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 CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Wednesday, October 5, 2-4 p.m. 
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, November 2, 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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, October 8, 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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, October 22, 11 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 CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Mondays, beginning September 26 (ends December 5), 7-8:30 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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
Thursdays, beginning October 6 (ends November 3), 10-11:30 a.m. 

Section OW01-Live Online
Fridays, beginning October 7 (ends November 11) 10 a.m.-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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 6, 10-11:30 a.m. 
  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Friday, October 7, 10 a.m.-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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Friday, October 14, 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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 27, 10-11:30 a.m. 
  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Friday, October 28, 10 a.m.-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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, November 3, 10-11:30 a.m. 
  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Friday, November 11, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, October 4, 11 and 18, 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, November 1 and 8, 6-8 p.m.

Learn useful expressions for communicating in business and personal settings in this beginner’s course. A simple conversation, pronunciation, and basic grammar will be stressed, as well as an introduction to this Mediterranean culture. 

LANG-132 (16 hours)
Fee: $149 (recommended textbook not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, beginning September 13 (ends November 11), 6-8 p.m.

Communication is a vital part of our world. If students have a desire to learn this unique and beautiful language, or just brush up on the basics, then join us. Students will be introduced to information on deaf culture and history and learn basic sign language skills to communicate with the deaf or hearing-impaired. 

LANG-145 (16 hours)
Fee: $149 (textbook not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning September 20 (ends November 22), 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 October 6 (ends December 15), 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bring your creativity to this hands-on informative workshop. You will be instructed on how to make earrings 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
    Tuesday, October 4, 10-11 a.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
    Tuesday, October 25, 10-11:30 a.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.