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Certified Wedding Planner
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Certified Wedding Planner

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Calendar Jul 1, 2021

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College and ed2go are partnering to present a menu of professional programs to prepare for exams and certifications - some industry-recognized! Self-paced and instructor-led, ed2go is an online learning platform designed to strengthen your personal and professional skillset.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course here as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours. Call 855.520.6806 to learn more!

Certified Wedding Planner

Wedding planners combine creativity and organization to help happy couples celebrate the most important day of their lives. Train for a career surrounded by celebratory events!

In this course, you will master the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This course allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding planner and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship. Lastly, it includes the opportunity to receive notifications on internships in your area to get hands-on experience.

What you will learn:

  • Learn the skills required for a job in the wedding and social event industry
  • Create event concepts and plan celebrations from beginning to end
  • Understand how to negotiate and handle vendor contracts
  • Develop client contracts and service packages

How you will benefit:

  • Receive notifications on internships in your area to get hands-on experience
  • Develop skills needed to jumpstart a career as a wedding planner or event coordinator
  • Access an online resource library containing more than 150 customizable documents you can download and use for your clients
  • Receive notifications on internships in your area to get hands-on experience
  • Become an integral part of one of the most important days in someone's life

About the Instructor
Cho Phillips is the founder of Lovegevity, Inc. and author of the "Professional Wedding and Event Planning: How to Start a Wedding Planning Business" textbook and resource manual. As founder of The Wedding Planning Institute, Phillips provides an opportunity for subject matter experts to contribute to the standardization and education for wedding professionals. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, and has been a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and other nationally broadcast television and radio stations.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course here as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours. Call 855.520.6806 to learn more! 

QuickBooks Online (WIT121-62)


with Sue Martin

Calendar Dec 1, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Wednesday, 12/1/2021
Time: 9-3pm, with a :30 minute lunch break
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Descrition:

QuickBooks Online contains all the features and tools that a small business or contractor would need to keep track of vendors, customers, and financial accounts.

The purpose of this course is to teach you how to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online as your business' accounting software. However, it's also useful for those who have used previous desktop versions of QuickBooks and want to learn about Quickbooks Online. You'll learn how to use all the features of QuickBooks Online including:

  • Setting up your company in QuickBooks
  • Creating customer & vendor lists
  • Creating and tracking invoices
  • Paying Bills & writing checks                                      

No books will be required. Students interested can download the free trial version of QuickBooks Online for this course:

Who Should Attend?

This course was designed for the beginning or intermediate user of QuickBooks. 

About the Instructor:

Susan Martin is the founder and President of Pay Cape Cod & Quickbooks On The Cape.  With over 30 years of experience in small business ownership, she understands the importance of quality service and listening to her customers’ needs. She has an extensive background in Quickbooks/Payroll training, installation and processing.

Sue is a past president of the Rotary Club of Hyannis, current Treasurer of Eventide Arts, Inc. and also involved with various other community organizations. She currently lives in Dennis with her husband Jack.  They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

MS Excel for for Intermediate Users (WIT033-62)


with Elaine Moore

Calendar Dec 1, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Date: Wednesdays, 12/1/21-12/22/21, 4 sessions 
Time: 4-6pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet.

Who Should Attend?

This program is for confident beginner users of MS Excel who are ready to explore additional functions, formulas and commands to increase their workplace productivity.

About the instructor:

Elaine Moore has earned three degrees: Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science as well as a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. 

She has worked as a Director of Information Technology at the National Graduate School of Quality Systems Management (NGS) in Falmouth, then transitioned to the New England College of Business (NECB) in Boston. While at NECB, she was part of the eLearning Technology department, which created animated and interactive lectures for online classes.

Elaine started classroom teaching for Cape Cod Community College in the Fall semester of 2006 and has been teaching with us ever since! Students enjoy Elaine's friendly and personal demeanor. 

Manage Time & Priorities to Boost Productivity and Reduce Stress (WPG575-62)


with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Dec 2, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Thursday, 12/2/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-3:30pm, with a :30 minute lunch break
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

“You never seem to have enough time, yet you have all the time there is. The problem is not a shortage of time, but how you choose to use that time.” (anon)

Time  management  and  stress  management are two key components to succeeding in life. Creating a system to identify, evaluate, and eliminate distractors and stressors will lead to a more productive and efficient life, inside and outside of work. In this course, you will learn how to earn more time and be less stressed by identifying time wasters, and creating solutions to overcome them.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a procrastinator or an over-thinker; if you feel unorganized or are easily distracted, then this program is for you! Come learn every day tips and tricks to avoid interruptions, meet your goals and lose the stress while taking back control of your time and productivity!

About the Instructor:

Dianne Klayman has over 25 years’ experience in leadership and organizational development assessing departmental needs; designing and delivering various programs in both the public and private sectors. 

