Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Atlantic Cape Will Host Freeholder Marie Hayes to Discuss Sexual Assault http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2715 <p>CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE &ndash; Atlantic Cape Community College will host Cape May County Freeholder Marie Hayes, who will discuss sexual assault, 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at the Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House &ndash; South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The public is invited to attend this informative talk.</p> <p>According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 71 men in the United States will be raped at some point in their lives; and in eight out of 10 cases, the victim knows the attacker. In addition, the center states that one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college; and more than 90 percent &nbsp;of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.</p> <p>Hayes, a retired captain of detectives in the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Investigations unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor&rsquo;s Office, will discuss this prevalent crime by defining sexual assault, describing prevention strategies and sharing community resources for sexual assault victims.</p> <p>Hayes previously served as an adjunct instructor of Criminal Justice at Atlantic Cape Community College where she also earned her associate degree. She also holds a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Human Services from Thomas Edison State University and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.</p> <p>For more information on this talk, please contact Tammy DeFranco, director of Cape May County Campus Student Services and Campus Management, at <a href="mailto:tadefran@atlantic.edu">tadefran@atlantic.edu</a> or call 609-463-8113.</p> <p><strong>Editor&rsquo;s Note: </strong>Reporters who would like to cover this presentation may contact Janice Hatfield at 609-343-4919 or <a href="mailto:jhatfiel@atlantic.edu">jhatfiel@atlantic.edu</a> for assistance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2714 <p>Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2017 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</p> <p>Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 23 Restaurant Gala at Harrah&rsquo;s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Winners do not need to be present to win.</p> <p>Now in its 34th year, the Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million in student scholarships.</p> <p>To order raffle tickets, contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or <a href="mailto:amcmacki@atlantic.edu">amcmacki@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Nominations for the Atlantic Cape Distinguished Alumni Award Due Feb. 28 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2713 <p>The Feb. 28 deadline to submit nominations for the <em>Atlantic Cape Community College President&rsquo;s Distinguished Alumni Award</em> is fast approaching. The award recognizes Atlantic Cape graduates who have distinguished themselves through professional, personal, public or community-based accomplishments.</p> <p>This year in celebration of the college&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary, five alumni, one for each of the college&rsquo;s decades, will be recognized for this award. This prestigious award demonstrates Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s dedication to strengthening its alumni relations.</p> <p>To nominate an Atlantic Cape graduate for this honor by Tuesday, Feb. 28, visit <a href="http://atlantic.edu/alumni/">http://atlantic.edu/alumni/</a>. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered with next year&rsquo;s group of nominees.</p> <p>A panel of Atlantic Cape alumni will review the applications and make a recommendation to Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College. The recipient will be announced and recognized at graduation, Thursday, May 18.</p> <p>Past award recipients include: Gloryvie Reyes, a senior probation officer; Terri Lu Schieder, a health care executive; Stephen R. Dunn, a scientific researcher; Thomas Innocente, former assistant professor at Atlantic Cape; Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, practicing psychologist; Katherine M. Morris, Esq., partner, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law; Michael R. Rann, Esq., Michael R. Rann Law Offices, LLC; and Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D., former superintendent, Northfield School District.</p> <p>For more information, email <a href="mailto:alumni@atlantic.edu">alumni@atlantic.edu</a> or contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672.</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Sanitation Training Workshop for Foodservice Workers http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2712 <p>ATLANTIC CITY&mdash;Atlantic Cape Community College will offer the Sanitation Training workshop, 9 a.m. &ndash; noon, on four Fridays, March 10 &ndash; 31, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.</p> <p>This 12-hour workshop is a ServSafe Food Safety Training program, developed by the National Restaurant Association to teach restaurant and foodservice professionals how to prevent food-borne illnesses. Participants will learn the importance of proper food storage, preparation, cleaning and sanitizing to ensure safe food handling.</p> <p>Topics will include principles of food microbiology, food-borne diseases and measures to prevent them. In addition, the workshop will cover regulatory standards and prepare participants to take the New Jersey State Sanitation and the National Restaurant Association examinations. The latter exam will be given during the course.</p> <p>Those who pass the exam gain a competitive edge in the workforce by demonstrating essential knowledge. According to the <em>Occupational Outlook Handbook</em>, employment of food preparation workers is expected to grow 6 percent between 2014 and 2024. Foodservice workers typically work in such venues as restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and grocery stores.</p> <p>The workshop fee is $149. This training is offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on the Sanitation Training program or other offerings, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted.%20">www.atlantic.edu/conted. <br /></a></p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2711 <p>The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will mark its 34th annual event by honoring Steven Brady, vice chairman of OceanFirst Bank, and Academy of Culinary Arts graduate and celebrity chef, George Kyrtatas, at the March 23 event at Harrah&rsquo;s Waterfront Conference Center.