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1 2 job learn to earn training courses Summer 2014 June - August Register Today! Non-credit Lifelong Learning Career training for today s in-demand jobs! 750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT Main Street Danbury, CT nv.edu/nc

2 Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcome to Non-Credit Lifelong Learning! nv.edu/nc Mission Statement: Our mission is to support community and economic development by affecting positive change in our communities. We collaborate with community partners to respond actively to the changing workforce needs of our region. We empower individuals and businesses through quality education and training. We enrich lives with lifelong learning personal and professional development opportunities. Continuing Notice of Non-discrimination: Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/ Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; Accreditation: Naugatuck Valley Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Need Information, Help or Advice? Waterbury Contact: Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Phone: In Person: Kinney Hall, Room K407 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Danbury Contact: Sharon Nihill Phone: In Person: 183 Main Street Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 2

3 Table of Contents Courses Offered in Waterbury Summer 2014 Basic Life Support (CPR)...17 Bartending...26 Boating Safety...5 Bookkeeping...6 Business Computer Technology Adobe Pro Forms...9 Computer E-Learning...11 Basic Skills...9, 11 Microsoft Applications Quickbooks...6 English as a Second Language (ESL)...12 Fitness and Wellbeing Careers Foreign Languages and Writing...15 Health Careers Hospitality...26 Information Sessions...4 Manufacturing Medical Coding and Billing Specialist...18 Motorcycle Safety...29 Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) Nutrition...14 Office Professional Certificates...7 Online Learning Accuplacer Placement Prep...34 Ed2go...8, 11, 15, 28, 30, 33, 34 Online Career Training...8, 30, 33 Patient Care Technician (PCT) Personal Fitness Trainer...14 Pharmacy Technician...24 Phlebotomy Technician...25 Real Estate...31 SAT Prep...34 Security Officer...32 Teaching and Education CEU s...33 Test Prep...34 Wedding Planner...26 Welding...35 Writing...8, 15, 30 Courses Offered in Danbury Summer 2014 Boating Safety CT Basic Boating/Personal Watercraft.. 5 Business Administrative Office Professional Bookkeeper Office Assistant Quickbooks Health Care Careers Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) Information Sessions General Information Bookstore Campus Map (Waterbury) Customer Information Directions (Waterbury and Danbury) Job Placement Center Parking and Facilities Program Staff Refund Policy Registration Look for the E-Learning logo throughout our catalog for online, distance learning courses. 3

4 Program Information Job Placement Program Information Sessions These free sessions are offered to provide you a chance to come explore the numerous short-term job training programs that are offered at NVCC. Programs range from 8 hours to 15 months in length and meet on varying day and evening schedules. Payment options and resources may also be discussed. Registration is requested to be sure that appropriate staffing is available and in case of emergency cancellation of a session. Learn about the following certificate programs: Administrative Office Professional Bartending Bookkeeper Central Sterile Processing Technician Food Safety Manufacturing Medical Coding & Billing Specialist Nurse Aide Certification Office Clerk OSHA 10 Patient Care Technician Personal Fitness Trainer Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Technician Principles and Practices of Real Estate Security Officer Welding Job Placement Center nv.edu/jpc Waterbury: Room L524, Traurig Learning Resources Center and Library Building, next to the Library Monday Friday, 8:30am 4:30pm Evening hours are posted at nv.edu/jpc Danbury: Second floor, Administration Offices Wednesday hours are posted at nv.edu/jpc The Job Placement Center services include career planning, employer connections, cooperative education, internships, student workers and student assistants. Learn to conduct a job search, use Internet resources effectively in all phases of career planning, including finding a career that suits your strengths and personality type, as well as the hiring outlook, salary information and educational requirements of careers of interest to you. Learn to write effective resumes and cover letters, interview effectively and connect with employers who are actively hiring employees or interns. Sign up for our online job posting board at to view part-time, fulltime, internship and work study job postings and to post your resume. Services are open to current students as well as alumni. Select one of the following sections: CRN 7291 Wednesday, June 4 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Rm: K715 Free CRN 7292 Danbury Center Tuesday, July 15 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Rm: HL Free CRN 7293 Wednesday, August 13 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Rm: K715 Free 4

