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. 

Enroll online at 
Course # CAR 836 30 

Course Dates: 06/07 - 08/4      6:30pm - 8:30pm   Tues and Thurs   Bedford Room NA G17. 

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 or by calling 1-888-330-9487.


Pharmacy Technician
Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.  This course is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Pharmacy Technician.  The course will consist of a 60 hour instructor led class followed by an 80 hour externship in an actual pharmacy setting.   The course will prepare the student to take the National Certification Exam to become PTCB certified.  The instructor led portion of the class will review various topics including pharmacy operations, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, routes of administration, medical abbreviations, medication dosage forms, interpreting drug orders, regulations and the top two hundred prescription medications.  The Externship portion of the course is designed to give the student real world experience in a pharmacy setting to reinforce the topics studied in the classroom. Students will also be given practical knowledge on the interview process and what employers are seeking in a candidate. (60 hours classroom and 80 hours Externship) $1,299.
To apply contact Mary Wheeler at or 781-280-3680
On Campus classroom dates: 
05/31 - 08/18     6:30pm - 9:00pm   Tues and Thurs   Lowell     GOMOTAS
HLT 715 80    13531      LC 101

Introduction to 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’ 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.  (30 hours) $799 which includes all course materials.  Enrollment is through APICS.   Enroll online at .  Not eligible for waivers.  For any course questions, contact APICS at Enroll by May 20
05/31 - 06/23     9:00am - 12:45pm       Tues and Thurs      Bedford
CAR 842 30  13485              HH-111

Writing Fiction for Children and Teens

This hands-on workshop with author Greg R. Fishbone will prepare you for writing, revising, and publishing middle-grade and young adult novels for children and teens. Students will learn new ways to generate story ideas, common conventions of genre and category, how to bring characters to life, how to guide a story from its dynamic opening to its satisfying conclusion, and how revision can make a good story into a great one. This course will also touch on aspects of developing a writing career: researching publishers, finding a literary agent, preparing query letters, and the possibilities of self-publishing. (16 hours) $279
Instructor Bio:  Greg R. Fishbone is an author of books for young readers including the Galaxy Games series of sporty science-fiction for ages 9-12. He is a longtime member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and serves as Assistant Regional Advisor for New England. Visit his author site at
06/07 - 07/26     7:00pm - 9:00pm   T     B     FISHBONE
CAR 847 30     13537                     HH 115     
No class July 5 

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
06/08 - 08/03     6:00pm - 8:00pm   W     B     SPENCER
CAR 617 30     13526            HH 113     
No Class July 6

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
06/07 - 07/19     6:00pm - 8:00pm   T     B     SPENCER
CAR 832 30      13525        HH 114
No Class 07/05

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.

Business Writing. Course # EDG 815
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, 781-280-3663 or

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: 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 

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: 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


T.I.P.S. - Online class
Middlesex Community College (Bedford, MA), in partnership with T.I.P.S, offers a 3-4 hour ONLINE class is designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, or any establishment where alcohol is consumed on the premises.  Employees learn strategies for serving alcohol responsibly while providing the best possible customer service. ONLINE class.  Not eligible for waivers.  Registration/enrollment is through TIPS. Tuition=$40. Participants may register online (Using Chrome Internet Brower) at:

Participants may enroll online at any time but the class must be completed within 30 days of enrollment.  No refunds once registered. 

Note:  This online training module includes a post assessment exam online. Participants must earn receive 70 % or above on exam to pass.  Certificate upon successful completion is good for 3 years.  For course questions visit

For tech support while taking the course call 1-800 438-8477 x600 or e-mail

TIPS® (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.  For 35+ years, TIPS has certified millions of participants and trainers. TIPS training is conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in over 50 different countries.


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

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


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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