Dianne holds a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts as well as a MSW from Boston College School of Social Work; certifications as a Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, Leadership 2000 and Situational Leadership Instructor; and in addition, Dianne is a Mass certified meditator and continued to advance her training in this area by attending Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation.

People Skills in the Workplace (WPG231-62)


with Monet Viens

Calendar Dec 3, 2021 at 11 am

Date: Friday, 12/3/2021,1 session
Time: 11am-1pm
Format: Livestream via Zoom

Course Description:

We’ve all met and/or worked with someone whose communication skills drew us in, and we wished we could be just as skilled. Good news: people skills can be learned! We don’t all have to be natural-born people-persons to have good people skills. This course sets the foundation for improving your relationships, communications, rapport, and first impression, all through people skills. Additional learning points will include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Persuasion and influence
  • Assertive communication and being able to say ‘no’
  • Active listening
  • Navigating various situations such as business lunches, networking, and more! 

Who Should Attend? 

This course is an excellent introduction or refresher for supervisors/managers, executives, owners, and HR professionals. Attend this course as part of the bundle program for a well-rounded learning experience and a plethora of information to set a foundation for success.

About the Instructor: 

For over 10 years, Monet Viens has been helping a wide variety of businesses with their HR and employee needs. As an adaptable and innovative HR professional, she has a keen ability to translate visions and strategies into actionable goals, strengthen processes, and increase efficiencies.

Monet’s favorite aspect of human resources is training and development. Having been an HR department of 1 for her entire career, she enjoys coaching, mentoring, and guiding other professionals through the tricky waters of HR so they don’t have to learn the hard way. Monet’s initiatives extend beyond HR, as she also provides training and development in topics such as communication, supervisor skills, management, leadership, and much more. Monet currently teaches per-diem at Cape Cod Community College and Bristol Community College. She has also been a keynote speaker for NEHRA, SCORE, and the One SouthCoast Chamber.

Harnessing the Power of Strategic Planning (WPG594-62)
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Harnessing the Power of Strategic Planning (WPG594-62)


with Rich Weissman

Date: Tuesday, 12/7/2021, 1 session
Time: 1-5pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

“Simply put strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more and how it’s going to get there.” Aaron Carter in Strategic Planning

This program will explore the six steps involved in creating a successful strategic plan:

  • Understand the definition of strategic planning
  • Identify the six steps necessary in creating a strategic plan
  • Identify customers & vendors
  • Create a vision and purpose statement
  • Develop a SWOT profile
  • Identify next steps

Who should attend?

Small business owners and managers seeking guidance to develop and set overall goals for their business, and an implementation plan to achieve them. 

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.


Empower Through Business Language Course (WPG027-62)

Calendar Dec 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

The purpose of the two-part course is to teach English as a second language for beginners targeting the business vocabulary. While learning English you will also have an introduction to finances, learning how to do a balance sheet, a budget, and financial goals.

Student Materials
Books and handouts will be provided to students. 

Class Format: In-person. Masks are required indoors at Cape Cod Community College. 


El curso Empower Through Business Language tiene una duración de 6 horas. El propósito de la clase es enseñar inglés como segundo idioma para principiantes enfocados en el vocabulario comercial. Mientras aprende inglés, también tendrá una introducción a las finanzas, aprenderá a hacer un balance, un presupuesto y metas financieras. Se le proporcionarán los libros necesarios para la clase y folletos.

O curso Empower Through Business Language tem duração de 6 horas. O objetivo da aula é ensinar inglês como segunda língua para iniciantes voltados para o vocabulário de negócios. Enquanto aprende inglês, você também terá uma introdução às finanças, aprendendo como fazer um balanço, um orçamento e metas financeiras. Serão fornecidos os livros necessários para a aula e apostilas.

Addiction Recovery Coach Pre-certification and Wellness Training Program Information Session (WGB105-62)


with Sheryll Reichwein

Calendar Dec 14, 2021 at 3 pm

Are you interested in starting your career path to become a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach?

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College is hosting an information session through Zoom to explore our FREE Addiction Recovery Coach Pre-certification and Wellness Training Program.

This program is grant-funded through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. All costs; tuition, course fees, and books are covered by the grant.

Who Should Apply?
This training program was developed and designed for individuals in recovery (with at least 9 months of sobriety) and individuals with lived experience.

The goal of this program is to start you on the process of becoming a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach in Massachusetts. Students will build foundational skills and practices with a focus on career coaching and navigation, mental health, addiction, whole health approaches and peer coaching, cultural competencies, recovery coach academy, ethical considerations, and personal finance and budgeting skills. Forty (40) hours of fieldwork with a local employer is included in the program. 

More information on the program schedule will be available during our virtual information sessions.  

Information Session Format: Zoom (virtual).

Application Process

Important note: If you have completed a program application in the past, a new application submission is required to be considered for enrollment in this program.  

Questions? Call Stephen McCleod, Program Quality Coordinator, at 508-375-5004 or email

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