5 Boating Safety Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft This 10-hour course is designed to fulfill the requirements for the Connecticut Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft Certificate. Successful completion will allow the student to obtain a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, which enables them to operate recreational vessels up to 65 feet in length including Jet Skis. Course fee does not include the one-time lifetime license fee. Prior to taking a boating class, each student must obtain a conservation number. See instructions on this page. Option 1 Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Select one of the following sections CRN sessions Tuesday & Thursday, June 3 - June 12 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Rm: T516 $25 CRN sessions Monday & Wednesday, July 14 - July 23 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Rm: T516 $25 Option 2 Professional Marine Services CRN 7236 Saturday, June 14 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Rm: T515 $89 CRN 7233 Danbury Center Saturday, June 28 8:30 pm - 4:30 pm Rm: CL2 $89 CRN 7237 Saturday, July 12 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Rm: T515 $89 CRN 7235 Danbury Center Saturday, July 26 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Rm: CL2 $89 CRN 7238 Saturday, August 16 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Rm: T515 $89 How to Obtain a Conservation Number Prior to taking the Basic Boating/Personal Watercraft, each student must create an online account at and obtain a Conservation ID. Read, scroll to bottom of page and click the START button. Create an account. Print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. Once your score is entered into the DEEP system, you will use your account to purchase and print the certificate after class. One-Day Coastal Navigation Keep your investment off the rocks with a course in coastal navigation. Sharpen your boating skills and have the confidence to venture to new offshore destinations! This course is taught in a single 8-hour session by a professional senior state-certified instructor and is designed for ages 12 and over. Classes are small to ensure that students develop hands on charting and plotting skills using nautical charts, tools, and publications. Topics include: longitude and latitude, position fix, dead reckoning, GPS and radar basics, compass deviation and variation, the use of plotting tools, marine time conversions, speed/distance/ time calculations, aids to navigation, cruise planning and more. Participants will receive a State Coastal Boater s endorsement sticker for their operating certificate. Students should bring a calculator to class. Prerequisite: Students should have completed a basic safe boating course before enrollment. CRN 7240 Saturday, June 28 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Rm: T515 John Annino $99 DEEP Boating Website: 5

6 Business Bookkeeper QuickBooks Pro 2012 Introduction Designed for entry-level accounting, this course integrates QuickBooks Pro and basic accounting principles. This hands-on approach allows the student to learn QuickBooks Pro while actually doing the accounting for a fictional company. Topics include: Cash and checking Sales and customers Purchases and vendors Prerequisites: Basic computer skills. Cost includes textbook. Select one of the following sections CRN sessions Tuesday, July 8 - August 5 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $369 CRN sessions Danbury Center Saturday, July 12 - August 9 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Rm: PC1 Instructor: Staff $369 Career Spotlight Approved for WIA Funding Bookkeeper The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the average annual income for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks is $41, The CTDOL lists Bookkeeping as a Hot Job and states employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual opening will offer excellent job opportunities. Bookkeeper Certificate Introduction Approved for WIA Funding Businesses are looking for good bookkeepers every day! Develop the knowledge and skills to enter this in-demand career. Learn areas of bookkeeping such as: bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and much more. Build a mock business in QuickBooks software and gain hands-on experience with the key elements of bookkeeping needed to be a vital asset to any employer. This course is also appropriate for the entrepreneur that wants to learn to manage bookkeeping responsibilities for their own small business. All textbooks and software are included in cost of class. Prerequisite: The Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent skills. Basic clerical skills are required to succeed as a bookkeeper. High school level reading and math skills. Select one of the following sections CRN sessions Danbury Center Monday, Wednesday & Friday, July 7 - July 16 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Rm: PC1 Instructor: Mark Valenti $900 CRN sessions Monday - Thursday, August 4 - August 21 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm Rm: E531 Instructor: Byron Francis $900 6

