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Schenectady County Community College Office of Workforce Development

NON-CREDIT Programs and Courses

New For Fall ... • Flatbreads from Around the World • Zumba Sentao • Industrial Archaeology • Photo Shows for Social Events Using PowerPoint • Intro to Kickboxing and Boxing for Adults • Grow Your Business with E-mail/Social Media • Playwriting for Adults Other Great Fall Courses ... • High School Equivalency Diploma prep • English as a Second Language • Starting a Home-Based Business • Creative Writing Great Children’s Courses ... • Piano & Voice Lessons • Driver’s Education

And many more!

FALL 2013


Welcome Welcome 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 fall, 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 other new courses such as Industrial Archaeology, Flatbreads from Around the World, Intro to Kickboxing and Boxing for adults, Zumba Sentao, 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 web site at www.sunysccc.edu/wfd. There you will find information on courses, how to register online, FAQs and other pertinent information about our division. In this directory and on our web site, 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,

Matthew J. Grattan Executive Director of Workforce Development


Table of Contents General Information .................................................................................................. 4

Scheduling and Canceling of Courses................................................................. 4

Emergency Class Cancelation Procedures........................................................... 4

Directions to Campus......................................................................................... 4

Registration Calendar................................................................................................. 5 Refund Policy............................................................................................................. 5 Telephone Directory................................................................................................... 6 Workforce Development............................................................................................. 7 Health Profession Opportunity Grant.....................................................................8-9 Non-credit Courses:............................................................................................. 10-29

Allied Heath Courses................................................................................... 10-11

MSSC Logistics Training ................................................................................. 12

Archaeology................................................................................................. 13-15

Children and Teen Courses............................................................................... 16

Computer .....................................................................................................17-21

CRHRA Strategic Credit Series ....................................................................... 21

Culinary............................................................................................................ 22 Fitness .........................................................................................................23-24

GED and ESL................................................................................................... 25

Music ............................................................................................................... 26

Personal Enrichment.................................................................................... 27-28

Professional Development and Small Business............................................. 29-31

Looking for Credit Courses? Check out www.sunysccc.edu and click Registration/For Credit 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. Fall 2013 • 3


General Information 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 email. If your contact information has changed since your registration and you wish to receive NY-Alert 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, WGNA-FM 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.

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.

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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/academic/courses/reg.html. 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 payment has not been received one week prior to the start of a class, the registration will be dropped.

Registration Calendar Non-Credit classes begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Non-credit courses also start on other dates in September, October, November and December. Check specific courses in this directory for start dates.

In-person Registration begins

Monday, July 15, 2013

Non-Credit Classes Begin

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SCCC is closed on the following holidays: Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) and November 28 – 30 (Thanksgiving Recess).

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 may arise 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

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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 (Registrar’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

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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

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Health Profession Opportunity Grants The courses outlined below are supported by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (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, a study is being conducted 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. Participants receive training and education either in Albany or in Schenectady along with supportive and employment services. For information about enrollment: • In Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady County, contact SCAP at (518) 374-9181. • In Albany and Rensselaer County, contact ACAP at (518) 463-3175.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) CFE 007-51 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 longterm 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. Included 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.

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Home Health Aide (HHA) CFE 014-51 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 and 8 hours clinical rotations 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/HHA 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. Thus, 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, skills training, quizzes and tests, while learning skills necessary to test for their CNA license. Classes are 10-12 weeks in duration. At the end of the training the students qualify for the CNA certification exam, and are set to receive both PCA and HHA certificates.

Other Health Care offerings: • Chemical Dependency • Early Childhood Education • Health Studies • Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN)

• Medical Billing and Coding • Nutrition • Registered Nurse (RN)

SCCC/HPOG has entered into affiliation agreements with both Maria College and Ellis School of Nursing (ESON) to support students pursuing LPN or RN degrees, and to assist students pursing Associates degrees at SCCC in allied health care fields. 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 support 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, Maria College, or ESON taking

pre-requisite or academic courses preparing for health care careers. 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.

