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CONTINUING EDUCATION SPRING 2020

Bucks SMART. County Community College

Bucks SMART. County Community College

Visit bucks.edu/coned for program & course information

Bucks SMART. County Community College

Bucks SMART. County Community College

Community & Business Courses

BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE


TABLE OF CONTENTS PERSONAL ENRICHMENT.............................................................................. 1-8 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT................................................................. 9-12 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS.......................................................................... 13-15 ONLINE LEARNING.................................................................................... 16-17 IT ACADEMY................................................................................................ 17-19 HEALTH SCIENCES...................................................................................... 19-20

For complete details and registration for all of our Continuing Education course offerings, call 215-968-8409 or go to:

bucks.edu/coned For Continuing Education Policies and Procedures, please visit: bucks.edu/coned/non-creditregistrationpolicy Bucks County Community College is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities and does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission because of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, an individual’s actual or perceived disability, genetic information or veteran status. The college provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Please call the Campus Coordinator for Equal Employment Opportunity in advance to request or clarify accommodations or to address issues concerning equal opportunities at 215-968-8090. The EEO Office is located in Room 130, Tyler Hall.


ARTS Getting the Perfect Shot

Take an in-depth look at camera operations, basic photographic technique, image composition and post-processing, to help you elevate your photographs from ordinary to extraordinary. Tom DeLorenzo Newtown Campus $179/RFNRT 2585 C01 7 Tu, 2/25-4/7 6-9pm

Watercolor – Basics & Beyond

Whether a beginner or advanced watercolor artist, this course will help you achieve sparkling highlights and luscious wet washes in this transparent, luminous medium. Gail Bracegirdle, B.F.A. Newtown Campus/$169/RFNRT 2530 C01 6 Tu, 2/11-3/17, 6-9pm Pennswood Village/$169/RFNRT 2530 CPV1 6 Fri, 4/3-5/15 (no class 4/10), 9am-12pm

Alla Prima Painting

The artist Cecilia Beaux took up plein air painting to help her portrait and figure painting and the idea was to quickly render the subject before the subject moved or the environment changed. Alla Prima Painting is painting that is usually done with the subject in front of you and completed in a minimal amount of time with little touch-up. Larry Chestnut, B.A.

Drawing and Painting with Pastels

You will get an introduction to principles and techniques in drawing and painting with pastels. Gain a working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. Norman F. Simms, MFA Newtown Campus/$189/RFNRT 8068 C01 8 Thu, 3/19-5/7, 6:30-9pm

Learning to Paint Still Life and Landscapes

You will gain a working knowledge of the components for creating great fine art (line, shape, color, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition), and be introduced to various painting styles and techniques. Norman F. Simms, MFA Newtown Campus/$189/RFNRT 8069 C01 8 Wed, 1/29-3/18, 6:30-9pm

Introduction to Gouache Painting

You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache discovering essential techniques and practice painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces such as mylar, toned papers, brushes, brands of gouache, and painters that use gouache and how to apply gouache at its right consistency. Emily Rose Hirtle Newtown Campus/$189/RFNRT 8067 C01 8 Sun, 3/15-5/17 (no class 4/12 & 5/10), 1-3pm

Newtown Campus/$169/RFNRT 2526 C01 6 Tu, 2/25-3/31, 6:15-9:15pm

Oil Painting with Behrooz

Express yourself in the class and learn the basic and receive advanced instruction in oil painting. You will learn color theory, drawing, perspective, and problem solving. You will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills, explore new techniques, and express your ideas using the oil paint medium. Behrooz Salinmejad Newtown Campus/$299/RFNRT 2400 C01 10 Sat, 3/7-5/16 (no class 4/11), 10am-1pm

Introduction to Drawing

You will learn how to recognize types of edges, lines, and angles; how to recognize proportion and perspective; how to render light, shadow, and highlights by the use of gradations of tone; and how to be creative. Norman F. Simms, MFA Newtown Campus/$189/RFNRT 8066 C01 8 Thu, 1/23-3/12, 6:30-9pm Pennswood Village/$179/RFNRT 8066 CPV1 8 Wed, 1/29-3/18, 10am-12:30pm

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MUSIC Guitar for the Adult Beginner

Learn to play chords and simple strumming patterns as well as easy blues scales and get started playing the guitar. No experience reading music necessary! Must provide own guitar. Don Leffler, B.M.

Playing the Djembe Drum, the Traditional Rhythms of West Africa – Level I

The Djembe drum is the very popular goblet shaped hand-drum from West Africa. You will start with the basics of hand drumming stressing technique and clarity of notes. Drums are also available for purchase and the rental fee can be applied. Jim Davidson

Newtown Campus/$120/RMUSC 1168 C01 8 Mon, 2/3-3/23, 6:30-7:30pm

Newtown Campus/$159/Instrumental rental fees may apply RMUSC 1194 C01 6 Sat, 3/7-4/11, 9am-12pm

Adult Guitar – Continued

Playing the Djembe Drum – Level II

Newtown Campus/$120/RMUSC 1169 C01 8 Mon, 3/30-5/18) 6:30-7:30pm

Newtown Campus/$159/Instrumental rental fees may apply RMUSC 1198 C01 6 Sat, 4/18-5/30 (no class 5/23), 9am-12pm

World Music (Ethnomusicology)

Conversations on Research for Therapeutic Musicians

This class is ideal for returning students as well as those that feel they are not an absolute beginner but not ready for anything too intense. Minimal experience is required. Completion of “Guitar for the Adult Beginner” is not mandatory. Must provide own guitar. Don Leffler, B.M.

You will learn about music and dance from cultures around the globe! We will explore many modern and traditional sounds and styles through discussion, music-making, and movement. Experience cultural and social viewpoints through a musical lens. Aubrey Maks, B.M., M.A. Newtown Campus/$89 (includes a $5 material fee) RMUSC 8823 C01 6 Thu, 1/30-3/5, 7-8:30pm

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You will strengthen the skills learned in the first section and add more advanced rhythms and techniques including: Echauffement variations, call variations, and bell parts moving between rhythm parts. Jim Davidson

Our mastery level course on research is a two-part study. At the end of the 12 weeks, we will work collaboratively on putting together an actual research project from conception to formal proposal. Edie Elkan, M.A., B.A. Online/$325/WSMCE 4021 C20 1/7-3/31

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons are offered by special arrangement with Continuing Education’s professional instructors. For more information and registration on Private Music Lessons, visit our website at: bucks.edu/enrichment/musiccourses


FOREIGN LANGUAGE Italian

Newtown Campus/$234 (plus $20 book fee, same book for all levels) David Arcangeli, B.A.A. Course I: RLANG 0209 C01 10 Tu, 2/4-4/7, 7-9:30pm Course II: RLANG 0214 C01 10 Tu, 4/21-6/23, 7-9:30 pm

Advanced Spanish Conversation, Reading and Grammar

For the moderate Spanish speaker to improve skills in reading, listening, and speaking with an emphasis on pronunciation. You will explore different themes in Hispanic culture, politics, lifestyles, headline news, history, traveling and more. Maria Perez, M.Ed. Newtown Campus/$200Course I: RLANG 0419 C01 10 Tu, 1/28-3/31, 6:30-8:30pm

Course III: RLANG 0237 C01 10 Wed, 2/5-4/8, 7-9:30 pm

Also see History and Special for American Sign Language class.

French

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Course I: RLANG 0001 C01 8 Tu, 2/18-4/7, 6-8:30pm

ESL provides beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Students are grouped according to their current ability after Placement Night assessment. All new students wishing to take classes are required to take a placement test prior to the start of classes. For ESL information, call 215-968-8413 or send an email to denise.alexander@bucks.edu or go to bucks.edu/esl

Newtown Campus/$200 Natalie Paulus, B.S.

