Fall 2014 Courses

Please call (508) 362-2131 x4711 to register.
Please read our registration and refund policy before registering for classes.

 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (WIT006-66)
Mondays 9/8–9/29, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $159

This course covers Photoshop basics: image resolution, importing and editing digital photos, color correction, painting, masking, and much more. Prerequisites: Comfortable with the computer, email, and the Internet. 


Introduction to Adobe InDesign (WIT084-66)

Mondays 10/6–11/3 (no class 10/13), 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $159

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 Adobe applications most used, InDesign delivers faster production workflows and a more fluid creative environment. Prerequisites: Comfortable with the computer, email, and the Internet.


Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (WIT061-65)

Mondays 11/10–12/1, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $159

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: Comfortable with the computer, email, and the Internet.


NEW! Bartending Basics and Mixology Course (WPG130-66)

Wednesdays 9/17–10/22, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $299

If you are looking to earn extra income in the busy Cape Cod hospitality industry, then this is the course for you! Bartenders are being hired to work in local restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and fine dining establishments. Employment of bartenders is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2022. In this course you will learn the fundamental principles of Mixology, bar organization and equipment. Participants learn to properly prepare and serve mixed drinks, cocktails and wines. Participants will learn essential techniques for making delicious popular shaken, stirred, and frozen drinks and will also learn basics of wine, beer, garnishes, and glassware use. This workshop also will examine the legal ramifications of recently adopted serving laws and the ServSafe Alcohol Certification exam will be given in class. Participants must be 18 years old to take this course.

*Exact location to be announced. 


Effective Business Writing Techniques (WGB077-66)

Tuesdays 10/7–10/28, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $199

As a major form of communication, writing must be clear, concise and attention getting. While assuming a basic knowledge of grammar usage (on which a minimal amount of time will be spent), this course will concentrate on writing and the improvement of writing skills. A hands-on approach is used to allow students to plan, draft, analyze, and compose effective business letters, memos, emails, and reports. Please bring any writing samples you would like to work on. Highlights include: how to organize ideas into an outline prior to writing a report, letter, memo, or other business communication and how to write clear directions and accurate descriptions.


Acting to Survive (Public Speaking) (WGB079-66)
Wednesdays 9/24–10/15, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $199

The focus of this course is to help the professional person prepare and perform in front of crowds and show them how to use a particular skill set usually dedicated to the performance arts. Students will learn effective communication tools both verbally and non-verbally, how to use their natural strengths, and how to avoid common pitfalls such as locking themselves behind a lectern or repeating the dastardly “um” over and over. Students will learn to identify their “spirit character”. This is a tool many actors use when on stage to combat nervousness. The “spirit character” allows them to be a character other than themselves while on stage. Students will be expected to memorize and perform a basic monologue and present a speech in front of the class. The class will have the opportunity to watch and critique each other. Time permitting; students will also be videotaped for self-critique.


Prezi Presentations (WIT105-66)

Thursday 11/13, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $59

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.


Successful Small Business Management (WGB075-66)

Tuesdays 9/16–10/21, 7:00–9:00pm
Fee: $130

Planning to start a new business or want to grow an existing one? This course is a practical guide for business survival, covering startups, advertising, marketing, sales management, business plans, bank loans, insurance, bookkeeping, e-commerce and much more. Lecturers who are experts in their specific fields cover these and additional subjects to assure your success in your business. Conducted by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration of Boston.


Creating a Successful Business Plan (ONLINE)

Course starts monthly
Fee: $95

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also keeps your business strategically focused. With the support of your instructor and a network of like-minded students, you’ll work through all of the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first – and most difficult – step on the path to small business success. To register, visit: www.ed2go.com/capecod


Introduction to Windows 8 (WIT050-66)

Thursdays 10/23–11/13, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $159

Welcome to the world of Microsoft Windows 8! It's a robust, powerful operating system that gives you an efficient way to manage all the apps, programs, files, and folders you use regularly. In this course, you'll learn the basics so you can make the most of this operating system for both work and fun. You'll gain an understanding of how to protect your files, update Windows 8, and access the Internet with Windows 8's new Internet Explorer browser. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop using Windows 8 software.


Excel with MS Excel (WIT034-66)

Wednesdays 9/3–9/24, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $125

Learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase your workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work.


Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel (WIT033-67)

Wednesdays 10/1–10/22, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $125

In this course students will learn the advanced features of Excel, including charting, and will 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. In this practical, hands-on course, students will learn how to create informative and eye-catching charts, as well as how to harness the power of Excel filtering techniques.


Using your iPhone and iPad (WIT107-66)

Mondays 10/20–10/27, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $59

Are you new to the iPad? Would you like to improve your iPad skills? This hands-on course will focus on “how-to” use the device – navigation, settings, app store, and more! Students will gain valuable iPad/iPhone tips and instructions on making the most of their device, apps, and accessories.


Introduction to PC Security (WIT011-66)

Mondays 9/29–10/6, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $89

What you don't know about PC security really can hurt you! Learn why you're at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world. This course, taught by a security expert, will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security. You'll be taught the nature of the threats you face, how to assess your vulnerability, how to identify the weak links in your system, and how you can implement simple solutions to minimize your risks.


Introduction to AutoCAD 1 (WPG129-66)

Tuesdays 9/23–10/28, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $349

AutoCAD is a software application used for computer aided design and drafting. An in-depth exploration of the software interface and the application’s essential drawing tools will be studied. Students will develop a basic understanding and the fundamental skills necessary to communicate information graphically using 2-dimensional drawing concepts and techniques.

*This course will be taught in the Lorusso Tech Building at the main college campus in room 202.


Customer Service Specialist Certificate (WGB019-66)

Mondays 10/20–11/24, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $295

Learn to listen and communicate with customers, build rapport, provide assistance and solve problems, plus learn business and personal effectiveness skills that make you highly sought after in today’s job market. Designed for anyone dealing with customers, the skills learned are applicable to all for-profit and nonprofit organizations; anyone with experience, interested in training for a new career or involved in a new venture are welcome. This interactive, practical program includes effective communication techniques, dealing with difficult people, negotiation skills, blending sales and service, and more to enable you to deliver “knock your socks off” service.


Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-65)

ONLINE 9/26–10/10 
Fee: $999 (includes clinical lab WHD002L-65)

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. (WHD002L-65) Moodle log-in information and instructions for this online portion will be sent to student after registration.

Local Anesthesia Certificate Clinical Lab (WHD002L-65)
Saturdays & Sunday 11/15, 11/16 & 11/22, 8:00am–5:00pm

This is the clinical lab portion of the Local Anesthesia Certificate course. The online portion of this course (WHD002-65) 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: WHD002-65. Students can only register for this certificate clinic lab by contacting the instructor.


Keys to Improving English Pronunciation & Communication Skills (WPG053-66)

Tuesdays 9/16–10/7, 7:00–9:00pm
Fee: $129

This course is designed for adults who want to feel more comfortable speaking to Americans. You will learn techniques to help you improve your pronunciation and communications skills in social and work place situations. You will practice these techniques through discussion, role-play and conversation so that you know what to say and how to say it.

Instructor: Leslie Fedge has spent most of her career teaching foreign languages and has traveled extensively to many areas of the world. Her specialties are language acquisition and culture. Presently she is teaching ESOL with the ACCCESS Program at Cape Cod Community College.


Personal Trainer Fitness Certification

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/23–11/25 (no class 11/11), 6:30–8:30pm (WHF002-68)
Saturdays 10/4–12/6 (no class 11/29), 9:00am–2:00pm (WHF002-67)
Fee: $699

Would you consider a career with a nationwide median salary of $49,900 and a projected growth of 27% over the next ten years? As more organizations develop employee wellness programs and fit-conscious baby boomers seek professionals to help with their workouts, the demand for personal trainers is increasing. Our 62-hour personal trainer certification program includes 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of practical training and a 30-hour internship. High school diploma or GED is required. Students must obtain Adult CPR & AED certification in order to receive certification. Attendance is mandatory. Students must attend all sessions in order to qualify to take the national exam. The national exam is held on the 9th week of the course.

Note: The cost of the course textbook is not included in the registration fee. Please call (888) 330-9487 to order the text for this class. Also, please keep in mind that students must complete reading chapters 1, 2, 6, & 27 PRIOR to the first day of class.

*This course will take place in GR-1 of the Life Fitness Center on the main campus in West Barnstable.