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Allied Health Courses Basic EMT Training CFE 524-51 91137 $700 EMT fee: $100 Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, September 4-December 21, 5:45-10:05 p.m.

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 Sponsor’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. All students must be at least 18 years old. This course is taught by Patty Conley, EMT Instructor.

EMT Refresher CFE 526-51 91138 $335 EMT fee: $50 Mondays, September 4-December 21, 5:45-10:05 pm

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 Sponsor’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 Patty Conley, EMT Instructor.

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Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) CFE 007 Please call the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315 for additional information or visit our website: sunysccc.edy/wfd

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. Included 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.

Home Health Aide (HHA) CFE 014 Please call the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315 for additional information or visit our website: sunysccc.edy/wfd

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 and including 8 hours clinical rotations 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.

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MSSC Logistics Training The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industrydefined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. For more information please contact Michael Henderson, Coordinator of Workforce Development at, (518) 381-1315 or grattamj@sunysccc.edu.

CLA Course (Foundational Level) This course provides students with the foundational broad knowledge they will need to understand the world of supply chain and related core competencies. The course covers the foundational-level knowledge that front-line workers in supply chain logistics should understand. Classroom and course topics cover the foundational knowledge that employees must have to be competent in the critical work activities common across all facilities within the supply chain: safety, quality control, communications, teamwork, good workplace conduct and familiarity with the key computer systems used in supply chain operations. Please check the SCCC website and click on non-credit classes and registration tab (www.sunysccc.edu) for additional scheduling information as it becomes available.

CLT Course (Mid-level Technical) This course provides students with the mid-level technical knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain logistics and related core competencies. The course covers a higher level of knowledge needed by front-line workers through front-line supervisors and traces the flow of a product from the time it enters a logistics facility through its processing, storage and shipment until it is transported to a final destination. Course topics include: product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes, customs, and dispatch and tracking operations. Please check the SCCC website and click on non-credit classes and registration tab (www.sunysccc.edu) for additional scheduling information as it becomes available.

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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 with 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

Fall

39

CFN217 Recording and Archiving Archaeological Data

Fall

25

CFN413 Native American Archaeology and Field Study

Spring

30

CFN216 Researching/Interpreting Documents

Spring

24

CFN218 Laboratory Practices and Site Study

Spring

30

CFN219 Archaeological Field Work Program

Spring

20

Certificate of Proficiency in Community Archaeology

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).

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Archaeology Courses Archaeological Research CFN 737-51 90417 $25 September 1-December 31, By Appointment

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 must speak with instructors before registering for this course. This course is taught by Dr. Ron Kingsley and Louise Basa, two area archaeologists who founded and developed the Community Archaeology Program.

Historical Archaeology and Field Study CFN 212-51 90233 $175 Tuesdays, September 3-November 12, 6-9 p.m.

This course is designed to introduce participants to the field of historical archaeology and to explore methods employed for the study of people of the past. Students will investigate local and regional lifeways of peoples of European origin who resided in the Northeast from the 17th century to the mid-19th century. Lectures, readings, discussions and hands-on activities are among the teaching methods employed. Materials fee: two textbooks totaling $50 are required. Field date to be scheduled separately. This course will be taught by Diana Carter. Ms. Carter is a former employee of GE, retiring after 38 years. She began her second career in archaeology after graduating from the SCCC Community Archaeology Program’s Basic Certificate Program.

Recording and Archiving Archaeological Data CFN 217-51 90875 $150 Thursdays, September 12-November 14, 6-9 p.m.

This course addresses why detailed records are maintained during excavation and how the artifacts and records are processed into permanent archives that form the basis for future research. Hands-on activities include artifact illustration and description, photographic recording, computer database analysis, data retrieval and final data archiving. The course is supplemented with visits to museums and archival repositories. Field dates will be scheduled separately. This course will be taught by Diana Carter. Ms. Carter is a former employee of GE, retiring after 38 years. She began her second career in archaeology after graduating from the SCCC Community Archaeology Program’s Basic Certificate Program.

