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Art

Watercolor Painting: Beginner
For novices that want to explore watercolor painting, this course features an easy method to learn how to paint with watercolors. Students will create basic watercolor paintings, painting step-by-step with the instructor to produce a similar image. The instructor will improve each student’s painting skills with each brush stroke. In each session, students will have access to the necessary paints and paper. While numerous paints are available to use at no cost, the instructor will provide students ¼ sheets of paper at a cost of $1.25 per sheet. Participants who want to bring their own supplies will receive a supply list.
Course #: ART 100
Instructor: Karol Berzins
Schedule: Mondays, starting September 12 (8 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 6 – 8
Tuition: $149

Watercolor Painting: Intermediate
This course continues to use the same effective training method – as featured in the beginner course – to enhance students’ abilities to paint with watercolors. Students will follow each brush stoke by the instructor to create more advanced paintings, and will be able to interpret photos in order to add details and affix textures when necessary. While paints are accessible at no cost, the instructor will provide students ¼ sheets of paper at a cost of $1.25 per sheet. Participants who want to bring their own supplies will receive a supply list.
Course #: ART 102
Instructor: Karol Berzins
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting September 7 (8 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 6 – 8
Tuition: $149

Fundamentals to Fashion Illustration & Design
This is a course for people that want to explore, learn or work in one of the most recognized and prestigious industries in the world. If you love fashion, like to draw, or simply would like to learn how to draw in a way that you can illustrate your fashion ideas on paper, then this course is for you! You will learn the 9 head, step-by-step method to help create “Croguis,” defining your unique sense of fashion and style. This course will also help you develop ideas, by utilizing different resources such as “mood-boards”, “trend forecasting”, movies and much more. A supply list will be mailed with your registration confirmation.
Course #: ART 104
Instructor: Arianes Irizarry
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting October 4 (6 classes)
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 8
Tuition: $125

Stained Glass
Has a beautiful stained glass window ever caught your eye, and made you wonder how those are created? Now you can learn how to construct your own stained glass panel, learning glass cutting, foiling, and soldering techniques used in copper foil method. The instructor owns and operates a successful stained glass studio, and will provide several patterns to choose from. A $65 supplies fee (payable to the instructor) will include the use of tools, supplies, and glass needed for the project. Students will need a pair of safety glasses, which may be purchased at the studio for $4. Closed toe shoes are required.







Classes to be held at Toy Town Stained Glass, 36 Monomonac Road W., Winchendon, MA 01475.


Please register through Monty Tech
Course #: ART 106
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting September 14 (6 classes)
Time: 6:00-9:00
Students: 8-10
Tuition: $169



Automotive


Basic Automotive Training
Attention new drivers, moms, dads, and college grads! Have you ever wondered how to change your own oil, change a flat, or how to conduct other basic vehicle services? Then this course is for you! Once you complete this fun and engaging, hands-on course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to successfully maintain your own vehicle. The course encompasses both classroom and shop time, so that you leave with a good understanding of your vehicle and modern automobiles. You will learn how to change your own oil and air filter, check your fluids, check your tires and adjust tire pressure, change a flat tire, jump start your car, replace headlamps and bulbs, safely jack up your car, maintain wiper blades, visually inspect brakes, and understand the difference between a check engine light and a maintenance lamp. Work boots or leather closed toe shoe and safety glasses are required.
Course #: AUT 100
Instructor: Matthew LaRose
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 20 (5 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8-10
Tuition: $99

ASE A5 Study Guide & Brake Training
This is an in depth, comprehensive, ASE A5 brake training course. It will cover automobile and light truck hydraulic braking systems, as well as anti-braking. You will learn theory and operation, diagnosis, system causes and repair. Whether you are just getting started in the industry, or have some time in the trade, you will learn invaluable and insightful service and testing information. Time will be spent both in the classroom and on the shop floor. You will be instructed on hydraulic systems, disc brakes, drum brakes, power assisted units, electronic speed control, precision measurement tools, wheel bearings, antilock brakes, traction control and brake machining (3 brands of lathes). Upon course completion, you will feel confident in proper repair procedures and tackling the ASE A5 brake certification testing. Work boots or leather closed toe shoe and safety glasses are required.
Course #: AUT 102
Instructor: Matthew LaRose
Schedule: Thursdays, starting September 22 (7 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8-10
Tuition: $134


Business


Getting Paid to Talk
This course introduces voiceover work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries, and the Internet in your area. Individuals will learn the fundamentals of this unique profession, how to prepare demos, and will spend time analyzing examples of demos by professional voice actors. During the session, some students will record a commercial script under the direction of a producer. With engaging and informative activities, the course serves as a first step for individuals pursuing voice acting professionally.
Course #: BUS 217
Instructor: Voice Coach
Schedule: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 12 – 24
Tuition: $49



Computer Applications

Computers for Senior Citizens: PT 1
This course helps novices become a more confident and skilled computer user.Students will understand how to use basic computer hardware and software, such as a mouse, a keyboard, USB inputs, Microsoft Windows 7, and various computer programs. Students will be able to create, edit, save, and find word processing documents. Students will also be prepared to open, close, and switch between multiple office applications and windows. During the first class, students will receive the required textbook (included in tuition).
Course #: COM 100
Instructor: Jacqueline Hamilton
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 6 (5 classes)
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Students: 10 – 12
Tuition: $109

