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Workshops and Professional Development for Businesses and Individuals

Lifelong Learning

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Workforce Development Health Care & Emergency Medical Services Personal Enrichment Pioneer Valley Institute Senior Symposia Online Learning Credit Course and Program Information

General Information

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Workforce Development & Community Education Welcome – or Welcome Back – to Lifelong Learning at Greenfield Community College The mission of the Office of Workforce Development & Community Education at GCC is to offer our community the widest possible range of workshops and trainings with some of the area’s most talented instructors. Whether you are looking to obtain new skills for your career or learn a new hobby, we hope that you’ll register for some of the many vocational and/or personal enrichments workshops this semester. New this year are a Recovery Coach Academy training and an Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches workshop for those interested in working with people with active addictions or who are already in recovery. We are also bringing back our Outdoor Leadership program with Intro to Outdoor Adventure Skills and Wilderness Medical Preparedness trainings available for credit or non-credit registrations. Whichever workshops you choose – we look forward to seeing you soon. We always welcome feedback and suggestions for future workshops. Here’s to your lifelong learning at GCC! Alyce Stiles, Dean Workforce Development & Community Education


Did you attend GCC?

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

If you took a few courses, transferred to 4-year college, received a Program Certificate or graduated with an 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 ..........................................................................................................................10-13 Workshops are intended for enjoyment and self-development and may also fulfill professional needs. Pioneer Valley Institute ................................................................................................................................I4 Talks, field trips and exhibits celebrating the Connecticut River Valley. Senior Symposia............................................................................................................................................15 Talks for area seniors to continue their education in a format that best suits their needs, interests and resources. Non-Credit Online Learning ........................................................................................................16-17 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.

Credit Course Information.......................................................................................... 18-19 4 Easy Steps to Enrolling in Credit Courses ................................................................................18 Educational and Career Focus Areas ................................................................................................19

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 at

Blended Classes 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: “Greenfield Pumping Station Covered Bridge” by John Burk 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:


Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

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Workforce Development & Community Education FALL 2018 NON-CREDIT CALENDAR Labor Day. No Day or Evening workshops.............................................Mon., Sept 3 Indigienous Peoples' Day ............................................................................Mon., Oct 8 No Day workshops. Evening workshops meet as scheduled Advising Day .......................................................................................................Tues. Nov. 6 No day or evening workshops Veterans Day (observed).............................................................................Fri., Nov 12 No Day workshops. Evening workshops meet as scheduled Thanksgiving Recess ....................................................................................Wed, Nov 21 No Evening workshops Thanksgiving Recess.......................................................................Thu-Fri., Nov 22-23 No day or evening workshops

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.

Looking for a new workshop? We are offering these NEW! trainings and workshops this Fall. • Workforce Development o Fundamentals of Wind Energy (starts 9/6) o Microsoft Excel for Beginners (starts 9/11)

• Health Care o Recovery Coach Academy (starts 8/20) o Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches (starts 10/12)

• Personal Enrichment

WAIVERS Financial waivers for non-credit workshops are approved separately on a case by case basis.

The following non-credit workshops do not accept waivers of any kind: • Blended classes • CNA/HHA and TCC classes • Online or hybrid learning • W.I.T.S. classes • Pioneer Valley Institute • Welding Visit for more information or contact (413) 775-1661.

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Introduction to Outdoor Adventure Skills (starts 9/6) Introduction to the Korean Language (starts 9/12) Wilderness Medical Preparedness and Rescue (starts 9/18) Collage: The Art of Assemblage (starts 9/29) Social Media for Seniors: Facebook (starts 10/4) Country & Western for the Ukulele (starts 10/11) Social Media for Seniors: Snapchat & Instagram (starts 10/25) Cha Cha (starts 10/29) Relief Printmaking: Linocuts (starts 11/6) Extreme Couponing (starts 11/8) Heirloom Ornament Sewing (starts 11/29)

Three easy ways to register for non-credit workshops – Pick one! Online–Register securely 24/7, visit Call (413) 775-1661 Visit GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main Street (Check, credit card or 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

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

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.


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Workforce Development



OSHA 10 Construction Safety

Fundamentals of Grant Writing

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification

Instructor: Kevin Scarborough

WFD 491-90: T, 9/11–10/2, 6:30–9:00 pm, 4 wks, $105

Instructor: Keith Bailey

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

WFD 751-90: M, 9/17–10/1, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $179 WFD 751-9X: (Northampton) M, 11/19–12/3, 6:00– 9:00 pm, 3 wks, $179

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 490-90: T, 10/9, 6:30–9:00 pm, $35

W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification

Instructor: Keith Bailey

WFD 151-90: M/W, 9/17–11/14, 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.

CAREER SKILLS Career & Education Planning WFD 417-90: T/W/Th, 10/23–10/25, 4:00–6:00 pm, 3 sessions, FREE but pre-registration is required

W.I.T.S. Instructor

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, 9/5, 6:30-7:30 pm

Construction Supervisor License WFD 429-90: T, 10/2–11/13, 6:00–9:30 pm, 7 wks, $350

Contractor Success CSL Instructor

Instructors: Tonya Blundon & Kate Walker

Introduction to the career and education planning process through which students will develop a personal education, career change, or job search plan.