Course II: RLANG 0002 C01 8 Thu, 2/20-4/9, 6-8:30pm

Spanish Newtown Campus/$195 (plus $30 book fee same book for all levels) Carmen Violeta Vicente Course I: RLANG 0405 C01 8 Wed, 2/12-4/1, 6-8:30pm Course II: RLANG 0406 C01 8 Wed, 4/8-5/27, 6-8:30pm Course III: RLANG 0407 C01 8 Tu, 2/11-3/31, 6-8:30pm Course IV: RLANG 0408 C01 8 Tu, 4/7-5/26, 6-8:30pm

• Seats are limited! Students are registered on a “first come, first serve” basis. • Registrations will not be accepted after the first class. • To register, call 215-968-8409 Newtown ESL Placement Meeting Monday, January 13, 2020 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Charles Rollins Center on our Newtown Campus (near the cafeteria). No registration needed. • Register early! Get $20 off each class you register for by Friday, January 24, 2020 • Registration Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 • Classes begin February 5, 2020 Epstein Campus Lower Bucks ESL Placement Meeting Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10am-12pm AND 7-9pm in Room 103 No registration needed. • Register early! Get $20 off each class you register for by Friday, January 31, 2020 • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020 • Classes begin February 11, 2020

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CULINARY How to Dine Like a Victorian: A Culinary Series Featuring Tea, Chocolate and Desserts

The Victorian period was a groundbreaking timeframe within American food history. You will uncover many of the beloved era’s trendsetting culinary ideals and dishes and get to sample treats and receive recipe handouts. Rebecca Diamond. If you register for all 3 classes listed in the series below, you will receive all 3 classes for $135

How to Dine Like a Victorian: Tea

Learn about the social protocol of the time, how food was served, and taste a variety of delicious teatime treats prepared from popular period cookbooks. Students will receive recipe handouts and suggestions for hosting their own tea. Newtown Campus/$49/RCULI 4197 C01 Sat, 3/14, 9-11am

How to Dine Like a Victorian: Chocolate

Walk into any American bakery today and you are sure to see rich chocolate cake, cupcakes, cookies, and other indulgences. Learn why chocolate wasn’t fully integrated into American culture as a dessert flavoring until the late 19th century and taste some of the timeframe’s most popular confections. Recipes will be provided so students can try them at home. Newtown Campus/$49/RCULI 4198 C01 Sat, 3/21, 9-11am

How to Dine Like a Victorian: Desserts

The extravagant Victorian era was a timeframe when the idea of naming foods after famous people and places was especially trendy. Learn the origins of this phenomenon. You’ll discover how and why tall layer cakes were all the rage at this time; mainly because of a new-fangled ingredient we now take for granted, baking powder. Samples and recipe handouts will be provided. Newtown Campus/$49/RCULI 4199 C01 Sat, 3/28, 9-11am

Let’s Make Ricotta – Back by popular demand!

Ever wonder how to make ricotta cheese, now is your chance to learn. You will learn the history of ricotta and the Italian culture. Maria Verzilli Newtown Campus/$55 (includes $5 materials fee) RCULI 4175 C01 Sat, 4/18, 9-11am

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Let’s Make Marinara

If marinara doesn’t already have a place in your easy weeknight recipes, it soon will. Homemade marinara is almost as fast and tastes immeasurably better than even the best supermarket sauce – and it’s made with basic pantry ingredients. Maria Verzilli Newtown Campus/$55 includes $5 material fee/RCULI 4183 C01 Sat, 4/25 9-11:30am

Deciphering and Recreating Heirloom Recipes

Do you have heirloom recipes that have been handed down by family and friends over the years – often times in handwritten form. In this two-part class you will learn how to decipher and recreate recipes from the past. You will be invited to bring in any recipe you would like to interpret, and then we will reconstruct it using updated measurements and ingredients. Rebecca Diamond Newtown Campus/$69/RCULI 4200 C01 2 Wed, 4/22-4/29, 6:30-8:30pm

Italian Easter Baking

Celebrate Easter Italian style. Through a combination of chef demonstration and hands on experience, participants will learn to make a selection of traditional Italian Easter bread and pastries including Pane di Pasqua (Italian Easter Egg bread), Taralli Dolci di Pasqua (Southern Italian Easter cookies), and Pastiera (Neapolitan Easter tart). Take home samples of your work and the recipes you will need to reproduce them for your own Italian Easter feast. Chef Linda Angeline Newtown Campus/$115 (includes $20 material fee) RCULI 4201 C01/Sat, 3/28, 9am-12:30pm

The Art and Science of Ice Cream

Making rich, smooth ice cream is a combination of art, science, and fun. Learn the classic methods for making both custard style and Philadelphia style ice cream, along with tips and techniques for making your own custom flavors. Recipe booklet provided. Bring a cooler to take home your frozen creations. Chef Linda Angeline Newtown Campus/$99 (includes $10 material fee) RCULI 4202 C01/Sat, 5/2, 9am-12pm

Sorbet Made Simple

Sorbet is the perfect summer dessert. Cool, refreshing, and fat free, sorbet can be amazingly simple to make. This class combines chef demonstration and hands on experience to set participants on the path to sorbet success. Recipe booklet provided. Bring a cooler to take home samples of your work. Chef Linda Angeline Newtown Campus/$99 (includes $10 material fee) RCULI 4203 C01/Sat, 5/9, 9am-12pm


HEALTH & WELLNESS Tai-Chi Chuan

The study of Tai-Chi is a beautiful way to relieve stress, and has been proven to promote a healthy mind and body. You will learn the first 20 movements of the Yang Short Form, along with warmup exercises that can be practiced anytime, anywhere. David Briggs, A.A. Newtown Campus/$89/RFTNS 0512 C01 8 Tu, 2/4-3/24, 7-8pm

Reiki Level I

Relieve stress, revitalize your body and energize your life with the ancient art of Reiki! A non-invasive, powerful tool for natural healing, Reiki energy transfer can help eliminate fatigue, tension, and pain, accelerate healing, promote tranquility, and increase awareness. Glenda R. Smith, Certified Reiki Master Teacher Newtown Campus/$115/RHEAL 0100 C01 Sat, 4/4, 9am-6pm

Reiki Level II

You will learn how to transmit energy over any distance and time, penetrating the time-space barrier, apply Reiki to ideas and situations, send Reiki to loved ones, address unwanted habits and enhance your talents. Glenda R. Smith, Certified Reiki Master Teacher Newtown Campus/$115/RHEAL 0154 C01 Fri, 5/1, 6:30-9:30pm & Sat, 5/2, 9am-6pm

Mixed Level Vinyasa Yoga

Students of all levels are welcome! We will flow through dynamic sequences that connect breath to postures, with a focus on mindful movement and alignment, building strength, endurance and flexibility. Bring your mat and a smile! Newtown Campus/$79/RHEAL 4518 C01 & C02 C01/ 6 Thu, 1/30-3/5, 6:30-7:30pm C02/ 6 Thu, 4/2-5/14 (no class 4/23), 6:30-7:30pm

Party Night: Single Time Swing and Slow Dancing

Swing is a fun place to start partner dancing. Fast paced, fun and exuberant, these dances will get you moving. Gain a solid foundation in Single Time Swing, and the romantic Slow Dancing by learning practical basic to intermediate partnering and footwork along with smooth moves. Couples and singles are welcome. Margaret Menhardt Newtown Campus/$70 per person, $125 per couple RFTNS 6077 C01 5 Thu, 2/13-3/12, 6:30-7:30pm

