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Orientation to Offshore Wind

$199

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 8 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 6, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts the industry will employ 43,000 people along the East Coast by 2030, and as a result, will create thousands of jobs in southeastern Massachusetts, providing area residents career opportunities in the emerging 21st-century global economy. The U.S. offshore wind industry is emerging in the North Atlantic near the Massachusetts coastline and Bristol Community College is leading the way in workforce development.  

Course Description:

Offshore Wind Orientation will provide a broad introduction to offshore wind as an industry and technical specialization. This 2-day, 4-hour class (8am-10am) is aimed at those looking to understand more about the sector, with the intention of becoming part of the supply chain, or for satisfying general interest in this emerging industry. Equally, the course aims to provide students with a broad vocabulary of offshore wind and the confidence to engage with offshore wind professionals in a coherent manner. Content will include an overview of offshore wind technology and its increasingly important role in power generation; the process of permitting, site construction and operation; the opportunities for the USA’s emergent offshore wind sector to make its mark globally, and an introduction to those currently leading the development of this burgeoning, global industry.

Learning Objectives:

On successful completion of this module, students will have a good understanding of:

  • The energy mix and offshore wind’s role in it
  • Where offshore wind developments can be found around the world
  • Onshore versus offshore wind – the key differences
  • Who is big in offshore wind - ‘developers’ and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • The stages required to bring an offshore wind farm to life
  • The stages of an offshore wind farm’s life
  • The main components of an offshore wind farm
  • The importance of effective operations and maintenance
  • Latest perspectives on floating versus fixed structures
  • The composition of the offshore wind supply chain, including possible entry points
  • The key US stakeholders in offshore wind
  • How the US offshore wind sector might develop over the next 10 years
  • The skills required to grow an indigenous US offshore wind industry
  • Offshore wind terminology, via a glossary of terms

About the Instructor:

Dr Alan Lowdon, Director of Strategic Development for the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner within the international energy and utilities sectors, having held senior positions with international corporations, Rolls Royce Industrial Power, British Gas, Suez, Shell, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs. At Mott MacDonald, Alan was involved in wind resource analyses for the Cape Wind and Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind projects. He has also acted as an advisor to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s offshore wind farm in Cleveland, OH.  

Read full bio: Dr Alan Lowdon Bio 2021

Link to Bristol National Offshore Wind Institute website: http://nowi.org/ 

Fall - Zoom Classroom - Hi-SET/GED Test Preparation- Math

Free

with Dorothy Hayes

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 12, 2022 at 10 am
2 additional sessions through Sep 12, 2022

This course will prepare you to successfully take the Math portion of GED or HiSET exam.  This is a virtual online, face-to-face course that is led by instructors. An advisor will also provide support, answer your questions, and assist you with your choices during the orientation process of the program. Enrollment is ongoing and you can register for any of our Hi-SET/GED classes throughout the year, when you are ready. You may take the Math portion of the HiSET or GED exam as soon as you are ready to pass the test and you may enroll in more than one subject area at a time. 

For assistance registering, please contact Kate Ashworth, Education & Career Advisor- Call: 774-357-3769 / Email: Kate.ashworth@bristolcc.edu 

Fall - Zoom Classroom - Hi-SET/GED Test Preparation-English Language Arts

Free

with Carolyn Osborne

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 12, 2022 at 10 am
2 additional sessions through Sep 12, 2022

This course will prepare you to successfully take the Reading/Writing portion of GED or HiSET exam.  This is a virtual online, face-to-face course that is led by instructors. An advisor will also provide support, answer your questions, and assist you with your choices during the orientation process of the program. Enrollment is ongoing and you can register for any of our Hi-SET/GED classes throughout the year, when you are ready. You may take the Reading or Writing portion of the HiSET or GED exam as soon as you are ready to pass the test and you may enroll in more than one subject area at a time. 

