Summer 2017 Course Directory

How do I register for a class?

  • By E-mail: Please fill out our Course Registration Form and e-mail it to ccpe@capecod.edu.
  • By Phone: Call Tracey Wessels, Administrative Assistant, 508.375.5013.

Please read our registration and refund policy before registering for classes.

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.

Courses and Training Programs:


Adult CPR/AED Certification (WHN035-67)

Sat. 7/22/2017; 1-5pm (1 session) *cancelled due to low enrollment
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
Cost: $67
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This course provides participants with instruction in Basic Life Support (CPR) according to the guidelines of the American Red Cross. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive their AED and CPR certification.

 

Fiction Writing & Publication (WED085-67)
Tues. 6/6-6/27/2017; 6-8:30pm (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $99
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Kathryn Knight, a bestselling paranormal romance author traditionally published The Wild Rose Press, will teach the elements of successful fiction writing and outline the various options in the rapidly changing publishing industry. Key concepts such as voice, POV, the hook, Goal-motivation-conflict, and character development will be discussed. Query letters, common pitfalls, and idea inspiration will also be covered. Finally, avenues to publication - from self-publishing to small and digital presses to seeking agent representation - will be explored.

 

Gerontology - Session 10: End of Life Issues & Concerns (WHN023-65)
Wed. 5/24/2017; 5-7:30pm, 1 session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Presenter: Debra Wood, RN, National Clinical Implementation Manager at SunCoast Solutions
Cost: $25
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A look at attitudes towards death, and how these influence interactions with people at the end of life. Intervention techniques that facilitate both the acceptance of death as part of the life cycle & the grieving/mourning process are explored.

This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR. Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-18-124.



Gerontology - Session 11: Seniors, Alcohol and Prescription Drug Addiction (WHN111-65)
Wed. 5/31/2017; 5-7:30pm, 1 session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Presenter: Dr. Olivera Bogunovic, M.D., Mclean Hospital, Divison of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Cost: $25
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According to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information, 17% of adults over age 60 abuse prescription drugs. Research on elderly alcoholics is scant but suggests that 10 to 15% of elders seeking medical attention have an alcohol related problem. Unfortunately, present screening and diagnostic methods, coupled with elder isolation, prevents many older adults with addictions from being detected and treated. This workshop examines how older addicts present differently, and examines assessment and treatment approaches.

This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR. Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-18-125.


Gerontology - Session 12: Emotional Distress in Later Life (WHN112-65)
Wed. 6/7/2017; 5-7:30pm, 1 session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Presenter: Dr. Ipsit Vahia, M.D., Mclean Hospital, Geropsychiatry Outpatient Division
Cost: $25
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Many older people experience emotional distress and may act in inappropriate or uncharacteristic ways such as being suspicious, anxious, agitated, stubborn and combative. These maladaptive coping behaviors are frustrating to informal and formal caregivers alike, and can stand in the way of providing much needed help. Untreated they can grow worse over time and even dangerous. This workshop examines the nature and etiology of these behaviors and therapeutic responses.

This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR. Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-18-126.


Microsoft Excel for the Workplace - Part One (WIT034-67)
Wed. 6/7-6/28/2017; 6-8pm, 4 sessions
Instructor: Elaine Moore
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $119
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Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet.
 


40 Hour Real Estate Pre-License Course (WRE038-62)
*Cancelled due to low enrollment
Saturdays/Sundays 6/3-6/11/2017; 8am-6pm, Four 10-hour sessions
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
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.

 

Tech Tools for Time Management (WIT145-65)
Tues. 6/13/2017; 11:30am-1:30pm (1 session)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $15
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Sponsored by Eastern Bank

The internet is filled with technology that is supposed to help you run your business more efficient. Trying to figure out what works for your business, costs more time than it saves. In this session of the Small Business Speaker Series, we will explore tools such as Google Apps, Trello, Dropbox and it's new release, Paper, and others you can access to save you time and make running a small business more efficient.

You will walk away learning:

  • New tools to help you manage projects
  • New tools integrations to help coordinate calendars and tasks
  • How to implement new tools in a systematic manner

     

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.

 

Introduction to QuickBooks for the Workplace (WIT007-69)
Mon. 5/22/2017; 9am-2:30pm, 1 session (WIT007-69)
Instructor: Sue Martin
Location: Cape Cod Community College, Lorusso Applied Technology Building, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
Cost: $199, book included
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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.

 

Mindfulness for Increasing Productivity and Creativity (WPG195-67) *Cancelled due to low enrollment
Fri. 5/26-6/2/2017; 9am-12pm, 2 sessions
Instructor: James Kershner
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $49
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The practice of mindfulness teaches us to become aware of our thoughts and the present moment. This course will help students learn how to tap into mindfulness practices to improve focus, productivity and creativity.

 

How to Create a Personalized Photo Book Online (WED084-67) *Cancelled due to low enrollment
Wed. 6/14-6/21/2017; 6-8pm (2 sessions)
Instructor: Mary Anne Threadgold
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $49
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This class will provide detailed instruction on how individuals can create a photo book online. In two sessions, participants will receive instructions that include how to create an account, upload photos, choose between a template or layout, place and edit photos, and how to order and pay for your online photo book.