Line Dance Party

Even if you never danced before, you’ll find the Line Dance combinations simple and fun to learn. Come and learn old and new line dances: Cupid Shuffle, Gotta Move, Cardio Jive, Run around Sue, Cap Tango, Shotgun Jenny, Delilah, Walk Across Texas, Rock Around the Clock and many more. Margaret Menhardt Newtown Campus/$70 per person, $125 per couple RFTNS 6078 C01-C03 C01/5 Thu, 2/13-3/12, 7:35-8:35pm C02/5 Thu, 3/26-4/23, 7:35-8:35pm C03/5 Thu, 5/7-6/4, 7:35-8:35pm

Party Night: Salsa and Bachata

The Cuban origin Salsa and the Bachata is an energetic partner dance, popular at parties. Latin dancing is a romantic, sizzling and fun way to connect with your dance partner. Margaret Menhardt Newtown Campus/$70 per person, $125 per couple RFTNS 6079 C01 5 Thu, 3/26-4/23, 6:30-7:30pm

Wedding Dances: Cha-Cha and Merengue

Cha-cha is a fun, energetic, playful and groovy social dance, also great for a wedding dance. Merengue is the easiest Latin dance to learn, and fun to perform with your partner. Margaret Menhardt Newtown Campus/$70 per person, $125 per couple RFTNS 6089 C01 5 Thu, 5/7-6/4, 6:30-7:30pm

Introduction to Ballroom Fox Trot and Triple Time Swing at Perkasie

Ballroom Fox Trot is the classic dance form for many of the classic ballroom songs. Triple Swing is a form of swing dance that fits a more bluesy beat. Donna and Frank Bucher Upper Bucks Campus/$70 per person, $125 per couple RFTNS 6087 C70/ 5 Thu, 2/13-3/12, 7-8pm

Introduction to Salsa and Waltz

Salsa is the high energy Latin Style dance most commonly thought of when you think of Latin Dancing. Waltz is the beautiful steps you see in the movies. We will teach the American style of waltz appropriate to both American music and country music. Donna and Frank Bucher Upper Bucks Campus/$70 per person, $125 per couple RFTNS 6088 C70 5 Thu, 3/26-4/23, 7-8pm

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MINDFULNESS Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel

This course is based on the book, Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel by Harold Klemp. This class will help you gain knowledge through your personal experiences with past lives, dreams, soul travel, and inner light and sound. You will explore your own natural ability to find love, wisdom and freedom in your life. Lisa Gage Newtown Campus/$69/RCEGN 0215 C01 2 Tu, 5/5-5/12, 7-9pm

HISTORY & SPECIAL INTEREST Blimey, Pirates

Batten down the hatches, for this lively exploration of infamous swashbucklers from the Golden Age of Piracy (AD 1650 through AD 1730). We’ll separate myth from reality while exploring history, archaeology and legend. Matthew Bielecki, M.A Newtown Campus/$79/RCEGN 8712 C01 4 Thu, 2/6-2/27, 6:30-8:30pm

Your Stone Age Brain

What skills did we inherit for our prehistoric ancestors? Humanity has spent most of its evolutionary past as hunter-gathers. How are we adapting to our seemingly isolated high-tech digital world? Matthew Bielecki, M.A Newtown Campus/$79/RCEGN 8713 C01 4 Thu, 3/12-4/2, 6:30-8:30pm

The Impeachment of a President

The impeachment of a president is rare in our nation’s history. We watch the news and had heard about the possible impeachment of President Trump for the past two years. The course will look at the process of impeachment and how it has operated in the past. Vance Kincade Pennswood Village/$99/RCEGN 8825 CPV1 6 Mon, 1/27-3/2, 2:30-4pm

American Sign Language

You will be introduced to the language and culture of deaf individuals in the United States. You will be introduced to the grammar of ASL, culture behaviors and the history of ASL. This class will run with “voice off” policy for ASL immersion. Alli Bienas Newtown Campus/$129 RCEGN 8812 C01 8 Wed, 2/12-4/1, 6-8pm

American Sign Language at Perkasie Campus

You will be acquainted with methods and techniques of learning and using the basics of American Sign Language. You will also be introduced to the deaf culture and its history. Monika Wydra Upper Bucks Campus/$129 (plus approx. $20 book fee) RCEGN 8812 C70 8 Tu, 3/3-4/21, 6-8pm

Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! For a more detailed class description: voicecoaches.com Newtown Campus/$55/RSBEN 0004 C01 Thu, 4/23, 6:30-9pm

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LITERATURE & FILM Analysis and Appreciation: Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is arguably one of the most beautiful important novels of the Victorian era. This six-week course is designed as an exploration of the complex political yet personal nature of the book in a discussion-based classroom. Juleigh McDonald Pennswood Village/$89 (plus $8 book fee)/RCEGN 8715 CPV1 Newtown Campus/$89 RCEGN 8715 C01 6 Th, 1/16-2/20, 6:30-8pm

The Art of Hitchcock

Sewing II

You will continue the fundamentals of sewing as acquired in Sewing 1. You will learn how to read a pattern and cut out fabric. Student MUST bring their own sewing machine and supplies. PREREQUISITE – You MUST have taken Sewing 1 or have permission of instructor. Students who have taken Sewing 2 previously are welcome to join in and sew a project of their choice. Newtown Campus/ $169/ RCEGN 8821 C01 6 Wed, 2/19-3/25, 6:30-9:30pm

Sewing - “Sew” Finished

Filmmakers refer to Alfred Hitchcock as “The Master.” Why? Beginning in 1927, Hitchcock explored the same themes and ideas in every film he made: love, sexuality, murder, and marriage. We’ll delve into the technical side of his filmmaking, which grew alongside Hitchcock’s skill as a storyteller. Luke Poling

Did you ever start, and then abandon a sewing project because you weren’t sure how to read the pattern instructions or you got frustrated? Bring your incomplete garment/project and receive expert instruction and guidance to complete it. You must bring your portable sewing machine, instruction manual and sewing supplies. Paula Molino

Pennswood Village/$149/RCEGN 8714 CPV1 8 Tu, 2/4-3/24, 10am-12pm

Newtown Campus/$149/RCEGN 8822 C01 4 Wed, 4/29-5/20, 6:30-9:30pm

Newtown Campus/$149/RCEGN 8714 C01 8 Wed, 2/5-3/25, 7-9pm

Movie Mania: The Classic Films We Love

You’ll journey through decades of classic films and explore their impact on generations of movie-lovers, including the backstories of how and why they were made. Comedies, dramas, westerns, musicals, sci-fi, romance, horror, action...take a front-row seat around the “movie campfire” to enjoy fun, lively conversation that celebrates sensational cinema and our lifetime of movie memories. Joel Gibbs Newtown Campus/$99/RCEGN 8824 C01 6 Th, 2/27-4/2, 6:30-8:30pm

DESIGNING AND DIY Sewing I

You will learn the fundamentals of sewing including hand and machine sewing and how to select fabrics. You MUST bring your own sewing machine and supplies. Students who have taken Sewing 1 previously are welcome to join in and make an item of their choice. Paula Molino Newtown Campus/ $169/ RCEGN 8820 C01 6 Wed, 1/8-2/12, 6:30-9:30pm

DIY Home Improvement and Empowerment for Women

Did you know that 90% of women will live alone at some point in their lives? Are you tired of paying handymen, contractors, plumbers and electricians a lot of money, just to make service calls, and relying generally on men to fix, repair and improve your home? Topics include basics of tools, electric, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling and hanging items on wall. You will learn how to perform simple everyday home repairs and improvements in this interactive DIY class. Beth Allen Licensed Contractor, Interior Designer Newtown Campus/ $119/ RCEGN 6966 C01 5 Wed, 3/4-4/1, 7-9pm