</p> <p>Brady, of Marmora, has served on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey League of Community Bankers, been a member of the Government Affairs Council and the Legislative and Regulatory Committee, and is a former member of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Advisory Board. He is a charter member of the local 200 Club, advisory board member of the South Jersey AIDS Alliance and former member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, as well as many other local organizations. He holds a B.S. in accounting and business administration from Widener University and has served as an adjunct instructor at Atlantic Cape Community College.</p> <p>George Kyrtatas of Medford, co-owner and executive chef of SweetWater Bar &amp; Grill in Cinnaminson and 1999 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2017 Culinary Honoree for the Restaurant Gala. Kyrtatas was the youngest person to become Certified Chef de Cuisine from the American Culinary Federation at age 20, has authored cookbooks, and been a guest chef on many national and international television programs including <em>Flavors of America</em>, Food Network&rsquo;s <em>Cutthroat Kitchen </em>and PBS&rsquo; <em>The Cooking Odyssey</em>. He has also been featured in <em>Chef</em> and <em>Plate</em> magazines. Kyrtatas&rsquo; greatest joy in the kitchen is taking the traditional dishes from his homeland of Greece and introducing his own unique style on each.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s theme is the &ldquo;Golden Gala,&rdquo; commemorating the college&rsquo;s 50th&nbsp;anniversary of creating educational opportunities for Atlantic and Cape May County residents. The Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million since its inception in 1984, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</p> <p>The annual event celebrates food with hors d&rsquo;oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m., and original dishes from 40 of the area&rsquo;s best restaurants. An elegant dessert reception and live entertainment will complete the evening&rsquo;s festivities.</p> <p>Tickets to the Gala are $225 a person and can be ordered by contacting Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or <a href="mailto:amcmacki@atlantic.edu">amcmacki@atlantic.edu</a>, or visiting <a href="../../gala">atlantic.edu/gala</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2710 <p>Students in Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius&rsquo; new Applied Nutrition class at the Academy of Culinary Arts created a &ldquo;Brain Buffet,&rdquo; Thursday, Feb. 2, that was a culmination of what they learned during the last 13 days of class. The project tied in to February being American Heart Month as well. The three-credit course focused on specific ingredients that will help them maintain optimal health as well as the use of micro and macro ingredients. Special needs diets were also explored including gluten-free, diabetic and celiac.</p> <p>Christian Soto of Atlantic City displayed his take on Buffalo wings, creating Buffalo cauliflower &ldquo;wings&rdquo; with a low-fat ranch dressing he made from scratch. The typically high-fat appetizer now had a healthy spin without compromising flavor.</p> <p>Students recreated recipes from <em>Food and Wine Magazine</em>, as well. Terrance Harris of Pleasantville and Emily Hood of Hammonton&rsquo;s take on spaghetti and meatballs was a spaghetti squash with quinoa meatballs, and recent academy graduate Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton made a chocolate almond pound cake with poached pear and pistachio dust, a guilt-free dessert option.</p> <p>&ldquo;The course opened the students&rsquo; eyes on making better choices when purchasing premade, processed food items and also incorporating healthy recipes into their cooking from scratch,&rdquo; Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Arts said.</p> <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools and is located at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for more than 30 years and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. 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> Bookstore Accounts For Financial Aid Funds Close Feb. 15 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2709 <p>Reminder for students that the bookstore accounts for financial aid funds are closing on&nbsp;Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Will Offer a QuickBooks Workshop http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2708 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a workshop in QuickBooks 2015, the popular accounting software package designed for small businesses, 9 a.m. &ndash; 5:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 11 and 18, at the Mays Landing Campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>This workshop will cover the fundamentals of the accounting equation, including debits and credits, so students will be prepared to learn the basic and advanced features of QuickBooks. Topics will include banking, accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, inventory, billing and customer data management. Students will learn such advanced features as invoice design, debit memo and credit memo applications and in-house payroll set-up.</p> <p>A textbook is not required; however, participants should bring a flash drive to save their company data and files. The workshop fee is $199.</p> <p>This training is offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on this offering or others, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit atlantic.edu/conted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Community College Celebrates Black History Month http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2707 <p><strong>Atlantic Cape Community College Celebrates Black History Month</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MAYS LANDING &ndash; Atlantic Cape Community College will commemorate Black History Month in February by holding several events at its three campuses.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike</strong></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Past and Present,&rdquo; a Black History Month information bulletin board, throughout the month will feature articles and pictures of past and current civil rights advocates, located on the first floor of J Building, near Financial Aid.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Selma</em>, the film that chronicles the tumultuous period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a campaign to secure equal voting rights, will be shown 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Student Life Center, J Building.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Ewabo Calypso Band will perform while soul food will be served 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the main cafeteria, C Building.</p> <p><strong>Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.