Continuing Education Workshops

Continuing Education offers a variety of workshops! They are designed to develop/enhance your skills in a specific area. Invest 10 hours, or less, of your time and learn something new.

Business
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New Icon.jpg Discover Your Authentic Voice Through Public Speaking – COMM10363

Speak with confidence, clarity and strength. Improve communication skills, overcome fear and anxiety of public speaking. Unlock the natural power of your voice through interactive dramatic arts engagement.  Understand body language and how you wish your audience to perceive you. Follow proven strategies for planning and delivering an effective presentation. Gain skills to combat nervousness, engage and command your audience.

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Dispute Resolution – CONF10010

Led by expert faculty, this half-day interactive workshop will provide individuals with an understanding of negotiations among conflicting groups and how to achieve mutual agreement. Explore the characteristics of conflict and how it manifests itself in the workplace. Identify various solutions to difficult problems while maintaining relationships, negotiating issues, mediating disputes and dealing with emotionally charged situations. For emerging and aspiring leaders.

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Emotional Intelligence – MGMT10142

E.I. is the ability to recognize, understand & manage your feelings & those of others. Learn the power of harnessing your E.I. to enrich your personal and professional life. Linda Marshall, President of Marshall Connects Inc. & author of Giving Back: How to Find Your Personal Joy & Give Back To Others, facilitates. Delivered in two 3 hour in-class sessions & four 60 minute webinars.

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Getting Over the Hurdle: Growing Your Small Business – BUSN10184

As your small business grows, a different set of challenges will present themselves. Workshop facilitator, Erin Dunham, CEO of The Other Bird, will interactively explore challenges and solutions related to human resource, accounting, marketing, finance and other business functions.

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New Icon.jpg Next Generation Family Business Breakfast Series – BUSN10209

Designed to help the Next Generation Family Business members navigate the difficult but exciting stages of management and ownership succession.  Sessions focus on what it means to belong to a family business including the commitment, buying in to the business, decision making, the stages of a family business, different work roles and relationships and the non-family manager.

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Setting up QuickBooks Online for Your Small Business – BUSN10183

Effective use of accounting software is essential for small businesses. In this half-day workshop you will use QuickBooks Online (QBO), one of the fastest growing accounting software programs. Topics addressed include setting up your company in QBO, invoicing customers and writing cheques.

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Computers
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Build and Launch Your Website in 1 Day – COMP10211

Delivered by industry leading faculty. Non-experts will gain the necessary skills required to setup a website for their small business needs. Includes setting up a shared hosting account, installing WordPress, and building a fully featured website using various plugins and themes. NOTE: You must register for a domain and shared hosting account. The approximate cost is $10-$20. You will be walked through the process in class. Please bring a valid credit card.

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Certified Java Associate – COMP10220

New Icon.jpg Designed to enable students with little or no programming experience to begin to learn programming using the Java programming language and to prepare for the Oracle CX-310-019 exam. Course must be completed by scheduled end date; run time is approximately 8 hrs. You will receive information at your Mohawk email address on accessing your course.

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Excel Linking Multiple Worksheets & Workbooks – INFO10191

Introduces the user to advanced features such as working with multiple worksheets and workbooks. Creating/deleting worksheets, creating a formula that links more than one worksheet and or workbook. Using Excel 2016.

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Excel Pivottables and Outlines – INFO10187

PivotTables interactively rearrange large amounts of data into different views in order to make sense of the information that you have. Use Outlines to easily group data and create totals. Using Excel 2016.

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Excel Productivity with Macros – INFO10217

Learn to automate repetitive tasks using Microsoft Excel macros feature. Reduce the number of keystrokes by using macros to speed up your production and reduce time spent on spreadsheets.

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Excel Working with Charts – INFO10190

Learn to create a graphical view of worksheet data using Excel's Chart feature. Using Excel 2016.

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Excel Working with Formulas – INFO10192

Automate your worksheets through the use of absolute referencing, formulas, and built in functions: such as average, minimum, maximum, count date, if scenarios. Using Excel 2016.

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Introduction to Excel – INFO10193

Always wanted to know what Excel is all about? Discover the world of spreadsheets with Excel 2016.

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On-Demand Microsoft Office Training – INFO10250

Train from anywhere, at any time of the day! Prepare for an upcoming project or job interview with this new online on-demand training. Provides a guided practice on how to perform a function with voice-over and on-screen instruction. Train as much as you want during your subscription. Introductory to advanced training in Excel, Access, Project, Outlook, Project, Word. New training modules added regularly.

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Programming in C Sharp – COMP10221

New Icon.jpg Designed for those who have some programming experience and want to improve their employability prospects for jobs requiring intermediate C# knowledge. Covers managing program flow, debugging applications, implementing security, & more. Course must be completed by scheduled end date; run time is approximately 8 hrs.You will receive information at your Mohawk email address on accessing your course..

