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Create your best life at NCC! Welcome to the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Spring 2020 catalog of non-credit classes and certificates. This catalog showcases a wealth of programming for learners of all ages – from children (grades 1-12) in our College for Kids programs, to workers seeking professional advancement or a career change, to people who just want to have fun exploring a new hobby. Chances are, if you’ve sold a house, booked a cruise or needed emergency health care, your realtor, travel consultant or EMT learned their professional skills at NCC! Our instructors are industry professionals and certified teachers who deliver quality programming. NCC offers Workforce Development classes and industry certifications in fields including business, health care, early childhood education, public safety, real estate and information technology. We also offer classes that serve as a bridge from non-credit to credit-bearing college degree or certificate programs. There is truly something for everyone. I hope you will take a moment to explore our catalog and share it with a friend. You’ll be glad you did. Sincerely, Cheryl C. De Vonish, J.D. Chief Executive Officer, Norwalk Community College Kristina Testa-Buzzee, Ed.D. Interim Dean of Workforce Development and Community Partnerships Norwalk Community College Norwalk Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of veteran status or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Associate Director of Human Resources Louisa Jones at (203) 857-7301 or email@example.com; or Coordinator of Student AccessAbility Services Fran Apfel at (203) 857-7192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Art Tours.......................................................21 Business Art...................................................................... 22 National Bookkeeping Certification.....................4 Bartending Certification..............................24 Legal Secretary Certificate ................................ 5 Register Today! Retail Customer Service & Sales Certification....... 2 Boating.........................................................36 Culinary Arts.................................................24 Real Estate Certificate....................................... 6-7 See page 47 Finance & Investing................................... 25 Travel Associate Certificate.................................. 6 Gardening.....................................................27 For More Computers & Information Group Exercise Instructor Certificate...........20 Information Technology Interior Design..............................................27 A+ Certification................................................ 13 Languages................................................. 28 Email Computer Graphics......................................... 12 Music................................................................. 30 email@example.com Computer Programming....................... 10-11 Performing Arts............................................30 Phone Microsoft Office Specialist Certification ........8 Personal Enrichment................................. 31 (203) 857-7080 Photography.............................................. 31 Web Design....................................................... 11 Wellness, Fitness & Sports......................... 35 Website Early Childhood Education...................... 14 Writing.............................................................. 34 https://norwalk.edu/ce-wd Health Care Admissions CREDIT OFFERINGS Certified Nurse Aide.....................................15 (203) 857-7068 Associate Degrees...................................... 38 Dental Assistant Certificate..........................16 Testing EKG Technician Certificate ........................ 18 Degree Certificates.......................................38 (203) 857-7070 Group Exercise Instructor Certificate ..........20 Pathways to Credit.......................................39 Records/Registrations Homemaker Companion Certificate ......... 18 Medical Billing and Reimbursement ESL (203) 857-7237 Specialist.......................................................... 17 English as a Second Language.............. 40-43 Bookstore Medical Coding Certification .......................17 (203) 857-7239 Pharmacy Technician ................................ 18 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Building/Weather Closings Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (203) 857-7000 Certificate......................................................... 19 Courses for High School Students............. 44 www.norwalk.edu Advanced Phlebotomy Certificate...............19 Test Prep Class SAT.................................... 44 College for Kids (Grades 1-8)..................... 44 Physical Therapy Aide..................................18 Veterinary Assistant........................................20 Payment Plan Public Safety REGISTRATION Option EMT Basic.......................................................... 37 Registration Form: College for Kids................. 46 Registration Form: Continuing Education....... 47 For the spring 2020 semester, payment Police Exam Prep ...................................... 37 plans are available for the following Security Officer Certificate ..........................37 Index................................................................. 48 Certificates. For details and payment Instructor Bios............ www.norwalk.edu/ce-wd amounts please visit the business office. Payment plans must be arranged Resources................................Inside Back Cover in person at this time. • Certified Nurse Aide - page 15 Look for these course designations throughout the catalog: • EKG Technician - page 18 Certificate to Degree D • P hlebotomy Technician A related Associate Degree is available. Successful certificate completion may count towards degree C2 Specialist Certificate - program application. page 19 Health CareeRx Academy • A dvanced Phlebotomy and xR The Health CareeRx Academy of the WorkPlace has scholarships available to qualified persons. Contact Beyond - page 19 them at (203) 930-1637 to inquire about eligibility. See ad on inside back cover for more information. • P harmacy Technician Training - page 18 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Program AP SN Contact Jenine Carlson (203) 857-7059. See ad on inside back cover for more information. • T he Group Exercise instructor Certificate - page 20 • EMT - page 37 Computer Class This icon indicates a computer class. Students are required to use their NetID, also referred to as Banner ID, to access college computers. See page 8.
