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Greenfield Community College

Lifelong Learning Workshops and Professional Development for Businesses and Individuals

Fall 2017

Workforce Development • Health Care • Personal Enrichment • Pioneer Valley Institute Senior Symposia • Online Learning • Credit Course and Program Information

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Workforce Development & Community Education

a Message from President Bob Pura Gerald Martins

At GCC, we take pride in the quality of our Workforce Development and Community Education programs and the many ways we serve our students and the businesses in our community. The link between education, the workforce and the economic/social future of our community has never been stronger. We invite you to take a class or a workshop online or on campus. Learning is not just something you do for one class; learning is a way of living your life. I believe your GCC experience will not only meet your expectations for that one class but it will also contribute significantly for a shared commitment to a stronger, healthier community. Sincerely,

Robert L. Pura, Ph.D., President


Did you attend GCC?

General Information ..........................................................................................................................3 How to Register for Non-Credit Workshops ....................................................................3 New Workshops ..................................................................................................................................3

If you took a few courses, or enough to transfer to your 4-year college, or received a Program Certificate or Associates Degree, we want you!

Workforce Development ..............................................................................................................4-7 Trainings intended to enhance an individual’s on-the-job skills, or provide skills for possible entry into a new profession. Health Care & Emergency Medical Services ......................................................................8-9 Workshops are intended to meet industry-specific needs of aspiring and current health care professionals. Many classes fulfill mandatory continuing educational requirements, while others provide pre licensure or pre-certification preparation. Personal Enrichment Workshops ........................................................................................10-14 Workshops and classes are intended for enjoyment and selfdevelopment, which may also fulfill professional needs. Pioneer Valley Institute ........................................................................................................................I5 Talks, field trips and exhibits celebrating the Connecticut River Valley. Senior Symposia ....................................................................................................................................16 Talks for area seniors to continue their education in a format that best suits their needs interests, and resources. Online Workshops ......................................................................................................................17-18 These courses are delivered via the internet, and may require textbooks and other materials. Online courses are either asynchronous which can be completed any time or synchronous which requires you “attend” scheduled online sessions “live” at a set time.

Join the Alumni Association now – membership is FREE. We value your connection to GCC. As a member of the GCC Alumni Association, you can participate in many ways and we welcome your involvement at all levels. For more information about the advantages of membership, please visit our website now at

Credit Course Information.......................................................................................... 19-27

Blended Classes

Academics ......................................................................................................................................................19 Commonwealth Commitment ..........................................................................................................20 What Students are Saying & Program Spotlight ........................................................................21 Online Credit Courses..............................................................................................................................22 Prior Learning at GCC ..............................................................................................................................23 GCC @ Hampshire County ..................................................................................................................24 Evening & Weekend Credit Courses ..............................................................................................25 Educational and Career Focus Areas ................................................................................................26 General Information .............................................................................................................................. 27

Be on the lookout for classes with the BLN course code. These courses are offered in collaboration with GCC academic departments and combine noncredit students in the same classroom along with credit students. See for more information about Blended Classes.

COVER IMaGE: "Maple Leaves" by GCC student Linda Leighton We make every effort to offer our classes as indicated in this Lifelong Learning Guide. Occasionally, there are changes beyond our control. For up-to-date information on all courses, visit our website:


Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Workforce Development & Community Education Fall 2017 Non-Credit Calendar Labor Day. No Day or Evening workshops.............................................Mon., Sept 4 Columbus Day. ..................................................................................................Mon., Oct 9 No Day classes. Evening workshops meet as scheduled Veterans Day (observed).............................................................................Fri., Nov 10 No Day classes. Evening workshops meet as scheduled Thanksgiving Recess ..................................................Wed-Thu-Fri., Nov 22-23-24 No Evening workshops

Looking for a new workshop? We are offering these NEW! classes and workshops this Fall. • Workforce Development o o o o o o o o

The following non-credit workshops do not accept waivers of any kind: • • • •

Blended Classes Online or Hybrid Learning Pioneer Valley Institute Senior Symposia

• C.N.A./H.H.A. and TCC classes • W.I.T.S classes • Welding

See for information about waivers.

Print Reading (starts 9/5) CNC Programming with G Code (starts 9/7) Intro to Java Programming (starts 9/27) Driving Electric (starts 9/28) Amateur Radio Technician License (starts 10/10) Excel Tips and Tricks (starts 10/20) Spicing up your Presentation with PowerPoint (starts 10/27) Data Analysis with Excel (using Pivot Tables) (starts 11/2)

• Health Care o CNA/HHA-Plus (starts 9/9) o Prepare to Care (starts 9/19) o Neural Reset Study Group (starts 10/6)

• Personal Enrichment

NON-CREDIT WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY A full refund is made if a workshop is cancelled. Official withdrawal by 7 calendar days prior to the first meeting of workshop results in a refund minus a $10 non-refundable registration fee. Withdrawal beyond that point in time allows for no refund. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing your refund.

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Identifying and Managing Stressors (starts 9/5) Creating Digital Comics (starts 9/27) Contract Bridge for Beginners (starts 9/27) Contract Bridge-Intermediate (starts 11/6) Learn to Sew, Repurpose As We Go! (starts 9/28) Heartbeat – A Native American Music Experience (starts 10/4) Lost Towns of Quabbin (starts 10/7) Great Cowboy Songs for the Ukulele (starts 10/17) Tree Pruning (starts 10/21) Basics of Wilderness Survival (starts 11/4)

Three easy ways to register for non-credit workshops – Pick one! Online–Register securely 24/7 Call (413) 775-1661 Visit GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main Street: (Check, credit-card, money orders only please). For a complete listing of all workshops with descriptions, please visit

all can give the Gift of Education–Give now at Please consider helping GCC change lives in your community with a gift to the GCC Foundation. If you would like to discuss how you can make a difference in the lives of students, please contact the Foundation Office at (413) 775-1600 or Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Here are gift options to consider: • Contribute to the Annual Fund • Create a scholarship fund • Support a Credit or Non-credit Program • Establish a planned gift 3

Workforce Development



Fundamentals of Grant Writing

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification

WFD 491-8: T, 9/5–9/26, 6:30–9:00 pm, 4 wks, $105

WFD 751-8: M, 9/11–9/25, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $179 WFD 751-7: (Northampton) M, 11/20–12/4, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $179

Instructor: Keith Bailey Grasp the fundamentals of grant writing, exploring public and private funding sources and learn the basics of researching potential funders.

Instructor: Gary Weiss

Managing your Grant

Become a Certified Food Protection Manager with this national training program. Includes text book, exam and MA Allergen Awareness.

WFD 490-8: T, 10/3, 6:30–9:00 pm, $35

W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification

Instructor: Keith Bailey

WFD 151-8: M/W, 9/18–11/15, 6:30–8:30 pm, 9 wks, $734

You've been awarded the grant! Now what? Learn the various processes of managing your grant, the requirements and regulations of budgeting, reporting and close-out.

W.I.T.S. Instructor

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management OLW 657: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

ed2go Instructor You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you'll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.

CaREER SKILLS Career Planning and Job Search BLN 646-2: M, 9/11–12/18 (every other Monday), 2:00–3:50 pm, 6 sessions, $175

GCC Instructor Introduces students to concepts and tools necessary for developing and implementing a personal education and career plan and effective job search strategies. This is the non-credit option of BUS 102.

Career Ready 101 for Baby Boomers WFD 412-8: Th, 10/12 & 10/26, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 2 sessions, FREE but pre-registration is required

Instructor: April Estis-Clark Baby Boomers can explore their interests, talents and skills with a combination of online software, coaching and classroom exercises to plot a pathway to their next profession.


Get into a new career by learning anatomy, biomechanics, equipment usage, health assessment and more, all in preparation for Personal Trainer national certification. Free orientation: Wednesday, 9/6, 6:30-7:30 pm. Want to learn more about being a Certified Personal Trainer? Free orientation: Wednesday, 9/6, 6:30-7:30 pm RSVP for orientation online or by calling (413) 775-1661.

OSHa 10 Construction Safety WFD 240-8: T, 10/3–10/24 (no class 10/17), 5:00–8:30 pm, 3 sessions, $199

Instructor: Kevin Scarborough Earn your OSHA 29CFR1926 10-hr Construction Certificate in this health & safety class. Mandatory on many job sites now.

amateur Radio Technician License–NEW! WFD 522-8: T/Th, 10/10–10/19, 6:00–9:00 pm, (Saturday 10/21, 10:00 am– 3:00 pm), 5 sessions, $15

Instructor: Jeanne Dodge An FCC-issued amateur radio license allows you to operate two-way radios to communicate with other licensed amateurs in your own town or in foreign countries. The licensing exam will be administered on the last day of class.

