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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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Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Second Annual Women's Leadership Forum Sunday March 25 at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center

March 23, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second annual Women's Leadership Forum will be held at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center Sunday March 25 at 2:00 p.m.


The Forum is sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party, the Springfield Democratic Party and Ready to Run which " a non-partisan network of campaign training programs."


This year's program ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church,, Cranford

Holy Week Taize Service at Trinity Cranford – ...

Religions And Spirituality

Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Strollers Present John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24

Black Diamond Billiard's, Union

Ladies 9-Ball Pro-Am by the Garden State Pool Tour

Other Sports

Visit Union County’s Green Online Shop and Celebrate Earth Day with a New Compost Bin or Rain Barrel

March 23, 2018

Union County gardeners looking for a good Earth Day project can visit the new Union County Means Green online shop now and order a new compost bin or rain barrel at 50% off the retail price.

“Composting food scraps and harvesting rainwater are two effective ways to improve soil health and conserve water,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Offering these compost bins ...