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Greenfield Community College

Lifelong Learning Workshops and Professional Development for Businesses and Individuals

Spring 2018

Workforce Development • Health Care & Emergency Medical Services • 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, 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 ..................................................................................................................10-14 Workshops and classes are intended for enjoyment and self development, 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. Non-Credit Online Learning ................................................................................................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.

Credit Course Information.......................................................................................... 19-23 Educational and Career Focus Areas ................................................................................................19 4 Easy Steps to Enrolling in Credit Courses ................................................................................20 Evening & Weekend Credit Courses ..............................................................................................21 Online Credit Courses..............................................................................................................................22 General Information .............................................................................................................................. 23

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

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: "Great Blue Heron" by GCC student Richard Karsten 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.

Workforce Development & Community Education Spring 2018 Non-Credit Calendar

Looking for a new workshop?

Main Campus and Downtown Center

We are offering these NEW! classes and workshops this Spring.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes Mon., Jan. 15 Presidents Day Mon., Feb. 19 No Day classes. Evening workshops meet as scheduled Public School Vacation Mon.-Fri., Feb. 19-23 Patriots Day Mon., Apr. 16 No Day classes. Evening workshops meet as scheduled Public School Vacation Mon.-Fri., Apr. 16-20

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

• Health Care o HeartCode® BLS Skills Session (starts 1/19, 2/15, 3/16, 4/17 or 5/11) o HeartCode® ACLS Skills Session (starts 2/13 or 4/18)

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

Blended classes Online or hybrid learning Pioneer Valley Institute CNA/HHA and TCC classes EANE classes

• Snow Farm • W.I.T.S. classes • Welding

Career & Education Planning (starts 1/9 or 3/6) Coding for Beginners (starts 2/28) Managing a Business with QuickBooks (starts 3/14) Excel Tips and Tricks (starts 4/3) Automate Tasks with Excel Macros (starts 4/24) Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks (starts 5/1)

• Personal Enrichment

Visit for more information or contact (413) 775-1661.

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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Learn to Knit (starts 1/29) African Dance (starts 1/30) Introduction to Weaving (starts 2/6) Carving Wooden Spoons and Utensils (starts 2/6) Ceramics: Throwing 101 (starts 2/6) The Sacred Art of Painting on Glass (starts 2/6) Felting: The Basics and Beyond (starts 2/7) Jewelry Bootcamp (starts 2/8) Intermediate Tap Dance: Technique and Repertory (starts 3/1) Advanced Beginner Waltz (starts 4/2) Learn to Square Dance (starts 4/12) Pillow Mania (starts 4/19) Collage (starts 5/5)

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 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.


Workforce Development



Principles of Leadership for Supervisors & Managers

Career & Education Planning–NEW!

WFD 650-10: W, 2/21–3/21, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, 5 wks, $1,490

EANE Instructor Designed for new and less experienced supervisors and managers in manufacturing, office and other industries such as service, distribution, sales and health care. Learn knowledge and behaviors critical to leadership success.

Understanding your Leadership Role & Managing Diverse Work Styles

WFD 417-10: T/W/Th, 1/9–1/11, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 3 sessions, FREE but pre-registration is required WFD 417-11: T, 3/6–3/20, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 3 sessions, FREE but preregistration is required

Instructor: Tonya Blundon and Kate Walker Introduction to the career and education planning process through which students will develop a personal education, career change, or job search plan.


WFD 656-10: W, 2/21, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $350

Construction Supervisor License

EANE Instructor

WFD 429-10: T, 1/16–2/27, 6:00–9:30 pm, 7 wks, $350 WFD 429-11: T, 4/17–5/29, 6:00–9:30 pm, 7 wks, $350

Identify your leadership style and how your behaviors affect others. Learn strategies for strengthening relationships and building trust with a wider range of co-workers and people outside your organization.

Get Grants! OLW 927: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

ed2go Instructor Learn how to develop successful, fundable grant proposals from experts in the field.

Building Teams That Work

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

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification WFD 751-1X: (Northampton) M, 2/5–2/19, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $179 WFD 751-10: M, 4/16–4/30, 6:00–9:00 pm, 3 wks, $179

Instructor: Gary Weiss

OLW 649: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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

ed2go Instructor

OSHa 10 Construction Safety

What are the secrets to managing successful teams in the workplace? Explore communication techniques and problem-solving skills that will help you get your team on track in no time.

WFD 240-10: T, 3/6–3/20, 5:00–8:30 pm, 3 wks, $199

Instructor: Kevin Scarborough

Creating a Successful Business Plan

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

OLW 954: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

amateur Radio Technician License

ed2go Instructor

WFD 522-10: M/W 3/26-4/11, 6:00-9:00 pm, 6 sessions, $15 includes exam fee

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

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.

