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READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Workforce & Economic Development/Community Education Ten South Second Street, Reading, PA | 610.607.6232 • 1.800.626.1665 www.racc.edu | info@racc.edu | Sponsored by the County of Berks


Welcome RACC’s Workforce and Economic Development/Community Education division is here to serve you. Courses and programs are available to meet your needs. RACC thanks all of its students for their enthusiastic support. Our creative staff continues to work tirelessly to develop and present fresh, exciting educational experiences of the highest quality.

Table of Contents Business Courses ....................................... 3 Computer Courses .................................... 8 Health & Wellness ..................................... 17 Technical Courses ...................................... 20 Personal Enrichment ................................. 31 Online Learning ......................................... 35 Registration Information .......................... 46

Reading Area Community College, an equal opportunity college, does not discriminate against persons in employment, educational programs or activities, vocational programs or awarding of contracts based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. This Board of Trustees policy #840 on nondiscrimination extends to all other legally protected classifications and is published in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Affirmative Action inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, RACC, P.O. Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603 (610/372-4721). All colleges and universities, in compliance with the Pennsylvania College and University Security and Information Act of 1988 and the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, are required to provide information regarding safety and security procedures and statistics on campus. A copy of this report is available by contacting the Vice President of Student Affairs office, Room 126, Berks Hall. Warranty Disclaimer. The College and its affiliates hereby disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose employability, future employment, licensure, certification or availability of courses, program, instructors or curriculum.


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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT $6,080 606 Hrs. Start Date: February 16, 2013 This program will prepare individuals for employment in large and small business offices in the areas of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and other departments that require an understanding of Accounting. Students will gain an understanding of accounting to include daily, monthly, and year-end transactions, processes and financial reporting. Additionally, students will be able to calculate and prepare payroll and related tax reports. Students will learn both manual and computerized accounting methods. Additionally, students will become proficient in the use of the computer to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students complete a 150-hour internship. OFFICE ASSISTANT WITH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS $5,320 558 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013

Career Training ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT $5,960 656 Hrs. Start Date:  February 2013 This program prepares those possessing three to five years of business or clerical experience to upgrade to the Administrative Assistant level. The initial modules will include Word Processing I, Business Management, and Business English. The second module includes advanced administrative skills such as Accounting, Spreadsheets, and Word Processing II. Students also master Desktop Publishing and Microcomputer Accounting. Students complete a 200-hour internship. $3,080 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 231 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program will assist those students who need to gain valuable computer software training. Included in this course are classes in word processing, spreadsheets, and an introduction to computers. Students will also become proficient in Desktop Publishing, Access and PowerPoint. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

This program is designed to build basic clerical skills with an emphasis on developing computer application skills. Students will be prepared to enter the business world as clerical support personnel, receptionists, correspondence clerks and data entry clerks. Students complete a 150-hour internship.

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AUCTIONEERING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM At the completion of this 20-week auctioneering course, the student will be able to take the Pennsylvania State Auctioneer’s License Exam and upon passing of this exam become a Pennsylvania Licensed Auctioneer. The content of this course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the techniques, procedures, and principles of commuication and marketing, appraisal, management and law necessary to conduct a successful auction. It also includes sixty (60) hours of practical field experience of on-the-job training with Pennsylvania licensed auctioneers. The Auctioneering Program meets all educational course requirements necessary to sit for the PA State Auctioneer’s License Exam. Cost: $3,300

• 3 partial scholarships available • Approved for Veterans and OVR Benefits • Payment plans available (must be completed in person)

Spring Class Dates:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays March 11 to May 15, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Location: Best Western Reading Inn Call 610.607.6221 if you have questions or need more information. Please call 610.607.6235 or 610.607.6231 to register with a credit card. You may also register in person at the Cashier’s Office, Berks Hall, Room B107, 10 South Second Street, Reading, PA.

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from contracting and labor law and intellectual property protection to warranties and the conduct of e-commerce on the Internet. This four-week workshop is taught by SCORE counselors and outside attorneys who specialize in the legal aspects of the small business environment, with the goal of helping you understand the legal implications of running a business. Workbook is included.

Accounting and Financial Concepts for the Non-Accountant ZCAR-322-103 (4 wks.) 6:00 – 8:00 PM $80 Tuesdays; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 Every entrepreneur and business owner must learn to work with basic accounting and financial concepts. Accounting extends into virtually every element of business operations and as an enterprise grows, you’ll need even more financial information to evaluate the performance and to make timely decisions about the future of the business. This course focuses on the basics of accounting for the small business and will introduce concepts, terminology, and financial statements critical to the successful operations of a business – relationships among assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity, as well as financial statements of Personal Net Worth, Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow. Taught by an experienced accounting instructor through the local SCORE chapter, this course will help business owners better understand their current operations and provide financial insights to achieve improved performance. Workbook is included.

CREATING A MARKET NICHE ZCAR-311-106 (3 wks.) 6:00–8:00 PM $75 Wednesdays; May 1, 8, 15, 2013 In today’s competitive market, you’ve got to separate yourself from the pack. Unfortunately, in the Internet-exploding world, products and services that customers have to choose from are overwhelming. Therefore, you can no longer simply compete against everyone in a similar field; you win by being perceived as special, unique or one-of-a-kind. This requires detailed market research to help you identify your market and customer base. Taught by local SCORE counselors, this three-week workshop is geared to both start-up and operating businesses, as well as BSB, B2C and B2G environments.

Business Law for the Small Business 6:00 – 8:00 PM $80 ZCAR-320-102 (4 wks.) Wednesdays; April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 Starting and running a small business means understanding the laws that govern commercial operations. Legal issues affect any business, particularly in the preliminary stages. All business owners should have a basic understanding of the laws and regulations to avoid facing legal problems in the future. When starting a business, topics such as business ownership and structure, name of the entity and registration, licensing and permit requirements, and formal agreement among the principals are just a few of the major items to be addressed. For the operating business, the issues may range

Developing a Comprehensive Business Plan 6:00–8:00 PM $75 ZCAR-305-105 (3 wks.) Mondays; May 6, 13, 20, 2013 Planning is your map to success in the business world. This three-week course is a must for anyone starting a small business, and/or buying, financing, or refinancing one. Taught by SCORE counselors, this step-by-step process will help you (a) move ideas from your head to paper in an organized, clear and convincing manner; (b) identify those key points that can make or break your chances of success; (c) discover what critical points commercial lenders typically focus on; and (d) avoid the most common mistakes in business planning and analysis. Workbook is included.

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How to Start Your Own Business ZCAR-303-100 (8 wks.) 6:00 – 8:00 PM $130 Mondays; March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013 According to a recent study by the Small Business Administration (SBA), in any given year about 7% of the U.S. working age population is actively engaged in efforts to start a business. This is the American dream. Many people aspire to become entrepreneurs but don’t know how or where to begin. Developed and taught by a panel of SCORE counselors and local business professionals with direct, small business experience, this workshop provides strategies and insights on how to get started and how to sustain commercial momentum. The curriculum for this eightweek course is designed to help the budding entrepreneur understand the practical aspects of basic business principles, vitally important to both start-up and newly established enterprises – organization, sales, marketing, accounting, finance, legal issues, insurance, e-commerce and the Internet, and planning. Workbook is included.

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insigHTs TO Buying OR sElling A BusinEss ZCAR-316-101 (2 wks.) 6:00 – 8:00 PM $70 Tuesdays; March 19, 26, 2013 Each year, some 700,000 u.s. businesses change ownership. Most are small and mid-sized businesses, like retail stores, beauty salons, print shops, restaurants, and manufacturing operations. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a business and want to get the best deal possible, you’ll need to do a lot of preparation. If you’re currently in a business and would like to sell, there’s likely to be an interested buyer or two out there for your asking price. But finding the right buyer and selling the business on favorable terms require both planning and hard work. If you’re planning to buy a business, you also have many factors to consider. Whether buying or selling a business, there are key elements to understand – knowing the sales process, preparing the company for sale, conducting due diligence, setting or responding to a reasonable price, identifying potential buyers/sellers, negotiating and closing the deal. This two-week workshop is taught by sCore counselors familiar with the buying/selling process, and also includes outside legal and financial professionals. Workbook is included. mOnETiZing yOuR OnlinE mARkETing ZCAR-325-104 (4 wks.) 6:00 – 8:00 PM $80 Thursdays; April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 Building an online presence with a website, social network sites, and a blog site should be all a business needs to draw visitors to its online business. This class will focus on (a) how to use crowdsourcing as a way to build interest for your business and create campaigns for special products and promotions; (b) how to create an effective email marketing program; (c) how to utilize your social network following to build your business; and (d) how to build a visitor-centric website. Workbook is included. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd


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Languages COnVERsATiOnAl sPAnisH FOR THE BEginnER ZlAn-200-100 (6 wks.) 9:00-11:00 AM $150 Saturdays; February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 2013 This course is designed for the student whose knowledge of the Spanish language is extremely limited. Through interactive exercises you will learn basic conversational skills, simple grammar, and vocabulary. While the course is based on conversation skills, you may also improve reading and writing skills. If you have some basic skills with the Spanish language, please register for the advanced class. Course materials are included. COnVERsATiOnAl sPAnisH FOR THE ADVAnCED ZlAn-201-101 (6 wks.) 9:00-11:00 AM $150 Saturdays; April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 2013 This course is designed for the student who has common knowledge of the Spanish language. Through interactive exercises we will teach you advanced conversational skills such as verb and tense usage, and advanced reading and writing skills. You will increase your ability to carry on a conversation with native speakers on a variety of topics. While the course is based on improving speaking and listening skills, you will also improve reading and writing skills. Course materials are included.

