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    • Weekend Workshops

      As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Au Pair Cultural Exchange Program regulations, au pairs are required to complete at least 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
      Some of our March and April classes have been canceled and rescheduled, while others have been transferred ONLINE. We will also be adding new ONLINE classes for April and May. Before registering for any NEWLY ADDED ONLINE CLASSES, please check with your LCC/Coordinator/Area Director whether they will be approved by your agency!

       

      ONLINE CLASSES FOR APRIL & MAY


      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 assignments, and fun group work, this course will help you recognize, develop and act upon the creativity that you already possess.

      You will learn how to:
         •   Identify the difference between creativity and innovation
         •   Recognize the creativity in yourself and others
         •   Build your own creative environment
         •   Apply problem-solving steps and tools
         •   Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas
         •   Implement and evaluate creative ideas

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will consist of readings, assignments, group discussions and zoom sessions. The course syllabus and all assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Please make sure you sign up for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.
      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. 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 at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST and 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST.

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 - 19, 2020


      May 9 - 10, 2020

       

       


      English Skills for Real Life Situations


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      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, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). You will also use Slack for group discussions. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. The group assignments will also be posted on Slack, where it is easy to communicate as a group. All 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. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the final class. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate sooner. You will receive it after the class concludes on May 17, 2020.

      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 on your assignments 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!
      Saturdays 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET (April 25, May 2, May 9 & May 16)
      Sundays 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM ET (April 26, May 3, May 10 & May 17)

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - May 17, 2020 (4 weekends)

       

       


      Exploring Digital Photography and NYC


      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. (Don’t forget to bring your camera! If you don’t have one, your smartphone is ok) We will explore the concept of exposure, color balance, and composition. We will also look into shooting macro (close up) photography, landscape, still photography, portrait and studio lightning. Saturday is mostly a FIELD TRIP DAY to several famous locations in NYC, which you will use as your backdrop. (PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to pay for the PATH train to/from NYC and all subway rides. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes!) This course is a great way of not only exploring photography but seeing famous NYC landmarks and capturing perfect images of them! We will also focus on still photography and basic editing and retouching techniques.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include a pre-assignment and follow-up assignment. The pre-assignment will be posted 2-3 weeks before class starts, on Google Classroom, which is the platform we use for all our assignments. You will receive an invitation notification at the email address you used when registering for the class. Please make sure you join Google Classroom early, and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 8 hours to complete. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      The follow-up assignment will be posted on the weekend of class, and also consists of 8 hours. You must complete it in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone at the same time, a few days after the assignment deadline. You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete the follow-up assignment.

      **INTEREXCHANGE AU PAIRS ONLY – Please note that due to recent changes in your agency, pre- and follow- up assignment hours might NOT be approved. This means that you will only receive 20 hours for this class. Check with your LCC/Coordinator before registering.

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

      Price does NOT include:
      – Airfare or other transportation to/from Jersey City or NYC
      – Accommodation. (You can find a room in Jersey City for around $40-60/night on Airbnb or booking.com)
      – Metro card for classes that include field trips
      – Breakfast, lunch or dinner (You can either bring your own food to class or purchase at one of the many cafes/pizza places/delis located closely to the school.)

      ADDRESS
      161 Newkirk Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07306

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

      For questions, please email info@classroomaupair.org or send a text or WhatsApp message to Agnes at 516.418.2611.

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)


      April 18 - 19, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 16 - 17, 2020 | **ONLINE**

       

       


      Fundamentals of Acting


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

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

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include a pre-assignment and follow-up assignment. The pre-assignment will be posted 3 weeks before class starts, on Google Classroom, which is the platform we use for all our assignments. You will receive an invitation notification at the email address you used when registering for the class. Please make sure you join Google Classroom early, and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 8 hours to complete. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      The follow-up assignment will be posted on the weekend of class, and also consists of 8 hours. You must complete it in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone at the same time, a few days after the assignment deadline. You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete the follow-up assignment.