</strong></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Black History Month Film Screenings will be held 12:30 &ndash; 2:30 p.m. in the second-floor lounge:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</em>, Monday, Feb. 13</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Red Tails, </em>Tuesday, Feb. 14</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Beasts of the Southern Wild,</em> Thursday, Feb. 16</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City,</em> 12:30 &ndash; 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Room 204.<strong> </strong>Join Turiya S. A. Raheem, adjunct instructor of English, who will discuss her memoir, <em>Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City, </em>that chronicles her life in a vibrant, close-knit resort community between the 1920s and 1970s.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Black History Trivia Game, noon &ndash; 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the caf&eacute;. Student teams will compete for prizes as they demonstrate their knowledge of African American history.</p> <p><strong>Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House &ndash; South Dennis Road</strong>,</p> <p><strong>Cape May Court House</strong></p> <ul> <li>Posters and bulletin boards on the first and second floors will recognize Black History Month.</li> <li><em>Did You Ever Dream of Being Free?, </em>a play focusing on black leaders, their struggles and triumphs, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room 212. </li> </ul> <p>Black History Month has been officially celebrated since 1976 when President Gerald R. Ford encouraged Americans to &ldquo;seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.&rdquo; This came 50 years after the first Negro History Week was celebrated after being conceived by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The first celebration occurred in February 1926, coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, to raise awareness of African Americans&rsquo; contributions to civilization.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Prepares Students for STEM Careers http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2706 <p>According to the U.S. Department of Education, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are vital to competing in today&rsquo;s global economy. In fact, research shows that between 2010 and 2020, overall employment in STEM occupations will increase by 17 percent, with New Jersey projected to have 269,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018.</p> <p>Recognizing this trend, Atlantic Cape Community College has made STEM education a priority by offering 20 associate degrees and 12 professional certificates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and by opening a STEM Building in 2015. This state-of-the-art facility features five science labs, two computer labs, an air traffic control tower simulator, office space and student collaboration rooms.</p> <p>According to <em>U.S. News and World Report</em>, community college can be a starting point for students pursuing STEM careers that require advanced degrees or for earning an associate degree or certifications. And once they graduate, research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce shows, 63 percent of those with an associate degree in STEM fields earn more than those who hold bachelor&rsquo;s degrees in other subjects.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape offers associate degrees in such STEM fields as engineering, computer information systems, aviation studies, mathematics, biology and environmental science among others. The college also offers 12 Professional Series certificates in such programs as Computer Security Specialist, Iphone Programmer and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist.</p> <p>Ravi Manimaran, dean of STEM programs, agrees that community college can provide an excellent foundation for a STEM career. For example, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree in engineering prepares students to transfer to a four-year degree program, Manimaran said. &ldquo;We are preparing students to become future engineers in civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering.&rdquo;</p> <p>To learn more about STEM degrees at Atlantic Cape, contact Manimaran, at 609-343-4988 or <a href="mailto:rmanimar@atlantic.edu">rmanimar@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2705 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College invites the public to view &ldquo;From the Page &ndash; Book Illustrations,&rdquo; an exhibit running through March 11 in the art gallery, housed in the William Spangler Library on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The college also invites the public to attend an artist reception, 1:30 &ndash; 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in the gallery.</p> <p>The exhibit features various styles of book illustrations, including wood engravings, paintings and drawings by nine award-winning and emerging artists. E.B. Lewis, a Hammonton artist who has won the Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King award for his watercolor book art, is displaying several pieces in the exhibit. Lewis is also including a copy of his recent book, <em>Preaching to the Chickens, </em>a story about the childhood of civil rights leader John Lewis.</p> <p>Also on display is <em>Beyond Hammonton</em>, a chapbook of poems by Stephen Dunn with wood engravings by Michael McGarvey, professor of art at Stockton University. McGarvey is also including several engravings from his upcoming book, <em>The Orphan&rsquo;s Song,</em> a memoir of James O&rsquo;Neil.</p> <p>The exhibit also features work from the following artists:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Joe Del Beato, a former artist for Marvel Comics</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dana Juliano, <em>Brisko, A True Tale of Holocaust Survival</em></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Liddy Lindsay, <em>Opera A-Z: A Beginner&rsquo;s Guide to Opera </em></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christie Mealo, <em>Elephant, Elephant, Come Alive</em> and <em>The Diving Horse and the Magic Whistle</em></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stephanie Segal Miller, <em>A is for Alligator, An Animal Alphabet Book </em></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dorrie Papademetriou, <em>The Story of Mary the Mother of God, Celebrate the Earth </em>and <em>St. Herman of Alaska</em></p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Linda Wexler, <em>The Sleepy Animal ABCzzz</em></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The gallery, located in D Building, hosts monthly exhibits of a wide variety of works, including drawings, paintings, printmaking, computer arts, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media, 2-D design and crafts. Showcased artists include students, faculty and local artisans.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., Friday; and 11 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., Saturday. For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at <a href="mailto:jhagen@altantic.edu">jhagen@altantic.edu</a> or call 609-625-1111, ext. 5346.