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

Workforce Development COMPUTERS Coding for Beginnners–NEW! TSW 461-1X: (Franklin County Technical School) W, 2/28–4/4, 6:00–8:00 pm, 6 wks, $139

Instructor: Cynthia Bussey This interactive, fun class will introduce coding languages and basic theory to students.

HOISTING LICENSE & RENEWaLS 1C Forklift License Preparation WFD 600-10: Th, 2/22, 8:00–11:30 am, $195

Introduction to autoCaD WFD 248-10: M/Th, 3/5–3/29, 4:30–7:30 pm, 4 wks, $395

Instructor: Charles Bado

WFD 600-11: W, 4/25, 8:00–11:30 am, $195 Prepare for successful completion of your MA hoisting license.

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.

2a Excavator License Preparation

Managing a Business with QuickBooks–NEW!

WFD 602-10: Th, 2/22, 12:00–5:00 pm, $295

WFD 121-10: W, 3/14–4/11 (no class 4/4), 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 wks, $149

WFD 602-11: W, 4/25, 12:00–5:00 pm, $295

Instructor: Don Lesser

Register for both Prep. trainings for $295 and save.

1C Forklift Renewal

Learn how QuickBooks can help you track your accounts, receipts, statements and your payables, inventory, and receivables by setting up an actual company (your own or a fictitious one).

Excel Tips and Tricks–NEW!

WFD 606-10: W, 3/21, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, $99

WFD 457-10: T, 4/3, 2:00–4:00 pm, $49

2a Excavator Renewal

Pioneer Training Instructor

WFD 608-10: W, 3/21, 8:00 am–12:00 pm, $99

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.

Take more than one HOISTING RENEWaL class and save. Renewal classes are $99 each or 2 for $150. Call 413-775-1661 for details. Certificates of completion will be provided by Cranes 101

Data analysis with Excel (using Pivot Tables) WFD 459-10: Th, 4/5, 2:00–4:00 pm, $49

Pioneer Training Instructor 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.

automate Tasks with Excel Macros–NEW! WFD 120-10: T/Th, 4/24 & 4/26, 2:00–4:00 pm, 2 sessions, $99

Pioneer Training Instructor Use Excel's power to perform routine tasks with the click of a button! Suitable for those who want to record and customize Excel macros without having to learn the entire Visual Basic for Applications programming language.

Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks–NEW! WFD 122-10: T, 5/1, 2:00–4:00 pm, $49

Pioneer Training Instructor Work more efficiently by using these tips and shortcuts.

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.

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


Workforce Development

BUILD yOUR FUTURE IN MaNUFaCTURING! Change your life in just 15 weeks! Find out if you qualify for FREE Manufacturing Trainings

last chance to register for Spring is the Information & Application Session on January 8 Contact: Jon Kallio 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.


OSHa 10 General Industry WFD 221-10: W, 1/31–2/21, 4:00–6:30 pm, 4 sessions, $199

Digital Logic & applications BLN 662-10: T/Th, 1/25–3/13, 2:00–4:50 pm, 7 wks, $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.

Instructor: Barbara Williams 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.

Introduction to Welding Basics

Technical Graphics

TSW 650-1X: (Franklin County Technical School) Th, 3/1–3/29, 5:00–9:00 pm, 5 wks, $495

BLN 664-10: T/Th, 1/25–3/13, 11:00 am–1:50 pm, 7 wks, $300

Instructors: Jesse Edwards & Lorin Burrows

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

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

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

Robotics Control

BLN 667-10: Th, 1/25–5/17 (no class 3/22), 6:00–7:50 pm, 15 sessions, $300

BLN 663-10: T/Th, 3/15–5/10 (no class 3/20 & 3/22), 2:00–4:50 pm, 15 sessions, $300

GCC Instructor

Instructor: Amy Ehmann

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.

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.

Online Manufacturing Training

Foundational Manufacturing

WFD 226-10: (Online) 90 day subscription, $169

M-Th, 1/29–3/1 (no classes 2/19-2/22), 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 Spring is at the 1/8 Info Session. Register today or (413) 774-4361.

Instructor: Jon Kallio Interested in developing or expanding your manufacturing knowledge on your own time? Students receive 24/7 access to 500+ online Tooling U-SME courses ranging from safety and maintenance to composites and machining – and many more!

Dimensional Metrology BLN 653-10: T, 1/30–5/15, 6:00–7:50 pm, (no class 3/20), 15 sessions, $300

GCC Instructor An introduction to Metrology, suitable for technicians, inspectors and skilled workers. Students develop understanding and attain skills of use in dimensional measurement abilities. This is the non-credit option of EGT 109.