Construction Supervisor License WFD 429-8: T, 10/24–12/5, 6:00–9:30 pm, 7 wks, $350

Contractor Success CSL Instructor Construction Supervisor Training gives you the knowledge you need to pass the test. If you don’t pass the first time, you can take the course again for FREE!

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Workforce Development COMPUTERS

Microsoft Excel I

Microsoft Office

WFD 856-8: T, 11/7–11/21, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $75

WFD 455-8: Th, 9/7–10/19 (no class 9/28), 6:00–8:30 pm, 6 sessions, $185

Instructor: Debbe Dugan

Instructor: Debbe Dugan

This workshop is designed for the novice user interested in developing basic Excel skills. In-class assignments will cover formatting, formulas, and creating simple databases.

Learn to use the powerful Microsoft applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook management of emails, calendars, to do lists and much more.

Introduction to autoCaD WFD 248-8: M/Th, 9/25–10/23 (no class 10/9), 4:30–7:30 pm, 8 sessions, $395

Microsoft Excel II

Instructor: Charles Bado

WFD 857-8: T, 11/28–12/12, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $75

Learn the basics of AutoCAD software, terminology, capabilities for drafting and design using your own laptop with AutoCAD software installed. Free 3 year student edition is available.

Instructor: Debbe Dugan

Intro to Java Programming–NEW! TSW 970-5: (Franklin County Technical School), W, 9/27–11/1, 6:00–8:30 pm, 6 wks, $179

Instructor: Cynthia Bussey Learn about object-oriented computer programming even if you don’t have any prior experience. Start with the basics of programming and go on to write your own programs. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises.

Excel Tips and Tricks–NEW! WFD 457-8: F, 10/20, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, $49

Instructor: Don Lesser Work more efficiently with Microsoft Excel by learning how to select ranges, use Autofill, troubleshoot printing problems, work with multiple spreadsheets, use conditional formatting and protecting worksheets.

Spicing up your Presentation with PowerPoint–NEW! WFD 458-8: F, 10/27, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, $49

Instructor: Don Lesser Take your PowerPoint presentations beyond a set of bulleted lists! Learn how to change slide layouts and designs, work with master slides, and add animations and transitions. Also learn how to add graphics, Smart Art, and audio and video clips.

Students will learn complex formulas, how to link spreadsheets and create charts and graphs using data. Students should be comfortable with the topics covered in MS Excel I. Please note: Computer classes listed on page 5 are taught using MS Windows 7 and running MS Office 2010 or 2013 software.These classes do not teach or use Macintosh OS. Contact (413) 775-1611 for other trainings.

HOISTING LICENSE & RENEWaLS 1C Forklift License Preparation WFD 600-8: Saturday, 9/16, 8:00–11:30 am, $195 WFD 600-9: Th, 11/16, 8:00–11:30 am, $195 Prepare for successful completion of your MA hoisting license.

2a Excavator License Preparation WFD 602-8: Saturday, 9/16, 12:00–5:00 pm, $295 WFD 602-9: Th, 11/16, 12:00–5:00 pm, $295

Register for both Preparation trainings listed above for $295 and save. Call 413-775-1677 for details. Starting September 1, 2014, all fully licensed Hoisting operators are now required to complete continuing education for their DPS Hoisting license renewals. Certificates of completion will be provided by Cranes 101.

Data analysis with Excel (using Pivot Tables)–NEW! WFD 459-8: Th, 11/2, 1:30–3:30 pm, $49

Instructor: Don Lesser Learn to use Excel's advanced data analysis features to take your spreadsheets to the next level. This class covers the use of tables, filtering, and pivot tables, Excel's most powerful tool for data analysis.

Introduction to QuickBooks WFD 516-8: Th, 11/2–12/14 (no class 11/23), 6:00–8:30 pm, 6 wks, $165

1C Forklift Renewal WFD 606-8: Th, 9/7, 12:30–4:30 pm, $99 WFD 606-9: W, 12/13, 12:30–4:30 pm, $99

2a Excavator Renewal WFD 608-8: Th, 9/7, 8:00 am–12:00 pm, $99 WFD 608-9: W, 12/13, 8:00 am–12:00 pm, $99

Instructor: Debbe Dugan Through this introduction to QuickBooks, you will learn to manage Accounts Payable, troubleshoot the books, verify income and expenses and manage banking and credit cards.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Take more than one HOISTING RENEWaL class and save. Renewal classes are $99 each or 2 for $150. Call 413-775-1661 for details.


Workforce Development

BUILD yOUR FUTURE IN MaNUFaCTURING! Change your life in just 15 weeks! Find out if you qualify for FREE Manufacturing Trainings attend an upcoming Information & application Session on august 7: Contact: April Estis-Clark at Sign up today and reserve a seat! RSVP at or call (413) 774-4361 This program is funded by a $20 million grant awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25.


Technical Mathematics I

Foundational Manufacturing

BLN 666-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 11:00 am–1:50 pm, 15 wks, $435

M-Th, 9/5–9/28 (and F, 9/8, 4:00–9:15 pm), 4:00–9:15 pm, 4 wks, Tuition value $1,200 (Full scholarships available) Take the first step towards a manufacturing career with this free training. Last chance to apply for Fall is at the 8/6 Info Session. Register today or (413) 774-4361.

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

Manufacturing Math

CNC Programming with G Code–NEW!

WFD 222-8: T/W, 9/5–9/27, 6:45–9:15 pm, 8 sessions, $300

BLN 667-2: Th, 9/7–12/21 (no class 11/23), 6:00–7:50 pm, 15 wks, $330

Instructor: Phyllis Keenan Commonly used unit conversations, fractions, decimals and percentages will be covered. Scholarships may be available, call (413) 775-1602 to see if you qualify.

An introduction to the foundations of technical mathematics with emphasis on the application of basic mathematical skills in the solution of occupational and engineering problems. This is the noncredit option of EGT 101.

GCC Instructor

OSHa 10 General Industry

G Code programming for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines as used in local machine tool industries. Students learn the language syntax and coding to properly control common tools. This is the non-credit option of EGT 111.

WFD 221-8: T/W, 9/5–9/13, 4:00–6:30 pm, 4 sessions, $199

Robotics Control

Instructor: Barbara Williams

BLN 663-2: T/Th, 10/24–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 11:00 am–1:50 pm, 7 wks, $330

For workers in manufacturing and health care industries that are required to meet minimum federal workplace safety standards with this OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification.

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

BLN 662-8: T/Th, 9/5–10/24, 11:00 am–1:50 pm, 7 wks, $330

A study in the control of robotic machines, using mechanical structures and programming techniques, to fulfill control parameters. This is the non-credit option of EGT 105.

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

Online ToolingU-SME

Introduces the technology of digital logic functional blocks, their implementations, and applications to mathematical computation. This is the non-credit option of EGT 104.

Instructor: Jon Kallio

Digital Logic & applications

Print Reading–NEW! BLN 665-2: T, 9/5–12/19 (no class 10/31), 6:00–7:50 pm, 15 wks, $330

WFD 226-8: (Online) 90 day subscription, $169 Learn new skills or tap into the power of your people with access to over 400 online classes. Free subscriptions may be available. Call (413) 775-1602 to see if you qualify.

GCC Instructor Provides an opportunity for students to learn how to interpret manufacturing drawings and apply these skills to inspection, quality control, and technical analysis of manufactured parts. This is the noncredit option of EGT 110.

Technical Graphics BLN 664-2: T/Th, 9/5–10/19, 2:00–4:50 pm, 7 wks, $330

Instructor: Amy Ehmann Learn lettering, scaling, orthographic projection, pictorials, sections, auxiliary views, dimensioning, tolerances and fasteners. This is the non-credit option of EGT 107.


Interested in teaching a non-credit workshop? We are looking for dedicated instructors for: • CNC Programming (Fanuc or Haas controls) • SolidWorks • 3D Printing • CNC Mill and Lathe Operation • Many others Contact us at: or Mark Rabinsky or 413-775-1611

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Workforce Development Sustainable Landscape Design BLN 608-2: (Hybrid) Saturday, 9/9, 10/14, 11/18 & 12/9, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 15 wks, $435

Instructor: Tom Benjamin

Where science, civic responsibility, and workforce development meet. SAGE‘s mission is to educate and train students and community members in sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency. SAGE serves as a hub for professional development and community engagement. SAGE fosters active citizen participation in food and energy decision-making and production. The Time to Act is Now.

SUSTaINaBLE aGRICULTURE aND GREEN ENERGy Residential Energy Efficiency & Energy auditing BLN 609-2: T, 9/5–12/19, 6:00–8:50 pm, (Field Saturday, 11/18, 9:00 am–5:00 pm), 15 wks, $435

Instructor: Beth Paulson Explore the methods and skills required to perform energy audits for residential buildings. Field trips are required. This is the non-credit option of REE 126.

