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Study Abroad with BCC! BCC currently has opportunities available to study in Italy, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. If you, your children or grandchildren have considered studying in another country, join us for one of our information sessions. You can also check us out on the web at

Italy: At least once in a lifetime, everyone should experience the majesty and splendor unique to Italy. Join us for a memorable experience at Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Tuscania, or the Three Cities Program, The American University of Rome or the Istituto Venezia in Venice. Sample Courses include: Italian Language & Literature, Archaeology, Art History, Communications, Culinary, Art, Dance, Music & Theatre, Fashion Design, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Jewelry Design, International Business, International Relations, Communications

Ecuador: Located in the Pacific Ocean, this beautiful Andean country contains all the ingredients necessary for students to gain an authentic Latin American perspective: a variety of geography, ethnic diversity, active democracy and a diverse ecology. La Universidad San Francisco de Quito is a four year Liberal Arts institution and is the ideal place for students who wish to immerse themselves in Latin American culture. La Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil is a highly regarded four year university that offers a wide range of courses of study including philosophy, engineering, architecture, literature and communications, education, psychology, economics, medicine, technical education and law.

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Dominican Republic: Learn about Caribbean society and culture while developing oral and written Spanish language skills. Through university courses, home stays, and a community service program, students with any experience level in speaking Spanish (even none at all!) will enjoy the beautiful country while learning the language. Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra has designed their programs for students entering with no language background or intermediate level language skills. Nine credits of Spanish are offered and at least two other courses are taught in English. Students with advanced Spanish language skills will have a program with a selection of regular university courses.

FREE information sessions: Italy Monday, November 8 7-8:30 p.m.

Ecuador & Dominican Republic Monday, November 15 7-8:30 p.m. Both programs meet in the Decker Building, Room 201

Although the sessions are free, seating is limited. Call 778-5012 to reserve your place!

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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, September 15-October 20 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center Section Two ! WE 088-02 $55 6 Wednesdays, October 27-December 8 (no class 11/24) 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center


Pranayama – Yoga of Breathing One ON One Learn simple, safe and easy breathing exercises and asanas that teach you how to feel and look great just by taking care of how you breathe! In this interactive course, discuss the various ways that you normally breathe and the differences between Pranayamic Breathing, Deep Breathing and Ordinary Breathing. Discover the reasons for the awareness of breath and why awareness of breath affects our lives and the quality of our lives. Use traditional types of Pranayama that have been scientifically researched to keep the respiratory and nervous systems toned and healthy while building a foundation for spiritual and emotional growth. This course is designed for beginners in Pranayama who have a practicing knowledge of Asanas and covers relaxation, visualization and asanas. Students should come to class with an empty stomach and have no liquids at least one hour before class. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, especially around the waist and chest. (Note: no class 10/9) Instructor: Vartika Dubey. Ph.D. ! WE 108 $55 6 Saturdays, September 18-October 30 10-11:30 a.m. Business Building-224

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) Section One !WE 856-01 $55 6 Tuesdays, September 21-October 26 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center Section Two ! WE 856-02 $55 6 Thursdays, October 7-November 11 5:30-7 p.m. Business Building-224 Section Three ! WE 856-03 $55 6 Tuesdays, November 2-December 7 5:30-7 p.m. Highlands Community Center

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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, September 17-October 22 4:30-5:30 p.m. Student Center West-106

Dance Pilates Are you looking for that next fitness challenge that utilizes the principals of pilates? Join Allison Ellis, BCC Faculty, AFAA certified instructor and Dance instructor, as she incorporates Dance conditioning, Pilates, Yoga and Barefoot training for that next step in mind/ body/core/cardiovascular fitness. Discover how to sculpt muscles, increase flexibility, and challenge cardiovascular health centering around a strong core. All fitness levels are addressed. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and a bottle of water. No shoes required! ! WE 158 $55 6 Wednesdays, September 15-October 20 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106


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 11/24) ! WE 175 $55 6 Wednesdays, October 27-December 8 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. Instructor: Francine Stein, USA Dance ! WE 144 $39 3 Sundays, November 7-21 2-3 p.m. Student Center West-106

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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, September 15-October 20 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106

Hip Hop for Weight Loss Come join the dance party as Allison Ellis, AFAA and Hip Hop Hustle™ certified instructor, leads you through easy to follow Hip Hop moves, including Hip Hop Hustle™, that burn calories, sculpt the abs and put a smile on your face! Please wear clothes you can move in, good sneakers, and bring a water bottle and towel.


Barefoot Cardio Pilates 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! (Note: no class 11/24) ! WE 176 $55 6 Wednesdays, October 27-December 8 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106

BCC requests that before you participate in any activity requiring physical exertion, you consult with a physician.

Section One ! WE 135-01 $55 6 Mondays, September 13-October 25 (no class 10/11) 6-7 p.m. Student Center-106 Section Two ! WE 135-02 $55 6 Mondays, November 1-December 6 6-7 p.m. Student Center-106

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Beginning Tai Chi Chuan 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. (Note: no class 10/9) Instructor: Dave Belknap ! WE 315 $55 6 Saturdays, September 11-October 23 10-11:30 a.m. Student Center West-106

Bollywood Fitness Fusion Bollywood is a fusion of classical and popular dance styles including classical Indian dance, folk dance, Bhangra, Middle Eastern/bellydance, Hip Hop, Latino and more. It is one of the latest Hollywood fitness trends. This class fuses light aerobics, yoga, Pilates and Bollywood moves to ensure you get a great workout, tone your muscles, and have fun with great music! Instructor: Jessica Surdey, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor ! WE 171 $55 6 Tuesdays, September 14-October 19 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106


Intermediate T’ai Chi Chuan 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 11/27) Instructor: David Belknap ! WE 177 $55 6 Saturdays, October 30-December 11 10-11:30 a.m. Student Center West-106 BCC requests that before you participate in any activity requiring physical exertion, you consult with a physician.

Additional sections of a class can be scheduled when the class is filled. We can place your name on a waiting list.


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Introduction to Weight Lifting

Moms’ Stretch and Flex This class includes a variety of strength-training exercises that are designed to meet the demands of motherhood. Additional elements of mat Pilates, yoga and stretching are also incorporated. These exercises are specifically targeted to rebuild, retrain and strengthen areas of the body affected by pregnancy and birth. Instructor: Jessica Surdey ! WE 182 $55 6 Thursdays, September 16-October 21 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106

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, September 15-October 20 6-7 p.m. Ironworks Gym, Binghamton

Jessica Surdey


Aging Strong and Fit 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. (Note: no class 11/25) Instructor: Jessica Surdey ! WE 183 $55 6 Thursdays, October 28-December 9 6-7 p.m. Student Center West-106


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. (Note: no class 11/24) Instructor: Rich White, BS in Clinical Exercise Science, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ! WE 181 $55 6 Wednesdays, October 27-December 8 6-7 p.m. Iron Works Gym, Binghamton

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Interval Training

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 Mondays, October 18-25 6:30-8:30 p.m. Business Building-224

Want to lose weight and sculpt muscles all in one effective workout? Interval training is the most efficient way to reshape your body, losing excess fat, sculpting muscles, increasing flexibility and building a strong CORE. Join BCC faculty and fitness professional Allison Ellis in this SAFE, efficient, effective and FUN workout. Alternate between cardio blasts and sculpting exercise in this fast paced, ever changing workout. All fitness levels are addressed. Wear comfortable clothes, good supportive footwear and bring a towel and water bottle. All equipment is provided. (Note: no class 10/11) Section One ! WE 152-01 $55 6 Mondays, September 13-October 25 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106 Section Two ! WE 152-02 $55 6 Mondays, November 1-December 6 7-8 p.m. Student Center West-106


Spinning (Indoor Cycling) 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 Perfect Fit Personal Training, Shamrock Athletic Center, 47 Riverside Drive, Johnson City. Instructor: Kristina DelViscio ! WE 180 $55 6 Tuesdays, October 5-November 9 7:30-8:30 p.m. Shamrock Athletic Center, Johnson City


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Be Like Water Workout

Holistic Arthritis Management

Based on instructor 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 ! WE 165 $39 Thursday, November 11 5:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-211

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.


Are You Toxic? Have you ever wondered why you can’t lose weight? Maybe you feel sluggish or can’t think clearly? Learn how toxins in our environment are overloading our bodies with impurities compromising its ability to filtrate naturally. This workshop introduces you to a systematic program to a stronger, healthier, leaner you. Please bring a journal and pen to class. Instructor: Diane Sheehan ! WE 185 $29 Tuesday, October 5 7-9 p.m. Decker Building-117


- 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 from 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, October 13-20 6-8 p.m. location to be determined

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Reconnective Healing

Chakra Clearing and Balancing 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, November 9 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

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 $19 Thursday, November 18 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-313

Have Class, Will Travel With twelve or more enrollees, most courses in this catalog can be offered at your worksite. Call BCC Continuing Education, 778-5012, for details.

Lose Weight With Hypnosis Get a jump start on the holiday season 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, October 20 6-8:30 p.m. -and3 Wednesdays, October 27-November 10 6-8 p.m. Wales Building-203A


Jim Lee

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Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Natural Soapmaking Make old-fashioned soap while learning the history of soapmaking. Learn how to procure and complete your choice of laundry stain bar or basic complexion bar (lavender, cinnamon or lemongrass) and go home with 30 bars of wonderfully colored and scented soap. A $25 materials fee is payable directly to the instructor in class. Please bring one 8-quart (or larger) and one 2-quart (or larger) stainless steel pots (NOT aluminum, teflon or enamel), rubber gloves (extra long heavy duty or disposable), slotted wooden or plastic spoon, rubber spatula, eye protection, and a candy thermometer (optional). Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. Instructor: Maria Gelnett ! CF 255 $35 Saturday, October 16 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Applied Tech Building-105

Soapmaking II If you have completed CF255 Natural Soapmaking, you are ready for this class. Learn the healing qualities of different options for your soap including castile, goat’s milk, herbs, and the combining of various essential oils. Student exchange allows you to go home with three varieties totaling 30 bars of wonderfully colored and scented natural soap. A $30 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. Please bring one 8-quart (or larger) and one 2-quart (or larger) stainless steel pots (NOT aluminum, teflon or enamel), rubber gloves (extra long heavy duty or disposable), slotted wooden or plastic spoon, rubber spatula, eye protection, and a candy thermometer (optional). Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. Instructor: Maria Gelnett ! CF 001 $35 Saturday, November 13 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Applied Tech Building-105

One Stroke Painting for the Holidays Maria Gelnett

Master Soapmaker Techniques If you have completed beginner and advanced soapmaking classes, you are ready for this one. Get creative with your favorite recipe and learn how to customize your soap. Learn about natural colorants, marbling, layering, frosting and making body whip and go home with your own 30 bars. Remember your list of required equipment to bring to class. A materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Maria Gelnett ! CF 157 $35 Saturday, December 4 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Applied Tech Building-105