Adult CPR/AED Certification (WHN036-66)

Saturday 10/25, 2:30–5:30pm
Fee: $75

The course provides participants with instruction in Basic Life Support (CPR) according to the guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive their AED and CPR certification. This class will be held at the West Barnstable Campus. This course fulfills the CPR certification requirement for the Personal Trainer Fitness Certification course.


Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (WHN035-66)

Saturday 11/1, 2:30–5:30pm
Fee: $85

The Basic Life Support course is designed specifically for participants who provide health care to patients both in the hospital and in an outpatient setting, including doctors, therapists, CNA’s, medical assistants, EMT’s, paramedics, and rescuers. Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate the skills of CPR for adults, children, and infants. The course also trains participants for AED use.


Google Tools for Business (WIT106-66)

Wednesdays 10/29–11/5, 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $125

In this course you will discover the many different tools and services that Google has designed in order to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently. As a bonus, Google offers many of these tools for free! We will focus on: Google Apps for email and document management, Google Webmaster Tools, Google AdWords and AdWords Express (formerly Google Boost), Google Market Intelligence, Google Places, Google Trends and Alerts, Google Analytics, and Google+ Local.
 

Home Health Aide Certificate (WHN038-66)
10/4 - 11/22 Sat., 8am-3pm & Mon., 5:00-8:30pm (no class 11/13)
Registration Fee: $379 (includes textbook)

Guaranteed job interview with Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod after successful completion of certificate program.

Home Health Aide Training prepares you to work as a personal care provider. If you are looking for a rewarding and growing career field with many opportunities, this is the one! In 7 weeks, you will complete the Home Health Aide Competency Exam and be ready to begin your new career. If you are preparing to care for a loved one, you will find critical information and skills that will enable you to provide quality care at home.

In addition to the hands-on skills such as bathing and self-care, our program focuses on providing concerned individualized care that adheres to the five principles of care: Safety, Privacy, Dignity, Communication and Independence. Students will benefit from a small class size with caring, well-trained teachers and receive hands-on experience in our Nursing and Allied Health labs.

Students will need to purchase a white lab coat.

Home Health Aide Information Sessions:
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 4pm-5pm, South Building 114, Main Campus, West Barnstable, MA
Tues., Sept., 16, 2014, 4pm-5pm, South Building 115, Main Campus, West Barnstable, MA

Attendance to the information session is required for acceptance into the program. Space is limited.


Comprehensive Introduction to Computer Certificate Program (WIT001-67)

Tuesdays 9/2–12/9 (no class 11/11), 5:30–8:30pm
Fee: $297

If you are a computer novice and are looking to get a solid foundation in personal computing then this is the program for you! This comprehensive four part series will serve as an introduction to basic Windows and personal computing essential elements. Once students feel comfortable navigating their way through different computer programs, they would be taught how to manage files and folders on a hard drive, as well as checking the storing capacity of various storage devices. Enroll in full certificate program and save $99 or courses listed below can be purchased separately.


Intro to Computers: 1st Time User (WIT027-66)

Tuesdays 9/2–9/23, 5:30–8:30pm
Fee: $99

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.


Managing the Files on Your Computer (WIT100-66)

Tuesdays 9/30–10/21, 5:30–8:30pm
Fee: $99

One of the computer’s biggest assets is that it gives you the ability to modify and reuse previously created work. Much of the time and effort you put into creating something, (a document, spreadsheet, presentation, database, etc.) gets wasted if you can’t easily find it again when you need it. Prevent losing work by using techniques covered in this seminar to create, maintain and back up your own computer file system utilizing Windows file management tools.


MS Word for the TRUE Beginner (WIT042-65)

Tuesdays 10/28–11/4, 5:30–8:30pm
Fee: $99

Learn to create, edit, revise, save and print a document in MS Word. This course teaches students how to use spellcheck, thesaurus, formatting and auto correct. Students will also discover how to find and use different commands.


Introduction to Computers: Novice User (WIT080-66)

Tuesdays 11/18–12/9, 5:30–8:30pm
Fee: $99

Designed for the new user who has spent some time with PCs. Learn how to use MS Windows accessories to manage and configure your PC. Understand the control panel to customize the user interface including mouse activities, display screen settings and adding and removing software. Learn basic troubleshooting, fundamentals of Microsoft Office, and how to protect your PC locally and in cyberspace. Download and install software from the web. Discover the necessities of your computer’s health, including temperature, power and backup strategies. Bring your questions and PC problems with you.

