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Would you like to secure a contract with the world’s largest consumer? Federal Acquisition Management (FAM ) is your ticket to drastically increasing your bottom line. Federal contracting is a complex, highly collaborative process that requires a very detailed understanding of the numerous federal business rules that determine the path a singleacquisition may take.To be successful in this environment, you must master a host of governmental methods, rules, and requirements that will enable you to boost your cost efficiency and reduce the time consumed by the acquisition cycle. If you want to excel at every phase of the federal acquisition cycle, you will need to be aware of and eliminate the common pitfalls in federal contracting. These potential stumbling blocks include poor planning, incorrect or incomplete documentation as well as poor communication between federal contracting officials and your organization.Businesses large and small have experienced successful growth through participating in this results-oriented program offered exclusively through Continuing Education at Pierpont Community & Technical College. 

Start date: 07/20/2016

Tuition:: $1,295.00

Materials Cost:: $0.00

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Overview Any successful business owner can tell you that proper accounting is one of the most important aspects of their entire organization. Proper accounting is essential to the effective functioning and success of any small business and the leadership teams in these companies depend entirely on their accounting staff to track and report the overall health of the company from day to day, quarter to quarter and year to year. Staff who understanding how to calculate the essential accounting data for a company have the skills to properly advise leadership on the business decisions they need to make. Apart from the CPA who prepares the formal tax filings, the skills students gain from the Accounting Professional Program will ensure theyre prepared for an entry-level accounting position with any small business or effectively assist on a sophisticated accounting team.. Students who complete the Accounting Professional Program will have the skills necessary for success in these positions starting from day one on the job! Languages English Course Access Time Students are given 6 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,595.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Overview As any food expert would know, a lot more goes into the steak you picked up for dinner than you could imagine. In this detailed course, students learn everything there is to know about cutting, cooking, storing, aging and garnishing the bovine. Students will learn everything there is to know about preparing beef, from the anatomy of where the cuts come from and the grading process to proper refrigeration methods and what marinades work best. Be able to identify what your meats marbling tells you about its quality. Learn the full anatomy of the cow and exactly where what cut comes from. Then, with all your knowledge, prepare a number of classic beef dishes. Become an expert on all things beef in this jam-packed culinary course. Languages English Course Access Time Students are given 3 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply. Instructor Featured Chefs: Chef Randall Sansom, is the Chief Academic Officer and Corporate Executive Chef. Chef Randall has over 20 years of experience as a professional chef, food and beverage director and culinary educator. He brings an innovative and entrepreneurial touch to education through curriculum development, student centered learning and educational technology. Randall holds a Bachelors Degree in Culinary Management and an Associates degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institutes. Career highlights include positions as Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director at prestigious country clubs in Texas, designing and opening multiple food service establishments and developing web applications for restaurant inventory and purchasing management. Randalls experiences have taken him into almost every facet of the culinary industry including hotels, restaurants, country clubs, retirement communities, catering and research and development. Chef Susie Wolak Chef Wolak has over thirty years of pastry and baking experience, she brings substantial knowledge to the program. She had been Executive Pastry Chef for the famed Metropolitan Club in Chicago as well as for the Hilton Hotel in Northbrook, Il. Chef Susie also taught classic gateaux work and petit fours class at the college level as the lead pastry chef instructor at a local college. She received her education at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellen, Illinois, at the Chicago Sommelier School, and at the Alliance Française-French Culture and Language. Chef Thomas Kaltenecker Chef Kaltenecker started his culinary education at a young age at the Bundeslehranstalten fuer Tourismus, Semmering in Austria, Europe. During his training he traveled extensively through Europe, competed and worked in many segments of the hospitality industry. In 2000, he started teaching culinary arts and hospitality here in the USA. He has taught for Elgin Community College, developed programs and facilities for Robert Morris University and chaired the culinary management program at McHenry County College. Chef Thomas also worked and consults high end restaurants, bakeries and pastry shops. During his professional career, Chef Thomas received his BBA from Northwood University and currently is enrolled in a Master degree program with Capella University; both program online. He is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as through the International Foodservice Executives Association and the American Hotel, Motel and Lodging Association Educational Institute. Chef Thomas supports sustainable culinary and hospitality management, farm to table movement and the use of local products.Chef Cesar Herrera Chef Herrera was introduced into the restaurant industry at a very young age. He began helping out at his dads friend's restaurant, by the time he was in High School he was a line cook at 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake, IL, cooking fine dining American Cuisine. After a few years he became the Sous Chef at Pub on the Square, another fine dining restaurant located in Woodstock, IL. After gaining great knowledge, he opened Genoveses Café, an Italian cuisine restaurant, as the Executive Chef in Crystal Lake IL. His next project would be the Executive Chef at Docks Bar & Grill located on Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL. His latest venture would be the opening of a Irish Gastro Pub, Middletons On Main in Wauconda, IL, which in its first year was recognized as Best New Restaurant in the Chicago land for 2012 and Best Restaurant in Lake County by the Daily Herald. After 25 years of experience as a chef, he would like to help other students achieve their goals through the Online Culinary Program. Chef Michael Zema, Chairman and Professor Emeritus, Elgin Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Program Chef Zema served as the Program Director and Culinary Professor for 28 years at Elgin Community College (ECC). Chef Zema created the culinary program, developed curriculum, and taught the culinary arts. He was the recipient of the Chicago Tribune Good Eating Award, served as the Academic Ambassador for the National Restaurant Association, received the honorable Doctorate of Food Service from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM), and was awarded the Presidents Medallion from the American Culinary Federation for Outstanding Culinary Education. Chef Zema served as the President of the International Council of Hospitality, Restaurant and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE) and has won numerous medals and awards in professional culinary competitions as the advisor and manager of ECCs Student Culinary and Management Teams. In addition, Chef Zema designed the state-of-the-art culinary kitchens at ECC. He is a thoroughly experienced culinary and

