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Developing Video for Marketing and Branded Content (WIT325-63)


with Manx Magyar

Calendar Oct 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Video is paving the way for promotion; it's been that way for years and it’s only growing more prevalent. Take advantage of modern forms of self-distribution by becoming your own production company - starting today!

This course will help guide students in developing media (specifically video) for marketing and branded content. Students will learn to utilize concepts in cinema and high-end commercials and apply them to smaller businesses or organizations. The course will go over a wide range of equipment: camera, audio, lighting, etc. in varying capacities and degrees of accessibility.

By the end of the course, students should have a fully realized promo video about their business or organization, as well as the confidence to continue creating future content. The assignments for each class will ultimately build to a final video, a classic website welcome video/“about us” video, about a minute in length. This will also be a great crash course in understanding the production process from the content creator’s background, allowing you as a client to communicate your own ideas to a professional producer and understand the work process. Having prerequisite knowledge and skills is a huge advantage, but just learning about the entire process is still beneficial for an absolute beginner.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

MS Office Suite (WIT128-63)
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MS Office Suite (WIT128-63)

Calendar Oct 27, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this course, students will learn how to use the features of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. This course is geared toward users/employees who are looking to enhance their MS office software skills in the workplace and can be customized to student needs in the classroom. Students will explore Word, where they will get experience using tabs, templates, and ribbon commands. Students will master new features in graphics and tables as well as the new Reviewing features and Office apps, and learn how to work with PDFs in Word. In Excel, students will learn to speed up their work using the Quick Analysis tool, Flash Fill, and some great new chart features. In PowerPoint, students will discover new ways to make your presentations look better than ever, including themes, graphics, shapes, colors, and animation. Students will also learn how to use the new Presenter view and commenting features, and how to present your slide show in an online meeting.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Project Management Essentials (WPG029-63)

Calendar Oct 30, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Effectively managing multiple projects, resources, and budgets is critical in today's global business environment. This Project Management course, held over four weeks, will allow you to take a deep dive into the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, examining project management in theory as well as in practice. This course offers a practical approach to managing projects, without requiring any previous project management experience. Participants will focus on organizing, planning, and controlling the deliverables of the project using good practices.

This course will examine project management roles, the project lifecycle, and various techniques of work planning, control, and evaluation to achieve project management objectives using system tools and project management philosophies.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Community Dental Health Coordinator Certificate (WHD011-63)

Calendar Nov 1, 2020

Designed for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists
Offering a total of 58 CEUs at the successful completion of the program

Funding Assistance Available: $250 per student is available for a limited time to reduce the cost of this program. Contact Mary Conklin for more information. 

The Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) certificate program is designed to provide students with a practical and theoretical bases for assisting in the reduction of disparities in dental health. The CDHC can perform preventative services and community-based outreach duties. In addition to oral health promotion and disease prevention, they can interact directly with populations who are at risk for dental disease, but are unsure of how to access a dental program.

CDHCs are trained to interact, with cultural competence, in the dentally underserved communities in which they work. They understand people, language, and barriers to oral health in those communities; in many cases they already know the people with whom they will work. CDHC training focuses on community outreach, coordination of care, educational and social interventions in the community, and prevention.

Important Note: The CDHC online program is taught in phases over the course of one year, and includes a 60-hour internship. In addition to student participation in the online learning modules, this course requires participation in scheduled (live) Zoom sessions with the instructor. Zoom sessions will occur bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30PM, starting November 3, 2020. Zoom instructions and guidance will be provided in advance of the first session. 

What is a Community Dental Health Coordinator?

CDHCs are community health workers with dental skills, and they are members of the dental team. They focus on case management, navigation, oral health education and promotion, motivational interviewing and community mapping. Their expertise links patients into available, but underutilized, dental care.

The CDHC can manage behaviors that frequently accompany dental treatment, such as fear and anxiety. By carefully explaining how dental disease starts and the various dental ways to prevent and treat it, parents gain the understanding of their important role in safeguarding their child’s oral health.

While a CDHC may perform preventative services under the supervision of a dentist, such as sealants and topical fluoride applications, one of their most important roles in helping patients navigate the health care system. CDHCs encourage regular oral health services for special populations such as pregnant women, teething infants, diabetics and the elderly.

