Important: COVID-19 Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester from HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber (September 2, 2020)

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State of the College Address, Fall 2020 College Service Day (August 26, 2020)

Checking In, and an Update (August 14, 2020)

OSHE Restart Plan (July 22, 2020)


To get the latest updates, visit our Return to Campus Task Force page.


For a Healthcare Questionnaire (required before entering any HCCC facility), please click here.

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    • Au Pair 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 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.

      All classes are also open to the general public.

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

       

      CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
      Before registering for any ONLINE CLASSES, please check with your LCC/Coordinator/Area Director whether they will be approved by your agency!

       

      CLASSES FOR FALL 2020


      American Law through Popular Culture

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      The purpose of this course is to enrich your American experience by learning about the American legal system and laws. America has a rich legal history and legal customs that guide Americans every day. It unites Americans, but also separates them. As with any country, its laws on issues like speech, privacy, voting and equality, to name a few, deeply influence common day interactions, debates and decisions. You have likely already interacted with or been influenced by the American legal system, but you may not recognize it yet. This course aims to introduce you to the American legal system so that you can recognize its influences on you and the communities around you. Once you can do that, your experience here will be richer and more genuine.

      American popular culture offers wonderful opportunities through movies, fashion, music and sports to learn about American laws. In many ways popular culture communicates ideas and issues in ways that everyone can understand. That is why popular culture is a great tool to use when teaching about the law. In this course we will use examples in popular culture to explore various legal topics. As we investigate each example we will naturally come to understand its influence on American society.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded in a shared folder on Google Classroom, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you need your certificate earlier, before class end date, you MUST let us know at least 1 week in advance. You can receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all required assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:30 – 12:00 PM ET
      Sunday 5:00 – 5:40 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00PM Eastern Time
      Sunday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      August 29 - 30 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Aug 29 & Sun Aug 30 only | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020


      September 19 – 20 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      American Studies: A Look at Culture & Society

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Have you ever heard someone say they’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse? What about saying something’s American as apple pie? What’s the difference between college and university and how does it work? What is country music? Lacrosse? Super Bowl? Do cowboys and Indians still exist? Why is the month written first when writing dates? It might seem out of order. Why do people often get sued? How is the government structured? Why do so many people seem to love Donald Trump while so many others seem to hate him?

      In this course you’ll learn the answers to these and many other questions. You’ll learn a little bit of everything about American Culture and Society – including customs, sayings, traditions, holidays, music, history, politics and law. There will be opportunities to share your experience with and surprises of American Culture as well as to ask questions. You will read, watch, and listen to an assortment of views about what it means to be American, and how this notion has evolved and continues to change.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      August 29 - 30 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Aug 29 & Sun Aug 30 only | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020


      September 26 – 27 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 26 & Sun Sept 27 only | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020

      Creating a Career Plan

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      What are your plans after you finish your au pair program? Where do you see yourself in the future? No matter where you are on your professional journey, careful planning will help you reach your goals. This course will allow you to map out the early stages of a career, by examining your interests, skills, and experience through self-assessment.

      You will learn how to make the most of your strengths and talents, how to write a winning CV and how to interview well, in order to land that dream job. You’ll receive valuable guidance based on practical suggestions, theoretical models and current market needs.

      You will be guided through the process by creating a strong career profile you can use to chart future growth. By taking this course, you will gain an appreciation that career planning and management is an ongoing, rewarding process.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 19 – 20 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      Creativity: Ideas & Innovation

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Creative thinking and innovation are important in both our personal and professional lives. We are constantly in need of new and better ideas. However, many people feel that they are lacking in creativity and that they are either born with it or not. This is simply not true. Creativity can be taught!

      What most of us do not realize is that we are creative on a daily basis, whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done. While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the box. If you fall into the latter category, it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognizing and developing your own creative potential is a process. Through a mixture of motivating videos, engaging readings and fun assignments, this course will help you recognize, develop and act upon the creativity that you already possess.

      This course is ideal for those who are interested in learning specific techniques to improve their creativity, generate new ideas, and take your idea from thoughts to reality.