Computers for Senior Citizens: PT 2
After having successfully completed “Computers for Senior Citizens: Pt. 1,” students are now ready to tackle the Internet. Throughout the course, students will learn how to browse webpages, save favorite websites, operate search engines, and manage email accounts. Students will also learn how to receive, send, reply, and attach documents or pictures to emails.
Course #: COM 102
Instructor: Jacqueline Hamilton
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting October 11 (5 classes)
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Students: 10 – 12
Tuition: $74

Social Media for Senior Citizens
This course intends to pair senior citizens that are unsure how to use social media with individuals that understand it best – teenagers! Enthusiastic and patient Monty Tech students will instruct students in the proper use of email, Facebook, and other forms social media, making it easier to connect with loved ones near and far!
Course #: COM 108
Instructors: Monty Tech students
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting October 5 (3 classes)
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $44

Microsoft Powerpoint 2013: LEVEL 1
In this course, you will work with PowerPoint 2013, a popular graphic presentation application that is also very easy to use. Students will begin by navigating through the PowerPoint window, using document themes, and reviewing the new ribbon interface. Students will learn how to create a slide show, add slides and create bulleted lists, and by the end of the first lesson, be able to deliver a visually engaging presentation! Students will work with design concepts, copying text and objects, setting character spacing, rearranging slides and will work with clip art, animation and sound to give presentations more punch and excitement. During the first class, students will receive the required textbook (included in tuition). As a prerequisite, individuals should be able to operate Microsoft Windows and basic computer applications adequately.
Course #: COM 104
Instructor: Steve Fontaine
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting September 13 (4 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $154

Microsoft Powerpoint 2013: LEVEL 2
In this course, students will build on the skills acquired in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1, and learn how to further enhance presentations. Students will review topics including: adding and printing speaker notes, how to insert multimedia, working with tables, customize documents themes and defining rehearsed timings. Students will also be shown how to configure presentations to run automatically, as if on autopilot. During the first class, students will receive the required textbook (included in tuition). As a prerequisite, individuals should complete “Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1”.
Course #: COM 106
Instructor: Steve Fontaine
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting September 27 (4 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $154

Construction

MA Construction Supervisor’s License Exam Prep
Construction professionals attending this course must possess at least three years of construction or design experience. The course provides a comprehensive review of the MA State Building Code that prepares students for the state licensing examination. Students will gain significant experience using the codebook by practicing and reviewing their skills in sample tests. The training requires that students use current editions of the MA State Building Code (included in tuition). To register, visit www.contractorsuccess.com.
Instructor: Jeffrey Cooke, CBO
Schedule: Thursdays, starting October 6 (7 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (24.5 total hours)
Students: 10 – 25
Tuition: $675

 

Culinary

Cake Decorating
Have you ever seen a beautifully decorated wedding or birthday cake and wished you had the skills, tools, and creativity to make one of your own? This exciting and fun-filled, hands-on cake decorating class will provide decorating enthusiasts with lessons in all of the fundamentals - from filling a pastry bag to filling, icing and decorating your own cake.



Aunty Ellen's Creative Confections

 

 

 

 




Classes to be held at Aunty Ellen’s Creative Confections,
16 Central Street, Leominster, MA 01453.


Please register through Monty Tech

Course #: CUL 108
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 20 (4 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 8-12
Tuition: Adult: $199


ADULT/CHILD CLASSES: ONE ADULT MUST ACCOMPANY
ONE CHILD. EACH ADULT WILL BE CHARGED A TUITION FEE.

Adult/Child Mini Apple Pies (6-14 YEARS OLD)
Share a night out with your little one, and learn how to make pie dough from scratch, tasty apple pie filling, and create decorative tops using lattice strips and cutouts during this hands-on baking class. To enroll, one adult should accompany one child between the ages 6 – 14.
Course #: CUL 102
Instructor: Susan Brassard
Schedule: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 14 – 15
Tuition: Adult: $34

Adult/Child Sugar Cube House (6-14 YEARS OLD)
Do you have a “Frozen” fan in your household? Try using sugar cubes and royal icing to build your own ice castle. This confectionary creation requires no baking and makes a great centerpiece. To enroll, one adult should accompany one child between the ages 6 – 14.
Course #: CUL 104
Instructor: Susan Brassard
Schedule: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 14 – 15
Tuition: Adult: $34

Adult/Child Halloween Fun with
Cookies (6-14 YEARS OLD)

You will be baking and decorating a variety of Halloween cookies that are perfect for any party. Students are encouraged to bring an apron and container to carry samples home. To enroll, one adult should accompany one child between the ages 6 – 14.
Course #: CUL 100
Instructor: Susan Brassard
Schedule: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 14 – 15
Tuition: Adult: $34

Moving Toward A Plant Based Diet-Seitan
Also known as, “wheat meat”, seitan is a vegetarian form of protein with the texture and appearance of meat. Easy to make from scratch and a low-cost, healthy alternative to animal protein, seitan is versatile and delicious. This course is primarily a demonstration course. Students are asked to bring take home containers.
Course #: CUL 206
Instructor: Mary Brunelle
Schedule: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Students: 8-12
Tuition: $49

