SCCC adds business management courses

| 17 Jan 2014 | 01:50

    NEWTON — Sussex County Community College’s Community Education and Workforce Development Division is introducing a range of new courses focused on helping managers add important proficiencies to their skill set.

    Designed to accommodate busy work schedules, the new courses are taught by faculty who bring both academic and real-world experience to the classroom.

    Fundamentals of Human Resources

    The coursewill cover how current issues affect the role of the human-resources manager in the areas of hiring, training, development, employment relations, and compensation practices. Projected skill shortages and cultural diversity are examined as they affect the corporate environment. The course examines how external factors, such as the economy, legislation, and cultural trends affect the field.

    The course, designated PDV250-41 will take place over two sessions for a total of four hours on Wednesdays, Jan. 22 and 29 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $45.

    Best Practices in Employee Relations

    The course will teach students to create a positive working environment in order to maximize productivity and remain competitive. Techniques designed to reduce absenteeism, for conflict resolution, coaching, and counseling as well as the implications of a multicultural workforce, the effect of the glass ceiling on women, and the creation of opportunities for career advancement will be covered.

    The course, designated PDV251-41 will take place in two sessions, totaling four hours on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 11 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $45.

    Communication Essentials
    The course will review the communication process and its role in achieving goals. Students will learn how to strengthen communication skills, how to develop an environment that encourages two way communication and use technology to enhance communication.

    The course, designated PDV252-41 will take place over two sessions for a total of four hours on Tuesday, March 4 and 11 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $45.

    Getting the Most from Your Employees

    The greatest challenge any business owner or manager faces is getting the most from employees. Most managers are poorly trained in how to clearly define job descriptions, measure performance, and engage employees effectively for positive results. This course details step-by-step processes, workshops, and role playing exercises.

    The course, designated BUS178-61 will take place over six sessions for a total of nine hours from 9 until 10 a.m. from Jan. 25 until March 1. The cost will be $85.

    Fundamentals of Today’s Project Coordinator Role

    Roles and responsibilities of a project coordinator revolve around professional schedules, budgets, and performance objectives. Implementing and coordinating these tasks requires verbal and written communication skills that reflect an ability and produce results for the project manager and other members of the business team.

    The course, designated BUS177-01 for five sessions for a total of 10 hours, running Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. until noon. The cost will be $96.

    For more information or to register call Kelly Campagna at 973-300-2140 or visit our website at