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Adult Evening Programs

 

Automotive Technology – (ASE Certification/Theory only)

2-Year Program/120 Hours per year

This program is intended to prepare students for the ASE Automotive Technology Certification examination. This is a theory-structured program without hands-on application. This program includes electrical theory I, electrical circuits and components, engine operation, engine tuning and emission control, power transmission I and II, suspension systems, steering and principles of hydraulic brake systems.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1 and 2 Monday & Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Barbering

2-Year Program/450 Hours per year

This program covers all of the areas required by the State Board of Cosmetology to meet the state of NJ requirements for licensure in barbering. Students are required to complete a minimum of 900 hours of instruction and must attain competencies in each of the following areas: History of Hair and Barbering, professional Image, hygiene, and related practices, decontamination and infection control, shampooing and scalp care, honing and stropping, shaving, men’s hair cutting and styling, beard and moustache trimming, women’s hair cutting and styling, facials and facial massage, anatomy of head, neck, and face, common disorders of the skin, scalp, and hair, electricity, men’s hairpiece services, chemistry and chemical related services, hair color and lightening, and state laws, rules, and regulations. This barbering licensed program has state mandated attendance requirements. Prerequisites include a high school diploma or high school equivalent for state licensing examination. Classes meet three evenings per week, for two school calendar years.

Location: Sypek Center

Years 1 and 2 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.


Cosmetology

2-Year Program/500 Hours per year

This program covers all of the areas required by the State Board of Cosmetology to meet the state of NJ requirements for licensure. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of instruction and must attain competencies in each of the following areas: State Laws and regulations, sanitation and sterilization, skin care and shaving, hair and scalp treatments, shampooing, hair shaping, hairstyling, hair coloring, chemical curl reformation, manicuring and pedicuring, related sciences, professional ethics, shop/ salon management, and State Board exam preparation. Prerequisites include a high school diploma or GED for state licensing examination.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1 and 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.


Diesel and Truck Technology

2-Year Program/120 Hours per year

This program is intended to prepare students for the ASE Diesel Technology Certification Examination. This is a theory-structured program with some hands-on learning. This program includes basic safety, electrical circuitry systems, engine operations, diagnostics – diesel engines, emission controls, drive trains – diesel trucks, and steering, braking and suspension systems. Text required.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1 and 2 Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Esthetics (Skin)

1.5-Year Program/600 Hours

Esthetics is the art and science that teaches preventive care and offers treatments to keep the skin healthy and attractive. The program includes instruction on the structure of the skin and its function, disorders and esthetic treatment procedures, hair removal services and professional makeup techniques. This program includes customized facial treatments and services, spa treatment service procedures, hair removal techniques, makeup applications, treatment and service customizing, guest service and professional recommendation skills, business-building skills for salon and spa professionals. In order to obtain a license as an esthetician in the State of New Jersey, you must meet certain minimum conditions. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must successfully complete a minimum of 600 hours in a state-approved esthetics course from a state-approved school. Students will be prepared to take the state licensing examination upon completion of the course.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1.5 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.


Welding

3-Year Program/360 Hours

The program includes safety, basic math, blueprint reading, flat, horizontal, and

vertical welding and cutting, MIG 1 and 2, TIG 1 and 2. Text and lab fee required.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1 and 2 Tuesday & Thursday

6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Year 3 Monday & Wednesday

6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Automotive Mechanics General (Non-Technical):

This is an unstructured course designed for individuals who wish to explore the field of auto mechanics for the purpose of working on their own vehicle or for other nonprofessional purposes. This course consists of ten, three-hour sessions and meets one evening per week. The following areas will be covered in the course: Fuel systems, ignition systems, automotive hydraulic brake systems, front end alignment and repair, engine tune-up procedures, advanced engine tune-up and troubleshooting, emission control, differentials and drive trains, cooling systems and electrical systems.

Location: Sypek Center

30 Hours/10 Sessions Wednesday 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m.


Basic Industrial Math I

1- Semester Course/39 Hours

This course is intended to assist students in basic mathematical operations necessary to function within the construction and machine trades. This course is taken in conjunction with Blueprint Reading I. Text required.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Monday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Blueprint Reading I

1 Semester Course/39 Hours

This course is intended to assist students to interpret and extract information contained on a simple blueprint or engineering drawing. This course is taken in conjunction with Basic Industrial Math I.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Blueprint Reading II for Construction Trades

1 Semester Course/39 Hours

Students will be able to interpret construction and materials information from a set of architectural drawings. This course includes architectural and civil engineer’s scales, site plan design considerations, floor plan design considerations, floor plan development, window and door schedules and delineation, floor plan dimensioning, footing and foundation drawing development, footing and foundation layout, footing and foundation dimensioning techniques, wall section elevation layout, wall section dimensioning techniques, and exterior wall elevation. Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading I. This course should be taken in conjunction with Blueprint Reading I.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Course Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Blueprint Reading II for Machine Trades

1-Semester Course/39 Hours

This course is intended to provide drafters, machinists, assemblers and other technicians with a working knowledge of ANSI dimensions and tolerancing standards and practices. This course includes a review of standard dimensioning practices and principles of tolerancing, datum dimensioning, ordinate dimensioning, fits and tolerances, surface finishes, tolerance zones – round vs square, true position tolerancing, true position symbolism, circular features, drills, bores, taps and threads.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Course Days TBA 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Carpentry for the Homeowner

This course is intended to enable the student to safely maintain, repair and renovate basic wooden structures and affixed accessories around the house and includes the following three-hour sessions: Safe use of building machinery, types of building materials, principles of house construction, installing and taping sheetrock, hanging doors, wood fasteners, moldings and trim, roof materials and construction.