Learn 16 specific strokes for impressive creative results by anyone who can hold a brush! Learn and practice a variety of incredibly simple one-stroke, never-take-your-brush-offthe-paper holiday-themed designs. Decorate holiday gifts, ornaments, candles and anything made of glass or wood. 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 146 $49 3 Mondays, November 8-22 6:30-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110

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Digital Scrapbooking/ Storybooking Learn the basic designing rules for an eye pleasing scrapbooking page using the Internet. Using Premier Studio, the instructor helps you access the publishing system, upload photos, search for digital artwork and how to use the “tools” of the system. Participants then design a minimum of one 12x12 page in the system, self-edit and complete the publishing in Studio and receive your professional quality 12x12 scrapbook page in the mail in 7 to 10 days. Basic computer knowledge is required. Please bring a CD or flash drive with digital photos or bring photos to be scanned to class. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Sheryl Evans ! CF 222 $59 2 Saturdays, November 13-20 8 a.m.-noon Business Building-030

Create an Appalachin Mountain Egg Basket The Appalachian Mountain Egg Basket is the most recognized of any American style basket. This lobeshaped basket is ideal for beginners and advanced basket weavers. Please bring to class: your lunch, a 2 gallon basin, a cloth tape measure, a small sharp knife, small needle-nose pliers and a towel. Basket weaving involves soaking the materials so please dress accordingly. You may view the basket at on the “Classes” page. A materials fee of $28 is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Ellen Terry, Moonshadow Herbs ! CF 206 $34 Saturday, September 25 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mechanical Building-110

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: September 10. No refunds after this date. Judy is currently showing her work at Gallery 41 in Owego. Instructor: Judy Bjorkman ! CF 045 $69 Saturday, September 25 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mechanical Building-108

Making Dimensional Jewelry

Make three-dimensional metal shapes and patterns to use in your jewelry. Start by learning Masonite die forming to make one or more puffed brass, copper, or nickel-silver heart that can be used as pendant or necklace elements. Discover additional die-forming methods that can be done at home using simple equipment. Learn how to anneal (soften) metal when it gets stiff from hammering or bending, and use of “pickle” to restore metals’ natural color after heating. Open only to those who have taken CF045 A Day of Jewelry Making. Bring your tool kit from the basic jewelry making class. Materials for the first project are provided. Additional metal is available from the instructor for a small fee. Registration/cancellation deadline: October 1. No refunds issued after this date. Instructor: Judy Bjorkman ! CF 121 $64 Saturday, October 16 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mechanical Building-108

Artist Trading Cards – Mixed Media Collage Instructor Elizabeth Orleski has been creating original pieces of artwork in many mediums for as long as she can remember. With her busy schedule, it is difficult to find time to create large pieces of art. Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are the size of a baseball card, small and portable and can be created using any medium in very little time. This class is for artists looking for something new to do and for those who have always been interested in collage and don’t know where, or how, to begin. A $12 supply fee is payable to the instructor. Please bring your favorite art supplies and any photos or small objects you would like incorporate into your designs. No scrapbooking cut outs or stamps please. Enrollment is limited. Registration deadline: October 23. This course meets at The Drumzzone, 112 Washington Avenue, Endicott. ! CF 190 $39 Saturday, November 6 1-5 p.m. The Drumzzone, Endicott


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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 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, September 21-October 19 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213


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 11/24) ! CF 221 $69 6 Wednesdays, October 27-December 8 6-8:30 p.m. Wales Building-203B

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 Thursdays, November 4-18 6:30-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-108


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. 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, September 14-October 19 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313

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 buy, the instructor can provide everything for a fee of $30 payable in class. Please let us know if you are purchasing supplies from the instructor when you are registering. Instructor: Kathy Smith ! CF 154 $69 4 Thursdays, October 7-28 6:30-9 p.m. Decker Building-213

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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, and instruction manual 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 Tuesdays, September 14-28 6:30-9 p.m. Business Building-030

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, and instruction manual to class. This class is designed for SLR (interchangeablelens) digital cameras. (Note: no class 10/9) Instructor: Dave Williams, owner, Beyond The Print ! CF 216 $59 3 Saturdays, October 2-23 9-11:30 a.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. This class is a good follow-up to the Digital Photography for Beginners course. 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 ( is your instructor. ! CF 705 $69 4 Tuesdays, October 26-November 16 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-213


Basic Astrophotography (Ages 16 and Up) Members of the Kopernik Astronomical Society present this intensive overview of how to take pictures of the night sky. Emphasis is placed on digital photography using camera and tripod technique as well as using digital cameras with telescopes. Participants may bring their own equipment if they want but it is not a requirement. If clear, students may stay longer for an extended astrophotography session. Meet at Kopernik Observatory, 698 Underwood Road, Vestal. ! CF 195 $25 Friday, October 29 7-9 p.m. Kopernik Observatory

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 ( ! HB 041 $69 4 Tuesdays, September 14-October 5 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-118

JW Johnston

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Beginning Guitar

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 Instructor: Melissa Collins ! HB 122 $69 4 Mondays, September 13-October 4 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-201

Beginning Fiddle for Adults Have you always loved the sound of the fiddle and wished that you could play? Perhaps you had lessons on the violin as a child but have not touched it since. If so, this is the class for you! These enjoyable, low-key group sessions should have you playing simple fiddle tunes by the end of the course. This course is geared toward the beginning student with little or no knowledge of the instrument and uses easy Irish, bluegrass, and old-time fiddle tunes to teach solid position for holding the instrument and producing a good tone. If you have your own instrument and music stand bring them along or contact the instructor at for rental information. All other material is provided by the instructor. Instructor Hope Grietzer ( is the 2009 inductee into the NYS Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and was voted Rocky Mountain Region Fiddler of the Year by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. She currently teaches fiddle full time in Owego and Johnson City, New York, and leads both adult and kid fiddle tune jams. This course meets at the NYPENN Trade Center, 435 Main Street, Johnson City, Room 121. ! HB 061 $59 6 Mondays, October 4-November 8 6-7 p.m. NYPENN Trade Center, Johnson City

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, MASUNY) 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, September 15-October 20 6:30-8 p.m. Wales Building-203B

African Drumming for Couples There is a new trend at The Drumzzone. Couples are taking African drum lessons to strengthen their relationships, get out of the house and have some FUN! In these tough times, people are looking for some stress relief, for something to take their minds off worries and African drumming is the perfect solution. It is not only fun, but healthy, good for body, mind and spirit. Come join the fun in this beginner djembe class for couples. No musical background necessary and rental drums are available for an additional fee. Space is limited so register early. For more information on Djembe instructor Elizabeth Orleski, check out her website This class meets at The Drumzzone/Home of Notbongos, 112 Washington Avenue, Endicott. ! MN 468 $49/person 3 Sundays, October 3-17 Noon-1:30 p.m. The Drumzzone, Endicott

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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/cancellation deadline: September 3. Instructor: Jeanet Hazar ! CF 224 $59 Saturday, September 18 1-6 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church

Have you ever wondered what that means? Oprah has talked about it; Alicia Silverstone wrote a book about it, and Ellen Degeneres has even tried it. Join Allison Ellis, BCC Faculty and practicing vegan as she shares the numerous health benefits associated with being vegan including weight loss, preventing or reversing disease, having tons of energy, beautiful skin, the list goes on and on. She also shows you ways to make small steps toward transforming your life by providing resources and research data to help you understand the lifestyle. Come join her for an evening of exploration into the world of being vegan. ! WE 174 $29 Thursday, October 21 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-211

Middle Eastern Cooking

Being Vegan

Groovy Granola Learn how to make your own granola cereal and bars in this fun class. Design your own custom granola from a choice of healthy ingredients. Please bring a 9x13 baking pan, airtight container and a $10 materials fee to class. Makes a great holiday gift! This course meets at Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: November 5. Instructor: MaryPat Hyland ! CF 213 $39 Saturday, November 20 9 a.m.-noon Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church

Fabulous Fondues Beat the winter blues with a bubbling hot fondue. Learn three ways to make a fondue – savor, classic cheese and, of course, chocolate fondue for dessert. Fondue is great for entertaining. Learn how to wow your guests with plenty of choices for dipping and how to prepare everything in advance so that dinner is a breeze. Having a fondue pot is not necessary, but feel free to bring one to class if you have one. Please bring a cutting board, knife, apron (optional), and a couple of containers 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: October 8. Instructor: Karen Stanley ! CF 208 $49 Saturday, October 23 4-7 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church


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Cuban Cuisine Are you looking for something different to serve at your next family dinner? Do you love the idea of an exotic traditional Cuban meal? Here is your chance to learn! Join Joe Nieto as he helps you prepare a traditional Cuban meal. MENU INCLUDES:


Appetizer (aperitivo) Sopa de Marisco (Seafood Bisque) Main course (Plato principal) Carne en Casuela con papas y frijoles Rojos con Arroz Blanco - Empanadas de Manzana (postre) Please bring an apron and a few containers so you can take home any leftovers. A $13 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This course meets at the Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: October 1. ! CF 219 $49 Saturday, October 16 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church


More Cuban Cuisine If you want to expand your base of traditional Cuban recipes, or begin one, join Joe Nieto as he skillfully guides you through the preparation of another delicious selection of authentic Cuban recipes. MENU INCLUDES:

Using Herbs For Relaxation and Stress Relief This class focuses on traditional herbs used by many cultures to help you relax, reduce stress and sleep better. You may reduce the extreme toll on your health and well being caused by stress by using traditional herbal remedies and aromatherapy. Create two herbal blends to take home from recipes provided. A materials fee of $16 is payable to the instructor in class. Please bring a notebook, 2 one quart glass jars with lids, a set of measuring cups, and measuring spoons. Instructor: Ellen Terry, Moonshadow Herbs ! MN 553 $19 Tuesday, October 26 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110

- Cuban Travel Bread (made with fresh dough) - Grilled Spanish Chicken - Mozzarella Cheese and Fresh Garlic in Olive Oil with a Mojo dip - Cuban Sandwich made from pork loin, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, mayonnaise and pickles toasted on a Cuban sandwich press with a garnish of fried plantain chips - Mango/Papaya Shake - Traditional Spanish cafĂŠ con leche with whipped cream and caramel Please bring an apron and a few containers so you can take home any leftovers. A $13 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. This course meets at the Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Registration/cancellation deadline: October 15. ! CF 220 $49 Saturday, October 30 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church

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The Wines of Italy Join Regina Eckert of Parkway Wines and Spirits to explore the major wine making regions of Italy, the primary grape varieties and the styles of wine produced there. Discover what to look for when purchasing Italian wines. Taste and discuss a variety of wines from the major wine regions in Italy. Students must be 21 or older. Cheese and crackers are provided. Receive a discount coupon for wines purchased at Parkway Wines & Spirits. PLEASE BRING A WINE GLASS AND A BOTTLE OF WATER. ! MN 294 $39 Monday, November 1 6:30-8:30 p.m. Business Building-224

