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Courses for Business People

This semester, Keene State offers you an array of courses in a variety of topics for career, personal, and professional development. Courses are taught at your workplace, on the Keene State College campus, online, or through a combination of online and in-class learning.

Looking to advance in your job or change it, switch careers, or brush up on skills? KSC can help you achieve your goals. Registration for spring weekend, other short courses, and online courses is ongoing. Registration for Summer begins February 23.

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In-Class Learning

Keene State College offers a wealth of classes for credit on our campus in our state of the art facilities. Undergraduate and graduate level classes meet during the weekday, in the evening, or on the weekends. View our list of spring classes

Online Certificate Programs

Offering quality and convenience of anytime, anywhere learning, KSC’s selfpaced programs offer web-based learning. Most programs can be completed in less than 6 months. All materials are included. Grades combine computer-graded tests and an instructor’s evaluation of your work. More than 160 courses in 7 different categories are available. For a complete listing of programs, visit

Online Courses

Convenient, affordable, and effective, Keene State’s instructor-facilitated non-credit online courses are highly interactive. Choose from hundreds of engaging online courses. Our students enjoy patient, caring instructors; lively discussions with fellow students; and practical information that can be put to immediate use. Most courses are $99 each. For details on these and all other courses, check

Accounting, Bookkeeping, and QuickBooks

Financial Accounting

Introduces accounting information with an emphasis on its use in decision making by owners, creditors, managers, and government for both profit and non-profit organization. Topics include the accounting profession, double-entry accounting system, information systems, ethics, taxation, and internal control systems. Course is intended for Management majors. Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in MGT 140 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-213-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Linda M Hadden (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-213-01C, TBA. Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Summer 2018)
  • MGT-213-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Linda M Hadden (Fall 2018)
Managerial Accounting

This course focuses on accounting information used by managers in planning, controlling operations and decision making within organizations. Topics include cost concepts and classifications, cost volume profit analysis, costing systems, and budgeting. Prerequisite: Management majors and minors only, grade C or higher in MGT 213, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-214-01, 2:00PM‑5:45PM (W). Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-214-01C, TBA. Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Summer 2018)


Arch CAD I

This course introduces architectural computer-aided drafting (CAD) with state-of-the-art applications. Students, through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and drawing problems, build a solid foundation of two-dimensional CAD skills and apply these skills creating architectural plans, sections, and elevations according to professional drafting standards, techniques, and practices. Fall, Spring.

  • ARCH-120-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Eric Michael Mulligan (Fall 2018)
  • ARCH-120-02, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (TR). Michael J Petrovick (Fall 2018)
Arch Design II

Studio investigations of fundamental design concepts, principles, and processes. Projects focus on the creation of both abstract and programmed architectural forms and spaces with an emphasis on formal and aesthetic values and the development of a visual vocabulary. The exercises are oriented toward the achievement of creative individual expression. Prerequisite: ARCH 230 or permission of instructor. Fall only.

  • ARCH-235-01, 9:00AM‑11:30AM (MW). Donna J Paley (Fall 2018)
  • ARCH-235-02, 12:00PM‑2:30PM (MW). Bartlomiej K Sapeta (Fall 2018)
Architectural Design IV

Advanced architectural design of complex building programs. Emphasis on analysis and synthesis of design solutions, including aesthetic principles, satisfaction of programmatic and human concerns, integrating forms in urban or natural context, and identification of appropriate building tectonics. Research is performed on building type and relevant architectural references. Prerequisite: ARCH 330 or permission of instructor. Fall.

  • ARCH-430-01, 6:00PM‑8:30PM (MW). Randall S Walter (Fall 2018)


Introduction to Coaching

Course highlights coach’s role and application of interdisciplinary knowledge from psychology, sociology, and physiology toward development of the individual or team for athletic performance. An understanding of sport psychology, legal liability, teaching skills, daily and seasonal planning, physical training methods, and integration of the whole individual and team is emphasized. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major or Physical Education major. Spring.


