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Microsoft Security Fundamentals (WCOSY 0310)

Anyone taking this course will understand the concepts of the Internet, intranet, extranet, local area networks (LANs),  wide area networks (WANs),  wireless networking, network topologies,  access methods, switches, routers, media types, OSI model,  IPv4, IPv6, names resolution, networking services, and TCP/IP. This course will prepare you for the MTA 98-366 Networking Fundamentals certification which is one of the starting points of Microsoft technology certifications, providing the fundamental knowledge essential to succeed and continue studies for a successful career with technology.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 5th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225


Oracle Database Training

Database Administration Fundamentals (WITAC 2015)

You will will gain knowledge and skills of an Oracle Database Administrator. You will learn to install, create and administer an Oracle 11g database. You will learn to configure the database for an application, employ basic monitoring procedures, implement backup and recovery strategy and move data between databases and files. You should have knowledge in reading and writing simple and complex SQL statements and techniques. This course prepares you for jobs in which database administration will be their main area of responsibility, or work in environments in which databases are central to job roles. The course will help prepare the student for Oracle Certification. 
Look for new course offering Fall 2014.

Cisco Networking

Cisco Module 1 Networking Fundamentals (WITAC 1011)

This first module introduces the student to networking, configuring a network operating system, networking protocols and communications, network access,  ethernet, network layers, transport layer, IP Addressing, Subnetting IP Networks, Application Layer, and keeping the network safe. 
Monday & Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm September 15, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $1200 (plus book fee).

CompTIA A+, Networking +, Security + and Linux +

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Healthcare IT

Certified PACS Technical Associate (WITAC 4000.C20)

This course is geared towards professionals that have a primarily clinical or clerical background and need to acquire skills that allow them to function in a support role for medical imaging systems. You will learn the basics of IT concepts that are needed to support a medical imaging environment, in particular as used in a PACS system. Topics covered are Computer Basics, Operating Systems, Database Basics, Data Representations, Networking Technology and Basic Security Concepts.
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Certified PACS Associate Clinical (WITAC 4001.C20)

This course is geared towards professionals that need to acquire skills that allow them to function in a support role for medical imaging systems. You will get a basic understanding of clinical concepts that are needed to support a medical imaging environment, in particular as used in a PACS system. Topics presented are Introduction to Healthcare, History of Medical Imaging, Cycle of Medical Imaging, Basic Anatomy, Landmarks, & Planes, Body Systems, Studies, & Terminology, Body Systems, Studies, & Terminology, Principles of Radiation, Equipment & Radiation Safety, Descriptors & Measures of QA / QC in Medical Imaging, Characteristics of Current Imaging Modalities, Physician Order Flow; Information and Critical components, Performance of Exam: Typical Workflow for Each Modality, Results Reporting (Dictation & Speech Recognition, Remote System Access for Image Viewing, Film & Digitization Workflow and Import Images (CD's, etc.).
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Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Illustrator Advanced (WCOAP 6012)

You will create complex illustrations, manage color across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices. You will build on skills covered in Level 1 - manipulate paths; enhance fills and strokes; transform shapes; apply effects and graphic styles; convert raster images to vector art; print illustrations; divide large graphics into slices; optimize artwork for the Web; export artwork in Flash format; insert graphs; discover features new to Illustrator CS5, such as the blob brush tool, simplified clipping masks; and much more. This course is intended for designers, publishers, prepress professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
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Adobe Photoshop Advanced (WCOAP 6021)

You will be introduced to the next generation of image editing. You will enhance your ability to create accurate masks and image effects, retouch images, work with video files, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate with other Adobe applications. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new user to Photoshop, this class will give you the knowledge, experience, and credentials to compete in the fast paced world of graphic arts. Topics will include general knowledge, using the work area, importing and adjusting images, working with selections, creating and using layers, using masks and channels, managing and correcting color, drawing, editing, painting, and retouching. The course is intended for intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop. The course will cover the Adobe Visual Communication, using Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 ACE exam objectives, and is intended to help prepare you to take the Adobe Certified Associate and Adobe Certified Expert exams.
Look for course offerings Fall 2014

Adobe InDesign Advanced (WCOAP 6528)

InDesign CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition, is part of a three-course series that will help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign CS6. This course is designed for students who want to prepare documents for commercial printing or electronic distribution. You will learn how to manage long documents, use advanced color and print settings, add interactive elements to documents, prepare documents for electronic distribution, and work with XML. 
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 13th at the Newtown Campus, tuition $400

Adobe Photoshop Production (WCOAP 6027)

Photoshop CS6 Production is part of a three-course series, which is designed to help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate exam for Photoshop CS6. This course focuses on the specific information needed to create professional-looking images for high-end business printers and commercial print shops. In this course, you will learn project management basics and how to create layer comps. They will also learn how to optimize color management for print. They will explore various techniques for adjusting the quality of an image and making color adjustments. You will learn how to use CYMK separations for prepress, customize ink options, and adjust CYMK curves. You will also explore various options for using grayscale, spot-color, and duotones. Finally, you will learn how to optimize images for the Web, balancing quality and file size, and how to prepare images for use in video productions. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 12th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225

Web Development & Design

HTML 5 Fundamentals (WCOSY 6048)

