Personal Enrichment / Community Education

Personal Enrichment / Community Education

Join us for this complimentary course presented by Raymond N. Beebe, Esq., CPA, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Topics will include wills, long-term care options and hospice, how to avoid death tax traps that can affect the whole family, trusts used in estate planning, durable powers of attorney, and health care declarations.

PDEV-124 (2 hours)
Fee: Free (registration is required to reserve a seat in this workshop)
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, March 16, 2-4 p.m.
  • Section CW02-Cape May County Campus
    Wednesday, May 11, 2-4 p.m.

Are you looking to start a family research project? Have you started your research and keep hitting brick walls? This workshop will provide tips and tricks on how to conduct family searches through reliable print sources. Students can bring their materials if they have already started doing research.

CEGN-129 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

With the development and use of DNA testing and vital records, connecting with long-lost families is possible. Whether or not you are adopted, DNA can provide insights into both direct and indirect lineage. Furthermore, while your DNA does not change, its interpretation does. Genealogy will also get into specialty records held by both the government and special interest groups. Students can bring their materials if they have already started doing research.

CEGN-229 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learn all the basics of crochet, from how to hold the yarn and hook to crocheting all the basic stitches including chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and others. You will also work on a scarf project during this workshop. Please bring one size J crochet hook and 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (color of your choice).

CEGN-103 (12 hours)
Fee: $69
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturdays, beginning March 5 (ends April 9), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This course will teach students to create actual floral designs. Students must be prepared to purchase flowers from the instructor each week to use for the floral creations (approximately $25 each week, payable to the instructor). Also, students will need to bring a knife, wire cutters, and scissors to each class.

CEGN-102 (15 hours)
Fee: $99
  • Section CW03 - Cape May County Campus
    Mondays, beginning May 16, (ends August 1), 7-8:30pm

This seminar will cover some of the lessons we’ve learned from the market over the years. The dates may change but the headlines – like market fears, rising oil prices, and political instability to name a few – stay the same. We will talk about the importance of taking a longer term approach and tips to stay the course

in order to weather the bumps in the road. There will be a particular focus as it relates to retirement. Themes to be discussed include falling prey to emotional biases, harnessing the power of dividends and compounding, why diversification works, that volatility is normal and that cash isn’t always king.

CFIN-101 (2 hours)
Fee: $29 
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesday, February 8, 7-9 p.m.

Are you looking for natural ways to achieve and maintain optimal health? Then, join us for this series of educational and empowering workshops to learn how to apply natural approaches to facilitate your body’s natural health-building potential (both physically and emotionally). Optimal health is more than just the absence of disease or symptoms; it is a state of vibrant being.

By taking the whole series, you will receive an introduction to the following: Transformational Breathing, Energy Healing Work, Nutrition, and Kripalu Yoga, and Meditation. Alternatively, you can pick and choose specific workshop topics. Individual class descriptions and dates can be found after this listing.

All sessions provided by Kathy Smith, a private Holistic Health Practitioner. Kathy Smith has over 20 years of experience in the Holistic Health Field and nearly 20 years as a Certified Breath Facilitator. In addition, she is trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, E.M.F. Practitioner, Weight Loss Coach, and Life Coach.

CEGN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $79 
  • Section OW02-Live Online
    Tuesdays, beginning March 1 (ends March 22), 10-11:30 a.m.

Transformational Breath is an easy-to-learn breath technique that is a powerful healing modality for the body, mind, and spirit. Transformational Breath may help reduce stress in your life, increase energy and creativity, help with addictive patterns, increase your metabolism, improve mental and emotional clarity, help you to experience more joy in your life, integrate suppressed/repressed emotions, increase efficiency of your body, resolve childhood traumas and detoxify and help to heal in your body. Bring a yoga mat, water, and two pillows.

CEGN-121 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 
  • Section OW02-Live Online
    Tuesday, March 1, 10-11:30 a.m. 
  • Section OW03-Live Online
    Thursday, January 27, 10-11:30 a.m.

When a person feels unbalanced physically, emotionally, or mentally, Energy Work aids to restore and realign the body’s subtle vibrations. Two favorite modalities are Reiki and Chakra Healing.

This workshop is an introduction to both Reiki and Chakra Healing. It will provide you with a Chakra Balancing and experience with Reiki Energy.

The word Reiki can be translated as “universal life energy.” The Usui System works with Reiki for healing oneself or others. Reiki practitioners place their hands on or over the part of the body that needs balancing and channels energy into the body. This may be felt as a temperature change or tingling, or just deep relaxation. 

Chakras are the circular vortexes of energy located in seven different points on the spinal column. All seven chakras are connected to various organs and glands within the body. Chakra Healing balances these seven chakras, bringing the body and emotions into balance.

CEGN-203 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 
  • Section OW02-Live Online
    Tuesday, March 8, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

With all of the health issues and toxins in the environment, how does one stay healthy and happy in today’s world? In this class, you will learn about DNA, blood-type diet possibilities, and mycotoxins. Also, we will discuss the use of vitamins and what they have to do with our health.

CEGN-169 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25
  • Section OW02-Live Online
    Tuesday, March 15, 10-11:30 a.m.

Kripalu Yoga is the “Yoga of Compassion.” It begins with understanding your body and how you can comfortably bring your body into each pose. It also encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. Practicing Kripalu Yoga can initiate a gradual process of physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening. This workshop is appropriate for all levels. Join us as we practice short meditations. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a small towel. 

CEGN-207 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 
  • Section OW02-Live Online
    Tuesday, March 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of life. This class covers essential money-management concepts and issues that are critical to people at or near retirement. Topics include reducing pressures on retirement income and which assets are appropriate for retirement income, which are appropriate for lifetime use, and which assets are appropriate for future generations, how to make the right health care decisions, and options on how to transfer assets to other generations of family. An optional financial planning consultation is provided after the class. A “hear it, see it, read it, write it” teaching method makes it easy for students to understand and remember the practical information. The fee includes a workbook and study aids.