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 training again for FREE!

WFD 240-90: T, 10/2–10/16, 5:00–8:30 pm, 3 wks, $199

Earn your OSHA 29CFR1926 10-hr Construction Safety credential which is now mandatory on many job sites.

Amateur Radio Technician License WFD 522-90: T/Th, 10/9–10/25, 6:00–9:00 pm, 6 sessions $15

Instructor: Jeanne Dodge

Be prepared. 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 held on the last day of class.

HOISTING LICENSE & RENEWALS 1C Forklift License Preparation WFD 600-90: T, 10/16, 8:00–11:30 am, $195 Prepare for successful completion of your MA hoisting license.

2A Excavator License Preparation WFD 602-90: T, 10/16, 12:00–5:00 pm, $295

Register for both Prep. trainings for $295 and save. 1C Forklift Renewal

Workforce Development Customized training and professional development for businesses and individuals

WFD 606-90: W, 10/17, 12:30–4:30 pm, $99

2A Excavator Renewal WFD 608-90: W, 10/17, 8:00 am–12:00 pm, $99

Let us help you meet your training needs at a competitive cost to your company–at your location or ours!

Take more than one HOISTING RENEWAL training and save. Renewal trainings are $99 each or 2 for $150.

Contact Mark Rabinsky (413) 775-1611 or

Call 413-775-1661 for details. Certificates of completion will be provided by Cranes 101


Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

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Workforce Development COMPUTERS Microsoft Excel for Beginners–NEW!


WFD 797-90: T, 9/11–10/2, 6:00–8:00 pm, 4 wks, $75

Foundational Manufacturing

Instructor: Jody MacPherson

M-Th, 9/4–9/27 (and F, 9/7), 4:00–9:15 pm, 4 wks, $1,200 (Scholarships available)

Intended for students who have little familiarity with Microsoft Excel or the more experienced Excel users who want to advance their skill set and increase their comfort.

Introduction to AutoCAD WFD 248-90: M/Th, 10/1–10/29, 4:30–7:30 pm, 4 wks, $395

Instructor: Charles Bado

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

Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks WFD 122-90: T, 10/9, 1:00–4:00 pm, $65

Pioneer Training Instructor

Work more efficiently by using these tips and shortcuts.

CyberSafe: Protecting Your Data from Security Risks WFD 902-90: T, 10/16, 1:00–4:00 pm, $99

Pioneer Training Instructor

CyberSafe is a three-hour workshop for nontechnical users that focuses on using technology without compromising personal or organizational security. Includes manual and free Certified CyberSafe credential testing.

Excel Tips and Tricks WFD 457-90: T, 10/23, 1:00–4:00 pm, $65

Pioneer Training Instructor

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 protect worksheets.

Managing a Business with QuickBooks WFD 798-90: T, 11/6–11/27, 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 wks, $199

Pioneer Training Instructor

Learn how QuickBooks can help you track your accounts, receipts, statements, payables, inventory and receivables by setting up an actual company (your own or a fictitious one). Please note: Computer classes listed above are taught using MS Windows and running MS Office 2013 or 2016 software.These classes do not teach or use Macintosh OS. Contact (413) 775-1611 for other trainings. Students should bring a thumb drive to computer classes

Due to popular demand we are offering four welding training options this Fall

Take the first step towards a manufacturing career. Last chance to apply for Fall trainings is at the 8/6 Info Session. Register at or call (413) 774-4361.

Technical Graphics BLN 664-90: T/Th, 9/4–10/18, 2:00–4:50 pm, $300

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.

CNC Programming with G Code BLN 667-90: T, 9/4–12/18 (no class 11/6), 6:00–7:50 pm, $300

Instructor: Jeffrey Gifford

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.

Digital Logic & Applications BLN 662-90: T/Th, 9/4–10/18, 11:00 am–1:50 pm, $300

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

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

Robotics Control BLN 663-90: T/Th, 10/23–12/20 (no class 11/6 & 11/22), 11:00 am–1:50 pm, $300

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

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.

VOCATIONAL SKILLS Fundamentals of Electricity BLN 604-90: W, 9/5–12/19 (no class 11/21), 5:00–7:50 pm, $425

Instructor: Michael Kocsmiersky

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

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

Introduction to Welding Basics TSW 650-9X: (Franklin County Technical School) T, 9/18–10/16, 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495 TSW 650-9W: (Franklin County Technical School) Th, 9/20–10/18, 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495 TSW 650-9V: (Franklin County Technical School) T, 11/6–12/11 (no class 11/20), 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495 TSW 650-9U: (Franklin County Technical School) Th, 11/8–12/13 (no class 11/22), 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495

Instructors: Lorin Burrows & Jesse Edwards

Start with the basics and advance as far as you can manage. Topics include brazing, safety, sheet metal forming and welding, basic MIG welding techniques, material cutting, fitting and preparation to weld.

