Professional development is an investment in your future, and NJCU offers a number of career courses to help you get ahead in your field. Whether you are exploring a new career path or changing directions within your field, our career preparation programs will get you started.
The Office of Continuing Education offers several career preparation programs, including:
Browse our course offerings below for course descriptions, costs, and registration deadlines, or download our brochure.
NCD214/3210-Real Estate Salesperson’s Licensing CourseApproved by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, this course provides the required educational experience for individuals planning to take the State of New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson’s (Agent) Licensing Examination and conforms with the Commission’s 75-hour course requirement. Course topics include principles of agency, real estate mathematics, and regulations required by the Real Estate Commission.Saturdays, September 7 through November 16Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Cost: $375.00, not including textbook (Essentials of New Jersey Real Estate (available at NJCU’s book store))Instructor: Rasila Thakkar-Podolak, Licensed New Jersey Real Estate InstructorRegistration Deadline: August 30Prerequisites: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, 18 years of age or older (Background checks are required for all licensed N.J. real estate agents.)
Courses offered through this program are applicable towards certification as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. New Jersey City University issues a certificate stating the study hours completed for each course. For information on certification requirements, visit its website at http://www.certbd.com
C209/3246-Pharmacological Approaches to Nicotine Dependencies-Approval #82013C209During this course on nicotine dependence, students will identify the pros and cons of pharmacological interventions and explore the relationship between tobacco dependence and other mental and addictive disorders.Saturday, September 28Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Timothy Dunn, M. Div., LCADC, LCSW, Chaplain, Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital Christian Health Care Center, WyckoffRegistration Deadline: September 21C507/3247-Supervision-Approval #82013C507This course provides an understanding of the role of clinical supervision in helping the counselor to identify critical issues and appropriate responses in counseling relationships. Supervision will be defined according to the NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Councelor Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor regulations and the course will cover the distinction between supervision, consultation, and personal therapy.
Saturday, October 5Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Susheel Abraham, ICADC, CADC, CJC, Substance Abuse Evaluator, Criminal Division, Superior Court of New JerseyRegistration Deadline: September 28
C307/3248-Criminal Justice SystemApproval #82013C307This course looks inside the criminal justice system in New Jersey. Topics include drug court, probation, parole, the juvenile justice system, incarceration, severity of charges, and legal restitution for clients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Students will also review re-integration barriers as well as SUD cases with criminal justice involvement to acquire an understanding of laws as they relate to SUD.Saturday, October 26Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Suzanne Luce-Conte, LCADC, CCS, Trainer/ConsultantRegistration Deadline: October 19C403/3293 Biochemical/Medical Client Education-Approval #82013C403This course is designed to give students an overview of how to educate the “biochemical/medical” client. Students learn to provide relevant education to the client, through formal and informal processes, to introduce information which supports the recovery process. Students gather and maintain all data relevant to the biochemical needs of the client.Saturday, November 9Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Derrick Watkins, MSW, Director of Training, The Kintock Group, Newark Campus, Newark, NJRegistration Deadline: November 2C206/3249-Family Counseling-Approval #82013C206Students in this introductory course will learn how to conduct family counseling sessions in a setting conducive to individual and family growth. Students will assist clients in recognizing the role of defense mechanisms, especially denial and minimization, in family therapy.Saturday, November 16Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Timothy Dunn, M. Div., LCADC, LCSW, Chaplin, Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital at the Christian Health Care Center, WyckoffRegistration Deadline: November 9
C204/3299-Addiction Focused Counseling-Approval #82013C204This course is an overview of how to conduct individual counseling sessions. Students provide specific informationto the client regarding the structure, expectations, and limitations of the counseling process. Students provide individual therapy using relevant and current client data. Students assist clients, family members and significant others in the recognition of the role of defense mechanisms (especially denial and minimization).Saturday, December 7Time: 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.Cost: $80.00Instructor: Suzanne Luce-Conte, LCADC, CCS, Trainer/ConsultantRegistration Deadline: November 27
NCD236/3212-Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialists (CBCS) primarily focus on converting a medical procedure, diagnosis, or symptom into specific codes to submit a claim for reimbursement. Medical Coders are in high demand because properly coded documentation is required for a doctor to receive payment. Topics include the role of an insurance billing specialist, managed care systems, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, VA and Workers Compensation, and HIPPA Compliance Regulation. The CBCS certification exam, sponsored by the National Healthcare Association, will be administered and with a passing grade students will receive CBCS certification.Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1 through November 7Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Cost: $1,195.00Instructor: Carmen Garmendia, CPhT, STEPSCORPRegistration Deadline: September 24
NCD291-Introduction to Teaching for Grades K-12The New Jersey Department of Education requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course before earning a certificate of eligibility (CE). Students receive 20 hours of instruction and independently complete four hours of classroom observation. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to earn a CE, secure a teaching position, and begin an alternate route program to earn standard teaching certification. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Blackboard. This course is part of the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program. (Required textbook: Kronowitz, Ellen. (2012). The Teacher’s Guide to Success. (2nd. Ed.) New York: Pearson. Students may choose one of the following course sessions: (Ref. #3213) Thursday, September 19 through Thursday, October 17, 4:00–7:00 p.m.(Ref. #3214) Thursday, October 24 through Thursday, November 21, 4:00–7:00 p.m.(Ref. #3215) Monday, November 25 through Thursday, December 19, 4:00–7:00 p.m.Time: BlendedCost: $240.00 (includes $40.00 technology fee)Instructor: Dr. Erik Morales, Instructor, NJCURegistration Deadline: one week before the course begins
NCD292-Introduction to Teaching for Grades Pre-K-3The New Jersey Department of Education requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course before earning a certificate of eligibility (CE) to teach pre-kindergarten through grade three. Students receive 18 hours of instructionand independently complete six hours of classroom observation. This is a blended course, involving at least two in-person meetings and online instruction using Blackboard. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a CE, which will allow them to apply for a teaching position and begin an alternate route certificationprogram.Students may choose one of the following course sessions:(Ref. #3216) Tuesday, September 10 through Tuesday, October 8, 4:30–6:30 p.m.(Ref. #3218) Tuesday, October 22 through Tuesday, November 19, 4:30–6:30 p.m.Time: BlendedCost: $240.00 (includes $40 technology fee)Instructor: Julie Berg, MARegistration Deadline: one week before the courses beginNCD292/3217-Introduction to Teaching for Grades Pre-K-3The New Jersey Department of Education requires teaching candidates to complete this 24-hour course before earning a certificate of eligibility (CE) to teach pre-kindergarten through grade three. Students receive 18 hours of instruction and independently complete six hours of classroom observation. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a CE, which will allow them to apply for a teaching position and begin an alternate route certification program.Friday, October 11, 5:00–8:00 p.m.Saturday, October 12, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.Friday, November 22, 5:00–8:00 p.m.Saturday, November 23, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.Cost: $200.00Instructor: Julie Berg, M.A.Registration Deadline: October 4
NCD121/3245-Portuguese for BusinessPortuguese for Business provides business professionals the ability to actively and comfortably communicate in Portuguese, using all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an interactive, challenging, and fun environment. Key areas covered in "Portuguese for Business" will include: spoken fluency, listening skills, pronunciation and accent, listening, reading, telephone, and email skills; business etiquette, and, sector specific terminology.Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October 1 through November 6Time: 6:00–7:00 p.m.Location: Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 4A, 286Washington Street, second floor, in Jersey CityCost: $150.00Instructor: Maria Jose SoaresRegistration Deadline: September 24