be useful for professionals with some experience analyzing raw data. You’ll learn to apply methods in summarizing data, basic data visualization, and predicting or decision making with data. Topics include understanding sampling, data spread and standard deviation, various chart types, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

EKG Skills Certification

This course prepares students to enhance job skills and performance in hospitals, cardiology offices, cardiac rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and continued care facilities. Proper 12 lead ECG electrode placements, performance, troubleshooting technical problems, and application of a 24-hour Holter Monitor will be practiced. Recognition of normal and abnormal tracings, medical terminology and medical abbreviations applicable to ECG's will be discussed.

Embroidery Workshop

In this introductory workshop, students will be introduced to basic stitches and later on, they will be taught advanced ways of embroidering flowers, leaves, vines and letters.  By the end of the workshop, students will have many labeled practice samples and a gift worthy embroidery hoop with a lavender bunch design.  After taking this workshop, the student will be educated in all the basics and more that’s needed to be an embroiderer.

ESL for Health Professions

This ESL course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry, and whose first language is other than English.  ESL for Healthcare provides foundational healthcare concepts as students learn important language to use when in the healthcare setting with patients, physicians, and fellow workers.  Language skills are practiced in realistic ways to simulate English use in the workplace.  (Prerequisite: Placement Test, ESL III, or Advanced II)

Excel II

This class will reinforce the elements introduced in Excel Level I and expand upon that base to include more complex but necessary activities. Upon completion, students will be able to find a specific entry in a worksheet, paste a dialog box, format cells in a dialog box, use absolute cell references, use financial functions (i.e. PMT function), use logical functions (i.e. IF function, nesting IF functions), use date/time functions (i.e. DATE/NOW function), create/modify charts, sort/filter records, link worksheets.

Fashion Art Portfolio

Learn to sketch and create a fashion design portfolio. You will learn to sketch the croquis, different fashion poses, draw fashion styles and silhouettes, flat drawings, etc. You will be using a variety of art media, including color pencils, acrylics, Procreate, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Fashion Collection II

Build on the skills learned in Fashion Collection I. Expand on your collection with evening wear or sportswear, for either men or women, and continue to expand your skills in drawing clothes using color pencils and in Procreate. Make your favorite outfit from this collection by learning pattern making and draping techniques on a dress form. Fashion Collection display will be made using Procreate software. Prerequisite: Basic Sewing Fashion & Home Decor or equivalent. 

Integrated Marketing

Integrated Marketing Communications is part of doing business in the new millennium.

Interior Materials, Finishes & Sources

Study materials and sources used in interior design with a focus on their characteristics, performance criteria, fabrication, and installation methods. Guest lecturers from manufacturers and a field trip are included in this course. Topics include: floors, walls, ceilings; moldings, doors, and windows; cabinet construction; and planning your kitchen and bathroom. Suggested Textbook: Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, J. Rosemary Riggs, 8th ed., 2008. Available at the BCC Bookstore.

Intermediate Sewing

The continuation of the Sewing Essentials & Techniques course, Intermediate Sewing incorporates more advanced stitching, sewing methods, and intricate projects to expand on the skills learned and prepare students for Advanced Sewing.

Introduction to Teaching

This pre-service course is framed around two critical areas: (1) an overview of and preparation for the skills and tools needed for the teaching profession; and (2) essential attitudes and dispositions needed to maintain poise as novice teachers in diverse communities. This course is comprised of 50 hours including 30 hours of instruction, 8 hours of classroom observation, and 12 hours of clinical experience. The course will provide the participant with a “clinical” opportunity through structured observations in a school setting. In addition, 12 hours of clinical work such as tutoring or substitute teaching will offer candidates the opportunity to work with students in an authentic environment. 


Medical Billing Certification Course

This 200-hour program introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. In this course the student will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing, and the follow up process.

Medical Terminology

This 40-hour course is designed to provide a foundation for all health profession programs. Students will learn the universal language of medicine by identifying root words, prefixes and suffixes commonly used in the healthcare industry.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

This 300-hour comprehensive course, will provide instruction for entry level employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (ChPT) within the healthcare industry. This program focuses on employment in health care facilities (hospitals or long term care) , direct order pharmacies and/or pharmaceutical companies. Retail pharmacy employment is also an option for graduates of this program.

Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification

This 80-hour course provides an introduction to the methods and techniques of phlebotomy by providing skills necessary to perform venipuncture and capillary (finger) sticks for the purpose of drawing and processing blood samples within a health care facility or laboratory setting. Course includes: review of anatomy and physiology of the hemapoetic system and common blood diseases; associated medical terminology; blood borne pathogen education; laboratory clinical practice skills. During clinical laboratory sessions, students perform technical skills for collecting capillary and venipuncture blood specimens on manikin arms and on volunteer human subjects.

PMP ExamPrep Bootcamp

 PMP® Certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for Project Managers.

PowerPoint II

This 8-hour course is intended for students who have a foundational working knowledge of PowerPoint and who wish to take advantage of the application’s higher-level usability, security, and collaboration functionality. Upon completion, students will be able to modify the PPT environment, customize design templates, add SmartArt to a presentation, work with media/animations, and collaborate on a presentation.

Principles of Interior Design

Learn the principles of art and design that have been developed throughout history and are key to successful interior design practice. This course includes lecture, discussion and preparation of a “personal styles research portfolio.” Sessions include:

  • Understanding the design process
  • Elements of design
  • Design concepts
  • Understanding design drawings
  • Introduction to basic styles in residential interiors

Required text: Interior Design, by John Pile

QuickBooks Pro Advanced

Master in QuickBooks from the Pro and Intermediate levels to prepare the QuickBooks Certified exam. Learn materials from QuickBooks desktop certified exam: Setup, utilities and product knowledge, List management, items, sales, purchases, payroll, reports, basic accounting, and customization and saving time modules. Prerequisite:  QuickBooks Intermediate or approval from Instructor. Prerequisite:  Basic mouse and keyboards skills and knowledge of Windows.  Some knowledge of bookkeeping is helpful. Use the software program in the "real world" at the completion of the course

QuickBooks Pro Intermediate

Take control and save time with an easy-to use accounting program.  Create purchase orders, receive inventory, enter and pay bills. Create and setup payroll. Learn how to use the advanced features in QuickBooks. Prerequisite:  Basic mouse and keyboards skills and knowledge of Windows.  Some knowledge of bookkeeping is helpful. Use the software program in the "real world" at the completion of the course

Sewing Essentials

This course teaches the fundamentals of professional sewing and apparel construction techniques. Students learn basic cutting, sewing and finishing by hand and by machine, and are introduced to basic hand embroidery. Students will also learn to make their own tote bags, pants and skirts with closures and button holes, and how to work with knits and basic hat making.

Sign Language I

American Sign Language ( ASL) Beginner

Sign Language III Intermediate

Sign Language III – Intermediate

American Sign Language courses may be taught without voice.

If you are unsure what level is appropriate for you, contact Andrea Schaffel, Program Supervisor at 201 493-8975 or


Sign Language IV Conversational

Sign Language IV – Conversational

American Sign Language courses may be taught without voice.

To register call 201 447-7488

If you are unsure what level is appropriate for you, contact Andrea Schaffel, Program Supervisor at 201 493-8975 or

Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest iteration of the popular Windows operating system. Student will learn the Windows 10 interface, Windows Store apps, work with the Windows 10 desktop, Microsoft Edge, how to customize the Windows 10 environment, how to use the Windows 10 security features, and more. Also covered in this class is the Microsoft Office 2016 suite. The suite offers considerable collaborative and teamwork features that turn Office from a tool for a single person into one that helps people work together.