Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Sept. 24 Information Session Offers Overview of Training for Jobs in Gas Industry http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1989 <p><strong></strong>Are you unemployed and looking for a career in the gas industry? Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session about its new Construction Operator Technician Program at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24. Training begins Oct. 27.</p> <p>The Construction Operator Technician Training Program is a comprehensive 124-hour course that includes classroom training, online work and field training. Topics include:</p> <ul> <li>Pipe fitting, fusion, installation and inspection</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Leak detection and gas meter regulation</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Accident awareness and prevention</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Voltage/current diagnostics and calibration</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Blueprint and pipeline drawings</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Resume writing and Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid</li> </ul> <p>Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the North East Gas Association New Construction Operator Qualification Exam. There are jobs available locally for those who pass the exam. For a list of program prerequisites and additional information, visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.</p> <p>Information session attendees should bring a copy of their high school diploma or GED and valid driver&rsquo;s license. To register, visit www.atlantic.edu/ce or call (609) 343-5688.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1988 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at an open house, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19. This event will begin in Jonathan Pitney Hall, E-building, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, with information sessions to follow.&nbsp;</p> <p>Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and staff, apply for admission, tour the campus, learn about financial aid options, win an iPad, and discover how to launch a new career with a college degree or short-term training certificate.</p> <p>Participants can attend information sessions that provide an overview of specific areas, including: Testing, Financial Aid, Career Opportunities, The Academy of Culinary Arts, and Nursing and Allied Health.</p> <p>The college will also hold open house events at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, from 12:30-3:30, Monday, Oct. 13. In addition to information sessions on career opportunities, The Academy of Culinary Arts and nursing and allied health programs, attendees may sit in on a class.</p> <p>All events are free. Registration for the Oct. 13 and Oct. 19 open houses is required at http://www.atlantic.edu/openhouse/.</p> Atlantic Cape Partners with Tilton Fitness to Offer Comprehensive Personal Fitness Training Program http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1987 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer fitness enthusiasts a comprehensive personal fitness career training certification program, featuring eight modules and an internship with Tilton Fitness. The eight-week program begins Saturday, Oct. 4.</p> <p>Taught by AAAI/ISMA faculty trainers, the program will offer participants an opportunity to earn four different certifications in the areas of Personal Trainer Phase 1 and 2, Sports Nutrition and Strength Conditioning and Weight Training.</p> <p>The program will feature the following modules and sequence:</p> <ul> <li>Personal Trainer Certification I</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Anatomy and Physiology</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Personal Trainer Certification II</li> </ul> <ul> <li>CPR/AED&mdash;for Health Care Professionals</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Sports Nutrition Consultant Certification</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Social Media and Marketing</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Strength and Weight Training Certification</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Professional Development</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Internship with Tilton Fitness</li> </ul> <p>Those who complete the program will earn a 25-hour internship with Tilton Fitness.</p> <p>Program classes are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T. For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> Atlantic Cape Mays Landing Campus Reopening at 5:30 PM http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1985 <p>The Mays Landing Campus operations and classes will resume at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. Power has been restored to the campus. Any classes that begin before this time will not meet. Classes at the Worthington Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses will continue as scheduled.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1984 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College offers amateur chefs and food enthusiasts opportunities to learn how to prepare three- and four-course dinners from around the globe without leaving South Jersey. Chef Jon Davies of Cape May leads the &ldquo;An Evening in&hellip;&rdquo; series. Classes will be structured as a demonstration and tasting with class participant assistance.</p> <p>Taste specialties like fisherman&rsquo;s stew, gulyas, chicken paprikash, homemade noodles and more in <strong>An Evening in Budapest</strong>, Sept. 30. At the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe, Hungarian cuisine features elements of German and nomadic Asiatic fare.</p> <p>Explore the &ldquo;Land of Enchantment&rsquo;s&rdquo; fiery and robust cuisine centered on the chili pepper in <strong>An Evening in Santa Fe</strong>, Oct. 21. Dishes featured in this workshop include: pork green chile, salsa verde, chili rellenos, posole and enchiladas.</p> <p>Besides hot and sour soup and Kung Pao chicken, learn to prepare tea-smoked duck, twice-cooked pork and Szechuan beef and noodles in <strong>An Evening in Szechuan Province</strong>, Nov. 4. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>An Evening of French-influenced Foods</strong> will highlight French cuisine techniques melded with indigenous ingredients from the Banh Mi of Vietnam and the gumbos of Louisiana, to North Africa and the Caribbean, Nov. 18.</p> <p>Explore the origins and traditions of Sicily&rsquo;s Christmas Eve feast in <strong>An Evening in La Vigilia, with a Sicilian Flair</strong>, Dec. 2. Learn how to make classic dishes with a modern twist including stewed Baccala, Scungilli salad, mussels, clams, calamari and more. &nbsp;</p> <p>Classes will be held at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Kitchen 1. All classes take place 6-9 p.m. For fees and to register, call (609) 343-5655, or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../ce">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a></span>.