      **INTEREXCHANGE AU PAIRS ONLY – Please note that due to recent changes in your agency, pre- and follow- up assignment hours might NOT be approved. This means that you will only receive 20 hours for this class. Check with your LCC/Coordinator before registering.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory both Saturdays. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
      Saturday, April 4, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
      Saturday, April 11, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

      Price does NOT include:
      – Airfare or other transportation to/from Jersey City or NYC
      – Accommodation. (You can find a room in Jersey City for around $40-60/night on Airbnb or booking.com)
      – Metro card for classes that include field trips
      – Breakfast, lunch or dinner (You can either bring your own food to class or purchase at one of the many cafes/pizza places/delis located closely to the school.)

      ADDRESS
      Hudson County Community College
      Gabert Library
      71 Sip Avenue
      Jersey City, NJ 07306

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

      May 2 - 3, 2020

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)
      $50 late registration after March 23, 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, assignments and group discussions 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

      May 2 - 3, 2020

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

       

       


      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, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few short, 40-minute lecture sessions on Zoom. Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. 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. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      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:
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET.
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET.
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET.

      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!

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 11 - 12, 2020


      May 9 - 10, 2020

       

       


      MC: 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, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few short, 40-minute lecture sessions on Zoom. Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. 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. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      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:
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM EST.
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM EST.
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST.

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - 26, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 16 - 17, 2020 | **ONLINE**

       

       


      Podcasting Master 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 has the potential of reaching listeners all around the world. If you are positioning yourself to become an industry leader, have a message that will inspire, educate or entertain, or you just want to have some fun, podcasting could be the perfect platform to amplify your unique message.
      In this course we will cover practical podcasting tips including developing a show concept, finding your ideal listener, creating compelling content, podcasting gear, how and where you record your episodes, basic editing tips, and creative ways to monetize as a podcaster. You will also learn how to launch a show and submit your podcast to the most popular podcast directories including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher Radio and Google Podcasts.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will consist of readings, assignments, group discussions and zoom sessions. The course syllabus and all assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Please make sure you sign up for the course with a valid email address. You will receive an invitation notification at the email address you used when registering for the class. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone at the same time, a few days after the deadline. 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. 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 at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions will be on Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 AM EST and 6:00 PM EST.

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 11 - 12, 2020


      May 2 - 3, 2020

       

       


      Skin Care In Your 20s: Understanding & Managing It


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      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. This class will teach you the fundamental steps to daily skin care and how to achieve healthy, youthful looking skin.
      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.
      You will learn you 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.
      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!

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions 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 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 - 19, 2020


      May 2 - 3, 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.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include a pre-assignment and follow-up assignment. The pre-assignment will be posted 2-3 weeks before class starts, on Google Classroom, which is the platform we use for all our assignments. You will receive an invitation notification at the email address you used when registering for the class. Please make sure you join Google Classroom early, and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 8 hours to complete. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      The follow-up assignment will be posted on the weekend of class, and also consists of 8 hours. You must complete it in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone at the same time, a few days after the assignment deadline. You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete the follow-up assignment.

      **INTEREXCHANGE AU PAIRS ONLY – Please note that due to recent changes in your agency, pre- and follow- up assignment hours might NOT be approved. This means that you will only receive 20 hours for this class. Check with your LCC/Coordinator before registering.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
      Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
      Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

      Price does NOT include:
      – Airfare or other transportation to/from Jersey City or NYC
      – Accommodation. (You can find a room in Jersey City for around $40-60/night on Airbnb or booking.com)
      – Breakfast, lunch or dinner (You can either bring your own food to class or purchase at one of the many cafes/pizza places/delis located closely to the school.)

      ADDRESS
      161 Newkirk Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07306

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

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 - 19, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 2 - 3, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 23 - 24, 2020 | **ONLINE**

       

       


      Stress Management: Mastering Your Emotions


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      This course will teach you 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. You’ll learn what emotions are, how they are formed, and how you can use them for your personal growth. Whether due to recent 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.

