Center for Professional Studies

Reach your professional goals with online and in-class certificate courses.

Lyndon State College’s Center for Professional Studies offers non-degree education such as certificate, diploma, and licensure programs through both traditional learning and online platforms. We will get you on your way to career advancement.

Schedule at a Glance

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Jul 11 | Ethnocuisine

Explore the complex roles of food from an anthropological perspective. Food is a universal aspect of the human experience with specific cultural, symbolic, economic, and historical corollaries.  Review the ethics and implications of food and illustrate how the peasant food of Third World nations and hunter/gatherer cuisine is far superior to a fast-food diet. Assignments include preparing a variety of food in your own kitchen from produce you buy locally in your region.

Professional Credential: Certificate of Completion

When:              July 11-Aug 15, 2017        

Study at your own pace in this 100% online course  

Instructor:       Janet Bennion

Cost:                $349

 

Jul 17 | Introduction to Word Boot Camp

You’ll gain the foundational skills you need to make the most of the powerful Microsoft Word 2016 program in only four hours. Master most basic Word skills needed in any job including writing reports and letters to a professional standard in this short boot camp-style training.

By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you’ll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

When:                Monday, July 17 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where:               LAC 204 on the Lyndon State College Campus- second floor of library

Instructor:          Stephanie Giese, MOS Excel/ Word / PowerPoint certified

Cost:                   $89

JULY 2017 Special

*** Introductory and Advanced Word Boot Camp together: $249- save $39

***Introductory Word Boot Camp/ Advanced Word Boot Camp and MOS exam bundle: $364-save $54

 

 

Jul 19 | Microsoft Word Advanced Boot Camp

Go beyond the basics of word processing and master the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016. In this course, you’ll learn how to automate Word 2016 using shortcuts assisting you to type less and write more. Create whatever you need from documents to mail merge quickly and with professional-looking results.

Optional Professional Credential: Microsoft Office Specialist- Word

When:                Wednesday, July 19 and Friday, July 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where:               LAC 204 on the Lyndon State College Campus- second floor of library

Instructor:          Stephanie Giese, MOS Excel/ Word / PowerPoint certified

Cost:                   $199- Add Microsoft Office Specialist- Word certification exam for $115

 

 

Jul 19 | Single Pitch Instruction Class and Assessment

The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) course teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program* in the United States. It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock program. The program is for current, active rock climbers who have a real desire to teach rock climbing in a single pitch setting.

Optional Professional Credential:             AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification

When:             Instruction on Wednesday 7/19 – Friday 7/21, 2017

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor assessment on Thursday 7/27 & Friday 7/28, 2017

Location:          Meet at ASAC 214 on first day of class at 8:30 am

Instructor:       Ben Mirken

Price:
$485 for instruction

$325 for assessment

 

Jul 22 | Wilderness First Aid and CPR

When:                 Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (WFA training & CPR training & testing)

July 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (WFA training and testing)

Location:            Lyndon State College campus, classroom TBD

Instructor:          John Kascenska

Cost:                   $215 for instruction and assessment

DEADLINE for REGISTRATION:               July 1, 2017 – Please note registration is with third party

 

Aug 4 | Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam Registration

Register for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam in the Lyndon State College- Vermont’s ONLY Certiport Authorized Testing Center

When:                Friday, August 4, 2017, 10 am to 1 pm with the last exam starting at 11:45 am.

Where:            LAC 204 (Library and Academic Center -second floor) on the Lyndon State College campus

Cost:                MOS Excel Exam $115 plus $15 proctor fee: $130

Proctor fee only: $15

 

Sep 10 | Fundamentals of Project Management

Project management opportunities are around us all the time and in all market sectors. On the surface they may not seem like projects but if you look at what makes up the definition of a project you will see that there are always a lot of projects going on at the same time. Complex assignments require a clear objective, good communication, thoughtful planning, and responsible leadership. This training offers tactics to manage resources and time effectively, keep the budget under control, and provides methods for troubleshooting to solve common problems. This Certificate of Completion meets the PMI requirement for the Project Management Professional certification exam.

Weekly conference call

When:              September 10- October 7, 2017

Study at your own pace in this 100% online course

Instructor:       Kathy Bertone

Cost:                $598 for single course

** Special Fall 2017 pricing**$ 999 for Fundamentals and Agile course- Saves $200

$3199 for Fundamentals, Agile, and PMP Boot Camp- Saves $298

 

Oct 8 | Agile Project Management

Today organizations are scrambling to become lean and agile for meeting changing customer needs and expectations, and for efficiently producing high-quality products, services, and solutions. The need to be agile and cost-effective has been intensified further by growing global competition, continuous innovation in technology, and by incredibly short time-to-market requirements. Like any change, the transition to agile is hard and requires not only organizational and personal commitment but also people with knowledge and experience in agile methodologies.

A weekly half hour coaching session is offered to all class participants in the form of a conference call.

*This Certificate of Completion meets the PMI requirement for the Project Management Professional certification exam.

When:              October 8- October 28, 2017

Study at your own pace in this 100% online course               Instructor:       Kathy Bertone

Cost:                $498 for single course

** Special Fall 2017 pricing**$ 999 for Fundamentals and Agile course- Saves $200

$3199 for Fundamentals, Agile, and PMP Boot Camp- Saves $298

 

Nov 5 | Project Management Professional Certification Boot Camp (Online)

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is considered the premier project management credential. Project Management International requires PMP candidates to undergo a grueling four-hour exam. This online boot camp provides a condensed version of everything you need to fine tune your skills and take the exam with confidence. A weekly half hour coaching session is offered to all class participants in the form of a conference call.

When:              November 5-November 18, 2017

Study at your own pace in this online course             Instructor:       Kathy Bertone

Cost:                $ 2399 for PMP Boot Camp

** Special Fall 2017 pricing**$ 999 for Fundamentals and Agile course- Saves $200

$3199 for Fundamentals, Agile, and PMP Boot Camp- Saves $298

 

Certification Testing Centers

Lyndon State College has partnered with several of the leading high stakes computerized testing organizations to deliver professional, industry, academic, and state certification and licensure exams.

 

Certiport Testing Center

Vermont’s Only Public Certiport Testing Center for Microsoft, Intuit, and Adobe Certification

Lyndon State College is a Certiport Authorized Testing Centers, able to offer exams in the Microsoft products and Intuit QuickBooks. Certiport delivers certification exams through a specialized, worldwide network of 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers. Centers are uniquely positioned to provide the highest level of reliable, performance-based testing.

To purchase an exam voucher, go to Certiport website or contact the Center Director at (802) 626-4867 or credirector@lyndonstate.edu.

A $15 proctor fee per exam applies and is a separate charge from the Certiport fee.

 

Pearson Vue Testing Center

The Lyndon State College Center for Professional Studies hosts an authorized Pearson VUE testing center.  Pearson VUE is the leading provider of global computer-based testing solutions for information technologies, academic, government, and professional testing programs.

Lyndon State College partners with Pearson VUE to provide our students and members of the community access to hundreds of academic and industry-recognized exams to test candidates pursuing key industry certifications from leading programs. Exam options span professional licensure and certification exams such as Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS), National Strength and Conditioning Association, and  North Eastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training (NEAT), as well as information technology exams like Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and VMware.

Exams may be purchased and scheduled directly on the Pearson Vue website. The exam center is open on Mondays from 9am to 5pm or by special appointment that can be set up calling the Center for Professional Studies. Contact the Director at (802) 626-4867 or credirector@LyndonState.edu.  Proctor fees for tests offered through Pearson Vue are included when registering on the Pearson Vue website.