Moving Toward A Plant Based Diet - Whole Grains
The base of a healthy diet begins with whole grains. Are you eating the recommended amount of whole grains daily? If not, you are missing out on the many health benefits whole grains provide, including decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity and more. Come learn about whole grains, how to read labels when shopping, how to prepare and cook whole grains and more. This course is primarily a demonstration course. Students are asked to bring take home containers.
Course #: CUL 208
Instructor: Mary Brunelle
Schedule: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Students: 8-12
Tuition: $49

ServSafe Certification
The course adheres to the ServSafe

Manager Book, 6th Edition (formerly ServSafe Essentials), and provides a thorough review of food safety and hygiene responsibilities in the food service industry, in preparation to earn the nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. To receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (which is valid for five years), individuals must score at least 75% on the exam at the conclusion of the course. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Conference for Food Protection (CFP) accredit the exam.
Students will learn the most recent FDA Food Code, food safety advancements, and food sanitation procedures. Students will understand how to enact fundamental food safety techniques and cultivate a culture of food safety. The instructor provides a study guide that highlights important course elements and a glossary of food safety terms and phrases. The instructor administers a paper-based exam and mails completed exams to the National Restaurant Association for official computer scoring. To enroll and receive certification, individuals must be at least eighteen years or older.
Course #: CUL 300
Instructor: Randall S. Phelps, CP-FS
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting October 5 (3 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 10 – 25
Tuition: $299

ServSafe Recertification
This course prepares students to recertify the nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. Students will review the most recent FDA Food Code, food safety advancements, and food sanitation procedures. With a score of 75% or higher on the exam, the student will earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Recertification. The instructor administers a paper-based exam and mails completed exams to the National Restaurant Association for official computer scoring. To enroll and receive recertification, individuals must have been previously certified.
Course #: CUL 302
Instructor: Randall S. Phelps, CP-FS
Schedule: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (3 hours)
Students: 10 – 25
Tuition: $159


Dancing

DL Dance

 

 



Ballroom Dancing Beginner

Learn the basic moves of ballroom dancing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and be the hit of the next wedding or function! We will focus on one different style of dance in each six week session (you can call ahead to find out which dance is currently on the schedule or visit our website at www.dldance.org). This class is taught in a rotation system so singles (or those with spouses who will not leave the couch) are most welcome at our classes. Rotation is optional and not required but we guarantee you will learn faster if you do! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that slide (sneakers will stick) and bring a bottle of water. No other equipment is necessary!

Classes to be held at DL Dance Studio,
629 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, MA 01719

Please register through Monty Tech

Course #: DAN 100
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 6 (6 classes)
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuition: $60
OR
Course #: DAN 102
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting November 1 (6 classes)
Time: 6:30-7:30
Tuition: $60

Line Dancing
Maybe you have done a little line dancing at a wedding or party, loved it and wished you could do more? Maybe you are a single person who would love a form of dance where a partner isn’t needed. Maybe you just might be looking for something new to try! We can teach you the basic steps and have you dancing in minutes! We dance to all different genres of music (pop, country, oldies and more). Get out of the chair and make new friends as well as burn the same number of calories as a low-impact aerobics class and not even realize you are exercising. Wear comfy clothes-layers are good, shoes with soles that will slide easily (sneakers stick and a dance sole is best). Bring a water bottle. No other equipment necessary and no partner is needed.

Classes to be held at DL Dance Studio,
629 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, MA 01719

Please register through Monty Tech

Course #: DAN 104
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting September 7 (6 classes)
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuition: $60
OR
Course #: DAN 106
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting November 2 (6 classes)
Time: 6:30-7:30
Tuition: $60

Ballroom Dancing for Seniors
Seniors-learn how to ballroom dance with other beginners in a fun, convenient and safe environment, and dance with confidence! This beginner course will focus on the fundamentals: foot position, rhythm and timing, and leading and following. You will learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, and Cha Cha and have fun trying something new! This class will be taught with a rotation style, so singles (as well as couples) are welcome to attend! Bring a bottle of water and be sure to wear shoes with soles that slide easily (no sneakers please).

Classes will be held at the Westminster Senior Center,
69 West Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473

Please register through Monty Tech

Course #: DAN 108
Schedule: Wednesdays, September 14, 21, October 12, 19 (4 classes)
Time: 1:00-3:00
Tuition: $49


Electrical

Journeyman and Masters Program
According to the Massachusetts State Board of Electrical Examiners, prior to registering for the electrical licensing exam, the individual must complete the following:

  1. 8,000 hours of employment (approximately four years) as an apprentice under the direct supervision of a MA Class B Journeyman license; and

  2. 600 hours of classroom instruction in electrical code and theory from an approved school based on the current National Electrical Code.

Monty Tech SCE is an approved school, offering an intensive 4 Modules, each with 150 hours of classroom training in electrical code and theory. Students will examine the National Electric Code, CMR 237 13.00-24.2, and MA Amendments Code, among many more specific topics. All students must begin each module in the fall semester only. Please note the meeting days specific to your module.

