Online Courses

Fall 2019 Community Education Courses

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Online Courses


Better COMMUNICATION in Social Media™
CRN# 92046
CFP 247-71
September 1 – October 12
Online course

Fee: $145
Instructor: Steven Doran
In the 21st century, the way we communicate has forever changed and now moves faster than the speed of life. In addition, good writing takes many forms, but in the world of social media, the need for better communication plays an important role in how ideas are shared. Better COMMUNICATION in Social Media™ is a 6-week practical online writing course that gives students a private community where they learn to think in different ways about the world surrounding them, as well as beyond their usual scope and reach. Featuring WORLD & LIFE TOPICS™, students use a customized comment and reply writing system in order to effectively share their ideas in a private and secure forum. For more information please check: Click here to register.


CRN# 92040
CFP 246-71
September 9 – December 20
Online Course

Fee: $595
Instructor: Taia Younis
This is an interactive online course designed to provide any aspiring wedding planner with the information and practical training needed to establish an event planning career in the wedding industry. Course lessons cover a wide range of topics including business, design, planning, and coordination. Students will have the opportunity practice their newly obtained skills and obtain instructor feedback through a series of valuable quizzes and assignments. The course includes video instruction, lesson workbooks, downloadable templates, and a Certificate of Completion upon achieving a passing grade. Click here to register.


CRN# 92039
CFP 220-71
October 10 – November 28
Online Course

Fee: $400
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
This course will help students explore the field of animal-related careers through education and internships. The Pet Education certificate course teaches pet health and illness, communication, behavior management, safety, basic hygiene, writing a résumé, and more. The instructor will assist students in securing the necessary internships to complete the certificate. Students must successfully complete the online course, complete a pet First Aid/CPR course, and have 100 hours of internships at approved animal care facilities within six months of the final meeting in order to successfully complete this program. Click here to register.


CRN# 92035
CFP 213-71
October 14 – October 28
Online Course

Fee: $85
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
Learning to respond quickly and properly in the first few minutes in a pet emergency is critical and can save a pet’s life. Topics covered include: equipment and supplies for putting together a pet First Aid kit, assessing vital signs, understanding basic pet owner responsibilities, bleeding and shock management, restraint, muzzle elevation, direct pressure, pressure points, immobilization and shock management, transportation, rescue breathing, treating wounds, and administering medicine. Click here to register.


CRN# 92037
CFP 216-71
November 1- November 15
Online Course

Fee: $205
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
This course is designed to give those in professional positions (police, firemen, pet sitters, nurses, etc.) the training and tools needed to help keep them safe when entering a home with pets. Topics include: canine aggression and reading body language, assessing dogs, and how to diffuse dangerous or potentially dangerous situations involving dogs. Students will also learn how to recognize aggression in animals and remain safe when entering their territory, as well as how to recognize a pet’s body language such as tail position, eye behavior, ear posture and mouth behavior, and vocal communication. Students will learn how to communicate with a pet accordingly. Click here to register.


CRN# 92038
CFP 219-71
November 4 – December 12
Online Course

Fee: $400
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
In this introductory course, students will prepare for a career in the grooming business. Through both online lecture and hands-on training, students will prepare to work with animals as a pet groomer assistant and caregiver. Students will learn about the basic steps in the pet grooming process including nails, ear cleaning, anal glands, dental, and eye care. Students will also learn how to bathe, brush and dry dogs based on their coat type and individual needs. The fundamentals of cat grooming; including handling, restraining, bathing, brushing and drying will be covered. Topics also include products used to care for pets and treat health issues, the history of dog and cat grooming, and an overview of basic anatomy, health and disease in pets. Prerequisite: CFP 213 Pet CPR and First Aid. Students must complete at least 20 hours of internships at approved animal care facilities within six months of the final class in order to receive their certificate for this course. Click here to register.


CFP 214-71
November 4-18
Online Course

Fee: $85
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
The pet industry is booming and demand has increased for specialized pet services such as dog walking and training. But where does an aspiring entrepreneur wishing to start his/her own pet business begin? Learn how to avoid pitfalls in the beginning stages of business planning and learn how to do it right the first time. Topics include business planning, acquiring permits, how to make your own business unique in the industry, writing a press release, tips to increase revenue, marketing and designs that sell, and where to go for free assistance. This course includes a 30-minute personal phone consultation with Pet Estates Inc. owners Don or Mary Lynn Gagnon. Click here to register.



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