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Writing a Business Plan for Success
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Writing a Business Plan for Success


with Beth Carter

Turn your vision into a reality by transferring ideas into a business plan on paper. Business plans are the foundation of a sustainable business. A solid business plan will help guide your actions as a business owner and provide the framework needed to capture the eyes of investors.

Throughout the 15-hour training, business owners will learn all aspects of business plan development:

  1. Construct the elements of a business plan
  2. Design and develop a plan that will enable the business to reach its goals
  3. Create the roles and responsibilities of the operations and management teams
  4. Understand market strategies and competitive analys.

Topic: Writing a Successful Business Plan

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Date: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Weekly: Wednesdays


Fall River Adult Education Classes for GED/HiSET (Free in-person classes)


with Lorie Charron

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on May 29, 2024

Do you want to improve your reading, writing, and math skills or to prepare for the GED/HiSET exams, college, training or improved job opportunities? Then this free of cost opportunity is for you! Fall River Adult Education offers flexible options designed to help you meet your goals. Classes are small in size and are offered during the day and evening.

You must be a resident of Massachusetts or be collecting unemployment from the state of Massachusetts to participate.

Each student receives 

  • personal attention from instructors
  • technology assistance
  • education advising
  • career planning assistance
  • optional tutoring support
  • other services offered to students of Bristol Community College

Students and graduates can access free college courses through our transition to college services.

Click here to register for an upcoming Adult Education Placement Test session, then check your email for important information. 

For assistance, contact Lorie Charron, Education Advisor, at 774-357-2373 or email

Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)


with Tracy Gabus

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2024 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Jul 10, 2024

 Thank you for your interest in our Nurse Assistant Training Program!

Click Here to fill out our Student Interest form for more information

Click Here to Register

Our summer courses dates are listed below. The cost is $1495.00 which includes nursing assistant program, CPR certification, and state testing fees.  Students are responsible for the cost of the uniforms and shoes. 

This 100 hour course of Blended training gives you the opportunity to start your training to be become a CNA with a flexible course option. Up to 50% of the program coursework is provided through a digital immersive, story-based curriculum. 

In conjunction with online theory, students will meet in person with highly qualified instructors in our state approved lab to learn the skills portion of their Nursing Assistant Training, as well as clinical hours in a skilled nursing facility. 

With successful course completion, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training certificate and CPR Certification. Also included, is the MA State NAT Competency Exam in the comfort of the same state approved lab used to teach in-person skills classes. This course also meets the Rhode Island reciprocity / endorsement requirements.

*C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I required

You will receive directions on how to submit both the C.O.R.I and S.O.R.I. applications after submitting your registration. All students must submit an online C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I application and have a vaild driver’s license or photo ID.   A positive C.O.R.I. may prevent students from completing the the program.

Registration Deadline: 3 weeks prior to the start of class   

Important Information: To meet program requirements prerequisite forms must be uploaded to the link that you will receive via email after registration.  Do not email documents. 

Be prepared to upload the following documents:  

  • Copy of high school diploma/transcript or GED/HiSet
  • Up to date physical form
  • Immunization record
  • Negative Tuberculosis Test
  • Proof of Flu vaccine
  • Proof of COVID vaccine (must have completed primary series or bivalent booster)

Course Schedules:

**In person skill dates and clinical dates are mandatory for course completion, students will be required to be doing online coursework on dates not in person, schedule of online coursework is flexible.

All in person classes are held at Fall River Campus 777 Elsbree St.  Fall River, Ma. 02721 Room E201A 


Class Dates: June 4, 2024 – July 15, 2024 - Day Class

Orientation: June 4, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Monday & Tuesday 9:00 AM – 2:30PM

In Person Skill Dates: June 17, 18, 24, 25, July 1

Clinical: July 2, 8, 9


Class Dates: July 10, 2024 – August 16, 2024 - Day Class

Orientation: July 10, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

In Person Skills Dates: July 24, 25, 31, August 1, 7

Clinical: August 8, 9, 12


Class Dates: June 11, 2024 – August 6, 2024 - Evening Class

Orientation: June 11, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

In Person Skills Dates: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Clinical: July 27, 28, Aug 3                                          

Additional questions: Please email or call 774-357-2499.


Medical Interpreting


with Transfluenci LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through Oct 8, 2024

Class Dates/Times: (all classes will be held online)

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Oct. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 ; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description:  Medical interpreters are in great demand both in-person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides a working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary.

The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting).

Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. 

Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.

The language assessment coordinator will reach out to you by phone prior to the start of class for an assessment in the language you designated when you registered. You must pass the language assessment, to meet program requirements. You will also be provided with the class book order information, (book price $39.95) is not included in the class price.

This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.

For information on certification requirements and cost click on the links below:

CCHI, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

NBCMI, National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters

SHRM CP/SCP Exam Prep Course


with Gary Convertino

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 4, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session

Course Dates/Time: (this is a Hybrid course

This course will run on Wednesdays, from September 4th through November 20th, 2024; 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. (12 classes/36 hours)

Actual Dates: Wednesdays; Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 *Please note: the first class on Wed., Sept 4th will be held Face-to-Face (with an online option for those who cannot attend in person) at Bristol's Fall River Campus, Bldg./Rm. C100. The Nov 20th class will be held Face-to-Face. The remaining classes will be held online via Zoom.

Course Description: 

This is a course is offered by Bristol Community College in partnership with SHRM.

A participant guide is included and will be distributed on the first day of class, Wednesday, Sept 4, 2024.

It's time to prove you're prepared for the pivotal role an HR leader plays in transforming the workplace.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications measure your ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other HR certification compares.

The SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM® for SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM is designed as a certification preparation course for SHRM’s Certified Professional, CP, and Senior Certified Professional, SCP, examinations.


The best HR certification is the one that sets you apart from the crowd. The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® are recognized and valued by employers in all industries as the premier human resources certifications.


This first-ever behavioral competency-based HR certification focuses on the core set of competencies and knowledge outlined in the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™).


Study with an instructor and earn your HR certification online with remote or in-person testing.


SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world's largest HR membership organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.


  • Enhance HR Expertise
  • Increase Earning Potential
  • Advance Your HR Career Success
  • Demonstrate Your Commitment to HR Profession

HR executives agree that “it is important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified.” Earning one of the SHRM credentials conveys a clear message: “HR professionals are invested in their career and are ready to lead.”



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