SPANISH FOR THE WORKPLACE ZLAN-164-102 (5 wks.) 10:30 AM-12:30 PM $125 Saturdays; April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2013 Do you deal with customers, co-workers or employees who speak Spanish? Would you like to commnicate more effectively? This class will cut through all the red tape and get down to understanding key words and phrases to assist with the communication process. Course materials are included. ITALIAN I ZLAN-001-103 (5 wks.) 10:00 AM-12:00 PM $125 Saturdays; April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2013 Parli Italiano? An introductory Italian language course that emphasizes pronunciation while building vocabulary, grammar and basic conversation skills. The perfect class for beginners. Course materials are included.

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goals for the rest of the year. New to college? Summer is a great time to get started. We offer several courses in three sessions to meet your general education requirements, both in theseveral classroom and in online: We offer courses three sessions to meet your general education requirements, both in the classroom and online: Summer 1 - May 20 to June 24 Summer 1 - May 20 to June 24 Summer 2 - June 10 to August 1 Summer 2 - June 10 to August 1 Summer 3 - June 27 to August 1 Summer 3 - June 27 to August 1 Affordability Counts! Not only can you get ahead, but you can save some money too. Get the classes you need Affordability Counts! or contact the Welcome for by registering now!getCome inbut over your Break, Not only can you ahead, you canWinter save some money too. Get the classesCenter you need more information. by registering now! Come in over your Winter Break, or contact the Welcome Center for more information. 610.607.6224 610.607.6224 www.racc.edu

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Career Training The Information Technology offerings at the Schmidt Training and Technology Center are real-life oriented: theory, hands-on, and problem-solving based. Hardware courses take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities so you can do hands-on experiments and detailed exercises, giving a solid, practical foundation in your technology area. All learning and progress is competency-based, utilizing interactive, individualized learning with flexible scheduling. A+ SERIES: IT ESSENTIALS IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software covers the fundamentals of PC computer technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts. IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software is a hands-on, e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills along with essential career skills. This curriculum also helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification. Course Description The IT Essentials course is designed for students who want to pursue careers in IT and students who want to gain practical knowledge of how a computer works. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. Additional topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity and basic implementation skills, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, safety and environmental issues, applied network configuration and troubleshooting skills, and

communication skills. Hands-on lab activities are essential elements that are integrated into the curriculum. Labs are designed to supplement learning and provide hands-on experience with physical equipment. Prerequisite: general knowledge of the use of a computer. IT Essentials - Fundamentals ZCOM 336 $1,450 Approximate time to complete: 200 hrs (includes 65 hours of lab time) IT Essentials - Advanced $1,450 ZCOM 337 Approximate time to complete: 200 hrs (includes 65 hours of lab time)

These courses have an open start date. Contact Guv Bhogal at 610.607.6206 or gbhogal@racc.edu for details.

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Healthcare Information Technology Specialist Over 9,000 job openings are projected for Healthcare IT by 2016 in Pennsylvania.

Program Building Blocks Certfication

IT Essentials/A+ Certification (Prerequisite) The A+ certification demonstrates competency as a computer technician. Current certification requires passing two exams: Essentials and Practical Application. Successful candidates will: - have the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security – have the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking and security components – understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures – effectively interact with customers and peers.

400 hrs; Includes 130 hours in lab (six months) A+

Flexible schedule, self-paced classes

Cisco-Certified Entry-Level Network Technician Training prepares students to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. These skills are required for entry-level network support positions. The curriculum covers: • networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts • routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks CompTIA Healthcare Information Technology Technician* Curriculum and certification exam covers the following areas: • Regulatory requirements • Organizational behavior • IT operations • Medical business operations • Security

Hours to complete (Approximate)

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Healthcare IT Technician

540 hrs; Includes 80 hours in lab (six months) Flexible schedule, self-paced classes

40 hours Fixed schedule

Investment

ZCOM 336 & ZCOM 337 Course: $2,900 Exam: $356

ZCOM 404 & ZCOM 405 Course: $1,800 Exam: $150

ZCOM 334 Course: $625 Exam: $100

*Individuals who have A+ and CCENT certifications or 500 hours of work experience with computer and network support need only to take ZCOM 334 to sit for the Healthcare IT Technician certification exam.

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610.607.6206 for additional information on these programs. Please call 610.607.6232 Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA® DISCOVERY The Discovery curriculum provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, and opportunities for career exploration to help students prepare for entry-level careers in IT and networking. The curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning and uses interactive tools and easy-to-follow labs to help students learn the general theory needed to build networks. Prerequisite: basic PC skills. Students learn the technical skills and soft skills needed to succeed in entry-level networking professions such as network installer, help-desk technician, pre-sales support technician, or network technician. The CCNA Discovery curriculum prepares students for two different Cisco certification exams: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Course Description The curriculum consists of four courses, each a prerequisite for the subsequent course. Networking for Home and Small Business Approximate time to complete: 240 hours (includes 40 hours of lab time)

$900

Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP Approximate time to complete: 300 hours (includes 40 hours of lab time)

$900

Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise Approximate time to complete: 300 hours (includes 40 hours of lab time) Designing and Supporting Computer Networks Approximate time to complete: 300 hours (includes 40 hours of lab time)

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CCNA® EXPLORATION Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the CCNA certification and entry-level networking careers. The Cisco CCNA Exploration curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of networking, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services. This course emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical application, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills and hands-on experience needed to design, install, operate, and maintain networks in smallto-medium businesses, as well as enterprise and service provider environments. CCNA Exploration offers in-depth theory, challenging labs, and a detailed overview of protocol operations. It is designed for students with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, such as working professionals who would like to advance their careers or gain certification. The CCNA Exploration curriculum is composed of four courses, each 70 hours. NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS ZCOM-400 (10 wks.) Prerequisite for the other three courses.

$900

ROUTING PROTOCOLS & CONCEPTS ZCOM-401 (10 wks.) $900 LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS ZCOM-402 (10 wks.) $900 ACCESSING THE WAN ZCOM-403 (10 wks.) $900 $900

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CCNA® Exploration starts the first Wednesday of the month.

CCNA® Discovery and Exploration have open start dates. For more information, contact Guv Bhogal at 610.607.6206 or gbhogal@racc.edu.

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610.607.6206 for additional information on these programs. Please call 610.607.6232 Which Curriculum is Right for Me: CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration? CCNA Discovery has the following features: • Designed for students with basic PC usage skills • Offers a hands-on, career-oriented approach to learning networking that emphasizes practical experience • Maps more directly to everyday experiences with networks and covers key networking concepts according to the types of environments students may encounter, ranging from small office or home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise environments • Includes activities that emphasize networking implementation • Teaches applied skills midway through the four-course series to help make the course content relevant, encourages students to consider additional education in ICT or related fields and helps students prepare for entry-level ICT careers • Excellent for students who are new to the IT field, with little or no prior IT experience • Taught in a blended learning environment with no scheduled lecture times. Students meet with the instructor by appointment to review concepts and perform labs. • Classes can start any time

CCNA Exploration has the following features: • Designed for students with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills • Designed to allow students to learn skills in a more rigorous, comprehensive, theoretical and practical way • Uses language that allows for integration with other engineering concepts • Presents an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services • Includes highly complex and challenging hands-on labs • Designed to help prepare students for continued education and ICT professional careers after the completion of the four-course curriculum • Excellent for students who have IT experience, either in networked or non-networked environments, and who want to continue their education or gain in-depth networking experience • Taught as a hybrid course. Lectures available on the web recorded by the instructor. In-person lab environment with flexible lab times by appointment with the instructor • Classes start the first Wednesday of the month. Depending on the number of students starting at the same time, students either work in small groups or by themselves. Estimated completion of the entire program in 40-52 weeks

Can both programs get me to my CCNA certification? Yes, both programs align to the CCNA certification. The goal is the same; the paths to that goal are different. The CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration curricula teach the same applied skills but present the information in different ways to appeal to different student segments. Still not sure which curriculum is right for you? Visit www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/newCCNA.html to learn more with the CCNA curricula guide. Contact Guv Bhogal: 610.607.6206 or email Guv at gbhogal@racc.edu.

CCNA SECURITY

Cost: $1,100 Security and risk-management skills are among the most highly Upon completion of the CCNA Security course, students will sought after skills in networking. Organizations around the world be able to: are experiencing a shortage of qualified IT candidates with the • Describe the security threats facing modern network specialized knowledge and skills needed to administer devices infrastructures and applications in a secure infrastructure, recognize network • Secure network device access vulnerabilities, and mitigate security threats. • Implement AAA on network devices • Mitigate threats to networks using ACLs The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA Security course provides • Implement secure network management and reporting a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCNA • Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network • Implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set security professionals. The curriculum provides an introduction • Implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, • Implement site-to-site IPSec VPNs troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain • Administer effective security policies the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

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Microsoft Training for IT Professionals Take all courses for Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Server Administrator 2008 Total for MCITP (does not include certification exam prices): $3586 + $720 for books Or take individual courses depending on your needs and interest ZCOM 501: Windows 7 Configuring $799 for 60 hours (30 hr of lab) + $180 for book For IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client. In this course, students learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client. Students then configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-680, TS: Windows 7, Configuring, , the first step towards your MCITP Server Administrator 2008 certification. ZCOM 502: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration $929 for 80 hours (30 hr of lab) + $180 for book This course covers the fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. This course prepares you for the exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, the second step towards your MCITP Server Administrator 2008 certification. This course provides in-depth training on implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server environments. It covers core AD DS concepts and functionality, as well as implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restoring and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues. After completing this course students will be able to configure AD DS in their Windows server 2008 R2 environments. ZCOM 503: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration $929 for 80 hours (30 hr of lab) + $180 for book This course describes the fundamentals of a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure. This course prepares you

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for the exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring, the third step towards your MCITP Server Administrator 2008 certification. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructures. It will cover networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 R2 such as DNS, DHCP, IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing, Network Policy server and Network Access Protection and configuring secure network access. It also covers fault tolerant storage technologies, Network Storage and routing and remote access, monitoring and compliance updates as well as other relevant technologies.

