Career Training



ServSafe ® Food Service Personnel
This program is intended for food service handlers, managers, and personnel both front of the house and back of the house. The course begins with an understanding of the scientific principles as they apply to the biological world, as well as other sources of contamination. We then examine how these principles effect personal hygiene and the food production environment. Finally, we discuss the structure of food safety systems, especially the HACCP program and how to maintain a constant safe food environment. We finish by taking the certification examination for food safety management. ServSafe is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC. Please provide a valid email address and phone number upon registration (9 Hours) $199
Summer:   8/7 - 8/21               9:00a - 12:00p                  Mondays                 Bedford             GIORDANO
CAR 857-80  
Registration deadline:  July 24

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. No class October 9. Bring flash drive to class. 

09/11 - 11/13      5:45pm - 9:00pm              Monday nights    Bedford         Professor SHARMA
To enroll call 1800-818-3434 between July 3 – August 25. The course # is CAR 797 30

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. (13 hours)  $169
11/15 - 11/29      5:45pm - 9:00pm              Mon and Wed    Bedford          Professor SHARMA
CAR 722 30          15261    

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NEW! Digital Media Marketing Certificate Program
In today’s internet driven world, understanding your businesses digital media marketing plan is essential.  In this program, you will learn about the different digital media outlets and how those can be applied to your digital marketing plan. The listing below represents the order the classes occur in throughout the semester. Students will receive a certificate upon completion. (15 hours) $199
09/25 - 11/06     6:00pm – 8:30pm             M            B             NOEL
TEC 661 30          17158                    NA-102

Fundamentals & Trends in Digital Media Marketing
Learn the basics of digital media marketing, what platforms are included in digital media marketing, and how this is important in today’s market. (2.5 hours)

Optimizing Marketing Emails
Get email marketing tips to turn your generic e-blasts into optimized, personalized emails that your customers will actually read!  Hear best practices on email lists and what you can and cannot say in a marketing email.  Learn how to increase your open and click-through rates and more! (2.5 hours)

Search Engine/Website Optimization
Learn the process of improving the volume and quality of consumer traffic to your website.  Get tips and strategies that will make your website search-engine friendly. (2.5 hours)

Tracking Your Digital Media Marketing
Now you know how to get customers to your website, but how do you track that data.  Learn the best ways to track this important data and what you can learn from the results. (2.5 hours)

Mobile & Online Advertising
Learn about the different online advertising channels and how to select those that will be consistent with their mobile marketing campaigns.  Gain knowledge on trends and guidelines around online and mobile advertising. (2.5 hours)

Creating Your Digital Marketing Campaign
Bring all the knowledge you have gained through the program together to create your business digital marketing campaign.  Students should come to class with a digital marketing plan prepared and ready for instructor feedback.  (2.5 hours)


 
NEW! Upping Your Website Using WordPress
Get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you bring your vision to life with your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. (12 hours) $149
10/25 - 11/15     6:00pm - 9:00pm              W           L              MASTROGIACOMO
TEC 768 80          17203                    LC-203  


NEW! Graphic Design for Non Designer Certificate
Begin learning the fundamental principles of graphic design using Microsoft Word and Google Docs in this hands-on certificate program.  Learn the basics of graphic design and how to implement these tools.  The listing below represents the order the classes occur in throughout the semester. Students will receive a certificate upon completion. (18 hours) $229
09/27 - 11/08     6:00pm - 9:00pm              W           B             NOEL
TEC 662 30          17160                                    HH-211

Designing 101
What does C.R.A.P. stand for and how does it apply to graphic design?  You will learn the four basic principles of graphic design marketing, contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity.  Looking at these basic principles, you will begin to discuss how this can be implemented into a business plan. (3 hours)

Designing 101 cont.
A continuation of Designing 101 with more in-depth discussion on design your portfolio. (3 hours)

Branding Your Business
Think you need a large budget and marketing firm to brand your business?  Think again!  This class will break down the branding process into easy-to-execute steps to create a winning and successful business brand and mission statement. (3 Hours)

Stationary Designing
Building upon your knowledge of C.R.A.P. and your business brand, learn how to create letters, business cards, PowerPoint presentations, etc. that will be effective and polished. (3 Hours)

