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Hatha Yoga I: Release From Tension Hatha Yoga may be the answer if the tension and stress of everyday life are getting you down, if you are unable to let go and relax, or if you feel the need to get your body back into shape but dislike strenuous exercise. The slow, gentle stretching is designed to release muscular and mental tension, to tone and firm the entire body, and to open energy channels clogged with tension buildup. Wear unrestrictive, comfortable clothing and bring a mat to each class. Register early – this class fills quickly. Sections One and Three meet at Highlands Community Center, 25 Lee Circle, Johnson City. Instructors: Vinni Wingell (Sections -01 & -03); Michelle Osovski (Section -02)
Introduction to Kettlebells Are you looking to build strength, tighten up your muscles, lose fat, and get a great cardio workout, all at the same time? Kettlebells may be just what you are looking for! Instructor Rich White teaches you all the basics you need to know to build a great foundation and understanding so you can continue on your own after the course is done. This class meets at Ironworks Gym, 126 E. Service Road, Binghamton. Instructor: Rich White, BS in Clinical Exercise Science, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist WE 181 $55 6 Mondays, February 7-March 14 6-7 p.m. Iron Works Gym, Binghamton
Section One WE 856-01 $55 6 Tuesdays, February 8-March 15 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center Section Two WE 856-02 $55 6 Thursdays, February 10-March 17 5:30-7 p.m. Business Building-224 Section Three WE 856-03 $55 6 Tuesdays, March 29-May 10 (no class 4/12) 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center
Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga Based on the Sun Salutation, Vinyasa Yoga is known for its dynamic, meditative and creative sequences. This flowing style combines rhythmic breathing with conscious movement, increasing strength and flexibility while uniting body, breath and mind. Experience being totally present in the midst of movement and enjoy the flow of being alive. Recommended for students with some previous Yoga experience. Instructor: Vinni Wingell, Himalayan Institute trained Yoga instructor. This class meets at Highlands Community Center, 25 Lee Circle, Johnson City. Section One WE 088-01 $55 6 Wednesdays, February 9-March 16 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center Section Two WE 088-02 $55 6 Wednesdays, March 30-May 11 (no class 4/13) 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center
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Pilates: A Mat Class
Barefoot Cardio Pilates
The Pilates Method of exercise is designed to give you a leaner, stronger, healthier body that is flexible and pain-free. With a focus on breathing, posture and balance, Pilates is “noimpact,” and is very easy on the joints. Pilates is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to build strong, lean muscles without bulking up, and enjoy a healthier, more energized body. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone regardless of age, fitness level, or body condition. Most exercises can be easily modified and customized for individual needs. Appropriate for the novice to the advanced exercises.
Barefoot training is cutting edge fitness technology to help strengthen your feet and correct imbalances in your ankles, knees and hips. By being barefoot, you can retrain your feet to do what they were meant to do… MOVE. Allison Ellis, BCC Faculty and AFAA certified professional, combines Pilates, Yoga, dance conditioning, plyeometrics and basic fitness components to help build a strong, lean body. Bring a water bottle, towel, and yoga mat. No shoes required!
- Improve posture, balance, and coordination - Build core strength without “bulking up” - Increase flexibility and agility - Develop optimal core control - Create flat abdominals, slender thighs, and a strong back - Provide a refreshing mind & body workout - Increase stability and peripheral mobility - Help prevent injury - Complement other methods of exercise - Improve performance in sports - Improve circulation - Assist with weight loss & weight maintenance Wear loose, comfortable clothing and socks or bare feet, and bring a pen and paper to class. Instructor: Allison Ellis WE 049 $55 6 Mondays, February 14-March 21 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106
Pilates on the Ball Take your Pilates practice to the next level. Allison Ellis utilizes the stability ball, pilates ball and Bender ball to build upon basic pilates techniques to encourage growth in building long lean lines, increasing flexibility and gaining strength. Bring a stability ball if you have one (a limited amount are available) and wear clothing that goes below the knee for ball work. Shoes are not necessary. (Note: no class 4/11) WE 163 $55 6 Mondays, March 28-May 9 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106
Section One WE 176-01 $55 6 Wednesdays, February 23-March 30 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106 Section Two WE 176-02 $49 5 Wednesdays, April 6-May 11 (no class 4/13) 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106
STRIDE – Strength and Tone Real Intense Dance Exercise STRIDE (created by Shaun T. of Hip Hop Abs and Insanity), is a group exercise class that incorporates a combination of toning and dance exercises that have proven to be effective ways of improving cardiovascular systems and strengthening muscles. The purpose of STRIDE training is to fuse cardio dance with body weighted toning exercises so participants can build cardiovascular endurance and shape their bodies without weights or equipment. Enjoy completing a dance routine and feel pumped and lean at the completion of the class. Give yourself the best of both worlds, the lean body of a dancer with the physique and fitness level of a professional athlete. Instructor: Allison Ellis, Certified STRIDE Instructor Section One WE 186-01 $55 6 Mondays, February 14-March 21 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106 Section Two WE 186-02 $55 6 Mondays, March 28-May 9 (no class 4/11) 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106
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Flirtatious Fitness Want to spice up your workout and dance your way fit? Join Allison Ellis, BCC Faculty and AFAA certified professional, as she guides you through a workout that burns tons of calories, builds confidence and tones sexy muscles. Flirtatious workouts are the newest and hottest fitness based class in the country. Come see what everybody is talking about – leave your inhibitions at the door. Please wear fitness shoes and pants that go below the knees. A chair is utilized during the class for more FUN. The instructor will let participants know which week(s) so they can bring their own if desired. (Note: no class 4/13) WE 175 $49 5 Wednesdays, April 6-May 11 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106
Dance Your Way to Weight Loss Are you tired of the same old fitness routine? Would you like to try something different? Learn the latest styles of Dance Aerobics including Salsa (Zumba-inspired), Tribal, Funk, Retro, Hip Hop and a few added surprises! Wear comfortable clothes, fitness shoes, and bring a towel and water bottle and get ready to dance your way to weight loss! Instructor: Allison Ellis, AFAA Certified Instructor WE 149 $55 6 Wednesdays, February 23-March 30 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106
Latin Exercise Isn’t it time you found an exercise format that you love to do? Learn how to do Latin dances while getting exercise – Cha-cha, salsa, swing and samba your way to a great figure while enjoying the rhythms of Latin music! Stretching time at the beginning of class warms you up to prepare for some sizzling and fun Latin exercise. No partner is needed. This is a dance exercise class not to be compared to Zumbastyle exercise. Instructor: Francine Stein, USA Dance WE 144 $39 3 Sundays, February 27-March 13 2-3 p.m. Student Center West-106
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Zumba Strengthen your CORE and tone your muscles with Kelli Stein, Official Zumba Instructor. Zumba is a Latin influenced dance aerobic class. Follow the instructor and add your own expression to each move. Increase your endurance, stamina and strength in each class while listening to the latest music from Hip Hop, R&B, Reggaeton, Salsa, Cumbia and more. Please bring a water bottle, a towel and Join the Party™! WE 184 $55 6 Fridays, February 18-March 25 4:30-5:30 p.m. Student Center West-106
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Beginning Tai Chi Chuan
Chi Gong for Health and Relaxation Improve your health and well being with Chi Gong. These techniques have been known and practiced in China for hundreds of years. This gentle, powerful “moving meditation” balances you physically, mentally and emotionally and is easy to learn. Each lesson builds on the one before it. Please wear casual, loose fitting clothing and bring a blanket or sweatshirt for the meditation portion of the class. An optional practice DVD is available from the instructor for $10. Instructor Rick Gridley has been a student of various forms of Chi Gong since 2004. WE 137 $39 2 Wednesdays, March 30-April 6 7-9 p.m. Business Building-224
Tai Chi Chuan is a set of naturally flowing movements performed slowly in a sequence with a spirit of calmness, balance, and awareness. It teaches ways of relaxation and is excellent for stress reduction. Regular practice develops strength and flexibility of the joints, muscles and ligaments, while enhancing the performance of the cardiovascular system with a minimum of strain on the body. Come to class wearing loose clothing and sneakers. Instructor: Dave Belknap WE 315 $55 6 Saturdays, February 19-March 26 10-11:30 a.m. Student Center West-106
Intermediate T’ai Chi Chuan Introduction to Weight Lifting Are you ready to make a long term, positive commitment to getting in shape by joining a gym but don’t know what to do after you sign up? Stop limiting yourself to the treadmill and a boring routine you got out of a magazine. This class teaches how to correctly perform a number of free weight, machine and body weight exercises to help you get in shape faster and stay injury free while doing it! Instructor Rich White is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who holds a BS in Clinical Exercise Science. This course meets at Ironworks Gym, 126 E. Service Road, Binghamton. WE 170 $55 6 Wednesdays, February 9-March 16 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ironworks Gym, Binghamton
T’ai Chi Chuan is a set of naturally flowing movements performed slowly in a sequence with a spirit of calmness, balance and awareness. This is a great class for those who have taken the beginning class (WE315 Beginning T’ai Chi) or have some experience and would like to learn more of the Yang short form. Come to class wearing loose clothing and sneakers. (Note: no class 4/23) Instructor: David Belknap WE 177 $55 6 Saturdays, April 2-May 14 10-11:30 a.m. Student Center West-106
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Spinning (Indoor Cycling)
Aging Strong and Fit
SPINNING® is a moderate to high intensity workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. An indoor cycling class set to music, riders control their own intensity by adjusting speed and resistance to load to meet their individual needs. A typical 45 minute SPINNING® workout can burn up to 650 calories! Be challenged as your instructor begins by taking you on a nice leisurely stroll, through some hills and valleys, over bumps and up the steepest mountain and back down again. You just never know what to expect! The ride is between 45 and 50 minutes with a stretch series at the end of each class. This class meets at Riverwalk Athletic Center, Corner of Henry and Water Streets, Binghamton. (at the back of the Regency Hotel) Instructor: Kristina DelViscio
This class fuses strength training, cardio and core abdominal work. Focus on different muscle groups to build strength and stamina and reduce your risk of injury. Improve your strength, your general fitness, improve your bone density, and learn the fundamentals of proper posture, breathing and relaxation. Instructor: Jessica Surdey WE 183 $55 6 Thursdays, February 10-March 17 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106
Section One WE 180-01 $55 6 Mondays, February 7-March 14 7:30-8:30 p.m. Riverwalk Athletic Center, Binghamton Section Two WE 180-02 $55 6 Tuesdays, March 22-May 3 (no class 4/12) 7:30-8:30 p.m. Riverwalk Athletic Center, Binghamton
Introduction to Band Resistance Training Get a great workout without using heavy equipment, complicated machines or running on a treadmill! Band Resistance Training is a challenging total body training program that can be done anywhere, with equipment that is easy to transport. Bands are available to use during class. If you would like to purchase the bands to keep at home, they are available from the instructor for $12 per band. Instructor Rich White is a Certified Strength Training Specialist who holds a BS in Clinical Exercise Science. This class meets at Ironworks Gym, 126 E. Service Road, Binghamton. WE 190 $55 6 Wednesdays, February 9-March 16 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ironworks Gym, Binghamton
Biosonic Tuning Biosonic Tuning is a natural method of healing using tuning forks and Tibetan singing bowls. These methods can help the body release tension, stress, sore muscles, fatigue and restore a sense of well being. Discover how to use these methods to achieve an inner peace in minutes, not hours. Instructor: Jan Fiore WE 187 $39 2 Wednesdays, March 23-30 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-318
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Middle Eastern Belly Dance Join Helena for an introduction to the various dances performed in Egypt and the Middle East. The focus is on danse orientale, commonly known as “belly dance.” An experience in body awareness, the dance utilizes almost every muscle and joint of the body and improves grace, movement, balance, and flexibility (and is also a fun way to exercise!). MN 198 $55 6 Sundays, February 27-April 3 1-2 p.m. Student Center West-106
Advanced Wedding Dance Basics Join Francine and Steve Stein to polish your dancing skills and practice advanced steps with your partners. Sharpen your skills while learning advanced steps for the East Coast Swing and the Waltz. Price is per person. Register early, class size is limited. Prerequisite: MN305 Wedding Dance Basics. This class meets at the Dance Studio at Greater Golf, 225 Harrison Avenue, Endicott (former Philadelphia Sales Building). MN 485 $55 4 Wednesdays, April 20-May 11 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio at Greater Golf, Endicott
Wedding Dance Basics Have confidence when you step out on the dance floor on that special day! Join Francine and Steve Stein to polish your dancing skills and practice with your partners. Learn the most popular wedding dances: East Coast Swing and Waltz. The Stein’s discuss music selection, so bring a CD of your choices and get expert advice on music that is easy to dance to and helps you look great on the dance floor. Price is per person. Bring the parents, in-laws and wedding party members! Register early, class size is limited. This class meets at the Dance Studio at Greater Golf, 225 Harrison Avenue, Endicott (former Philadelphia Sales Building). Section One MN 305-01 $55 4 Wednesdays, February 9-March 2 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio at Greater Golf, Endicott Section Two MN 305-02 $55 4 Wednesdays, March 9-30 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio at Greater Golf, Endicott
Ballroom Tango Have you watched contestants tango on Dancing With The Stars and decided you would like to learn how? The Ballroom Tango is a dramatic dance that has its roots in the Argentine Tango. Unlike the Argentine Tango which is based on improvisation, the Ballroom Tango is a series of learned sequences that remain fixed. Join Francine and Steve Stein as they guide you through the basic steps of the Ballroom Tango. Enrollment is encouraged in mixed teams of two. Fee is per individual. This course meets at the Dance Studio at Greater Golf, 225 Harrison Avenue, Endicott. (former Philadelphia Sales Building.) MN 509 $45 3 Mondays, April 25-May 9 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio at Greater Golf, Endicott
Francine & Steve Stein
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Women Can Drum! A common misconception is that drumming is for the guys. However, research into the history of drumming reveals that women were the first drummers and they played a frame drum. The tradition of women drumming is alive, very active and available to you. If you are curious, or have been drawn to the drum and want to try African drumming, this beginners djembe course is the perfect place to begin. Learn the basics and explore djembe in a supportive and relaxed environment. Instructor and performer Elizabeth Orleski (www.drumzzone.com) has been playing African drums for 13 years, teaching Djembe, conducting workshops and facilitating drum circles for seven. She has published several articles on the health benefits of drumming, as well as three companion guides for individual and group lessons. She is also registered with the DCFG (Drum Circle Facilitators Guild), a member of PAS (Percussive Art Society), and is co-owner of The DrumZZone/Home of Notbongos in Endicott. Rental drums are available for an additional fee for the duration of the class. This course meets at The DrumZZone, 112 Washington Avenue, Endicott. MN 361 $59 3 Sundays, February 27-March 13 2:30-4:30 p.m. The DrumZZone, Endicott
Beginning Guitar Learn to play the guitar in a few short lessons. Bring your own guitar or a rented instrument (acoustic or electric with small practice amp). Begin with the basics learning guitar terminology, fret board layout, note values, rhythm and progress to basic chords, melodies and easy songs. Classical, folk, rock, gospel, pop, flat-picking, finger-picking, and other styles are also covered. Emphasis is on learning and having fun! Receive individual as well as group instruction. The instructor provides one volume of music for a fee of $3 paid to the instructor in class. Be prepared to enjoy yourself! Instructor Eric Ross (BA, MA-SUNY) is a professional composer, performer and teacher. He has performed his works at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals. He has taught all levels of guitar for over 25 years and has a special interest in developing beginning musicians. HB 069 $74 6 Wednesdays, February 9-March 16 6:30-8 p.m. Wales Building-203B
Introduction to Frame Drums – With and Without Jingles The frame drum is one of the oldest drums in existence and, depending on the style, may or may not have jingles. They are hand held drums with natural hide or synthetic skin stretched over a narrow circular frame like the tar, bender, riq, tambourine and native drum. Available in many sizes, these drums have a sweet and calming sound and are very portable. Explore the tar (no jingles) and riq (jingles), basic sounds, techniques for standing and sitting and learn various Middle Eastern rhythms. If you have been searching for a unique drum and have explored other types and have not found something that resonates with you, this may be your answer. Drums are available for purchase; a limited number of drums are available to use during the class. Please contact The DrumZZone at 607/2066192 to reserve a frame and riq if you do not own them. Class meets at The DrumZZone, 112 Washington Avenue, Endicott. Instructors: Elizabeth Orleski (Tar) and Kam DeLong (Riq) MN 514 $49 Sunday, February 20 2-5 p.m. The DrumZZone, Endicott
