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  • Weekend Workshops

    As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Au Pair Cultural Exchange Program regulations, au pairs are required to complete at least 6 CEU credits 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 3 CEU credits. 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.


    Weekend Workshops Coming Up:
    ●    Event Planning & Management
    ●    Social Media, Content Creation, and Digital marketing
    ●    Personal Branding
    ●    Child Psychology or Cross-cultural psychology?
    ●    Basics of Art
    ●    Exploring Photography and NYC
    ●    Understanding American Politics and Immigration
    ●    The Music of New York City
    ●    Feminism, Gender Studies, and the #metoo Movement
    ●    English Skills for Real Life Situations
    ●    Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit


    Social Media, Creating Content & Personal Branding

    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.

    Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 12 - 13
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Luca Cusolito
    Price: $285


    Exploring Digital Photography and NYC

    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 (on Saturday) to several famous locations in NYC, which we will use as our backdrop. (You will be required to pay for your own subway rides) This course is a great way of not only exploring photography but seeing famous NYC landmarks and capturing perfect images of them! Class will be dismissed in NYC on Saturday at 7:00PM. Sunday’s class will be on campus where we will focus on basic photo retouching techniques.

    Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 2 - 3
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Instructor: William A. Ortega
    Price: $285
    CEU Credits: 3


    English for Daily Life

    Practice English skills for real life situations.
    Topics 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.

    Dates: November 2 - December 8
    Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Ruth Oden
    Price: $285
    CEU Credits: 3


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  • Contact Information

    Department of Continuing Education

    161 Newkirk Street, Room E504

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    (201) 360-4246



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