Short-Term Career Training Makes a Difference in Challenging Job Market

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What Do U Want 2 Be? We’ve been asked this question since entering kindergarten. How do you know what career path to choose? While some lucky people know right away, others need a little more time to figure it out.

The good news is there are many options, and with a little research, a little time, a little money and a big desire, your future career path is just around the corner.

Short-Term Training = Long-Term Satisfaction

Entering a Career Training program at Atlantic Cape is just one way to jump-start your education and career. Short-term career training programs provide students opportunities to earn credentials, certificates and college credit to join the workforce with the most relevant, updated skills and knowledge.

Did you know that after completing several of our short-term programs you can earn up to 25 college credits? At a time when post-secondary education or training is so important, this is added value.

Short-term programs such as Culinary Arts and Business Technology Specialist prepare students to earn industry-recognized credentials and up to 12 college credits. Solar Technician Program, Surgical Technician Program, Computer Technical Solutions Series and others lead to up to 20-25 credits.

Going into food service? Think about adding a TIPS credential (training for food service workers to prevent alcohol-related problems), bartending certificate and a ServSafe certificate to your resume. It’s that little extra that can make the difference in getting the job.

Think Greener 

If you work in construction, building maintenance, interior design, engineering or a related field, think greener.

Earn a credential in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to give you a competitive advantage and provide you with greener skill sets.

Do you like to work outside? Earn a landscaping credential from PLANET, offered in conjunction with the NJ Landscaping Association. Add small business training and open your own business. All this is possible with the right credential, and the right training from a short-term career training program.

Consider a Career in Health Care 

An aging population and breakthroughs in medical research and technology have created a critical need for well-trained, qualified health care professionals across the nation and right here in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Jobs are emerging and changing due to the increasing number of out-patient services such as physician groups, urgent care centers and outpatient surgery centers. Learn how to care for patients at a hospital or long-term care facility by becoming a Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Home Health Aide or Medical Assistant.

Employers Value Credentials, Certificates and CEUs

Credentials, certificates and Continuing Education Units improve your earning potential, add value to your degree and work experience, and open the door to career advancement and opportunities.

For example, Table Games Training and Surveillance Training programs provided by the college’s Casino Career Institute offer certificates recognized worldwide.

If you have questions, see an advisor at any of our Atlantic Cape locations, visit or email

Jean McAlister

Career Training Programs

Computers, Technology
and IT Certifications

  • A+ Certification
  • Business Collaboration with Microsoft Office
  • Business Technology Specialist
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Security Administration
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Network Administration
  • Network Security

Culinary Arts & Cooking

  • Culinary Arts Training Program

Customer Service and Sales

  • Customer Service, Sales and Loss Prevention
  • Professional Certification in Customer Service
  • Professional Certification in Sales


  • Surveillance Training
  • Table Games Training


  • Landscaping Industry Certified Technician – Exterior
  • PV Installation and Design Certificate
  • Solar Professional Certification

Health Care 

  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • Surgical Technology



Computer skills are often noted in job postings. Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are important skills to keep current. CEUs earned upon successful completion of computer training can be added to your resume.  

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