Short Courses - Summer 2017

SUMMER SEMESTER, JUNE-JULY, 2017

Course Name

Course Description

Target Group

Starting Date

Duration

Location/ Modality

Day/Time

Designing That Winning Business Plan

Participants will design an actual business plan for their ideas. The plan will evaluate critical areas of the business and incorporate strategies to achieve business goals. Participants may use their plan as an operational road map or to seek financing.

Entrepreneurs and other interested persons

June 3, 2017

7 Weeks

Kingston and

Mandeville

 

Saturday,

9:00am-4:00pm

Creative Marketing and Promotions

This course is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to design effective marketing and promotion strategies to boost their customer base, revenues and business image.

Entrepreneurs and other interested persons

June 3, 2017

7 Weeks

Kingston and

Mandeville

 

Saturday,

9:00am-4:00pm

SPSS for Professionals

This short course provides an introduction on how to use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for data analysis. It is geared to providing industry practitioners, students, and statisticians with the fundamental hands-on experiences to become comfortable and competent. At the end, learners will be able to develop data set, transfer data to excel/transfer data to SPSS, code/label data into SPSS, analyse data, and present statistical reports for decision-making.

Researchers

Statisticians

Trainers/Teachers of Research Methods and Research Fundamentals

June 5, 2017

10 weeks

Kingston

Tuesday and Thursday

5:30pm-8:30pm

Computer Aided Design- Autodesk Revit

This course will expose participants to the user interface and commands of Autodesk Revit. The course will enable participants to create full 3D architectural project models and display them as working drawings. Focus will be place on the design development of structures and the production of construction documentation for communication purposes.

Persons experienced in Drafting and Information Technology

June 6, 2017

8 weeks

Kingston

Tuesday, 5:00pm-8:00pm and Thursday,

5:00pm-8:00pm

Alternative Energy- Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Participants will develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to design, install, troubleshoot and maintain solar systems.

Electricians and other persons with electrical installation experience

July 1, 2017

7 Weeks

Mandeville

Saturday,

9:00am-4:00pm

Corrective Hair Colouring

This course is aimed at upskilling practitioners in the area of hair colouring. It will allow the participants to explore the technical aspects to deposit, decolourize, create formulae, and special effects of hair colouring that will enhance haircuts and hairstyles for age appropriateness and occasions.  The foundation of colour application along with decolourization will be re-enforced. Participants will learn the art of corrective hair colouring.

Cosmetology Practitioners

 

July 3, 2017

3 weeks

Kingston and Mandeville

·   Kingston

Monday and Wednesday

9:00am-4:00pm

·   Mandeville

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00am-4:00pm

 

Planning and Organizing Entertainment Events

This course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of administrative, organizational and operational techniques relating to managing entertainment events and activities that will help you to master the art of event planning. Participants will learn how to ensure the successful execution of any event by implementing and controlling strategic event goals/objectives and managing the event planning processes.

Event Planner

July 2017

7 week

Kingston

Monday and Wednesday

5:00am-8:00pm

 

Android Mobile Application

This course is designed to provide participants with essential hands-on skills and experience in developing applications on the Android mobile platform. This course is best suited for individuals with experience in Java or Java training who are seeking to master the Android API and best practices. Throughout the course, the students develop real-life applications, which can serve as a basis for their future Android projects.

Programming Beginners, Intermediate Computer users

June 3, 2017

8 weeks

Mandeville

Saturdays 9:00am to 4:00pm

Introduction to Java

This course offers an introduction to object oriented programming concepts using a modern programming language that is popular in the industry. At the end of the course, the student should be able to:-

·         Setup classes in a modern OO language

·         Use and understand inheritance in modern OO language

·         Use and understand interface in a modern OO language

·         Demonstrate polymorphic behavior in a modern OO language

Programming Beginners, Intermediate Computer users

June 5, 2017

2 weeks

Mandeville

Mondays and Wednesdays

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Classroom Assessment

This course in Classroom Assessment provides participants with the necessary competencies to design assessment instruments and provides the underpinning knowledge associated with their development. It also provides information on concepts related to assessment, importance of classroom assessment in the instructional process and using data to communicate information to the various stakeholders in the education process. It also affords participants the opportunity to translate theory into actual practice.

