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SNAP Employment and Training Program

If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits and have a high school diploma or GED, you may be eligible to take certain programs at Goodwin College for FREE! Goodwin’s short-term training employment & training programs give you the skills to be successful in today’s workforce.

Office Support Training

The SNAP E&T Program at Goodwin College is a six-week, short-term certificate program designed to provide training and services that improve employability for active SNAP recipients. Students will develop skills in the areas of:

  • Computer Literacy
  • World of Work
  • Survival Skills
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Business Communication Strategies
  • Career Management Workshop

This program is not credit bearing.

Security Guard & Administrative Training

Students will develop skills in the areas of:

  • Computer Literacy
  • World of Work
  • Survival Skills
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Security Officer Certification Training/Guard Card Certification
    • Introduction to Private Security
    • Basic First Aid Information
    • Basic Criminal Justice
    • Search and Seizure
    • Use of Force
    • Public Safety Issues
    • Written Exam
  • Observation & Documentation
  • Communication & Report Writing for Security Officers
  • Legal issues for Security Officers
  • Career Management Workshop

This program is not credit bearing. Fees to register for the Security Officer’s Training Certification Identification Card will be paid for by Goodwin College.

Human Services Assistant

These courses will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the theory, knowledge, attitudes, values and skills necessary for one to become an effective human service professional.

  • HSR 101 – Introduction to Human Services
  • HSR 105 – Community Organization and Advocacy

Students will also have a tutoring workshop for an additional 3 hours/week to provide guided support in computer literacy and tutoring on topic.

This program is not credit bearing.

Bookkeeping Clerk

The SNAP E&T Program at Goodwin College is a forty-five week program that will provide students with a comprehensive introduction and understanding of the role of accounting information in the business decision-making process utilizing industry-specific accounting software and related skills necessary for one to become an effective bookkeeper and improve employability for active SNAP recipients. Students will enroll in the following courses:

  • ACC 101 – Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 210 – Principles of Accounting II
  • ACC 220 – Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 235 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 299 – Accounting Capstone
    This course provides the opportunity for the student to acquire three separate designations from American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Intuit Corp. and Microsoft Corp.
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
  • BUS 1xx – General Business Elective

This program is not credit bearing.

Hazardous Materials Management (HAZWOPER)

This course provides an overview of the technical fundamentals of hazardous materials management with emphasis on physical and regulatory aspects of this work. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certificate. Students will develop skills in the areas of:

  • History of HAZWOPER and Environmental Regulations
  • Introduction to Select OSHA and Environmental Regulations
  • Chemical Hazards – Physical & Health
  • Safe Handling of Chemicals
  • Ergonomics of Drum Handling
  • Safety Communication & Environmental Justice
  • First Responder Quick Identification of Generic Hazards of Materials

Students will also have a tutoring workshop for an additional 3 hours/week to provide guided support in computer literacy and tutoring on topic.

This program is not credit bearing.

Marketing Support Specialist

The SNAP E&T Program at Goodwin College is a thirty week program that will provide students with an introduction to marketing principles and strategies while developing effective communication skills to improve employability for active SNAP recipients. Students will enroll in the following courses:

  • COM 105 – Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
  • BUS 215 – Marketing (3 Credits)
  • BUS 310 – Targeted Marketing and Social Media (3 Credits)

This program is not credit bearing.

Upon completion of these programs students will have access to Career Services including job-search assistance, resume-writing, and mock-interviewing is available to graduates of this program.

To Request More Information, Call 860.727.6936 and ask for the "SNAP Program" today!

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Goodwin College is offering the SNAP Employment and Training Program in partnership with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.