Schenectady County Community College Spring 2014 Non-Credit Course Guide
Complete list of the Spring 2014 Non-Credit courses.
NON-CREDIT COURSES Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division Spring 2014 www.sunysccc.edu/wfd elcome to the Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Workforce Development Division. The Workforce Development Division is home to the College’s non-credit portfolio of courses. These courses are designed to be responsive to the emerging workforce needs of the Capital Region business community while also providing an opportunity for individuals to enhance their personal and professional enrichment. The Workforce Development Division also oversees the College’s five-year, $11.2 million Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG). This funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest grant ever awarded to SCCC in its history. It enables the College to offer high demand skills training in a variety of entry level occupations in the allied healthcare industry to underserved individuals receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The grant is synonymous with the overall goal of the Workforce Development Division: to create opportunities for individuals to enter, advance or enrich their personal employment related goals. SCCC is uniquely positioned to develop customized workforce development programs and leverage the network of professional associations built by our exceptional faculty and staff to deliver an unparalleled training experience. Our ability to develop these types of programs with a just-in-time delivery method will assist businesses in remaining competitive in today’s ever-changing global marketplace while staying true to our core mission of delivering educational programming in a student-centered environment. This spring, we are offering a variety of new programs and courses that we invite you to explore. These programs and courses include our Allied Health courses such as Basic EMT training and EMT Refresher; our Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certificate program that focuses on front line production and materials handling; our Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) Continuing Education Credit Series at SCCC Center City; and others including Drawing the Human Figure and Drawing Landscapes, Doughnuts and Fritters and Basic Cookie Decorating, Intro to Aikido, Intro to Gardening, Equine Journalism, Songwriting and Grow Your Business with E-mail and Social Media, part of our series of Small Business Courses. In addition, we invite you to visit our new website at www.sunysccc.edu/wfd, which has information on courses, how to register online, FAQs and other pertinent information about our division. In this directory and on our website, you will find courses that cover workplace skill attainment, CEU or re-certification for professionals, personal enrichment and adult basic education/college preparation. If your business is in need of training or professional development for your employees, please feel free to contact us to schedule a customized assessment and training plan to meet your needs. I encourage you to embrace the concept of lifelong learning and identify courses that will enable you to empower yourself to reach your greatest potential through an exceptional and innovative education and training experience. Sincerely, W Matthew J. Grattan Executive Director of Workforce Development 2 Non-Credit Courses Table of Contents Telephone Directory................................................................................................... 4 General Information .................................................................................................. 5 Scheduling and Canceling of Courses................................................................. 5 Emergency Class Cancelation Procedures........................................................... 5 Directions to Campus......................................................................................... 5 Registration Calendar................................................................................................. 6 Refund Policy............................................................................................................. 6 Workforce Development............................................................................................. 7 Health Profession Opportunity Grant.....................................................................8-9 Non-credit Courses:.............................................................................................10-28 Allied Heath Courses........................................................................................ 10 CRHRA Strategic Credit Series ....................................................................... 11 Children and Teen Courses.......................................................................... 14-15 Archaeology................................................................................................. 12-14 Computer .................................................................................................... 16-18 Culinary....................................................................................................... 19-20 Music .......................................................................................................... 21-22 Fitness .........................................................................................................22-23 Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and ESL Programs.................. 23 Personal Enrichment....................................................................................24-25 Professional Development and Small Business.............................................26-28 Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicap, veteran status, religion, or marital status in admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the business of the College. All information in this directory is subject to change due to budget, staffing, instructional or other institutional needs. Spring 2014 3 Telephone Directory Call (518) 381-1200 for general information. For your convenience, direct office numbers are listed below. Information About or Assistance With Direct Telephone # Admissions................................................................................................ 381-1366 Academic Advisement (part-time students)................................................ 381-1277 The College Store (books and supplies) ..................................................... 381-1332 Child Care Center..................................................................................... 381-1375 Credit Courses (Registrarâ€™s Office) ........................................................... 381-1348 Financial Aid (loans, grants, scholarships)..................................................381-1352 Immunization............................................................................................ 381-1344 Library....................................................................................................... 381-1239 Non-Credit Programs (Division of Workforce Development)....................381-1315 Parking (Security)...................................................................................... 381-1309 Peer Tutoring............................................................................................. 381-1398 Student Bills (Student Business Office) ..................................................... 381-1346 Students with Disabilities (ADA Transition Services)................................ 381-1345 Study Skills (Learning Center).................................................................. 381-1246 Testing (CLEP Exams, Make-up Testing, Placement Testing).................. 381-1293 Transfer Credit/Advanced Placement (Admissions)................................... 