Spring 2014 Courses

Please call (508) 362-2131 x4711 to register.
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40 Hour Real Estate Pre-License
Instructor: George Meservey
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2/11–2/25, 9:00am–5:00pm, WRE038-68
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4/8–4/22, 9:00am–5:00pm, WRE038-69
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6/3–6/17, 9:00am–5:00pm, WRE038-70
Fee: $499, includes textbook and other materials

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.

Exclusive Google Partners Event
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
1:30pm Refreshments & Networking
2:00pm Google Live Streaming Webinar (1 hour)
Location: Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Google Partner Coordinator: Tammi Jacobsen

At Cape Cod Community College, we're excited to invite you to an exclusive event limited to Google partners. This FREE event is offered as an opportunity to learn how to grow your business online from some of the leading experts in the field.

The focus will be on-line presence as well as Google Adwords or Pay-per-Click Advertising. Social media marketing is heading towards more paid advertising. Why not learn more about Google tools and offerings. Google will be sending promotional products as a thank you for attending. Google Speakers will be Arjan Dijk, VP Global Small Business Marketing; Fred Vallaeys, Google Evangelist; Ben Wood, Director Channels Sales Americas.

RSVP to the event here and be sure to share the link with your friends! We'd love for you to come network and learn with us. Seating is limited, please reserve your spot today!

NEW! New Manager Training Series – WGB035-66
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5/6/2014 to 5/29/2014, 6:00–8:00pm
Instructor: Marie Peeler of Peeler Associates
Fee: $349& Save Almost $100 By Enrolling in the Full Series!

Companies reward their best employees by promoting them. But, this can be a recipe for disaster for both the new manager and the company. New managers often lack the basic managerial skills needed to succeed. This class will help your newly promoted managers build on their current skills and become more effective in their day-to-day dealings with people and their new responsibilities. Sign up for the whole series at a discount or take the individual classes that meet your specific needs.

  • May 6 & 8 – Communication Skills & Conflict Management for the New Manager ($110) WGB012-66
    Gain the skills and confidence to solve discord on all levels.  Know when, where, why and how to approach the issues to end in a win-win situation.
  • May 13 & 15 – Situational Leadership, Delegation & Motivation for the New Manager ($110) WGB038-66
    Learn to assess what’s needed in the situation at hand to heighten co-worker performance and improve productivity.  Learn what motivates people  and how to use different techniques to be effective in getting useful responses from co-workers.
  • May 20 & 22 Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews ($110) WGB033-66
    Dealing with difficult employees requires special knowledge and skills that all new managers must possess. Establishing clear expectations, identifying causes of poor performance, and communicating them objectively leads to better success in helping employees meet their work goals. Learn how to develop a documentation process that is based on facts and observable behaviors as well as how to conduct effective performance reviews.
  • May 27 & 29 Legal Liabilities of Supervisors/Managers ($110) WGB034-66
    Increasingly, companies and supervisors are becoming subjected to legal liability. Gain insight to those kinds of liability and how your role is critical to liability prevention. Instructor for these two sessions will be George Boerger of Boerger Law.

OSHA 8-Hour Refresher – WET010-66
Friday, 4/11/2014, 8:00am–4:00pm
Instructor: Sean O'Brien
Fee: $159

This 8-hour course covers the 29 CFR 1910.120 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.

This class will be held in the conference room at the Hyannis Center located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

Social Media Certificate – WITH NEW CONTENT! – WIT088-66
Mondays, 1/27/2014 to 3/24/2014 (no class on 3/17), 6pm–8pm
Instructor: Tammi Jacobsen
Fee: $199

This program will provide a comprehensive introduction for how to effectively utilize social media market your organization, build loyalty and drive sales. 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 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 class, we will be searching effective ways to get consistent and referral traffic for your posts. This workshop will 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 LinkedIn workshop 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 workshop.
  • 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, drive traffic to your site and make sales! What’s not to love? This workshop will help you understand how you can use Twitter as an effective marketing tool for your business.
  • 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 workshop you will be able to put together a social media management plan designed for your schedule, objectives and lifestyle.

Participants should have the following have active social media accounts: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

NEW! Medical Coding Course (Hybrid Course 72 classroom and 63 online hours) - WHN 096-65
Date: TBA (Late March 2014) Please call for information (508) 375-5010
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Fee: $749
Instructor: Ken Camilleis
This 135-hour course consists of 63 hours of online learning and 72 hours of classroom learning designed to provide students with a knowledge for entry-level medical billing and coding positions. Please click here for a full course outline and required materials.

Intro to Adobe Photoshop – WIT006-66
Wednesdays, 2/5/2014 to 2/26/2014, 6:00–9:00pm
Instructor: James Warren
Fee: $159

This course covers the Photoshop basics: image resolution, importing and editing digital photos, color manipulation and image correction, painting, masking, and much more.

Prerequisites: Comfortable with the computer, email, and the Internet. This course will take place at the Hyannis Center, which is located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

Intro to Adobe InDesign – WIT084-66

Wednesdays, 3/5/2014 to 4/2/2014 (no class on 3/19), 6:00–9:00pm
Instructor: James Warren
Cost: $159

Would you like to design professional 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 Adobe applications most used, InDesign delivers faster production workflows and a more fluid creative environment.

