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Vocational Training Program

Vocation Training Program courses presented through the

Center for Business & Technology
at County College of Morris 

Customized Business Solutions that Enable Productivity and Profitability
For information, contact CBT at 973-328-5188 or cbt@ccm.edu



With the basic knowledge of defensive driving learned in Principles of Defensive Driving, students can now turn their attention to fine-tuning the ability to handle the hazardous conditions brought about by ice and sleet, snow, black ice, driving rain and erratic drivers.  Participants learn to handle severe hydroplaning and out-of-control skidding and develop cautious driving practices when maneuvering against the actions of poor drivers.  In this course students will be able to step out of their comfort zone and into an environment where life depends upon success behind the wheel.  This blended online and hands-on course is open only to those that have completed an introductory defensive driving course.

Hours: 16
Tuition:  $2,640
Sundays, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Driving Date:  August 24, 2014
Online Class Date:  August 31, 2014
Course Code:  59602


This course is designed to teach carpentry techniques that you can use at both work and in the home.  Using the tools of the trade, learn how to build walls, partitions, shelves, kitchen cabinets, and install door frames and doors. Develop the skills needed to effectively sheetrock, tape and plaster walls. Learn the proper techniques for sanding wood, and how to paint both interior and exterior surfaces. Lastly, learn the correct way to demolish a structure and the proper procedures for disposing of materials.

Hours: 32
Tuition:  $3,165
Sundays 8:00am to 4:00pm
August 24, September 7, 14, 21, 2014
Course Code:  59603

Turfgrass Maintenance – Part II

In this follow-up to Turfgrass Maintenance Part I, students will gain insight into more advanced topics.  For instance, the health and vitality of turfgrass can be seriously affected by the activities of not only insects, but small animals, moss, weeds, algae, and poor soil nutrients.  Students will learn methods for preventive and corrective action in dealing with the impact on turfgrass by these natural causes.  In addition, students will learn proper operation of equipment used to irrigate turfgrass.  Emphasis will be placed on maintaining the water source, the quality of the water source, and the design of an effective irrigation system. 
Hours:  24
Tuition:  $2,640
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Dates:  September 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, October 2, 7, 2014
Course Code 59601


Principles of Auto Dent Removal

Have you ever looked at your car and lamented all the dents pocketing it from bumper to bumper? Did you ever wonder how the auto shops removed the dents and dings without having to hit you up for the cost of a new paint job? If so, then this course is for you. You will learn the skills for removing dents from fenders, doors, hoods, roofs – every section of the automobile visible to the naked eye. Working with an expert craftsman, you will use the specialized tools of the trade including the line board. Learn to professionally work with double bend soft tips, flair tips, and whale tails then use them to knock down dents. Discover how to locate access points, strip the car, and attack the dent from the rear. Relying on patience and a fine hand, our subject matter expert will guide you in the proper methods for massaging down a dent until it becomes invisible. Upon completing this course, you will have learned the methods for applying your skills to the trade of dent repair, or for removing dents from your own automobile.

Hours: 24
Tuition:  $2,640
Sundays, 8:00am – 4:00pm
September 14, 21, 28, 2014
Course Code:  59604



Students skilled in computer hardware, operating systems and troubleshooting can take this course to develop foundational skills required to install and maintain networks. In a hands-on lab, students will identify network-to-network connections, install LAN wiring components, be able to distinguish between different wired internetworking devices, and configure TCP/IP communications protocols in a wired environment. In addition, students will learn to install wireless networks and learn to identify security threats. Troubleshooting techniques will be covered in detail.
Hours: 32
Tuition: $3,165
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 PM – 10 PM
Dates: September 23, 30, October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 2014
Course Code 89600

Introduction To Cosmetology

This course is designed for students that want to sample the field of skin and nail care, hair design and makeup application.  Taught in a working salon, students will learn the basics of hair cutting, coloring and care.  Different hair styles will be covered as well as the correct methods for blow-drying.  Students will learn techniques for maintaining healthy skin by conducting a skin analysis then applying a variety of skin care products.  Skin tones will be addressed so that students can apply makeup that will match an individual’s complexion. In addition, procedures for safely performing manicures and pedicures will be covered in detail.  Once the course is completed, students will have a basic understanding of cosmetology skills and practices.
Hours: 32
Tuition: $3,160
Wednesdays 6 PM -10 PM
Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2015
Course Code: 29610
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.


Working with our skilled instructor in this three-day course, you will be introduced to the field of welding. You will learn to recognize hazards in the workplace and receive guidance in how to follow proper safety precautions. You will learn about machine maintenance, be introduced in ways to operate different machinery, and apply several principles to successfully weld. Our instructor will provide you with step-by-step demonstrations in hand tools and machines used to join metal. Time will be devoted to covering welding theory and the uses of various welding gases. Following demonstrations, you will use the equipment to perform actual welds and take the first step toward becoming a skilled welder. This course is designed for individuals that have no previous experience in welding. Because you will be working with heavy machinery, you will need to be dressed in proper attire including work boots, full length cotton shirt, long pants, and safety glasses.
Hours: 24
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: February 8, 22, March 1, 2015
Course Code: 29609
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.


Opportunities for drivers of “big rigs” continue on the rise as trucking remains the most popular way to transport goods from state to state. In this online course, you will learn the principles of driving trucks and buses to take and pass the commercial driver’s permit exam for the State of New Jersey. Each course module will lead you through what you need to know to grasp the operational aspects of the vehicle as well as procedures to perform maneuvers on the open road. Learn how to best use your observational skills to inspect the vehicle and trailer prior to and following a trip. Gain a thorough understanding of the vehicle’s systems including electrical, suspension and braking systems. Learn tips for driving at night and in hazardous conditions, and discover the best practices for conducting preventive maintenance. After successfully completing this course, you will have all of the information you need to take the permit exam. This course does not include vehicle drive time.
Hours: 16
Tuition: $1,200
Sundays: NO TIMES Online
Dates:  December 21, 2014 through January 18, 2015
Course Code:  29600
Dates:  December 28, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Course Code:  29601
Dates:  January 10, 2015 through February 7, 2015
Course Code:  29602
Dates:  January 24, 2015 through February 21, 2015
Course Code:  29603
Dates:  February 8, 2015 through March 8, 2015
Course Code:  29604
Dates:  February 22, 2015 through March 22, 2015
Course Code:  29605
Dates:  March 8, 2015 through April 5, 2015
Course Code:  29606
Dates:  March 22, 2015 through May 3, 2015
Course Code:  29607
 Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.


After developing skills and gathering knowledge of defensive driving procedures in Principles of Defensive Driving and Advanced Principles of Defensive Driving, it becomes important for students to apply what they have learned to the open roadway. In this course, students will venture off the track and be able to implement their expertise on highways, hilly terrain and country roads. In addition to an enhanced online learning component, participants will learn how vehicles of different sizes, weights and distance of chassis from the road-top behave in real driving scenarios. Accompanied by one of our instructors, students will practice their skills in a number of vehicles discovering how each hugs the road, takes curves on inclines and declines, and maneuvers in real-time traffic situations. In addition, students will work with our instructor and learn correct practices for caring for vehicles in “iffy” weather conditions, discovering the methods for winterizing their vehicle properly.
Hours: 16
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: December 7, 14, 2014
Course Code 89605
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: December 14, 21, 2014
Course Code 89606
Saturdays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: December 13, 20, 2014
Course Code 89607
Sundays 7:00am - 4:00pm
Dates:  January 25, February 1, 2015
Course Code:  29608
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.