      You will learn 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, assignments and group discussions 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 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - 26, 2020


      May 9 - 10, 2020

       

       


      Travel Spanish: Understanding the Locals


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      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, assignments and group discussions 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. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the final class. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate sooner. You will receive it after the class concludes on May 10, 2020.

      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!
      Saturdays 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM ET (April 18, April, 25, May 2, & May 9)
      Sundays 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM ET (April 19, April 26, May 3, & May 10)

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 – May 10, 2020 (4 weekends)

       

       

      IN-PERSON CLASSES
      (SOME CLASSES MAY BE POSTPONED)


      Cooking for Au Pairs


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

       

       


      The Making of Walt Disney World


      Offered through Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

       


      The Music of NYC


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

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

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



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

       

       


      The Art of Mixology & Bartending


      Hudson County Community College

      A great hands-on learning experience for anyone looking to do something a little bit different and a lot of fun. You will learn the science and artistry of mixology or bartending, and upon successful completion of the course, you will not only receive a course completion certificate from us, but also a bartending certification from Bar Academy 101! While your J-1 status does not allow you to work in a restaurant or bar in the US, you will learn valuable knowledge that you can bring back with you to your home country, along with your bartending certification! Please note, you must be 18 years of age or older to attend this course.

      During the weekend class, you will learn bar set up and equipment, mixology (how to mix drinks), free-pouring, speed techniques, as well as learn extensively about liquors, beer and wine. The instructor, Robert, will share the skills he has learned in the field at the school’s glossy wooden bar stations, which feature tools and bottles much like those found in typical bars.

      Through homework assignments you will cover the history of mixology and bartending in the United States, the Prohibition Era and bartending in Modern Times.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include a pre-assignment and follow-up assignment. The pre-assignment will be posted 2-3 weeks before class starts, on Google Classroom, which is the platform we use for all our assignments. You will receive an invitation notification at the email address you used when registering for the class. Please make sure you join Google Classroom early, and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 10 hours to complete. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      The follow-up assignment will be posted on the weekend of class, and also consists of 10 hours. You must complete it in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone at the same time, a few days after the assignment deadline. You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete the follow-up assignment.

      **INTEREXCHANGE AU PAIRS ONLY – Please note that due to recent changes in your agency, pre- and follow- up assignment hours might NOT be approved. This means that you will only receive 16 hours for this class. Check with your LCC/Coordinator before registering.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested, and ready to participate.
      Saturday, May 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Sunday, May 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      ADDRESS:
      This class will take place at:
      Bar Academy 101
      5 South Willow St.
      2nd Floor
      Montclair, NJ 07042

      If you are driving – Parking is very limited in Montclair, so try to pool with other au pairs. Roughly one and a half blocks down from the Academy is a parking area called – Lackawanna Station. It is a mini strip mall and you will see a Popeyes Chicken. There are no meters to feed. Walk up the block and a half, Bar Academy 101 will be on the left side, with a big sign on the door at 5 South Willow St. Walk up to the 2nd floor!
      If you are taking the train – Take the NJ Transit Montclair-Boonton Line Train to Bay Street. Once you get off, you will have to walk 13 minutes.
      For questions about this or any other course, please text Agnes at 516-418-2611 or email at info@classroomaupair.org

      Price does NOT include:
      – Airfare or other transportation to/from Montclair, NJ or NYC
      – Accommodation. (You can find a room in Montclair for around $40-60/night on Airbnb or booking.com)
      – Breakfast, lunch or dinner (You can either bring your own food to class or purchase at one of the many cafes/pizza places/delis located close to the academy.)

      May 16 - 17, 2020

      $325 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      $50 late registration after April 10, 2020.

       

       


      Event Planning & Management


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

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

      For more information please email ce@hccc.edu.

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

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

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

      June 13-14, 2020

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

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