CCM Offers Certifications to Help Achieve Career Goals

Workforce Development Offerings Cover a Wide Range of High-Demand Areas

RANDOLPH — In Morris County there are a variety of careers that are in demand, and County College of Morris (CCM) can help you take advantage of those opportunities. The Workforce Development Continuing Professional Education at CCM offers a variety of non-credit courses, training and certifications in a multitude of disciplines. Here is a snapshot of what is being offered at CCM this fall.

COMPTIA NETWORK+ Certificate provides students with a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies. This course will enable IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer to prepare for the Network+ certification exam.  In Morris County, a network technician’s starting salary is $50,700 with a median salary between $77,800 to $83,300. Take your career to the next level and obtain the COMPTIA NETWORK+ Certificate. The 40-hour certificate program begins September 17 and runs through November 26. Class are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Obtaining a Web Design and Development Certificate enables students to obtain solid skills in web and digital design. This certificate offers basic hands-on skills and knowledge that a professional is expected to understand and use. Certification also demonstrates digital expertise for those working, or interested in working, as digital web designers or web marketing/business specialists.

In Morris County, the entry level web designer salary is around $45,600.  The average salary of a web designer is between $75,200 to $77,300, and the top 25 percent in this field can make over $100,000.  CCM offers several sessions in Certificate of Web Development and Design, the first running Saturday, September 22 – October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Companies look for specific job skills and continuously listed in the top three is Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office Essentials Certification is being offered in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Gaining Microsoft Certification enables students to confidently enter the workforce with proven technical skills and an industry-recognized certification, both of which can significantly increase chances of finding employment. Most jobs today require some degree of technology skills and this only increases over time. To earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Office 2016, pass one of the following specialist exams: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

In PowerPoint Essentials, students learn how to create presentations, using slide layout, text and lists, master slides, templates, graphics, charts and tables, animation and media, along with how to set up a show. The session runs September 19 – October 17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Every business requires project management to produce successful outcomes. The Certificate of Project Management (PMP or CAPM) offered at CCM delivers documented and practical skills to help students initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close projects. The certificate program consists of six courses, comprising 81 hours of training. The first course in the series is Planning for Project Success, running from September 18 – October 3. It is not necessary to enroll in the full certificate program to benefit from these courses.

CCM also offers training in health occupations, professional development and online learning.  For a complete list of all non-credit courses available for this fall, visit www.ccm.edu/workforce, email cpp@ccm.edu or call (973) 328-5187. To enroll in workforce development courses, visit https://webadvisor.ccm.edu. Apply today for enhanced training and take your career to the next level.

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