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

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

Workforce Development

Put your education to work while you are still in school What the internship gave me was a foot in the door and a chance to prove myself and my capabilities.

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 & GREEN ENERGy Community Energy Solutions BLN 670-10: Saturday, 1/6 & 1/20, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, 2 sessions, $175

Instructor: Lynn Benander Explore the fundamental concepts related to renewable and nonrenewable energy sources with an emphasis on sustainable energy use and conservation. This is the non-credit option of REE 110.

Permaculture Design

Cynthia Fand Renewable Energy Intern at PV2 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

BLN 639-10: M/W, 1/29–5/16, 9:00–11:50 am, 15 weeks, $550

Instructor: Beth Paulson Learn organic permaculture gardening in which gardeners have no need for applications of pesticides by designing an ecological loop balancing plants, animals and insects. Field trips required. This is the non-credit option of SCI 137.

Mushroom Foraging & Cultivation

Introduction to architectural Modeling

Instructor: Paul C. Lagreze

BLN 655-10: W, 1/31–5/16, 2:00–5:10 pm, 15 weeks, $300

Instructor: Beth Paulson Using computer assisted drawing basics and working with pens, layers, textures, and objects, you will learn to create 3-D models, simple architectural plans and "fly through" animations. This is the non-credit option of REE 133.

The Basics of Backyard Chickens CSW 1108-10: M, 3/5, 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!

BLN 623-10: F, 4/13–4/27, 9:00 am–12:05 pm, (Field: F, 5/4 & 5/11), 5 sessions, $175 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.

Beekeeping BLN 650-10: T, 4/17 & 4/24, 6:30–8:30 pm, (Field: F, 4/20–5/4, 1:00–5:00 pm), 5 sessions, $175

Instructor: Clifford Hatch Have you ever wanted to explore the amazing and rewarding world of beekeeping? Find out what all the "buzz" is about by learning about bee life cycles, health, hive construction and more. This is the noncredit offering of AGR 110.

Four Season Farming BLN 651-10: F, 4/6–5/11, 8:30–9:50 am, (Field: F, 4/6–5/11, 10:00–11:30 am), 5 sessions, $175

Instructor: Alice Armen 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.

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


Health Care & Emergency Medical Services

CNAs and home health Aides Needed! attend an upcoming CNa Information & application session on: Mon., 2/12, 1:00-2:30 pm, GCC Downtown Center • RSVP at (413) 775-1672 or Nursing assistant (Na) & Home Health aide (HHa) TCC 250-10: M-Th, 1/22–2/23, 9:00 am–2:30 pm, (no class M, 2/19, makeup class F, 2/23), 5 wks, $1,375 TCC 250-11: M-Th, 3/19–4/20, 9:00 am–2:30 pm, (no class M, 4/16, makeup class F, 4/20), 5 wks, $1,375

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. Limited seats available - apply early for partial scholarships. Jobs are available in: • Long term care facilities (nursing homes) • Home health agencies • Hospitals & rehabilitation facilities

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Adult day health programs & assisted living centers Hospice & other community settings

About the instructors: 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. For more information, FAQs, or to apply for scholarships visit

take your first step on the Emergency Medical Services career ladder EMT Basic EMH 310-10: M/W, 1/29–5/16, 6:00–10:00 pm, (includes Saturdays, 2/10, 3/10, 4/7 & 5/12, 9:00 am–5:30 pm), (no classes 3/19-3/23),15 wks, $1,100 EMH 320-1X: (Mt. Holyoke College) T/Th, 1/23–4/26, 6:00–10:00 pm (Saturdays, 2/10, 3/3, 3/24 & 4/21), 9:00 am–5:30 pm, (no classes 3/10–3/18), 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 other types of emergency situations. This is the non-credit option of EMS 101. Limited seats available. Upon successful completion of the course and with the instructor’s recommendation, students are eligible to take the NREMTBasic certification exam and then work for private or fire based ambulance services or volunteer-based emergency services. For more information contact: Dawn Josefski Director of Fire Science & Emergency Medical Services (413) 775-1761


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

Health Care & Emergency Medical Services aHa Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR EMH 684-10: F, 1/19, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59 EMH 684-11: Th, 2/15, 5:30–9:30 pm, $59 EMH 684-12: F, 3/16, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59 EMH 684-13: T, 4/17, 1:00–5:00 pm, $59 EMH 684-14: F, 5/11, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $59

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

Study Recertification online do your skills sessions @ GCC HeartCode® BLS Skills Session–NEW! EMH 111-10: F, 1/19, 2:00–3:00 pm, $25 EMH 111-11: Th, 2/15, 4:30–5:30 pm, $25 EMH 111-12: F, 3/16, 2:00–3:00 pm, $25 EMH 111-13: T, 4/17, 12:00–1:00 pm, $25

Heartsaver® First aid

EMH 111-14: F, 5/11, 2:00–3:00 pm, $25

EMH 683-10: T, 3/13, 1:00–5:00 pm, $49 EMH 683-11: F, 5/18, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $49

AHA Certified Instructor

AHA Certified Instructor Earn Heartsaver® First Aid certification to respond to first aid emergencies in or around the workplace.

