Corporate, Professional and Community Education Offered in Plymouth
To register, call 508.375.5010.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace (WHN108-75)
Part One – UNDERSTANDING & PREVENTION and EARLY RESPONSE & RESOLUTION
Substance Abuse Awareness: Increasing Education and Communication
Part Two – SITUATION MANAGEMENT and CRISIS RESPONSE & RECOVERY
Critical Incidents: Developing your Crisis Management Skills
Part Three – HR and Legal Preparation and Concerns
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.
MS Excel for the Workplace: Part II (WIT039-75)
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. Discover PivotTables, VLOOKUP and more. 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.
In this course, students will learn how to use the features of Microsoft Office 2013, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, using step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. This course is geared toward employees who are looking to enhance their MS office software skills in the workplace and can be customized to student needs in the classroom.
Students will explore Word, where they will get experience using the new Start screen, templates, and Ribbon commands. Students will master new features in graphics and tables as well as the new Reviewing features and Office apps (some great mini-programs you can add to Office), and learn how to work with PDFs in Word. In Excel, students will learn to speed up their work using the Quick Analysis tool, Flash Fill, and some great new chart features. In PowerPoint, students will discover new ways to make your presentations look better than ever, including themes, graphics, shapes, colors, and animation. Students will also learn how to use the new Presenter view and commenting features, and how to present your slide show in an online meeting.
This course is geared toward employees who are looking to enhance their MS office software skills in the workplace and can be customized to student needs in the classroom.
Bring mindfulness to work with you! Consider what it might mean to be a mindful professional. Learn effective ways to deal with workplace stress and increase greater job satisfaction. Are you interested in becoming more engaged, aware, and present in your day to day professional life?
During this training, participants will:
Participants will learn and practice steps to living mindfully, feeling more peaceful, AND how to share these tools with your coworkers!
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.
Intermediate Website Design using WordPress (WIT095-75)
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.
This developmental writing course is for your employees who need to improve their ability to express themselves in writing and to accomplish common writing tasks within the workplace. Basic principles of spelling, punctuation, usage, sentence structure, paragraph and business correspondence are stressed. The course is designed to build an employee’s confidence in his or her capability to revise and edit their own writing, emphasizing the employee’s ability to spot common errors in Standard American English and to relearn rules of writing to avoid these mistakes in the future.
Introduction to Graphic Design and Digital Media Certificate (WIT098-75)
Students will learn the tools and techniques needed to enhance images and design professional print materials. Enroll in all three courses (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and save $108! All three courses must be completed to receive the certificate.
Whether you use Photoshop to Edit photos, design artwork or create scrapbook pages, this program is for you! Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for professional photo manipulation and the creation of digital artwork. More 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.
Adobe Illustrator (WIT061-75)
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. All students will receive a USB flash drive loaded with course materials, which they may keep. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet.
Adobe InDesign (WIT084-75)
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. All students will receive a USB flash drive loaded with course materials, which they may keep. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet.
Advanced Social Media Certificate (WIT131-75)
This advanced certificate provides the practical tools and strategies required to successfully navigate social networks, leverage social tools, and capitalize on their powerful word-of-mouth lift. Benefit from expert guidance on how to define goals and measure your interactive marketing efforts. Students will walk away with proven methods and tools to expand their online marketing reach and track results! This course is geared toward small business owners and online marketing practitioners. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our Social Media Series: An Introductory Certificate or proof of an established online social media presence.
As a small business owner, you wear many hats--did you ever think that “blogger” needed to be one of them? Have no fear, you can produce content that will inspire and engage your audience, building your customer relationships and establishing yourself (and your company) as an expert in your field! In this one-day boot camp, we will go over editorial calendars, writing tips, ideas and articles types, basic content-driven SEO, and promotion. You will leave this workshop with a plan for a year of blogging and enough solid ideas and good starts to launch a robust, exciting blog for your company, as well as the knowledge you need to get our blog out there to current and potential customers.
Time and Productivity Management (WPG148-75)
Retirement Planning Today
You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Now, there is a course that teaches how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you.
Whether you are just beginning to develop a retirement plan or rapidly approaching retirement, you should enroll in this course. You will learn how to define long-term goals and return from the class with practical information you can apply immediately.
This course includes a 224-page illustrated textbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Contact Mary Conklin at 508-375-5010 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited so register today.
Wellness Series for Employers (WHN113-75)
4-Part Series: Wellness in the Workplace ~ Approach to Peace & Productivity
Living with an Attitude of Gratitude
Stress of Stress Free - You Decide
Eating for Busy Professionals