Plymouth North High School

Corporate & Community Education

Registration Open for Fall 2015

To register: 508.362.2131 x4711
Questions? 508.362.2131 x5010 or e-mail: PlymouthNorth@capecod.edu

Visit www.capecod.edu/WERC for more information on Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College. Please read our registration and refund policy before registering for classes.
 


Introduction to Excel (WIT034-74)
Tuesdays 9/8/15–10/6/15, 6:00–9:00pm (no class 9/29)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $145

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel (WIT033-74)
Tuesdays 10/20/15–11/17/15, 6:00–9:00pm (no class 11/10)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $145

In this course students will learn the advanced features of Excel, including charting, and discover how this powerful program can boost their productivity. Students will also learn how to use formulas and functions across multiple worksheets and workbooks, and create outlines and subtotals. This is a practical, hands-on course, where students will learn how to create informative and eye-catching charts, as well as how to harness the power of Excel filtering techniques. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Adobe Graphic Design & Digital Media Certificate (WIT098-74)
Thursdays 9/17/15–12/17/15, 6:00–9:00pm (no class 9/24 & 11/26)
Cost: $438

Location: Plymouth North High School, Room 333, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
WERC's Adobe Series gives students the tools and techniques needed to enhance images and design professional print materials. Enroll in all three courses (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and save $69! All three courses must be completed to receive the certificate. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (WIT006-74)
Thursdays 9/17/15–10/15/15, 6:00–9:00pm (no class 9/24)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $169

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for professional photo manipulation and the creation of digital artwork. More costly and complex than Elements, Photoshop is an indispensable tool for photography enthusiasts and others who often work with images. This course covers the basics of Photoshop: photo manipulation, image resolution, straightening & cropping, color correction, artistic effects, adding type to your photos, manipulating photos, working with layers & masks, and more. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet, and the ability to download photos from a digital camera. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (WIT061-74)
Thursdays 10/22/15–11/12/15, 6:00–9:00pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $169

Adobe Illustrator is the program of choice for designing logos and other graphics. Whether you are planning a career as a graphic designer or just want to learn how to create vector images, this class will give you the skills needed to use this powerful tool with confidence. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign (WIT084-74)
Thursdays 11/19/15–12/17/15, 6:00–9:00pm (no class 11/26)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $169

Would you like to design professional print materials with sophisticated layouts and typography? Join the growing ranks of creative professionals discovering new levels of creative freedom and productivity using Adobe InDesign. Tightly integrated with the most popular Adobe applications, InDesign delivers faster production workflow and a more fluid creative environment. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet. (no class 11/26) To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Fiction Writing & Publication (WED085-74)
Tuesdays 9/29/15–11/3/15, 6:00–8:00pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $129

Kathryn Knight, a bestselling paranormal romance author traditionally published The Wild Rose Press, will teach the elements of successful fiction writing and outline the various options in the rapidly changing publishing industry. Key concepts such as voice, POV, the hook, Goal-motivation-conflict, and character development will be discussed. Query letters, common pitfalls, and idea inspiration will also be covered. Finally, avenues to publication - from self-publishing to small and digital presses to seeking agent representation - will be explored. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Introduction to WordPress (WIT099-74)
Thursdays 10/1/15–10/22/15, 6:00–9:00pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $169

Create your own website without using any programming languages with WordPress, the most popular content management system in use today. There is an ease of use to WordPress and at the end of this course students will be well on their way to creating a well-designed website or blog. This course will provide the basic skills needed to generate professional results. The basics include installation, setting pages, plugins, widgets and posts. Time will be spent reviewing themes and installation. A review of image management and use for SEO is also included. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Intermediate WordPress (WIT095-74)
Thursdays 10/29/15–11/19/15, 6:00–9:00pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $169

This course will use premium or advanced themes to take the student to the next level. Custom CSS, Child Themes and Keywords for SEO will be discussed along with a touch of Google Analytics. CSS will be reviewed to provide a basic understanding of how themes can be changed. A deeper review of plugins including Social Media, SEO and backups will end with an upload of sitemaps to Google. Students will have an in depth knowledge of WordPress upon completion of this course. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement®
Thursday 10/15/15 and 10/22/15, 6:00–9:00pm (WPG015-73)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $39 Free section for guest: WPG015-75

Tuesday 10/20/15 and 10/27/15, 6:00–9:00pm (WPG015-77)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $39 Free section for guest: WPG015-79

This unique and comprehensive course focuses on the issues and financial concepts that are important to retirees. In straightforward language, this course explains financial strategies designed to accomplish objectives such as tax-efficient income planning, lifestyle preservation, inflation protection and providing a legacy.