7 Business Office Professional Approved for WIA Funding Office Assistant Certificate Entry-level office jobs are among the hottest jobs in the Waterbury/Danbury region. This certificate offers you a chance to learn the things employers want in a new employee. Expert faculty will introduce you to the principles of business etiquette and customer service skills. You will learn the latest practice methods for manual and computer filing. By reviewing basic business math skills, learning to efficiently operate business office machines and phone systems, the student will be prepared to hit the ground running in any office environment. Computer knowledge and skills are vital to productivity in any office setting. You will learn or improve keyboarding skills and build a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software. Students will complete the program with a job shadowing experience and a final project that will require the student to put all they have learned into action. Included in this course is the support you need to launch an effective career search. Students who complete this certificate will also be eligible to move on to one of two certificates: A) Bookkeeper B) Administrative Office Professional Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED. Select one of the following sections CRN sessions Danbury Center Monday - Friday, June 9 - June 26 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Rm: PC1 Instructor: Staff $1,950 CRN sessions Monday - Friday, July 14 - July 31, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $1,950 Administrative Office Professional Certificate Approved for WIA Funding Administrative office professionals perform a variety of duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using telephone, mail, websites and/or social networks, and . They may also handle travel and guest arrangements. Learn the fundamentals of being an effective administrative assistant; improve your business writing skills; learn your way around the business accounting software QuickBooks Pro; use formulas & functions in MS Excel to increase your productivity; and learn the time-saving mail-merge function in MS Word. Upon completion of this certificate, students will have a portfolio of visually effective and well-edited business correspondence and be ready to enter or advance in the workplace. Textbooks are included in the cost of the course. Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED, Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent experience needed. Students must have knowledge of computers: using a mouse, opening programs, creating/saving/filing/opening files. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and permission of the program coordinator. CRN sessions Danbury Center Monday - Friday, July 21 - August, 8 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Rm: PC1 Instructor: Staff $2,000 Questions? Odile Dilone, Coordinator

8 Business Online Learning Online courses just $100 each! with ed2go Enroll today! Two new lessons every week. General Business Skills Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career Success Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity. Effective Selling Learn the secret to converting a potential customer into a long-term asset. Find out how to lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success. Introduction to Business Analysis Learn powerful techniques to improve your decisionmaking skills at work. Business Communications Interpersonal Communication Become aware of the conscious and unconscious codes of meaning we send when communicating with others. Keys to Effective Communication Lost for words? Don t be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation. Job Search 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. Resume Writing Workshop Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Business Writing Business and Marketing Writing Write great marketing copy to improve your company s image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Effective Business Writing Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end. Fundamentals of Technical Writing Learn the skills you need to succeed in the well-paying field of technical writing. Management and Leadership Fundamentals of Supervision and Management Learn how to be an effective manager or supervisor. Master the basics of business and organizations, learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts. Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II Learn how to be an effective manager or supervisor. Master the basics of communicating effectively, and learn tools for developing your own interpersonal skills. Understanding the Human Resources Function This course is designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. Approved by HRCI for CEUs for PHR/SPHR re-certification Leadership Gain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life. Managing Customer Service Become indispensable to any organization by understanding how to identify and meet customer needs. See page 30 for details. Learn the convenient way! In your home, on your schedule. 8

9 Computer Basics, Internet & Adobe Getting Started with Computers This course is designed for students with little or no computer experience. Learn about the most common tasks performed within Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7. Learn how to use the mouse to point, drag, click and double click. Learn common computer terms. Explore the Windows platform and become comfortable navigating through folders and menus. CRN sessions Saturday, June 7 - July 12 (no class 7/5) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $349 Navigating the Internet Never been on the Internet and want to learn how to navigate your way around this vast network of networks? Learn about the Internet and how to: Use search engines Send and receive Download and use Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills. CRN sessions Saturday, July 26 - August 9 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $199 Adobe Acrobat Pro - Creating Forms Adobe Acrobat Pro can help you turn your paper forms into electronic ones that can be saved after the form has been completed, and ed back to the sender. This time saving feature from Adobe allows you to /upload your form, and users can save it and submit electronically. You can design a new form from scratch, convert a MS Word form to PDF, or scan a paper form and create a new electronic form from it. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills. CRN 7223 Saturday, August 23 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $99 Folders & Files for Windows You want to save a file from the Internet how do you do it so you can find it later? How do you save files that you create with your favorite programs? This three-hour overview will show you how to properly save files, organize them in folders, and easily locate these files again. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers or equivalent skills. CRN 7220 Saturday, July 19 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $99 Questions? Odile Dilone, Coordinator

