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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


PRINCIPLES OF COMMERCIAL DRIVING


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
 
Dates:  April 5, 2015 through May 3, 2015
Course Code:  29619
 
Dates:  April 19, 2015 through May 17, 2015
Course Code:  29620
 
 
 
 Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.
 

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.
 


PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSIVE DRIVING


It seems that every day more and more vehicles are on the highways, from trucks, to buses, to cycles to passenger cars. The growing number of vehicles, understandably, leads to an increase in the potential for hazardous driving conditions. Today it’s not simply enough to just drive; one must drive defensively. In this course, students first complete a comprehensive, on-line series of modules to become familiar with the basics of defensive driving. Next, students go behind-the wheel under the guidance of an expert driving instructor to practice ways of increasing reaction time to avoid swerves, skids, slides and oncoming hazards.
 
Hours: 16
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: April 5, 12, 2015
Course Code:  29614
 
Dates: May 3, 10, 2015
Course Code:  29615
 
Dates: May 17, 24, 2015
Course Code:  29616
 
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.

 

ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSIVE DRIVING


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, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Dates:  May 3, 10, 2015
Course Code:  29617
 
Dates:  May 17, 24, 2015
Course Code:  29618
 
 Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.


APPLYING PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSIVE DRIVING


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
 
Saturdays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: March 15, 22, 2015
Course Code:  29612
 
Sundays 7:00am - 4:00pm
Dates:  March 22, 29, 2015
Course Code:  29613
 
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.


Welding


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.
 

 

Advanced Welding

 This course is designed specifically for those with basic welding skills looking to increase their knowledge and ability beyond the introductory level. In a hands-on lab, you will work with subject matter experts and explore methods for welding with tungsten inert gas (TIG). Working on a class project, you will learn to join a variety of metals with professional tools including layout tools and cutting torches. You will learn to safely perform welds in awkward physical conditions. As with the introductory level course, proper attire is required including full length cotton shirts, long pants and safety glasses.
 
Hours: 24
Tuition: $2,640
Sunday 8:00AM – 4:00 PM
Dates: March 22, 29, April 12, 2015
Course Code 29611
 
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.
 


BECOMING A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR PART I


Skilled drivers that enjoy hours spent behind the wheel of a car often gravitate to a career as a driving instructor. In this course, the first of a two-part program, participants will ride side-by-side with a professional driving instructor and learn through practical application the skills needed to succeed as an instructor of driving. With hands on the wheel, participants will learn to teach the functions of automobile components, proper steering position, turning and pivot points, the principles of moving and stopping, the use of mirrors and signals, turns, parking, and defensive maneuvers.
 
Hours: 16
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: April 5, 12, 2015
Course Code:  29621
 
Dates: May 3, 10, 2015
Course Code:  29622
 
Dates: May 17, 24, 2015
Course Code:  29623
  
Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.


BECOMING A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR PART II


In this follow-up course, a professional driving instructor will provide insight into driver attitude and its implications for safety on the road. Procedures for measuring perception, reaction skills and maintaining constant awareness will be covered as well as techniques for avoiding distractions. Participants will learn about a vehicle’s center of mass, or center of gravity, principles of acceleration, deceleration, traction and friction so as to provide the background for instructing a novice driver. In addition, communication skills and tips for maintaining a patient attitude will be stressed so that by completing the course, students will have a general background for moving into a career as a professional driving instructor.
 
Hours: 16
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: May 3, 10, 2015
Course Code:  29624
 
 Note:  Prior CCM students must settle any outstanding debt prior to registering for this course.

 


FOCUS ON WEB WRITING: THE BASICS


Not all writing is the same. There is creative writing that includes fiction and poetry; business writing that features correspondence and reports; and technical writing that includes instructional manuals. Writing for the web is different even though it incorporates aspects of all three of the above. Writing for the web can be done by anyone and written works can be posted immediately, either submitted as an electronic magazine article or, more frequently, as a blog post. This course is designed for students that want to leverage their research and writing skills to create timely, important articles for immediate publication. To accomplish this, the topic of cars and trucks is predetermined as the focal point. Students that love driving along the open road will be able to fine tune their journalistic skills to combine article writing with their passion for vehicles including foreign and domestic sports cars. Students will learn to identify and write specifically for the interest level of their targeted readers, write their completed article clearly and concisely, implement the most appropriate writing techniques, and conduct the research necessary to gather all relevant data to present in an article. Licensed drivers will operate a number of vehicles, review internal features, assess what’s under the hood, and rate autos in rank order. The skills come together when each student prepares an article of their impressions that will be posted to a live blog site for review by all members of the class.
 
