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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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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

Essential Business Skills


with Alicia Ridge

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

This 15-hour course will cover material to help you maximize your engagement and skills at work. You will learn the foundations of a team, building successful relationships, effective communication, emotional intelligence, managing conflict, giving and receiving feedback, decision-making skills, and how to increase your productivity through improved task and time management.

Session 1 ~ Foundations of a Team and Relationship Building
Session 2 ~ Emotional Intelligence and Effective Communication
Session 3 ~ Conflict Management and Giving and Receiving Feedback
Session 4 ~ Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Decision-Making Skills
Session 5 ~ Time Management, Stress Management, and Managing Productivity

Real Estate Sales Exam Prep


with Paula Levasseur

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

The Real Estate Sales Exam Prep course is a prerequisite for licensing as a real estate salesperson and approved by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. This course covers basic brokerage, legal aspects of brokerage, financing, closing, listing, valuation, and everything else you need to know to pass the exam.

*Books are not included and are purchased before class begins from Anjos Realty.  Students will be notified as to how to purchase the book once registered. The cost of the books are $70.00 and can only be paid by check or money order.

Bristol has a long-standing partnership with Anjos Realty Services, a local business in Fairhaven, MA.

About Anjos Realty Services:

Anjos Realty Services has evolved, expanded and grown into the multi-faceted company it is today. At the center of its success is the Real Estate and Real Estate Education Services that John Anjos, the founder, and president of Anjos Realty Services has developed for over forty years. 

John and his associates offer extensive real estate experience as educators, brokers, and investors. Anjos Realty Services provides  students with the practical knowledge and individualized services needed as a homeowner or real estate investor. 

If you’re considering becoming a real estate agent, Anjos Realty Services will help you study for your Massachusetts Real Estate License. 

For more information on the exam and to register for the state exam visit:

Writing a Business Plan for Success


with Beth Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

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 analysis

Please note: Entrepreneurial Finance is a great addition to the business plan class

Project Management


with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

This 8-hour training program provides students with the basics of project management, including the theory and core methodology needed to manage projects individually or participate on project-teams. Students will learn how to apply project management concepts in their everyday work. Participants of this course will come away with a solid foundation of the basic principles of project management, including time management, setting priority levels, and managing change

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