Career Development & Training Classes

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Grant Writing II F, 5/5 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton $129/$159
Getting Paid to Talk M, 5/8 6:30-9 p.m. Marple $50/$80
Life Coaching, The Profession W, 5/17-7/12 6-8 p.m. Marple $169/$199
How to Start a Small Business T, 5/23-6/20 5:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $189/$219
Grant Writing & Research W, 5/24-31 6-8 p.m. Marple $85/$115
An Introduction to Improvisational Comedy T, 5/30-8/1 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$209
Grant Writing II W, 6/14-28 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Event Planning R, 6/15 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Event Planning II R, 6/22 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Introduction to Mixology M, 7/10-8/7 6-8 p.m. Marple $139/$169
Grant Writing & Research T, 7/11 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton $85/$115
Getting Paid to Talk M, 7/24 6:30-9 p.m. Marple $50/$80
Grant Writing II T, 8/8 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton $129/$159

Career Development

These services are not intended for students still enrolled in high school.

Individual Career Counseling
Covers in depth what you need to know about yourself and the labor market in order to take charge of your life and move ahead. Helps you focus on skills, preferences, values and motivations. Day and evening appointments are available. For more information and to register, you must call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 2141 / Length: four 1-hour sessions
Cost: Sponsoring $225; Non-Sponsoring: $255

CRN 322 By Appointment Marple
First Steps
Confused about your career direction and unsure what to do first? This free, one-session workshop may be for you. A counselor explains the wide variety of career counseling services available at the College for community residents. Learn how to use the Career Resource Center’s computer programs for career exploration and other materials. Call the Career Center at 610-359-5324 to register for one of the following dates. Cost: Free


Small Business Resources

How to Start a Small Business
For those considering starting a small business. Covers legal issues, business plans, market research, management, accounting, insurance, site selection and electronic equipment. Book included.

CAR 3427 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $189; Non-Sponsoring $219

CRN 97 Tuesdays
May 27-June 20
5:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing II
Experience all aspects of proposal writing. Includes creating a project that fits funders’ guidelines, appropriate writing styles, developing a proposal strategy and plan for evaluation that fits funders’ requirements, and hands-on experience in writing a proposal. Samples provided.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $159

CRN 2584 Friday
May 5
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton
CRN 413 Wednesdays
June 14-28
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 448 Tuesday
August 8
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton

Grant Writing & Research
Find out what it takes to prepare a successful proposal for funding for your organization, and learn the requirements of private foundations, public agencies and other funding sources. Prepare letters of inquiry, budget forms and grant applications, and become familiar with productive Internet sites in searching for funding resources.

CAR 3508 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $85; Non-Sponsoring $115

CRN 91 Wednesdays
May 24-31
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 327

July 11

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton

Career Training

Event Planning
Whether you are a seminar, conference, retreat, fundraiser or personal event coordinator, you need sound planning and project management skills. See how to get organized, set goals and pull it off—on time, on budget and without a hitch.

CAR 3382 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 540 Thursday
June 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple
Getting Paid to Talk
Explore aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet. Course covers all the basics of how to be successful in this exciting field and provides an opportunity to record a commercial script. Make money with your voice!

CAR 5480 / Length: 2.5 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $50; Non-Sponsoring $80

CRN 3449 Monday
May 8
6:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 823 Monday
July 24
6:30-9 p.m. Marple

An Introduction to Improv Comedy
Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy and the art of characterization and storytelling, then step out of your comfort zone and be in the moment, making bold, brave new choices that extend well beyond the improv state. Learn in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere. No experience required.

CAR 5481 / Length: 18 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 543 Tuesdays
May 30-August 1
7-9 p.m. Marple
Event Planning II
Go beyond event coordination to creative funding strategies and effective follow-up plans, forming and working effectively with a committee, and implementing a public relations plan.

CAR 3700 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149
CRN 790 Thursday
June 22
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple
Introduction to Mixology
Prepare yourself for a career in bartending. Learn the recipes and preparation of 20-30 basic mixed drinks and various bar setups for restaurant, home and catering applications; become cognizant of liquor laws and responsible consumption of alcohol; and acquire skills in being relaxed and professional behind the bar. Book included.

CAR 2469 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $139; Non-Sponsoring: $169

CRN 140 Mondays
July 10-August 7
6-8 p.m. Marple

Life Coaching—The Profession
Coaching is a distinct skill set and process for professional and personal transformation. Learn to distinguish coaching from counseling, therapy and consulting, and develop skills in helping others discover their strengths, set goals, and achieve them. Then reinforce your new language and communication process, learning methods to attract and retain clients, and strengthen your coaching business foundation.

CAR 4135 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $169; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 423 Wednesdays
May 17-July 12
6-8 p.m. Marple