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    As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Au Pair Cultural Exchange Program regulations, au pairs are required to complete at least 72 hours of continuing education courses at an accredited post-secondary institution during their program year. This educational requirement provides a fantastic way for au pairs to pursue educational interests, meet new people, and experience an important aspect of American culture. HCCC’s Continuing Education has partnered with “Classroom Au Pair” to offer a series of weekend classes specifically designed for the busy lifestyle and schedule of au pairs. Each weekend program accounts for 36 hours. HCCC’s experienced instructors provide au pairs with transformative learning experience that are interesting, engaging and fun. Courses include both in-class and homework assignments. Au pairs will receive a certificate of complete at the end of their programs.

    For more information, please email cfarrell@hccc.edu or call 201-360-4262.

     


    English Skills for Real Life Situations

    January 11 - February 9, 2020 (5 weekends)

    $295 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $285, Registration: $10)
    $50 late registration after December 31, 2019.


    Hudson County Community College
    Instructor: Ruth Oden

    Topics in this class will include:
    Conversational English - use what you know to hold a conversation in English. Practice with other students; develop your word and sentence level literacy, pronunciation, and basic conversation skills.
    Writing Effectively - learn to write in English. Develop well-structured sentences and paragraphs. Construct a five-paragraph essay by the end of the class. (Useful for completing Praxis and TOEFL exams.)
    Mastering the American Accent - express yourself with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. Perfect vowel and problematic consonant sounds. By learning how to stress syllables and link words correctly, students will achieve a more American-sounding speech.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include weekly homework, which will be assigned during class, and must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory all Saturdays and Sundays listed below. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate.
    January 11-12, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    January 18-19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    January 25-26, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    February 1-2, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    February 8-9, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    ADDRESS:
    161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

     


    Cooking for Au Pairs

    January 11-12, 2020
    May 2-3, 2020

    $345 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $285, Activity fee: $50, Registration: $10)
    $50 late registration after December 31, 2019 for January class.
    $50 late registration after April 3, 2020 for May class.


    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: TBA

    This class will teach you the basics of working in a kitchen, including sanitation, menu planning, shopping list with a trip to the market where you will further learn about produce and protein selection. You will also learn knife skills and how to meal plan for the week and cook ahead. You will learn to cook with latin flavors, how to make party type food as well as progressive Italian food.

    Dishes you will cook will include Angus Sliders with Bacon Jam | Roasted Shiitake Tacos with Lime Gremolata | Roasted Pear and Gouda Grilled Cheese | Bacon Cheddar Arancini | Beef Crostini with Shallot Jam and Herbed Goat Cheese | Fresh Mozzarella | Pizza Rustica | Portobello Agnolotti | Chicken and Potatoes and Maple Mascarpone Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class is finished. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    ADDRESS:
    161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

     


    Fundamentals of Acting

    January 18-19, 2020
    April 4-5, 2020

    $295 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $285, Registration: $10)
    $50 late registration after December 31, 2019 for January class.
    $50 late registration after March 5, 2020 for April class.


    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: Melissa Teitel

    Through improvisation, script analysis and the study of monologue materials, students are introduced to the fundamentals of acting and performance. The exercises and techniques that we will explore are intended to encourage spontaneity and teamwork, as well as help the actor to become more connected to their creative self. Performance is a key part of the classwork, and students will be required to work on scenes and monologues both inside and outside of classroom and with other classmates. Much of the work that we will do in class is geared toward creating a state in which the actor feels relaxed, ready and free to create. Whether students decide to use this class as the first step in a lifelong journey in performance or to be a more present and enriched spectator, this class is intended to reach both.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class finishes. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    ADDRESS:
    71 Sip Ave.
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

     


    The Making of Walt Disney World

    February 7-9, 2020
    May 15-17, 2020

    $495 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $480, Registration: $15)
    ** Please note: YOU WILL HAVE TO ADDITIONALLY PURCHASE A 2-DAY THEME PARK TICKET FOR $237.03

    $50 late registration after December 31, 2019 for January class.
    $50 late registration after March 5, 2020 for April class.


    Offered through Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: TBA

    Take a class in the Happiest Place on Earth and experience some magic! This class will teach you the history and making of Walt Disney World, its influence on culture and the world around it. You will visit educational attractions in two Walt Disney World theme parks – EPCOT Center and the Magic Kingdom.

    Some of the attractions we will visit at EPCOT will include the American Adventure Pavilion – a show that presents the history of America in a way that will keep you interested and is a great introduction to the history of the US. Spaceship Earth – where you will travel in time and explore the history of communication on a ride that takes you from the Stone Age to the computer age. Soarin – where you will take flight on a breathtaking journey as you Soar over some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights – from the Great Wall of China to Iguazu Falls in South America. This is your chance to experience the joy of hang gliding through a virtual reality! Epcot World Showcases – you will walk through the countries. It is a great way to expand your cultural diversity without the expense of traveling. You will visit the Bijutsu-kan Gallery located at the Japan Pavilion. Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii – Japan’s “cute” culture. Then journey through ancient and modern China in the China Pavilion. You will stroll through an exhibit at the Norway Pavilion showcasing how the culture of the country influenced Disney’s Frozen. You will experience the mystique of Morocco through the unique designs of time-honored crafts at the Gallery of Arts and History in the Morocco Pavilion.