Introduction to Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) Technology BLN 606-2: M/W, 9/6–12/20, 3:30–4:45 pm, (Field TBD), 15 wks, $435

Instructor: Michael Kocsmiersky For those with a strong personal interest in photovoltaics (PV) or considering a career in solar electric technology. Requires permission of instructor. This is the non-credit option of REE 121.

Explore the fundamentals of landscape design to integrate existing buildings and their supporting sites. Field trips required. This class is 73% online and is the non-credit option of REE 125.

Driving Electric–NEW! CSW 1134-2: Th, 9/28, 5:30–7:30 pm, $25

Instructor: Christine Copeland Learn about the basics of buying and owning an Electric Vehicle (EV), including environmental impacts, charging stations, rebates, vehicle range. Learn directly from EV owners discussing their personal experiences.

Four Season Farming BLN 651-2: W, 10/4–11/1, 8:30–11:35 am, 5 sessions, $175

GCC Instructor Extend your growing season beyond fall and winter using proven four-season techniques such as hoophouses, coldframes, cold hardy crops and more. This is the non-credit option of AGR 111.

Creating Farm & Food Co-operatives BLN 624-2: (Franklin County House of Correction) T, 10/10–11/21, 5:30– 7:45 pm, 7 wks, $175

Instructor: Andrew Stachiw Explore member-owned cooperative business models (Co-ops) and various forms of democratic ownership with a focus on the local food economy. Requires permission of instructor. This is the noncredit option of AGR 114.

The Basics of Backyard Chickens

Introduction to Sustainable Design/Green Building

CSW 1108-2: M, 11/27, 5:30–8:30 pm, $35

BLN 610-2: Th, 9/7–12/21, 6:00–8:50 pm, (Field Saturday, 10/21, 9:00 am– 12:00 pm), 15 wks, $435

Instructor: Sage Franetovich

Instructor: Jeremy Toal Investigate sustainable design, green building techniques and learn how they may be synthesized to best fit a specific construction project. Requires permission of instructor. This is the non-credit option of REE 127.

This workshop will provide a great foundation for keeping chickens this Spring. Participants will learn all the basics of chicken care, chicken breed pros and cons, coop design options and MUCH more!


Mushroom Foraging & Cultivation

Fundamentals of Electricity

BLN 623-2: F, 9/8–10/6, 9:00 am–12:05 pm, (Field F, 9/29 & 10/6), 5 wks, $175

BLN 604-2: M/W, 9/6–12/18 (no classes 10/9 & 11/8), 5:30–6:45 pm, 15 wks, $435

Instructor: Paul C. Lagreze

Instructor: Michael Kocsmiersky

Applies permaculture principles in the foraging and cultivation of wild fungi. Includes collection, identification and cultivation of fungi for culinary purposes and holistic medicine. This is the non-credit option of AGR 113.

Introduction to Welding Basics

An introduction to electricity with an emphasis on sustainable energy applications. Requires permission of instructior. This is the non-credit option of EGT 112.

Permaculture Landscape Management & Installation

TSW 650-5: (Franklin County Technical School) Th, 9/14–10/12, 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495

BLN 625-2: F, 9/8–10/6, 1:00–4:05 pm, (Field F, 10/15–11/6), 5 wks, $175

TSW 650-6: (Franklin County Technical School) Th, 11/2–12/14 (no classes 11/16 & 11/23), 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495

Instructor: Beth Paulson Hands-on permaculture skills for productive landscapes. Includes field trips. This is the non-credit option of AGR 115.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Instructors: Jesse Edwards & Lorin Burrows Starting with the basics and advancing as far as the individual can manage, topics include brazing, soldering, safety, sheet metal forming and welding, basic MIG welding techniques, material cutting, fitting and preparation to weld.


Health Care & Emergency Medical Services

Nursing assistant (Na) & Home Health aide (HHa)

Prepare to Care–NEW!

TCC 250-2: M-Th, 9/11–10/16, 9:00 am–2:30 pm, (no class M, 10/9), 5 wks, $1,375

TCC 320-2: T, 9/19–9/26, 6:00–8:00 pm, 2 wks, $45

TCC 250-4: M-Th, 11/6–12/12 (no classes W, 11/22 & Th, 11/23) 9:00 am– 2:30 pm, 5 wks, $1,375

Tripp Memorial Foundation Instructor

Tripp Memorial Foundation Instructors This combined training will prepare students as a Home Health Aide and for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) American Red Cross-administered certificate exam. Textbook and exams included. Partial scholarships available.

Intended for those taking on or already in the role of caregiver. Provides an overview of Community Elder Services/Resources. Includes information on the aging process, an introduction to the MA Home Care system, and understanding family dynamics.

Tripp Memorial Foundation’s mission is to improve the ability of our community to care for our elders and their caregivers. The skill and experience of the staff along with their commitment to quality care and the highest standards of education and ongoing support of our community’s direct care workforce makes them the ideal partner for GCC in developing a rich curriculum and comprehensive training programs.


Spanish for Health Professionals

BLN 668-2: F/Saturday, 9/9–12/16 (no classes 10/7, 11/11 & 11/25) 9:00 am– 5:00 pm, 14 wks, $1,675

BLN 607-2: M/W, 9/6–12/20 (no classes 10/9, 11/8 & 11/22), 4:00–5:50 pm, 15 wks, $485

GCC Instructors This expanded training prepares students to work as a Home Health Aide (HHA) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Textbook and American Red Cross certificate exam fees included. This is the noncredit option of HSC 105.

GCC Instructor Emphasizes the fundamentals of Spanish both for students seeking positions in health related fields and those already working in the professions. This is the non-credit option of SPA 124.

CNAs and Home Health Aides Needed! Jobs are available in: • Long term care facilities (nursing homes) • Home health agencies • Hospitals & rehabilitation facilities • Adult day health programs & assisted living centers • Hospice & other community settings your First Step—Attend an upcoming Information & Application session on: • Mon. 8/14, 1:00-2:30 pm Downtown Center • Sat. 8/19, 10:00-11:30 am Main Campus


Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Health Care & Emergency Medical Services MaSSaGE THERaPy Neural Reset Study Group–NEW!

Customized training and professional development for businesses and individuals

WFD 844-8: F, 10/6, 12:00-3:00 pm, $65

Instructor: Rob Hayden For those who participated in Neural Reset seminars (Upper or Lower Body) and want to practice your techniques to apply this innovative bodywork modality to relieve pain.

aHa Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR EMH 684-1: W, 9/13, 5:30–9:30 pm, $59 EMH 684-2: F, 10/13, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59 EMH 684-3: M, 11/13, 12:30–4:30 pm, $59 EMH 684-4: F, 12/15, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59

AHA Certified Instructor Healthcare providers will earn their required credential card documenting successful completion of a CPR course. This class also replaces the BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal course.

Heartsaver® First aid

Let us help you meet your training needs at a competitive cost to your company–at your location or ours! Examples of training topics include • CPR and First Aid • Computer training at all levels • OSHA 10 Construction Have something else in mind? Let us help design a training program for you! Contact Mark Rabinsky (413) 775-1611 or


EMH 683-2: F, 10/6, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $49

NCCR Paramedic (5 class bundle)

EMH 683-4: F, 12/8, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $49

Th, 9/7-10/12, (See individual classes for times), $270

AHA Certified Instructor

Instructor: Monty Ruff

Earn Heartsaver® First Aid certification to respond to first-aid emergencies in and around the workplace.

Each currently certified Paramedic must complete all 5 National Core Content Requirement topics once every 2 years. We offer the classes on the following dates. You can sign up for the entire package or take the classes individually. Individual sub-topic classes available upon request or if you would like us to provide the training at your location please contact Dawn Josefski  (413) 775-1761 or email

Heartsaver® CPR with aED EMH 685-2: T, 10/10, 6:00–9:00 pm, $49 EMH 685-4: M, 12/4, 1:00–3:00 pm, $49

AHA Certified Instructor Heartsaver® CPR with AED Certification trains individuals in Adult/Child CPR with Mask, Adult/Child/Infant Choking response and Adult/Child AED and infant CPR with Mask.

Family & Friends® CPR EMH 686-2: T, 11/14, 6:00–8:00 pm, $25

AHA Certified Instructor This "peace-of-mind" course is for anyone wanting to learn adult/child CPR, methods to address adult/child choking and infant CPR/choking emergencies.


