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Complete the Facility Management Credential Program at Union County College

CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP®) Credential Program beginning October 13.  If you are an early to mid-career facility management practitioner, currently transitioning into the profession, or are a practitioner in a related industry such as an architect, designer or safety engineer, this program will help you improve your knowledge, enhance your skills, and gain immediate credibility with employers, clients, and peers.

The topics covered in this 60-hour course include Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Finance and Business, and Leadership and Strategy. The course will be offered on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, October 27 and 28, November 10 and 11, and December 1 and 2 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on the College’s Elizabeth Campus. The cost of the program is $2,395 which includes all course materials and online assessments. To earn the FMP® credential, students must pass each of the four FMP® final assessments with a score of 75% or higher. Each student must also submit an FMP application and pay an application fee (information at www.ifma.org) to IFMA to validate your credential.

For more information on this credential, please view the Continuing Education brochure online at www.ucc.edu/continuing-education/current-catalog. To enroll online through Instant Enrollment, go to http://www.ucc.edu/instantenrollment. One can also enroll by calling the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 option #3 or by visiting the office on the Cranford campus. The College’s Elizabeth campus is located at 40 West Jersey Street.

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Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Westfield Area YMCA: Take Swim Lessions This Summer

The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open gym/swim.

“Our goal is to have people of all ages and skill levels grow to ...

More Traffic, No Solution – Letter to Governor Phil Murphy

July 17, 2018

Dear Governor Phil Murphy,

From the mid-1970’s, when I was age 12, I’ve had this vivid memory of watching my parents participate in a peaceful demonstration against the construction of a 12-story hotel complex just behind our backyard. In fact, on Wednesday, September 29, 1976, the local newspaper ran an article with a photo showing my mother and her protest placard. The memory of ...