Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College Hosts September 16 & 17 Open Houses

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Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) at Medgar Evers College, CUNY will host an open house on September 16 and 17, from 6 - 8 p.m., to provide community residents with information about new career training certificate programs, classes, and seminars for both working professionals and those newly seeking employment opportunities.

We also have great offerings in Computer Technology (IT), such as CCNA-Cisco, A+, Computer Applications, and Web and Graphic Design.

The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY will host an open house for the Brooklyn community on September 16 and 17, from 6 - 8 p.m. The open house will provide community residents with information about new career training certificate programs and the opportunity to win a free class. As part of the School of Professional and Community Development, ACE certificate programs, classes, and seminars offer working professionals and those new to the workforce opportunities to obtain expertise that assists in their professional advancement as well as pathways to new career opportunities. Visit http://www.mec.cuny.edu/ACE to view course listings.

"The hottest area of growth right now is in Health Care, and we have a number of great programs for this field, including Professional Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Billing & Coding, CASAC, Medical Office Assistant, Healthcare Interpreter, Infection Control, CCS Exam Review, and Grant Writing for Health Care Professionals," states ACE Director Jonathan Bissell. "We also have great offerings in Computer Technology (IT), such as CCNA-Cisco, A+, Computer Applications, and Web and Graphic Design." Other popular and new courses include Advanced Construction Management, Entrepreneurship, OSHA 10 and 30-hour, Online Publishing, Child Development Associate, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Security Guard Training, Paralegal, and much more."

In addition to certificate programs, ACE offers onsite professional staff development workshops to local business, union, and health care organizations in areas such as Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Communication, Team Building and Leadership. ACE also works with these organizations to provide customized, onsite training to meet organizational needs. "We are very flexible in our training capabilities," says Bissell. "Organizations can send their employees to ACE, or ACE can send instructors to the organizations. We work closely with organizations to provide them with the right solution in a cost-effective manner."

Those interested in learning more can attend the upcoming open houses on Wednesday, September 16, or Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 1150 Carroll Street, in the Cafeteria. For more information please call 718.804-8850, or visit the ACE website at http://www.mec.cuny.edu/ACE to view courses or to download a fall catalog.

About Medgar Evers College, CUNY:
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1969 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women's Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.

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