Spice Up Your Cooking With Herbs 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 $19 Tuesday, September 28 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110


Foods That Heal Can eating a diet full of wholesome food really keep you feeling good? Can what you eat affect your mood? Nutrition is a very important part of our lifestyle and the foods we eat can determine what our health is like. Dr. Alan Perestam, DC explains what foods are beneficial for the body parts/organs and how certain foods can heal. The class explains what happens to our bodies when we eat bad food instead of healthy food, and how bad dietary habits can lead to dangerous health problems. “Instead of looking for a better Band-Aid, let’s look at possible solutions. Begin by cleaning up your diet.” Bodmer & Fuchs ! WE 178 $29 Tuesday, October 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-117



The Cost of Eating Well What is the difference between conventional and organic foods? Where does our organic food come from and why is it so expensive? Who is to blame for our top health problems in America? Dr. Alan Perestam answers these questions and takes a closer look at the American diet and all the health problems that arise from the food we eat. This class also explores where our food comes from, what foods to watch out for, how to save money, and the best places to purchase produce, meats and other products. It really does pay to eat healthy! Dr. Perestam began practicing in Owego after graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1989. One of three children raised in a Chiropractic family, Dr. Perestam wanted to continue the tradition started by his father, Dr. John I. Perestam in 1962. ! WE 179 $29 Tuesday, November 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-313


Gifts From The Kitchen Ever want to skip the shopping and make gifts instead? Instructor Karen Stanley teaches you how to make a variety of edible gifts. From sweet to savory, cover the basics of how to make stunning gift baskets both large and small. Make your own peppermint hot cocoa mix, spiced hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows. Also make an assortment of savory treats including basil oil, chili oil and a delicious spice rub. Each participant receives several beautiful and edible gifts to take with them along with a full recipe packet. Bring an apron if you like. A $12 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: November 19. ! CF 223 $49 Saturday, December 4 1-3:30 p.m. Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church

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Join BCC and Hillside Garden Center for a series of workshops designed to prepare your lawn and garden for the onset of winter and prepare them to be the envy of the neighborhood in the spring. All classes are taught by the professionals at Hillside Garden Center. All programs meet from 5:30-7 p.m. at Hillside Garden Center, 1449 Front Street, Binghamton.


All About Hydrangeas From big blue and pink pom pom flowers to white snow balls to the romance of the Victorian Pee Gees, hydrangeas are always a favorite. See many of the new varieties and why they keep getting better. Learn how to make them re-bloom, perform better and what to do in the fall to insure the best spring results. Dress in accordance to the weather. Make sure to bring a notebook and lots of questions. Instructor Marywren Thomas, CNLP is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill and the Nursery Manager at Hillside Garden Center. She is an avid gardener and loves to test out all the new varieties of plants on the market for their performance and beauty in our area. ! HB 117 $29 Thursday, September 16 5:30-7 p.m. Hillside Garden Center


Elizabeth Kaczynski

Landscape Design, Fall in to the Future Fall is a great time for planting – and designing. Don’t miss out on enjoying several months of beauty in the fall with design ideas that, after a long winter, are a delight in the spring, too! Learn how to mix shrubs and grasses for their textures, flowers and fall leaf color. Consider plants in your landscaping for fall color that you never thought of using, including blueberry bushes, and prepare for spring in the fall by planting bulbs. Instructor Elizabeth Kaczynski has a degree in Landscape Architecture and is a Landscape Designer for Hillside Garden Center. She is very artistic in many venues as well as an avid gardener. ! HB 118 $29 Thursday, September 30 5:30-7 p.m. Hillside Garden Center

NEW! Marywren Thomas


Fall Care for Perennials and Shrubs Learn what to do in the fall to keep your perennials and shrubs safe through the winter months and growing strong in the spring. Learn about dividing for healthier plants, what to do for your potted plants for winter protection and which shrubs are going to need a little more TLC. Bring your questions. Instructor: Marywren Thomas, CNLP ! HB 119 $29 Thursday, October 14 5:30-7 p.m. Hillside Garden Center

Pruning Pruning plants is an art and, done properly, can greatly improve their health and appearance. Learn some “rule of thumb” about pruning and instruction through demonstrations. A portion of the class is conducted in the nursery so dress in accordance with the weather and bring lots of questions. Instructor Jim Hoteling, CNLP is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill, co-owner of Hillside Garden Center and is the head of the landscaping division. ! HB 120 $39 2 Thursdays, October 28-November 4 5:30-7 p.m. Hillside Garden Center

Jim Hoteling

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This how-to class explores what you need to know before you begin beekeeping.

Join naturalist Rick Marsi for a walk through the brilliance of fall. Scheduled near the peak of the foliage season, at one of the area’s most beautiful locations, this relaxing ramble allows participants to learn about and appreciate the Southern Tier’s wide variety of trees and shrubs. Rick also points out autumn flowers, ferns, birds and mammals the group encounters. Meet in the parking lot at Cole Park in Harpursville. Register early – enrollment is limited. ! MN 498 $29 Saturday, October 9 9-11 a.m. Cole Park, Harpursville

Introduction to Beekeeping


- 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 ! HB 121 $39 2 Wednesdays, October 13-20 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-318

Fall Foliage Walk


Southern Tier Wildlife 101 How well do you know your local birds, mammals, trees, flowers, frogs and other creatures? If you would like to know them better, this introduction should do the trick. Illustrating dozens of species with his magazine-quality photos, Rick discusses the “essential” members of the Southern Tier Wildlife community. From red oaks to red efts, the flora and fauna Rick describes add to your appreciation of this region’s rivers, fields and forests and the creatures inhabiting them. Instructor: Rick Marsi ! MN 497 $24 Wednesday, October 13 7-8:30 p.m. Business Building-110

Halloween Cemetery Tour – Spring Forest Cemetery Join Halloween goblins and Gerry Smith for a tour of historic Spring Forest Cemetery, final resting place of the mortal remains of local dignitaries Joshua Whitney and Daniel Dickenson. The cemetery, located at the corner of Mygatt and Prospect Streets in Binghamton, contains an array of monuments reflecting many periods of American Historic Architecture. Meet at the main gate on Mygatt Street, and dress for the weather, there is no rain date. Instructor: Gerry Smith, retired Broome County Historian ! MN 355 $25 Sunday, October 24 2-4 p.m. Spring Forest Cemetery


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How to Install Ceramic and Porcelain Tile 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, October 6 6-9 p.m. Vestal Tile Distributors

Antique Discovery Night Is that vase your Aunt Emma gave you a priceless antique or a dime store special? Is the painting in your attic a rare old master? Here’s an opportunity to learn more about your own pieces as well as those of the other participants. Bring 1 or 2 pieces to be identified and discussed by antique appraiser David Mapes. As many pieces as time allows will be identified and discussed in class. Note: This class is held at Mapes Auction Gallery, 1729 Vestal Parkway West, Vestal. Register a friend, at the same time, for free! Instructor: David Mapes ! HB 570 $24 Monday, November 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mapes Auction Gallery

Interior Design This course covers the basics of interior design and the design profession. An introduction to the history of interior design, current issues, and future directions are also discussed. Learn the difference between interior decorating and interior design, and the difference between bad design and design that works. This program also focuses on design basics, elements of design, design concepts and the design process. Special emphasis is given on surface materials, color, floor planning, window treatments and accessories. Bring a sketch of a room you need help with and develop a design plan. Instructor Patty K. Hinshaw is a licensed Interior Designer and the owner of Capital Interiors, a prestigious design firm in the Washington, DC area where she practiced for 18 years prior to moving to Binghamton. Among her many clients are the Department of Defense, The Red Tulip Restaurant in Manhattan, eight stores in the Pentagon, DC dignitaries, congressmen, and Larry King of CNN. Patty also uses Feng Shui techniques in her interior design projects. She holds a contractor license and was one of the few “design-build” interior design companies in the Northern Virginia area. In May 2010 Patty’s home was one of five homes chosen for the Home and Garden tour locally. ! MN 250 $49 3 Thursdays, September 16-30 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library-1

David Mapes

Herbal Lotions, Potions, and Concoctions Learn to make your own basic body care products using herbs. Mixtures for hair and skin care, soaps, cosmetics, and other potions are discussed. This fun, practical class also teaches you how to be a more selective and informed consumer. A materials fee of $16 is payable to the instructor at class. Please bring a set of measuring cups, spoons, and two 1-quart glass jars with lids. Instructor: Ellen Terry, Moonshadow Herbs ! HB 184 $19 Tuesday, October 19 6-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-110

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Astronomy for Adults (Ages 16 and Up) Come to the Observatory and learn about the sky, telescopes, reading star maps, constellations, finding satellites and how to observe meteor showers. The emphasis of this course is on developing basic observational and telescope skills. If the weather is clear, students may stay longer for an extended observing session. Additional topics are chosen by the participants at the first class. Instructors: Kopernik Observatory Staff ! HB 109 $75 3 Saturdays, September 18-October 2 6-9 p.m. Kopernik Observatory

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 Thursday, September 23 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-211

Basic Telescopes Whether you have just wanted to learn how to use a telescope or you are thinking about buying one, this one-night class is perfect for you. Observatory staff and members of our Astronomical Society demonstrate the different types of telescopes and give direct instruction on how to use each one. Participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes or the brochures of telescopes they are thinking about buying. Students under 16 years must be accompanied by a registered adult. This class meets at Kopernik Observatory, 698 Underwood Road, Vestal. ! HB 108 $25 Friday, October 22 7-9 p.m. Kopernik Observatory


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 ! HB 112 $35 Wednesday, September 22 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-211

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Genealogy and the Internet Learn how to most effectively use the Internet to research, record and preserve your family’s history. The Internet can be a very useful tool for genealogical research, but some sources can also be a waste of time and money. Learn which sites you can trust, which to avoid, and evaluate subscription services that are worth the cost. This course is primarily designed for the beginner, but is of interest to anyone doing genealogical research that wants to sharpen their skills. Sources to be discussed include census, vital records, naturalization, immigration, and published genealogies. Internet resources explored include search engines, free and paid research sites, mail lists, public forums, and more. Instructor Joe Titti is a professional research genealogist with more than 20 years experience. ! HB 094 $45 4 Wednesdays, October 6-27 6:30-8:30 p.m. Library-003

Write Your Family History Step By Step When researching your family history, much of the information your research generates produces nothing more than boring lists. Discover how to bring your family tree to life by utilizing effective methods that illustrate where your family fits in with local, national, and world history. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- Organizing your material - Placing your family stories in a historical context - Blending historical fact with family stories Learn how to break down your writing tasks into small, manageable pieces and get the creative juices flowing with in-class writing exercises. Instructor Lisa Alzo is the author of nine books including Three Slovak Women (Gateway Press) and numerous magazine articles. An instructor of genealogy and writing courses, she has spent more than 20 years researching her family history and has been an invited speaker for several genealogical and historical societies and national conferences. ! MN 041 $39 Saturday, September 18 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Business Building-209