      You will learn how to:
         •   Be more creative in your personal life, your work, and future career
         •   Use Design Thinking to experiment and invent new things
         •   Develop and use Discovery Skills, such as observation and questioning, to generate creative ideas and innovative outcomes
         •   Build your own creative environment
         •   Apply problem-solving steps and tools
         •   Use techniques such as brainstorming and role-playing to help generate creative ideas

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 12 – 13 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 12 & Sun Sept 13 only | CLASS END DATE: October 11, 2020

      Drawing Explorations

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Explore materials, concepts and techniques of drawing in this introductory studio course. Observational and experimental approaches to drawing will be taught, with a focus on elements of composition. Students will explore line, value, texture, pattern and proportion. We will draw from still lives, explore portraiture (host families and self portraits) and work both from life and from manipulated photographs. Students will be exposed to historical and contemporary approaches to drawing and study museum collections and artist interviews. We’ll complete our weekend with a group discussion of each student’s process and work.

      Drawings will be black and white and simple drawing tools (pencil, ball point pen and marker or crayon and paper (sketchbook preferred, but regular printing paper ok) will be required.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom, after last day of class, and you will be able to download it. If you need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during registration. Please note: The earliest you can get your certificates is one week after class has started and you put complete all assignments and give the instructor a few days to check them.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:00 – 11.30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 19 – 20 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      English Skills for Real Life Situations

      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      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.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      Due to the nature of this course, this class is slightly different than our other classes and will have mandatory zoom sessions every weekend for 4 weeks. Please see the sessions below.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. You will be able to download your course completion certificate from a shared drive, a few days after the class concludes. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate earlier. You will receive it after the class concludes.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:00 – 11.30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)

      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP BELOW WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!


      September 12 – 13, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends. 8 zoom meetings in total. Last zoom meeting October 4. | CLASS END DATE: October 11, 2020
      Every Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET | Every Sunday 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM ET

      September 26 – 27, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends. 8 zoom meetings in total. Last zoom meeting October 18. | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020
      Every Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM ET | Every Sunday 8:00 PM – 8:40 PM ET

      Event Planning, Design & Management

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Deep dive into the world of event planning, design, and management!

      Virtually visit NYC & NJ venues, tour and determine how to make a successful event and what types of events would work best. Learn all about the business of event production and management. Learn about the careers of event planners, designers, and managers, the skills necessary to be successful in these areas, and how to pursue a career in these fields. Explore the different types of events you can plan, the tools used to plan a successful event, all about décor, and how to incorporate these elements smoothly. Learn how to manage an event, who your partners will be, how and when to hire supporting event professionals, what happens after an event, and more!

      Let’s be remote with experiential learning and create a completely planned event! Activities will include picking an event theme, creating a color scheme, using design software to produce an event invitation, signage and menus, and creating a tablescape based on your theme.

      You will also learn how to use social media, digital marketing, and professional networks to create opportunities to produce one of a kind events!

      Learning Objectives:
         •   Understanding the event management profession as a potential future career
         •   Knowledge of business principles and best practices associated with event management
         •   Learn management and organization skills
         •   Use design to solve challenges and think outside of the box
         •   Learn about marketing and networking and how to use it to grow a business
         •   Think critically and problem solve by executing on an event project

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM Eastern Time
      Sunday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 5 – 6 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 5 & Sun Sept 6 only | CLASS END DATE: October 4, 2020

      October 3 – 4 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Oct 3 & Sun Oct 4 only | CLASS END DATE: November 1, 2020

      Exploring Digital Photography

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      This course is for anyone with or without experience in photography, interested in improving their skills in digital photography using any digital camera or phone. We will explore the concept of exposure, color balance, and composition. We will also look into shooting macro (close up) photography, portraits of those near you (host family or other) and also explore self- portraits. You will shoot close up of objects with the emphasis on lighting and abstraction. You will shoot a story of your day. We will also focus on still photography and basic editing and retouching techniques. For some assignments you will be able to use pictures taken earlier from past events.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded in a shared folder on Google Classroom, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you need your certificate earlier, before class end date, you MUST let us know at least 1 week in advance. You can receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all required assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 12 - 13 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 12 & Sun Sept 13 only | CLASS END DATE: October 11, 2020


      October 10 - 11 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Oct 10 & Sun Oct 11 only | CLASS END DATE: November 8, 2020

      Exploring Digital Photography and Oahu: The Heart of Hawaii

      October 10 – 14, 2020 | 72 hours | $995
      Saturday – Wednesday

      ** CLASS POSTPONED UNTIL 2021! **

      Offered through Hudson County Community College


      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      In this Photography + Travel Combination class, you will learn about basic digital photography and apply your new knowledge and skills during a trip to Oahu in Hawaii. Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian island and home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. This course is for anyone who loves to travel, learn about new places, and is interested in improving their photography skills, using any digital camera or smart phone, so that you can take exceptional pictures when you travel. During this 5-day hands-on class, you will get to experience many aspects of Hawaiian life including its culture, history, marine life, agriculture, volcanoes, landscape and surfing.

