New Continuing Ed Classes at CCNY Help Launch New Careers


Ali Abdullah will teach a course in web development fundamentals.

Janel Hazelwood of Black Enterprise magazine will teach Social Media and Engagement.

Producer Alia Jones Harvey will show aspiring producers how to develop a Broadway production


Web development, social media, food service management, secrets of purchasing foreclosed property among new offerings

The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies (CCNY CPS) today releases its fall 2013 course catalog. It is highlighted by many innovative courses designed to help prospective students discover and move into new careers.

“We live in a data-driven world in which the ability to access data and conduct business electronically opens doors to a myriad of exciting career opportunities.” said Sharon Mackey-McGee, Executive Director for CCNY CPS.

The Web Development course, lectured by “Power 30 under 30 – Tech” nominee Ali Abdullah, will give students the fundamentals of web development using program languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Janell Hazelwood, associate producer at Black Enterprise magazine, shares what it takes to build a buzz and find cost-effective ways to market your brand in the Social Media and Engagement course.

Jason Wallace, CCNY CPS director of food service training, will offer Food Service Management Certification courses, certified by the National Restaurant Association.

Anie Lewis, vice president of finance at Municipal Credit Union, will show painless ways to purchase foreclosed property.

Celebrity actress, producer, director Lonette McKee will be teaching a series of acting workshops. Award-winning producer Alia Jones Harvey will show aspiring producers how to develop a Broadway production. Other courses, such as Art Dealing and Theater Business, aim to help entrepreneurs in the world of Art and Theater.

For complete list of courses at CCNY CPS, check ( or call (212) 650- 7312.

Continuing and Professional Studies Department at The City College of New York supports students of all ages as they prepare for college, transition to new careers, upgrade their skills, or simply want to take fun courses. CCNY CPS reaches beyond Harlem and Washington Heights to provide training and job preparation in neighboring areas.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

Set on a striking, 35-acre hilltop campus in upper Manhattan, CCNY has produced more Nobel laureates than any other public institution in the United States. The College has been touted as one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes, one of the Best Colleges in the United States as well as one of the Best Value Colleges by the Princeton Review, and ranks among U.S. News’ top regional universities.


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