Interested in teaching a non-credit workshop? We are looking for dedicated instructors of many subjects. Contact us at: or Mark Rabinsky or 413-775-1611


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Take your first step on a rewarding career pathway! Foundational Manufacturing Training

CNC Operator Training

4-week training program includes • Metrology • Manufacturing Math • Blueprint Reading I • OSHA 10 General Industry • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing • Career Planning & Job Search Skills

8-week training program includes: • Blueprint Reading II • CNC Programming • Introduction to CAD • CNC Career Readiness • CNC Mill Operations • CNC Lathe Operations

Prepare for new possibilities: • Immediate employment for entry-level positions as Production Workers, Assembly Technicians, Shipping & Receiving Clerks for metal, plastic, food and other manufacturers in Franklin and Hampshire Counties ($11/hr. to $13/hr.) • Potential advancement into upcoming Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator trainings

Trainings will prepare you for an entry level position as a machinist: • Starting wages range from $13/hr. to $22/hr. • More advanced courses toward a 1-year certificate or an associates degree with an Engineering Technology focus • Experienced precision machinists can make $40,000 to $75,000 annually

Attend the Information & Application Session on August 6th, 3-5pm to see if you qualify for funding Sign up at or (413) 774-4361 Veterans, women, unemployed, and other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

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Sustainable Agriculture & Green Energy Education Center

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.


Permaculture Landscape Management & Installation

Residential Energy Efficiency & Energy Auditing

Instructor: Beth Paulson

BLN 625-90: F, 9/7–10/5, 1:00–4:05 pm, $175

BLN 609-90: T, 9/4–12/18 (no class 11/6), 6:00–8:50 pm, (Field Saturday, 11/17, 9:00 am–5:00 pm), $425

Hands-on permaculture skills for productive landscapes. Includes field trips 9/7 and 10/5. This is the non-credit option of AGR 115.

Instructor: Beth Paulson

Mushroom Foraging & Cultivation

Explore the methods and skills required to perform energy audits for residential buildings. Field trip required. This is the noncredit option of REE 126.

BLN 623-90: F, 9/7–10/5, 9:00 am–12:05 pm, (Field, 9/28 & 10/5), $175

Instructor: Paul C. Lagreze

BLN 610-90: M, 9/10–12/17, 6:00–8:50 pm, (Field Saturday, 10/20, 9:00 am–12:00 pm), $425

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.

Instructors: Beth Paulson and Andrew Webster

Four Season Farming

Introduction to Sustainable Design/Green Building

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.

Introduction to Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) Technology BLN 606-90: T, 9/4–12/18 (no class 11/6), 2:30–5:20 pm, $425

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.

Fundamentals of Wind Energy–NEW! BLN 681-90: Th, 9/6–12/13 (no class 11/22), 5:00–7:50 pm, $425

GCC Staff

Students participate in site visits and meet with wind energy experts. This is the noncredit option of REE 129.

BLN 651-90: F, 10/12–11/9, 9:00 am–12:05 pm, 5 wks, $175

GCC Staff

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.

The Basics of Backyard Chickens CSW 1108-90: Th, 11/15, 5:30–8:30 pm, $35

Instructor: Sage Franetovich

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

Sustainable Landscape Design BLN 608-90: (Hybrid) 9/4-12/20 (Field, Saturday, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10 & 12/8, 9:00 am–12:00 pm), $425

Instructor: Tom Benjamin

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.

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

Student Intern Profile I was eager to go out on the boat to perform sampling— catching fish and doing water samples. Being part of an effort to learn more about ecological systems and how we can lessen the impact of manmade changes on our water bodies is really important to me. Kaila Woodson Intern at USGS S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center Engineering major at GCC 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. Find an internship at or design your own. To learn more contact: Bob Barba Internship Coordinator (413) 775-1472 7

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Health Care & Emergency Medical Services

PARAPROFESSIONALS & PROFESSIONALS Nursing Assistant (NA) & Home Health Aide (HHA)


Family & Friends® CPR

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR

AHA Certified Instructor

EMH 684-90: Th, 9/13, 5:30–9:30 pm, $59

TCC 250-90: M-Th, 9/24–10/25 (no class M, 10/8, makeup class F, 10/12), 9:00 am–2:30 pm, 5 wks, $1,395

EMH 684-91: F, 10/12, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59

Tripp Memorial Foundation Instructors

AHA Certified Instructor

This combined training will prepare students as a Home Health Aide and for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) American Red Crossadministered certificate exam. Textbook and exams included. Partial scholarships available.

Spanish for Health Professionals BLN 607-90: M/W, 9/5–12/19 (no class 10/8, 11/12 & 11/21), 4:00–5:50 pm, $550

EMH 684-92: M, 11/5, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59 EMH 684-93: F, 12/14, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59

For healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course: CNA, LPN, RN, Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards, EMTs. (4 hours)

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal CPR EMH 618-90: F, 9/14, 9:00–11:00 am, $29

Instructor: Catherine Steadman-Ball

EMH 618-91: Th, 10/11, 3:00–5:00 pm, $29

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

EMH 618-92: M, 11/5, 2:00–4:00 pm, $29

Recovery Coach Academy–NEW! WFD 255-70: M-F, 8/20–8/24, 8:30 am–4:00 pm, 5 sessions, $699

Instructors: Linda Sarage & Paul Alves

A 5-day intensive training focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches–NEW!

EMH 618-93: Th, 12/13, 6:00–8:00 pm, $29

EMH 686-90: Th, 11/15, 5:30–7:30 pm, $25

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.