However, money is only one aspect of post-retirement planning. We introduce fun and fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, socializing, business ventures and lifelong learning, to help you make the most of your retirement years.

This course includes a 143-page illustrated workbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Contact Mary Conklin at WERC for more information at 508-375-5010. Class sizes are limited so register today by calling 508-362-2131 x4711.

Grow Your Business Online - Part 1 (WIT125-74)
Wednesday 10/14/15, 6-8pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $49

E-Commerce is a 1.5 trillion dollar industry and is an essential part of marketing today. This class covers the basics of how E-Commerce works. More specifically, how companies have marketed their products and/or services online and what is required to accomplish that. If you are considering a start-up, or want to grow your business, this course reveals successful marketing concepts utilized by corporations that have made millions of dollars on-line. Website and on-line marketing is profitable if you utilize these proven techniques. This is the first class in a series of three courses designed to help you achieve revenue growth. Become E-Commerce smart.

Grow Your Business Online - Part 2 (WIT126-74)
Wednesday 10/21/15, 6-8pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $49

On-line marketing is essential to all businesses today. This class reveals insights as to developing a website that will attract more revenue, rank better in searches, and grow your business. Topics will cover how companies have profited, search engine ranking, website budgeting, understanding your business and the internet. The pros and cons of creating your own site or acquiring professional assistance. What to look for when shopping for professionals. Credit card systems, merchant accounts, on-line security, software, shopping carts, and web hosting will be discussed. This is the second class in a series of three courses designed to help you achieve revenue growth. Become E-Commerce smart.

Grow Your Business Online - Part 3 (WIT127-74)
Wednesday 10/28/15, 6-8pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $49

Often businesses have websites that do not turn a profit, yet hundreds of thousands of companies have profitable on-line ventures. This class details how to get better search engine results, grow your market share, acquire social connections. Topics will include natural search engine listing, pay per click advertising, social networking, press releases, and key solutions to attracting more traffic. Reach more consumers by taking advantage of proven on-line marketing techniques. This is the third class in a series of three courses designed to help you achieve revenue growth. Become E-Commerce smart.

Grow Your Business Online FREE information session available on September 29, 2015 at Plymouth North High School. Online registration required. Learn more!

Social Media Manager Certificate (WIT119-74)
Tuesdays 10/27/15 - 11/17/15, 1:00-4:00pm 
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $199

The Social Media Manger Certification is a hands on application course designed to give the participants a solid working knowledge of how to build and execute a social media strategy. In this course, we will discuss how to set social media goals, how to choose social media platforms, how to use tools to plan and schedule campaigns, and how to manage your time. Participants will have the opportunity to build and implement a short term plan. Knowledge of social media platforms is required for this course. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

Workshop Facilitator Certificate (WGB079-74)
Thursdays 10/1/15-10/29/15, 9:00-11:00am
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $149

In this course students will learn the secrets to engaging their audience be it at a meeting, conducting a workshop or presenting at the office. They will learn how to tap into how people receive information, the characteristics of adult learners and techniques so they don't have to do all the talking. Students will also learn about the different roles a presenter can take, how to conduct activities, how to develop participation, how to give feedback to participants, how to keep your presentation on time and how to ask questions that inspire discussion. During the workshop students will have a chance to practice their skills. At the end of the session, all students will do a short 10 minute presentation from materials presented ahead of time. This practical application will allow students to put what they have learned to work. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.


Introduction to Human Resources (WPG145-74)
Tuesdays 9/29/15–11/3/15, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St, Plymouth
Cost: $199

Are you a small business owner looking to understand the basics of human resources? Are you an employee who is interested in developing your company's human capital? Our six week courses gives you a broad overview to all of the functional areas of EI. We will discuss hiring the right employee to keeping your staff motivated at work. We will discover and review current workplace regulations and address key performance indicators to help manage the right employee through any employee relations concerns. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.

To register call: 508.362.2131 x4711
See also: additional online courses to choose from.
Please refer to our FAQs page for information about our refund policy.


Keep up to date with our offerings and events.

Sign Up Now