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    Mushroom Foraging & Cultivation

    Applies permaculture principles in the foraging and cultivation of wild fungi. Field activities include collection, identification, and cultivation of fungi for culinary purposes. Students learn to identify, cook, and preserve safe-to-eat mushrooms using field guides. Students acquire cultivation skills for …

    Fundamentals of Municipal Accounting

    This five-week course is offered entirely online. The instructor will hold weekly office hours to answer questions about the material you’ll be covering. Offered in partnership with Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), there are no pre-requisites for this training …

    Coastal Kayak Instructor ACA Certification (American Canoe Association)

    Introduces American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor competencies and curriculum for certification in kayak touring and coastal kayaking courses. Topics include hazard assessment and safety, technical skills development, technical knowledge, decision-making and judgment, and instructional and leadership abilities in a coastal …

    River Canoe Instructor Professional Certification ACA Certification (American Canoe Association)

    Introduces American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor competencies and curriculum for certification in canoe touring and river canoe courses. Topics include hazard assessment and safety, technical knowledge and skills development, decision-making and judgement, instructional and leadership abilities in a river environment. …

    Challenge Course Practitioner ACCT Certification (Association for Challenge Course Technology)

    Introduces Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) low and high ropes course competencies and curriculum for certification. Topics include adventure foundations, facilitation and technical skills, risk management, program design, delivery and evaluation. Students participate in regional field trips. Special Requirement: …

    Rock Climbing Instructor PCIA Certification (Professional Rock Climbing Instructors Association)

    Introduces the Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) instructor competencies and curriculum for institutional top rope rock climbing certification. Topics include technical proficiency, selection of equipment, safety systems, site and group management, leadership and teaching approaches, curriculum development, and basic rock …

    Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR

    For healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course: CNA, LPN, RN, Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards, EMTs. (4 hours)

    Heartsaver® CPR with AED

    For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities. Includes adult/child/infant CPR with AED and choking.

    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) & Home Health Aide (HHA)

    This combined training will prepare students as a Home Health Aide and for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) American Red Cross-administered certificate exam. Textbook and exams included. Partial scholarships available. Classes often have a waiting list. For more information, call …

    Intermediate Spanish II

    Conclusion of the basic intermediate sequence in Spanish. The course emphasizes continued acquisition of language functions, vocabulary, idioms, structures, and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities, video, and selected readings. The instructor and the students conduct the class in Spanish. …

    Heartsaver® First Aid

    For employees at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities and/or designated personnel who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. (4 hours)

    Family & Friends® CPR

    This "peace-of-mind" course is for anyone wanting to learn adult/child CPR, methods to address adult/child choking and infant CPR/choking emergencies.

    Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Outdoors Certificate

    The D.E.I. Outdoors Certificate Program will allow for a space of discovery and action as we look at challenges to creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor education, recreation, industry and in group facilitation.  Participants will gain tangible action steps, …

    Wilderness First Responder

    The next Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will run from Jan. 6, 2023 through Jan. 15, 2023. This ten-day course trains students to the nationally recognized standards of emergency medical care in remote backcountry environments for certification in Wilderness First …

    Beekeeping

    Provides strategies and techniques for the beginner beekeeper. Topics include: hive construction, life cycle of the honey bee, hive management through the seasons, threats to the health and wellness of bees, diverse approaches and the joys of beekeeping. Special Requirement: …

    Mountain Travel & Rescue I

    Prepares students to become proficient in expedition planning, implementation and leadership of backcountry travel experiences while practicing and applying foundational skills in campcraft, land navigation, wilderness hiking and backpacking. Students learn core competencies of outdoor leadership, including diverse styles of …

    Child Behavior and Development: Conception to Age 8

    Introduces and examines the major theories and concepts of child behavior and development from conception to age 8. Coursework explores multiple influences on behavior and development including family, culture, and environment. Students discuss and define the role of relationships, play, …

    Spanish for Emergency Responders

    This fully virtual course emphasizes the fundamentals of Spanish both for students seeking positions in Emergency Response (Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services) and those already working in the profession. The course focuses on “survival” Spanish language skills and cross-cultural …

    Elementary Spanish I

    Acquire language functions, vocabulary, structures and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities and extensive laboratory practice. This is the non-credit option of SPA 101.