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Creative, Media and Visual Arts
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Closed Caption for Media: An Introduction – MCOM10241

Discover closed captioning and the various software programs that are used to create the captions for live and pre-recorded video media content. Review the skill-sets needed to support the craft for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

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Pottery Workshop – CERA10013

Introduces creating pottery including throwing clay and using the pottery wheel.

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Floral
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Easy Flower Arranging – FLORGI601

Try your hand at arranging and consider pursuing courses in the Floral Techniques program. Using fresh flowers and greens, create at least 4 simple projects using budget wise containers and accessories. Get tips on care and handling.

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Food and Drink
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Beer & Cheese Pairing – HOSP10046

Come and discover one of the most perfect pairings! Learn how to pair beer and cheese from around the world.

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Discovering Tea – HOSP10040

Here's a perfect introduction for all - from the casually curious to the prospective tea taster. Sip a few healthy and tasty varieties of tea and discover the diversity of aromas and flavours. You may wish to further your studies by exploring the Tea Sommelier Program.

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Knife Skills: Deboning – CULI10094

New Icon.jpg Butchery is becoming a skill that more people want to learn, and this is your chance to learn from a pro! This workshop is designed to increase your repertoire of basic butchery skills through hands on work and theory. Learn how to break down a carcass, make stock and create a dish. Through a blend of cooking and butchering students will develop knife skills, techniques and safe food handling. Students will be able to take home all products made in class.

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Making Pizza at Home – CULI10062

Learn to prepare a "from scratch" crust, using organic flours, discover a variety of toppings and THEN bake it. Taste, share and consider. Yes, we eat what we make!

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Smart Serve Certification Course – HOSPFB008

Gain a competitive edge for employment in the hospitality sector. Mandatory for all working in an establishment that serves alcohol in Ontario. On successful completion of a written exam, you will receive a wallet-sized card verifying certification!

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Gardening
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Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed – BLDG10717

New Icon.jpg Build your own raised garden bed and explore options for planting in this workshop. Materials included. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session.

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Garden Pests - How to Spot Them and How to Deal With Them – HORT10048

Introduces common garden pests in Ontario and includes tips for identifying and managing them.

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Hydroponics and Gardening without Soil – HORT10056

Discover hydroponics and the art of growing plants without soil in this hands-on experience. Learn about the basic types of hydroponic systems, the types of growing media that are used and the plants best suited to growing in hydroponics.

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Pruning and Maintenance Of Shrubs and Trees – HORTHOR36

Demonstrations with live plants and illustrated presentations by a Certified Arborist are used to give you the confidence to prune your shrubs and garden plants successfully.

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Health and Nursing
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C.P.R. 'C'/AED Recertification - Health Care Provider Level – HSCI10087

Skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies. This Red Cross training includes using an automated external defibrillator. Designed for Health Professionals who have a previous CPR Level ‘C’ certification, within the last 12 months.

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C.P.R.'C'/AED - Health Care Provider Level – HSCI10086

Skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies. This Red Cross training includes using an automated external defibrillator.

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Neonatal Resuscitation-Provider Certification – HSCI10163

Gain hands-on experience in individual skill practice and integrated simulations of mega codes and newborn scenarios.

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Home Decorating and Renovation
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Barn Door Workshop – BLDG10124

Learn how to build, finish and install your own barn door - one of the latest trends in home decorating. A standard 40” x 80” barn door starting with 12” rough cut pine is included. Cut and assemble your door and learn the secrets for obtaining a weathered finish. Hardware will not be provided, however options will be explored in detail. Understand proper installation techniques. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your barn door home after the workshop.

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Barn Furniture - Bench & Crate – BLDG10711

Learn how to build and finish a bench and crate made of barn wood. Materials are included for a standard bench and crate starting with rough cut pine. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session.

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Barn Furniture - Bookcase – BLDG10712

Learn how to build and finish a bookcase made of barn wood. Materials are included for a standard bookcase starting with rough cut pine. Design is provided; no exceptions unless approved by instructor. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session. Prerequisite: BLDG10711.

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Barn Furniture - Headboard – BLDG10715

Learn how to build and finish a vanity made of barn wood that can be used as the base for a sink or hutch. Materials are included for a standard vanity starting with rough cut pine. Design is provided; no exceptions unless approved by instructor. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session. Prerequisite: BLDG10711.

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Learn to Tile Successfully – BLDG10105

Learn the basic steps of tiling by starting with a simple project. Hands-on instruction will be given from selecting tiles to the actual installation and completion of a project. A good stepping stone to have the confidence to undertake a backsplash or similar project.

