Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Last Chance to Register for Oct. 7 Golf Tournament; Hole-in-One Prizes include $25,000 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2573 <p>Time is running out to participate in the in the 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 7, at the Cape May National Golf Club.</p> <p>Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a scramble format, with a shotgun-start at 12:30 p.m.</p> <p>Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person or $500 per foursome. 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 opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000.</p> <p>An awards dinner, catered by the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, will follow at 6 p.m. For dessert, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts students will prepare a variety of decadent treats. Lazy Eye Distillery will be on site, providing samples of their hand-crafted vodka for the event. Tickets to the awards dinner only are $50 and can be purchased online at <a href="../../golf">www.atlantic.edu/golf</a>.</p> <p>A variety of raffle prizes will be available, including an overnight stay and dinner at Resorts Casino Hotel; gift cards to The Crab Trap, The Lobster House and White House Subs; brunch for four at the Historic Smithville Inn; a six-month membership to Tilton Fitness; a foursome at Atlantic City Country Club and Wildwood Golf and Country Club, and more. Hole-in-one prizes include $25,000 at the eighth hole, and a Generac Generator with installation ($10,000 value) at the13<sup>th</sup> hole. In honor of the college&rsquo;s upcoming 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary, a few surprises will also be added to the tournament.</p> <p>Cape May National is celebrating its 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary and has been recognized as one of the most naturally beautiful courses in the United States. The course, nicknamed</p> <p>&ldquo;The Natural,&rdquo; surrounds a 50-acre private bird sanctuary and is centrally located along one of the world&rsquo;s most famous bird migration flyways.</p> <p>For sponsorship or player information, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 463-4672 or amcmacki@atlantic.edu.</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. 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 nearly $300,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Substitute Teacher Seminar http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2572 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a new certification program for those interested in becoming substitute teachers. This 10-hour program provides an overview of the role and expectations of the substitute teacher, as well as the application and certification process. Upon completion, students will receive one Continuing Education Unit.</p> <p>Training includes:</p> <ul> <li>The role of the substitute teacher</li> <li>Growth and development by age level</li> <li>Appropriate teaching strategies</li> <li>Classroom management</li> <li>Practical ideas and resources</li> <li>Application process</li> <li>Professionalism in and out of the classroom</li> <li>Health and safety issues</li> </ul> <p>The class will be offered 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 8 and 15, at the Mays Landing Campus.</p> <p>Cost is $109. For more information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit</p> <p>www.atlantic.edu/conted. An unofficial college transcript indicating a minimum of 60 college credits earned is required the first day of class. The Mays Landing Campus is located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2571 <p>The Casino Career Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College has prepared more than 50,000 people for rewarding careers in gaming and continues to offer top-notch training for those who wish to enter the global casino profession.</p> <p>CCI is offering a new program, <strong>&ldquo;Table Games &ndash; Quick Start&rdquo;</strong> in three different selections: Blackjack, Roulette or Baccarat (choose one); Craps and Carnival Games (two games for one price); and Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker or Pai Gow Tiles (choose one).</p> <p><strong>Blackjack, Roulette or Baccarat </strong>meets (60 hours) 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday &ndash; Thursday, and costs $499. <strong>Craps and Carnival Games </strong>meets (120 hours) 6-10 p.m., Tuesday &ndash; Thursday, and costs $995. <strong>Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker or Pai Gow Tiles </strong>meets (60 hours) 6-10 p.m., Tuesday &ndash; Thursday, and costs $499. To attend, register and pay online at <a href="../../">www.atlantic.edu</a>/cci, print your receipt, and begin your class the following Tuesday. You will inform the instructor which table game you want to learn to jump-start your casino career that you can take anywhere.</p> <p>All classes are held at CCI, located at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.</p> <p>CCI table games alumni who have graduated from CCI within the last three years can refresh their skills with the <strong>Alumni Practice Program </strong>for a $15 annual fee.</p> <p>For more information on any of these programs or to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../cci">www.atlantic.edu/cci</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Community College Kicks off 50th Anniversary with Community Day Sept. 17 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2570 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents with a series of commemorative events during the 2016-2017 school year at all three of its campuses.