Joe Titti’s Family Tree


Writing Between the Lines: Celebrating Culture in Personal Writing Explore how you can infuse your own cultural heritage and family ancestry into poems, short stories, vignettes, children’s books or novels. No matter what your family tree, our differences are a splendid part of the diversity of America. Come prepared to think about cultural differences and similarities, to write, to marvel and to laugh. John Smelcer is the author of over 40 books and is one of the most widely published writers of cultural studies in America. His writing has been incorporated in motion pictures and Emmy Award-winning television shows. His poems, stories, essays and interviews appear in over 400 magazines. His many award-winning novels are published worldwide. ! MN 507 $49 3 Thursdays, November 4-18 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-118

John Smelcer


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 Mondays, October 18-November 1 6-8 p.m. Library-2

Lisa Alzo

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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!). Note: no class 10/10. ! MN 198 $55 6 Sundays, September 19-October 31 1-2 p.m. Student Center West-106


Cha Cha An exciting, syncopated Latin dance, the Cha Cha was made famous by many Latino bands such as Xavier Cugat and Prez Prado. Also Cuban in origin, the Cha Cha rhythm is found in much of today’s popular music. It is a derivation of the Mambo, through its Latin music, and is also the stepchild of the Swing. Join Francine and Steve Stein as they guide you through the basic steps of the Cha Cha. Enrollment is encouraged in teams of two. This class meets at the Dance Studio at Greater Golf, 225 Harrison Avenue, Endicott (the former Philadelphia Sales Building). !MN 499 $55 4 Mondays, November 1-22 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio, Greater Golf

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). ! MN 305 $55 4 Wednesdays, October 6-27 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio at Greater Golf, Endicott

Advanced Wedding Dance and Review 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. (Note: no class 11/24) This class meets at the Dance Studio at Greater Golf, 225 Harrison Avenue, Endicott (former Philadelphia Sales Building). ! MN 485 $55 4 Wednesdays, November 3-December 1 7-8:30 p.m. Dance Studio at Greater Golf, Endicott

Steve and Francine Stein


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Contacting Your Spirit Guides & Angels

Connecting With The Other Side

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, October 12 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

Do you want to develop a deeper connection to passed-on loved ones and other spiritual guides? In this introductory class, learn to recognize your own intuitive style, develop your own symbolic shorthand and, through guided visualization, create ideal conditions for connecting with the other side. Also witness a skilled psychic medium present and interpret messages. See exactly what constitutes a message from the other side and how mediums work. Instructor: Carol Nojaim ! MN 117 $29 Tuesday, October 19 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

Carol Nojaim

Astral Travel: How To Induce Out-of-Body Experiences Learn how to safely travel out of the body and, in the wink of an eye, journey to the ends of the earth. Surf the astral plane to discover different dimensions and the beings that inhabit them. Discover the fastest, simplest techniques to induce conscious astral projection. Prove to yourself that you are more than a physical body. Join us for a class that may forever change your view of reality. Instructor: Carol Nojaim ! MN 118 $29 Tuesday, October 26 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

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, November 2 6-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-313

BCC Workforce Development 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 and Basic Skills Instruction - Remediation for Math and English - Human Resources Support and Outplacement - Academic Advising for Non-Credit Programs - On-site Credit Classes and 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

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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 Mondays, September 13-20 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-117


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 11/25) Instructor: Joe Nieto ! MN 503 $79 6 Thursdays, October 28-December 9 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-318

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. (Note: no class 10/11) Instructor: Kristine Krush ! MN 157 $79 6 Mondays, September 13-October 25 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313

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, September 22-October 27 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-313


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Beginning Polish 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.

Conversational Greek Are you interested in traveling to the Greek Islands and would like to know a little Greek? Greek is the world’s oldest recorded living language and was the first language to introduce vowels. Join instructor Victoria Pritzakis Battisti in this newly-expanded class as she guides you through the basics: greetings, ordering at a restaurant, numbers, basic conversation and much more. ! MN 494 $59 5 Thursdays, October 7-November 4 5:30-7 p.m. Decker Building-313



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. ! MN 492 $69 6 Wednesdays, September 15-October 20 6-8 p.m. Mechanical Building-207


Conversational Irish: Mastering the Irregular Verbs If you have taken Introduction to the Irish Language or are interested in getting started speaking Irish, this is the class for you. It is said that learning the 11 irregular verbs is key to mastering the Irish language. This class gives students a thorough grasp of these verbs through dialogue and story exercises. Good for all levels of Irish speakers. Instructor: MaryPat Hyland ! MN 478 $69 5 Mondays, October 18-November 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

Intermediate Polish This course is a continuation of Beginning Polish and offers further development of grammatical and communicative skills to learners who already have some knowledge of Polish grammar and some communicative proficiency in the language. It is also designed to extend learners’ knowledge of Polish grammar, reading, listening, speaking and writing. It has a strong emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired in beginning courses. The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore. Prereqisite: MN492 Beginning Polish or equivalent experience. (Note: no class 11/24) Instructor: Dorota Bozek ! MN 504 $69 6 Wednesdays, October 27-December 8 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-211

Beginning Conversational Italian Learn the basics of this beautiful language g g 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. Instructor: Angelo Zuccolo ! MN 237 $69 4 Mondays, September 13-October 4 5:30-8 p.m. Library-1

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.

Angelo Zuccolo

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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 Wednesday, September 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Titchener Hall, Room 101. 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. 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 September 8. 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-Friday Weeks of 9/13-17, 10/4-8, 11/1-5 only 5:30-7 p.m. Student Services Building-205 Laboratory Sessions : (pick one) Weeks of 9/20, 9/27, 10/12, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 only (no class 10/11 & week of 11/22) Group A – Monday & Wednesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Group B – Monday & Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Group C - Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m. Group D - Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. For any questions regarding schedule conflicts, email Please refer to for more information regarding graduated licensing rules.

New York State 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, October 24 12:30-5:30 p.m. Business Building-110


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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. The Discount: New York State drivers who complete the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving course through BCC become eligible for: - A 10% discount on COLLISION insurance premiums - A 10% discount on LIABILITY insurance premiums which includes: - Property Damage (PD) - Bodily Injury (BI) - Personal Injury Protection (PIP) - Both of these discounts apply over a THREE-year period! Youthful drivers (including those already receiving a Driver’s Education Discount), experienced drivers, mature drivers, and assigned risk are all eligible. Now there’s a discount 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 18-month 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 Tuesday & Thursday, September 7-9 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-213 Section Two ! DE 858-02 $43 Saturday, October 2 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Building-209 Section Three ! DE 858-03 $43 Monday & Wednesday, November 8-10 6-9 p.m. Library-2 Section Four ! DE 858-04 $43 Saturday, December 4 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Building-209

SUNY’s Parent-Coach Certification Program Training Coaches & 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 with a follow-up webbased WEB CT session and an on-line exam. TOPICS INCLUDE:

-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, September 15 6-9 p.m. Library-1 Section Two ! CS 087-02 $20 Thursday, October 14 6-9 p.m. Library-1 Section Three !CS 087-03 $20 Thursday, November 18 6-9 p.m. Library-1

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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: October 1. (prep for December 4 test date) (Note: no class 11/23) Instructor: Rawn Spearman ! KD 010 $249 7 Tuesdays, October 12-November 30 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-201

The Power of Focus – How Students Can Ace Their Classes This workshop is designed for parents, teachers and students and presents five Attention Training®™ strategies students can easily learn and begin using immediately to increase their performance in the classroom. 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. Joseph Cardillo is the best-selling author of Can I Have Your Attention? How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration. He also writes a bi-weekly blog on Attention Training for Psychology Today and has taught over 20,000 students. For additional bio information, log on to ! MN 444 $39 Monday, September 13 5:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

Middle School Study Skills Provide your child with the opportunity to learn the study and time management skills now that can help him/her cope with busy middle school days and a future busier high school schedule. This course teaches your child to manage school responsibilities to get good grades, yet have time to do what he or she enjoys. Improve textbook reading, note taking, and test taking abilities. Reduce test anxiety and report jitters while learning how to study more effectively. Instructor: Stacy Silsbee ! KD 501 $43 6 Mondays, October 18-November 22 5:30-6:30 p.m. Decker Building-318

Exploring Engineering and Technology (Ages 14-19) This program shows students from our local high schools various fields of science, technology, engineering, math and computing. One meeting may concentrate on seeing how a civil engineer builds roads in Alaska using a laser transit, another might explore the atomic structure of steel, and another might look at our industrial robot in action. Meet professionals in the industry and learn about their education and career. Discover how engineers and scientists impact our daily lives through the use of technology and computing. This program features the use of computers in interesting and exciting ways with plenty of “hands-on” opportunities. Visits to local industries are also planned. For a detailed schedule, visit our web site: Facilitator: Alan Dixon ! TC 068 $29 every other Thursday, October 7, 2010-March 18, 2011 6:30-8 p.m. Applied Tech Building-100


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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

Home Schooler Skating (Ages 7-17)

Section One !WE 046-01 $49 6 Tuesdays, October 5-November 9 9:45-10:45 a.m. BCC Ice Center

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, October 5-November 9 8:30-9:30 a.m. BCC Ice Center

Section Two ! WE 046-02 $49 6 Tuesdays, November 16-December 21 9:45-10:45 a.m. BCC Ice Center

Section Two ! WE 047-02 $49 6 Tuesdays, November 16-December 21 8:30-9:30 a.m. BCC Ice Center

Spring 2011:

Spring 2011:

Section Three ! WE 046-03 $49 6 Tuesdays, January 11-February 15 9:45-10:45 a.m. BCC Ice Center

Section Three

Section Four ! WE 046-04 $49 6 Tuesdays, February 22-March 29 9:45-10:45 a.m. BCC Ice Center

Section Two ! WE 047-04 $49 6 Tuesdays, February 22-March 29 8:30-9:30 a.m. BCC Ice Center

!WE 047-03 $49 6 Tuesdays, January 11-February 15 8:30-9:30 a.m. BCC Ice Center

Learn to Skate with the Binghamton Figure Skating Club’s Basic Skills Program. Choose from the following sessions: -

Saturdays, beginning October 3, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Saturdays, beginning November 13, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning January 4, 7-8 p.m. Saturdays, beginning January 8, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning February 15, 7-8 p.m. Saturdays, beginning February 19, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Each six-week session is $60 and includes skate rental. Register early – space is limited. To register call (607)348-6055 or e-mail or visit us on the Web at Register for any course using VISA or MasterCard — call 607 778-5012 Preregistration is required for ALL courses