Business Business REAL BUSINESS ISSUES FACED BY REAL BUSINESS OWNERS Management Many business owners spend the majority of their time working “in” their business, not FUNDAMENTALS OF FUNDRAISING “on” their business. Many critical business AND GRANT WRITING planning issues go unaddressed, which may create adverse implications for the success Why is fundraising so important? Fundraising and viability of the business in the future. is critical to the survival of nonprofits and the This course will address these planning issues achievement of charitable objectives. Gen- faced by Business Owners during the lifecycle erating donations has become increasingly of their business: Business Succession and competitive, as government funding shrinks Continuation Planning, Business Valuation, and foundation dollars are tightly targeted. Attracting and Retaining Key Employees, While development can be a challenge, there Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, and From small business techniques to corporate are tools to help nonprofits succeed. In this Wealth Transfer. We will address the following skills, our business programs can help you go course, learn “The 12 Most Important Things issues: What is the plan for my business when You Need to Know about Fundraising” and I retire? Is my business capable of continuing where the growth is in today’s economy and how fundraising fits into nonprofit strategy its success in the event of my or my partners’ prepare yourself for greater success tomor- and operations. This session provides an untimely death or disability? Have I done row. Whether you choose to take a single overview of the entire grant seeking process everything I can to attract, retain, and reward course or add one of our certificates to your and crafting compelling proposals. Topics the key employees that are critical to my resume, we will help ensure your career path explored include: establishing a development business? Have I given sufficient thought to is heading in the right direction. office; creating a development plan; finding who is the right successor to my business? Do the “right funder”; preparing a budget and I know what my business is truly worth? Have action plan; managing grants and reporting; I taken the necessary steps to minimize my winning and keeping donors; policies (all tax burden? How is my business going to fund gifts are not acceptable!); trends in online my retirement if I am not there to run it? This and mobile funding; leveraging the market- is a lecture based but interactive class, and ing plan; legacy gifts; making your case with discussion is welcome. metrics and RBA (Results Based Accountabil- CRN 5489 1 Session ity) and mobilizing your board. This course PRFD D5147 Section 01 NCC, Room E219 incorporates “Grant Writing Fundamentals”. Thursday 7:00PM-9:00PM 4/23/2020 Students will complete sample grants in class. Tuition: $49 A project is required to complete this course. Instructor: Jonathan Bogin Levine, M.B.A. CRN 5527 6 Sessions PRFD D5070 Section 01 NCC, Room E220 Tue/Thur 6:00PM-8:00PM Begins 2/4/2020 Tuition: $249 Instructor: Suzanne Peters, M.B.A. Retail Customer Service and Sales Certificate Are you considering a career in retail? This certificate is designed to assist entry- In addition, students sit for the National Would you like to enhance your current level sales and service associates to learn Professional Certification in Customer Ser- position in retail with updated skills in valuable skills related to front-line work in vice and Sales Exam offered by the National customer service? Learn how to engage the retail (or any industry that values cus- Retail Federation (NRF). This Certification is customer and be efficient at determining tomer service and sales skills). The Retail funded by GGP and the Norwalk Commu- customer needs. With field research, class- Customer Service and Sales Certificate nity College Foundation. room discussions, role-plays, and customer provides an overview of the retail industry, For more information and to register, situation analyses, develop a strategy for customer service skills, selling and service, please contact the Division of Continuing managing conversations with different understanding store operations, and Education at NCC, 203-857-7078 or types of customers. After this 10-session enhances “employability” skills. Lnathaniel@norwalk.edu. Please course, you will have acquired critical skill Upon successful completion of course reference the Retail Customer Service sets for developing customer relationships requirements, students receive an NCC and Sales Certificate Program. through exceptional customer service that Retail Customer Service and Sales Certif- Note: Students must attend all sessions to store management looks for in a store icate from Norwalk Community College. qualify for the NCC certificate. employee. CRN 4858 10 Sessions PRFD D5939 Section 01 NCC, Room TBA Tue/Thur 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 3/10/2020 Brookfield NORWALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Tuition: $25 (Refundable tuition upon successful Properties completion of NRF exam). Scholarships are avail- able. Instructor: Celia M. Batan, B.A., M.A., C.P.C. 2 www.norwalk.edu/ce-wd
INTRODUCTION TO AGILE PROJECT PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS MANAGEMENT This four-session course will provide high level This course is also available as a Credit Division “Agile” is the name used for a group of overview of project management training class. Prices may vary. modern project management methods. Agile from the PMI global standards. Each session As a platform for other business courses, this methods have in common that they break will provide guidelines, rules and charac- introductory course places business in perspec- each project into small “timeboxed” itera- teristics for project, program and portfolio tive by surveying it in a contemporary manner tions with defined deliverables. Throughout management. These standards are widely and by offering students a solid foundation in the project, the deliverables can be adjusted accepted and, when consistently applied, the various disciplines of