You will learn step by step, how to create dynamic websites with HTML. The course covers new HTML5 features, including video, audio, and canvas elements. Learn how to structure a page, place images, format text, create links, add color, work with multimedia, and use forms. You'll also go beyond the basics and find out how to work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), create dynamic web content with JavaScript, upload your site to the web, and code HTML emails. By the end of the book you'll be able to build custom websites using the latest HTML techniques.
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Creating a Dynamic Website with PHP/MySQL (WITAC 3000)

You will learn all of the steps to build a product website for a business, using open-source tools that are robust, reliable and free. You will learn how to set up a database, build forms to maintain contents, and build interactive pages that make it easy for your customers to find your products. The code and techniques used here are equally useful for companies with many products, as well as artisans, craftspeople, small retailers, and others with just a few products. They can also be used to create dynamic websites allowing user logins, personalization, processing of forms and email, and much more. Bring a 2 Gig flash drive to class.
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Search Engine Optimization (WCOAP 6516)

This workshop  will teach you the techniques (using meta-tags and keywords) needed to optimize any Website to appear in the top 10 search results of the top 3 search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing).
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Introduction to ASP.NET Web Tools for Microsoft's Visual Studio (WITAC 2106) click here

Autodesk AutoCAD

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Office Training

Microsoft Excel Advanced (WCOAP 1582)

In this course, you will further build on the skills acquired in the Microsoft Excel 2013 Basic and Intermediate courses. You will work with advanced functions and formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. In addition, you will learn about data validation, and will use advanced data filtering. You will apply advanced chart formatting options, and create more complex charts. You will work with PivotTables and PivotCharts, export and import data, and query external databases. You will learn about the analytical features of Excel, such as Goal Seek, and how to create scenarios. Finally, you will run and record macros, and explore VBA code.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 4th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $225
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 4th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $225
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 5th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225

Microsoft Word Advanced (WCOAP 0166)

This course covers advanced skills and concepts you need to use Microsoft Word 2013 productively and efficiently. You will learn to add interactive elements such as forms and content from other applications, and to save a file as a web page. Then you will learn how to use document references such as citations, indexes, and tables of contents. Next, You will learn to work more efficiently in Word by customizing the ribbon, creating macros, using building blocks, and inserting subdocuments. In addition, you will learn to record and copy macros, to create and modify VBA modules, and to control Word objects in the Visual Basic Environment. Finally, you will learn the fundamentals of VBA programming through creating control structures, designing VBA forms, and debugging programs.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 5th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $225 
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 5th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $225 
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 6th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225

Microsoft Access Basics (WCOAP 3041)

This course covers the basic skills and concepts you need to use Microsoft Access 2013 productively and efficiently. After an introduction to the Access 2013 environment, you will learn how to plan databases and create tables. Then you will learn to organize fields and records, and to work with data entry rules. You will learn how to create basic queries, and how to work with forms and reports.
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Microsoft Access Advanced (WCOAP 3034)

This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Access 2013: Basic and Access 2013: Intermediate. This course will help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Access 2013 (exam 77-424). For comprehensive certification training, you should complete the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Access 2013. The instructor will provide an online test preparation application for this course. For comprehensive certification training, you should complete the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Access 2013.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 7th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $255
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting August 7th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $255 

Intuit QuickBooks Fundamentals (WCOAP 1606)

You will learn to automate your business accounting function without the technical jargon of accountants and programmers;   to setup a new company, work with the chart of accounts, customer and vendor lists, handle cash, accounts receivable and payable;  the most comprehensive tools for fast and easy financial management to help your business achieve better results. Theories of basic business accounting and management principles will also be covered.
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Intuit QuickBooks Payroll (WCOAP 1607)

You will learn how to process payroll in the most popular accounting program today. Through this hands-on class you will learn how to set up payroll very easily, process paychecks, and get familiar with the screen elements. Navigating with QuickBooks is a breeze. Prerequisite: Student should have taken the Quick- Books Comprehensive class (WCOAP 1606) or have good working knowledge of QuickBooks.Look for course offerings this Fall.
Look for course offerings Fall 2014

Intuit QuickBooks Tips & Tricks (WCOAP 1605)

You will be learn Top Ten QuickBooks® Tips, Tricks and Techniques and many power user tips and tricks available to help maximize your use of QuickBooks. Also you will learn the areas of advanced data mining and reporting techniques.
Wednesday evenings starting August 13th at the Newtown campus, Tuition $85

Project Management

Module II: Scheduling, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing (Post-Implementation)

This comprehensive online program is designed to familiarize managers, executives, professionals and project specialists with the importance of good project launches, effective planning and scheduling, and important control and closing of a project. Participants will learn the project management life cycle. This online course does not require the students to “meet” online at specific times. However, this is not a self-paced course. Every week students are expected to complete specific reading, practice and assignment(s), to post to specific online discussions, and to assess your weekly progress using the weekly quiz. Students can do this at any time during the week as long as assignments are completed by the end of every Sunday. Celine Gullace, Ph.D., PMP
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The Technical Writing Certificate Program

  1. Elements of Technical Writing I
  2. Elements of Technical Writing II*
  3. Mathematics & Science for the Technical Writer
  4. Microsoft Word - Introduction or Intermediate
  5. Microsoft Publisher, QuarkXpress, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator

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Basic Computer Training

Free Computer Workshop (RCOAP 0016)

Learn about the basic parts, devices and software that make up your computer. This course is designed for the beginner or new user who wants to learn the essentials of how to use a personal computer. Tuition is free
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