Career Training



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 Gyms 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. 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 and a 30-hour internship that walks many graduates right into a job!! The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED and a 30-hour internship are required to receive the certificate.  W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components.  You will be prepared to work with clients and stand out in any gym as the expert in your field.  (9 weeks) $749

Purchase of a textbook is required:  Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson, ISBN-13: 9781450411172 or eBook, ISBN-13: 9781450423946.    The textbook can be ordered directly from W.I.T.S. at http://www.witseducation.com/store/Store.htm#Textbooks or 1-888-330-9487.

To register visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/personaltrainer

03/05 - 05/14   9:00am - 2:00pm      S     B    
CAR 836 30      18167      NA G17
No Class 03/19, 03/26


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 description and dates 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)  Please bring a flash drive to class.  $549
2/3 - 4/6     5:45pm - 9:00pm    Wednesday  B    NOONAN
CAR 797 30    17351     HH 211

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 
3/31 - 4/21      5:45pm - 9:00pm   Thursday  B    NOONAN
CAR 722 30    17352     AR 108

New !  Supply Chain & Distribution Management
Now more than ever, it is crucial for you to adapt to the changing landscape of operations management. This APICS Principles course will keep you ahead of your competition by providing you a solid foundation in supply chain, distribution and logistics management. If you are new to operations management, looking to fill in gaps in your education or experience, or if you are not in operations but are looking for cross-training in operations management, this course is for you.  This course is co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of APICS and will be led by an APICS certified instructor with over 30 years of experience as a successful practitioner in the field.  APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management.  Course topics include Purchasing and Sourcing, Inventory Management, including LEAN concepts, Warehouse Management, Packaging and Material Handling, Transportation Operations and Management, Master Scheduling and Distribution Requirements Planning.   Please note this not a CSCP exam prep course.   Enrollment and payment is through APICS.   Enroll online at  http://bostonapics.org/meetinginfo.php .  Not eligible for waivers.  For any course questions, contact APICS at mccprograms@bostonapics.org.  (30 hours) $799 which includes course materials.
02/16 - 04/26      6:00pm - 9:00pm              T              B             MURPHY
CAR 842 30          18150                                    HH 115 
No class March 15

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
2/22 - 5/2  6:00pm - 9:00pm  Monday    B    FLAHERTY
CAR 710 30  12300    HH 115

New! Public Relations
Every corporate and non-profit brand, government agency, politician, celebrity,  professional athlete is concerned about their image and reputation. This public relations  course will provide students with the tools and strategies needed to help advance and protect the brands image. From media relations, market research and community relations, to integrated strategic communications including advertising, social media and special events, this course is applicable and important to any career path a student takes. Lectures and case studies will illustrate how the lack of effective public relations results in image and reputation problems whereas effective public relations helps advance the vision, image, reputation, brand and strategic initiatives of organizations, personalities and public policy issues.  (16 hours) $299
02/04 - 03/31   6:00pm - 8:00pm      R     B     POZNIAK
CAR 844 30      18212      HH 116      
No class March 17                

Project Management Certificate Program:   Online Course

Learn the skills of Project Management regardless of industry!  Today more than ever effective Project Management is a necessity to accomplish projects on time and within budget.  This ONLINE Project Management Certificate Program will provide the basics of Project Management, regardless of industry.  We will discuss and practice the universal skills of Project Management, with case studies.  Learn about project definition, project planning, scheduling, cost control, project tools, team management, project decision making and problem solving.  Topics:  Intro to Project Management; Project Planning and Control; Project Team Management; Project Decision Making and Problem Solving, Capstone Project.  Required Text: Successful Project Management (5th edition), Gido/Clements; South Western College. ISBN:  9780538478977.  Text includes trial version of MS Project 2010. Project Management experience not required. Enrollment deadline 01/28/16. Instructor: Richard Raben (36 hours) $549
2/08 - 04/25         WEB       RABEN
CAR 719 30             15675     

