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Register for Spring 2017 Continuing Education Classes

CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College has posted the spring 2017 brochure online.  Classes are offered for adults and seniors, as well as youth ages 11-18. Programs run from the end of January through May. Online registration is now open for all programs. The Office of Continuing Education offers non-credit classes for professional development, career enhancement, leisure and personal enrichment, English as a Second Language (ESL), and courses in Spanish.

New professional development classes being offered during the spring semester include Career Planning and Exploration; CISCO Introduction to Cyber Security; Data Science Professional Certificate Program; Digital Marketing Essentials; Facility Management Professional (FMP®); Microsoft Windows 10; Microsoft Office Suite including Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project; and PMP Exam Preparation. 

New enrichment classes being offered include All-Level Oil/Acrylic Painting; Appliance Repair for Homeowners and Landlords; Chair to Mat Yoga Flow; Cheese 101: Exploring American and European Artisan Cheese; Estate Planning; Gluten Free Living; History of Rock ‘n’ Roll; Making your Education Count: From Debts to Assets; Quilting; and Salsa. 

For more information on these classes, please view the brochure online at www.ucc.edu/noncredit. To enroll online, go to http://www.ucc.edu/noncredit/instantenrollment.aspx. One can also enroll by calling the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 or by visiting the office at the College’s Cranford campus, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.

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