Career Training

*NEW* Personal Trainer National Certificate 
According to the latest fitness industry salary guide, Personal Trainers are earning on average of $34 an hour.  Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gym are just a few of the thousands of club employers that seek out our graduates each semester. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer.  (9 weeks) $749
This challenging course is taught over an 8-week period for better retention and hands on skill competency. The national exams are held on the 9th week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of:

  • 16 hours of lecture
  • 16 hours of hands on practical training
  • 30-hour internship 

The course prepares you for success with key topics that include

  • biomechanics
  • exercise physiology
  • fitness testing
  • equipment usage
  • health assessment

W.I.T.S. hosts a live webinar for students interested in taking the Personal Trainer Certification Program.  This session is hosted by a veteran W.I.T.S. instructor who provides details about the course and the fitness industry.  W.I.T.S. will provide a rebate of $50 to those who attend the webinar and enroll in the Personal Trainer Certification Program within 30 days of that session. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT. Students can enroll at:

CPR/AED and a 30-hour internship are required to receive the certificate.  To register for CPR visit 

Purchase of a textbook is required:  Fitness Professional’s Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson, and ISBN-13: 9781450411172 or eBook, ISBN-13: 9781450423946. The textbook can be ordered directly from W.I.T.S. at or 1-888-330-9487. Click here to get a jump start on the required reading assignments.


Class Date:
Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
September 26-November 21, 2015
To register visit

Meeting& Event Management Certificate
Organizing meetings, trade shows, conferences or special events requires many abilities. This certificate provides the practical skills and knowledge to successfully plan, organize, manage, promote and evaluate meetings and events. You will get an overview of the many sectors of the meeting and event planning industry. Course is taught in both lecture and applied formats so you will gain real-world experiences.  Career opportunities include corporate event management, tradeshows, conventions, visitor bureaus, catering, venue sales, wedding planning, and vendor representation. Topics include: components of managing and planning events, selection of appropriate sites, pre-event publicity and marketing, audio-visual technology, budgeting, and negotiation.   Bio:  Andrea Flaherty has more than 20 years of experience in the event planning and marketing communications field, having worked in trade shows, events, conferences and marketing communications in various roles in publishing, research and hi-tech.  She has managed more than 75 domestic and international events, directing the strategic planning, event operations and logistics. Andrea Flaherty has been teaching at MCC for ten years and has also served on several marketing and events committees for local non-profits and industry associations. (30 hours) $499
09/21 - 10/26  6:00pm - 9:00pm M/R  B    FLAHERTY
CAR 710 30 11431     HH 111
Note: Course meeting dates are September 21, 24, 28, October 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22, 26

*NEW* Financial Statement Analysis
This course is designed to prepare participants to understand, analyze and interpret the Financial Statements, Income Statement, Statement of Retained Earnings, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows. Participants will learn to compare and evaluate companies using ratio analysis, horizontal and vertical analysis.  Prerequisite: Participants successfully completed a basic financial accounting course or have a background in accounting. (20 hours) $269
09/16 - 11/18  5:30pm - 7:30pm W    B    SHARMA
CAR 835 30 16175     HH 211

*NEW* Cost Accounting
Basic Cost Accounting topics will be covered in this course.  Topics include product and period costs, overhead allocation.  Also included in Job Cost Reports, processing invoice and payroll for the job cost report, integrating computer software , standard costs and budgeting.   This course is for participants with basic knowledge of accounting practices such as journal entries and ledgers.  (15 hours)  $179
10/07 - 11/04  6:00pm - 9:00pm W    B    NOONAN
CAR 831 30 16104     AR 107

*NEW* ServSafe Certification One Day and DONE!
Calling all chefs, food prep, and food handlers: Learn everything you need to Pass The Exam! Food Safety Cert is a fully authorized ServSafe® Food Safety Training Company and now offers programs at Nashoba Tech! Three hours of coursework, one hour for testing. You will receive a detailed 200+ Safety Study questions and Answers Guide upon registration – so you can ‘know what you know’ before class   starts. Tuition includes all books/and test.  (5 hours) $169.  This class takes place at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Westford, MA 
10/21     5:00pm – 10:00pm     W
CAR 651 34     16193                                          