business. It provides when the requirements change. Agile has will help you, your global peers and your a conceptual understanding of our capitalistic been used initially only for software devel- organization achieve professional excellence. society, accounting management, human opment projects but is now used across all Moreover, because they are created and resources, marketing, finance and controls. business units to manage all kinds of projects updated by both volunteer committees and CRN 4739 28 Sessions and to shorten delivery times. Participants the general public, you can be confident that PRFD D5166 Section 01B NCC, Room W226 of the class will learn the fundamentals of the PMI standards continually and accurately Mon/Wed 10:00AM-11:20AM Begins 1/22/2020 agile project management and how to apply reflect the evolving profession. (This is not a Tuition: $599 Text Add’l them to their own projects or even in their software supported class.) Topics covered at No Class 2/17, 3/16, 3/18 own lives. Several in-class activities will bring an introductory level will be: Instructor: Victor J. Tardino the concepts to life. This class is for business • I ntroducing Project Management, Under- CRN 5139 28 Sessions professionals who manage projects as well as PRFD D5166 Section 02B NCC, Room W202 standing the PMBOK® Guide, Process for anyone who wants to manage their day to Mon/Wed 7:00PM-8:20PM Begins 1/22/2020 Groups and Knowledge Areas, Integration Tuition: $599 Text Add’l day life more efficiently. Management Processes No Class 2/17, 3/16, 3/18 CRN 5490 2 Sessions Instructor: Valerie Cooper • Scope Management Processes PRFD D5051 Section 01 NCC, Room W218 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/8/2020 • Time Management Processes Tuition: $99 Instructor: Hans Rieke, Ph.D. • Cost Management Processes • Quality Management Processes Business THE FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS • Human Resource Management Processes • Communications Management Processes Communication This course is an overview for people who • Risk Management Processes THE ART AND SCIENCE OF WIN/WIN are thinking of starting a small business. This • Procurement Management Processes NEGOTIATIONS course will provide the aspiring business CRN 5497 4 Sessions People negotiate all the time: securing a new owner the tools to launch and develop a PRFD D5410 Section 01 NCC, Room W230 employment opportunity, purchasing an successful business. Students will self-evalu- Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 3/4/2020 automobile, or settling a claim, etc. Whether ate, learn how to conduct industry analysis, Tuition: $249 Text Add‘l Instructor: Gail Hill Williams, B.B.A. the topic is major or minor, negotiation is a structure a business; develop marketing and critical problem-solving skill that all of us can sales strategies; prepare a business plan; and benefit from. More often than not, people obtaining financing to effectively get started ENTREPRENEURSHIP do poorly when negotiating because they as a business owner. Specific topics include misunderstand the process and lack effective This course is also available as a Credit Division the basics of: negotiating skills. This course is designed to class. Prices may vary. • Personal Evaluation examine methods to develop conflict manage- This course is designed to provide theory • Industry Analysis based real world skills and resources needed ment and negotiating skills and understand to start a business. In the course, students will best practices for negotiators. The course • Legal Entity learn how to evaluate business ideas, develop includes role-plays, case studies, videos, and • Marketing and Sales Strategy simulations in one-on-one and group situa- strategies for organizing and marketing a busi- • Writing a Business Plan ness, assess capital needs and create sound tions to develop participants understanding • Obtaining Financing financial statements. In addition, students will of principles, strategies, and tactics of effec- work in groups to research, develop, and write tive negotiation. • Planning your Opening comprehensive business plans. Participants CRN 5498 2 Sessions CRN 5496 4 Sessions PRFD D5409 Section 01 NCC, Room E122 PRFD D5302 Section 01 NCC, Room W230 may use their own business ideas as a model Thursday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/16/2020 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/8/2020 for this project, with groups consisting of both Tuition: $89 Tuition: $249 aspiring business owners and NCC students. Instructor: Cynthia Mullins, J.D. Instructor: Gail Hill Williams, B.B.A. CRN 2796 28 Sessions PRFD D5412 Section 01B NCC, Room W225 Tue/Thur 11:30AM-12:50PM Begins 1/23/2020 Tuition: $599 Text Add‘l No Class 3/17, 3/19, 5/7 Instructor: Paul Daulerio, Ph.D. Registration is recommended at least one week prior to course start date. See page 47 for Registration Form 3
BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPING CERTIFICATION: MASTERING DEPRECIATION AND PAYROLL If you’ve ever wanted to create a blog to share BOOKKEEPING PRACTICES your expertise or passion, then this class is for This course is part of the National Bookkeep- you. In this introductory workshop, you will Accounting is the “language of business,” and ing Certification. It covers everything students learn the basics of blogging including select- bookkeeping plays an essential role in the need to know about paying wages, withhold- ing your content niche, your target market, operation of every successful business. In this ing, depositing and reporting taxes, correct establishing yourself as an expert, developing course, students learn the accounting concepts use of government forms, and depreciation a content calendar, and securing followers and and practices that underlie all accounting on financial statements, straight-line, GAAP, fans. Students should have a solid knowledge systems, whether manual or software-based. production method, etc. of the Internet, social media, and a passion to They receive an introduction to the entire accounting cycle, from transactions analysis to Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Practices or