EMT COURSE EMT Basic EMH 310-90: M/W, 9/5–12/19 (no class 11/21), 6:00– 10:00 pm, (includes some Saturdays classes, 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, acute illnesses, cardiac situations, birth, and people in other types of emergency situations. This is the non-credit option of EMS 101.

AHA Certified Instructor


For healthcare providers. A current CPR card is required.

NCCR Paramedic (5 class bundle)

Heartsaver® CPR with AED EMH 685-90: T, 10/2, 6:00–9:00 pm, $49 EMH 685-91: F, 11/16, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, $49

AHA Certified Instructor

Th, 9/6–10/11, (See individual classes for times), $270

Instructor: Monty Ruff

Each currently certified Paramedic must complete all 5 National Core Content Requirement topics once every 2 years.

For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities. Includes adult/child/infant CPR with AED and choking.

NCCR Paramedic Operations

Heartsaver® First Aid

EMH 250-90: Th, 9/6, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $70

NCCR Paramedic Medical EMH 251-90: Th, 9/13, 8:30 am–5:30 pm, $70

WFD 256-90: F, 10/12–10/26, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, (10/26 ends at 1:00 pm), 3 wks, $399

EMH 683-90: M, 10/15, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $49

NCCR Paramedic Airway, Respiration, Ventilation

EMH 683-91: F, 12/7, 1:00–5:00 pm, $49

EMH 252-90: Th, 10/4, 9:00 am–12:30 pm, $30

Instructors: Linda Sarage & Angela Dalessio

AHA Certified Instructor

NCCR Paramedic Trauma

Learn how to maintain good boundaries when serving others in recovery. Topics include defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement, and legal issuesers.

For employees at companies, corporations businesses or other entities and/or designated personnel who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. (4 hours)

EMH 253-90: Th, 10/4, 1:00–4:00 pm, $30

NCCR Paramedic Cardiovascular EMH 254-90: Th, 10/11, 8:30 am–5:30 pm, $70

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS Renewal), $175, Must have current ACLS card. Contact Dawn Josefski to schedule (413) 775-1761 or


Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

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Health Care & Emergency Medical Services

Become a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide See page 8 for training dates and times Join a growing industry with opportunity to advance! An aging population ensures demand for health care support jobs. • In Massachusetts the demand for Home Health Aides will grow by 38% by 2024 • Over 500 Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Jobs have been posted in the Pioneer Valley in the past year • There are over 50 Health Care Employers in Franklin & Hampshire Counties

Medical Assistant Preparation Employers are hiring! Are you a CNA or in the health care field and looking to advance to a career as a Medical Assistant?

You can save money and earn a college degree faster

Attend an info session to learn about training and scholarships: • Thursday, 8/16, 1:00 pm • Thursday, 8/30, 10:00 am

Sign up

EMT Basic Take your first step on the Emergency Medical Services career ladder Contact Dawn Josefski (413) 775-1761 See page 8 for class dates and times

Help remove the barriers and obstacles to recovery Serve as a mentor for people who would like to sustain longterm recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. See page 8 to learn more about this 5-day intensive training

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

Medical Assistant Preparation WFD 212-71: 8/1-8/31, Online (plus one hour at GCC). $50 Get a jumpstart on your Medical Assistant career by building on your skills learned as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or in the health care field. Online with one skills session required (approximately 4 hrs total). Register at or (413) 775-1661


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Personal Enrichment

ARTS & CRAFTS Learn to Knit CSW 1147-90: M, 9/17–10/1, 6:30–8:30 pm, 3 wks, $75

Instructor: Amy Doyle

Try your hand at knitting and see how far you can go. Learn the basics of knitting including how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Geared for beginners and includes a pair of knitting needles. Limited seats available.

Collage: The Art of Assemblage–NEW!

Heirloom Ornament Sewing–NEW!

Introduction to Dance

CSW 1160-90: Th, 11/29, 6:00–8:30 pm, $39

BLN 631-90: M/W, 9/5–12/19 (no classes 10/8 & 11/12), 10:00–11:15 am, $425

Instructor: Heather Micka-Smith

Make a handmade ornament for holiday cheer at home or gifting with an expert sewist and brush up on your hand sewing skills. All materials provided.

DANCE Middle Eastern Dance

CSW 1139-90: Saturday, 9/29, 12:00–5:00 pm, $65

BLN 605-90: T/Th, 9/4–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 3:00–4:15 pm, $425

Instructor: Hannah Hurricane Sanchez

GCC Staff

Students will create a one-of-a-kind artwork based from observation by attaching pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera to a supporting substrate. Possibilities are endless in this class!

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.

Beginning Drawing: One Day Intensive

Ballet I

CSW 284-90: Saturday, 10/13, 10:00 am–4:30 pm, $89

BLN 602-90: T/Th, 9/4–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 9:30–10:45 am, $425

Instructor: Amber Scoon

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.

Learn to Sew, Repurpose As We Go! CSW 1131-90: Th, 10/25–11/15, 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 wks, $99

Instructor: Heather Micka-Smith

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. Limited seats available.

Relief Printmaking: Linocuts–NEW! CSW 1162-90: T, 11/6–11/20, 6:00–8:30 pm, 3 wks, $89

Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

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 is the non-credit option of DAN 107/108.