11/04       5:00pm – 10:00pm     W
CAR 651 35     16194

Accounting Fundamentals Certificate Program

Understanding basic accounting principles and maintaining accurate financial records is critical for all businesses. You will be introduced to theory and practice of basic concepts in accounting and bookkeeping. This hands-on program introduces participants to documents and journals required to establish a computerized set of accounts for a small business. Individuals who are interested in starting on this career path, small or home based business owners, and others with little to no experience will benefit. Complete the Fundamentals of Accounting/Bookkeeping I and II and QuickBooks 2010 to earn the certificate of completion or modules can be taken alone.  Course descriptions below. 

Accounting/Bookkeeping Fundamentals I and II

Learn essential terms and concepts related to starting an accounting system, understand debits and credits, classify items as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue/sales and expenditures.  Use practice scenarios and complete basic procedures such as journalizing entries and posting transactions to a general ledger. Explore the bookkeeping and accounting cycle, cash systems, creating and understanding financial reports.  Learn to create a Trial Balance and Post-Closing Trial Balance, understand an Income Statement and Balance Sheet as well as adjusting entries and bank statement reconciliation.  Topics Include: understanding accounts; debits and credits; analyzing transactions;  journaling; general ledger; closing/adjusting entries; post-closing trial balance; financial reporting. (30 hours)    $549
09/08 - 11/10  6:00pm - 9:00pm T    B    NOONAN
CAR 797 30 15260     AR 108

Computerized Accounting & Bookkeeping using QuickBooks 2010
Develop a working familiarity of QuickBooks 2010 with this hands-on course and apply this financial software application to what you have learned in Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals. This QuickBooks’s course will provide a hands-on experience performing the most common business transactions. The objective is to give students a basic familiarity with the operation of QuickBooks and an overview of the accounting process as it relates to QuickBooks in a small business environment.  This course requires completion of Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals I or previous accounting/bookkeeping knowledge.  Topics:  Getting Started; The Sales Process; Banking and other Transactions; Vendors and Managing Expenses; Bank Reconciliation and Reports. Bring a flash drive to class. (12 hours) $169
11/17 - 12/08  6:00pm - 9:00pm T    B    NOONAN
CAR 722 30 15261     AR 108

*NEW* From Hobby to Business
Do you have a hobby you love and suspect it could be something more? Do family and friends rave about your crafting or baking skills? Have you always wanted to start your own small business but aren’t quite sure how to go about it? If you are seriously considering starting your own business but don’t know how to get started, this seminar will help you make the leap from amateur to professional. Erin Calvo-Bacci, owner of chocolate manufacturer Bacci Chocolate Design in Swampscott and retail store The Chocolate Truffle in Reading, will draw from her real life experiences as a small business owner and consultant and outline the steps you need to take to get a hobby-based business off the ground. Topics to be covered include: identifying the viability of your business concept, identifying the costs of starting and operating your business, determining the value of your time, pricing your products, networking with other business owners, marketing your products, and hiring help. You’ll leave with a list of local resources and a voucher for a 20-minute telephone consultation with Erin to ask specific questions related to your business plans. (9 hours) $169
10/12 - 10/26  6:00pm - 9:00pm M    B    CALVO-BACCI
PER 833 30 16168     HH 310

11/02 - 11/16  6:00pm - 9:00pm M    L    CALVO-BACCI
PER 833 80 16169          LC 107

*NEW* Kickstart Your HOT New Career!
Are you stuck in a job you hate?  Are you ready to LOVE going to work every day? This powerful 4-week program puts you in control of your career to start exploring a new direction that is fulfilling, engaging and rewarding. You’ll identify your ideal job/career and create a clear vision of how your much better your life will be once you’ve landed that perfect job for you. Your confidence will soar as you identify the skills and experiences you’ve already developed and how to transfer them to your ideal job/career.  This is an interactive course including career assessment exercises, goal-setting, networking and interview strategies.  Please note there is a $25 fee for a skills analysis paid to the instructor the first evening. (4 hours) $269
09/09 - 09/30       6:30pm - 7:30pm    W    L    BILAWCHUK
CAR 838 80          16197                     LC 209

