Professional Certificate Programs


Personal Trainer Fitness Certification


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 Session on Sat. 2/9/19 from 10am-11am. Call CCAPE Office at 508-375-5010 to Register. Limited Seats Available - Registration is Required. 

Dates: Saturdays 2/23/19-3/23/19; 9am–4pm, 6 sessions (no class 3/30/19) *Please register by: 2/13/19
Location: CCCC Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Rd, Life Fitness Complex, Room GR-1, West Barnstable. Parking is available in lot 12. 
Course Code: WHF002-62

Cost: $799 (view syllabus)
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Two Nationally Certified Personal Trainer Certifications for 1 Price!
Your Fitness Career Starts Here! Join Cape Cod Community College and become a nationally certified personal trainer. Take on a career that you can be proud of while earning a great living as a nationally certified personal trainer. Change your life today; make a good living ($34 an hour, national average) and feel great helping others!

Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer. The course consists of 16 hours of lecture with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc. to professionally master the position.

Level 1 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED required.
Level 2 -
Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30 hour internship that will help you connect to local employers.

Participants must also obtain the Adult CPR & AED certification in order to receive the WITS certification. The national exam is held during the 6th week of class. Certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), this course is made for candidates wantign LIVe instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical experience to master skills and knowledge.

Course Textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics. The cost of the course text book is NOT included in the registration fee. Textbook may be purchased online through Amazon Books or through the College Book Store.  

Upon receiving your textbook, it is recommended that students read the following chapters to help better prepare themselves for the first day of class: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26. 

 

Graphic Design Fundamentals using Adobe CC Certificate Series


Dates: Mon. 2/4/19-5/13/19; 6-9pm, 12 sessions (no class 2/18, 3/18, & 4/15) *Please register by: 1/23/19.
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Keith Conforti
Course Code: WIT098-62

Cost: $359
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Have you been asked to create professional graphics for your business or job? Are you looking to start your career as a graphic designer? Maybe you’re an aspiring artist, photographer or book maker? Our Graphic Design Fundamentals courses are designed to teach beginners how to operate the industry’s leading design programs, as well as introduce them to the fundamentals of graphic design.

 



Social Media Marketing Immersion Certificate 


Date: Fridays 2/8/19-2/15/19; 8:30am-4pm (2 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Tricia White
Course Code: WPG191-62

Date: Fridays 4/26/19-5/3/19; 8:30am-4pm (2 sessions)
Location: Plymouth, exact location TBD
Instructor: Tricia White
Course Code: WPG191-64

Cost: $199
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Raise your social strategy to industry best practice by attending this intensive two session training program. Participants will learn content strategy best practices, measurement techniques, and develop a successful social media strategy. This program will take you through the latest hands-on skills for creatively engaging social media, featuring advanced techniques to maximize your results. This program will focus on social media strategy, content strategy, Facebook, Instagram, Facebook and Instagram Advertising, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, blogger outreach, and social media analytics.

This program has been design for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Participants interested in attending this program should have social networks in place.

 

 

Introduction to Computers: Beyond the Basics


Dates: Thurs. 2/14/19-3/7/19; 6pm-8pm (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Course Code: WIT080-62

Cost: $119
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These highly interactive, hands-on classes will help you understand and distinguish between the components of a computer operating systems including using the keyboard, mouse, printers, and much more. Participants will learn the basics of working in Microsoft Windows such as understanding the desk top and start menu, creating and saving a document, and folder and file management.

  

 

Management Academy Program
 


Dates: 2/6/19, 2/13/19, 3/1/19, and 3/6/19; 8:30am-3pm (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-62

Dates: Wednesdays 3/13/19-4/3/19; 8:30am-3pm (4 sessions)
Location: Orleans (exact location TBD)
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-66

Dates: Wednesdays 3/15/19-4/5/19; 8:30am-3pm (4 sessions)
Location: Plymouth (exact location TBD)
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-64

Cost: $750 per Participant (per session) or Grant Funded for Eligible Employers. Learn More

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Our 24-hour Management Academy Program is designed to help you: 

  • Improve your management, business strategy, and negotiation skills.
  • Develop your knowledge of business principles, trends, and best practices.
  • Identify your learning management style to provide you with insights into your problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Improve your emotional intelligence and workplace behaviors to better connect with others as a manager.
  • Gain a big-picture view of management to communicate more effectively within your organization.
  • Understand the basic principles of collaborative management and learn to leverage tools to increase collaboration in problem solving, meetings and internal and external communication.
  • Learn how to implement and conduct a structured interview process, how to structure behaviorally based questions around important skills, and assess and create an action plan for new employees added to your team.
  • Learn an effective performance management model, understand how both reinforcing and changing behavior feedback shorten the performance management timeframe, and brainstorm reward and recognition tools.
  • Understand cultural differences and how they can impact employee communication and interactions, understand where micro inequities can occur, and develop a plan to create openness and awareness for yourself, coworkers, and your teams.
  • Review time management principles and apply effective tools, learn basic project management techniques, learn to identify barriers to productive workflow, understand mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, and apply time management tools to your teams.
  • Practice applicable skills which you can implement immediately.