Princi- write. Jennifer Covello is an award-winning ples of Accounting, or Financial Accounting or author who has been blogging for over 10 years preparation of journals, ledgers, trial balances and financial statements, including the Bal- previous on-the-job bookkeeping experience. on a variety of topics, including small business ance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement CRN 1551 12 Sessions marketing, parenting, and spirituality. PRFD D5862 Section 01 NCC, Room W230 of Owner’s Equity. This course is often taken CRN 5251 1 Session Tue/Thur 6:00PM-8:00PM Begins 2/27/2020 PRFD D5044 Section 01 NCC, Room W231 by business owners and managers, and is a Tuition: $359 Text Add‘l Thursday 7:00PM-9:00PM 3/12/2020 prerequisite for students planning to take the No Class 3/17, 3/19 Tuition: $35 Bookkeeping Certification courses. Instructor: Anthony Romeo, M.S., C.P.A. Instructor: Jennifer Covello, M.B.A. Students need to purchase the textbook online CRN 5252 1 Session for the first class: College Accounting, Chapters BOOKKEEPING CERTIFICATION: PRFD D5044 Section 02 NCC, Room W201 1-12, 11th edition by Nobles, Scott, McQuaig & Thursday 7:00PM-9:00PM 4/23/2020 MASTERING INVENTORY, INTERNAL Tuition: $35 Billie. ISBN: 9781111528126 CONTROLS, AND FRAUD Instructor: Jennifer Covello, M.B.A. CRN 1697 14 Sessions PREVENTION PRFD D5009 Section 01 NCC, Room W214 Mon/Wed 5:30PM-6:50PM Begins 1/29/2020 This course is part of the National Bookkeep- BRIDGING TRADITIONAL Tuition: $379 No Class 2/17 ing Certification. It covers everything students MARKETING TO A DIGITAL WORLD (Cost includes U-Pass transportation fee) need to know about accounting for inventory, Instructor: Gary Del Vecchio, M.B.A. inventory recordkeeping using the perpetual Traditional marketing has evolved for decades. It included advertising, direct mail, method, using the periodic method, and face-to-face demonstrations, promotions, BOOKKEEPING CERTIFICATION: inventory costing. channel marketing and more. During the last MASTERING, CORRECTING AND Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Practices or Prin- 10 years, marketing products and services has ADJUSTING ENTRIES ciples of Accounting or Financial Accounting turned over on its heels. With the advent of orprevious on the job bookkeeping experience. This course is part of the National Bookkeeping digital marketing, social media and inbound CRN 5528 9 Sessions Certification. It covers everything students marketing, corporations and entrepreneurs PRFD D5861 Section 01 NCC, Room W103 need to know for error corrections, bank recon- Tue/Thur 6:00PM-8:00PM Begins 4/16/2020 have had to learn to use contemporary meth- ciliation, and accruals and deferrals. Class will also meet on Monday, 5/11 Room W115 ods to reach audiences. Learn how to market Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Practices or Prin- Tuition: $359 Text Add‘l your product/service in today’s new competi- ciples of Accounting or Financial Accounting or Instructor: Anthony Romeo, M.S., C.P.A. tive marketplace. previous on-the-job bookkeeping experience. CRN 5507 4 Sessions CRN 1804 10 Sessions PRFD D5050 Section 01 NCC, Room E222 PRFD D5860 Section 01 NCC, Room W115 Wednesday 6:30PM-8:30PM Begins 4/1/2020 Tue/Thur 6:00PM-8:00PM Begins 1/23/2020 Tuition: $139 Tuition: $379 Instructor: Jack Lee (Cost includes U-Pass transportation fee) Instructor: Anthony Romeo, M.S., C.P.A. AP National Bookkeeping Certification and the Norwalk SN Community College Certification Program The American Institute of Professional Book- the skills and knowledge required for certifica- Bookkeeping Exam. The three courses do not keepers (AIPB) has established a professional tion, which include: adjusting and correcting need to be taken in any order. certification, the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) entries (accruals and deferrals); basic book and Required Courses for the NCC Certificate: credential, a high professional standard for tax depreciation; basic payroll including paying bookkeepers. Certified Bookkeepers (CBs) are wages, withholding, depositing and reporting • Mastering, Correcting and Adjusting Entries to bookkeeping what CPAs are to account- taxes using the basic forms (W-2, 941, 940, • Mastering Depreciation and Payroll ing; the cream of the profession. The three etc.); recording and costing out merchandise • Mastering Inventory, Internal Controls & courses in the NCC certificate program focus inventory, and internal controls and fraud Fraud Prevention on preparing you for the National Certified prevention. Upon completion of each course, Bookkeeper tests by helping you truly master students should take the appropriate National Courses offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. 4 www.norwalk.edu/ce-wd
Legal Secretary Certificate Earn a Certification as a Legal Secretary and private law firm, corporate legal department the following four courses: start your career in the legal services field. or government law office. These courses are • Understanding Administrative Procedures in The Norwalk Community College Continuing designed to prepare students to hit the ground the Legal Environment Education Legal Secretary Certificate Program running when they get their first job as a legal professional or help boost those who may • Introduction to Legal Concepts for the Legal is designed to start you on the road to career already be working in a law office but want to Secretary that is both rewarding and challenging. The program is designed to provide students gain more skills. Students will receive a certif- • Microsoft Word – see page 9 with the basic skills they need to work in a icate after attending, completing and passing Educational BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: HOW TO STUDY & Career Career change? Going back to the classroom Development could feel daunting. Working and going for your certification at the same time? Shifting from work to academics requires focus and efficient time WORKPLACE & CAREER STRATEGIES management. Whether you are in high school, already in college, or an adult learner, this course Today’s employee needs more than just expertise will help you examine your