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Getting Paid to Talk
Explore aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet. Course covers all the basics of how to be successful in this exciting field and provides an opportunity to record a commercial script. Make money with your voice!

CAR 5480 / Length: 2.5 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $50; Non-Sponsoring $80

CRN 398 Tuesday
August 8
6:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 887 Tuesday
October 29
6:30-9 p.m. Marple

Life Coaching—The Profession
Coaching is a distinct skill set and process for professional and personal transformation. Learn to distinguish coaching from counseling, therapy and consulting, and develop skills in helping others discover their strengths, set goals, and achieve them. Then reinforce your new language and communication process, learning methods to attract and retain clients, and strengthen your coaching business foundation.

CAR 4135 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $169; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 867 Saturdays
Oct. 12-Nov. 2
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Public Speaking for Professionals
Even the most eloquent and experienced presenters often wish they had better public speaking skills. In this course, you will study methods that help to reduce anxiety, build confidence, and customize a process which will results in successful speaking experiences. This course is designed to equip you with knowledge of the principles necessary for formal public speaking with an emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery and business ethics.

COM 0632 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 2397 Thursdays
Oct. 24-Nov. 21
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple

Become a Travel Professional
This course will give you the training, tools and resources necessary to build your own independent travel business. By the end of this course, students will be advising, booking, and servicing customers as a professional travel consultant. As part of this course, students will be enrolled as an Independent Contractor for Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Successful completion of this course and training program will result in an offer of a continued contract as an Independent Travel Consultant with Expedia CruiseShipCenters.

Once you register for the course, you must contact David from Expedia CruiseShipCenters at 302-444-8447 to make payment for materials and services that are provided ($325): professional accounts, email, websites, marketing support and, most importantly, the booking engine. This course is 18 hours of in class lecture, plus approximately 6 hours per week of online training.

CAR 5626 / Length: 18 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $325; Non-Sponsoring $355

CRN 2319 Mondays
Oct. 7-Nov. 25
7-9 p.m. Marple

Career Development

These services are not intended for students still enrolled in high school.

Individual Career Counseling
Covers in depth what you need to know about yourself and the labor market in order to take charge of your life and move ahead. Helps you focus on skills, preferences, values and motivations. Day and evening appointments are available. For more information and to register, you must call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 2141 / Length: four 1-hour sessions
Cost: Sponsoring $225; Non-Sponsoring: $255

CRN 151 By appointment Marple
Launch Your Career Comeback
Does the prospect of going back to work seem intimidating? Do you need help building your confidence and learning to accommodate family and future career obligations? If so, investing 10 weeks in Launch Your Career Comeback could help jump start your move toward a more satisfying life style. Identify your employable strengths and skills, your personality type preference and previous work experience. Enjoy the support and personal attention of this small group experience as you explore what fits your career needs now. With career tools and in-class exercises, you will increase your confidence and job search motivation. Learn to create a professional resume and develop a LinkedIn Profile. Group size is limited so you are encouraged to register no later than one week before the start date. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 5598 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $125; Non-Sponsoring $155
CRN 882 Tuesdays
Sept. 24-Nov. 26
9:30-11:30 a.m. Marple
Jump-Start Your Career
Do you sometimes feel that you have reached a dead end in your career? Do you wonder how to get back on track? Jump-Start Your Career will guide you through a 10-week program to help you jump-start the process. You’ll begin by doing an in-depth personal assessment including motivated skills and career values. The Strong Interest Inventory will reveal your top ten occupations, and the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator will help you to determine your personality preferences and work-related strengths. Group members will learn techniques for moving forward including networking, LinkedIn, and action planning. You are encouraged to register no later than one week before the start date. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 4118 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $114; Non-Sponsoring $144
CRN 1776 Mondays
Sept. 23-Nov. 25
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

First Steps
Confused about your career direction and unsure what to do first? This free, one-session workshop may be for you. A counselor will explain the wide variety of career counseling services available at the College for community residents. Learn how to use the Career Resource Center’s computer programs for career exploration and other materials. Call the Career Center at 610-359-5324 to register for one of the following dates.

Cost: Free

Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 12
6-8 p.m. Marple

New Choices Career Development Program

New Choices Career Development Program is a free service of Delaware County Community College designed to help single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. The goal of the program is to empower individuals in transition so they can participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational and personal goals by improving self-esteem and building self-confidence. Classes in computer basics supplement the program.

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