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VMware

VMware (WITAC 2200)

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to operate a VMware ESXi  server in a single-server environment.
As the demand for IT professionals with datacenter virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Becoming a VMware Certified Professional does just that.
This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. Achieving the VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30-10:00pm starting September 9th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $2,395 (plus book/kit)

Forensics

Computer Forensics Fundamentals (WITAC 2113)

- Understanding the concept of computer forensics and what it means
- The steps involved in the computer forensic process
- Being able to conduct a complete computer forensic analysis
- The hardware & software tools utilized in computer forensics
- The legal issues in computer forensics
- The certifications in the computer forensics field and where are the opportunities 
Wednesday evenings 6:30-10:00pm starting October 1st at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $1,195 (plus book/kit)

Microsoft 

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Introduction to Programming using C# (WITAC 2103)

This course introduces the foundations of the C# programming language using Microsoft’s C# on the .NET Framework.  Basic data structures and control structures of the language will be explored, as well as the basics of Object-Oriented Programming.  This course is a lab-oriented course with a mixture of instructor led lectures, class lab exercises, and student projects.  The course will use Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010 as the development environment in the lab.
This course is an introduction to Microsoft C# programming and is an entry-level course for students planning to take the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer examinations.
Monday evenings 6:30-10:00pm starting September 8th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $985 (plus book)

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (WITAC 1093)

Learn how to provision and configure advanced services using Windows Server 2012. This course is part three, in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these three courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.
This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 exam "70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services". details of which are available here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-412
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30-10:00pm starting September 30th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $1400 (plus book)
 

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (WITAC 2502)

This instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The course focuses on teaching how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462.
All the labs for this course can be performed using the provided virtual machines. However, if you have a Microsoft Windows Azure account you will be able to connect to your Azure server and database from the classroom. Many of the labs in this course are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor will provide a current list of Azure enabled labs. To acquire a trial Windows Azure account click here.
Saturday's 9:00-3:30pm starting September 13th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $960 (plus book)

 

Microsoft Networking Fundamentals (WCOSY 0326)

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.
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)

 

Oracle Database Training

Database Administration Fundamentals (WITAC 2016)

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 Spring 2015.

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).

Cisco Module 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (WITAC 1012)

The second module will introduce swiched networks, basic switching concepts and configuration, VLAN's, Routing Concepts, Inter-VLAN Routing, Static Routing, Routing Dynamically, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control List, DHCP, and Network Address Translation for IPv4. This course provides a foundation for additional CISCO Academy courses and the preparation for the CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching  certifications.
Monday & Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm September 15, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $945 (plus book fee).

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

CompTIA Security + (WITAC 0511)

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in network security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data and host security; access control and identity management;and cryptography. CompTIA Security+ provides the knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to react to security incidents. Prerequisite: Basic computer and networking knowledge including file management in a Windows environment.
Saturday's 9:00am-3:30pm September 13, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $1195 (plus book fee).

CompTIA Linux + (WITAC 2600)

CompTIA Linux+ validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required of a Linux Administrator. The course will cover system architecture, GNU and UNIX commands, user interfaces and desktops, Linux installation and package management. Students who take this course and the certification test will also attain the LPIC-1 certification. Prerequisite: Basic computer and networking knowledge including file management in a Windows environment.This course provides a comprehensive guide to common tasks performed by system administrators, including installation, customization, and troubleshooting. Expanded coverage of networking and security provide everything you need to hit the ground running. This course maps to the LX0-101 and LX0-102 Linux+ Powered by LPI exams.
Saturday's 9:00am-3:30pm September 13, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $1,395 (plus book fee).

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.
Look for offerings this Fall.

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.).
Look for offerings this Fall.

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.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 8th at the Newtown Campus, tuition $400 (plus book)
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 8th at the Perkasie Campus, tuition $400 (plus book)
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Bristol Campus, tuition $400 (plus book)

Adobe InDesign Basic (WCOAP 6526)

You will utilize Adobe® InDesign® CS6 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents. This course will give you a foundation in desktop publishing utilizing InDesign CS6. A special focus is given to identifying the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface; design documents; enhancing documents with formats, color, and styles; working with page elements; preparing documents for print and electronic publishing.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 8th at the Bristol Campus, tuition $400
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Perkasie Campus, tuition $400
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 11th at the Newtown Campus, tuition $400

Adobe Photoshop Basics (WCOAP 6020)

This course will introduce you to screen and print resolutions, calibration, palettes and file formats. Additional topics and skills will include photo restoration and basic image editing techniques. You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS6 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats. Adobe® Photoshop® CS6: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS6 as a complement to other CS6 programs, such as Illustrator. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS6 objectives, and is intended to help you prepare to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Please refer to the CD-ROM that comes with this course for a document that maps the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS6 objectives to the content in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 series.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 9th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book)
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 9th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book)
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book)