10 Computers - Microsoft Office Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate Now that you have a solid understanding of Word s basic features, learn the functions that will help make you a power user. You will learn how to: Illustrate a document with graphics Create a web page Merge Word documents Create, modify and apply styles and templates Build a document in outline view Add footnotes and endnotes Create a Table of Contents and Index Collaborate on documents Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. CRN sessions Tuesday, June 17 - July 15 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Rm: T510 Instructor: Staff $349 Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate If you are already familiar with the basics of Excel and are ready for the next step, this class will show you how to: Analyze list data Enhance charts and worksheets Exchange data with other programs Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. CRN sessions Tuesday, July 29 - August 26 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Rm: T510 Instructor: Staff $349 Microsoft Word Creating Templates and Forms MS Word allows you to create electronic forms that the end-user can fill out on their computer, save and return to you electronically. You can create a form by starting with a new template, or download one, and add content controls, including check boxes, text boxes, date pickers, and drop-down lists. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. CRN 7222 Saturday, August 16 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Rm: F221A Instructor: Staff $119 For online learning options see page 11. Questions? Odile Dilone, Coordinator

11 Computers - Online Learning Online courses just $100 each! with ed2go Enroll today! Two new lessons every week. Already have some basic Microsoft Office experience? Check out our online courses for introduction, intermediate and advanced levels of all of the Microsoft Office applications. All courses in this section are $100. Introduction to Microsoft Word Intermediate Microsoft Word Introduction to Microsoft Excel Intermediate Microsoft Excel Advanced Microsoft Excel Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Introduction to Microsoft Access Intermediate Microsoft Access What s New In Microsoft Office Design and Composition Introduction to Flash CS5 Introduction to Dreamweaver Introduction to CorelDRAW Introduction to InDesign Introduction to Photoshop Introduction and Intermediate Photoshop Introduction to Illustrator Web Technology Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Designing Effective Websites Creating WordPress Websites I and II Introduction and Intermediate Flash CS5 Introduction and Intermediate Java Programming Intermediate CSS3 and XHTML5 Advanced Webpages Computer Programming Introduction to Programming Introduction and Intermediate C# Programming Introduction to C++ Programming Introduction to Ajax Programming Introduction and Intermediate PHP and MySQL Introduction to Python 2.5 or 3.0 Programming Database Management Introduction to Oracle Introduction to Crystal Reports 10 Introduction to SQL Introduction to Database Development Technology Introduction and Advanced PC Security Introduction to PC Troubleshooting Wireless Networking Intermediate Networking Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep Advanced CompTIA Security + Certification Prep CompTIA Security + Certification Prep CompTIA Security + Certification Prep 2 CompTIA Network + Certification Prep See page 30 for details. Mobile Technology Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 Mac, iphone, and ipad Programming 11

12 English as a Second Language (ESL) English as a Second Language (ESL) Are you new to the U.S.A.? Do you need to refine your English skills for the workplace? Are you preparing to take classes in the U.S.A.? Naugatuck Valley Community College has what you need! Our English as a Second Language program is designed for students whose native language is not English. It endeavors to help students attain a level of proficiency in English that will enable them to reach their academic, career or personal goals. We offer grammar, oral communication, pronunciation, and reading and writing courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Placement tests determine the appropriate level and course for you. The testing consists of two parts: a computerized LOEP (Level of English Proficiency) test and a writing sample. ESL Information and Registration Waterbury Campus 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury Lay Kuan Toh Rm: ACE, E500 Mon. - Fri., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Danbury Center 183 Main Street, Danbury Mon. - Fri., 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon. - Thur., 5:00-8:30 pm 12