Location: Sypek Center

30 Hours/10 Sessions Wednesday 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m.


Cosmetology Completers Course

The cosmetology completers course is designed for students who need additional hours to complete their program. The course is clinical and state board review. This course is for students needing 125 hours or less. Prerequisite: Proof of previous hours is required, must have an official transcript sent to school. Supplies and mannequin are not included. Students can purchase their kits prior to the start of class.

Location: Assunpink Center

125 Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.


Creative Cooking

A 30-hour cooking course designed to introduce students to culinary arts, beginning with the basics of food preparation through advanced cooking techniques. Students will learn the following: intro to the kitchen, food preparation and safety, history of culinary arts, reading/following recipes, slicing, dicing, flavoring and cool preparations, stocks, soups, sauces, preparing the 5 “mother sauces”, dry vs. moist heat cooking, specialty vegetable dishes, and breakfast cooking.

Location: Sypek Center

30 Hours/10 Sessions Tuesday 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m.


Creative Cooking… the next step:

This 30-hour cooking course is intended to introduce additional cooking techniques as well as how to plan a full course meal. Although this is the second in a series of culinary courses, the first course is not intended to be a prerequisite. Students will learn the following: basic dough, mixing, rolling, tarts, pies, cookies, making, icing, and decorating a cake, French, Italian and Asian Cuisine, planning a full course meal, and plan and design a four star meal.

Location: Sypek Center

30 Hours/10 Sessions Tuesday 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m.


Electricity for the Homeowner

This course is intended to enable the student to safely identify defective components in a residential circuit and make basic repairs or replacements. The course includes the following three-hour sessions. The course will consist of the following: Municipal rules, tool identification and safety, identifying electrical components and wire types, fundamental electrical circuits in the home, replacing a receptacle and single pole switch, National Electrical Code requirements replacing a three-way switch, ground fault circuit interrupter safety, replacing a light fixture and ceiling fan, doorbell systems, and troubleshooting electrical circuits.

Location: Sypek Center

30 Hours/10 Sessions Wednesday 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m.


Electronic Fundamentals

1 Semester Course/78 Hours

This course is intended to assist students in describing fundamental circuit concepts and perform basic mathematical circuit calculations. This course includes basic safety, current, voltage, resistance, circuit and safety, Ohm’s Law defined and applied, DC series and parallel circuits, AC wave forms, AC generation and safety, transformer theory and types, inductance and capacitance.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Monday & Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Landscape Maintenance & Design

This course is designed to introduce students to the array of job tasks associated with the Landscape and Lawn Maintenance field. Students will be given the opportunity to develop basic skills in Landscape and Lawn Maintenance. Proper work habits, job attitudes, and safety practices will be stressed. A project will include an annual basket made by the student to take home. The course will consist of the following: How to use walk-behind mowers and rider mowers, water features, how to build retaining structures, how to build patios, how to prepare and draw up landscape designs, learn about Ornamental trees and Evergreens, learn about Perennials, learn about Annuals, how to make Annual baskets, learn about weed control and lawn fertilization, how to write a proposal and how to estimate material such as mulch, stone and topsoil.

Location: Sypek Center

30 Hours/10 Sessions Wednesday 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m.


Math II for Construction Trades

1 Semester Course/39 Hours

Students will be able to perform the operations in mathematics necessary to solve basic volumetric, linear and area problems related to the construction grades. This course includes adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers, advanced ratio and proportion, squares and square roots of numbers, basic tolerance calculations, advanced tolerance calculations, angular measurements, angle calculations, right triangles - Pythagorean theorem, right triangles - angular compliments and circles, Interpretation of trigonometry tables, trigonometry as applied to machine trades, and metric calculations. Prerequisite: Basic Industrial Math I. This course should be taken in conjunction with Blueprint Reading II for the Construction Trades.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Course Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Math II for Machine Trades

1-Semester Course/39 Hours

Students will be able to apply tolerancing, trigonometric and metric mathematical principles and processes to machine tool applications. The course includes advanced ratio and proportion, square and square roots of numbers, basic and advanced tolerance calculations, angular measurement, angle calculations, right triangles – Pythagorean theorem and angular compliments and circles, interpretation of trigonometry tables, trigonometry as applied to machine tools and metric calculations I & II. Prerequisite Math I. This course should be taken in conjunction with Blueprint Reading II for Machine Trades.

Location: Assunpink Center

1-Semester Course Days TBA 6:30pm to 9:30 p.m.