A Wee Bit Bodhran Basics The bodhran (pronounced bow-rawn or bawron) is regarded as an indigenous drum of Ireland. It is unique because of its “one-handed” style of striking the drum. Learn the basics of this ancient instrument, and the all-important etiquette of a traditional Irish seisiún. Bring your bodhran to class. A limited number are available on loan from the instructor or they may be purchased locally at Imagika in Binghamton for approximately $80. With a willingness to practice and learn, you should be on your way to becoming a bodrani in a few short weeks. Discover the history of the bodhran, the physical characteristics of the drum, explore the many different playing styles, rudiments, and the common rhythms associated with traditional Irish music. Focus is on “Traditional Irish” but includes a discussion of the bodhran in modern music. A $10 fee for a beginning tutorial is payable to the instructor in class. Be prepared to laugh and have fun! Instructor Jim Thompson has been a percussionist for over 45 years and is a regular player at local advanced sessions. HB 106 $59 4 Mondays, February 7-28 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-201
Introduction to Irish Fiddle Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Begin to build a repertoire of common Irish jigs, reels and more. Learn how to perform and apply common left hand ornaments including the roll, the cut, and the bowed triplet, as well as some stylish bow patterns common to Irish fiddle. Students should already be able to comfortably play basic melodies on the instrument. Tunes are taught by ear, although sheet music is provided. If you have questions as to whether your skill level is appropriate for this class, please contact the instructor at 607/6873675 or email at email@example.com. Instructor: Hope Grietzer HB 123 $39 4 Mondays, February 28-March 21 6-7 p.m. location to be determined
Of Ireland Beginning Harp Have you always wanted to play the harp but did not know how to get started? Here is an affordable, fun way to experience the pleasures and power of this glorious instrument. Basic hand position, fingering techniques, harmonization, improvisation and tuning are taught. Familiar pieces are learned by ear and basic reading skills are covered to facilitate learning new music. Students participate in ensembles as well as solo playing. Small harps are available for rent for the duration of the course for approximately $45. Contact the instructor for harp rental at 607/687-1889 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor: Melissa Collins HB 122 $69 4 Mondays, March 7-28 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-201
Irish Dancing for Beginners Traditional Irish Whistle Have you ever listened to Irish music and wished you could play along or understand the tune? Most Irish, and a good deal of traditional American, music can be played on the pennywhistle or Feadog (modern Gaelic word for Feadan). This expanded class begins with an emphasis on Irish styles of ornamentation and rhythm using tunes played at various Irish sessions throughout the Southern Tier. With the Feadan’s built in whistle it makes getting started playing tunes easy. Please bring a key of “D” pennywhistle/tin whistle to class. They can be purchased at McNeil’s or Music City in Vestal. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This class is not recommended for beginning whistle players. (Note: no class 2/22) Instructor: Daniel O. Ragan HB 111 $59 4 Tuesdays, February 8-March 8 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-201
Have you always been inspired by Irish Dancing but assumed “I’ll never be able to do that?” Discover the fun of traditional Irish dancing and get an aerobic workout at the same time! Learn the basic steps essential to mastering Irish ceili dance as well as popular dances you can do at festivals, weddings, or just to impress your friends and family. Wear non-restrictive clothing and light weight sneakers, flats or ballet-type shoes. No experience required. Enrollment is encouraged in teams of two. Fee is per individual. Instructor: Bríd Ní Mhairtín MN 177 $49 4 Tuesdays, February 22-March 15 6-7:30 p.m. Student Center West-106
Mudcloth (Bogolanfini) Painting Workshop There is a rich, time-honored tradition among African women of creating and painting on mudcloth. This hands-on workshop uses soil samples from all over the world. Learn how to create your own mudcloth, how to prepare the cloth for painting, and the necessary tools that are needed. Your instructor, Kathye Arrington, provides students with information about the ingredients used to make teas with tannic acid to prepare the cloth for painting. African fonts and symbols are also provided. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. CF 092 $79 4 Wednesdays, March 9-30 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
One Stroke Painting Learn 16 specific strokes that put the painting of flowers and vines on objects within the reach of nearly anyone who can hold a brush. Practice incredibly simple one-stroke, nevertake-your-brush-off-the-paper designs for beautiful painted items that make any house a showpiece. A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring two water containers, a roll of paper towels, and a roll of waxed paper. Instructor: Kathy Smith, OSCI Certified Instructor CF 120 $49 3 Thursdays, March 24-April 7 6:30-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
Watercolor–Pen and Ink Working with watercolor washes and dry brush painting, have fun learning ink strokes to create values in your inking or drawing. Instructor Kathy Smith leads you step by step through this technique to create your own finished painting–matted and ready for framing. A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first session. CF 185 $49 3 Tuesdays, February 8-22 6:30-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
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Oil Painting Like the Old Masters (With Non-Toxic Materials) Beginners to advanced painters can develop and hone painting skills and techniques in this program. Learn the fundamentals of oil painting without using turpentine or other toxic mediums. Painting is taught in a step-by-step method designed to increase painting knowledge and skill. Finish the course with at least one successful painting to frame and hang proudly. Discover that you can paint still life like the old masters. If you learn to paint still life, you can go on to paint any subject matter effectively: portrait, landscape and more. Please bring a glass jar with a lid, a bar of Ivory soap, plastic grocery bags, a roll of paper towels, and any painting supplies you have to class. If you are new to oil painting and don’t know what paints and brushes to buy, the instructor can provide everything for a fee of $30 payable in class. Please register for Section 02 if you are purchasing supplies from the instructor. Instructor: Kathy Smith CF 154 $69 4 Thursdays, February 17-March 10 6:30-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
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Introduction to Drawing II
Watercolor – Have Fun With Color Take the plunge into watercolor! Learn how to use color to complete your own matted painting that is ready to frame. Please bring a roll of paper towels. A supply fee of $35 is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Kathy Smith CF 227 $39 Saturday, March 26 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
Introduction to Drawing This class is designed to teach the basic drawing skills that provide a solid foundation for you to build on. Using handouts and demonstrations, learn proven techniques that allow you to learn this form of art. Topics include:
- Line action - Line weight - Basic shapes - Shading - Grayscale values - Basic perspective Discover how to break down objects and have a better understanding of how to approach any subject you wish to draw. Your instructor, Richard Henry, is available to answer any questions you may have along the way and provide you with encouragement and constructive feedback. If you have always wanted to learn to draw, join us for this informative class. Please bring the following supplies: Set of drawing pencils with hardness and softness of (H, 2H, 3H, 4H)(B, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B); 18 x 24 drawing pad (Strathmore); 8.5 x 11 sketch book; eraser kit. CF 765 $79 6 Tuesdays, February 8-March 15 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313
This course is designed for individuals who have previous drawing experience. Explore various ways to improve your drawing knowledge and confidence. In class tasks are designed to help you understand composition, grayscale values, tone and line. The instructor provides coaching for class exercises that improve your drawing ability. Learn a variety of shading techniques and how to render various textures including wood, stone, glass, fabric and other surfaces. Focus on mastering the process of measuring, proportions and establishing a solid foundation by defining proper angels to ensure your drawing success. Some outside weekly drawing projects are required to help keep you engaged in the process. Please bring the following supplies: Set of drawing pencils with hardness and softness of (H, 2H, 3H, 4H)(B, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B); 18 x 24 drawing pad (Strathmore); 8.5 x 11 sketch book; eraser kit. Participants should have completed at least 12 hours of drawing instruction or have taken CF765 Introduction to Drawing. (Note: no class 4/12) Instructor: Richard Henry CF 235 $79 6 Tuesdays, March 22-May 3 6-8 p.m. Mechanical Building-108
Explore Creativity Through Art Whether you are an artist that wants to loosen your style or someone who has always said “I’m not creative”, this is the course for you. Everyone leaves with a finished painting at the end of the class. Topics include art history, how to use art to relax and have fun, how to use household items to learn what texture and colors are good for your home décor, and more. Please bring an object from home (ie. comb, spatula, pine cone). A supply fee of $24 is payable to the instructor in class that includes everything you need to complete your work of art. Tap in to your creativity! Instructor: Margaret Bernier CF 228 $43 3 Tuesdays, April 19-May 3 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-318
A Day of Jewelry Making Learn to construct earrings, bracelets, pins, rings and necklaces with cold techniques while using basic metalworking tools such as the jeweler’s saw, files, pliers, hammers and more. Come ready with design ideas and any baubles you would like to incorporate into your truly original pieces. Affordable base metals (brass, copper, nickel-silver) are used but the techniques are directly applicable to working in silver or gold. A required kit of basic metal-working tools, that are yours to keep, is available from the instructor for $60, payable in class. Additional metal, gems and beads are available for purchase from the instructor. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. Registration/ cancellation deadline: March 25. No refunds after this date. Judy is currently showing her work at Gallery 41 in Owego. Instructor: Judy Bjorkman CF 045 $69 Saturday, April 9 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mechanical Building-108
Textured Fine Silver Jewelry Workshop Join instructors Lauren McCarthy and Maren Michaels as they guide you the basics of working with fine silver metal clay to create a four-part pendant with a set stone and earrings. Choose your own textures and a colored cubic zirconia to set in the pendant. All steps to complete your projects are covered. Topics include:
- Tools and working principles - Working with metal clay - Drying and sanding - Hand firing - Finishing A $75 supply fee is payable to the instructors in class. Please wear close-toed shoes. This program meets at Metal Clay ARTchitects, 6 Emma Street, 2nd Floor, Binghamton. Lunch is on your own. CF 231 $69 Saturday, March 5 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Metal Clay ARTchitects, Binghamton
Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Design Metal Beads and More If you enjoy beading and want to make your own metal beads, connectors, hangers for focal beads, bails, toggles and more, this course is for you. Using affordable brass, copper and nickel-silver sheet and wire, use cold methods to construct a bangle and a pair of earrings combining metal with beads of stone or glass. Demonstrations of the use of a coiling tool and a crimper are included. These techniques make it easier to design jewelry for yourself, as gifts or for sale. Open to those who have taken CF045 A Day of Jewelry Making. Bring your tools from the basic jewelry class, your lunch, and any beads or baubles you wish to use in your jewelry. Wire for the projects is furnished; extra metal beads are available for purchase from the instructor. Registration/ cancellation deadline: April 29. No refunds after this date. Instructor Judy Bjorkman’s work may be seen at Gallery 41 in Owego. CF 087 $59 Saturday, May 7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mechanical Building-108
The art of pysanky (egg decoration) is a cultural tradition that has existed for thousands of years in Ukraine. Using beeswax and special candle-heated writing tools, intricate designs are applied to the egg through a method of alternating wax application and dye baths. This class provides a full description of the necessary tools and techniques as well as an introduction to the history and symbolism of the traditional colors and designs. Participants can create an egg using the provided materials. All skill levels are welcome: beginner, intermediate and advanced designs are available. This course meets in Room 212 at West Middle School, West Middle Avenue, Binghamton. Instructor: Joe Zapach CF 685 $29 Wednesday, March 16 5:30-8:30 p.m. West Middle School, Binghamton
A Day Learning Basket Weaving Spend a Saturday with Master Basket Weaver Ellen Terry of Moonshadow Herbs while you learn a time honored craft. Using round reed and sea grass, weave a basket that is perfect for berry picking or home décor. All skill levels are welcome. A $22 materials fee is payable to the instructor. Please bring your lunch; a small towel; a two quart basin; a measuring tape; 12 clip-style clothes pins; scissors and a small, sharp knife. CF 010 $43 Saturday, April 9 9 a.m.‑3 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
Basics of Crochet Join Virginia Cron to experience the fun and relaxation of crochet. Learn the basic crochet stitches, how to read a pattern and how to make a granny square. You should be able to complete a simple lap project before the end of class with some crochet time between classes. Please bring one seven ounce skein each of a smooth, light-colored four ply worsted weight yarn (eg. Red Heart) and a US size 10 (J) or US size 10½ (K) crochet hook or you may purchase supplies from the instructor for $12. CF 091 $59 5 Tuesdays, February 8-March 8 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213
Make Your Own Piñata! Piñatas aren’t just for parties anymore. They are perfect for any occasion or as an artistic outlet. Get in touch with your inner party animal with this fun and exciting hands-on class. Learn how to make a piñata from scratch by using paper maché, paint and decorative accents such as feathers, beads and more. Leave the class with a finished piñata, ready to smash… but don’t worry, you don’t have to it you don’t want to! A $15 supply is payable to the instructor at the first class. Instructor: Gwyneth Steigerwald CF 233 $69 4 Thursdays, March 10-31 6:30-9 p.m. Decker Building-213
Introduction to Calligraphy
Knitting Basics and More The art of knitting is an enjoyable and relaxing craft that can yield beautiful results. Join Virginia Cron as she instructs you in the basic knit and purl stitches, casting on, binding off, and how to read a pattern. Then go beyond the basics to learn how to cable, increase and decrease stitches and more. With knit time between classes, you should be able to finish a simple project suitable for gift giving or your own use. Please bring one seven ounce skein of a smooth, light-colored four ply worsted weight yarn (ie. Red Heart) and one pair of bamboo knitting needles, US size 10½ (not mm), nine inch length. You may also purchase materials from the instructor for a fee of $12. (Note: no class 4/13) CF 221 $69 6 Wednesdays, March 16-April 27 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213
Learn the basics of the Roman Italic alphabet – perfect for placecards, invitations, greeting cards and much more. Beginning and experienced calligraphers are welcome. Lunch is on your own. A materials list (approximate cost $30) is mailed prior to the course. Left-handed pen nibs are available to purchase from the instructor in class. Instructor: Ellen Terry, professional calligrapher CF 704 Saturday, May 7 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Business Building-209
Travel Photography for the Vacation Photographer
Digital Photography for Beginners (Compact Cameras) Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera. This class covers terms for camera settings, getting your pictures into your computer, organizing and editing images, sizing images for the Internet and available output options. Basic terms used in digital photography are also discussed. Please bring your digital camera, its USB cable, instruction manual, and a thumb drive to class. A basic understanding of computer terminology and use are recommended. This class is designed for compact (built-in lens) digital cameras. Instructor: Dave Williams, owner, Beyond The Print CF 188 $59 3 Wednesdays, March 9-23 6:30-9 p.m. Business Building-030
The lure of travel is surpassed only by the inevitable desire to bring home pictures and share your adventures. Join us and discover this fascinating world through a photograher’s eye. This course addresses the special needs and techniques digital photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home. Focus is on specific photography tips including those specific to point-and-shoot cameras so many travelers use today. Topics to be covered include basic rules of composition and how to put them to good use, picking the perfect focal point and getting the depth of field that best suits your subject. Join photographer and traveler Rick Marsi as he shows you how to get the vacation photos you always wanted. CF 226 $29 Wednesday, April 27 7-8:30 pm. Business Building-219
Digital Photography for Beginners (SLR Cameras) Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera. This class covers terms for camera settings, options for importing images into your computer, organizing and editing images, lens and accessory options, sizing images for the Internet and available output options. A basic understanding of computer terminology and use are recommended. Basic terminology used in digital photography is also discussed. Please bring your digital camera, its USB cable, instruction manual, and a thumb drive to class. This class is designed for SLR (interchangeable-lens) digital cameras. (Note: no class 3/12) Instructor: Dave Williams, owner, Beyond The Print CF 216 $59 3 Saturdays, March 5-26 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Business Building-030
Photography Basics and Beyond This course helps you use the fundamentals of photography to create the images you envision. Constructive critiques of your work, classroom presentations and outside exercises enhance your composition and technical skills. Learn how to select the proper white balance, ISO, shutter speed, aperture and filters. Learn how to “read the light,” get comfortable using flash and controlling image sharpness. Whether you’re a novice or experienced, whether you use a compact camera or a dSLR, this course is for you. Award-winning photographer JW Johnston (www.jwjohnston. com) is your instructor. CF 705 $69 4 Tuesdays, March 8-29 6-8:30 p.m. Library-002
Photographing the Natural Landscape This course is designed for anyone with twin passions for photography and beauty in the natural landscape. Classroom presentations and critiques, homework, and a field trip help you develop your unique vision of beauty and equip you with the technical skills necessary to produce the images that are in you mind’s eye. This class is open to photographers with a compact camera or a dSLR. Please bring two of your favorite landscape photographs to the first class. Students must provide their own transportation to field trip site. Enrollment is limited. Your instructor is award winning fine-art photographer JW Johnston (www.jwjohnston.com) HB 041 $69 4 Tuesdays, April 19-May 10 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-313