13 Fitness & Wellbeing Careers Personal Fitness Trainer Orientation Online format! FREE! Topic: Personal Training as a SUPER career! Date: Thursday, June 5 Time: 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time This Personal Fitness Trainer Orientation is accessible as an online meeting or an audio conference only. Please go to our web page at www. nv.edu/fitness for special access information and password. Career Spotlight Personal Fitness Trainers Personal Fitness Trainers are listed by the Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) as one of the fastest growing jobs in Connecticut. It is expected to have an average annual growth rate of 2.3% through According to the CT DOL a Personal Fitness Trainer can expect to earn $41,552 as an annual income. Approved for Personal Fitness Trainer Certification WIA Funding Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC NEWS.com states is the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold s Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out our graduates. Whether for a career move or your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a 5-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National WITS Exam is held on the 6th week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program, comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training and a 30-hour internship. Key topics include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED certification is needed to receive the certificate. Textbook is required and not included in course fees. *Call to order and start reading immediately {www.witseducation.com} Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson Hardback book, 608 pages ISBN-13: CRN sessions Saturday, June 21 - August 2 (no class 7/5) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Rm: T509 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rm: T506 Instructor: Staff $675 Questions? Lisa Crick, Coordinator

14 Fitness and Wellbeing Careers Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness and Sports Online Format! This nationally recognized Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports online program has been designed to meet the growing demand of allied health/medical professionals, Registered Dietitians, fitness professionals, personal trainers, and the general public who want to learn about developing individualized nutritional programs for clients, patients, or for personal improvement. This innovative and comprehensive Web-based certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutritional topics such as meal plan analysis, functional food implementation, antioxidants, public nutrition, sports nutrition, vitamin supplementation, and weight management. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. To register: 1. Call the Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning at to register. 2. Lisa Crick, program coordinator, for course information at Include your name, mailing address, phone number, address and the name of the course for which you have registered. CRN 7244 Online / self-paced Open Registration Start anytime 200 hours $2,595 Fitness Business Management Online Format! Learn how to successfully manage a personal training program or a health fitness department as a strategic business unit (SBU) while earning a certificate in this innovative management program. Complete core learning online and gain valuable experience in the field by adding an optional field internship. Upon completion, you ll be prepared for a career in health clubs, wellness centers, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, YMCAs, JCCs, college/university centers or recreational settings. The price of the course includes instructional materials. To get started: 1. Call the Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning at to register. 2. Lisa Crick, program coordinator, for course information at Include your name, mailing address, phone number, address and the name of the course for which you have registered. CRN hours Online / self-paced Open Registration Start anytime $2,595 For additional course information please click on the course link at nv.edu/fitness Questions? Lisa Crick, Coordinator

15 Foreign Languages & Writing Online courses just $100 each! Business Writing Writing Essentials Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level. Business and Marketing Writing Write great marketing copy to improve your company s image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Effective Business Writing Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end. Fundamentals of Technical Writing Discover the secrets of successful technical writers, including technical writing conventions, interviewing skills, documentation management, publishing and formatting techniques, and how to get your first job as a technical writer. Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches. A to Z Grant Writing Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grant writing campaigns, and prepare proposals. Keys to Effective Communication Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation. Languages Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you ll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time. Speed Spanish II Clever follow-up to our popular Speed Spanish course. Several new recipes help you quickly build fluency. with ed2go Enroll today! Two new lessons every week. Beginning Conversational French Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business. Spanish for Law Enforcement Master the fundamentals of the Spanish language by practicing basic conversational skills and learning essential Spanish terminology for law enforcement situations. Creative Writing Beginning Writer s Workshop Get a taste of the writer s life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively. The Craft of Magazine Writing If you re a determined new writer, this class will provide you with the skills you need to get published. Pleasures of Poetry Whether you re looking to be published or simply wish to craft beautiful poems for friends, this course will help you create your best possible work. Writing for Children Published children s author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them. Introduction to Internet Writing Markets Discover the thousands of lucrative publishing opportunities that await you on the Internet if you understand Internet marketing! Publishing Beginner s Guide to Getting Published Published writer shows you how to give yourself the credibility you need to get your books and articles published. Writing and Selling Self-Help Books Learn how to position your self-help book for success, write a persuasive proposal for agents and publishers, and use storytelling techniques to make your message compelling. These are just a sample of the more than 300 courses available online in these topic areas and others. Most are priced at $100. For more information see page

