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Ocean County College Workforce and Professional Education

Workforce & Professional Education, WPE at OCC aims to empower individuals, as well as local businesses, by providing affordable, student-centered, high-quality vocational and professional development opportunities with clear pathways to success.

WPE offers a variety of training courses. Registration is simple. When you are ready to register for a course, click the ADD TO CART button.  You will complete a short registration form and make your payment. You will receive an email with additional information about the course as well as instructions on creating an Ocean.edu email and an Ocean Connect account.

Call us at  732-255-0409
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Wednesdays: 8:00AM-7:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM


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Courses

50-Hour Pre-Service to Teaching (SRED-512)

ONLINE SECTION Required by the NJDOE, the primary goal of this course is to provide the prospective teacher with an overview of the teaching profession. Minimum CGPA: 3.0. This non-credit course requires 30 hours of class work, 20 hours of clinical field work, including at least 10 hours of planning and delivering instruction via individual or co-teaching model in a public or private school. Upon successful completion , candidates receive a Verification of Program Completion form that is used by a school district to apply for a candidate's Provisional License.

Featuring weekly online assignments with one Friday mandatory live WebEx session on 08/02/24 from 4 PM-8 PM. 

Modality: Online
Clock Hours: 50
CEUs: 5.0
Instructor: Meredith Riddle

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Start date

08/01/2024

End date

08/29/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 350.00

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50-Hour Pre-Service to Teaching (SRED-512)

IN-PERSON Required by the NJDOE, the primary goal of this course is to provide the prospective teacher with an overview of the teaching profession. Minimum CGPA: 3.0. Please note that this non-credit course requires 30 hours of class work, 20 hours of clinical field work, including at least 10 hours of planning and delivering instruction via individual or co-teaching model in a public or private school. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates receive a Verification of Program Completion form that is used by a school district to apply for a candidate's Provisional License.

Schedule: Fridays 5-10pm, Sat./Sun. 10am-2pm.
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 50
CEUs: 5.0
Instructor: Carol D'Zio

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Start date

07/12/2024

End date

07/21/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 350.00

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Certified Personal Trainer (CEHS-193)

Topics will cover 15 hours of anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more.  The in-person practical skill labs allow you to role-play and review essential “hands on skills” to master assessing clients, stretching, warm-ups/cool-downs, exercise analysis and programming design.  At the end of the course all graduates get a local employer list [Crunch Fitness & more are hiring!] that we work with each year. We include a student workbook and access to online study tools to help you take the Certified Personal Trainer exams.

Schedule: 
5 Saturdays (online) 10am-5pm
One practical in-person review - Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30-9:00pm
Course Testing - Sunday, November 17th, 9am-3pm

Modality: Hybrid
Clock hours: 36
CEU: 3.6

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Start date

10/13/2024

End date

11/17/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 649.00

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Certified Professional Coder Exam Prep (CEHS-267)

CPE Medical Coding Professional Certificate and/or relevant work experience recommended. Our comprehensive overview expands and enhances the coding skills you need to sit for the CPC national board exam. Focus on coding for medical practices. You pay the certification exam fees directly to the national organization. 

Schedule: Fridays 6:00-9:00PM
Modality: In-Person
Clock hours: 36
CEUs: 3.6
Instructor: Slavica Tumminelli
Required: Textbook

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Start date

06/14/2024

End date

09/06/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 379.00

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Dental Assisting (CEHS-126)

Our dental assisting foundation course is designed for students with little to no knowledge of the field. Topics include anatomy, equipment, four-handed assisting techniques, hands-on presentation of dental procedures, infection control, instruments, materials, and terminology.

Included with the course is job shadowing experience and a career development workshop. Your successful completion of our Dental Assistant Course qualifies you as a Dental Assistant. Our program serves as a prerequisite for a Dental Radiology program. This course is eligible for OCC Foundation scholarships. 

Schedule: Tues./Thurs. 9AM-1PM
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 66
CEUs: 6.6
Instructor: Christine Olsen
Textbook Required: Yes

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Start date

09/24/2024

End date

11/14/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 1,000.00

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Fast Track CPT 1 & II Coding Online (CEHO-120)

Learn the basics of CPT coding and the current procedural terminology manual. Focus on selecting the appropriate codes. CPT I & II topics include a more in-depth look at coding evaluation & management services, modifiers and surgical procedures. Focus on coding appropriately for optimum reimbursement.

Schedule: This course is asynchronous and does not have required weekly meeting times. 
Modality: Online
Clock hours: 45
CEUs: 4.5
Instructor: Slavica Tumminelli

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Start date

06/03/2024

End date

08/16/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 479.00

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Fast Track Medical Terminology I & II Online (CEHO-102)

Gain a confident understanding of the specific word elements and its relation to the complexity of the body. This course is a prerequisite for several certificate programs in the health care field. 