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Industrial Archaeology CFN 811-51 91148 $100 Mondays, September 9-October 14, 6-8 p.m.

Learn all the basics of Industrial Archaeology including quarries, mines, mills, factories, highways, railroads and canals. Discover pieces of history in your own backyard by using landscape archaeology techniques combined with historical documents such as photographs and newspaper articles. Two field trips in the Capital District will be included during class time. Additional reading and projects are encouraged. This course is taught by Tricia Shaw. Ms. Shaw is an Education Coordinator at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. She has been practicing industrial archaeology techniques for 18 years both professionally and personally.

Artifact Preservation CFN 911-51 90888 $125 Wednesdays, October 2-November 20, 6-8:30 p.m.

This course is for students who want to become more familiar with the preservation of historic and cultural material for future study. Students will learn how chemical, biological and environmental factors impact the integrity of objects. They will also learn how to prevent deterioration through cleaning, stabilization and consolidation using non-toxic and reversible methodologies. Students will learn how to assess objects for their condition, prepare treatment proposals, conduct conservation protocols and generate a final report of the object for display and long-term storage. This course is taught by Darrell Pinckney, a member of the American Institute of Conservation for Art and Antiquities.

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Children and Teen Courses Drivers’ Education CFN 233-51 90442 $450 Tuesdays, August 27-December 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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 Drivers’ Education for 8 years. The in-car instruction will be taught by Bell’s Driving School.

Piano Lessons for Kids CFN 597-51 90878 $200 September 10-November 16, By Appointment

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 Rebecca Benjamin, a seasoned music teacher, with piano, voice, choir, musical directing and accompanist experience. Ms. Benjamin has taught at the College of Saint Rose and SCCC, serves as the organist at Niskayuna Reformed Church and music directs/accompanies throughout the Capital Region.

Voice Lessons for Kids CFN 619-51 90901 $200 September 10-November 16, By Appointment

Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 9-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Rebecca Benjamin, a seasoned music teacher, with piano, voice, choir, musical directing and accompanist experience. Ms. Benjamin has taught at the College of Saint Rose and SCCC, serves as the organist at Niskayuna Reformed Church and music directs/accompanies throughout the Capital Region.

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Computer Courses Introduction to Excel CFA 171-51 90290 $125 Wednesdays, September 4-October 16, 6-8 p.m.

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, and 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, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

Introduction to Access CFA 170-51 90579 $125 Mondays, September 9-October 21, 6-8 p.m.

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, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

Make Yourself More Marketable COMPUTER SOFTWARE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE 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; CFA 170 Intro to Access; CFA 171 Intro to Excel and CFN 147 Intro to Power Point. For more information please contact the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315.

Introduction to Windows CFA 160-01

90872

$125

Tuesdays, September 10-October 1, 6-8 p.m.

Students will learn how to use Microsoft’s Windows consumer operating system in this introductory course. They will learn how to maneuver, customize and control the computer, ensure a safe computing environment, and 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, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

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Introduction to Power Point CFN 308-51 90876 $125 Mondays, October 28-December 9, 6-8 p.m.

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 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 presentation. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

Other Computer Courses Include: Introduction to MS Word CFA 172-51 90291 $125 Thursdays, September 5-October 17, 6-8 p.m.

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, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

Computer Survival CFA 119-01 90597 $100 Tuesday/Thursday, September 10-October 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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, how to create folders and organize your information, how to protect your computer from computer viruses, and how to use e-mail. Students will also learn to use the Internet and the basics of Microsoft Word. Students are required to bring a flash drive to class. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

Web Options for Small Businesses on a Shoestring Budget CFE 391-51 90762 $25 Tuesday, September 17, 6-8 p.m.

