Breakout Session

Formula for Success A Mix and Match Approach to Non-Credit Certificate Completion

Track: Continuing Education/Workforce Dev

Breakout Session II
Thurs. 10:30am-11:30am

Many Continuing Education students are   working to complete fast track certificate training programs in order to secure employment. Traditionally noncredit   certificate   programs are offered totally online or in a traditional classroom setting. Ocean County College’s CPE Healthcare division has developed   three noncredit certificates   with interchangeable online and classroom courses in   Medical Billing, Coding, and the Electronic Health Records.  This affords students the   same   flexibility as credit students to “mix and match” their learning  delivery system   to better meet their personal   and professional schedules  and increase  their opportunities to complete  noncredit  certificate   program requirements .


Caro, Kathryn,

Kathryn Caro has extensive work experience the areas of health education and program development,, staff development and training, and health care  community education. During her  employment at Ocean County She worked collaboratively with over 40  health care and community organizations and agencies in Ocean County and has served as the Chair of the Education Task Force for Building a Health Ocean County, Secretary of the Ocean Count Community Education Advisory Council, executive board member of the New Jersey Association of Lifelong Learning, Public relations /Marketing Subcommittee  of the NJ Professional Administrators Association for Community Colleges, member of the  Ocean County Health Care Workforce Initiative,  Health Ease, MONOC Paramedic Advisory Council, and  liaison to Catholic Charities of Ocean County. She has lectured extensively on Health Care   Career Development training   both locally and statewide. The Ocean County Community Advisory recognized Kathryn for her commitment and dedication to health care   community education.


Knight, John

John Knight has more than thirty years’ experience as an IT Manager / Consultant / Engineer / Analyst and Programmer. He has extensive experience managing project teams of various sizes in all aspects of IT development, maintenance and quality assurance. He was the director of the HIT Grant Program at Ocean County College which included coordinating various administrative functions; development and modification of curricula; selection and enrollment of students; job placement; data collection and participation in program evaluation.

Marilyn Knight

Marilyn Knight has a BS in Education from St. John’s University and more than twenty years’ experience teaching in the Allied Health Program at Ocean County College. She has served as an instructor, program coordinator, job developer/recruiter, counselor and tutor. She has helped more than 500 students successfully complete the program with a majority finding employment opportunities in the health care field.

Coordinated a US Department of Labor grant that provided tuition for healthcare occupation training, leading to certification and jobs in entry level healthcare occupations for seniors age 55 and older.

Developed, organized, planned and coordinated transportation and curriculum for the “Pathways to Success” program. Introduced “At Risk” students (under the age of 16) to various aspects of the Allied Health/nursing field to encourage continued education in allied health/nursing career paths.