High Tea at the Edge of Thyme Turn back the clock to the days of grace and charm. Spend a special afternoon with a friend at the Edge of Thyme, 6 Main Street in Candor. Former home of the private secretary to John D. Rockefeller, this lovely Bed and Breakfast 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. The Edge of Thyme has been awarded the Best Rural Bed and Breakfast and Best Afternoon Tea for 2010 through Lanier Travel Guide. Registration/cancellation deadline: September 24. Your hostess: Eva Mae Musgrave ! SE 007 $28 Sunday, October 3 2-4 p.m. Edge of Thyme, Candor

Moonlight Café At Kopernik Observatory 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 fall evening of spectacular planet spotting! As night falls, move to the telescopes and view a full moon and Jupiter 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: October 18. No refunds after this date. ! SE 050 $21/person Saturday, October 23 7-9 p.m. Kopernik Observatory, Vestal


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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 Mondays, October 18-25 6-9 p.m. Wales Building-203A

Dimensionality What if you went to Denmark and told everyone Europe is very flat? That is a metaphor for how we live. We live “small” and say that’s “all there is.” Explore parts of ourselves that we rarely visit (eg. visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Play with Stimulus and Response and lengthening your attention span. The goal is to add resources to what you already have. By adding resources to your life, you can become much more interesting and entertaining to yourself and others. This play influences every relationship of your life, including you to yourself, your family and your career. Instructor: Rick Gridley ! MN 491 $39 2 Mondays, November 1-8 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-117


Developing a Deep Inner Peace Through the Tao Join Dr. Michael Kinney, Chair of Performing Arts at BCC, for discussions that show you how to develop new and positive changes in your life by understanding the ancient Chinese philosophy called Taoism. Classes are devoted to reading and discussing selections of the Tao Te Ching and focusing on the concepts of Li (effortless flow), Yin Yang (the polarities that define one’s life) and Wu Wei (non-action against the natural ways of nature). Participants are encouraged to purchase a translated copy of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu at any book store. ! MN 506 $49 3 Mondays, November 1-15 6-8 p.m. location to be determined

Improve Concentration, Focus, and Memory With Brain Gym® 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 Mondays, October 18-25 6-8 p.m. Library-3

Jan Fiore

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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. ! MN 445 $49 3 Thursdays, October 14-28 6-8 p.m. Library-2


Dealing With Toxic Personalities Is there someone in your environment (parent, sibling, spouse, friend or boss) that makes you feel anxious or crazy? Does this person exhibit grandiosity, believe they are always right, or constantly puts people down and lacks empathy? We all have some degree of these traits. They make us strive and become successful, but they do not hurt anyone. Narcissistic Personality Disorder traits can be extreme and can be emotionally damaging. Join us to learn how to empower yourself in dealing with people who demonstrate these behaviors. Instructor Doris B. Pereske, LCSW has been in private practice for more than 20 years, specializing in anxiety disorders. ! MN 508 $29 Thursday, November 4 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-211

The Power of Prosperity

Renee Guidelli

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 Mondays, November 8-15 6-8 p.m. Library-003


While prosperous thinking has different meanings to different people, it essentially gives you the power to make your dreams come true. You do have the power to fulfill your dreams of better health, increased wealth, a happier personal life, a stronger love life, more education and travel, and a deeper spiritual life. Have you heard the term “nature abhors a vacuum?” The vacuum law of prosperity states that if you want greater prosperity in your life, then you must form a vacuum in order to draw it to you. Learn how to let go of the negative things that are holding you back. Envision what you want and use tools, including journaling affirmations, to learn the secret of the universe that draws through the power of prosperity, all you want in life. Instructor: Patty Hinshaw ! MN 287 $49 3 Tuesdays, October 12-26 6:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-118

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Angel Secrets Look at the world and beyond through the eyes of an angel. Instructor Rob Sandell has had more than 20 years experience in channeling through automatic handwriting and other methods. In this unique and interesting class, he shares some of the words and messages of Archangel “Anne” that he has received through automatic handwriting. Hear Anne’s view on time (“I AM AROUND TIME”), and on soul-mates, karma and the afterlife. During the class, Anne “zooms in” on one or more students posing questions that are often revealing. One question was “Who here has a cat with a Ph.D.?” In this case, the student’s cat had recently spent a day at Cornell University for testing. Emphasis is on an irreverent presentation of esoteric knowledge, and on some techniques for contacting the angelic world. Come with an open mind! ! MN 307 $25 Wednesday, November 10 6-8 p.m. Library-3

How to Achieve Inner Peace

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. This is a perfect workshop to prepare you for the hectic holiday season. Instructor: Renee Guidelli, Life Coach and founder of HEART centered living. ! MN 461 $29 Thursday, November 4 6-8:30 p.m. Library-2

Inner peace emanates from an original state of spiritual self identity – all else is external searching. Underneath all of our searching to satisfy perceived and unmet needs, desires and goals lies the quiet spring of inner peace continually bathing our consciousness. Learn to identify the obstacles to the awareness of inner peace and redirect our choosing to its calming grace within out own heart and mind. With guided mindfulness exercises, applied wisdom teachings and introspection, undo the blockages to inner peace and allow its loving gentleness to flow. Instructor: Anna D’Andrea, certified yoga teacher and founder of Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, ! MN 483 $29 Wednesday, October 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. location to be determined

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How to Sell Your Parents’ Home

Heather Cornell

You’re an Executor: Now What? 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, October 13 6:30-9 p.m. Library-2

Buying Real Estate Foreclosures Real estate opportunities abound if you know where and how to find them. Learn about buying government-owned homes, property tax sales and bank foreclosures. Discover the secrets successful investors don’t want everyone to know. Topics include HUD- & VA-owned homes, financing techniques and mistakes to avoid. No tapes or workbook sales, just good material you need to know about buying foreclosures. Instructor: Randy Templeman, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI ! FI 008 $39 Monday & Tuesday, September 27-28 7-9 p.m. Library-2


Join real estate educator Randy Templeman to gain valuable information to quickly and conveniently sell any property. This class is especially helpful if you need to sell a home that you do not occupy, either locally or out of the area. Get tips on how to maximize the sale price and minimize your time and effort. Discuss how to find and retain an agent and explore the pros and cons of selling without an agent. Learn how to get the property market ready by making critical repairs and improvements and staging the property for sale. Discuss the paperwork, people and process of successfully selling a home. ! FI 056 $29 Wednesday, October 13 6:30-9 p.m. Student Services Building-203

Randy Templeman

Selling Your Home in a Challenging Market Selling a house takes more than a sign and an ad if you want to maximize your profit. Learn the importance of proper pricing, preparation, promotion and 7 other P’s in the house selling process. This course covers the essential topics of staging, marketing, showing and negotiating. Discover what legal disclosures you must make and what questions you can never ask prospective purchasers. Identify the top 10 questions to ask when considering hiring a real estate agent and eight secrets they won’t tell you (or don’t know). Spend three hours and learn how to make more money when selling your home! Instructor: Randy Templeman, New York State approved real estate instructor ! FI 061 $29 Saturday, October 2 9 a.m.-noon Business Building-232

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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 Monday, October 18 6-9 p.m. Library-1

Grant Writing Fundamentals 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 non-profits, 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 Friday, October 22 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Decker Building-117

Debra Morello

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 Wednesdays, October 13-20 5:30-7 p.m. Library-1

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 Tuesday, November 2 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-318

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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 Tuesday & Wednesday, October 5-6 6-10 p.m. Decker Building-318

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 Wednesday, October 20 6-9 p.m. Business Building-110

Also Available: The Eight-Hour Annual In-Service Training for Security Guards is also being offered on October 5 & 6 for currently employed security guards. Please register for course number ! CE260.


Understanding the Pieces of Autism This 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. Instructor: Lori Martin, Masters in Special Education, Marywood University ! HL 016 $39 2 Mondays, November 1-8 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-313


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How to Publish an E-Book Learn the secrets that are earning millions of dollars on the Internet through e-book publication. Whether you want to produce a book of family recipes, share your tricks of the trade for home repair, or simply publish the novel you’ve always thought about, instructor Cheryl Fabrizi of Fab Idea guides you step-bystep on how to create, produce, and market an e-book. This basic e-business program is for all authors who want to explore a cost-effective way to self-publish, or small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to tap into selling niche books and documents online. ! CS 053 $39 Saturday, December 4 8 a.m.-noon Business Building-030

Cheryl Fabrizi


20 Ways to Earn Residual Income Are you concerned about the economy? Are your expenses increasing and your cash flow decreasing? Residual income could be your answer. Pinpoint over 20 different ways to earn ongoing, residual income from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance, taxes and retirement income. Learn how to increase your residual income with refinance strategies, e-publishing, on demand printing, internet, beach money, and how to evaluate the merits of a home-based business. This course is for you if you want to make all or some of your income more residual. Instructor James Farnham, MBA, MS is a professional speaker and author with over 20 years of experience in insurance and financial services. ! CS 104 $39 Saturday, November 20 8-11 a.m. Business Building-209


A Pharmacology Update in Dental Hygiene


Product Development for Inventors This course is designed for anybody who has ever had an idea and has wanted to turn that idea into a viable product or service. Learn what steps to take first and how to take your idea from conception to patentable product. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- What to do first - When to apply for a patent - Selling and licensing your invention - Understanding market reaction - How to improve on your idea - How to keep your idea secret Complete a series of lab reports designed to keep you focused on a specific task. These lab reports have been compiled in a workbook Product Development for Inventors written by Tom Foster. This workbook is required for this course and is available for $10 from the instructor during class. Instructor: Tom Foster ! CS 103 $39 2 Wednesdays, October 6-13 6-9 p.m. Decker Building-211

As dental health professionals, it is imperative that we update our patients’ medical history routinely at each appointment. It is also important that we are up to date on the current medications on the market and that we know the function and pronunciation of these drugs. New drugs come on the market and old patents for standard drugs expire and are reformulated into generics. Often patient medical histories change requiring an adjustment in medications or insurance coverage changes requiring a change from a brand name drug to a generic. This course addresses these issues and discusses the top 20 new drugs on the market for 2008-2009. Instructor Judi Dzuba, RDH, MS is an adjunct/clinical instructor at BCC in the Dental Hygiene Department and has her Master’s Degree in Adult Education from Buffalo State College. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits are awarded upon completion of the course. ! DH 061 $39 Monday, November 15 6-9 p.m. Business Building-110

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Contemporary Intraoral Radiography for Dental Hygienists: Understanding Basic Principles and Digital Applications This course is designed to provide dental auxiliaries with practical information on intraoral radiography technique. The basic principles of intraoral radiography are discussed, including hands-on application of these principles to digital radiography. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- Describe the production of dental radiation - Discuss ways to minimize radiation exposure for patients and the operator - Identify exposure factors that affect the quality of the radiograph - Describe the various types of examinations and define indications for each - Correctly utilize paralleling technique instruments to obtain diagnostic quality images - Identify common exposure errors and methods to avoid such errors - Demonstrate proper infection control procedures during radiograph exposure and processing - Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of digital radiography - Apply the basic principles of the film paralleling technique to digital paralleling technique Three credit hours of continuing education are issued to dental hygienists. Instructor: Gail Malone, clinical educator, DENTSPLY Professional ! DH 060 $39 Monday, September 13 6-9 p.m. Business Building-110

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 the participant to safely and effectively administer local infiltration anesthetics and nitrous oxide analgesia. Participants complete on-line (Angel-based) self-study 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: September 16. Class begins on September 15 with an Angel orientation. Online coursework should be completed before clinical sessions begin in November. Course Director and On-Line Study Coordinator: Maureen Hankin, RDH, MPH Lecturers and Support Faculty: Gary Bigsby, DDS Thomas Bucker, DDS James DeSantis, DDS, MD

Coordinator of Clinical Instruction: Thomas Bucker, DDS

Mary John, DDS Maureen Hankin, RDH, MPH Douglas Watson, DDS

Recommended Program Orientation Session for those registered: Wednesday, September 15, 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 Fridays & Saturdays, November 5-13 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (November 5-6) 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (November 12) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (November 13) Decker Building-117


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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. Instructor: Lee Skorko ! CP 104 $99 Mondays & Wednesdays, September 13-22 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. TOPICS INCLUDE:


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 to class. Instructor: Joe Campanella ! CP 148 $99 Mondays & Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 6 5:30-8 p.m. Business Building-030

Facebook 101 – Expanded!

