Professional Certificate Programs

Personal Trainer Fitness Certification

Watch a short informational video on becoming a Personal Fitness Trainer!

Dates: Sat. 9/28/19-11/9/19; 9am–4pm, 6 sessions  (no class 11/2)
Location: CCCC Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Rd, Life Fitness Complex, Room GR-1, West Barnstable. Parking is available in lot 12. 
Course Code: WHF002-67

Cost: $799
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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 wanting 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. 


Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program (online/blended)

This course is an online/blended course with 40 hours online and 20 hours in-class. In-class sessions will be held on Saturdays at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. Exact dates and times will be announced soon. 

Dates: 9/23/19-11/25/19  *Postponed. New date TBD
Instructor: Sally Mahoney D.V.M.
Course Code: WPG308-67

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 Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010. 

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 may be required to complete CORI/SORI forms upon registration into this course. Students may also be required to attend off-site sessions at local veterinary offices.  

Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
with 2-day 911 Equipment Training Certification Included! 


Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
 Coming Fall 2019, exact dates to be announced soon; 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: State 911 Department

Important Note: Participants must successfully complete the Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program to be eligible to participate in the 2-day 911 Equipment Training Program. 

911 Equipment Training Program
Dates: TBA (2-day training)
Dates: TBA (2-day training)
Location: State 911 Department, Middleboro

Cost: Free to eligible participants

Registration Information: Interested participants must attend an Information Session to be considered for acceptance into the program. Seating is limited. To register for an Information Session, contact Laura Miller at 508-375-5013. 

Information Session Dates: 

Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

This program will prepare individuals for an entry-level 911 telecommunicator (dispatcher) position with a local City/Town. Dispatchers perform routine to complex clerical and dispatching work in the operation of the City/Town’s Public Safety Communications Center. Work Involves frequent telephone contact with members of the community. Many situations are emergency in nature, and the individual must be able to think and act clearly and calmly.

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


Graphic Design Fundamentals Certificate using Adobe CC

Dates: Mon. 9/16/19-12/16/19; 6-9pm, 12 sessions (no class 10/14 & 11/11)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main St, Hyannis
Instructor: Keith Conforti
Course Code: WIT098-67

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 course is designed to teach beginners how to operate the industry’s leading design programs, as well as introduce them to the fundamentals of graphic design. Participants will learn to utilize Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. 


Management Academy Program

Dates: Fri. 9/20/19-10/18/19; 9:00am-3:30pm, 4 sessions (no class 10/11)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-67

Dates: 10/2/19, 10/9/19, 10/15/19, 10/23/19; 9:00am-3:30pm, 4 sessions
Location: Plymouth, exact location TBA soon
Instructor: Jen Vondenbrink
Course Code: WPG300-68

$750 per participant, per course or grant-funded for eligible employers. Learn More!

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This 24-hour intensive four day program is designed to inspire and teach managers to create an increasingly positive and productive work environment by developing as individuals as well as shifting the overall culture in four core areas: 1) Management Essentials, 2) Communication Styles, 3) Optimizing Performance and 4) Results-Focused Leadership.

The Management Academy will focus on the following core topics:

  • 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.

Senior Leadership Program

Dates: Fri. 11/1/19-11/22/19; 8:30am-3:00pm, 4 sessions
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Rich Weissman

Cost: $1,200 per participant, per course or grant-funded for eligible employers. Learn More!

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This 24-hour intensive four day program will provide leaders and executives with the practical skills needed to advance enhance their learning leadership style and provide participants with insights into their own problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills.

The Senior Leadership Program will focus on the following core topics:

  • 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.

ServSafe Certification

Dates: Mon. 10/21/19 - 11/4/19; 4:30-8:30pm, 2 sessions (no class 10/28 study week)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB040-67

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: 11/4/19; 4:30-8:30pm, 1 session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB042-65

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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.

Grant Writing Certificate Series

Dates: 11/20/19-12/18/19; 3:00-6:00pm, 4 sessions (no class 11/27)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Patty Mitrokostas
Course Code: WPG127-67

Cost: $199
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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.


New and Emerging Manager Program (Online/Blended)

Dates: ONLINE 9/16/19 - 11/4/19 
Two in-class sessions: 9/24/19 and 10/22/19; 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Rich Weissman
Course Code: WGB035-67

Cost: $359
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Company's reward their best employees by promoting them. New managers often lack the basic managerial skills needed to succeed. This NEW online/blended management training program 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.

Using guided role-plays, self-audits and in-depth skills exercises, participants will explore motivation, delegation, coaching, communication, performance management and leadership.

Take this course to fill your skill gaps and get your team—and your career—to new levels of greatness. Be ready to apply what you learn and return to work with new knowledge, insights and practical methods to help you be a successful and effective new manager.

Target Audience: New and emerging managers.

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