      The pre-assignments will focus on photography, where we will explore the concept of exposure, color balance, and composition. You will meet with your instructor via zoom meetings, where you will look into shooting macro (close up) photography and landscape. We will also focus on basic editing and retouching techniques, which you will use for some of your post-assignments.

      During a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center we will learn about the Polynesian cultures of the Pacific Islands, with an emphasis on Hawaii. Activities will include learning to hula, making lanais and learning basic Hawaiian words and expressions. You will get to speak to natives and will be able to ask them questions. This is also a great place to take beautiful pictures and get a true feel of the Hawaiian culture.

      At the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, we will learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. Known all over the world as a “date which will live in infamy, the devastating events of December, 1941 changed the course of history.

      We will step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ and experience the real Hawaii during our visit to Hawaii’s Plantation Village. This is an outdoor museum telling the story of life on Hawaii’s sugar plantations (circa 1850-1950). The Village includes restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures.

      We will also visit Dole Pineapple Plantation where a ride on the Pineapple Express train will give you an overview on the history of the pineapple, agriculture in Hawaii, and the life of James Dole.

      There aren’t many places in the world where you can hike to the edge of a volcano. The Diamond Head Trail allows this opportunity, which culminates in panoramic views of Oahu (great photo opportunities) , the famous Diamond Head Lighthouse, a United States Coast Guard facility that has been featured on a U.S. postage stamp, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

      At Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, we will have the opportunity to go snorkeling and learn about marine life. It is one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii with a pristine marine ecosystem.

      We will learn all about surfing during our trip to the Bishop Museum. Surfing in Hawaii is a culture, an art, a science, and a way of life. With the advantages of Hawaii’s shoreline topography, warm ocean waters, and abundant waves, the indigenous people of the Hawaiian Islands developed and refined the sport that has become a thriving international phenomenon today.

      The class wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Iolani Palace, which is a living restoration of a proud Hawaiian national identity, recognized as the spiritual and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii. It is the only official royal residence in the United States and one of the most recognizable buildings in Hawaii.

      There will also be time to explore Honolulu and the world famous Waikiki Beach where you will be able to take some beautiful photos.

      Your post-assignments will consist of editing your pictures from the trip as well as assignments demonstrating your knowledge of Oahu, Hawaii and all the places you visited.

      *We reserve the right to change any of the activities if any of them are unavailable during the time of this class.

      Price Includes:
         •   Accommodation: 4 nights at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club in Waikiki Beach (Dormitory style rooms)
         •   4 x breakfast
         •   1 x Polynesian buffet dinner
         •   Transportation to and from all activities
         •   All activities including entrance fees to parks and museums

      Price does NOT Include:
         •   Airfare to/from Honolulu, Hawaii
         •   Airport shuttle to/from hotel (Before class starts we will email you detailed information with bus shuttle options for $12-16 one way)
         •   Lunches and dinners (except for 1 x Polynesian dinner) at the Polynesian Cultural Center

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include pre-assignments in Photography, which will be posted on Google Classroom THREE WEEKS before class. You will be invited to join Google Classroom via email, usually a few days after your registration. The class will also include post-assignments that will consist of editing your pictures from the trip as well as assignments demonstrating your knowledge of the states and places you visited. You will have three weeks to complete the post-assignments. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory all days. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is an intensive class and the are long days. We expect you to come to class rested and ready to participate. Make sure you wear comfortable and appropriate clothing.

      SATURDAY 2:00PM – 7:00PM
      SUNDAY 9:00AM – 9:00PM
      MONDAY 9:00AM – 7:00PM
      TUESDAY: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
      WEDNESDAY: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

      ** Detailed agenda, schedule and information will be emailed to registered students 3 weeks prior to class start date.

      Fashion Business Management

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Fashion is about so much more than designing clothes. There are trends to predict, models to style, and brands to build. Fashion Business is also one of the hottest industries to work in, either as a designer, influencer or some other specialist. Who and what makes it so glamorous and interesting?