16 Health Care Career Information The health field offers many opportunities for entry-level jobs and advancement potential. Explore these web sites for additional information and ideas. Health Occupations & Technology Careers in Connecticut Job & Career Connection American Health Information Management Association American Society of Clinical Pathologists American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians American Society for Pharmacy Technicians Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Connecticut Pharmacist Association Nurse Aide Registration Connecticut Department of Public Health The Center for Phlebotomy Education Be Job Ready in Just Months! NVCC Non-Credit Health Care Programs: These webpages will have links to course calendars, payment plans, health screening forms and additional information. Central Sterile Processing Technician Certified Nurse Aide Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Patient Care Technician Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Technician nv.edu/phleb Questions? Patricia A. Targett, MA, RN, Coordinator

17 Health Care / Basic Life Support Participants who successfully complete the written exam and skills validation will receive an American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers card, renewable in two years. The textbook is included in the price of the class and should be picked up during the week prior to class in Kinney Hall, Room K407 or at the Danbury Center Administration Office. This course meets most healthcare employer s requirements for formal BLS evaluation and is a prerequisite to many health care education programs (AHA Certified) and is a prerequisite course for NVCC Nursing & Allied Health programs. Required course for the PCT program. Please be on time or you may be turned away at your own expense. Instructor: Michael John Arens or Alberta Arens $89 Select one of the following sections: CRN 7269 Thursday, June 5 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7270 Saturday, June 7 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7271 Thursday, June 12 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7272 Saturday, June 14 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7273 Tuesday, June 17 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7274 Thursday, June 19 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7275 Tuesday, July 8 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7276 Saturday, July 12 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7277 Thursday, July 17 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7278 Saturday, July 19 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7279 Tuesday, July 22 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7280 Thursday, August 7 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7281 Saturday, August 9 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7282 Tuesday, August 12 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7283 Thursday, August 14 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7284 Saturday, August 16 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 CRN 7285 Tuesday, August 19 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Rm: E315 Questions? Sharon Lutkus, Coordinator

18 Health Care / Medical Coding & Billing Specialist Medical Coding & Billing Specialist Get ready to register for our next class in the Fall of Do you envision working in the healthcare field, but not directly with patients? Medical Coding and Billing might be just the career you are looking for. Employment prospects for Medical Coding and Billing Specialists remain strong. Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings including: physician offices and clinics, medical group practices, managed care companies, insurance companies, hospitals and other health providers. The Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program at our Waterbury campus starts each fall semester. The program includes 450 hours of combined classroom and clinical learning. Classes are held three weekday evenings per week for three hours. The program will take you 15 months to complete. There are four modules, including a daytime clinical experience. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to sit for National Professional Certification. At $6,099, you ll find that NVCC is extremely cost-effective compared to other medical coding and billing programs. The cost includes textbooks for all modules. Program requirements: - high school diploma or GED - a current health screening within 6 month of internship, including up-to-date immunizations Career Spotlight Medical Coding & Billing Specialist Medical Secretaries and Billing and Posting Clerks are listed by the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) as Hot Jobs. The average annual income for these careers is $38,114 - $40,618. The role of Medical Billing and Coding Specialists is undergoing dramatic changes with the implementation of ICD-10 coding criteria and the federally mandated compliance with electronic medical records. Our area employers state they are poised to grow and will strongly value the applicant with current knowledge of the industry standards. National certification is also available from recognized professional organizations. Information will be provided in class. American Health Information Management Association: The Professional Association of Health Care Coding Specialists: AAPC (American Association for Physician s Coding): Planning Ahead? Medical Coding and Billing Specialist course offered in Fall, 2014 in Waterbury. Cost: $6,999 18