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ZCOM 504: Windows Server 2008 Administration $929 for 80 hours (30 hr of lab) + $180 for book This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It covers the most important job tasks for Server Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and dayto-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in the enterprise. This course prepares you for the exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator, the fourth and final step towards your MCITP Server Administrator 2008 certification. Please call 610.607.6206 for additional information on these programs.

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Skill Development Basic COMPUTER KEYBOARDING ZCOM-261-060 (6 wks.) $239 8:30–10:30 AM S Starts 1/26/2013 ZCOM-261-040 (6 wks.) $239 4:00–6:00 PM T Starts 3/12/2013 Memorize the keyboard and learn other keyboarding basics. This class is for the beginner and those who would like to reacquaint themselves with the keyboard. You do not need to be a computer expert to take this course. INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS ZCOM-200-040 (5 wks.) $225 4:00–6:00 PM M Starts 1/28/2013 ZCOM-200-060 (5 wks.) $225 8:00–10:00 AM S Starts 1/26/2013 If you are a new computer user, this course is for you. Course content includes computer start-up, running programs, menus, basic computer concepts, file management and information about storage media. DIGITAL LITERACY $249 ZCOM 500 Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this program will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. From learning how to use a mouse to using the Internet to send e-mail, this course can help you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence. The Digital Literacy curriculum, developed by Microsoft, consists of three levels. Basic: Teaches absolute beginners how to use the mouse and the keyboard. The interactive, hands-on lessons will help novices feel comfortable manipulating the mouse and typing on the keyboard. Standard: Covers computer basics, the Internet and the World-Wide Web, productivity programs, computer security and privacy, and digital lifestyles. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

Advanced: Explores core topics such as writing a résumé, social networking, creating an internet e-mail account, and searching the internet. Digital Literacy has an open start date. Day or evening hours available by appointment. For more information, contact Guv Bhogal at 610.607.6206 or gbhogal@racc.edu WINDOWS 7 ZCOM 338-040 (5 wks.) 4:00-6:00 PM

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Learn how to unleash the power of Windows 7. Understand using gadgets, switching users, controlling program windows, working with the Windows 7 taskbar, multitasking, storing files and file management, and using the control panel.

Microsoft Office INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 $225 ZCOM 208-040 (5 wks.) 4:00–6:00 PM Th Starts 1/31/2013 An introductory course designed to introduce and teach the fundamental skills required to use the basics of the Microsoft Office Professional software. This overview course includes a look at Windows and four of the components of the suite, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. MS WORD 2010 - Level I ZCOM-202-040 (5 wks.) $225 T Starts 1/29/2013 4:00–6:00 PM $205 ZCOM-222-050 (2 wks.) 8:30 AM –12:30 PM T Starts 1/29/2013 $225 ZCOM-202-070 (5 wks.) 5:45 PM –7:45 PM T Starts 1/29/2013 ZCOM-202-060 (10 hrs.) $225 8:30 AM –12:00 PM S Starts 4/6/2013 ZCOM-222-080 (2 wks.) $225 T Starts 4/16/2013 8:30 AM –12:30 PM ZCOM-202-090 (5 wks.) T $225 4:00-6:00 PM Starts 4/23/2013 Students will investigate the many facets of this wordprocessing package. Course includes creating and formatting, editing, and moving text, printing and mail merge. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Personal Computer or knowledge of PC operations MS WORD 2010 - Level 2 $205 ZCOM-244-050 (2 wks.) 8:30 AM–12:30 PM T Starts 2/19/2013 ZCOM-203-040 (5 wks.) $225 T Starts 3/12/2013 4:00–6:00 PM ZCOM-203-070 (5 wks.) $225 5:45–7:45 PM T Starts 3/12/2013 $205 ZCOM-244-080 (2 wks.) 8:30 AM–12:30 PM T Starts 4/30/2013 This course builds on the introductory MS Word Course. Course content includes working with tables, using clip art, drawing objects, creating columns, inserting files, using styles and outlines, and organizing long documents. MS EXCEL 2010 - Level 1 $225 ZCOM-204-040 (5 wks.) 4:00–6:00 PM W Starts 1/30/2013 ZCOM-237-050 (2 wks.) $205 8:30 AM –12:30 PM Th Starts 1/31/2013

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ZCOM-204-060 (10.5 hrs.) $225 8:30 AM –12:00 PM S Starts 1/26/2013 ZCOM-204-070 (6 wks.) $225 5:45–7:45 PM Th Starts 1/31/2013 ZCOM-237-080 (2 wks.) $205 Th Starts 4/18/2013 8:30 AM –12:30 PM $225 ZCOM-204-090 (5 wks.) 4:00–6:00 PM W Starts 4/24/2013 Learn the basics of Excel. Course content includes exploring the Excel desktop, editing, and formatting a worksheet. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Personal Computer or knowledge of PC operations MS EXCEL 2010 - Level 2 ZCOM-259-050 (12 hrs.) $265 Th Starts 2/21/2013 8:30 AM –12:30 PM $265 ZCOM-259-060 (3 wks.) 8:30 AM –12:30 PM S Starts 3/2/2013 ZCOM-259-040 (6 wks.) $265 4:00–6:00 PM W Starts 3/13/2013 ZCOM 259-070 (6 wks.) $265 5:45–7:45 PM Th Starts 3/14/2013 ZCOM-259-080 (3 wks.) $265 8:30 AM –12:30 PM Th Starts 5/2/2013 A course building on knowledge gained from previous experience with Excel software. This course is designed to teach essential skills in a more detailed fashion to improve proficiency using Excel software. Course content includes more advanced editing features, creating formulas and links and using graphics in the worksheet. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel. MS EXCEL 2010 - Level 3 $265 ZCOM 267-080 (3 wks.) Th Starts 5/23/2013 5:45–7:45 PM Students will learn to enhance productivity and efficiency by streamlining the workflow, collaborate with other workbook users, audit worksheets, analyze data, work with multiple workbooks, import and export data, integrate Excel data with the web and structure workbooks with XML. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd


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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. MS ACCESS 2010 - Level 1 ZCOM-206-060 (10.5 hrs.) $225 8:30 AM –12:00 PM S Starts 1/26/2013 $225 ZCOM-206-040 (5 wks.) 4:00–6:00 PM T Starts 1/29/2013 $205 ZCOM-241-050 (2 wks.) 8:30 AM –12:30 PM T Starts 3/5/2013 An introductory course designed to teach the fundamental skills for using Access software. Course content includes designing and creating databases, sorting and selecting records, and generating reports. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Personal Computer or knowledge of PC operations MS ACCESS 2010 - Level 2 $265 ZCOM-247-060 (3 wks.) 8:30 AM –12:30 PM S Starts 3/2/2013 $265 ZCOM-247-040 (6 wks.) 4:00–6:00 PM T Starts 3/12/2013 $265 ZCOM-247-050 (3 wks.) T Starts 3/26/2013 8:30 AM –12:30 PM This course is a continuation of the Introduction to Microsoft Access course. Course content includes more specifics about designing and creating databases, sorting and selecting records, and generating reports. It also includes working with graphs, embedding and linking objects, creating macros and programming command buttons. INTRODUCTION TO OUTLOOK $205 ZCOM-253-050 (2 wks.) 8:30 AM –12:30 PM Th Starts 4/4/2013 A course designed to teach the skills required to utilize Microsoft Outlook as a desktop information management system. Course content includes managing a calendar, a contact list, and sending or receiving email. POWERPOINT 2010 $225 ZCOM-212-050 (10.5 hrs.) 8:30 AM –12:00 PM Th Starts 3/14/2013 Fundamental PowerPoint skills to be taught include creating and delivering presentations, designing presentations, using clip art, drawing objects, creating animation, and managing presentation tools. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

Internet WEBsiTE DEsign & mAinTEnAnCE ZCOm-211-040 (5 wks.) $269 4:00–6:00 PM W Starts 1/30/2013 ZCOM-211-060 (5 wks.) 8:00–10:00 AM S

$269 starts 1/26/2013

Learn how to create web pages with hTml 4.0 and Css. Design pages using forms, tables, frames and cascading style sheets. Develop the skills to optimize web pages and graphics for faster downloads. Learn how to buy a domain name, use file-transfer protocol (fTP), host your website and submit it to search engines. Maintain your web content with ease. inTRODuCTiOn TO ADOBE DREAmWEAVER ZCOm-220-040 (5 wks.) $249 4:00–6:00 PM W Starts 3/13/2013 Discover for yourself why Dreamweaver is becoming one of the more popular professional web development tools being used throughout the web design industry. In this class, you will learn the basic skills needed to create professional-looking web pages. While learning the basic structure of Dreamweaver, you will also learn to recognize the components of a Dreamweaver document and the commands used to create them, how to create text layouts, place images, build tables and forms, apply color, utilize JavaScript behaviors, and more.

