Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1995 <p><strong></strong>Careme&rsquo;s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts, is accepting reservations for lunch and dinner service beginning Friday, Sept. 19.</p> <p>The a la carte menu features choices from appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts and fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. ACA&rsquo;s student-chefs also make all dessert pastries, breads and rolls.</p> <p>Careme&rsquo;s, located at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, offers a fine dining experience that&rsquo;s unique in South Jersey. The restaurant is open Monday-Friday, August-December and January-May, when classes are in session. Guests are seated for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and for dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. For reservations, call (609) 343-4940.</p> <p>The restaurant is named after the first &ldquo;celebrity chef&rdquo; in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme. Careme&rsquo;s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19<sup>th</sup> century that he became known as &ldquo;the chef of kings and the king of chefs.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs and food service professionals for more than 30 years. For more information about the Academy, visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> Art Gallery Reopens in New Location; Features Faculty, Staff Work http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1994 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate the grand opening of its relocated art gallery with an exhibit showcasing the visual arts talents of its employees through Sept. 27.</p> <p>The gallery is located inside the William Spangler Library, D-Building, at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus. It is open 10 a.m.-4p.m., Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.</p> <p>There will be a reception from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.</p> <p>The gallery will host monthly exhibits of a wide variety of works including drawings, paintings, printmaking, computer arts, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media, 2-D design and crafts. Showcased artists will be students, faculty, and local artisans from around the region.</p> <p>For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at jhagen@atlantic.edu.</p> College Magazine, Writers Win Literary Awards http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1993 <p><em>Rewrites</em>, the Atlantic Cape Community College literary magazine, and three student writers earned awards for the 2014 issue.</p> <p>The magazine won second place in the Eastern Division of the Community College Humanities Association&rsquo;s 2014 Literary Magazine Competition.</p> <p>In addition, specific works from the 2014 issue were highlighted:</p> <ul> <li><em>Call Me Olga Picasso</em> by Danielle Monzo of Northfield won first place in the Poetry division;</li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>Ruminant</em> by Kaitlyn Feldbauer of Mays Landing won third place in the Poetry division;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>and <em>The New Normal</em> by Erica Villani of Hammonton earned second place in the Script/Story category.</li> </ul> <p><em>Rewrites</em> is published each spring and edited by students. It contains short fiction, poetry, one-act plays, essays, 2D pencil, pen and ink drawings, and photos submitted by students, staff, faculty and alumni. Rich Russell, assistant professor of English, is the faculty advisor.</p> New Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist Program Begins Oct. 7 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1992 <p>This fall, Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a new program, Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), at its Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.</p> <p>The 230-hour program begins Oct. 7, and prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Students will also review the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and how to maintain the medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.</p> <p>Key course topics include:</p> <ul> <li>Importance of the medical record as a legal document</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA</li> </ul> <ul> <li>A &ldquo;real-life&rdquo; EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness and security of information</li> </ul> <p>Students who complete this course will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a>.&nbsp;</p> Oct. 10 Golf Tournament to Benefit Atlantic Cape Students http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1991 <p><strong></strong>The 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships golf tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 10, at the Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May. Partnering with the Atlantic Cape Foundation, CMNGC will host the tournament to support student scholarships and Foundation operations.</p> <p>The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at <br /> 11 a.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome.</p> <p>Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship package opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000.</p> <p>Located on Route 9 near renowned Victorian Cape May, and centrally located along one of the world&rsquo;s most famous bird migration flyways, Cape May National has been recognized as one of the most naturally beautiful courses in the United States.</p> <p>For sponsorship or player information, contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at (609) 463-4672 or <a href="mailto:tbennett@atlantic.edu">tbennett@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides $270,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help and another $70,000 to support college educational endeavors.</p> Sept. 24 Information Session Offers Overview of Training for Jobs in Gas Industry http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1989 <p><strong></strong>Are you unemployed and looking for a career in the gas industry? Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session about its new Construction Operator Technician Program at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24. Training begins Oct. 27.