Career Training

Effective Business Writing Techniques
As a major form of communication, writing must be clear, concise and attention getting.  While assuming a basic knowledge of grammar usage (on which a minimal amount of time will be spent), this course will concentrate on writing and the improvement of writing skills.  A hands-on approach is used to allow students to plan, draft, analyze, and compose effective business letters, memos, e-mails and reports. Please bring any writing samples you would like to work on.  Highlights include:  How to organize ideas into an outline prior to writing a report, letter, memo, or other business communication; How to write clear directions and accurate descriptions.  Instructor Jeff Davis (9 hours)  $159
6/4 - 6/18             6:30pm - 9:30pm              W            B             HH-306
CAR 799 30          12787                                                                  

7/9 - 7/23             6:30pm - 9:30pm              W            B             HH-306
CAR 799 35          12788     

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’s bureaus, catering, venue sales, wedding planning, and vendor representation. Topics covered include: components of managing and planning events, selection of appropriate sites, pre-event publicity and marketing, audio-visual technology, budgeting, and negotiation. The instructor has more than 16 years of experience in event planning. (30 hours) $499. No class October 13
9/22-12/1     6pm-9pm    M     B    
CAR 710 30       FLAHERTY 

This introductory course is designed for the student who has mastered XHTML and would      like to add interactivity to his or her websites. Topics covered include basic JavaScript programming, creating interactive forms, using frames and cookies, working with graphics and multimedia. Students will incorporate various JavaScript programs into existing   websites. Please bring a flash drive to class.  Prerequisite:  Proficiency with XHTML or HTML.  No required text. PDFs are freely available and can be downloaded from ourse  Blackboard site at course beginning. Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction  Programming (; Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML (PDF); the Web Book: How to create Web sites and applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript,  PHP and MySQL (PDF); Software Tools: HTML-Kit; free version available at Filezilla; FTP client freely available at
(18 hours)  $269
6/10 - 7/22          6 – 9p            T              B             AR-101
TEC 740 30           12771                          DUBIE
No class July 1

JAVA Programming
This course introduces and trains participants to the Java programming language. We will present the basic concepts of object oriented programming language, JAVA language      fundamentals, graphical user interfaces and embedded applet programming. Students will learn how to write applet programs through a web page. Topics include Getting  started with JAVA; JAVA Fundamentals; Class Relationships; Program Flow; Exception Handling; IO; Graphical User Interfaces; More Swing; Event Handlers;  Porting JAVA Apps to the Web.
(30 hours) $399. Enrollment deadline: Sept 12
9/22 - 12/1             6p-9p                  M                 B                       
TEC 732 30         16550
No class Nov 24

Certified Fiber Optics Technician
This introductory course prepares you for the field of Fiber Optics Technician.  This course format is both lecture and hands-on exercises to prepare students to take and pass the written and hands-on CFOT exam given on the last day, in-class.   Learning outcomes:  fiber optics basics, components, installation, testing and standards. Hands-on exercises include cable handling, termination, splicing, loss testing and introduction to OTDRs. Tuition includes all materials, lunch, exam fee, textbook, CD, and certificate of completion.  Students must have HS diploma or GED and be proficient is the English language.  Must have working knowledge of computers and good eye-hand coordination. This course prepares participants for an entry level job for the following careers: Fiber optic technician, Voice and Data Technician, Voice and Data cable installer, Fiber Splicing Technician, Fiber Assembly Technicians or Fiber Test Technicians.  Not eligible for waivers for vouchers. 
(24 hours) $849
7/8, 7/9, 7/10    8a – 4:30p           Bedford        Building 1   AR-LIB-3
CAR 700 30          12773   

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) $300
6/12 - 6/26          8a – 6p                  Tues & Thurs                    B             AR-LIB-3
CAR 733 30          12653   

8/5 - 8/13             8a – 6p                 Tues, Wed, Thurs              L              LC-105
CAR 733 80          12772   

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 tuition waivers.

AutoCad 3D – ONLINE
If you’ve mastered AutoCAD’s 2D concepts and methods, you can take your skills to a new level by adding 3D tools to your repertoire. This program contains Autodesk certified curriculum and as such, it is an official training guide—online. In this program, you’ll get a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explore the main features of AutoCAD’s advanced 3D Modeling workspace. Many employers use AutoCAD 3D in their computer-aided design environment, and AutoCAD 3D skills will make you more competitive in fields including mechanical and civil engineering, architecture, and facilities planning and management. This program will also help you prepare for a portion of the Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 Certified Associate exam.
ONLINE. To enroll or questions, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. 80 hours. $1695

Certified Wedding Planner - ONLINE
Prepare for a career in wedding planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering “wow” weddings and parties. 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. Once you’ve grasped the basics of planning weddings, you’ll translate theory into real-world applications as you discover how to cultivate the vendor and client relationships that are crucial to building your business. This program provides you with financial tools that you’ll be able to use including contracts, business plans, fee structures, and service offerings. Upon successfully completion you will be certified as a professional wedding planner by the Wedding Planning Institute. You will qualify to apply for a six-month internship. 300 hours. $1395 ONLINE. To enroll for MCC, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Emergency Management Training  - ONLINE
This ONLINE course is for First Responders and will give you the necessary skills and understanding of the issues and concepts surrounding emergency management to prepare you for a career in this field. The textbooks needed for this course are included.  Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • React effectively to threats from the environment
  • Write a professional emergency plan, with understanding of the components of the plan, the principles that guide the planning process, and resources that can be used in the planning process
  • Assemble an emergency planning team, motivate the team members, and train the team
  • Protect lives in the initial steps of hazard detection, warning, evacuation, and sheltering
  • Manage public relations, donations, and volunteers during a disaster
  • Explore the role of technology in the support of emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts
  • Identify the major categories of disasters
  • Assess risk and vulnerability and identify hazards
    300 hours. $1995.  ONLINE. To enroll or questions, call (877) 221-5151.  Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Certified Global Business Professional – ONLINE
The North American Small Business International Trade Educators Association (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Credential provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce. The CGBP designation demonstrates your ability to conduct global business. If you're experienced in international trade, the certification provides recognition of your knowledge. If you're just beginning a career in international business, the certification establishes your commitment to professional development.  The Certified Global Professional Online Program was created by academics, industry practitioners, and professionals who assisted in the development of the credential, and it's facilitated by instructors with extensive backgrounds related to the material. The Certified Global Business Professional Program prepares you for the credential exam by educating you in four areas: global management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. 160 hours. $2495. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For more info or to enroll call 1877-221-5151

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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