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Microsoft 

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Microsoft Windows 8 Advanced (WCOSY 0033)

Learn how to use the Control Panel, to manage folder and file settings, monitor apps and system performance with Task Manager, and update Windows. You will learn to manage devices, printers, and disks; then you will learn to connect to networks, share resources, and connect to remote systems. You will learn to recognize common security threats, secure their systems and browser, and to use troubleshooting and restore tools.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 28, 2014 at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).

Microsoft Database Fundamentals (WCOSY 1625)

Anyone taking this course will understand how data is stored in tables, relational database concepts, data manipulation language (DML),  data definition language (DDL), data types, tables and how to create them, create views, create stored procedures and functions,  select data, insert data, update data, delete data, normalization, primary, foreign, and composite keys, indexes, database security concepts, database backups and restore. This course will prepare you for the MTA 98-364 Database 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 starting May 7, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (WITAC 1091)

This course is part one of a three-part series that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skills and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30-10:00pm starting April 22, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $1400 (plus book fee).

Administering Windows Server 2012 (WITAC 1092)

Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012. This course is part two 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 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 courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm July 8, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $1400 (plus book fee).

Configuring Advanced Services for Windows Server 2012 (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.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm September 9, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $1400 (plus book fee).

Introduction to T-SQL (WITAC 2500)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts involved in designing and using a database management system. Topics to be considered in the course will include discussion of various types of database structures, manipulations of a database structure through applications, query techniques, and an investigation into a database SQL language. The SQL language, querying and modifying data, indexing, optimization of data, joins and user defined functions (UDF) will be explored. You will be introduced to the concepts involved in designing and using a database management system. Learn key concepts – the basics structures of relational databases, how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements, and advanced data manipulation techniques.
Starts Saturday May 10, 2014, 9:00am-3:30pm at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $960 (plus book fee).
**Switches to a Tuesday & Thursday evening schedule on June 3, 2014 6:30-10:00pm

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (WITAC 2501)

This instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461..
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30am-10:00pm starting July 8,2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $960 (plus book fee).

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (WITAC 2502)

This instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-462.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30am-10:00pm starting July 8,2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $960 (plus book fee).

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 you to networking terminology and theory. Topics include an in-depth review of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, networking protocols and standards, and IP Addressing. You will also learn how to build and configure a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches using the Cisco Command Line (CLI) interface.
Monday & Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm June 2, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $1200 (plus book fee).

Cisco Module 2 Routing Protocols and Concepts (WITAC 1012)

The second module will explore basic routing protocols from RIP to more advanced protocols like EIGRP and OSPF with the use of Packet Tracer Labs and hands-on labs. Subnetting and Advanced IP addressing will be used to further refine the student's ability to design and configure network equipment.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm July 1, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $945 (plus book fee).

CompTIA

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (WITAC 4020)

The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification covers the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy, and support healthcare IT systems in various clinical settings. Prerequisite: CompTIA A+ or 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience in the healthcare IT field or The Healthcare Core Curriculum. The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician exam will show that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy, and support Health IT systems in the healthcare field. Successful candidates will understand regulatory requirements, healthcare terminology/acronyms, and possess a basic understanding of practice workflow while adhering to code of conduct policies and security best practices, in order to support Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems in medical facilities.
Saturday's 9:00am-3:30pm starting February 8, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $985 (plus book fee).

CompTIA Networking+ (WITAC 1005)

Network technicians need to be certified in order to advance in the industry. A certified technician has a much better chance of finding work in the industry. Whether you're looking to upgrade your skills, advance your career, or start a career in networking, the Network+ certification course is for you. Prerequisite: Basic computer and networking knowledge including file management in a Windows environment. This course is designed to provide you with the foundation-level skills you need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ N10-005 certification exam. 
Monday & Wednesday evenings starting June 16, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $1,395 (plus book fee).

Healthcare IT

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (WITAC 4020) click here

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 Dreamweaver Basic (WCOAP 6511)

Learn how to plan, create, and modify a website. Students will also learn how to create pages and format text; define structural elements; create and apply CSS style rules; insert and modify images and links; test and manage Web site files; and publish a site.
Saturday morning 9:00-3:30pm starting April 26, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $395 (plus book fee).