Electrical Code: Journeyman’s Module 1
Instructor: TBA
Schedule: Mon, Tues, Thurs, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $1200

Electrical Code: Journeyman’s Module 2
Instructor: Robert Godin
Schedule: Mon, Tues, Thurs, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $1200

Electrical Code: Journeyman’s Module 3
Instructor: Bruce Marien
Schedule: Mon, Wed, Thurs, starting September 7
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $1200

Electrical Code: Journeyman’s Module 4
Instructor: John Bussiere
Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $1200

Electrical Code: Advanced Masters Course
Instructor: Thomas Tufts
Schedule: Mon, Tues, Thurs, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $1200



Financial Services

Medicare & You
Are you or a loved one approaching Medicare eligibility, already have Medicare, or curious about how Medicare will work for you? This class will help you understand the different parts of Medicare, and the different health insurance options within Medicare. Discussion will include Medicare enrollment periods, part A, B, C and D and what these meant to you, Medigap and how these plans function, the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage Plans, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare coverage of long-term care. A State Certified SHINE counselor, an unbiased source of health insurance information, will answer all of this and any of your Medicare questions. All course proceeds will be donated to SHINE.
Course #: FIN 100
Instructor: State Certified SHINE Counselor
Schedule: Thursday, September 15
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 8-25
Tuition: $5

Medicare Updates
Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug plans can change their formularies, doctor networks and pricing every year. This class will highlight the changes for 2017. This information will be essential for individuals in reviewing their Medicare plan coverage for 2017, enabling persons to decide to continue with their current insurance choice or choose a different plan. All course proceeds will be donated to SHINE.
Course #: FIN102
Instructor: State Certified SHINE Counselor
Schedule: Monday, October 24
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 8-25
Tuition: $5

Get Debt Free
Do you have any debts? This seminar will help individuals relieve stress and gain financial freedom. Participants will learn how to eliminate their credit card debts in 1 – 4 years, and mortgages in another 3 – 6 years. Individuals will investigate a simple, yet guaranteed system to eliminate debt with their current income. The instructor encourages individuals to bring a list of each debt with its required minimum monthly payments and a calculator. During the seminar, participants will develop debt elimination plans that they can implement immediately. The instructor will provide a workbook (included in tuition). In addition, the instructor will recommend an optional text (available from the instructor for $49).
Course #: FIN 104
Instructor: Timothy Schnelle
Schedule: Thursday, September 22
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8-25
Tuition: $49

Student Loan Debt Relief
Do you have student loans? Do you feel the crushing weight of this long-term debt? Many graduates and parents are vaguely aware of the repayment options available, but they have no specific information on how to choose or apply the alternatives wisely. This course will provide individuals with valuable information about how to reduce and eliminate their student loans effectively. Participants will learn available alternatives to decrease their student loan payments and methods to pay off their loans rapidly. Individuals will understand the advantages of consolidation, the differences between student loan repayment plans, and how to switch plans for the maximum advantage as circumstances change. The instructor will provide a workbook (included in tuition). In addition, the instructor will recommend an optional text (available from the instructor for $39).
Course #: FIN 106
Instructor: Timothy Schnelle
Schedule: Thursday, September 15
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8-25
Tuition: $49

Social Security and Retirement Account Alternatives
Are you ready to retire? This seminar discusses a significant consideration for retirement – Social Security. Participants will understand their Social Security options and the affect their decisions regarding Social Security will have on their retirement. The instructor will explain the potential advantages and disadvantages of various distribution alternatives for particular retirement plans. The instructor is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Course #: FIN 108
Instructor: Ryan Laliberte
Schedule: Thursday, October 27
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $39

Making Money Last in Retirement
How do you to prepare for the unexpected in retirement? This workshop will investigate current changes occurring in retirement benefits. Participants will examine ideas that will help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement. The instructor is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Course #: FIN 110
Instructor: Ryan Laliberte
Schedule: Thursday, October 20
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $39

Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It
If you recently switched jobs, retired, or are facing unemployment, this course will help you understand your options and how to manage funds in a previous employer’s sponsored plan. By the end of this informative workshop, participants will better understand the pros and cons of taking a lump sum, leaving assets in a plan or moving to another plan, rolling over to a traditional or Roth IRA, and receiving annuity payments from a pension. The instructor is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Course #: FIN 112
Instructor: Ryan Laliberte
Schedule: Thursday, October 6
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $39

What Happens If The Income Stops
Learn how to develop a proactive strategy for protection and preparing for the unexpected. Students will discuss strategies that include having an emergency fund, establishing a line of credit, and will also review insurance/liability protection. The instructor is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Course #: FIN 114
Instructor: Ryan Laliberte
Schedule: Thursday, October 13
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $39

Paying For College Without Sacrificing Retirement
Do you worry about how your family will pay for college? This workshop will address how to manage the increasing costs of college. You will learn strategies for college planning that local schools may not consider, including, how every family can be guaranteed scholarships at specific schools, why a major matters more than the college, why a reach school may be dangerous, what are the best financial aid and admissions strategies, how to predict financial aid packages before you apply, why families who make $400,000 get financial aid, what questions to ask colleges that can save families thousands off the total cost, and how to find the right balance between your college and retirement goals. The instructor is a Certified Financial Planner at a financial planning practice that he owns and manages. He authored Pay for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement and has appeared in numerous national television segments and periodicals.
Course #: FIN 116
Instructor: Tim Higgins
Schedule: Monday, October 3
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $39

