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NCTD19M Home Inspection

$1,025

with Robert Bowden

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Class Schedule:

Tues. & Thurs. 5:00 - 8:00pm via online Zoom class
Sat. 8am - 2pm in person with a certified home inspector

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer the majority of this course via virtual learning with the instructor using Zoom meeting.  Saturday’s will continue to be in person with a certified home inspector using proper PPE of masks and gloves.

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 online virtual 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:

Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards Third Edition

ISBN: 978-1-07-880138-6 

Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards Third Edition Update eBook

ISBN: 978-1-07-880137-9

 

This course is WIOA Certified.

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 12, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Oct 17, 2020

Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Using Modern Digital Technology! Designed for digital audio beginners & intermediates who want to improve their home recording skills or even open their own project studio someday, this 4-week course focuses on using modern technology to make great-sounding recordings. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester’s Millyard, students will study audio engineering fundamentals, as well as technology-specific audio applications. To gain 'real-world' experience in audio engineering, students will participate in actual mixing and mastering sessions.

What You'll Learn

  • The basic concepts of digital audio recording.
  • How to use digital audio software sequencers and plug-ins.
  • The principals of, and gain proficiency in mixing and mastering audio.
  • How to facilitate productive recording sessions.
  • To identify & understand the key areas of the audio signal chain: room, sound source, microphone, preamp, converter, monitors.

Bob Desmarais owns and runs NHTunes, a 1,800+ sq ft studio 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)

ESOL050M Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation

$150

with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 13, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session

Summer ESOL classes will be conducted via Zoom online meetings.

Receive instruction and extensive practice in speaking, listening and pronunciation.  Learn grammar in the context of speaking and reading.
The overall objective is for students to improve communication for work, school, and daily situations.

An assessment is not required, all levels are welcome!

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

This course is WIOA Certified

NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 14, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

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)

NCBU 100M Human Resources Management Essentials Online

$1,075

with ON LINE

Refresh your existing human resources management knowledge. The program will cover topics on how to professionally hire, train, retain, and manage the type of employees that will help businesses succeed. This program will teach managerial decision making, labor relations, compensation management and employee benefits.  Applicable skills:

Identify features, founders, and benefits of various management perspectives, skills required by managers, and the need for an ethical business structure and a diverse business environment.

Explain specific responsibilities of and skills needed for human resource management (HRM), types of illegal discrimination, and techniques to conduct successful interviews and choose prospective employees appropriately.

Discuss the features and examples of various compensation strategies. Calculate appropriate pay increases and analyze features of total compensation.

Describe the legally required social insurance programs for employees in the United States, the difference between group and individual insurance, the requirements for qualified pension plans, and evaluate benefit packages to determine comprehensive plan coverage.

On average this course is 522 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Human Resource Management Essentials PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Certified.

2020 National Electrical Code 15 Hr. Update

$200

with Charles Kennedy

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.

NOTE:

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.  

Accounting Essentials Online

$1,075

with ON LINE

This program is a great option if you’re looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing accounting knowledge, or help improve the performance of small businesses through a better understanding of the essentials of accounting and finance.  Applicable skills:

Gain knowledge and skills relevant to the accounting field, like managing taxes, account books, and analyzing case studies along with basic training for finance in business, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.

Understand how to examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulation. Explain how to inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures.

Create, organize, and maintain financial records. Demonstrate how to assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management. Identify ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profit. Learn effective quantitative skills in basic mathematical operations pertaining to the business environment.

On average this course is 444 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Accounting Essentials PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Certified.

Basic Blueprint Reading

$400

with ON LINE

This program teaches learners the basics behind how to read blueprints. Key concepts taught in this program include print reading, understanding drawings and schematics, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Difficulty: Beginner

Occupations Trained For: All Skilled Trades

Modules: 19

Length: 124 hours

Estimated Time to Completion: 12 weeks

Basic Blueprint Reading provides students with flexible courseware and instruction that enables them to understand the various types of blueprints, shop prints and schematics used in an industrial environment. Learning to read blueprints, trainees discover how to comprehend, and interpret the different types of standard symbols and abbreviations found on electrical construction drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams.

Learn to:

  • Define different types of scales used on drawings.
  • Identify the height, width, and length dimensions of a drawing.
  • Interpret the various symbols and notations used on drawings.
  • Draw multiview sketches of simple objects that accurately show all the details of the objects. 

This course covers the following material:

  • READING PRINTS & SCHEMATICS BLOCK X252EM
  • BUILDING DRAWINGS 186043
  • ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS AND CIRCUITS 186044
  • ELECTRONIC DRAWINGS 186045
  • HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC DRAWINGS 186046
  • PIPING DRAWINGS, MATERIALS, AND PARTS 186047
  • WELDING SYMBOLS 186048
  • SHEET METAL BASICS 186049
  • SKETCHING 186050
  • ELEMENTS OF PRINT READING, PT1 6719 A
  • ELEMENTS OF PRINT READING 6719 B
  • READING SHOP PRINTS, PART 1 386043
  • READING SHOP PRINTS, PART 2 386044
  • READING ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC  DIAGRAMS 006022
  • ELECTRICAL BLUEPRINT READING 006036

This course is WIOA Certified





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