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Register for Fall 2017 Continuing Education Classes


The fall 2017 brochure of certifications and courses offered by the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College are now available online at Classes are available for adults and seniors, as well as youth ages 11-18. Programs run from mid-September through mid-December. The Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of courses that lead to certification, professional development, career enhancement, leisure and personal enrichment and classes in Spanish.  

Certification programs including the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) Certified Bookkeeper (CB) credential, IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP®) Certification, the World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) Personal Trainer Certification and the National Health Career Association’s (NHA) EKG and Phlebotomy Technician Certifications.   

Professional development programs offered this fall include Introduction to QuickBooks, Human Resource Management, Microsoft Windows 10, and Microsoft Office 2016 including Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, Nutrition Concepts for Success, Real Estate, Anatomy and Physiology, Anatomy and Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders. 

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Enrichment classes offered this fall include All-Level Oil/Acrylic Painting, Abdominal/Core Strengthening, Guitar Knit & Crochet for Beginners and Intermediate, Guitar Part I and II, Spanish Part I and II, Retirement Planning Today, and Zumba.  

For more information on these classes, please view the Continuing Education brochure online at To enroll online through Instant Enrollment, go to 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, which is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.

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Auction Items Sought for Westfield Area YMCA 14th Annual Golf Classic

The Westfield Area Y is hosting the 14th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner with Live and Silent Auction on Monday, May 14, at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. All proceeds will benefit the Y’s financial assistance program and help send a kid to camp or child care at the Y this year.

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Cranford Police Blotter: Two Drug-Related Arrests

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 03/05/2018 9:45 p.m.

North Avenue East at John Street

Arrested: Tahir Swinton, 26, Linden

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Upcoming Events

Sun, March 18, 8:00 PM

St Michael's Church, Cranford

The William and Mary Choir Spring Tour

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Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Agents of Change: Women in NJ History


Tue, March 20, 3:30 PM

Cranford Public Library, Cranford

Fun with Poetry Workshop at the Cranford Public ...

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Proud to support Tom Malinowski for Congress

March 8, 2018

Every single day, whether I want to be or not, I am reminded how important it is that Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in November and check Donald Trump. Fortunately, there is a terrific candidate in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District who can beat incumbent Leonard Lance. That candidate is Tom Malinowski.

I'm a lifelong New Jersey resident -- including ...