381-1366 Veterans Services........................................................................................381-1351 4 Non-Credit Courses General Information Directions to Campus SCCC is located in Schenectady at State Street (Rt. 5) and Washington Avenue. From I-890, take exit 4C (westbound) or 4B (eastbound) and follow sign “To Route 5, Scotia.” At the traffic light, turn left on to State Street, Rt. 5 West (Western Gateway Bridge) for 1/4 mile. Take the Schenectady County Community College exit ramp on the right. At stop sign (Columbus Drive), turn right; at the next stop sign, turn left into main parking lot. Prospective students may park in Faculty/Staff rows and register with the security guard in Elston Hall. Scheduling and Cancellation of Courses SCCC reserves the right to specify minimum and maximum section sizes; to cancel courses for which there is insufficient enrollment including those that are part of sequences begun in previous terms; to schedule an alternate section or to combine sections at a different hour and day, if the enrollment in those sections is either over-subscribed or under-subscribed; and to schedule any class at a location other than the main campus. Emergency Class Cancellation Procedures Classes at SCCC will be held as scheduled unless noted on the SCCC home page, www.sunysccc.edu, and/or noted in a NY-Alert phone message and/or e-mail. If your contact information has changed since your registration and you wish to receive NYAlert messages, be sure to update your profile via the Registrar’s link on the SCCC homepage, in person at the Registrar or Student Affairs office or via www.nyalert.gov. The decision to cancel daytime classes is made by 6:00 a.m. The decision to cancel evening classes is made by 2:00 p.m. However, if the weather worsens between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., the College will reassess conditions and may cancel evening classes by 4:00 p.m. The College in situations of inclement weather will monitor and may cancel classes at other times in the interest of student safety. As a public service, the College notifies the School Closings Network, which includes the following radio and TV stations: WROW-AM 590, WGY-AM 810, WOFX-AM 980, FLY-FM 92.3, WYJB-FM 95.5, JAMZ-FM 96.3, WTRY-FM 98.3, WRVE-FM 99.5, MAGIC-FM 100.9, WKKS-FM 102.3, WHRL-FM 103.1, WPYX-FM 106.5, WGNAFM 107.7, WRGB-TV Channel 6, CAPITAL NEWS 9-TV Channel 9, WTEN-TV Channel 10, WNYT-TV Channel 13 and WXXA-TV FOX 23. The stations are asked to announce the following: “Daytime/Evening classes at Schenectady County Community College are canceled/delayed. The College is open for other business.” If classes are delayed, a specific start time will be announced. An announcement regarding class cancellation and delays is also provided on the College phone system, (518) 381-1200. Spring 2014 5 How To Register Online and In-Person Registration Students may register for non-credit courses through the first day of class depending on space availability. Please submit your non-credit registration request via our web site: www.sunysccc.edu/wfd. Students can register in-person at the Registrar’s Office, Elston Hall, 212 and 215, during regular College hours. For information, please call (518) 381-1348. Payment for non-credit courses is expected at the time of registration. Students may pay for non-credit classes in person by visiting the Student Business Office, located in Elston Hall, 517 or via our web site, www.sunysccc.edu/academic/sbo.htm#webtuition. If you plan on withdrawing from a non-credit course please contact the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315 prior to the course start date. Registration Calendar Non-Credit classes begin in early January. Non-credit courses also start on other dates in February, March, April and May. Check specific courses in this directory for start dates. In-person Registration begins Monday, November 18, 2013 Non-Credit Classes Begin Thursday, January 2, 2014 SCCC is closed on the following holidays: November 28-29 (Thanksgiving Recess), Wednesday, December 25, (Christmas Day), Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day) and Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). Non-Credit Refund Policy 100% refund will be made for any course cancelled by the College. 1. Full refund prior to first class meeting. 2. No refund after first class meeting. Interested in Teaching or Training? Opportunities are available for qualified and exceptional part-time, day, evening, and weekend instructors to design and teach courses in business, high-tech, healthcare, and personal enrichment courses, particularly children’s courses. General qualifications: extensive experience and knowledge in the subject area, proven teaching ability and excellent communication skills. Please send a résumé, a cover letter describing your interest in teaching a specific course and your qualifications, as well as a course proposal to: Maria Kotary, Associate for Continuing Education Schenectady County Community College 78 Washington Avenue Schenectady, NY 12305 6 Non-Credit Courses Business Training and Professional Development Through customized consultation and training services we are committed to partnering with you. Working together, we’ll assess and pinpoint your organization’s needs to develop specific solutions to help your employees succeed and improve your bottom line from start to finish. Customized Training Services Include: • • • • • Supervisory and Leadership Training Essential Work Skills Business and Professional Writing Skills Health and Safety Computers and Information Technology We ensure your unique business goals are met by delivering high quality training. Office of Workforce Development Guiding Principles: • • • • • • Our customers are treated with the highest respect and professionalism. We conduct business with honesty and integrity. We provide state-of-the-art curriculum/instruction based on customer needs. Every student is important to us. Instruction is delivered focusing on student outcomes. We understand and respect both traditional and non-traditional learners. For additional information please contact: Michael Henderson Coordinator of Workforce Development (518) 381-1431 Spring 2014 7 Health Profession Opportunity Grants The courses outlined below are supported by the: Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG). The HPOG program is a demonstration project funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The primary goals of this project are to: 1) provide education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in healthcare that pay well; and 2) learn what kinds of education and training programs work. In order to learn what works, we are conducting a study requiring every person eligible for HPOG to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in HPOG, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible. The grant works in partnership with Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) and Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) and they provide intake, barrier reduction, and employment support to those individuals who qualify and are enrolled in the grant. Our participants receive training and education either in Albany or in Schenectady along with supportive and employment services. For information about enrollment: â€˘ In Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady County contact SCAP at (518) 374-9181 â€˘ In Rensselaer and Albany County contact ACAP at (518) 463-3175 Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) and Personal Care Assistant (P.C.A.) The CNA program prepares students to take the written and practical skill exam to obtain the New York State Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification. A Certified Nurse Aide performs delegated tasks involving personal care of residents of long-term care skilled nursing facilities. The majority of CNAs are employed at geriatric nursing facilities; however CNAs are also in demand for work with pediatric and developmentally disabled residents. The SCCC/HPOG CNA course has a minimum of 90 classroom hours and a minimum of 30 hours of rotations in clinical sites. Embedded in the HPOG CNA training is an additional 40 hours of Personal Care Aide (PCA) training for those who might prefer to work in home settings. The CNA/PCA course lasts approximately 7 weeks and, to ensure success, it provides more than the required number of classroom and lab hours. 