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Graphic Design inTRODuCTiOn TO ADOBE PHOTOsHOP ZCOM-214-060 (5 wks.) $269 1:00-3:00 Pm s Starts 1/26/2013 This course will emphasize basic composition and manipulation of various media images and typeface. Class exercises will utilize Photoshop’s primary image editing tools: tool box, selections, masks, layers, channels, color adjustment, transformation tools, filters and blending modes. Proper techniques for scanning images and importing the material into a graphics program for manipulation and basic design layout will also be taught. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows operating system. ADOBE PHOTOsHOP - ADVAnCED ZCOM-246-060 (5 wks.) $269 starts 3/9/2013 1:00–3:00 Pm S You will learn to work with fills and overlays, masks, clipping masks, vector images and paths. You will learn to use some of Photoshop’s creative image effects by making use of warping, layer comps, smart objects, filters and blends. Creating, recording, editing, and running Photoshop actions will be also demonstrated. Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop. AuTOCAD 2011 ZVOT 257-112 (12 wks.) $750 (includes textbook) T Starts 1/29/2013 6:00 – 9:00 Pm This course is for the new AutoCad user who needs comprehensive training in AutoCad. Create, edit and publish drawings with AutoCad. No previous Cad experience necessary. Drafting, design or engineering experience a plus. Working knowledge of the Windowsbased operating system preferred. 36 hours

“The teachers were wonderful; they were so helpful and understanding. If you needed any kind of help, they encouraged you to ask for it and were always there for you. I am now employed at Carim Eye and Retina, where I did my internship, and loving it.” ~Holly Rippel – Medical Billing and Insurance Program

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Computerized Accounting QuiCkBOOks PRO 2010: BAsiCs ZCOM-232-040 (5 wks.) 4:00–6:00 Pm m

$225 starts 1/28/2013

ZCOM-232-060 (5 wks.) 11:30 AM –1:30 Pm s

$225 starts 1/26/2013

This introductory course assists the small or homebased business owner in getting up and running with the QuickBooks program. From creating a sample company, to entering vendors, customers, inventory, banking, and invoicing, this course sets the groundwork for understanding how you can manage your business tasks better with QuickBooks. Prerequisite: Understanding the basic principles of using the computer. QuiCkBOOks PRO 2010: BEyOnD THE BAsiCs ZCOM-233-040 (5 wks.) $225 4:00–6:00 Pm m starts 3/11/2013 Beyond the Basics delves further into more of the features of this program, such as working with physical inventory, using the payroll function, working with balance sheet accounts, working with the Behind the Scenes processes, customizing, and closing your QuickBooks files for year-end processing.

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Health & Wellness

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Career Training DEnTAl AssisTAnT* $5,625 446 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This full-time program will prepare individuals for employment in a dental office. Students will receive theory and practical application regarding chair-side assisting. Students will also learn basic laboratory procedures and prepare to sit for the state certification in radiology. In addition to classroom instruction, there is a 130-hour internship in a dental office.

opportunities in doctors’ offices, insurance companies, hospitals, and home-based businesses. Three years of business or administrative experience is required for this course of study. Students complete a 150-hour internship. mEDiCAl OFFiCE AssisTAnT* $6,475 636 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program prepares students to function in a variety of entry-level capacities in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. Students will develop skills in medical terminology, computerized medical office procedures and other front office duties. In addition, students will learn back office skills, including administering injections and immunizations, dispensing medications, drawing blood, and performing eKgs and CPr. Students complete a 150-hour internship.

DiAgnOsTiC TECHniCiAn WiTH PHlEBOTOmy * $4,945 414 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program prepares individuals to collect blood from adult patients and perform eKgs. The initial component of training will consist of basic medical courses and a word processing course. The last six weeks of this program will include 240 hours of intensive clinical training at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

mEDiCAl RECEPTiOnisT $6,600 654 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program prepares individuals for employment as a receptionist in a medical office or other health-care setting. Students will learn keyboarding skills and medical office procedures including: answering the telephone, scheduling patients, maintaining files, and directing visitors. Instruction will also prepare individuals for related clerical duties using medical terminology in hospitals, clinics or lab facilities. Students complete a 150-hour internship.

$1,200/$1,500 CnA, nuRsE AiDE* 128/165 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program prepares students for employment in a long-term care facility. during this course, the student will be presented with both theory and practical information regarding patient care. This course meets the requirements of the state of Pennsylvania. Students completing the course will be eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania State Competency Exam.

mEDiCAl sECRETARy $6,760 657 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program is designed to help students with basic clerical skills advance their skill set to work as a Medical Secretary. Completing this course will prepare the student for administrative duties such as transcription, patient scheduling and insurance and billing. Students complete a 150-hour internship.

mEDiCAl insuRAnCE & BillinG sPECiAlisT $6,080 606 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program focuses on developing the administrative skills necessary to be a successful medical insurance and Billing specialist. This fast growing field offers employment

*Proof of personal medical insurance required.

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. mEDiCAl TRAnsCRiPTiOnisT $5,360 552 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 This program will prepare individuals to work in the field of medical transcription. Keyboarding skills are an essential prerequisite for enrollment. Opportunities for employment exist in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other medical and health care organizations. Students complete a 150-hour internship. $1,500 VETERinARy AssisTAnT* 132 Hrs. Start Date: February 2013 Evening classes only This program will provide the student with the basic, entry-level knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing a career in a veterinary hospital as an assistant. This training is technically challenging. The program includes classroom and animal restraint competencies that must be successfully demonstrated prior to clinical placement for hands-on experience in local veterinary hospitals. Mastering medical terminology and basic technical veterinary skills are an integral part of the training.

*Proof of personal medical insurance required.

Skill Development REIKI ZHEA-002-100 (4 wks.) 8:30-10:30 AM $75 Saturdays; April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 Reiki is one of the world’s fastest growing Eastern healing methods. In this course, we will discuss the history and essentials of Reiki that you need to know before continuing with advanced Reiki training. You will also learn the full content to master Level I and to receive your first level attainment. Your only requirement for this course is to bring an open mind and be willing to work. Comfortable clothes are preferable. TAi CHi ZHEA-100-100 (5 wks.) 6:00-7:00 PM Mondays; April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2013

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2:00-3:00 PM $40 ZHEA-100- 101 (5 wks.) Saturdays; April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2013 Stressed out? Feeling down? Join our classes on Tai Chi, a gentle and relaxing exercise for wellness benefits, and experience the healing energy that the Harvard Medical School calls “Medication in Motion.” Comfortable clothing and sneakers are recommended; no special equipment is required.

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

Course #: ZCPR-314-100 (2 wks.) Dates: Saturdays; March 16 & 23, 2013 ZCPR-314-101 (2 wks.) Saturdays; May 11 & 18, 2013 Times: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cost: $85 (includes textbook & pocket mask) Location: raCC, Schuylkill Hall This American Heart Association 2-year certificate course is designed to prepare the general public to recognize several life-threatening emergencies and learn skills to provide basic first aid. It will include adult, child and infant CPR, and the use of the aed. Intended audiences include lifeguards, child care workers, fire and security personnel, and other general lay rescuers.

For more information call 610.607.6220 or 610.607.6221.

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American Heart Association Basic Life Support & Discipline Instructor Course

Course #: ZCPR-302-201 Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Course #: Dates:

ZCPR-302-202 Thursday, April 25, 2013

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Times: Location: raCC, Schuylkill Hall, Room 113 $310 Tuition: Includes all instructor and student manuals needed to teach BLS and Heartsaver courses (course DVDs not included). Lunch is not included. At the conclusion of this course, instructor candidates will be able to teach a BLS course using the video and lesson maps that are part of the American Heart Association curriculum.

Course Prerequisites: 1. Have a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider card. 2. Complete the AHA Core Instructor Course. This is an online self-study course that can be completed at the student’s own pace, but must be completed before class begins. A course book with DVD can be picked up when you register for the BLS & Discipline instructor course. The book will be mailed to you if you register with a credit card. 3. Must be associated with an AHA Training Center. Students must demonstrate proficiency in BLS skills during class. Practical skill check and written exam will be given during class. Student must be able to complete all BLS skills without prompting and achieve 90% or better on written exam to pass the course. Tuition will NOT be refunded if course is failed.

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in the comfort of your home Provided by Reading Area Community College Several American Heart Association courses are nOW available online: • Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Complete the cognitive learning and the written exam online. Print your aha certificate and then complete the skills portion on campus at your convenience. Visit www.racc.edu/CommunityEd/HCPs/cpr.aspx for more information. Call Lisa Mauger Kulp at 610.607.6220 or email at lmaugerkulp@racc.edu for more details.