Asset Protection Techniques For Individuals and Small Businesses
Asset protection is no longer a luxury. Today, people file lawsuits in unprecedented numbers against individuals, small businesses, and professional practices. Most individuals and small businesses are likely to be sued at least once in their career. You do not need to be rich to be sued, especially if you operate in a high-risk situation or business. Other significant considerations pose a threat to asset security, including divorce, failed business ventures, economic instability, and personal and business bankruptcy. How do you prepare for these unfortunate circumstances? The instructor is a founding partner and attorney at Estate Preservation Law Offices, who will present valuable information to consider when preparing to protect your assets.
Course #: FIN 118
Instructor: Brendan J. King, Esq.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 27
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $34

Divorce: Costly Mistakes To Avoid
Are you contemplating divorce, starting the process, in mediation, or looking at settlement options? This seminar will provide valuable insights to your situation. Participants will consider common financial mistakes that often occur in divorce settlements and discuss how to avoid these missteps. The instructor will explain how issues around cash flow, liquidity, income taxes, capital gains, retirement accounts, insurance, debt, and credit could impact an individual’s future well-being. Also, individuals will review the recent Alimony Reform Act of 2011 (which became effective Mar 1, 2012) and Child Support Guidelines (which changed in August 2013). By the conclusion of this seminar, individuals will be able to make more informed decisions about their settlement agreements.
Course #: FIN 120
Instructor: Renee W. Senes, CDFA
Schedule: Thursday, October 6
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $34

Estate Plans
Considering whether you should have an estate plan? This workshop will introduce participants to multiple aspects of estate planning. Many people think of estate planning as something to do later in life, but by the conclusion of this workshop, participants will realize the truth - there is no time like the present! Older individuals are living longer and enjoying active and dynamic lifestyles, but face extraordinary challenges to plan their futures appropriately. An individual’s financial security and asset protection for heirs is a significant concern in the current economic environment. The escalating cost of living, healthcare, and long-term care can drain finances and overwhelm the individual and their family. The instructor is a founding partner and attorney at Estate Preservation Law Offices. The participants will discuss typical estate planning issues, including estate tax and income tax minimization, wealth transfer planning, long term care and nursing home planning, disability planning, and probate avoidance. Please join the discussion to discover what individuals need to know now about estate planning.
Course #: FIN 122
Instructor: Brendan J. King, Esq.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 13
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $34

Legal Planning For Long-Term Care and The Nursing Home
A major concern for the aging population is how individuals will pay the rising costs of long-term care or a nursing home stay. If you or a spouse are faced with an extended nursing home stay, protecting assets for one another, and the inheritance for children and grandchildren, would be critical. The Medicaid rules for nursing home coverage are complex and intimidating. Fortunately, many planning options are available, from planning years in advance to dealing with an emergency health crisis. In the workshop, participants will learn an assortment of sound legal options available to ease concerns and plan proactively. The instructor is a founding partner and experienced elder law attorney at Estate Preservation Law Offices.
Course #: FIN 124
Instructor: Brendan J. King, Esq.
Schedule:
Tuesday, October 4
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $34

Special Need Planning
Guardians who care for an individual with disabilities or special needs understand that the conventional answers do not always work in an unconventional situation. They face unique challenges when planning for individuals with disabilities or special needs. In addition to traditional considerations, planning for individuals with disabilities or special needs involves a complex federal and state laws and regulations. The most important outcome of special needs planning is the preservation of eligibility for benefits and entitlements to establish and maintain the appropriate quality of care and life for the individual with disabilities or special needs. If you are familiar with these special circumstances, join this workshop to learn about the benefits and entitlements that can help your family.
Course #: FIN 126
Instructor: Brendan J. King, Esq.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 10 – 30
Tuition: $34



Fitness

Introduction To Yoga
Do you want to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build muscle, and be more mindful, but are afraid you need to be a pretzel with self-awareness to do yoga? This course introduces yoga to the layperson. The instructor has designed each session for novices, and will modify forms (asana) to suit each participant’s needs, body types and, experiences. Sessions will include the form (Hatha yoga), breathing (pranayama), meditation, and deep relaxation. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, and should bring a towel or mat, a water bottle, and a sense of humor.
Course #: FIT 100
Instructor: Peter Marquis
Schedule: Mondays, starting September 12 (10 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $149

Not Your Traditional Yoga
This course provides an alternative experience to individuals who believe their age or physical challenges prohibits yoga. The instructor applies a modified approach to yoga that can benefit all individuals. Participants will practice gentle warm-ups and adapted poses to gradually increase the intensity. Individuals will use a chair to assist with balance and poses.
Course #: FIT 102
Instructor: Rose Bartok
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting September 7 (10 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $99

Beginning Meditation
Whether you want to understand meditation or renew your understanding, this course will provide a solid foundation to build your practice. The course introduces a new meditation method each week. While the techniques of meditation are easy to learn, the art of meditation is difficult to master. The instructor will provide individuals the guidance and principles necessary to relax and be more mindful. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a seat cushion.
Course #: FIT 104
Instructor: Peter Marquis
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting September 7 (3 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $49

Pilates
This course helps individuals of all ages and fitness levels to burn calories, become stronger, and reduce stress. Students will use their own body weight for the exercises, practicing techniques to strengthen the core and activate many muscles not regularly exercised. By the conclusion of the course, students will notice an increase in strength, flexibility, and balance, greater muscle tone, improved posture, and decreased stress. The instructor will modify any exercise to meet the needs of participants. Students should bring water, a comfortable mat, and Pilate bands.
Course #: FIT 106
Instructor: Kathy Madru
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting September 13 (16 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Students: 12 – 16
Tuition: $159

Archery
Why is one of the oldest sports making a comeback? Do you wonder if you could compete against Katniss, Merida, or knights of medieval day? This course introduces the thrill of traditional recurve archery. The two instructors will guide participants on a proven pathway to success in a safe and comfortable environment, implementing a unique lesson plan that integrates the aiming process with a variety of skill building games. With a little patience and focus, any individual can be successful at archery. Students do not need prior experience or athletic ability. The instructors will provide all equipment throughout the course.

