Special Programs and Services

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development 

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development focuses on creating opportunities that empower participants to become lifelong learners and obtain practical skills necessary for work in a dynamic, ever-changing economy. The Center provides innovative and diverse educational programs that meet the various needs of Passaic County communities and residents. We offer occupational and professional development courses as well as non-credit certificate programs to businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare institutions, and individuals throughout the County. Courses are offered days, evenings, and Saturdays at the main campus in Paterson, the Public Safety Academy in Wayne, the Wanaque Academic Center, and the Passaic Academic Center. Online options are also available.

The Center also works with local businesses and firms throughout Passaic County to train employees for the workplace by offering customized courses designed to fit individual company needs on a request-for-service basis. Courses are flexibly scheduled and are available days, evenings, weekends, on-site, or on campus.

For the most up-to-date information, please contact visit the website at newweb.pccc.edu/ce/ or contact the office at 973-684-6153.  Students should not hesitate to share their ideas about how the Center can better serve them. We welcome their suggestions for new programs and services, and we look forward to serving them, local firms, and the community.

A sampling of our courses and programs:

Allied Health Programs

  • Community Health Worker Certificate
  • EKG Certificate Program
  • Phlebotomy Certificate Program

Basic Skills and Test Preparation

  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation
  • High School Equivalency- en Español 
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Test Prep

Businesses and Organizations

  • Computer & Basic Skills Training for Employees
  • Contract/Customized Training
  • Customer Service Training
  • Leadership/Management Training

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate
  • Health & Human Services Certificate
  • Imaging Academy 
  • Real Estate Salesperson Training
  • Uniform Construction Code

Computer & Technology Programs

  • Applied Technology
  • Microsoft (MS) Office Suite
  • Introduction to Basic Computer

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Small Group ESL Tutoring

Food Services Program

  • Dietary Manager Certificate
  • Introduction to Food Service Preparation and ServSafe Certification Program

Education & Teacher Training

  • Introduction to Teaching
  • New Pathways to Teaching - Alternate Route Program - Stage 1
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Substitute Teacher Training

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) & Fire Safety Training

    Emergency Medical Services

  • CPR for the Healthcare Provider
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • EMT Refresher
  • Hazardous Material Awareness

    Dispatcher Training

  • Basic 911 Officer Course
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)
  • EMD Refresher

    Fire Safety

  • Firefighter 1 and 2
  • Fire Instructor
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Official
  • Rope Rescue

Grant Funded Programs

  • Career Pathways Program
  • Computer Skills & Professional Development
  • High School Equivalency Program
  • Intensive Math
  • Youth Rise (on the Passaic and Wanaque campuses)
  • NNJ WELD Welding Pre-Apprenticeship Training
  • NJ HealthWorks Healthcare Apprenticeship Training

Online Courses

  • Online Short Courses
  • Online Career Programs