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. 18 • Non-Credit Courses


Building a Free Website CFE 392-51 90770 $25 Tuesday, September 24, 6-8 p.m.

If you want a Website but aren’t sure where to begin, start with Weebly.com. Weebly offers a free, easy-to-use drag and drop site building tool for “non-techies.” Weebly supplies the page designs and hundreds of free quality photos; you supply the content. In this hands-on course you will learn how to use Weebly to build your free Web pages. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

Photo Shows for Social Events Using PowerPoint CFN 927-51 90891 $25 Tuesday, October 1, 6-8 p.m.

Get step-by-step instructions in this hands-on workshop. Students will quickly make self-running photo shows with sound for birthday and anniversary parties, class reunions and memorial tributes. No PowerPoint skills required but students must have basic computer skills. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

Computer and Internet Safety & Security CFN 928-51 90892 $25 Tuesday, October 8, 6-8 p.m.

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 your computer, open an 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.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CFE 139-01 90533 $250 Tuesdays, October 8-November 26, 6-9 p.m. No class 10/15

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). Students will learn to enhance their photos and 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.

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Take Command of Your E-mail CFN 960-51 $25 Tuesday, October 15, 6-8 p.m.

If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by your inbox then this is the course for you. Students will learn how to make group addresses for clubs or family, how to push all messages from a certain e-mail address into their own folder, get rid of spam and learn where deleted messages go. This class will cover basics for Hotmail, Outlook, Gmail and Yahoo. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company

Making Mailing Labels with Excel and Word CFN 930-51 90894 $25 Tuesday, October 22, 6-8 p.m.

Need labels for large mailings such as business promotions, holiday cards and invitations? In this hands-on course students will learn how to set up an address book in MS Excel and then create and print pages of labels using the mail merge function of MS Word. Students will also learn to use mail merge for form letters. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

Intermediate Excel CFN 315-51 90877 $125 Wednesdays, October 23-December 11, 6-8 p.m. No Class 11/27

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 and trig. 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, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

Maintaining Peak PC Performance CFN 634-51 90379 $25 Thursday, October 24, 6-8 p.m.

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, a local computer company specializing in training programs.

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Put the POW in PowerPoint CFN 958-51 91160 $25 Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

If you want to create PowerPoint presentations that really grab your audience and sell your message then start with a good design. This class will teach students strategies for actively engaging their audience and telling their story effectively. By applying a few simple guidelines for slide design, students will also learn why flying bullets, special effects and flashy animations are the enemies of effective communication. Students will need basic computer skills and know how to work with images and text. Students are asked to bring their PowerPoint files on a flash drive to class. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

How to Buy Computers, Printers and Accessories CFN 959-51 91161 $25 Tuesday, November 5, 6-8 p.m.

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, learn how to talk to sales staff and discover which questions to ask. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

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 Association (CRHRA) to offer four annual seminars for SPHR Strategic credit starting in Fall 2013. 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 grattamj@sunysccc.edu (www.sunysccc.edu/wfd).

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Culinary Courses Cake Decorating as a Hobby CFN 679-51 90880 $100 Tuesdays, September 3-October 8, 6-9 p.m.

This course is an introduction to basic cake frosting and decorating. Topics covered will include techniques for cake and cupcake frosting and decorating, character cake creation, tiered cakes, as well as 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 $40. This course is taught by Rebecca Yates. Ms. Yates has extensive cake decorating and 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.

Flatbreads from Around the World CFE 382-01 91142 $95 Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Students will spend the morning in a commercial kitchen preparing and baking a variety of flatbreads, both yeast raised and unleavened. Flatbreads allow you to add new textures and flavors to your menu. As an added bonus, many of them can be made very quickly. Breads will include Middle-Eastern pita, Indian filled naan, French fougasse, Moroccan crisp flatbreads and more. 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 at SCCC.

