Social Media Certificate



Social Media Certificate Program 
MCC's Social Media Certificate program is designed to provide participants with a foundation and skill set in the new, evolving world of social media. The skills can be applied immediately in the workplace or to market a small business. All eight classes must be attended in order to achieve a certificate. In order to get the most of each class students should open an account in each platform prior to the start of class. Time will not be spent creating accounts in class. The listing below represents the order the classes occur in throughout the semester.  (16 hours) $249.   Please bring a flash drive to class.  No class July 2.
6/4 - 7/30  6p - 8p       R    Bedford      AR -102
No class July 2
 

Introduction to Social Media
Everyday people are logging into social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Pinning, tweeting, watching amateur videos, blogging and updating your status is just as common as turning on the television. This course gives you an overview of the major social media sites and provides some examples how individuals are using social media to brand themselves and businesses are using social media as a marketing tool. (2 hours)  June 4

There’s a lot to “like” about Facebook
In the fast-paced world of social media marketing, some could argue that Facebook still is king (or queen). Are you interested in learning how to utilize Facebook to market your  business or product? Want to feel more engaged with your customers? This workshop will introduce you to the basics of business-based social networking, get you into Facebook for some hands-on learning and generate plenty of discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenally popular website. Topics include: Business pages, groups, events, promotions, applications, targeted advertising and insights. (2 hours) June 11

Advanced Facebook
This course is a continuation of Facebook. The instructor will expand upon the content previously taught as well as discuss more ways to help your business by using this platform. (2 hours) June 18

Twitter Launch for Small Business
What is a tweet and why should your customers care? Learn the secrets of engaging with your prospects and existing clients in 140 characters or less. Included will be the 5 essential best practices for Twitter use for small and growing businesses. No previous knowledge of Twitter needed: A hands-on overview of how to set up and start tweeting will be included. (2 hours) June 25

Pinterest, Instagram and more!
Pinterest is taking social media by storm growing at a pace much fast than Facebook. Learn how to pin, what to pin and how pinning can play a major role in a social media marketing plan for a business. The class will also spend time on Instagram and other applications. This class will be a lecture format with no time spent on personal platforms. (2 hours) July 9

LinkedIn
LinkedIn has fast become the online networking application of choice. In this class you’ll learn the features of LinkedIn and how they can help you in business and the job search. Topics include: home page, your profile, recommendations, contacts, groups, and jobs. (2 hours)  July 16

Advanced LinkedIn
This course is a continuation of LinkedIn. The instructor will expand upon the content  previously taught as well as discuss more ways to help your business grow. (2 hours) July 23

Social Media Marketing Plan
During this course, students will present their social media marketing plans and get feedback from the instructors. Students should come prepared with the plan they have developed throughout the duration of the certificate. (2 hours) July 30

Other Classes -The 3 classes listed below are held at Minuteman Technical High School, Lexington, MA

WordPress Made Easy
Build your own website and blog easily. Using WordPress, you'll learn to build, edit, and customize your own website—without any knowledge of HTML. We'll learn both technical setup and creative customizations, tailoring our efforts to the interests and needs of the class. Students should be comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Students should expect an additional expense if they choose to purchase a website domain and host. (16 Hours) $230
4/29-6/17          6:30pm-8:30pm                      W
TEC 646 34          17364            

Search Engine Optimization
Improve the visibility of your website with search engines like Google. In this seminar, you will be taught sure fire ways to improve the indexing of your site in popular search engines. You will walk away with knowledge you can immediately implement on your webpages and add a marketable skill to your resume. Using Social Networking sites to drive traffic to your site will also be discussed. (2 Hours) $30        
4/15   6:30 - 8:30p    
TEC 650 34          17362                          

Blogging for Marketing and Fun
Create your blog to enhance your career, build marketing talent, raise funds, or become a journalist. Use your blog as a publicity and marketing engine. (3 Hours) $40
6/1                6pm-9pm        
TEC 651 34          17359


Attention Massachusetts Small Business Owners
The Social Media Certificate program is approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Express Fund.   This pool of  funding is designed for small business owners with less than 100 employees to quickly  provide training for employees.  Funding is paid to employers (not employees). Applications  must be received 6 weeks in advance of program. If eligible, this fund will reimburse employers 50 % of the course tuition cost.  For more information on this funding please contact Leandra Jones at Express@commcorp.org  or online application    Questions on this funding call 617-727-8158 x 6951.   The state approved course number is 1102032. 

Last Modified: 3/31/15