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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

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices

In this online course, students learn the knowledge and skills to install, operate and troubleshoot a small branch office network using Cisco technologies. Topics include: switched LANs; switch optimization, security and troubleshooting; wireless LANs; routing and addressing in the LAN; packet delivery, security and remote access on the router; WAN technologies and routing; WAN encapsulations and dynamic routing using RIP; and network environment management. Students that master these topics will be eligible to sit for the first part of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices exam.
Hours: 32
Tuition: $1,950
Saturdays NO TIMES (Online)
Dates: May 24 to July 19, 2014
Course Code 59000

Dates: June 7 to August 2, 2014
Course Code 59001

Dates: June 21 to August 16, 2014
Course Code 59002

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices – Advanced Routing

In this follow-up online course to “Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices,” students are introduced to more advanced knowledge and skills to install, operate and troubleshoot a small branch office network using Cisco technologies. Topics include: small and medium network implementations; improving switched network and VLAN performance; routing fundamentals, subnetting, and VLSMs; singe-area OSPF implementation; EIGRP implementation; transitioning to IPv6; access control lists; address space management; VPN and point-to-point WAN connections; and extending the LAN to a WAN.

Hours: 32
Tuition: $1,950
Saturdays NO TIMES (Online)
Dates: May 24 to July 19, 2014
Course Code 49003

Dates: June 7 to August 2, 2014
Course Code 59003

Dates: June 21 to August 16, 2014
Course Code 59004

Turfgrass Maintenance – Part III

In this third part of the turfgrass maintenance series, students will  turn their attention toward design concepts in planning a recreational facility that features turfgrass surfaces.   Each type of turfgrass is used for a specific purpose and students will discover the positive and negative effects of each type of grass.  Students will learn the complexities of irrigation systems and how irrigation systems are integrated into the construction of a facility. They will investigate the impact that surrounding environmental issues can have on a recreational facility specifically the impact on grass from external water sources and encroaching vegetation.  After students have completed all three parts of the turfgrass series, they will be ready to investigate career opportunities in the field of recreational facilities maintenance.

Hours:  24
Tuition:  $2,640
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Dates:  June 24, 26, July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 2014
Course Code 59005


Introduction to Heavy Equipment:  Backhoes and Excavators

In this course, you will begin by receiving comprehensive instruction in safety procedures, plus rules and regulations for operating heavy equipment such as backhoes and excavators.  Once you have a clear understanding of these critical issues, you will find yourself in the driver’s seat.  Learn how to use a backhoe and excavator for digging in various terrains, and for loading materials for transport.  You will spend time learning to steer the equipment and maneuver it effectively across an active construction site.  In addition, the instructor will teach you the processes for inspecting the equipment to assure that it is in proper working condition.  Once you’ve completed this course, you will be ready to assume the role of a heavy equipment operator.  Please remember that proper attire will be required to take this course which includes long pants, long sleeved shirt, and protective shoes.
Hours:  24
Tuition:  $2,640
Sundays 8AM – 4PM
Dates:  June 29, July 13, 20, 2014
Course Code 49006 

Turfgrass Maintenance – Part I

Professional sports complexes, parks and other recreational facilities that depend upon use of a grass surface, require a finely manicured landscape.  A variety of turfgrass must be planted, maintained, and groomed to provide a proper environment. This course offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of turfgrass maintenance.  Students will study the importance of mowing, watering, controlling insects and fertilizing turfgrass.  They will learn the principles of maintenance and how these principles may be applied towards repairing damage due to overuse and the impacts of the elements.  When completed, students may take their knowledge to the next level of instruction or begin to apply their skills in the field of turfgrass maintenance.
Hours: 24
Tuition:  $2,640
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Dates:  August 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, September 4, 9, 2014
Course Code 59600




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: November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 2015
Course Code 89601


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: November 23, December 7, 14, 2014
Course Code: 89602