Advertising and Designing for Media
Learn to create fliers, advertisements, posters, etc. that incorporate your business brand and the basic graphic design concepts that represent your business. (3 hours)

Design Portfolio
Building upon the previous 5 modules, create a design portfolio for your business marketing needs and get feedback from your instructor.  Students should come prepared with their graphic design portfolio. (3 Hours)

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NEW!
Customer Service Certificate Program
In today's competitive environment, profit and non-profit organizations will face operational and financial challenges with employees who are not trained and motivated to provide exceptional customer service. Participants may enroll in any or all modules listed below.  Participants must complete all 4 classes for a certificate of completion


The Importance of Exceptional Customer Service
Customer Services is vital to a business because it is often the only contact a customer has with a business.  Students will be provided realistic examples on how to deliver exceptional customer service, which can differentiate your business from competitors and provide you with better financial success. (2 hours) $49

10/10                     6:00pm - 8:00pm              T              B             POZNIAK
CAR 873 30         17171                    HH-213

The Five Pillars of Effective Customer Engagement
Each pillar of effective customer engagement represents a customer-training milestone and when practiced in the work environment, will better enable students to create an interaction with the customer that will increase trust, appreciation and satisfaction. (2 hours) $49

10/17                     6:00pm - 8:00pm              T              B             POZNIAK
CAR 874 30         17172                    HH-213

The Importance of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
Students will be taught the importance of customer service messaging delivered verbally and through non-verbal communications. Students will be paired with other students for this interactive exercise and training session. (2 hours) $49

10/24                     6:00pm - 8:00pm              T              B             POZNIAK
CAR 875 30         17173                    HH-213

Turning the Difficult Customer into a Cheerleader
Students will be trained in defusing a dissatisfied, angry or hostile customer through the art of the apology and other customer engagement tactics. (2 hours) $49

10/31                     6:00pm - 8:00pm              T              B             POZNIAK
CAR 876 30         17174                    HH-213

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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 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 12+years and has also served on several marketing and events committees for local non-profits and industry associations.  (30 hours) $499 
09/11 - 11/27      6:00pm - 9:00pm              M            B             FLAHERTY
CAR 710 30          11431  
no class October 9 
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NEW ServSafe® Re-Certification
Do you need to recertify? If it has been almost 5 years since you last took the Food Protection Manager Certification Examination, then you are due to renew! Students must provide their old certification number. This class includes time for review and time to take the exam.  Study guide/practice exams provided prior to class; bring completed practice exams to class. Price includes materials & exam. (4 hours) $99

10/16 - 10/16     9:00am - 1:00pm              M            L              GIORDANO
CAR 871 80         17200                    LD-204

11/13 - 11/13     9:00am - 1:00pm              M            L              GIORDANO
CAR 871 81         17201                    LD-204

 

Personal Trainer National Certification

NEW HYBRID OPTIONHybrid / Blended Certified Personal Trainer 

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 to attend an      instructor led LIVE practical skills lab review at Middlesex Community      College’s fitness center.
  • Exam vouchers included      to earn Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer.
  • 200 page student      workbook, Power Points & other study tools (included).
  • Student study guide with      sample quiz questions (included).

Onsite Certified Personal Trainer Course with Test Voucher Included!

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical lab to master the essential career skills & knowledge. The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment & 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. 

Included in this course is a complete 200 page student workbook, access to online student study tools and test vouchers to take the Certified Personal Trainer exams.  You can work right after passing the exams with proof of CPR/AED to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. As a special bonus, you can take advantage of our 30 hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential at no additional cost!!

Textbook: Fitness Professional’s Handbook 7th edition with web resources (ISBN-13: 9781492523376)

W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components.  For questions please contact W.I.T.S. at 1-888-330-9487. $749

To register: http://www.witseducation.com/fit/store-shop/personal-fitness-trainer-certification-at-middlesex-community-college-ma/

09/19 - 11/21      6:30pm - 8:30pm              T/R
CAR 836 30          16652

OSHA Gen. Ind. 10HR Training
This training program provides information for safe practices governed by OSHA standards for General Industry Workers. “Worker rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint”, as well as identification, prevention and remediation of workspace dangers will be discussed. Instruction time is 10 hours minimum with additional time for testing and discussions. Students passing the test on the last day of class will receive OSHA certificates. OSHA cards are mailed within 90 days. *An $8 fee for OSHA cards will be collected during the first class. Students MUST attend all class sessions to receive their certificate and OSHA card.  (12 hours) $179

