Professional Certificate Programs

Personal Trainer Fitness Certification

Dates: Saturdays (Fall Dates Coming soon!); 9am–4pm, 6 sessions 
Location: CCCC Main Campus, 2240 Iyannough Rd, Life Fitness Complex, Room GR-1, West Barnstable. Parking is available in lot 12. 
Course Code: WHF002-62

Cost: $799

Two Nationally Certified Personal Trainer Certifications for 1 Price!
Your Fitness Career Starts Here! Join Cape Cod Community College and become a nationally certified personal trainer. Take on a career that you can be proud of while earning a great living as a nationally certified personal trainer. Change your life today; make a good living ($34 an hour, national average) and feel great helping others!

Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer. The course consists of 16 hours of lecture with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc. to professionally master the position.

Level 1 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED required.
Level 2 -
Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30 hour internship that will help you connect to local employers.

Participants must also obtain the Adult CPR & AED certification in order to receive the WITS certification. The national exam is held during the 6th week of class. Certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), this course is made for candidates wantign LIVe instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical experience to master skills and knowledge.

Course Textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics. The cost of the course text book is NOT included in the registration fee. Textbook may be purchased online through Amazon Books or through the College Book Store.  

Upon receiving your textbook, it is recommended that students read the following chapters to help better prepare themselves for the first day of class: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26. 


Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program

Dates: Coming Soon for Summer/Fall 2019!
This course is a blended course offered both face-to-face and online.

Location: CCCC, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable (exact building and room number TBD)
Instructor: Sally Mahoney D.V.M.
Course Code: WPG308-62

Cost: $599

Book Information
Students are required to purchase Textbook for Veterinary Assistants, ISBN: 9780470959268, Authors: Burns and Renda, Publisher: Wiley. Textbook cost is not included in course cost.

Questions? Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010. 

In this 60-hour intensive (noncredit) Veterinary Assistant program, students will be introduced to the role of the veterinary assistant in a veterinary practice.

This program will teach students how to:

  • Interact with animals and their owners.
  • Obtain animal health histories and records.
  • Understand veterinary medical terminology.
  • Recognize the major breeds of various animals.
  • Assist the veterinarian with caring for animals.
  • Assist with surgical and treatment procedures.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of illness and disease.
  • Perform administrative duties in the veterinarian’s office. 

Important note: Students may be required to complete CORI/SORI forms upon registration into this course. Students may be required to attend off-site sessions at local veterinary offices.  

Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
with 2-day 911 Equipment Training Certification Included! 


Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
 July, exact dates to be announced soon; 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Instructor: State 911 Department

Important Note: Participants must successfully complete the Basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Program to be eligible to participate in the 2-day 911 Equipment Training Program. 

911 Equipment Training Program
Dates: TBA (2-day training)
Dates: TBA (2-day training)
Location: State 911 Department, Middleboro

Cost: Free to eligible participants

Registration Information: Interested participants must attend an Information Session to be considered for acceptance into the program. Seating is limited. To register for an Information Session, contact Laura Miller at 508-375-5013. 

Information Session Dates: 

Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

This program will prepare individuals for an entry-level 911 telecommunicator (dispatcher) position with a local City/Town. Dispatchers perform routine to complex clerical and dispatching work in the operation of the City/Town’s Public Safety Communications Center. Work Involves frequent telephone contact with members of the community. Many situations are emergency in nature, and the individual must be able to think and act clearly and calmly.

Questions? Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010. 

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