Public Speaking

Through experience in a variety of speaking situations, students gain self-confidence in the organization of thought and self-expression. Fall, Spring.

  • IHCOMM-171-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Peggie A Partello (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-01C, 6:00PM‑10:00PM (MW). Michael McCarthy (Summer 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Peggie A Partello (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-03, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Deborah D Doubleday (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-04, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Michael McCarthy (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-05, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Michael McCarthy (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-06, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Deborah D Doubleday (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-07, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Deborah D Doubleday (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-08, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (MW). Holly R Falzo (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-09, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (MW). Robert C Schaumann (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-10, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Robert C Schaumann (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-11, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Michael McCarthy (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-12, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Brian C Kanouse (Fall 2018)
  • IHCOMM-171-CL1C, 9:00AM‑11:00AM (MTWRF). Holly R Falzo (Summer 2018)

Computer Science

Mgt Information Systems

Survey course based on the premise that information systems knowledge is essential for creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, adding business value, and producing useful products and services to customers. MIS themes may include: managing environmental systems, managing supply chains, managing human resource information systems, and managing globally dispersed teams. Prerequisites: MGT 140 and MGT 213 or MGT 215, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-381-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (MW). David N Beaudry (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-381-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). David N Beaudry (Fall 2018)

Criminal Justice


An overview of the field of criminology. The areas considered range from the definitions, origins, and extent of crime and law, to causal theories of criminal behavior, to types of crimes and victims. Particularly stressed is an analysis of the relationship between law and society and social structure to crime. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "B" in CJS 101, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • CJS-240-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Saran Ghatak (Fall 2018)
  • CJS-240-01C, TBA. Angela Barlow (Summer 2018)
  • CJS-240-02, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Angela Barlow (Fall 2018)
Juvenile Delinquency

This seminar focuses on the study of cultural influences defining the juvenile justice system. The structure of the juvenile court, choices for intervention, methods for measuring juvenile crime, and comparisons between juvenile and the adult justice systems are discussed. Prerequisite: CJS 240 or permission of instructor. Spring.

  • CJS-365-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (MW). Peter R Stevenson (Fall 2018)

English as a Second Language

English As a Second Language

A course for non-native speakers of English focusing on self-assessment and needs analysis. Curriculum is developed according to student needs in writing, reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, and pronunciation. May be repeated once for credit. Fall, Spring.

  • ESL-101-01, 9:00AM‑9:50AM (M). George Henry Russell (Fall 2018)

Finance and Financial Planning

Financial Management

Study of financial decision making based in contemporary financial theory and world economic conditions. The course will focus on financial theory and tools applicable to investing, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. Students are introduced to a variety of valuation techniques and to the capital markets and their influence on corporate financial decisions. Prerequisites: MGT 140, MGT 214, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-319-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-319-01C, TBA. Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Summer 2018)
  • MGT-319-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Fall 2018)

Language and Culture

Elementary French I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary French-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of French.

  • IHFR-101-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Thomas J Durnford (Fall 2018)
  • IHFR-101-01C, 8:00AM‑9:55AM (MTWR). Brian J Donovan (Summer 2018)
  • IHFR-101-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Thomas J Durnford (Fall 2018)
  • IHFR-101-02C, 10:00AM‑11:55AM (MTWR). Brian J Donovan (Summer 2018)
  • IHFR-101-03, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Thomas J Durnford (Fall 2018)
Elementary French II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the French-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic French.

  • IHFR-102-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Daniel J Huntley (Fall 2018)
Elementary German I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary German-speaking Europe. For students with no prior knowledge of German.

  • IHGER-101-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Delene M White (Fall 2018)
Conversation & Composition

Review and practice aimed at increasing listening and speaking proficiency. Practice in writing German: essays, narratives, and creative pieces. Prerequisite: IHGER 202 or equivalent. Fall only.