19 Health Care / Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) Approved for WIA Funding Here s your opportunity to enter into a health care career. Certified Nurse Aides care for patients in their homes, longterm care facilities, hospitals, physician offices and clinics. You will participate in classroom discussions and lectures, have a chance to try out new skills in a safe and comfortable environment in our simulated labs and then go on to gain experience in a clinical setting. Experienced instructors will facilitate your learning in all areas. After successful completion of our program you will be well prepared to take the State of Connecticut Nurse Aide Competency Exam given on site and included in the cost of the course. Includes one State of CT Nurse Aide Competency Exam Please note: A health screening and up-to-date immunizations are required by the second week of class. Documentation must be in the form of a completed NVCC CNA Health form. This form may be downloaded at nv.edu/cna. Federal and State-mandated attendance requirements must be met. Due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, some variations in dates and times may occur in each schedule. All students are required to have a background check prior to clinical participation. Cost is included in the course fee. Students with criminal convictions may have difficulty finding employment, especially in health care and may be denied clinical placement. All textbooks are included in the cost of the course and will be provided in class. Please visit our website or call for an information packet and detailed course calendars. Instructor: Staff RNs Select one of the following sections: CNA - Nurse Aide Certification CRN 2230 Accelerated Waterbury, Days May 27 - June 26 Room: E320A $1,230 CRN 7286 Waterbury, Evenings/Sat. June 24 - August 28 Room: E320A $1,230 CRN 7289 Accelerated Danbury, Days Finish in one July 7 - August 8 month! Room: HL $1,230 Full course calendars, health forms and tuition installment plans are available at nv.edu/cna. Career Spotlight Certified Nurse Aide Finish in one month! The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the average annual income for Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants is $31,336. The CTDOL lists Certified Nurse Aide as a Hot Job and states employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual opening will offer excellent job opportunities. It is mandated that for employment, all nurse aides must be listed on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry. Successful completion of the Connecticut Nurse Aide Competency Exam is required for registry. The exam is given on site and included in the cost of the course. NVCC s annual Connecticut State Competency Exam pass-rate exceeds 98%. 19

20 Health Care / Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) CNA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Can I pay for tuition in smaller payments? Yes, we offer a tuition installment plan which will allow you to pay in installments. The specific payment amounts and payment dates are listed in the plan. Call to have one mailed to you or print one online at nv.edu/cna. Can I get financial aid for the CNA course? Sorry, federal financial aid is not available for any of our non-credit courses. You may qualify for educational funding through the Department of Labor s One Stop Center if you meet income and employment criteria. Please contact them in Waterbury at or Danbury at Some area employers offer tuition reimbursement; please check directly with your employer. As noted above, we also offer a convenient NVCC tuition installment plan that allows you to pay for the course in three installments. I have family to care for. Do CNA s have flexible working hours? CNA s have many employment opportunities available to them with different work schedules. There are other CNA programs. Are they all the same? NVCC is proud to offer one of Connecticut s largest, oldest and most respected CNA programs. All our instructors are experienced Registered Nurses. We more than meet the minimum standards set by the State. You will get more hours of practice in our health lab and more supervised time working with residents in the clinical setting. Our program includes one opportunity to sit for the on-site Connecticut Nurse Aide Competency Exam which is included in the cost of the course. Students will attend classes in a college setting and have access to college support resources, including the Jobs Placement Center. A graduation ceremony is held for all successful participants and graduates are awarded completion certificates and a custom-designed NVCC CNA pin to wear proudly on their uniform. I haven t worked in a while and my certification has lapsed. What should I do? Call the Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Registry, at You may be required to either take the CNA course again or to retake the State certification exam. I am certified in another state. How can I work in Connecticut? Call the Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Registration at for information about obtaining Connecticut credentials. I want to be a nurse. Do you have a nursing program? Yes. NVCC has an associate degree program preparing you as a register ed nurse. Call the Admissions Office at or go to nv.edu/nursing for more information. Many students pursuing a career in health care begin with the CNA program while earning money to continue their education. How can I get information about CNA courses at NVCC? 1. Go to nv.edu/cna to view or download detailed course calendars, tuition installment plan and health form (CNA information packet). 2. Call or to request a CNA information packet to be mailed to you. 3. Visit Kinney Hall, Room K407, on the Waterbury campus or NVCC Danbury Center, 183 Main Street, to pick up a CNA information packet. 4. Call with any questions. I am ready to sign up! How can I register for NVCC CNA or PCT Courses? 1. Call (Waterbury) or (Danbury) for information on how to register over the phone, by mail, fax or walk-in. 2. or call numbers listed above for any questions about registration. 20

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