Professional Development

Professional Development

Career Development | Small Business Resources | Career Training | Register

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Professional Wedding Planner F, 9/11-18 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Upper Darby $139/
How to Start a Small Business T, 9/15-10/13 6-8 p.m. Marple $189/
First Steps T, 9/15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Public Relations Tactics W, 9/16-23 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $89/
Event Planning F, 9/18 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple $119/
Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times M, 9/21-11/23 6-8 p.m. Marple $114/$163
Introduction to Mixology M, 9/21-11/2 6-8 p.m. Marple $139/
Launch Your Career Comeback T, 9/22-12/1 9:30-11:30 a.m. Marple $125/$175
Event Planning II F, 9/25 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple $119/
Grant Writing and Research W, 9/30-10/7 6-8 p.m. Marple $85/
Grant Writing and Research F, 10/2 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton $85/
Grant Writing and Research T, 10/6-13 6-8 p.m. Phoenixville $85/
First Steps T, 10/13 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Professional Wedding Planner F, 10/16-23 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple $139/
Life Coaching - The Profession S, 10/17-11/7 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $159/
Grant Writing II W, 10/21-28 6-9 p.m. Marple $129/
Grant Writing II T, 10/26-11/10 6-8 p.m. Phoenixville $129/
Event Planning F, 11/6 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Upper Darby $119/
Event Planning II F, 11/13 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Upper Darby
First Steps T, 11/17 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Grant Writing II F, 11/20 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton $129/
Getting Paid to Talk W, 12/9 6:30-9 p.m. Marple $45/

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

CRN 811, May-June by Appointment
Marple Campus

CRN 76, July-August by Appointment
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $225
Non-Sponsoring: $255

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.

Tuesday, 9/15, 10/13 or 11/17
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Free

Launch Your Career Comeback
Women: Invest 11 weeks preparing to launch your career comeback. Identify employable strengths, values, skills, MBTI personality type and previous work experience and use the information to identify jobs that fit your skills and personality. Increase confidence and job search motivation. Create a professional resume, develop a LinkedIn Profile and practice being an effective interviewer. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 5598 / Length: 22 hours

CRN 1985, Tuesdays
September 22-December 1
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $125
Non-Sponsoring $175

Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times
Unemployed or feeling trapped in your current career? Learn how to assess your current situation, develop strategies, and take steps to gain greater control and fulfillment in a challenging job market. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324. 

CAR 4118 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 1029, Mondays
September 21-November 23
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $114
Non-Sponsoring $163

Resume Writing Boot Camp
In today’s competitive job marked, a powerful resume is critical to landing job interview. This two-session course on the elements of a compelling resume will assist you in revamping your current resume or creating a brand new one. Learn to write a dynamic cover letter to accompany your compelling resume. Interested in applying for a specific job? Bring the posting with you. This workshop is intended for those with a job target in mind. Those who need assistance with a career goal should call the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324 for further information.

CAR 5597 / Length: 4 hours

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

CRN 1027, Tuesdays
September 15-October 13
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $189
Non-Sponsoring: $229

The Lean Transformation
Learn the key concepts of Lean and how to apply Lean principles to daily management within a specific industry and workplace.

CAR 5605 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 907, Wednesdays
August 12-19, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $99

Developing Corporate Sponsorship
Learn how to identify and cultivate sponsors and when to ask for sponsorship. Learn which documents may need to be created, and the best marketing tactics and publications. Silent Auctions and event related sponsorships will also be discussed.

CAR 3882 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 1923, Wednesdays
September 2-9, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Grant Writing and 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

CRN 554, Wednesdays
September 30-October 7
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 1950, Friday
October 2,  9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2846, Tuesdays
October 6-13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $85
Non-Sponsoring $115

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

CRN 796, Tuesdays
August 4-11, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 530, Tuesday
August 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 1940, Wednesdays
October 21-28, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2847, Tuesdays
October 27-November 10, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 1951, Friday
November 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring $129
Non-Sponsoring: $179

Public Relations Tactics
Learn ways to promote and build your business or nonprofit at minimal expense, focusing on writing and distributing press releases. Explore story angles, inverted pyramid, formats and outlets.

CAR 4146 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 1947, Wednesdays
September 16-23, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Career Training

Professional Wedding Planner
For professionals or professional training for a career. Includes organizing a wedding day, preparing a budget, understanding customs and etiquette, choosing venues, dressing reception tables, and negotiating contracts.

CAR 3705 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2875, Fridays
September 11-18, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

CRN 1939, Fridays
October 16-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $139
Non-Sponsoring: $169

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

CRN 555, Friday
September 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 1948, Friday
November 6, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

Cost: Sponsoring $119
Non-Sponsoring: $159

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

CRN 2876, Friday
September 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2877, Friday
November 13, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

Cost: Sponsoring $119
Non-Sponsoring: $159

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

CRN 1025, Mondays
September 21-November 2
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $139
Non-Sponsoring: $169

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

CRN 2019, Wednesday
December 9
6:30-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $45
Non-Sponsoring: $54

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

CRN 1938, Saturdays
October 17-November 7
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $159
Non-Sponsoring $189

Career Exploration
Deciding on a career? Changing careers? Identify exciting choices while you explore careers in the fields of Allied Health, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Building Trades, and Business/Information Technology.

CAR 5585 / Length: 32 hours

Floral Design for Weddings

Hands-on workshop that focuses on personal wedding flowers for the bridal party, including corsages, boutonnieres and hand-tied bouquets. Please bring floral shears and an apron. Floral material will be provided.

CAR 5604 / Length: 6 hours

Cost: Sponsoring $179
Non-Sponsoring $199

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 $199