Teachers, Trainer, Instructors

June 12, 2017

10 weeks

Kingston, Mandeville and Montego Bay

·         Kingston -Monday/Wednesday 5-8pm or Saturday 9am-4 pm

·         Mandeville- Tuesday/Thursday 5-8pm or Tuesday/Thursday  5-8pm

·         Montego Bay- Wednesday/Thursday 5-8pm or Monday/Wednesday 5-8pm

Technical Writing

This course equips learners with the fundamental skills and knowledge that are pertinent and current to Technical Writing. The course guides learners through the process of preparing effective technical documents as well as delivering usable information.  Furthermore, it creates an appreciation for the role, nature and process of research and examines the use of Internet media in Technical Writing. As an imperative, it will expose learners to current ethical issues in ‘Technical Writing’.

ICT Professionals

Engineers

Technicians

June 3, 2017

8 Weeks

Online

Wednesday/Thursday 5-8pm or Monday/Wednesday 5-8pm

Graphical Design

 

This course explores the elements and principles of design and incorporates them in the development of Adobe Photoshop design pieces.

Basic computing skills

July 1, 2017

4 Weeks

Kingston

Saturday/Sunday

9:00am-4:00

Web Page Development & Design

This is an introductory Web design course, designed to equip students with the skills required to plan, organize, design and develop web pages. Students will also get a grasp of the factors to be considered when designing a website, and techniques of information organization. Students will also understand the language and syntax of the Web, design principles and learn how to insert text, links, images, tables and frames into their web pages using current HTML standards prescribed by the World Wide Web consortium. The course also aims to develop in students an appreciation of how to approach website development for clients in a professional manner to meet the demands of the global market

Basic computing skills

June 3, 2017

6 weeks

Kingston

Saturday/Sunday

9:00am-4:00

2D Animated Character Design

This course is aimed at persons who are interested in developing animated characters for video production.  Learn how to create a character from conceptualization, drawing, digitizing, and rigging.  Then manipulate that character to move in various types of scenes.  At the end of this short course, you will be able to assist with animated productions by creating original characters.

Basic computing skills, Artists

June 5, 2017

4 Weeks

Kingston

Mondays , Wednesdays and  Fridays
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

CompTIA Network+ 

CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks. CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in-demand worldwide.

Basic computing skills

June 3, 2017

2 months

Kingston and Mandeville

Saturday/Sunday

9:00am-4:00

CompTIA Security+ 

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career

Basic computing skills

June 3, 2017

2 months

Kingston and Mandeville

Saturday/Sunday

9:00am-4:00

CompTIA Project+ 

CompTIA Project+ certifies the knowledge and skills of professionals in project management. Project+ validates the ability to initiate, manage and support a project or business initiative. And it’s not just for IT technicians; Project+ is designed for any individual who wants to validate project management experience.

Basic computing skills

June 3, 2017

6 weeks

Kingston and Mandeville

Saturday/Sunday

9:00am-4:00

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification will not only prepare students with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure that persons stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

Five CXC subjects that includes Mathematics, English and IT

June 5, 2017

12 months

Kingston and Mandeville

Saturday/Sunday

9:00am-4:00

Supervisory Management

The goal of this intervention is to expose persons to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be an effective supervisor in an effort to improve the performance and productivity of teams. This Supervisory Management course is for persons who are currently involved in, or about to undertake, a supervisory management position.  

Potential Managers

July 3, 2017

5 days

Kingston

Monday to Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

Career Development for Educators

The course is a short term intervention aimed at building the skills of trained guidance counsellors and or other educators in the specialization of career development/counselling. Participants in this course will investigate the four stages of career development that children and adolescents experience and the possible interventions that may be used to meet the student needs at each stage. Participants in the course will also be made aware of different teaching strategies that may be used in the classroom to implement career development.

Persons who work in the education system

July 3, 2017

8 Weeks

Kingston

Monday/Wednesday

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Introduction to Events Planning

This is a comprehensive workshop designed to equip participants with the basic skills, attitude and techniques of planning, organizing and executing successful events.

 

Persons interested in Event planning, administrative professionals 

June 3, 2017

3 Days

Kingston

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

 

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