  • GER-315-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Delene M White (Fall 2018)
Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Fall, Spring.

  • IHSP-101-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Griselda Witkowski (Fall 2018)
  • IHSP-101-01C, 10:00AM‑11:55AM (MTWR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2018)
  • IHSP-101-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (T). Griselda Witkowski (Fall 2018)
  • IHSP-101-02C, 10:00AM‑11:55AM (MTWR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2018)
Elementary Spanish II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic Spanish.

  • IHSP-102-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (M). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Fall 2018)
  • IHSP-102-02C, 12:00PM‑1:55PM (MTWR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2018)


Introduction to Management

An examination of the principles underlying the management of organizational activities. Management theory and practice including: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; decision making, motivation, leadership, and communication will be covered. Topics also include: globalization, technology, corporate social responsibility, ethics, conflict management, and organizational change. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-101-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Vicky L Morton (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-101-01C, 8:00AM‑9:55AM (MTWR). Robert W Simoneau (Summer 2018)
  • MGT-101-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Vicky L Morton (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-101-03, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Vicky L Morton (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-101-04, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Ke Li (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-101-05, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). (Fall 2018)
Quantitative Decision-Making

An introduction to quantitative analysis for management to provide students with an opportunity to learn the basic concepts and the quantitative/analytical tools used in the process of decision-making and problem-solving. Prerequisite: Any College MATH course, passing grade on the Math Assessment Exam, PSYC 251, SOC 303, or IQL 101. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-140-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-140-01C, 10:00AM‑11:55AM (MTWR). Robert W Simoneau (Summer 2018)
  • MGT-140-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-140-03, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-140-04, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (WF). Tammy Warner (Fall 2018)
Org Theory & Behavior

Analyzes approaches to managing modern organizations, using organizational theory to assess problems of administration in public and private organizations. Emphasizes internal structure, leadership, planning and personnel utilization problems, and external influences, bargaining and coalition formation relationships, and the nature of authority and organizational behavior. Prerequisites: Management majors and minors only, grade C or higher in MGT 101 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-301-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (MW). Emily T Benson (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-301-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Emily T Benson (Fall 2018)

Marketing and Sales

Principles of Marketing

Study of marketing behavior of the firm as it supplies goods and services to consumers and industrial users. Optimal "marketing mix," product design, product line policies, branding, pricing, promotion, consumer behavior, and channels of distribution. Prerequisites: Complete Quantitative Literacy requirement and Junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-331-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Ke Li (Fall 2018)
  • MGT-331-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Evgenia I Blossom (Fall 2018)


Occupational Safety

The application of scientific and engineering principles to the analysis of processes, equipment, products, facilities and environments in order to optimize safety and health effectiveness. Topics include legislative overview, problem identification, control concepts, and basic engineering principles, including a review of basic geometry and mathematical calculations and conversion factors. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-202-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Brian B Bethel (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-202-01C, TBA. Larry H McDonald (Summer 2018)
  • SAFE-202-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Christopher P Rennix (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-202-03, 6:00PM‑9:30PM (R). Brian B Bethel (Fall 2018)
Fire & Hazmat Response

An overview of the National Fire Protection Association Codes that apply to occupational exposures. The safe handling, storage, and use of hazardous materials for industrial, commercial, transportation, and public service operations are covered in detail. Fire and accident prevention measures, training, regulatory requirements, emergency procedures and response are studied. Prerequisites: Safety Studies majors or minors only, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-203-01, 6:00PM‑9:45PM (T). Jeffrey W Morel (Fall 2018)
Human Factors in Safety

This course will provide students with the understanding of the importance of ergonomic design and evaluation of workplaces and the work environment to enable the student to understand physiological and psychological stresses, human capabilities and limitations, and their importance in designing work spaces, processes, tools, equipment, and products. Prerequisites: Safety Studies majors or minors and SPDI Majors only, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-204-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Yun Sun (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-204-01C, 11:00AM‑3:45PM (MTR). Yun Sun (Summer 2018)
  • SAFE-204-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Yun Sun (Fall 2018)
Construction Safety Standards