</p> Register Now for Online Courses at Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2704 <p>MAYS LANDING&mdash;Students unable to attend on-campus classes due to work schedules, child-care duties or disability, may still achieve their educational goals by taking online courses at Atlantic Cape Community College which is holding registration now for the second online spring semester. Students may view course offerings and register online through March 20 by visiting <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.</p> <p>In the second online session, March 20 &ndash; May 13, students may enroll in the following courses: Introduction to Business, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Computers, Composition I, Introduction to Literature, Western World II, U.S. History II, Statistical Methods or Child Psychology.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape, ranked a Top Online Community College in 2015 and 2016, offers 13 online associate degrees with more than 100 courses available online. Not only are these courses convenient by offering anytime anyplace learning, but they are also more affordable than those offered by other colleges, with tuition of $149 per credit for online courses.</p> <p>In online courses, students typically use their home computers with an internet connection to gather with classmates and faculty in a classroom without walls where they can post comments to class discussions, submit homework, chat with classmates and contact their instructor. Those without home computers may use computers located at any Atlantic Cape campus.</p> <p>The college recommends that students taking online courses have good organizational and time management skills. Those interested in taking an online course may complete the online survey &ldquo;Are Online Courses Right for You?&rdquo; at <a href="../../online/onlineSurvey.html">www.atlantic.edu/online/onlineSurvey.html</a>.</p> <p>Students may also register in person weekdays, 9 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., through March 20 at any Atlantic Cape campus. Campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House &ndash; South Dennis Road. For more information, contact <a href="mailto:register@atlantic.edu">register@atlantic.edu</a> or call 609-343-5000, 9 a.m. &ndash; 4:30 p.m., Monday &ndash; Friday.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2703 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts &ldquo;Savory Saturdays&rdquo; cooking demonstration highlights chocolate, Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. &nbsp;</p> <p>Academy of Culinary Arts Chef Educator Ruth Latorre of Atlantic City along with culinary students will explore the origins and manufacturing techniques of the exotic ingredient. Audience members will sample different types of chocolate and sip the dark chocolate elixir that Aztec King Montezuma called &ldquo;food of the gods.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ACA will present the demos from 1-3 p.m. in the first floor main court. Demonstrations are scheduled for Saturdays, March 18 and April 15. On March 18, &ldquo;Savory Saturdays&rdquo; will explore how to create Pate au Choux cream puffs and Churros.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for more than 30 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. 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> Atlantic Cape Community College Will Offer a New Bartending Workshop http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2702 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will present Bartending Training, a new 40-hour program covering the essentials of bartending, 1 &ndash; 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 28 &ndash; April 18. The workshop will meet primarily at Fuze Restaurant and Mirage Lounge in Avalon with some classroom instruction at the Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House &ndash; South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.</p> <p>Participants, who may be considering a career in bartending, will learn to tend bar with confidence during this hands-on workshop. Students will become well versed in liquors, equipment and mixing techniques. In addition, they will develop an understanding of pricing, business management, beverage control and customer service. The program fee is $349 and includes TIPS certification.</p> <p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bartenders is projected to grow 10 percent between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The bureau also notes that those who have graduated from bartending schools and those with previous work experience and excellent customer-service skills should have the best job prospects.</p> <p>This training is offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on the Bartending Training program or other offerings, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted.%20">www.atlantic.edu/conted. </a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2701 <p>ATLANTIC CITY &ndash; Atlantic Cape Community College will present two hands-on training programs for those interested in fast entry to a career in baking and pastry or the culinary arts at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Culinary Training Program</strong> covers the many areas of the professional kitchen, as students master cooking principles and practical techniques. Students learn to prepare professional and gourmet dishes and learn the basics of baking and pastry. This four-month program helps students determine what their professional specialty will be.</p> <p><strong>The Baking and Pastry Training Program </strong>focuses on the fundamentals of baking and pastry, as students develop the skills required to work in almost any professional bakeshop. Topics include equipment use and safety, proper work methods and culinary math. In addition, students will learn about bread baking, cake baking and decorating, pies and cookies, custards, puddings and mousses.</p> <p>Both programs prepare students to take the National Restaurant Association Foodservice Sanitation Certificate exam, which is given at the end of each course. Those who successfully complete the exam receive a nationally recognized certification in sanitation. The prerequisite for each program is obtaining a reading score and a math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE.)</p> <p>These noncredit programs will be taught by the college&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts chef educators, and classes will be held in state-of-the-art kitchens in the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies. The fee for each program, including tuition, labs and supplies, is $5,000.</p> <p>This training is offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on these programs or others, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted.%20">www.atlantic.edu/conted. </a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>