Classic Croissants and Filled Variations CFE 383-01 90873 $95 Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Students will learn to prepare the classic French laminated pastry dough for croissants. Unlike many commercial examples, these croissants will be made with pure unsalted butter, the many layers of which give them their flaky texture. From dough, students will shape and bake plain butter croissants, almond croissants and pain au chocolate, as well as a savory ham and cheese variation. 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 at SCCC.

22 • Non-Credit Courses


Fitness Intro to Kickboxing for Adults CFN 949-01 91150 $125 Mondays, September 9-October 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn Kickboxing for fitness and self-defense! Students will learn the punching, kicking, elbow and knee techniques used in Kickboxing. They will also learn to use various types of equipment including heavy bags, speed bags, uppercut bags, double-end bags and makiwara bags. Classes are fun and fast-paced. They are great for cardio and calorie-burning. This class will be taught at the Electric City Boxing and Kickboxing Gym located at 271 State St., Schenectady, NY (third floor.) All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring a water bottle. No equipment needed. This course is taught by Gina Guetti, owner of Electric City Boxing and Kickboxing. Ms. Guetti is a registered coach with USA Boxing and holds AFPA Boxing/Kickboxing Instructor Certification. She is a Fourth degree Black belt in Shotokan karate.

Intro to Boxing for Adults CFN 950-01 91151 $125 Mondays, September 9-October 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Learn Boxing for fitness and self-defense! Students will learn the basic punches used in Boxing and practice directional footwork. They will also learn to use various types of Boxing equipment including heavy bags, speed bags, uppercut bags and double-end bags. Classes are fun and fastpaced. They are great for cardio and calorieburning. This class will be taught at the Electric City Boxing and Kickboxing Gym located at 271 State St., Schenectady, NY (third floor.) All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring a water bottle. No equipment needed. This course is taught by Gina Guetti, owner of Electric City Boxing and Kickboxing. Ms. Guetti is a registered coach with USA Boxing and holds AFPA Boxing/ Kickboxing Instructor Certification. She is a Fourth degree Black belt in Shotokan karate.

Kripalu Yoga CFN 128-01 90886 $75 Saturday, September 7-October 12, 9-10:30 a.m. CFN 128-02 91055 $90 Saturdays, October 19-December 14, 9-10:30 a.m. CFN 128-02A 91165 $75 Sat, October 19 - December 14, 9-10:30 a.m.

(This session is good for 6 classes within the 8 week session)

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Students will learn healthy alignment of each posture as well as breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques.These practices create balance in the body and mind 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 O’Connor. Ms. O’Connor has been studying yoga for approximately 10 years. She is a registered 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor.

Zumba Fitness CFN 802-01 90882 $55 Saturdays, September 14-November 2, 8-9 a.m.

Let loose and feel the music! Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, caolorie-burning, dance fitness party that will get you in shape before you know it! No experience is necessary. Students are asked to please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Nancie Sohoski-Stella, a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor.

Zumba Sentao CFN 957-01 91159 $85 Saturdays, September 14-November 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Grab a chair, feel the beat and learn how to use your own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition, endurance and tone your physique. No experience is necessary. Students are asked to please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Nancie Sohoski-Stella, a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor.

Chair Hatha Yoga CFN 961-51 91162 $75 Mondays, September 16-October 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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. 24 • Non-Credit Courses


GED and ESL Courses GED Prep CFA 095-01 90292 $175 Monday-Friday, September 16-October 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. CFA 095-02 90293 $175 Monday-Friday, October 28-December 6, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

This class features an applied curriculum designed to significantly improve success rates on the GED exam. Emphasis will be placed on building your basic reading, writing and mathematic skills. Workbook fees additional. Students must be 17 years of age or older. This course is taught by Thomas Kaiser. Mr. Kaiser has been involved in the education system for 40 years. He has taught GED courses for 15 of those 39 years.

