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NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course

$105

with Todd Mikonis / Mat Paras

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 17, 2019 at 6 pm
8 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.

ESOL034M Intermediate II: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary

$275

with CTBD Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Feb 11, 2020

Prerequisite: ESOL033M Intermediate I passing grade of a C on the Final Paragraph Exam or recommended Accuplacer Next Generation score of 210-219 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 2 on writing sample.  Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

This next level intermediate course is a continuation of the Intermediate I level. Students will write short essays of three paragraphs or more, using the process approach method. Writing and grammar will be focused on mastering the simple verb and sentence structures. Reading skills and vocabulary will be developed through primarily non-fiction texts. Students will integrate paragraphs with supporting details and examples from the readings into the short essays.

Required Textbooks:

Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Esssays (ISBN: 978-0-13-291566-3) and Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9)

 

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
3 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)

NCAT126M Basic Car Care

$75

with Marc Bellerose

Calendar Next session starts

This course will review basic car care and maintenance to provide participants with an understanding of the following topics:

  • Safety
  •  How a Car Works
    • Engine
    • Transmission
    • Brakes
    • Steering & Suspension
  • All those dash lights and what they mean
  • Checking Fluids and Fluid Types
  • Checking Tire Condition and Changing a Flat Tire
  • Your emergency kit
  • Talking to your technician and choosing a repair facility
  • Q&A - What specifically do you want to know?

The instructor will use hands on activities to provide practice to participants. Appropriate clothing and foot wear is required, safety glasses will be provided, and please bring your car owner’s manual!

 

Book recommended, but not required:

Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and RepairMichael E. Gray and Linda E. GrayRolling Hills Publishing, 3rd Ed.Paperback Textbook ISBN 978-1-62702-001-5

Full Course

NCMI124M Fire Alarm Technician

$350

with Bryant Abbott

Calendar Next session starts runs for 5 weeks

Purpose: Fire alarm systems require technicians that are well versed in basic electronics, computer software applications, as well as knowledge of a variety of devices and auxiliary systems that interface to fire panels. 

Course Layout:

Day 1:   Alarm panel basics for power supplies and basic I/O devices.

  1. Set up the alarm panel, connect power
  2. Connect and program keypad
  3. Bringing the panel on line from the keypad
  4. Device input/output types

Day 2:   Computer software for panel programming

  1. Student will apply basics from previous class to set up panel
  2. Loading software on computer
  3. Program panel for basic I/O operations

Day 3:   Central Station setup and communication and power calculations

  1. Central Station communications
  2. Panel programming for communications
  3. Digital radio communicators

Day 4:   Auxiliary control systems

  1. Elevator alternate floor
  2. HVAC shutdown and reset
  3. Duct detectors

Day 5:   Specialty Software

  1. LiteConfig system design application
  2. Battery power configuration

Each session will be allotted 4 hours. Structure will be a 1 hour class, short break followed by a 3 hour lab session

Requirements for Class:  Students will be required to supply the following

  •  Small diagonal cutters (5-6 inch)
  •  Long nose pliers (small point)
  •  Wire strippers (18GA to 24GA)
  •  #2 Phillips screwdrivers
  •   Slotted screwdriver(s)
  •   Small slotted and Phillips screwdrivers (such as Ideal 35-1301)
  •   Multi-meter (must measure DC current, AC/DC voltage, resistance)

 

 

 

Full Course

NCCP85M QuickBooks - Creating Your own Business Model

$145

with Carol Rodrigues

Calendar Next session starts at 8:30 am

This course will provide you with guided practice of creating your own business model using QuickBooks 2016 Accountant Edition.  It is recommended that you have taken a minimum of a QuickBooks I class or equivalent work experience in these QuickBooks topics:

  • Setting up a company and inventory
  • Invoices 
  • Processing payments
  • Working with bank accounts
  • Entering and paying bills

This course is not designed to use your own real data, but to practice setting up your business model in QuickBooks.  You can then walk away with the skills necessary to successfully implement QuickBooks into your business. 

Required Text:

"Get Going with QuickBooks 2015" (purchase at Logical Operations. Please note for QuickBook 2016 users, Intuit is not significantly changing QuickBooks Desktop from 2015 to 2016. You will be able to continue using the 2015 version of this book)  link: http://store.logicaloperations.com/get-going-with-quickbooks-2015-us-edition-of-quickbooks.html

 

Prerequisites: You can successfully complete this training without any prior software knowledge or computer experience. A basic understanding of the computer operating system is recommended.  Accounting background preferred, but not required.

Full Course

NCMI123M Security Alarm Technician

$350

with Bryant Abbott

Calendar Next session starts runs for 5 weeks

Purpose: The ever changing field of facility security requires technicians that are well versed in basic electronics, computer software applications, input/output wiring and knowledge of a variety of devices.

Course Layout:

Day 1:    Alarm panel basics for power supplies, inputs and outputs.

Day 2:    Quick-loader computer software for panel programming

Day 3:    Central Station setup and communication

Day 4:    Door access controllers

Day 5:    Special Devices

Each session will be allotted 4 hours. Structure will be a 1 hour class, short break followed by a 3 hour lab session

Requirements for Class:  Students will be required to supply the following

  •  Small diagonal cutters (5-6 inch)
  •  Long nose pliers (small point)
  •  Wire strippers (18GA to 24GA)
  •  #2 Phillips screwdrivers
  •  Slotted screwdriver(s)
  •  Small slotted and Phillips screwdrivers (such as Ideal 35-1301) 
  •  Multi-meter (must measure DC current, AC/DC voltage, resistance)                                                  

 

Full Course

NCCP351M Microsoft Word Level II

$145

with Kimberly Campion

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 13, 2019 at 8:30 am

This course expects a base knowledge from participants in using Microsoft Word.  Advanced topics will be covered such as formatting a document, using templates, marking a document, inserting objects, mail merge, and other special features.  This class will take your basic knowledge of Word to a new level.

This course is WIOA Certified.

 





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