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Middlesex Community College is offering a series of noncredit courses designed to introduce students to the growing field of home inspection.

After successfully completing core courses, students will earn the home Inspector preparation program certificate of completion.

This coursework will help prepare students for the national home inspector exam, which is required for licensing as a home inspector in Massachusetts, as well as many other states.

MCC’s Home Inspection Certificate program was developed based on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) training curriculum and is also a National Association of Certified Home Inspector (NACHI) approved curriculum. The program meets all of the new requirements of Massachusetts, and will satisfy all requirements for New Hampshire, and other states.

Courses offered this fall include the home inspection overview, as well as individual courses in how to inspect a property’s plumbing and electrical systems. Offered this winter/spring will be classes in how to inspect roofs, attics, interiors and exteriors; heating and cooling systems; structures; and inspection-report writing.

For more information, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit: www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining.

Middlesex Community College offers a wide variety of career-enhancement courses this fall, including Project Management Fundamentals and PMP Exam Preparation courses.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS: This course aligns with PMI’s PMBOK Guide to ensure participants are well versed in PM fundamentals in the context of PMI’s framework. This is not a PMP exam prep course, but foundational in nature.

The course uses case studies/exercises from project initiation to project close. Topics are drawn from the nine knowledge areas (i.e. risk, human resources, communications, procurement, etc.), the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing) and the 42 processes that make up the most recent (fourth) edition of the PMBOK Guide. This fundamentals course is for those who want a basic foundation in project management. The course is not eligible for waivers. The class meets Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m., on the Bedford campus. The cost is $599. Register for course number CAR 719 30.

PMP EXAM REVIEW/EXAM PREP: This fast-paced, intensive exam prep course will review key concepts, terms, principles, and will challenge students with sample exam questions and other exercises to prepare for the four-hour, 200-question PMP exam, required to gain the sought-after PMP credential. The course will cover each of the nine PMBOK knowledge areas and the process groups covered in the PMBOK guide, with a focus on successfully answering PMP exam questions.

It will also provide coaching for the application process and practical techniques for those who are particularly averse to long multiple-choice exams. To ensure you are eligible to sit for the exam, please visit www.pmi.org for exam eligibility requirements. This course is not eligible for waivers. The class meets Tuesdays, Oct. 25 to Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m., on the Bedford campus. The cost is $675. Register for course number CAR 806 30.

To register for MCC noncredit courses, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our website: www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining for a complete list of courses and programs.

Middlesex Community College now offers a world languages option in the liberal arts and sciences degree program.

The world languages option associate in arts, liberal arts and sciences degree program is designed to develop global perspective, enable students to understand different cultures and value systems, and prepare them to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.

This program option allows the student to master one world language at the intermediate II level, and another at the beginning II level. Language study will involve a seamless transition between fexible studies and traditional classroom settings.

“Graduates in this option will be able to transfer into a language major or minor, and satisfy the intermediate-level language requirement in a bachelor’s degree program,” said Marilynn Gallagan, MCC dean of admissions. “This program also qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.”

Courses are offered days and evenings at the MCC Bedford and Lowell campuses. For registration or further information, call 1-800-818-3434, visit our website: www.middlesex.mass.edu or e-mail: admissions@middlesex.mass.edu.

Middlesex Community College offers the Mass. real estate salesperson’s license exam prep course this fall.

This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Mass. real estate salesperson’s licensing examination. Taught by an experienced industry leader, the course covers topics such as real and personal-property rights; contracts and deeds; condos, co-ops, timeshares and leases; agency, fair-housing and consumer-protection laws; Real Estate Finance, Brokerage, and Appraisal Principles; plus Massachusetts real estate License laws and regulations.

Students must attend all 40 hours in order to receive a certificate required to sit for the state exam. Exam cost is not included in the tuition. Study-guide materials fee of $25 must be paid to the instructor the first night of class. The class meets Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Bedford campus. The cost is $499. Register for course number CAR 733-30.

To register for MCC noncredit courses, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our website: www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining for a complete list of courses and programs.