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CPE offers certificates that will assist you in the specialized field in which you desire to start a new career or become an expert in your current occupation.

We offer continuing education certificate programs for Animal Control Officer, Bartending, and ServSafe Food Protection Manager.

Animal Control Officer Certification CEPA-118

Our continuing education course prepares you for the state certificate exam required for all Animal Control Officers in NJ.

Animal groomers & trainers, animal shelter workers & volunteers, and veterinary technicians & assistants may take this course.

Refer to the NJ Certified Animal Control Officers Association for more information specific to a career in Animal Control at

Topics include adoption, animal identification, behavior & handling, community relations, disease recognition & prevention, euthanasia, first aid on the road, legal authority for animal control, procedures for court action, and shelter operations.

In addition to classroom hours, you must complete 20 hours of ride-a longs with certified Animal Control Officers. Workbook included.

REQUIRED: Textbooks. You research & schedule ride-a-longs & shelter visits.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

So You Want to be a Bartender? CEFO-204

Receive total hands-on training behind a real bar. Mixology book, career development, and job counseling are included in our course.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

Get Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Professional Voice Acting CEFA-421

Explore aspects of voice-acting work for animation, audio books, documentaries, film, radio, television, and the Internet.

Focus on preparing a demo. Record a commercial script. Listen to demos recorded by professional voice actors.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

red, white, and blue ribbonSecurity Officer Training CEPA-202

Our continuing education course is mandated by the SORA Act under the NJ State Rules & Regulations for Law & Public Safety. You must be state certified to remain in, or gain employment as, a Security Officer.

We cover the following topics.

  • Communications & Emergency Response
  • Ethical/Professional Conduct
  • Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism Measures
  • Theft Protection

An approved Security Officer instructor from the NJ State Police provides the training.

REQUIRED: Pay additional fees for fingerprint/background check and application for NJ State Police, if applicable.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification CEFO-802

A ServSafe® instructor provides comprehensive training in food safety & sanitation.

  • Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Security
  • Food Worker Hygiene
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point HACCP
  • Pest Control
  • Preventing Food Borne Illness
  • Proper Food Temperatures
  • Receive instruction to help you prepare for and take an exam at the end of the class.
  • Get your certificate after successfully completing the exam.

Our course is recognized by the following organizations.

  • American National Standards Institute ANSI
  • Conference for Food Protection
  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
  • New Jersey Restaurant Association
  • New Jersey State Department of Health
  • Ocean County Health Department

Upon successful completion of our program, receive 0.7 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours CE.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has approved Ocean County College as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours CE.

REQUIRED: Textbook with exam answer sheet included in book. You must bring a photo ID for the exam. Tuition cost includes instruction and exam.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

red, white, and blue ribbonThe red, white, & blue ribbon distinguishes this program as a Department of Veterans Affairs approved Veterans’ Educational Benefits program.

Contact Us!

Karen Albrecht
732-255-0400 EXT 2094

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