Monthly Archives: September 2014

Atlantic Cape Offers Club 50 Plus Workshops this Fall

By Sigismund von Dobschütz (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Sigismund von Dobschütz (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus will offer workshops this fall designed to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners.

Manage, Edit and Email Your Photographs will prepare participants to move images from a digital camera to a computer, then edit and resize pictures for use on the Web or email. Students should bring to class a digital camera and a USB cable to connect to the computer, two sections beginning Nov. 7 at the Cape May County Campus and Dec. 19 at the Mays Landing Campus. Continue reading

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Sept. 26, 2014

Early autumn finds the campus looking delightful and humming with activity.

autumn, trees, cape may campus, nature

The relatively cool summer, along with ample TLC from the CMCC grounds team, has left the grounds looking the best ever in the building’s nine-year history.

There is plenty going on in the upcoming weeks. Wendy Gray, advising, has arranged a workshop on Stockton’s teacher education program Sept. 29, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in room 103. On Oct. 10, CMCC will host the countywide K-12 teacher in-service day, covering career exploration. The Open House is Oct. 13, followed by the transfer fair Oct. 16. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Offers ESL Teacher Training Course

Have you always wanted to teach English as a second language? Beginning Oct. 8, Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a 40-hour program designed for individuals interested in teaching adult learners ESL or EFL.

The program is divided into the following: 10 hours in a traditional classroom setting, five hours of classroom observations and 25 hours delivered online. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offers Substitute Teacher Certification

substitute teaching program

The class will be offered two Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in Building T of the Mays Landing Campus.

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. Continue reading

Trustees Welcome New Member, Approve Contracts at September Meeting

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomed a new member when they met Sept. 23 to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases at the Mays Landing Campus.

Ellen Nicholson Byrne, Esq., specializes in contracts, real estate, land use and nonprofit organizations at her law practice in Sea Isle City. She is also the part-time public defender for Sea Isle City, and the former solicitor to the Sea Isle City Zoning Board of Adjustment. Continue reading

Are You Unemployed and Considering a Career Change? Learn About Atlantic Cape Programs at Open Houses Oct. 13 & 19

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.

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, receive a 10 percent off discount card for future use at the campus bookstore, and discover how to launch a new career with a college degree or short-term training certificate. Continue reading

In The News—Sept. 23, 2014

The Current and The Cape May County Herald printed a news release about the services Atlantic Cape is making available to displaced casino workers. The Vineland Daily Journal and The Middle Township Gazette also printed this information.

NBC-40 mentioned the college in a story about options available for displaced casino workers. The Press of Atlantic City also mentioned Atlantic Cape as a resource in an article about Atlantic City job losses. Continue reading

Rewrites Announces Fall Writing Events

Rewrites, the award-winning college literary magazine, is back! The club’s first meeting is at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in B-104. New members are always welcome.

This year, Rewrites encourages the college community to submit work via its online submission management system: https://rewrites.submittable.com/submit. Deadline is Dec. 31.

Also this fall, Rewrites will host several events, including:

  • Zine-Making Workshop–5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in B-104. Learn how to make small handmade publications. Materials will be provided, though participants are encouraged to bring ideas, images and writing to use.
  • Letter Writing Night–5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6; Monday, Nov. 3; and Monday, Dec. 1; in B-104. We’ll re-discover the lost art of letter writing every first Monday this semester. Those who attend will be provided stamps, paper and envelopes. As essayist Phyllis Theroux notes, “To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”

Flu Shot Clinics Announced in Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Atlantic County will host a flu shot clinic at the Mays Landing Campus from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 4, in the cafeteria.

Flu shots are available to residents 18 years and older for $15, cash or check only. There is no out-of-pocket fee for the flu shot for Medicare Part B recipients who present their cards. Pneumonia shots are also available to eligible residents age 65 and older.

Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment at http://www.aclink.org/PublicHealth/clinics/. For problems with the reservation system, help is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at (609) 645-7700, ext. 4393 or 4239, or by email at flu@atlantic-county.org.

Additionally, the Cape May County Department of Health will offer several flu shot clinics around the county. The free drive-through flu clinic will be held for residents 14 years and older 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at Kindle Ford Autoplaza. For more information and dates of other clinics, visit www.cmchealth.net.

Atlantic Cape Offers Online Training for Busy Professionals

Upgrade your current skills and develop new talents in the comfort of your own home by enrolling in online training courses through Atlantic Cape Community College’s Continuing Education division.

Concentrations cover Business, Grant Writing/Nonprofits, Health Care, Career Development, Personal Enrichment, Teaching, Web Programming and more.

Courses run the gamut from Secrets of the Caterer to Marketing Your Nonprofit and Become a Veterinary Assistant, which is just a small sampling of the diverse array available online through Atlantic Cape, in partnership with Education to Go. Learn more at www.ed2go.com/accc.

Most classes are $109. All students need to get started is Internet access, an email address and Web browser. Each course begins every six weeks and consists of 12 lessons, interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials and online discussion areas.

For more information, call (609) 343-5655, or visit www.atlantic.edu/ce.