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Advanced Excel


with Del Record

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2021 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on May 18, 2021

For the experienced spreadsheet user. Automate worksheets with macros. Use pivot tables, solver and goal seek to analyze data.

What you’ll need:

  • Computer with webcam capabilities and a microphone
  • Additional Monitor (optional, but recommended)

For more details: Click here

Google Sheets


with Kimberly Campion

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2021 at 9 am

This course reviews all of the essentials of working in Google Sheets.  The course covers signing into your account and shortcuts, using menus and navigation, selecting data, using the Fill Handle, formulas and functions, working with rows and columns, formatting, working with lists, charts, tools, sheets, managing files and printing options.

For more details on what you will learn, click here.

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate - Intermediate


with Nicholas Marcus

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Students will learn to filter across data sources and analyze subsets of data using context filters and sets. They?ll go further with calculations, using LOD expressions and specifying options to control table calculations, and they will do more with mapping. To enable analysis, students will create parameters and user controls, and show data trends and forecasts, as well as data distributions. Students will round out their skills by designing dashboards that incorporate visual best practices.

Prerequisites: Desktop I and/or equivalent experience. The use of two monitors is highly recommended.

Google Gmail/Calendar


with Kimberly Campion

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 14, 2021 at 9 am

This course reviews all of the essentials of using email, email etiquette, creating messages, sending and receiving emails, using settings, organizing email, contacts and using the calendar.

For more details on what you will learn, click here.

NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials


with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts May 8, 2021 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)

Google Slides


with Kimberly Campion

Calendar Next available session starts May 11, 2021 at 9 am

Getting started with navigation, managing files, creating presentations, creating lists and tables, slide options, editing features, inserting and editing objects, shapes, lines and diagrams, working with textboxes, charting, animation, using tools, managing a presentation, delivering a presentation and print options.

For more details on what you will learn, click here.


Tableau Desktop Certified Professional- Advanced


with Nicholas Marcus

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session

In this course, students will acquire advanced analytical skills and chart-building techniques in Tableau Desktop. They will reinforce calculations knowledge, then explore the LOD expressions FIXED, INCLUDE, and EXCLUDE. To expand their range of analysis, students will create sparklines and control charts to show time-based data; cycle plots to show seasonality trends; hexbins to map dense data; and geospatial maps that plot shapes using spatial files. Not least, students will master dashboard layouts and use context filters to guide their analysis within the dashboard.

Prerequisites: Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate, and/or equivalent experience

NCBU 100M Human Resources Management Essentials Online


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.

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