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Would you like to secure a contract with the world’s largest consumer? Federal Acquisition Management (FAM ) is your ticket to drastically increasing your bottom line. Federal contracting is a complex, highly collaborative process that requires a very detailed understanding of the numerous federal business rules that determine the path a singleacquisition may take.To be successful in this environment, you must master a host of governmental methods, rules, and requirements that will enable you to boost your cost efficiency and reduce the time consumed by the acquisition cycle. If you want to excel at every phase of the federal acquisition cycle, you will need to be aware of and eliminate the common pitfalls in federal contracting. These potential stumbling blocks include poor planning, incorrect or incomplete documentation as well as poor communication between federal contracting officials and your organization.Businesses large and small have experienced successful growth through participating in this results-oriented program offered exclusively through Continuing Education at Pierpont Community & Technical College. 

Start date: 07/19/2017

Tuition:: $1,295.00

Materials Cost:: $0.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Leading a team of colleagues or managing your own staff requires a set of leadership skills that are often few and far between in today’s business culture. Understanding the personalities working for you and with you, while also maneuvering to get the most out of the different skill sets and personalities on your staff is essential to effective leadership and productive management.With the Business Management Professional Program, this collection of skills and knowledge will ensure students understand the delicate balance of leadership, motivation, delegation, and authority while fostering an environment of encouragement and teamwork. From business communication and basic supervision to the fundamentals of leadership and project management, this combination of courses ensures students will emerge with the confidence to make the tough decisions managers are faced with every day coupled with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be a true leader.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,795.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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There are numerous requirements that contractors must manage after award and before final close-out. Contract management requires not only an understanding of the contractual instrument but also many of the regulations that comprise the document. This segment will address all of those requirements including applicable labor law; patents, data and copyrights; bonds and insurance; auditing, modifications, subcontracting; management of government property, quality requirements, transportation, and many, many more.

Start date: 12/06/17

End date: 12/07/17

Tuition: $250.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (12/6/2017-12/7/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Barbara Weaver 



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The Federal Acquisition Regulations [FAR ] provide the foundation for contract and subcontract arrangements in the federal arena. This first segment will overview the entire system and will include federal contracting terms, contractor qualifications and acquisition of commercial items. In addition, simplified acquisition (which includes all federal purchases of $150,000 or less), sealed bidding (the government process for competitive fixed price contracts), and Federal Supply Schedule contracts will be covered. Types of contracts will be covered in depth, with an emphasis on the risks associated with each type.

Start date: 07/19/17

End date: 07/20/17

Tuition: $250.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (7/19/2017-7/20/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Barbara Weaver 



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Pricing under federal contracts requires an understanding of those sections of the FAR that address contract cost principles and procedures, financing of contracts and the Cost Accounting Standards. Participants will gain an in-depth and practical understanding of all cost and pricing matters through study and application of financial regulations.

Start date: 10/18/17

End date: 10/19/17

Tuition: $250.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (10/18/2017-10/19/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Barbara Weaver 



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Language: EnglishDescription: Grant Writing is at the heart of the nonprofit world, and Grant Writers remain in high demand. Philanthropy has remained strong in the United States. From large funders such as Bill and Melinda Gates to small funders, Grant Writers seek to secure funds for individuals. The Grant Writer provides a crucial connection between the person seeking grants and funders. Our course will allow students to gain a full understanding of grant writing from identifying potential grant seekers needing someone to write their grants to finding funders and building your own grant writing business. Basic grant writing is a critical skill for anyone seeking a position in a nonprofit organization or as a freelance grant writer. This course will provide our students with skills they can put to use immediately in their current grant writing position or to build a new career.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.Certification: N/A