8 Non-Credit Courses Home Health Aide A Home Health Aide (HHA) has a scope of care services wider and more advanced than a PCA. Several times a year, we offer this standalone 4 week, 75 hour training, which includes 40 hours to reach PCA with an additional 35 hours (plus 8 hours in a home care or assisted living setting). Labor market analysis projects growing demand and high need in home care professionals in the near future. This course is ideally suited to those wishing to work with residents in their homes. CNA/PCA I-BEST Program The Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program is used as a means to increase the ability of students with low academic test scores to advance in adult basic education while engaged in college level occupational programs. Students can complete post-secondary qualifications while learning skills necessary in health care fields offering good wages and career advancement. The I-BEST program is co-taught by two instructors, a nurse and an academic instructor, both proficient in their subject matter. I-BEST students self-assess their progress by completing tasks such as portfolios, journaling, skill training, quizzes and tests, while learning skills necessary to test for their CNA license. Classes are 10-12 weeks in duration. Academic Prep Course The program focuses on areas of academic preparation to enhance reading comprehension, writing and math skills necessary to be admitted to the CNA/PCA I-Best. Taught by instructors proficient in both areas as well as ESL, the course varies in length from 4 to 15 weeks based on studentsâ€™ skill levels. Periodic assessments are administered to measure progress and move quickly to the next available course. Course content is always centered on healthcare topics and soft skills development. Medical Billing and Coding, Chemical Dependency, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition and Registered Nurse (RN) SCCC/HPOG has entered into affiliation agreements with Belanger (formerly Ellis) School of Nursing (BSON) to support students pursuing an RN degree. While tuition assistance is not available, most income-eligible students will be eligible for financial aid through the individual institutions of higher learning. We offer supports services including, but not limited to, tutoring, transportation, and career readiness and counseling services. These services are provided on an as-needed basis for income eligible individuals enrolled in SCCC, or ESON taking pre-requisite courses preparing for Medical Billing and Coding, Chemical Dependency, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition and RN programs. This document is supported by Grant 90XF0007 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS. ALLIED HEALTH COURSES Spring 2014 9 ALLIED HEALTH COURSES Basic EMT Training CRN# 11141 CFE 524-51 1/22-5/24 MWTh 5:45-10:05 p.m. Fee: $700 EMT fee: $100 This course is designed to meet New York State Health Department (Bureau of Emergency Health Services) requirements for Emergency Medical Technician training. This course is updated yearly to include materials appropriate for EMT training as included in the New York State EMS program CFR/EMT/AEMT student manual. The course will adhere to the SCCC/REMO AMT Sponsorâ€™s agreement and all current New York State regulations for EMT training, including requirements for class time and instructor certification. Students should note that some Saturday sessions are required in addition to regularly scheduled class hours. PR: All students must be at least 18 years old. This course is taught by Patty Conley, EMT Instructor. EMT Refresher CRN# 11142 CFE 526-51 1/27-5/24 M 5:45-10:05 p.m. Fee: $335 EMT fee: $50 This course is designed to meet New York State Health Department (Bureau of Emergency Health Services) requirements for EMT Refresher. New laws and policies will be discussed, as well as new technology appropriate to the course which has been introduced during the past three years. The course will adhere to the SCCC/ REMO AMT Sponsorâ€™s Agreement and all current New York State regulations for EMT-B training, including requirements for class time and instructor certification. PR: A student may have a current EMT card that will expire in less than 18 months; a student who was certified as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician may have a lapsed certification; a student who has previously failed the Final Practical Skills Exam within one year or has failed the state written certifying exam after a second attempt may enroll in the refresher course. Proof of failure must be provided to the CIC by the student; a student who has received written permission from the Bureau of EMS to enroll in an EMT-B refresher course as a result of filing for reciprocity based on EMT training from another state. The student must submit the letter which was provided from the Bureau of EMS as proof of eligibility for enrolling in the refresher. This course is taught by Rick Conley, EMT Instructor. 10 Non-Credit Courses CRHRA STRATEGIC CREDIT SERIES CRHRA SPHR Continuing Education Credit Series at SCCC Center City. Having trouble finding those elusive strategic business credits for your recertification? The SCCC Workforce development Division has partnered with the Capital Region Human Resource Assocation (CRHRA) to offer four annual seminars for SPHR Strategic credit. Classes will be held in our beautiful new 31,000-square-foot Center City location in Downtown Schenectady across from Proctors. Please check the SCCC website and click on non-credit classes and registration tab (www.sunysccc.edu) and the CRHRA website (www.crhra.org) for additional updated information as it becomes available. For more information please contact Matt Grattan, Executive Director of Workforce Development, at (518) 381-1315 or email@example.com (www.sunysccc.edu/wfd.) Preparing for Tomorrow’s Gap (CRHRA) CRN# 11204 CFN 968-01 1/14 Tu 8-11 a.m. Fee: $65 This course is pending strategic credit review from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) through SHRM for 2 hours. The gap in organizations’ talent is coming, if it isn’t already here. Baby Boomers are retiring at the staggering rate of 6,000 a day and with them goes a great wealth of knowledge and talent. What are you doing to prepare for the transfer of that knowledge and the acquisition of new talent? Only 40% of organizations have conducted strategic workforce planning assessments to determine their needs for the next five years. This workshop focuses on fundamental strategies to get the most of out of your aging workforce and develop skills to prepare your new workforce. Through the use of skill scans, applied skill shortage analysis, succession planning, cross training strategies and recruitment and mentoring programs, this workshop will beef up your efforts to attract and retain the best talent. This course will be taught by Deborah Mackin. Ms. Mackin is a successful international consultant, trainer, author and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. Spring 2014 11 COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ARCHAEOLOGY The SCCC Community Archaeology Program (CAP) at SCCC offers a non-credit Certificate of Proficiency in Archaeology. Students 16 and older may enroll in individual courses or complete 6 required courses plus experience (see chart below). Those who have completed this certificate are eligible to obtain a non-credit Certificate of Advanced Study in Community Archaeology. These certificates provide students an educational opportunity through classroom instruction and experience to learn about regional archaeology and acquire the knowledge and skills needed in order to pursue archaeology under professional supervision. Lectures, readings, discussions, field trips and hands-on activities are among the teaching methods employed in all courses. Courses Semester Total Lecture Hours CFN212 Historical Archaeology and Field Study CFN217 Recording and Archiving Archaeological Data CFN413 Native American Archaeology and Field Study CFN216 Researching/Interpreting Documents CFN218 Laboratory Practices and Site Study CFN219 Archaeological Field Work Program Fall Fall Spring Spring Spring Spring 39 25 30 24 30 20 Requirements: Above listed six courses or equivalents (approved by Community Archaeology faculty) and 60 volunteer hours (30 lab and 30 fieldwork). Certificate of Advanced Study in Community Archaeology Students who have completed the Certificate of Proficiency in Archaeology at SCCC are eligible to obtain a CASCA by successfully completing six special topic courses and an approved archaeological product (e.g., an article for publication, an exhibit, a public presentation, a site study and a report). 