Adobe Dreamweaver Basic (WCOAP 6511)

You will design, build, and upload a website. You will modify page properties, define headings and paragraphs, create list and special characters. Add links within a site, create anchors and specify external links, create and format tables, and create basic forms. You will use images as links and create image maps. You will also gain an overview of HTML and web standards. This course will help you prepare to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 11th at the Newtown Campus, tuition $395 (plus book)

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.
Look for course offerings this Fall

JavaScript Fundamantals (WCOAP 6621)

You will create dynamic Web pages complete with special effects using today's leading Web development language JavaScript. The course gives you step-by-step coverage of the fundamentals, including variables, functions, operators, event handlers, objects, arrays, strings, forms, and frames. You will learn about more advanced techniques, including debugging and security. You will learn how JavaScript works with XHTML Transitional and covers the new features available in JavaScript. You will learn the key skills and concepts of JavaScript and practice using a hands-on approach through step-by-step directions. You will be challenged to complete projects.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 9th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $320 (plus book)
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $320 (plus book)

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.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September11th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $865 (plus book)

Building Websites using Python and Django (WCOSY 6100)

In this class, students will learn how to create websites and web applications using the Django web framework and Python programming language. Topics will include Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, development best practices when using Django, database migrations, and deployment techniques.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting October 9th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $585 (plus book)

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).
Look for offerings this fall.

Introduction to ASP.NET Web Tools for Microsoft's Visual Studio (WITAC 2106) click here

Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk Inventor (WCOAP 6070)

Autodesk Inventor software serves as a flexible development platform for building specialized mechanical design applications, as well as for interfacing with upstream, downstream, and enterprise applications for manufacturers.
Wenesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $675 (plus book)

Office Training

Microsoft Excel Basic (WCOAP 1580)

This course will familiarize you with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2013, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, you will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. You will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. You will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. You will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, you will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 8th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 9th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 9th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)

Microsoft Word Basic (WCOAP 0164)

This course covers the basic skills and concepts you need to use Microsoft Word 2013 productively and efficiently. After an introduction to Word's window components, you will learn how to create and save documents and how to navigate documents. Then you will edit, copy and paste, and find and replace text. You will also learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. In addition, you will create tables, adjust page layout, work with graphics, and proof and print documents.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 9th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 11th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 11th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics (WCOAP 1083)

This course covers the basic functions and features of PowerPoint 2013. After an introduction to PowerPoint’s window components, you will open and run a presentation and switch between views. You’ll create a basic presentation and add content; arrange, insert, and delete slides; and apply templates and design themes. Then, you’ll learn how to create and edit shapes, insert and modify WordArt objects and pictures, and work with tables, charts, and diagrams. Finally, you’ll learn how to proof a presentation, create speaker notes, and present and share their presentations.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 11th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)

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.
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book)

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.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 8th at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $375
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September11th at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $375

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

Apple

Introduction to MAC OS X (WCOSY 0051)

This course is designed to teach you how to work proficiently in the Mac OS X environment by managing files, customizing their work environment, and creating files using applications including the iLife applications. The text used with the student files on a DVD will help you to quickly scan the material. The activities in the classroom are filled with interactive exercises that help ensure your success.
Wednesday evenings starting August 13th at the Newtown campus, Tuition $225 (plis book)

Project Management

Introduction to Microsoft Project (WCOAP 3054)

This course teaches the basic commands and features of Microsoft Project 2013. You will learn how to create and modify task lists, establish a project schedule, create calendars, assign resources to tasks, track costs, and work with different views and tables. You will also apply filters and groups, and sort task and resource data. Finally, you will learn how to resolve resource conflicts
Tuesday evenings starting September 9th at the Newtown campus, Tuition $245 (plus book)

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
Look for course offerings Fall 2014

 

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

Look for course offerings this fall.

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
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm September 9th at the Newtown Campus.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm September 8th at the Bristol Campus.
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm September 10th at the Perkasie Campus.

Fashion Design

Fashion Design 1 (WSMCE 3710)

Gain a basic understanding of fashion design including design principles, how to translate source of inspiration into designs, and how to dress a fashion figure. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $50. Paula Molino, M.Ed.
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting September 10th at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $205 (plus $90 book fee)

Certified Harp Therapist & Certified Master Harp Therapist

Bedside Harp Module 4 Creating Work for Yourself (WSMCE 4013)

These dynamic, transformative programs each include a 120-hour mentored internship which may be completed at one of our host hospitals (including Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA; Eastern Regional Medical Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, and Rahway, NJ; The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ; and Saint Claire’s Hospital in Denville, NJ) or at any pre-approved medical facility.
Saturday's 9:30am - 5:30pm September 6th at the Newtown Campus.

 

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