Heartsaver® CPR with aED EMH 685-10: T, 3/20, 1:00–4:00 pm, $49 EMH 685-11: M, 5/14, 5:30–8:30 pm, $49

AHA Certified Instructor 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.

For healthcare professionals and other personnel, following the completion of the self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program. Attend this hands-on session required for full course completion. For the online BLS portion, refer to www.onlineaha/courses/84

HeartCode® aCLS Skills Session–NEW! EMH 110-10: T, 2/13, 1:00–3:00 pm, $75 EMH 110-11: W, 4/18, 6:00–8:00 pm, $75

AHA Certified Instructor Following your completion of the self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program, attend this hands-on session required for full course completion. For the online ACLS portion, refer to www.onlineaha/courses/85

Family & Friends® CPR EMH 686-10: T, 5/1, 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.

Workplace CpR and first Aid training

NCCR PaRaMEDIC NCCR Paramedic (5 class bundle) Th, 1/18-2/22, (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. 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

NCCR Paramedic Operations

you’ll never know when you’ll need to save a life.

EMH 250-10: Th, 1/18, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $70

about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur at work but most employees are not prepared.

NCCR Paramedic Medical EMH 251-10: Th, 1/25, 8:30 am–5:30 pm, $70

NCCR Paramedic airway, Respiration, Ventilation EMH 252-10: Th, 2/15, 9:00 am–12:30 pm, $30

NCCR Paramedic Trauma

are you ready? are your co-workers ready?

We can come to your place of work and train groups of any size.

EMH 253-10: Th, 2/15, 1:00–4:00 pm, $30

Contact Mark Rabinsky (413) 775-1611 or

NCCR Paramedic Cardiovascular

EMH 254-10: Th, 2/22, 8:30 am–5:30 pm, $70

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


Personal Enrichment



Learn to Knit–NEW!

Performance Project: Dance in Community

CSW 1147-10: M, 1/29–2/12, 6:30–8:30 pm, 3 wks, $75

BLN 611-10: T/Th, 1/25–5/17, 9:30–10:45 am, 15 wks, $20

Instructor: Amy Doyle

Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

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.

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.

Learn to Sew, Repurpose as We Go!

Middle Eastern Dance

CSW 1131-10: Th, 2/8–3/8 (no class 2/22), 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 sessions, $99 CSW 1131-11: T, 3/13–4/3, 6:00–8:30 pm, 4 wks, $99

BLN 605-10: T/Th, 1/25–5/17, 3:30–4:45 pm, 15 wks, $425

Instructor: Heather Wynne

GCC Instructor

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.

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.

Pillow Mania–NEW!

Ballet I

CSW 1138-10: Th, 4/19–5/3, 6:00–8:30 pm, 3 wks, $79

BLN 602-10: T/Th, 1/25–5/17, 11:00 am–12:15 pm, 15 wks, $425

Instructor: Heather Wynne

Instructor: Kathleen Steinem

Learn basic and practical sewing techniques while using zippers and buttons. Create a pillow with an invisible or lapped zipper and buttons using repurposed fabrics. Register early - limited space available.

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.


Beginner West Coast Swing

CSW 1139-10: Saturday, 5/5, 10:00 am–4:30 pm, $89

CSW 034-10: M, 1/29–3/19, 6:00–7:00 pm, (no class 2/19), 7 sessions, $75

Instructor: Amber Scoon

Instructor: Emily Fox

Experiment with the process of collage! We will use water based paint and paper and work from still life in order to create beautiful collaged images.

Watercolor: One Day Primer

A smooth style of swing dance with an emphasis on feeling the music and a strong connection between the lead and the follow.

advanced Beginner Salsa CSW 035-10: M, 1/29–3/19 (no class 2/19), 7:00–8:00 pm, 7 sessions, $75

CSW 301-10: Saturday, 5/19, 10:00 am–4:30 pm, $89

Instructor: Emily Fox

Instructor: Amber Scoon Develop your inner artist by experiencing the joys of watercolor painting in this introductory course using paints, brushes, paper, water and other materials.