 

Management & Leadership Essentials (WPG138-66)
Mondays 10/27-11/17, 5:00-8:00pm
Fee: $199

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management.

You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you'll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.

You will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager's job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people's performance.

Finally, you will learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

  1. Management and Supervision
  2. Leadership
  3. Leadership vs. Management
  4. Recognizing Your Traits
  5. Recognizing and Developing Leadership Style
     

Certificate in Nonprofit Management (WPG069-64)
Thursdays 9/11–11/13, 2:00–5:00pm
Fee: $395

This certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fund-raising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed. Enroll in the full certificate and save $79 or courses listed below can be purchased separately.


Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (WPG128-66)

Thursdays 9/11–9/18, 2:00–5:00pm 
Fee: $79

When we think of marketing, we typically think of the activities that a for-profit company engages in. However, marketing is an important function for nonprofit organizations as well. Marketing is the way that nonprofits determine the needs of their clients and their donors. Learn how nonprofits use marketing to publicize their mission and to gather contribution of time and money.


Budgeting in Nonprofit Organizations (ONLINE)

Fee: $79

This course covers budgets and how they are used in nonprofit organizational settings. You will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting. You will also learn about the organization-wide budget and different budget systems. This course is offered online through MindEdge. To register, visit: www.capecod.edu/mindedge


Fund-raising Nonprofit Organizations (WPG131-66)

Thursdays 9/25–10/2, 2:00–5:00pm
Fee: $79

Fund-raising is one of the central activities of a nonprofit organization. To help finance operating budgets, nonprofits must raise money every year. In addition, special projects and improvements to facilities may be needed. In these situations, fund-raisers will often launch large capital campaigns or apply for foundation grants.


Capital Campaigns (WPG132-66)

Thursdays 10/9–10/16, 2:00–5:00pm
Fee: $79

This course covers the key terminology and practices surrounding running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. You will learn about the phases of conducting a capital campaign: evaluation, feasibility study, organization, solicitation, and post-campaign activities, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls in capital campaigns.


Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (WPG133-66)

Thursdays 10/23–10/30, 2:00–5:00pm
Fee: $79

This course addresses the key issues surrounding leadership. What is leadership? Why is it important? What does it require to be a leader? How does leadership in a nonprofit environment differ from the private sector? What is visionary leadership? What role should ethics play?


Social Media for Nonprofits (WPG134-66)

Thursdays 11/6–11/13, 2:00–5:00pm
Fee: $79

This course introduces learners to the use of social media in communication, marketing, public relations, and fund-raising for nonprofits. It explores the major social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram) as vehicles for nonprofits to reach their members, volunteers, and donors. 


Introduction to Project Management (WPG029-66)

Wednesdays 10/22–11/12, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $199

Effectively managing multiple projects, resources, and budgets is critical in today's global business environment. This Project Management course will dive into the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, and examine project management in theory as well as in practice. The course offers a practical approach to managing projects, without requiring any previous project management experience. We will focus on organizing, planning, and controlling the deliverables of the project using good practices. Students will participate in structured workshops where simulated project plans are designed and implemented. At the end of the course, students will understand why project management requires a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail, and how to achieve that end in future projects.


Intermediate Project Management: Traditional or Agile? (WPG135-66)

Thursdays 11/13-12/18, 4:00-7:00pm
Fee: $249

For those who already coordinate projects, or who have taken "Introduction to PM", we offer this course to further improve their project management skills. We will discuss topics such as Progress Tracking; Change Management; Risk Assessments and Troubled Projects. We also compare and contrast "Traditional" and "Agile" project management methods, as well as when is it a good idea to use which. Finally, we discuss PMP Certification and its requirements.

The class is comprised of 15 hours of classroom lecture and, to reinforce the concepts, 3 hours of case study work outside the classroom. Upon successful completion, the student is awarded a "Project Management Practitioner" Certificate.


Introduction to QuickBooks 2012 (WIT007-67)

Wednesday 9/24, 9:00am–2:30pm
Fee: $199

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. Registration fee includes textbook.


