Non-Credit Courses

Nashua Community College offers non-credit classes which enhance the quality of life and economic development in the community. Courses are developed with an aim toward improving employee well being, upgrading skills, or providing entry-level training for new or prospective employees. Special interest classes offer an opportunity to learn leading-edge technologies which can be applied toward professional or personal pursuits.

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Personal Organizing Classes, Spring 2018

Entire Series is $200, individual courses are $50 each

1. Organizing Your Historical Documents

Our lives are a series of events from day-to-day activities to once-in-a-lifetime events. We remember these events, but what evidence do we have to share with our children and grandchildren that these events occurred? I found documents from when my Grandfather came to America from Norway. We never knew where he came from in Norway, where he landed in America, or even what year he arrived. How do we document these events for others? What proof is left behind?

This class will teach you how to create a list of events in your life. You will learn how to scan the documents, which are related to the event, and share the story of your life with your family. 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Saturday Jan. 20

2. Files Management

If you create documents and files on your computer, it is important for you to organize the files so you can find them later. Have you created named folders on your computer where you save specific files? Do you have an organized system for your folders?

This class will teach you how to create folders, name folders, save your files in named files/folders, copy files/folders, move copies, delete files or folders, and zip and unzip files/folders. 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Saturday Jan. 27

3. Home Inventory

A Home Inventory is a prepared list including: photographs/video of the personal property located in and around your home. Think about how difficult it would be to list every lost item whether from a burglary/fire or major natural disaster.

This class will teach you how to create the home inventory using pictures, video and lists of items and purchase dates. 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Saturday Feb. 3

4. Managing Your Personal Papers

Turn “Paper Piles into Organized Files.” You know where to look for your car title, insurance papers, will Power of Attorney, and other important papers. But does anyone else know what you know. Will they be able to find your papers in case you get sick or injured? Can they find your: mortgage information, banking Information, car title, Social Security information, birth certificates, tax statements, and insurance Information?

This class will teach you how to create a filing system that organizes everything and in one place, so you can find things more easily. Your family can find the papers you need in case of an emergency. 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Saturday Feb. 10

5. Who Gets Grandma's Pie Plate?

When Grandma passes away, you don’t want everyone to fight over the things that Grandma owned. Example: the yellow pie plate that Grandma always used for her special Apple Pie recipe. You will learn how to help Grandma make lists of her items and how to make a list of who she wants her things to go to.

This class will help you learn how to plan for distribute non-titled property to the persons you want them to go to when you are gone. 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Saturday Feb. 17

Instructor’s Bio: Dr. Ann Peterson holds an Education Doctorate. She teaches at Nashua Community College and Southern New Hampshire University. Her specialty is helping people organize their homes and documents. She has worked with private individuals to unclutter their lives and plan for eventual distribution of their non-titled property.

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Winter 2017 & Spring 2018

Classes in Low-Intermediate ESOL to High-Intermediate ESOL begin Feb. 10 and March 24, 2018

Other non-credit classes include Spanish, French, and US Culture & Conversation, and begin between Dec. 2, 2017 and March 20, 2018.

For more information, visit the Non-Credit ESOL Course page.

For more information, contact Prof. Elizabeth Berry at 603.578.6912 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lean Manufacturing

Earn your White Belt in Lean Manufacturing with a fast-paced corporate training program at Nashua Community College!

Lean Manufacturing skills are perfect for corporate trainings in the manufacturing and medical industries. The non-credit training program includes hands-on learning and lectures delivered by experienced faculty members.

Training ends with a test that earns participants their White Belt in Lean Manufacturing.

Training to suit your needs:

At NCC, Lean Manufacturing training can be compacted into an accelerated three-day course or adjusted based on the needs of participants. Our staff and faculty will work with you to deliver the best program for your employees.

Take your training further:

Training hours are also transferable into credited courses at NCC, such as the “Lean and Green” class in our Precision Manufacturing department.