Polish your beginning moves, expand your repertoire, and enhance your leading and following skills!

Contemporary/Modern Dance

Drawing for the absolute Beginner

BLN 603-10: M/W, 1/29–5/16, 1:00–2:15 pm, 15 wks, $425

OLW 746: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

Instructor: Margaret Van Dyck

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

Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!


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

Personal Enrichment african Dance–NEW! BLN 671-10: T, 1/30-5/15, 5:00–6:50 pm, 15 sessions, $175


Instructor: Sekou Sylla

Elementary Spanish 1

Learn traditional movements, rhythms, and dances from a variety of African cultures and countries. Lectures on African history, geography, and culture provide a background for understanding the importance of dance in African life. This is the non-credit option of DAN 105.

BLN 600-11: T/Th, 1/25–5/17, 12:30–2:45 pm, 15 wks, $550

Intermediate Tap Dance: Technique and Repertory–NEW! CSW 1140-10: Th, 3/1-5/10 (no class 3/22), 5:00–6:15 pm, 10 wks, $159

Instructor: Sharon Arslanian

BLN 600-10: M/W, 1/29–5/16, 10:00 am–12:15 pm, 15 wks, $550

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.

A technique and repertory class for intermediate tap dancers. Students will learn a complete dance and have the opportunity to perform it in the GCC Dance Department Spring Concert to be held at the Shea Theater on May 11.

Beginning Conversational French

advanced Beginner Waltz–NEW!

This course makes learning French fun and surprisingly easy. You'll be pleased with your quick progress, and you'll be prepared for your next trip!

CSW 1036-10: M, 4/2–5/14, 6:00–7:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

Instructor: Emily Fox

OLW 544: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6wks, $115

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Expand on your beginning waltzing skills and enhance your leading and following skills!

advanced Beginner West Coast Swing CSW 026-10: M, 4/2–5/14, 7:00–8:00 pm, 7 wks, $75

ESol Workshops

Instructor: Emily Fox

All workshops taught by GCC Instructors

If you’ve taken West Coast Swing you know it is the sexiest, smoothest, and coolest of all the partner dances. Brush off your beginning moves and take your dancing to a new level!

Please contact Christopher Tibbetts at or (413) 775-1863 to help you choose which class is best for you.

Learn to Square Dance–NEW!

Reading & Vocabulary

CSW 1137-10: Th, 4/12–4/19, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $45

T/Th, 1/25–5/18, 9:30–10:45 am, 15 weeks, $425 Improve your reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Lessons include writing summaries, book reports and note-taking.

Instructor: Doug Wilkins Learn to Eastern Square Dance (Barn dance) with local caller Doug Wilkins and you'll be dancing and having fun the first day.

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

FUNERaL PLaNNING Funeral Planning for the Living CSW 433-10: M, 4/9–4/23, 6:00–8:00 pm, 3 wks, $65

Instructor: Carol Coan Learn funeral planning options that can make a difficult time less stressful, save money and support your intentions.

Written English T/Th, 1/25–5/18, 11:00 am–12:15 pm, 15 weeks, $425 Develop and improve organization and grammar skills for English writing in college and at work.

Grammar W/F, 1/26-5/18 10:30–11:45 am, 15 weeks, $425 For bilingual students who need to practice English grammar. Includes verb tenses, parts of speech and building correct sentences.

Spoken English


(Intermediate) W, 1/31-5/18 5:00–7:50 pm, 15 weeks, $425

Irish Genealogy CSW 1104-10: Th, 3/15–3/22, 6:30–8:30 pm, 2 wks, $45

(High Intermediate) T/Th, 1/25-5/18 5:00–7:50 pm, 15 weeks, $425 Development of listening and speaking skills such as vocabulary and pronunciation through group discussions and projects.

Instructor: Sara Campbell

English at Work

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.

They Didn't Change His Name at Ellis Island CSW 939-10: Th, 3/29, 6:30–8:30 pm, $25

Instructor: Sara Campbell Immigration records can lead us beyond the shores of the US in the quest for ancestors. Learn about ship manifests, naturalization records, ports of entry and other clues to foreign origins.

W/F, 1/25-5/18, 9:00–10:15 am, 15 weeks, $425 Introduces English language and cultural patterns to students who are working or seeking work in the American workplace.

Scholarships: Up to $300 per student may be available! apply at or call (413) 775-1863.

