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ESOL033M Intermediate I: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary


with Carrie Anne Powell

Calendar Current session started Oct 26, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
3 additional sessions through Feb 24, 2020

Prerequisite: Recommended Accuplacer Next Generation score of 200-209 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 2 on the writing sample.  Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

This first intermediate course is focused on the introduction to the process approach to writing and development of reading fluency and vocabulary. Writing and grammar activities will be integrated through basic sentence structure and paragraph organization. Emphasis will be put on gaining skills to produce a clear and well-planned paragraph through learning capitalization rules, sentence and paragraph structure, & increasing vocabulary.

Required Textbook: Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Esssays (ISBN: 978-0-13-466332-6) and Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9)


NCTD19M Home Inspection


with Robert Bowden

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 21, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Class Schedule: Tues. & Thurs. 5:00pm - 8:00pm Sat. 8am - 2pm

This is a State of New Hampshire and American Society of Home Inspection (ASHI) certified course that provides a comprehensive training program on how to inspect a home in accordance to the Standards of Practice of recognized professional organizations (ASHI, NAHI and NACHI0). Home inspectors provide an important role in the real estate transaction of buying a home. Our 80 hour training program provides you the knowledge to do an intensive home inspection for your client.

This course includes classroom participation, guest speakers, and hands-on learning with a certified home inspector. Participants shadow with a home inspector while they perform 3 home inspections on different houses during our course.

This course prepares students to take the national test, which is required for certification.

Required Book Information:

Principles of Home Inspection: Systems and Standards, 3rd Edition. Author Carson Dunlop (ISBN: 978-1-4754-2906-0)

This course is WIOA Certified.

NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course


with Todd Mikonis / Mat Paras

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 21, 2020 at 6 pm
7 additional sessions through Aug 25, 2020

This course is designed to prepare technicians for the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle State Inspection Test. An In depth analysis of the state laws will be thoroughly discussed and reviewed. Technicians will be taught how to properly perform safety inspections as outlined in the Saf-C 3200 Official Inspection Station Rules. Technicians will perform multiple sample hands on Inspections during this course. This course does not replace the mandatory Inspection Overview Course as cited in Saf-C 3205.03 but is designed to be used in addition to increase your knowledge and understanding during testing. Completing this course does not guarantee that you will pass the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle State Inspection Test.

NCCP364M ABCs of PC Technology, Google, MS Office, and Windows


with Woody Pringle

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 8:30 am
1 additional session on Apr 7, 2020

This course is designed to bring the novice up-to-speed with the now. Reviewing the what you think “kids” know about computers - the class explores the skills needed for today’s workplace.

Computer Technology

  • A quick big-picture overview of everything
  • Terms & concepts translated for humans

Folder Management

  • Create File Folders, Subfolders, Desktop Shortcuts
  • Save files to folders
  • Copy and paste files 

Google and YouTube

  • Learn to lookup information and find solutions to problems by using Google and YouTube
  • Identify the Components of the Outlook

Explore MS Office - Specific skill sets include creating simple Word and Spreadsheet files and saving to folders.

  • Identify the Structure if MS Word
  • Create and Save a Document
  • Learn to Copy, Cut, and Paste
  • Use more Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Identify the Elements of the Excel Screen
  • Navigate and Select Cells in Worksheets
  • Create a Basic Worksheet
  • Add, Rename, Move, and Delete Worksheets
  • Learn How to use Basic Math in Excel


Review Email Basics as needed

Other Technology and PC Skills provided as needed or by request.

WIOA Approved 

NCCP353M Microsoft Excel Level I


with Woody Pringle

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 8:30 am
3 additional sessions through May 6, 2020

Excel 1 with Google Sheets (Beginner to Intermediate)

Discover how to design and manage a spreadsheet. This course teaches basic Excel skills, Google Sheets, and much more. Find shortcuts to improve your productivity while selecting and entering data, formatting and modifying worksheets. Eliminate the mysteries of performing calculations, functions, developing and printing workbooks and customizing layouts.

This course is WIOA Certified.

WDC uses Microsoft Office training manuals from University College Cork, Ireland for this course.

ESOL050M Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation


with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks
2 additional sessions through Feb 22, 2020


Receive instruction and extensive practice in speaking, listening and pronunciation.  Learn grammar in the context of speaking and reading.


Required Textbook: Pathways: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking 3  ISBN: 978-1-337-40773-1



NCCP11M Keyboarding


with Carol Rodrigues

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

This course is designed for students who want to learn how to use touch-type to increase their speed and efficiency on the keyboard. The open, modular-style manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom, and is filled with interactive exercises that allows students to explore the intricacies of KAZ (Keyboarding A to Z). Students need to have access to a computer at home to practice.

NCMI122M Heartsaver First Aid


with Carol Phillips

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm
1 additional session on Apr 6, 2020

The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver® First Aid classroom course teaches students how to respond to and manage a medical emergency until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. 3-hour class; 2-year certification. Certification e-card included.


The required student workbook for this class must be purchased separately and brought to class. Please choose from the following:

__Bring your previously purchased 2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook (ISBN #978-1-61669-422-7) to class,


__Purchase and download the e-book version, which can be found at the following link:


__Purchase a physical copy (if shipping time allows), which can be found at the following link:


Please read book prior to class and bring book to class.

* The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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