BCC Workforce Development Broome Community College (BCC) has been training students to work in the Southern Tier for over sixty years. And, as the need for skill development and training, expands BCC stays current with trends in the marketplace, to best help you develop and maintain a talented workforce. Each year BCC Continuing Education contracts with area companies to provide courses in everything from conflict resolution to integrated systems management. With over 200 customized training programs each year, BCC Continuing Education is a leader in supporting the economic development of the region and in helping companies in their continuous improvement initiatives. BCC relies on a forty-person Workforce Development Council to keep the College informed on the most recent industrial, service, and public sector developments. To support the needs of the area, BCC Continuing Education provides the following: - Assessment Services - Basic Skills Instruction - Remediation for Math and English - Human Resources Support and Outplacement - Academic Advising for Non-Credit Programs - On-site Credit Classes - Training and Development at Your Site or Ours Our Professional Staff Can Help You Identify The Educational and Training Assessments and Programs To Help Make Your Workforce The Best It Can Be! Call or Email Janet Hertzog For A Free Needs Assessment 607-778-5203 email@example.com
Taste of Provence Instructor Karen Stanley shows you how to prepare this gastronomic feast that includes a Provencal appetizer, mussels cooked in white wine, crusty French bread, a stunning cheese plate and crème brulèe for dessert. Learn hands on techniques and take home a recipe packet. Class begins at 2 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Please bring a cutting board, chef’s knife, apron (optional), and a container to take home any leftovers. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This course meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: March 18. CF 230 $69 Saturday, April 2 2-7 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
French Dinner II French cooking doesn’t have to be intimidating. If you missed our first French dinner or enjoyed the first one and would like to learn more, we’re cooking another fabulous menu! Instructor Karen Stanley shows you how to create this stunning feast including homemade baguettes, salad nicoise, coq au vin (chicken cooked in wine), a beautiful cheese plate, and a chocolate mousse for dessert. Learn hands on techniques and take home a recipe packet. This is a beginner’s class with no previous skills required. Class begins at 2 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Please bring an apron (optional), cutting board, kitchen knife, a container for leftovers, and a $15 supply fee to class. This class meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: March 25 CF 184 $69 Saturday, April 9 2-7 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
Lavender Tea Party Lavender is known for its soothing and relaxing qualities. Adding a touch of lavender can add a delicious, floral note that makes the simplest foods and beverages elegant. On the menu for this delightful high tea is a lemon lavender pound cake, lavender scented sugar to accompany a variety of black and herbal teas, and an assortment of savory tea sandwiches. Learn hands on techniques and take a recipe packet home at the end of the day. Please bring a cutting board, knife, apron (optional), and a container to take home any leftovers. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This class meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/ cancellation deadline: April 1 Instructor: Karen Stanley CF 229 $59 Saturday, April 16 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
Wines of France Join Regina Eckert of Parkway Wines & Spirits, to explore the major wine-making regions of France, the primary grape varieties and the styles of wine produced there. Learn what to look for when purchasing French wines and how to read French wine labels. Taste and discuss a variety of wines from the major wine regions of France. Students must be 21 or older to register. Cheese and crackers are provided. Please bring a wine glass and a large bottle of water to class. Receive a discount coupon for wines purchased at Parkway Wines & Spirits. MN 406 $39 Monday, April 18 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213
Spice Up Your Cooking With Herbs
Middle Eastern Cooking
You’ve seen the beautiful herbal products in specialty food stores – they look very appetizing and cost a fortune. Learn creative new ways to use the herbs from your garden and spice rack to spice up your cooking, put surprises into your salads, and create impressive gifts. Cooking with herbs makes a ho-hum dish more flavorful. When the unique flavors of herbs are understood, they can be used to create your own special recipes. Instructor Ellen Terry shares recipes for herbed butters, herbed oils, salad dressings and more. Please bring: a notebook, (2) 1-quart glass jars with lids, measuring cups and spoons and a $16 materials fee to class. HB 260 $29 Tuesday, May 10 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
Have you ever wondered what herbs and spices Middle Eastern people use in their meals to create the wonderful taste and aroma? Learn the nutritional facts and the proper use of herbs to cook a meal that includes hummus dip, stuffed grape leaves, baklava and more. Please bring a cutting board, mixing bowl and a container for leftovers. A $12 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This class meets at the Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration deadline: February 25. Instructor: Jeanet Hazar CF 224 $59 Saturday, March 12 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
Pie Baking 101 Explore the history and art of pie making. Learn how to make and roll pie crust to create a single crust master cream pie with whipped topping and your choice of a single crust pecan pie, pumpkin or sweet potato pie with crumb topping. After mastering the single crust pie, create a double-crust apple and your choice of berry pie. Please bring an apron, rolling pin, two nine inch pie plates and a pastry cutter to each session. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. This program meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: March 7. Instructor: Becky Anagnoson, Patisserie & Desserts Coordinator CF 200 $59 2 Mondays, March 21-28 6-8:30 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
Creole cooking originally implied one of refined cultural background with an appreciation for an elegant lifestyle. Today, Creole cookery reflects the full-flavored combination of the best of French, Spanish and African cuisines. Menu includes shrimp gumbo, jambalaya, calas (deep fried rice cakes), green beans and potatoes, Creole cake, beignets, iced tea and lemonade. Please bring a cutting board, knife, apron (optional) and a couple of containers to take home any leftovers. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor. This course meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: March 4. Instructor: Kathye Arrington CF 234 $49 Saturday, March 19 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
For the Love of Chocolate! Throughout history, chocolate has been valued and revered and has even been used as currency. Just in time for Valentine’s Day (and to satisfy your sweet tooth), create many delectable treats including Aztec-inspired hot cocoa and a sinfully decadent whipped chocolate that can be served as a mousse, as a chocolate pie, or as a frozen dessert. Round out the afternoon by making a savory chocolate dish called mole which is a Mexican chili sauce made with a touch of chocolate. Please bring a cutting board, knife, apron (optional), and a container to take home any leftovers. A $7 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This program meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: January 28. Instructor: Karen Stanley CF 133 $59 Saturday, February 12 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
Spring Gardening Series With Hillside Garden Center Started in 1957, Hillside Garden Center has a beautiful retail nursery, garden center and gift shop on Front Street in Binghamton. They provide an array of landscape services including planting trees, designing & installing new gardens, foundation plantings, walkways and drainage work. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. You may recognize them as “Your Home Gardener” on Channel 12 WBNG. Most of these courses meet at Hillside Garden Center, 1449 Front Street, Binghamton. Register early – enrollment is limited!
Unique Evergreens Learn about different shapes, habits and varieties of unusual evergreens that can spice up a landscape design and create conversation. Join Jim Hoteling, CNLP, co-owner Hillside Garden Center as he shows you funky specimens to view and discuss. Jim is the head of the Landscape Division and an evergreen enthusiast. You may also recognize him as “Your Home Gardener” on WBNG-TV. Please bring a notebook and your camera. HB 124 $29 Thursday, April 7 6-7:30 p.m. Hillside Garden Center
Adding the Final Touch to Landscaping Personalizing areas of the garden are like turning a house into a home. Learn how to add those final touches that reflect your personal style. Items discussed include fountains, gazing balls, benches, stepping stones, boulders, outdoor lighting and more. Get the scoop from the design pros! Dress for the weather – many objects being discussed are displayed throughout the nursery. Instructors Elizabeth Kaczynski has a degree in Landscape Architecture and Jim Hoteling is co-owner of Hillside Garden Center. Both have appeared on WBNG-TV as “Your Home Gardener.” HB 125 $29 Thursday, April 21 6-7:30 p.m. Hillside Garden Center
Landscape Solutions Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had perfect soil, sunlight, drainage and grade? Instructor Elizabeth Kaczynski helps you with those tricky, hard to grow spots including steep slopes, deep shade, dry and wet areas, salt tolerance, windbreaks and more. Bring lots of questions, a notebook, and a photo of your own trouble spot. Liz is a landscape designer for Hillside Garden Center, holds a degree in Landscape Architecture, and loves to garden! HB 126 $29 Thursday, April 28 6-7:30 p.m. Decker Building-313
Container Gardening Learn container basics from pot choice, soil mix and design then incorporate our favorite recommended annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs. That is just the beginning. Explore many container options from new to old including hypertufa containers that have a long history and can be left out all winter; Earth Boxes that yield high amounts of veggies or flowers in the smallest of spaces; and something you may have seen in magazines – living walls. From the basics to what is hot this spring season, you won’t want to miss this class. Instructors: Marywren Thomas, CNLP, nursery manager and Elizabeth Kaczynski, landscape designer at Hillside Garden Center HB 019 $29 Thursday, May 12 6-8 p.m. Hillside Garden Center
Growing Your Groceries – The Family Food Garden The best food you’ve ever tasted can be grown in your back yard. You can raise gourmetquality, organic vegetables and herbs and enjoy the priceless sense of security that comes from controlling your family food system. Organic farmer and gardener Mike Kane shares over 30 years of experience as a family food gardener and 9 years as a professional market gardener. Mike and his wife eat from their garden 365 days a year. This class covers the basics of soil fertility, pest control, tools and techniques, seed selection, harvest and labor-saving tips. Emphasis is on extending the growing season and multiple cropping techniques that can triple the harvest from your garden plot. Whether your garden is 10 square feet or an acre, this class shows you how to increase your harvest and your efficiency. Appropriate for beginners, this unique approach to organic gardening also benefits experienced gardeners. Section One MN 192-01 $49 3 Wednesdays, March 2-16 7-9 p.m. Library-001 Section Two MN 192-02 $49 3 Saturdays, March 5-19 10 a.m.-noon Library-001
The Small Farm Dream is Possible It won’t be easy and you won’t get rich but, yes, you can create income from a small farm. This class concentrates on the analysis and planning process that determines the potential for success of any small farm venture. Learn to evaluate potential farm products and potential farm markets and how to spot “get rich quick” schemes that can cost you a bundle. Appreciate how complex this undertaking can be and how you can make sense of it all. Mike Kane has been farming at Shamrock Hill Farm in Port Crane for over 30 years. He is an innovative and experienced livestock, vegetable, pasture, and hayfield farmer and has specialized in organic farming and direct marketing his farm’s products to maximize farm income. Mike is an experienced teacher, a published author of farm-related magazine articles, and has acted as a mentor to many beginning farmers. This may be the best possible time to get into small-scale farming. Come and learn why. CS 206 $39 2 Wednesdays, February 16-23 7-9 p.m. Library-001
Design and Grow an Herb Garden Spend an evening learning to design an herb garden that you can enjoy for years. Learn how to design a culinary garden, a tea garden, a potpourri garden, and a medicinal herb garden. Soil preparation, site location, and container growing are discussed. Please bring a notebook to class. Instructor: Ellen Terry, Moonshadow Herbs HB 470 $29 Tuesday, May 3 6‑9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
Introduction to Organic Market Gardening Turn your gardening skills into cash. Local demand for top-quality organically grown vegetables, herbs, and small fruits is increasing. Expanding local farmer’s markets need additional growers and there is a strong demand for more Community Supported Agriculture projects. Small-scale vegetable farming or market gardening is the perfect way to cash in on this growing market. Market gardening requires only a small plot of land and a relatively small start-up investment in tools and supplies. It also provides a quick return on your labor, generating income within a few weeks or months. Learn intensive management techniques that can triple the output of your garden and check out specialized tools and techniques to save labor and boost productivity. Analyze the profit potential and labor demands of each crop and learn the critical skills needed to bring a top-quality product to market. Students without organic gardening experience should also enroll in MN192 The Family Food Garden. It is also recommended enrolling in CS206 The Small Farm Dream is Possible to prepare for this class. Instructor: Mike Kane CS 207 $39 2 Wednesdays, March 30-April 6 7-9 p.m. Library-001
Beginning Conversational Italian Learn the basics of this beautiful language and be well-prepared for a trip to Italy. This class covers greetings, introductions, how to order in a restaurant, how to ask for directions, and much, much more. The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore. (Note: no class 4/14) Instructor: Angelo Zuccolo MN 237 $79 5 Thursdays, April 7-May 12 5:30-8 p.m. Business Building-016
Basic Conversational Sign Language This introductory course in sign language is designed to develop basic conversational sign vocabulary, expressive/ receptive finger-spelling skills, and an appreciation of the language used by deaf/hard of hearing people. Recommended for any interested persons including those in business and industry, teachers, aides, co-workers, friends, family, etc. Instructor: Kristine Krush MN 157 $79 6 Mondays, February 7-March 14 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313
Conversational Arabic Learn useful words and phrases so you can speak in Arabic to people from different Arab and Islamic states. Whether you are at the airport, in a restaurant, a post office or the theater, this class provides the essentials to make your visit go smoothly. Your instructor, Talat M. Okby, has been teaching foreign language conversation in the United States and overseas for many years. He is currently teaching beginning and intermediate level courses at Broome Community College and Binghamton University. Students are required to download software for approximately $30. Details are provided at the first class. MN 283 $79 5 Thursdays, March 3-31 6-8 p.m. Library-002
Is Polish your heritage or maybe you always wondered what the older generations were talking about at family gatherings? Maybe you are planning a trip to Poland? Join native speaker Dorota Bozek for this fun, informative class. Designed for beginners (those who do not understand Polish), this course consists of pronunciation, vocabulary, reading and writing, listening comprehension and oral communication. The goal of the course is to provide students with the ability to follow general conversation and knowledge of expressions, notions and functions in Polish. Topics include:
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Greetings and farewells Nations identification Thanking, apologizing Asking for and giving information, directions - Forms of address - Expressing feelings The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore and should be brought to the first class. (Note: no class 4/13) MN 492 $69 6 Wednesdays, March 30-May 11 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-211
Spanish Letter Pronunciations This class can be taken before Conversational Spanish I to help you understand how the Spanish alphabet is configured and how to pronounce it in Spanish. Different letter pronunciations, including the double L which is pronounced as a Y, are also covered. Learn all these basics and much more. Instructor: Joe Nieto MN 500 $39 2 Tuesdays, February 8-15 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-118
Conversational Spanish for Beginners Instant immersion into Spanish helps you learn the basics of communicating in Spanish in a way that is easy and fun. This course includes many popular phrases and expressions and shows you how to use these phrases in real life situations and conversations. The book used in class provides an easy pronunciation system that, along with practice in class, gives you the confidence to speak Spanish anywhere. The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore and should be brought to each class. Instructor: Joe Nieto MN 341 $79 6 Wednesdays, February 16-March 23 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313
Conversational Spanish for Beginners II This class is a continuation of Conversational Spanish for Beginners and continues the use of popular phrases used in everyday conversation. It also brings into play more hands on dialogues to help you become more comfortable speaking Spanish. Please bring your textbook from the first class. Prerequisite: MN341 Conversational Spanish for Beginners. (Note: no class 4/13) Instructor: Joe Nieto MN 503 $79 6 Wednesdays, March 30-May 11 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313
Summer Italian Language Study in Venice, Italy June 18-July 9 $4,580 (includes $1000 scholarship) Study Italian at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level with Italian professors. Earn 3 BCC credits or audit. Program open to the community and not limited to students enrolled at BCC. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with supervised excursions and activities in the afternoon included. Departure is from Binghamton with BCC Professor Michael Kuryla. The program is located in the heart of Venice at the Istituto Venezia (BCC study center). Venice is unique with no cars; travel is by foot and ferry. Travel to other parts of Europe is quite convenient and trains and buses run frequently. price includes:
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Round trip airfare –Binghamton, Philadelphia, Venice All tuition and fees Housing in single rooms with shared kitchens, laundry, bath (no meals) Activities, historic site visits, and excursions Instructional materials (cell phones are a small extra charge) Insurance Call or email Prof. Michael Kuryla for registration procedures and deadlines 607/778-5078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Vacations and Make Money Traveling National speaker Gina Henry shows you how she lives this travel life taking ten free vacations a year. In this challenging economy, it is even more important to know the insider secrets to free travel. Gina is the author of Free Vacations and her 25 years of travel experience show you hundreds of ways to get free airline tickets, hotels, cruises, tours, car rentals, meals and more. Many ideas can earn extra income on vacation, lead to new careers, and may allow your vacations to be a tax deduction. Learn how to maximize your frequent flyer miles (worth more now than ever), get “bumped” and fly for free, mystery shop for travel perks and extra income. Fly as an air courier, teach English for a free vacation, go on a tour free, get a job as a tour guide, or organize your own tours for family and friends (you go free). You can also write articles, shoot photos, volunteer, or get paid to drive. Discover the best travel web sites, tips on packing light, solo travel, safety and health, culture, and more. Gina has traveled to over 80 countries and 40 states. She teaches in 90 cities nationwide and leads group tours to Thailand, Peru and more. Check out www.goglobalinc.com for more instructor information. An optional book is available from the instructor for a $15 (sold elsewhere for $39.95). Enroll now – This is the only time this program is offered this year! EX 089 $29 Thursday, May 12 6:30-9:30 p.m. Decker Building-201
Dowsing for Beginners Join Thomas Meade as he guides you through the basics of dowsing using a pendulum and dowsing rods. Anybody can do it. Just as radios pick up information from unseen radio waves, the pendulum is a powerful antenna that receives information from the vibrations and energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts and things. Some people believe the pendulum creates a bridge between the logical and intuitive parts of the mind. HB 116 $24 Tuesday, April 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library-2
Introduction to Beekeeping This how-to class explores what you need to know before you begin beekeeping. Topics include:
- Learn who lives in the hive and what they do - Examine and handle equipment and how to use it - Supporting honey bee wellbeing and productivity throughout the beekeeping seasons - Sample the variety of products from the hive to experience the results of the honey bees’ work Students also have the opportunity to see honey bees in action in an enclosed observation hive. Instructor Bob Talkiewicz recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of keeping his own honey bees and is the producer of innovative beekeeping tools and related gifts through his company BeezerkBelts.com HB 121 $39 2 Wednesdays, February 9-16 6-8 p.m. Business Building-219
Rick Marsi’s New Birding Hotspots Join expert birder and naturalist Rick Marsi as he leads field trips to two new areas abounding with bird life. Not only learn birds by field mark and song, but discover wildflowers, trees, insects and other life forms special to each area. The April 30 trip meets at Chenango Valley State Park, beach parking area, and the May 7 trip meets at Cole Park , lakefront parking lot to the far right. Students must provide their own transportation to field trip sites. HB 993 $35 2 Saturdays, April 30-May 7 8-11 a.m. see description for locations
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Fly Tying Basics Take your fly fishing to the next level by tying your own flies. Learn the basic skills needed to tie tiny works of art that catch fish. Discover how to get started in fly tying with the proper tools and materials. Nymphs, wet and dry flies including Hares Ear nymph, Tan Caddis, Quill flies, Ausable Wulff, and Kurt’s Killer Stonefly are covered. Techniques include palmering, dubbing, knots, tails, wings, and winding hackle. Materials are supplied by the instructor. Instructor: Kurt Nelson (Kurtis Mayfly) HB 226 $54 3 Wednesdays, February 9-23 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
More Lotions, Potions and Concoctions If you would like to learn additional ways to pamper yourself with herbs, this is the class for you. Herbalist Ellen Terry of Moonshadow Herbs provides many recipes and information on personal care while teaching you options to customize herbal products to your needs and preferences. Why pay premium prices for herbal products when you can make them yourself. A $16 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Please bring a notebook, two one-quart jars with lids, a set of measuring cups, and measuring spoons. HB 127 $29 Tuesday, April 26 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110
Fly Fishing Clinic Spring is coming and the opening day of trout season is just around the corner. Instead of wading into that stream and catching your line, learn the basics of fly fishing from a veteran fisherman. In this class, the first session is spent covering the basics: an overview of fly fishing, equipment, tackle, finding fish and knowing what they eat. The next two sessions are spent perfecting your casting: forward cast, back cast, rollcast and other techniques. Please bring your fly rod, line, flys and safety glasses to the second and third sessions. Instructor: Kurt Nelson HB 171 $54 3 Wednesdays, March 2-16 6-9 p.m. Business Building-023
Beginning Golf (Adults) If you would like to learn the basics, join us for four weeks of instruction in golfing fundamentals: grip, stance, swing, rules, terminology, and etiquette. Please bring your own clubs and $5 each week for driving range fees to class. Class is limited to 10 people. All students must be in good physical health. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Instructors: Bruce Bedford (Section -01); Peter Mizera (Section -02) Section One HB 910-01 $79 4 Mondays, April 18-May 9 5:15-8:15 p.m. Decker Building-313 Section Two HB 910-02 $79 4 Thursdays, April 21-May 12 5:15-8:15 p.m. Decker Building-313
How to See Auras We are all energy beings. Whether it be mental or emotional energy, each of us has observed the effects of our energies or those of another. While usually invisible to the naked eye, these energy patterns can actually be seen by anybody. Learn how to see energy and explore how it can be measured, created, and used to benefit yourself and others. Come to understand how we use this ability every day, and learn how to use it to improve your life. Instructor: Carol Nojaim MN 085 $29 Tuesday, March 1 6-8:30 p.m. Library-2
Chakra Clearing and Balancing
Psychic Development Workshop We are all psychic. People have been born that way since prehistoric times, when it was one of man’s survival skills. Like musical talent, some of us are naturally more psychic, but all of us can develop or re-awaken these abilities. Join psychic Carol Nojaim to learn how to push past self-limiting beliefs to access new areas of consciousness, expand your own intuitive/spiritual awareness and enhance all aspects of your life. Discover how meditation can allow you to tap into your natural intuition. Learn and practice techniques such as automatic writing, reading tarot cards for energy impressions, psychometry, and much more. (Note: no class 4/12) MN 086 $139 6 Tuesdays, March 29-May 10 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-118
The chakras are vortexes in your energetic body and each has a direct bearing on some aspect of your life. Do you have recurring issues about money, love, health or trust? You could have a blocked or unbalanced chakra! Join Carol Nojaim to learn and practice meditations to clear and balance your chakras to optimize your health and happiness, and enhance your spiritual growth. WE 118 $29 Tuesday, March 15 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318
Contacting Your Spirit Guides & Angels You are not alone. Become reacquainted with your guides so that you can benefit from their assistance and advice directly, without depending on another person to do the channeling. Learn a number of techniques that allow you to become familiar with the windows of opportunity to communicate and develop your spiritual communication skills. Instructor: Carol Nojaim MN 716 $29 Tuesday, February 22 6-8:30 p.m. Library-002
More Genealogy & Family History If you have already taken a genealogy class at BCC and want more, this class is for you. Go beyond the basics to explore: the use of genealogy software, more use of the Internet, finding that elusive ancestor, obtaining data from your ancestor’s homeland, presenting and publishing your family data, getting around that roadblock and more. Prerequisite: a genealogy course at BCC or equivalent experience. Instructor Joe Titti is a professional genealogist with more than 20 years of experience. MN 087 $45 4 Thursdays, March 10-31 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-313
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Summer 2011 College for Kids
Your Genetic Genealogy Where do you really come from and how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a common ancestor who, about 60,000 years ago, began a remarkable journey to eventually populate the world. Learn how you can trace your own maternal and/or paternal ancestry back over thousands of years by using the information written in your DNA. Instructor: Fannie Linder, Psy.D $35 HB 112 Tuesday, April 19 6-9 p.m. Library-2
July 11-15 (Ages 7-9) July 18-22 (Ages 10-12) Detailed Information on these and other summer programs are available in early May. Registration begins May 2 Keep checking our website for details!
Improve Concentration, Focus, and Memory With Brain Gym®
Sweet Dreams: How to Balance the Body for Optimum Sleep
Use your whole brain to reach greater potential. Brain Gym® is a system that includes 26 easy and enjoyable activities designed to produce rapid, and often dramatic, improvements in focus, concentration, memory and other areas. Join Licensed Brain Gym® practitioner/instructor Jan Fiore as you participate in this relaxing and exciting process. Whether your goals are physical, personal, academic, or professional; you can attain your “personal best”! Classes are experienced-based and have practical applications for everyday use. Wear comfortable clothing to allow for movement and bring a water bottle. MN 187 $39 2 Tuesdays, February 8-15 6-8 p.m. Library-2
Using information from applied kinesiology, Ayervedic medicine, and simple Brain Gym® movements, explore concrete suggestions for solving insomnia and learn how to get the most out of your waking hours as well. Discuss empowering information about the body’s ability to renew itself during sleep from the books of author and teacher Deepak Chopra and others. Discover methods to help you get a good night’s sleep and why sleep deprivation is a growing health concern. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Jan Fiore MN 420 $39 2 Tuesdays, March 1-8 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-118
Past Lives and Lives Between Lives The examination of past lives and reincarnation has helped many people understand their current karmic challenges and personal relationships. Explore the concept of past lives and spiritual regressions under hypnosis and discover how accessing this information can reveal many things including: one’s life purpose; how negative behavior patterns can be repeated in various lifetimes as well as one’s current lifetime; who and what soul mates and soul companions are; the structure of the Spirit realm; a new perspective on their current life and those who are in it. The first class consists of lecture and hypnosis of class members to familiarize the group with hypnosis and memory retrieval. The second class consists of an actual past life and between lives regressions of class members. Participants should avoid caffeine after 12 p.m. on class days and avoid alcohol for 24 hours before class. Please bring a neck pillow or other pillow to class. Instructor Jim Lee is a certified hypnotherapist and past life regressionist who has guided many people on this exciting road to self-discovery. MN 339 $49 2 Tuesdays, April 19-26 6-9 p.m. Wales Building-203A
The Power of Focus – Want to Change Your Life? This workshop is perfect for men and women, parents, teachers, students, athletes, and anyone adjusting to new life-changes. Learn five Attention Training®™ strategies you can easily learn and begin using immediately to increase your overall performance, health and de-stress your life. Your brain’s attention network can determine what you think, what emotions you feel, and what behaviors you engage in. It determines how you experience pain or pleasure and if you feel scattered or focused, distressed or calm, depressed or spirited, and whether you are prone to anger or contentment. Scientifically speaking, there is no ceiling to how sharp you can train your attention. Dr. Joseph Cardillo is the best-selling author of Can I Have Your Attention? How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration. As an educator, he has taught over 20,000 students at various institutions including the University of Albany and Hudson Valley Community College. He is a contributor to Great Parenting Academy and writes a popular biweekly blog on Attention Training for Psychology Today. For additional bio information, log on to www.josephcardillo.com MN 444 $39 Wednesday, February 9 5:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213
Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose based on A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle So much has been said about discovering one’s soul or life purpose. When we are doing the right thing…it FEELS right…we are in the flow. When we are living our life purpose we feel at ease and in alignment with the universe. You were meant to do great things, you can and you will as you uncover the illusion that we are separate from one another. Discover how to speak your truth, stand in your truth and awaken to your life purpose. Instructor: Renee Guidelli, Life Coach and founder of HEART centered living. www.lifecoachrenee.com MN 445 $49 3 Tuesdays, March 15-29 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-213
Connecting With Fairies to Bring You Joy This fun, interactive workshop is for the kid at heart. Discover what types of fairies there are and how to work with each type to bring you insight, wisdom and joy. Learn how to create a fairy garden indoors and out get the answers to any questions you may have about “nature’s angels” and Mother Earth’s guardians. Class includes a guided meditation to connect to your personal fairy. You are never too old to connect with the fairies. Bring an open mind and an open heart to connect to these wonderful, magical light beings. Instructor: Renee Guidelli, Life Coach and founder of HEART centered living MN 462 $29 Saturday, May 14 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Library-002
Putting out the Fire of Fear, Anxiety and Stress
Find ways to help yourself and others break through old patterns of negative thinking and learn how to reeducate the body/mind response system. Discover strategies for dealing with overwhelming situations and new ways for putting your best foot forward. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Jan Fiore MN 489 $39 2 Thursdays, February 17-24 6-8 p.m. Library-002
Creating a Sacred Space Discover why it is so important to create a sacred space – not only in your busy schedule, but also in your physical environment – a space that reflects bliss, balance and inner peace. Touch on some basic feng shui principles including the art & science of creating balance, skills for mind-body focus, the importance of creating a supportive physical environment, and the definition of space in terms of healing. Instructor: Renee Guidelli, Life Coach and founder of HEART centered living. www.lifecoachrenee.com MN 461 $29 Thursday, April 21 6-8:30 p.m. Library-002
A Word About Waiting... ‑ Register early - do it today! Each class has a minimum required enrollment. ‑ If you find a class you like, encourage a friend to join you. Sometimes two or three people make the difference between “go” or “cancel.” So, the word about waiting is DON’T! Register NOW.
The Gift of Presence What would it be like to have an awareness of energy and love flowing through you most of the time? Explore using “attention” as a tool that, when used consciously and consistently, can lead to experiencing the gift of presence – being in the present moment. The spirit of the class is relaxed, personal and playful. The goal is to gently create more balance and flow in your life. Begin to experience more love and to feel more energy which is why they call the Present a gift. Instructor: Rick Gridley MN 510 $39 2 Wednesdays, April 20-27 7-9 p.m. Library-001
Reconnective Healing Hear about what is baffling the medical community all over the world. Discover why hospitals and universities across the country (including UCLA, University of Miami Medical School, and the University of Arizona) are investing time and money in an attempt to understand this phenomenon. It began in 1993 when Dr. Eric Pearl, a chiropractor in Los Angeles, had patients who reported that they felt his hands on them – even though he had not physically touched them. Patients soon began seeing angels and other beings and started reporting miraculous healings from a variety of serious afflictions. Time is allotted to practice and experience reconnective healing. Instructor Thomas Meade is certified by Dr. Eric Pearl as a practitioner of Reconnective Healing™ and The Reconnection™. WE 044 $24 Tuesday, March 22 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-313
Write the Poetry Hiding in Your Heart Poet Angelo Zuccolo leads you in a wonderful journey into the written poetic expression of your emotions, values and specially unique insights. Identify and treasure the style, exclusively yours…to be written by and for you alone or to be shared with those whom you hold near. MN 505 $29 3 Tuesdays, March 22-April 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library-001
Introduction to Applied Kinesiology Applied Kinesiology is a natural health care system, which uses gentle muscle testing to evaluate many functions of the body. Muscle testing enables the detection of functional imbalances and energy blocks, which may be corrected using massage, nutrition, and contact points. Applied Kinesiology balances the whole person, helps reduce pain and stress, and enhances overall health and well-being. Instructor: John A. Perestam, LMT/PKP (Professional Kinesiology Practitioner) WE 075 $29 Thursday, March 24 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-118
The Miracle of Fasting Fasting is a centuries old, highly misunderstood, traditional practice. When it is understood and used properly, fasting can not only heal your body, but it can save your life. When we can let go of fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) and develop an open and inquiring mind, we can bring enlightening insights into the benefits of fasting. The practicing of fasting is a guide to help one grow and fully experience the deep and intricate relationship between the mind, body, and the Spiritual world. Instructor Patty K. Hinshaw, MA, BD has been an ardent practitioner of fasting for thirty years. She has taught and supervised students who have the desire and courage to experience the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of fasting. WE 082 $29 Tuesday, April 26 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-213
Emotional Freedom Technique
Holistic Arthritis Management
EFT is a stress reduction tool that acts upon the energy system and meridian points accessed in acupuncture. Completely noninvasive and self-administered, it involves merely tapping with your fingertips on energy meridians while stating your intention to change. EFT can be used to improve your life and health, relieve phobias, and eliminate cravings, grief, anger, anxiety and other negative emotions. Focus on success and peak performance, and eliminate phobias, grief and other negative emotions. It is easy to learn and it WORKS! Instructor: Thomas Meade WE 087 $24 Tuesday, April 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library-001
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions do not have to sentence you to a life of constant pain and stiffness. There are simple, inexpensive steps you can take to relieve pain and stiffness. Learn how to minimizing your reliance on NSAIDS and other medications that can cause harmful side effects that are often worse than arthritis itself.