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


Personal Enrichment GCC is proud to partner with Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program to offer these arts and craft classes to the community. Snow Farm is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide exceptional studio craft and fine art instruction for people of all ages in an inspiring residential setting. The workshops will be held at 5 Clary Road, Williamsburg, Ma in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Snow Farm’s extensive and professionally equipped studios are a blend of a 1700s farm and contemporary, architect-designed structures set amidst 50 acres of New England hills and pastures. Awaken and nourish the life-changing power of creativity! Class sizes are limited and early registrations are strongly recommended.

The Sacred art of Painting on Glass–NEW!

Ceramics: Throwing 101–NEW!

CSW 1141-10: (Williamsburg) T/Th, 2/6–2/22, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 sessions, $275

Instructor: Ben Eberle

CSW 1146-10: (Williamsburg) T/Th, 2/6–2/22, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 sessions, $275 This hands-on wheel-throwing class is perfect for the beginner. Bring your questions, your enthusiasm, and an open mind; get ready to have a lot of fun!

Instructor: Sam Myers Learn the art of mixing and applying kiln-fired, lead-free glass paint to a stained glass panel. In this fun class, discover the basic painting techniques that have been used since medieval times, primarily for church windows.

Felting: The Basics and Beyond–NEW! CSW 1144-10: (Williamsburg) W, 2/7–3/14, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 wks, $275

Carving Wooden Spoons and Utensils–NEW!

Instructor: Fafnir Adamites

CSW 1142-10: (Williamsburg) T, 2/6–3/13, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 wks, $275

Felt, a non-woven textile created by combining loose wool, hot soapy water and agitation, is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind - pre-dating knitting and weaving.

Instructor: Theo Fadel Learn how to take a block of wood and extract a beautiful, useful object from it. This class is an introduction to the craft of shaping and carving wood using knives, gouges, scrapers, rasps and saws.

Jewelry Bootcamp–NEW!

Introduction to Weaving–NEW!

CSW 1143-10: (Williamsburg) Th, 2/8–3/15, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 wks, $275

CSW 1145-10: (Williamsburg) T, 2/6–3/13, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 6 wks, $275

Instructor: Erika Jorjorian

Instructor: Scott Norris Explore weave structures such as plain weave and twill, practice working with looms and other tools, improvise with color and texture, and design and weave while developing the skills you need to weave independently for years to come.

Learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques such as piercing, sawing, filing, soldering, roller-printing, hammering, patina and finishing. Projects will include earrings, pendants, and a ring.

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program strives to make its programs accessible to all visitors and participants. Individuals who have questions or would like to receive additional information about accessibility at Snow Farm, should contact Mary Jo Murphy, Executive Director and ADA Coordinator at 413-268-3101. At least two weeks’ notice must be given when requesting special assistance so that we may have time to accommodate needs.


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

Personal Enrichment MUSIC Intro to Ukulele CSW 1068-10: T, 2/13–2/27, 6:30–8:00 pm, 3 wks, $99

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

Hand Drumming Level 2 CSW 1080-10: T, 4/3–5/22, 5:30–7:15 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.


Introduction to Hand Drumming

Pilates Mat Work

Instructor: Steven Leicach

BLN 632-10: T/Th, 1/25–3/13, 12:30–1:20 pm, 13 sessions, $175

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

BLN 632-11: T/Th, 3/15–5/10, 12:30–1:20 pm, 13 sessions, $175

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.

Personal Fitness Training I BLN 648-10: M/W/F, 1/26–3/16, 12:00–12:50 pm, 21 sessions, $175 BLN 648-11: M/W/F, 3/26–5/14, 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.

Principles of Strength Training I BLN 647-10: M/W, 1/29–3/14, 2:00–3:15 pm, 13 sessions, $175

CSW 1075-10: W, 4/4–5/23, 5:00–6:45 pm, 8 wks, $149

Beginning Blues Harmonica CSW 1101-10: W, 4/4–5/23, 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.

Chorus BLN 612-10: Th, 1/25–5/18, 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.

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

Contract Bridge for Beginners CSW 1125-10: W, 4/4–5/23, 6:00–7:30 pm, 7 wks, $75

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 CSW 1126-10: M, 4/2–5/21, 6:00–7:30 pm, 7 wks, $75

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.

Evening & Weekend credit courses are available for those who need a flexible schedule. For details:

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


Personal Enrichment OUTDOORS


Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety

Creative Writing

CSW 667-10: W, 2/21–2/28, 6:30–9:00 pm, 2 wks, $55

CSW 1129-10: Th, 4/5–5/24, 6:30–8:30 pm, 8 wks, $145

Instructor: Walker Korby

Instructor: Anita Fritz

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.

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.

