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Continuing Education & Workforce Development


Do you want to learn English? Upgrade your job skills? Start a business or change careers? Continuing Education and Workforce Development can help you achieve your goals with courses geared toward today’s job market, as well as flexible class schedules, and even grant-funded opportunities for those with financial challenges. Find your path to success here.

Courses & Programs

Basic Skills & Test Preparation

Basic Skills & Test Preparation

Sharpen your basic reading, writing, and math skills or earn a high school diploma.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Do you want to learn English to get a better job, attend college, or enjoy life more?

Food Services Program

Food Services Program

Love working with food?  Whether you want to open your own restaurant, work in the kitchen, or run a catering business, we have the perfect recipe to prepare you for a culinary career.

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Education & Teacher Training

Our teacher education and training programs will help you get started on the right path to a career in teaching.

Online Courses

Online Courses

Get a degree or certificate from the comfort of your home. Learn at your convenience with online courses.

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are a great way to update your credentials or change your career path.  We have programs in business, health, construction, and more.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Multi-ethnic doctor and paramedics (30s, 40s) helping boy (12 years) lying on a stretcher outside an ambulance.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Interested volunteering on an ambulance squad or pursuing an Emergency Medical Services career? Our courses can give you the skills you need.

Fire Safety Training

Fire Safety Training

PCCC’s Public Safety Academy (PSA) offers career and volunteer firefighter training for Passaic County with state-of-the-art training and facilities.

North Jersey Imaging Academy

North Jersey Imaging Academy

The NJIA offers advanced training to ARRT certified radiographers in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Mammography.

Allied Health Programs

Allied Health Programs

Allied Health Program is designed to train entry-level healthcare workers with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s job market.

Grant Funded Programs

Grant-Funded Programs

The Center for Continuing Education & Workforce Development proactively pursues grant proposals and the implementation of grant-funded programs.

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Youth Rise

The Youth Rise grant program helps out-of-school Passaic County youth between the ages of 16 – 24 to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, while increasing their life skills and preparing for college and career readiness.

Improve Your Business Skills

You may be able to take advantage of a grant-funded Basic Skills Workforce Training Program and upgrade your workplace skills.

You must be employed and be able to provide your employer’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), among other requirements. Note: state, county, and municipal employees are not eligible for the trainings under the rules of this grant.

Beginning English as a Second Language:

Are you planning to enroll in college but need to learn basic English? If English is not your native language and you would like to become more proficient in reading, writing, and speaking, our program is for you. Pre-requisite: Potential students must apply through the Admissions Office at PCCC. CALL 973-684-3753 for more information. 

Inglés básico como segundo idioma

¿Está planeando matricularse en la Universidad pero tiene que aprender los conceptos básicos del inglés? Si el inglés no es su lengua materna y a usted le gustaría ser más competente en la lectura, escritura y conversación, entonces nuestro programa es para usted. Requisitos: Los estudiantes interesados tienen que ir a la oficina de Admisiones en PCCC. POR FAVOR LLAMAR AL 973-684-3753 para más información.

Contact Us

Call us: 973-684-6153
Email us: [email protected]

Visit us in person:
Main Office: 200 Memorial Drive, Paterson
Memorial Hall, 3rd floor, Room M341
(entrance on Ellison Street)

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed Fridays in Summer