Performance Project: Dance in Community BLN 611-90: T/Th, 9/4–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 11:00 am–12:15 pm, $20

Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

In this course, 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.

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.

Contemporary/Modern Dance BLN 603-90: M/W, 9/5–12/19 (no class 10/8 & 11/12), 1:00–2:15 pm, $425

Instructor: Margaret Van Dyck

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

East Coast Swing CSW 016-90: M, 9/10–10/22, 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.

Foxtrot CSW 031-90: M, 9/10–10/22, 7:00–8:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Emily Fox

An elegant ballroom dance that suits fans of artists like Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra and Natalie Cole. It combines gallantry with playfulness and creates a flowing and intriguing experience for the dancers.

Advanced Beginner East Coast Swing CSW 056-91: M, 9/10–10/22, 8:00–9:00 pm, 7 wks, $75 CSW 056-90: M, 10/29–12/10, 7:00–8:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Hannah Hurricane Sanchez

Instructor: Emily Fox

Explore the history and technique of the relief printmaking process of linocuts. Learn the tools, materials and techniques needed to carve and make your own prints on greeting cards, totes or t-shirts - perfect for the gift-giving season!

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!


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Paul Franz

Personal Enrichment HEALTH & WELLNESS

T'aiJi Quan (T'ai Chi)

Pilates Mat Work

CSW 1159-90: Th, 9/20–11/15, 6:00–7:30 pm, 9 wks, $129

BLN 632-90: T/Th, 9/4–10/18, 8:00–8:50 pm, $175

Instructor: Mark Deaver

BLN 632-91: T/Th, 10/23–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 8:00–8:50 am, $175

Explore the traditional Yang style form and philosophy of T’ai Chi. This flowing, energy stimulating, dynamic and meditative martial art enhances body and mind, bringing increased awareness, greater balance, and flexibility.

Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

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

Gentle Yoga Beginning Middle Eastern Belly Dance CSW 435-90: W, 9/19–11/7, 6:00–7:30 pm, 8 wks, $125

Instructors: Amy Cullen & Emily Joseph

In this basic beginner's dance technique class, students will learn the foundations of Middle Eastern belly dance and get some great exercise! You will also experience creative movement and exercise in a positive and fun setting!

Salsa & Merengue CSW 015-90: M, 10/29–12/10, 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.

Cha Cha–NEW! CSW 1152-90: M, 10/29–12/10, 8:00–9:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Emily Fox

Dance to a syncopated beat! Cha Cha is a fun and uptempo Latin dance with Cuban roots. Not only can you Cha Cha to traditional Latin music, you can dance to contemporary tunes at clubs and social events.

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

FUNERAL PLANNING Writing Your Own Obituary CSW 1043-90: Th, 10/25, 6:00–8:00 pm, $25

BLN 629-90: W, 9/5–12/19, 2:30–4:00 pm, 15 wks, $175 BLN 629-91: M, 9/10–12/10 (no class 10/8 & 11/12), 3:00–4:30 pm, $175

Instructor: Erica Travis

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 I BLN 648-90: M/W, 9/5–10/22 (no class 10/8), 12:00– 12:50 pm, $175

GCC Staff

For students of all fitness levels. 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.

Principles of Strength Training I BLN 647-90: M/W, 9/5–10/22 (no class 10/8), 2:00– 3:30 pm, $175

GCC Staff

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) BLN 628-90: M/W/F, 10/24–12/19 (no classes 11/12 & 11/23), 8:00–8:50 am, $175

Instructor: John Iverson

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.

Principles of Strength Training II BLN 649-90: M/W, 10/24–12/20 (no class 11/12), 2:00–3:30 pm, $175

Instructor: Luke Johnson

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.

Personal Fitness Training II BLN 658-90: M/W, 10/23–12/19 (no class 11/12), 12:00–12:50 pm, $175

Instructor: Stephen Roy

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.

Introductory Tae Kwon Do I (Karate)


BLN 627-90: M/W/F, 9/5–10/24 (no class 10/8), 8:00– 8:50 am, $175

Irish Genealogy

Instructor: John Iverson

CSW 1104-90:Th, 10/25–11/1, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $45

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.

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, Griffith's Valuation and maps to discover our past in Ireland.

BLN 630-90: F, 9/7–12/14 (no class 11/23), 1:00– 2:30 pm, $175

Instructor: Carol Coan

Instructor: Erica C. Travis

This workshop is for those, whether or not you have taken Funeral Planning for the Living, who have wondered why this is thought to be a good idea, and how one would go about doing it.

Students learn classical yoga postures such as standing poses, backbends, forward bends, hip openers, balances, inversions and restorative poses. This is a non-credit option of LED 171.

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Personal Enrichment LANGUAGE



Spanish Film and Language II

Contract Bridge for Beginners


BLN 683-90: T, 9/4–12/18 (no class 11/6), 3:00–5:50 pm, $425

CSW 1125-90: M, 10/1–11/12, 6:00–7:30 pm, 7 wks, $75

BLN 612-90: T/Th, 9/4–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 9:30–10:45 am, $20

Instructor: Norma Quesada

Instructor: Bob Sagor

Want to learn one of the world’s most popular and compelling card games? If so, come explore the basics of contract bridge. Couples or individuals welcome.