11/07 - 11/28     6:00pm - 9:00pm              T              L              O'HARE
CAR 840 80         16248                    LC-107


Effective Business Writing Techniques
Clear and concise written communication skills are essential in the modern workplace. In fact, effective written communication is cited as one of the most crucial competencies for workplace success. As well as a review of basic grammar skills, this class will provide tips and tools to help avoid common mistakes and improve sentence structure. A workshop approach is used during class to allow participants to analyze and compose letters, reports, and internet messaging. Writing samples that are representative of your needs and interests will be welcome. Optional textbook (purchase at your preferred book vendor): Get to the Point! Painless Advice for Writing Memos, Letters and Emails Your Colleagues and Clients Will Understand, 2nd ed. Danziger, Elizabeth. ISBN-13: 978-0981978604 ISBN-10: 0981978606. (15 hours) $239
9/20 - 10/18                   6:00pm - 9:00pm                         W              B               RYAN
CAR 799 30                    16604                      HH-115

 

Personal Finance

Tax and Estate Strategies for Families Earning Over $250,000
Understand the key thresholds affecting your tax bill and strategies you can use to better manage you household finances. Using real world examples, you will come away with a better understanding of YOUR money! (3 hours) $49
09/19 - 09/19                  6:00pm - 9:00pm                 T                B                COSTA
CAR 709 30                       17161                       HH-111

Write Your Own Financial Plan
This 3-night workshop will help people ask the right questions and gain a basic understanding of the six key areas of financial planning at any financial level. Participants will finish this course with a personalized financial plan for themselves. (9 hours) $79
10/18 - 11/01                    6:00pm - 9:00pm                     W                      B          COSTA
CAR 872 30                          17168                          HH-210



APICS CLTD Certification Exam Prep
Advance your career in Logistics.  The APICS certification in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) provides students with the information you need to meet today’s supply chain logistics challenges.  Created by APICS and a team of subject matter experts, the CLTD designation covers a comprehensive body of knowledge that sets the global standard for best practices in logistics, transportation and distribution.  This APICS CLTD exam prep course is a comprehensive exam prep tool.    Divided into 8 modules, this learning system is integrated with best practices in the day-to-day functions of logistics professionals to drive improvement.  Tuition cost includes print, online exam prep materials, and a download of the APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual.  APICS exam fee is a separate fee.  Materials distributed the first night of class. Course is taught by an APICS CLTD certified instructor.   Please contact APICS directly for exam eligibility requirements at http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cltd.  Enrollment is through APICS at Course Registration Link:  http://bostonapics.org/meetinginfo.php?id=108&ts=1491481888
Course questions:  Contact APICS Boston Chapter at  http://bostonapics.org/contact.php
(35 hours) Tuition:   $2025 for non-members/ $1695 for APICS Plus Members
Dates: Fall 2017: Tuesday nights:  9/12 - 11/14       6:00pm - 9:30pm              Bedford   Room TBA                  

CAR 861 30                                           

 

Administrative Assistant Professional.  GES 245
This self-paced training program will teach you about the modern professional workplace and how to maintain a professional image. You will learn the importance of time management, and workplace behaviors and ethics. This program will help you develop verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with your coworkers and superiors. You will also explore technology basics like working with computers and other office tools and devices.  Learn record keeping and financial management essentials to comfortably take on responsibilities like budgeting or handling invoices. Gain knowledge of event planning, and travel planning basics.

This online training program in partnership with Ed2go is self-paced with an online instructor.  This program will take approx. 120 hours to complete and must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.  To enroll or questions call (877) 221-5151.  Course is not eligible for tuition waivers.   $695

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Microsoft Web Developer. GES 314
Gain the Web development skills that can put you ahead of your competition! In this program, you will learn how to develop Web pages using .NET Framework 4.0.  Upon completion you’ll be equipped with the knowledge you will need to take the Microsoft 70-515 exam and become a fully proficient Microsoft Web Developer. Skills you will master in this program include installing and using Visual Studio 2010, using web developer express, and debugging code. You’ll also explore HTML concepts, elements and tags, attributes, hyperlinks and anchors, image management, XML, CSS, .NET programming, ASP.NET, JQuery, AJAX, ASP .NET Web Applications, and .NET Framework 4.0. You will also have the opportunity to practice online lab systems.  (240 hours).  $1995.  For questions or to register, call 877-221-5151. Not eligible for waivers.
 