Adobe Dreamweaver Advanced (WCOAP 6512)

Learn how to design pages with CSS; create and apply templates and server-side includes; and build accessible forms that validate user information. Learn how to position elements and apply behaviors, integrate XML-based data, create jQuery mobile pages, and collaborate with other site developers.
Monday evenings starting May 17, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $395 (plus book fee).

Adobe InDesign Intermediate (WCOAP 6527)

InDesign Intermediate is part of a three-course series that will help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign. This course is designed for students who want to become more proficient with text editing, document setup, and using color. You will learn how to import and edit text, add special characters, setup alternate layouts and templates, use object libraries and snippets, create tints, gradient swatches, and vector paths, and create tables. 
Saturday morning 9:00am-3:30pm starting May 10, 2014 at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book fee).

Adobe InDesign Advanced (WCOAP 6528)

InDesign Advanced 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.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 29, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book fee).

Adobe Flash Advanced (WCOAP 6041)

Learn the fundamentals of ActionScript, object-oriented programming, to plan and manage Flash projects, how to work with text, load external content, and use ActionScript code libraries. Learn how to add video and audio to their applications, how to debug and test applications, and how to publish to different platforms, including Adobe AIR and HTML5.
Thursday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting April 17, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $405 (plus book fee)

Adobe Photoshop Advanced (WCOAP 6021)

Learn to modify digital images and additional techniques for creating image effects; learn to use Photoshop CS6 to work with multiple layers, use color and gradient fills and adjust color, create layer masks, create and edit vector shapes, and apply a variety of creative effects such as Puppet Warp and Liquify.
Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting April 30, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book fee)

Adobe Photoshop Production (WCOAP 6027)

Learn techniques for preparing consistent, high-quality images for both print and electronic media. Learn to use Photoshop CS6 to work with camera raw images and automate actions, create panoramas and HDR images as well as simulate effects used in photography, apply color management and print with color management, prepare CMYK color separations, optimize images for online use, and create frame-based and video animations.
Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting April 15, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee)

Adobe Lightroom (WCOAP 6028)

This course provides you an overview of the features and concepts of Adobe Lightroom 1.0. You will learn Lightroom workflows, how to import photos, and how to utilize different views. You will learn how to flag, rank, and cull photos by using the Survey view; how to use the Collections panel and create a Quick Collection; and how to synchronize settings among a group of photos. Students will learn how to apply presets, adjust white balance, and the Histogram, Tone Curve, and Split Toning panels. You will also learn to use Lightroom to create slideshows, prepare photos for printing, and create Web galleries.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting May 1, 2014 at the Newtown Campus,Tuition $225

Adobe Illustrator Advanced (WCOAP 6012)

Learn advanced techniques for streamlining workflow when creating vector graphics, how to create reusable art and pixel-perfect web graphics, slicing, and HTML effects, as well as how to save to scalable formats. Learn to use transparency, masks and blends to apply opacity values, trace a raster image into a vector graphic, wrap text to a path, and apply effects to manipulate shapes. Learn how to manage color settings, color separations, and print specifications. 
Monday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting April 28, 2014 at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book fee).
Thursday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting May 1, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $400 (plus book fee).

Web Development & Design

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).
Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting May 21, 2014 at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $95 (plus book fee).

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

Creating a Web Site using 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 flash drive to class.
Thursday evenings 6:00pm-10:00pm starting April 10, 2014, Tuition $865 (plus book fee)

Office Training

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.)
Saturday mornings 9:00am-2:30pm starting April 26, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $375 (plus book fee)

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 Fundamentals class (WCOAP 1606) or have good working knowledge of QuickBooks. 
Saturday mornings 9:00am-2:30pm starting May 17, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $125 (plus book fee)

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. 
Saturday morning 9:00am-1:00pm May 24, 2014 st at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $85

Microsoft Excel Advanced (WCOAP 1582)