Instructor: Margery E. Heins

The intermediate study of Spanish through Spanish language films. This is the non-credit option of SPA 257 and is not sequential; it may be taken in either order with Spanish Film and Language I

Contract Bridge - Intermediate

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.

Elementary Spanish 1

CSW 1126-90: W, 10/3–11/14, 6:00–7:30 pm, 7 wks, $75

Introduction to Hand Drumming

BLN 600-90: W, 9/5–12/19, 10:00 am–12:15 pm, $550

Instructor: Bob Sagor

CSW 1075-90: W, 9/26–11/14, 5:00–6:45 pm, 8 wks, $149

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

Instructor: Steven Leicach

Instructor: Norma Quesada

Acquire language functions, vocabulary, structures and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities and extensive laboratory practice. This is the noncredit option of SPA 101.

Study traditional ensemble rhythms, drumming technique, how to create your own rhythms and improvisation in a supportive environment.

Introduction to the Korean Language–NEW!

Social Media for Seniors: Facebook–NEW!

CSW 1163-90: W, 9/12–11/14, 6:00–7:30 pm, 10 wks, $199

CSW 1157-90: Th, 10/4–10/11, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $35

CSW 1080-90: T, 9/25–11/13, 5:30–7:15 pm, 8 wks, $149

Instructor: Heeju Yoo

Instructor: Sarah Mildren

Instructor: Steven Leicach

An introduction to the Korean language, including the Korean alphabet and basic conversational phrases.

Create your own Facebook profile with easy step-by-step instructions. You will learn the basics and be posting pictures and status updates in no time!

For people who have already taken the introductory course. Learn more advanced ensemble rhythms and deeper exploration in drumming techniques, improvisation, creating rhythms and the healing nature of drumming.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Workshops All workshops taught by GCC Instructors Please contact Christopher Tibbetts at or (413) 775-1863 to help you choose which workshop is best for you.

ESOL Grammar BLN 686-90: W, 9/5–12/19 (no class 11/21), 5:00–7:50 pm, $200

Linda Neas

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.

ESOL Written English

Social Media for Seniors: Snapchat & Instagram–NEW! CSW 1158-90: Th, 10/25–11/1, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $35

Instructor: Sarah Mildren

Extreme Couponing–NEW!

Intro to Ukulele

CSW 1156-90: Th, 11/8–11/15, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $35

CSW 1068-90: Th, 9/20–10/4, 6:30–8:00 pm, 3 wks, $125

Instructor: Sarah Mildren

Instructor: Joe Blumenthal

Stretch your dollar when you shop at big box retailers by combining coupons, sales and rewards promotions. Learn the easiest ways to get the best deals–it’s not as complicated as you think!

Learn the basics quickly and play songs now. You will be singing and strumming after just one session. Ukulele and electronic tuner are INCLUDED in tuition!

Country & Western for the Ukulele–NEW! CSW 1161-90: Th, 10/11–10/18, 6:30–8:00 pm, 2 wks, $39

Instructor: Joe Blumenthal

Andreas Tzineris

Take your basic ukulele skills to the next level with this advanced beginner session that features classic American country & western tunes. You'll also learn new chords and new strum patterns. Please bring your own ukulele to class.

ESOL Reading & Vocabulary

Ukulele Caroling for the Holidays

BLN 682-90: T/Th, 9/11–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 9:00–10:25 am, $200


CSW 1101-90: W, 9/26–11/14, 7:00–8:45 pm, 8 wks, $149

Instructor: Steven Leicach

Learn how to bend notes and play your favorite songs! We will cover techniques for playing chords, bending notes, 12 bar blues and effects like vibrato and Wah Wah.

Develop student writing skills for academic and professional use, such as patterns of organizing paragraphs and compositions, basic business letters and other composition skills.

Improve your reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Lessons include writing summaries, book reports and note-taking.

Beginning Blues Harmonica

Create your own Snapchat and Instagram accounts with easy step-by-step instructions. You will learn the basics of both apps and will soon be sharing photos of your very own!

BLN 687-90: T/Th, 9/11–12/20 (no class 11/6 &11/22), 10:45 am–12:10 pm, $200

Margaret Olin

Hand Drumming Level 2

CSW 1127-90: M, 11/26–12/3, 6:30–8:00 pm, 2 wks, $39 Illustration by Robin Hoffman

Instructor: Teresa Anderson

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! Please bring your own ukulele

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

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Personal Enrichment

OLP is back with wind in its sails!

PHOTOGRAPHY Photography I: Don't Fear Your Camera CSW 408-90: W, 9/5–10/10, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 wks, $139

Instructor: Sara Lyons

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.

Photography II: Using Manual Controls CSW 422-90: T, 9/11–10/16, 6:30–8:30 pm, 6 wks, $139 CSW 422-91: W, 10/24–12/5 (no class 11/21), 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 sessions, $139

Instructor: Sara Lyons

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

Lightroom for Photographers CSW 1035-90: Th, 10/4–11/8 (no class 10/18), 6:00– 8:30 pm, 5 sessions, $139

Instructor: Fred LeBlanc

OUTDOORS Introduction to Outdoor Adventure Skills–NEW! BLN 684-90: Th, 9/6–12/13 (no class 11/22), 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $1,025

Instructor: Robert Tremblay

Develops technical skills in four adventure program areas: backcountry travel, paddling, rock climbing and challenge course programming. Students observe, imitate, practice and adapt technical and facilitation skills. This is the non-credit option of OLP 111.