Compliance with OSHA standards specific to construction, including rights and responsibilities under OSHA, inspections, citations, appeals, and record keeping. The course will also cover the most frequently referenced OSHA, NFPA, ACGIH, CGA, NIOSH, ANSI, and ASTM standards in the construction industry. Prerequisites: SOHAS/CSS majors or minors, SAFE 202 or permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-206-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Christopher P Rennix (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-206-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (WF). Staff (Fall 2018)
Loss Prevention

Introduces key Risk Management and Loss Prevention principles through exploration of allied consensus standards including OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program, OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System, LEAN Management and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001. Prerequisites: SAFE 202, SOHAS majors or minors, CSS majors, or permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-301-01, 6:00PM‑9:45PM (R). Lara Catherine Cole (Fall 2018)
Law & Ethics in Safety

Introduction to federal and state regulatory authorities governing safety in industry and the environmental impacts of industrial activity. Discusses ethical dilemmas, management challenges, professional responsibilities, and liability and legal ramifications of accidents. Prerequisites: SAFE 202, SAFE 307, SOHAS majors or minors, CSS majors, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-302-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Darrell L Dechant (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-302-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Darrell L Dechant (Fall 2018)
Safety & Health Standards

Familiarizes students with OSHA general industry standards, including responsibilities under OSHA regulations, inspections, citations, appeals, and recordkeeping. Highlights frequently cited standards by OSHA in general industry, hazard identification and control. Explores safety standards from ANSI, NFPA and DOT. Prerequisites: SOHAS majors and minors, CSS majors, SAFE 202, SAFE 307, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-303-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Lonna L Blais (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-303-01C, 8:00AM‑4:30PM (TWRF). Lonna L Blais (Summer 2018)
  • SAFE-303-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Lonna L Blais (Fall 2018)
Health Hazard Identification

Reviews health hazards in industry and their effects on humans. Study of hazards involved with chemical, physical and biological stressors at work. Explores methods of hazard identification recognition and control. Prerequisites: SAFE 202, SOHAS majors or minors, CSS majors, or permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-305-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (MW). Christopher P Rennix (Fall 2018)
  • SAFE-305-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Darrell L Dechant (Fall 2018)
Industrial Hygiene

Familiarizes students with the various techniques and procedures involved in the practice of the profession of Industrial Hygiene. Course work and laboratory exercises illustrate the equipment and methodologies commonly used by Industrial Hygienists in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards in today's workplace. Prerequisites: SOHAS majors or minors only, INSAFE 103 and SAFE 305, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-401-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Brian B Bethel (Fall 2018)
Critical Incident Response

The emergency planning process includes planning, preparing, responding and recovering from an emergency. This course will introduce the key activities in the emergency planning process such as; vulnerability analysis, incident command, and asset protection. Prerequisites: SAFE 303, Safety Studies majors or minors only or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-402-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Jeffrey W Morel (Fall 2018)


Product Design II

A continuation of Product Design I, emphasis is on rational methods for developing designs in team settings. Basic engineering methods of analysis are introduced to evaluate design structures and mechanisms. Alternative design options are evaluated using analytical techniques. Project planning fundamentals of time and budget emulate industrial development practices. Prerequisite: SPDI 152 or permission of instructor.


Health and Wellness

An overview using a balanced, integrated, holistic model of health and an exploration of the dimensions of wellness. Focus on self-assessment, development of critical thinking, and behavior change skills to facilitate personal awareness and well-being. Fall, Spring.

  • PH-101-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Lynn M Arnold (Fall 2018)
  • PH-101-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Kristen A Reilly (Fall 2018)
  • PH-101-04, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Stephanie L B Kimber (Fall 2018)
  • PH-101-05, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (TR). Lori L LaBrie (Fall 2018)