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NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 11, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Oct 16, 2021

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)

NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course

$105

with Mat Paras

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 28, 2021 at 6 pm

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.

NCTD19M Home Inspection

$1,025

with Nicholas Jette

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Class Schedule:

Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 - 8:30pm
Two scheduled home inspections Saturdays 8am - 2pm - TBA

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 Certified.

NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 13, 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)

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.

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

NCBU75M Business Management Essentials Online

$1,075

with ON LINE

This course provides basic training for relevant business skills such as management, finance, and technical writing.  It is a great option if you’re seeking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing business management knowledge, or to improve the performance of small business through a better understanding of the fundamentals of business management.  Applicable skills:

Discuss the various functions of business including competition, economics, accounting, technology and information systems, marketing; management through the phases of starting and growing a business; management of financial and human resources along with the ethical and social responsibilities of business.

Understand both the business environment and the manager's role in decision making, planning, organizing, leading, controlling and developing an ethical perspective.

Demonstrate understanding of basic mathematical operations including percentages, discounts, interest, present worth, sinking funds, installment buying, pricing, depreciation, investments, insurance, use of symbols and their applications, equations and formulas, the importance of statistics investments, insurance, use of symbols and their applications, equations and formulas, and the importance of statistics.  

Learn how to organize material for a professional setting by composing business memos, emails, outlines, reports, and proposals using the ABC method.

On average this course is 431 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Business Management Essentials PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Certified

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

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