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course explains the importance of Lean for Healthcare, how to implement it, and why itproduces substantial benefits. Upon completing this program students will be able to: • Promote, organize and manage change • Identify and create a plan to reduce waste as related to the office environment• Create metrics for determining the effectiveness of implemented changeInstructor Description: Brian Furlong is a seasoned senior executive with 35+ years of experience in manufacturing, healthcare and finance. After working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys, and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand, and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China, and India. He's a passionate advocate of Lean Enterprise and has successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.Brian has been practicing, teaching and consulting on Lean Enterprise in manufacturing, healthcare and service industries for over 14 years. He is the co-author of the book “The Elusive Lean Enterprise” and is an adjunct faculty instructor at several universities. Brian has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in four countries.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,295.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Language: EnglishDescription: Lean enterprise is a process designed to bring about rapid improvements to an organization's performance through an overhaul of the value stream. It is composed of a comprehensive set of elements, rules, and tools that focus on value, waste elimination, and continuous incremental improvement.As market forces dictate pricing and lead-time pressures, businesses need to focus on waste-free processes in order to grow margins and remain competitive. Lean uses specific concepts that are intended to provide excellent quality products, delivered on time, at the lowest total cost, and only on the specific demand of the customer. Companies transitioning to a lean culture are now seeing radical improvements in profitability, service levels, productivity, asset utilization, cash flow, inventory levels, product designs, quality, cycle times, and product costs.The Lean Mastery Online Program contains clear, concise information on transforming an enterprise to lean. The program is packed with examples, photographs, graphics, quizzes, progress tests, case studies, and many interactive features that provide tips, "try this" exercises, and in-depth information.Upon completing this program students will be able to: • Promote, organize and manage change • Identify and create a plan to reduce waste as related to the manufacturing environment• Create metrics for determining the effectiveness of implemented changeInstructor Description: Brian Furlong is a seasoned senior executive with 35+ years of experience in manufacturing, healthcare and finance. After working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys, and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand, and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China, and India. He's a passionate advocate of Lean Enterprise and has successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.Brian has been practicing, teaching and consulting on Lean Enterprise in manufacturing, healthcare and service industries for over 14 years. He is the co-author of the book “The Elusive Lean Enterprise” and is an adjunct faculty instructor at several universities. Brian has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in four countries.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,295.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Developing the framework for how your company goes about new business development is so important to long-term success. This is true for both federal and commercial markets. This segment is built around the development plan and includes the resources that are available to provide business development support. This segment weaves in the regulations that govern acquisition agencies’ needs and planning processes, publication and competition requirements and required sources of supplies and services. A portion of this class will also be devoted to the development of proposals for federal contracts.

Start date: 09/13/17

End date: 09/14/17

Tuition: $250.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (9/13/2017-9/14/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Barbara Weaver 



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The government uses the Negotiated Procurement process to enter into contracts when the requirement cannot be exactly specified. These actions may be competitively negotiated or entered into on a sole source basis. It’s important for federal contractors to understand the differences between the two and all the steps that are involved. It is equally important that they understand the art and science of actual negotiation. This segment will cover both topic areas, along with oral presentations which are often necessary during Negotiated Procurements.

Start date: 11/15/17

End date: 11/16/17

Tuition: $250.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (11/15/2017-11/16/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Barbara Weaver 



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There is truth in the adage, “If you aren’t growing, you are backing up.” Building a business requires focus and tools designed to help you take strategic steps to go to the next level. This segment will not only provide those tools but will also blend in critically important sections of the FAR, including improper business practices, small business programs and special contracting methods; i.e. leader company, management and operations, multi-year contracting, and more.

Start date: 08/16/17

End date: 08/17/17

Tuition: $250.00

2 sessions.

Weekly - Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (8/16/2017-8/17/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Barbara Weaver 



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Language: EnglishDescription: Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide. Up to date content covers measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give readers an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles• Identify the steps involved in developing a project management plan• Comprehend methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks• Identify the elements involved in performing and controlling projects• Describe modern developments and the future of project managementInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: To apply for the CAPM, you need to have a secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,395.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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