GED Prep CFA 095-51 90289 $175 Monday/Wednesday, September 4-December 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This class features an applied curriculum designed to significantly improve success rates on the GED exam. Emphasis will be placed on building your basic reading, writing and mathematic skills. Workbook fees additional. Students must be 17 years of age or older. This course is taught by Mary Kohan, a GED Instructor at Schenectady County Community College and an Adult Basic Education Instructor with SCCC’s HPOG Program in Albany. Mary has worked as Academic Services Coordinator at The Wage Center in Albany and as a GED Instructor at Glenmont Job Corps Academy.

English as a Second Language CFA 173-01 90580 $125 Tuesday/Thursday, September 10-December 4, 2-4 p.m. CFA 173-51 90294 $125 Tuesday/Thursday, September 10-December 4, 6-8 p.m.

This course is designed to assist ESL (English as a Second Language) students from the community to learn to speak and write the English language. It focuses on correct pronunciation, conversational skills, writing skills, and necessary grammar lessons. This course is taught by Christopher Russell. Mr. Russell is a master’s level instructor of ESL and currently works as an ESL instructor at the English Connection.

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Music Courses Guitar Lessons for Adults CFE 603-51 91144 $250 September 10-November 16, By Appointment

Learn how to play the guitar! This course will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of 10, halfhour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. This course is taught by Matthew Billie, an Adjunct who teaches guitar in the School of Music at SCCC.

Group Piano for Adults CFN 600-01 90581 $100 Saturdays, September 14-October 19, 9-10 a.m.

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 who teaches piano in the School of Music at SCCC.

More Piano for Adults CFN 625-01 90755 $100 Saturdays, September 14-October 19, 10-11 a.m.

This course continues Group Piano for Adults, 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 who teaches piano in the School of Music at SCCC.

Songwriting CFN 956-51 91158 $195 Saturdays, September 21-November 9, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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. This course is taught by Kit Goldstein Grant and Rebecca Benjamin. Ms. Grant is a prize winning playwright, lyricist and composer with over 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 New York City. Ms. Grant is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. Ms. Benjamin is a seasoned music teacher, with piano, voice, choir, musical directing, and accompanist experience. She has taught at the College of Saint Rose and SCCC, serves as the organist at Niskayuna Reformed Church and music directs/ accompanies throughout the Capital Region. 26 • Non-Credit Courses


Personal Enrichment Creative Writing CFE 600-51 91143 $125 Tuesdays, September 10-October 15, 6-8 p.m.

Writing is a joyful expression, whether you hope to become a professional or not. This course will take us from the basics (grammar, spelling and rules of writing), through concepts such as literary license and the elusive “finding your voice.” Identifying your passion and writing about it is a key concept—once we do that, finding media that will pay you to write about what you love is easy. Join us for this six-week adventure, and become part of the community of people who’ve found personal and professional fulfillment through this wonderful, heart-ful art. 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.

Intro to Drawing CFN 453-51 91146 $125 Tuesdays, September 10-October 15, 6-8:30 p.m.

This course is a general introduction to different techniques used in drawing including linear and atmospheric perspective, various line techniques (including penline), shading techniques and grayscale, texture and texture gradient. Different areas will be explored including: still life, portraiture, the human figure, architectural rendering, landscapes and animals. 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.

Playwriting for Adults CFN 952-51 91152 $150 Saturdays, September 21-November 9, 1:30-4 p.m.

This course will cover the fundamentals of playwriting. It will use exercises and work shopping to help students begin transforming their original ideas into plays. Students will work outside of class to complete outlines and scenes that will be read and discussed in class. Both beginning playwrights and those with more experience are welcome. Required course materials: Please purchase the book Playwriting, Brief & Brilliant by Julie Jensen. This course will be taught by Kit Goldstein-Grant. Ms. Grant is a prize winning playwright, lyricist and composer with over a dozen productions of her plays and musicals in upstate New York. She is a graduate of Union College and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in New York City. Ms. Grant is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Composers and Lyricists.