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Machine Tool Technology AAS Degree

Mechatronics AAS Degree

Industrial Electrical

Industrial Mechanical

Industrial PLC

Building Analyst

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Machine Shop Technology Assistant Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology Heating, AC, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology Solar Energy Technology Technician

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Program of training Solar Energy Technician Certificate ZTEC-705 Approximately 415 hours to complete Investment: $8,975 (includes all books, lab fees and consumable materials)

Careers/Occupations for which this training prepares you Solar Energy Installation Managers Solar Photovoltaic Installers Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

Prepares you to install solar-energy systems and to sit for the NABCEP Solar PV Exam and Solar Thermal Exam Energy Building Inspection/ Heating and A/C Maintenance Certificate ZTEC-704 Approximately 345 hours to complete Investment: $7,865 (includes all books, lab fees and consumable materials) Machine Equipment Operation and Maintenance Certificate ZTEC-631 Approximately 542 hours to complete Investment: $13,960 (includes all books, lab fees and consumable materials) CNC Operation and Maintenance Certificate ZTEC-549 Approximately 330 hours to complete Investment: $9,040 (includes all books, lab fees and consumable materials) Prepares you to sit for the NIMS CNC Operator Certification exam

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Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other Weatherization Installers and Technicians

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Industrial Machinery Mechanics Maintenance Workers, Machinery Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. Program Descriptions: Production Technician ZTEC-630 180 hours $4,415 • Technical Math • Basic Measurement • Blueprint Reading • Mechanical Fabrication • Electrical Fabrication • Production Assembly • MIG Welding • Safety Practices & Regulation • Personal Protective Equipment • Communication Skills • Conflict Resolution • Working in Groups Renewable Energy Core Technology/Skills ZTEC-700 95 hours $2,450 • OSHA General Industry 10 Hr Certificate • Digital Volt Meter (DVM) • Electrical Power Distribution • Centrifugal Pump • Magnetic Pump • Gear Pump • Equipment Sourcing • Solar Concepts Building Analyst & Heating and A/C Systems Technology/Skills ZTEC-701 70 hours $1,000 • Environmental Applications Learning System o Thermal System Performance o Insulation o Psychrometrics o Residential Heating And Cooling • Thermal Troubleshooting Learning System o Introduction To Refrigeration o Compressors o Condensers o Metering Devices And Evaporators o Temperature And Pressure Control Devices o Reversing Valves And Refrigerants o Thermal Troubleshooting Measurements o Component Level Troubleshooting 1 o Component Level Troubleshooting 2 o System Level Troubleshooting

Solar Photovoltaic Technology/Skills ZTEC-702 70 hours $1,065 • Solar Site Analysis Learning System • Solar PV Troubleshooting Learning System • Solar PV Installation Learning System Solar Thermal Technology/Skills ZTEC-703 70 hours $1,045 • Solar Thermal Closed Loop Troubleshooting Learning System • Solar Thermal Installation Learning System Industrial Mechanical Program $4,400 ZTEC 356 ZTEC 355 (evening hybrid) $3,450 162 hours All training conducted in STTC. E-learning with skill assessment. • Hydraulics 1 • Hydraulics 2 • Pneumatics 1 • Pneumatics Maintenance • Piping Systems • Hydraulic Troubleshooting • Basic Mechanical Drives • Light Duty V-Belt Drives and Chain Drives • Heavy Duty V-Belt Drives • Heavy Duty Chain Drives

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Industrial Electrical Program ZTEC 227 $3,150 ZTEC 226 (evening hybrid) $2,600 120 hours All training conducted in STTC. E-learning with skill assessment. • Electrical Control Circuits 1 • Electrical Control Circuits 2 • Electrical Motor Control 1 • Electrical Motor Control 2 • Electro-Fluid Power 1 • Electronic Sensors • Residential/Commercial Wiring • Industrial Electrical Wiring • Industrial Power Distribution Industrial PLC (SLC500) Program $1,995 ZTEC 428 ZTEC 427 (evening hybrid) $1,630 80 hours All training conducted in STTC. E-learning with skill assessment. • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers • Basic PLC Programming • PLC Motor Control • Discrete I/O Interfacing • Introduction to PLC Troubleshooting • PLC Systems Troubleshooting • Event Sequencing • Application Development • PLC Timer Instructions • PLC Counter Instructions • Program Control Instructions

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Machine Tool Technology Accelerated Program 195 hours

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Training Cost: $1,555

$3,130

• ZMTT 120 • ZMTT 165 • ZMTT 131 • ZMTT 151

Machine Tool Math 1 45 hours $835 Machine Tool Theory 45 hours $745 Engineering Graphics with Blueprint Reading 60 hours $825 Introduction to Metalworking 45 hours $725

Prerequisites: ZCOM 500 ZTEC 500

Digital Literacy 26 hours $249 Quality Assurance for Manufacturing 44 hours $1,190

JobTrakPA A personal career coach will work with you to stay focused through your coursework and assist you in your job search. You may be eligible for various forms of financial aid, including TAA, WIA, Veteran’s benefits, grants, scholarships, and employer tuition assistance programs. This program is funded in whole or in part by the US Dept. of Labor – Employment and Training Administration.

Local industry has increased need for

CNC MACHINE OPERATORS. CnC machines are used in the metal, wood, textile and plastic industries to automatically execute a series of machining operations. CNC Machine Operators need to know how to run a CnC program, not how to design one. The sTTC’s new CnC Machine Operator Program covers all the skills operators need, from CNC machine operation to set-up of tooling and fixtures to quality inspection. Topics covered include: • CnC mill, lathe and grinder set-up and operation • Tool identification, set-up, use and maintenance • Fixture set-up and operation • CNC troubleshooting and maintenance for operators • Precision measurement and gauging • Print reading • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing • Machining processes • Statistical process control • Quality and cycle time optimization • CNC program operation

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This training will provide people with no welding experience technique, practical experience and safety training to help them succeed as a MIG welder. This training will benefit first-time welders and hobbyists. Training consists of 60 hours; 20 hours in welding simulation and 40 hours in hands-on practical lab welding.

NIMS ENDORSED

This program provides knowledge (theory), hands-on skills, virtual simulations and on-the-job training. upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the nims CnC Operator Certification exam. In fact, this training program is recognized by nims as the exclusive recommended preparation method for this certification. This short-term training program is offered in partnership by raCC and BCTC and includes: • 130 hours of classroom and hands-on training at raCC Schmidt Technology Center (self-directed/flexible scheduling) • 30 hours of lab practical training at Berks Career and Technology Center (instructor-led/scheduled classes) NIMS CNC (COMPUTERIZED NUMERIC CONTROL) OPERATOR PROGRAM ZTEC 528 Cost: $4,385 Option for the wood, textile and splastic industries Open start date; contact Bonnie Spayd at 610.607.6207 or bspayd@racc.edu for details.

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Machine Tool Technology Skilled machinists are always in demand and will be as long as there is a machine to manufacture a product, to assist in agriculture, to construct homes and buildings, to save time and energy, to produce energy, and to provide recreation. Machine tool technicians produce precision parts using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses and milling machines. They set up and operate a wide variety of machine tools and have a thorough understanding of the working properties of metals such as steel, cast iron, aluminum and brass. Using their skill with machine tools and their knowledge of metals, machine tool technicians plan and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications. RACC, Berks Career and Technology Center and ReadingMuhlenberg Career and Technology Center are partnering to offer both theoretical and hands-on training for machine tool technology that meets the needs of business and also fulfills the requirements for the Machine Tool Technology Apprenticeship Program.

CLASSES AT RACC: Machine Tool Math 1 ZMTT 120-113 $835 (includes textbook) ZMTT 120-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) 5:00 – 8:00 PM W Starts 1/9/2013 This course provides the machinist/tool and die maker with the information and computational skills needed to attain competence in solving applied problems involving arithmetic, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric units, tolerance, clearance, interference, fundamental principles of algebra, cutting speed, and application of 45 hours formulas. mACHinE TOOl mATH 2 ZmTT 125-113 $835 (includes textbook) ZmTT 125-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) M Starts 1/7/2013 5:00 – 8:00 PM This mathematics course provides the student with the informational and computational commensurate to attaining competence in solving applied problems involving fundamentals of plane geometry and trigonometry. 45 hours 26 v Winter/Spring 2013 Course Offering

Machine Theory ZMTT 165-113 $745 (includes textbook) ZMTT 165-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) 5:00 – 8:00 PM T Starts 1/8/2013 This course introduces the student to the machine tool industry and addresses the theoretical aspects of shop safety, hand-tool usage, precision measurement, materials, 45 hours precision layout and machining preparations. ENGINEERING GRAPHICS i & BLUEPRINT READING ZMTT 131-113 $850 (includes textbook) ZMTT 131-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) 5:00 – 9:00 PM M Starts 1/7/2013 As an introduction to mechanical crafting and sketching, this course is designed to provide the machinist apprentice and other working in the industry with a basic understanding of the “language of industry” called graphics. The student will learn and apply the fundamental principles of mechanical drafting and sketching to graphically describe machine parts. 45 hours

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Machine Tool Technology CLASSES AT READING-MUHLENBERG CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER (RMCTC) CnC PROgRAmming milling & TuRning THEORy BAsi Cs ZMTT 261-113 $745 (includes textbook) ZMTT 261-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) 5:00-8:00 p.m. M Starts 1/28/2013 The purpose of this course is to make the student aware of the history and evolution of the CnC machine starting with the simple nC units. This knowledge will enable the student to understand how the modern machines operate while appreciating the advantages afforded by CnC. The course

stresses safe operation as well as basic languages and formats used in programming. students will learn all of the various functions of the control units as well as how to write and apply simple programs. Milling and Turning theory are also addressed in order to provide the student with a working knowledge of all facets of CnC machining processes. 45 hours

