Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions

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Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions

Online, Open Enrollment, Pearson Professional Development Courses
(Not all these courses are offered each semester)

Six Sigma Green Belt  $695 (click here for full description)
The Six Sigma Green Belt course presents an overview of the key concepts for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam. This course explores process and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding and knowledge of Six Sigma processes, as well as statistics, project and process management, and Lean Six Sigma. This 69 hour time-on-task, self-paced, self-directed online course is developed to correlate to American Society for Quality guidelines and is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam.
 
Six Sigma Black Belt  $1495 (click here for full description)
The Six Sigma Black Belt course presents an overview of the key concepts for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam. This course explores process and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. Although a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate is not required for this course, students will be expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of Six Sigma processes, as well as statistics, project and process management, and Lean Six Sigma. This 69 hour time-on-task, self-paced, self-directed online course is developed to correlate to the American Society for Quality guidelines and is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam.
 
Search Engine Optimization $149 (click here for full description)
The Search Engine Optimization course provides an introduction to the basic principles and strategies of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This self-paced online course will also provide the tools on how SEO can be used to market websites and companies, and will provide an understanding of the strategies, techniques, and tools used to optimize the information presented online to improve visibility using search engines. This 19 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for students and professionals who would like to learn methods to market and optimize corporate or individual websites.
 
Mobile Applications: iOS6  $299 (click here for full description)
The Mobile Applications: iOS6 course provides an introduction to iOS6 technology. Students will learn how to design and build dynamic, commercial-grade mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. In this self-paced online course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the iOS6 mobile user interface and the experience and maintenance of applications. They will also learn how to create successful user interfaces for their iOS6 applications. This 41 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for both IT students and professionals.
 
Mobile Applications: HTML5 $299 (click here for full description)
The Mobile Applications: HTML5 course provides an introduction to HTML5 technology. In this self-paced online course, students will learn about basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and will be introduced to the more complicated new features of HTML5. They will receive hands-on experience building web pages and mobile applications using HTML5. This 41 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for IT students, entry-level web designers or developers, and professionals who want to build HTML5 mobile applications.
 
Mobile Applications: Android $299 (click here for full description)
The Mobile Applications: Android course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop Android mobile applications for the commercial market. In this self-paced online course, students will learn to build robust, commercial-grade Android applications, and will gain an understanding of how to extend application functionality. The course will also cover the steps to finalize applications for external release. This 41 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for IT students and professionals who want to build robust, commercial-grade Android applications.
 
Lean Enterprise Certification I $995 (click here for full description)
The Lean Enterprise Certification I online course is designed to enable an individual to sit for and successfully pass the Lean Essentials I Certification exam. This 60 hour time-on-task self-paced, self-directed online course correlates with American Society for Quality guidelines and is intended for individuals who are new to the field of product/process improvement and are looking for additional techniques and a certification to provide validity to their work and to become more marketable.
 
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls $299 (click here for full description)
The Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls course introduces students to the history and development of Programmable Logic Controls. This self-paced online course explores the main parts of a PLC system, including how a PLC works, installation wiring diagrams, basic programming symbols and logic, and basic troubleshooting. This 41 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for those in the skilled trades, manufacturing or maintenance fields, but have limited or no experience with PLCs.
 
Medical Math     $149  (click here for a full description)
The Medical Math course provides an introduction to mathematical instruction and review. Students will explore the three systems of measurement used to calculate dosages administered orally and intravenously. This self-paced online course will also provide the tools for students to use critical thinking skills and arithmetic to understand medication orders and use equipment for preparation, administration, and labeling of medications.  This 41 hour time-on-task, self- directed, non-credit course is intended for individuals new to health care or incumbent health care workers. E-book included.
 
America's Civil War 1861 - 1865
Overview of America's Civil War including the causes, economies, logistics, statistics, weaponry, uniforms, railroads, and leaders both civilian and military of the North and the South. When completed, students should be able to understand why we went to war, why it took four years to finish, and which people had the most impact on the outcome, as well as the day-to-day activities of military life, strategic battles, new technologies, and the final impact, which still affects us today. Text available through instructor David Moore.
 
Strategies and Tactics of the American Civil War
Twenty-one major engagements will not only be explained using maps, figures, sketches, and photos, but also a rational explanation will be provided regarding how the loser could have won and how the winner could have won better, using the existing technology of their day.  Many of these ideas, concepts, and processes can still be used in everyday life.  Such strategies as control, reconnaissance, processing, and common sense can help anyone at any level deal with life’s ups and downs and lead a less stressful existence.  
 
Goal Setting, Time and Stress Management
Goal planning and achievement, time and stress management work together where each component enhances each other.  You can live every day to the fullest; most of us just need a basic plan and guide to head in the proper direction.  This lecture series will discuss ways to plan and get started.   
 

Test Preparation

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

Basic Scratch Baking Series                $175

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.

Treats                                                               $40

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.

Cakes                                                              $40

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.  
 

Facebook marketing, groups, and more       $35

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. 

