State In-Service Training

For All Practical Purposes

A wide variety of  state in-service training courses* is available to Connecticut state employees. Training is also available for state agencies that prefer customized courses for their employees, held either on-site or at the college. The college can tailor both the content and the schedule to meet an agency’s needs.

See a complete list of MCC’S Fall and Spring In-Service Training courses.

Here is a sampling of courses we offer, along with course descriptions:

Diversity in the Workplace

This course focuses on the interrelationship of institutionalized prejudice and discrimination and related aspects of diversity in the workplace.  The experience of various ethnic and racial minorities in the United States is investigated through the study of the origins and functions of subordination in the workplace.

Essentials of Project Management

Project management, an industry-wide, recognized discipline, has become a key ingredient to ensuring successful, on-time and on-budget projects. This course is for those who are involved with or will be leading a project in the future. You will learn how to determine the scope, characteristics and success of a well-defined project; how to gather and document requirements; leadership essentials; what a work breakdown session is all about; and how to schedule, estimate and handle project closure. Learn how to plan and execute a well-defined project.

Forensic Accounting

Enron. Worldcom. Bernie Madoff. In the wake of such scandals, organizations have turned to forensic accounting to help them avoid similar fates.  Your instructor who is a local author, educator and forensic accounting expert will introduce students to this ever more important field and share some of the methods used to prevent or uncover financial abuses. The instructor will draw upon his 23 years of experience and share accounts of actual cases so students can connect theory to practice. This course is an eye opener and can be a life saver for anyone who handles finances.

General Accounting I

In this hands-on course, you will be introduced to the accounting cycle of a service company, emphasizing basic accounting concepts focusing on the recording of transactions and the preparation of financial statements. Topics presented include: the steps in the accounting cycle; transaction analysis; journal entries; statement creation; specific accounting concepts relating to current assets, long-term assets and current liabilities; and payroll. Students will build a company’s accounting system in QuickBooks and download and manipulate their data into an Excel spreadsheet.

General Accounting II

This continuation of Accounting I will include further study of the accounting cycle of a service company, emphasizing the recording of business transactions relating to inventory and the preparation of financial statements. Emphasis is also placed on analysis of cost behavior, budgeting concepts, standard cost systems, variance analysis and the operations of businesses.

Security Guard Training

Connecticut requires security officers to complete this 8-hour certification course, taught by a state-certified instructor. This course covers topics in basic first aid, search and seizure, use of force, basic criminal justice and public safety issues. The course finishes with a one-hour examination that students must complete with a passing score of 70%. Successful candidates will be given in-class instructions of how to apply and pay for their Security Officer Identification Cards. Students will also have the option of beginning the fingerprinting process in the classroom. Connecticut law states that no person shall be approved for a license who has been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense or any crime involving honesty or integrity.

Sexual Harassment Prevention

This course will help you to recognize sexual harassment behaviors, how to prevent them from occurring and what to do if they do occur. Participants will gain increased knowledge and understanding of sexual harassment laws; risky behaviors; steps to take to prevent harassment; what a victim can and should do; and what steps the employer can take to prevent lawsuits. The organization will be able to maintain and improve morale, employee productivity and foster a work climate of mutual respect.

Supervisory Skills Training

This course will provide training to new supervisors, and current supervisors looking to refresh their knowledge and hone their skills. The goal of this program is to provide valuable strategies, insights and tools on these essential topics: transition to supervision; communication; leadership; motivation; and team building. The class includes segments on ethical behavior, conflict resolution and best practices of performance management.

Winter Recovery for Lawns and Landscapes

In this course, we will discuss and demonstrate the various problems arising from winter damage to lawns and the landscape and how to repair the problems with organic and low-cost solutions. This course is a combination of classroom instruction and site visits to a variety of areas of the grounds at MCC to demonstrate techniques. Lawns, shrubs, trees and perennial plants will be discussed.

*Most of these courses are also open to municipal and federal employees and the general public.

CCTC can also customize any of these courses to meet the specific needs of your organization.  For more information or if you’re interested in a topic but don’t see it listed here, please contact Doreen Forbes-Rogers at 860-512-2817 or dforbes-rogers@manchestercc.edu or Mick Pigott at 860-512-2815 or mpigott@manchestercc.edu. CCTC works with skilled course developers who may be able to provide you with just the course you company is looking for.