Tree Pruning

Writing Essentials

CSW 1135-10: Saturday, 3/24, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, $45

Instructor: Walker Korby

OLW 034: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6wks, $115

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

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ancient Wilderness Living Skills BLN 645-10: T, 4/10–4/17, 5:30–6:30 pm, (Field: Saturday/Sunday, 4/21 & 4/22, 8:00 am–4:00 pm), 4 sessions, $175

Instructor: Walker Korby An introduction to the principles and practices of ancient wilderness living skills that enable people to live closer to the earth. This is the non-credit option of EVS153.

PHOTOGRaPHy Photography I: Don't Fear your Camera CSW 408-10: M, 1/29–3/12 (no class 2/19), 6:30–8:30 pm, 6 sessions, $139

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.

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.

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 422-10: F, 1/26–3/9 (no class 2/23), 9:30–11:00 am, 6 sessions, $139 CSW 422-11: M, 3/26–5/7 (no class 4/16), 6:30–8:30 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.

Photography III: Fearless Photo CSW 1102-50: T, 5/22–6/26, 6:30–8:30 pm, 6 wks, $139

Instructor: Sara Lyons Got a solid understanding of how your camera works? Great! Explore different styles and applications of photography through weekly presentations and assignments. Registration for this Summer workshop starts April 9.

Susan Valentine, J & J's Fields Resting GCC Art student Interested in having your photo or artwork be considered in a future publication? Submit online or email


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

Pioneer Valley Institute


Where Does Curiosity Lead you?

From the Connecticut River Valley to the Tasman Sea: Lessons in Plate Tectonics

Presenters: Tim Neumann and Tom Mershon

PVI 131-10: (Stinchfield) W, 3/7, 7:00 pm, FREE but pre-registration is required

Presenter: Adriane Lam Recently, 32 scientists sailed aboard the scientific research vessel JOIDES Resolution to drill six sites in the Tasman Sea. Adriane, as one of the expedition scientists, will discuss her experience and some of the major findings.

Lost Towns of Quabbin Hike PVI 132-10: Saturday, 3/31, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Bob Tremblay

PVI 136-10: Saturday, 5/12, 1:00–3:00 pm, $10 Special guided tour of Memorial Hall Museum's outstanding exhibits, including the special exhibit, "Astronomy, Geology, and Dino Tracks! Oh my! Edward and Orra Hitchcock and Early Natural Sciences".

Connecticut Valley Geology Day: from Pangea to Lake Hitchcock PVI 138-10: Saturday, 5/19, 10:00 am–4:00 pm, $15

Presenter: Richard Little This program will give you an introduction to local geology and teach you how to identify rocks and landforms, enabling you to read the great stories recorded in stone.

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.

Learning Tree Bark

Hidden Cave of Mount Toby

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. Registration for this Summer workshop starts april 9.

PVI 133-10: Saturday, 4/14, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Bob Tremblay

PVI 139-10: Sunday, 6/3, 10:00 am–1:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Nancy Goodman

Hike through the forests of Mount Toby to visit a hidden cave that reveals the hidden geologic history of the Pioneer Valley.

Celebrating the Connecticut River Valley Its Past, Present and Future for over 25 years.

“Spring into Dinosaurs” at Two Famous CT Museums PVI 134-10: Saturday, 4/21, 8:45 am–6:00 pm, $75 with shuttle or $25 drive alone

Presenter: Richard Little This Connecticut trip will be an excellent way to celebrate spring. There will be two destinations: Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History (New Haven) and Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill).

Wild Wilderness of Dunbar Brook PVI 137-10: Saturday, 5/5, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Bob Tremblay Join us for a hike along Dunbar Brook, deep in the wilderness of the Monroe State Forest. This moderate trail follows the brook with crystal clear water and countless small waterfalls.

a Filmmaker's Odyssey PVI 135-10: (Stinchfield) F, 5/11, 7:00 pm, FREE but pre-registration is required

Presenter: Rawn Fulton An award-winning filmmaker and resident of the Pioneer Valley, Rawn Fulton will trace his career projects in film that have taken him around the world as well as delving into documentaries about our own valley.

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.


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


Senior Symposia SENIOR SyMPOSIa ENCoRE pRESENtAtIoN: The “Deep History” of Franklin County SEE 255-10: W, 1/31, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

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

Jazz: america’s Classical Music SEE 259-10: W, 2/7, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Willie Hill The contributions of African Americans to music, from Ragtime to Bebop.

The Community’s College SEE 260-10: T, 2/13 (Stinchfield Lecture Hall), 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Bob Pura GCC President Bob Pura will take a deep look into the Community Colleges of America with specific focus on the past, present and future of GCC.