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Getting Yourself Published CFN 155-51 91145 $125 Tuesdays, October 29-December 3, 6-8 p.m.

OK, so you’re a writer, but a writer without readers is silenced. During this course, we’ll help you identify the print and electronic media through which your words will find your audience. Whether you aspire to write for magazines, books, blogs or other Web-based columns—your desires can be fulfilled, with a little work and a lot of encouragement from instructor, author Marion E. Altieri, and from classmates who want to help you succeed. By the end of the course, you’ll know which media are most attractive to you, and how to get yourself placed. 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/Editorin-Chief of F!LLY Magazine. She writes the Mairzy Doats column on Saratoga.com and writes for several international racing magazines and websites.

Acting for Adults CFN 713-51 91147 $125 Saturdays, September 14-October 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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 vocally, 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 original work as our tools for self expression, as well as improvisations around a specific set of circumstances and role reversal. The course will also include improvisations around a specific set of circumstances and role reversal. This course is taught by Nadia Creamer. Ms. Creamer has a master’s degree from NYU and over 50 years of experience in professional theatre. She was the co-artistic 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.

28 • Non-Credit Courses


Professional Development and Small Business Solar, Wind and Other Renewable Energies CFN 821-51 90765 $50 Saturday, September 14, 9:30-11 a.m.

This course is designed for home or business owners 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 discuss 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 and their pros and cons, be able to access the viability for RE at their 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.

Power of E-mail Marketing CFN 935-51 90899 $35 Wednesday, September 18, 1-2:30 p.m. CFN 935-51 91149 $35 Wednesday, October 16, 1-2:30 p.m.

E-mail is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. This workshop will cover 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 include permission-based marketed, e-mail list building, increasing deliverability and open rates, writing good subject lines, etc. 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.

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Getting Started with Constant Contact E-mail Marketing CFN 953-51 91154 $35 Wednesday, September 25, 1-3 p.m. CFN 953-52 91155 $35 Wednesday, October 23, 1-3 p.m.

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? In this highly practical live guided demonstration, we’ll introduce Constant Contact’s tools and features. Students will learn the basics and some great tips and tricks to improve (or get started) with e-mail marketing. 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.

Notary Public Review CFN 810-01 90766 $100 Wednesday, September 25, 1-4:30 p.m.

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, deferring to an attorney and minimizing legal liability. All materials will be provided. This course is taught by Steven E. Williams. Mr. 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.

Grow Your Business with E-mail and Social Media CFN 955-51 91156 $35 Wednesday, October 2, 1-3 p.m. CFN 955-52 91157 $35 Wednesday, October 30, 1-3 p.m.

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, how to use images for higher impact and the importance of mobile-friendly content for higher engagement. 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.

30 • Non-Credit Courses


Get that Grant CFE 334-51 90763 $75 Thursdays, October 3-17, 3-5 p.m.

Students will learn how to find and evaluate potential grant funding sources for projects, what basic elements should be included in a grant proposal and how to set up a budget. Students will get feedback on their grant ideas and write a short, basic grant proposal that can be modified as needed when applying to specific funding sources. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

Starting a Home-Based/Small Business CFN 929-51 90893 $25 Tuesday, September 10, 6-8 p.m.

So, you’re thinking of starting a homebased 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 New York state licensing and taxes? What free resources are available to help you? techKnow PROF, a home-based small business, will address these questions and more to help get you started on the road to your small business endeavor. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company.

What Small Business Owners Need to Know CFN 962-51 91163 $25 Monday, September 16, 6-9 p.m. CFN 962-52 91164 $25 Wednesday, October 2, 6-9 p.m.

The course will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It will cover mandates and requirements of the Small Business within the ACA for businesses with 50 or more employees, businesses with less than 50 employees, and sole proprietors, as well as the individual application process, the four benefit levels, consumer assistance and more. Students will also discuss implementation of the ACA within the business. 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 in development, sales, managerial and college teaching experience spanning 30 years.

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