New Courses in Continuing Education

Safe Boating Course

This eight hour Safe Boating course leads to a NJ State Police Boating Certification which allows boating in the state of NJ. The class contains 7 lessons and a 60 question multiple choice test. After passing the test students are given a temporary certificate and the final certificate is then mailed to the passing students.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Boating - Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
  • Boating Law - Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
  • Boat Safety Equipment - Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
  • Safe Boating - Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
  • Navigation - The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
  • Boating Problems - Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat - Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
  • Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating - Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

Cost: $99
Course Number: CE.ENR 012-01
Course Date and Times:  March 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Blackwood Campus
Students can register on-line at or at any campus location.


Community Music Center
The Visual, Performing and Communication Arts department and the Division of Continuing Education are proud to present the “Community Music Center” at Camden County College! The “C.M.C.” will be housed primarily at the Camden County Regional Training Center in Blackwood, N.J. and available to all interested members of the public. The goal of this program is to offer musical opportunities for all members of our community. Whether you want to play in a band, sing in an ensemble, beat on a drum, learn to improvise, read music, write a song or just become more informed about a special topic in music such as, recording, history, or theory,we’ll have options for you all year round at affordable prices. As the Community Music Center grows, we'll have offerings for literally all ages from toddlers to seniors. We look forward to a very musical future with our entire community!

Please contact Professor Michael Billingsley of the Visual, Performing and Communication Arts department at or Sheri Porreca of the Division of Continuing Education at for more information.

PLAY – Play will bring the tradition of the “Concert Band” into the 21st Century. Instead of selecting only instruments of the European/American concert-band tradition, Play will be open to literally all instruments. Prior reading skills are not a requirement as Play will learn most of its repertoire the way lots of bands do – by ear. Participants must provide their own instruments at each rehearsal and be familiar with how to find and produce the right notes. For the final performance, this group will pair up with our ensemble Sing (our choir) for an upbeat concert where audience members will be invited to dance and sing along. This will be a place where musicians can learn to rock, funk,‘folk’ and swing. If you have an instrument (any instrument at all) just sitting in a closet, dust it off and come play with us! (Although primarily intended for adults, students of high school ages are more than welcome.)
Cost: $100 Blackwood 10 sessions
CE.ENR 169-51 2/15 – 4/18 W, 7:30-8:50 p.m.

SING – Sing is the main ensemble for, well what else, singing! This ensemble will emphasize expressive singing, intonation, interpreting lyrics, harmony, phrasing, rhythm and arranging in a group setting. All songs will with be performed with Play (our “concert” band) in a dynamic concert held at the end of the spring session. So whether you just love singing around the house or are a seasoned veteran of choirs,“Sing” is a great, and maybe the only, opportunity to hang out with other singers and belt out the great pop and rock songs of our time.
(Although primarily intended for adults, students of high school ages are more than welcome.)
Cost: $100 Blackwood 10 sessions
CE.ENR 170-51 2/13 - 4/16 M, 7:30-8:50 p.m.

GROOVE – Ever bang on pots and pans pretending to play the drums, blow across the top of a bottle, or use any and all objects as an instrument? Than this is the course for you! This course is designed to challenge students to create music utilizing anything except traditional instruments. For example, such instruments include, paint buckets, trash cans, pipes, bottles, and homemade instruments. Though the class utilizes alternative means, at its core are values beneficial to any level of musician; rhythm, beats, improvisation, genre, composing, melody, form, ensemble techniques, and group performance. The class is dependent on student involvement and the cultivation of creativity resulting in a unique ensemble and performance opportunity. The semester ends with an energetic concert where participants are encouraged to dance and clap along. (Although primarily intended for adults, students of high school ages are more than welcome.)
Cost: $100 Blackwood 10 sessions
CE.ENR 171-51 2/15 – 4/18 W, 6-7:20 p.m.