Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions
Online, Open Enrollment, Pearson Professional Development Courses
(Not all these courses are offered each semester)
TEAS Test Review
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS),administered by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), is a pre-entry examination used to assess the fundamental academic knowledge and skills of individuals applying to nursing school. The TEAS does not test on any specific area of nursing, but is more of an overall measure of general academic education. This workshop is designed to help you review topics in science, math, English, and reading. Preparation is the key to your success. Meets in the Littleton campus, 12:15 pm to 3:15.
Just for Fun
A 5-week class covering baking fundamentals relevant for home use. Each baking segment will cover not only the techniques necessary to prepare the items, but theory will be covered to increase each participant's understanding of the backing process. Each week will focus on a particular segment of baking skills ranging from pancakes to cakes. Join Chef Greg Worthen and learn, have fun, and take home goodies to toot your horn!
Breakfast Basics $40
Pancakes and waffles will be prepared along with variations to prepare healthy, wholesome variations. Crepes will be made as well as muffins.
Quick Breads $40
White bread will be prepared and finished in both loaves and rolls. Variations of biscuits will be prepared along with two styles of cornbread.
Fudgy brownies as well as multiple cookie types will be prepared.
Pies and Tarts $40
Flakey pie dough will be prepared and utilized in preparing a two crusted fruit filled pie. Short dough will be prepared and utilized in preparing a classic and decadent chocolate ganache tart.
Several delicious and visually enticing cakes will be prepared that require no decorating
Photography Basics $55
Enhance your family albums through professional-looking pictures. This course will explain how to use your personal camera and its shooting modes. Other topics covered will be aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. This course is intended for the beginner and intermediate user. Bring in your own personal camera.
A one-night 4 hour workshop focused on using your Facebook account safely. Topics will include posts, news feeds, tags, uploading and downloading pictures, advertising, business accounts, and groups. Instructor Joyce Presby will lead this overview of maximizing your Facebook account.
Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) work directly with patients to assist them with personal needs, including mobility, bathing, hair and skin care, oral hygiene, dressing and eating. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, they also observe patients, take vital signs, document measurements and observations and perform routine specimen collection. Because of the amount of time they spend with patients and the nature of the care they provide, LNAs play an extremely important role in making the patient's hospital stay as comfortable as possible.
This course prepares registered nurses to teach the LNA and MNA course curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity for nurses to expand their career horizons and use their experience and expertise to teach aspiring LNAs and MNAs.
A 4-6 week competency-based, CDL-B driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. Through hours of driving time, labs, lecture, and range time, participants master a wide range of driver competencies to become safe, comfortable, confident drivers. When trainees have mastered driver competencies and earned their CDL, they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course. Students can test for numerous CDL-B endorsements including hazmat and tank (neither school bus nor motor coach training is currently offered).
Training topics include trip planning, daily log maintenance, cargo handling and documentation, hazmat, employer relations and public relations. The course prepares students for their written and practical tests. The College can provide tutoring time in the on-campus Learning Center for those who may need extra help in reading or test-taking. Students who complete the CDL B training earn a certificate of course completion and receive assistance in job-seeking skills and job placement. Even though the course is currently non-credit, participants are graded on attendance, understanding regulations, keeping log books, pre-trip inspection, range skills, and road skills.