Intermediate QuickBooks 2012 (WIT104-65)

Wednesday 10/15, 9:00am–2:30pm
Fee: $199

In this course, we’ll go beyond the basic concepts to discover the software’s most useful in-depth features and applications. You will learn how to manage multiple company files and how to export and import list data from one file to the next. You’ll also learn how to enter price levels and track discounts and credits. Whether you are a small business owner, a bookkeeper, or an accountant, you’ll find plenty of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of QuickBooks.


40 Hour Real Estate Pre-License

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10/7–10/21, 9:00am–5:00pm (WRE038-68)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11/4–11/20 (no class 11/11), 9:00am–5:00pm (WRE038-69)
Fee: $499

MA requires 40 hours of pre-license training prior to the real estate salesperson exam. This course will prepare students for the license exam. It is approved by the MA Board of Registration for fulfilling its licensing requirements. This course will take place at the Hyannis Center, which is located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601. Fee includes textbook and other materials.


Rejuvenate Your Retirement
®
Tuesday 10/21 and 10/28, 1:30-3:30pm (WPG015-66)
Thursday 10/30 and 11/6, 9:30-11:30am (WPG015-67)
Fee: $39.00

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 Tammi Jacobsen at WERC for more information at 508-375-5010. Class sizes are limited so register today!
 


Renewable Energy Program (WET081-65)

Tuesdays 9/23–11/4, 6:30–9:00pm
Fee: $220

In partnership with Cape Cod Tech, WERC is pleased to offer the Renewable Energy Program. The course takes place at Cape Cod Tech’s state-of-the-art Renewable Energy Center (REC). REC provides experiences with visual working systems related to renewable energy education and functions as a hands-on classroom for workforce training and continuing education. Class will be held at Cape Cod Technical High School, which is located at 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue in Harwich, MA.


Social Media Certificate Program (WIT088-66)

Wednesdays 9/10–10/22, 5:30–7:30pm
Fee: $199

This program will provide a comprehensive introduction for how to effectively utilize social media to market your organization and build loyalty. The series will cover the following topics:

  • Social Media Strategies & Trends: There are many social networks available to promote your business. Whether you are B2B or B2C, there are certain networks which you should be engaging in and others that may not reach the audience you are looking for. We will explore the top four social networks: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and add Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare. And then look at emerging networks, such as Alignable, that are giving businesses alternatives for reaching their target audience.
  • Top 10 Business Strategies for Social Media: Discover the 10 strategies that you can implement to help with social engagement and optimization for your business.
  • Diving into Business Blogging: Do you have a blog? Do you need a blog? Are you looking for strategies to get your information out to different channels? In this course, we will be searching effective ways to get consistent and referral traffic for your posts. This course will also help you with blog distribution and tips for online engagement.
  • 12 Tips to Grow Your Fan Base on Facebook: Are you having trouble growing your Facebook page? Have you defined your target audience on Facebook? Now is a good time to examine your Facebook activities, cutting out what isn’t working and expanding what works. We will offer 12 tips for growing your fan base on Facebook. We will also discuss brand messaging, post frequency, post content, engagement and advertising options available.
  • LinkedIn for the Business Professional: LinkedIn is the number ONE Social Media network for businesses and professionals. There are more than 120 Million professionals worldwide who are on LinkedIn, 36% are key decision makers. This course will cover: profile building and guidelines; best practices for maximum results; company pages, groups and applications; targeting and approaching prospects and building your network. It is preferred that attendees without a LinkedIn account, sign up for one in advance of this course.
  • 10 Tips for using Twitter like a Pro!: Twitter is an incredibly easy tool to use and with a little forward planning can be a great way to spend some of your marketing time. Using 140 characters you can market yourself, build relationships with the Twitterati and drive traffic to your site. What’s not to love? This course will help you understand how you can use Twitter as an effective marketing tool for your business.
  • Google+ and Pinterest: Google+ is not just another social network. It is redefining how we search for products and services. In this course, we will talk about the free Google tools available to help your business succeed. We will also touch upon Pinterest and learn how this network can have a significant impact on your online success.
  • 10 Basic Tips for SEO: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a shifting landscape and as search engines have evolved over the past few years, greater emphasis has been placed on the actual content, versus the quantity of text. There is no silver bullet solution for SEO success and a lot of complex information out there to make sense of – but we will focus on 10 very simple tips that could certainly help improve your SEO efforts.
  • Social Media Time Management Tips: Having a strong social media presence requires consistency and very few small business owners have time to be on a multitude of social networks all day. Have you ever wondered how people who run a business find time to be constantly posting to their social networks? These social media time management tips will show you how to manage your social media efforts and reduce your time expense while increasing the quality of your content and follower count. By the end of the series you will be able to put together a social media management plan designed for your schedule, objectives and lifestyle.