Additional information for Participants:

  • Must be comfortable with desktop PC.
  • Must have selected photos organized in a folder online or on a USB drive that has pictures organized in folders, clearly labeled.
  • Must be comfortable navigating the internet.

     

Food as Medicine: Eating for Wellness (WHN120-67)
Tues. 6/13-6/27/2017; 10am-12pm (3 sessions)
Instructor: Barbara Blackwell
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $69
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FREE Information Session: Tues. 5/30/2017; 10-11am Register Online!

This three week workshop will introduce you to eating from the perspective of Functional Nutrition which emphasizes the importance of high quality foods and personalized dietary balance to create optimal wellness. Food is more than fuel or calories; in fact food delivers information to your body on the cellular level with every bite, resulting in either health or disease.

We will review the fundamentals of nutrition including macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamin and minerals), common nutrition deficiencies, and healthy eating strategies, including sample recipes. Specific health topics will include cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and diabetes. This is a great opportunity to learn the foundations of healthy eating, improve your diet, and establish a solid base of knowledge to better evaluate the latest nutrition recommendations in the media.

Let food be your medicine by nourishing yourself with informed eating!

About the Instructor:
Course instructor Barbara Blackwell has been a physical therapist for 20+ years and recently completed her Post Master’s Certificate in Nutrition & Integrative Health. In 2015 she began a private wellness practice specializing in nutrition, exercise and stress management.

 

MEDS@Work (WED094-67) *Cancelled due to low enrollment
Thurs. 6/15-6/22/2017; 6-8pm (2 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $39
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Do you really understand your health insurance? Are you surprised by copayments and coinsurance at the pharmacy for yourself or your aging parents?

MEDS@Work is program for employers, employees and their families in becoming more informed, aware, and knowledgeable healthcare consumers in regards to health insurance, reliable health information and potential cost savings. Participants become more aware of lifestyle changes to prevent chronic health conditions and the progression of these conditions and become knowledgeable about health insurance for themselves and those they care for including aging parents.

This two part series will review basic insurance information for yourself, your family members and those on Medicare. Then cost and lifestyle of chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, and diabetes will be reviewed in regards to prevention and reducing progression of these common conditions.



Demystifying Homeownership for Future First Time Home Buyers (WED093-67)
Mon. 6/12/2017; 6-8:30pm (1 session)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $10
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This informational session is geared toward individuals living and working on Cape Cod who are interested in learning more about buying a home. The intent is to inform people about the steps they should be taking when working towards home ownership and ultimately to make the dream of buying a home an obtainable goal.

Topics Covered:

  • Credit
  • Renting vs. Owning
  • Budgeting for Homeownership
  • Myths about Homeownership
  • Types of Mortgages
  • How to Prepare to Purchase a Home
  • Overview of the Mortgage Process

     

Online Hybrid / Blended Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (WHF002-62)
2 Certification Levels – (Test Vouchers included!) *Cancelled due to low enrollment
6/17- 8/5/2017 (no class 7/1 or 1/29)
Location of Labs: Cape Cod Community College, Life Fitness Center, GR-1, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
Cost: $699
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Level 1 CPT – Pass both Written Exam & Practical Skills Exam
Level 2 CPT – Obtain a Level 1 CPT & Complete the 30 Hour Internship

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. We have over 5,000 internship employers waiting to hire our graduates. We do what a written test alone cannot do for you to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer. Our unique employer internship walks many of our graduates into better paying jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting CONVENIENT ONLINE information with in-depth instruction and hands-on practical labs on video to understand how it all comes together. Your key bonus option is to experience & master the essential career hands on skills at a local fitness center near you as part of this collegiate program. This is a special feature that only W.I.T.S. offers.

Unique variety of options to guide your success in the W.I.T.S. online hybrid/blended program:

  • Mentored online SELF PACED lessons for optimal learning. Included in all packages.
  • Online interactive video lectures, practical video labs, discussion boards, quizzes
  • Bonus option to attend an instructor led LIVE practical skills lab review at a fitness center near your college site.
  • Exam vouchers included to earn Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer.
  • Digital badge of distinction to verify your credential through social media markets. 
  • 200 page student workbook, Power Points & other study tools (included).
  • Student study guide with sample quiz questions (included). 

FREE Social Media Clinic Offered in Plymouth
Tues. 8/22/2017; 9am-3pm, one 30-minute session
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: FREE
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The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College is offering a FREE Social Media Clinic to assist entrepreneurs, small business owners and marketing professionals in the region. Participants are eligible to sign up for one 30 minute session. For questions, please contact Tracey Wessels, Administrative Assistant, at 508-375-5013 or ccpe@capecod.edu.


FREE Social Media Clinic Offered in Hyannis
Wed. 8/23/2017; 9am - 3pm, one 30-minute session
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: FREE
Register Now - Seating is Limited

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College is offering a FREE Social Media Clinic to assist entrepreneurs, small business owners and marketing professionals in the region. Participants are eligible to sign up for one 30 minute session. For questions, please contact Tracey Wessels, Administrative Assistant, at 508-375-5013 or ccpe@capecod.edu.