Hypnosis and Healing Here’s your chance to learn, firsthand, about hypnosis – what it is, and what it isn’t. Find out how hypnosis can help you eliminate or reduce pain, stress, worries, anxieties and fears as well as heal injuries and improve your emotional and spiritual well being. Experience a guided imagery hypnotic state of relaxation and learn self-hypnosis techniques to help you reach this relaxed state on your own. This course also teaches different techniques for stress reduction, emotional release and relaxation. Please avoid caffeine for six hours prior to class. Please bring a small pillow or neck pillow. Instructor: Jim Lee, CHT WE 105 $39 2 Mondays, February 14-21 6-8 p.m. Business Building-224
Be Like Water Workout Based on instructor Dr. Joseph Cardillo’s best selling book, Be Like Water, discover how to increase energy, strength and flexibility, boost your immune system and foster smooth joint movement. Simple, effective and fun, this workout can be easily tailored to suit your body and fitness level. By using Chinese, Japanese and Filipino martial arts techniques, this basic program includes three simple, five minute Chi building workouts, energy drills, strength building postures and arthritis prevention movements. No martial arts experience necessary. For additional bio information, log on to www.josephcardillo.com WE 165 $39 Wednesday, March 23 5:30-8:30 p.m. Library-001
- Anti-inflammatory herbs - Vitamin/mineral supplements - Dietary therapies - Exercise and lifestyle changes - Keeping mentally fit through the pain - Touch therapy A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor Dr. Renee Schloupt has several advanced degrees in the plant sciences plus a Doctor of Naturopathy fro Clayton College of Natural Health. She has studied herbs for many years and has developed healthy lifestyle habits that work through trial and error and intense study. WE 154 $39 2 Wednesdays, April 20-27 6-8:30 p.m. location to be determined
Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation Are you tired of leaving a room to stand out in the cold with other cigarette smokers feeling vulnerable and weak-willed? Do you despair over the second-hand smoke that you are passing along to loved ones because you believe that you lack the determination to quit? Have you said “I’ll do it next week” one too many times? It seems as though all of your friends have kicked the habit. Now it’s your turn and we are here to help. Instructor Jim Lee, CHT, has assisted numerous people through hypnosis. You do not need to be cigarette-free to enroll in this program. The only “requirement” is the desire to quit smoking. Prior to class, do not smoke for four hours so that you arrive craving cigarettes and avoid caffeine for six hours. Please bring a small pillow or neck pillow. WE 018 $69 Tuesday, March 1 6-8:30 p.m. -and2 Tuesdays, March 8-15 6-8 p.m. Wales Building-203A
Intuitive Eating Intuitive Eating means eating when you are physically hungry and learning to cope with emotional feelings that may lead to emotional eating. Learn to free yourself of diet rules and make peace with food. Discover how to find your healthy weight by creating a healthy relationship with food. Topics include:
- Rejecting the diet mentality - Honoring your hunger - Challenging the food police - Respecting your fullness - Respecting your body - Exercising to feel the difference Instructor: Sara Gdovin, MS, Marywood University WE 166 $43 3 Wednesdays, March 2-16 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-211
Stress on the Body How does stress affect the body? Can not getting enough sleep really disrupt our physical body and emotions? Join Dr. Alan Perestam as he discusses the different types of stress, how stress affects the body on an emotional and physical level, and how to alleviate stress. Sleep, and how it can upset our bodies on many different levels, is also discussed. Dr. Perestam began practicing in Owego after graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1989. WE 189 $29 Tuesday, February 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library-001
Lose Weight With Hypnosis Get a jump start on that New Year’s Resolution and move forward with a positive approach to obtain the slim and healthy body you desire. Hypnotic suggestions can be a great aid for many, permanently changing emotional reactions to food and eating, and can easily become part of your daily approach to food choices and appetite. Before embarking on this program, you are encouraged to be on a healthy food plan of your choice, and begin a program of exercise. Instructor Jim Lee is a certified hypnotherapist who has helped many people achieve their weight loss goals. WE 017 $69 Wednesday, March 2 6-8:30 p.m. -and3 Wednesdays, March 9-23 6-8 p.m. Wales Building-203A
Introduction to Acupuncture Acupuncture is a very safe, effective and natural form of heal care that has been used for thousands of years. This remarkable system takes a very powerful holistic or whole body approach to health. It looks at a person’s physical, mental and emotional well being as interconnected with one another. Discover how traditional Chinese medicine can change your life and be a part of this journey of knowledge to learn about your body’s energetic system. Instructor: Katie Edwards, MS, L.Ac. WE 188 $29 Tuesday, April 5 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313
Eco-Friendly Straw Bale Building Construction
How to Install Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
The Press & Sun-Bulletin has featured stories on the progress of the straw bale home built by local architect Laura Intscher. “The 3,200-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath house is able to heat and cool itself without any gas, oil or other fuel, aside from the occasional wood fire lit in an efficient masonry fireplace.” Join Laura to learn more about straw bale construction, which in many cases, may be the quickest, most efficient, and cost effective way to build. Instructor: Laura Intscher MN 319 $29 Thursday, April 21 6:30-9 p.m. Decker Building-213
Is your old kitchen linoleum or countertop getting you down? Give any room in your house a “facelift” by installing beautiful ceramic tile. Learn about the different types of tile available and the benefits and features of each. Methods of setting tile and grouting are demonstrated in class as well as types of adhesives, grout and sealers that are best suited to your project. Students get hands-on experience. Class meets at Vestal Tile Distributors, 412 Prentice Road, Vestal. All class participants receive a coupon good for 10% off a tile purchase at Vestal Tile Distributors. Instructor: Kipp Patterson, Vestal Tile Distributors MN 616 $19 Wednesday, April 20 6‑9 p.m. Vestal Tile Distributors
Homebuyer’s Workshop Tired of renting? Ready to move up to a better home? Learn how you can take advantage of current market opportunities to buy a home. Join Randy Templeman, real estate instructor, to explore: - Choosing a realtor - Finding and buying a home - How much mortgage you can afford - Creative financing - Negotiating a price - Qualifying for a loan - Special programs for first‑time buyers The information you get in this class could help you save thousands of dollars and lots of headaches! FI 617 $29 Wednesday, April 27 7-9:30 p.m. Decker Building-318
Real Estate Short Sales As foreclosure rates hit record levels nationwide, sellers are utilizing short sale strategies to avoid foreclosure. Buyers are taking advantage of short sale opportunities to buy properties at great prices. Find out what a short sale is, how they work, and why you might want to be involved either as a seller or a buyer. Topics include:
- Why banks would accept a short sale - What steps are necessary for success - Three ingredients that cannot be left out - Common pitfalls to avoid Learn what few people know from a nationally recognized short sale and foreclosure certified instructor who has shared his expertise with students across the country. Instructor: Randy Templeman FI 067 $29 Wednesday, April 20 7-9:30 p.m. Business Building-219
You’re an Executor: Now What?
Sell Your House With Feng Shui Whether you are a real estate professional, a seller working with an agent, or a homeowner planning to sell your home yourself, the “art of placement” can put you a step ahead in the housing market. Learn how to draw buyers to your house and to stage the house in ways advantageous to the flow of prosperity, so you can sell your house for the asking price. There are no guarantees in real estate, but Westernstyle Feng Shui can improve your chances of selling in today’s market. Instructor: Glenda Blake MN 515 $29 Thursday, April 7 6:30-9 p.m. Library-001
Have you been named in a will as executor of an estate? You may need this hands‑on, A‑to‑Z course that explains the duties, obligations and liabilities of an executor. This comprehensive overview of issues includes everything from commencing the probate process through the closing of the estate. It is designed to address the concerns often experienced when people are faced with this seemingly overwhelming task. Learn to proceed efficiently and effectively and gain the confidence that comes from being informed. Instructor: Heather Cornell, Levene, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP FI 007 $29 Wednesday, March 30 6:30-9 p.m. Business Building-219
Investing in Real Estate Some of the wealthiest people in America made their fortunes in real estate. Locally, the real estate market features an abundance of properties at low prices. Learn investment basics including what types of property to buy, where to find the best opportunities, and how to negotiate better prices and terms. Other topics include financing techniques, tax benefits, leverage, and leasing and managing real estate. Both beginner and experienced investors benefit from the material presented in this course. Instructor: Randy Templeman, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI FI 809 $29 Wednesday, May 4 7-9:30 p.m. Decker Building-318
How to be a Better Public Speaker
Grant Writing Fundamentals
Successful speakers move their audience to laughter or tears. They even make it look easy and you can, too (or at least get started in that direction). Explore and practice how to be a better public speaker by examining the basics of how to prepare, and deliver, an effective speech. Each student is required to prepare and deliver a three to five minute speech. Speeches are evaluated, both verbally and in writing. Instructor Rick Gridley is a seven year veteran of Toastmasters International and is an educator in the public schools. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. (Note: no class 3/2) CS 099 $69 4 Wednesdays, February 16-March 16 7-9 p.m. Decker Building-318
Now, more than ever, organizations are struggling with finances…and many times, grants can help! Instructor Debra Morello has written over $5 million in grants over the past decade for nonprofits, education, health care, and in the corporate sector. This course provides you with the specific knowledge to put together a proposal and start “building your grant.“ Bring an idea with you to work on throughout the program. In addition to covering components of a grant including needs assessment, action plan, budget and executive summary, learn which types of projects get funded and why. Part of this class is held in a computer lab where you can review key websites for grant writers. Lunch is provided. CS 125 $99 Thursday, February 24 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Decker Building-117
Acting for Attorneys Attorneys, and actors, must bring convincing and emotionally persuasive presentations to their respective audiences. Effective use of voice, gesture, eye contact and performance skills are essential in successful courtroom presentations. Join us for this two day program and gain the necessary skills to maximize positive results. Your seminar leaders are:
F. Paul Battisti, Esq.
Angelo Zuccolo, Theater Director
Preparation for the Notary Public Examination Prepare yourself for the New York State notary public licensing exam in this review workshop. The background of laws pertaining to affidavits, acknowledgments, certifications and authentification of acknowledgments are discussed, as well as the various forms used in the notary process. This course is not required for the notary exam; rather it is a study aid for those who wish to gain additional insight into legal processes and terminology as a preparation for the role of a notary. It is not meant to review specific questions on the exam. A copy of the Notary Public License Law booklet is mailed to each participant. This should be reviewed prior to the first meeting of the course. (There are no refunds available once these booklets are mailed.) Instructor: Gary Schanz CS 350 $39 2 Tuesdays, March 15-22 5:30-7 p.m. Decker Building-118
Francis L. Battisti, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Professor and Consultant CS 105 $70 2 Tuesdays, April 26-May 3 6-9 p.m. Business Building-224
Mother’s Day High Tea at the Edge of Thyme Turn back the clock to the days of grace and charm. Spend a special afternoon with your mother, grandmother or a friend at the Edge of Thyme, 6 Main Street in Candor. Former home of the private secretary to John D. Rockefeller, this lovely B & B exists as it did then, with leaded glass windows, marble fireplaces, parquet floors and a gracious atmosphere. At High Tea, you are treated to a selection of different teas, an assortment of deluxe finger sandwiches, scones, Devon cream with lemon curd, and an array of fresh pastries. Please inform us of any special dietary needs when you register. Registration/cancellation deadline: April 29. Your hostess: Eva Mae Musgrave SE 007 $28 Sunday, May 8 2-4 p.m. Edge of Thyme, Candor
Moonlight Café at Kopernik
Looking for something different to do on a Saturday night? Fly to the moon and mingle under the stars at this adults-only evening at the Kopernik Observatory. The education center is transformed into the Moonlight Café for a special event where you enjoy fresh-brewed coffee, tea and delicious desserts and a fascinating introduction to the stars and outer space. Enjoy a lovely spring evening of spectacular planet spotting! As night falls, move to the telescopes and view the moon and Saturn if the weather is clear. You are welcome to linger at the gazebo under the breathtaking view of the night sky with a cup of coffee, and have a heavenly evening! (In the event of a cloudy night, you get a pass to come back another night for telescope viewing.) Meet at the Observatory, 698 Underwood Road, Vestal. Registration/cancellation deadline: May 2. No refunds after this date. SE 050 $21/person Saturday, May 7 8-10 p.m. Kopernik Observatory, Vestal
Experience Alaska! The Alaska Experience This multi-media presentation by professional nature and wildlife photographer Paul Blasko introduces the impressive scenery, variety of wildlife, and interesting people and events in Alaska. See more of Alaska in one session than most people see on a two week visit. For those planning to visit our “last frontier,” this is the perfect way to get acquainted with its intriguing attractions. This presentation has been awarded highest marks by the more than 20,000 people who have seen this program from Maine to Alaska’s cruise ships. The segment on Denali National Park’s wildlife tops off this comprehensive overview of the best Alaska has to offer.
The Brown Bears of Alaska This study of the natural history of the Alaskan brown/grizzly bears was principally photographed at two of the world’s largest concentration of brown bears – McNeill River State Game Sanctuary and Katmai National Park, both on the Alaska Peninsula. Although it includes segments on bald eagles, moose, caribou, dall sheep and foxes, the focus is on the life cycle of ursus arctus-the largest carnivore in North America. Paul has invested much of his thirteen trips to Alaska photographing these animals up close and personal. He shares some of his experiences among these animals, reminding the audience that the loss of a photographer acquaintance to a bear attack proves they are not always as “cuddly” as they look. Paul Blasko is a freelance nature and wildlife photographer, and served as senior pastor of the Twin Orchards Baptist Church in Vestal for 38 years prior to his retirement. Register a friend at the same time for FREE! SE 055 $29 Monday, March 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318
What It Takes to Start Your Own Business
Promoting Your Business: Tips and Traps
If you need primary, supplemental or retirement income, perhaps you should consider starting your own business. This dynamic, interactive workshop helps you evaluate the feasibility of small business ownership and understand the planning process.
Entrepreneurs need to effectively reach potential customers and stimulate interest in their product or service. With limited time, energy and money, and so many promotional options to consider, small business owners often feel overwhelmed. Join this dynamic workshop to make sense of it all. Learn how to develop a comprehensive, cost-effective, focused promotional plan.
- The advantages and disadvantages of selfemployment - Evaluating the feasibility of selfemployment - Where to find information and assistance - Overview of the business plan: Your blueprint for success - Mechanics of starting a business – legal requirements - Common causes of business failure and how to avoid them The required textbook, Building Your Future in Self-Employment (2nd ed.), is available for purchase from the instructor for $15. Instructor: Ginny Robert EX 016 $69 2 Mondays, February 14-21 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-213
- Knowing your customers and competition - Choosing an overall marketing strategy - Understanding the four P’s of marketing: product, price, promotion, place The required textbook, Building Your Future in Self-Employment (2nd ed.), is available from the instructor for $15. Instructor: Ginny Robert EX 120 $69 2 Mondays, April 18-25 6-9 p.m. location to be determined
Your Business Plan: A Blueprint for Success If you are planning to start your own business, you have probably heard bankers, investors, business people, and others say “You need a business plan!” Begin to put the pieces of your business plan together under the direction of a small business expert who guides you through the key narrative and financial components. Learn the purpose, scope and format of a believable, bankable plan and how to develop yours. Ginny Robert, author and small business expert, guides you through the key components of your business plan. The required textbook, Let’s Write Your Business Plan (9th ed.), is available from the instructor for $15. An optional financial template CD for developing your financial statements is also available for purchase. EX 211 $69 2 Mondays, March 14-21 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-213
EAP is designed to assist women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and dislocated workers in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware Counties. The purpose of the program is to increase the formation of new businesses and strengthen the operations of client firms in the early stages of development. The cornerstone of the EAP is a comprehensive 60-hour training program that leads participants step-by-step through the process of developing a solid business plan and starting a small business. EAP also provides assistance to existing businesses that were established within the last five years, with a goal to increase revenue and employees. Locally, EAP is funded through the City of Binghamton and sponsored by the Broome Enterprise Triad, which includes Broome Community College, the Broome County Urban League and the Broome-Tioga Workforce Development Board. If you would like to participate in this unique program, please contact Janet Hertzog, Director of Workforce Development at Broome Community College at 607-778-5054.
Truth or Deception: How Can You Tell?