learning style and in their profession; they need soft skills to be suc- study habits. This four-session course gives you cessful in the workplace. This is a career readiness tools to remember what you read, how to take course designed to arm participants with skills notes during lectures, and how to compose your required to navigate today’s work environments. thoughts on paper. You will have control over This course is designed to prepare participants studying and organizing information for course- UNDERSTANDING ADMINISTRATIVE currently enrolled in college, recent graduates work. You can make studying fun and meaningful. PROCEDURES IN THE LEGAL and newly minted hires for the workplace. Partic- CRN 5503 4 Sessions ENVIRONMENT ipants will learn best practices and techniques on PRFD D5948 Section 01 NCC, Room W245 how to manage work relationships, challenging Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/8/2020 The legal profession is both exciting and reward- environments and other workplace dynamics. Tuition: $129 ing. This course is for those who want to get Topics will include: emotional intelligence, soft Instructor: Celia M. Batan, B.A., M.A., C.P.C. started or perhaps change careers to become skills, effective communication, image and a legal secretary. You will learn an overview of perception management, workplace culture, LEARN RAPID READING a law practice, management of a law office, negotiation and advocacy, and conflict manage- working with attorneys and other legal staff ment. Please bring a lunch/snack to class. Learn easy-to-use techniques to power through and ethics in client relations. In addition, you CRN 5501 1 Session your daily reading at a faster rate with better will become familiar with legal research and the PRFD D5041 Section 01 NCC, Room E121 comprehension. This system works on all courts, filing and records management and mail Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM 4/3/2020 non-fiction reading material from light to highly and docket control systems. Tuition: $49 technical. It is suitable for professionals, college Instructor: Cynthia Mullins, J.D. students, high school students, and all adults CRN 5499 6 Sessions PRFD D5059 Section 01 NCC, Room W229 who have too much to read, not enough time Thursday 6:30PM-9:00PM Begins 2/13/2020 JOB HUNTING FOR INDIVIDUALS and are looking for an alternative but fun way Tuition: $259 WITH HIGH FUNCTIONING to get all their reading done. Please bring one Instructor: Robert B. Keyes, J.D. DISABILITIES non-fiction book 200-300 pages on a topic that interests you, for reading exercises. Participants INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL Through hands-on, interactive, supportive will receive a workbook, and copies of articles CONCEPTS FOR THE LEGAL activities and community experiences, the stu- which will also be used for the workshop. SECRETARY dent will learn how to get a job and keep it. This CRN 5596 4 Sessions small class is designed to provide individualized SPIN D5023 Section 01 NCC, Room W201 This course is a hands-on introduction into the employment readiness skills to meet the specific Tuesday 7:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/21/2020 field of law. It will not only give you a general challenges of each student. Writing a resume, Tuition: $89 background of substantive law it will break learning the pros and cons about disclosing Instructor: Sisi Ferine, B.S., B.A. down different areas of a legal practice so one’s disability, approaching an employer about you can hit the ground running. You will learn a job modification, managing past terminations, about different areas of the law including con- employment gaps or lack of experience, learning tracts, real estate, business organizations, civil to network, reading body language and practic- law and procedure, criminal law, family law, ing interviewing skills with actual employers will probate and workers’ compensation. be some of the topics covered in this class. CRN 5500 6 Sessions CRN 5502 7 Sessions PRFD D5058 Section 01 NCC, Room W245 PRFD D5866 Section 01 NCC, Room W215 Thursday 6:30PM-9:00PM Begins 4/2/2020 Tuesday 6:30PM-8:30PM Begins 2/11/2020 Tuition: $259 Tuition: $199 Instructor: Robert B. Keyes, J.D. Instructor: Colleen Kearney Registration is recommended at least one week prior to course start date. See page 47 for Registration Form 5
REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES Travel This introductory course prepares the individ- BEGINNING TRAVEL ual to take the real estate licensing exam- An intensive course designed for anyone ination and meet the minimum educational interested in a career in the travel industry. requirements set forth by the State Real Estate You will explore the world of travel and build a Commission for the real estate licensee. Stu- foundation in the basic concept of travel. This dents intending to sit for the State of Connecti- course is an overview of Travel and Tour- cut Real Estate exam must attend 60 hours and ism, domestic and international air travel, pass this course with a grade of 70 or above. geography, travel technology, ground travel, Please bring textbooks to the first class. Please accommodations, cruises and tour packages. check NCC Bookstore for hours. CRN 5524 6 Sessions CRN 4593 22 Sessions TRAV D5003 Section 01 NCC, Room W229 REAL D5000 Section 01 NCC, Room E227 Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM Begins 2/11/2020 Tue/Thur 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 2/25/2020 Tuition: $249 Text Add‘l Tuition: $449 Text Add‘l Instructor: Domenic Carriero Real Estate Instructor: Louis J Colangelo, Jr., J.D. CRN 4335 22 Sessions ADVANCED TRAVEL REAL D5000 Section 02 NCC, Room E227 All Real Estate courses are approved by the Mon/Wed 9:00AM-12:00PM Begins 2/24/2020 This course will build on basic knowledge of Tuition: $449 Text Add‘l the travel industry and is designed for those Real Estate Commission. Approved courses Instructor: Karena Piedmont for NCC can be found on the DCP website who have completed Beginning Travel or who CRN 4786 11 Sessions are considering returning to the travel field under the title of Norwalk Community REAL D5000 