</p> <p>The college kicked off the yearlong series of events with a Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>More than 2,000 people enjoyed the daylong activities including music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone demonstration, Atlantic City Aquarium&rsquo;s Traveling Touch Tank Exhibit sponsored by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, paintball battles, train rides to tour campus, craft and nonprofit vendors, Zumba sponsored by Tilton Fitness, and a K9 demonstration by the Hamilton Township Police Department with K9 Officer Koda. &nbsp;</p> <p>Patrons feasted on items from food trucks including The Palm, The Brickwork Caterers featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, Tacoholics and Pete&rsquo;s Italian Ice.</p> <p>To learn more about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary and future events, visit <a href="../../50">www.atlantic.edu/50</a>.</p> <p>See more photos <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/accc_cr/albums/72157670761625574">HERE.</a></p> New Late-start Online Classes Begin Oct. 24 at Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2569 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer new &ldquo;late-start&rdquo; online classes beginning&nbsp;Oct. 24 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education.</p> <p>Classes include: General Psychology, English Composition I, Composition II, Introduction to Business, Music Appreciation, Principles of Marketing, Statistical Methods and Introduction to Computers.<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>These courses lead to any degree programs Atlantic Cape offer entirely online, including: Business, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Systems Support, Database Design and Development, General Studies, History, Literature, Office Systems Technology, Psychology and Social Science.</p> <p>In 2015, the college was named one of the &ldquo;50 Best Online Community Colleges&rdquo; by Best Value Schools.</p> <p>&ldquo;The courses are particularly convenient for parents of young children, those in the military, police officers, firefighters, the disabled, those recovering from illness and those who have flexible work schedules,&rdquo; said Michelle Perkins, director of instructional technology.</p> <p>For more information about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s online programs, visit <a href="../../online">www.atlantic.edu/online</a>.</p> <p>Payment is due at the time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Register online at&nbsp;<a href="../../fall">www.atlantic.edu/fall</a>&nbsp;or in person, Monday-Friday,&nbsp;9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college&rsquo;s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; 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.</p> <p>For more information, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fall@atlantic.edu">fall@atlantic.edu</a>&nbsp;or call&nbsp;<a href="file://localhost/tel/%2528609%2529%20343-5000">(609) 343-5000</a>&nbsp;or 625-1111, ext. 5000.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Real Estate Workshops this Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2568 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer several real estate workshops this fall for individuals interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers, as well as for people looking to purchase foreclosed or short sale property.</p> <p><strong>Real Estate Sales Pre-Licensing</strong> is a 75-hour course geared toward those interested in beginning a career selling real estate and needing preparation for the state examination to become licensed in the state of New Jersey, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday beginning Sept. 26. Cost is $399.</p> <p><strong>Vacation Rentals Online</strong> explores various online vacation rental platforms such as VRBO, Airbnb, Craigslist, Facebook and HomeAway from the owner&rsquo;s side, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Cape May County Campus. Cost is $39.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Foreclosures and Short Sales</strong> will educate participants interested in purchasing a short sale on a foreclosed property on how to finance with minimal investment and successfully bid on government foreclosures, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10. Cost is $39.</p> <p><strong>Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents: Get Social, Get Sold!</strong> will teach participants how to widen their pool of prospects while building their brand and community relationships, as well as cover social media tools, tactics, content, planning and strategy, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1. Cost is $39.</p> <p>All workshops will be held in Building T of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, or the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road. For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> College to Host Open House Oct. 16 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2567 <p>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. 16, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and learn about degree and career-training programs, take a tour of the new STEM building, and explore the Mays Landing Campus, as well as learn about the enrollment process and financial aid opportunities.</p> <p>Programs and departments represented include Admissions, Allied Health and Nursing, Computer Information Systems and Aviation, Workforce Development, Rutgers University at Atlantic Cape, and more.</p> <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts will host an open house during these hours for anyone interested in learning about the culinary and baking programs offered by the ACA at the Mays Landing Campus.