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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Getting Paid to Talk T, 2/6 6:30-9 p.m. Marple $50/$80
How to Start a Small Business T, 2/6-3/6 6-8 p.m. Marple $189/$219
Social Networking for Small Businesses S, 2/10 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $70/$88
Life Coaching, The Profession S, 2/24-3/24 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $159/$199
Re-Ignite Your Career M, 2/26-5/7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $114/$163
Launch Your Career Comeback T, 3/6-5/8 9:30-11:30 a.m. Marple $125/$155
Social Networking for Small Businesses R, 3/15 6-10 p.m. Exton $70/$88
Introduction to Mixology M, 3/19-4/23 6-8 p.m. Marple $139/$169
Grant Writing & Research W, 4/4-11 6-8 p.m. Marple $85/$115
Grant Writing & Research F, 4/6 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton $85/$115
Grant Writing II W, 4/25-5/2 6-9 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Grant Writing II F, 5/4 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton $129/$159
Getting Paid to Talk W, 5/9 6:30-9 p.m. Marple $50/$80

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 192 By Appointment Marple
Launch Your Career Comeback
Does the prospect of going back to work seem intimidating? Do you need help building your confidence and learning to accommodate family and future career obligations? If so, investing 10 weeks in Launch Your Career Comeback could help jump start your move toward a more satisfying life style. Identify your employable strengths and skills, your personality type preference and previous work experience. Enjoy the support and personal attention of this small group experience as you explore what fits your career needs now. With career tools and in-class exercises, you will increase your confidence and job search motivation. Learn to create a professional resume and develop a LinkedIn Profile. Group size is limited so you are encouraged to register no later than one week before the start date. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 5598 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $125; Non-Sponsoring $155
CRN 1667 Tuesdays
March 6-May 8
9:30-11:30 a.m. Marple
Re-Ignite Your Career
Do you sometimes feel that you have reached a dead end in your career? Do you wonder how to get back on track? Re-Ignite Your Career will guide you through a 10-week program to help you jump-start the process. You’ll begin by doing an in-depth personal assessment including motivated skills and career values. The Strong Interest Inventory will reveal your top ten occupations, and the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator will help you to determine your personality preferences and work-related strengths. Group members will learn techniques for moving forward including networking, LinkedIn, and action planning. You are encouraged to register no later than one week before the start date. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 4118 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $114; Non-Sponsoring $163
CRN 2098 Mondays
Feb. 26-May 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 will explain 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

Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

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 876 Tuesdays
Feb. 6-March 6
6-8 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 730 Wednesdays
April 25-May 2
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2099 Friday
May 4
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 390 Wednesdays
April 4-11
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 1266

April 6

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

Social Networking for Small Businesses
Designed for the person in charge of marketing efforts for a small business, this course will help you to discover how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about what you have to offer. Learn how to use these websites to your advantage, as well as see demonstrations of each and learn best practices for their use.

CAR 1752 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $70; Non-Sponsoring $88

CRN 3090 Saturday
Feb. 10
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 3091

March 15

6-10 p.m. Exton

Career Training

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 1311 Tuesday
Feb. 6
6:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2608 Wednesday
May 9
6:30-9 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 $159; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 807 Saturdays
Feb. 24-March 24
9 a.m.-1 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
Not offered in Winter/Spring 2018      
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 987 Mondays
March 19-April 23
6-8 p.m. Marple