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Business and Management



To earn this certificate, students must complete all eight classes.

Core classes:

  • Launching and Surviving a Small Business
  • Overcoming the Fear of Social Media Marketing
  • Leveraging Google for your Small Business
  • Planning Your Company Budget     
  • Hiring the Right Employee for Your Small Business
  • Managing Your Small Business Employee Performance  
  • Growing your Small Business
  • Learning How to Speak Accounting          

Other courses of interest (not required)

  • Comprehensive QuickBooks
  • Business Writing for Success
  • How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact, and Credibility
  • Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations Skills
  • Principles of Operations Management Summer
  • Conflict Resolution  

Launching and Surviving a Small Business

You have decided to open a business. Now what? What product or service do you want to sell? Who needs that product or service? What must you consider when launching your own small business? This course covers what you need to know to succeed and what you need to do to avoid the common pitfalls.

This course will cover:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creating a Startup vision
  • Registering Your Business
  • Keys to business startup
  • Business startup checklist
  • Ten common business mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Resources for startups

1.2 CEU

Cost: $160


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Sep 19

4 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen


The hiring process is never easy. With the numbers of qualified applicants looking for employment, finding the right candidate can be overwhelming. This course provides you with tools to not only hire the perfect employee, but grow them within the business as well. Some of the topics that will be covered are: critical hiring areas, creating a clear job description, and evaluating qualified candidates. Employee termination process and legal considerations will also be discussed.

0.6 CEU

Cost: $160


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 24

Sep 26

2 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

Overcoming the Fear of Social Media Marketing

Anyone who has owned their own small business over the past few years has witnessed amazing changes taking place in marketing through social media. This course teaches introduces you to the various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, as well as how to create promotion content, blogging for business.

0.9 CEU

Cost: $120


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 2

Oct 16

3 W 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

Leveraging Google for your Small Business

Google is a big supporter of small to medium size businesses. To “level the playing field” between large and small companies, Google has developed a suite of tools to help small businesses market their business effectively and at a very low (to no) cost. This course introduces you why Google is important for local business, how does the search engine work, Google Analytics, Adwords, GSuite, Google My Business, webmaster tools, and more


1.2 CEU

Cost: $90


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jul 30

Aug 8

4 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 5

Nov 14

4 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact, and Credibility

Learn how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and the styles of others while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $280


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 12

Oct 24

5 Th 6:30 - 9:30pm Jim O'Donnell

Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills

Unstable economic times can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary but also well advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This five-session seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control, and poise—and without fear. Through in-class practice, gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style while receiving expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $280


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jul 11

Aug 8

5 Th 6:30 - 9:30pm Jim O'Donnell
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 7

Dec 12

5 Th 6:30 - 9:30pm Jim O'Donnell
No class Nov 28

Introduction to Bookkeeping

This basic, hands-on, workshop-style manual bookkeeping course covers the complete accounting cycle from business transactions through entry into the books and records. Posting to accounts, preparation of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, and preparation of financial statements and closing are also discussed. Introduction to Bookkeeping will prepare you for any accounting or bookkeeping system: manual, one-write, or software driven. Topics include the sales and purchase journals; cash receipts and cash disbursements journal; accounts receivable; inventory; and the use of Excel spreadsheets. Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.

4.2 CEU

Cost: $410


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 30

Nov 13

14 M, W 6:30-9:30pm Surendra Jakhar

ADVANCED Bookkeeping

Prerequisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping or equivalent experience

Advanced Bookkeeping revisits topics covered in Introduction to Bookkeeping while focusing on basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems. Several important concepts will be studied in detail including: accruals, journal entries, allowances for doubtful debts, adjusting entries, revenue recognition, inventory, fixed assets, depreciation, liabilities, income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement – as well as their interpretation. Full-charge bookkeeping will be discussed to help prepare for Certification in Bookkeeping. Requires the same book used in Introduction to Bookkeeping, and is available in the college bookstore.

6.0 CEU

Cost: $850


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 14

Nov 16

10 SA 9:00am-3:30pm Surendra Jakhar

1/2 hour lunch


This training course prepares individuals to take the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) certification exam for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.  Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork. This proven approach has been implemented within a myriad of industries to achieve hard and soft money savings, while increasing customer satisfaction. The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt course serves to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to perform the role of a LSS Yellow Belt. This foundational course introduces and integrates Lean and Six Sigma principles and tools that lead to effective process improvement. The Yellow Belt training consists of the primary sections of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, which are each broken down into sub-categories consisting of individual subject matter topics. This course also incorporates fundamentals of White Belt training providing students with the necessary foundational knowledge, central definitions, concepts, and structure of methodology. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 

4.1 CEU

Cost: $1,025


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 21

Dec 7

6 M, W

6:30-8:30pm (M, W)

8:30-11:30am (SA, Sep 21, 28)

8:30am-1:00pm (Sa, Oct 5, 12)

Jeffery Kelly

Exam date Dec 7



The Project Management Institute’s PMP® credential is a leading industry-recognized certification for project managers. The PMI credential following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Benefit from the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status if you are a:

  • Project manager, team leader, project coordinator
  • Team member seeking to learn the PMBOK® framework
  • Person looking to increase project management knowledge

This 40-hour course is designed to help you prepare for the PMP® exam while gaining the most understanding of project management with the least amount of study. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

4.0 CEU

Cost: $1,082


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16
Nov 6

16 M, W 6:30-9:00pm Sandeep Jasra

For more information on certifications, consult the Project Management website at



Certification Preparation Course - Applies to the following certifications: SHRM CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM SCP (Senior Certified Professional) 

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offer a comprehensive review of the major disciplines within the field of human resources in this certification prep course. Utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, the course is designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job while helping to prepare them for the national examinations. Human Resource professionals seeking advancement in their career should strongly consider taking this course to prepare for higher-level certification. Prior to taking this course, it is important to review the SHRM CP and SHRM SCP eligibility requirements on the SHRM website: 


*Special discount for local SHRM chapter members of the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton. For information on becoming a chapter member, see the HRMA chapter website at

3.9 CEU

Cost: $1420


3.9 CEU

Cost: $1370*



Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 7

Dec 14



9:30am-12:30pm Various

No class Nov 30


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