File Management Made Easy 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 2 Thursdays, September 23-30 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030

Do you REALLY know how to use Facebook? Do you know why your kids spend so much time on it? Would you like to get in on the action but aren’t sure how to get started? Do you have graduation, birthday or wedding photos you would like to share? Learn how to use this social networking site to connect with your children, friends, high school and college classmates, co-workers, family members and others. Discuss your profile strategy, what is “too much information” (TMI), appropriateness, potential charges, and any privacy questions you may have. Find out how to add the bells and whistles to enhance your profile and use it as a communications and networking tool. Create flair, photo galleries, write on someone’s wall, join groups, become fans, and much more! Please bring a thumb drive with your photo and photos from a recent trip, reunion, etc. Students should have a basic knowledge of a computer. Register early–enrollment is limited. Instructor: Cheryl Fabrizi ! CP 071 $69 2 Thursdays, November 4-11 6-9 p.m. Business Building-030

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MS Excel 2007 for Beginners

Intermediate MS Excel 2007

Get started with Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet of choice.

This workshop is designed for computer users with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel or who have completed CP146 MS Excel 2007 for Beginners.


- 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. Instructor: Bill Vernola ! CP 146-01 $99 Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 5-14 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030



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. Instructor: Bill Vernola ! CP 027 $99 Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 19-28 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030

MS Access 2007 for Beginners MS Excel 2007 for Beginners Bring Your Own Laptop Get started with Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet of choice using your own laptop. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- 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. Students should have MS Excel loaded on their computer and bring a thumb drive, make sure the battery on your laptop is fully charged and can hold a charge for at least two hours or bring an extra battery. Instructor: Bill Vernola ! CP 146-02 $99 Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 2-11 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-117


Learn the basic functions and features of this database management system. TOPICS INCLUDE:


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. Instructor: Bill Vernola ! CP 152 $99 Mondays & Wednesdays, October 18-27 6-8 p.m. Business Building-030

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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 2 Saturdays, November 13-20 Noon-3 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 2 Saturdays, December 4-11 Noon-3 p.m. location to be determined

Navigating the Online Social Networking Jungle Facebook, Twitter, Ning, eBlogger and others…oh, my! Get up to speed on how to create online buzz via the ever-changing and always growing online world of social networking. This course is an essential for entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations and anyone else looking to attract more customers, build brand awareness, and generate sales via the Internet. This hands-on computer instruction includes exploring online examples, evaluating free and low-cost online services, and development of a manageable interactive marketing plan. Instructor: Cheryl Fabrizi ! EX 141 $39 Saturday, November 6 8:30-11:30 a.m. Business Building-030

Design a Web Site Discover how to create and post your own Web site in this hands-on class. Learn the fundamentals of Web site design, including HTML basics, using color, graphics, photos, backgrounds, hot buttons, formatting text and adding links between pages and to other sites. This small, intensive class is limited to 10 students. Instructor: Phil Maywalt ! CP 023 $299 4 Saturdays, October 16-November 6 Noon-5 p.m. Business Building-030

Online Learning with BCC – Learn from the Comfort of Home! How to Get Started….

Visit our web site at, and select Online Non-Credit Classes for Ed2go and Gatlin GES courses. Or …..

Ed2go Courses 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: 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.

Courses begin: -

September 15 October 20 November 10 December 8

Gatlin Courses 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center at 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.”

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Adobe InDesign CS3 Adobe® InDesign® software takes page design to a new level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with innovative cross-media support. Adobe InDesign is the successor to PageMaker, a program that is no longer being developed or supported. Learn how to make the easy transition to a robust and efficient page layout program. 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. (Note: no class 11/22) Instructor: Eric Saar ! EX 087 $99 4 Mondays, November 8-December 6 5:30-7:30 p.m. Business Building-030

How to Buy and Sell at Internet Auctions Have you been hearing a lot about eBay but have not taken the plunge? Are you an experienced eBay buyer and want to sell items for profit? Join Phil Maywalt for an afternoon of eBay mania! The basics of registration, searching, bidding, buying and an overview of the selling process are covered. In this hands-on workshop for eBay beginners, browse listed items and receive handouts for future reference. Bring your enthusiasm and questions. Previous computer experience is required. ! EX 057 $39 Saturday, September 25 9 a.m.-noon Business Building-030

Advanced Internet Auction Selling If you have taken How to Buy and Sell at Internet Auctions, or are an experienced eBayer and would like to focus more on selling strategies, this class is for you. Learn about the selling process. TOPICS INCLUDE:

Eric Saar

Photoshop CS3 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:

- 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. (Note: no class 11/23) Instructor: Eric Saar ! CP 062 $99 4 Tuesdays, November 9-December 7 5:30-7:30 p.m. Business Building-030


- Listings - Adding photos - Auction tools - Writing descriptions - Dutch auctions - Fees and online payment options - Shipping costs You must be an experienced computer user and eBay-er to enroll. Instructor: Phil Maywalt ! EX 065 $39 Saturday, September 25 1-4 p.m. Business Building-030

Build Your Own Website in a Few Hours Forget learning HTML, XML, ASP and all those other programming languages. If you know how to work a computer and create Word documents, you can create your own website. Come with ideas for your website address, information you want to post, and what your online marketing goals are. In just one evening, learn the essentials to buying a .com address, where to host it, what software to use, how to design, write and maintain your website all by purchasing an online service starting at $5 per month. A basic online presence for less than $100? Yes, it’s true! Instructor: Cheryl Fabrizi ! EX 143 $39 Saturday, October 30 8:30-11:30 a.m. Business Building-030

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Professional Engineers’ Exam Review – Module A This class has been redesigned to consist of two separate modules. Topics covered in this module are: - Introduction and ethics - Math and statistics - Electric - Chemistry - Economics Module B is being offered in the spring and finishes just prior to the exam. Spring topics include thermodynamics, materials, statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics and fluid dynamics. Since each module is an independent course, it is not necessary to take both modules. The nearest site for the April 9, 2011 FE exam is Syracuse, New York. The deadline to register for the exam is October 18, 2010. You are expected to file an application for the exam individually. The required textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore. This course is taught by a team of qualified professionals, each a specialist in a certain area. The facilitator and general instructor is: Wonjune Hong, PE. ! TC 082 $425 12 Mondays, September 13-December 13 (no class 10/11, 11/22) 6:30-9 p.m. Mechanical Building-207

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 and 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, Third Edition) before the workshop and bring it to each class. You may also purchase one at the first class at our Chapter’s reduced rate. 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. Lunch is on your own. (no class 10/9) ! TC 058 PMI Members $475 Non-members $525 5 Saturdays, September 25-October 30 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Decker Building-313

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Small Wind Energy Workshop

Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Basics Learn the basics on installing a photovoltaic (PV) system, including how to site and design the system. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- How to size a system for both grid connected an off-grid systems - Solar resources - Problems associated with shading and best orientation and tilt for PV arrays - Basic sizing and design of systems to serve a specific electrical load - Safety procedures for installers and study of the electrical code - Various mounting systems for PV arrays and their affects on roofs The class concludes with the installation of a PV system. An optional textbook is available from the instructor. Prerequisite: must have a high school diploma, be able to do simple arithmetic calculations, and have a basic understanding of electricity including familiarity with volts, amps, and AC wiring. This course meets at ETM Solar Works, 300 North Street, Endicott. Instructor: Dr. Gay E. Canough, NABCEP certified PV installer and ISP certified Master Trainer Registration/cancellation deadline: September 24. ! TC 080 $634 Monday-Thursday, October 11-14 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ETM Solar Works The NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is being offered on Friday, October 15, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for an additional fee of $100. Please register for ! TC 087.

The first session of this course is an overview of the fundamentals of wind turbines for individuals who want more information on wind systems. Instructor Roy Butler of Four Winds leads you through all the necessary background information required to site and install a small wind turbine (up to 40 kW). All the necessary steps for a successful project are covered in detail: - Timelines - Initial planning stages - Site consideration - Wind resource assessments - Energy production estimates - Tower considerations - Zoning requirements - Interconnection - Insurance - Equipment and equipment assembly - Permitting - Decomissioning - Much more! This workshop is designed around the NABCEP Task Analysis for a Small Wind Energy System Installer. The required textbook is available at the BCC Bookstore. Lunch is on your own. Registration deadline: November 3. ! TC 086 $599 Monday-Friday, November 15-19 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117 (approved for 35 PDHs)

A non-credit Monday only option is available for $89. Please register for ! TC 086-02.


Basic Electrical Theory This workshop is meant to familiarize you with the practical basics including what does a basic electrical circuit look like and what does basic electrical hardware do. Although this class was created to provide prospective solar installers with some electricity basics, homeowners and others new to electricity would find this course useful. Learning how to install electrical devices of any type takes a significant amount of training, but this class gives you an idea of what is involved. Half of the battle of understanding something new is understanding the terminology. Units of electricity (amps, volts, watts), wire types, and common electrical devices (circuit breakers, switches, ground fault protectors) are also covered. Wire up a simple circuit to demonstrate Ohm’s law and learn how to visualize what goes on at the microscopic level with electron flow. The issue of power loss down a wire is also discussed. This course meets at ETM Solar Works, 300 North Street, Endicott. Course fee includes textbooks. Instructor: Gay Canough ! TC 092 $250 Tuesday, September 28 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ETM Solar Works


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SunMaxx Solar is an industry leader in solar energy installation training, offering a variety of live workshops and online solar energy training courses for their customers and partners. Through solar energy installation courses, SunMaxx Solar has trained more than 1000 solar thermal and solar PV installers across the United States, and around the world. Broome Community College is pleased to co-sponsor these new programs. Each program qualifies for 7.5 hours toward NABCEP certification.

