From Gloucester County Health & Senior Services:

The Fall 2011 approved courses for Animal Control Officer (ACO) Certification will be held at County College of Morris, Kean University, Mercer County Community College, Ocean County College, and Warren County Community College. All classes consist of at least 45 hours.

1. COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS: The course presentation at the County College of Morris is Biology 116, will begin on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. The course will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. For additional information contact Meredith Petrillo at 973-627-4900 ext. 4 or contact the college at 973-328-5000.

2. KEAN UNIVERSITY: The course presentation at Kean University, Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. will begin September 7, 2011 and end on or about December 14, 2011. The Health Education 1600, Section 01 (HEd 1600-01) course will be held every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 10:15 p.m. in Hutchinson Hall. Twenty students will be admitted to this course.

Students can register for HEd 1600-01 Animal Control Officers Training through the Kean University KeanWISE website (www.kean.edu/registrar). Prospective students will then complete the “nonmatric registration” form. Registration will be reviewed and once approved, students will receive their KeanWise I.D. and password by letter (make sure mailing address is correct). Then the students can register for the course on-line. Students can also register for the course in person in third floor, Hutchinson Hall, Kean University, on August 23, 2011, between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Myra Weiger.

For registration related questions, call 908-737-3290 or email regme@kean.edu. For more information on the course, contact Dr. Myra Weiger at 908-737-4006 and 973-372-4344 or email mweiger@kean.edu.

3. MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The course will be held on seven consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., September 24, 2011 to November 19, 2011. Students will receive certification in Pet First Aid from the American Red Cross and a certification in Incident Command Systems 100 and 700 by the National Wildfire Federation. Registration will be through Mercer County Community College (MCCC). The tuition is $789, which includes all materials and fees. Contact the MCCC at 609-570-3311 for course registration. Contact Career Development Institute at 732-821-6997 with any additional course content or certification questions you may have.

4. OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: The course presentation at Ocean County College, College Drive, Toms River, NJ will begin on Monday, September 12, 2011. The course will be held every Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the ACC Building, Room No. A223. Twenty five students will be admitted to this course.

Students may register online at www.ocean.edu/cpe.htm: phone-in at 732-255-0404, walk-in at Ocean County College Parking Lot #2, ACC Building #18, College Drive, Toms River, New Jersey 07854-2001:or mail-in check or money order to Ocean County College, CPE, PO Box 2001, Toms River, NJ 07854-2001. Registration begins now and will continue through January 24, 2011.

Also, note no refund can or will be given after September 2, 2011. The hours for registration are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4::30 p.m., and Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuition and fees are as follows: $634.00

Additional Fees: (Textbook) $92.00

5. WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – The course will be held on seven consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., September 10, 2011 to October 29, 2011. Students will receive certification in Pet First Aid from the American Red Cross and a certification in Incident Command Systems 100 and 700 by the National Wildfire Federation. Registration will be through Warren County Community College (WCCC). The tuition is $789 and includes all materials and fees. Contact the WCCC at 908-835-9222 for course registration. Contact Career Development Institute at 732-821-6997 with any additional course content or certification questions you may have.

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