Summer 2018 Course Directory

Corporate, Professional and Community Education

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Course listings and training programs are subject to change. Due to the self-supporting nature of workforce education, we reserve the right to cancel any course, to restrict registration in a course, to reschedule a course, and to change instructors when necessary.


Communication and Conflict Management with DiSC Profile Analysis

Certificate Series: 21 training hours
Cost: $500 per participant or grant funded at no cost for eligible employers. Learn more!

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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 use 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. 


Building Effective Working Relationships with Teams: Strategies for Results-Oriented Communication Across Cultures and Generations
Certificate Series: 24 training hours
Cost: $300 per participant or grant funded at no cost for eligible employers. Learn more!

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Teams who are effectively led contribute substantially to the overall success of the organization. Bringing together individuals with different skills, cultures and from different generations, however, is fraught with pitfalls. Today’s most successful leaders understand the dynamics of a forming team, how things are perceived cross culturally and how to communicate to and motivate four different generations in the workplace. This comprehensive series provides participants the skills, tools and resources required to become effective team leaders and invaluable contributors. By identifying personal biases, individuals can better understand their co-workers, and then dive deep into understanding team dynamics, goal setting and how to lead their teams through change.


Manage Priorities and Time to Boost Productivity
Certificate Series: 8 training hours
Cost: $200 per participant or grant funded at no cost for eligible employers. Learn more!

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In today’s 24/7 world, it is more important than ever to understand how to use manage time in order to be more productive. High performing individuals are able to tackle challenges, streamline systems and minimize stress. In this series, 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.

How to Attract More Donors and Sponsors to Further Your Cause (WPG153-67)
Thurs. 6/7-6/14/2018; 2-5pm, 2 sessions
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $69
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Did you know there is art and science behind attracting more donors and sponsors to help you further your cause? After all, the more people who want to support your non-profit, the more money you can raise, which will help it to grow. Being mission-driven can often put the focus on the programs and services, as a result, putting marketing on the back burner. You’re so passionate about the cause – how can you make a bigger impact? Just like any business, a non-profit has to make the best use of its marketing dollars to create an integrative plan and not rely on a singular communication like an annual appeal.

So how do you build a bigger donor/sponsor base?
In this workshop you’ll learn how to use the science of connection to create a strong voice or brand and pair it with a smart, strategic marketing strategy to streamline your efforts and position you for greater success.

In this two-session hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to:

  1. Make your marketing communications work harder for you & make the most of your budget
  2. Give your cause a clear strong voice
  3. Use the science of connection to have more emotional appeal & build a more loyal donor/sponsor base
  4. Have a deeper understanding of your ideal donors/sponsors
  5. Attract more sponsors & donors for events and fundraisers
  6. Develop a strategic approach to Integrate PR, Video and Social media
  7. Stand out from similar causes
  8. Engage your community & build your ambassadors
  9. Create a more powerful annual appeal
  10. Create a short-term/long-term marketing plan

When you learn how to attract more donors and sponsors you can make a bigger difference in the lives of those you want to serve!

About the Presenter
Laura Willis is a brand positioning expert and strategist, who has created award winning web and print communications to help local, national and global companies, stand apart from the competition. With over 25 years experience working in advertising agencies and mid to large corporations in the greater Boston area, as well as in her own business, her real-world expertise spans a wide range of vertical industries. Laura has worked with several non-profit organizations from local grass-roots to regional and national and served on a local board for several years. With the launch of Encore Revolution, Laura’s speaking engagements and educational programs combine the brand development process with personal growth and awareness work to inspire business professionals to align with their deeper mission or purpose, to give it an authentic voice and position them for greater success.

QuickBooks for the Workplace (WIT007-67)
Mon. 5/21/2018; 9am-2:30pm, 1 session
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. Click here to view our Campus Map
Instructor: Sue Martin
Cost: $199
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Learn how QuickBooks can help you 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. A textbook is included at no additional cost.

40-Hour Real Estate Salesperson License (WRE038-66)
Tues./Thurs. 6/12-6/26/2018; 9am-5pm, 5 sessions
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: George Meservey
Cost: $499
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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.

Social Media Boot Camp: One-day Immersion
Fri. 6/22/2018; 9am-3pm, 1 session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $129
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This program will be a one-day immersion on the topic of Social Media. Exact topics will be announced soon!

Personal Trainer Fitness Certification (WHF002-67) 
Saturdays 6/2-7/14/2018; 9am–4pm, 6 sessions (no class 7/7)
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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FREE Information/Orientation Session Available on Sat. 5/19 at 10am. Register Today!

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 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.