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Managing Your Personal Finances (WPG504-68)
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Managing Your Personal Finances (WPG504-68)


with Richard Mikolajczak

This 3-hour workshop is a quick course in personal finance specifically developed for individuals who are anxious about financial decisions they will be making over the next 5-6 years.  Participants will learn the differences between various personal finance options in their lives. Topics will include: budgeting, financial safety online, credit and debit card basics, and how to understand your credit score/credit history.

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

MS Excel for Intermediate Users (WIT033-68)


with Elaine Moore

Calendar Aug 11, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this course students will learn more advanced features of Excel, including charting, and discover how this powerful program can boost their productivity. Students will also learn how to use formulas and functions across multiple workbooks and worksheets, and create outlines and subtotals. This is a practical hands-on course where students will learn to create informative and eye-catching charts, as well as how to harness the power of Excel filtering techniques. 

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

Medical Terminology Online Program (WHN114-62)


with Mary Bruni

Calendar Sep 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Date:  9/13-10/21/2021
Format: This is an online program with instructor led Zoom sessions on Monday 9/13, Tuesday 10/12 and Thursday 10/21 from 7-8pm.

Course Description:

Medical terminology is an essential course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the ever-expanding medical profession. Medical terminology has a base in Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Learning these words and these languages makes it easier to understand the material and focus on the course work to be successful in your pursuit of your dream position.

The course provides a framework for students interested in the allied health profession. An emphasis is put on examining medical word parts and learning basic prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. The course highlights words while analyzing the human body systems, and basic anatomy and physiology including terms used in the disease process and the medical procedures that may be done for these disease processes.

This is an online program with scheduled launch, mid-point, and wrap up sessions with the instructor via Zoom on 9/13, 10/12 and 10/21 from 7-8pm. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

The texbook required from this class can be found HERE. The cost of the textbook is not included in the registration fee; please purchase your book separately before your first class meeting on 9/13. 

Who Should Attend?

This is an excellent program for anyone currently working in the medical field or anyone who may be looking to enter this profession. Communicating clearly about patients and their conditions improves patients experience and leads to more efficient care. 

About the Instructor:

Mary Bruni earned a Master's of Science in Nursing Education as well as a Master's in Education; she has been teaching at the community college level for more than 25 years. In addition to teaching and designing curriculum and lectures, Bruni has also led and supervised a clinical group of students at a regional hospital. 

Essential Skills for the New and Emerging Manager (WGB155-62)


with Rich Weissman

Calendar Sep 16, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Date: Thursdays, 9/16/21-9/30/21
Time: 9am-12pm
Format: This class is offered in a hybrid format. The sessions on 9/16 and 9/30 will be held in person in Hyannis while the 9/23 session will take place LIVE via Zoom with the instructor from 9a-12p. The Hyannis Center is located at 540 Main Street, Hyannis. 

Course Description:

In the New and Emerging Manager Program, students will analyze the traditional and leading-edge fundamentals of management and develop and hone a personal management style that best suits them and their company. Students will explore the differences and similarities of managing and leading, identify issues around employee motivation and employee development, improve the use of teams and teamwork, enhance communication, and explore diversity, cultural, and generational issues in the workplace. By the end of this session students will not only be better managers, but a more valuable employee that will be appreciated by their own management team.

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for someone looking to become a manager or for someone who just received a promotion to a management level position. This course is also ideal for employers who may be looking to promote a new manager on their team. 

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.

Blueprint Reading for the Trades (WPG394-62)


with Frank Sesto

Calendar Sep 21, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Date: Tuesdays, 9/21/21-10/12/21, 4 sessions
Time: 5-8pm
Format: In Person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of the construction sequence and the design, construction, and jurisdictional professionals involved. Students will learn to identify and understand design and construction drawings and how they are created. Students will also learn about drawing scale and how to use an Architects/Engineering scale as well as the drawing standards and conventions used in construction documents.

Text book required and to be purchased seperately by students.

Who Should Attend:

If you work in manufacturing or one of the skilled trades, you could benefit from a baseline knowledge of reading blueprints. Our course will help you learn the skills you need to explore new career paths or improve your job performance in this field.

About the Instructor:

Frank Sesto is a subject matter expert in manufacturing and machining with nearly 30 years of teaching experience, including a decade at the community college level. Prior to his teaching career, Sesto worked as a tool and die maker for a variety of organizations in New England. He has been teaching manufacturing programs at 4Cs for several years. 

Managing Like a Coach (WGB156-62)


with Polly Goddard

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 10 am

Date: Thursday, 9/30/21, 1 session
Time: 10-11:30am
Format: Remove/Live Streaming via Zoom 

Course Description:

Traditional management skills typically rely on directing, solving, and telling while managing like a coach delves into exploring possibilities, creating open communication channels, challenging assumptions, partnering, and supporting long-term growth which benefits both the employee and the organization. Shifting into coaching mode while managing people can help empower employees, encourage solution-minded engagement, and create more effective relationships that will allow managers to better leverage skills, knowledge and abilities. Whether you’re hoping to become a manager or are a new or seasoned manager, coaching is a great skill to add to your tool-kit. It is also a really helpful skill in non-management situations.

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for anyone responsible for managing a team or anyone who is looking to hone their communication and team building skills. 

About the Instructor:

With over 15 years of experience employing coaching principles and over 25 years in training and development, certified professional coach Polly Goddard has honed her skills in engaging individuals, leaders, managers and teams in a development process that drives forward momentum through coaching and/or consulting. Polly’s ability to create connections with people across a variety of demographics allows clients to identify opportunities and/or challenges and address them to increase awareness, enhance outcomes, and engage in development toward greater satisfaction.

Valuing Diversity and Relationship Management (WPG566-62)


with Angela Callahan

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 3 pm

Date: Thursday, 9/30/21, 1 session
Time: 3-4:30pm
Format: Remote/Live Stream via Zoom

Course Description:

Valuing diversity and relationship redesign is necessary for long-term sustainable organizational change. This 90 minute session will provide an opportunity for interactive self- discovery and group dialogue about differences, similarities and establishing alliances. Some topics for discussion include:

  • Personal Style Differences
  • Navigating Workplace Interactions
  • Creating Alliances
  • Communicating Across Different Generations
  • Diverse Descriptors

Who Should Attend?

This is an ideal program for a wide audience, but especially for anyone who works with or on a team. It's essential for everyone to recognize their own unconscious biases and how they can impact how we relate to others in the workplace and in our personal lives.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Angela Callahan-Crutchfield has a unique blend of human capital and organizational insight, people skills and tactical know-how that combine for delivery of exceptional personal coaching, training program design & delivery, and business consultation. Callahan is a Subject Matter Expert in Organizational Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent and Organizational Development. For over 20 years. Dr. Callahan has helped thousands of people achieve higher levels of success in the areas of human resource management, leadership, presentation skills, time management, goal setting, technical skills, communication skills, change management and more. 

ServSafe Recertification (WGB042-62)


with Paul McCormick

Calendar Oct 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Date: Monday, 10/4/21, 1 session
Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

This course is designed for the recertification of food service managers. Recertification is required every 5 five years. Exam administered on the day of class.

This course is offered in-person. Masks are required on campus at all times and college safety protocols will be in place. 

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for food service workers who need to renew their ServSafe Certification.

About the Instructor:

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