</p> <p>The Construction Operator Technician Training Program is a comprehensive 124-hour course that includes classroom training, online work and field training. Topics include:</p> <ul> <li>Pipe fitting, fusion, installation and inspection</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Leak detection and gas meter regulation</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Accident awareness and prevention</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Voltage/current diagnostics and calibration</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Blueprint and pipeline drawings</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Resume writing and Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid</li> </ul> <p>Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the North East Gas Association New Construction Operator Qualification Exam. There are jobs available locally for those who pass the exam. For a list of program prerequisites and additional information, visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.</p> <p>Information session attendees should bring a copy of their high school diploma or GED and valid driver&rsquo;s license. To register, visit www.atlantic.edu/ce or call (609) 343-5688.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1988 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at an open house, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19. This event will begin in Jonathan Pitney Hall, E-building, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, with information sessions to follow.&nbsp;</p> <p>Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and staff, apply for admission, tour the campus, learn about financial aid options, win an iPad, and discover how to launch a new career with a college degree or short-term training certificate.</p> <p>Participants can attend information sessions that provide an overview of specific areas, including: Testing, Financial Aid, Career Opportunities, The Academy of Culinary Arts, and Nursing and Allied Health.</p> <p>The college will also hold open house events at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, from 12:30-3:30, Monday, Oct. 13. In addition to information sessions on career opportunities, The Academy of Culinary Arts and nursing and allied health programs, attendees may sit in on a class.</p> <p>All events are free. Registration for the Oct. 13 and Oct. 19 open houses is required at http://www.atlantic.edu/openhouse/.</p> Atlantic Cape Partners with Tilton Fitness to Offer Comprehensive Personal Fitness Training Program http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1987 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer fitness enthusiasts a comprehensive personal fitness career training certification program, featuring eight modules and an internship with Tilton Fitness. The eight-week program begins Saturday, Oct. 4.</p> <p>Taught by AAAI/ISMA faculty trainers, the program will offer participants an opportunity to earn four different certifications in the areas of Personal Trainer Phase 1 and 2, Sports Nutrition and Strength Conditioning and Weight Training.</p> <p>The program will feature the following modules and sequence:</p> <ul> <li>Personal Trainer Certification I</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Anatomy and Physiology</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Personal Trainer Certification II</li> </ul> <ul> <li>CPR/AED&mdash;for Health Care Professionals</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Sports Nutrition Consultant Certification</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Social Media and Marketing</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Strength and Weight Training Certification</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Professional Development</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Internship with Tilton Fitness</li> </ul> <p>Those who complete the program will earn a 25-hour internship with Tilton Fitness.</p> <p>Program classes are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T. For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> Atlantic Cape Mays Landing Campus Reopening at 5:30 PM http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1985 <p>The Mays Landing Campus operations and classes will resume at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. Power has been restored to the campus. Any classes that begin before this time will not meet. Classes at the Worthington Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses will continue as scheduled.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1984 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College offers amateur chefs and food enthusiasts opportunities to learn how to prepare three- and four-course dinners from around the globe without leaving South Jersey. Chef Jon Davies of Cape May leads the &ldquo;An Evening in&hellip;&rdquo; series. Classes will be structured as a demonstration and tasting with class participant assistance.</p> <p>Taste specialties like fisherman&rsquo;s stew, gulyas, chicken paprikash, homemade noodles and more in <strong>An Evening in Budapest</strong>, Sept. 30. At the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe, Hungarian cuisine features elements of German and nomadic Asiatic fare.</p> <p>Explore the &ldquo;Land of Enchantment&rsquo;s&rdquo; fiery and robust cuisine centered on the chili pepper in <strong>An Evening in Santa Fe</strong>, Oct. 21. Dishes featured in this workshop include: pork green chile, salsa verde, chili rellenos, posole and enchiladas.</p> <p>Besides hot and sour soup and Kung Pao chicken, learn to prepare tea-smoked duck, twice-cooked pork and Szechuan beef and noodles in <strong>An Evening in Szechuan Province</strong>, Nov. 4. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>An Evening of French-influenced Foods</strong> will highlight French cuisine techniques melded with indigenous ingredients from the Banh Mi of Vietnam and the gumbos of Louisiana, to North Africa and the Caribbean, Nov. 18.</p> <p>Explore the origins and traditions of Sicily&rsquo;s Christmas Eve feast in <strong>An Evening in La Vigilia, with a Sicilian Flair</strong>, Dec. 2. Learn how to make classic dishes with a modern twist including stewed Baccala, Scungilli salad, mussels, clams, calamari and more. &nbsp;</p> <p>Classes will be held at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Kitchen 1. All classes take place 6-9 p.m. For fees and to register, call (609) 343-5655, or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../ce">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a></span>.