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 or 201-447-7488 with any questions.

List of Courses & Programs Currently Open for Registration:

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.

AWS Welding Training

This welding training program provides students with a thorough knowledge of basic welding skills leading to an AWS S.E.N.S.E. Level 1 Certification. Students will learn about welding and production processes and how to use welding equipment and tools as well as study topics that include: sheilded and gas metal arc welding, welding fabrication, rigging, industrial safety, weld symbol identification and blueprint reading.  Training cost $4,800 (includes one exam fee for AWS).

Basic Drafting for the Interior Designer

Learn the basics of drafting and reading construction documents. In this studio, you will learn to use the correct tools for hand drafting. You will complete a series of drafting projects in class, learning as you go. You will survey and document an existing space, and develop your own design project. For the final project, you will prepare a set of construction documents including plans, sections and elevations and associated notes and legends for a residential project. No previous experience necessary. A list of materials will be sent. Register early; space is limited.

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.

Business Procedures

Learn how to start up a design firm, charge for services, develop a company logo, and how to deal with some of the everyday problems associated with the design profession. Discover marketing skills that enable you to reach out to perspective clients. Have fun learning how to achieve goals and how to make a profit.

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.

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

Color For Interiors

This course is an introduction to theory and application of color. This is a studio class. In addition to color assignments, students make a color wheel that aids them when using color in their work. This course includes an exploration of the effects of color on our psychological and cultural well being. Sessions will focus on: how to create the right “mood” for a home using color; choosing the right color schemes and understanding the language of color.

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.

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.

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.

Interior Design Open House

To find out more information and to meet with instructors please attend our Open House. 

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 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.

Microsoft Access I

This 8-hour course is intended to users who have little to no experience with Microsoft Access and databases in general. Students will learn how to work with table data, query a database, create advanced queries, generate reports, customize the Access environment, design relational databases and join tables.

Mortgage Loan Officer Training

The Mortgage Loan Officer Training Program is a comprehensive 120-hour training program designed to give you the skills and licenses needed to enter the mortgage banking workforce. Training topics include: mortgage basics and terminology, NMLS required federal and state training (NJ), customer qualifications and credit analysis, lending guidelines and procedures, the mortgage process (prequalification to post-closing), upon completion of the course and satisfactory test results, students will be eligible to receive NJ Mortgage Loan Originators License, fee $4,000

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.

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 Certified User & Basic Bookkeeping

Focus is on the basic principles of Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Pro. In 13 weeks, students use hands on training, working with two different business cases: Inventory and Non–Inventory. This training takes the student with no knowledge to a Certified User, fully prepared for the workplace. Practice tests and official exam are included.

Visual Concepts

Learn to interpret and organize your own design project. You will select a period and style of furniture that you would like to research. You will put together a portfolio with facts about that style, including draperies, wall treatments, fabrics accessories, furniture and decorative arts of the period. Some independent study is required. After the portfolio is completed, you will make a model of a room. Prerequisites: Basic Drafting (CD 338) and History of Decorative Arts (CD 417)

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.