CLASSES AT BERKS CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER (BCTC) WEST CAMPUS IN LEESPORT METEROLOGY INTRODUCTION TO METALWORKING ZMTT 240-113 $745 (includes textbook) ZMTT 151-113 $745 (includes textbook) ZMTT 240-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) ZMTT 151-013 $625 (provide your own textbook) 5:00-9:15 p.m. W Starts 1/9/2013 5:00-9:15 p.m. Th Starts 1/3/2013 This course is designed to provide the student with This course is designed to provide the machinist/tool-and an experience in the use of precision instruments for die maker student with an introduction to the machining measurement and inspection of manufactured parts. The industry. Theoretical and practical aspects of shop safety, course includes the use of comparators, micrometers, hand tool usage, precision layout, use precision measuring surface plates and accessories, microscopes, hardness testing instruments accurately, use taps and dies, files, reamers, instruments and other related equipment. Students gather and identify and use the appropriate materials. Students and analyze quality assurance data and inspect part using are prepared to take the National Institute of Metalworking non-destructive testing techniques (NDT). Students are Skills (NIMS ) level I certification in layout and benchwork, prepared to take the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS ) level I certification in measurement, materials and safety. 62.5 hours

Electrical Safety, AC/DC & Digital Voltmeter

ZTEC 248 Approximate time to complete: 32 hours $660 – includes all books, use of lab equipment and materials Are you a do-it-yourselfer who wants to learn more about how to work safely with electricity in the home or workshop? This hands-on course provides the basic knowledge of electrical hazards and how to minimize risks through best practices and personal protective equipment. In addition, you will gain basic knowledge of electrical circuits, electrical measurements, inductance and capacitance, combination circuits, electric motor control system, and electronic troubleshooting, including how to use a digital voltmeter. Flexible start date and lab hours. For more information, contact Bonnie Spayd at 610-607-6207 or bspayd@racc.edu. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

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Mechatronics Technician Manufacturing is becoming increasingly driven by advanced science and technology, and the industry has a growing need for a workforce with the right skills. Mechatronics is the synergistic application of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, controls engineering, and computer science, emphasizing troubleshooting, repair and enhancement of automated machinery. raCC’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program prepares students for careers as engineering technicians in diversified manufacturing. Students gain knowledge and skills in blueprint reading, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, motors, motor control, programmable logic controls, robotics and motion control, process control, instrumentation and computer integrated manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on predictive maintenance, troubleshooting and quality assurance. To learn more about raCC’s Mechatronics program, check out the video at www.racc.edu/sTTC/manufacturingTech/mechatronics.aspx. The video features three manufacturing companies in our area that employ industrial maintenance technicians with mechatronics training: East Penn Manufacturing, Pepperidge Farm, and Bayer HealthCare. For more information, contact Bonnie Spayd at 610.607.6207 or bspayd@racc.edu.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Training Program Reading Area Community College offers a 180-hour program designed to help certify new operators in the high-demand field of wastewater operations. The curriculum was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (deP). From start to finish, this program offers all the necessary instruction, coursework, hands-on training, and module exams necessary to prepare for the deP certification exam. Combining this program with on-the-job training and work at a local treatment facility will prepare participants for certification. The program utilizes a deP-approved curriculum that is taught by certified operators and other qualified instructors. The program provides on-site visits to facilities combined with classroom components, interactive class discussion with current certified operators, out-of-class assignments (yes, there is homework!), module-end exams, and a comprehensive, proctored certification exam provided by the deP. The course components also offer continuing education units/contact hours necessary for certified operators to maintain their certifications. Next program starts in August 2013. Contact Nancy Sharp for more information at 610.372.4721, Ext. 5176 or nsharp@racc.edu. 28 v Winter/Spring 2013 Course Offering

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call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. PleasePlease call 610.372.4721, Ext. 5182 for additional information on these programs. gED® Testing is offered frequently. Both daytime and evening testing is available. At the time of registration, the applicant will be able to choose from the upcoming dates and times on a firstcome, first-served basis. Please Note: GED® INFORMATION FOR PREVIOUS TEST TAKERS - If you have taken the GED ® test after 2002 and have not passed the test, your test will become invalid in December 2013. You will be required to retake the full GED ® test again beginning in January 2014.

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nO WAlk-ins AllOWED. sPACE is limiTED. TEsT REgisTRATiOn DOnE On A mOnTH By mOnTH BAsis. PlEAsE PlAn ACCORDingly AnD REgisTER EARly. nO TEsT REFunDs issuED. All students must pre-register at Berks Hall-Cashier's Office, Room B107, and musT have approved PA photo identification (driver’s license) or PA state-issued identification card. Test dates are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates are subject to change or cancellation. Current cost of the test is $120. Payment is required at time of registration. You may register in person at the Cashier’s Office in Berks Hall, raCC, 10 South 2nd Street, Reading, Pa during the following hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 Am–4:30 PM Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 Am–6:30 Pm nEW! RACC is also offering computer-based tests (CBT). For CBT information, go to www. GEDCOMPUTER.com iF yOu HAVE Any QuEsTiOns, PlEAsE CAll 610.372.4721, EXT. 5182. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. DISCOVER CREATIVE WRITING ZWRI-160-100 (5 wks.) 9:00 – 11:30 AM $115 Saturdays; April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2013 There’s no such thing as writers’ block in this class! We will explore fiction that will inspire and challenge you. We will also explore your writing and provide an opportunity for feedback. Please bring a notebook. Instructor: Mickey Getty INTRO TO JUDAISM ZCUL-301-101 (6 wks.) 7:30 – 9:00 PM $75 Tuesdays; March 12, 19, April 2, 9, 16 23, 2013 (No class of March 26, 2013) This six-week course will explore the basics of Judaism and the Jewish faith. Rabbi Brian Michelson will introduce students to Jewish history, philosophy and theology. Students will explore the Jewish approach to God, holidays, the life cycle and sacred texts. In addition, Judaism’s sacred days and rituals, their origins and their application in the twenty-first century will be discussed. Classes will be held at the Temple Oheb Sholom, Wyomissing Hills. HOW TO PLAN YOUR STRESS-FREE WEDDING 6:00 – 8:00 PM ZHOB-018-102 (1 day) Tuesday, April 2, 2013 ZHOB-018-202 (1 day) Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Calling all newly engaged brides and couples! Don’t let the stress of planning and paying for your wedding take away from this exciting time in your life! Take this class, taught by a certified wedding planner, to learn key event planning skills like creating and sticking to your budget and choosing the right wedding vendors. You will come away equipped with a “roadmap” for planning your wedding and the peace of mind that comes from understanding the event planning process. Material list provided.

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DigiTAl PHOTOgRAPHy: THE BAsiCs AnD BEyOnD 9:00 - 11:00 AM $105 ZPHO-200-100 (5 wks.) Saturdays; February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM ZPHO-200-101 (5 wks.) Mondays; April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2013

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This course will provide a complete guide to the components, functions, and use of digital and film cameras. You will learn about menus and shooting modes and improve your picture-taking skills and photo composition. This course will also review the camera features and printing and saving your pictures. Point and shoot and dslr cameras are welcome. This class is for new photographers or anyone who might need to brush up on any aspect of photography. Bring your cameras and manuals to class. ADVAnCED PHOTOgRAPHy: CREATiVE imAgE COnTROl 6:00 - 8:00 PM $110 ZPHO-201-102 (5 wks.) Mondays; May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 2013 A review of metering & exposure, shooting modes, white balance and file sizes will start this advanced class. Specific shooting topics will be discussed and assignments made for: landscapes, outdoor and indoor people photography, shooting motion & sports, macro and close-up photography and telling a story with your photography. The class emphasis is on controlling the image with your camera and understanding what features do this. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd


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Back By Popular Demand sAT CRiTiCAl READing REViEW ZsAT-202-100 (5 wks.) 9:00 - 11:00 AM Saturdays; March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 2013

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This course will review concepts in analyzing questions, identifying signal words and clues, solving problems, using reading strategies and improving base vocabulary to prepare the student for the saT. Students will become familiar with test-taking strategies while practicing timed tests. Materials included. sAT EssAy WRiTing REViEW ZsAT-200-101 (5 wks.) 11:00 Am - 1:00 Pm $150 Saturdays; March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 2013 No class on March 30, 2013

This course will review basic grammar, critical reading, and writing concepts to prepare the student for the saT. Students will become familiar with test-taking strategies while practicing timed tests. Materials included. sAT mATH REViEW ZsAT-201-102 (5 wks.) 1:30 - 3:30 PM Saturdays; March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 2013

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This course will review concepts in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry while exploring problem solving to prepare the student for the saT. Students will become familiar with test-taking strategies while practicing timed tests. Materials included.