DIY Plumbing Class

You will learn how to tackle more advanced plumbing projects including: change a basic sink/faucet set up including valves and supply lines, understanding how to plan and shop for a new vanity, faucet, sink bowl; how to select, remove and install a new toilet as well as repair the tank parts. We will have a sink bowl and toilet present for hands on learning. Beth Allen Licensed Contractor, Interior Designer Newtown Campus/$49/RCEGN 8135 C01 Wed, 4/8, 7-9pm

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AARP – SMART DRIVER

GAMING

AARP - Driver Safety Program

Canasta

This eight-hour classroom course is designed especially for motorists age 50 or older. It covers normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, and provides practical techniques to compensate for these changes. The program fosters safer driving practices, continued mobility, and a discount in auto insurance in a majority of states. (NOTE: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class) Jim Bodnar Lower Bucks Campus/ RCEGN 8050 C50 & C51 C50/Wed, 3/11 & Thu, 3/12, 1-5 pm C51/Wed, 5/6 & Thu, 5/7, 1-5 pm Atty Van Hamel Newtown Campus/RCEGN 8050 C01 Wed, 3/18 & Thu, 3/19, 8am-12pm $15 AARP Members/$20 for Non-Members (payable to instructor by Check or Money Order to AARP) NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED

AARP – SMART DRIVER Refresher Class

This is a four-hour refresher course only. You must provide certificate from previous class or a letter from insurance company, or an auto insurance bill indicating driver safety program deduction. (NOTE: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class) Atty Van Hamel Newtown Campus/RCEGN 8052 C01-C02. C01/Sat, 4/4, 8am-12pm C02/Sat, 5/2, 8am-12pm Jim Bodnar Lower Bucks Campus/RCEGN 8052 C50-C51 C50/Wed, 4/15, 1-5 pm C51/Wed, 5/20, 1-5pm $15 AARP Members/$20 for Non-Members (payable to instructor by Check or Money Order to AARP) NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED

Socialize and have fun while you play this easy card game. With instruction, you can learn to play quickly, even if you have never played cards before! It can be played with 2-4 players, individually or in pairs. Neilia Makadok, B.S. Newtown Campus/$39 (plus $3 materials fee) RCEGN 8650 C01 Mon, 3/23, 6-9pm

Mah Jongg

Originating in China about 2,000 years ago, Mah Jongg is an exciting, engaging and fun game using tiles to form hands, much like rummy. Learn to play the American version, using The National Mah Jongg League rules and card. Neilia Makadok, B.S. Newtown Campus/ $79 (plus $11 materials fee) RCEGN 8652 C01 3 Mon, 3/2-3/16, 6-9pm

TEST PREP SAT Prep

This course will prepare you for all sections of the SAT: Reading, Writing & Language, Essay writing and Math (with and without a calculator). Throughout the course, you will practice numerous actual SAT questions interdependently or in small groups. Paige Schweizer & Sarah Neill Newtown Campus/$289 (does not include book) ATEST 1501 C01 8 Thu, 1/23-3/12, 6-8:30pm

SAT Prep – Upper Bucks Campus

This course will prepare you for all sections of the SAT: Reading, Writing & Language, Essay writing and Math (with and without a calculator). Throughout the course, you will practice numerous actual SAT questions interdependently or in small groups. Pennridge Tutoring Center Upper Bucks Campus/$289 (does not include book) ATEST 1501 C70 8 Tu, 1/21-3/10, 6-8:30pm

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FINANCE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Financial Planning For Women: Your Needs Are Different

Get what it takes to grow in your field or take on a second career.

Are women different when it comes to financial planning? The unequivocal answer is, Yes. For women today, building financial confidence is about building knowledge and balancing life’s priorities. In this course, you will be educated on specific aspects of your financial life so that you can best understand your own needs, priorities, and challenges, and best prepare by organizing, setting goals and ultimately making informed decisions that can impact the rest of your life. William F. Davis, CFP® Newtown Campus/$79/WSMCE 8017 C01 3 Thurs, 1/16-1/30, 6:30-8:30pm

Debt Elimination and Lifestyle Changes Workshop

Does personal debt have you stressed? Would you like to find out how you can eliminate it? You will learn tactics and steps to eliminate all debt, including student loans and mortgages. Changes in your lifestyle habits to align with your financial goals will also be discussed. Includes money management skills and financial tools to assist the individual to meet desired goals. Come and find out how you can eliminate all your debt, with a disciplined, lifestyle change plan. Get excited about your financial future! Linda Chavey Newtown Campus/$49/WSMCE 9016 C01 & C02 C01/Wed, 1/15, 6-8:30pm C02/Mon, 2/10, 6-8:30pm

Retirement Academy

If you are considering retirement or want to prepare for retirement, this course is for you. You will be provided a financial education and receive information that will help you make decisions for yourselves based on the fundamentals of the financial world. You will receive an overview of financial products including: Equity Products, Roth IRAS vs Traditional IRAs, Mutual funds, and more. Kevin Hilton

You will develop and enhance workplace skills by earning certificates and improving productivity, traits essential for maintaining a competitive advantage in a high-performing workforce.

So You Want to Start Your Own Business!

Ready to take your great idea, product or service and turn it into a business? You will explore what is involved in creating, starting up and running a small business. We will determine if you have the passion to be an entrepreneur, the steps required to start your business and options for financing your business venture. You will learn how to evaluate your idea, understand your customer, and define exactly what and why people will buy from you. You will learn how to structure and organize your business, business financials, and marketing. Fred Fisher Newtown Campus/$79/WSMCE 8042 C01 8 Sat, 2/8-3/28, 8:30-10:30am

Giving Effective Presentations

In today’s workforce we are faced with blended roles and multitasking as well as less dedicated time and shortened attention spans. Effective presentation skills calls for having a sound strategy which includes relevant content, being informative and keeping our audience engaged. You will have the opportunity to give a mini presentation in class, and have your individual presentation skills assessed. Antonio Dagnery Newtown Campus/$79/WSMCE 8025 C01 Sat, 2/22, 9am-1:30pm

Newtown Campus/$69/WSMCE 9017 C01 3 Thu, 3/5-3/19, 6:30-7:30pm

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NOTARY

SERVSAFEÂŽ FOOD SAFETY

Notary Training

Manager Certification

Learn the powers, duties and obligations of a Notary, how to become a Notary in Pennsylvania, how to identify clients and keep accurate records. This basic 3-hour course satisfies the requirement for new applicants and renewals. Ronald Long, Esq. Approved Hours: 3 (Notary Public) Newtown Campus/$89/WSBEN 0130 C01-C04 C01/ Mon, 2/3, 6:30-9:30pm C02/ Thu, 3/5, 6:30-9:30pm C03/ Wed, 4/1, 6:30-9:30pm C04/ Mon, 5/4, 6:30-9:30pm

Notary Signing Agent Training

Notary Signing Agents are currently-commissioned Notaries Public with specialized training to assist in the closing of real estate transactions. Learn how the loan and escrow processes work, what lenders and borrowers expect from a signing agent, and the step-by-step procedures for executing loan documents. Ronald Long, Esq. Prerequisite: You must already be a Notary. Newtown Campus/$159/WSBEN 0131 C01-C03 C01/ Sat, 2/8, 9am-1pm C02/ Sat, 3/28, 9am-1pm C03/ Sat, 4/4, 9am-1pm **Notary Training and Notary Signing Agent are eligible for PA CLE.