NCCR Paramedic Operations EMH 250-2: Th, 9/7, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, $70

NCCR Paramedic Medical EMH 251-2: Th, 9/14, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, $70

NCCR Paramedic airway, Respiration, Ventilation EMH 252-2: Th, 10/5, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, $30

NCCR Paramedic Trauma EMH 253-2: Th, 10/5, 1:00- 4:00 pm, $30

NCCR Paramedic Cardiovascular EMH 254-2: Th, 10/12, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, $70

EMT Basic EMH 310-2: M/W, 9/6–12/20, 6:00–10:00 pm, (includes some Saturdays, 9:00 am–5:30 pm), 15 wks, $1,100

Instructor: Sandra Mizula This very intensive class provides training in the primary care of injuries, Semiautomatic External Defibrillator (S/AED), acute illnesses, birth, and people in emergency situations. This is the non-credit option of EMS 101.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

GCC offers National Core Content Requirement (NCCR) EMT classes. Contact Dawn Josefski for information or (413) 775-1761


Personal Enrichment



Watercolor Wonderful!

Ballet I

CSW 1111-2: W, 9/6–11/1, 6:00–8:00 pm, 9 wks, $195

BLN 602-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 9:30–10:45 am, 15 wks, $385

Instructor: Amber Scoon

GCC Instructor

Whether you have some experience or are just starting out, this 6session watercolor painting workshop will teach you design, color theory, landscapes, shading and shadow. Materials are required for class. Please note: For Watercolor, materials are purchased separately by the student.

An introduction to the study of classical ballet. Students learn the ballet terminology that denotes the traditional position of the feet, arms and body, and the basic ballet steps. This the non-credit option of DAN 107/108.

Jazz Dance BLN 601-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 11:00 am–12:15 pm, 15 wks, $385

Learn to Sew, Repurpose as We Go!–NEW!

Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

CSW 1131-2: Th, 9/28–10/19, 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 wks, $99

An introductory course in jazz dance. Classes consist of a full body warm up, basic dance exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. This the non-credit option of DAN 103/104.

Instructor: Heather Wynne Be inspired to create with fabric as we repurpose old textiles into new treasures. Geared for beginners but appropriate for all levels, and ages over 13.

Beginning Drawing: One Day Intensive CSW 284-2: Saturday, 10/14, 10:00 am–4:30 pm, $89

Instructor: Amber Scoon

Middle Eastern Dance BLN 605-2:T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no class 10/31 & 11/23), 3:00–4:15 pm, 15 wks, $385

GCC Instructor Instruction includes the historical and social context in which the dance is traditionally performed, and general concepts of dance technique and practice. This is the non-credit option of DAN 116/117/216/217.

Learn the essentials of realistic drawing, learning to look in a new way and focusing on elements such as line, shape, value, shadow, composition and perspective.

Performance Project: Dance in Community


Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

BLN 611-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 12:30–1:45 pm, 15 wks, $20

Computer Basics I

In this course, experienced dancers from the community are invited to join GCC students in the dance performance group, Mixed Company. This is the non-credit option of DAN 201.

CSW 1030-2: T, 10/3–10/24, 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 wks, $99

Contemporary/Modern Dance

Instructor: Debbe Dugan

BLN 603-2: M/W, 9/6–12/20 (no classes 10/9 & 11/8), 1:00–2:15 pm, 15 wks, $385

Learn computer basics at a relaxed pace and become familiar with using a keyboard, mouse, basic terminology and Office 2010 applications.

Instructor: Margaret Van Dyck

Make the Most of your iPhone CSW 1113-2: M, 10/16–10/23, 6:00–8:00 pm, 2 wks, $50

Instructor: Debbe Dugan Beginners will learn tips and tricks to get the most out of their Apple iPhone.

An introduction to modern dance. Students learn the terminology and practice the fundamental movements. This is the non-credit option of DAN 111.

Introduction to Dance BLN 631-2: M/W, 9/6–12/18 (no classes 10/9 & 11/8), 10:00–11:15 am, 15 wks, $385

Instructor: Margaret Van Dyck Provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of dance, and exposure to a wide range of different styles of dance, both western and non-Euro-American. This is the non-credit option of DAN 101. Sign up early to make sure you have a space and the workshop runs


Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Personal Enrichment East Coast Swing CSW 016-2: M, 9/11–10/23, 6:00–7:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Emily Fox The upbeat tempos of big band music, blues, and contemporary pop tunes all lend themselves to the easy and spirited dance steps of swing.

Waltz CSW 014-2: M, 9/11–10/23, 7:00–8:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Emily Fox American Waltz is one of the most beautiful, classic forms of ballroom dance.

ESOL Workshops All workshops taught by GCC Instructors

Reading & Vocab-Intermediate Level BLN 615-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 9:30–10:45 am, 15 wks, $200 Improve your reading and vocabulary. This is the non-credit option of ESL 123.

Spoken English-High Intermediate

advanced Beginner East Coast Swing

BLN 617-2: T, 9/5–12/19 (no class 10/31), 5:00–7:50 pm, 15 wks, $200 BLN 617-4: M, 9/11–12/18, 5:00–7:50 pm, 15 wks, $200

CSW 056-2: M, 10/30–12/11, 7:00–8:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

GCC Instructor

Instructor: Emily Fox Students from the beginning class will expand their repertoire while developing their lead and follow techniques. Learn how to take your “Jump, Jive and Wail” to the next skill level!

Salsa & Merengue CSW 015-2: M, 10/30–12/11, 6:00–7:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Emily Fox Feel great and look impressive by learning basic patterns of both Merengue and Salsa, while incorporating Latin hip motion.

• No partners required for any Dance class • Please bring clean, grit-free shoes to protect the dance floor

HISTORy Irish Genealogy CSW 1104-2: Th, 10/26–11/2, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $45

Instructor: Sara Campbell This expanded hands-on class uses records available in Ireland to build a family tree. We will search online parish records, Irish census, Griffiths Valuation and maps to discover our past in Ireland.

LaNGUaGE Elementary Spanish 1 BLN 600-3: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 12:30–2:45 pm, 15 wks, $485 BLN 600-2: M/W, 9/6–12/20 (no classes 10/9 & 11/8), 10:00 am–12:15 pm, 15 wks, $485

Instructor: Norma Quesada Acquire language functions, vocabulary, structures and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities and extensive laboratory practice. This is the non-credit option of SPA 101.

Continue to develop your English listening and speaking skills for academic activities, college success and more. This is a non-credit option of ESL 114.

Written English-advanced BLN 616-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no class 10/31 & 11/23), 11:00 am–12:15 pm, 15 wks, $200 Improve your English writing skills to prepare for beginning-level college courses, including research papers, reading and writing responses, essays, compositions and more. This is the non-credit option of ESL 104.

Written English-Intermediate BLN 614-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21, 11:00 am–12:15 pm, (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 15 wks, $200 Develop student writing skills for academic and professional use, such as patterns of organizing paragraphs and compositions, basic business letters and other composition skills. This is the non-credit option of ESL 103.

advanced ESOL Grammar BLN 622-2: W/F, 9/6–12/20 (no classes 11/10 & 11/24), 10:30–11:45 am, 15 wks, $200 For bilingual students needing more advanced practice in English grammar. Study will include verb tenses for narration, prepositional phrases for description, active and passive voice and more. This is a non-credit option of ESL 118.

american English Grammar in Use BLN 619-2: W/F, 9/6–12/20 (no classes 11/10 & 11/24), 10:30–11:45 am, 15 wks, $200 Building on your English verb tenses and parts of speech course, practice complex patterns needed for college coursework and review articles and advanced sentence structures. This is the non-credit option of ESL 108.

English Sounds and Spelling

Spanish Film and Language I

BLN 621-2: W/F, 9/6–12/21 (no classes 11/10 & 11/24), 9:00–10:15 am, 15 wks, $200 Learn to understand sounds, rhythms, intonation, spelling of syllables, spelling rules and more. This is the non-credit option of ESL 117.

BLN 613-2: T, 9/5–12/19 (no class 10/31), 3:00–5:50 pm, 15 wks, $435

Intermediate Grammar Review

Instructor: Norma Quesada

BLN 620-2: Saturday, 9/9–12/16, 9:00 am–12:25 pm, 15 wks, $200 Practice and master basic English verb tenses, question patterns and subjectverb agreement while reviewing grammar as you listen, speak, pronounce, read, write and more. This is the non-credit option of ESL 109.

An intermediate study of Spanish through Spanish language films. Acquire language functions, vocabulary, idioms and cultures through cinema from the Spanish-speaking world. This is the non-credit option of SPA 255.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Scholarships available for ESOL classes. apply at or call (413) 775-1226. 11

Personal Enrichment LEISURE & WELLNESS

Personal Fitness Training I

Identifying and Managing Stressors–NEW! BLN 660-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 2:00–2:50 pm, 15 wks, $330

Instructor: Stephen Roy Helps students identify and differentiate potential sources of healthy and unhealthy stress. The course gives students tools to prioritize and manage different stressors. This is the non-credit option of HFW 117.

Gentle yoga

BLN 648-2: M/W/F, 9/6–10/25 (no class 10/9), 12:00–12:50 pm, 21 sessions, $175

Instructor: Stephen Roy For students of all fitness level. Learn safe and proper exercise techniques and the importance of nutrition to promote a healthy lifestyle. This is the non-credit option of HFW 108.