Hours: 16
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
 
Dates: May 3, 10, 2015
Course Code 29625
 
Dates: May 31, June 7, 2015
Course Code 29626
 
Dates:  June 28 & July 5, 2015
Course Code 29627
 
Dates:  July 12, 19, 2015
Course Code 59600
 
Dates:  August 2, 9, 2015
Course Code 59609
 
Dates:  August 16, 23, 2015
Course Code 59610

FOCUS ON PHOTO JOURNALISM FOR THE WEB

 
With the proliferation of smart phone cameras, everyone suddenly considers themselves expert photographers. Yet selfies and quick pics from a cellphone do not a photographer make. Especially if you dream of a career publishing your work in print, or more likely, on the web. This course is designed for students that want to improve their camera skills to create timely, important images for immediate publication. Using a centerpiece of stationary and moving cars, students will be able to combine their professional photography skills with their passion for vehicles including foreign and domestic sports cars. Our expert photographer will lead instruction in principles to capture the most captivating images, ones that can easily accompany and emphasize the features of an automobile featured in a written article. Students will then be able to use software to enhance their work for publication.

Hours: 16
Tuition: $2,640
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm

Dates: May 31 & June 7, 2015
Course Section: 29628

Dates: June 28 & July 5, 2015
Course Section: 59606

Dates: July 12, 19, 2015
Course Section: 59607
 
Dates: August 2, 9, 2015
Course Section: 59611

Dates: August 16, 23, 2015
Course Section: 59612

 

Healthy Cooking


As the variety of cooking styles one can conquer expands with each TV cooking show, viewers are discovering that greater emphasis is being placed on cooking for a healthier lifestyle.  In this course, you will be introduced to methods of nutritional preparation to round out your skills as a proficient chef.  Learn to turn protein – fish, chicken and lean meat – into delicious entrees with lower calories and high nutrition value.  Discover unique ways to cook leafy greens and learn to effectively incorporate complex carbohydrates into every meal.  By completing this course, you will develop those additional skills needed to create an everyday meal that not only tastes good, but is good for you.


Hours:  16
Tuition:  $1,675
Wednesday - 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Dates:  July 15, 22, 29, - August 5, 2015 
Course Code: 59608
 

 Enhancing Driving Competencies

 
In this course, students will venture on to highways, hilly terrain and country roads to fine-tune their driving skills and enhance their ability to successfully maneuver through multiple road scenarios.  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: August 16 & August 23, 2015
Course Code: 59613
 
Dates: September 20 & September 27, 2015
Course Code: 89608
 
Dates: September 27 & October 2, 2015
Course Code: 89609
 
  

Becoming an Automobile Sales Agent

 
In this course, auto enthusiasts can leverage their product knowledge of vehicles with skills developed to enter the area of commercial auto sales.  Participants will learn principles of customer service and sales including proper communication and listening techniques.  Students will learn how to manage the sales from beginning to close and be introduced to the standard practices of presenting the features of the automobile, conducting a test drive, and working “the numbers,” prior to the close.  Through a combination of on-line and instructor-led hands-on training, students will practice handling objections, performing the vehicle “walk around,” and covering the basic points through dialogue conducted during the test drive.  Students will focus on selling a combination of exotic and every day cars in person and online to gain insight into the slight differences in selling to customers with different economic resources. 
 
Hours:  16
Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition:  $2,640
 
Dates: August 16 & August 23, 2015
Course Code: 59614

Dates: September 20 & September 27, 2015
Course Code: 89611

Dates: September 27 & October 2, 2015
Course Code:89612