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Summer 2016 Continuing Education Brochure Now Available

CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College has posted the summer 2016 brochure online and registration is now open.  Classes are offered for adults as well as youth ages 11-18 and programs run from early June through August.  The Continuing Education Department offers non-credit classes for professional development, career enhancement, leisure and personal enrichment, English as a Second Language (ESL), and courses in Spanish.

Professional development classes for summer include PMP Exam Prep, Certified Bookkeeper, Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), EKG Technician, Electronics Technician, Event Planning, Human Resource Management, Interior Design, Microsoft Office Suite 2013, Personal Trainer National Certification, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Real Estate Sales.

New enrichment classes include How to Build a Website, Introduction to Drones, Nutrition Science, Stress Management, History of American Popular Music, Pet First Aid/CPR, Digital Photography for Beginners, and Knit and Crochet for Beginners and Intermediate.  

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Youth programs begin the week of June 27th and feature creative and innovative summer enrichment workshops for both boys and girls including Advanced Action Flix, Better-Thinker, Better-Writer, Better-Grades, Cartooning, Code Breakers, Crazy Contraptions, Fashion Passion, Intro to VEX IQ Robotics, Maker Lab: Make Your First 3D Creation, Minecraft Animators, Music Production: Beats and Lyrics, Writing for Self-Discovery, and SAT Exam Prep classes.   

For more information on these classes, please view the Continuing Education catalog online at www.ucc.edu/noncredit. To enroll online through Instant Enrollment, go to http://www.ucc.edu/noncredit/instantenrollment.aspx. Enrollment is also available through the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 or by visiting the office on the Cranford campus, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.

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April 25, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Drama Club will be performing for their spring show the play, “12 Angry Jurors,” as adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose. The play is based on the same plot as “12 Twelve Angry Men,” but by being named “12 Angry Jurors” both men and women appear in the ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the cardboard ...

The Mayor Addresses a Question on Tax Credits for Businesses

April 25, 2018

Some citizens have suggested that Berkeley Heights and any other New Jersey municipality can and should grant “tax breaks” or “tax credits” in the hopes of enticing businesses downtown. However, the law is clear and it does NOT allow municipalities to give “tax credits” to businesses.

Article VIII of the New Jersey State Constitution, Section 1 states, ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...