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $395.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

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Overview As a new photographer youve got to start somewhere and our Create Stunning Digital Photographs course is great place to start! The goal of this fun and informative course is to provide you with an introduction to digital photography and get you started on the path to becoming a great photographer. Youll begin by learning the fundamentals of digital photography including composition, lighting, exposure and using your cameras manual mode. Next the course will focus on teaching you the basics of contemporary portrait photography including how to pose your subject and working with children and pets. We will also cover photographing the great outdoors including animals, natural and man-made landscapes, as well as wedding and event photography and night shooting. Finally macro photography and underwater portraits complete the digital photography curriculum. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

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Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else.

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $145.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Julie Coates 



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Overview Anxieties, fear of rejection or lack of confidence are emotions that can affect the best of us before or during an interview. Learning how to get to the heart of mastering interviews is challenging but not impossible to achieve. This mindset begins with changing the way an interview is approached. Instead of seeing the interview process as an interviewer controlled experience, the interview process should be seen as a two-way conversation between you and the interviewer. This course introduces you to the skills for developing and improving your interviewing skills for improved communication and rapport with the interviewer. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace.RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : William Draves 



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Overview As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. In this class we will learn what it takes to develop career-enhancing skills that include; goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn the crucial steps it takes to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence and minimize conflict in your life. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Overview The Veterinary Office Assistant handles daily administrative duties of the veterinary team. This course outlines step-by-step instructions for completing these daily tasks such as scheduling appointments, billing and accounting, communicating effectively and compassionately with clients, managing medical records, budgeting, marketing, managing inventory, using outside diagnostic laboratory services, and more. Make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them while working as a Veterinary Office Assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, or university. This course includes Veterinary Medical Terminology NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Prerequisite(s): None Languages English Course Access Time We offer open enrollment in which students can sign up at any time. Students can proceed as fast or slow as they want, but must complete the program in a maximum of 12 months. If you need more time, extensions are available for a small fee. Instructor This course is supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $3,095.00

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Location : Online

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2nd Annual West Virginia Interpreter Retreat will be held at Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, 1000 Galliher Drive, Fairmont, WV.  The two workshops will focus on language acquisition as it applies to interpreters and the interpreting process. Skills that will be addressed include but are not limited to; vocabulary development, form and function of spoken and signed messages as well as non manual markers used when working. Participants will be able to apply lecture, group practice and individual analysis to their work through discussion and application.         Two workshops will provide the area with needed professional development for working interpreters. Funding has been an issue now and in the past. With your support, interpreters can gain knowledge, skills as well as interpersonal skills.  Voice interpreters will be not available.     RID CEU .9   WVDE CLOCK HOUR 9                 

Start date: 10/07/16

End date: 10/08/16

Tuition: $100.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Fri, Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (10/7/2016-10/8/2016)

Location : Robert H. Mollohan Research Center Location : 
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Instructor : Ruby Losh 

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    Sponsors 2nd Annual West Virginia Interpreter Retreat   Stronger Together * Growing Together   October 7 – 8, 2016 2nd Annual West Virginia Interpreter Retreat will be held at Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, 1000 Galliher Drive, Fairmont, WV.   The two workshops will focus on language acquisition as it applies to interpreters and the interpreting process. Skills that will be addressed include but are not limited to; vocabulary development, form and function of spoken and signed messages as well as non manual markers used when working. Participants will be able to apply lecture, group practice and individual analysis to their work through discussion and application.       Two workshops will provide the area with needed professional development for working interpreters. Funding has been an issue now and in the past. With your support, interpreters can gain knowledge, skills as well as interpersonal skills.  Voice interpreters will be not available.   RID CEU .9   WVDE CLOCK HOUR 9  

Start date: 10/07/16

End date: 10/08/16

Tuition: $80.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Fri, Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (10/7/2016-10/8/2016)

Location : Robert H. Mollohan Research Center Location : 
  Robert H. Mollohan Research Center.

Instructor : Ruby Losh 

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