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Special Programs and Services

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. Distance-based and online options are also available.

The Center also works with local businesses and firms throughout Passaic County in training 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 at the main campus in Paterson. Our talented staff can also assist with the application process for Customized Training Grants from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Please contact the office for the most up-to-date information at 973-684-6153, or visit the website at newweb.pccc.edu/ce/   Students should not hesitate to share their ideas about how the Special Programs 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:

Businesses and Organizations

  • Computer & Basic Skills Training for Employees
  • Customer Service Training
  • Grant Writing
  • Leadership and Management Training
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media for Small Business
  • Customized Training

Career Programs

  • Introduction to Food Service & ServSafe Program
  • ServeSafe Food Safety Management Training
  • EKG and Phlebotomy
  • Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • Home Health Aide
  • Imaging Academy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Social Media Marketing/Virtual Assistant Specialist

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate
  • Applied Technology Certificate Program
  • Certified Dietary Manager Training
  • Community Health Worker
  • EKG Certification Program
  • Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • Human Services Specialist Certificate
  • Imaging Academy Certificate Programs
  • Phlebotomy Certification Program
  • Public Speaking
  • Real Estate Salesperson Training

GED Preparation

  • GED Test Preparation
  • GED en español

Personal Improvement

  • Beginning English Language Studies
  • TEAS Test Preparation

Online Courses

  • Career Training Programs
  • Short Courses

Professional Development

  • New Pathways to Teaching
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Substitute Teacher Training

Public Safety

  • CPR for the Healthcare Provider
  • EMT Basic Course
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • Fire Inspector/Fire Official