10/14 - 11/04       6:30pm - 7:30pm    W      B    BILAWCHUK
CAR 838 30          16198                     NA 109

*NEW* Stop Endlessly Redrafting Your Writing

Having trouble rewriting draft after draft of your book? Whether a novel or a nonfiction book? Do you write and rewrite reports before presenting them to your boss? You are not alone.  All writers often become so close to their writing that they cannot see the forest for the trees.  This course discusses how you can get distance from your writing and what to look for when reviewing your drafts. Through class discussions we will identify helpful practices to follow when reviewing your writing. We will also review five essentials of good writing that you should check for in your drafts. You might just discover that you do not have to keep re-writing again and again. (12 hours) $129
09/21 - 11/02      6:00pm - 8:00pm     M    B    SPENCER
CAR 832 30         16138                      HH 116

Copy Editing Nonfiction

Want to update your writing skills, or find another avenue for income?  If you are interested in a career change or want to sharpen your writing and editing skills, copyediting may be the profession for you. Whether you are knowledgeable in history, math, parenting or fiction writing, there are editing opportunities out there. Your instructor will cover the guidelines for copy editing as well as discuss resources to locate a job in this field.  Familiarity with English grammar is necessary to succeed in this course. (16 hours) $149
09/16 - 11/04     6:00pm - 8:00pm      W    B    SPENCER
CAR 617 30        11418                       HH 107

*NEW* E-Discovery in the Digital Age

This eDiscovery course provides essential skills for paralegals, legal assistants, lawyers, and others in the legal field conducting litigation discovery in the digital era.  Students will interpret and apply the rules of civil procedure while conducting simulated discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). Through hands-on work in a computer lab using eDiscovery software students will design and apply strategies for the management of electronic discovery in litigation, including the implementation of a litigation hold.  Students will learn how to load and manipulate data in a review platform, as well as best practices for identifying, preserving, collecting, processing and reviewing information.  Students will practice problem-solving and analytical thinking skills within the context of evaluating practical and ethical issues involved in electronic discovery. Students will be able to communicate effectively with accurate legal terminology and demonstrate proficiency in the use of legal technology.  Students must be proficient with MS Windows.  (8 hours)  $109
10/06 - 10/27  6:30pm - 8:30pm T    B    O’REILLY
CAR 837 30 16182          AR 102

*NEW* Take The Fear Out Of Public Speaking

Public speaking is an important and vital skill to have both in the business-world and the rest of life. Whether you are speaking to a board of directors or toasting at a wedding, this course will provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to improve your speech-craft and reduce speaker anxiety. This course will cover techniques used by public speakers and actors alike. Topics include vocal and physical warm-ups, basic acting exercises, proper etiquette, verbal articulation and diction, body language and eye contact, formal and informal settings, audience connection, use of visual aids, brevity, and improvisation. Please bring comfortable clothing for physical movement to class. (20 hours) $249
9/09 10/28      6:00pm - 8:30pm        W           B          KALIVAS
CAR 839 30     16204                         HH 217

10/27 - 12/15    6:00pm - 8:30pm      T              L          KALIVAS
CAR 839 80       16205                        LC 103

MA  Real Estate License Exam Prep

In partnership with the Real Estate Institute of Massachusetts, this 40-hour classroom course, mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, features both lectures and audio-visual materials. Upon completion you will be prepared to sit for the Mass. Real Estate Salesperson License Exam. Topics include:  Real and personal property rights, contracts and deeds, condos and co-ops, timeshares and leases, fair housing laws, finance, brokerage and appraisal principals, Mass. laws and regulations. Textbooks and test disks are included in the tuition. By the end of the course, you will have learned everything you need to pass your written examination.  Exam fee not included in the tuition. Participants must complete all 40 hours to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit is not awarded.  Not eligible for tuition waivers. (40 hours) $325
09/19 - 10/31  9:00am - 3:00pm S    B
CAR 733 30 14800     HH 112

