Community Education Programs

 

Start a Pet Sitting Business
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Cost: $95
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If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career!

In this course, you'll master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You'll learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog.

Next, you'll discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. You'll also explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care.

In addition, you'll delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee-setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. You'll find out how to obtain required insurance, hire employees as your business expands, and entice financial institutions to loan you money.

To complete the picture, you'll identify many opportunities for expanding your pet sitting services. Is a dog-walking service right for you? Can you train puppies? Do you want to look after other animals, including horses?

By the end of this course, you'll have all the knowledge you need to become a professional pet sitter. In addition, you'll see how your pet sitting business can grow to continually challenge and satisfy you.

Discover Sign Language
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Cost: $89
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It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names.

Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't.

Throughout, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you'll be immersed in silence, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You'll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you'll be ready to sign! 

Introduction to Journaling
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Cost: $95
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If you've ever wanted to try journaling, this course will provide answers to your every question. You'll discover the different types of journaling (including dream journaling), and sample a buffet of journaling techniques, exercises, tools, and resources.

We'll cover everything you need to know about journaling, including a seven-step process that will ease you into writing a journal, even if you've never journaled before. You'll get detailed instructions on developing, decorating, and customizing your journal, and you'll learn exciting new ways to express yourself and develop your creativity.

You'll find out how you can use your journal to explore your thoughts, feelings, and values, and you'll learn how to use your journal to support you as you develop true emotional well-being. You'll also understand how journaling can ease the stress of unwanted change throughout the course of your life. You'll even discover how journaling can help you choose the best career for you or advance in your current career.

Travel Writing
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Cost: $95
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In this course you'll learn how to develop the skills of a travel writer. You'll learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. You'll understand the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today's competitive market (including the how-to's of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course, you'll have the ability to write for the travel market.

So pack your sense adventure, organize your determination and put your keyboard in a comfortable position. If you have a desire to write and yearn to travel, you're a perfect candidate to become a travel writer. Let's get going. Topics include popular styles and types of travel writing that are the friendliest to new writers. Other topics of the workshop include how to write query letters, how to produce articles, essays and books, trends in types of articles and books, grammar and writing skills refreshers, and marketing information.

 

Home Alone Safety (Tweens & Teens) with CPR/AED Certification 
Tues./Wed./Thurs. 2/21-2/23/2017; 9:30am-12:30pm, 3 sessions  OR
Tues./Wed./Thurs. 2/21-2/23/2017; 1:30-4:30pm, 3 sessions
Instructor: Windy Harrington, Safety Savvy Kids & Grown-Ups

Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $138 per course 

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Offered in partnership with Safety Savvy Kids & Grown-Ups™. Each course includes Home Alone Program and Adult & Pediatric Training First Aid/CPR/AED. 

Home Alone Program for Tweens & Teens
This program provides tweens and teens the knowledge to be safe and responsible when at home by themselves. The Home Alone Program focuses on inside, outside and environmental safety. The experience of being home alone should be positive. Our program will give its students the knowledge, reinforcement, and independence to responsibly stay home alone.

Adult & Pediatric Training First Aid/CPR/AED for Tweens & Teens
This course teaches children important lifesaving skills (CPR/First Aid/AED Training). Tweens and teens are taught to be prepared to act in an emergency. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certificate from the American Red Cross.

For more information, contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010 or by email at ccpe@capecod.edu.

 

Rejuvenate Your Retirement®
Thursdays 1/26-2/2/2017; 9:30–11:30am, 2 sessions (WPG015-72)
Location: Cape Cod Community College Aviation Hangar, Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth (Gate 6).
Free section for guest: WPG015-74
Cost: $39
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Tuesdays 1/31-2/7/2017; 1-3pm, 2 sessions (WPG015-75)
Location: Cape Cod Community College Aviation Hangar, Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth (Gate 6).
Free section for guest: WPG015-77
Cost: $39
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Thursdays 3/16-3/23/2017; 9:30-11:30am, 2 sessions (WPG015-62)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Free section for guest: WPG015-64
Cost: $39
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Tuesdays 3/21-3/28/2017; 1-3pm, 2 sessions (WPG015-65)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Free section for guest: WPG015-67
Cost: $39
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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 508-375-5010 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.


Retirement Planning Today 

Thursdays 3/30-4/6/2017; 6-9pm, 2 sessions (WPG169-75)
Location: Cape Cod Community College Aviation Hangar, Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth (Gate 6).
Free section for guest: WPG169-77
Cost: $49
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Tuesdays 4/4-4/11/2017; 6-9pm, 2 sessions (WPG169-72)
Location: Cape Cod Community College Aviation Hangar, Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth (Gate 6).
Free section for guest: WPG169-74
Cost: $49
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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 for more information at 508-375-5010. Class sizes are limited.