Area Community Colleges To Start Off Semester With Offerings Just As New

Posted: September 01, 1996

New programs and courses ranging from child care to optical science will debut this fall at community colleges in South Jersey. Here are some of the offerings:

GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE. GCC will offer a course on food-industry management for the first time. The course was developed in consultation with managers in the food industry and the New Jersey Council on Community Colleges, said Dick Smith, spokesman for the college. Seven community colleges in the state will offer the program; GCC is the only school south of Middlesex involved. The goal of the program is to train managers in the food industry, Smith said.

The college also plans to expand its program on hazardous-materials management to provide more on-site training. The program offers certification in the field, Smith said.

New faces at the college include Earl Goldberg, who will head the nursing allied health division, and Dennis M. Cook, who will become the director of the college's office of Special Needs Services.

For information about college programs or registration, call 468-5000, Ext. 221.

CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE. Camden County College is boasting new buildings, new curriculum, and a whole new way to attend college this semester.

Camden County College is South Jersey's link to the distance-learning consortium, a group of more than 40 institutions - including Delaware County Community College and the Community College of Philadelphia - that will broadcast courses on WHYY.

The goal of the program, according to organizers, is more education for more people, using new technologies. Beginning Sept. 16, the public broadcast station will show more than a dozen courses from 1 to 6:30 a.m. Most students are expected to use a VCR to tape a course and watch it later.

To get college credit, students must register at a participating college and pay tuition. After a student registers, the college will provide print materials and assign a faculty member to help the student through the course. Students may have to visit the campus only a few times.

In another development at Camden County College, students will be able to register by phone.t The toll-free number is 888-228-2466.

On the building front, the Gabriel E. Danch Computer Integrated Manufacturing Center's addition will be open to students at the Blackwood campus beginning in the fall semester. A formal opening ceremony will be held sometime near the end of the month.

Three large computer labs, each with about 25 stations, will be housed in the two-story addition. There are also six new classrooms and a large seminar room.

On the curriculum front, the college will be offering a new course on the Holocaust, taught by a survivor, Anna Markey. The class will include a history of anti-Semitism, discuss the political process under Adolf Hitler, and present literature and paintings that express the feelings of other Holocaust survivors.

For information, call the main college number, 227-7200.

BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE/NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. Early-childhood caregivers will be able to receive a Child Development Associate Credential through a course program at Burlington County College. The credential program allows professionals to use their current early-childhood jobs as part of the experience required.

Forty-six states recognize the credential.

Burlington County College is also offering new art-studio courses in color theory, enameling, sculptural ceramics, ceramics and works on paper. The college also has added a course on teaching art in early-childhood education.

The college also is expanding its telecourse selection. More than 30 courses now are offered. Telecourses are college-level courses that include video presentations, textbook readings, study guides, at-home assignments and communications with an on-campus teacher.

In addition, the community college will introduce an associate's degree program in surveying. Classes will be offered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Mount Laurel campus as well as at the college's Pemberton campus.

NJIT, in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Nursing, also will be offering a two-year bachelor of science degree in nursing. In addition to traditional nursing courses, the program will teach students how to manage computer-based health-care information systems.

A new optics program using laser technology also will be offered at the Mount Laurel campaus. Faculty and researchers in applied physics, chemical engineering and electrical engineering will teach the courses for the multidisciplinary Optical Science and Engineering Program.

For information about the NJIT or BCC programs, call 894-9311.

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