Prerequisites: Comfortable with the computer, email, and the Internet. This course will take place at the Hyannis Center, which is located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

NEW! Business of Photography & Photoshop – WGB082-66

Tuesdays, 4/1/2014 to 4/22/2014, 6:00–9:00pm
Instructor: James Warren
Fee: $199

Turn your passion for photography into profit. Learn how to present, price and market your photography using the powerful tool of Adobe Photoshop. Explore portfolio preparation, marketing, freelance photography and explore a career in photography.

NEW! Intro to Computers: 1st Time User – WIT027-66

Tuesdays, 2/4/2014 to 2/11/2014, 5:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Lynn Marchant
Fee: $59

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.

NEW! Intro to Computers: Novice User – WIT080-66

Tuesdays, 2/18/2014 to 2/25/2014, 5:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Lynn Marchant
Fee: $59

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 PC problems with you.

NEW! Managing Your Documents, Spreadsheets, Photos, and Other Computer Files – WIT100-66

Tuesdays, 3/4/2014 to 3/11/2014, 5:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Lynn Marchant
Fee: $59

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.

Successful Small Business Management (SCORE) – WGB075-66

REGISTER EARLY! This class fills up quickly!
Tuesdays, 2/4/2014 to 3/11/2014, 7:00–9:00pm
Fee: $130
Location: Science Building, Lecture Hall A (park in lot #10), Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA

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 Small Business Administration of Boston.

MS Word for the Beginner – WIT042-66

Wednesdays, 2/5/2014 to 2/26/2014, 6:00–8:00pm
Instructor: Elaine Moore
Fee: $125

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.

This course will take place at the Hyannis Center, which is located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

Excel with Excel – WIT034-66

Thursdays, 3/6/2014 to 3/27/2014, 6:00–8:00pm
Instructor: Elaine Moore
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.

This course will take place in room 109 at the Hyannis Center, which is located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

Intro to QuickBooks 2012 – WIT007-67

Monday, 2/10/2014, 9:00am–2:30pm


Friday, 4/25/2014, 9:00am–2.30pm
Instructor: Sue Martin
Fee: $199

Learn how QuickBooks can help your 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. Fee includes the textbook.

This course will take place at the Hyannis Center, which is located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

Gerontology Intensive Workshop Series – WHN014-63

NEW START DATE! Wednesdays (Bi-Weekly every other week), 2/26/2014 to 6/18/2014, 4:00–6:30pm
Coordinator: Andrea Nevins & various instructors
Fee: $379
Location: North Building, Room 104, park in lot 4 or 5

The series covers the major topic areas in gerontology, a rapidly growing field. Learn a focused, practical approach to understanding, assessing and intervening with a variety of service concerns affecting older adults. 20–25 CEUs and a certificate will be issued to those attending 8 of the 10 workshops. Nurses must attend all 10 workshops. Workshop topics:

  • Understanding Aging – It’s Not What You Think – February 12, 2014
  • How to Beat the Blues – Loss, Bereavement & Depression – February 26
  • Therapeutic Reminiscence & Life Review – March 12
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Aging – March 26
  • The Dementias & Resulting Behavioral Disorders – April 9 and April 23
  • Identifying & Serving the Victims of Elder Neglect & Mistreatment – May 7
  • Medication Misuse & Error – May 21
  • Working with Families & Other Caregivers  – June 4
  • End of Life Issues & Concerns – June 18

Personal Trainer Fitness Certification – WHF002-67

Saturdays, 2/15/2014 to 4/26/2014 (no class on 3/22 and 4/19), 9:00am–2:00pm
Life Fitness Center
Fee: $699


Personal Trainer Fitness Certification – WHF002-68
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/25/2014 to 5/22/2014, 6:30–8:30pm
Life Fitness Center
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.

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

Please note: The cost of the course text book 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.

Workshop topics include:

  • Basic anatomy and kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise physiology
  • Fitness testing
  • Equipment usage
  • Health assessments
  • Designing and customizing exercise programs

Emerging Non Profit Leader Certificate Program –
Redeveloped with New Content!
NEW START DATE! Wednesdays, 3/5/2014 to 4/23/2014, 5:30–8:30pm

Course Coordinator: Jodie Kluver & various instructors
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main St. Hyannis MA

The Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is a multidisciplinary course offered through Cape Cod Community College's Workforce Education Resource Center. This program is designed for nonprofit professionals who want to enhance and/or develop their qualifications of key leadership positions in the non-profit sector.

Course topics include:

  • Nonprofit Sector: An Environmental Landscape
  • Executive & Board Leadership Development
  • Volunteer Management
  • Nonprofit Resource Development
  • Communication, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Nonprofit Law & Risk Management
  • Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Management
  • Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

WordPress Certificate Program – WIT099-66
Mondays, 3/3/2014 to 3/31/2014, 6:00–8:00pm
Instructor: Shelia Crowley
Fee: $149

Would you like to be able to create and manage your own website without learning a computer programming language? WordPress is the answer! WordPress is one of the most popular and easy-to-use website building tools available. It is FREE and produces professional results. In this class, you will learn the process from start to finish – creating pages and posts, adding images and videos, changing the site's look and feel, and many other features. Participants should be comfortable with PCs, the Internet, and email.

