Professional Certificate Programs


Personal Trainer Fitness Certification (WHF002-65)
Saturdays 4/1-5/13/2017; 9am–4pm, 6 sessions (no class 4/15)
Location: CCCC Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Rd, Life Fitness Complex, Room GR-1, West Barnstable. Parking is available in lots 10 and 11. 
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. 

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.

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. 

Introduction to Graphic Design and Digital Media Certificate
Mondays 2/6-5/15/2017; 6-9pm, 12 sessions. no class 2/20 (WIT098-65)
Instructor: Keith Conforti
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Thursdays 2/16-5/18/2017; 6-9pm, 12 sessions (no class 2/23) (WIT098-72)
Instructor: Matti Ulvila
Location: Plymouth Municipal Airport, Cape Cod Community College Aviation Maintenance Facility, 246 South Meadow Road, Gate 6, Plymouth

Cost: $399
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This program gives students the tools and techniques needed to enhance images and design professional print materials. Enroll in all three courses (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and save $108! All three courses must be completed to receive the certificate.


Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Fundamentals (WHN107-67)
Tuesdays/Thursdays 2/21-3/16/2017; 5-8:30pm, 8 sessions 
Instructor: Geri Medeiros
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: FREE

Students will learn the basics of being a PCA, have career readiness coaching and be certified in CPR with AED and first aid. Registration will only be available at our free information session on Tuesday February 7, 2017 from 5-6pm. Students are required to attend the information session in order to be qualified for enrollment into the course. Learn More!

Questions? Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010 for more information. 


SHRM Essentials of HR Management (WPG051-65)
Mondays 3/6-4/3/2017; 6-9pm, 5 sessions
Instructor: Sue Partridge
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $495
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Education Credits: Eligible for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials and recertification credit hours for HR Certification Institute credentials.

This course is geared toward Small Business Owners, Office Managers, HR Specialists and Administrative and Executive Assistants.

The SHRM Essentials of HR Management is an introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. It gives participants critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improves their ability to handle challenging HR issues. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills. Learn more!


Administrative Professional Certificate
ONLINE, 120 course hours
Cost: $695
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The Administrative Professional program teaches you the fundamental skills needed to obtain employment as an Administrative Professional.

You will learn essential skills including how to work in a modern professional office, how to maintain a professional image, personal and professional ethics, communication essentials, technology basics, records and financial management, event planning and travel, and how to advance your career.

Social Media Series: An Introductory Certificate (WIT088-72)
Tuesdays 1/24-3/7/2017; 5:30-8:30pm, 6 sessions, no class 2/21
Instructor: Tricia White
Location: Plymouth Municipal Airport, Cape Cod Community College Aviation Maintenance Facility, 246 South Meadow Road, Gate 6, Plymouth
Cost: $179
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Develop comprehensive methods to effectively utilize social media to market your organization and build loyalty. This series will cover Strategies and Trends, Blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Tools, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, and Search Engine Optimization. Students will develop strategies for online engagement, build an editorial content calendar and learn how to create and implement an effective social media-marketing plan. Prerequisites: Participants must have social media networks in place prior to the start of this course.

Advanced Social Media Certificate: 2017 Essential Tools Edition

Tuesdays 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11/2017; 11am-2:30pm, 5 sessions (WIT092-65)
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $199 (includes lunch)
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This is an intensive five week program. Social media managers will refresh their knowledge of the major social platforms, explore newer platforms and discuss how to leverage the current trends for their businesses and nonprofits. Participants will have access to computers during the sessions to explore their sites, share their best practices with others and practice what is covered.

Participants will focus on how to build a social media plan. We will discuss how to target a market, what platforms are right for certain markets and the tools needed to build a plan. Participants are encouraged to bring their upcoming events and programs and even marketing goals to this program. By the end of the program, participants will walk away with a working outline - and will be well on the way to a complete 30 day social media plan.


Certificate in Cyber Security
Cost: $499
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Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 40 | Leadership PDUs: 5 | Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 11.5 | Technical PM PDUs: 23.5
CEU: 4
Access Time: 240 days

Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever.

