Health Occupations

County College of Morris offers a range of Health Occupations Training Programs to meet the growing demand for entry into the healthcare profession as well as programs for seasoned professionals. Please see the listings in the left navigation bar to click through for more information on the following programs.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CADC)

Substance abuse counselors aid in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process for people who struggle with addictions.  Courses cover topics including, but not limited to, assessment, addiction recovery, counseling skills, crisis intervention, group and family counseling, consultation, disability, employment and child and family services, ethics and culture. A supervised externship of 3000 hours is part of the certification requirement.  This certificate can be completed in 4 standard college semesters.

Certified Counseling Supervisor

CCM's new Certified Counseling Supervisor program is designed for licensed counselors looking to make themselves more marketable to the addictions recovery industry.  Those enrolled will learn how to successfully supervise CADCs and others in their addictions counseling.  This is the primary step towards becoming a CCS by the Addictions Certification Board of NJ and the NJ DCA.


This five-hour course reflects the current American Heart Association guidelines for healthcare providers.  The course includes adult one-rescuer CPR, adult two-rescuer CPR, adult foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), pediatric CPR, pediatric FBAO, the use of bag mask ventilation devices for all victims and automated external defibrillators (AED).  This course is appropriate for nurses, paramedics, EMTs, police and fire personnel, lifeguards, and other first responders. 

Home Health Aide Certificate (CHHA)

Participants will learn how to properly care for the daily living needs of people who cannot do it for themselves.  Learn how to feed, bathe, and dress someone without making them feel less of a person or harming them.  Care for someone who wants to live at home rather than in a hospital setting.  Certified by the NJ Board of Nursing, CHHAs are the true front lines of healthcare in an aging population.  Training, conducted in CCM Nursing labs, includes 60 hours of lecture and 16 hours of clinical practice. This certificate can be completed in 4 to 6 weeks.

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CMBC)

CCM is pleased to partner with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to prepare candidates for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification.  These coding courses introduce the classification system used by health care facilities, physicians, and insurance companies.  Coding patient records for diagnoses and procedures has become an integral part of the health care reimbursement system.  You may apply for entry level administrative, coding and billing positions upon completion of courses. This certificate can be completed in 6 months.

Nurse's Aide Certificate (CNA)

As a CNA your main role is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that they may have trouble completing on their own.  Care for people living in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation settings or hospitals. The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services regulates and approves the CCM training program.  Training may be conducted in CCM nursing labs or actual care facilities and includes 50 lecture and 40 clinical hours.  This certificate can be completed in as little as 6 to 9 weeks.

Nurses' Continuing Education

The Career and Professional Program of CCM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New jersey State Nurses Association. 

RN Refresher Program

CCM's popular, NJ BON approved,  RN Refresher Program is held every May.  Interested candidates MUST register for and attend the mandatory information session held In February. This 101-contact hour course is designed to assist the individual whose licensure has lapsed or who has been out of acute care for a period of time to become familiar with the current techniques and skills for effective nursing in that setting.  For more details, click on the course code below.  To attend requires enrolling in and attending 2 separate courses: the Mandatory Registration Seminar followed by the RN Refresher Course.

Tuition-Free Healthcare Training

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant is funded by the US Department of Labor.  The primary goal of this grant through the New Jersey Health Professions Consortium is to provide education and training to individuals for occupations in healthcare.  New students will be accepted into this grant until September 30, 2017.

To apply for no-cost instruction through the NJ Health Professions Consortium at CCM, please call 973-328-2490 or email