 

 

Senior Leadership Program
 

Dates: Fridays 4/12/19-5/10/19; 8:30am-3pm, no class 4/19/19 (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Rich Weissman

Cost: $1200 per Participant (per session) or Grant Funded for Eligible Employers. Learn More

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Our 24-hour Senior Leadership Program is designed to help you:

  • Advance your leadership, business strategy, negotiations, sales, and finance skills.
  • Advance your knowledge of business principles, trends, and best practices.
  • Enhance your learning leadership style to provide you with insights into your own problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Advance your emotional intelligence and behaviors to better connect with others as a leader.
  • Define strategic leadership mindset: its benefits and difficulties, understand the difference between an operational and strategic mindset, and understand your own organization’s culture: identifying gaps and strategies for narrowing those gaps.
  • Understand the stages of change and transition using the William Bridges and Fischer models, learn the different types of plans required to implement change, and apply the change and planning models to a current or upcoming change in your organization.
  • Review the four DISC styles and how they affect communication, learn the differences in generational mindsets and the impact on communication, and apply DISC and generational mindsets to practical situations.
  • Understand the importance of negotiation and conflict management, learn the steps of effective negotiation, and learn how to develop negotiation and conflict management skills in your staff.
  • Learn how an engaged multigenerational workforce affects your attraction and retention strategy, learn the succession planning process, and apply attraction and succession planning strategies to your organization.
  • Review the benefits, costs and resistance to performance management, learn effective methods for performance reviews and providing feedback, and apply the performance management process to a practical situation.
  • Review a mock profit and loss statement to identify and analyze trends and connections, learn best practices in decision making based on profitability reports, and identify and be prepared to respond to growth and expansion opportunities as they arise.
  • Benefit from interaction with a peer network from a broad array of industries on Cape Cod and beyond.
  • Practice applicable skills which you can implement immediately.

 

 

Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program
 

Dates: Saturdays 2/23/19-4/27/19; 9am-3pm, 10 sessions 
Location: CCCC, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable (exact buidling and room number TBD)
Instructor: Sally Mahoney D.V.M.
Course Code: WPG308-62

Cost: $599
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Book Information
Students are required to purchase Textbook for Veterinary Assistants, ISBN: 9780470959268, Authors: Burns and Renda, Publisher: Wiley. Textbook cost is not included in course cost.

Questions? Contact CCAPE 

In this 60-hour intensive (noncredit) Veterinary Assistant program, students will be introduced to the role of the veterinary assistant in a veterinary practice.

This program will teach students how to:

  • Interact with animals and their owners.
  • Obtain animal health histories and records.
  • Understand veterinary medical terminology.
  • Recognize the major breeds of various animals.
  • Assist the veterinarian with caring for animals.
  • Assist with surgical and treatment procedures.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of illness and disease.
  • Perform administrative duties in the veterinarian’s office. 

Important note: Students will be required to complete CORI/SORI forms upon registration into this course.  

ServSafe Certification


Dates: Mondays 3/8/19-4/1/19; 4:30-8:30 pm (no class 3/25/19, study week) (2 sessions) *Please register by: 2/27/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB040-62

Cost: $195
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This course is designed for the initial certification of food service managers. This accredited program will prepare you for the ServSafe exam. Exam administered on the last day of class.

ServSafe Recertification

Date: Monday 4/1/19; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Please register by: 3/20/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB042-62

Date: Monday 11/19/2018; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Register NOW... New date added!
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB042-65

Cost: $95
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This course is designed for the recertification of food service managers. Recertification is required every 5 five years. Exam administered on the day of class.

T.I.P.S Alcohol Certification

Date: Monday 3/11/19; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Please register by: 3/1/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick

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Responsible alcohol training is not mandated by the state of Massachusetts. However, many local cities and municipalities have made responsible beverage server training mandatory. In addition, many Massachusetts Insurance companies have made certification mandatory for the bars to purchase liquor liability insurance.
TIPS (T.I.P.S. - Training and Intervention Procedures for Servers of alcohol) Certification - If you've been told you must have your TIPS card to be hired at a liquor serving establishment, this is the training and card required.

 

Recovery Coach Academy

 

Coming Summer 2019!
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Course Code: WHN126-62

Cost: $875
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The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a five-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own challenges. 

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