10/02 - 11/20  11:00am - 4:00pm     F    B
CAR 733 35 16103     HH 112

Certified Wedding Planner.  Course # GES 204

Prepare for a career in wedding planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings. This ONLINE 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. In these lessons, you'll get step-by-step training and learn concise formulas for ensuring the success of any social event, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays and baby showers. Translate theory into real-world applications as you discover how to cultivate the vendor and client relationships that are crucial to building your business. You'll learn insider techniques on how to market your business and expand your revenue streams in the fun and exciting celebration industry. 340 hours $1595.  ONLINE. To enroll or questions call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Secrets to Better Photography.  Course # EDG 683
Master your digital camera and learn the secrets behind outstanding photos! Whether you have a digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or something in between, you'll learn how to use it the way you want to in this hands-on course! You also have the opportunity to have your lesson assignments critiqued by our knowledgeable teaching team of professional photographers. You'll see how to choose the best photographic equipment for you and how to compose images with style. Exposure topics like aperture, shutter speed, metering, and ISO settings will all make sense as we break them down into simple concepts. If you want to work with manual exposure on your digital SLR, we cover that, too! We'll also explore natural and artificial lighting, freezing or blurring motion, portraiture, children's photography, pet photography, photojournalism, and digital editing options. ONLINE.  Classes begin monthly. 24 hours. $130. To enroll: Step 1: to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. Classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail

Grammar Refresher.  Course # EDG 622

This ONLINE course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity.  A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones.  24 hours. $130.  ONLINE. Classes begin monthly.  To enroll: Step 1: to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. All classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.  Course # GES 411
This ONLINE program will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of the supply chain environment, including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and technology will also be explored in this program. The focus is on management and the skills and resources that a successful manager needs.  This program is best-suited for someone with little or no experience in purchasing management. This program will show you the integrated approach to planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution, from raw materials to finished products. Topics such as developing a corporate culture, working successfully with teams, developing and implementing successful people management strategies, and workflow and performance management will be explored in this program. You'll also learn what makes a successful entrepreneur, and you'll develop an understanding of the basics of marketing management and the strategies involved in developing a marketing plan. The art of negotiation is covered in great detail, giving you a foundation for negotiating with great awareness and effectiveness. Please note that this is not a CPM exam review program.  Questions and to enroll for MCC, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. ONLINE  Course. (300 hours) $2,295

Business Writing. Course # EDG 815
Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! By the end of this course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word. ONLINE COURSE.   Classes begin monthly. (24 hours) $130. To enroll: Step 1: to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. All classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail
Internet Marketing for Business ONLINE Course # EDG 846
Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site.  ONLINE COURSE.   Classes begin monthly. (24 hours). $130. To enroll: Step 1:  to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1-800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. All classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail

Microsoft Office 2010 Master Certification Training Course - ONLINE

Learn basic to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, while preparing for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Through this program, you can equip yourself for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities, garner greater earning potential, and advance in your current job. Students should have basic computer skills and should be comfortable using an Internet browser and selecting commands from a menu or toolbar. You should be able to manage files, including saving, updating, and backing up files. ONLINE Course. Student must have access to MS Office Suite 2010. To enroll for MCC, call 877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. ONLINE Course. 300 hours. $1695

Veterinary Assistant - ONLINE
This ONLINE course and training program prepares students for an exciting new career as an administrative veterinary assistant. Students in the program learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This online program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are emphasized, and the program contains basic information about pet insurance. Textbooks are included. 170 hours. ONLINE. $1,995. To enroll for MCC, call (877) 221 - 5151.  Not eligible for waivers.

Certified Mediator - ONLINE
This ONLINE course offers a highly comprehensive conflict resolution education that can help you advance in your present job, add a sought-after skill to your resume, or set up a private practice as a Certified Mediator. Offered in partnership with Mediators without Borders®, this program includes online training in mediation and a 60-hour online internship where you can role-play different mediation scenarios as a mediator, disputant, or observer. In addition, upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to become a Certified Mediator through Mediators without Borders®. All textbooks are included with the program. (120 hours). To enroll for MCC, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $1795 

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