For assistance registering, please contact Kate Ashworth, Education & Career Advisor- Call: 774-357-3769 / Email: Kate.ashworth@bristolcc.edu 

Fall - Zoom Classroom - Hi-SET/GED Test Preparation-Social Studies and Science

Free

with Carolyn Osborne

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 12, 2022 at 10 am
1 additional session on Sep 12, 2022

This course will prepare you to successfully take the Social Studies and Science portion of GED or HiSET exam.  This is a virtual online, face-to-face course that is led by instructors. An advisor will also provide support, answer your questions, and assist you with your choices during the orientation process of the program. Enrollment is ongoing and you can register for any of our Hi-SET/GED classes throughout the year, when you are ready. You may take the Social Studies or Science portion of the HiSET or GED exam as soon as you are ready to pass the test and you may enroll in more than one subject area at a time. 

For assistance registering, please contact Kate Ashworth, Education & Career Advisor- Call: 774-357-3769 / Email: Kate.ashworth@bristolcc.edu 

Onshore Supply to Offshore Wind

$199

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 14, 2022 at 8 am
1 additional session on Nov 8, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts the industry will employ 43,000 people along the East Coast by 2030, and as a result, will create thousands of jobs in southeastern Massachusetts, providing area residents career opportunities in the emerging 21st-century global economy. The U.S. offshore wind industry is emerging in the North Atlantic near the Massachusetts coastline and Bristol Community College is leading the way in workforce development.   

Course Description:

Onshore Supply to Offshore Wind will provide a basic introduction to the opportunities for land-based organizations interested in entering the offshore wind market. The course will be segmented into three – technical, professional services and ancillary elements.  

Under ‘technical’, suppliers of consumables such as paints, sprays, tapes, ropes, and fasteners represent an important cog in the machine of offshore wind. Similarly, suppliers of sensors, IT systems, instrumentation and control equipment have a tremendous opportunity to diversify traditional business lines and markets and add huge value to the challenges faced by offshore wind. Under this section, the course will also look at the overlap between other safety-critical sectors such as aerospace, oil & gas, automotive, nuclear and defense to raise awareness of the opportunities for transferring products and services into offshore wind, and to build confidence to do so.  

Technical aspects of the course will be complemented by awareness raising around the ‘professional services’ opportunities presented by the sector – legal, financial, intellectual property, consulting and training. Explanations will be given of how professional services providers can engage with the sector and the types of readjustments required by their businesses to do so.   

The final section will cover ‘ancillary’ elements of the offshore wind supply chain that have been shown in other parts of the world to be key to support the growth of the offshore wind sector. This will be of value of owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, boat yards, taxis, car sales & rental firms, realtors, etc. In short, this section of the course will cover the ‘hygiene factors’ that need to be in place to support i) a growing, transient, dynamic workforce with significant disposable income plus ii) their employers or clients that need to provide a safe, comfortable and pleasant experience to retain staff and service providers.  

Learning Objectives :

  • On successful completion of this module, students will understand:  
  • The holistic nature of the supporting infrastructure needed by offshore wind.  
  • The onshore-based technical, professional, and logistical services components that make up the offshore wind support mechanism.  
  • How existing products and services could map onto the needs of the sector.  

The course will also:  

  • Stimulate interest in the sector of firms previously unsure of the relevance of it to them and/or how to enter the offshore wind market.  
  • Increase the confidence of firms to approach the sector with their offerings.  
  • Improve the chances of companies to enter the sector quickly to diversify and grow their businesses.  
  • Help to develop local supply chains to support economic development.  

About the Instructor:

Dr Alan Lowdon, Director of Strategic Development for the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner within the international energy and utilities sectors, having held senior positions with international corporations, Rolls Royce Industrial Power, British Gas, Suez, Shell, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs. At Mott MacDonald, Alan was involved in wind resource analyses for the Cape Wind and Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind projects. He has also acted as an advisor to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s offshore wind farm in Cleveland, OH.  

Read full bio: Dr Alan Lowdon Bio 2021

Link to Bristol National Offshore Wind Institute websitehttp://nowi.org/

 

 

Grant Writing for Public Employees and Nonprofits

$149

with Mary Ellen DeFrias

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 14, 2022 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Nov 14, 2022

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

Real Estate Sales Exam Prep

$350
Calendar Next available session starts Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm
1 additional session

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:https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-real-estate-brokers-and-salespersons

Medical Interpreting

$1,025
Calendar Next available session starts Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm
1 additional session

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 https://cchicertification.org/

NBCMI, National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/





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