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Adobe Intermediate InDesign CC
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Adobe Intermediate InDesign CC

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Calendar Current session started Sep 5, 2022

Learn to use advanced features in Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC) to produce professional brochures, forms, and documents. This course will not only make you comfortable designing and planning workflows and templates, but also efficient and effective at amping up your publications.

Fully online, instructor led or self-paced

6 weeks access / 24 hour course

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Adobe Introduction to Photoshop CC
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Adobe Introduction to Photoshop CC

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Calendar Current session started Sep 5, 2022

Whether you are a photographer, digital illustrator, graphic designer, or someone who wants to alter old family photos, you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. The Introduction to Photoshop Creative Cloud course is filled with easy-to-follow, detailed step-by-step instructions that teach you how to edit and manipulate images and create basic compositions using Photoshop in the Creative Cloud. Discover how to improve photographs by editing out flaws, correcting poor exposure, or creating a composite image using the newest techniques Photoshop has to offer. You will even learn how much fun you can have digitally painting and exploring filters and effects to create unique images. And, best of all, you need no prior artistic ability or Photoshop experience to take this course.

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6 weeks access / 24 hour course

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Certificate in Web Design
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Certificate in Web Design

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Calendar Current session started Sep 5, 2022

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Course Description:

A well-designed website is essential for any organization today, with so many people consuming much of their information online. This suite of courses will teach you the skills you'll need to build a website of your own. Building a website involves a lot more than just writing code. Before you start on that, you need to understand what you want your website to do, how it will look, who you want it to reach, and what message it should send. The first five courses in the suite will introduce you to the basics of designing a functional and attractive site, the HTML and CSS languages you'll need to execute your design, and best practices for designing and building a website that responds intelligently to the needs of users. The capstone course will guide you through a scenario-based web design project from conception to completion. Each course features video commentary by web design professionals and interactive learning exercises that will allow you to test your knowledge of web design concepts and practice coding.

Courses Included in this Certificate:

  • Introduction to Web Design
  • HTML for Web Design
  • CSS for Web Design
  • JavaScript for Web Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Web Design Captstone: Seaside Bed and Breakfast

CEUs: 1.5

SHRMs: 12

Contact Hours: 18 hoursand 365 days access

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Certificate in Business Communications
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Certificate in Business Communications

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Calendar Current session started Jan 2, 2023

Bristol is partnering with MindEdge, founded by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998, to improve the way our region learns – student by student. Online, self-paced or instructor led, MindEdge offers over 30 courses in very diverse sectors. Many courses come with certificates leading to a career or a new skill to develop and expand your portfolio.

The best part is you can register for this class anytime!

Certificate Description:

Communicating clearly and concisely in written and oral formats is critical to your professional success. From clarifying and structuring your ideas to designing the PowerPoint slides that will best complement them, the techniques, interactive exercises, and checklists in this certificate program will help you create presentations and workplace documents that inform and persuade.

Courses Included in this Certificate:

  • Effective Business Writing
  • Effective Presentations
  • Effective Public speaking
  • Communicating Collaboratively
  • Effective Emails, Memos, and Letters

Total PDUs/ Contact Hours:

  • 25 Leadership PDUs
  • 11 Strategic & Business Management PDUs
  • 2 Technical PM PDUs
  • 12CEUs: 2.5 (Contact Hours: 25 hours)
  • HRCIs: 25 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 5, General: 20)
  • SHRMs: 25

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High School Equivalency Preparation Program for Ages 16-24


with Carolyn Osborne

Calendar Current session started Jan 17, 2023
1 additional session on Mar 1, 2023

Provides eligible students with high school equivalency test preparation, mentoring, job shadowing/internships, career planning, assistance with high school equivalency test costs, and opportunities to transition into college or a career path, including the possibility of taking free college-credit courses in a desired degree or certificate program. This program is offered fully online and is offered for residents of Bristol County, MA.

For assistance registering, please contact Kate Ashworth, Education & Career Advisor-  Call: 774-357-3769 or


Grant Writing for Public Employees and Nonprofits


with Mary Ellen DeFrias

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Course Objectives for Grant writing

  • Be able to research, plan and write effectively for multiple purposes.
  • Understand the entire grant proposal writing process, including defining scope, project management and financial projections
  • Learn the fundamentals of budgeting
  • Identify roles of funding agencies, philanthropic foundations and giving institutions

Course Outcomes for Grantwriting

  • Identify funding sources
  • Write and present persuasive grants that inspire funders
  • Produce high-quality grant proposals
  • Increase your knowledge of the development field
  • Manage a grant
  • Nurture a relationship with funders

Excel for Beginner Users


with Stacy Peloquin

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2023 at 6 pm

The Excel Bootcamp - Beginners course is an introduction to Excel and overall workbook management. Students will learn how to use and design a spreadsheet (grid of columns, rows, and cells) to enter text, values, and dates to organize and analyze data. Course topics include: Introduction to Microsoft Excel’s Ribbon, using keyboard short cuts, filling a series with Auto Fill, and using the Find & Replace function. The Beginners course also includes moving/copying worksheets, aligning Cell contents, the Wrap & Merge function, as well as applying Conditional Formatting to datasets. Setting various Page Views and Print Areas Options, will also be introduced.

Medical Interpreting


with Transfluenci LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 14, 2023 at 6 pm

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.

You will hear from the language assessment coordinator prior to the start of class for an assessment in the language you designated when registering.  To meet program requirements, you must pass the language assessment.

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

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