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.

Our Courses and Programs   

  • Basic Skills & Test Preparation

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

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  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

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

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  • 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.

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  • Online Courses

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    North Jersey Imaging Academy

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

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  • Nurse Education

    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.

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  • WorkFirst NJ

    The WorkFirst NJ grant offers the following 26-week training opportunities for qualifying TANF, GA, or SNAP candidates:

    • Career Pathways
    • Computer Skills and Professional Development
    • High School Equivalency
    • Intensive Math

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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.

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News and Events


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Employers: You can provide skills training to your staff through the quality training opportunities.  We offer affordable contract training, customer service, and computer training programs targeted to serve your individual needs.

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    Office Location & Hours

    Main Office: 200 Memorial Drive, Paterson, NJ
    (Entrance on Ellison Street, Room, 3rd floor M341)

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

    For more information, please visit our website at or call 973-684-6153
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News and Events   

Next generation appliance technicians trained through a partnership between PCCC and global consumer electronics and appliance giant Haier.

PCCC partnered with the global electronics and appliance manufacturers Haier/GE Appliances to develop a pilot program to train electro-mechanical maintenance technicians to replace an aging workforce. Read more about the program in the Paterson Times.

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.

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Beginning English as a Second Language:

Are you a 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. Click here for our flyer in English.

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. Haga clic aquí para nuestro folleto en español.

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