Continuing Education

Our Mission

Through a rigorous, holistic and comprehensive program of vocational/technical and academic preparation, as well as a progressive system of individual support and guidance, we strive to maximize the potential of each student for successful transition to full-time employment, to the pursuit of higher education and to a personal commitment of lifelong learning.

Tri-County’s Continuing Education Program consists of classes designed to educate you in a variety of areas that reach from computer technology to personal finance to cooking and everything in-between.  You can learn new skills that might help you in the work place or may just lead to a new hobby.  Classes come in all shapes and sizes from one night workshops to multi-night programs.  Some of the classes are designed around a fun night out to enjoy solo or with friends.

Tri-County also offers access to a wide variety of Distance Learning programs that all you to access these programs from the comfort of home and to work at your own pace.  These programs span a wide variety of interests and intensity levels that encompass everything from workplace skills building to photography to container gardening.  These programs are instructor led and open enrollment based so you can start at any time.  To learn more about or distance learning programs you can follow this link here.

General Information

Employment Opportunities

Tri-County Continuing Education Instructor Job Opportunities

Tri-County’s continuing Education program is always seeking instructors as we look to add new and interesting courses to our continuing education program. If you have a hobby, craft, or specialized skill, and are interested in teaching it within our program, please contact the Adult Education Director Marc Koczwara, (508)528-5400 ext. 111

Currently we are seeking instructors for:

– Electrical Code Classes

Have a Course you would like to teach/offer through Tri-County Continuing Education?

Please click on the Course Proposal Form link below, read the information provided to get a flavor for how we do things and fill out the Course Proposal Form. Once we receive the form we will get back to you about the possibility of running the course in the next semester. If you do have any questions please feel free to contact us here in the Adult Education office.

Course Proposal Form

Job Opportunities for Tri-County Graduates

The Continuing Education Office receives requests from local businesses looking for past graduates to interview for job openings. We post information about those openings on our Facebook Alumni page whenever we receive them to give you an opportunity to apply. Follow this link to our Facebook page and “like us” to view current openings.

Construction Supervisor Course

This class prepares students to successfully take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Unrestricted State Building Code Exam to obtain their Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License. In this course, you will examine the Building Code and learn how to use it as a tool to prepare for the license examination.

Books/Materials: Students must purchase five books and two amendments for the Unrestricted Exam prior to class. Books will not be available for purchase at class.

List of books and amendments: International Building Code 2009 • 780 CMR Eighth Edition Massachusetts Amendment package for the IBC 2009 • International Residential Building Code 2009 • 780 CMR Eighth Edition Massachusetts Amendment package for the IRC 2009 • International Energy Conservation Code 2012 • 521 CMR Architectural Access Board Rules & Regulations • OSHA CFR Title 29 Part 1926 most recent version. All books are available through CCI and must be purchased in advance of class (1-888-833-5207) www.statecertification.com.

Prerequisite to take the exam: Three years of documentable construction experience.

This program is presented by CCI, the Construction Certification Institute, Inc. CCI has been providing educational services to the building community for over 20 years and holds classes for the unrestricted construction supervisor license throughout the state. CCI instructors are all Certified Building Officials, Registered Architects, and/or Licensed Professional Engineers.

Program Cost: $359.95 not including books

4 Sessions per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

For Dates and additional registration information or to enroll go to Tri-County’s Online Registration page or to the Construction Certification Institute website

Newborn Care Specialist Training

Set yourself apart from other Nannies and Childcare providers by becoming a Certified Newborn Care Specialist (NCS)
A Newborn Care Specialist is someone who specializes in newborn care. Newborn Care Specialists assist parents in their home the first few weeks or months of baby’s life with parent education, feeding/breastfeeding, basic baby care, and light baby-related housekeeping. It is important to note that a Newborn Care Specialist is not a Nanny and not a Doula and requires special training and education specific to the profession. The NCS program will cover a wide range of topics including Bathing, Sleep Practices, Feeding, Swaddling, Siblings developmental milestones and so much more. You will also learn about client relations, what your role is as a Newborn Care Specialist, what it takes to be a team player and how to get a job.

If you already have newborn care experience or are an experienced nanny this program offers you an opportunity to learn what it takes ot become a Certified Newborn Care Specialist. Job opportunites for Child Care workers are growing very fast in our area and this is a great opportunity to expand your services and marketability. If you love the childcare field and infants in particular this may be just the thing for you.

Follow this link for class schedule additional details and Online Registration.

Your Instructor:

Leeann Keady has been working in the childcare training industry for the past 20 years. Her training experience started on the corporate level when she was the trainer for all new hires. While working, Leeann and her husband hosted Au Pairs to care for their growing family. When she left the corporate world Leeann became the counselor for the Au Pair company where she still works today. She expanded her experience to include counseling and training of all care providers.

As a postpartum doula, a certified lactation consultant and certified Newborn Care Specialist, Leeann started her training and placement company, Boston Newborn Care (Formally LSK Agency) to help nannies support new families.

With the newborn baby industry constantly changing, Leeann continues to support families with overnight and daytime care and training. Leeann teaches the course to both nannies and parents at hospitals, retail stores and private homes. Her course will allow nannies to understand the newest processes and procedures in caring for newborns but will also give advice and knowledge for the business end of this industry with resumes, hiring, contract and salary advice as well as taxes.