*Prerequisite: Students must have social networks setup prior to the start of this course. 

About the instructor: Tammi Jacobsen is an online marketing strategist and social media manager assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout New England. She offers valuable tips for creating an effective and efficient social media strategy. Tammi also advises on the importance of having an integrated marketing plan to include traditional marketing strategies along with social media.


Social Media Clinic (offered monthly)

Fee: Free

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can meet one-on-one for 30 minutes to discuss general social media questions related to Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Basic SEO, Blogging, and social media time management. You will be able to schedule a 30-minute meeting with Tammi Jacobsen, Program Coordinator for Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College, between 1:00 and 4:00pm by calling MSBDC’s office: (508) 673-9783 x10.

Additional dates and locations:
September 11, 2014 (WIT109-67)
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth, MA

October 9, 2014 (WIT109-68)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

November 13, 2014 (WIT109-69)
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth, MA

December 11, 2014 (WIT109-70)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC)

Individuals and small businesses are eligible to attend one 30 minute Social Media Clinic and one 30 minute Wordpress Clinic. Each of the clinics are free of charge and available only once per individual or small business. If you have any questions, please contact Tammi Jacobsen at the Workforce Education Resource Center at Cape Cod Community College at 508-375-5010.


NEW! Unrestricted Construction Supervisor's Exam Prep (WPG078-66)

Tuesdays 9/2–10/14 (no class 9/30), 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $329

This license is for those who wish to be licensed for construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal, or demolition involving any activity regulated by the code. This license includes all of the Specialty License. With this Unrestricted CSL, building permits can be applied for and obtained through the Building Departments in Massachusetts towns. This course is 6 weeks of intense training and testing to equip students to take and pass the 75 question exam. Course will include AAB regulations, OSHA, IECC energy code 2012, IRC and IBC 2009 Codes with Mass amendment. Students must have the AAB and OSHA regulations the first day. A comprehensive review and examination of the MA State Building Code will be provided to prepare construction professionals for the state license exam. Candidates must have proof of at least three plus years of construction experience required for eligibility to take state exam. MA State Building Code Books required.

Important: There are required textbooks that MUST be purchased before the start of class and brought to each class. Click here for textbooks list. 


OSHA 8-Hour Refresher (WET010-66)

Friday 12/12,  8:00am–4:00pm
Fee: $150

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.


Introduction to Wordpress (WIT099-66)

Mondays 9/15–10/6, 6:00-9:00pm
Fee: $149

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 Wordpress (WIT095-66)

Mondays 10/20–11/10, 6:00–9:00pm
Fee: $149

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.


Wordpress Clinic (offered monthly)

Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Fee: Free

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can meet one-on-one for 30 minutes to discuss general questions and learn tips and tricks for creating and maintaining a Wordpress blog or website. You will be able to schedule a 30-minute meeting with Sheila Crowley, Wordpress Trainer and Web Designer, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. by calling MSBDC’s office at (508) 673-9783 x10.

Additional dates:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (WIT112-65)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (WIT112-66)

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC)

Individuals and small businesses are eligible to attend one 30 minute Social Media Clinic and one 30 minute Wordpress Clinic. Each of the clinics are free of charge and available only once per individual or small business. If you have any questions, please contact Tammi Jacobsen at the Workforce Education Resource Center at Cape Cod Community College at 508-375-5010.


Wedding Planner Certificate (WGB031-65)

Tuesdays 9/23–11/18 (no class 11/11), 6:00–8:00pm
Fee: $249

The demand for wedding and event planners on Cape Cod is soaring. In this class, you will gain the information and knowledge needed for success in this growing field. Participants will also learn about all the responsibilities and duties of a wedding/event planner. The textbook and course materials are included.


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Please call Registration: (508) 375-4012

You can pay over the phone via credit card or by mail with check or money order. Make checks out to Cape Cod Community College.

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