Personal Fitness Training II BLN 658-2: M/W/F, 9/6–10/25 (no classes 10/9), 12:00–12:50 pm, 21 sessions, $175

BLN 629-2: W, 9/6–12/20 (no class 11/8), 2:30–4:00 pm, 15 wks, $175

BLN 658-4: M/W/F, 10/27–12/20 (no classes 11/8), 12:00–12:50 pm, 21 sessions, $175

BLN 629-4: M, 9/11–12/18 (no class 10/9), 3:00–4:30 pm, 15 wks, $175

Instructor: Stephen Roy

Instructor: Erica Travis

An intermediate level course to build on skillsets and concepts learned in HFW 108 (LED 157) regarding creation and maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits. This is the non-credit option of HFW 118.

Introduces students to gentle yoga practice with an emphasis on stress reduction and body awareness. This is the non-credit option of LED 170.

Personal Fitness Training III

Pilates Mat Work

BLN 659-2: M/W/F, 9/6–10/25 (no class 10/9), 12:00–12:50 pm, 21 sessions, $175

BLN 641-2: M/W, 9/6–10/25 (no class 10/9), 5:00–5:50 pm, 13 sessions, $175 BLN 641-4: M/W, 10/30–12/20 (no class 11/8), 5:00–5:50 pm, 13 sessions, $175

BLN 659-4: M/W/F, 10/27–12/20 (no class 11/8), 12:00–12:50 pm, 21 sessions, $175

GCC Instructor

Instructor: Stephen Roy

The Pilates series of floor mat exercises strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, flexibility and balance. This is the noncredit option of DAN 102.

An advanced level course to further the progression of learning in the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits. Builds on HFW 108 (LED 157), and HFW 118. This is the non-credit option of HFW 128.

Introductory Tae Kwon Do I (Karate)

Principles of Strength Training I

BLN 627-2: M/W/F, 9/6–10/25, 8:00–8:50 am, 22 sessions, $175

BLN 647-2: M/W, 9/6–10/23 (no class 10/9), 2:00–3:30 pm, 13 sessions, $175

Instructor: John Iverson

Instructor: Stephen Roy

A basic introduction to the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do-Moo Duk Kwan as it has evolved from its origins from Tae Kyun in approximately 57 BC. This is the non-credit option of LED 167.

Covers the basic training principles involved in the development of muscle strength and endurance. This is the non-credit option of HFW 106.

Introductory Tae Kwon Do II (Karate)

Principles of Strength Training II

BLN 628-2: M/W/F, 10/27–12/20 (no classes 11/10 & 11/24), 8:00–8:50 am, 22 sessions, $175

BLN 649-2: M/W, 10/25–12/20 (no classes 11/8 & 11/10), 2:00–3:30 pm, 15 sessions, $175

Instructor: John Iverson

Instructor: Stephen Roy

Intermediate level skills and techniques of the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do-Moo Duk Kwan as it has evolved from its origins in Tae Kyun in approximately 57 BC. This is the non-credit option of LED 168.

Builds upon Principles of Strength Training I. Incorporates weight training and other various exercises to create sound strategies and personal program design practices for improving fitness. This is the non-credit option of HFW 116.

T’aiJi Quan (T’ai Chi)

Contract Bridge for Beginners–NEW!

CSW 040-2: W, 9/13–11/8, 6:00– 7:00 pm, 9 wks, $99

CSW 1125-2: W, 9/27–11/1, 6:00–7:30 pm, 6 sessions, $65

Instructor: Mark Deaver Explore the traditional Yang style form and philosophy of Tai Chi. This flowing, energy stimulating, dynamic and meditative martial art enhances body and mind, bringing increased awareness, greater balance, and flexibility.


Instructor: Bob Sagor Want to learn one of the world’s most popular and compelling card games? If so, join this class to learn the basics of Contract bridge. Couples or individuals welcome.

Contract Bridge - Intermediate–NEW! CSW 1126-2: M, 11/6–12/11, 6:00–7:30 pm, 6 sessions, $65

Instructor: Bob Sagor For those who have played the game either recently or in the distant past. This class will focus on basic bidding and play tactics and strategies for success. Couples or individuals welcome.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Personal Enrichment MUSIC

Introduction to Hand Drumming CSW 1075-2: W, 9/27–11/15, 5:00–6:45 pm, 8 wks, $149

Chorus BLN 612-2: T/Th, 9/5–12/21 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23), 9:30–10:45 am, 15 wks, $20

Instructor: Margery E. Heins Explore proven vocal technique and choral repertoire as you prepare selections from the various style periods for public performance. This is the non-credit option of MUS 111.

Hand Drumming Level 2 CSW 1080-2: T, 9/26–11/14, 6:00–7:45 pm, 8 wks, $149

Instructor: Steven Leicach For people who have already taken the introductory course. This class offers more advanced ensemble rhythms and deeper exploration in drumming techniques, improvisation, creating rhythms and the healing nature of drumming.

Beginning Blues Harmonica CSW 1101-2: W, 9/27–11/15, 7:00–8:45 pm, 8 wks, $149

Instructor: Steven Leicach Learn how to bend notes and play your favorite songs! This class covers techniques for playing chords, bending notes, 12 bar blues and effects like vibrato and Wah Wah.

Intro to Ukulele CSW 1068-2: T, 9/19–10/3, 6:30–8:00 pm, 3 wks, $99

Instructor: Joe Blumenthal This beginner ukulele class is for anyone who would like to learn the basics quickly and play songs now. Ukulele and electronic tuner are INCLUDED in tuition!

Great Cowboy Songs for the Ukulele–NEW! CSW 1033-2: T, 10/17–10/24, 6:30–8:00 pm, 2 wks, $39

Instructor: Robin Hoffman Get to know your ukulele on a musical trail drive! This workshop, for beginners, explores ukulele chords and strumming through the fun, classic songs of the Old West.

Ukulele Caroling for the Holidays CSW 1127-2: T, 11/14–11/21, 6:30–8:00 pm, 2 wks, $39

Instructor: Robin Hoffman Grinches don’t strum! Join us to find out why it is hard to be blue over the holidays while strumming a ukulele and singing along!

Instructor: Steven Leicach Study traditional ensemble rhythms, drumming technique, how to create your own rhythms and improvisation in a supportive class environment.

Heartbeat – a Native american Music Experience–NEW! CSW 1130-2: W, 10/4–10/11, 7:00–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $45

Instructor: Craig Harris Defying stereotypes, this program combines video, archival audio recordings, informative discussion, and collective music-making to create a soundscape spanning from the "heartbeat" of powwow drums and the “warble” of wooden flutes to the electrifying sounds of Native infused rock, jazz, reggae, country music, blues, hip-hip, and electronic dance music.

OUTDOORS The 24-Hour Outdoor Personal Growth Experience BLN 656-2: Th, 9/21–9/28 (Field Saturday, 9/30, 9:00 am to Sunday, 10/1, 10:00 am), 5:00–6:00 pm, 3 sessions, $175

Instructor: Walker Korby A 24-hour back-country experience focusing on the expansion of the individual's awareness and sensitivity to his or her relationship with the environment. This is the non-credit option of EVS 150.

Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety CSW 667-2: W, 10/4–10/11, 7:00–9:00 pm, 2 wks, $45

Instructor: Walker Korby A powerful tool that is as practical as it is dangerous, the chainsaw requires a level of knowledge and experience to operate safely and efficiently. For novices or users who have developed some bad habits.

Lost Towns of Quabbin–NEW! CSW 1132-2: (Meets Offsite) Saturday, 10/7, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $75

Instructor: Bob Tremblay Hike to the center of the former town of Dana and compare old photographs of the town with the cellar holes and recovering forest that exists today. We might even hike deep into the woods to see the remains of a crashed fighter jet.

Tree Pruning–NEW! CSW 1135-2: Saturday, 10/21, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, $35

Instructor: Walker Korby Designed for home gardeners, this workshop will provide students with a foundation in the science and practice of pruning trees.

Basics of Wilderness Survival–NEW! CSW 1133-8: Saturday, 11/4, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $75

Instructor: Bob Tremblay Participants will learn how to start a fire without matches, how to filter and purify water to drink, and how to build a debris hut shelter. Illustration by Ukulele Instructor Robin Hoffman

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.


Personal Enrichment PHOTOGRaPHy


Photography I: Don't Fear your Camera

Creative Writing

CSW 408-2: W, 9/6–10/11, 9:30–11:30 am, 6 wks, $139

CSW 1129-2: T, 9/19–11/7, 6:30–8:30 pm, 8 wks, $135

Instructor: Sara Lyons Acton

Instructor: Anita Fritz

Can’t figure out all the buttons on your camera? Get control of your camera by learning to master technology barriers and the many features which will empower you to take beautiful photographs.