Tutors are needed for adults taking Adult Basic Education (aBe), English for Speakers of Other Languages (esl), and general educational development (ged®) classes at Reading Area Community College. Let your free hours make a difference in someone’s life. Be a volunteer tutor! For additional information, call 610.372.4721, Ext. 5154 or Ext. 5155. Please send me further information about the items indicated: (print clearly) Name _____________________________________ address __________________________________ CiTY/sTaTe ________________________________ ZiP Code _____________ Phone______________

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ZsAT-203-103 (5 wks.) • $375 Saturdays; March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 2013 9:00 Am - 3:30 Pm No class on March 30, 2013 Register for all three classes with saT Complete Review (includes essay writing, critical reading and math) at time of registration for the price of $375. (Please pack a lunch, as there will be a lunch break.) www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND GRAND CIRCLE TRAVEL PRESENT The Great Rivers of Europe – 16 days Departing: August 1, 2013 Cruise (Outside Cabin Category G) $3860 Air from Philadelphia - $1475 Port charges - $165 Accommodations: for 14 nights aboard a private Grand Circle river ship in an outside cabin. More than 93% of our travelers rated our ships excellent on this trip. • ALL meals: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners (with complimentary wine at dinner onboard, and an included dinner in Rudesheim) • Choose to purchase Grand Circle’s airfare, and your airport transfers and government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges are included. Canal city from Amsterdam, Netherlands Or, make your own arrangements. • 11 exclusive, included tours: Amsterdam Canal Cruise • Cologne • Koblenz • Mainz • Heidelberg • Wertheim • Wurzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg & Room 600 visit • Regensburg • Passau • Exclusive Discovery Series events: Home-Hosted Kaffeeklatsch • Europeans Today discussion • German Life Since 1933 discussion • Germany Today discussion • Apfelstrudel baking lesson • Personal headset on all included and optional tours • Program Director: We are the only cruise line to provide the exclusive services of a resident Program Director (assigned to no more than 45 travelers). More than 83% of our travelers rated the Program Directors on this trip excellent. • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Dinners • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next Grand Circle trip—an average of $298 • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips Spain and Portugal – 15 days Departing: September 22, 2013 • • •

Tour - $2495 Air from Philadelphia - $1200 Accommodations for 13 nights in comfortable rooms with private baths 21 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners Choose to purchase Grand Circle’s airfare, and your airport transfers and government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges are included. Or, make your own air arrangements. • 10 included tours: Madrid • Toledo • Cordoba • The Alhambra • Malaga • Ronda • Seville • Flamenco show • Lisbon • Sintra & Cascais • Exclusive Discovery Series events: Home-Hosted Lunch • Horse-breeding farm visit • Personal headset on all included and optional tours Madrid, Spain • Exclusive services of a resident Grand Circle Program Director • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next Grand Circle trip—an average of $180 • Private motorcoach land travel • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips Now with just 28-38 travelers—guaranteed! Call Grand Circle Travel at 800-597-2452 and press Option #2 to make your reservation or if you have any questions. Make sure you mention that you are traveling with Reading Area Community College and Service Code G3-24700. 34 v Winter/Spring 2013 Course Offering

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Online Career Training Courses

Visit ww.gatlineducation.com/readingacc for information and to register. Discover why millions of students are making the switch to online learning. With online courses, you can study at your convenience in your preferred learning environment. Our courses and programs are highly engaging and relevant, and our instructors are interactive and support you through the curriculum. Choose from our growing catalog of instructor-led courses designed to teach you a new skill or refresh a current one or our Career Training Programs geared to place you into a new career in an in-demand field. Non-credit online career training certificates provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Reading Area Community College, in partnership with Gatlin Education Services, offers top quality training in more than 100 online education programs designed to provide the workforce skills necessary to enter a new field or advance your current career. Each program includes a set of lessons and evaluations. Grades are a combination of the instructor/mentor’s evalution of students’ work and computer-graded tests. We know you’ll appreciate the quality as well as the convenience of anytime, anywhere learning with open enrollment always available. Prepare for employment in some of today’s hottest careers with a comprehensive, affordable and self-paced online Career Training Program. How to Get Started 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: www.gatlineducation.com/readingacc 2. Choose the category of course you are interested in, select the course and click on continue. You can register for the course by following the instructions for enrollment. Features: • You can begin these programs at any time and learn at your own pace. • A typical program takes 3-6 months to complete. Extensions are available on request. • Receive a certificate upon successful completion. • One-On-One instructor assistanc • 24-Hour access • All materials and books are included! www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

Popular Programs

Travel Agent Training 200 hours The Travel Agent Online Training Program is a proven, successful method for motivated people to begin a travel career. This program will also help you prepare for The Travel Institute (formerly ICTA) Tap Certification. You’ll learn the basic skills needed to operate a computer reservation system for airlines, travel agencies, cruise lines, hotel or as a home-based agent. 60 hours Building Analyst Quick Start Program The Building Analyst Quick Start program was developed and written in partnership with nationally recognized building science experts. You’ll learn about the principles of green buildings – from insulation to indoor air quality – as well as how to perform comprehensive building assessments. 500 hours Video Game Design and Development The Video Game Design and Development Online Training Program is the place to start if you’re seeking a professional career as a video game designer and developer. This program is also well-suited for the enthustiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this exciting field as a recreational endeavor. Winter/Spring 2013 Course Offering v 35


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Online Short-Term - Six Week Classes www.ed2go.com/readingacc

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Welcome Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. Most courses run for six weeks (with a ten-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night. Start Dates: New course sessions begin each month. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you. Requirements: All courses require Internet access, email, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Firefox web browsers. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Center for more information.

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How to Get Started 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: www.ed2go.com/readingacc 2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will enter your email and choose a password that will grant you access to the Classroom. 3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with your email and the password you selected during enrollment.

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• Instructor-Facilitated • 24-Hour Access • Online Discussion Areas • 6 Weeks of Instruction Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office any time of the day or night. Features: • Courses run for six weeks • Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more.

Business Courses Accounting Fundamentals Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more. Managing Customer Service Become indispensable to any organization by understanding how to identify and meet customer needs. Professional Sales Skills Discover how to begin a successful and rewarding career in sales. Understanding the Human Resources Function Learn to handle human resource functions to ensure the best possible results. Employment Law Fundamentals Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees. Fundamentals of Supervision and Management Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

Business and Marketing Writing Write great marketing copy to improve your company’s image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Purchasing Fundamentals Improve your company’s bottom line by mastering the fundamentals of purchasing.

Start Your Own Business Wow, What a Great Event! Looking for a fun new career coordinating special events? Learn proven techniques from a master event planner. Start a Pet-Sitting Business Discover how to translate your love of animals into a fun and profitable career. Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business Learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist. Visit our Online Instruction Center for information and to register: www.ed2go.com/readingacc

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. Grant Writing/Nonprofits Starting a Nonprofit Industry veteran shows you how to take a nonprofit business from vision to reality. Introduction to Nonprofit Management Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of the fastest growing service sectors. Marketing your Nonprofit Further the ideals and goals of your nonprofit by learning to compete more effectively for members, media attention, donors, clients and volunteers. Get Grants! Learn how to develop successful, fundable grants from experts in the field.

Real Estate Investing Build and protect your wealth by investing in real estate. Get Paid to Travel Learn everything you need to start your new and exciting career as a professional tour director. Legal Nurse Consulting Begin a new career by helping attorneys understand and resolve medical cases and claims. Become an Optical Assistant Learn what it takes to become an optical assistant and discover why it’s one of today’s most popular and fascinating career opportunities.

Personal Development

A to Z Grantwriting Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grantwriting campaigns, and prepare proposals.

Keys to Effective Communication Lost for words? Don’t be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth and respect through conversation.

Career Ideas

Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches.

Explore Career as a Paralegal Find out if a paralegal career is the perfect choice for you, as you explore the fundamentals of U.S. law and legal terminology. Introduction to Criminal Law An in-depth look at criminal law and the real world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them.

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search World-renowned author and career advisor shows you how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy. Individual Excellence Master 12 career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity. Leadership Gain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life. Merrill Ream Speed Reading Acclaimed speed reading expert teaches you how to save yourself time by reading faster with better comprehension.

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. gRE Preparation - Part 2 Learn a variety of useful techniques for tackling the math section of the gre. lsAT Preparation - Part 1 Learn about law school entrance procedures, develop analytical reasoning skills, and improve your test-taking skills.

Personal Enrichment Get Assertive! Find out how you can stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly. Keys to Effective Communication Lost for words? Don’t be! learn to build rapport, trust, warmth and respect through conversation. Achieving Success with Difficult People Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors or relatives. Introduction to Natural Healing and Health Learn how to promote wellness, balance and health in all aspects of your daily life.

Test Prep Prepare for the GED® Test Want to pass the ged? This course will help you develop the skills you’ll need to succeed. sAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1 Get your best possible score on the verbal and reasoning sections of the new saT exam. sAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2 Do your best on the quantitative section of the new saT. gRE Preparation - Part 1 Discover powerful strategies for success in the verbal and analytical sections of the gre. www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

lsAT Preparation - Part 2 Improve your logical reasoning and reading comprehension skills; discover proven approaches for selecting correct exam answers.

Languages Beginning Conversational French Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business. You’ll learn practical, common phrases that will make your trip to the many French-speaking regions of the world most pleasant. You’ll learn dialogue specific to various settings and you’ll be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language! Conversational Japanese Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you’ll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Spanish in the Classroom Learn the essential Spanish for teachers so you can communicate effectively with your Spanish-speaking students and parents. Writing for Esl Learn how to write in English more effectively to succeed in college and at work.

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All online courses are approved for ACT 48 credits

Teaching The Classroom Computer Learn how to use the classroom computer to increase learning and motivate students. Using the Internet in the Classroom Discover how you can use the internet to make teaching easier for you and more relevant to your students. Creating a Classroom Website Learn how to create a classroom website and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

Art, History, Math & More Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be. Genealogy Learn where to look, who to contact and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots. Math Refresher Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage. Introduction to Algebra Understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life, and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems.

Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day--learning proven strategies that turn diversity into opportunity. Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work Learn response to intervention (rTi) strategies that ensure the struggling readers in your classroom get the help and education they need. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of the learning disabled students in your classroom. Solving Classroom Discipline Problems Veteran teacher reveals the secrets to an orderly classroom. A step-by-step approach to effective, positive discipline.