Youths (Ages 10 – 17)

Course #: FIT 108
Schedule: Weds, starting Nov. 2
Time: 6:15 pm–7:15 pm (4 classes)
Students: 8–16
Tuition: $149

Adults (Age at least 18)
Course #: FIT 110
Schedule: Weds, starting Nov. 2
Time: 7:15 pm–8:15 pm (4 classes)
Students: 8–16
Tuition: $149

Home/Real Estate
Learn To Be A Successful Landlord
Are you thinking about becoming a property owner? Do you own rental units and want to maximize your investment? You do not have to be a “Lone Ranger” trying to sort out the best practices and legal issues of being a Massachusetts Landlord alone. Find out more about joining the Northern Worcester County Landlord Association on our web site at www.nwcla.com or call 978 503-7070 and leave a message.

Annual Membership Dues: $100.00 or visit as a guest for $10.00
Meetings: Second Thursday of the month from September to June
Time: 6:45-9:00pm

 

Information Technology

Using Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Part 1
If you would like to become an effective web designer and developer, whether in trade or hobby, this course will be a valuable foundation. This course will position participants to learn the entry-level skills to use Dreamweaver CC and demonstrate that knowledge for certification. Dreamweaver CC, the leading tool in web design, provides a robust and integrated solution to design, develop, and publish projects for any screen size. The course curriculum follows the Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver exam objectives as set by Adobe. By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to use Dreamweaver CC to set project requirements, plan site design and page layout, understand the interface, add content, organize content, and evaluate and maintain a site. The Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver exam will certify individuals as an Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver CC, validating proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Earning an appropriate ACA will help individuals stand apart from their peers, boost their confidence, and expand their career opportunities. Students must register for the Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver exam with Certiport and pay an exam fee of $80 (in addition to tuition). As prerequisites for the course, students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus, and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications files, as well as navigate to other folders.
Course #: TEC 100
Instructor: Rich Duncan
Schedule: Wednesdays, starting September 21 (8 classes, part 1)
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 8 – 12
Tuition: $499 (includes part 1 & 2)

Part 2 will run in the spring 2017 semester.


Language

Basic American Sign Language
This introductory American Sign Language (ASL) workshop will prepare participants to communicate through conversation analysis, body language, and role play. This course has two instructors. The first instructor is deaf and has used sign language since childhood. The second instructor is an ASL interpreter and uses sign language for his profession. Together, they provide a unique perspective and educational experience. Students will learn about significant considerations in the deaf community, deaf culture, and deaf history, and will come to appreciate the different aspects of this fascinating language. During the first class, students will receive the required textbook (included in tuition).
Course #: LAN 100
Instructors: Doris Mazzaferro and Christopher Adshade
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 6 (10 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 8 – 10
Tuition: $249


Medical

Nurse Aide & Home Health Aide With CPR For The Healthcare Provider
This course provides individuals an opportunity to earn three professional certifications in healthcare. For nurse aid training, students will receive instruction on a humanistic approach to provide clients with basic care in diverse healthcare settings. Students will understand the system of healthcare operations, and will develop the expertise necessary to function in numerous healthcare settings safely and efficiently. The instructor will offer students hands-on learning opportunities necessary to acquire the practical skills required to assist clients appropriately. For home health aide training, students will learn the theory and clinical skills necessary to work with clients in homecare settings. The instructor emphasizes homecare safety principles and methods to provide emotional, social, and physical care effectively. Students in this course will also receive the training necessary to earn their CPR for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certification. During the first class, students will receive a course calendar and the required textbook and workbook (included in tuition).

Regulations require that students attend all scheduled classroom and clinical hours. Students are eligible to take the state certification exams after completing their Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide training. In addition to tuition, students must pay a certification exam fee of $93, payable to the Red Cross. To become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Certified Home Health Aide (HHA), a student must pass each exam.

All students are subject to a CORI/SORI check and must pass all drug testing requirements prior to clinical placements.
Course #: MED 100
Instructor: Tracy Lizotte, RN
Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, starting September 7
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(77 classroom hours and 32 clinical hours)
Students: 6 – 10
Tuition: $1149

Phlebotomy Technician
Are you interested in becoming certified Phlebotomy Technician? This course will prepare you for work in a laboratory or clinical setting , collecting blood for testing or donation, and provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the phlebotomy technician certification exam accredited by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students will examine numerous topics, such as legal issues, infection control, anatomy, medical terminology, proper blood collection, and specimen handling. For students that meet the academic standards during class, instructors will offer a practical hands-on training component. The classroom hours will be equally divided between lecture and lab.
The course has two instructors and a small class size. Students will receive the individualized instruction and supervision to learn effectively and safely. The instructors bring extensive experience as lab technicians and use a co-teaching model in the classroom. During the first class, students will receive a course calendar and the required textbook and workbook (included in tuition).

