Professional Certificate Programs


Personal Trainer Fitness Certification

Dates: Saturdays 10/20-12/8/2018; 9am–4pm, 6 sessions (no class 11/10 and 11/24) *Please register by: 10/11/2018
Location: CCCC Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Rd, Life Fitness Complex, Room GR-1, West Barnstable. Parking is available in lot 12. 
Course Code: WHF002-65

Cost: $699 (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. 9/10-12/17/2018; 6-9pm, 12 sessions (no class 10/8, 11/12, & 12/3) *Please register by: 8/30/2018.
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Keith Conforti
Course Code: WIT098-65

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.


Building a Structured Social Media Strategy to Achieve Results

Date: 9/20/2018; 1-5pm, 1 session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Tricia White
Course Code: WIT119-65

Cost: $79
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Social media managers today need to do more than post interesting articles on social sites. They need to build targeted marketing plans that engage their audience while achieving the goals of the businesses and nonprofits they serve.

This program is designed to give all who attend the tools, resources and experience they need to develop and implement a social media marketing program in their organization.  



Communication and Conflict Management with DiSC Profile Analysis

Dates: 9/21/18 and 10/5/18; 8:30am-2:30pm (2 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WGB114-65

Cost: $299
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Managers and employees in today’s workplace require in depth understanding of individual and team communication in order to perform at their best. This interactive course begins with building a foundation of cornerstone communication skills. Participants will complete a DiSC behavioral assessment profile to outline their own communication style. This blend of knowledge is then used to explore their communication style further and gain insight on how differing styles interact.

Through interactive exercises, students will identify natural areas of interpersonal conflict arising from communication and practice actionable steps to handle the conflict. The series wraps up with a fascinating look at the lifecycle of team communication.

Participants will examine:

  • Different communication styles and how they interact.
  • Foundation of communication and obstacles to effective communication.
  • Stages of team growth and its effect on communication.
  • Tools for proactively preventing communication conflict.
  • Strategies for coaching effective communication.



Manage Priorities and Time to Boost Productivity

Date: 9/7/18; 8:30am-2:30pm (1 session)
Location: Plymouth (exact location TBD)
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WGB116-75

9/28/18; 8:30am-2:30pm (1 session)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WGB116-65

Cost: $159 per course
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In today’s 24/7 world, it is more important than ever to understand how to manage time in order to be more productive. High performing individuals are able to tackle challenges, streamline systems and minimize stress. In this program, participants will reframe their notions of how to manage time. By understanding topics such as procrastination, prioritization and workload, employees are better able to handle what is before them and communicate what is working and where they may require assistance.

Participants will examine:

  • Differences between controllable and uncontrollable barriers to time management.
  • Tools that will best help them manage their time such as calendars and checklists.
  • True meaning of a priority.
  • Value of having a plan in place when facing competing priorities.
  • Ways to communicate workload challenges to others as well as track performance results throughout the year.



Social Media Marketing for Beginners

Dates: Thurs. 10/25-11/1/2018; 5:30-8:30pm (2 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Tricia White
Course Code: WIT088-65

Cost: $69 
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The Social Media Marketing for Beginners course offers a hands-on, step-by-step, learning opportunity for individuals looking to start building their social media presence across all of the top social networks.



Introduction to Computers: Beyond the Basics

Dates: Wed. 9/12-10/3/2018; 10am-12pm (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Sandy Leo Clark
Course Code: WIT080-65

Cost: $79 
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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.



Yoga Teacher Training

Dates: Coming in January 2019!
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Michelle Itzkowitz
Course Code: WGB146-65

Cost: $2,800
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Yoga is a process for learning about ourselves and opening to our fullest potential. It helps us to expand our awareness and transform our lives in ways that make us happier, healthier and feeling more whole within ourselves and in our relationships with others in the world. Embracing these basic values is the starting point for becoming a good yoga teacher.

Participants in the teacher training program invariably experience a deep and lasting sense of personal transformation as all of the elements of yoga become clearer and better integrated as you explore every aspect of yoga in your personal practice. In contrast to teacher training programs that emphasize attainment, competition or mastery, in this program we look to explore, refine, deepen, expand and learn without end. The primary source of this transformative learning is one's personal practice, and it is in the practice of yoga that we gain the most insight into how best to share the practice with others. Because yoga is a process for self-transformation, there is nothing to master, no end to what we can learn and no limit to how much we can grow and share.

The training is led by Michelle Itzkowitz E-RYT 500, owner of innerglow yoga in Mashpee & Osterville, and owner and Director of Cape Cod Yoga School. Yoga and meditation has been a part of Michelle’s life for over 15 years, and has been the saving grace through more than one challenging life experience. She uses this knowledge and growth to inspire her students to keep pushing forward and to believe in the strength and beauty of every breath, and every moment of every day. Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully and to cultivate happiness and joy with whomever she meets. Michelle is certified through many schools, including Yoga For Life, a Kripalu inspired program, Fluid Yoga with Kevan Gale and is also a student of Mark Stephens, one of Northern California’s most influential teachers. She lives life as a student first and is so deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared with her. Through the teacher training program, Michelle hopes to inspire and educate those on the path of yoga to live their most authentic life and to share that with others. This program is a Yoga Alliance approve 200 hour teacher training.



Management Academy Program

Dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/16, and 11/8/2018; 9am-3pm (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-65

Dates: 11/29, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19/2018; 9am-3pm (4 sessions)
Location: Plymouth (exact location TBD)
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-75

Cost: $750
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This interactive, discussion oriented training program will provide the Management Team an opportunity to address current, real-time issues using newly learned skills and tools.

The 24-hour Management Academy program will cover:

  • Effective Management Communication
  • Collaborative Management
  • Hiring, Onboarding and Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Managing in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
  • Managing Productivity, Time and Talent



Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays 10/15-12/19/2018; 6-9pm, 20 sessions (no class 11/12)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis. Some sessions may be held off-site at a Veterinary Clinic/Hospital in the region.  
Instructor: Sally Mahoney D.V.M.
Course Code: WPG308-65

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 Tracey Wessels at 508-375-5013.

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: Mon. 10/22-11/5/2018; 4:30-8:30 pm (no class 10/29, study week) (2 sessions) *Please register by: 10/15/2018
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB040-65

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 11/5/2018; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Please register by: 10/29/2018
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.

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