Wilderness Medical Preparedness and Rescue–NEW!

Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety

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

CSW 1165-90: W, 10/3–10/10, 6:30–9:00 pm, (Saturday, 10/13, 9:00–12:00 am), 3 sessions, $70

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.

Tree Pruning CSW 1164-90: Th, 10/18, 7:00–9:00 pm, (Saturday, 10/20, 9:00 am–1:00 pm), 2 sessions, $60

Instructor: Walker Korby

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

BLN 685-90: T, 9/18–10/9, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $500

Instructor: Robert Tremblay

Develops student knowledge in wilderness rescue and medical emergency preparedness through field simulations for land-based activities. This is the non-credit option of OLP 120.

Education Pays! The difference in earnings between a high school diploma and Associate Degree is $9,144 per year in Massachusetts. See page 19 for a list of educational and career focus areas.

Interested in having your photo or artwork be considered in a future publication? Submit online or email 13

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.

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Pioneer Valley Institute

Mount Holyoke: Its Geology and Biology


PVI 141-9X: Sunday, 10/14, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, $10

Visit to Saint-Gaudens and the American Precision Museum

Presenters: Nancy Goodman & Nicole Hill An autumn walk on Mount Holyoke to explore the unique geology and biology of the mountain.

PVI 140-9X: Saturday, 9/22, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, $75

Presenter: Annette Mackin An early fall bus trip to the sculpture galleries, gardens and studio of Saint-Gaudens Estate (Cornish, NH) and to explore our mechanical arts heritage at the American Precision Museum (Windsor, VT).

ENCORE PRESENTATIONS: Lost Towns of Quabbin Hike

Native Plants as Insect Habitats PVI 142-90: W, 12/5, 7:00–8:30 pm, FREE but pre-registration is required

Presenter: Charlie Eiseman Each native plant species has a suite of host-specific insects that depend on it for food. This talk will introduce you to some of these insects, their natural history and signs of their presence on some of our native plants.

PVI 132-9X: Saturday, 9/29, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: 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.

Celebrating the past, present & future of the Connecticut River Valley

Learning Tree Bark PVI 139-9X: Saturday, 10/6, 10:00 am–1:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Nancy Goodman For nearly half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree ID. Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at a different stage of growth.

Riverboat Tour: Fall, in the Connecticut River Again! PVI 127-9X: (Northfield Mountain’s “Riverview Dock”) Sunday, 10/7, 1:00– 2:45 pm, $15 PVI 127-9W: (Northfield Mountain’s “Riverview Dock”) Sunday, 10/7, 2:45– 4:30 pm, $15

Presenter: Richard Little Explore the geologic history of the area on this popular 90-minute cruise down river about six miles to Barton Cove before returning to Northfield. Meet promptly at Northfield Mountain’s “Riverview Dock.”

The 22nd Great Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show with Jurassic Roadshow too! Cohn Family Dining Commons, GCC campus Saturday, Nov 10, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Free.


The Pioneer Valley Institute has been 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 of 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 Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 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.


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Senior Symposia SENIOR SYMPOSIA 1917, World War I, and the Copper Wars SEE 267-90: Th, 9/13, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenters: Charlie King & Candace Cassin An evocation of a famous miners’ struggle, using historic narrative, original (performed) music and a multitude of images.

The Lady Eve: A Classic Movie and a Conversation SEE 268-90: T, 9/18, 2:00–4:30 pm, $10

Presenter: Carolyn Anderson A delightful “screwball” comedy from 1941 starring a bamboozled Henry Fonda and a never funnier or more alluring Barbara Stanwyck.

Verists, Traditionalists, and Fascists: Opera in Italy after Puccini SEE 269-90: W, 9/26, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Will Fregosi A generous amount of music will illustrate the work of Italian composers who flourished between Puccini’s death in 1925 and the cataclysm of WWII.

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. The program is planned by a volunteer committee drawn from the community. The committee welcomes suggestions for topics and speakers. • The Senior Symposia brochure with more detailed presenter information can be mailed to you in September Email to request a brochure. • Individual programs often sellout. Participants are strongly urged to register online at to assure your seat. A full refund is made if the symposia is cancelled.

Finding American Indians in the Library SEE 270-90: W, 10/10, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Barry O’Connell What has changed in our knowledge of the history of American Indians in the last twenty years, particularly in their contributions to American literature.

News: What’s “Fake” and What’s Real. . . and How to Tell the Difference SEE 271-90: T, 10/23, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Tim Blagg A discussion of how citizens can—and must—become their own editors in order to fill the vacuum left in the wake of the collapse of our traditional news gathering and dissemination systems.

The Literacy Project: Stories of Hope & Transformation SEE 272-90: Th, 11/1, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Judith Roberts The executive director and students from the Literacy Project will share what happens to adults who drop out and then return to get their high school equivalency diploma and prepare for jobs and for community college.

• Those who pre-register are eligible to request financial assistance.

The Chemical Story of Olive Oil from Grove to Table

• Discounts are available for financial assistance, first time guests and those registering for all symposia during a semester. No other waivers are accepted.

Presenter: Pat O’Hara Trace an olive from its time on the tree through its harvesting and pressing and finally to its appearance as an oil in your kitchen.

Senior Symposia are held at the GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield, unless otherwise noted. GCC is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact (413) 775-1661.

SEE 273-90: W, 11/7, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Blue Wave or Red Tide: The 2018 Midterm Elections SEE 274-9X: (Greenfield Senior Center) Th, 11/15, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Marc Lendler An examination of the reasons for and implications of the midterm election results, with attention to overall trends and to some specific elections.

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.


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Non-Credit Online Learning

Anytime, anywhere, hundreds to choose from... just a click away! We offer several ways for you to take classes and workshops without attending a class on campus. ED2GO–Some of Our Popular Workshops

Introduction to Photoshop CC OLW 825: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

Discover Sign Language OLW 458: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

ed2go Instructor It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people.

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!

Creating Web Pages (HTML) OLW 801: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

Using Social Media in Business

ed2go Instructor

OLW 451: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own site on the Web.

ed2go Instructor One of the biggest challenges for most business owners is to find a continuous supply of new customers. Over the past decade, some have differentiated themselves by leveraging the Internet and social media to do just that.

Accounting Fundamentals

How to get started

OLW 953: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

1. Visit our Online Instruction Center:

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

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.

3. Select your start date.

Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health OLW 274: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

ed2go Instructor A holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities OLW 342: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

ed2go Instructor Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom from an experienced special educator.

Hundreds of Trainings to Pick From! Browse at: 16

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

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Non-Credit Online Learning CAREER STEP Computer Technician OLW 110: (Online), Starts anytime, $1,999

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), Starts anytime, $3,499 CareerStep Instructor OLW 657: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12 6 wks, $115

Train for a career in medical coding and learn the specialized skills you need to assign the standardized codes used to bill for healthcare services including ICD-10-PCS codes.

ed2go Instructor

Medical Transcription and Editing

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management 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.

OLW 100: (Online), Starts anytime, $2,999 CareerStep Instructor

Introduction to Lightroom

Learn how to become a Medical Transcription professional to obtain an online, at-home career in the growing medical industry.

OLW 305: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

Pharmacy Technician

ed2go Instructor Do you have a lot of images to manage? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly.

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit OLW 916: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

ed2go Instructor Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home busi-ness. In an area as small as 1000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars worth of plant material in a single growing season.

Teaching Adult Learners OLW 282: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $115

Local Employers are Hiring! OLW 106: (Online), Starts anytime, Start a new career in less than $2,499 a year! Coders and Pharmacy Technicians are in demand. CareerStep Instructor Grow your options or enter a new career by gaining the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

Veterinary Assistant OLW 112: (Online), Starts anytime, $1,999 CareerStep Instructor In less than 3 months, you can be prepared for a successful career as a veterinary assistant!

ed2go Instructor You'll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that's perfectly suited for adult learners.

Real Estate Suite OLW 277: (Online), Starts monthly 9/12, 10/17, 11/14 or 12/12, 6 wks, $261

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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 2018 Online credit courses begin September 4.

Visit to view GCC’s for-credit online courses.

Register for non-credit workshops today or call (413) 775-1661.


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Credit Courses & Programs

4 Easy Steps to Enrolling in Credit Courses at GCC! 1. Apply online at • Choose the correct application type. • Complete the application. • Submit the application online. For questions about the application process or to obtain a paper copy of the application, contact the Office of Admission at (413) 775-1801 or

2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) at to determine if you are eligible for state and/or federal grants, loans, work study or other scholarship money to help pay for your education.. For detailed information on financial aid visit or call (413) 775-1109

3. Make an appointment to take placement tests in reading, sentence skills and math if: • • • •

You have never taken ACCUPLACER placement tests at GCC or another Massachusetts community college. You have not taken college level English and passed with a grade of C or better at another college. You have not taken a college level math course and passed with a grade of C or better within the last five years. You have not taken the ACCUPLACER math test within the last five years.

For detailed information on placement testing or to make an appointment to take your tests visit or call (413) 775-1147 or (413) 775-1821.

4. Make an appointment to meet with an advisor and register for classes in the Academic Advising Center. For information on when registration begins for the semester visit or call (413) 775-1339 to make an appointment.

Do you want to transfer college credits from another college or university? • Send a copy of your official transcript from that college or university to the Admission Office at GCC. • Your transcript will be reviewed for applicable credit and you will be notified by mail.

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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Credit Courses & Programs

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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 Computer Science Degree 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 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 World Language in French Certificate ➄ World Language in Spanish Certificate ➄

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 (LA Option)➀ 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 (LA Option)➀

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 Computer Science Degree ➄ Engineering Science Degree Engineering Technology Certificate ➄ Environmental Conservation (LA Option)➀ 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 of Earth and Environment Degree ➄ 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 “Associate in Arts in 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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Lifelong Learning Guide Fall 2018  

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Lifelong Learning Guide Fall 2018  

Workshops and Professional Development for Businesses and Individuals - Senior Symposium - Pioneer Valley Institute