The CDHC curriculum has been developed with seven core competencies:

  1. Developing and implementing community-based oral health prevention and promotion programs.
  2. Knowledge and skills required to prioritize population and patient groups.
  3. Knowledge and skills required to provide individual preventative services based on approved plans.
  4. Knowledge and skill required to collect diagnostic data
  5. Knowledge and skill required to performs a variety of clinical supportive treatments.
  6. Knowledge and skill required for administrative procedures.
  7. Knowledge and skill required to temporize dental cavities in preparation for restorative care by a dentist. 

Scholarships may be available for students who need financial support to complete the program. For more information call 508-375-5013. 

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Job Seeking from Strength: You’re Closer than You Think!


with Sheryll Reichwein

Calendar Nov 2, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Whether you’re reinventing your career to match your interests or re-entering the workforce after a period of pause, the process of finding that next job can be daunting.  In this course you’ll learn how to identify your strengths and skills, broaden your career vision, tell your best employment story, create professional resumes and cover letters, and manage interviews with confidence.  Through a combination of course content and individual coaching, you’ll bridge the gap between where you are now and the beautiful future you hope to create.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provide in advance of the first session. 

Adobe InDesign and Illustrator CC (WIT311-63)


with Keith Conforti

Calendar Nov 2, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This course is designed to introduce the basic functions of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign in 18 hours, broken into a series of 90-minute remote classes. While each program has a specific creative purpose, there is a significant overlap in each program’s functions meaning it is relatively easy to acquire basic skills in both.

Using Illustrator you will learn to create and edit full-color illustrations exhibiting line and shape, volumetric form, shading, depth and randomness by using a vector illustration software application. Typography features, tools that automate drawing tasks, libraries of brushes, patterns and colors will also be explored. We will cover, in depth, all the basics which will allow you to start making professional looking graphics immediately. The main goal is to give you enough experience in Adobe Illustrator that you will leave this class confident in your ability to create any type of basic art or design you conjure.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard layout program that takes desktop publishing and design to a high level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom integrated with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software. In this class students will learn the basics to create layout documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF. They learn the work area, work with typography and graphics, and create simple vector-based graphics, and import images (features that are shared by both programs).

At the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with Illustrator and InDesign enough to create a variety of basic designs and layouts. Students will also have a basic understanding of both programs, tools, menus and basic functions in layout, typography, image manipulation, and production techniques to create finished projects. 

Class Requirements:

  • Basic working knowledge of Zoom
  • Understanding of either Windows or Mac OS interface
  • Ability to work independently between classes
  • A free account set up on Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Ability to use cloud-based file sharing using Microsoft One Drive

Visit for student plans and pricing. Free trials are available. 

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

Customer-First Service & Sales Academy (WGB109-63)


with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Employer Grant Funds Available! If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at prior to registering for this program. 

This 24-hour intensive eight-session program will train employees, particularly those in customer-service and sales related roles within the organization, highlighting best practices to show why service is so important in today’s business environment. Participants will learn why sales and service are interconnected, bringing all program concepts together which will allow employees to assist with building action plans for their teams.

Customer-First Service and Sales Academy will focus on the following core topics:

  • Understanding the psychology of buying and why people buy to set the stage for customer-first service and sales including the role of trust and the process individuals go through when making a purchase decision
  • Shaping customer expectations including the stages of the customer experience, and the importance of empathy, respect, and timeliness to the customer experience
  • Providing extraordinary service in the digital age, including how the blended customer experience impacts current and future sales
  • Learning to handle situations that negatively impact the customer experience, whether through sales or service, and how to become more productive rather than reactive around handling customer complaints and negative reviews
  • Translating online customers into in-person sales, as well as the customer-first approach and the vital connection between both online and in-person sales

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

*Please note, this course will not meet the week of Thanksgiving. 

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Excel Level 1 - Beginner Certification Prep (WIT320-63)


with Deb Morgan

Calendar Nov 9, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016/2019 Exam and the Excel 2016/2019 Expert Exam.

Target Student: This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016/2019 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets. 

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization. You will:
• Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016/2019.
• Perform calculations.
• Modify a worksheet.
• Format a worksheet.
• Print workbooks.
• Manage workbooks.

Course Prerequisites: To ensure success, you need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. You should also be comfortable working in the Windows environment.

Excel Versions That Can Attend: Excel 2019, 365, 2016, & 2013 (Microsoft Windows PC)

Course Taught With: Excel version 2019 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software

Not Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of Excel

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

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