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ESOL034M Intermediate II: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary

$275

with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 6, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

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 Essays

ISBN: 978-0-13-466332-6

Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9

Prerequisite: Students are required to take a reading and writing placement assessment to participate in this non-credit ESOL class. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

WDC ESOL Writing & Reading Placement Assessment includes:

  • Part 1: Three reading prompts, completing the multiple choice or true/false questions for each.
  • Part 2: Choose one of the writing prompts and write a minimum of a 300 word essay.

For more information contact: ManchesterWDC@ccsnh.edu

This course is WIOA Approved.

ESOL055M Advanced Academic Essay Writing and Vocabulary

$275

with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This advanced course is designed to facilitate the transition to college level reading and evidence-based writing. Students will use the process approach for writing a five-paragraph essay from primarily non-fiction texts, using the basic academic format (effective introduction with thesis, coherent body paragraphs supported by evidence, and conclusion.) Students will also improve their skills in reading and comprehension, grammar and mechanics, practicing a variety of verb and sentence structures necessary for college writing. This integrated reading and writing course will focus on annotation, summary, and critical response essay writing of at least 5 paragraphs.

Required Textbook:  

Practice Makes Perfect Advanced ESL Reading and Comprehension (EBOOK) 1st Edition, KindleEdition by Diane Engelhardt

ISBN-13: 978-0071798860

ISBN-10: 0071798862

 

Prerequisite: Students are required to take a reading and writing placement assessment to participate in this non-credit ESOL class. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

WDC ESOL Writing & Reading Placement Assessment includes:

  • Part 1: Three reading prompts, completing the multiple choice or true/false questions for each.
  • Part 2: Choose one of the writing prompts and write a minimum of a 300 word essay.

For more information contact: ManchesterWDC@ccsnh.edu

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCTD19M Home Inspection

$1,025

with Nicholas Jette

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Class Schedule:

Mon. & Wed. 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturdays
11/5 & 11/19 (4 hours) Off-site

This course will help prepare students to take the National Home Inspection Examination (NHIE) that is required for Home Inspector Licensing in New Hampshire.

Our 80 hour training program must be successfully completed in order to earn the Certificate of Completion that is required prior to taking the NHIE.

This program complies with the State of New Hampshire Home Inspection Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and is based on a combination of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

This comprehensive program is taught in-person or live/remote (depending on current State and CDC guidelines) by an experienced home inspector.

Students will be assessed based upon course attendance, quizzes, exams and participation in field exercises. Participants from other trades are invited and encouraged to participate in this course to better enhance their relationships with inspectors.

The course will focus on:

  • Structural Systems
  • Exteriors
  • Roofing Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical SystemsHeating & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Fireplaces & Solid-Fuel Burning Systems
  • Interiors
  • Insulation & Ventilation Systems
  • Inspection and Report Writing Methods

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

 

About the instructor:

A previous graduate of this course, Nicholas (Nick) Jette is a Certified Master Inspector (CMI) and is Board-Certified by the Master Inspector Certification Board.  He is also an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector, an ASHI Certified Inspector, and is an approved instructor to provide continuing education courses to real estate professionals.

Nick is dedicated to education and shares his experiences in an ongoing effort to help the home inspection industry continue to grow, evolve and improve.

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 10, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

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)

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Recording-Need---Know-Essentials/dp/1516864476/ref=sr_1_46?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440702041&sr=1-46&keywords=home+recording

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCTD159M Veterinary Assistant

$1,070

with Jamie DeKraai, CVT

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

A Veterinary Assistant helps the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. They may feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury; clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics. This course combines 42 hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour volunteer experience to provide a complete learning experience. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent. The volunteer experience component requires students to volunteer their time (24 hours). Students will be responsible for coordinating their own volunteer experience.

Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them, Our course will prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

Required Text: Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition by Paula Pattengale (ISBN-10: 1118440781 / ISBN-13: 978-1118440780)

This course is WIOA Approved.

ESOL055M Advanced Academic Essay Writing and Vocabulary

$275

with Nelli Dumanskaya

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 13, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

This advanced course is designed to facilitate the transition to college level reading and evidence-based writing. Students will use the process approach for writing a five-paragraph essay from primarily non-fiction texts, using the basic academic format (effective introduction with thesis, coherent body paragraphs supported by evidence, and conclusion.) Students will also improve their skills in reading and comprehension, grammar and mechanics, practicing a variety of verb and sentence structures necessary for college writing. This integrated reading and writing course will focus on annotation, summary, and critical response essay writing of at least 5 paragraphs.

Required Textbook:  

Practice Makes Perfect Advanced ESL Reading and Comprehension (EBOOK) 1st Edition, KindleEdition by Diane Engelhardt

ISBN-13: 978-0071798860

ISBN-10: 0071798862

Prerequisite: Students are required to take a reading and writing placement assessment to participate in this non-credit ESOL class. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

WDC ESOL Writing & Reading Placement Assessment includes:

  • Part 1: Three reading prompts, completing the multiple choice or true/false questions for each.
  • Part 2: Choose one of the writing prompts and write a minimum of a 300 word essay.

For more information contact: ManchesterWDC@ccsnh.edu

This course is WIOA  Approved.

 

NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 15, 2022 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)

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCBU 100M Human Resources Management Essentials Online

$1,275

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 Approved.





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