Schedule: This course is asynchronous and does not have required weekly meeting times. 
Modality: Online - asynchronous 
Clock Hours: 84
CEUs: 8.4
Instructor: Melissa Mocarski

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Start date

06/03/2024

End date

08/30/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 669.00

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Fire Protection HHS (CEPS-412)

This program is designed to prepare the students to obtain the licensing in the Fire Protection discipline of the NJ UCC, after completing Fire Protection ICS.  The HHS class is for high rise and hazardous structures only as stated in NJAC 5:23-5. Course work includes the building use groups, types of construction, height and area, fire protection systems and means of egress, learning requirements of systems and equipment in new renovated structures and standards for systems installations and acceptance testing.  Textbooks: same as Fire ICS. (must be current)

Schedule: Mondays 6-10pm
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 60
CEUs: 6
Instructor: Brian Kubiel

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Start date

04/01/2024

End date

07/08/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 729.00

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Google IT Support Professional Certificate (CECI-727)

This course is designed for students who have an interest in the field of Information Technology as their career pathway.  It is a hands-on, online learning program designed to prepare learners for entry-level jobs in IT support upon completion of the certificate training. The course covers the fundamentals of IT support, including troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. The course also provides hands-on lab practices for user support tasks such as software installation, network trouble shooting, and system maintenance, etc.

Schedule: This course is asynchronous and does not have required weekly meeting times. 
Modality: Online
Clock hours: 110
CEUs: 11
Instructor: Edmond Hong

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Start date

06/17/2024

End date

12/20/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 500.00

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ICD-10-CM-Coding Online (CEHO-126)

This course familiarizes you with all practices and conventions of ICD-10-CM coding classifications. Learn to assign alphanumeric codes for medical diagnosis & procedures carried out in ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, and medical offices.

Schedule: This course is asynchronous and does not have required weekly meeting times. 
Modality: Online
Clock hours: 56
CEUs: 5.6
Instructor: Slavica Tumminelli

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Start date

06/03/2024

End date

08/30/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 439.00

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Medical Assistant Certificate (CEHS-305)

Our Medical Assistant Program prepares you for a career in medical assisting where you perform administrative & clinical tasks supervised by a physician or other health practitioner. 410 hours of in-person lecture and clinical skills followed by 150 hours of externship in a partner medical facility. 

Required: 100% Externship Attendance, Signed Acknowledgement of Risk & Responsibility, Health Insurance & Waiver, clear criminal background check, HS diploma/HSED.

Not Included in Tuition, but Required: Physical exam, immunizations document, 2-step PPD, Hepatitis B series proof; Student Liability Insurance; Scrubs

Schedule: Mon/Wed//Fri 6-10pm, Sat. 9am-1pm
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 560
CEUs: 56
 

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Start date

09/09/2024

End date

06/27/2025


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 5,500.00

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Medical Assistant Certificate (CEHS-305)

Our Medical Assistant Program prepares you for a career in medical assisting where you perform administrative & clinical tasks supervised by a physician or other health practitioner. 410 hours of in-person lecture and clinical skills followed by 150 hours of externship in a partner medical facility. 

Required: 100% Externship Attendance, Signed Acknowledgement of Risk & Responsibility, Health Insurance & Waiver, clear criminal background check, HS diploma/HSED.

Not Included in Tuition, but Required: Physical exam, immunizations document, 2-step PPD, Hepatitis B series proof; Student Liability Insurance; Scrubs

Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:45am-2:15pm
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 560
CEUs: 56
Lead Instructor: Erica DiMuzio-Orlofsky

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Start date

09/09/2024

End date

02/28/2025


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 5,500.00

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Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CEHS-188)

Prepare for one of today's fastest growing careers! Employment opportunities include: healthcare and managed care facilities, hospital medical records, insurance & medical billing companies. Learn to assign codes for diagnostics and procedures, review essential patient information, submit claims for reimbursement. Sit for three national certification exams through National Healthcareer Association - CBCS, CMAA, and CEHRS . You may be eligible for up to $2500 through the H. Hovnanian Foundation of Nursing and Health Science Grant.

Modality: Online-Asynchronous
Clock Hours: 432
CEUs: 43.2

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Start date

09/09/2024

End date

06/27/2025


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 5,279.00

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Medical Insurance Practices Online (CEHO-103)

Billing specialists typically work for insurance companies or health care facilities to maintain accurate financial records and payment procedures. Gain an understanding of creating invoices, billing statements and check for calculation errors prior to processing.

Schedule: This course is asynchronous and does not have required weekly meeting times. 
Modality: Online
Clock hours: 48
CEUs: 4.8
Instructor: Melissa Mocarski

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Start date

06/03/2024

End date

08/30/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 399.00

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Phlebotomy Technician (CEHS-283)

In our program, we teach the phlebotomy profession through didactic, student laboratory and clinical experiences. Train to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques & precautions. Topics include anatomy & physiology, blood collection equipment & procedures, capillary procedures, interpersonal relations, and medical terminology. The 76 hours of instruction ends August 27th and is followed by 120 hours of clinical externship.

Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 196
CEUs: 19.6
Instructor: Jennifer Jack

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Start date

07/09/2024

End date

09/17/2024


Location

Ocean County College Campus

$ 2,692.00

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