12 Non-Credit Courses ARCHAEOLOGY COURSES Archaeological Research CRN# 11175 CFN 737-51 1/1-6/1 By Appointment Fee: $25 This course is mandatory for students of the Community Archaeology Program who wish to volunteer at different archaeological sites in Schenectady County. Students will conduct research activities in the field and in laboratory settings. Students will participate in structured/supervised research, lab and field experiences. This course is taught by Dr. Ron Kingsley and Louise Basa, two area archaeologists who founded and developed the Community Archaeology Program. Researching/Interpreting Documents In Archaeology CRN# 11144 CFN 216-51 No class March 13 This course examines primary and secondary documents used in archaeology. Sources, methods, locations, and interpretation of a variety of documents used for research, proposals, and publications are addressed. Visits to repositories, discussions, lectures, and hands-on activities are among the methods employed. This course is taught by Louise Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork experience and research experience. Ms. Basa was the past president of the NYS Archaeological Association. 1/23-4/3 Th 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $150 Native American Archaeology and Field Study CRN# 11150 CFN 413-51 No class March 11 In this hand-on course students will explore, through research, interpretation, artifact investigation and field activities as well as current ideas about Native American lifeways prior to European settlement in North America, with emphasis on the greater Northeast. Text/materials fee: approximately $30. This course is taught by Louise Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork experience and research experience. Ms. Basa was the past president of the NYS Archaeological Association. 2/11-4/22 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $150 Archaeology Laboratory Practices and Site Study CRN# 11145 CFN 218-51 No class March 12 This course gives participants an opportunity to enhance their laboratory skills by learning to further analyze artifacts and materials for identification, processing, and conservation. Artifacts from selected archaeological sites will be used; with a concentration on the manufacturing, processing and conservation methodologies for a variety of organic and 2/26-5/7 W 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $150 Spring 2014 13 inorganic objects. Sessions include lectures, visual media, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Pre-requisite: CFN-212 Historical Archaeology & Field Study or CFN-413 Native American Archaeology & Field Study. Intro to Ceramic Preservation, Restoration and Identification CRN# 11203 CFN 969-51 3/17-4/7 M 6:30-9 p.m. Fee: $75 In this course, students will learn how to research and identify ceramic objects. Students will be introduced to the vast world of ceramic mending and restoration. Topics also include the history of ceramics. This course will be taught by Melody Howarth. Ms. Howarth is the owner/operator of Mel’s Belles Restorations and the Historian for the Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County. 300 Years of Decorative Art CRN# 11181 CFN 933-51 4/1-5/6 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $75 This six-week slide-lecture series will begin in the 1660-80 period and then continue to 1900. The furniture discussed will be illustrated in both period room settings and close-ups which will picture the differences between formal versus country and the many regional variations from one area to another. This course is taught by Marilyn Sassi who worked as a museum curator for many years. Ms. Sassi also has many years of experience in the antique business. CHILDREN AND TEEN COURSES Drivers’ Education CRN# 11147 CFN 233-51 1/21-5/22 Tu 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $475 The NYS Drivers’ Education Program provides 24 hours of classroom time, 6 hours of actual driving experience and 18 hours of in-car observation. Students must be at least 16 years of age and must have a valid NYS Learners’ permit or a NYS Driver’s License. Students must attend all scheduled classes in order to successfully complete the course and be eligible to receive the MV285 certificate (the Blue Card). Students who complete this course will be eligible for the “Class D” driver’s license when they are 17. Driving time will be scheduled individually with the student. The classroom portion of this course will be taught by John Ferrucci. Mr. Ferrucci has taught Driver’s Education for nine years. The in-car instruction will be taught by Bell’s Driving School. 14 Non-Credit Courses Piano Lessons for Kids CRN# 11153 CFN 597-51 2/3-5/2 By Appointment Fee: $200 This course, designed especially for the beginner ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Michael Leczinsky. Mr. Leczinsky is a graduate of SCCC as well as SUNY Brockport, SUNY Albany and the Berklee College of Music. Mr. Leczinsky has taught music classes at SCCC, SUNY Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also teaches private music lessons to students throughout the Capital District. Voice Lessons for Kids CRN# 11156 CFN 619-51 2/3-5/2 By Appointment Fee: $200 Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. SCCC is pleased to collaborate with the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) to offer these amazing hands-on children’s science classes. All classes are held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at miSci, located at 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady Students must provide their own lunches. Price per class: $220 Registration and prepayment required April 14-18, 2014 (April Break) CRN# 11198 CFE 584-01 Astro Kids – Students (grades 3-5) will take a journey into space and learn all about our solar system. Investigate black holes, comets, and constellations. Learn why the planets move, make a star map, and fit a solar system in your pocket. CRN# 11199 CFE 585-01 Engineering Mission – Students (grades 6-8) will learn some basic principles of engineering and science. What makes a structure sturdy? Can you design a building to withstand an earthquake? A lunar lander for the moon? Test your building skills as a junior engineer. Spring 2014 15 COMPUTER COURSES Make yourself more marketable. SCCC is proud to offer a Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate. Students must participate in and complete four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate: CFA 160 Intro to Windows 7, CFA 170 Intro to Access, CFA 171 Intro to Excel and CFN 308 Intro to Power Point. For more information please contact the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315. Introduction to Excel CRN# 11164 CFA 171-51 1/21-3/4 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 Colleges and universities require students to create, analyze, and share important data quickly. This introductory course covers how to structure your spreadsheet for data input, how to create formulas, then progress to dynamically displaying the results in a custom chart. With Excel, you will get the most out of your information. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Introduction to Access CRN# 11163 CFA 170-51 1/23-3/6 Th 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 Do you need to maintain extensive data, and then generate reports for analysis? Learn how to design this relational database to meet your business needs. This course covers the development of a database and begins to explore how to query the data. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Introduction to Windows CRN# 11162 CFA 160-01 1/27-2/17 M 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 Students will learn how to use Microsoftâ€™s Windows 7/8 consumer operating systems in this introductory course. They will learn how to maneuver, customize and control the computer, and ensure a safe computing environment. Discover Windows updates and why they should be installed. Students will also learn how to multi-task, manage folders and files, create shortcuts, how to install and use software, and much more. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Introduction to Power Point CRN# 11148 CFN 308-51 3/17-4/28 M 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 Many colleges and universities require students to prove their oral proficiency through frequent presentations. Many companies require their employees to present information in group settings. This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint, the 16 Non-Credit Courses presentation graphics program. PowerPoint gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. You can print slides, print handouts, print notes pages, prepare for 35mm slides, or deliver an on-screen or web-based presentation. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. OTHER COMPUTER COURSES INCLUDE Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CRN# 11171 CFE 139-01 1/22-3/5 W 6-9 p.m. Fee: $250 Start working with your photos like a pro. This beginning level class will show you how to use the tools available in Adobe Photoshop (version CS4), teach you how to enhance your photos, and show you how to work with layers. Weekly projects will better acquaint you with the Photoshop Environment. Students are required to bring a flash drive to class. This course is taught by Serge Zaslavsky, a Senior Graphic Designer with the Golub Corporation. Web Options for Small Businesses on a Shoestring Budget CRN# 11136 CFE 391-51 2/25 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25 Explore free or inexpensive online tools you can use to create a web presence for your business, including Google Sites and Weebly, low-cost hosting like Intuit.com and GoDaddy.com; e-commerce “stores in a box” and social networking sites. Examine the pros and cons of each tool and choose the ones that are right for your business and customers. This course is taught by techKnow Prof, an area computer technology training company. Building a Free Website CRN# 11137 CFE 392-51 3/4 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25 If you want a website but aren’t sure where to begin, begin with Weebly.com. Weebly offers a free, easy-to-use drag-and-drop site-building tool for “non-techies.” It supplies the page designs and hundreds of free quality photos; you supply the content. In this handson class you will learn how to use Weebly to build your free web pages. Pre-requisite: Basic computer skills. This course is taught by techKnow Prof, an area computer technology training company. How to Shop for Computers, Printers and Accessories CRN# 11185 CFN 959-51 3/18 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25 New computer and printer models come on the market every few months and your choices can feel overwhelming. This course will help students decide what types of new computers, printers or accessories such as external backup drives, mice, keyboards and other peripherals to purchase. Students will learn to identify which features and products are right for them, learn where to find reliable product (and company) reviews, how to talk to sales staff and which questions to ask. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company. Spring 2014 17 Intermediate Excel CRN# 11149 CFN 315-51 3/18-4/29 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 If you’re familiar with Excel and are ready to build upon that knowledge then this is the course for you. This course will focus on pivot tables, using formulas for (but not limited to) financial, lookup and reference, and math. Students will also learn about conditional formatting, how to protect your spreadsheet from changes and how to create macros for reparative work. Advance charting and forms for easy data entry will also be covered. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Introduction to MS Word CRN# 11165 CFA 172-51 3/20-5/1 Th 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 This introductory course covers the basics of word processing and provides instruction on how to create attractive, appealing documents. Colleges and universities require students to prove their writing proficiency by composing numerous papers. Competent word processing skills are needed for optimum communication. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Computer and Internet Safety CRN# 11179 CFN 928-51 3/25 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25 If you think you’re safe from cybercriminals just because you installed anti-virus software on your computer, think again. Virus attacks are just one of the many dangers you face from scam artists, identity thieves, computer hijackers and worsen every time you turn on a computer, open e-mail, surf the web, go on Facebook or use a wireless network. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts everyone should follow for safer computing. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company. Maintaining Peak PC Performance CRN# 11159 CFN 634-51 3/26 W 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25 Learn how to perform the procedures that will free up hard disk space and how to optimize your hard drive for faster performance. These techniques apply to all versions of Windows. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Computer Survival CRN# 11161 CFA 119-01 4/1-5/1 TuTh 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $125 This stress-free workshop is intended for those who want to learn commonly used computer skills in the Windows operating system. Simple, non-technical explanations combined with hands-on experience will help you feel comfortable using a computer and learning computer basics. Topics covered include the mouse, the desktop environment, menus, creating folders and organizing your information, how to protect your computer from computer viruses, and e-mail. Students will also learn to use the Internet and the basics of Microsoft Word as well as where passwords are needed and how to select them. Personalize your machine with sound and Ease of Access tools for vision/hearing challenges. Students are required to bring a flash drive to class. This course is taught by B:>compatible, LLC, a local computer company specializing in training programs. 18 Non-Credit Courses CULINARY COURSES Cake Decorating as a Hobby CRN# 11173 CFN 679-51 1/22-2/26 W 6-9 p.m. Fee: $100 This course is an introduction to cake frosting and decorating. Topics covered will include techniques for cake and cupcake frosting and decorating, character cake creation, and tiered cakes, as well as the use of fondant and gum paste to decorate cakes and create flowers. In addition, the course will discuss general tips on cake design and creativity from baking through a finished product that is sure to impress. Additional course materials will cost about $100. This course is taught by Rebecca Yates. Ms. Yates has more than three years of cake decorating and more than a decade of baking experience. She was trained in the Wilton method of cake decorating, and demonstrates creativity and originality in her cake projects. Ms. Yates is the owner of Little Bean Cakes. Creative Mixology CRN# 11133 CFE 324-51 No class March 11 This course will provide you with the basic skills you need to work at and manage a bar that serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will introduce you to basic production processes and varieties of alcoholic beverages. Laws and procedures related to responsible alcohol service will be explored and reviewed. Students will become certified through the Training and Intervention Program for Servers of Alcohol (TIPS). Materials Fee: $20 TIPS booklet to be purchased in the bookstore prior to class. This class is taught by Jay Larkin, an Instructor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. 