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Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

These seminars and workshops are aimed as an introduction to medical terminology, designed to increase familiarity with medical terms while reviewing basic anatomy and physiology. The sessions are organized based on body systems and the words associated with diseases and procedures associated with each system. Students will learn roots of medical words, and learn to be able to analyze and determine the meaning of unknown words across fields in medicine.The course is based on competency-based curricula that will consist of textbook lecture combined with student workbook exercises that will be discussed in class. Class is offered for all islanders for professional development and certificates of completion will be offered through ACE MV and the MV Hospital.

This five-week course covers:

  1. Module 1: Basic Word Elements, prefixes, suffixes, Body Structure
  2. Module 2: Integumentary, Digestive and Respiratory Systems
  3. Module 3: Cardiovascular, Immune and Musculoskeletal Systems
  4. Module 4: Urinary, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems
  5. Module 5: Nervous System and Special Senses
5 Tuesdays: 5:30- 8:00pm
November 7, 14, 28 | December 5, 12
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $150

 

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Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals introduces the science of pharmacology utilizing a disease-centric approach. The modules of this program emphasize an overview of drug treatment of disease and conditions incorporating pharmacology highlighting clinical applications. The course is broken into modules based on diseases and the drugs used to treat those conditions.  Whenever possible, real-world examples will be woven into the modules that also consider the role of allied health professionals as appropriate in the management, monitoring and administration of medications.
The course will consist of a series of 5 modules that combines lectures with student exercises that will be discussed in class. This class is open to all islanders for professional development and certificates of completion will be offered through ACE MV and the MV Hospital.

 

This five-week course covers:

  1. Module 1: Cardiovascular and Other Heart Diseases
  2. Module 2: Drugs for Psychiatry and Brain Disorders
  3. Module 3: Infections and Gastrointestinal Diseases Agents
  4. Module 4: Pain and Cancer Treatments
  5. Module 5: Respiratory Disorders and Other Disease Treatments
5 Mondays: 5:30- 8:00pm
November 6, 13, 20, 27 | December 4
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $150

 

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Photography Fundamentals

 

Instructor: Maria Thibodeau

 

This class is an introduction to the basics of photography. The course will cover everything that the beginning photographer needs to take control of their camera and move beyond the “auto” settings — including exposure, light, composition, and post-processing. It is recommended that students have a DSLR camera with manual controls in order to take full advantage of the class material.

5 Wednesdays: 6-7:30pm
October 11, 18, 25 | November 1, 8
Location: MVRHS Photography Arts Studio room 402
Fee: $139 Material Fee: $10
Cosponsor: Maria Thibodeau Photography

 

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Thai Cooking

Instructor: Pissamai Silarak

Learn from a native Thai chef how to cook authentic Thai dishes that burst into rainbows of colors, textures and flavors.

5 Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Kitchen
Fee: $189 (includes materials)
Course limited to 15

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Indian Cooking

Instructor: Uma Datta

Learn to cook Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian healthy meals, appetizers and snacks from different parts of India using all fresh ingredients without preservatives.

5 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25 | November 1
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Room
Fee: $189, includes materials
Course limited to 15

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Canning & Preserving

Instructor: Alice Robinson

This class is aimed at first-time canners & preservers or those wishing to refresh their skills. Bring your fresh cucumbers, cauliflower, small carrots, green beans and the like and learn how to preserve them. We will prepare and process during the class as well as discuss techniques to safely can a variety foods at home. For canners & preservers of all levels!

1 Monday: 6:30-8:30pm
October 16
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Kitchen
Fee: $45, includes materials

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Writing from the Heart

Instructor: Nancy Slonim Aronie

This writing workshop is about being in a safe place to write in your own voice, your own rhythms, and your own story. It’s not about editing or fixing your words or publishing, it’s about the actual writing and honoring each individual’s process.

Monday  Wednesday: 9am – 12pm
October 9, 10, 11
Chilmark Writing Workshop
Fee: $350 / special ACE MV price! (partial scholarships available)
Location: 1 West Meadow, Chilmark
Cosponsor: Chilmark Writing Workshop

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Fitchburg State University

Island Culture and Pedagogy

Instructor: Margaret Harris, Ed.D.

Students will research and develop lessons integrating topics from the history and cultures of island life, past and present, with what they teach (curriculum) and how they teach (pedagogy). Topics for research will be discussed with staff from the Martha’s Vineyard Museum who will assist teacher/researchers in the development of topics. Class is offered for 3 graduate credits through Fitchburg State University and is intended for those island professionals already enrolled in our M.Ed. Program but is open to all island teachers for credit and/or professional development.

12 Tuesdays: 4:00- 7:15pm
September 12- November 28
Location: MVRHS Library Conference Room
Fee: $957 ($612 to ACE MV $345 to FSU)/ Includes Class Materials

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Capstone: Implementing Best Practices

Instructor: Elaine Francis, Ed.D. 

This is the culminating experience for candidates in most M.Ed. teaching programs (initial, professional licensure and non-licensure) in the Education Department. Candidates review literature on best practices and implement a project that assesses impact of an intervention on student learning. Prerequisites: EDUC 8300 or 8310 or 9300.