Online Registration Help/FAQ

How do I register Online?

1. Follow the link to online registration page.

2. Sign in (Click on Sign In located on the top right of the page) or click on “My Account” in the menu on the left. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one. Click on “Create Account” at the top right-hand side of the page and enter the information requested.

If you are registering a second family member, you will need to add them as a member on your account. You can do this when you create your account or by adding them to your existing account. You may have to click on “My Account” in the menu on the left a second time to reveal the “Manage Members” option.

3. Once you have created an account, add courses to your shopping cart by registering for the courses you are interested in. If you have more than one member on your account, you will be prompted to include the name of the member to register when adding the registration to your account.

4. Once you have completed registration, you will need to go to your shopping cart and pay for the classes to complete the registration process. Follow the instructions in the shopping cart to complete payment. When the payment process is complete, you will see a page confirming your registration.

Creating Account/Login on Mobile Version of Website

You cannot set create an account in the mobile version of the online registration site. You will need to use the full site to create an account. Once you have created an account, you can use your login information to register for courses using the mobile version of the site.

I Forgot my Password or Username.

Click on “Sign In” or “My Account.” Under the entry fields for username and password, select either “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password” to receive an e-mail with your login information. When prompted, enter your e-mail address and you user name or password will be sent to you via e-mail. We do not have access to that information, so you will have to follow that procedure.

How do I make changes to My Account such as changing address, passwords or adding members?

Once you have logged in, click on MyAccount. Click on My Account a second time in the menu on the left to reveal a number of different options that will let you make changes to your account.

How do I see what is in my shopping cart?

Click on MyAccount. Click on My Account a second time in the menu on
the left to reveal a number of different options that will let you make
changes to your account. The last option on the list is View Cart. Click on View Cart to see what is saved to your account.

How do I see what classes I am registered in?

Click on MyAccount. Click on My Account a second time in the menu on
the left to reveal a number of different options that will let you make
changes to your account. Click on Registrations to see a list of classes you are registered in.

Do all the classes run?

The short answer is no. We make every effort to run all the classes listed however sometimes we do cancel classes for various reasons including low enrollment, instructor conflicts, weather etc. We will notify you by email as soon as we are aware of a class not running. In the case of low enrollment we will wait until the last possible minute before cancelling in order to reach the minimum enrollment requirements.

Certificates and Course Credits

Unless otherwise specified, all Tri-County RVTHS evening courses are non-college credit and non-graded courses. Certificates of attendance and completion will be issued to students upon request.

Books and Supplies

Students may be required to purchase a textbook or supplies/equipment at an additional fee. Instructors will advise.
Please remember to bring any supplies listed in the course description to the first night of class.

If there is a material fee payable to the instructor, please remember to bring a check or cash for that amount on the first night of class.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Unless otherwise stated, the refund policy is as follows: A written notice of withdrawal is required to notify us of your withdrawal from a class, an email is ideal. There is a $10 minimum withdrawal processing fee for all withdrawals.

If we cancel a class, or if a class is filled when we receive your payment, we will issue a full refund.

If you withdraw from a class:

At least one week before the start date, you will receive a full tuition refund minus the processing fee.
Less than one week before the start date, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on the schedule below:
60% of the course fee minus the processing fee (withdrawal notice received before the second class).
40% of the course fee minus the processing fee (withdrawal notice received before the third class).
No refunds will be issued for withdrawal notices received after the third class.

Tuition

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. There will be a $20.00 charge for all returned checks. Tuition prices shown are subject to change without notice. Tri-County reserves the right to cancel class if there is insufficient enrollment and to change instructors or schedules due to unforeseen circumstances.

Registration Fee: A non-refundable, $10.00 student registration fee is charged each semester. You can register by phone or by completing the registration form available online and either emailing or mailing it to us. Click on the words registration form to access our registration form to print.

Cancellations

In case of inclement weather or an emergency, there will be no evening classes on days when school has been closed.

On days when school is in session and evening classes have to be cancelled due to weather, announcements will be broadcast on radio stations WBZ, WPRO, and television stations 4, 5 & 7.

If any instructor needs to cancel a class for personal reasons, you will be notified.

Classes will be made up if any of these cancellations occur.

First Night of Class

Students should enter through the school’s main entrance. Take a seat in our lobby and wait to be escorted to your classroom. Your class listing and class start times will be available on the monitor or from the security guard.

If you have any questions on the first night of class or any other time, you’ll find the Continuing Education Office located immediately on the right just inside the main entrance. The office is open until 9pm — Monday through Thursday and until 5pm on Friday.

We do our best to ensure accuracy and keeping these pages are up to date, however prices, dates and descriptions are subject to change without notice.

Tri-County RVTHS reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes due to insufficient attendance or the lack of a qualified instructor.

INSTRUCTORS WANTED

We are always looking to add new and interesting courses to our continuing education program. If you have a hobby, craft, or specialized skill, and are interested in teaching it within our program please fill out our Course Proposal Form, you may also contact the Adult Education Director, Marc Koczwara — (508)528-5400 ext. 111 with any questions