1/22-3/5 W 6-9 p.m. Fee: $150 Wine Exploration: Certified Specialist of Wine Exam Prep CRN# 11132 CFE 402-51 3/19-5/7 W 6-9 p.m. Fee: $380 This course will prepare the student to take the Society of Wine’s Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam, which tests a candidate’s wine knowledge and mastery of key elements within the worlds of viticulture and wine production. This class is taught by Jay Larkin, an Instructor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Introduction to Baking Yeast Breads CRN# 11134 CFE 358-01 3/1 Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $95 This is a hands-on class that will take the mystery out of baking with yeast. Each student will mix, shape, bake and take home two loaves of crusty Italian bread. In the process of creating the loaves, students will learn the necessary techniques to prepare yeast breads at home. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain Spring 2014 19 their hair and closed toed shoes. This course is taught by Paul Krebs, a Professor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Basic Cookie Decorating CRN# 11186 CFN 964-01 3/8 Sat 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $45 In this course students will get an introduction to decorating cookies with royal icing using piping bags and decorating bottles. After an icing and cooking making demonstration, students will decorate a dozen cookies with frosting made in class. Students will get to take their cookies home. Students are required to purchase a $20 cookie decorating kit, which will be distributed in class. This course is taught by Rebecca Yates. Ms. Yates has more than three years of cake decorating and more than a decade of baking experience. She was trained in the Wilton method of cake decorating, and demonstrates creativity and originality in her cake projects. Ms. Yates is the owner of Little Bean Cakes. Doughnuts and Fritters CRN# 11139 CFE 401-01 3/22 Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $95 Students will work in a professional kitchen with an experienced baker and learn how to prepare these popular treats. Students will make fresh apple fritters and both yeast-raised and cake doughnuts. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. This course is taught by Paul Krebs, a Professor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Pizzeria Pizza for the Home Kitchen CRN# 11135 CFE 375-01 3/29 Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $95 Learn to make professional quality pizzas in your home kitchen. Students will learn about the variety of doughs, sauces and toppings that can be used to make great pizza. The class will prepare a variety of different pizza doughs. Every student will have the opportunity to shape, top and bake several pizzas. Although the class will utilize professional ovens, we will discuss techniques for duplicating the results in your own oven. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. This course is taught by Paul Krebs, a Professor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Knife Skills and Basic Cooking Techniques CRN# 11138 CFE 399-01 4/12 Sat 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Fee: $95 The primary emphasis of this workshop will be on teaching students to safely use a chefâ€™s knife. The instructor will demonstrate proper technique for slicing, dicing, chopping and julienne (matchstick cut.) Students will practice these skills on a variety of fresh vegetables. The instructor will discuss knife selection and show various methods of sharpening knives. Utilizing the vegetables cut in class, the chef will demonstrate a variety of basic cooking techniques including steaming, blanching, sautĂŠing, braising and roasting. Students are encouraged to e-mail the instructor, Chef Paul Krebs, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to class for suggestions on bringing a suitable knife for class. There will be additional knives available for students to try. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. This course is taught by Paul Krebs, a Professor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. 20 Non-Credit Courses MUSIC COURSES Guitar Lessons for Adults CRN# 11155 CFN 603-51 2/3-5/2 By Appointment Fee: $250 This course will include fundamental instruction inÂ reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, an Adjunct in the School of Music. Piano Lessons for Adults CRN# 11154 CFN 597-51 2/3-5/2 By Appointment Fee: $200 This course, designed especially for the beginner ages 18 and older, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Michael Leczinsky. Mr. Leczinsky is a graduate of SCCC as well as SUNY Brockport, University at Albany and the Berklee College of Music. Mr. Leczinsky has taught music classes at SCCC, University at Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also teaches private music lessons to students throughout the Capital District. Group Piano for Adults CRN# 11157 CFN 600-01 No Class April 5 Always wanted to learn to play the piano? This course, designed especially for the adult beginner, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, chords, and learning to play in both beginning and classical styles, as well as pop. This course is taught by Arla Wilding, an Adjunct in the School of Music. 3/22-5/3 Sat 9-10 a.m. Fee: $100 More Piano for Adults CRN# 11158 CFN 625-01 No Class April 5 This course continues Group Piano I, serving those who are already proficient in beginning piano and have a basic knowledge of music reading and keyboard technique. This course is taught by Arla Wilding, an Adjunct in the School of Music. 3/22-5/3 Sat 10-11 a.m. Fee: $100 Spring 2014 21 Songwriting CRN# 11188 CFN 956-51 No class March 15 This course will focus on the technical elements of songwriting. Students will work on writing their own songs while learning the basics of song form, lyric writing, rhyme, melody and harmony. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. This course is taught by Kit Goldstein Grant. Ms. Grant is a prize winning playwright, lyricist and composer with more than a dozen productions of her plays and musicals in Upstate N.Y. She is a graduate of Union College and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in NYC. Ms. Grant is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. 1/25-3/22 Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee: $195 FITNESS COURSES Chair Hatha Yoga CRN# 11187 CFN 961-51 1/27-3/3 M 6-7 p.m. Fee: $90 If you are a senior, new to exercise or have a disability that makes exercise difficult, chair yoga may be the answer. Chair yoga uses many traditional yoga poses and modifies them to be done from a chair or with the assistance of a chair allowing more stability and greater ease in doing the poses without the worry, while still getting the benefit of yoga. The Hatha yoga focused on in this class concentrates on breathing techniques that can help lower heart rate and blood pressure, decrease anxiety and nervousness and aid pulmonary function. In addition, the yoga postures can relieve stiff joints and muscles and help with balance and coordination. This course is taught by Lynn Trudell. Ms. Trudell is a certified chair yoga instructor. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher in Shinpiden and is the owner of Live Simple: Mind, Body & Soul in Scotia. Kripalu Yoga CRN# 11194 CFN 128-01 1/4-2/8 Sat 9-10:30 a.m. Fee: $75 This class offers a slower-paced practice in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. Students will learn healthy alignment of each posture as well as breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. These practices create balance in the body by developing strength and flexibility, enhancing mental focus, reducing stress and improving overall health. This gentle yoga class is accessible to people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Please dress in comfortable layers, bring a yoga mat and water to class. This course is taught by Mary Clare Oâ€™Connor. Ms. Oâ€™Connor has been studying yoga for approximately 11 years. She is a registered 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor. 22 Non-Credit Courses Aikido for Adults CRN# 11189 CFN 785-51 CRN# 11190 CFN 785-52 1/23-2/27 3/6-4/10 Th Th 7-8:15 p.m. 7-8:15 p.m. Fee: $75 Fee: $75 Students (ages 14 years of age and older) will practice the Hombu style of Aikido, which strengthens the body, mind and spirit. Aikido uses blending and redirecting techniques, Jujutsu joint locks and boxing elements that keep this martial art applicable for all individuals. Aikido promotes