Workforce Development

All of the programs listed below are approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for WIOA funding through the NJ County OneStop system. Job search support is available to qualified candidates. Students must secure approval from their local OneStop counselor before registration and agree to comply with all administrative and reporting requirements including employment information. Contact the main office of the Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training continuinged@bergen.edu or 201-447-7488 with any questions.

List of Courses & Programs Currently Open for Registration:

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

NO LATE ARRIVALS, NO MISSED CLASSES, NO REFUNDS.
 

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.

Advanced Patient Care Skills

This 90 hour course will combine theory and laboratory skills in order to provide proficiency and confidence when caring for clients who have complex care needs. Students will practice advanced skills in the laboratory and use simulation/skills manikins in order to obtain proficiency and confidence in providing acute care.

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).

Business Math Classes

The NJBIA grant funds classes in basic business math such as "Accounting for New Supervisors" and "Budgets and Managing Money". If you are currently working for a NJ company you can qualify to participate in these training classes. Click "more information" below to see the class list and to register.

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.

CDA Part I

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. The eight required subject areas are divided into 3 courses and students follow track A or B. Courses must be taken in order. At the completion of the program you will have created a professional resource file and have prepared for the final exam, given by the credentialing office.

Upon completion of the CDA and enrollment in the Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) Degree in Early Childhood Education at Bergen Community College, a student will be awarded nine (9) college credits in Early Childhood Education. These credits will be awarded to students who meet the admissions requirements for Bergen Community College. 

 

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.

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Conversion Course

This 10-hour course is designed to train and qualify current NJ Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to provide care to clients in their residence or Assisted Living Facility as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) through the NJ Board of Nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

This 90-hour lecture, laboratory and clinical program prepares the student to care for residents in long term care, sub-acute rehabilitation facilities and some hospitals. This course is approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and complies with regulations and standards of Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP).

Child Development Associate (CDA) Extended Instruction

Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate Program

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. The eight required subject areas are divided into 3 courses and students follow track A or B. Courses must be taken in order. At the completion of the program you will have created a professional resource file and have prepared for the final exam, given by the credentialing office.

For more information please contact Andrea Schaffel at (201) 493-8975 or aschaffel@bergen.edu.

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.

Cross Cultural Psychology

Students of all ages, who are proficient in Korean language, can take this psychology class. Dr. Mi Na Ahn will discuss how culture impacts people’s mind and behavior. Reading materials will be provided. Textbook is optional.
Students are required to complete the reading and participate in class discussions.

Customer Service

This 8-hour class will guide you to improve the customer experience by clearly defining customer service; explaining the difference between external and internal customers; recognizing that service delivery is an individual response value; understanding how your own behavior impacts the behavior of others; developing more confidence and skill as a problem-solver; understanding the importance of ‘tone’, and communicating more assertively and effectively.


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.

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 I

This class will introduce students to the basics including creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting & graphics. Students will be able to perform basic (introductory) level Excel skills such as modifying an existing worksheet, building worksheets, copying & moving cells, etc.

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.

Excel III - Advanced Data Analysis

This class explores the advanced features of Excel 2016 and will teach attendees how to: automate worksheet functionality; analyze data; work with multiple workbooks; explore data and import/export XML data. This class is geared toward participants who are already familiar with Excel but would like to become more proficient with the advanced functions of Excel 2016. If you perform any of the following tasks, this class is a must: accounting/budgeting, data analysis, forecasting or collection/verification of business data.

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.

Outlook

An introductory course to the proper use of e-mail as a job related tool including sending clear messages, receiving, replying and deleting messages, disposing of junk mail and sending and opening file attachments. Overview of the basics of email etiquette.

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.

US History to Reconstruction

Students of all ages, who are proficient in Korean language, can take this history class. Dr. Kil Yi will cover the history of America from the Colonial Era to the Civil War and Reconstruction period. Emphasis is placed on the origins of American political system and on the social, cultural, economic and diplomatic development of the United States. Reading materials will be provided. Textbook is optional. Students are required to complete the reading and participate in class discussions.

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.

Word II

This class will introduce participants to additional operations of Microsoft Word 2016. Upon completion, students will be able to: enter hidden text, adjust character spacing, reveal/clear formatting, insert tables/charts/diagrams, format tables, insert row/columns, convert text to table, create columns, newsletters, add border/shade/header/footer/page numbers/pictures/hyperlink, split window/open a new document.