      If you’ve seen movies such as “The devil wears Prada” or “The Intern,” after taking this course, you will look at those movies from a completely different perspective.

      This class will teach you how business is conducted in the fashion industry. You will get an insight to industry mechanisms and fashion cycles- from the design process to sales and marketing strategies used by the biggest fashion houses. You will also learn current market trends, how to lead anything from a high-profile clothing brand to your own startup as well as get an insight to the future of the clothing industry.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      August 29 - 30 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Aug 29 & Sun Aug 30 only | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020


      September 26 – 27 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 26 & Sun Sept 27 only | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020

      Filmmaking Fundamentals

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      With the advent of digital media, it is now possible for anyone to make movies. This class will introduce students to basic filmmaking ideas and tools, including producing, writing, filming, and editing, ultimately creating their own Digital Short Film. Starting with a Concept, students will learn how to translate their ideas into a Story with a Beginning, Middle, and End, crafting a 3-4 Minute Short Film Script. Using their Script as a guide, they will Film Scenes, Edit those Scenes, and present a fully realized Short Film.

      Classroom sessions will cover Techniques and Methods for each step in the process, with assignments implementing those steps using the students’ own equipment and software. Students must have access to a filming device (smart-phone or digital video camera) as well as a computer, tablet, or smartphone capable of running editing software. Each assignment will include links to free software that can assist the student in their task. Telling a story in the digital age has never been more accessible.

      After completing this class, students will have all of the tools and knowledge necessary to tell their own stories—leading to more meaningful home videos, tools for promoting a business or service, or potentially a career in the vast world of filmmaking.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom, after last day of class, and you will be able to download it. If you need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during registration. Please note: The earliest you can get your certificates is one week after class has started and you put complete all assignments and give the instructor a few days to check them.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:00 – 11.30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 12 – 13 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 12 & Sun Sept 13 only | CLASS END DATE: October 11, 2020

      French for Travel

      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      French for Travel is a short course for beginners who intend to travel to a French-speaking country. You will learn to handle everyday situations on your next trip to France or Quebec, through interactive lessons, practice sheets, audio practice and so much more. The course will emphasize common phrases and travel vocabulary, but will also cover many basics of the French language, and give you some insight into French customs and culture.

      What exactly will you learn?
      All the basic spoken French needed for a successful stay or holiday in a French-speaking country!
         •   Introduce yourself and ask basic questions
         •   Order food and beverages
         •   Ask for directions
         •   Ask for information about your accommodation
         •   Schedules and means of transportation
         •   Shopping!
         •   Dining out
         •   Phrases needed in an emergency
         •   Reporting an accident and other relevant phrases

      This Travel French course focuses less on the rules of grammar and more on the basics of what you need to know to make your vacation a memorable one and feel more confident in your next trip to a French speaking country.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      Due to the nature of this course, this class is slightly different than our other classes and will have mandatory zoom sessions every weekend for 4 weeks. Please see the sessions below.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. You will be able to download your course completion certificate from a shared drive, a few days after the class concludes. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate earlier. You will receive it after the class concludes.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturdays 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sundays 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and take place every weekend for a total of 8 zooms.

      August 29 – 30, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends. 8 zoom meetings in total. Last zoom meeting September 20 | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020

      September 26 – 27, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends. 8 zoom meetings in total. Last zoom meeting October 18 | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020

      Fundamentals of Acting: Monologue, Script Analysis & Film Critique

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE ON TWO CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS! Through script analysis, film critique and monologue work, students are introduced to some of the premiere plays and playwrights of the modern era. While exploring the Acting work in various mediums, students will learn what is necessary to create a connected and full performance. While the majority of work will be done independently, we will use Zoom Sessions to create an authentic audition setting, where students will present monologues to the class and receive teacher feedback with the intention of helping the actor become more connected to their creative self. Student’s will be required to read plays, watch film, write response papers based on the work they’ve seen and work on the given monologues outside of classroom for this class. 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.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom in a shared folder after class has concluded, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you have a deadline and need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during the registration process (there is a question). You may receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all assignments successfully and it is confirmed by the instructor.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Two consecutive Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturdays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time
      Zoom meetings are mandatory and take place on two consecutive Saturdays.

      September 12, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom on Sat September 12 & Sat September 19 | CLASS END DATE: October 11, 2020

      IMC: Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) has become very relevant in today’s cut throat competitive environment. What is the secret to marketing success?