Sign up or learn more:

Contact Jon Mason, coordinator of the Corporate, Community and Continuing Education Department, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 603.578.8900 x1763.

 

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The Microelectronics Boot Camp at Nashua Community College prepares students for entry-level wire bonding positions at local companies. On successful completion of this non-credit program, students are guaranteed an interview at BAE Systems. The program runs continuously throughout the year in 10-week sessions. The January session is at capacity, but prospective students can sign up for the waitlist, or join the following session in March.

To learn more, visit the Microelectronics Boot Camp webpage.

 

 

A male instructor lectures before a classroom of adult students. Customized Business Training

NCC offers training on campus or at your office. The college has instructors with both corporate and teaching expertise in a wide range of business, health, and technical industries. NCC also the college partners with area vendors and community businesses to find the best solution to serve the community and prepare students for future careers.

NCC will work with you to find the business training solution you have been looking for.

To learn more, contact Jon Mason at 603-578-8900 ex.1763 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Project ManagementFour people speaking to each other in a collaborative project setting.

This course focuses on project management tools and techniques used to improve the five phases of a project; initiating, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, and closing (terminating). Topics such as project scope, project time, project cost, project risk, project resources, effective communication and how to be an effective project manager are discussed. This course prepares students to apply their project management skills to the industries of their choice.

Faculty Information: Ron Lachance

Phone: 603-689-6433

Required Texts: Larson, Erik & Gray, Clifford. (2013). Project Management. (6th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education

Project Management Institute. (2013). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.(PMBOK® Guide), 5th Edition. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute

Course Objectives

  • Perform critical program management activities necessary to properly initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close a project on the customer-desired schedule.
  • Describe the relationship between scope, schedule, and cost of a project.
  • Describe the Integrated Change Process used for possible project changes, and how the organizational culture affects these activities.
  • Explain the process to assign resources to each work activity in a project schedule.
  • Use various cost estimating techniques to estimate project cost, and explain how each technique may be used in a project.
  • Identify project risks and create risk responses for the identified risks on a project.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze different project situations.
  • Utilize effective communication techniques.
  • Evaluate situations that present potential legal, ethical, and social sustainability issues and develop solutions for those issues.

Teaching/Learning Strategies

The subject matter is presented through lectures, weekly teleconference, Case Studies, and Course Project. The lectures are presented using PowerPoint presentations.

Review the Student Syllabus for more information.

 

Icon for medical interpreter training course. Medical Interpreter Training: Spanish - English

The online consecutive Medical Interpreter hybrid Course "Medtalk Training" is a self-paced, interactive program which offers the flexibility to access the educational material at your own time. In addition to the regular meeting times, instructors are available to do live practices and oral tests.

Our students are able to learn proper pronunciation of words and medical terminology by listening to prerecorded modules that are specific to the different systems of the human body. Students are asked to record assignments into the instructor's voicemail, the instructor provides continuous feedback on his/her fluency, pronunciation and accuracy

Live coaching sessions are conducted to practice the Roles of the interpreter, Code of ethics and Standards of practice and a medical interpreter certificate is issued to each student who passes the oral exam. A passing grade is 70 percent or higher in the written exam and 5 or less major deductions on the oral test.

Ideal candidates for this course should have basic knowledgein the health care field, basic computer skills and access to a computer and a telephone. Duration is 60 content hours. Our online medical interpreter Course follows the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) guidelines and the recommendations of National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).

Medtalk Training is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a post secondary education program defined in RSA 188-G:1-10 License # MEWI - 161

Contact Jon Mason for more information, or to sign up: 603-578-8900 ex.1763 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Nashua Community College works with local corporations seeking to apply for and/or gain better understanding of the NHJTF grants. To discuss your training needs please contact Jon Mason at 603-578-8900 ex.1763 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Nashua Community College works closely with the NH SBDC. Meetings with Nashua Region Director, Hollis McGuire are available by appointment. Hollis can be reached at 603-397-8100 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Nashua Community College is a proud member of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.