Once students complete the requirements of the classroom hours, instructors will place students at a clinical location. Students should be able to work day hours to fulfill the required 120 hours of clinical experience. After their clinical requirements are complete, students will be eligible to take the certification exam. In addition to tuition, students must register for the certification exam with the American Society for Clinical Pathology and pay an exam fee of $135. If passed, students earn the Certified Phlebotomy Technician designation: PBT (ASCP).

To enroll, students must submit the following documents: evidence of a physical exam within the current year, a MMR, a Negative TB or Chest X-Ray within first year (that is valid through classroom and clinical sessions), Tetanus/Diphtheria booster, and Hepatitis B Vaccine; proof of student malpractice insurance; copy of a high school diploma or equivalent; and a current photo ID (either a driver’s license, passport, or state issued ID card).

Students must be18 years or older when the course begins. All students are subject to a CORI/SORI check and must pass all drug testing requirements prior to clinical placements.
Course #: MED 102
Instructors: Ravin Glaude, PBT (ASCP) and Sarah Frediani, CPT (NHA)
Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays, starting September 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(51 classroom hours and 120 clinical hours)
Students: 8 – 16
Tuition: $1349

Clinical Medical Assisting Procedures
Medical Assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare settings, and are in-demand in the Montachusett area. With the health-care industry expanding rapidly, now is the best time to join this exciting field. Students will learn the necessary skills associated with this exciting profession, ranging from clinical tasks to patient care. Students will be able to retrieve a patient’s history, take vital signs, inform patients about treatments, assist physicians with examinations, conduct general laboratory test, prepare laboratory specimens, dispose of used materials, sterilize medical supplies, setup EKGs, administer immunizations, chart, submit prescriptions to the physicians, understand medical terminology, and learn other numerous diagnostic tests. Students should bring a dual head stethoscope (not attached to cuff), an analog blood pressure kit, a watch with a second hand, a folder with a pocket notebook, and a box of rubber gloves. Students should ensure that the blood pressure cuff fits their arm.
Course #: MED 104
Instructor: Jo-Ann K. Altieri, R.M.A.
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 6 (7 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (17.5 total hours)
Students: 10 – 20
Tuition: $224

Understanding Prediabetes
According to the 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report on Diabetes, 86 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes, and yet 9 in 10 people with prediabetes do not know they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In this seminar, led by a registered nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, individuals will learn the criteria of prediabetes, determine if they are at risk for prediabetes, and discuss various alternatives that can refine the direction of their future health, specifically towards a path away from prediabetes.
Course #: MED 106
Instructor: Scherrie Keating RN, BSN, CDE
Schedule: Thursday, September 29
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Students: 15-20
Tuition: $30

 

Music

Beginning Guitar For Adults
Have you ever imagined yourself learning to play the guitar? Do not let fear and self-doubt prevent you from achieving this goal. The course will give aspiring musicians a solid foundation with a structured, step-by-step approach, led by an experienced and patient teacher. Students will better understand and learn the introductory scales, tabs, open cords, bar cords, and how to read music. The instructor will provide the course materials for each session, and only expects that students possess a commitment to practice at least a half hour per day. Students must bring a six-string acoustic or electric guitar, soft picks, a tuner and a metronome.
Course #: MUS 100
Instructor: Dan Starr
Schedule: Tuesdays, starting September 6 (10 classes)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Students: 5 – 7
Tuition: $149



Personal Enrichment

Gastric Band Hypnosis
This course introduces a powerful alternative to weight loss surgery. The invasive surgical gastric band is an adjustable band that medical professionals place around the top portion of an individual’s stomach via surgical methods. The Hypnosis Gastric Band System, originating in 2008, offers individuals an alternative method that could achieve similar results without the risks, side effects, and cost of surgery. This course provides a step-by-step process that will bring students an effective way to manage weight loss and weight maintenance. The instructor uses clinical hypnosis to replicate the effects of actual surgical gastric banding, and will initiate and place the Hypnosis Gastric Band on the individual for a period of time. To conclude, the instructor will remove the Hypnosis Gastric Band or continue it for an extended time depending on the individual’s needs. The course also addresses weight issues, proper eating, hidden issues with weight loss, and appropriate activity levels. The instructor will provide student with two audio files and a booklet for reinforcement (included in tuition).
Course #: PER 100
Schedule: Mondays, starting September 12 (6 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 8 – 16
Tuition: $224

Exercise Motivation With Hypnosis
This class will help to eliminate excuses and strengthen your motivation to exercise on a regular basis and truly enjoy it at the same time. Through the power of hypnosis, this class will have you up and running with sheer determination to reach your exercise goal. With positive, motivating thoughts driving your energy level up, you will be drawn towards doing what makes you feel good, and you will see your focus improve, depression dissolve and self-esteem will increase. Come get the motivation you need. The instructor will provide student with one audio file for reinforcement (included in tuition).
Course #: PER 102
Schedule: Thursdays, starting October 13 (3 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Students: 8 – 16
Tuition: $112