      This class provides an introduction to basic marketing concepts and methods in a digital world. You will learn and apply the IMC planning process and gain understanding in how organizations conduct marketing decision-making. You will be familiarized with IMC terminology, concepts and strategies. Primary emphasis is placed on a consumer orientation, branding, market segmentation and positioning, measurement and the marketing mix variables of product, price, and distribution. You will develop an understanding of marketing practice through readings, and assignments. The course also develops your ability to think analytically and strategically in addressing marketing problems through a series of case studies.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom in a shared folder after class has concluded, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you have a deadline and need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during the registration process (there is a question). You may receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all assignments successfully and it is confirmed by the instructor.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 6:40 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      August 29 - 30 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Aug 29 & Sun Aug 30 only | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020


      September 26 – 27 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat September 26 & Sun September 27 only | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020

      Intro to Creative Writing

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Do you feel stuck or unable to start or continue writing? Does the blank page or screen taunt you? Don’t know where to begin? Then take this hands-on workshop to begin your writer’s journey and get out of that writing rut!

      Breaking the Myths:
      Always wanted to write but couldn’t find the time? Used to write at some point but stopped? Have written all along but haven’t been published? Through a series of writing exercises share your life experiences in written-form for others to read and enjoy.

      Feel the Fear and Write It Anyway:
      Understand what is behind writer’s block and how to get past it through prompts and exercises.

      Writers are Voyeurs and Eavesdroppers:
      The surprising places that one can get inspiration for creative writing.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 19 – 20 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      Journalism: Writing the News and Building Media Literacy

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      In this engaging online class, students will learn how to write news stories, opinion pieces and feature stories. We’re bombarded with media, from mainstream newspapers to Tik Tok and Instagram, but what makes a reader stay all the way through an article or even a Twitter post? In this class you will learn how to make people want to read what you write. We will also look at how to distinguish between fact and fiction in reporting. Fake news is a real thing, but it may not always look like what you think.

      With online sessions and independent work, students will learn how to craft a basic news story, From a lead, to a nutgraph, to using quotes from sources. We will turn press releases into stories and figure out how to find news and brainstorm story ideas. For opinion pieces, we will study Op/Ed pages and blogs; how can we express an opinion that others will care about enough to read– even if they don’t agree with it? Feature stories cover a wide range of articles, from covering arts and entertainment to profiling an interesting person in your community.

      Can you tell the difference between sponsored content and journalism? We will learn how to recognize bias, spin, misinformation and lies.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 19 – 20 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      Online Business Entrepreneurship

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Whether you want to start a part-time online business for some extra spending money or create the next big enterprise, thanks to the many opportunities the Internet provides, it is entirely possible to create, launch, and build a profitable business from the convenience of your home, or anywhere in the world, with little to no upfront investment. You just need to know what to do and how to do it!

      This course will give you a solid foundation for building and growing a successful digital business. You will be given a step-by-step method that is easy to follow—from building a strategy to branding your business. Through a series of readings, videos, and assignments, you will learn to create a product, how to engage prospective customers, and implement a process that will drive people to your business.

      You will have the opportunity to use your own business idea, and through hands-on work, you will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to turn that idea into an actual online business. Now is the perfect time to launch an online business and explore the possibilities and benefits of entrepreneurship!

      You will learn:
         •   Identify opportunities for an online business
         •   Create products and services that you can sell as part of your online business
         •   Find resources to support your business
         •   Build a business brand that is ready to be launched online
         •   Create a business strategy that includes a business plan, budget, and marketing plan
         •   Generate leads to keep your business growing
         •   Implement an online support center for your business
         •   Use the best website platforms for your business
         •   Write engaging content and manage emails
         •   Discover free and affordable online services that allow you to build your website with easy-to-use tools
         •   Explore ways to build and launch your website without having to know anything about website design or coding and learn what it means to “host” your website
         •   An overview and basic understanding on how to launch your website through popular platforms, such as Shopify.com

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom in a shared folder after class has concluded, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you have a deadline and need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during the registration process (there is a question). You may receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all assignments successfully and it is confirmed by the instructor.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET
      Sunday 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time
      Sunday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 26 – 27 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 26 & Sun Sept 27 only | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020

      Podcast and YouTube Media Class

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Podcasts have become increasing popular over the past several years and is a medium that is reaching avid listeners all around the world. YouTube is a platform that garners millions of viewers each day. Imagine combining both audio and video to widen your reach and build a loyal following. If you are positioning yourself to become an industry leader, have a message that will inspire, educate or entertain, or you’re looking for a fun new hobby, both the podcasting and YouTube platforms could be the perfect way to amplify your unique message.

