Professional Certificate Programs

Personal Trainer Fitness Certification

New Date! FREE Information Session on Sat. 2/2/19 from 10am-11am. Call CCAPE Office at 508-375-5010 to Register. Limited Seats Available - Registration is Required.

Dates: Saturdays 2/23/19-4/6/19; 9am–4pm, 6 sessions (no class 3/30/19) *Please register by: 2/13/19 
Location: CCCC Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Rd, Life Fitness Complex, Room GR-1, West Barnstable. Parking is available in lot 12. 
Course Code: WHF002-62

Cost: $799
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Two Nationally Certified Personal Trainer Certifications for 1 Price!
Your Fitness Career Starts Here! Join Cape Cod Community College and become a nationally certified personal trainer. Take on a career that you can be proud of while earning a great living as a nationally certified personal trainer. Change your life today; make a good living ($34 an hour, national average) and feel great helping others!

Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer. The course consists of 16 hours of lecture with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc. to professionally master the position.

Level 1 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED required.
Level 2 -
Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30 hour internship that will help you connect to local employers.

Participants must also obtain the Adult CPR & AED certification in order to receive the WITS certification. The national exam is held during the 6th week of class. Certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), this course is made for candidates wantign LIVe instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical experience to master skills and knowledge.

Course Textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics. The cost of the course text book is NOT included in the registration fee. Textbook may be purchased online through Amazon Books or through the College Book Store.  

Upon receiving your textbook, it is recommended that students read the following chapters to help better prepare themselves for the first day of class: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26. 


Graphic Design Fundamentals using Adobe CC Certificate Series

Dates: Mon. 2/4/19-5/13/19; 6-9pm, 12 sessions (no class 2/18, 3/18, & 4/15) *Please register by: 1/23/19.
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Keith Conforti
Course Code: WIT098-62

Cost: $359
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Have you been asked to create professional graphics for your business or job? Are you looking to start your career as a graphic designer? Maybe you’re an aspiring artist, photographer or book maker? Our Graphic Design Fundamentals courses are designed to teach beginners how to operate the industry’s leading design programs, as well as introduce them to the fundamentals of graphic design.


Social Media Marketing Immersion Certificate 

Date: Fridays 2/8/19-2/15/19; 8:30am-4pm (2 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Tricia White
Course Code: WPG191-62

Date: Fridays 4/26/19-5/3/19; 8:30am-4pm (2 sessions)
Location: Plymouth, exact location TBD
Instructor: Tricia White
Course Code: WPG191-64

Cost: $199
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Raise your social strategy to industry best practice by attending this intensive two session training program. Participants will learn content strategy best practices, measurement techniques, and develop a successful social media strategy. This program will take you through the latest hands-on skills for creatively engaging social media, featuring advanced techniques to maximize your results. This program will focus on social media strategy, content strategy, Facebook, Instagram, Facebook and Instagram Advertising, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, blogger outreach, and social media analytics.

This program has been design for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Participants interested in attending this program should have social networks in place.



Introduction to Computers: Beyond the Basics

Dates: Thurs. 2/14/19-3/7/19; 6pm-8pm (4 sessions)
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Course Code: WIT080-62

Cost: $119
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These highly interactive, hands-on classes will help you understand and distinguish between the components of a computer operating systems including using the keyboard, mouse, printers, and much more. Participants will learn the basics of working in Microsoft Windows such as understanding the desk top and start menu, creating and saving a document, and folder and file management.



Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program

Dates: Saturdays 2/23/19-4/27/19; 9am-12pm, 10 sessions *Cancelled due to low enrollment
This course is a blended course offered both face-to-face and online.

Location: CCCC, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable (exact building and room number TBD)
Instructor: Sally Mahoney D.V.M.
Course Code: WPG308-62

Cost: $599
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Book Information
Students are required to purchase Textbook for Veterinary Assistants, ISBN: 9780470959268, Authors: Burns and Renda, Publisher: Wiley. Textbook cost is not included in course cost.

Questions? Contact CCAPE 

In this 60-hour intensive (noncredit) Veterinary Assistant program, students will be introduced to the role of the veterinary assistant in a veterinary practice.

This program will teach students how to:

  • Interact with animals and their owners.
  • Obtain animal health histories and records.
  • Understand veterinary medical terminology.
  • Recognize the major breeds of various animals.
  • Assist the veterinarian with caring for animals.
  • Assist with surgical and treatment procedures.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of illness and disease.
  • Perform administrative duties in the veterinarian’s office. 

Important note: Students may be required to complete CORI/SORI forms upon registration into this course. Students may be required to attend off-site sessions at local veterinary offices.  

ServSafe Certification

Dates: Wednesdays 2/20/19-3/6/19; 4:30-8:30 pm (no class 2/27/19, study week) (2 sessions) *Please register by: 2/13/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB040-62

Cost: $195
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This course is designed for the initial certification of food service managers. This accredited program will prepare you for the ServSafe exam. Exam administered on the last day of class.

ServSafe Recertification

Date: Wednesday 3/6/19; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Please register by: 3/20/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB042-62

Date: Monday 11/19/2018; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Register NOW... New date added!
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick
Course Code: WGB042-65

Cost: $95
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This course is designed for the recertification of food service managers. Recertification is required every 5 five years. Exam administered on the day of class.

T.I.P.S Alcohol Certification

Date: Monday 3/4/19; 4:30-8:30pm (1 session) *Cancelled due to low enrollment
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: Paul McCormick

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Responsible alcohol training is not mandated by the state of Massachusetts. However, many local cities and municipalities have made responsible beverage server training mandatory. In addition, many Massachusetts Insurance companies have made certification mandatory for the bars to purchase liquor liability insurance.
TIPS (T.I.P.S. - Training and Intervention Procedures for Servers of alcohol) Certification - If you've been told you must have your TIPS card to be hired at a liquor serving establishment, this is the training and card required.

Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
with 2-day 911 Equipment Training Certification Included! 


Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
Monday - Friday 3/11/19-3/15/19; 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: State 911 Department

Important Note: Participants must successfully complete the Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program to be eligible to participate in the 2-day 911 Equipment Training Program. 

911 Equipment Training Program
Dates: 3/27/19-3/28/19 (2-day training)
Dates: 4/1/19-4/2/19 (2-day training)
Location: State 911 Department, Middleboro

Cost: Free to eligible participants

Registration Information: Interested participants must attend an Information Session to be considered for acceptance into the program. Seating is limited. To register for an Information Session, contact Laura Miller at 508-375-5013. 

Information Session Dates: 
Wed. 2/13/19; 6-8PM
Fri. 2/15/19; 1-3PM
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

This program will prepare individuals for an entry-level 911 telecommunicator (dispatcher) position with a local City/Town. Dispatchers perform routine to complex clerical and dispatching work in the operation of the City/Town’s Public Safety Communications Center. Work Involves frequent telephone contact with members of the community. Many situations are emergency in nature, and the individual must be able to think and act clearly and calmly.

Questions? Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010. 

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