CFIN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $59 (Couples may attend together for this fee. Your guest will need to be registered to reserve a seat in the class)
  • Section CW05-Cape May County Campus
    Saturdays, January 29 and February 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Section CW07-Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, February 3 and 10, 6-9 p.m.

Bring a digital SLR camera to class and fully understand the functions it has to offer. Learn what shutter speeds, f-stops, and ISO mean through hands-on picture taking. Other topics will include composition, lighting, sports photography, and more. 

CEGN-172 (6 hours)
Fee: $69 (supplies not included)
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, March 1, 8 and 15, 6-8 p.m.

Expand your photography knowledge and practice fill flash outdoors, portrait photography, macro, landscape, sports, and nature photography. Students will learn what equipment and techniques are needed to get the best results. Some equipment will be provided for hands-on work, but bring your SLR camera. This class is not for point-and-shoot cameras.

CEGN-191 (4 hours)
Fee: $49 (supplies not included)
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, April 5 and 12, 6-8 p.m.

Get immersed in Spanish culture and conversation and master the beginning Spanish basics. Emphasis is placed on holding simple conversations and learning better sentence structure and grammar.

LANG-232 (16 hours)
Fee: $139
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning February 8 (ends March 29), 6-8 p.m.

Learn useful words, phrases, and expressions common to everyday life, business, and travel situations. Designed for travelers and other foreign language enthusiasts, this beginner’s course in conversation will introduce students to the excitement of the Italian language and the culture of Italy. The emphasis will be on functional conversation, vocabulary, and pronunciation. 

LANG-123 (20 hours)
Fee: $169 (textbook not included) 
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning February 16 (ends April 20), 6-8 p.m.

Master the fundamental concepts and basic techniques to play easy melodies in this beginner’s workshop. Proper posture and reading music will be emphasized.

FINE-163 (15 hours)
Fee: $139 
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursdays, beginning February 3 (ends April 7), 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bring your creativity to this hands-on informative workshop. You will be instructed on how to make earring with beads, head pins, findings and earring wires and take home your creations. You can either purchase the packaged kits directly from your instructor at class (2 pairs) or bring your own supplies; information will be provided after registration. Students will need to bring needle nose, round tip and cutting pliers to class.

CEGN-104 (1 hour)
Fee: $19
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, March 16, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bring your creativity to this hands-on informative workshop. You will be instructed on how to make a bracelet with beads, pewter findings and finished with a toggle clasp. Wear your creation home from class. You can either purchase the packaged kit from your instructor at class or bring your own supplies; information will be provided after registration. Students will need to bring needle nose, round tip and cutting pliers to class.

CEGN-105 (1.5 hour)
Fee: $25
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, March 23, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

General Interest

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. 

This course will prepare students for the state examination to become a licensed New Jersey Real Estate salesperson. The curriculum covers property interests and rights, mortgages, leases, business opportunity sales, municipal and state laws and regulations, the law of agency and the licensing act, and rules and regulations.

The New Jersey Real Estate Commission approves this course. Successful completion is required to gain entrance into the state exam. State exam and license fees are additional. Book ISBN will be provided to students upon the confirmation of this course. The textbook for this course is not available at the college bookstore.

  • REAL-101 (75 hours)
    Fee: $529 (Textbook additional) 
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, beginning March 3 (ends April 14), 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Requirements: Students must be at least 18 to register for the class. Most employers will require you to be 21 years old and pass a background check.

Whether you are looking to educate yourself or obtain the basic training you will need to work in a medical cannabis dispensary; this class will get you started.

Tailored to New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana program, this 15-hour class will teach you about the human body’s endocannabinoid system, the basics of cultivation and different cultivars, an introduction to processing and different products available in New Jersey and elsewhere, the ins and outs of working in a New Jersey medical cannabis dispensary, and how to assist NJ medical marijuana program patients that have qualifying conditions. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Cannabis law and regulations
  • Cultivation basics
  • How manufactured cannabis products are made
  • The endocannabinoid system
  • Dispensary training 

Instruction provided in partnership with NJ Cannabis Certified. Completion of the course requires attendance during live instruction and completion of a final 25 question quiz. Students who complete the requirements will receive a certificate of achievement. Tuition waiver vouchers for veterans available (up to 5 students per class). 

  • PDEV-506 (15 hours)
    Fee: $500
  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Mondays and Wednesdays, March 14 (ends March 28), 6-9 p.m.

Reiki is a non-dogmatic energy modality that anyone can learn. Reiki can be used to support and enhance physical and mental/emotional health and well-being. Most participants feel they gain a profound sense of deep peace, balance, and clarity.

In this class, you will learn: What is Reiki? The History of Reiki, Why do Reiki? The Principles of Reiki, How to do Reiki on Yourself, and How to do Reiki on Others. Upon completion of this class, you will receive a Reiki First Degree certificate.

PDEV-504 (4 hours) Fee: $250

  • Section OW02-Live Online Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

This class is for those who have already completed Reiki 1 attunements and would like to increase their Reiki energy for themselves and doing sessions for others. In this class, you will receive two additional attunements and symbols that will allow you to do more profound healing and distant healing sessions. You will learn to integrate the new information into practical situations that will leave you feeling confident in your new abilities. In addition, this class will help to deepen your personal growth and healing process.

PDEV-505 (4 hours) Fee: $250 

  • Section OW02-Live Online Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

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ATTENTION: Our online registration form is for use when registering for Workforce Development workshops only. Full payment must be made at the time of online registration via credit/debit card. 

Please call (609) 343-5655 for Career Training program registration information.