self-defense, flexibility, strength building and coordination. This course is taught by Keith Pray and Suzanne Rancourt. They will teach the course in accordance with the United States Aikido Federation. Mr. Pray is a 3rd degree blackbelt with 16 years of teaching and training experience. Ms. Rancourt is a 2nd degree black belt and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. She has 14 years of teaching and training experience. Zumba Fitness CRN# 11174 CFN 802-01 3/22-5/10 Sat 8-9 a.m. Fee: $55 Let loose and feel the music. Zumba is a feel-it-to-the-core workout that fuses Latin and world rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that leaves you exhilarated and hooked for life. No experience is required. Zumba is open to all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Nancie Sohoski-Stella, a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor. TEST ASSESSING SECONDARY COMPLETION (TASC) AND ESL PROGRAMS Schenectady County Community College is pleased to announce that we are now offering our Test of Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and English as a Second Language courses through our partnerships with Capital Region BOCES and Washington Irving. Students in the Albany area who are interested in acquiring a high school diploma by taking the TASC exam or are interested in ESL should contact Capital Region BOCES at (518) 862-4775 to register. Students in the Schenectady area who are interested in taking the TASC or are interested in ESL should contact Washington Irving at (518) 370-8220 to register. Spring 2014 23 PERSONAL ENRICHMENT COURSES Drawing the Human Figure CRN# 11151 CFN 466-51 1/28-3/4 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $155 This course will be a study of the anatomy and the movement of the human body as it relates to the artist. Students will study kinetics, foreshortening, gesture, drapery and the use of printed images including anatomy charts. A model will be utilized in this class. Previous drawing experience required. Preferred text (not required): Dynamic Anatomy by Burne Hogarth. This course is taught by Jim Robinson. Mr. Robinson is a published artist who has been active in the arts for 28 years. He has been a public school art teacher and currently is an art instructor at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Equine Journalism CRN# 11192 CFN 970-51 1/30-3/6 Th 6-8 p.m. Fee: $175 There are many equine publications that cater to the hunger for information about horses. The existence of a membership organization like American Horse Publications is testimony to the enormous popularity of the horse and the many outlets for horse-loving writers and would-be writers. This course will teach the student how to write blogs, websites, and articles for newspapers or magazines or even write a book or screenplay. The aim of this course is to teach you the principles, and help you find your place in the equine media world. This course is taught by Marion E. Altieri, an alumna of Mount Holyoke College and published author. Ms. Altieri is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of f!lly Magazine and hostinista of f!lly Racing Radio on 101.3FM, WJKE The Jockey. She writes a column, Mairzy Doats, Saratoga.com and contributes to several international racing magazines and websites. Drawing Landscapes CRN# 11152 CFN 482-51 3/18-4/22 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $125 Students will use dry media such as graphite, pastels, pencil and colored pencils to develop landscapes from photos or from an imaginary design. Students will be taught techniques developed for foliage, fields, still and moving water, rocks, mountains, sky and clouds. Some drawing experience required. This course is taught by Jim Robinson. Mr. Robinson is a published artist who has been active in the arts for 28 years. He has been a public school art teacher and currently is an art instructor at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Writing Fundamentals CRN# 11193 CFN 967-51 3/18-4/22 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 This introductory writing course will focus on the basics of writing. Aspiring writers will not only learn the rules of grammar and writing, spelling and sentence structure but will also work on writing assignments that will give the student a solid foundation from which 24 Non-Credit Courses to begin their journey into the wonderful word of writing. This course is taught by Marion E. Altieri, an alumna of Mount Holyoke College and published author. Ms. Altieri is the Founder and President of White Horse Media, and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of F!LLY Magazine. She writes the Mairzy Doats column on Saratoga.com and writes for several international racing magazines and websites. Conversational Spanish CRN# 11140 CFE 481-51 3/18-5/6 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 This beginnerâ€™s course will emphasize conversational skills that are essential for those planning to travel to Spanish speaking countries or who need to communicate in Spanish. Topics include key phrases, greetings and pleasantries, food, clothing, shopping terms, principle verbs, as well as cultural norms and much more. This course is taught by Sandra Gonzalez. Ms. Gonzalez lived in the Dominican Republic for 12 years and understands the particular challenges of learning a new language as an adult. She lives in Colonie with her husband, who is Dominican, and their three children. She holds a Master of Science degree in Education and Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. Acting for Adults CRN# 11191 CFN 713-51 3/22-5/3 Sat 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $125 This theatre course emphasizes basic acting skills and how they can help in many life situations, as well as in performances and public speaking. Through exploring acting focally, physically and mentally, students will work to improve their creativity and flexibility as actors. Course content will address stage fright, vocal and physical control onstage and various ways to approach and act out dramatic roles. Students will be using theatre games, monologues, scene work and orginal work as tools for self expression, as well as improvisations around a specific set of circumstances and role reversal. This course is taught by Nadia Creamer. Ms. Creamer has a masterâ€™s degree from NYU and over 50 years of experience in professional theatre. She was the Co-Artisitic Director of the Impulse Theatre and Dance (ITAD) in NYC for 24 years. Ms. Creamer also taught drama at Columbia-Green Community College for 23 years. Introduction to Gardening CRN# 11172 CFE 144-51 3/24-5/5 M 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $100 Want to learn more about taking care of your lawn, landscape and vegetable gardens? This course will review the basics of how soil affects plant growth, how to select and install trees and shrubs, and how to have a healthy lawn. Other topics include organic vegetable gardening, composting, fertilization, annuals, perennials and using bulbs. Learn to develop, install and maintain a beautiful landscape. This course is taught by Charles Schmidt, who is currently a Senior Resource Extension Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension serving commercial nursery and landscape businesses in Albany, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene and Washington Counties. Mr. Schmidt has taught a variety of horticulture and green industry courses throughout his 24 years in commercial horticulture. Spring 2014 25 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS COURSES Advanced Program in Teaching Techniques and Methodology CRN# 11202 CFN 963-01 1/14-3/4 Tu 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fee: $250 Successful completion of this Department of Motor Vehicles approved course is one of the requirements that Certified Driving School Instructors must meet to be approved to teach the Prelicensing Course for professional driving schools. This course is taught by Joanne Darling. Ms. Darling is a certified professional driving school instructor and the owner of Easy Method Driving School. Preparing for Tomorrow’s Gap (CRHRA) CRN# 11204 CFN 968-01 1/14 Tu 8-11 a.m. Fee: $65 This course is pending strategic