15 Weeks
ONLINE
Fee: $1007

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Hoisting 2A /1C License Prep

Instructor: Dan Eaton, Retired State Trooper, CDL Section

Earn your license to operate an excavator, backhoe, front-end loader and skid-steer. Class also offers license for operators of forklifts, rough terrain telescopic handlers (Lull), and knucklebooms. Designed to give the applicant all the necessary info to pass the Mass Dept. of Public Safety 2A and 1C hoisting exams. Students must complete State application and sign-up for exam by September 26th. Exam is October 26th in Taunton. Free transportation to Taunton will be provided.

1 Saturday, 9am-4pm
September 30
Location: Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
Fee: $275, plus $75 per exam
Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA

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One Hour Hoisting 2A /1C Continuing Education Workshop

Instructor: Dan Eaton, Retired State Trooper, CDL Section

Licensed excavator, backhoe, front-end loader and skid-steer operators- Don’t let your licensure lapse! Students will receive a certificate of completion that they can use toward their continuing education credits.

1 Saturday, 11am-12pm
September 30
Location: Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
Fee: $119
Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA

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Class B Commercial Drivers License MORNING & AFTERNOON sessions

Instructor: Dan Eaton, Retired State Trooper, CDL Section

Each student will receive 20 hours of training, which will take place over a 5-day period.  This 20-hour program will be broken into 4-hour sessions per day.  Training includes air brake test, pre trip inspection, 4 maneuvers on the CDL course that are required to pass the test and the road test portion.  Upon completion of the 20 hours, the student will be ready to take and pass THE CDL CLASS B EXAM. NOTE: the prerequisites for this course include: (1) Ability to drive standard transmission, large commercial vehicle (2) DOT medical certificate and (3) Commercial learners permit (CLP). Class size limited to 4.

1 Week, Monday- Friday 8am-12pm or 1-5pm
September 25th-29th
Location: Vineyard Transit Authority
Fee: $2,860.00
Each session is limited to 4
Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA

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Exploring Island History

Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

The story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt. Delve into island history from its geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today. Learn of the role the Vineyard played in the American Revolution, abolitionism and the Civil War. Trace the demise of whaling and rise of tourism in the early 20th century and understand how the Vineyard participated in World War II. Finally, grasp the current status of the Vineyard today.

5 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm
January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8
Location: MVRHS 501
Fee: $139

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Intro to Microsoft Office Suite on a PC Computer

Instructor: Erika Berg

This course is designed for students who have little to no experience with Microsoft Office on a PC. Learn how to use Microsoft Office, version 2013, including, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Also handy as a refresher for those who would like to expand their current understanding.

5 Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25/November 1
MVRHS Room 406
Fee: $139

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Bookkeeping Basics and Intro to Quickbooks

Instructor: Melissa Manter

This is hands-on, using a sample company file created by Intuit. The course will cover how to enter: checks, deposits, debit card transactions, credit cards activity, reconciling bank accounts, creating customer invoices and receiving payments, entering and paying vendor bills. This class uses the PC version of Quickbooks.

5 Mondays 6:30 – 8pm
October 2, 16, 23, 30 | November 6
MVRHS: Room 406
Fee: $139

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Understanding the Island’s Geology

Instructor: Doug Cooper

How old is Martha’s Vineyard and what forces shaped the contours of its natural beauty? This story is layered in the landscape. Uncover the secrets of the Island’s formation from the last ice age to present day by exploring geologically important sites including the clay cliffs of Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark.

2 Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm
2 Saturdays, 9-12pm
October 3, 10, 14, 21
Location: MVRHS 501 and field trips
Fee: $139

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Excel I

Instructor: Mark Friedman

This hands-on course builds on the basic understanding of Excel. Explore how to create charts and learn to create mailing lists and labels. Review how to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and understand printing functionality. Upon completion of the course you will be able to create and manipulate lists and budgets. Students should have some familiarity with Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets.

5 Thursdays 6:30- 8pm
October 5, 12, 19, 26/November 2
MVRHS Writing Lab, 401
Fee: $139

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Excel II

Instructor: Mark Friedman

This hands-on course builds on the basic understanding of Excel. Explore how to create charts and learn to create mailing lists and labels. Review how to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and understand printing functionality. Upon completion of the course you will be able to create and manipulate lists and budgets. Students should have some familiarity with Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets.

5 Thursdays 6:30- 8pm
January 26 | February 2, 9, 16, 23
MVRHS 406
Fee: $139

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Design Your Website Using WordPress

Instructor: Chris Connors

Find the right platform for your blog or business. Hands on course includes how to create a menu and publish pages as well as customizing your website with themes, widgets and plugins to add functionality.

4 Thursdays 6:30-8pm
October 5, 12, 19, 26
MVRHS 406
Fee: $139

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Woodworking for Beginners

Instructor: Greg Pattison

This class will make you friends with all the hand tools in the shop – the bandsaw, table saw, joiner, cordless drills and fasteners. This project based class will focus also on working with pneumatic tools, compressors, as well as sanding and the finishing process. All skill levels are welcome!