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p><strong>RELATED NEWS:</strong></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968">Academy of Culinary Arts Earns Renewal of Nationally Recognized Accreditation</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1972">Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1974">Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Students to Compete in Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show Sept. 8 in Atlantic City http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1983 <p>Academy of Culinary Art students, Dorothy Burkett of Hammonton, Jennifer Vocca of Brick and Megan Agren of West Deptford, will compete in the &ldquo;Ultimate Cup Cake Challenge,&rdquo; part of the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet 130th Show, Monday, Sept. 8 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.</p> <p>The trio, representing the ACA, volunteered for this extra credit opportunity through their Classical Confections class, taught by ACA Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius, of Ocean City. With the one stipulation being the cupcakes must include chocolate, the students chose a theme of &ldquo;Fire and Ice,&rdquo; with their cupcakes playing on the notion of spicy and sweet. The &ldquo;fire&rdquo; cupcake is a Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcake, a chili-spiced chocolate cupcake garnished with brown sugar buttered tortilla strips; and their &ldquo;ice&rdquo; cupcake is a Mint Chocolate cupcake, a vanilla cupcake filled with whipped ganache topped with mint Swiss buttercream, and garnished with white chocolate sugarcane candy bark. The first-prize award is $400, second-prize, $250, and third-prize is $150. Winners will be announced at the show on Monday.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received <a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968">a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation</a>. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mays Landing Campus Traffic Updates: New Stop Signs, Crosswalks http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1982 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Be advised, the intersection in front of J-Building is now an all-way stop. New stop signs were installed today. All vehicles traveling on the college loop road or exiting Parking Lot 3 and 4 MUST stop at this intersection.</span></span></span></p> <div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Additionally, motorists are reminded to stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks on campus, including the new crosswalk in front of the STEM building. </span></span></span></div> Atlantic Cape to Offer Continuing Education Classes this Fall at Cape May County Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1980 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Continuing Education division will offer a variety of courses in Cape May County this fall for those interested in upgrading their skills, gaining fresh knowledge and developing new talents.</p> <p>Courses include <strong>Excel 2010; Exploring the World Via the Internet for Seniors; Fraud Recognition for Seniors; Introduction to Personal/Business Computers; Personal Trainer Certification, Phase I; Manage, Edit, and Email Photographs; Quickbooks Pro 2013 Boot Camp; Substitute Teacher Certification; Technical Assistant; Wine Appreciation of the Wines of Cape May County</strong>; and <strong>Word 2010</strong>.</p> <p>One of the new courses being offered, <strong>Fraud Recognition for Seniors</strong>, will educate seniors on how to spot common scams directed at them and how to avoid them including, identity theft, email, &ldquo;knock on the door,&rdquo; phone encounters and more, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 26. The course will also teach seniors what to do when they think they have been victimized by a scam. Facilitator Tom Davey has 28 years of law enforcement experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Classes will be offered at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. For more information and to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1979 <p>Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Well, now you can at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, beginning Thursday, Sept. 25.</p> <p>Learn the basics of guitar from Eric &ldquo;Rick&rdquo; Land of Rick&rsquo;s Rock Guitar School, who has more than 10 years experience playing and teaching. Attendants will be taught chords, scales, music theory, and their favorite songs.</p> <p>The fee is $139. Participants must bring their own guitar; an electronic tuner is recommended.</p> <p>The 12-hour course will meet 7- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 25 at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>To register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers New Office Productivity and Computer Workshops this Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1977 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of Office Productivity and Computer Workshops this fall, including several new ones.</p> <p><strong>iPad Basics</strong> will explore the various features and options the iPad offers, as well as different keyboard commands to help navigate and become more efficient when operating the iPad, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10. <strong>iPad Basics, Part 2 </strong>will teach attendants various applications on the iPad such as Safari, Mail and the App Store, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Both workshops require participants to have an iPad running iOS 7 and will be held in Building T of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p><strong>Google Drive </strong>will educate participants on how to create a Google Drive account, access your account through Gmail, upload and organize content, create files with Google Docs, share documents and folders and more useful tips, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 or 9 a.m. &ndash; 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The courses will be held in Building T of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Other valuable technology courses offered include: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) &ndash; Server Administrator, Operating System Concepts, Microsoft Excel 2013, Windows 8 Demo, Put Your iPad to Work and more.</p> <p>Computers, technology and IT certifications courses will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House.</p> <p>For workshop prices or to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.</p> <h3>MORE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES:</h3> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1970">New Construction Operator Technician Program Information Session Planned for Sept. 9 at Atlantic Cape</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1974">Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Information Sessions Sept. 8 & 11 for Free Entrepreneurial Training http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1976 <p>Are you an unemployed or underemployed resident looking to start your own business? Atlantic Cape Community College has partnered with the Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, and New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to present &ldquo;Fresh Start Entrepreneurial Training Program,&rdquo; beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14.