Eight Hour Pre‑Assignment Training for Security Guards This mandated training course covers security guard basics: ‑ Role of a security guard ‑ Legal powers and limitations - Emergency situations - Communications and public relations - Access control ‑ Ethics and conduct In order to receive a certificate of completion, all participants must pass a test at the conclusion of class with a grade of at least 70%. The test covers material presented in class and is in a true/false & multiple choice format. Names of those who successfully complete the course and exam are recorded with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services for Municipal Police Security Guard Program. Instructors: Carol Guiton and John Kakusian CE 400 $99 Wednesday & Thursday, March 23-24 6-10 p.m. Decker Building-211
This course discusses common verbal and physical indicators of truth and deception that may help you decide if someone is telling the truth or lying during an interview or interrogation. Learn techniques to help you find the truth in what is said by the person being interviewed. Awareness of these indicators and techniques can help you be more confident in the answers you receive. Instructor James Sheerin, MS, retired police captain, is currently a Criminal Justice instructor and director of the Drinking Driver Program at Broome Community College. CS 090 $29 Wednesday, March 16 6-9 p.m. Business Building-219
Also Available: The Eight-Hour Annual In-Service Training for Security Guards is also being offered March 23-24 for currently employed security guards. Please register for course number CE260.
Corporate Registration Made Simple For the convenience of our business and industrial registrants, Continuing Education offers FAX‑IN REGISTRATION. Using company letterhead, FAX a letter giving the College permission to bill your company, along with completed registration forms for each employee registering for courses. Send this letter, with completed registration forms, through your FAX to BCC Contnuing Education, 607 778‑5535.
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting New York State laws require many licensed professionals, teachers, and school administrators to complete a minimum of two (2) hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This seminar addresses physical and behavioral indicators, the statutory reporting requirements set out in the New York State Social Services Law, and other mandates regarding reporting. This law affects: physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, coaches, dental hygienists, some teachers, pupil personnel services professionals, and school administrators. Please bring your professional license number (if you have one) with you to class. This program is co‑sponsored with the Family Violence Prevention Council. CE 113 $30 Tuesday, April 19 5:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213
Understanding the Pieces of Autism
Infection Control Completion of this course fulfills the NYS requirement for RNs, LPNs, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, and dental hygienists to have course work in infection control and barrier precautions prior to issuance of their license or renewal of registration. Topics include:
- Professional responsibilities for infection control - Modes and mechanisms of disease transmission and strategies for infection control - Use of engineering and work practice controls - Selection and use of barriers and personal protective equipment - Creation and maintenance of a safe patient care environment - Prevention and control of communicable diseases in health care workers For dental hygienists: To ensure you receive the proper completion certificate, please notify the Continuing Education office at the time of registration. Instructor: Jill Patak CE 175 $30 Tuesday, March 22 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-201
This expanded class offers an overview of autism spectrum disorders. Examine the psychological, physiological, social and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Rhett’s disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. Topics include:
- The definition and characteristics of learners with autism spectrum disorders - Causes and prevalence of autism - Education placement options for individuals who are considered in need of special education services - Intervention In addition, students participate in many hands on activities relating to autism including A walk in my shoes. This enables students to sense the struggles that a person with autism may endure, discuss behavior challenges and motivational activities to turn students on to learning and creating independence for students on the spectrum. (Note: no class 4/11) Instructor: Lori Martin, Masters in Special Education, Marywood University HL 016 $59 3 Mondays, April 4-25 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-318
Jazz Up Your Resume! Why take a class from just any old provider? Taking a class at BCC adds panache to your resume. Employers recognize and respect your local community college.
Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Administration for Dental Hygienists An Online, Lecture, and Hands-on Program This self-study, lecture, and hands-on course is designed to prepare participants to safely and effectively administer local infiltration anesthetics and nitrous oxide analgesia. An on-line (ANGELbased) self-study is required prior to attending the lecture and hands-on sessions. Participants must purchase the textbooks - Handbook of Local Anesthesia (with DVD), Stanley Malamed, 4th Edition, and The Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, Morris Clark, 2nd Edition. Participants act as patients and clinicians during the clinical hands-on sessions. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day. If you are pregnant, please register after delivery. Upon completion, participants are eligible to apply for NYS certification in Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Administration. Class is limited to 26 students. Registration/cancellation deadline: January 26. Class begins on January 25 with an ANGEL orientation. Online coursework should be completed before clinical sessions begin March. (45 hours of Continuing Education credit upon successful completion) Lecturers and Support Faculty: Course Director and Gary Bigsby, DDS On-Line Study Coordinator: Maureen Hankin, RDH, MPH Thomas Bucker, DDS James DeSantis, DDS, MD Coordinator of Clinical Instruction: Thomas Bucker, DDS Mary John, DDS Douglas Watson, DDS Recommended Program Orientation Session for those registered: Tuesday, January 25, 6-8 p.m. Registered students will receive hands-on practice using ANGEL, the on-line environment for this program. Students will get their BCC passwords at this time. The deadline for dropping out from the class with a refund is the following day, and students are advised, but not required, to attend this session. DH 100 $1,100 Online classroom sessions: Beginning January 25 Lab Sessions: Fridays & Saturdays, March 4-12 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 4-5) 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 11) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 12) Decker Building-117
Dental Hygiene Continuing Education: Aging Gracefully – Give Them Something to Smile About This course addresses the most recent statistics on aging and discusses the oral ramifications of the most common diseases and conditions related to the aging process. Customized treatment protocols best suited for those with medical/oral concerns are discussed. Topics include:
- Statistics on aging including population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care - Identify oral relationships to each of the top health concerns related to the aging process, including oral implications of the medications taken for them - Recognize key indicators of wellbeing - Discuss general oral concerns common to the aging population including Root Caries, Xerostomia, Dentinal Hypersensitivity, Periodontal Disease, tooth wear and fractures - Review guidelines for prophylactic antibiotics for infective endocarditis and joint replacements Three Continuing Education Credits are awarded upon completion of the course. Instructor: Gail Malone, clinical educator, DENTSPLY Professional DH 068 $39 Monday, April 18 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-201
UB Café Series This spring, the University of Buffalo School of Continuing Dental Education is offering distance learning programs at BCC. For dates and costs, log on to:
Call 778-5012 to register
SUNY’s Parent-Coach Certification Program Training Coaches and Guiding Parents ™
If you are interested in becoming, or are already a volunteer coach in New York State, this new statewide non-credit SUNY Coaching Certification program guides you in proven ways to make youth sports a fun time to remember for your team, their families and for yourself! The SUNY Sports Institute established a minimum unified coaching standard to provide formal training to volunteer coaches to improve safety, player and parent conduct, as well as emphasizing the emotional well being of the participating youth. This program consists of a three hour onsite classroom session followed by a short quiz to complete your certification.
An Introduction to Voiceovers
Have you ever wanted to be the voice that everyone hears on TV/radio commercials, documentaries, or audiobook narrations? You, too, can become a professional voiceover artist! This fun and informative class teaches participants the basics of the voiceover industry and what it takes to get started as a voice actor. Participants have their voice recorded as they read from scripts, getting a glimpse of what it’s like to be a voice actor, and also receive a professional voice evaluation later. Voices For All has presented this class at over 200 schools nationwide and have a culmination of hundreds of Regional and National Commercial Public Service Announcements and Narratives under their belts. Who better to learn about voiceovers from than an actual successful voiceover artist! Each instructor brings not only several years of experience in voiceovers to the classroom, but also their unique enthusiasm and engaging, interactive presentation style as well. Come ready to laugh, learn and be inspired! CS 093 $39 Wednesday, May 4 6-8 p.m. Business Building-219
-Character in youth sports -Development of young athletes -Communication and organization -Risk management Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive certification as “SUNY Certified Youth Coach.” You also have access to the SUNY Sports Institute where you can get coaching tips, share ideas, and keep up with emerging trends for your particular sport. Instructor: Gary Vail To register for this program, please call SUNY Cortland at (877)828-8811.
Section One CS 087-01 $20 Wednesday, February 23 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-213 Section Two CS 087-02 Thursday, March 24 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-318 Section Three CS 087-03 Tuesday, April 5 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-213
Mice on Ice (Ages 3-6) Our littlest skaters can enjoy gaining familiarity with skating while making new friends and strengthening their ankles through exercise and play. Our mice should have lots of fun while building confidence and friendships. Fee includes skate rental. Instructor: Joe Gwizdaloski Section One WE 046-01 $49 6 Tuesdays, January 11-February 15 9:45-10:45 a.m. BCC Ice Center Section Two WE 046-02 $49 6 Tuesdays, February 22-March 29 9:45-10:45 a.m. BCC Ice Center
Home Schooler Skating (Ages 7-17) Home Schooler Skating focuses on the development of basic ice skating skills in a group, fun environment. Skill levels can range from the beginner (never been on ice) to the advanced skater. Fee includes skate rental. Instructor: Joe Gwizdaloski Section One WE 047-01 $49 6 Tuesdays, January 11-February 15 8:30-9:30 a.m. BCC Ice Center Section Two WE 047-02 $49 6 Tuesdays, February 22-March 29 8:30-9:30 a.m. BCC Ice Center
SAT Test Prep Your score on the Scholastic Assessment Test is one of the most important factors determining admission to the college of your choice. This test preparation course, used by over 700 educational institutions nationwide, is designed to help maximize your score. It concentrates on the test-taking skills that are critical for good performance on the SAT. The course utilizes a proven, five-step approach to large score improvements – diagnostic test; verbal and math review; question-types and strategies; practice test reinforcement; and final test review. The course also focuses on time-saving methods, critical thinking skills, and mathematical problem solving abilities. Materials provided by Cambridge Educational Services, the nations #1 campus-based test prep, and include textbooks and actual tests. Instructors are thoroughly trained, carefully selected and evaluated. Please bring a calculator to class. Registration deadline: March 4. (prep for May 7 test date) (Note: no class 4/12) Instructor: Rawn Spearman KD 010 $249 7 Mondays, March 14-May 2 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-201
NYS Five Hour Pre-Licensing Course Before you can make an appointment for your road test, you must first complete an approved pre-licensing safe driving course. Upon successful completion of this course, participants receive a certificate to present when you make your road test appointment. Certificates are valid for one year. Please bring your permit, paper and a pen. Instructor: Adaptive Driving Services DE 007 $40 Sunday, March 13 12:30-5:30 p.m. Business Building-110
Defensive Driving Defensive Driving presents valuable information and safe driving tips to even the most experienced drivers. Certified National Safety Council instructors offer a new approach to accident prevention skills using National Safety Council materials. Youthful drivers (including those already receiving a Driver’s Education Discount), experienced drivers, mature drivers, and assigned risk are all eligible for discounts. Now there are discounts available to all principal operators REGARDLESS of age or driving record! In addition to the insurance discount, those drivers who have incurred violation points on their driving record during the 18month period prior to course completion will automatically receive a maximum of FOUR points reduced from the total accumulation on their driving record. Section One DE 858-01 $43 Monday & Wednesday, February 7-9 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-313 Section Two DE 858-02 $43 Tuesday & Thursday, March 8-10 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-313 Section Three DE 858-03 Saturday, April 16 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Building-209
Section Four DE 858-04 $43 Monday & Wednesday, May 9-11 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-313
Driver Education for High School Students This Driver Education course for High School Students is approved by the New York State Education Department. Successful completion of the class entitles you to receive an MV285. State regulations require that students fulfill the attendance requirement for this certificate. Students who do not fulfill the attendance standard will not be issued an MV285. Adaptive Driving Services, Inc. provides in-car instruction, and a certified driver education instructor provides the classroom instruction. Student information packets are mailed upon registration. In your packet is a parent’s permission agreement. This must be brought to the parents’ meeting. The course begins with a mandatory parent/student information session scheduled for Thursday, January 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Decker Building, Room 201. Please have your lab preference ready when you register. Laboratory sessions are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See below for times of sessions. There are two one-hour range sessions scheduled for February 13 and April 3. The registration fee is $475, and must be paid at the time you register. There is a $5 non-refundable book rental fee payable at the first class. Class size is limited. Register early to ensure your seat in the program. Students must be 16 years of age and have their learner’s permit by January 20. One make up session for an excused absence is allowed for an additional $25 fee. Instructors: Adaptive Driving Services, Inc. DE 200 $475 Classroom sessions: Monday through Friday January 24-28, February 28-March 4 and April 4-8 5-6:30 p.m. Applied Tech Building-200 Laboratory Sessions : (pick one) (Note: no class week of 4/11) Group A - Monday & Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. 1/31 & 2/2; 2/7 & 2/9; 2/14 & 2/16; 2/21 & 2/23; 3/7 & 3/9; 3/14 & 3/16; 3/21 & 3/23; 3/28 & 3/30; 4/18 & 4/20 Group B – Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. 2/1 & 2/3; 2/8 & 2/10; 2/15 & 2/17; 2/22 & 2/24; 3/8 & 310; 3/15 & 3/17; 3/22 & 3/24; 3/29 & 3/31; 4/19 & 4/21 For any questions regarding schedule conflicts, email email@example.com. Please refer to NYSDMV.com for more information regarding graduated licensing rules.
Computers for Absolute Beginners
Develop Your Computer Skills
Have you been putting off taking the plunge into the world of computers? Do terms like “hard disk” and “system unit” boggle your mind? This course is taught at a S-L-O-W pace for the computer novice. We promise to be gentle with you and bring you into the company of the computer literate! Learn basic computer terms and the components of a computer system. Emphasis is placed on learning the functions of the keyboard, mouse, Windows, and word processing. Also cover the use of the Internet, purchasing a computer, and selecting an Internet service provider. This course gives you the fundamentals to progress into other computer courses with comfort. Each person has their own machine. Students should bring a blank CDRW or a thumb drive to class. Instructor: Lee Skorko CP 104 $109 Mondays & Wednesdays, February 7-16 5:30-8 p.m. Business Building-030
If you have already taken Computers for Absolute Beginners or have a little computer experience and want to take the next step toward building your computer skills, this course leads you out of the world of the computer challenged.
File Management Made Easy
- Basics of disk & file management - Run multiple programs at once - Customize your desktop - Control Panels - Word processing and document editing - Remote media storage (CD burning, thumb drives, etc.) - Scanning and printing Familiarity with a keyboard, mouse, and Windows skills are required. Participants should bring a blank CDRW or thumb drive to class. Instructor: Joe Campanella CP148 $109 Mon. & Wed., February 21-March 2 5:30-8 p.m. Business Building-030
Confused by the pile of folders cluttering up your computer? Don’t understand where some of these folders and files even came from? This workshop is for you! Learn how to find files you thought you’d lost, protect important files from being erased by other users, manage files by creating folders and use tools to move, copy and reorganize the contents of your hard disk. Other topics include:
- Work with the recycle bin to restore deleted files - Easily maintain and troubleshoot your hard drives to get maximum performance - Set up frequently used programs to start automatically when you start your computer - Create desktop shortcuts to gain quicker access to particular programs or files - Understand the general structure of how files are stored in common terms - Perform easy cleanup of old files Learn the techniques so you never lose or misplace a file again. Guaranteed! Instructor: Bill Vernola CP 048 $49 Tuesday & Thursday, February 15-17 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030
Quickbooks 2010 Learn the quickest and most efficient way to manage the financial aspects of your business. If you are considering, or have recently purchased, QuickBooks for your business and don’t know where to start, this is the course for you. This course is also beneficial if you have been using QuickBooks and want to really understand its capabilities. Learn how to set up QuickBooks, create accounts, generate invoices, plus much more. Concepts covered apply to all versions of QuickBooks. Instructor: Lori Wahila CP 185 $119 Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 22-March 3 6-9 p.m. Business Building-030
MS Excel 2007 for Beginners
MS Access 2007 for Beginners
Get started with Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet of choice.
Learn the basic functions and features of this database management system.
