Summer 2015 Courses

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2015 COURSES IS OPEN!
Please call (508) 362-2131 x4711 to register.
Please read our registration and refund policy before registering for classes.

 

Choke-Saver Certification (WHN099-63) *Cancelled
Thursday 6/11/15, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

This is a 1.5 hour long course intended to teach the lay person how to recognize a choking victim; and to respond using Abdominal Thrust (aka Heimlich Maneuver). Practical training is done with manikins. Recommended for restaurant employees, food service personnel or those working with high risk individuals. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.
 

Writing in the Workplace (WPG066-63)
Wednesday 6/10 & Friday 6/12, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $149
Instructor: James Kershner
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth

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.

Writing in the Workplace is offered in collaboration with the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Education Resource Center at Cape Cod Community College. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.
 

Intro to QuickBooks Online (WIT121-63) *Cancelled. Intro to QuickBooks 2014 has been scheduled for Monday July 13th. Learn more - Register Today!
Wednesday 6/17/15, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $169
Instructor: Sue Martin
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

QuickBooks Online Essentials contains all the features and tools that a small business, or even a contractor, would need to keep track of vendors, customers, and financial accounts. You can pay bills using QuickBooks Online Essentials, prepare payroll, and even print checks. However, to do things such as prepare budgets, keep track of employee time, and create purchase orders, you would need to upgrade your account and pay a higher monthly fee. The online version does not provide the inventory capabilities that its desktop counterpart does, the same capabilities that make the desktop version perfect for even larger companies.

This course was designed for the beginning or intermediate user of QuickBooks Online Essentials. The purpose of this course is to teach you how to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online Essentials as your business' accounting software. However, it's also useful for those who have used previous versions of QuickBooks and want to learn about new layouts or features.

You'll learn how to use all the features of QuickBooks Online Essentials including:

  • Setting up your company in QuickBooks
  • Creating customer, vendor, and employee lists
  • Managing payroll in QuickBooks Online Essentials
  • Creating and tracking invoices
  • Paying Bills
  • Writing checks in QuickBooks Online Essentials
  • And much more!

No books will be required. Students interested can download the free trial version of QuickBooks Online for this course. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-67)
ONLINE 6/20/15 – 7/31/15
Cost: $1,199 (includes clinical lab WHD002L-67)
Instructor: Denise Bridges

This course consists of 11 hours of online pre-study for the licensed dental hygienist. The course covers MA Rules and Regulations 234 CMR 3.09-3.14, and its requirements in the administration of local dental anesthetics. This course contains tests and exercises that must be completed prior to attending the onsite lecture and clinical lab that follow this course. Moodle log-in information and instructions for this online portion will be sent to student after registration.

Local Anesthesia Certificate Clinical Lab (WHD002L-67)
Saturday/Sunday 8/1/15, 8/2/15, 8/8/15, 8:00am–5:00pm
Location: Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable

This is the clinical lab portion of the Local Anesthesia Certificate course. The online portion of this course (WHD002-67) must be completed prior to the lab. This course is for the licensed dental hygienist and consists of a didactic and a clinical component of 12 hours each. This course covers MA Rules and Regulations 234 CMR 3.09-3.14, and its requirements in the administration of local dental anesthetics. Attendance is required at all sessions. Prerequisite: WHD002-67. Students can only register for this certificate clinic lab by contacting the instructor.

Registration Form for Local Anesthesia
Course Information Sheet for Local Anesthesia

Introduction to Prezi (WIT105-63) *cancelled
Tuesday 6/23/15, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $79
Instructor: Peter Small
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Prezi isn't just another slide presentation software. It's an animated presentation that zooms, rotates, and keeps your audience interested. In this class you will learn how to use this free, innovative, and intriguing software to add a modern, energetic feel to presentations or slide shows. Student should register for a free Prezi account before the start of class. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.  

