Options for New Careers – Non-Credit

EXPLORING CAREER OPTIONS

Build and Maintain a Profitable Consulting Practice
Do you have an idea for your own business or consulting practice, but don’t know how to get started? Get all the tips, tricks, and techniques to succeed. Gain the tools and business knowledge to help make your idea profitable. Learn how to reach clients with a sellable identity, close contract deals and how to succeed with a strong and powerful marketing plan. Learn the planning and communication tools needed for a successful and profitable consulting practice.
CE-CRXPL 2016, 1 Tues., Mar. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. D Ewen. #12803

Become a Radio Talk Show Host
Did you ever want to get your foot in the door on radio or TV? Have you wondered how to get a demo disk for radio stations to show them what you’ve got? Learn how to get experience as a talk show host. Find out how to increase your listening audience. Learn the tools of creating and marketing an online radio show that is broadcast to cell phones, tablets, laptops, iPods, and websites. If you have a landline and high-speed Internet, you can create an online radio show from home. Learn how to get the opportunity to make money through a revenue sharing site.
CE-CRXPL 2015, 1 Mon., Mar. 30, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. D Ewen. #12802

Short Film Production, Marketing, and Distribution
Do you love movies? Do you have an idea for a movie for theater, TV, or online? Learn to use your own camera to make a quality movie and make your project available on DVD, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon and/or streaming on your own website. Learn how to promote your project at film festivals and local public access television.
CE-FILM 2028, 1 Wed., Mar. 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. D Ewen. #12804

Music Recording, Publishing, and Marketing
Are you a musician looking for your first break on a record label? Have you hoped for a recording contract? Do it yourself! First, learn how to record your music and publish a CD. Then learn how to market your product through radio, Amazon.com, iTunes, social media sites, retail stores, and entertainment venues. Your audience is waiting for you!
CE-CRXPL 2014, 1 Tues., Apr. 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. D Ewen. #12801

10 Steps to a Federal Job
The federal government anticipates hiring a number of new employees! Know which agencies are hiring. Get tips for federal resume and essay writing, understand vacancy announcement terminology and learn about salaries.
CE-CRXPL 2007, 1 Sat., Apr. 18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, KNC-4, $40. S Reid. #13091

Start a Home-Based Medical Transcription Business
Demand for medical transcriptionists is soaring! Make money part-time or full-time. If you want to choose your own hours, have a business at home, find clients easily and make great money, this class will get you started. Any questions? Contact Deborah directly at info@medtranscription.com.
CE-CRXPL 2002, 1 Thurs., Jan. 29, 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $45 (+ $20 workbook fee, payable to instructor). D Burns. #12774

Property Management and Investments
Learn successful property management, how to locate properties for purchase, and how to maximize cash returns and appreciation. Topics covered include: investment types/analysis, rent collection, tenant selection, budgeting for repairs and capital improvements, landlord relations, legal protection, insurance, and taxes. Approved for 15 hrs. of CE for RE Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2012, 1 F/Sa, Mar. 6 & 7, 9:00 am-4:30 pm (1-hour lunch break), LIB-G36, $175. D Alvarez. #13022

Voiceovers…NOW is Your Time
Voice-overs are hot today. Learn about an exciting, new way to turn voice-overs into a thriving full- or part-time business. Get a personal evaluation of your voice at the end of the class!
CE-COMM 2008, 1 Wed., Mar. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $45. D Levine. #12870

Import/Export A to Z
Basic methods for importing or exporting goods, including how to deal with U.S. customs, foreign quota requirements, airlines and freight charges, letters of credit, banks, and everything you need to know to get the goods to your local distribution point.
CE-BUS 2002, 2 Tues., Apr. 21 & 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $75. P Batra. #12863

Entrepreneurship
Learn practical, behind-the-scenes information on how to start a successful, home-based, second income business that can become full-time. With little money down, learn how to decide on a business or product to sell, discuss how to avoid major financial mistakes, and explore franchising.
CE-BUS 2003, 1 Mon., Mar. 16, 8:00-10:00 pm, KNC-2, $25 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). B Nathan. #12873

Grant Writing Basics
Start with an overview of how nonprofits raise revenue, then focus on grants. For those already working in nonprofits to sharpen skills as well as those who volunteer or are considering a career change. Understand what is involved in communicating passion, need, and a return on investment to prospective funders. Includes how to research funders, analyze the components of a strong proposal, write a basic budget, articulate realistic and measurable outcomes, and craft evaluation plans. Also covered: letters of inquiry, strategies for online applications, how to stand out from the pack, and grant stewardship. Students will be asked to write and complete activities during the course.
CE-GRANT 2000, 4 Wed., Feb. 25-Mar. 18, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. A Paul. #13049

Non-Profit 101: Create and Manage a Non-Profit Organization
Learn how to create and manage a non-profit organization (NPO) or a 501(c)3. The aim of this course is to provide participants with the tools to create a strategic plan and manage a non-profit organization.
CE-BUS 2045, 5 Tues., Jan. 27-Mar. 3 (skip 2/17), 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $100 (+ $40 for textbook purchased from instructor). L Francis. #12922

Accounting & Bookkeeping for Beginners
An introduction to beginning accounting practices including: transaction analysis, journal entries, general ledger, and financial statements. Bring a calculator to class. Purchase textbook and workbook and bring to first day of class. 2.0 CEUs.
CE-BUS 2000, 8 Thurs., Feb. 19-Apr. 9, 7:00-10:00 pm, KNC-3, $285 (+ textbook). H Cuevas. #12826

Accounting and Bookkeeping: Part 2
Practice and expand your knowledge through various exercises and real-world examples. Includes posting and journaling entries, completing work sheets, preparing and analyzing financial statements, recording inventory and calculating depreciation, payroll accounting, taxes, and reports. Bring a calculator to class; purchase textbook and workbook and bring to first day of class.
CE-BUS 2030, 5 Sat., Feb. 21-Mar. 21, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $265 (+ textbook). H Cuevas. #12827

Health Information Technology
Westchester Community College’s non-credit training program is designed to meet the nation’s emerging need for health information technology professionals. Tuition is $1,600. Participants must have a background in healthcare or information technology to qualify. Next offering will be Fall 2015. To find out how you could make a leap into this new career, visit www.sunywcc.edu/hit or email hitech@sunywcc.edu.