      In this course we will cover the benefits of both platforms and get practical tips including developing a show concept, finding your ideal listener/viewer, creating compelling content, essential gear, how and where to record your episodes, and basic editing tips. You will also learn how to launch podcast and YouTube channel so that you can share your message with the world.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 12 – 13 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 12 & Sun Sept 13 only | CLASS END DATE: October 11, 2020

      Skin Care in your 20s: Understanding and Managing it

      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Esthetics and dermatology, also simply known as Skin Care, is in fact a science. Deciphering strange ingredients on the backs of bottles can be overwhelming—and consulting with a dermatologist or esthetician is the best way to be sure you’re doing what’s right for the skin you’re in—but understanding the structure of skin, how these products work, and the chemistry behind them can help you navigate the available options on your own.

      This class will teach you how to understand the chemistry in products, how nutrition affects your skin, how to build a skin care routine, to cleanse properly, to choose the right moisturizer, why using an SPF is so important and how to naturally manage problems that you may experience with your own skin.

      The power of healthy and glowing skin is so much more than skin deep. When you feel wonderful about your skin, you unlock confidence, courage and overall well-being. Glowing skin is a beautiful first impression. Remember, there’s never a chance to make a second “first impression,” so let’s make sure you’re glowing. The first thing we see when meeting someone is actually skin. In these times, where every picture is photoshopped and all imperfections are erased, where the self care and outer beauty is so important, where there is a lot of stress, busy lifestyles and too little time to choose the right products – we need guidance.

      Your 20s is the perfect time to start caring for your skin, developing a regular skincare routine and taking care of the largest organ of the body – skin!

      Learning Objectives
      At the conclusion of this class, you will be able to:
         •   Describe the structure and function of skin cells
         •   List facts about the biggest organ of the body, which is skin
         •   Examine and assess your own skin, including skin tone, complexion and skin problems
         •   Develop solutions on how to improve your skin and how to achieve healthy and youthful looking skin
         •   Identify natural and chemical ingredients in skin care products and determine whether they are good or bad for your skin
         •   Define skin care terminology like dermis, keratinocytes, hydroquinone, etc.
         •   Describe how nutrition, cigarettes, lack of sleep and stress affect the skin
         •   Summarize the importance of a consistent Skin Care routine

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom in a shared folder after class has concluded, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you have a deadline and need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during the registration process (there is a question). You may receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all assignments successfully and it is confirmed by the instructor.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 5 – 6, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 5 & Sun Sept 6 only | CLASS END DATE: October 4, 2020

      Social Media, Creating Content & Personal Branding

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      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.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Eastern Time
      Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      August 29 – 30, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Aug 29 & Sun Aug 30 only | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020

      September 19 – 20, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      October 17 – 18, 2020 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Oct 17 & Sun Oct 18 only | CLASS END DATE: November 15, 2020

      Stress Management: Mastering your Emotions

      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Stress is the “psychological, physiological and behavioural response by an individual when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health.” (Palmer, 1989)

      This course will teach you positive psychology, including everything you need to know about emotions so you can overcome your fears and limitations and become the type of person you really want to be. Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express your emotions. You’ll learn what emotions are, how they are formed, and how you can use them for your personal growth. Whether due to recent stressful circumstances like the Coronavirus or any other trauma or daily stress, you will learn how to manage your stress level, detach from negativity and turn it into productive fuel.

      This class will teach you why you are wired to focus on negativity and what you can do to counter this effect. You’ll also discover how your beliefs impinge upon your emotions. You’ll understand the roles your body, your thoughts, your words, or your sleep, play in your life and how you can use them to change your emotions. You’ll also learn how to condition your mind to experience more positive emotions.