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:

- 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 Lunch is on your own. ! TC 089 $249 Monday, October 18 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117

Solar Thermal Level II: Sizing, Designing and Installation of Domestic Hot Water Systems 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. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- 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 Lunch is on your own. Prerequisite: TC089 Solar Thermal Level I or equivalent experience. ! TC 090 $295 Tuesday, October 19 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117

Solar Thermal Level III: Combisystem – Design and Installation 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. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- 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 Lunch is on your own. Prerequisite: TC090 Solar Thermal Level II. ! TC 091 $295 Wednesday, October 20 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Decker Building-117

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Building Performance Institute

Building Analyst Training presented by Broome Community College in cooperation with Hudson Valley Community College

PROFIT WITH HOME PERFORMANCE 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: September 13 ! CN7-157-31 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Monday-Thursday, September 20-23 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Decker Building-117


Session 3: Registration deadline: October 18 ! CN7-157-33 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Monday-Thursday, October 25-28 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Center-Events Room

Field Experience: Friday and Saturday, September 24-25 8 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined

Field Experience: Friday and Saturday, October 29-30 8 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined

Test date: Sept. 28 (Test Fee $200)

Test date: Nov. 2 (Test Fee $200)

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Session 4:

Registration deadline: September 27 ! CN7-157-32 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Monday-Thursday, October 4-7 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tompkins Cortland Community College

Registration deadline: November 29 ! CN7-157-34 $1,045 Classroom Sessions: Monday-Thursday, December 6-9 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Decker Building-117

Field Experience: Friday and Saturday, October 8-9 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. location to be determined

Field Experience: Friday and Saturday, December 10-11 8 a.m.-4 p.m. location to be determined

Test date: Oct. 13 (Test Fee $200)

Test date: Dec. 14 (Test Fee $200)

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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.


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. September Session: November Session: ! CN7 164-15 $1,125 ! CN7 164-14 $1,125 Registration deadline: October 25 Registration deadline: September 7 Classroom Sessions: Classroom Sessions: Monday & Tuesday, September 13-14 Monday & Tuesday, November 1-2 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ice Center-Events Room Tompkins Cortland Community College Field Experience: Wednesday-Friday, September 15-17 8 a.m.-4p.m. location to be determined

Field Experience: Wednesday-Friday, November 3-5 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. location to be determined

Test date: Sept. 21 (Test Fee $200)

Test date: Nov. 8 (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. TOPICS INCLUDE:

- Heating system & combustion safety science - Controls and electrical inspection - Ducted system diagnostics - Combustion gas analysis - Heat exchanger inspection - Ventilation system installation For a complete list of topics, log on to Following 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 requirements. Please visit for more information on BPI certification, or call BPI at (877)274-1274. ! CN10-117-04 $1,250 Registration deadline: November 8 Classroom Sessions: Monday & Tuesday, November 15-16 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Center-Events Room Field Experience: Wednesday-Friday location to be determined Test date: Nov. 22 (Test Fee $200)

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CompTIA Network Plus Certification

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 (220-701) and the CompTIA Practical Applications (220702) curriculum with the following objectives: Personal computer components Laptops and portable devices Networks – wired as well as wireless Security – home, mobile and network Safety and environmental issues Troubleshooting Communications and professionalism Printers and scanners 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. (note: no class 10/11) Instructor: Phil Maywalt ! CP 038 $2,349 Monday-Friday, September 20-October 29 6-10 p.m. location to be determined

The CompTIA Network+ ® (2009 Objectives) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you can use on the job in any type of networking career. Identify and describe all the major networking technologies, systems, skills and tools in use in the modern PC-based computer networks, and learn information and skills helpful as you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination, 2009 objectives (exam number N10-004). Upon successful course completion, students should be able to identify: - basic components of network theory - major network communication methods - network data delivery methods - list and describe network media and hardware components - major types of network implementations - components of a TCP/IP network implementation - major services deployed on TCP/IP networks - components of LAN, WAN and remote network implementation - major issues and technologies in network security - major issues and technologies in disaster recovery - major data storage technologies and implementation - primary network operating systems - tools, methods and techniques used in managing a network This 72-hour course is intended for entry level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ ® (2009 Objectives) exam (exam number N10-004). The required textbook is provided. (Note: no class 11/25 & 11/26 Instructor: Phil Maywalt ! CP 057 $1,585 Monday-Friday, November 8-December 3 6-10 p.m. location to be determined

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.


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Expanding Your Business With Webinars, Speeches and Workshops Speaking to groups is one of the most powerful and profitable ways for you to market yourself and grow your business. Learn how to find local, regional, national and online groups to present to. Find out how to leverage that experience to gain more clients and be paid higher and higher speaking fees. Explore the business side of speaking: contracts, speaking agreements, what and how much to charge, breakeven and profitability. Uncover low cost, and even free, ways to promote your program. Come hear powerful insights on how you can expand your business with seminars, webinars and workshops. Instructor James Farnham, MBA, MS has been speaking professionally for over 18 years. ! EX 156 $39 Saturday, November 20 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Business Building-232

Learn to be Assertive Do you say “yes” when you mean “no?” Do you keep your opinions to yourself for fear of upsetting others? Are you concerned that you will be seen as “pushy” if you ask for what you need? If you answered “yes,” you may benefit from this class. By asserting yourself, you demonstrate respect for both yourself and for others. In addition, asking for what you want reduces anger, anxiety and/or resentment. Discover how to express your thoughts, feelings and beliefs in a direct, honest, and appropriate way. In addition, learn the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness, learn how to say “no,” and how your body language gives unassertive or aggressive messages. Also learn seven helpful tips to increase your confidence and act more assertively. Instructor: Diane Lange ! BN166 $29 Thursday, September 23 6-8 p.m. Decker Building-118

How to Think and Act Sustainable

James Farnham

Start Your Own Bed And Breakfast Bed and Breakfast’s have become increasingly popular and are an excellent opportunity for a home-based business. Learn the ins and outs of running a B & B from Bed & Breakfast owners with over 20 years of experience. Discover what’s important to your guests – from the first phone call to check out. Discussion includes advertising and marketing, reservation services, guest amenities, breakfast menus, taxes, and much more. The class concludes with an optional visit to the instructors’ B & B in Candor for breakfast, at an additional charge to be discussed in class. Instructors: Dr. Frank Musgrave and Eva Mae Musgrave, owners, The Edge of Thyme ! EX 128 $49 3 Tuesdays, September 14-28 7-9 p.m. Decker Building-318

Learn how to adapt your current energy use patterns and uncover the greenest measures in your life. You may even recover the cost, and then, some of this workshop. Your instructor, Norman Abess, has a copyright pending on a recent article he wrote for an international publication on the Kilmer Building. A guided tour of the renewable features of the Kilmer structure, built in 1903, is included during the class. Norman has also solar retrofitted his home with a solar hybrid system and completed his own sustainable “solar ready” extreme makeover in the northern tier of Pennsylvania. Homeowners, land developers, builders, lawmakers and energy professionals are all welcome. Students must provide their own transportation to the field trip site. ! PR 011 $29 Monday & Wednesday, September 20-22 5:30-7:30 p.m. Library-002

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Seven Simple Secrets to Financial Freedom

Make Money With a Typing/Word Processing Business

Does your money work for you or do you work for your money? This class is not taught by a financial guru using technical language that is impossible to understand. Learn from LeeAnne Krusemark, a single mom turned home business entrepreneur, turned home owner, turned publisher, turned real estate investor. This is not a get rich quick scheme but is a plan of action to help others learn the path to financial freedom. Each of these secrets is worth more than ten times the cost of this class. LeeAnne is now a guest lecturer nationwide and teaches online at more than 1,000 facilities worldwide. This workshop is not for those already advanced in financial matters nor does it provide any legal advice. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door for printed information to assist you in your journey to financial freedom. ! EX 153 $34 Monday, October 25 1-3 p.m. location to be determined

If you can type, then you can make money at home using your typewriter/word processor or computer. Discover the secrets to profits in the typing/word processing business: There really is a need for your services, so why not have the freedom to be your own boss, set your own hours, and have the opportunity to make more money than you ever did before by attending this workshop. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the door for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over. Prerequisite: EX 112 How to Cash in With a Successful HomeBased Business. Instructor: LeAnne Krusemark ! EX 010 $29 Monday, October 25 8-9 p.m. Library-1

Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel, this comprehensive workshop guides you to, then past, the editor’s desk. If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop, taught by a successful published writer, is a must! A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over. Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark ! EX 151 $34 Monday, October 25 3-5 p.m. location to be determined

Cash in With a Successful Home-Based Business Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits at home by learning how to start a home-based business from a Chamber of Commerce past president and successful southern California entrepreneur. If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step workshop is a must. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over. Instructor: Lee Ann Krusemark, Krusemark, Grinnell & Associates ! EX 112 $34 Monday, October 25 6-8 p.m. Library-1


LeeAnne Krusemark

Meet the Publisher–Get Your Manuscript Critiqued Have you ever wanted to talk to a real publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, novel, non-fiction book, children’s book, etc. Learn the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self publishing options. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor for a detailed workbook comparing different publishing options for your work and a writer’s resource book. Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark ! EX 152 $29 Monday, October 25 5-6 p.m. Library-1

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Fundamentals of Supervision

For supervisors, managers, and team leaders!