Microsoft Office

The Microsoft Office programs will prepare individuals to update their skills and become more competitive in the job market. These courses provide you with the knowledge to work

with office applications that are used within the workplace. Mercer County Technical Adult Evening Schools offers evening courses with theory and hands-on instruction for some of the most used Office 2016 applications.

 

MS WORD FOR OFFICE 2016

A six-night, 18-hour course intended to provide the student with working knowledge and basic proficiency utilizing MS Word within the Windows 2010, Office 2016 environment. The course will consist of the following: Introduction to Word, Creating saving and printing documents, managing documents and files, editing documents, formatting characters and changing fonts, formatting lines and paragraphs, formatting with styles, setting the page layout and creating a mail merge and tables.

 

MS EXCEL FOR OFFICE 2016

A six-night, 18-hour course intended to provide the student with a working knowledge and basic proficiency utilizing Excel within the Windows 2010, Office 2016 environment. The course will consist of the following: Introduction to Excel, creating worksheets, manipulating worksheet data, printing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, formatting worksheets, enhancing worksheets, using multiple worksheets and workbooks and working with charts.

 

MS ACCESS OFFICE 2016

A six-night, 18-hour course intended to provide the students with knowledge and skills using ACCESS to develop and manipulate database and reports. The course will consist of the following: The interface, creating a database, working with tables, form wizards, editing data, searching tables, datasheet display features, queries, and reporting and reporting with queries.

 

MS POWERPOINT OFFICE 2016

A six-night, 18-hour course intended to provide the students with a working knowledge and basic proficiency utilizing PowerPoint to create presentations and slides using text and computer visuals. The course will consist of the following: Review Windows, Review Word of Windows, and overview of PowerPoint, creating presentations and slides, working with PowerPoint objects and other applications, putting text on slides, adding visuals to slides, notes, handouts, slide shows and printing.

Location: Health Careers Center

18 Hours/6 Sessions Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


WATER, WASTEWATER AND BOILER COURSES

Stationary Engineering Low Pressure and High Pressure

(BLACK SEAL)

3-Month Course/36 Hours

This course includes low- and high- pressure steam generation and combustion principles of feed water accessories, fuel system components, steam accessories, operating procedure, and equipment maintenance in order to qualify for the State’s Black Seal Licensing exam. Ninety (90) days experience and employment are also required to sit for the New Jersey State examination. Text required.

Location: Assunpink Center

3-Month Course Monday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Introduction to Water and Wastewater (S1, T1, C1, W1)

6-Month Course/180 Hours

The first half of this course covers mathematics and science needed for water/wastewater operation. Topics include mathematical operations, algebra, geometry, and physics as applied to hydraulics electricity, chemistry, and microbiology. The remaining half addresses water distribution and treatment. Satisfactory completion of (180 hours), one year of on-the-job experience and a high school diploma are the NJ State requirements for the T-1, S-1, C-1 and W-1 levels for Water and Wastewater Operation Licensing. Text required.

Location: Assunpink Center

6 Month Course Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Industrial Wastewater

4-Month Course/90 Hours

This course is required to meet State Department of Environmental Protection Agency guidelines which prepare individuals to work in industrial treatment plants. This course provides an introduction to industrial waste treatment and preparation for the N-1/N-2 exams. Prerequisite: Introduction to Water and Wastewater Operation & Advanced Wastewater Operation

Location: Assunpink Center

4-Month Course Days TBA 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Wastewater Operations - Advanced

4-Month Course/90 Hours

This course meets State Department of Environmental Protection Agency guidelines which prepare individuals to work in municipal sewage treatment plants. Successful completion of this course enables students to sit for the New Jersey State examination at the S-2, S-3, S-4 level for wastewater operations licensing. Prerequisite: Level I license or college degree in related science.

Location: Assunpink Center

4-Month Course Days TBA 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Wastewater Collection Systems - Advanced

2-Month Course/45 Hours

A 45-hour program meeting State Department of Environmental Protection Agency guidelines which prepare individuals to work with municipal collection systems. Successful completion of this course enables students to sit for the New Jersey State examination Level 2 or higher “C” Wastewater Collection Systems licenses at various levels depending on total formal education and work experience. Prerequisite: Level 1 License.

Location: Assunpink Center

2-Month Course Days TBA 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Water Operations, Advanced

4-Month Course/90 Hours

A program to prepare individuals to work in the operation of water treatments & distribution systems. Successful completion of this course is required to sit for the New Jersey drinking water exams for T2, W2 and higher licenses. Prerequisite: Introduction to Water and Wastewater.

 

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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Anne Benoit

ABenoit@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146

 

Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo

DLugo@mcts.edu or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012

 

District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh

DHicedepugh@mcts.edu or 609-570-3400

 

Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones

MSmith-Jones@mcts.edu or 609-586-5146

 

Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta

MFerdetta@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140

 

Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth

SNemeth@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144

Kelly Pike

KPike@mcts.edu or 609-587-7640

 

STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy

MTandy@mcts.edu or 609-570-3406

 

Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek

LSimek@mcts.edu or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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