This class will be held in room 107 at the Hyannis Center located at 540 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

Wedding Planner Certificate Course – WGB031-65

Course Redeveloped, New Content!
Tuesdays, 3/4/2014 to 4/29/2014, 6:00–8:00pm
Instructor: Allison Liset of Elegant Engagements
Fee: $249

The demand for wedding 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 planner. The textbook and course materials are included.

Adult CPR/AED Certification Training – WHN036-67
Saturdays, 3/15/2014, 2:30–5:30pm (1 session only)
Instructor: Birdie Brooks
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, MM Wilkens Hall (formerly the South Building) Room G-8, park in lots 4 or 5.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement
Thursdays, Mar. 20 & 27, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (WPG 015-66) SECTION CLOSED FULL
Tuesdays, March 25 & April 1, 9:30–11:30am (WPG015-67) Only a few spots still available!

Fee: $39, bring a friend/spouse for free!
Instructor: Jeffrey Cutter of Cutter Financial Group

This comprehensive course will help attendees learn how to plan fun and fulfilling activities to stay mentally, physically and socially active. You will learn how to calculate IRS required minimum distributions from retirement plans, how investment returns are taxed, and how to plan for health care, long term care, incapacity and end of life decisions. No products will be sold. Each pair receives a 112 booklet with a ton of important information.

Course location: Hyannis Center, Conference Room, 540 Main St. Hyannis, MA 02601

Learn to Buy & Sell on Ebay – WIT005-66
Friday, 4/25/2014, 9:00am–4:00pm
Instructor: TBA
Fee: $79

If you have dreamed of earning extra income by buying and selling on eBay, this class is for you! This course will walk you through how to create titles to get noticed, value your items to sell them quickly and for top dollar, create advertising copy. You will also learn how to protect yourself from fraud, safely conduct financial transactions, accept credit cards and more.

Comprehensive Intro to Grant Writing – WPG028-66
Fridays, 5/2/2014 & 5/16/2013, 9:00am–4:00pm
Instructor: Jodie Kluver
Fee: $249

This intensive and detailed two-day grant writing workshop is designed for new and intermediate-level grant writers. Participants will learn how to research and develop funding sources, organize campaigns, prepare successful proposals and grant reporting. This course includes an online component during the week of May 9, 2014.

This course will take place at the Hyannis Campus, 540 Main Street, Hyannis.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician – WPG041-66
Monday-Wednesday, 5/12/2014 to 5/14/2014, 8:00am–5:00pm
Instructor: Tom Rauch
Fee: $700

This introductory 3-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This program prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test, sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association), which is given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), and basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Students will learn how to identify fiber types; recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and cost of installation. Standards covered: NECA/FOA-301-2004, EIA/TIA 568-B.3, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607-A, and NEC Article 770-50, upon successful completion, this program is recognized for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 21, Installer Level/2 Technician 21 CECs.

Suggested Prerequisites: Basic working knowledge of computers. Able to see and identify small items and able to speak and understand the English language.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician: Testing & Maintenance – WPG042-66
Thursday & Friday, 5/15/2014 to 5/15/2014, 8:00am–5:00pm
Instructor: Tom Rauch
Fee: $675

This 2-day program offers advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands-on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter. This course is accredited by BICSI for 14 RCDD CECs and 12 Installation CECs.

Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training Course within preceding 6 months, or 1 year fiber optics related experience. Must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam prior to registering for CFOS/T with the FOA.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician: Outside Plant – WPG073-66
Saturday & Sunday, 5/17/2014 to 5/18/2014, 8:00am–5:00pm
Instructor: Tom Rauch
Fee: $675

This 2-day program provides an overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding. Hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized along with inside and outside plant enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both single mode and multi mode mechanical and fusion splices, as well as being required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and trays in enclosures. These enclosures will include both rack and wall mounted splice enclosures, as well as outside plant enclosures. This program is approved for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 14 CECs and INS, Level 2/Technician 14 CECs.

Suggested Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training course within preceding 6 months, or 1 year fiber optics related experience, specifically experience with fiber preparation, termination, and testing and a thorough knowledge of fiber optic safety practices.

Local Anesthesia Certificate – WHD002-66
ONLINE from 5/1–5/16
Lab dates: 5/17/2014, 5/18/2013 and 5/31/2014, 9:00am–5:00pm&
Location: Dental Lab Main Campus
Instructor: Denise Bridges
Fee: $999, includes cost for clinical lab (WHD002L-66)

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 (WHD002-L-001). Moodle log-in information and instructions for this online portion will be sent to student after registration.

Lab dates: Saturday 5/17, Sunday 5/18 and Saturday May 31. Register for this class by 5/1/2014.

To register call: (508) 375-4012
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