</p> <p>Registration for the Oct. 16 open house is required at <a href="../../openhouse/">http://www.atlantic.edu/openhouse/</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Receives $2,500 for Scholarships from Rio Auto Body http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2566 <p>The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Lou Altobelli, owner of Rio Auto Body of Rio Grande, recently. This was the fourth installment of a $12,500 pledge to Create Opportunity&mdash;The Capital &amp; Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>The Rio Auto Body Scholarship is presented annually to a second-year Cape May County resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is a full-time business major with financial need.</p> <p>In past years, Altobelli and his company have supported the Atlantic Cape Foundation Golf Tournament and the Restaurant Gala. He serves as a trustee on the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and served as co-chair of the college&rsquo;s 2014 and 2015 Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships Golf Tournament Committee.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, senior director of resource development &amp; community and alumni outreach, at (609) 463-3670 or <a href="mailto:mkellett@atlantic.edu">mkellett@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit <a href="../../about/foundation.htm">http://www.atlantic.edu/about/foundation.htm</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Community College Kicks off 50th Anniversary with Community Day Sept. 17 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2565 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents with a series of commemorative events during the 2016-2017 school year at all three of its campuses.</p> <p>The college will kick off the yearlong series of events with a Community Day, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Highlights include music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone demonstration, Atlantic City Aquarium&rsquo;s Traveling Touch Tank Exhibit sponsored by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, paintball battles, train rides to tour campus, craft and nonprofit vendors, Zumba sponsored by Tilton Fitness, and much more.</p> <p>Patrons will feast on items from food trucks including The Palm, Mad Dog Morgan&rsquo;s, The Brickwork Caterers featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, Tacoholics and Pete&rsquo;s Italian Ice.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>To learn more about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary and future events, visit www.atlantic.edu/50.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2563 <p>There&rsquo;s still time to register a four-person team to participate in the 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 7, at the Cape May National Golf Club.</p> <p>Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a scramble format, with a shotgun-start at 12:30 p.m.</p> <p>Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person or $500 per foursome. 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 opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000.</p> <p>An awards dinner, catered by the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, will follow at 6 p.m. For dessert, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts students will prepare a variety of decadent treats. Lazy Eye Distillery will be on site, providing samples of their hand-crafted vodka for the event. Tickets to the awards dinner only are $50 and can be purchased online at <a href="../../golf">www.atlantic.edu/golf</a>.</p> <p>A variety of raffle prizes will be available, including an overnight stay and dinner at Resorts Casino Hotel; gift cards to The Crab Trap, The Lobster House and White House Subs; brunch for four at the Historic Smithville Inn; a six-month membership to Tilton Fitness; a foursome at Atlantic City Country Club and Wildwood Golf and Country Club, and more. In honor of the college&rsquo;s upcoming 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary, a few surprises will also be added to the tournament.</p> <p>Roman Osadchuck, event co-chair, said, &ldquo;Each year I look forward to this event and exceeding our goal. Last year&rsquo;s event raised over $35,000 for Atlantic Cape scholarships, our highest grossing tournament in the history of this event.&rdquo;</p> <p>This year, Osadchuck and co-chair Charles Pessagno hope to exceed last year&rsquo;s fundraising efforts. Pessagno stated, &ldquo;Our goal is reached by getting the community involved; their investment enables the Atlantic Cape Foundation to continue to provide scholarships to our local students who need it most.&rdquo;</p> <p>Cape May National is celebrating its 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary and has been recognized as one of the most naturally beautiful courses in the United States. The course, nicknamed &ldquo;The Natural,&rdquo; surrounds a 50-acre private bird sanctuary and is centrally located along one of the world&rsquo;s most famous bird migration flyways.</p> <p>For sponsorship or player information, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 463-4672 or amcmacki@atlantic.edu.</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. 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 nearly $300,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2562 <p>The Hamilton Township Council approved a resolution congratulating Atlantic Cape Community College on its 50th anniversary at the Sept. 6 town council meeting.</p> <p>Dr. Peter L. Mora, college president, accepted the resolution, which is the second honoring this milestone that the college will celebrate during the 2016-2017 school year. Atlantic City Council approved a resolution at its July 13 meeting.</p> <p>In December 1963, the State Department of Education granted approval for the establishment of Atlantic Cape, which became the second college to be organized by the state on April 14, 1964. The college opened its doors to students in September 1966, using facilities rented from Atlantic City High School. Atlantic Cape now has full-service campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House.