Category Archives: Workforce Development

Atlantic Cape Offers Substitute Teacher Certification

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.

Training includes:

  • The role of the substitute teacher
  • Growth and development by age level
  • Appropriate teaching strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Practical ideas and resources
  • Application process
  • Professionalism in and out of the classroom
  • Health and safety issues

The class will be offered 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 7 and 14, at the Mays Landing Campus.

Cost is $109. For more information, call 609-343-5655 or visit 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.

Atlantic Cape Offers ‘Club 50 Plus’ Enrichment Workshops for Seniors

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.

Planning for Successful Retirement will cover important money management concepts and issues that are critical to people at or near retirement, 9 a.m.-noon, two Saturdays, Feb. 17 and 24, at the Cape May County Campus.

Who Are You Leaving Your Money To? will focus on long-term care; how to avoid estate tax traps that can affect the whole family; wills and trusts used in estate planning; and durable powers of attorney and health care declarations, 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at the Mays Landing Campus; and 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at the Cape May County Campus. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offers New Emergency Medical Responder Course

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a new emergency medical responder course at the college’s Atlantic City Campus this spring.

This course is designed for police, firefighters, schoolteachers or anyone with the potential to the first at the scene of a medical emergency. It will provide immediate basic lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. Continue reading

Eight Complete Academy of Culinary Arts Short-term Training Program


eight culinary students and their instructor smile

From left, Salvatore Storione of Ventnor, Derwin Powell of Pleasantville, Martin Deangelis of Ventnor, Jennifer Green of Atlantic City, Culinary Training Program instructor Steve Cozzi of Cape May Court House, Leida Brenes of Galloway, Bernardo Tapia Huerta of Wildwood and Kathleen Lescas of Northfield, before the Academy of Culinary Arts Noncredit Certificate Ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 25. (Not pictured, Sung Park of Egg Harbor Township)


On Jan. 25, eight students were recognized for completing the Academy of Culinary Arts four-month noncredit training program. The ceremony was held in the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

The program began with Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, welcoming guests, followed by remarks by Dr. Josette Katz, interim vice president of academic affairs at Atlantic Cape. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Offer Front Desk Representative Professional Training at Cape May County Campus

Atlantic Cape Community College will partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute to offer the Certified Front Desk Representative training program. This 48-hour course will meet 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 20 – April 12, at the Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The fee is $489.

Participants will learn the important foundations to work the front desk in a hotel or motel. This certification will cover room reservations and assignments, registering guests, key controls, assisting with guest requests. This program will also provide training in The Power of the Guest Story; Guest Service Factoids; Exploring the Seven Elements; Authenticity: Keep It Real!; Intuition: Read the Need!; Empathy: Use Your Heart!; Champion: Be a Guest Hero!; Delight: Provide a Surprise!; Delivery: Follow Through!; Initiative: Make the Effort!; and The GOLD Elements. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offers Technology Certifications This Spring

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer several computer, technology and IT certifications beginning this spring for those interested in starting a new career.

In the Business Technology Specialist Program, students learn the skills to succeed in an office environment, from PowerPoint to Microsoft Office Collaboration and Integration and QuickBooks. The 198-hour training begins Jan. 29 and students earn nine college credits.

A+ Certification provides an introduction on how to build, maintain, support and troubleshoot computers and prepares students for the CompTIA A+ Certification. The 160-hour certification preparation course begins March 19. Continue reading

Variety of Workshops Offered at Academy of Culinary Arts Beginning in January

bread-523098_1920A variety of workshops will be offered at the Academy of Culinary Arts, beginning in January, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Bread Baking I explores how to roll, braid, proof and bake 6-braid challah bread, knotted soft and onion pocket rolls and decorate leek and chive breads, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. Cost is $65.

New Year, New You is an interactive demonstration in which participants will learn the importance of portion size and how to add nutrient-dense foods to daily life via MyPlate, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25. Cost is $65.

Healthy Cooking for the Home Chef is designed to help you nourish yourself and those you cook for, while learning practical skills in the kitchen to prepare healthy meals for your table, along with nutritional information and how to be an educated grocery shopper, 6-9 p.m., six Mondays, beginning Feb. 5. Cost is $225. Continue reading