Administrative Assistant Professional.  Course # GES 245
In this 120-hour online, self-paced training program you will learn about the modern professional workplace and how to maintain a professional image. You will learn the importance of time management, and workplace behaviors and ethics. The material is presented in a step-by-step manner and you will learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises, in addition to watching video presentations. The program also includes quizzes and exams, so you can assess your skills at regular intervals. This program will help you develop verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with your coworkers and superiors. You will also explore technology basics like working with computers and other office tools and devices.  Learn record keeping and financial management essentials to comfortably take on responsibilities like budgeting or handling invoices. Gain knowledge of event planning basics, so you can organize office meetings and special events. Learn travel basics such as how to create itineraries for other employees and how to book travel. Also, gain career advancement training and job searching skills. This online training program in partnership with Ed2go is self-paced with an online instructor.  This program will take approx. 120 hours to complete and must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.  To enroll or questions call (877) 221-5151.  Course is not eligible for tuition waivers.   $695

Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications. Course # EDG 709 
In this ONLINE course you will learn how to effectively apply the elements and methods of Six Sigma. Understand how more than 25 tools and methods relate to the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) model. Determine the relationship of basic statistics to Six Sigma and learn about the Six Sigma business case including strategic planning, the voice of the customer (VOC), quality function deployment (QFD), benchmarking, and financial investment methods. Discover how to use brainstorming, Pareto charts, and critical to quality help define processes, problems, and opportunities. Master the use of other key tools such as cause and effect diagrams, check-sheets, scatter diagrams, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and force field analysis. 

In this online course, you will learn how to apply the DMAIC model each step of the way. You’ll learn how to define, plan, implement, and close a Six Sigma project. You’ll also know how to use process capability and how to apply lean thinking. And you’ll understand the basics of advanced Six Sigma tools such as sampling, design of experiments (DOE), analysis of variance (ANOVA), hypothesis testing, control charts, and probability distributions.  Pre-Req:  Course # EDG 708 Total Quality Fundamentals.  Classes begin monthly. (24 hours.) $130. To enroll: Step 1: www.ed2go.com/mcc to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Classes begin monthly.  Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail career_training@middlesex.mass.edu 

Introduction to Google Analytics. EDG 757
In this ONLINE course, you’ll learn to use Google Analytics to make the most of your online web traffic. See how you can track not just the traffic to all of your online content, but also determine which content is the most appealing, where your visitors came from, what devices they used, how long they stayed, which links they clicked, and where they went when they left. 

The ONLINE course guides you step by step, report by report, through the major parts of the Google Analytics interface. From setting up your Google Analytics account and getting the all-important code you’ll need to add to your website’s pages to begin tracking your visitors, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get everything you can from the data that Google Analytics provides. You’ll even find out about Google AdWords and other tools to enhance your traffic as well as your Google Analytics reporting. ONLINE COURSE. Classes begin monthly. (24 hours.) $130. To enroll: Step 1: www.ed2go.com/mcc to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Classes begin monthly.  Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

Total Quality Fundamentals. Course # EDG 708
In this ONLINE course Learn how to effectively apply the fundamentals of total quality. Understand what quality is and learn about the history of the quality movement. Discover the role of customers in quality and determine the major elements of a quality system. Master key concepts such as the cost of non-quality, variation, and total employee involvement (TEI). Increase your value to your company by learning about various motivational models, leadership, and teamwork. Determine how to effectively apply quality standards by creating and implementing internal and external auditing activities. Learn the ins and outs of ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
In this ONLINE course, you will learn how successful organizations apply quality to their everyday activities. You will find out how to use teamwork to make the most of employees’ abilities and potential. I will help you manage the process of change, reduce customer complaints, and increase customer service. You will learn of a number of quality fallacies and how to lessen their impact. ONLINE COURSE.   Classes begin monthly. (24 hours.) $130.
To enroll: Step 1: www.ed2go.com/mcc to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Classes begin monthly.  Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, e-mail
career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

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.

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: www.ed2go.com/mcc 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 career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

       

 
Last Modified: 6/21/17