Effective Business Writing
The need for solid written communication is a must in the workplace.  In fact, effective written communication is cited as one of the most crucial skills for workplace success.  While assuming a basic knowledge of grammar use, this class will provide the tips and tools to help avoid common mistakes and improve sentence structure.   A hands-on approach is used during class to allow participants to analyze and compose letters, reports, and e-mails.  Please bring 2-3 writing samples you would like to work on.   We will review basic grammar, assess current writing style and tone, and review e-mail and social media etiquette.   (9 hours) $159
3/21 - 04/04   6:00pm - 9:00pm      M     B     BENT
CAR 799 30      18153      NA 103

E-Discovery in the Digital Age
This e-Discovery 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 CaseLogistix, 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 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.  This is a hands-on course in a computer lab. Students must be proficient with MS Windows. Please bring a flash drive. (8 hours)  $109
3/22 - 04/12   6:30pm - 8:30pm      T     B     O'REILLY
CAR 837 30      18151      AR 101

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
4/20 - 5/18   6:00pm - 9:00pm W    B    NOONAN
CAR 831 30      HH 211

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
02/27 - 04/09   9:00am - 4:00pm      S     B       GOLDIE
CAR 733 30      18149      HH 112
No Class 03/19

New! Make 2016 the Year of Your Dream Career!
Are you ready to make 2016 the Year of your Dream Career? Not sure where to start? Join Kim Bilawchuk, career coach to discover the keys to setting and achieving the career goals you really want in 2016. (1.5 hours) $30
During this 90 minute interactive workshop you will:

-Identify the career goals you really want and are most likely to achieve
-Create your own Career Success Strategy
-Get into action and create huge momentum to keep going

01/19      6:30pm - 8:00pm      T     L     BILAWCHUK
CAR 843 80      18181      LC 101    

01/26      6:30pm - 8:00pm      T     B     BILAWCHUK
CAR 843 30      18189      HH 113

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. Youíll identify your ideal job/career and create a clear vision of how much better your life will be once youíve landed that perfect job for you. Your confidence will soar as you identify the skills and experiences youíve 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 skill analysis paid to the instructor the first evening. (6 hours) $269
02/06 - 02/27   9:00am - 10:30am     S     L     BILAWCHUK
CAR 838 80      18188      LC 101           


New! Get LinkedIn To A New Job!

This introductory, hands-on course will prepare you in the art of searching for a job through one of the most popular online applications, LinkedIn. Students will become proficient in using the site, develop a profile with photo, build a network, learn how to search for jobs, and apply for jobs. Additionally, students will develop their professional brand and understand its importance. It is recommended that all students have a recently updated resume and register for a LinkedIn account prior to the start of the course. (12 hours) $199
04/05 - 04/26   6:00pm - 9:00pm      T     B     HARGIS
TEC 753 30      18169      AR 102


New! Equipment Calibration
In this 10-hour course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of a successful calibration program. Among the topics included are:  SI units, accuracy and precision, lab compliance, calibration procedures and records, traceability, and continuous process improvement. There is a hands-on component that includes calibration of several pieces of laboratory equipment. In addition, students will have an opportunity to visit a local industry calibration lab. A certificate will be granted upon successful completion of this course. (10 Hours) $199
01/05 - 01/14         6:00pm - 8:30pm      T/R   B     RICHARD
TEC 752 30  


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
04/05 - 05/10   6:00pm - 8:00pm      T     B     SPENCER
CAR 832 30      18165             HH 113

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, copy editing 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
04/06 - 05/25   6:00pm - 8:00pm      W     B     SPENCER
CAR 617 30      12241      HH 107

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
01/28 - 03/24   6:00pm - 8:30pm      R     B     KALIVAS
CAR 839 30      18186      HH 210
No Class 03/17

04/06 - 05/25   6:00pm - 8:30pm      W     L     KALIVAS
CAR 839 80      18187      LC 101

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

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

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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