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p><strong>RELATED NEWS:</strong></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968">Academy of Culinary Arts Earns Renewal of Nationally Recognized Accreditation</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1972">Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1974">Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Students to Compete in Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show Sept. 8 in Atlantic City http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1983 <p>Academy of Culinary Art students, Dorothy Burkett of Hammonton, Jennifer Vocca of Brick and Megan Agren of West Deptford, will compete in the &ldquo;Ultimate Cup Cake Challenge,&rdquo; part of the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet 130th Show, Monday, Sept. 8 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.</p> <p>The trio, representing the ACA, volunteered for this extra credit opportunity through their Classical Confections class, taught by ACA Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius, of Ocean City. With the one stipulation being the cupcakes must include chocolate, the students chose a theme of &ldquo;Fire and Ice,&rdquo; with their cupcakes playing on the notion of spicy and sweet. The &ldquo;fire&rdquo; cupcake is a Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcake, a chili-spiced chocolate cupcake garnished with brown sugar buttered tortilla strips; and their &ldquo;ice&rdquo; cupcake is a Mint Chocolate cupcake, a vanilla cupcake filled with whipped ganache topped with mint Swiss buttercream, and garnished with white chocolate sugarcane candy bark. The first-prize award is $400, second-prize, $250, and third-prize is $150. Winners will be announced at the show on Monday.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received <a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968">a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation</a>. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mays Landing Campus Traffic Updates: New Stop Signs, Crosswalks http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1982 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Be advised, the intersection in front of J-Building is now an all-way stop. New stop signs were installed today. All vehicles traveling on the college loop road or exiting Parking Lot 3 and 4 MUST stop at this intersection.</span></span></span></p> <div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Additionally, motorists are reminded to stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks on campus, including the new crosswalk in front of the STEM building. </span></span></span></div> Atlantic Cape to Offer Continuing Education Classes this Fall at Cape May County Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1980 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Continuing Education division will offer a variety of courses in Cape May County this fall for those interested in upgrading their skills, gaining fresh knowledge and developing new talents.</p> <p>Courses include <strong>Excel 2010; Exploring the World Via the Internet for Seniors; Fraud Recognition for Seniors; Introduction to Personal/Business Computers; Personal Trainer Certification, Phase I; Manage, Edit, and Email Photographs; Quickbooks Pro 2013 Boot Camp; Substitute Teacher Certification; Technical Assistant; Wine Appreciation of the Wines of Cape May County</strong>; and <strong>Word 2010</strong>.</p> <p>One of the new courses being offered, <strong>Fraud Recognition for Seniors</strong>, will educate seniors on how to spot common scams directed at them and how to avoid them including, identity theft, email, &ldquo;knock on the door,&rdquo; phone encounters and more, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 26. The course will also teach seniors what to do when they think they have been victimized by a scam. Facilitator Tom Davey has 28 years of law enforcement experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Classes will be offered at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. For more information and to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1979 <p>Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Well, now you can at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, beginning Thursday, Sept. 25.</p> <p>Learn the basics of guitar from Eric &ldquo;Rick&rdquo; Land of Rick&rsquo;s Rock Guitar School, who has more than 10 years experience playing and teaching. Attendants will be taught chords, scales, music theory, and their favorite songs.</p> <p>The fee is $139. Participants must bring their own guitar; an electronic tuner is recommended.</p> <p>The 12-hour course will meet 7- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 25 at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>To register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers New Office Productivity and Computer Workshops this Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1977 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of Office Productivity and Computer Workshops this fall, including several new ones.</p> <p><strong>iPad Basics</strong> will explore the various features and options the iPad offers, as well as different keyboard commands to help navigate and become more efficient when operating the iPad, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10. <strong>iPad Basics, Part 2 </strong>will teach attendants various applications on the iPad such as Safari, Mail and the App Store, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Both workshops require participants to have an iPad running iOS 7 and will be held in Building T of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p><strong>Google Drive </strong>will educate participants on how to create a Google Drive account, access your account through Gmail, upload and organize content, create files with Google Docs, share documents and folders and more useful tips, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 or 9 a.m. &ndash; 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The courses will be held in Building T of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Other valuable technology courses offered include: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) &ndash; Server Administrator, Operating System Concepts, Microsoft Excel 2013, Windows 8 Demo, Put Your iPad to Work and more.</p> <p>Computers, technology and IT certifications courses will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House.</p> <p>For workshop prices or to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.</p> <h3>MORE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES:</h3> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1970">New Construction Operator Technician Program Information Session Planned for Sept. 9 at Atlantic Cape</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1974">Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>