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Specialized Careers

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 www.njcacoa.org.

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.

Course cost, start dates, and meeting times are listed on page 41 of our Fall Catalog.

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.

Course cost, start dates, and meeting times are listed on page 40 of our Fall Catalog.

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.

Course cost, start dates, and meeting times are listed on page 41 of our Fall Catalog.

Security Officer Training             CEPA-202

This 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.

Course cost, start dates, and meeting times are listed on page 41 of our Fall Catalog.

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.

Course cost, start dates, and meeting times are listed on page 40 of our Fall Catalog.

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“I have to be honest, I never liked high school or studying but I really like it here at OCC.  I’ve learned so much here, not just about Medical Billing and EHR, but about myself.”

“Anytime I talk to someone who is unhappy with their job, I always tell them about CPE and how great it is. Especially the online  courses.”

Stephanie, Current OCC and CPE Student


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Select the CPE Teacher Position that applies to your area of interest. Let us know when you complete the application.  Send an email to cpeinfo@ocean.edu and include your name and posting number.

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    • Select the CPE Teacher Position that applies to your area of interest.
    • Send us an email at cpeinfo@ocean.edu.
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Select the CPE Teacher Position that applies to your area of interest. Let us know when you complete the application. Send an email to cpeinfo@ocean.edu and include your name and posting number.

Legal Office Support

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Thinking about a career as a paralegal/administrative support in a law office?

  • Our 149-hour program has 5 courses. Once completed, you get the Legal Office Support Specialist & Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates, which will enable you to obtain a position in a law firm.
  • Our state salary range for a Legal Administrative Support Specialist is $64,540 to $82,751.

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CPE helps you update your professional skills in the comfort of your own home by offering courses and certificate programs completely online.

Requirements for each course include access to a personal computer, email, and internet.

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