This Certificate in Cybersecurity offers an introduction to the critical elements of information security, as well as foundational information about key certifications for professionals in the industry. Each of the eight courses in this suite will help learners master the vocabulary of the industry and offers examples, videos, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

Course includes:

  • Asset Security
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Engineering
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security


Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-66)
ONLINE from 4/7-5/19/2017 *Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
Lab (WHDL002-66)
Instructor: Denise Bridges
Lab dates: Sat. 5/20, Sun. 5/21, and Sat. 6/3 8:00am-5:00pm

This course will provide a comprehensive study of local dental anesthetics utilized in the
dental hygiene profession. During lecture and lab components, the participant will
learn to safely administer topical and local dental anesthetics.

Course # WHD002 is taught in two phases, and includes 11 hours of on-line pre-study exercises
and assignments, 12 hours of on-site didactic instruction, and 14 hours of on-site clinical instruction. It is specifically designed to provide the participant with the 35 hours of local anesthesia instruction required to prepare the participant to take the NERB Local Anesthesia Examination and obtain the “Permit L” Local Anesthesia licensure from the State of Massachusetts. (This course covers the Massachusetts Rules and Regulations 234 CMR 3.09-3.14, and the requirements for administration of local dental anesthetics by dental hygienists.)

Click here for student enrollment requirements, registration and more information. 


New Manager Training Certificate Program (WGB035-65)
Core Training for New and Emerging Managers and Supervisors

Tuesdays/Thursdays 2/14-4/13/2017; 3-5pm, 8 sessions
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $216
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Company’s 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 series will help newly promoted managers build on their current skills, become more effective in their day-to-day dealings with people and embrace their new responsibilities. Sign up for the whole series or take the individual classes that meet your specific needs. 

Communication Skills & Conflict Management for the New Manager 2/14 & 2/16, 3-5pm
The fundamental skill of any manager is communication, but that is not always why employees are promoted. Learn different ways people communicate, what motivates their communication style, and how to assess other’s communication styles. Gain the skills to identify potential conflict situations, and how to address them for a win-win solution.

Situational Leadership through the Generations for the New Manager 2/28 & 3/2, 3-5pm
To heighten co-worker performance and improve productivity learn how the generations differ and what motivates them. Discover how to use different techniques to be effective in getting useful responses from co-workers based on their generational bias. Also learn how your own generational mindset can get in the way if you aren’t careful.

Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews 4/11 & 4/13, 3-5pm
Dealing with difficult employees requires special knowledge and skills 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.

Staffing for Performance for the New Manager 3/28 & 3/30, 3-5pm
The hiring process may look easier for a new manager than they anticipate. Once, however, seated across from a candidate, they may find themselves without the skills to conduct an appropriate interview. Learn the appropriate way to prepare for an interview, how to ask behaviorally based questions, how to take notes during an interview that focus on the facts, and what questions are not appropriate to ask to ultimately build talent on your team. 


Successful Small Business Management Program (WGB075-65)
Tuesdays, 2/7-3/14/2017; 7-9pm, 6 sessions
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road,
Science Building, Lecture Hall, West Barnstable, MA.
Cost: $130
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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. This course is conducted by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration of Boston.


Grant Writing Certificate Series (WPG127-65)
Tuesdays 3/21-4/11/2017; 3-6pm, 4 sessions
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $179
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This is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.


Gerontology Intensive Certificate Series (WHN104-65)
Wednesdays 3/15-6/7/2017; 5-7:30pm, 12 sessions, no class 4/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $250
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Sponsored by Barnstable County Human Services

If you are a professional currently working with older adults or exploring gerontology as a career choice, this certificate series is for you. This program 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. Learn more!


Certified Wedding Planner Certificate 
ONLINE, 340 course hours
Cost: $1595
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Wedding planners combine creativity and organization to help happy couples celebrate the most important day of their lives. Train for a career surrounded by celebratory events!

In this program, you will master the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding and event planner and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship.


OSHA 8-Hour Hazwoper Refresher (WET010-65)

Friday 3/10/2017; 8am-4:30pm, 1 session
Instructor: Fran Kitteridge
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $159
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This 8-hour refresher 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.


OSHA 10-Hour for Construction Safety (WET061-65)
Tuesday 3/14/2017; 8am-4pm & Wednesday 3/15/2017; 8am-11am (2 sessions)
Instructor: Fran Kitteridge
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $179
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The OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level construction worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site.


ServSafe (WGB040-65)
Mondays 4/10-4/24/2017; 4:30-8:30pm, 2 sessions, no class 4/17 study week
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
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 (WGB042-65)
Monday 4/24/2017; 4:30-8:30pm, 1 session
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $95
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This course is designed for the recertification of food service managers. Recertification is required every five years. Exam administered on the day of class.

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