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In this complete ten-hour ServSafe training course you will be prepared to take the official ServSafe Certification exam which will be administered at the conclusion of the course. ServSafe training designed by food service and safety professionals, meets the requirements of state and federal laws and regulations. Individuals who complete the program and pass the accredited certification exam are recognized as Certified Food Safety Managers. This class is delivered in two 4-hour training sessions. The on-line proctored exam, with review will be administered on the third day. Kathy Kausch The training session includes the exam and book. Newtown Campus/$235 WSERV 0102 C01-C02 C01/ Tu & Th, 2/18-2/20, 9am-1pm Online test 2/25, 9am-12pm C02/ 2 Mon, 3/23-3/30, 9am-1pm Online test 4/6, 9am-12pm

Manager Re-Certification (Review and Test) Newtown Campus/$135 WSERV 0103 C01-C02 C01/Tu, 3/3, 9am-12pm C02/Wed, 4/8, 9am-12pm


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ENROLLED AGENT

In partnership with the Project Management Institute-Delaware Valley Chapter (PMI-DVC), we offer the following courses to prepare for certification in project management. These certifications recognize your project management knowledge, skills and abilities and demonstrate your project management expertise and professional experience.

An Enrolled Agent is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels – examination, collection, and appeals – of the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to taxpayer representation, enrolled agents often provide tax consultation services and prepare a wide range of federal and state tax returns. Enrolled agents are tested directly by the IRS, and focus exclusively on tax accounting.

Members of PMI-Delaware Valley Chapter receive an exclusive discount on the course fees and all classroom materials are provided. To join, please visit: pmi-dvc.org

Free Information Session

Do you work on various projects in your career? Do you want to build your project management skills? Come and find out how you can enhance your current career or start a new career in project management from the experts in the field.

There are no prior educational or professional experience prerequisites for this course. The course has been designed to help participants learn about various aspects of the Internal Revenue Code, tax preparation/representation and prepare for the Enrolled Agent Exam. Classes taught by Natasha Johnson, EA

Please join us on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 for a FREE information session at the Newtown Campus. *If you register for the Project Management Class at the information session, you will receive a 10% discount for the class. Newtown Campus/XSMCE 9002 C01 Wed, 2/19, 6:30-8:30pm

Part I – Individuals (8 weeks) Newtown Campus/$779 (includes all text and materials) ATEST 1559 C01 8 Wed, 3/4-4/22, 6-9pm

PMP Foundations in Project Management

Part II – Businesses (10 weeks) Newtown Campus/$1,169 (includes all text and materials) ATEST 1560 C01 10 Wed, 5/6-7/8, 6-9pm

This course provides an in-depth review of project management principles and aligns with the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Book of Knowledge - Fifth Edition (PMBOK®). It is designed specifically for managers new to, or just starting in, the project management area. Length: 28 hours. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate in either PMP or CAPM. Newtown Campus/WSMCE 5491 C01 $949/non-members. $849/PMI members 4 Sat 3/14-4/4, 8:30am-4:30pm

Project Management Professional (PMP & CAPM) Exam Prep

Part III – Representation (4 weeks) Newtown Campus/$599 (includes all text and materials) ATEST 1561 C01 4 Wed, 7/22-8/19 (No class 8/5), 6-9pm Register for all 3 parts at the same time and pay a total discounted tuition of $2,179 (all texts and materials included). A savings of over $350.

This intense preparation course is intended for those who are experienced in project management, or who have already taken project management courses. This course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide and concentrates solely on preparation for the PMP credential examination. Length: 14 hours Newtown Campus/WSMCE 5492 C01 $849/non-members. $749/PMI members 2 Sat, 4/18-4/25, 8:30am-4:30pm Register for both classes at the same time and pay a total discounted tuition of $1,548 (PMI non-members) and $1,348 (PMI members). A saving of $250, (only 1 discount may apply) PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Please see website for detailed description: bucks.edu/projectmanagement

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AVIATION

LOCOMOTIVE

Private Pilot Ground School

“Career Tracks in the Railroad Industry”

Bucks County Community College has collaborated with Infinity Flight Group as our training partner. With a cornerstone of excellence and a focus on safety, Infinity Flight Group is recognized as a world-class operation that places an emphasis on establishing the highest standards across each of its flight training tracks. Infinity Flight boasts the largest and newest fleet of Cessna training aircraft in the northeastern US, and they are prepared to help you apply the ground theory from this class to practical flight experience if you choose. Upon course completion, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to take the FAA’s written exam to become a Private Pilot. Aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, navigation, weather, flight planning, regulations, and airspace will all be covered. Must be 15 years old prior to the start of the class. Instructor Keith Moran, CFI, CFII Newtown Campus/ $500/ WSMCE 9011 C01 10 Saturdays, 2/1-4/4, 9am -12 pm FREE information session, Newtown Campus. Have your questions answered and learn about careers which require a pilot’s license. Newtown Campus/XSMCE 9001 C01 Wednesday, 1/15/20, 6:30-8:30pm Call 215-968-8409 to register for the Private Pilot Information Session.

Bucks County Community College is proud to announce a partnership with NJ Transit in offering “Career Tracks in the Railroad Industry.” Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in the railroad industry or considered a career in the railroad industry? The railroad industry of the 21st century is a growing, fast-paced, technologically advanced industry. Careers in this field include engineers, conductors, dispatchers, track workers, signal maintainers, ticket agents, technology experts, and others. Please join us on February 1, 2020 for a FREE information session at the Lower Bucks Campus. *If you register for the Locomotive Engineer Class at the information session, you will receive a 10% discount for the class. Lower Bucks Campus/XTMCO 1151 C50 Sat, 2/1, 9-11am

Locomotive Engineer & Conductor Basic Training Program

Engineers and Conductors are responsible for the safe movement of trains. Conductors are held responsible and incharge of other crew members (Switchmen, brakeman and utility man) and their duties since they organize all the work or activities along a railroad route, keep manifest paperwork up-to-date in a proper order, manage employees’ hours and their own hours of service, follow both the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and company rules and regulations, communicate with dispatchers and others, manage train movement throughout their territory and regulate the final arrival and disposition of the train. This course is designed to prepare you for pre-employment as a Locomotive Engineer or Conductor candidate at a public transportation provider or freight railroad. Thomas A. Philip, PhD. Lower Bucks Campus/$999* WTMCO 1153 C50 11 Sat, 2/15-5/2 (no class 4/11),8 am-4pm

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Child Development Associate Certificate

This 120-hour program can be articulated to six college credits for the following two 3-credit courses upon completion of the CDA Credential and matriculation at Bucks County Community College in the Early Childhood Education Program, if student work is deemed appropriate by our Prior Learning Assessment Department. EDUC 105 Foundations for Early Learning EDUC 120 Early Learning and Development I

Introduction into CDA Credential – FREE Session

The Early Childhood Education Credential prepares you to become a successful educator of our children during their most important formative years. We will discuss the benefits of earning your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, identify the qualities needed to be a successful candidate, understand the history, review the 6 Competency Standards, learn the CDANAEYC Connection, know the components of the Professional Resource Binder and earn 3 hours toward your CDA Credential. Newtown Campus/WSMCE 3260 C01 Wed, 1/15, 6:30-9:30pm

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

Brigitte Hix, M.A. PQAS Certified Child Development Associate These first 60 hours of the CDA program will focus on Professionalism in Childcare; principles of child development and learning; and the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children and infants through pre-school, and observation and growth and development of children from birth through 8 years. The second 60 hours of the CDA program will prepare you to take the national CDA assessment, and will focus on Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment; Observation of Young Children; Working with Families; and Program Management. The Child Development Associate Credential focuses on 6 Competency Goals and 13 Functional Areas which encompasses 8 Subject Areas: 1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment 2. Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development 4. Building productive relationships with families 5. Managing an effective program 6. Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism 7. Observing and Recording Behavior 8. Understanding principles of child development and learning Online/$799/WSMCE 3201 C20 Beginning January 27, 2020 Mandatory face-to-face class in Newtown on 1/27/20, 6:30-9:30pm All other classes held online. Please see our website at www.bucks.edu/cda for more information about the CDA program. For information about the CDA Assessment, please go to the website for the Council for Professional Recognition at cdacouncil.org.