</p> <p>The college will kick off a yearlong series of 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary events with a Community Day, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The event is free and open to the public and will feature music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone demonstration, food trucks, craft and nonprofit vendors and much more.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Graphic Design and Animation Workshops this Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2561 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a series of graphic design and 3D animation workshops for individuals interested in learning the ins and outs of how to create and manipulate images.</p> <p><strong>Introduction to WordPress </strong>teaches participants the power and ease of using WordPress to create websites, beginning Sept. 19. Cost is $179.</p> <p>During <strong>Intermediate WordPress</strong>,<strong> </strong>attendants learn the finer points of themes, plug-ins, customization and more, 5:30-8:30 p.m., four Mondays, beginning Nov. 7. Cost is $189.</p> <p><strong>Advanced Course in Digital Image Manipulation </strong>covers vectors, the clone tool, compositing images, creating textures and optimizing images for Web, 6-9 p.m., five Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 13. Cost is $179.</p> <p><strong>Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS6 </strong>teaches how to modify and combine scanned photographs to create realistic composite images, use painting tools and blending modes, perform adjustments to contrast and color balance and use layers, 6-9 p.m., two Mondays and two Wednesdays, beginning Dec. 5. Cost is $189.</p> <p>Classes will be held at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../ce">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sept. 19 Information Session at Atlantic Cape Offers Overview of Training for Jobs in Gas Industry http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2560 <p>Are you unemployed and looking for a career in the gas industry? Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session about its new Utility Line Locate Technician training, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19. Training begins Oct. 10.</p> <p>The Utility Line Locate Technician is a comprehensive 70-hour course that includes classroom and field training. Topics include:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Inspection of Pipes</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Location Markings</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accident Awareness and Prevention</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Reading Pipeline Drawings</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Using Locator Equipment</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Introduction to Word/Resume Writing</p> <p>Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Utility Damage Prevention Operator Qualification Exam. There are jobs available locally for those who pass the exam.</p> <p>Those interested in registering for the program must attend the Sept. 19 information session at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T. To register, visit <a href="../../ce">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> New Vegetarian Workshop Series with Chef Christina Martin at Academy of Culinary Arts This Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2559 <p>A new vegetarian workshop series with Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Chef Christina Martin, who has worked in Philadelphia restaurants including Blackfish and Vedge, begins Sept. 17 at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p><em>Fall Farmers Market in New Jersey </em>explores recipes using cauliflower, winter greens and squashes from local farmers markets to create nourishing, plant-based dishes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1.</p> <p>During <em>Plant-based Kitchen Staples,</em> learn about plant-based alternatives to common foods like stocks, dairy and proteins, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.</p> <p><em>Plant-based desserts </em>explores creating desserts without dairy that are nutritious and delicious, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19.</p> <p><em>Plant-based Thanksgiving</em> teaches how to create traditional dishes using plant-based ingredients, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5.</p> <p><em>Seven Greens Plant-based</em> puts a twist on the traditional seven fishes dinner using seven unique greens dishes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.</p> <p>Each workshop is $65 and will be held in Kitchen 1 of the Academy of Culinary Arts. Participants must wear closed-toe, kitchen-safe shoes and bring a chef&rsquo;s knife, if possible.</p> <p>To register or for more information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a></span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2558 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate the beginning of the 2016 fall semester at its art gallery with an exhibit, &ldquo;Showcase Atlantic Cape 2016,&rdquo; showcasing the visual arts talents of its employees and invited alumni Sept. 9-Oct. 7.</p> <p>The gallery is located inside the William Spangler Library, D-Building, at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Gallery hours are: 9 a.m. &ndash; 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:30-4 p.m., Friday; and 11 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., Saturday.</p> <p>There will be a closing reception from 2:30-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.</p> <p>&nbsp;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.</p> <p>For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at jhagen@atlantic.edu.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>