Learn to work with advanced functions and formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. You will learn about data validation, and will use advanced data filtering. Learn about advanced chart formatting options, and create more complex charts; work with PivotTables and PivotCharts, export and import data, and query external databases. Learn about the analytical features of Excel, such as Goal Seek, and how to create scenarios; run and record macros, and explore VBA code.
Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 7, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee)
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 15, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee)
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 15, 2014 at the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee)

Microsoft Word Advanced (WCOAP 0166)

Learn to add interactive elements such as forms and content from other applications, and to save a file as a web page; learn how to use document references such as citations, indexes, and tables of contents; learn to work more efficiently in Word by customizing the ribbon, creating macros, using building blocks, and inserting subdocuments; learn to record and copy macros, to create and modify VBA modules, and to control Word objects in the Visual Basic Environment; learn the fundamentals of VBA programming through creating control structures, designing VBA forms, and debugging programs.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 8, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 16, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 16, 2014 at the Perksaie Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).

Microsoft Access Advanced (WCOAP 3034)

Learn Querying with SQL statements, attaching SQL queries to controls, creating crosstab queries, creating parameter queries, using action queries
creating, running, and modifying macros, attaching macros to the events of database objects, creating macros to provide user interaction, creating macros that require user input,creating AutoKeys and AutoExec, creating macros for data transfer, importing objects, exporting objects, working with XML documents, linking Access objects, using hyperlink fields, optimizing resources, protecting databases, setting options and properties.
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 10, 2014 at the Newtown Campus,Tuition $225 (plus book fee)
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 17, 2014 at the Bristol Campus,Tuition $225 (plus book fee)
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm starting April 17, 2014 at the Perkasie Campus,Tuition $225 (plus book fee)

Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit & Inventor

AutoCAD 3D Modeling (WCOAP 6065)

For those familiar with AutoCAD, this course incorporates the features, commands, and techniques used to create, edit, and print 3D drawings with AutoCAD hands-on exercises throughout the course explore creating 3D wire frame models, 3D surface models, 3D solid models, and making multi-view drawings. Prerequisites: working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Windows OS, plus understanding of basic drafting skills and blueprint reading.
Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting April 15, 2014 aqt the Perkasie Campus, Tuition $630 (plus book fee).

Revit Architecture Basics (WCOAP 6068)

The course covers the concepts and introduces Revit tools to create a schematic design from construction documentation to design visualization.  Pre-requisite:  A working knowledge of computers, MS Windows, and previous experience in architectural design, drafting, or engineering is necessary.  No previous CAD experience is necessary.
Saturday's 9:00am-3:30pm starting April 12, 2014 at the Bristol Campus, Tuition $750 (plus book fee).

Project Management

Course I: Project Strategies, Initiating a Project and Initial Planning (WSMCE 5403/5405)

Course II: Scheduling, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing (Post-Implementation (WSMCE 5404/5406)

Managers, executives and project specialists all know the importance of good project tracking and planning. In the Project Management Certificate Program, you will learn the project management life cycle as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Taught independently of any project management tools, the program combines reading and discussion, presentations and case study workshops with students playing various roles.
Course II, WSCME 5406 - Online, starting April 14, 2014, Tuition $485

Microsoft Project Basics (WCOAP 3054)

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. Also learn to apply filters and groups, and sort task and resource data; learn how to resolve resource conflicts. PMI, Act 48 Approved.
Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting April 8, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).

Microsoft Project Advanced (WCOAP 3052)

Learn how to work with templates, create baseline plans, monitor and update projects, analyze project statistics, handle delays and conflicts, create reports, share resources, consolidate projects, and customize Project. Also learn how to communicate project information by using Project Server 2013, and how to integrate Project data with other Office applications. PMI, Act 48 Approved.
Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm starting May 6, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $225 (plus book fee).

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

Course III: Mathematics & Science for the Technical Writer (WSMCE 5477)

Review basic mathematical & science concepts, operations and applications necessary for technical writing.  Gain a more thorough understanding  of math used in the scientific areas including the metric system. You should have a standard four-function calculator.
Monday evenings 6-9pm starting May 5, 2014 at the Newtown Campus, Tuition $165, Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

 

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