Do you have a story inside you? Perhaps a fiction, creative nonfiction, magazine article or even a novel you'd like to publish? Award-winning journalist Anita Fritz will teach you the tools and structure you need to get it out.

Photography II: Using Manual Controls CSW 422-2: W, 10/25–12/6 (no class 11/22), 9:30–11:30 am, 6 sessions, $139

Creating Digital Comics–NEW!

CSW 422-2: T, 9/19–10/24, 6:30–8:30 pm, 6 sessions, $139

TSW 162-2: (Franklin County Technical School) W, 9/27–11/1, 6:00–8:30 pm, 6 wks, $179

Instructor: Sara Lyons Acton Gain confidence and control over your camera by getting out of AUTO modes so you can start using your camera’s manual/creative settings.

Instructor: Marcus McLaurin

CSW 1102-2: T, 11/7–12/12, 6:30–8:30 pm, 6 wks, $139

Learn the basics of storytelling for comics and web comics from a former writer, artist and Editor at Marvel Comics. Both traditional media (pencils and ink) and digital tools like Photoshop and Paint will be covered. By the end of the class, you will have the tools to create and post your own digital online comic.

Instructor: Sara Lyons Acton

Writing Essentials

Got a solid understanding of how your camera works? Great! Explore different styles and applications of photography through weekly presentations and assignments.

OLW 034: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

Photography III: Fearless Photo

Lightroom for Photographers CSW 1035-2: Th, 10/5–11/2, 6:00–8:30 pm, 5 wks, $139

ed2go Instructor Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.

Instructor: Fred LeBlanc Bring your laptop with the current version of Adobe Lightroom and gain a basic mastery of downloading, organizing, managing, developing and presenting your photography.

Becoming a Photographic artist CSW 1120-2: T, 11/7–12/5, 6:00–8:30 pm, 5 wks, $139

Instructor: Fred LeBlanc Learn to use the Digital Camera & Lens Creatively, Artistic Composition, The Art of Seeing, Street Photography, Travel Photography and The Digital Darkroom post processing tools and techniques.

Joanne Belair, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2016 GCC Art Student

Credit courses are available for those who need a flexible schedule. See page 22 for online and page 25 for evening and weekend offerings. 14

Interested in having your photo or artwork be considered in a future publication? Submit online or email

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Pioneer Valley Institute

Wycinanki Workshop: The art of Papercutting Celebrating the Connecticut River Valley Its Past, Present and Future for over 25 years.

PVI 126-2: (Open to ages 10 & up) Saturday, 9/23, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, $20

Presenter: Susan Urban This workshop will include a brief introduction to the art of Polish paper cutting and will allow time for participants to design heir own creations or make one from patterns provided.

It’s Perfect Sailing: a Quinnetuckut II Trip Bringing programs to the public since 1989: resources designed to explore the rich and unique character of the Connecticut River Valley—its past, present and future. We offer the Valley’s only varied series of workshops, field trips and lectures relating to the Connecticut River Valley. All the programs sponsored by PVI are open to the public free or at a modest cost. Contact us for general information concerning PVI or for program details at If you would like to have the current booklet mailed to you please call 413-775-1661.

FaLL PROGRaMS–2017 a Note to Our Members You will be asked to register and pay before the actual event. There are three ways to pay: • Online at • By phone to 413-775-1661 • In person at the Downtown Center, 270 Main St, Greenfield • Please note that cash is not accepted for event registration.

PVI 127-2: Sunday, 10/1, 12:45–3:30 pm, $15

Presenter: Richard Little Explore the Connecticut River geology on this popular 90-minute cruise down river about six miles to Barton Cove before returning to Northfield. Meet promptly at Northfield Mountain Riverview Dock.

Pioneer Valley art Exploration: Fine art Museums of amherst PVI 128-2: Saturday, 10/14, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, $15 A visit to the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass.

Medicine in Franklin County: 1750 to 1850 PVI 129-2: (Stinchfield Lecture Hall) Th, 10/19, 7:00 pm, FREE but preregistration is required

Presenter: Dr. Paul Berman This program gives an overview of the types of medical care that would have been available in Franklin County between 1750 to 1850.

Leverett’s Cave Hill Hike PVI 123-2: Sunday, 10/22, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, $10

Presenters: Nancy Goodman, naturalist, and Richard Little, geologist The trails at Cave Hill are a geologic trip back to a continental suture between two of the blocks that now make up the North American continent. Not handicapped accessible. Heavy rain cancels.

Early Springfield automotive History PVI 130-2: (Stinchfield Lecture Hall) F, 12/8, 7:00 pm, FREE but preregistration is required

Presenters: Jerre Hoffman and Keith Korbut

The 21st Great Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show with Jurassic Roadshow too! Cohn Family Dining Commons, GCC campus Saturday, Nov 11, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Free.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

A fascinating program on automobile manufacturing in Springfield, with history that goes back to pre-Revolutionary times and the Springfield Armory. The Annual PVI Meeting will take place before this presentation at 6:30 pm. To register for a program, call (413) 775-1661. 15

Senior Symposia SENIOR SyMPOSIUM Remarks from the Hill SEE 251-2: (Sloan Theater) F, 9/29, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Stanley Rosenberg A discussion of current issues confronting our state.

around the World in 80 Days with Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland SEE 252-2: Th, 10/5, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Matthew Goodman The dramatic story of the 1889 race between two pioneering journalists.

The Powerful Rise and Sad Demise of Connecticut River Valley Industry SEE 253-2: W, 10/11, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Robert Forrant The rise and decline of the Valley machine industry after 150 years of prosperity.

THE SENIOR SyMPOSIa PROGRaM The Senior Symposia Program is a collaborative effort between Greenfield Community College and area senior citizens to provide a way for area seniors to continue their education in a format that best suits their needs, interests and resources. We offer symposia in the areas of: • • • • • • •

Ancient/Modern History Travel/Adventure Political/Geopolitical Current Events Landscape Art/Architecture Art/Humanities Economics Science/Environment/Evolution

Punishment in the Early american Republic SEE 253-2: Th, 10/19, 2:00–4:00, $10

Presenter: Jen Manion The historical use of incarceration as a means of social control and its contemporary legacy.

The “Deep History” of Franklin County SEE 255-2: W, 10/25, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Richard Little An account of drifting continents, towering mountains, volcanoes, and continental ice sheets over a half billion years of geologic time.

18th Century Taverns in the Valley SEE 256-2: W, 11/1, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Anne Lanning The centrality of taverns in 18th century New England life, with a focus on Deerfield’s Barnard Tavern.

If you’ve never attended a symposium, we’d love for this semester to be your first. The Senior Symposia brochure will be mailed in September. Not on our mailing list? Email

Jarice Hanson Performs Scenes from Shirley Valentine

• Those who pre-register are eligible to request financial assistance. • Bring a friend for free! Guest passes are available at the reservation desk for first time attendees GCC is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact (413) 775-1661.

A live performance of scenes from a one-woman show about a middle-aged housewife from Liverpool.


SEE 257-2: Th, 11/9, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Jarice Hanson

It Happened One Night: a Classic Movie and a Conversation SEE 258-2: Th, 11/16, 2:00–4:30 pm, $10

Presenter: Carolyn Anderson A 1934 “screwball comedy” starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, directed by Frank Capra.

Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

Non-Credit Online Learning

anytime anywhere... just a click away! We offer several ways for you to take classes and workshops without attending a class on campus. ED2GO Introduction to Photoshop CC OLW 825: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

ed2go Instructor This course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that you'll have no trouble following—even if you've never used a computer graphics program before!

accounting Fundamentals OLW 953: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

ed2go Instructor Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you.

Creating Web Pages (HTML)

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit OLW 916: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

ed2go Instructor Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home business. In an area as small as 1000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars worth of plant material Learn at your own pace with in a single growing season

Introduction to SQL

these great online trainings

OLW 638: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

ed2go Instructor SQL is one of the most requested skills from today’s data-driven employers. Learn the coding language in these easy to follow online courses.

OLW 801: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

How to get started

ed2go Instructor

1. Visit our Online Instruction Center:

Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop.

2. Choose the course you are interested in and add to cart.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

3. Choose the session date that you would like to begin.

OLW 657: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

4. Follow the instructions to create an account to enroll and access your course.

ed2go Instructor You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you'll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.

Secrets of Better Photography OLW 651: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6wks, $95

ed2go Instructor Master your digital camera and learn the secrets behind out-standing photos! Whether you have a digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or something in between, you'll learn how to use it the way you want to in this hands-on course!

Not sure if an ed2go training is right for you? Preview it! First lesson is free! Enroll today or call (413) 775-1661.

