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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
 
No Courses Offered at this time
 
 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
No Courses Offered at this time
 
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
No Courses Offered at this time
 
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
No Courses Offered at this time
 
 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
No Courses Offered at this time
 
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
Tues, Thurs  6:00pm – 10:00pm
 
Dates:  3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14/2016
Course Code: 29641
 
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
No Courses Offered at this time
 
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
No Courses Offered at this time
  
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
No Courses Offered at this time
 
 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: April 10 – July 10, 2016
Course Code 29642

Dates: April 24 – July 24, 2016  
Course Code 29643

 

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: April 10 – July 10, 2016
Course Code 29644

Dates: April 24 – July 24, 2016  
Course Code 29645

 

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.
 
Note: Because there is an online component to this course, there is no specific number of online sessions.  However, class meets for the hands-on session on the 1st scheduled date.  Completion of both the online and hands-on sessions are required to complete the course.
 
Hours:  16
Tuition:  $2,640
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
 
Dates: (Su) June 26 - August 21, 2016
Course Code: 29652
 
Dates: (Su) July 31 - September 25, 2016
Course Code: 29653
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) August 28 - October 21, 2016
Course Code: 89600
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) September 11 - November 4, 2016
Course Code: 89603
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) September 25 - November 18, 2016
Course Code: 89608
 
 
  

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. 
 
Note: Because there is an online component to this course, there is no specific number of online sessions.  However, class meets for the hands-on session on the 1st scheduled date.  Completion of both the online and hands-on sessions are required to complete the course.
 
Hours:  16
Tuition:  $2,640
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
 
Dates: (Su) June 26 - September 25, 2016
Course Code: 29650
 
Dates: (Su) July 31 - October 30, 2016
Course Code: 29651
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) August 28 - November 25, 2016
Course Code: 89601
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) September 11 - December 9, 2016
Course Code: 89604
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) September 25 - December 23, 2016
Course Code: 89609

 

 

International Desserts and Specialty Baking


When discussing international foods, how often do you consider the baked goods rather than the fancy entrees prepared by a professional chef?  The breads and desserts can make or break any internationally inspired dinner. In this course, you will take your baking skills and explore baking methods common throughout Europe with particular emphasis on specialties developed in Italy and France.  Learn to bake breads found not only in your local bakery, but also on bakery shelves of European capitals.  Learn the techniques of creating creamed, rubbed in, and melted butter method cakes, biscuits and muffins.  Develop the skills to perfect the basic American pie crust as well as pate brisee tart crusts.  Become proficient with creating puff pastries such as éclairs and learn to make your own ice cream and fruit toppings from scratch. Working side-by-side with our international baking specialist, you will experience all of the excitement of bringing breads and pastries of the world alive.
Hours:  32
Tuition: $3,165.00
Wednesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
 
Dates:  9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18
Course Code: 89613
 

Introduction to Aerial Drone Photography


By some estimates, as many as 30,000 drones will be flying in US airspace by the year 2020.  Today, the practical use for drones is just starting to take off, from conducting environmental research, to counting sea lions in Alaska, to photographing wildfires.  In this highly interactive course, students will learn not only the fundamentals of operating unmanned aerial vehicles, but will develop the skills to videotape from a working drone.  Under the guidance of a skilled professional, students will learn the safety and operational features of common drones.  By first operating a drone in a controlled environment, students will then conduct flights in larger, open areas.  From cameras mounted on the vehicle, students will take video recordings of their surroundings and return to the lab where they will learn to transfer their footage into short films using desktop software.
Hours:  24
Tuition:  $2,640
Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
 
Dates:  9/27, 10/4, 10/18
Course Code: 89614
 
Dates:  10/25, 11/1, 11/8
Course Code: 89623

 

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 8:00am – 4:00pm
 
Dates: 10/25, 11/1, 11/8
Course Code 89624

 

Interior & Residential Electrical Wiring
 

This course will prepare you to conduct electrical system installations in the home or on the job.  Learn the processes to efficiently run electrical wires through new frame construction.  Learn to install electrical boxes, install and repair wall switches, install and repair electrical receptacles for large appliances, and learn to test receptacles for power.  You will learn to install light fixtures, including fixtures for fluorescent lights.  In addition, you will practice troubleshooting electrical problems in order to take corrective action.  Our skilled subject matter experts will steer your progress while enforcing precautions along the way for a safe and successful class.
 
Hours:  32
8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition:  $3,165
 
Dates : (Su) 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28
Course Code: 29629
 

International Cooking

 
Being able to cook at a professional level is one thing.  Being able to cook in the style of other countries is another.  In this course, you are invited to step outside of your comfort zone and try your hand at international cooking.   You will focus on the widely diverse cooking methods from the Fertile Crescent, from France and from Italy.  Experience the spices and oils of the Middle East and create meat and vegetable dishes that date back to Biblical times.  Practice the pasta and sauce making strategies that put Italian cooking on the map.  Capture the essence of French cuisine by preparing hors d'œuvre, entrees, and cheese courses.  Working side-by-side with our gourmet chef, you will experience all of the excitement of bringing foods of the world alive.
 