Walk Like This

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 will be mailed in January. Not on our mailing list? 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. • Those who pre-register are eligible to request financial assistance. • Discounts are available for financial assistance, first time guests and those registering for all symposia during a semester. No other waivers are accepted. GCC is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact (413) 775-1661.

SEE 261-10: T, 2/27, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Edward Maeder A look at the historical, social, and political significance of footwear from 1838-1980.

an afternoon of Renaissance and Early Baroque Music SEE 262-10: T, 3/6 (Location TBD), 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: AyreCraft Trio A trio of accomplished musicians will perform on and tell us about period instruments and the music.

The Return of the Eastern Wild Turkey SEE 263-10: W, 3/21, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Joe Judd The history of the Eastern Wild Turkey, its re-introduction to Massachusetts, its current status and future prospects.

an Exploration of Chocolate in Colonial america SEE 264-10: Th, 3/29, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Claire Carlson An overview of the history, rituals and consumption of chocolate in early America.

The Impact of Insects on Human Culture SEE 265-10: T, 4/3, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: John Stoffolano The impact of insects on superstitions, music, art, and food in diverse cultures.

The Threat to Democracy and the Rule of Law SEE 266-10: Th, 4/12, 2:00–4:00 pm, $10

Presenter: Austin Sarat An exploration of current challenges to long-held political beliefs and constitutional law in the United States.


Register for non-credit workshops 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

Learn at your own pace with these great online trainings

Discover Sign Language OLW 458: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities OLW 342: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 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.

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.

Introduction to Photoshop CC

Using Social Media in Business

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OLW 451: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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OLW 825: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115 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!

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.

How to get started

accounting Fundamentals

1. Visit our Online Instruction Center:

OLW 953: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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

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

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.

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

Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health OLW 274: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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

Not sure if an online training is right for you? Preview it! First lesson is free!

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.

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


Non-Credit Online Learning CaREER STEP Gain the skills you need to start a new career in just 3-12 months. GCC has partnered with Career Step for these online vocational trainings. For more information and to register,

Medical Transcription and Editing OLW 100: (Online), $2,999

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.

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

Creating Web Pages (HTML)

Pharmacy Technician

OLW 801: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

OLW 106: (Online), $2,499

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CareerStep Instructor

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

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.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management OLW 657: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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Computer Technician

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.

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Introduction to Lightroom OLW 305: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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 110: (Online), $1,999 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), $3,499

CareerStep Instructor

OLW 916: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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.

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Veterinary assistant

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 in a single growing season

OLW 112: (Online), $1,999

Teaching adult Learners

CareerStep Instructor In less than 3 months, you can be prepared for a successful career as a veterinary assistant!

OLW 282: (Online), Starts monthly 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $115

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 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 or 4/11, 6 wks, $261

ed2go Instructor 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.

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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. Spring 2018 Online credit courses begin January 25.

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

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Credit Courses & Programs

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.

Registration for Spring 2018 credit courses & programs is going on now! New students visit admissions to apply — Current students see your advisor to register.

Areas of Study Business

Health & Helping Professions


Humanities & Fine arts

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Enroll for credit courses & programs today or call (413) 775-1801


Credit Courses & Programs

Areas of Study continued


Liberal arts

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Science, Math, Engineering & Technology



Enroll for credit courses & programs today or call (413) 775-1801

Credit Courses & Programs

Educational and Career Focus Areas: Credit Certificates and Degrees

Liberal arts (La) 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 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

• 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 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

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

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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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

We’re back!

Beginning fall 2018, there are four ways to participate in the outdoor leadership program. find a way that fits your personal schedule, interests and professional aspirations! 1. 1-year Intensive certificate program — earn a certificate in Outdoor Leadership in 9 months as a full-time member in our OLP learning cohort 2. Individual courses — take OLP classes à la carte to best fit your schedule and interests 3. Credit/non-credit certifications — earn, renew, or update a nationally recognized certification for college credit or non-credit based upon your needs with certification courses including Wilderness First Responder, PCIa Rock Climbing Instructor certification, aCa River Canoe Instructor certification, aCa Coastal Kayak Instructor certification, and aCCT Challenge Course Practitioner 4. 2-year degree — We are now developing a 2-year option for OLP students to continue their education toward a transferrable associate degree in Outdoor Leadership—watch for more news on this option coming soon! And there’s even more! Transfer OLP credits to earn a 4-year degree—we are hard at work creating connections and agreements with several colleges for OLP graduates who want to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree in adventure education. Towards this goal, we are coordinating our course designs so that they are in alignment with the offerings at these other colleges to ensure maximum transferability of credits for OLP students who desire to continue their education and training to a higher level.

Learn more or contact Bob Tremblay at 413-775-1126.

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