CDA Renewal

Teachers, if you wish to renew your CDA Credential you must receive a minimum of 4.5 CEUs for 45 additional hours of coursework in early childhood education. This must be completed within three years of receiving your initial Credential, and every five years thereafter. For further information, please check the Council for Professional Recognition’s website at cdacouncil.org.

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NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

FLORAL DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Bucks is partnering with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business. This program offers individuals convenient access to 10 of the most popular and practical classes for current and future nonprofit leaders.

Bucks County Community College has been approved as an Educational Partner of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). Currently, we are the only college in PA offering this program. Floral Design students now have a chance to become a Certified Floral Designer by completing Buck’s comprehensive curriculum.

The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business has the largest offering of programs for nonprofit organizations seeking to become stronger and more sustainable. Working with nonprofits of virtually every size and mission, it provides professional development, leadership advancement for board and staff, consulting services, on-site group education, jobs website, executive transition services, interim executives, peer support, and an information and referral network. Founded in 1981, The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business has educated more than 30,000 staff and board members and completed nearly 2,000 capacity-building consulting projects. Winter and Spring 2020 • Fundamentals of Human Resources – 1/15/2020 WSMCE 9005 C01 • Effective Nonprofit Governance: How Boards Should Work – 2/12/2020 WSMCE 9007 C01 • Building a Successful Marketing Program – 3/4/2020 WSMCE 9006 C01 • Fundamentals of Successful Fundraising – 4/1/2020 WSMCE 9008 C01

STEP 1: Successfully complete your Bucks Floral Design Certificate Program STEP 2: Pass the final evaluation STEP 3: Complete the AIFD online test ($124) and receive an 80 percent or better within two weeks of receiving access to the online test. Visit www.aifd.org for industry certification requirements Only one absence permitted in each class in order to receive a certificate of completion. If class is canceled due to weather, the class will be rescheduled in the same week

Basic Floral Design (Core)

• Learn to Love Program Evaluation – 4/29/2020 WSMCE 9010 C01

You will learn the fundamentals of fresh floral design, how to condition and care for flowers and create beautiful arrangements in many styles. Darcie Garcia, AIFD, CFD

• Effective Communications to Build Relationships, Engagement & Understanding – 6/3/2020 WSMCE 9009 C01

$495 (includes: $225 in materials and $45 textbook, The AIFD Guide to Floral Design)

Coming in Fall 2020 • Nonprofit Management 101 WSMCE 9001 C01

Newtown Campus FLORA 1000 C01 5 Tu, 3/17-4/14, 6:30-9:30pm

• Fundamentals of Finance WSMCE 9002 C01

Basic Floral Design at Perkasie FLORA 1000 C70 5 Mon, 3/16-4/13, 6:30-9:30pm

• What Makes a Superior Leader? Creating & Mastering a Successful Leadership Style WSMCE 9003 C01 • Keys to Successful Strategic Planning WSMCE 9004 C01 Completion of this non-credit series of classes will result in a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from La Salle’s Nonprofit Center, a valuable credential for any nonprofit professional. Each of the classes can also be taken individually. You must complete all 10 classes to receive a certificate. All classes are 9am-4pm.

Intermediate Floral Design (Core)

You will be able to advance your knowledge and skills in floral design with this intermediate course. You will have opportunities to design larger arrangements using more complex techniques. Ron Mulray, AIFD, CFD

Individual classes are $159 or to receive the certificate $1,590. Classes are held at the Newtown Campus.

Newtown Campus/$450 (Includes: $225 material) FLORA 1001 C01 5 Tu, 4/21-5/26 (no class 5/5), 6:30-9:30pm

For description of courses and additional information about the Nonprofit Management Certificate, please visit bucks.edu/coned, or call Donna Kirn at 215-497-8729.

Intermediate Floral Design at Perkasie FLORA 1001 C70 5 Wed, 4/22-5/27 (no class 5/6), 6:30-9:30pm

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Advanced Floral Design (Core)

For the Love of Flowers (Elective)

Prerequisite: Basic & Intermediate Floral Design Newtown Campus/$450 (Includes: $225 material) FLORA 1002 C01 5 Thu, 5/28-6/25, 6:00-9:00pm

Newtown Campus/$310 (Includes: $160 material) FLORA 1022 C01 Tu-Fri, 1/7-1/10, 10am-12pm

You will utilize innovative techniques to create advanced floral designs. Designs created in this class will demonstrate applied knowledge of the elements and principles. You will learn critical thinking skills and how to edit design applications. Shannon Toal, AIFD, CFD

Sympathy & Funeral Flowers (Core Class)

Expand your floral design skills by learning one of the biggest parts of the industry. You will explore all the different ways that floral design is used for funeral and sympathy work. Your designs will be based on the principals and elements of design, and you will be looking at modern trends in sympathy design. Renee Tucci, AIFD, CFD $500 (includes: $275 in materials) Newtown Campus FLORA 1004 C01 5 Tu, 1/7-2/11 (no class 1/21), 6:15-9:15pm Sympathy & Funeral Flowers at Perkasie FLORA 1004 C70 5 Thu, 6/4-7/9 (no class 7/2), 6-9pm

Weddings I: A Personal Touch (Core Class)

From Brides and Grooms, to Moms, Flower Girls and that Great Uncle who’s never missed a birthday, we’ll walk through the best ways to create all of the personal flowers for the wedding day, along with techniques to add that creative and personal touch for each unique client. All instructors will teach this class.

Each day of this elective will be spent exploring a different genre of flowers and the blooms that best make up the vignettes in these genres. We’ll explore garden varieties, tropical blooms, traditional favorites and more. You’ll take home a beautiful design each day to help chase away those January blues! Renee Tucci, AIFD, CFD

Large Scale Designs (Elective)

Our designs will be based on the principals and elements of design, and we will be looking at modern trends in event design. All projects will be done in a group format completing one large design from start to finish each week. Ron Mulray, AIFD, CFD Prerequisite: Intermediate Floral Design Newtown Campus/$350 (Includes: $160 material) FLORA 1023 C01 4 Wed, 1/8-1/29, 6:30-9:30pm

Designing with Spring Bulbs (Elective)

Bulbs are not just for planting…Explore new and creative ways to design with Spring bulbs. Creations will expose the bulb in several different design styles and applications. Shannon Toal, AIFD, CFD Newtown Campus/$310 (Includes: $160 material) FLORA 1016 C01 4 Wed, 3/11-4/1, 6-8pm

Prerequisite: Basic & Intermediate Floral Design Newtown Campus/$450 (Includes: $225 material) FLORA 1014 C01 5 Thu, 4/16-5/21 (no class 5/7), 6:30-9:30pm

Weddings II: Ceremonies and Celebrations (Core Class)

We’re going to the chapel…and the church, and the cathedral! Then we’ll explore the techniques and mechanics used to create inspiring reception décor. All instructors will teach this class. Prerequisite: Basic & Intermediate Floral Design Newtown Campus/$450 (Includes: $225 material) FLORA 1015 C01 3 Tu & 2 Wed, 6/2-6/16, 6:30-9:30pm

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ONLINE LEARNING

U GOT CLASS

We offer a variety of programs in this flexible and convenient learning format. Join the fast-growing number of students who are taking advantage of online classes. Gain new skills to help advance your career by completing a certificate program or learn a new skill. On-Line Learning provides a convenient, standardized and economical approach for students to learn. Students attend class from anywhere - in the office, at home, at school, or on the road, and study at a pace that’s right for them.

For information and course descriptions, go to LERN.org/ugotclass. To register for LERN classes, call 215-968-8409. All LERN classes are held online. Register for all three courses at the same time to get the bundled price.

