Business, Work & College Success
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Resources for Business and Management
The Professional Development Center is a great place for you or members of your team to continue their professional development and enhance necessary business skills. Westchester Community College provides high quality programs with convenient and affordable options for workforce development and continuing education.
We offer a variety of training programs which can be customized to your organization’s needs and delivered on your schedule. Flexible options include providing on-site training at your location or the Gateway Center located at our Valhalla campus.
Successful programs include topics related to:
- Transforming the Customer Experience
- Business Process Management
- Essentials of Brand Strategy and Implementation
- Change Management & Leadership Development
- Supervisory Skills for New Managers
- And many others
We also offer professional skills development classes on campus, including:
- Essentials of Management
- Project Management and PMP & CAPM Prep
- Computer Technologies/Office Productivity
- Effective Business Communications
- Medical Billing / Medical Coding
- And many more
For further information regarding the Professional Development Center Contact Jim Irvine, Director of Corporate Education and Continuing Professional Education 914-606-6658, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit https://www.sunywcc.edu/pdc
LinkedIn Individual Session
LinkedIn is the world ’s largest professional networking site and is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of contacts with others. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Work on your specific profile with our expert faculty. Prerequisite: Computing Fundamentals for Windows or equivalent experience. Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to schedule your individual 2-hour session.
CE-COMP 2212, $160
DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS/PROJECT TRANSITION
Office Technology Training Program for Career Re-Entry
This intensive program provides qualified displaced homemakers the opportunity to learn current, marketable skills to return to the workforce. There is no cost to eligible participants (single parents, widowed, disabled spouse, divorced, separated, unemployed spouse). All applicants must be unemployed or underemployed, and must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to NYS Department of Labor guidelines.
Learn current computer skills:
- MS Word
- MS Excel
- MS Outlook
Learn job search skills:
- Resume writing
- Online job search
- Group & Individual Career Counseling
Contact us to find out if you are eligible for the Displaced Homemaker Training Program; call 914-606-5628 or email PG22@sunywcc.edu.
BUSINESS, WORK & COLLEGE SUCCESS
High School Equivalency Math Test Review at Mount Vernon Center
Is passing the math subtest of the New York State HSE keeping you from obtaining your high school equivalency? This student focused, fast-paced math review course will help you master the skills required to pass this exam. Concepts covered include fractions, percents, exponents, proportions, algebra, geometry, statistics & probability. Prerequisites: Ability to read and write at a high-school level. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and understand the relationships between these operations. Textbook: Common Core Achieve, Mathematics Subject Module; Grade Levels 9-13; Copyright: 2015; ISBN 13: 9780021432578
CE-HSE 2001, $30 (+ textbook)
Sec. A: 6 Sat., Feb. 6-Mar. 13, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #21528
Sec. B: 6 T/Th, Feb. 2-Mar. 11, 6:30-9:00 pm. #21529
CREATE SUCCESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Business English Basics
Business English is different from general use English in many ways, making it challenging to communicate effectively in the workplace. Learning basic business English for your job or career will help you communicate better in everyday professional situations. This course contains lessons focusing on essential vocabulary, practical phrases for the workplace, making phone calls, being able to hold and carry conversations, writing business emails and letters, fundamentals of business etiquette, as well as basic job interview techniques.
CE-BUS 2127, 6 Tues., Jan. 19-Feb. 23, 6:30-9:30 pm, $223. A Bassi. #21696
Composing a Memorable Resume
Your resume is a marketing tool about YOU! Learn elements of design and diction to improve your odds of getting past screening software and appeal to the mind of a hiring manager. Learn an effective method to tell the best story of your achievements. One-on-one feedback will be provided. Bring a few photocopies of your resume (or an outline of your job-based achievements) to the first class.
CE-JBPRP 2048, 2 Tues., 7:30-9:00 pm, $52. J DeFrancisco.
Sec. A: Feb. 2 & 9. #21593
Sec. B: Mar. 2 & 9. #21594
Sec. C: Apr. 6 & 13. #21595
Personality Types and Effective Communication
Did you ever wonder why you have a hard time speaking to your employer or colleagues? Do you ask yourself, is it me or is it them? A key to being successful is understanding those differences and learn how to assess your own personality type. Gain a better understanding of yourself and what communication styles are most effective for you. Discover how to recognize the personality type of others.