Section 03 NCC, Room E227 after an absence and would like a refresher College. Saturday 9:00AM-3:30PM Begins 2/8/2020 course. Instruction will concentrate on Tuition: $449 Text Add‘l No Class 2/15, 3/21, 4/11 developing and building skills in the areas of BECOME A REAL ESTATE marketing, sales customer satisfaction, com- Instructor: Amanda Morgado, B.A. SALESPERSON munications, agency accounting, home based Your first step is to register and pass the Real agents, building and finding a career in travel. Estate Principles and Practices course. This pre-licensing 60-hour course is required by the Travel Associate Prerequisite: Beginning Travel CRN 5256 6 Sessions State of Connecticut. Certificate TRAV D5004 Section 01 Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM NCC, Room W245 Begins 3/24/2020 Tuition: $249 Text Add‘l BECOME A REAL ESTATE BROKER The Travel Career Certificate program Instructor: Domenic Carriero is designed to ensure that the student Attend and successfully complete Real Estate receives the most intensive, up to date and Principles and Practices course. Please refer to practical preparation for career in today’s CRUISES www.ct.gov/dcp for more information. travel industry. A Travel Career Certificate This course will cover understanding why Licensing and education requirements subject will open-up possibilities for travel agency, people cruise, the travel agent’s approach to change. cruise lines and hospitality employment. to selling, booking, and group sales. Class This program was designed for the new will cover Riverboat, Small Ship Sailing, and BECOME A STATE CERTIFIED travel consultant, a brush up for the experi- Mega Ships. Strong emphasis on customer enced or non-agency corporate travel staff service in the hospitality industry. If a future in RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER and a stepping stone for eager to learn. a Travel agency or Cruise line employment is Refer to www.ct.gov/dcp, use keyword At the end of advance travel course, a what you are looking for, this course will open “appraisal licensing” for more information. certification test will be given. This is a up all the possibilities and more. Licensing and education requirements subject CTA certificate (Certified Travel Associate) CRN 5257 5 Sessions to change. from the “Travel Institute” which shows TRAV D5010 Section 01 NCC, Room W216 that you have the knowledge and tools Wednesday 6:00PM-8:30PM Begins 4/15/2020 to move forward in the travel world. Tuition: $149 Text Add‘l CONNECTICUT REAL ESTATE Instructor: Claire Mancini COMMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students need a passing grade of 70% or higher. After 12 months of industry experi- For a summary of Connecticut Real Estate & ence, students must submit employment Appraisal Certification Licensing requirements, verification to receive the CTA certificate. please refer to www.ct.gov/dcp, use keyword Students will receive the NCC Certificate “real estate licensing” or call (860) 713-6150. of Completion after passing the three courses listed below. Required Courses for NCC Certificate • Beginning Travel • Advance Travel • Cruises 6 www.norwalk.edu/ce-wd
Real Estate Norwalk Community College Continuing Spring 2020 Real Estate Education Continuing Education Seminars Seminars CRN Course Sect Course Title Dates Days Time Room 5529 D5007 01 CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part I Friday 2/7/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W103 5538 D5128 01 Contracts & Titles-What Every Agent Should Know Tuesday 2/11/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 5536 D5012 01 Styles of Architecture for Real Estate Agents Wednesday 2/19/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W217 5532 D5008 01 CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part II Friday 2/21/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W103 5540 D5137 01 Understanding Credit & Improving Credit Scores: Wednesday 2/26/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W217 What You Need to Know 5573 D5136 01 Real Estate Agent Personal Security Wednesday 3/4/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W217 5535 D5135 01 Eminent Domain-What Every Real Estate Agent Should Know Friday 3/6/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W105 5530 D5007 02 CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part I Wednesday 3/11/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 5575 D5117 01 Flip or Flop: Investment Analysis for Residential Properties Thursday 3/12/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 5533 D5008 02 CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part II Wednesday 3/18/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 5541 D5137 02 Understanding Credit & Improving Credit Scores: Wednesday 3/25/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 What You Need to Know 5537 D5012 02 Styles of Architecture for Real Estate Agents Wednesday 4/1/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 5576 D5134 01 Due Diligence: A Town Hall Tour Tuesday 4/7/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W103 5539 D5128 02 Contracts & Titles-What Every Agent Should Know Wednesday 4/15/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W217 5531 D5007 03 CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part I Friday 4/17/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W103 5574 D5136 02 Real Estate Agent Personal Security Tuesday 4/21/2020 6:00PM-9:00PM W230 5534 D5008 03 CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part II Friday 4/24/2020 9:00AM-12:00PM W101 Please stop at the Registration table to complete MANDATORY LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS sign-in process. • CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part I FEES & APPROVALS • CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing Part II Tuition for each three-hour seminar: Salespeople and Brokers must complete 12 hours of Continuing Pre registration $35, Walk in registration at site $40 education to meet licensing renewal requirements. All seminars are approved for Real Estate Continuing Education. Classroom doors open 30 minutes before start time. Students arriving R ENEWAL DEADLINES late will not be atmitted. BROKERS: March 31, 2020 SALESPEOPLE: May 31, 2020 NOTE: STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR REAL ESTATE LICENSE WITH THEM IN CLASS. The state now requires schools to register students attending class All seminars meet the minimum requirements for three hours of with both their name and license number as it appears on their license. continuing education as set forth by the Connecticut Real Estate All seminars held at Norwalk Community College, Commission for license renewal. 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Registration is recommended at least one week prior to course start date. See page 47 for Registration Form 7