- Identifying the main components of the Excel window and workbook - Entering and editing labels, values, and formulas - Inserting and deleting ranges - Moving and copying data - Working with relative and absolute references - Using functions to perform calculations - Previewing and controlling page setup options - Creating, formatting, modifying & printing charts Basic keyboarding skills and familiarity with the computer is required. The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore. Instructor shows students how to download class files from the web, or can email them upon request. Please bring a blank CDRW or thumb drive to each class. Instructor: Bill Vernola CP 146 $109 Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 8-17 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030
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Planning and creating a database Exploring and creating tables Changing the design of a table Finding, editing and organizing records Setting field priorities and creating input masks - Setting validation rules - Performing operation in queries - Creating and using queries - Sorting and filtering records - Working with reports The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore. Prerequisite: Develop Your Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Instructor shows students how to download class files from the web, or can email them upon request. Please bring a blank CDRW or thumb drive to each class. Instructor: Bill Vernola CP 152 $109 Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 5-14 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030
Adobe InDesign CS3 Intermediate MS Excel 2007 This workshop is designed for computer users with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel or who have completed CP146 MS Excel 2007 for Beginners. Topics include:
‑ Using multiple worksheets and workbooks ‑ Linking worksheets with 3-D formulas ‑ Linking and managing workbooks ‑ Working with styles, themes and other advanced formatting ‑ Outlining and consolidating data - Creating and managing cell and range names - Working with tables - Examining Web and Internet features - Using advanced charting features - Documenting and auditing features - Creating and managing templates The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore. Please bring a blank CDRW or thumb drive to each class. Instructor: Bill Vernola CP 027 $109 Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 22-31 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030
Are you required to design brochures or other print media for your company? Do you have InDesign on your computer and are not sure how to get started? Adobe® InDesign® software takes page design to a new level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with innovative cross-media support. Through its tight integration with Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat software, discover how to produce pages quickly and output them reliably. Basic computer skills are required. Differences in version CS4 are discussed. Instructor: Eric Saar EX 087 $109 4 Mondays, March 7-28 5:30-7:30 p.m. Business Building-030
Bookstore Hours The BCC Bookstore, located in the Campus Services Building, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Call the Bookstore, 724‑0696, for evening hours.
Ebay for Beginners
Do you wish you could make that photo of Aunt Rose a little brighter? Do you wish you could make little Billy’s sweater blue instead of bright red? Whether you are using images in your publications or simply retouching or optimizing an image, Adobe Photoshop CS3 has the power and precision you need for superior results. Topics include:
Do you have clutter around your house you would like to sell or would you like to start a business? Ebay and other online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace and assists in facilitating the exchange of goods and money. Phil Maywalt, eBay, Internet and computer expert, has hand-picked an “eBay Dream Team” that brings the expertise from 6,000 successfully completed auctions over the last 12 years to the classroom for three incredible information-packed hours. Bring your questions. EX 057 $39 Saturday, April 2 9 a.m.-noon Business Building-030
- Simplified file handling with Adobe Bridge - Revolutionary Vanishing Point - Multiple Layer Control - Smart Objects - Multi-image Raw Processing - Image Warp - Advanced Noise Reduction - 32-bit High Dynamic Range Support - Customizable Workspaces and Menus - Spot Healing Brush - One-click Red-eye correction Basic computer knowledge is required. Differences in version CS4 are discussed. Instructor: Eric Saar CP 062 $109 4 Mondays, April 4-25 5:30-7:30 p.m. Business Building-030
Intermediate eBay This class is geared toward eBayers (as well as any other auction sites) that have a more in-depth knowledge of auctions. Phil Maywalt, eBay and Internet expert, has re-assembled his “eBay Dream Team” to take you through all the steps involved in listing an item so it sells for top dollar. Learn the process as it evolves, from your login through the actual listing being posted on eBay. Correct use of digital pictures, successful search terms, Pay Pal, blacklisting and much more are also discussed. Prerequisite: EX057 Ebay for Beginners EX 065 $39 Saturday, April 2 1-4 p.m. Business Building-030
Online Learning with BCC- Learn from the Comfort of Home! Update your skills, discover a new talent, or chart a career path at your convenience with our online courses.
How to Get Started…. Visit our web site at: www.sunybroome.edu/ce, and select Online Non-Credit Classes for Ed2go and Gatlin GES courses. Or …..
Ed2go Courses 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: www.ed2go.com/broome 2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will enter your e-mail and choose a password that will grant you access to the Classroom. 3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with your e-mail and the password you selected during your enrollment.
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Gatlin Courses 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center at www.gatlineducation.com/bcc 2. Click on your interested career field and select the course you are interested in by placing a check mark next to the title of the course. 3. Complete the registration information and click “register now.”
A+ Computer Support Technician Certification Our A+ curriculum is made up of the 2009 objectives – which teach students the latest updates which have been added to the course. The successful candidate has credentials towards employment as an IT Technician, PC technician, PC Support Specialist and a Desktop Support Specialist. The program is focused on CompTIA A+ Essentials (220701) and the CompTIA Practical Applications (220-702) curriculum. Added to the list of Operating Systems are Vista, XP Home, XP Professional and XP Media Center. Class runs 120 hours. Books and tool kit are provided. Instructor: Phil Maywalt CP 038 $2,349 Monday-Friday, February 14-March 25 6-10 p.m. location to be determined
Computer Troubleshooting Frustrated that your computer isn’t working right? Sick of paying too much for simple computer repairs? Uncover the basics of troubleshooting a variety of basic computer problems. Learn about basic hardware and hardware types – how your computer works and what to do if it decides to stop. Software and Microsoft-based operating system issues are also discussed. Instructor: Phil Maywalt TC 036 $99 Tuesday & Thursday, March 29-31 6-9 p.m. location to be determined
CompTIA Security+ Certification This nationally recognized CompTIA™ IT Security+ training course and certification program helps prepare a student for the Security+ IT certification exam as well as training for employment through hands-on labs. Learn about IT industry-wide security topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attach, and operational and organization security. Other topics include protocols used in Linux, UNIX and Windows 2000 in addition to the TCP/ IP suite component protocols, and Ethernet operations. Gain knowledge in capturing, analyzing and generating IP traffic, how to exploit protocol weaknesses and examine defensive solutions, Packet filtering, password policies and file integrity checking are also covered. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years of on-the-job technical networking experiences, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended. Prerequisites: listed above or instructor approval. Course fee includes textbook. Instructor: Phil Maywalt CP 072 $1,585 Monday-Friday, April 4-29 6-10 p.m. location to be determined
Advanced Computer Troubleshooting Are you somewhat savvy at fixing your own computer, but are still unsure of how to tackle more complex computer repairs? Join Phil Maywalt for this workshop and learn how to solve more involved problems. Topics include hardware issues, Microsoft Operating System issues, home-based networking problems including setup, security, firewalls and more. Pre-requisite TC036 Computer Troubleshooting or equivalent knowledge. TC 040 $99 Tuesday & Thursday, May 3-5 6-9 p.m. location to be determined
Website Development Forget learning HTML, XML, ASP and all those other web programming languages. If you know how to work a computer and create Word documents, then you can create your own website for business or personal use. Come with ideas for your website address, information you want to post to your page, and what your online marketing goals are. Learn the essentials to buying a .com address, where to host it, what software to use, and how to design, write and maintain your website by purchasing an online service starting as low as $5 per month. A basic online presence for less than $100 – yes, it’s true! Instructor: Cheryl Fabrizi EX 107 $89 2 Saturdays, February 19-26 9 a.m.-noon Business Building-030
Marketing Intensive Institute Get your marketing off the ground or enhance your current marketing efforts. The Marketing Intensive Institute is an essential primer for do-it-yourself business owners, entrepreneurs and organizations looking to increase awareness for business, organizations, products and/or services, Marketing coach Cheryl A. Fabrizi shares her 20 years of marketing and communications experience and offers ideas and basic action steps that lead to success. Register for the full series, at the same time, and pay only $273! (Please use EX 138 when registering for the full series.)
Public Relations Basics
Direct Mail Basics
Learn how to create and garner media attention for your business, organization, products or services. This class offers examples and ideas that can help you develop easy action steps. Come with basic information about your business and what goals you expect from your sales. EX 158 $39 Wednesday, January 26 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Discover how to create a direct mail campaign from concept to mailbox delivery. Not only learn the essential steps, but develop a streamlined process to get your marketing vehicles into the hands of your current, past or potential customers. Bring samples of direct mail and email that you think are successful. EX 032 $39 Wednesday, February 23 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Promotions and Special Events
Email Communications and Newsletters
Learn how to create promotions and special events to drive your business, product or service awareness and sales. Basic how-to’s include successful partnering, collaborating and various forms of marketing. EX 098 $39 Wednesdays, February 2 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Advertising Basics Learn how to evaluate advertising opportunities, create successful advertisements, and how to track and measure your results and return on investment. This how-to class offers examples (ranging from newspaper to Facebook ads) and ideas, and help you develop easy action steps for your business or organization. Bring examples of your past or current advertising efforts or drafts of future ads. EX 160 $39 Wednesday, February 9 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Personalizing Your Customer Service Discover how customer service can set you apart in today’s competitive sales world. Learn how to develop one-on-one relationships with your customers through personalized service and communications. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) best practices are showcased and may help you develop a manageable, effective action plan for your business or organization. EX 159 $39 Wednesday, February 16 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Discover how to use, create and implement electronic communications to target your customers. This course includes simple, low-cost template services that can help you overcome the technical challenges of creating electronic communications. EX 139 $39 Wednesday, March 2 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Increase Website Success Search engine marketing is the leading marketing strategy to assure customers find your website. When a website is properly optimized, it increases your overall marketing success. Learn how to implement four main marketing tactics – natural or organic search, pay-per-click search, paid/sponsored listings, and paid inclusion. Developing an overall search engine marketing strategy to measure your success is also discussed. EX 144 $39 Wednesday, March 9 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
Social Media for Business Learn how to optimize Facebook, Twitter, blogging and other social media to generate interest, awareness and sales for your business. This course is an essential for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations looking to attract more customers, build brand awareness, and generate sales via the Internet. EX 141 $39 Wednesday, March 16 6-9 p.m. Library-102E
PMP Exam Preparation Workshop The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to recognize individuals who have obtained knowledge and experience in project management. The purpose and goal of this project management certification program is the development, maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and administration of a rigorous, examination-based, professional certification program of the highest caliber. The PMP® Program supports the international community of project management professionals and is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge. PMP® Program requirements and eligibility standards are applied fairly, impartially, and consistently with applicable laws. The PMP® sets you apart! Every year more companies recognize the importance of the PMP® certification and the achievement it represents. The Binghamton Chapter of the Project Management Institute presents our Enhanced Exam Preparation Workshop to include the following: - Interactive lecture, discussion and group problem solving formats - Structured, timed in-class practice testing to simulate test conditions - Test taking tips and techniques - Practice tests available after the workshop - 35 PDU Credits, fully satisfying the Project Management Institute’s educational requirement for becoming certified Who Should Attend:
Anyone who intends to take the PMP® Exam. Please review the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK, Fourth Edition) before the workshop and bring it to each class. The Workshop:
All nine areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) are covered: Scope, Cost, Quality, Contracts and Procurement, Time, Risk, Communications, Human Resources, and Integration, as well as Professional Responsibility. Updated information on the current exam format and certification process are provided. The Instructors:
All instructors are practicing project managers or consultants, chosen for their knowledge of the PMBOK and their presentation abilities. They are a team of experienced professionals from our local Chapter. They provide a blend of backgrounds from several companies and varying industries to deliver a broad spectrum of perspectives to project management challenges. Morning refreshments are provided. Lunch is on your own. TC 058 PMI Members $475 Non-members $525 5 Saturdays, March 12-April 9 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Building-110
Third Annual Applied Ethics Conference on
Religion and Ethics Conflict, Tolerance, and Promise April 1 and 2, 2011
at Broome Community College for further details go to: www.sunybroome.edu/ethicsconference or contact: Joyce Prindle firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael McKimmy email@example.com
Energy Technology Training Programs presented by Broome Community College and SunMaxx Solar Solar Thermal Level I: Understanding Solar Thermal Technologies & Applications This course is an excellent starter or refresher for anyone looking to get into the solar thermal market. Many of the topics are broad and easily digestible. Topics include:
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The US solar thermal market past, present and future The various solar hot water applications and system types The different types of collector technology and pros/cons for each type in various conditions The various main components used in solar thermal systems Sizing and designing solar hot thermal systems Conducting a solar thermal site survey as well as commissioning and troubleshooting a Solar hot water system - An introduction to financials, incentives and paybacks This program qualifies for 7.5 hours toward NABCEP certification. Lunch is on your own. TC 089 $249 Tuesday, April 26 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117
Solar Thermal Level II: Sizing, Designing and Installation of Domestic Hot Water Systems
Solar Thermal Level III: Combisystem – Design and Installation
This course is developed to give attendees a practical understanding of solar thermal system design and sizing. Hands-on experience in the installation and commissioning of a DHW solar thermal system is also included.
This course is designed to help develop a deeper understanding of how solar thermal systems can be integrated into any building’s heating system. Solar thermal financials with complete project quotes and costing are also covered.
- How to interpret performance ratings for various collectors to determine instantaneous collector efficiency - Storage, piping and exchanger considerations for various solar thermal designs - Various sizing softwares such as TSOL and Retscreen for use in predicting solar gain relative to BTU load - Experience using Solar Pathfinder for site survey analysis - Practical experience in roof mounting strategies This program qualifies for 7.5 hours toward NABCEP certification. Lunch is on your own. Prerequisite: TC089 Solar Thermal Level I or equivalent experience. TC 090 $295 Wednesday, April 27 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117
- Various heating system types and how to tie a solar thermal system in - Proper sizing techniques and how to find the most appropriate solar fraction for various systems - Hands-on experience with integration of a solar thermal system into an existing or new heating system - Heat dump options and proper sizing - Hands-on experience with programming the proper control sequence - Practical experience in developing a customer quote from sizing, design and costing This program qualifies for 7.5 hours toward NABCEP certification. Lunch is on your own. Prerequisite: TC090 Solar Thermal Level II. TC 091 $295 Thursday, April 28 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117
Building Performance Institute
Building Analyst Training presented by Broome Community College in cooperation with Hudson Valley Community College
This 36 hour, low-cost training program can bring you new business for years to come. While you’re using building science technology to help customers solve heating, cooling and air leakage problems that are driving high energy costs, you’ll also provide them with a more comfortable, safe and durable home. You’ll be part of an exclusive group of contractors with access to benefits to help your business grow.
- Understand fundamentals of building science - Identify and understand building performance problems including ice dams, mold and mildew, and indoor air quality issues - Practical application of analyzing buildings using “blower door” technology and other diagnostic equipment - Assess building tightness, mechanical and distribution systems and combustion safety for a “whole house” performance-based approach
NYSERDA reimburses 50% of the tuition upon completion of the course to qualified candidates that pay into the NY System Benefits Charge (SBC) utility territories. An additional 25% reimbursement is available to those candidates employed by a participating Home Performance Contractor. This incentive program is being offered by NYSERDA for a limited time. You must complete the entire course to receive Proof of Participation and reimbursement for this program. For more information call 607-778-5713. Session 1:
Registration deadline: January 10 CN7-157-36 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Tuesday-Thursday, January 18-27 5-9:30 p.m. Applied Tech Building-203
Registration deadline: March 21 CN7-157-38 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Monday-Thursday, March 28-31 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tompkins Cortland Community College
Field Experience: Monday and Tuesday, January 31-February 1 9 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined
Field Experience: Friday and Saturday, April 1-2 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. location to be determined
Test date: February 4 (Test fee $200)
Test date: April 6 (Test fee $200)
Registration deadline: February 7 CN7-157-37 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Wednesday-Saturday, February 16-19 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Applied Tech Building-203
Registration deadline: May 9 CN7-157-39 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Monday-Thursday, May 16-19 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Center-Events Room
Field Experience: Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22-23 8 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined
Field Experience: Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 8 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined
Test date: February 25 (Test fee $200)
Test date: May 24 (Test fee $200)
Heating Professional Using a “whole house” performance-based approach, this training covers advanced heating system diagnostic, evaluation and repair skills to help you prepare for the Building Performance Institute’s Heating Professional on-line and field exams. Training includes a review of some Building Analyst topics but is not a BA preparatory course. Prerequisites: Building Analyst training or BPI Building Analyst Certification and a background in heating is strongly recommended.
Envelope Professional Training
This 30 hour training program will help you prepare for the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Envelope Professional written and field exams. Training will include review of some Building Analyst topics, but is not a preparatory course for those intending to take the BPI BA Certification exams.
