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NCHC052M Pharmacy Technician Certification Program


with Elizabeth Boucher

Calendar Current session started Mar 5, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 14 weeks

This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

This course is 84 hours of classroom instruction. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent.

Employment of pharmacy technicians and aides is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Students have the potential to earn $13 – 20 per hour according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


Required Text:

Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practice 5th edition

Author:  Karen Davis AAHCA BS CPhT, Anthony Guerra

ISBN-13: 978-0323443562 or ISBN-10: 0323443567

This course is WIOA Certified. 


NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials


with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts May 30, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Nov 14, 2020

Designed for those who have completed the Audio Engineering course (NCMI57) or for experienced home studio owners, this 4-week course focuses on essential mixing concepts using real world examples. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester's Millyard, students will participate in actual mixing sessions to gain experience and knowledge in a variety musical genres, from voice to full band recordings.

Note: Prospective students that have not completed the Audio Engineering course (NCMI57) are expected to understand the concepts and application of compression, EQ, gating, time-based and modulation effects, and the entire signal path including the use of insert vs. send routing.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn how to create release-quality mixes from your home studio.
  • Study gating, compression, EQ, and their usefulness within the mix.
  • Learn how to apply effects that enhance the mix.
  • Attain a wide range of mixing of experience by participating in mixing sessions that span multiple musical genres.

Bob Desmarais owns and runs NHTunes, A 1,800+ sq ft studio located in the Waumbec Mill which specializes in audio recording and piano, voice, and guitar lessons. A member of the Audio Engineering Society, Bob has been playing guitar professionally for nearly thirty years, and has been recording bands and soloists for nearly a decade. He currently performs in the acoustic duo Sonic Boomers. He has an MBA from SNHU, and a Guitar Certificate from Berklee College of Music.

Required Text: Home Recording: Need-To-Know Essentials To Improve Your Mixes by Robert A Desmarais (ISBN-10: 1516864476 | ISBN-13: 978-1516864478)

NCCP353M Microsoft Excel Level I


with Woody Pringle

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 6, 2020 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Sep 9, 2020

Summer Excel classes will be conducted via Zoom online meetings.

This class covers the following excel topics:

Getting Started with Excel: Performing Calculations in an Excel Worksheet, Modifying an Excel Worksheet, Modifying the Appearance of a Worksheet, Printing Excel Workbooks, Introduction to Charts & Graphs, Managing an Excel Workbook

Performing Calculations in an Excel Worksheet: Learn How to use Basic Math in Excel, Create Formulas with Sum/Max/Min/Average, Use Formula View, Understand Relative and Absolute References

Modifying an Excel Worksheet: Edit Worksheet Data, Find and Replace Data, Manipulate Worksheet Elements

Modifying the Appearance of a Worksheet: Apply Font Properties, Add Borders and Colors to Cells, Align Content in a Cell, Apply Number Formatting, Apply Cell Styles, Insert Comments

Printing Excel Workbooks: Define the Page Layout, Learn to use Header/Footer, Add File Pathway Documentation, Print 

Introduction to Charts & Graphs: Create and Modify Charts, Use Chart Layout Tools

Managing an Excel Workbook: Manage Worksheets with Data Filters, Apply Multi-Level Sort, Use the Sub-Totals View, Discover Pivot Tables

This course is WIOA Certified.

NCPD113M - Introduction to Project Management


with CTBD Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 22, 2020 at 9 am

Project management is the skill of moving from ideas to results. It outlines a range of practical understandings and skills that will make your projects both successful and satisfying.  Includes project management terminology.


Text used can be found on the following sites:

Books a Million (BAM), Barnes and Noble and Amazon

DK Essential Managers : Project Management (Paperback) by DK ISBN 9781465435446 / May 2015


NCCP11M Keyboarding


with Carol Rodrigues

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 8, 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.

NCCP354M Microsoft Excel Level II


with Woody Pringle

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Sep 16, 2020

Summer Excel classes will be conducted via Zoom online meetings.

This class covers the following excel topics:

Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks Simultaneously:  Use 3-D References, Use Links and External References, Consolidate Data

Using Advanced Worksheet Functions: Conditional & Logical Functions with If / Nested If / And/OR, VLookup, Apply Cell and Range Names

Goal Seek

Conditional Formatting: Creating Rules to Highlight Cells, Using Icon Sets with Inequalities

Presenting Data with Charts:  Using Sparklines, Review Chart Basics, Evaluate Formatting Options, Combine Charts, Add Graphical Elements (Trend line) 

Analyzing Data Using PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts: Create a PivotTable Report, Filter Data Using Slicers, Analyze Data Using PivotCharts

Customizing and Enhancing the Excel Environment: Customize the Excel Environment, Manage Themes, Create and Use Templates, Apply Spreadsheet Security

And More: Controlling Page Breaks, Use Page Setup to Repeat Headings (Rows/Columns), Automate Tasks with a Simple Macro

This course is WIOA Certified.

NCCP350M - Microsoft Word Level I


with Kimberly Campion

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 11, 2020 at 1 pm

Summer Word classes will be conducted via Zoom online meetings.

Microsoft Word is a word processing program that allows for the creation of simple and more advanced documents.  This course focuses on the basics of Microsoft Word including opening documents, the toolbar and saving files.  Further, participants will learn about creating documents, formatting, page layout options, how to proof a document and creating tables.


This course is WIOA Certified.

2020 National Electrical Code 15 Hr. Update


with Charles Kennedy

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 13, 2020 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

It’s time once again to update your NEC knowledge for the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code. All electrical professional are invited to attend.

This course will satisfy the fifteen hour education requirements for electricians in New Hampshire and Maine for the 2020 NEC update. It will also satisfy fifteen of the twenty-one continuing education hours required for licensed electricians in Massachusetts for the 2020 MEC.

Licensed electricians in NH are required to obtain their fifteen hour, 2020 NEC update during the calendar year 2020. The courses scheduled below represent dates scheduled through May of 2020 with Charles J. Kennedy.


Students need to bring their electrician license, a form of ID, and a copy of the 2020 edition of the NEC code book.


*Additional dates for the remainder of the year will be scheduled and published.  

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