credit review from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) through SHRM for 2 hours. The gap in organizations’ talent is coming, if it isn’t already here. Baby Boomers are retiring at the staggering rate of 6,000 a day and with them goes a great wealth of knowledge and talent. What are you doing to prepare for the transfer of that knowledge and the acquisition of new talent? Only 40% of organizations have conducted strategic workforce planning assessments to determine their needs for the next five years. This workshop focuses on fundamental strategies to get the most of out of your aging workforce and develop skills to prepare your new workforce. Through the use of skill scans, applied skill shortage analysis, succession planning, cross training strategies and recruitment and mentoring programs, this workshop will beef up your efforts to attract and retain the best talent. This course will be taught by Deborah Mackin. Ms. Mackin is a successful international consultant, trainer, author and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. Small Business Prep: Writing a Business Plan CRN# 11200 CFN 965-51 No class March 10 This entrepreneurial class will teach students how to write a business plan, section by section. Students will learn how to write their story in the approved business plan format recognized by lenders such 1st Niagara, Key Bank, and Citizen’s Bank. Topics include creation of a business description, statement of purpose, competitive and marketing strategy formation, market research, management and personnel, financial statements, risk analysis, and the assembly of the final product. This course is taught by Larry DePaulo. Mr. DePaulo is a Business Advisor and ACA Coordinator in the Small Business Development Center at the University at Albany. He has extensive training and development experience, as well as sales, managerial and college teaching experience spanning 30 years. 1/28-3/25 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $150 26 Non-Credit Courses E-mail Marketing: Simple Strategies for Success from Constant Contact CRN# 11201 CFN 966-01 1/29 W 1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $35 E-mail is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of businesses and organizations. This workshop will teach you how to master e-mail marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue and participation. Topics will include what is permission-based e-mail marketing, e-mail list building, writing good subject lines and content, tracking results and how e-mail and social media marketing work together. This course is taught by Erik Bunaes. Mr. Bunaes is an Authorized Local Expert ™ for Constant Contact, Inc. and president of Endorphin Advisors, a management consulting firm. Customer Service Excellence: The Elements of Image CRN# 11207 CFN 972-51 2/5-2/12 W 6-9 p.m. Fee: $50 Image is how the customer sees your business. Learn the many pieces of business image that influence customers and potential clients when they choose a company for transacting business. Master the parts of your company’s image to maximize your revenue opportunities. Students will learn how to measure the many facets of image to guarantee that the best a business has to offer shines each time. This course is taught by Larry DePaulo. Mr. DePaulo is a Business Advisor and ACA Coordinator in the Small Business Development Center at the University at Albany. He has extensive training and development experience, as well as sales, managerial and college teaching experience spanning 30 years. Starting a Home-Based/Small Business CRN# 11180 CFN 929-51 2/18 Tu 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25 So, you’re thinking of starting a home-based business. What steps should you take first to save yourself needless expense? How can you get customers without expensive advertising? What, if any, technology and software do you need? What about NYS licensing and taxes? What free resources are available to help you? TechKnowProf, a home-based small business, will address these questions and more to help get you started. This course is taught by TechKnowProf, an area computer technology training company. Getting Started with Constant Contact E-mail Marketing CRN# 11183 CFN 936-05 2/26 W 1-3 p.m. Fee: $35 New to constant Contact E-mail Marketing? Want to learn some great tools and tips so you can start using Constant Contact like a pro? This workshop will introduce Constant Contact’s tools and features. Students will learn the basics and some tips and tricks to improve (or get started) with Constant Contact. Topics include creating an e-mail campaign, selecting and editing e-mail templates, branding your e-mails, editing text, adding links, importing email contacts, tracking and interpreting your results and much more. This course is taught by Erik Bunaes. Mr. Bunaes is an Authorized Local Expert ™ for Constant Contact, Inc. and president of Endorphin Advisors, a management consulting firm. Spring 2014 27 Solar, Wind and Other Renewable Energies CRN# 11195 CFN 821-51 3/22 Sat 9:30-11 a.m. Fee: $35 This course is designed for the home or business owner interested in installing a Renewable Energy system to either save on their utility bills, lower their carbon footprint or hedge themselves against rising energy costs. The course will detail all of the different types of renewable energy (RE) resources available in Upstate New York. Several of the RE types to be discussed will be solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, geothermal and biomass. By the end of the course the student will understand how each system works, pros and cons, be able to access the viability for RE at his/her property and understand how all the state incentives and tax credits help pay for these systems. This course is taught by Michael Cellini, owner of Allura Solar, a local full service solar thermal design and installation company. Grow Your Business with E-mail and Social Media CRN# 11184 CFN 955-01 3/26 W 1-3 p.m. Fee: $35 This course is designed to give small businesses and non-profit organizations some simple ideas for growing their organizations using e-mail marketing and social media. Topics include what to write about, how to get more people to stop and read your messages and how to get more action (or reaction) to your messages and offers. Students will learn what it means to run a campaign and tactics for measuring success without spending a lot of time or money. The course will also touch on Facebook, using images for higher impact and cover the importance of mobile-friendly content for higher engagement. This course is taught by Erik Bunaes. Mr. Bunaes is an Authorized Local Expert â„˘ for Constant Contact, Inc. and president of Endorphin Advisors, a management consulting firm. Social Media Marketing Made Simple CRN# 11182 CFN 934-01 4/23 W 1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $35 Youâ€™ve probably heard of social media. You may even understand the value social media can bring to your business. Now wondering how to start? In this introductory workshop, we will cover strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities. Topics include what social media really is and why use it, an introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what is right for you, how small businesses are using these tools, how to create good content, etc. This course is taught by Erik Bunaes. Mr. Bunaes is an Authorized Local Expert â„˘ for Constant Contact, Inc. and president of Endorphin Advisors, a management consulting firm. Notary Public Review CRN# 11178 CFN 810-51 4/24 Th 1-4:30 p.m. Fee: $100 This course will prepare the student for the New York State Notary Public test and provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public office. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and examples will be provided to discuss situations that a Notary Public officer is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney and minimizing legal liability. All materials will be provided. Steven E. Williams is a member of the American Society of Notaries as well as a practicing mobile notary, mortgage loan signing agent and New York State licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. 28 Non-Credit Courses