      We will discuss how to use your emotions as a tool for personal growth. This class is a great guide for life, how to observe emotions such as fear or depression and understand how they work. You’ll then discover how to use them to grow by creating a different pattern of behavior so you can find happiness and success in your career and personal life.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded in a shared folder on Google Classroom, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you need your certificate earlier, before class end date, you MUST let us know at least 1 week in advance. You can receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all required assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Time
      Sunday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and only take place on the first weekend of class. (One weekend)

      September 19 – 20 START DATE
      Zoom meetings on Sat Sept 19 & Sun Sept 20 only | CLASS END DATE: October 18, 2020

      The Making of Walt Disney World

      Orlando, Florida

      $995 | 72 hours (6 credits)
      (Tuition: $615, 4-day Theme Park Pass: $360 $Registration fee: $20)

      October 3 – 7, 2020
      Saturday - Wednesday
      ** CLASS POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2021! **

      Offered through Hudson County Community College


      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Take a class in the Happiest Place on Earth and experience some magic! This is our most versatile class, where you will not only learn about the history and making of Walt Disney World, but also about different countries and cultures, the history and progress of communication and technology, US history, animals and wildlife, literature and animation! You will visit educational attractions in all four Walt Disney World theme parks: Epcot Center, the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

      Some of the attractions we will visit at Epcot will include 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. You will learn about all of these places. This is your chance to experience the joy of hang gliding through a virtual reality! Epcot World Showcases – you will walk through the different countries and spend more time at some selected ones, especially the American Adventure Pavilion – where you will see 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. Visiting the World Showcases is a great way to expand your cultural diversity without the expense of traveling.

      At the Magic Kingdom you will visit Liberty Square and Liberty Bell and learn the history behind it. You will also 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!

      Attractions in Animal Kingdom will include Kilimanjaro Safaris where you will have the opportunity to explore the closest experience to a true African safari in Florida. This 18-minute cruise in your expedition vehicle while on the look for the 34 different species is an incredible adventure and learning experience! At The Wilderness Explorers you will learn about animals and the Wilderness. Search for animals, learn along the way, and earn badges, which are stickers that are placed within their Wilderness Explorers Guide. Lastly you will visit The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. The highlight of the Exploration Trail is the gorilla habitat which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful creatures in their natural habitat of grassy hills and waterfalls.

      Price Includes:
         •   Accommodation: 4 nights at Staybridge Suites Buena Vista. (shared beds)
         •   4 x breakfast
         •   1 x Polynesian buffet dinner
         •   Transportation to and from the theme parks
         •   Free Airport shuttle

      Price does NOT Include:
         •   Airfare to/from Orlando, FL
         •   Lunches
         •   Dinners

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be posted on Google Classroom THREE WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted three weeks after class has concluded. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory all days. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a long weekend intensive class and these are long days. We expect you to come to class rested and ready to participate.

      October 3, Saturday: 3:00PM – 7:00PM
      October 4, Sunday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
      October 5, Monday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM
      October 6, Tuesday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM
      October 7, Wednesday: 9:00AM – 3:00PM

      ** Detailed agenda, schedule and information will be emailed to registered students 3 weeks prior to class start date.

      Travel Spanish

      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      If you will be taking a trip to a Spanish speaking country then you should know at least some Spanish for your trip. This class will prepare you for the necessary Spanish you need to get by in your travels in a short period of time. Through scenario examples, you will learn essential travel phrases, and the basic vocabulary you need for your trip: greetings, directions, transport, accommodation and eating. It’s also good to know some Spanish for safety reasons. For example, some areas of Latin American countries are not suitable for tourists, so when a local tells you “No vayas en esa dirección, ¡es peligroso!” you can understand what is being said to you (“Don’t go in that direction; it’s dangerous”) and make an informed decision.

      This Travel Spanish course focuses less on the rules of grammar and more on the basics of what you need to know to make your vacation a memorable one and feel more confident in your next trip to a Spanish speaking country.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      Due to the nature of this course, this class is slightly different than our other classes and will have mandatory zoom sessions every weekend for 4 weeks. Please see the sessions below.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. You will be able to download your course completion certificate from a shared drive, a few days after the class concludes. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate earlier. You will receive it after the class concludes.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.


      $250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
      Saturdays 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM Eastern Time
      Sundays 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM Eastern Time

      Zoom meetings are mandatory and take place every weekend for a total of 8 zooms.

      August 29 - 30 START DATE
      Zoom meetings every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends. 8 zoom meetings in total. Last zoom meeting September 20. | CLASS END DATE: September 27, 2020


      September 26 – 27, 2020
      Zoom meetings every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends. 8 zoom meetings in total. Last zoom meeting October 18. | CLASS END DATE: October 25, 2020