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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
First Steps R, 1/26 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Getting Paid to Talk T, 1/31 6:30-9 p.m. Marple $50/$80
How to Start a Small Business T, 2/7-3/7 6-8 p.m. Marple $189/$219
Life Coaching - The Profession S, 2/25-3/25 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $169/$199
Career Transitions Workshop M, 2/27-5/8 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $114/$144
First Steps R, 2/23 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Launch Your Career Comeback T, 3/7-5/23 9:30-11:30 a.m. Marple $125/$155
Introduction to Mixology M, 3/20-4/24 6-8 p.m. Marple $139/$169
An Introduction to Improv Comedy T, 3/21-5/16 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$209
First Steps R, 3/22 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Grant Writing & Research W, 4/5-12 6-8 p.m. Marple $85/$115
Grant Writing & Research F, 4/7 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton $85/$115
First Steps R, 4/19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Free
Grant Writing II W, 4/26-5/3 6-9 p.m. Marple $129/$159
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

Career Development

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

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: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $125; Non-Sponsoring $155

CRN 2038 Tuesdays
March 7-May 9
9:30-11:30 a.m. Marple

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
Thursday, January 26 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
Thursday, February 23 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
Thursday, March 22 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
Thursday, April 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Career Transitions Workshop
Have you reached a crossroads? Jumpstart your career by identifying your motivated skills, career interests and career values. Participants will take the MyersBriggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. Discover your top ten occupations and the strengths of your personality preferences. Learn to target a “good fit” career as well as techniques for moving forward. Networking strategies, use of LinkedIn and job search resources will be presented. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 4118 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $114; Non-Sponsoring $144

CRN 2583 Mondays
Feb. 27-May 8
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 1063 Tuesdays
Feb. 7-March 7
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 886 Wednesdays
April 26-May 3
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2584 Friday
May 5
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 462 Wednesdays
April 5-12
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 1534 Friday
April 7
9 a.m.-1 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 1591 Tuesday
January 31
6:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 3449 Monday
May 8
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 1555 Tuesdays
March 21-May 16
7-9 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 1203 Mondays
March 20-April 24
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 984 Saturdays
Feb. 25-March 25
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple