Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College

As part of its “Summer Youth and Teen Program,” Hudson County Community College is offering children aged nine to 15 (who are vaccinated against Covid-19) classes on first aid, SAT preparation, baking, and cooking. All classes are in-person, range in price from $270 to $470, and last one or two weeks. One-time vouchers for $100 per student are available by uploading proof of vaccination.

Students may register  for one or more of the following:

CPR and First Aid for Youths is a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification class that uses a scenario-based approach to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that drive better outcomes for adult, child, and infant patients. Topics include Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillators; Rapid Assessment and Visual Survey; Obstructed Airways; Choking; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Communication and Teamwork; Special Considerations; Precautions; and more. For ages 9 to 15.

Classes are Monday – Thursday, July 25- 28, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hr. lunch). Tuition is $270.

SAT Prep provides high school students with a jump-start on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and impressing college recruiters. This two-week test preparation program will help students learn to use basic problem-solving techniques to strengthen their abilities, while avoiding careless mistakes. Test-taking tips will be provided, along with sample tests from actual SAT exams. Classes are Monday – Thursday, August 1 – 11, 2022. Tuition is $275 for each section.

Language Arts – Class times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Math – Class times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor Raza Qamar has been teaching Math, Computer Science, Chemistry and Physics at HCCC for more than 16 years. He previously taught at New Jersey City University (NJCU), Saint Peter’s University, Essex County Community College, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Borough of Manhattan Community College, and Sylvan Learning Center. Professor Qamar also worked in Zambia and Nigeria for four years, training teachers.

Baking Culinary Program will introduce participants to baking kid-friendly desserts from around the world. After learning about basic knife skills and kitchen safety, students will develop techniques that build confidence in the kitchen. Participants will make European classics such as cream puffs and apple tarts and explore modern bakeshop techniques with chocolate twists and bread pudding. For ages 9 to 15. Tuition is $355 for each section.

Baking I – Monday – Thursday, August 1 – 4, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baking II – Monday – Thursday, August 8 – 11, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cooking Culinary Program will teach students how to cook kid-friendly meals with global flavors. Starting with basic knife and kitchen safety, students will learn techniques that build confidence. They will make homemade pasta from scratch, a basic marinara sauce, and toaster oven pizza. Steak tacos and chicken paella will round out the culinary journey. For ages 9 to 15.

Cooking I – Classes are Monday – Thursday, August 15 – 18, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuition is $375.

Cooking II – Classes are Monday – Friday, August 22 – 26, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuition is $470.

Chef Sean Wilson, the Chef Owner of CSW Catering, began his culinary career making caramelized apples and ice cream for his grandparents. Looking to try new recipes, he cooked hot meals for his scout troop during camping trips. Whether cooking for students in New Jersey public schools or rock stars in the Hamptons, Chef Sean uses his menus and culinary nuances to please a variety of tastes.

Hudson County Community College is headquartered at 70 Sip Ave. between Journal and McGinley Squares in Jersey City.

The institution offers nearly 80 degree and certificate programs and serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. Its Department of Continuing Education and Workforce Development “provides opportunities to pursue passions, revitalize careers, upgrade credentials, or grow a business. “

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Elizabeth Morrill

Deputy Editor Elizabeth Morrill has worked in business, not for profit fundraising and as a freelance copy editor. She holds degrees in American studies and education from Yale and Harvard.