Computers & Intro to Computer INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD Information KEYBOARDING Knowing the locations of the keys on Planning on going back to work or writing your first novel, this course will Technology the computer keyboard is essential for quick typing of word processing documents allow you to brush up on Word basics. We start with creating, printing and saving docu- ments. We also cover correcting errors, simple for business and personal use, data entry, formatting such as changing margins and emails, and even responding to messages setting tabs. This is a good follow-up course on social network sites. In just six sessions, for Computer Basics. you will learn touch-typing techniques and improve your speed and accuracy. No longer Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent will you use the “hunt-and-peck method.” You experience. Students should be familiar with will also learn correct techniques, which play using both using the keyboard and the mouse. an important role in accurate, fast keying. CRN 5494 4 Sessions COMP D5227 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 CRN 5228 6 Sessions Thursday 10:00AM-12:00PM Begins 3/19/2020 COMP D5299 Section 01 NCC, Room W107 Tuition: $139 Wednesday 6:00PM-8:30PM Begins 3/25/2020 Instructor: Joan Singer, B.A. Tuition: $199 Text Add‘l Instructor: Elizabeth Nagurney, B.A., M.L.S., C.A.S. Important note for computer classes MICROSOFT WORD - regarding computer access: COMPUTER BASICS BEYOND THE BASICS • A ll NCC students including non-credit Computer Basics is the starting place This course is for those who have used students must use their NetID, also for those who have little or no experi- a recent version of Word (7, or 10) and referred to as Banner ID, to access college ence on the computer. We begin by reviewing are comfortable entering, editing, printing, computers. basic computer terminology and learning and saving simple documents. We start with about the parts of the computer and how a review of the basics and move on to more • I f you are taking a computer class, please they work together. Along the way we stress advanced topics such as header/footers, col- read instructions on page 9. correct use of the mouse and the keyboard. umns, graphics, mail merge, and more. • I n order to avoid student computer As we proceed, we try out the major types of Prerequisite: Basic Word functions; entering accesses issues, students must register for software used today, including Microsoft Word data, saving, printing. computer classes at least three days prior and Excel as well as other useful programs, CRN 5230 5 Sessions to start of class. including accessing the Internet. There is no COMP D5904 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 prerequisite for this course but some ability to Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM Begins 4/7/2020 type would be useful. Tuition: $169 Instructor: Joan Singer, B.A. CRN 4227 5 Sessions COMP D5239 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM Begins 2/11/2020 THE ONE-HOUR WEBSITE: Tuition: $169 HOW TO CREATE YOUR WEBSITE Instructor: Joan Singer, B.A. WITH WORDPRESS WordPress.com is the fastest and least expensive way to get a professional Prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) looking website up and running. No program- ming language is involved. Join thousands of Certificate photographers, bloggers and small businesses creating new WordPress sites each day. In this Be MOS certified! Step up your career by you have met the industry’s standard for hands-on course, you will learn how to get a becoming certified as a Microsoft Office Microsoft Office desktop training. Testing site up quickly, how to refine it with the right User Specialist (MOS). This comprehensive is administered at Microsoft certificated design, how to add new content quickly, and series of courses is designed to offer the authorized centers. For details, visit https:// how to format pictures for the best impact. student a command of Microsoft Office www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certifi- We will also discuss how to get your new site software solutions. Today’s workforce cation-overview-mos.aspx. noticed by Google. demands skilled employees, and MOS CRN 4286 2 Sessions Required Courses: COMP D5248 Section 01 NCC, Room E203 certification demonstrates that you are in • Microsoft Word – Page 9 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 2/3/2020 that select group. To receive certification Tuition: $99 as a MOS Office Specialist, a student must • Microsoft Excel – Page 9 pass an exam administered by Microsoft for CRN 5323 2 Sessions • Microsoft PowerPoint – Page 10 COMP D5248 Section 01 NCC, Room E205 the specific application studied. The MOS • Microsoft Access Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/29/2020 exam has two levels of difficulty: proficient Tuition: $99 and expert. Successful completion of a • Microsoft Outlook Instructor: Richard Malloy, M.B.A. MOS exam indicates to an employer that 8 www.norwalk.edu/ce-wd
INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT ADVANCED EXCEL 2016 Computer OFFICE SUITE-2016 Microsoft has equipped the latest versions of Excel with some amazing “Power” Access Learn what you need to know today for tomorrow! Students will be introduced features. In this Advanced Excel 2016 course, stu- to the three essential business applications dents will learn how to use the most important of today: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In this of these industrial-strength tools: specifically, Please read this important note if you hands-on course, students will learn the basics Power Query (also known as Get & Transform), are taking computer classes. of word processing with Microsoft Word, create Power Pivot, and Power BI Desktop The course a budget spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel, do a includes a review of Excel’s database features All NCC students including non-credit mail merge using Word and Excel, and create a such as pivot tables, the VLOOKUP function, students must use their NetID, also slide presentation with PowerPoint. and the INDEX/MATCH combination. Students referred to as Banner ID, to access col- will also learn how to use Excel’s new formatted lege computers. Access to new student Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with basic Windows skills and feel comfort- tables and slicers and how to take advantage accounts may take up to 24 hours after of macros and the Visual Basic for Applications your registration has been processed. able using a computer. Please bring a flash drive to class. programming language. Your NetID is your college network user CRN 5518 6 Sessions CRN 5210 6 Sessions name, and it allows you to log on to COMP D5853 Section 01 NCC, Room W122 COMP D5269 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 4/13/2020 computers in the library and labs. Your Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 3/24/2020 Tuition: $349 Tuition: $349 NetID also gives you entry to http:// Instructor: Richard Malloy, M.B.A. my.commnet.edu, the “portal” entry to Instructor: Judith Puchalski, M.B.A. Connecticut Community College online services: library services, online regis- MICROSOFT WORD 2016 MASTERING DATA ANALYSIS AND tration, academic transcripts, grades, PRESENTATION SKILLS USING Microsoft Word 2016 takes word process- RAPIDMINER Blackboard Learn and more. ing to a new level by automating common Logging On For the First Time: tasks and providing powerful tools to create If you understand and use Excel, this professional looking documents quickly and introductory course is your next step up • Your NetID is your Banner ID with the easily. Students will learn the essential vocabu- in understanding Data Analysis techniques @ symbol following the eight numbers lary, concepts, and features of Microsoft Word, and tools. If you work in sales, marketing, (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org. create and format documents, apply advanced advertising, finance, medicine or any related edu). You received your Banner ID formatting features, and use mail merge. area where data must be analyzed, you will when you were admitted/registered benefit from this course. You will learn to: get AND IT IS LOCATED ON YOUR RECEIPT. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to insights from your data, use data to describe Windows or equivalent experience. Students past performance, predict future events Your initial password is made up of the should be familiar with using both a keyboard and make data-driven decisions you can following personal information: and mouse. recommend or use in your own company or • The first three characters of your birth CRN 5292 6 Sessions business. We will use RapidMiner, a powerful COMP D5590 Section 01 NCC, Room W122 month (with the first letter capital- Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 2/4/2020 software tool that requires no programming ized) Tuition: $349 skills. You will learn how to: connect to differ- Instructor: Judith Puchalski, M.B.A. ent data sources, “clean” data and deal with • The “&” symbol missing or extreme values, discover patterns • The last four digits of your Social MICROSOFT EXCEL 2016 in the data (using machine learning), make Security Number (for example: and test different data models useful for mak- Apr&1899) Whether you are developing a household ing predictions, create data visualizations that budget, analyzing portfolio returns, or suggest and support insights, make action- Non-Credit Students: calculating mortgage payments, Microsoft able recommendations and presentations. if you have not submitted your social Excel 2016 is an indispensable tool for orga- This course uses easy to understand examples security number on your registration nizing, analyzing and reporting complex data. to provide you with hands-on experience. materials (in the past or currently) Excel’s powerful analytical tools will enable you Students will analyze data of their choice then you will NOT be able to utilize this to build complex models, analyze scenarios, and present their insights to the class. The initial password and will need to go the and solve problems with ease. In this course, professional version of RapidMiner is free for Records Office, room E102, with a valid students will create and edit various types of student academic use. There is also a free (but photo ID to request a password. spreadsheets, formulas, and charts. Advanced less powerful) and a paid version available for features such as scenario building, goal seeking any use. The password is case sensitive. You will and pivot tables are introduced, along with Prerequisite: While not required it would be be prompted to change your password. many of Excel’s powerful built-in functions. helpful if you were familiar with basic con- If you need additional assistance to Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and work- cepts in probability, statistics, and Excel. reset your password, please see the I.T. ing knowledge of Windows CRN 5514 4 Sessions office in Room E319 or the Library on CRN 3955 6 Sessions COMP D5926 Section 01 NCC, Room E203 East Campus. COMP D5591 Section 01 NCC, Room W135 Monday 6:30PM-9:30PM Begins 3/23/2020 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 2/24/2020 Tuition: $249 Tuition: $349 No Class 3/16 Instructor: Michael Behar, Ph.D. Instructor: Richard Malloy, M.B.A. Registration is recommended at least one week prior to course start date. See page 47 for Registration Form 9
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