5 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25 | November 1
Edgartown School Industrial Arts 108
Fee: $139

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Using Apple iWork and iCloud Drive for Mac and PC

Instructor: TBD

Apple’s iWork software which includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote gives users more ways to do stunning work. Apple computer owners using PC’s for school or business will learn how iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). Get an introduction to iCloud drive and be able to gain access to files from anywhere and have “real-time” collaboration on your projects. Learn tips for using Finder, keyboard shortcuts and preferences for each application. Course most suitable for Mac users.

6 Tuesdays 6:30- 8pm
MVRHS 401
$150

*Look for upcoming Fall dates soon!


Art of Medical Interpretation

Instructor: Cross Cultural Communication Systems, Inc.

Per the Department of Labor statistics, “employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.” Interpreters are in great demand nationwide. Use you bilingual skills, build interpreting skills and use networking opportunities to enhance your professional goals. Earn a Art of Medical Interpretation 60-hour Certificate of Accomplishment through this 8 week course. You must be fluent in both English and Portuguese and Spanish. *All students must pass a language screening least on October 14 to enroll in the program.

8 Fridays 4:30 – 8:30 pm and 8 Saturdays 10am – 4pm
October 21 – December 16 (Language Screening is October 14, 10am-6pm)
Fee: $650 (installment payments available)
Location: MVRHS 501


Language Screening

One Saturday 10-6pm (Each screening is approximately 1 hour)
October 14
Fee: $55 (non-refundable)
Location: Rm 501

Please call (781) 729-3736, ext. 109/110 or
Email: studentsCCCS @ embracingculture.com to sign up!


ServSafe Food Handling Certification

Instructor: Alice Robinson

Get certified to serve food! This one day workshop is convenient for those with busy schedules. Successful completion of this course and exam meets state and local requirements for a Person in Charge (PIC) of a food service establishment. Textbook, exam, anti-choking training, integrated FDA and State Food Codes and employee training materials are included. For more information on taking the exam online and where to pick up materials, please call the office (508) 693-9222. Please pick books up by May 6th.

1 Saturday, 8:30am-5pm
Exam: Same Saturday at  4pm
Tisbury School Home Economics
$250
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Food Safety Sanitation Mini-Course

Instructor: Alice Robinson

This course is designed for anyone serving non-hazardous food in places such as bed and breakfasts, street fairs and farmer’s markets.

1 Wednesday 4-7pm
MVRHS Library
$60 (includes materials)
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors

Instructor: Michael A. Giampietro, C.B.O.
A local CEU opportunity for local builders. This two day, 12 hour CEU workshop will cover:
Day One:

  1. The 2015 international residential code with upcoming MA amendments
  2. The 2015 International energy code with current MA amendments
  3. Business (Home Improvement Contractor Program) and Workman’s Comp

Day Two:

  1. International Building Code and the International Existing Building Code
  2. Massachusetts Zoning Act and What is OSHA

*Look for upcoming Dates & Times soon.

$235 (10% off for MV Builders Association members)


Fertilizer Applicator Certification Workshop

Instructor: Umass, Amherst Turf Program, Island Boards of Health

Local fertilizer regulations are in effect as of January 15, 2015. Get certified! This course will allow you to become certified to handle and use fertilizer in each town per new local regulations. Learn about the new regulations for professional development or personal enrichment. Ideal for island farmers, landscapers, gardeners, turf management businesses and interested homeowners.

1 Saturday, 9am-3pm
MVRHS Library/ Fee: $35 for Personal Enrichment, $85 for Certification
Exam: Saturday at a later scheduled date
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Pesticide Licensure And CEU Workshop

Instructor: Gabrielle Sakolsky, Entomologist
For non-licensed seeking licensure:

This 4-hour workshop will prepare you to sit for the Pesticide Applicator (CORE) and Dealer Licensure Test. Class includes a free bus trip from Woods Hole to Bourne to sit for the exam on the morning of April 18th. Participants who are interested in sitting for the exam must register before April 11th, 2017 with the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The exam will be held at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 18th at Upper Cape Tech Regional School in Bourne. A shuttle will be provided at Woods Hole to take students to the exam. Students will need to purchase the book “New Core Manual (3rd Ed.) w/MA Core Supplement(2014)”.

1 Saturday 8am – 12pm
Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
$189
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Continued Education for Licensed Pesticide Applicators (2 CEUs)

Licensed pesticide applicators earn 2 CEUs for this workshop. Topics include integrated pest management (IPM) and how to read a pesticide label and data safety sheet.

1 Saturday 10am-12pm
Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
$50
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Manage Your Privacy on IPhone

Instructor: TBD

Apple’s IPhone gives its users multiply ways to customize each device and manage the privacy and security settings of each. This workshop will review the tools Apple provides to manage your privacy including pass codes, touch ID, “Find your Phone” with ICloud, Apple ID passwords & settings with two-step verification and how to manage & restrict family devices. We will review the importance of the Apple ID and how it plays an integral part in everything you do with Apple.

1 Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm
MVRHS room 401 (Writing Lab)
$30
*Look for upcoming dates soon.