Beginning The Journey of Genealogy
The study of genealogy is more than visiting an ancestry website. This course aims to empower students with knowledge and skills to research their family history. To begin the course, the instructor will introduce the various technologies available in genealogy, including DNA testing, family tree builders, social media, and more. In subsequent sessions, students will learn the standards of genealogy research and the classification of historical documents. Most importantly, students will practice reliable techniques to find relevant documents when researching, whether using the Internet or textual records in archives, with the assistance of the instructor as often as possible.
Course #: PER 104
Instructor: Jake Fletcher
Schedule: Mondays, starting September 12 (4 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 10 – 20
Tuition: $124

 

New Age

Making Connections To The Spirit World
Have you ever wondered how to develop your intuition and discover ways to see beyond the present? Everyone is intuitive and can learn how to tap into their innate wisdom for guidance. This interactive psychic development course will teach individuals methods to cultivate their inner abilities. Participants will learn how to strengthen a connection to the other side to receive messages of love, encouragement, and guidance for everyday life. Through numerous practical exercises, individuals will identify their psychic qualities.
Course #: NEW 100
Instructor: Medium Bonnie Page
Schedule: Wednesday, September 21
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 10 – 20
Tuition: $49

Come Meet Your Guides
All individuals possess guides in their life, who provide wisdom and protection. The process of connecting with guides can be pleasant and comforting. In this workshop, individuals will learn about a variety of guides that wait to assist people along their spiritual path. Using interactive exercises, this course will help individuals discover their unique guides. The instructor will lead participants through a meditation to assist finding the guides that are always by their sides.
Course #: NEW 102
Instructor: Medium Bonnie Page
Schedule: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 10 – 20
Tuition: $49

Come On~Get Happy!
Do you want a happy and fulfilling life? Come and learn some proven techniques to raise your positive energy and bring happiness into your life. Your “vibration” is comprised of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy levels, and when those levels are low, you can feel it. When your vibrations are high, you and those around you can sense it. Your days are brighter, your outlook more optimistic, and your overall well-being is moved to a positive state. This workshop will help to raise your vibration so the happiness starts to flow. Learn some fun and easy techniques to take out the worry and start enjoying a new outlook on life. Come on get happy - do not go another day without feeling the love and joy that is waiting for you!
Course #: NEW 104
Instructor: Medium Bonnie Page
Schedule: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Students: 10 – 20
Tuition: $49

 

Plumbing

Apprenticeship
Training Program

These Tier courses fulfill the educational requirements set forth by the Massachusetts Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters for apprentice training. The instructors design these courses to prepare and qualify an apprentice to take the Journeyman Plumbing exam. These courses will cover the science, mathematics, and theory of plumbing and gas fitting, which include blueprint reading and study of the Massachusetts Plumbing and Gas Codes. Additionally, instructors may integrate hands-on training in the plumbing shops into the course when appropriate. This program is applicable to all plumbing apprentices. Instructors will assign students to a Tier, based upon their prior training. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will earn one of the following:

  1. Students will receive certification of the hours completed only if the students received their apprentice license prior to September 1, 2008 and are grandfathered under the former regulations.
  2. Students will receive certification of the Tier completed only if the students received their apprentice license after September 1, 2008, or who otherwise are under the new regulations.

Students must pass a final exam as per the requirements of 248 CMR 11.02: (1) (a) 2. (b). These courses require the following materials: current editions of the plumbing and gas codes, notebook, calculator, and writing utensils. All plumbing apprentices must begin each tier in the fall semester only.

Tier 1 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training
Instructor: David Frawley
Schedule:Tuesday & Wednesday, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $850

Tier 2 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training
Instructor: Melissa Blanchard
Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $850

Tier 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training
Instructor: Mario Matos
Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $850

Tier 4 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training
Instructor: Brian McGuane
Schedule:Tuesday & Wednesday, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $850

Tier 5 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training
Instructor: John Dolen
Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday, starting September 6
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuition: $850

Session #9 Mandatory Continuing
Education For Massachusetts
Licensed Plumbers & Gasfitters

Session #9 includes updated State Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters contact information, E-Licensing updates, review of elevated gas pressure requirements, permitting information, high efficiency gas equipment venting, equipment clearances, and installation requirements in the gas curriculum. The plumbing portion includes a discussion on code change language, building structure protection regarding cutting and notching, product installation specifics, and review with clarification of several topics from previous sessions.
Instructor: John Dolen
Schedule:
Monday, September 26 & 27 from 6:00-9:00pm
Monday, November 7 & 8 from 6:00-9:00pm
Monday, April 3 & 4 from 6:00-9:00pm
*Gasfitters attend first evening (3-hour gas portion)
Fee:
• Plumbers (6 hours) $100
• Gasfitters (3 hours) $60
Pre-registration required: www.iapmo.org/mass

 

Welding

Welding: Level I
This course is intended for the beginner welder with little to no experience, and those interested in learning more about welding as a career option. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of oxygen and acetylene welding, brazing and cutting. Students will also be introduced to shielded metal arc welding (stick welding), fundamentals and techniques. Safety procedures will be stressed, and safety glasses required.
Course #: WEL 100
Instructor: Heather Gray
Schedule: Thursdays, starting September 15 (10 classes)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students: 8-10
Tuition: $449


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