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Please call 610.607.6232 for additional information on these programs. Writing Travel Writing Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books. Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published Published writer shows you how to give yourself the credibility you need to get your works published. Beginning Writer’s Workshop Get a taste of the writer’s life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively. Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers Banish writer’s block forever with these tricks from the published writer’s toolbox. Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches. The Keys to Effective Editing If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction. Introduction to Journaling Discover how journaling can help you explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

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“Returning to college after 35 years seemed like too great a challenge, but after consulting with staff and instructors at the Schmidt Training and Technology Center, I decided to give it a try. The STTC’s flexible schedule and self-paced format makes it a perfect combination. And in light of the shortages of skilled labor in Berks County, the Mechatronics program at RACC is the right program at the right time for me. It provides training in skills in demand by today’s manufacturing community with a delivery method that met my needs.” ~ Alan Stoudt

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Continuing Workforce Education and Certificates • 1000+ Online Courses • 250+ Subject Areas JER Online lists over 1000, cost affordable, non-credit Continuing Workforce courses and certificates. We are always adding "more courses . . . all the time" to a growing inventory. Students who enroll in JER Online courses are individuals, employees of a company, consultants and freelancers, or those seeking new career choices. Start any time or on a fixed schedule to access your course from anywhere for fast completion. JER Online offers discounted pricing for employee group enrollments. EXTRA ADDED VAluE AnD BOnus– For most JER Online Continuing Corporate developed courses, enrolled students will have 1 year access to their online courses, post course completion.

Before you enroll consider the following: 1. How soon do you want to start? 2. How soon do you want to complete your course of study? 3. Does your time and money matter to you? Flexibility when and where you need it: • Start any time or on a fixed time schedule • Access your course any time from anywhere • Over 1000 courses and certificates to choose from • Discounted pricing for employee group enrollments • Best value-cost affordable tuition • All major credit cards accepted, check, Pay Pal.

Workforce Educated . . . Workforce Ready Enroll today at http://coursecatalog.com/racc

sAmPlE JER OnlinE 1000+ COuRsE CATAlOg lisTings Workplace Training Build Your Own Biz™ Networking Effective Communication in the Workplace How to Master Time Management How to Build and Maintain Rapport with your Clients Listening Skills in the Workplace Successful Negotiation Understanding and Using Contracts HR Certifications 401K ADA Cafeteria Plans (Section 125) CoBra osha Payroll Wage & Hour Training Recruiting & Hiring Training

Professions & Trades Home Inspection Hotel Sales & Operations Paralegal Program Professional Bar Management Travel Agent Certificates

Writing Beat Writer`s Block with Journaling Grammar Brush-up Bundle Just Write - Keeping a Journal Poetry for Profit & Play Punctuation Brush-Up

Medical 911 Operator Tdd Training Legal Nurse Consulting Pharmacy Tech. Training

Certificates CCLS Agent Certification Program Certified Compliance Inspection of Stormwater Customer Service EcoBroker Certification Program Pharmacy Technician Technical Writing

Green Education Adopt Green Practices in Business Green Driving Techniques Home Energy Fundamentals Life Cycle Assessment

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Command Spanish Online The Office of Community Education now offers Command Spanish® e-training Courses. • Promote better communication in the work environment. • Increase safety in the workplace. • Enhance worker’s job performance. • Decrease or remove communication barriers. • Provide better service to persons in the Hispanic community. Receive cost-effective instruction without leaving your house. Courses are available for Financial Institutions, Law Enforcement, Construction, Community, Dentists,

Dental Hygienists, Pharmacists, Workplace, Hospital Nurses*, Medical Office Nurses*, Physicians, Travel Agents, Physical Therapists, Library Personnel, Real Estate Agents, Respiratory Therapists, Retail Workers, Emergency Medical Personnel and School Teachers. We can customize any of these programs and offer it through traditional classroom learning! *Command Spanish®, Inc. and ALLEGRA Learning Solutions are co-providing these online courses. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

For more information visit www.racc.edu/CommunityEd/HCPS/commandSpanish.aspx www.racc.edu/CommunityEd

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Online Healthcare Professional help organizations reduce risk, increase employee competency and remain compliant.

Contact Hours/CEUs Over 500 courses! RACC offers online flexible, affordable and interactive training in a variety of healthcare subjects to support your annual CE requirements and certifications. Behavioral Health Library (Example subjects: ADHD, Bipolar Disorders, Substance Abuse in Older Adults, and many more). This library provides course information on behavioral health, substance abuse, developmental disability and child welfare service. Target audience includes any healthcare professional such as nurses, therapists, psychologists, case managers and social workers. Regulatory Library The Core Regulatory Library is a collection designed to train on the most current regulations and standards of practice. The Core Regulatory Library gives you the flexibility to train employees whenever hiring needs dictate and simplifies tracking training compliance. Core Regulatory Library provides the foundation for clinical and non-clinical staff and will

Clinical Practice Series The Clinical Practice Series offers a comprehensive library of courses with CE credit covering crucial areas for practice. The Series is designed to strengthen clinical competency for nurses and other hospital staff, increase adoption of evidence-based practices in crucial areas, and enhance recruitment and retention of nurses and staff. Categories such as Disease States, specific nursing areas such as Critical Care, Emergency, Newborns and Oncology, pharmacotherapy, pain management and patient care basics are available in this series. Coding and Billing Library This library is designed to help optimize reimbursement and ensure coding compliance in the inpatient and outpatient settings. It is recommended for all coding staff members. This library of 40 coding courses provides training on inpatient ICD-9-CM coding and outpatient CPT coding for new coders as well as experienced veterans. The Coding Library is a convenient way for organizations to help their coders get the ongoing education they need. Target audience includes Coding Specialists, Coding Managers, Reimbursement Specialists, Compliance Auditors and Analysts, Hospital-Based Clinic Managers, Directors of Patient Accounts and Outpatient Billing Personnel. EMS Course Library Over 50 courses approved by PA Department of Health for First Responders, EMT, EMT-P and PHRN for both medical/trauma and other categories. Topics range from airway to trauma.

For more information, please contact: Lisa Mauger Kulp, Healthcare Programs at 610.607.6220 / email at healthceu@racc.edu 44 v Winter/Spring 2013 Course Offering

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Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer Master the secrets of correcting digital photos and bring out the best in all your photographs! Creating Web Pages Learn the basics of HTML, so you can design, create and post your very own site on the web. Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, charts and more. Introduction to Microsoft Publisher Find out how to use this desktop publishing program to design, develop and publish newsletters, websites and brochures. Introduction to Flash CS5 Learn how to use Adobe Flash CS5 to create engaging websites, Flash movies, animation and interative applications. SAT/ACT Preparation Get your best possible score on the verbal and reasoning sections of the new SAT exam.

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Registration

Classes begin as indicated in course schedules found in this brochure..

Enroll immediately in the classes you want! The online registration system saves you time and postage costs and is available at your convenience. • Go to www.racc.edu. • Select WebAdvisor from the Quick Links menu at top right of home page. • Select Community Education. • Previous Users will use the LOG IN tab at the top of page. • First-Time Users: click on “Register and Pay” link. • Enter Course Code Number exactly as printed in the brochure. • Click SUBMIT. • Proceed through the next several registration screens entering the required information and submitting at end of each screen. • Verify your class and payment, then select REGISTER NOW and complete credit card information. • You will receive a printable confirmation when the transaction is complete. For questions about the registration process, call 610.607.6235 or 610.607.6231.

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Classes begin as indicated in course schedules found in this brochure. To register:

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By Mail: Visit www.racc.edu/Register.pdf and print out the Workforce and Economic Development/ Community Education Registration Form. By Phone: Call 610.607.6235 or 610.607.6231 to register with VISA, MasterCard or Discover. In Person: At Berks Hall, Room 107, RACC, 10 South 2nd Street, Reading, PA. Monday and Thursday 8:00 am–4:30 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am– 6:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm.

VISA, MasterCard or Discover registration accepted.

Class Locations: Reading Area Community College (RACC) If the College withdraws a course, your tuition will be refunded. Instructor substitutions may be made in emergencies and at the discretion of RACC. Written refund requests must be received one week before classes begin. No refunds will be issued after this date. Please allow 4–6 weeks for a refund. Students must be 18 years old to register for adult classes.

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Registration Form

(to be used for all Community Education programs)

Please Print

Date_________________

RACC ID #_______________________

Name _______________________________________________ SS # or Birthdate ______________________ Home Address _____________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________ State __________ Zip ___________________ Home Phone ___________________________________ Work Phone ________________________________ Email address ______________________________________ @______________________________________ Signature of Registrant _______________________________________________________________________ The following information will be used for the sole purpose of providing statistical data to the Federal government. This information will not be used for admission purposes. Ethnicity: o Hispanic Race:

o Non-Hispanic/Non-Latino

o American Indian/Alaskan Native o Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

o Black/African-American o White o Asian

Section No __________________________ Title _________________________________________________ Section No __________________________ Title _________________________________________________ Section No __________________________ Title _________________________________________________ Read course descriptions carefully. Tuition payment must be paid at the time of registration. Mail to: Cashier's Office Reading Area Community College, P.O. Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603 Amount Enclosed $____________ DO NOT SEND CASH. Make check payable to Reading Area Community College o VISA

o MasterCard

o Discover

Authorized Signature _____________________________________________________ Card No ___________________________ Exp. Date __________ 3 Digit Code ______ This form may be duplicated for additional registrations.

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