Genealogy 101 $10
 
Genealogy, also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.  If you are interested in learning how to start drawing your family tree and lineage, join Jackie Nadeau from the Moffett House and Pam Hall of the Latter Day Saints for an interactive evening.  
Selling on eBay  (see schedule for dates/times)
A 4-week class in which students will first set up an eBay and PayPal account and bring items to each class, which they will actually list and then sell, right in class. Students will also learn how to either photograph or scan and then list their items, properly. Once, the item is sold; they will learn how to package it properly and then ship it. Students will learn how to monitor eBay to track their progress and understand the fee system. Students will learn how to respond to customers’ inquiries, regarding an item. Class meets Wednesdays 6 pm to 8 pm. Tuition $80. Instructor: David Moore.  Requirementsa personal email account, items for sale (at least 5 different items each class; for example, a record, a book, a DVD, a Disney souvenir, and an old coin), a camera or cell phone to photograph each item, a cable and knowledge of how to download the photos of these items, a credit card (to open an eBay account), laptop, and appropriate packing materials (Boxes, padded envelopes, tape, scissors, packing, etc.)
 
Fly-tying for Beginners (see schedule for dates/times)
This entry level class, instructed by Dan LaPointe, owner of Dan's Fly Shop and Guide Service, will focus on the basic skills needed to get started tying your own flies.  The class will cover the tools, techniques and materials needed to tie a variety of simple but effective fly patterns. Discussion will include how to fish these newly tied flies on the streams and ponds.  All tools and materials will be provided as well as recipes and sample flies for the patterns covered during the classes.  
 
Intermediate Fly Tying (see schedule for dates/times)
This class is a four-week series and will include how to choose and prepare materials, the correct order and placement of these materials on the hook to create a well-balanced fly.   Steamers, dry flies, nymphs, and terrestrial patterns that are useful on our local waters will be the focus instruction. Where, when and how to fish with these patterns will be discussed throughout the course. These classes are designed for people with a good working knowledge of basic fly tying skills who would like to improve and refine these skills. Participants will be provided with all materials and tools but are encouraged to bring their own tools that they are comfortable with. Fly recipes will be provided for all patterns covered. Fish stories are always welcome at these classes!  Class meets Thursday.  Instructor:  Dan LaPointe.
 
 
 
Wilderness Survival        Berlin
This 4 - week class, a basic wilderness survival course, translates well to what I call everyday survival. The course is split into classroom discussions and field days. Some topics covered will be shelter building, fire making, water and food gathering. Also covers developing a “survivors” brain and how learning these skills can translate into developing resilience in everyday life. Class meets Tuesdays 4:30 pm - 6 pm. 
 
 

Training

 
Licensed Nursing Assistant        

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.

Medication Nursing Assistant                    
 
This program prepares competent Medication Nurse Assistants (MNA) who will function in a long-term care environment and adhere to the NH Board of Nursing regulations for MNA medication administration.  White Mountains Community College recognizes the increasing nursing shortage as well as the national trend to utilize licensed assistive personnel in a broader manner.  To assist in meeting the needs in North Country facilities, and their Licensed Nurse Assistant staff, this Medication Administration Nurse Assistant Education Program has been developed. The scope of practice for the MNA is directed toward collaborating with the RN for the administration of medications to support stable individual’s responses to common well-defined health problems in the long-term care setting.  The MNA will perform these functions under the direct supervision of an RN.  MNA’s assist the nurse as a valuable team member in the nursing process.  The program content includes: the professional role of the MNA, medical ethics and laws, infection control and safety for administering drugs; basic pharmacology and common drugs used for a broad-range of medical conditions.  The students learn medication administration methods.   
 
LNA/MNA Train the Traiiner     

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. 

 
Class B CDL Driver Training  $3950 

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.            

 
Class A CDL Driver Training  $4950
A 12-week tractor-trailer, competency-based, driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. After 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’s they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course.
 
Training topics include trip planning, maintaining daily logs, handling cargo, cargo documentation, 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-A 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.
 
Introduction to Welding $95
Grow your entry-level skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) also known as "stick" and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) also known as "MIG."  Participants will gain an understanding of proper welding technologies and procedures for welding carbon steel.  The course includes instruction with the latest in welding technology including Lincoln VRTEX 360® Virtual Welders and Miller XMT350's.  The course includes instruction on safety procedures, equipment set-up/adjustment, materials selection, filler metals and shielding gases. The course includes 28 hours of training over 4 weeks.  This course is non-credit, bur our curriculum and instructors will give you an indication of whether pursuing an education and career in welding is right for you. The maximum student to instructor ratio is 8 to 1, creating an ideal learning environment and ensuring personalized attention.  You must be 18 years of age to take this course.  Three sections of this 4 week course will run over the summer in three different locations: Colebrook, Conway/Bartlett area, and Littleton.
 
Introduction to Technical Manufacturing  8/29 - 12/13  $600 
This course will focus on three areas:  AutoCAD Inventor, HSM CAM software and 3D Printings.  Students will draw 3D models and complete a detailed drawing of a project, utilize HSM CAM software to generate CNC code of the project/machine and 3D print the project.  Class is limited to 16 and scholarship is available with proof of income eligibility.  Class meets at Hugh Gallen Career Center in Littleton, Tuesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. 
 

 

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