    Class will also take place at the Magic Kingdom where you will visit the Hall of Presidents and learn about all 45 of the men who have served as US Presidents. It is an audio animatronic show tracing the history of the United States. You will enjoy a ride on the Jungle Cruise where you will set sail for a high adventure on a tour of the most exotic and “dangerous” rivers in Asia, Africa and South America. You will visit Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress where you will travel through the 20th century to see how technology has improved our way of life. The Carousel of Progress was first debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair and is one of the only attractions in the park to have been personally created by Walt Disney himself, so it really is a piece of Disney history!

    Price includes:
    •   Accommodation: 2 nights at Grand Orlando Resort, 4 people in each room (shared beds)
    •   2 breakfasts
    •   2 lunches (Sat & Sun)
    •   Transportation to and from Epcot and the Magic Kingdom

    Price does NOT include:
    •   Airfare to/from Orlando, FL
    •   Transportation to hotel from airport, and to airport from hotel (Uber is approximately $35 one way)
    •   Dinners
    •   2 day pass to 2 theme parks (You must purchase your own day passes.)

    Please visit: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/admission/tickets/ Select “Parks & Tickets” then “Theme Park Tickets”. Please select “1 Park per day ticket”, then select the number of days, which is “2”. Choose the first day of your 2-day ticket: February 8, 2020. Your total should show $222.56. Lastly, Select the Number of Tickets: 1. Subtotal will be $237.03.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class completed. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and these are long days. We expect you to come to class rested and ready to participate.
    Friday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
    Sunday 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

     


    Social Media, Creating Content & Personal Branding

    February 21-23, 2020
    May 1-3, 2020

    $295 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $295, Registration: $10)
    $50 late registration after January 23, 2020 for February class.
    $50 late registration after April 3, 2020 for May class.


    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: Sudio Sudarsan

    Learn how to use social media to the fullest, craft a marketing campaign, and create your own custom graphics, video, social media, and blog content. Topics include: Know what to post across multiple social media channels, Tips and tricks to make your social media stand out from your competitors, How to use and create contests and campaigns to engage your online audience, Strategies for converting fans and followers into paying customers, How to maximize your time and budget by identifying your target audience, No cost and low cost ways to design your own social media graphics, Creative ways to make videos without any previous experience, How to know if your content is winning or bombing with your audience.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class finishes. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory both Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate.
    Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    ADDRESS:
    161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    Directions and parking information under Partner Schools, choose HCCC.

     


    Event Planning & Management

    March 14-15, 2020

    $325 | 36 hours
    $50 late registration after February 15, 2020.


    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: TBA

    Deep dive into the world of event planning and management!
    Visit a few NYC and NJ hot spot venues, do a tour of their spaces and understand what goes into planning an event there. Learn about the types of events you can plan, how to get started, how to plan for a successful event , how to manage an event, who your partners will be, what all the parts to an event are, and have many more questions answered.
    Hands on activities will include picking a party theme, color scheme, producing an event invitation using pictures you take at our venue tour, and creating a tablescape based on a party theme! You will also learn how to use social media and word of mouth to create opportunities for beautiful events, network and create occasions to show off your skill and passion.
    **Please note: you will additionaly have to pay for all bus/subway/PATH train rides in NJ and NYC, when going on tours. Please come prepared with a MetroCard.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class along with instructions, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class finishes. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested, and ready to participate.
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    ADDRESS:
    161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

     


    Exploring Digital Photography and NYC

    March 28-29, 2020
    May 16-17, 2020

    $295 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $285, Registration: $10)
    $50 late registration after February 29, 2020 for March class.
    $50 late registration after April 17, 2020 for May class.


    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: William A. Ortega

    This course is for anyone with or without experience in photography, interested in improving their skills in digital photography using any digital camera. (Don’t forget to bring your camera! If you don’t have one, your smartphone is ok) We will explore the concept of exposure, color balance, and composition. We will also look into shooting macro (close up) photography, landscape, still photography, portrait and studio lightning. This course will include a field trip to several famous locations in NYC, which we will use as our backdrop. (PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to pay for the PATH train and all subway rides.) This course is a great way of not only exploring photography but seeing famous NYC landmarks and capturing perfect images of them! We will also focus on still photography and basic editing and retouching techniques.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class finishes. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Class starts on campus in Jersey City and is dismissed in NYC)
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Class takes place on campus in Jersey City.)

    ADDRESS:
    161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

     


    The Music of NYC

    April 25-26, 2020

    $345 | 36 hours
    (Tuition: $285, Activity fee: $50, Registration: $10)
    $50 late registration after March 26, 2020.


    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
    Instructor: TBA

    Calling all music lovers! Experience some classic American music like jazz, gospel, blues and hip-hop. You will visit the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle where you will listen to grammy-award winning gospel music, The Blue Note Jazz Club where you will hear jazz music by local performers, and hip-hop…Discover some of New York City’s music history on a tour around the city where you will cover the venues, sites and memorial of some of music’s greatest artists. Other places you will visit will include Radio City Music Hall, Moment (Museum of Music and Entertainment), Strawberry Fields, Apollo Theater and the subway station where Michael Jackson filmed his “Bad” music video!

    ASSIGNMENTS
    This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class finishes. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

    ATTENDANCE
    Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Class starts on campus in Jersey City and is dismissed in NYC)
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Class starts in NYC at a designated place and is dismissed on campus in Jersey City.)

    ADDRESS:
    161 Newkirk Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

     

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    Department of Continuing Education

    161 Newkirk Street, Room E504

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    (201) 360-4246

    CE@hccc.edu

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