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Career Exploration Workshop (CRN:14722)

$85

with Dr. Deborah Osgood

Calendar Next session starts Sep 22, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Looking for better focus around your career options? Want to make sure you like what you do? Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a career change, this workshop will take you through a facilitated process of self-discovery, goal-setting, planning, and action.

Today’s workforce offers many options: traditional employment, self-employment, and, for some, a combination of both! Learn more about what’s available and what’s right for you given your strengths, values, and quality of life objectives. 

Important Notes:
The book "Get Optimized: 6 Steps to Career and Life Focus" by Dr. Deborah Osgood is included with this course.

Lap top or phone access to the internet is used during class.

NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course

$105

with Todd Mikonis / Mat Paras

Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2018 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 19, 2018

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.

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next session starts Jul 14, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Aug 18, 2018

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)

NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials CRN: 14609

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next session starts Sep 22, 2018 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)

NCMI79M Live Sound Course (CRN: 34553)

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Designed for beginners to live sound, this 4-week (8 hour) course covers key live sound reinforcement basics, such as microphones, mixers, equalizers, compressors & other effects, speakers, crossovers, and more. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester's Millyard, lab sessions demonstrate how to properly set gain structures, use EQ’s and compression, send & insert effects, and more.

 

Textbook: Live Sound Reinforcement, Scott Hunter Stark, ISBN -13 978-1-59200-691-5

 

NCMI82M Audio Engineering & Mixing Externship 1

$720

with Bob Desmarais

36 hours of time spent at NHTunes recording studio in Manchester's millyard. Students learn the in's and out's of running a music studio, and shadow on mixing and recording sessions.

Externship applicants must go through an interview process before being accepted into the externship program

NCMI83M Audio Engineering & Mixing Externship 2

$880

with Bob Desmarais

An additional 44 hours of time spent at NHTunes where students continue to learn the business, and will be expected to participate in mixing and recording sessions.

Externship applicants must go through an interview process before being accepted into the externship program.

NCPD113M - Introduction to Project Management

$100

with Carol Rodrigues

Calendar Next session starts at 9 am

This one day course encourages attendees to focus on their own current projects for a truly hands-on experience. This is ideal for those without prior project management experience.

  • You will learn to understand that consistent project success depends on process and people.
  • Identify stakeholders.
  • Create a well-defined project scope and statement.
  • Identify, assess, and manage project schedule.
  • Conduct consistent team and accountability sessions




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