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Career and Business

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp & Evening 13 Week Course


Deepen your impact and develop your nonprofit career! Are you a new executive director, manager, or emerging professional looking to enhance your resume and gain the skill set and resources needed to effectively manage an organization? The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is your answer. Working in the nonprofit sector can be challenging. Complicated financials, reliance on fundraising, managing a board ... these are just a few of the core competencies needed to survive and thrive. It is essential to understand the nonprofit business model to do your job effectively. This course is your opportunity to learn from industry experts, explore your leadership style, and develop your management skills. Participants will leave with practical tools and deep connections.

Evening Course     13-Tues; 1/23-4/17;
6-9PM CSM, Bldg 19/Room 105  
Tuition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$975
Earlybird Rate.................................................$875

The course is taught by experienced CEN facilitators and features expert guest speakers. Text book purchase required.

Boot Camp   Thurs/Fri/Sat; 4/5-4/7/18; 
8:30AM-4:30PM CSM, Bldg 19, Rm 105
Tuition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$875

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification*

Begins Saturday - 3/17/18, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM  Bldg 5, Room 352

Increase your eligibility for job opportunities in the fitness and health field. Find out how to design a fitness program for clients. Learn the principles of cardiovascular fitness, weight training, strength, aerobic conditioning, fitness testing, body composition and injury prevention.

Instructor Mike Rickett is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with an M.S. in Exercise Physiology.

* The AAAI/ISMA certification exam is included in the workshop.

Notary Public Workshop and Exam

Starts October 28, 2017

Start a part-time business and earn additional income. 
Acquire the knowledge and skills to pass the State Notary Public Exam and become a California Notary in one day. 

College of San Mateo - April 7, 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Canada College -January 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Notary Loan Signing & Certification
Starts May 12, 2018
Enhance your notary career by becoming a certified Mobile Loan Signing Agent.  Learn the role and duties of a signing agent in the loan industry.  You will be eligible for the take-home exam and receive certification for completing the course.
Materials Fee: $25 payable to instructor in class.

9:00 AM-4:00 PM
College of San Mateo 

Comprehensive Introduction to MS Excel

Class on January 27, 2018


Learn to use MS Excel effectively from the beginning during this hands-on course. Since a working knowledge of Excel is necessary for most jobs, it is important to know how to work with Excel spreadsheets, charts and database. You will learn how to create and format all three of these Excel components and additionally work with formulas and functions, print professional-looking reports, sort and select data from a database and many additional Excel topics. Instructor Hilda Sendyk, an experienced Microsoft applications specialist.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required.

Note: Computer Lab using PC.

Materials Fee: $15 payable to instructor in class for course manual.

"I loved how personable Ms. Sendyk was, and how much she was able to show us in Excel." Brittany Sewell

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Food Handing Test Prepartion Certification & Exam for Managers

Starts  February 2 or March 12th, or May 21, 2018
California law requires that all food establishments have at least one certified food safety person on site. Passing the exam administered at the end of this workshop meets the California requirements for certification. New students and students who need re-certifying are welcome.