Hours:  32
Tuition:  $3,165
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Dates: (Tues)  April 14 - June 2, 2016
Course Code: 29632
 

Marketing Aerial Drone Photography

 
For individuals that have mastered the fundamentals of operating aerial drones to record video, developing a competency in related specialties will assist students with career options for the future.  In this course, for example, students will apply existing flight and photography knowledge to develop a strategy for marketing potential concepts and products.  With the assistance of a skilled professional, students will plan a marketing project that will require drone-generated imagery.  Students will schedule their flight time and determine the images required to compliment the marketing of a targeted assignment.  They will learn to capture ambient sound as well as write and record supporting dialogue.  Using the software provided, students will edit their footage and apply sound at the appropriate junctures.  Once the footage has been assembled, students will then be able to add graphics and titling to present a broadcast-ready marketing project.
 
Hours:  24
Tuition:  $2,640
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Dates: (Sun) April 3-17, 2016
Course Code: 29633
 

FOCUS ON THE AUTOMOBILE:  BASICS OF INDUSTRY

 
With the number of automobiles on the road, it’s easy to forget how young the automobile industry actually is when compared to the history of civilization.  It’s also easy to forget how much of an impact the auto industry has had on the history of our country.  This course is designed for students that want to gain a historical perspective of the automobile, plus gain the practical application skills to gauge changes in technology and design.  Students will trace the history of the automobile from the infancy of steam and electric carriages, through the assembly line period of the early 20th century, through the vintage era marked by the First World War and the Great Depression, to the rapid developments and improvements made following World War II.  Aerodynamic design and construction related to actual performance will be examined in detail through a hands-on session. 
 
Note: Because there is an online component to this course, there is no specific number of online sessions.  However, class meets for the hands-on session on the 1st scheduled date.  Completion of both the online and hands-on sessions are required to complete the course.
 
Hours:  16
Tuition:  $2,640
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Dates:  (Su) June 26 - September 25, 2016
Course Code: 29648
 
Dates:  (Su) July 31 - October 30, 2016
Course Code: 29649
 
Dates:  (Su, Fri) August 28 - November 25,  2016
Course Code: 89602
 
Dates:  (Su, Fri) September 11, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Course Code: 89605
 
Dates:  (Su, Fri) September 25, 2016 - December 23, 2016
Course Code: 89610
 
 

Focus on Video Journalism for the Web

 
With smart phone cameras, people have graduated from simply snapping static photographs to recording digital motion, or video, just about any place for any reason.  But there is a more behind recording a video than just simply pointing and shooting with a smart phone.  This course is designed for students that wish to develop video skills to create vibrant, eye-catching motion picture images.  As with previous courses, students will use stationary and moving cars as the centerpieces for their video projects, including foreign and domestic sports cars, combining their curiosity with video with their passion for vehicles.  Our expert instructor will guide the class in the most effective ways to frame the moving shot, perform in-camera edits, effectively use camera enhancements, shoot with natural light sources and record sound.  As a second part to the course, students will complete online modules that will offer a more comprehensive explanation of the skills they develop in the field.  

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

Dates: April 10 – July 10, 2016
Course Code 29646

Dates: April 24 – July 24, 2016  
Course Code 29647


FOCUS ON VEHICLE dispatching

 
Vehicle dispatchers receive and convey verbal messages and track vehicle movement.  They are employed by public utilities, police and fire departments, and trucking companies in addition to a number of other small and large organizations that require distribution of a fleet of vehicles to provide a service.  In this course, students will become introduced to the world of a dispatcher and participate in activities that simulate a dispatcher’s work day.  Under the guidance of a skilled professional, students will learn about the differences in dispatching between small and large fleets, gain insight into shipping freight versus transporting people, and understand the overall procedures required to dispatch vehicles on time and on budget.  Participants will actively plan travel destinations designed to dispatch vehicles with the least amount of resistance going from Point A to Point B.  Since automobile travel is required for taking this course, students must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note: Because there is an online component to this course, there is no specific number of online sessions.  However, class meets for the hands-on session on the 1st scheduled date.  Completion of both the online and hands-on sessions are required to complete the course.

Hours:  16
Tuition:  $2,640
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) August 28 – November 25, 2016
Course Code: 89606

Dates: (Su, Fri) September 11 – December 9, 2016
Course Code: 89607
 
Dates: (Su, Fri) September 25 – December 23, 2016
Course Code: 89611