5. You can pay for your course over the phone by calling (413) 7751661 or online at (Don’t see the course you want on our website? Please give us a call at (413) 775-1661 and we will add it). Note: You will not have access to the course until you have completed enrollment with ed2go and paid for your class. 1. You can access your course any time after your start date. To do so, return to and click the My Classroom link. Log in with your email and the password you created during enrollment.. Requirements: All courses require internet access, email & an internet browser. Some courses may have additional requirements.


Non-Credit Online Learning CaREER STEP Computer Technician OLW 110: (Online), $1,995

CareerStep Instructor Ever thought of a career as a Computer Technician? This course will prepare you with skills needed to pass industry recognized certification exams for CompTIA A+ Computer Technician.

Medical Coding and Billing with applied PCS OLW 111: (Online), $3,495

CareerStep Instructor

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Project Management Fundamentals OLW 656: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 6 wks, $95

ed2go Instructor If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

Real Estate Suite OLW 274: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, $261

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Prepare for a new career in the growing field of (Outpatient) Medical Coding and Billing including both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets.

Medical Transcription and Editing OLW 100: (Online), $2,995

CareerStep Instructor Most healthcare providers outsource their medical transcription work to companies, which hire medical transcription professionals to transcribe and edit the records from their homes in an online, virtual work environment.

Pharmacy Technician OLW 106: (Online), $1,995

CareerStep Instructor

Local Employers are Hiring! Start a new career in less than a year! Coders and Pharmacy Technicians are in demand.

Be completely informed and save with this Real Estate Suite of classes. Includes Keys to Successful Money Management, Real Estate Investing and Real Estate Law.

Grow your options or enter a new career, with this course helping students gain the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

Creative Writing Value Suite

Veterinary assistant

OLW 767: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 18wks, $261

OLW 112: (Online), $1,995

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If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles.

In less than 3 months, you can be prepared for a successful career as a veterinary assistant! With Career Step you’ll have everything you need to succeed, including comprehensive curriculum developed by industry professionals, the flexibility to train on your own schedule, and live student

Basic Computer Skills Suite OLW 759: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 18 wks, $261

ed2go Instructor Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fastchanging workplace.

Secrets of the Caterer OLW 216: (Online), Starts monthly 9/13, 10/18 or 11/8, 18 wks, $261

ed2go Instructor Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings, to showers, to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career.


Online Credit Courses GCC’s online credit courses allow students to complete all course requirements from their home or office. Students trying to balance work, family and education can fit online college courses into their own schedule. Fall 2017 Online credit courses begin September 5.

See page 22 for a listing of GCC’s for-credit online courses.

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Academics–We are all about learning At Greenfield Community College, you are not just a number—you are part of a community of scholars. Our vision is to strengthen our community—one student at a time. Our doors are open for all who seek to learn.

GCC has done an excellent job helping me on my career path. The staff are helpful, teachers are always willing to put in extra time, and there are fantastic services for those who need them. Cady — Nursing

At GCC, we are passionate about teaching and learning together. The College maintains an environment that values the process of learning as much as the knowledge taught; that encourages independent thinking and divergent activities; and that elevates and inspires. Guided by our Principles of Education, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity for a quality education.

We are honored to be a part of your journey. Members of the GCC Community have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower them to clarify values, express ideas, solve problems and embrace learning as a life-long process. We believe that we are partners in not only your academic success, but also in your personal growth. We are here to help, every step of the way.

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Whether your goal is to get a degree, enhance your credentials with a certificate, or prepare yourself for transfer, we have your program at GCC. With over 50 options to choose from, GCC is the place to achieve your academic aspirations! See page 26 for a list of Credit Certificates and Degrees

GCC’s Transfer Office helps you make a successful transition to a 4-year program. With comprehensive transfer counseling, programs that meet the MassTransfer requirements for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, and agreements with both public and private schools throughout New England, you CAN get there from here! See page 20 for information on Commonwealth Commitment through MASS TRANSFER

Put your education to work while you are still in school! Internships are a great way to get hands-on professional experience. Earn credits, deepen your skills, network, and use what you learn in class in the workplace. See page 23 for information

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Here’s What Students are Saying: Why study engineering at GCC? Whether your goal is to work in local advanced manufacturing companies or pursue an undergraduate or graduate engineering degree, GCC is the place for you to start! Classes are small, the faculty have a wide range of experience, and there is academic support available through peer tutoring and study studio spaces.

Michael Heitke-Felbeck

Michael Heitke-Felbeck, 29, of Sunderland, started in the Engineering Technology Certificate program last summer. Mike is a graduate of GCC’s first Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative cohort where he received training to be an entry-level CNC Operator and then chose to continue his education in the EGT program. He chose GCC because he likes the campus and the small number of students. He said, “I worked a variety of jobs over the 10 years before I started at GCC and I realized I wanted something that offered variety and challenge. After doing a fairly exhaustive study of careers, I realized engineering is a good fit”. He finished the EGT Certificate in May, and Michael plans to apply for manufacturing jobs with local employers and continue studying at GCC toward an A.S. in Engineering Science and then transfer to a four-year school.

Program Spotlight BIT–Business & Information Technology From accounting to marketing to entrepreneurship, GCC students apply classroom concepts to real world challenges to make learning come alive. Each year, the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Committee selects student entrepreneurs from several Western Massachusetts colleges to receive financial awards and honors the winners at a banquet held at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. On April 26, students showcased their businesses and delivered elevator pitches to a panel of business leaders and owners.

Gina Roy

The Grinspoon Entrepreneurial Spirit Award of $1,200 was presented to Gina Roy, 39, from Greenfield owner of Dustbunnies who offers professional cleaning for offices and businesses. She’s studying at GCC toward a Business Certificate and liberal arts degree. She attended GCC from 1998-2000, taking classes toward a liberal arts degree, then took a break and worked odd jobs to support her family, unsure of what she “wanted to do.” She returned last year seeking a Business Certificate and decided to finish up her degree. Gina said, “As a single parent, it was difficult to find a suitable job that could support my family. I started my cleaning company out of necessity, and would like to help others achieve economic advancement and the confidence to succeed. Winning the Grinspoon Award, and the preparation for it, has helped me to fine tune and personalize the details of my cleaning business. I plan on using the grant for marketing and expansion.”

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Online credit courses at GCC To find out more about degrees and certificates that can be completed fully online visit FaLL ONLINE COURSES Fully online course instruction is completed entirely through the online learning system. ACC 121 Principles of Financial Accounting I ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II ANT 104 Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States and the Global System BIO 130 Human Nutrition BIO 130L Human Nutrition Lab BUS 105 Personal Financial Literacy BUS 111 Introduction to Business BUS 209 Principles of Marketing CIS 140 Microcomputer Software Tools I CIS 141 Microcomputer Software Tools II CIS 145 Relational Database Design and Application CIS 150 Programming Principles and Concepts ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics ECO 113 Environmental Economics EDU 111 Introduction to Special Education ENG 090 College Writing Strategies ENG 101 English Composition I: Expository Writing ENG 112 English Composition II: Exploring Literature ENG 116 English Composition II: Analysis of Literature and Film ENG 228 Queer Literature ENG 244 Science Fiction: Themes and Contexts FST 159 Fire Protection Systems GGY 101 Introduction to Geography HIS 105 History of the American People to 1865 MAT 095 Introductory Algebra MAT 107 College Algebra MAT 114 Introduction to Statistics MAT 117 Mathematical Problem Solving PCS 141 Interpersonal Communication PHI 103 Introduction to Philosophy PHI 110 Eastern Religions POL 101 American Politics PSY 101 Principles of Psychology PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology PSY 217 Human Growth and Development SCI 117 Meteorology SOC 101 Principles of Sociology SOC 101 Principles of Sociology THE 101 Introduction to Theater

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Brice Gagnon

“ GCC was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made.”

Brice Gagnon graduated from GCC in 2015 with an Associate’s in Science in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Corrections and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from Westfield State University (WSU) in Criminal Justice in 2017. Brice describes her success: “GCC was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. I wouldn't be where I am today without the time I spent at GCC. One of the things that I liked most was I enjoyed every teacher and class I had during my five semesters at GCC. The best part was it was incredibly easy for me to transfer from GCC to WSU. I completed my courses needed for MassTransfer, gave my transcript to WSU during a site visit to GCC, and within a few weeks I got my acceptance letter stating all of my GCC courses were accepted.”