ONLINE LEARNING PARTNERS Bucks partners with the best online providers so that we can bring you the best programs! Our on-line partners include: MindEdge, Ed2go, LERN (ugotclass) and Construction Experts. For a complete listing of all online classes, visit our website at: bucks.edu/businesscareer/online-learning or contact elena.lydon@bucks.edu

MindEdge Professional Certificates

• The right certificate can mean 5%-10% increase to starting salaries. • Earn an initial certification and keep yours current with CEU, CPE, HCI, SHRM, CFRE, and PDU credits. • MindEdge courses deliver high levels of learner engagement resulting in learning that lasts. • MindEdge courses are effective, meet learning objectives, and easy to use. MindEdge Courses • Human Resource Management • Sustainability Management • Creativity and Innovation • International Trade • Marketing For more information contact elena.lydon@bucks.edu or visit our website at bucks.edu/businesscareer/online-learning

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Certificate in Data Analysis Certificate in Customer Service Digital Marketing Certificate Social Media for Business Certificate Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers Entrepreneurship Certificate Management Certificate Certificate in Workplace Communication Business Coaching Certificate Certificate in Sales Certificate in Leadership Development Certificate in Learning Styles Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate Spanish for Medical Professionals Certificate in Teaching Adults Certificate in Online Teaching

ED2GO Coming Spring 2020 Act 48 Credits for selected classes! For more information on how to register and a complete list of ed2go classes, visit our website at www.ed2go.com/bucks A new section begins each month: • January 16 • April 17 • February 13 • May 15 • March 13 Classes are 6 Weeks Long The categories include, but are not limited to: • Accounting & Finance • Business • College Readiness • Computer Applications • Design & Composition • Healthcare & Medical • Language & Arts • Personal Development • Teaching & Education • Technology • Writing & Publishing

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Construction Certificates

Bucks County Community College, in partnership with Construction Experts, Inc., offers several online construction certificates. Construction Experts classes are organized into a number of certificate programs to help students achieve their educational and career goals. Certificate Programs include: • • • • • •

Construction Estimating Construction Practices Construction Project Management Construction Supervision Emphasis in Building Construction Supervision Emphasis in Civil Sitework Civil Sitework Construction

For complete listing of certificates and descriptions, visit their website: constructionclasses.com/online/about-constructionexperts-inc Workplace Benefits • Be better prepared to succeed at your profession • Learn from experts in various fields of construction • Advance within your current trade or transition into a new career No entrance exams are required. Course times are scheduled year-round to be compatible with your work commitments. Each course meets online for ten weeks. Discussions using an online bulletin board afford the opportunity to examine everyday construction challenges shared by others in the construction industry. All certificates should be completed within two years of starting the program.

Construction Expert Courses

Spring Session Dates: January 13-March 22 • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Construction – Start Anytime Self- Paced Introduction to Construction Estimating - Start Anytime Essential Construction Math - Start Anytime Construction Blueprint Reading Estimating and Bidding 1 Estimating and Bidding 2 Construction Materials and Processes Construction Equipment and Methods Estimating Civil and Sitework Construction Oral and Written Communications Contract Documents and Construction Law Planning and Scheduling Building Green Buildings

MICROSOFT TRAINING Excel Basics

$225/WCOAP 1580 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 2/6-2/27, 6-9pm Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Mon, 2/3-2/24, 6-9pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/Wed, 2/5-2/26, 6-9pm

Excel Intermediate

$225/WCOAP 1581 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 3/5-3/26, 6-9pm Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Mon, 3/2-3/23, 6-9pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/Wed,3/4-3/25, 6-9pm

Excel Advanced

$225/WCOAP 1582 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 4/2-4/30, 6-9pm – (No class 4/9) Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Mon, 3/30-4/20, 6-9pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/Wed, 4/1-4/22, 6-9pm

Data Analysis using Excel Pivot Tables

$95/WCOAP 1596 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 5/7, 5:30-9:30pm Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Mon, 4/27, 5:30-9:30pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/Wed, 4/29, 5:30-9:30pm

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AutoCAD Essentials

$495/WCOAP 6064 Newtown Campus/C01/Tue, 2/4-3/31, 5:30-9:30pm Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Wed, 2/5-4/1, 5:30-9:30pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/Mon, 2/3-3/30, 5:30-9:30pm

SolidWorks

$495/WCOAP 6071 Newtown Campus/C01/Mon, 2/3-3/30, 5:30-9:30pm

Revit Architecture Basics

$495/WCOAP 60681 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 2/6-4/2, 5:30-9:30pm

AutoCAD for the Interior Designer

$495/WCOAP 6073 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 4/14 - 6/9, 5:30-9:30pm

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CYBERSECURITY Fundamentals of System Security

$995/WITAC 2118 Newtown Campus/C01/Mon, 2/3-4/27, 5:30-9:30pm

CompTIA Networking+ Certification Training $995/WITAC 1005 Newtown Campus/C01/Sat, 3/21-6/6, 9am3:30pm

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

Incident Response + Computer Forensics

$895/WITAC 0511 Newtown Campus/C01/Sat, 2/8-6/20, 8:30am-12:30pm (No class 4/11, 5/23)

Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures

ADOBE COURSES

$995/WITAC 2117 Newtown Campus/C01/Tue, 2/18-5/12, 6-10pm

$1495/WITAC 2121 Newtown Campus/C01/Mon, 2/3-4/27, 5:30-9:30pm

Network Monitoring, Security, Forensics

$995/WITAC 2122 Newtown Campus/C01/Wed, 2/5-4/29, 5:30-9:30pm

Certified Information System Security Professional $995/WITAC 2124 Newtown Campus/C01/Wed, 3/18-6/10, 6-10pm

QUICKBOOKS Intuit QuickBooks

$395/WCOAP 1615 Newtown Campus/C01/Wed, 4/22-6/10, 6-9pm Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Wed, 2/5-3/25, 6-9pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/ Mon, 4/20-6/8, 6-9pm

CISCO NETWORK ADMINISTRATION CCNA Module 1 of 4 Introduction to Networks

$995/WITAC 1051 Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Mon & Wed, 2/3-3/30, 5:30-9:30pm Upper Bucks Campus/C70/Tue & Thu, 2/4-3/31, 5:30-9:30pm

DESKTOP SUPPORT CompTIA A+ Certification Training

$1895/WITAC 2002 includes DIY computer kit C01/Tue & Thu, 2/18-6/9, 6-10pm (No class 4/9)

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Adobe Illustrator CC

$225 /WCOAP 6045 Newtown Campus/C01/Tue & Thu, 2/4-2/20, 6:15-9:15pm

Adobe Photoshop CC

$225/WCOAP 6044 Newtown Campus/C01/Tue & Thu, 2/25-3/12, 6:15-9:15pm

Adobe InDesign CC Level 1

$220 (includes text)/WCOAP 6536 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 3/9-4/2, 6:15-9:15pm

Adobe InDesign CC Level 2

$220 (includes text)/WCOAP 6537 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 4/16-4/30, 6:15-9:15pm (No class 4/9)

SERVER ADMINISTRATION Installation, Storage & Compute with Windows Server 2016

$995/WITAC 1094 Newtown Campus/C01/Mon & Wed/, 2/3-3/19, 6-10pm

Networking with Windows Server 2016

$995/WITAC 1095 Newtown Campus/C01/Mon & Wed, 3/24-5/6, 6-10pm

VMware Certified Professional

$995/WITAC 2201 Newtown Campus/C01/Thu, 3/12-7/16, 6-10pm (No class 4/9)


FULL STACK DEVELOPER FRONT END

HTML Fundamentals

$299/WCOSY 6048 Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Tue, 2/4-3/10, 5:30-9:30pm

Front End Web Development

$299/WCOAP 6101 Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Thu, 1/9-2/27, 6-9pm

Responsive Web Design $105/Online/ECOSY 0017

BACK END Introduction to C# Programming Online/$105/ECOAP 0285

Intermediate C# Programming Online/$105/ECOAP 0297

Introduction to JAVA Programming

$795/WITAC 2114 Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Tue & Thu, 2/4-3/12, 6-9:30pm

Advanced JAVA Programming

$795/WITAC 2115 Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Tue & Thu, 3/17 - 4/28, 6-9:30pm (No class 4/9)

Introduction to Python Programming Online/$105/ECOSY 0048

Introduction to PHP and MySQL Online/$105/ECOSY 0040

Microsoft T-SQL Fundamentals

$795/WITAC 2500 Lower Bucks Campus/C50/Thu, 2/6-4/30, 5:30-9:30pm (No class 4/9)

DATABASE DEVELOPMENT Querying Microsoft T-SQL Server

$795/WITAC 2513 Newtown Campus/C01/Sat, 2/8-6/6, 8:30am-12pm (No class 4/11, 5/23)

HEALTH SCIENCES Nursing Review & Re-entry into Practice (88 hrs.)

