Category Archives: Workforce Development

Atlantic Cape Community College to Host Open House Oct. 14

front of buildingAtlantic 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. 14, at the new Student Center of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and learn about degree and career-training programs, take student-led tours, and explore the Mays Landing Campus, as well as learn about the enrollment process and financial aid opportunities. Continue reading

Variety of Workshops Offered at Academy of Culinary Arts This Fall from Artisanal Cheese Making to Finishing Up the Last of the Garden Bounty

pumpkin and different dessertsA variety of workshops will be offered this fall in Kitchen 1 of the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Puff Pastry Desserts explores how to make traditional Paris-Brest, napoleons and participate in making apple and cherry turnovers, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. Cost is $75.

During French Desserts participants will learn the preparation of lemon crêpes with sweetened ricotta, the preparation of a country apple galette and a gâteau basque, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cost is $75. Continue reading

Short-term Culinary Training Programs Prepare Future Chefs in 17 Weeks

men and women chefs working in kitchenThe Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program and the Baking and Pastry Training Program both begin Sept. 10.

Learn the skills you need to start a career with confidence as a cook, pastry cook or baker in just 17 weeks, at a lower cost than other local culinary training options. All students earn ServSafe certification and learn interview skills. A job fair at the end of the training is scheduled for quick entry into the field. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Accepting Students for New Paramedic Science Program; Information Sessions Being Offered During Summer, Fall

man rushing to ambulance with man on gurny

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is now accepting students for the new Paramedic Science Program that is scheduled to start in January 2019.

The program is designed with a focus on student success taught by a team of educators that are highly successful and dedicated paramedics with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Students will experience a hands-on approach in skills and scenario labs, and be provided an interactive learning environment that promotes the kind of critical thinking skills needed to excel in the classroom and in careers in paramedicine. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to advance in the ranks of prehospital care providers as Nationally Registered Paramedics. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Host Emergency Medical Services Career Open House on May 23

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host an Emergency Medical Services Career Open House from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the college’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd, just in time for next week being National Emergency Medical Services Week. The open house is for anyone interested in becoming a paramedic or emergency medical technician.

The open house will allow attendees to meet with students and educators, tour classrooms, experience our simulation lab and get answers on how to begin this career path. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to register, call Rick Luderitz at 609-343-4819 or

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