FaLL HyBRID COURSES A hybrid course includes a combination of online and on-campus instruction, reducing but not eliminating face-to-face classroom time. BIO 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BUS 203 Human Resources Management BUS 224 Business Communications MAC 101 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting MAC 112 Human Body in Health and Disease MAT 107 College Algebra MAT 114 Introduction to Statistics MOM 110 Medical Terminology MOM 121 Medical Coding: Diagnosis MOM 122 Medical Coding: Procedures POL 203 American Civil Liberties REE 125 Sustainable Landscape Design

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You may be closer to a certificate or degree than you think Prior Learning Credit may be granted for life experience (service learning, internships, learning from experience at work, volunteering in the community, job training, etc.) Students matriculated into a degree program and enrolled in classes may petition for Credit for Prior Learning. The necessary Petition for Credit for Prior Learning form can be found in the forms section of the Registrar’s website. In order to receive credits for prior learning the student submits the form along with documentation to support the petition to the transcript evaluator. Documentation must include a written statement describing how the student’s personal experience relates to the requested course. Documentation may also include information from former employers and/or agencies about certifications and training. Once received the transcript evaluator will forward to the appropriate Department Chair/Program Coordinator for review. The student may be called in for a meeting to discuss the request and/or for additional documentation. The Department Chair/Program Coordinator will review the petition either accepting or denying the request for credit for prior learning and return the application packet to the transcript evaluator. Any credit given will be added to the student’s academic record and the student will be notified. All documentation will be kept in the student’s file in Enrollment Services.

The courses here at GCC were challenging, but it all came together when I did my internship at Sandri. Jamie Cross Energy Efficiency Intern at Sandri

Internship Opportunites An internship is an opportunity to combine your academic learning with work experience and then to reflect on and share that learning with faculty and fellow students. Interested in learning more about internship opportunities available through GCC? Are you an employer who would like to be matched with a GCC intern in one of our targeted program areas? Please get in touch! Internship Coordinator (413) 775-1472

CLEP exams

Prior Learning for Veterans

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams are tests that cover material taught in courses that one may generally take in the first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam students may earn varying amounts of college credits at the cost of $80 per exam. Veterans and military personnel may be eligible to take exams for free or be reimbursed for the cost. Students who wish to take CLEP exams must register online at

Greenfield Community College welcomes students with prior military experience. The College recognizes that much of the training and coursework undertaken by military personnel warrants review and potential transfer as academic credit. Student veterans have the opportunity to discuss their educational benefits with our certifying official, meet with our veterans affairs counselor, attend Student Veteran Club meetings, and participate in communityrelated activities.

advanced Placement (aP) Test Credit advance Placement (aP) exams are the culmination of Advance Placement courses that students take in high school. Students may earn varying amounts of college credits based on tests taken and scores earned.

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GCC @ Hampshire County FaLL GCC COURSES aT NORTHaMPTON ❖ Greenfield

GCC courses at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

BIO 130

Human Nutrition

ENG 101 HIS 101 MAT 114 NUR 103 PSY 101 SOC 101

English Composition I: Expository Writing Western Civilization to 1500 A.D. Introduction to Statistics Fundamentals of Practical Nursing Principles of Psychology Principles of Sociology

❖ amherst Northampton ❖

FaLL GCC COURSES aT aMHERST GCC courses in Amherst meet at Amherst Regional Middle School. ENG 101 English Composition I: Expository Writing POL 101 American Politics SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

Register for a course @ Northampton or amherst this Fall! For course description and details:

There’s still time to enroll. You’re on the right track to take classes at GCC. Now, let us help you reach the finish line! Becoming a GCC student takes just four easy steps: ❏ Apply to GCC ❏ Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ❏ Take placement tests in English and Math ❏ Meet with an Advisor to choose your classes Call now at 413-775-1801 or apply online 24

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Fall Evening and Weekend Credit Courses MONDay CREDIT ART 131 CIS 110 HUM 108 POL 103 SPO 101

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TUESDay aND THURSDay CREDIT 6:00pm-10:00pm 6:00pm-8:50pm 6:00pm-8:50pm 5:45pm-8:55pm 5:00pm-7:50pm


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CHE 111 DAN 102 DAN 102D EGR 223 EGT 112 EMS 101 ENG 101

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TUESDay CREDIT ACC 151 AGR 114 BIO 130 CMN 240 EGT 110 ENG 116 ENG 243 ESL 114 HIS 101 HIS 131 MAT 117 PSY 101

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WEDNESDay CREDIT ACC 208 BUS 111 CMN 201 EMS 105 HIS 133 HSV 107 MAC 112➀ MAT 095 MOM 110➁

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MOM 121➀ MOM 122➀ PSY 209

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Th 5:00pm-6:00pm Sa, Su See note below Course runs 9/21-10/1 Lecture portion of class is 9/21 & 9/28 5-6pm in E164 Field portion of the class begins 9am 9/30 & ends @ 10am on 10/1 This is a BLENDED course with BLN 656 2



T 6:00pm-8:50pm S 9:00am-5:00pm Class also meets on one Saturday, 11/18, from 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm, off campus. May be taken credit free; this is a blended course with BLN 609-2.



Th 6:00pm-8:50pm Sa 9:00am-12:00pm Class also meets on Saturday, 10/21, from 9am-12pm. May be taken credit free; this is a blended course with BLN 610-2.


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THURSDay CREDIT EGT 111 EMS 105 ENG 101 LED 171 MAT 090 PCS 101 SOC 101

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6:00pm-7:50pm 5:00pm-9:30pm 6:00pm-9:50pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 5:30pm-8:20pm 6:00pm-8:50pm 6:30pm-9:20pm

➀ Hybrid course with one on-campus meeting 9/6. ➁ Hybrid course with one on-campus meeting 9/6 at either 6:00-6:50pm or 8:00-8:50pm

For course title, description and details: Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies.The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Peter H. Sennett, at 413-775-1312 or, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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Educational and Career Focus Areas: Credit Certificates and Degrees Business • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Accounting Degree Athletic Facility Administration Certificate Business Administration Transfer (LA Option)➀ Computer Assisted Bookkeeping Certificate Computer Information Systems Degree Computer Information Systems – General Office Administration Certificate Computer Information Systems – Office Management Degree Computer Science (LA Option)➀ Economics (LA Option)➀➁ Entrepreneurship Certificate Hospitality and Tourism Certificate Hospitality and Tourism Management (LA Option)➀ Management Certificate Management Degree Marketing Degree Network Administration Certificate Web Development and Design Certificate

Humanities and Fine arts • • • • • • • • • •

Art (LA Option)➀ Art/Visual Arts Degree Art/Visual Arts Mass Transfer (LA Option)➀ Dance (LA Option)➀ Dance Certificate Digital Media Certificate English (LA Option)➀ Music (LA Option)➀ Theatre (LA Option)➀ Web Development and Design Certificate

Education • Early Childhood Education Mass Transfer • Education (LA Option–for those seeking teacher licensure)➀

Health and Helping Professions • • • • • • • • • •

Addiction Studies Certificate Criminal Justice Degree Criminal Justice Mass Transfer Degree Corrections Certificate Health Science (LA Option)➀ Human Services Degree Medical Assistant Certificate Medical Office Administration Certificate Outdoor Leadership Certificate ➂ Paramedic Certificate

Liberal arts (La) • Liberal Arts General Degree ➁ The most flexible of our degrees where students take a set of core transfer courses and then customize their educational pathway to meet their specific interests and plans • Global Interdisciplinary Studies

Nursing • Practical Nursing Certificate ➂ • Registered Nurse (ADN) Degree ➂

Social and Behavioral Sciences • Gender and Women’s Studies (LA Option)➀ • Social Sciences (LA Option – psychology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and anthropology)➀➁

Science and Technology (STEM)➃ • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Biology (LA Option)➀➁ Chemistry (LA Option)➀➁ Computer Information Systems Degree Computer Science (LA Option)➀ Engineering Science Degree Engineering Technology Certificate ➄ Environmental Science (LA Option)➀ Environmental Science Certificate Farm and Food Systems (LA Option)➀ Food Science (LA Option)➀ Fire Science Technology Degree Network Administration Certificate Plant and Soil Science (LA Option)➀ Science-Math Education (LA Option)➀

Sustainability • • • • • •

Environmental Science (LA Option)➀ Farm and Food Systems (LA Option)➀ Farm and Food Systems Certificate Outdoor Leadership Certificate ➂ Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (LA Option)➀ Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Certificate

➀ (LA Option) Liberal Arts advising options. You may focus on one of these options. Your diploma will read “Liberal Arts.” GCC will award you only one Liberal Arts degree. ➁ May be eligible for Commonwealth Commitment program: ➂ Requires a different admission process. Contact the Admission Office for details at (413) 775-1801. ➃ (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ➄ Program is not yet eligible for financial aid


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We make becoming a student at GCC easy!

See page 24 for more information.

You may be closer to a degree than you realize – students may earn credits from prior learning. See page 23 for details. Register today or call (413) 775-1801.

GCC offers flexible scheduling to help make earning a degree possible – days, nights, online, and weekends. See page 22 for online and page 25 for evening and weekend offerings. 27

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The difference in earnings between a high school diploma and Associate Degree is $9,144 per year in Massachusetts. See page 26 for a list of educational and career focus areas.

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Lifelong Learning Guide Fall 2017  

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