CE-COMM 2026, M-W, Mar.15-17, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $119. A Bassi. #21605
Body Language and Nonverbal Communication
Did you ever find yourself in a situation where your employer, supervisor, client, or colleague said one thing to you but then did something completely different? One of the keys to success in both personal and professional relationships lies in your ability to communicate well. An important component toward achieving this goal is learning to understand and decode body language. This workshop will enable you to learn to read body language.
CE-COMM 2025, 1 Mon., Mar. 22, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $42. A Bassi. #21625
Dress for Success for Men and Women
Clothing serves more than just a practical purpose; it is a form of self-expression. People will quickly make assumptions about you based on the clothes you wear. Let your clothing help, not hinder you in the workplace. Learn to understand and define your personal style of work attire. Discover how to dress for your body type and learn important fashion basics, as well as how to make your clothes look more stylish and professional.
CE-PRSDV 2170, 1 Mon., Mar. 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $42. A Bassi. #21627
Have you ever felt uncomfortable at a business luncheon or dinner because you did not know what to order, which utensils to use and when, or how to comport yourself? Do you find it difficult to start conversations and mingle at company functions, over business cocktails, and at networking events? Good business etiquette is a key component to advancing your career.
CE-BUS 2100, 1 Mon., Apr. 5, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $42. A Bassi. #21626
Time Management for Success
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your daily routine or planning a special upcoming event? There are proven and practical time management techniques to alleviate the stress and become more efficient in your daily life. Through simple exercises, learn to establish priorities, identify “time robbers”, and develop an action plan.
CE-PRSDV 2150, 1 Sat., Feb. 13, 12:30-3:30 pm, $42. H Cuevas. #21538
Mock Interview Workshop
Make a winning impression by using verbal and non-verbal techniques to highlight your strengths. This interactive class will discuss proper interviewing etiquette, how to respond to difficult questions, the importance of researching the prospective employer, and follow-up procedures after the interview. Resumes will be reviewed and evaluated. Practice interviewing and get individualized feedback. Bring a printed copy of your current resume and cover letter.
CE-JBPRP 2023, 1 Sat., Feb. 20, 12:30-3:30 pm, $42. H Cuevas. #21536
Assertive Communication Skills in the Workplace
Are you shy about speaking up? Learn how to successfully communicate by developing winning speech patterns, focusing on the audience, and rehearsing! Discover techniques to get your point across in a credible and self-assured manner. Through simple exercises, learn to voice your opinions, avoid interruptions, and make valuable contributions.
CE-PRSDV 2065, 2 Sat., Feb. 6 & 13, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $78. H Cuevas. #21535
How to Schmooze
Do you hate walking into a room where you do not know anyone? If you want to make connections for professional or personal reasons, effective schmoozing is essential and may yield many benefits: a promotion at work, a date, or investor interest. Learn how to schmooze without being fake. Learn key techniques, participate in various exercises, and get individualized feedback and tips.
CE-PRSDV 2072, 1 Sat., Feb. 20, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $42. H Cuevas. #21539
Public Speaking with Ease
Develop proficiency in public speaking through techniques, practice, and feedback. Each participant will deliver five speeches, each falling into a traditionally recognized category: anecdote, informative, persuasive, virtue, and tribute. You will also learn the dramatic art of oral interpretation by reading from prepared texts.
CE-COMM 2004, 6 Wed., Mar. 31-May 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $130. S Horowitz. #21523
The Art of Public Speaking
When asked, most people say their greatest fear is public speaking. Much like a performance on a Broadway stage, when speaking in front of an audience, all eyes and ears are on you. Good public speaking requires writing a well-organized narrative and practice, practice, practice. In this remote course, you will do just that and learn methods that will help to reduce anxiety and build confidence.
CE-COMM 2027, 4 Tues., Mar. 9-30, 7:00-9:00 pm, $93. L Lush. #21710