OSHA 8 Hour Hazwoper Refresher Certification (WET010-63)
Friday 6/26/15, 8:00am– 4:30pm
Cost: $169
Location: Hyannis Center, Conference Room, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

This 8-hour course covers the 29CFR1910.120 regulation, work-site safety, hazard communication, emergency action plans & contingency plans, fire protection & prevention, back safety and container handling, confined spaces, air monitoring, decontamination, personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection.
 

Intro to Microsoft Excel One-Day Program (WIT034-63)
Thursday 7/9/15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $99
Instructor: Barbara Chervin
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This one day 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. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Intro to QuickBooks (WIT007-63)
Monday 7/13/15, 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Cost: $199
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Learn how QuickBooks can help you track your accounts, receipts, statements and your payables, inventory, and receivables. QuickBooks is designed for small to mid-sized businesses that want to use effective software with a traditional approach to accounting. A textbook will be provided to students at no cost.

Intermediate Excel One-Day Program (WIT033-63)
Thursday 7/16/15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $99
Instructor: Barbara Chervin
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

In this one-day 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 one-day 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. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Fiction Writing & Publication (WED085-63) 
Thursdays 7/9/15 - 7/30/15, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (no class 7/23)  
Cost: $119
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

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. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register. 

Intro to Computers: 1st Time User (WIT027-63)
Tuesday/Thursday 7/14/15 – 7/21/15, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $99
Instructor: Lynne Marchant
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

This course is designed for the “pure beginner.” You will start with a guided tour through operating the hardware, including using the keyboard, mouse, disks, printers and much more. Learn the basics of working in MS Windows. Understand the start menu, “My Computer,” folders, file management and the desktop. Get your first exposure to cyberspace, including the Internet and email. This is a highly interactive course where students learn by doing with instructor-led hands-on exercises. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Workshop Facilitator Certificate (WGB079-63) *cancelled
Wednesday 7/15/15 – 7/22/15, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $149
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

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. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Building Your Social Media Community (WIT119-63)
Thursday 7/16/15, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $119
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

All over, you hear the social media chatter about engagement. It isn’t about the number of followers you have anymore, it is about the number of engagements you have every day, week, or month. Engagement isn’t only commanding the attention of a follower, but it is also capturing their efforts. In this one-day course, students will learn how to create a following of engaged members, develop relationships, and grow their social media presence. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Adobe Photoshop & InDesign Certificate (WIT098-63)
Fridays 7/17/15 – 7/31/15, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $199
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

WERC's Adobe Photoshop & InDesign Certificate Summer Series gives students the tools and techniques needed to enhance images and design professional print materials. Enroll in both courses for $199, a $59 savings! Courses may be taken individually as well. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Adobe Photoshop (WIT006-63)
Friday 7/17/15, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $129
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for professional photo manipulation and the creation of digital artwork. 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. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Adobe InDesign (WIT084-63)
Friday 7/24/15, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $129
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

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. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.

Shopping for a Shopping Cart Solution (WIT123-63)
Friday 7/31/15, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $99
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street

WordPress has come a very long way as a fully integrated shopping cart system, and there are so many options available once you decide that you want to sell something from your website. In this class we will look at a few different types of WordPress plugins for shopping carts and what you need to know to decide on your best shopping cart solution. Then we will take a look at WooCommerce - one of the more popular ecommerce plugins, look to set up products/variations, and some of the extensions available. Call 508-362-2131 x4711 to register.
 

Mindfulness Meditation for Professionals 
Thursday 8/20/15, 9:00–11:00am
Cost: FREE
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Bring mindfulness to work with you! Consider what it might mean to be a mindful professional. Are you interested in becoming happier, more engaged, aware, and present in your day to day professional life?

Learn effective ways to deal with workplace stress and experience greater job satisfaction.

Join WERC to learn how mindfulness can transform your work life. During the training participants will:

  • Understand the benefits of mindfulness through direct practice experience.
  • Explore the core components of mindfulness techniques.
  • Learn about the science supporting mindfulness practice and its benefits.

Registration for Mindfulness Meditation for Professionals is required online. Seating is limited. Register Today!


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