</p> <p>The 60-hour program is free for qualified students and will feature:</p> <ul> <li>One-on-one instruction from experienced business professionals, group coaching and mentoring</li> <li>Individualized small business group coaching </li> <li>Group/individual mentoring after the classroom training ends</li> </ul> <p>At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to create a business plan; understand funding resources; develop a marketing plan; understand information system options for customer relations management; and understand the basics of accounting and finance.</p> <h3><strong>Additional Information Sessions Planned for Sept. 8 and 11</strong></h3> <p>&ldquo;Fresh Start Entrepreneurial Training Program&rdquo; information sessions are planned for 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, at the Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. and Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Pre-registration at www.atlantic.edu/ce is required.</p> <p>Unemployed or underemployed residents who have an idea for their own business are encouraged to attend. The program is funded by the&nbsp;<a href="http://atlanticcapewib.info/">Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board.</a></p> <p>For additional information, contact (609) 343-5655 or sdecicco@atlantic.edu.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Add a Fall Class to Your Schedule Through Sept. 8 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1975 <p>Students can add classes to their fall schedules starting Sept. 2, at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>Students can add classes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Thursday, Sept. 4, as well as Monday, Sept. 8.</p> <p>Financial Aid offices will be open later (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on the following dates and locations: Sept. 2 at the Mays Landing Campus; Sept. 3 at the Mays Landing and Atlantic City campuses; Sept. 4 at the Mays Landing and Cape May County campuses; and at all three campuses, Sept. 8.</p> <p>Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1974 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts will offer dessert enthusiasts opportunities to learn how to prepare an assortment of sweet treats just in time for the holidays. Chef Mary Lou D&rsquo;Angelo &rsquo;85 ACA of Ventnor City will lead the series.</p> <p>Explore three delicious American desserts: Bread pudding with bourbon sauce, apple cobbler, and individual strawberry shortcakes with cinnamon honey biscuits in <strong>American Fare</strong>, Sept. 10.</p> <p>Learn the basics of how to ice and decorate a cake including, making a buttercream icing and using a pastry bag in <strong>Cake Decorating</strong>, Sept. 24.</p> <p>Discover how to create these three chocolate concoctions: Chocolate cheesecake, flourless chocolate torte, and chocolate mousse roulades in <strong>Sinful Chocolate Cakes</strong>, Oct. 8.</p> <p><strong>Italian Favorites</strong> will explore some Old World classics including, ricotta cheesecake, meringue nest with fresh berries, and lemon almond tarts, Oct. 29.</p> <p>Add a classic touch to your entertaining with these French desserts: apple tart tartin, orange Grand Marnier souffl&eacute;, and chocolate raspberry banana bouton in <strong>French Delights</strong>, Nov. 12.</p> <p>In <strong>Breakfast Goodies</strong> attendants will learn how to make homemade sticky buns, rich Philadelphia butter cake, and blueberry crumb cake, Dec. 10.</p> <p>Classes will be held at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts, 5100 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing. All courses will be held in Kitchen 2 with the exception of American Fare, which will be held in Kitchen 1. All classes take place 6-9 p.m. For fees and to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a></span>.</p> <h3>RELATED NEWS:</h3> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968">Academy of Culinary Arts Earns Renewal of Nationally Recognized Accreditation</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1972">Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Fall Open House Dates http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1973 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this fall for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.</p> <p>The open houses are planned for 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1; 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 (college-wide open house); 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12; and 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.</p> <p>The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.</p> <p>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation&rsquo;s Junior Chefs Competition, Cha&icirc;ne des R&ocirc;tisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking &amp; Pastry Club and food shows.</p> <p>Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email <a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a> or visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1972 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts will launch two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program begins Sept. 15, and the Baking and Pastry Training Program, Sept. 22.</p> <p>The new facility, the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies, features two state-of-the-art kitchens, each with eight workstations. The property also includes an organic, hydroponic greenhouse, a pizza oven and locker rooms. Classes will meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.</p> <p>The career preparation programs offer participants hands-on courses to either learn new skills to start a career in the hospitality industry or enhance existing skills for career advancement.</p> <p>The Culinary Training Program will provide students with knowledge of various foodborne illnesses and their prevention relating to the food service industry; basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; use and benefits of kitchen gardens; hot food production and short order cooking; preparation of stocks and sauces; cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood; the fundamentals of baking, as well as professional development and resume writing.</p> <p>The Baking and Pastry Training Program will teach participants basic culinary terminology and skills as they apply to the bakeshop; organization and scaling as it pertains to production of bread; leavening agents; proper mixing methods for crusts and cookies; four types of buttercream; cake decorating, plated desserts as well as some chocolate and sugar work.</p> <p>Participants who complete either program will be ServSafe certified.</p> <p>Cost for each program is $5,895.</p> <p>Restaurateurs can sponsor a promising employee with a scholarship for the program.</p> <p>For additional information about scholarships and training, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or <a href="mailto:desalvo@atlantic.edu">desalvo@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>