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Human Services
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Behaviour Management Systems – CONF10007

Learn to intervene in non-physical ways to calm and de-escalate student behaviour before violence occurs. Ontario-based curriculum to understand, prevent, and change negative behaviours. Preferred by many school boards and appropriate for all who work with children. Participants receive a BMS practitioner certificate.

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Non-Profit Marketing and Communication
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Non-profit Marketing and Communications – MRKT10058

Part 1. Professionals will learn the components and terminology of strategic marketing & communications plans in a non-profit setting and compare this with a traditional for-profit organization. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.

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Targeted Marketing for Non-profits – MRKT10059

Part 2. Non-profit professionals will identify, understand and apply targeted marketing concepts. Workshop themes include objective setting, identifying target markets through quantitative and qualitative research, message definition, and utilizing appropriate media tools. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.

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Effective Advertising for Non-profits – ADVR10077

Part 3. Learn to develop effective advertising in a non-profit setting. Align advertising with marketing and communication plans. Conduct a SWOT analysis to determine effective advertising approaches. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.

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Non-profit Public Relations – HRES10026

Part 4. In the last workshop of the series, non-profit professionals will gain an understanding of the role of public relations. Draft an effective media release and understand strategies for developing media contacts. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.

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Photography
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Auto Bone Yard – PHTO10094

Photograph acres of old cars / buses from past eras in an outdoor setting near Rockton.

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Digital Cameras-How To Use Yours Effectively – PHTOCR527

Explore camera controls, resolution, exposure, automatic flash, creativity and composition. Supply your own digital camera.

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Waterfall Photography – PHTO10099

Discover techniques for photographing waterfalls. Begin with one hour in class and then travel to some beautiful Hamilton waterfalls for 2.5 hours.

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Sewing and Needlework
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Basic Sewing 1 – TEXTHC177

Develop skills in pattern reading, preparing the fabric, measuring, marking, pressing and machine sewing as you make a pair of elasticized shorts or pants. Patterns and fabric suggested.

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Basic Sewing 2 – TEXTHC203

Develop new skills in measuring, easy set in sleeves, facings, interfacings and finishing details by making a simple collarless shirt or top. Patterns and fabric suggested.

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Crochet and Knitting for Beginners – CREA10193

New Icon.jpg  Learn crochet and knitting basics. Take home a yarn project at the end of each class. Kit included.

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Quilting - Basic Introduction – TEXTHC319

Discover how easy machine quilting is! Learn fabric and colour selection, rotary cutting, battings and finishing tips. Excellent for the novice or as a refresher before tackling a project. Complete samples. Basic sewing knowledge required.

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Sewing - Introduction – TEXTHC027

Tackle a simple project and gain basic skills in operating a sewing machine. A great stepping stone for future participation in other sewing courses and the Dressmaking Certificate program.

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Technology and Skills
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Canadian Welding Red Seal Self-Assessment – WELD10198

New Icon.jpg This online practice exam is an effective tool for individuals and companies to assess welding knowledge prior to challenging the red seal journeyman exam. Course must be completed by scheduled end date; run time is approximately 2 hours. You will receive information at your Mohawk College email address on how to access your course.

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Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program – ENVR10065

Formerly known as CFC/HCFC/HFC Control Training Program (ENVR RE904). Examine environmentally correct equipment design, and handling procedures for CFC/HCFC/HFC refrigerants. Intended for those who wish to maintain an ODP card or whose card has expired.

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Welding Skills Practice Sessions – WELD10071

Attend a 3 hour session for practicing welding skills - from stick welding to advanced pipe welding. Instructor is on site, however, these are non-instructional practice sessions for experienced welders only. Students are responsible for all PPE including safety boots, safety glasses and gloves.

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Working at Heights - Recertification – BLDG10726

New Icon.jpg Individuals who obtain their working at heights certification are required by law to recertify every 3 years. Did you receive your certification in 2015? If so, you will be required to recertify this year by taking a practical working at heights recertification course. Chief Prevention Officer approved, practical hands on assessment, certification card provided to those who are successful.

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Working at Heights Training – BLDG10113

Employers in Ontario must ensure that workers on construction projects who may use certain methods of fall protection successfully complete 'working at heights' training that meets training program and provider standards established by the CPO. This mandatory training is for anyone on a construction site who works at heights (10 feet/3 m and above). This session provides the required theoretical and practical training to meet Ministry training requirements.

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Wellness
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Take up the Reins – GINT10055

New Icon.jpg Women underestimate their own abilities. They can be uncomfortable negotiating for themselves at work; and tend to attribute their success to outside resources rather than being aware of their internal strengths. Horses teach you that to be an effective leader, you un-mask any internal frustrations and conflicts that prevent you from moving forward. Equine-assisted learning will enable you to find your authentic self through the non-judgmental eyes of the horse. Location: Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Healing Centre.

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