- Heating system & combustion safety science - Controls and electrical inspection - Ducted system diagnostics - Combustion gas analysis - Heat exchanger inspection - Ventilation Post-installation inspection - Appliance clean-and-tune - Mechanical system durability Following the completion of this course, participants are eligible to take the BPI written/online exam. The cost of the test is not included in the registration fee. This exam satisfies the first component of the BPI certification requires. Candidates must also pass a performance exam before receiving certification. Please visit www.bpi.org for more information on BPI certification or call BPI at (877)274-1274. NYSERDA reimburses 50% of the tuition upon completion of the course to qualified candidates that pay into the NY System Benefits Charge (SBC) utility territories. An additional 25% reimbursement is available to those candidates employed by a participating Home Performance Contractor. This incentive program is being offered by NYSERDA for a limited time. You must complete the entire course to receive Proof of Participation and reimbursement for this program. Reimbursement is subject to change at NYSERDA’s discretion. CN10-117-05 $1,250 Registration deadline: April 25 Classroom Sessions: Monday & Tuesday, May 2-3 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Center-Events Room
- Fundamentals of building science – brief review - Combustion safety testing – brief review - Critical shell transitions - Advanced blower door applications - Duct diagnostics using a Duct Blaster® and pressure pan - Advanced pressure tests including series leakage testing and the leakage area matching method.
NYSERDA reimburses 50% of the tuition upon completion of the course to qualified candidates that pay into the NY System Benefits Charge (SBC) utility territories. An additional 25% reimbursement is available to those candidates employed by a participating Home Performance Contractor. This incentive program is being offered by NYSERDA for a limited time. You must complete the entire course to receive Proof of Participation and reimbursement for this program. For more information call 607-778-5713. CN7 164-16 $1,125 Registration deadline: April 4 Classroom Sessions: Thursday-Friday, April 14-15 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Applied Tech Building-203 Field Experience: Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20 8 a.m.-4p.m. location to be determined
Field Experience: Wednesday-Friday, May 4-6 8 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined Test date: May 10 (Test fee $200)
Test date: April 22 (Test fee $200)
Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Applications are now being accepted for the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. Program dates are February 7 through April 18, Monday and Thursday nights, from 6-9 p.m. This low cost, 60-hour comprehensive training program is designed to assist women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and dislocated workers in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware Counties through the process of developing a solid business plan. The goals of the program are for participants to complete a written business plan and start a small business. In conjunction with the training program, participants are provided with oneon-one counseling to deal with their individual issues. Counseling is provided by the EAP Director, subject matter experts, and members of the Client Advisory Group which is comprised of local business people with varied specialties. Access to support networks, weekly “Master Mind” groups, ongoing technical assistance to program graduates, assistance in identifying appropriate funding sources, and much more are also provided. If you have always wanted to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin, call Darlene Kanuk at 778-5012 for an application.
Apply early - space is limited! Deadline for applications is January 21 The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program, founded in 1987 and funded by Empire State Development, was designed to help more entrepreneurs succeed. Locally, EAP is funded by the City of Binghamton and delivered by the Broome Enterprise Triad, which consists of Broome Community College, the Broome County Urban League, and Broome-Tioga Workforce New York.
BCC TravelCEnter All trips are open to everyone in our community! Buses all leave from the BCC Bus Depot next to the Student Center (see campus map). Upon receipt of your reservation, you will be mailed a trip confirmation. Cancellation refunds are not available for TravelCenter programs. However, since our trips generally sell out, we will provide you with waiting list names. All tickets are transferable. Two convenient ways to sign up for your trip: 1. Credit Card (VISA/MasterCard only) Reservations: Call 778-5056 (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) 2. Mail Order: Please send your name, address, day phone number and the trip you are reserving – together with your check payable to BCC Faculty-Student Association – to: BCC TravelCenter Continuing Education Broome Community College
PO Box 1017 Binghamton, NY 13902
NYC Weekend Getaway Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5 $289* Need a spring weekend getaway? Join us in New York and take advantage of all Manhattan has to offer – fabulous shopping, spectacular theater, world-class museums, restaurants, etc. etc. Our hotel is the fabulous Affinia Dumont on 34th Street near Lexington Avenue. The hotel features a kitchenette in each room, a spa, and a 24 hour fitness room. Located in the Murray Hill district, it’s less than two blocks from the Subway or, if you prefer, a five minute walk to Grand Central Station. The hotel also features the Barking Dog Café, a reasonably priced, comfortable restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. If the weather is warm, you can even dine outdoors on the patio. Bus leaves BCC at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and return leaves the hotel 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Fee includes round trip transportation, room, and porterage fees for one bag per person. Register early – this trip always sells out quickly so reserve your room today!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 4.
*Reservations accepted in pairs only; two people per room. Price is per person.
BCC President: Refund Policy Because Continuing Education classes are self-supporting, we count on registration fees to pay the salaries of our instructors, as well as for supplies and equipment. Accordingly, we will be happy to issue a full refund up to five business days prior to the starting date of the class or before the advertised registration deadline. These requests can be made directly to Continuing Education, 778-5012.
Dr. Kevin E. Drumm
Board of Trustees Angelo Mastrangelo, Chair George Akel Robert Moppert Margaret Coffey James Orband Timothy Grippen Marc Newman Joyce Majewski Nicholas Serafini Student Trustee Sponsored by Broome County County Executive – Barbara Fiala
Please note that BCC will charge $25 for any returned check.
Broome County Legislature John A. Black
Robert K. Locker
Jerry F. Marinich
If the College cancels any course for any reason, those pre-registered for that course will be notified by telephone (provided that the College has been given a daytime phone number), and payments will be refunded by check. BCC reserves the right to substitute instructors, adjust pricing, and/or reschedule classrooms, if necessary. In the event of severe weather conditions or emergencies, it may be necessary to cancel or reschedule particular course sessions. Announcements of emergency cancellations will be made on all area radio stations.
Jason T. Garnar
Joseph A. Merrill
Registrations You are urged to register as soon as possible for any course you wish to take. Each course requires a minimum number of registrants before it can run. As a general rule, a final decision whether to run a course or cancel it is made one week in advance of the scheduled starting date. BCC does not advocate any particular point of view presented in the courses offered in this catalog. Unless otherwise stated, all classes are designed for participants aged 16 and over. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 or your tax advisor to determine eligibility for Hope, Lifetime Learning, and/or Student Loan Interest Education Credits on your own or your family’s tax return. Broome Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era in the recruitment or education of students; the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff; or the operation of any of its programs or activities. Where relevant, state and federal laws apply.
Matthew J. Pasquale
Stephen D. Herz
Daniel D. Reynolds
Wayne L. Howard
Daniel J. Reynolds
John F. Hutchings
Joseph S. Sanfilippo
David M. Jensen
Ronald J. Keibel
Mark R. Whalen
BCC Continuing Education The programs and courses advertised in this catalog are all non-credit offerings supervised by the College’s Continuing Education office. While the instructional staff includes many teachers from the regular degree program, the courses are not supervised by the BCC academic departments and are not transferable for academic credit. These non-credit programs are self-sufficient and are not subsidized by tax dollars.
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Debra A. Morello
Dean, Continuing Education Dir., IT Services.............................John Petkash Dir., International Programs........Alberto Miller Dir., Sponsored Programs...........Clifford Balliet Dir. Workforce Development.. Janet M. Hertzog Staff Associate to the Dean.....Laura St. George Program Administrator....... Colleen Culverwell SEED Coordinator...................... Angela LaRosa Study Abroad Coordinator......... Maria Basualdo DDP Director............................... James Sheerin CEEBS Coordinator............................Jim Funai Office Staff: Robin Alise, Melanie Gleason, Karen Hodel, Mary Litchko, Bridget Martin, Donna FitzPatrick, Darlene Kanuk, Holly Skinner
A Day Learning Basket Weaving, 13 A Day of Jewelry Making, 12 A+ Computer Support Technician, 45 Access for Beginners, 43 Acting for Attorneys, 33 Acupuncture, 30 Adding the Final Touch to Landscaping, 18 Advanced Wedding Dance Basics, 6 Advertising Basics, 46 Aging Strong and Fit, 5 Applied Kinesiology, 28 Arabic, 20 Auras, 24 Autism, 37 Awaken to Your Life’s Purpose, 27 Ballroom Tango, 6 Band Resistance Training, 5 Barefoot Cardio Pilates, 2 Basic Conversational Sign Language, 20 Basics of Crochet, 13 Basket Weaving, 13 Be Like Water Workout, 29 Beekeeping, 22 Belly Dance, 6 Biosonic Tuning, 5 Beginning Conversational Italian, 20 Beginning Golf, 23 Beginning Guitar, 7 Begining Harp, 9 Beginning Polish, 20 Beginning T’ai Chi, 4 Birding Hotspots, 22 Bodhran Basics, 8 BPI, 49-50 Brain Gym, 26 Building Analyst Training, 49 Calligraphy, 13 Chakra Clearing and Balancing, 24 Chi Gong, 4 Child Abuse Recognition, 37 CompTIA Security+ Certification, 45 Computer Troubleshooting, 45 Computers, 42-45 Computers for Absolute Beginners, 42 Connecting With Fairies, 27 Contacting Your Spirit Guides and Angels, 24 Container Gardening, 18 Conversational Arabic, 20 Conversational Spanish, 21 Cooking, 16-17 Creating a Sacred Space, 27 Creole Cooking, 17 Crochet, 13 Dance Your Way to Weight Loss, 3 Defensive Driving, 41 Dental Hygiene Continuing Education, 38-39
Design and Grow an Herb Garden, 19 Develop Your Computer Skills, 42 Digital Photography, 14 Direct Mail Basics, 46 Dowsing for Beginners, 22 Drawing, 11 Driver Education, 41 Driving, 40-41 Drumming, 7 EAP Program, 35, 51 eBay, 44 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training, 36 Email Communications and Newsletters, 46 Emotional Freedom Technique, 29 Envelope Professional Training, 50 Excel, 43 Experience Alaska, 34 Explore Creativity Through Art, 11 Fairies, 27 Family Food Garden, 19 Fasting, 28 File Management Made Easy, 42 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course, 40 Flirtatious Fitness, 3 Fly Fishing Clinic, 23 Fly Tying Basics, 23 For the Love of Chocolate, 17 Frame Drums, 7 Free Vacations, 22 French Dinner II, 16 Gardening, 18-19 Genealogy, 25 Golf, 23 Grant Writing Fundamentals, 33 Growing Your Groceries, 19 Guitar, 7 Harp, 9 Hatha Yoga, 1 Heating Professional, 50 High Tea at the Edge of Thyme, 34 Hillside Gardens, 18 Holistic Arthritis Management, 29 Home Schooler Skating, 40 Homebuyers Workshop, 31 How to be a Better Public Speaker, 33 How to Install Ceramic Tile, 31 How to See Auras, 24 Hypnosis and Healing, 29 Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation, 29 Improve Concentration, Focus and Memory, 26 Increase Website Success, 46 InDesign CS3, 43 Infection Control, 37 Intermediate T’ai Chi, 4 Introduction to Acupuncture, 30 Introduction to Applied Kinesiology, 28
Introduction to Band Resistance Training, 5 Introduction to Beekeeping, 22 Introduction to Calligraphy, 13 Introduction to Drawing, 11 Introduction to Frame Drums, 7 Introduction to Irish Fiddle, 8 Introduction to Kettlebells, 1 Introduction to Organic Market Gardening, 19 Introduction to Voiceovers, 39 Introduction to Weight Lifting, 4 Intuitive Eating, 30 Investing in Real Estate, 32 Irish, 8-9 Irish Dance for Beginners, 9 Italian, 20 Jewelry, 12 Kettlebells, 1 Knitting Basics, 13 Landscape Solutions, 18 Languages, 20-21 Latin Exercise, 3 Lavender Tea Party, 16 Local Infiltration Anesthesia, 38 Lose Weight With Hypnosis, 30 Make Your Own Piñata, 13 Marketing Intensive Institute, 46 Metal Beads and More, 12 Mice on Ice, 40 Middle Eastern Belly Dance, 6 Middle Eastern Cooking, 17 Moonlight Café at Kopernik, 34 More Genealogy and Family History, 25 More Lotions, Potions and Concoctions, 23 Mudcloth Painting Workshop, 10 Notary Public, 33 Oil Painting, 10 One Stroke Painting, 10 Online Learning, 44 Organic Market Gardening, 19 Painting, 10-11 Parent-Coach Certification, 39 Past Lives, 26 Personalizing Your Customer Service, 46 Photography, 14-15 Photoshop CS3, 44 Pie Baking 101, 17 Pilates, 2 Piñata, 13 PMP Exam Prep, 47 Poetry, 28 Polish, 20 Power of Focus, 26 Preparation for the Notary Public Exam, 33 Promoting Your Business, 35 Promotions and Special Events, 46 Psanky, 12
Psychic Development Workshop, 24 Public Relations Basics, 46 Public Speaking, 33 Putting Out The Fire of Fear, 27 Quickbooks, 42 Real Estate Short Sales, 31 Reconnective Healing, 28 Rick Marsi’s New Birding Hotspots, 22 SAT Prep, 40 Security Guard Training, 36 Sell Your House With Feng Shui, 32 Sign Language, 20 Silver Jewelry, 12 Skating, 40 Small Business, 35 Small Farm Dream, 19 Smoking Cessation, 29 Social Media for Business, 46 Solar Thermal Training, 48 Spanish, 21 Spanish Letter Pronunciations, 21 Spice Up Your Cooking With Herbs, 17 Spinning, 5 Spirit Guides and Angels, 24 Straw Bale Building, 31 Stress on the Body, 30 STRIDE, 2 Sweet Dreams, 26 T’ai Chi, 4 Taste of Provence, 16 Textured Fine Silver Jewelry Workshop, 12 The Gift of Presence, 28 The Miracle of Fasting, 28 The Power of Focus, 26 Traditional Irish Whistle, 9 Travel Club, 52 Travel Photography, 14 Truth or Deception, 36 Understanding Pieces of Autism, 37 Unique Evergreens, 18 Vinyasa Yoga, 1 Voiceovers, 39 Watercolor, 11 Watercolor-Pen and Ink, 10 Website Development, 45 Wedding Dance Basics, 6 Weight Lifting, 4 What it Takes to Start Your Own Business, 35 Wines of France, 16 Women Can Drum, 7 Writing a Business Plan, 35 Writing Poetry, 28 Yoga, 1 You’re an Executor, 32 Your Genetic Genealogy, 25 Zumba, 3
Parking at BCC Everyone registering for a Continuing Education class is mailed a confirmation letter. The bottom of the letter is your parking permit. Please display this permit on your car’s dashboard while you are in class. If you require handicapped parking access, please call 778-5012. If you register for a class too late for a permit to be mailed to you, stop at the Continuing Education office to pick one up before parking for your class. The office is located in Room 115 of the Wales Administration Building.
Parking Evenings, Weekends BCC has an open parking policy after 5 p.m. and on weekends. However, the following general parking regulations are always in effect: • No parking is allowed on grass, roadways, or parking lot perimeters. • No parking without a special BCC permit is allowed in handicapped zones. • No parking is allowed in Lot 17, which is reserved at all times for staff. Please know that violators of these regulations will be ticketed and fined. Although there are small lots immediately adjacent to campus buildings, these lots are often full by 5:30 p.m. Continuing Education recommends using the main campus parking lot (Lot 1), which is just minutes away from all buildings. The South Entrance to the campus leads most quickly to Lot 1. From that lot there are four pathways to various sections of campus (see map).
Parking Weekdays If your class is scheduled during weekdays, when credit courses are in session, please use your Parking Permit for any student lot (see map). Parking in other areas will result in a ticket and a fine.
AT ���� Applied Technology Building (Conference Center) AX ���� Art and Music Annex B ������ Business Building BC ��� B.C. Center (child care) CS ���� Campus Services Building Bookstore D ������ Decker Health Science Center F ������ 901 Front St. IC ����� Ice Center L ������ Learning Resources Center/Library M ����� Mechanical Building S ������ Science Building SC ���� Student Center Complex Quad Entrance: Theater, Food Court, Dining Room, Campus Shop Gymnasium Entrance: West Gym, Dance and Fitness Rooms SS ���� Student Services Building T ������ Titchener Hall W ����� Darwin R. Wales Administration Building Continuing Education Office: Room 115
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Mail registration form to: Continuing Education Registrations, Broome Community College, P.O. Box 1017, Binghamton NY 13902
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Complete one of the registration forms at right (or a photocopy) and send to the mail-in address. Please use a separate form for each person registering. All mail‑ins must arrive at our offices at least one week before the start of the earliest course you are registering for. If there are spaces available in the courses requested, you will be sent a confirmation letter. Within 7 days of a course’s start date, please register by Phone-In, Fax-In, or Walk-In.
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Mail registration form to: Continuing Education Registrations, Broome Community College, P.O. Box 1017, Binghamton NY 13902
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