    Chorus

    An exploration of vocal technique and choral repertoire. Students prepare selections from the various style periods for public performance. The course is open to all students. This is the non-credit option of MUS 111. Please call instructor prior to registering …

    Introduction to Outdoor Adventure Skills

    Develops technical skills in four adventure program areas: backcountry travel, paddling, rock climbing and challenge course programming. Students observe, imitate, practice and adapt technical and facilitation skills. Students participate in weekly, day-long, local field trips. Special Requirement: This course involves …

    Manufacturing Math

    Foundational Manufacturing Module

    EMT Basic

    This very intensive class provides training in the primary care of injuries, cardiac care, respiratory care, acute illnesses, birth and people in other emergency situations. This is the non-credit option of EMS 101.

    Elementary French II

    Fundamentals of French. The course emphasizes continued acquisition of language functions, vocabulary, structures, and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities, video and extensive laboratory practice. The instructor speaks French at least 90% of the time in class and also requires …

    Permaculture Landscape Management and Installation

    Offers students hands-on permaculture skills for productive landscapes. Students gain applied skills through direct observation of and interaction with permaculture systems, including an edible forest garden, stormwater irrigation system, greenhouse, constructed pond, earth-bermed root cellar, and living roof. This course …

    Elementary Spanish II

    Fundamentals of Spanish. The course emphasizes continued acquisition of language functions, vocabulary, structures, and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities, video and extensive laboratory practice. The instructor speaks Spanish at least 90% of the time in class and also requires …

    Fundamentals of Technical Rock Climbing

    Provides students with an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and practices of technical rock climbing. Topics include equipment selection and use, objective hazard evaluation, safety systems, and rock climbing techniques that are consistent with the standards set by the Professional …

    Foundational Manufacturing

    The four-week Foundational Manufacturing training will prepare you for immediate employment for an entry-level position in the industry, or for the next step in your training as a machinist.

    Introduction to Nordic Skiing

    Introduces foundational skills in Nordic track and skate and Nordic downhill ski disciplines. Topics include beginner and intermediate cross country track and ski touring skills for both on-and off-trail skiing in low to moderate elevation snow terrain. Students participate in …

    Microsoft Excel – Basic

    Learn to use Excel to efficiently perform calculations on your data. Enter, edit and store your data as you create and manage worksheets. Hands-on exercises will guide you through basic formatting and formula functions.

    AHA BLS CPR Skills Session

    AHA online completion certificate required prior to attending this session. You can register and pay for the online portion here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls ($32.50), then email josefski@gcc.mass.edu your online completion certificate. Register here to complete the AHA’s BLS CPR hands on skill requirement and …

    OSHA 10 General Industry

    For workers in manufacturing and health care industries that are required to meet minimum federal workplace safety standards with this OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification.

    Entrepreneurship Seminar

    This class will focus on the tools and techniques used to convince investors to fund your vision into a reality. Students will work on innovative methods for presenting, persuading, and ultimately winning the deal.

    Outdoor Emergency Care NSP Certification (National Ski Patrol)

    Trains students to the nationally recognized National Ski Patrol (NSP) standards of emergency medical care in a ski-resort environment for certification in OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care). Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program tailored to the non-urban rescuer. OEC primarily …

    Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal CPR

    For healthcare providers. A current CPR card is required.

    CNC Operator

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator training is an advanced manufacturing training program that will prepare you for a career as a precision machinist, with the potential to earn up to $75,000 annually. The training includes: CNC programming, blueprint reading, introduction …

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