Posted: Aug. 3, 2018 12:01 am
NEWTON — Sussex County Community College is hosting a number of training programs in the business and healthcare fields beginning this fall.
Offered as part of Skylands Professional Training (SPT), the programs begin on various dates in September, October and November. Some are completed in one or two sessions, while others run throughout the fall and into the winter.
A list of select SPT courses includes:
º Computerized Accounting: This course starts with classes in MS Windows, Word and Excel and moves into basic accounting principles and QuickBooks Pro with class assignments based on actual workplace projects. It covers accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, financial statements and other accounting practices. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday from Sept. 24 to Dec. 7.
º Fiber Optics Technician: Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) courses will be offered in October. Both courses are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) to offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn about fiber optics networking through an internationally recognized fiber optics training company. CFOT training runs Oct. 15-17 and CFOS/T runs Oct. 18 and 19. Both are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
º A ServSafe Manager Course: This course is ideal for current employees of dining establishments who are either managers now, or employees wishing to obtain the certification in anticipation of being considered for a new position in the future. Participants will earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. The course runs from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24, with a registration deadline of Oct. 3.
º Dialysis Technician: A dialysis technician provides direct patient care within the dialysis unit. Under the direction of nurses and doctors, dialysis technicians play a vital role as part of the dialysis team. This program runs from 6-9:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12 and has a registration deadline of Sept. 17.
º Pet First Aid Certification: This course gives the student skills to perform animal CPR, general pet care, how to prepare for and react to pet emergencies, understanding animal behavior, hands-on practicals and planning and preparing for disasters. The course runs from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7 with a registration deadline of Nov. 1.
º Pharmacy Technician: This career track educates students on how to prepare and dispense medicine in this burgeoning field. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Students can find employment in retail pharmacies, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as other facilities. Classes run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday from Oct. 1-22 with a registration deadline of Sept. 24. An additional course will run 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 27 through Jan. 24, with a registration deadline of Nov. 20.
º Veterinary Assistant: This program provides instruction for assisting with veterinary procedures, surgery and basic animal care. Students will also learn lab tests, taking medical history, assisting with patient education and many aspects of working in a veterinary office. This course includes classroom lectures and hands-on labs (but not the clinical rotation that would be necessary before obtaining state certification). The course runs 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 25 through Jan. 22 with a registration deadline of Sept. 18.
Further information — including a complete list of classes, class locations and program costs — is available by visiting www.sussex.edu/skylands.
Additional courses will be added, so those interested in the programs are encouraged to check the website for course updates throughout the fall. For more information, visit www.sussex.edu/skylands or call 908-689-7613.