This nursing review course includes classroom instruction, skills sessions, and clinical experience. This course is designed to prepare nurses (RN’s & LPN’S) who are interested in re-entering nursing practice Susan Salley, RN, MAOM, CCRN, CEN, PHRN, Evelyn Flatley, RN, BSN, & Karen Sylvester, RN, MSN, CEN Requirements needed before clinical experience: Current PA Nurse’s license, current BLS (Healthcare Provider CPR certification, flu shot, professional liability insurance, healthcare insurance, medical clearance, criminal background check by the PA State Police. All must be provided before clinical experience. All forms can be found on our website: bucks.edu/healthcare/conedhealth/nursing-review-re-entry WHPAH 0338 WA2/$1350 (plus textbook) Orientation: Newtown Campus/Mon, 3/2, 6-8pm Classroom: Lower Bucks Campus/5 Mon & 6 Wed, 3/4-4/8, 6-10pm Skills Review: Newtown Campus/Mon, 4/13, Wed, 4/15, Mon, 4/20, 6-10pm Clinical: St Mary Medical Center, 4 Mon & 4 Wed, 4/22-5/18, 6-10pm

Certified End of Life Specialist Online Course (CEOLS) (30 hrs.)

This immersive online course offers an opportunity to reframe the experience of death from one of fear and sadness, to meaning and connection. Students will learn to cultivate a high level of compassion and empathy, and to eliminate factors that may obstruct the delivery of high quality care and companionship to whomever they serve. Suitable for personal caregivers, and those seeking to work in healthcare or senior markets in any capacity. Patty Burgess, CEOLS, Grief Recovery Specialist, Hospice Volunteer, Volunteer Trainer, and End of Life Educator, Author, Speaker Online/$497/WHPAH 0074 W21 Register from Jan 22 to May 1 Course Must be completed by May 29, 2020.

Physical Therapy Aide Hybrid Program (50 hrs.)

You will learn what physical therapy entails, identify the responsibilities of a PT aide, and develop a working knowledge of applied anatomy, pathology, biomechanics and medical terminology. Dr. Tate Rice, DPT, MBA, BA Newtown Campus/WHPAH 0278 W21 /$1,405 (plus textbook) Classroom: 7 Mon, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/11, 5-9 pm – All other class work completed online.

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Dental Assisting Program (100 hrs.)

This course is designed to prepare you to sit for the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that any dental office employee who will be performing radiological procedures as auxiliary personnel (other than a licensed dentist or dental hygienist) must take and pass the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination and register with the State. Lisa Jones, EFDA

CPR & First Aid Courses can be set up on-site at your

company location, or at one of the Bucks’ campuses. For more information regarding noncredit healthcare certificate programs, contact janet.baker@bucks.edu, 215-968-8324, 215-968-8353, option 1, or bucks.edu/healthsciences

CPR for Healthcare Providers & Community - Certification

Newtown Campus/WHPAH-3000 WB2/$2,300 (plus textbooks) 17 Tues & 16 Thurs, 3/3-6/23-, 6:30-9:30 pm and (6/23, 6:30 – 10:30 pm only)

This course includes Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED training. It is intended for all Healthcare professionals, nurses, doctors, dentists, therapists, chiropractors, paramedics, EMTs and lifeguards. Dr. Janet Baker

Pharmacy Technician Program (75 hrs.)

Newtown Campus/$95 (includes book and eCard) PHPAH 0003 WB10-WB14

This program prepares students to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, and community pharmacies, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Upon successful completion you will be prepared to take the national certification exam by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The exam fee is not included in this course. Susan Kane, R.Ph Newtown Campus/WHPAH 0273 WB2/ $2,205 (plus textbooks) 13 Tues & 12 Thurs, 2/25-5/19, 6:30-9:30pm

EKG Technician Hybrid Program (73 hrs.)

This program prepares you to function as an EKG Technician in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and clinics. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the National Health Career Association Exam for EKG Technicians. Shari Cammon, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN Newtown Campus/WHPAH 0247 W21/$1,499 (plus textbooks and NHA exam) 12 Mon, 3/2-5/18, 6-9pm All other class work completed online

Dialysis Technician Program (50 hrs)

This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment.

WB10/ Sat. 1/25, 9am-3:30pm WB11/ Sat. 2/15, 9am–3:30 pm WB12/ Sat 3/21, 9am-3:30pm

WB13/ Sat., 4/18, 9am-3:30pm WB14/Sat., 5/16, 9am – 3:30 pm

CPR Recertification for Healthcare Providers & Community

This course includes adult, child, infant CPR and AED training. It is a recertification class for healthcare professionals and community members that are current within their two year certification cards. Dr. Janet Baker Newtown Campus/$75 (includes eCard) PHPAH 0004 WB11-WB15 WB11/ Wed, 1/29, 6pm-10pm WB12/Thurs, 2/13, 6pm-10pm WB13/Wed, 3/18, 6pm-10pm

WB14/Mon, 4/20, 6pm-10pm WB15/ Wed, 5/20, 6pm-10pm

Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid

This course is intended for anyone wanting to learn CPR and First Aid or any professional who may be required to be certified for schools or the workplace. This course includes CPR for the Adult/ Child/Infant/AED and First Aid training. Dr. Janet Baker Newtown Campus, $95 (includes book and eCard) PHPAH 0002 WB3 /Sat, 3/28, 9am-3:30pm

Heartsaver Pediatric CPR & First Aid

Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program.

This course is intended for parents, grandparents, teachers, day care workers, nannies, and babysitters. This course includes CPR /AED and First Aid training specifically for children and infants. Dr. Janet Baker

Newtown Campus/WHPAH 0280 WB2 $1599 (includes textbook) 9 Mon & 8 Wed, 3/16-5/11, 6-9pm

Newtown Campus, $95 (includes book & eCard) PHPAH 0014 WB3/Sat, 4/25, 9am-3:30pm

Nurse Aide Training Program (120 hrs) – The Nurse Aide Training Program is an intensive course consisting of classroom instruction, skills laboratory experience, and hands-on training at the clinical site. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Competency Exam and enroll in the Nurse Aide Registry for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is great program for those who are considering a pathway into healthcare or who are caretakers of a family member or loved one.

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Class size is small and is limited to 10 students. Nurse Aide training is eligible for 100% tuition reimbursement. For more information regarding the Nurse Aide program, contact karen.souvigney@bucks.edu, 215-968-8353 or nurseaide@bucks.edu. For the most up-to-date course schedule, visit bucks.edu/nurseaide


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Spring 2020 Continuing Education Brochure  

For more information about Bucks' Spring 2020 Continuing Education Course offerings visit bucks.edu/coned

Spring 2020 Continuing Education Brochure  

For more information about Bucks' Spring 2020 Continuing Education Course offerings visit bucks.edu/coned

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