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Legal Interpreting

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 15, 2021 at 6 pm

This 48-Hour class is open to all language interpreters who would like to expand their interpreting skills in legal settings. The course will cover the most in-demand types of hearings such as Due Process Hearings, Unemployment Hearings, and Depositions. Students will learn legal terminology and procedural protocols needed to interpret for these various types of hearings. In addition, students will have the opportunity for intense practice through mock hearings. These mock hearings will give the students the experience and comfort-level needed to apply for work in the field. Trained legal interpreters are in demand throughout Massachusetts and nationwide in law offices, schools, state agencies and contracting agencies.

Prerequisite: Students must provide a certificate of completion for a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training or a letter from your employer confirming a minimum of 3 years experience as a working interpreter in any setting. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Please register early as a brief telephone interview will be required before acceptance into the course.

Offshore Wind Orientation


with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 21, 2021 at 8 am
5 additional sessions through Dec 1, 2021

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.

Please note: Offshore Wind Orientation is a prerequisite to all other Offshore Wind classes. 

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: 

Real Estate Sales Exam Prep

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 22, 2021 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. Real Estate License info for COVID.

*Books are not included. Students will be notified as to how to purchase the book once registered.

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

Level 1 Certified Google Educator Exam Prep

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2021 at 6 pm

COVID-19 challenged educators across the world to find new and exciting ways to deliver curriculum to students. This course will provide educators with the proficiency and knowledge training for candidates preparing to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 course and others who wish to obtain a proficient understanding of the following Google Applications:

  • Google Drive - Efficiently store and share files
  • Google Docs - Solid understanding of the feature within and how to apply
  • Google Sheets - Effectively create, edit, share, manage data through formulas, pivot table etc.
  • Google Slides - Create, use and present slides both virtually and in person
  • Google Forms - Create Forms and surveys and process the data effectively
  • Google Classroom - From beginner to a deep dive into utilizing automated communication

Microsoft Office 365 Part 2: Next Level User SharePoint and TEAMS


with Julie Delcourt

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 14, 2021 at 9 am

This course will give you a more advanced view on how to use both SharePoint Online Team Sites and OneDrive for Business that are part of Office 365. The course material is intended for students currently working with Office 365 inside a business. SharePoint and Teams work in tandem and learning the innerworkings and features of these applications can assist in time saving productivity methods that can streamline the processes in place for approvals and workflows within the new virtual world surrounding everything. Look at the value of creating document libraries, lists and using a site to communicate with your outer circles. Communication being the key to almost any success, this course will assist our students with a strong comprehension of features and benefits specific to how SharePoint and Teams within the Office 365 platform work together.

We recommend you take Part 1 before Part 2 unless you are an everyday user with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

Level 2 Certified Google Educator Exam Prep

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 2, 2021 at 6 pm

COVID-19 challenged educators across the world to find new and exciting ways to deliver curriculum to students. This course will provide educators with the proficiency and knowledge for training candidates preparing to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 course and others who wish to obtain a proficient understanding of all the Google Applications. It is recommended before enrolling in Level 2 Certified Google Educator Prep to enroll in Level 1.

  • Get recognition and make a bigger impact in your lesson plans
  • Distinguish yourself as an educator, showcase your skills on your resume, and share on your professional networks.
  • Demonstrate proficiency advance in your professional development while validating your proficiency with Google’s tools for the classroom.
  • Educator Level 1 and 2 Certifications are prerequisites to Google’s Certified Innovator and Trainer programs, where you can lead, and collaborate with other educators.

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