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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.

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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 current list of 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 www.gatlineducation.com/keene/.

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 www.ed2go.com/keene.


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, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Tammy Warner (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-213-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Tammy Warner (Spring 2019)
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-214-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Linda M Hadden (Spring 2019)

Architecture

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, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (TR). Michael J Petrovick (Spring 2019)
  • ARCH-120-02, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Michael J Petrovick (Spring 2019)
Arch CAD II

An intermediate course in computer-aided drafting using state-of-the art architectural drafting software. Students, through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and drawing problems, learn three-dimensional CAD skills to generate architectural design and detail drawings according to professional drafting standards, techniques, and practices. Fall, Spring.

  • ARCH-220-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo (Spring 2019)

Building and Construction

Residential Construction

A study of residential construction technology systems, including the planning, materials and processes used by building contractors to build residential structures. The interrelationship of societal needs, the environment, and quality of life as they affect building design and construction practices are examined. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Fall, Spring.

  • ARCH-275-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Curtis W Mead (Spring 2019)

Communication

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 (Spring 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-01C, 6:00PM‑10:00PM (MW). Holly R Falzo (Summer 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Peggie A Partello (Spring 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-04, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Michael McCarthy (Spring 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-05, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Michael McCarthy (Spring 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-06, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Robert C Schaumann (Spring 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-07, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Michael McCarthy (Spring 2019)
  • IHCOMM-171-08, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (MW). Holly R Falzo (Spring 2019)

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, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). David N Beaudry (Spring 2019)

Criminal Justice

Criminology

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, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Saran Ghatak (Spring 2019)

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, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (F). George Henry Russell (Spring 2019)

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). Linda M Hadden (Spring 2019)

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). Peter J Graboski (Spring 2019)
  • IHFR-101-03, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (T). Thomas J Durnford (Spring 2019)
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 (M). Peter J Graboski (Spring 2019)
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 (Spring 2019)
Elementary German 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 German-speaking Europe. Students should have prior knowledge of basic German.

  • IHGER-102-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Delene M White (Spring 2019)
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 (TR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2019)
  • IHSP-101-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (T). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2019)
  • IHSP-101-03, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (W). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2019)
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, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Griselda Witkowski (Spring 2019)
  • IHSP-102-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (T). Griselda Witkowski (Spring 2019)

Management

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, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (TR). Sandierose Wallis (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-101-01C, 8:00AM‑9:55AM (MTWR). Robert W Simoneau (Summer 2019)
  • MGT-101-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). William J Hofmann (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-101-03, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Ke Li (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-101-04, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Emily T Benson (Spring 2019)
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 (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-140-01C, 10:00AM‑11:55AM (MTWR). Robert W Simoneau (Summer 2019)
  • MGT-140-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-140-03, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Spring 2019)
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-301-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). David N Beaudry (Spring 2019)

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, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Ke Li (Spring 2019)
  • MGT-331-02, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Dudley S Blossom (Spring 2019)

Safety

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, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Brian B Bethel (Spring 2019)
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‑9:30PM (T). Jeffrey W Morel (Spring 2019)
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). Colin J Brown (Spring 2019)
  • SAFE-204-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Christopher P Rennix (Spring 2019)
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). Lonna L Blais (Spring 2019)
  • SAFE-206-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Lonna L Blais (Spring 2019)
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‑9:30PM (R). Lara Catherine Cole (Spring 2019)
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 (Spring 2019)
  • SAFE-302-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Darrell L Dechant (Spring 2019)
  • SAFE-302-03, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Darrell L Dechant (Spring 2019)
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, INSAFE 103, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-303-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Lonna L Blais (Spring 2019)
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). Darrell L Dechant (Spring 2019)
  • SAFE-305-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Christopher P Rennix (Spring 2019)
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). Christopher P Rennix (Spring 2019)
  • SAFE-401-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Brian B Bethel (Spring 2019)
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 (Spring 2019)

Sustainability

Product Design III

This course is the third in the product design series. Specific design projects are undertaken, which require an advanced knowledge of computer-aided design/manufacturing. Topics include initial product design, product specifications, prototype fabrication, and evaluation. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. May be repeated once with the permission of instructor. Prerequisites: SPDI 221 and SPDI 351, or permission of instructor. Spring.

  • SPDI-352-01, 10:30AM‑12:45PM (MW). Lisa C Hix (Spring 2019)

Wellness

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-101-01C, 8:00AM‑11:55AM (TR). Jeanelle D Boyer (Summer 2019)
  • PH-101-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Margaret A Smith (Spring 2019)
  • PH-101-03, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Stephanie L B Kimber (Spring 2019)
Stress Management

Examination of the nature of stress from biopsychosocial perspectives. A variety of stress-management practices are explored, including coping strategies and relaxation techniques. Prerequisite: Public Health majors or Exercise Science majors or permission of instructor. Spring.

  • PH-431-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (WF). Jeanelle D Boyer (Spring 2019)
  • PH-431-01C, TBA. Jeanelle D Boyer (Summer 2019)