If you are a new manager or supervisor, or simply want to hone your skills in taking on the challenges of today’s work environment, this program is for you. Enjoy seven sessions in the College’s corporate service training center while learning the skills and techniques from the area’s best corporate trainers. In addition, share your own best practices in communication, conflict, motivation, and professional development with colleagues from other companies and organizations. INCLUDES THE MYERSS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT Also included is a notebook to fill with the comprehensive, valuable materials received at each session. Session 1: October 6

Leadership: Roles And Responsibilities As a leader, you spend a great deal of your time dealing with people and their problems. Learn to understand your personal leadership style and the personalities of the people you work with. Using the MyersBriggs Type Indicator, identify how certain personality characteristics can impact your relationships with others, and how your “type” leads you to perceive things in certain ways. Discover how to enhance your interaction with others, build trust, and help employees and colleagues realize their full potential. Instructor: Dr. John Pierog Session 2: October 13

Interpersonal Communication As a supervisor, you are expected to give clear and concise instructions, lead groups and give presentations. Learn valuable tips and techniques for expressing yourself clearly and concisely. Instructor: Diane Lange Session 3: October 20

Basic Ethics Every supervisor and manager today needs a course in basic ethics so they can best impart ethical values to staff and maintain the optimal business principles in their professional lives. In this interactive class, discuss an array of ethics issues commonly found in business. Instructor: Laura St. George Session 4: October 27 The Spoken Word As a supervisor, you are expected to give instructions, lead groups and make presentations. Learn tips and techniques for expressing yourself clearly and concisely in every situation. Instructor: Jack Chanecka

Session 5: November 3

Managing Morale Experts agree that a motivated employee is a better worker with higher overall performance. As our workplaces change and job security declines, maintaining motivation and managing morale can become increasingly difficult. Learn how to empower employees to use their talents, creativity, and skill during these difficult times to make positive changes happen. Develop reward and recognition techniques that work. Instructor: Christopher Powers Session 6: November 10

The Written Word Are you writing more and more memos, email, reports, manuals and letters? Learn how to logically put your thoughts on paper and express yourself clearly, concisely, and correctly. Impress your supervisor with your ability to get the point across! Instructor: Robert Stezzi Session 7: November 4

Be a Team Player Being a team player is essential in today’s work environment. Whether planning team meetings, addressing conflict, or using information to its strategic advantage, teamwork is of critical importance. Enjoy this session with Dr. John Pierog and work in teams to consolidate the information gained through Fundamentals of Supervision. Instructor: Dr. John Pierog

$249 ! BN 444 7 Wednesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 17 5:30-8:30 p.m. Decker Building-117

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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

Christmas in New York! Saturday, December 4


Enjoy the sights and sounds of New York during the holiday season. The tree will be lit and the store windows will be decorated. You may even decide to take a holiday lights tour or a holiday walking tour of Park Avenue and Rockefeller Center. And you haven’t seen Macy’s until you’ve seen the original 34th Street flagship store. This is the perfect opportunity to finish your holiday shopping or find that special something for the “hard to buy for” people on your gift list. Whether you enjoy the theater, shopping, museums, galleries or restaurants, Manhattan has something for everyone. This no-frills trips takes us to 48th Street in Manhattan (the block between 6th and 7th Avenues). Leaves BCC at 7 a.m. and leaves New York for our return trip at 8 p.m. Register early – this trip is always a sellout!

NYC Weekend Getaway Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5


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.


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Continuing Education

Refund Policy

BCC President: Dr. Kevin E. Drumm

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.

Board of Trustees Angelo Mastrangelo, Chair George Akel Robert Moppert Margaret Coffey James Orband Timothy Grippen Marc Newman Nicholas Serafini Joyce Majewski Student Trustee

Check Policy

Sponsored by Broome County

Please note that BCC will charge $25 for any returned check.

County Executive – Barbara Fiala


Broome County Legislature Suzann W. Buchta

Jerry F. Marinich

Timothy P. Cleary

Richard A.Matarese

Marchie Diffendorf

Suzanne G. Messina

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.

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. BCC requests that before you participate in any activity requiring physical exertion, you consult with a physician. 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.

Jason T. Garnar

Donald T. Moran

Stephen D. Herz

Mario M. Nirchi

Wayne L. Howard

Matthew J. Pasquale

John F. Hutchings

Daniel D. Reynolds

Ronald J. Keibel

Joseph S. Sanfilippo

Barry Klipsch

Mark R. Whalen

Gene E. LaBare

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.

Julia Peacock

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Debra A. Morello

Dean, Continuing Education Dir., International Programs .......Alberto Miller Dir. Workforce Development . Janet M. Hertzog Staff Associate to the Dean.....Laura St. George Program Administrator ...... Colleen Culverwell SEED Coordinator ...........................Kerry Cook Study Abroad Coordinator........ Maria Basualdo DDP Director .............................. James Sheerin CEEBS Coordinator ...........................Jim Funai Office Staff: Robin Alise, Mary Litchko, Bridget Martin, Donna FitzPatrick, Holly Skinner

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A+ Computer Support Technician, 48 Access 2007, 40 Achieve Inner Peace, 33 Adv. Wedding Dance, 22 African Drumming, 14 Aging Strong and Fit, 5 All About Hydrangeas, 17 Anesthesia, 38 Angel Secrets, 33 Antique Discovery Night, 19 Are You Toxic, 7 Artist Trading Cards, 10 Assertiveness, 49 Astral Travel, 23 Astronomy, 20 Astrophotography, 12 Auras, 23 Autism, 36 Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, 32 Barefoot Cardio Pilates, 3 Basic Electrical Theory, 44 Basic Telescopes, 20 Basics of Crochet, 11 Basketmaking, 10 Be Like Water Workout, 7 Beekeeping, 18 Being Vegan, 14 Beginners Guide to Getting Published, 50 Beginning Harp, 13 Beginning Fiddle, 13 Beginning Guitar, 13 Belly Dance, 22 Bollywood Fitness Fusion, 4 Build a Website, 41-42 Building Analyst, 46 Buy & Sell at Internet Auctions, 42 Buying Real Estate Foreclosures, 34 Cash in With a Home Business, 50 Cha Cha, 22 Chakra Clearing, 8 Chi Gong, 6 CompTIA Network+, 48 Computer Troubleshooting, 41 Computers, 39-42 Computers for Absolute Beginners, 39 Connecting With the Other Side, 23 Contacting Spirit Guides, 23 Contemporary Intraoral Radiography, 38 Cooking, 14-16 Cost of Eating Well, 16 Create an Appalachin Mountain Egg Basket, 10 Creating a Sacred Space, 33 Crochet, 11 Cuban Cuisine, 15 Dance, 22


Dance Pilates, 2 Dance Your Way to Weight Loss, 3 Day of Jewelry Making, 10 Dealing With Toxic Personalities, 32 Defensive Driving, 27 Dental Hygiene, 36-38 Develop Your Computer Skills, 39 Developing a Deep Inner Peace, 31 Digital Photography, 12 Digital Scrapbooking, 10 Dimensionality, 31 Dowsing, 20 Drawing, 11 Driver Eduation, 26 Drumming, 13 8 Hr. Pre-Assignment Training, 36 Envelope Professional Training, 47 Excel 2007, 40 Expanding Your Business, 49 Exploring, 28 Fabulous Fondues, 14 Facebook 101, 39 Fall Foliage Walk, 18 Fiddle, 13 File Management Made Easy, 39 5 Hour Pre-Licensing, 26 Flirtatious Fitness, 2 Foods That Heal, 16 Fundamentals of Supervision, 51 Gardening, 17 Genealogy, 20-21 Gifts From The Kitchen, 16 Grant Writing Fundamentals, 35 Greek, 25 Groovy Granola, 14 Guitar, 13 Halloween Cemetery Tour, 18 Harp, 13 Hatha Yoga, 1 Heating Professional, 47 Herbal Lotions, 19 Herbs, 15-16, 19 High Tea, 30 Hip Hop for Weight Loss, 3 Holidays, 16 Holistic Arthritis Management, 7 Home Schooler Skating, 29 How to Publish an E-Book, 37 How to See Auras, 23 How to Think and Act Sustainable, 49 Hypnosis, 8 Improve Concentration, 31 InDesign CS3, 42 Infection Control, 36 Install Ceramic Tile, 19 Interior Design, 19

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Intermediate T’ai Chi, 4 Interval Training, 6 Introduction to Drawing, 11 Investing in Real Estate, 35 Irish, 25 Italian, 25 Jewelry Making, 10 Kettlebells, 5 Knitting Basics and More, 11 Landscape Design, 17 Language, 24-25 Latin Exercise, 2 Learn to be Assertive, 49 Local Infiltration Anesthesia, 38 Lose Weight With Hypnosis, 8 Make Money With a Typing Business, 50 Making Dimensional Jewelry, 10 Master Soapmaker Techniques, 9 Meet the Publisher, 50 Mice on Ice, 29 Middle Eastern Belly Dance, 22 Middle Eastern Cooking, 14 Middle School Study Skills, 28 Moms Stretch and Flex, 5 Moonlight Café, 30 Natural Soapmaking, 9 Notary Public Exam, 35 Oil Painting, 11 One Stroke Painting for the Holidays, 9 Painting, 9, 11 Past Lives, 31 PE Review, 43 Perennials, 17 Pharmacology Update in Dental Hygiene, 37 Photography, 12 Photoshop CS3, 42 Photovoltaic Installation Basics, 44 Pilates, 2-3 PMP Exam Prep, 43 Polish, 25 Power of Focus, 28 Power of Prosperity, 32 Pranayama Yoga, 1 Product Development for Inventors, 37 Pruning, 17 Publish an E-Book, 37 Putting out the Fire, 32 Real Estate, 34 Reconnective Healing, 8 SAT Prep, 28 Scrapbooking, 10 Security Guard, 36 Sell Your Parents’ Home, 34 Selling Your Home, 34 Seven Secrets to Financial Freedom, 50 Shrubs, 17

Sign Language, 24 Skating, 29 Small Wind Energy Workshop, 44 Soapmaking, 9 Solar Thermal Levels I-III, 45 Southern Tier Wildlife, 18 Spanish, 24 Spice up Your Cooking With Herbs, 16 Spinning, 6 Spirit Guides and Angels, 23 Start a Bed & Breakfast, 49 Study Skills, 28 SUNY Parent/Coach Certification, 27 T’ai Chi, 4 Telescopes, 20 TravelCEnter, 52 20 Ways to Earn Residual Income, 37 Understanding the Pieces of Autism, 36 Using Herbs for Relaxation, 15 Vegan, 14 Vinyasa Yoga, 1 Voiceovers, 35 Watercolor Pen & Ink, 11 Wedding Dance Basics, 22 Wines of Italy, 16 Weight Lifting, 5 Write Your Family History, 21 Writing Between the Lines, 21 Writing the Poetry Hidden in Your Heart, 21 Yoga, 1 You’re an Executor, 34 Zumba, 2

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Parking at BCC Everyone registering for a Continuing Education class is mailed a confirmation letter and a yellow 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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BCC’s Express Sign‑Up

Mail registration form to: Continuing Education Registrations, Broome Community College, P.O. Box 1017, Binghamton NY 13902

Registration BCC Continuing Education

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Registration BCC Continuing Education Refunds issued up to 5 business days before any course’s starting date or stated registration deadline. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY! t NAME










Registration begins August 16, 2010 TOTAL


We cannot reserve a seat in any class without ­payment.

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Gift Certificates for fun and exciting classes in • Cooking • Dance • Yoga • Art • Computers • Languages

BCC Gift Certificates Come in Any Denomination or for Any Class and Can Be Picked Up, Mailed or E-mailed To You or Sent Directly To The Recipient!

Call 778-5012 Today to Order 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.

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Broome Community College Continuing Education P.O. Box 1017 Binghamton, NY 13902

Fall 2010 Continuing Education Catalog - BCC  

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