Community and Professional Education

Fall 2017 Offerings

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Meet new people, start a wellness program, learn a craft or study for a new career.

Workshops and courses from Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Community and Professional Education offer many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Our online registration system and digital brochure (both require Adobe Flash) make it convenient for you to search our upcoming offerings. Or, you can browse through the categories and course listings below.

Please note: For the most up-to-date information on course availability, search the online registration system or contact our office.

Contact Information
(518) 629-7339
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Registration Information

Course Name Day(s) Date(s) Times
"To Life" Parts I and II Wed. 10/18/17 9:30-11:30am
30-Hour Teaching Techniques and Methodology Course for Driving Instructors Mon. 9/11-10/23 3:30-9pm
A Morning With Two Local Town Historians Mon. 10/2/17 9:30-11:30am
A Positive Approach to Discipline… Beyond the Time-Out Chair Mon. 12/4/17 6-8pm
A Short Talk and a Long Stroll Through the Victorian Village of Round Lake Tues. 9/12/17 10am-noon
A Taste of Italy Wed. 10/11-10/18 6-8:30pm
A Visit to Via Aquarium in Schenectady Thurs. 9/7/17 1-3pm
Affirmative Action and the Constitution Fri. 10/13/17 1-3pm
All the Women in the Schuyler Mansion Fri. 9/22/17 9:30-11:30am
Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) Online Class 8/28-12/8 Online Class
America's Constitution Mon. 10/16-10/30 10am-12:30pm
America's Earliest Furniture Thurs. 9/28/17 10am-noon
An Introduction to Music Reading Thurs. 10/5-10/12 9:30-11:30am
Another Morning at the MiSci Museum Mon. 9/18/17 10am-12:30pm
Antiques and More Tues. 10/24/17 9:30-11:30am
Autumn Reflection Scene Sat. 9/30/17 10am-1pm
Back to School Fun Foods Mon. 9/18/17 6:30-8:30pm
Ballet Barre Various Various Dates Various
Barbarian Sandbag Blast Sun. 9/10-12/10 9-9:45am
Basic Drawing Tues. 10/17-11/14 10am-1pm
Basic Watercolor Thurs. 10/26-11/16 1-4pm
Basics of Hand Sewing Sat. 11/4-11/11 10am-12:30pm
Become an Even Better Parent Tues. 9/19-10/24 11am-12:30pm
Beginner Cookie Decorating Class Various Various Dates Various
Beginner Cooking Class for Kids Sat. 9/23/17 9am-12pm
Beginning Conversational French Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Belly Dance is for Everybody Tues. 9/12-10/31 6:30-7:30pm
Birthday Cards Mon. 10/26/17 6-7:30pm
Body Conditioning and Toning Mon. 9/25-12/4 4:45-5:30pm
Buttercream Flowers Sat. 11/4/17 9-11am
Butts and Guts Tues. 9/12-11/14 5:30-6:15pm
Capitol Hauntings: A Historical Ghost Tour of the New York State Capitol Mon. 10/30/17 3:30-5pm
Cardio and Core with Stabil Wed. 9/13-12/6 7-8pm
Cardio Kickboxing Wed. 9/13-11/29 7-8pm
Cardio, Kick and Core Tues. 10/24-11/28 6:45-7:45pm
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding Online Class Ongoing Online Class
Christmas Cards Mon. Various Dates 6-7:30pm
College Application and Scholarship Success Tues. 10/10/17 7-9pm
Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners Mon., Wed., Fri. 11/6-11/17 9-11am
Conferencing with Families Wed. 10/18/17 6-8pm
Contemporary Guitar Skills I Mon. 9/11-12/4 6-8pm
Contemporary Guitar Skills III Tues. 9/12-11/28 6-8pm
Conversational Japanese Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Coping with Grief: A workshop to help K-12 children deal with grief after a loss Wed. 9/13/17 6-8pm
Core Camp Sun. 9/10-12/10 6:45-7:30am
Crazy for Cupcakes Various Various Dates Various
Creating WordPress Websites Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Crochet for Beginners Thurs. 10/12-11/16 6:30-8:30pm
Cruise on the Hudson and Champlain Canal with Mohawk Maiden Cruises Tues. 10/10/17 1-4:30pm
Culinary Adventure: Central Troy Historic District Food Tour Sat. Various Dates 9:45am-1pm
Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga and Narrated Boat Tour on Lake Champlain Various Various Dates 8:30am
Defensive Driving Tues./Thurs. 11/7-11/9 6:30-9pm
Discover Sign Language Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Driver Education Various Various Dates Various
Eating Healthy for Your Active Lifestyle Mon. 9/25/17 11am-1:30pm
English as a Second Language Wed. 10/18-2/7 6-9pm
Exploring Nature in the Early Childhood Classroom Mon. 10/2/17 6-8pm
Exploring Troy's History Fri. 11/3/17 9:30-11:30am
Fall in Fields and Forests – Exploring Nearby Nature Preserves Fri. 9/15-10/13 10am-noon
Fat Loss Fritters Fri. 11/17 6-8pm
Fat-Burning Salad Dressings Fri. 11/3/17 6-8pm
Fat-Burning Sweets Fri. 11/10/17 6-8pm
Fraidy Cat Wed. 9/27-10/4 6-9pm
Frankly, My Dear: The REEL Story Behind Gone With the Wind Thurs. 10/19-10/26 9:30-11:30am
Getting Paid to Talk: Voice-Overs as a Profession Mon. 10/2/17 6:30-9pm
Getting Started with Google Drive Mon. 10/16-10/23 6:30-8:30pm
Got Back Pain? Learn the Facts Behind Treatments That Work Without Pills or Surgery Thurs. 9/14/17 7-8:30pm
Grammar Refresher Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Half Moon Button Club Presents History, Collecting Tips Thurs. 10/26/17 1-3pm
HeartCode BLS Various Various Dates Various
Heat Embossing Techniques Mon. 10/23/17 6-7:30pm
Help! My Photos are Trapped in my Phone! Mon. 11/6-11/13 6:30-8:30pm
High School Equivalency Various Various Dates Various
Hiking for the Inexperienced and Newly Retired-Two-hour orientation and three two-hour hikes Thurs. 10/5-10/26 10am-noon
Hi-Lo Aerobics Mon. 9/11-12/4 7-8pm
Historic Grant's Cottage Tour Tues. 10/3/17 10am-12:30pm
Historic Huguenot Street Sat. 10/14/17 8:30am
Historical Hike: Discovering Past Land Use Tues. 9/26/17 1-3pm
Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment Wed. 11/8/17 6-8pm
If Dolls Could Talk: Their History Revealed Thurs. 9/14/17 10am-noon
Infection Control Mon. 10/16/17 6-9pm
Instant Italian Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Insurance Personal Lines Agents/Brokers Licensing Course Various 11/2-11/17 Various
Intermediate Acrylics-Exploring Technique and Painting Styles Thurs. 9/14-11/2 10am-12:30pm
Intermediate Pastel Wed. 9/13-11/1 10am-12:30pm
Intro to Microsoft Access 2013 Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Intro to Microsoft Word 2013 Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Intro to Photoshop CC Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Intro to QuickBooks Online Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Introduction to Excel Sat. 10/21-11/11 9-11am
Introduction to Folk Music Using Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar and Song Wed. 10/4/17 9:30-11:30am
Introduction to Interior Design Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Irish and American Folk Music: Those Wonderful Old Melodies from Ireland Wed. 9/20/17 9:30-11:30am
Keep It Simple Cooking Wed. 9/20-9/27 6-8:30pm
Kettlebells Thurs. 9/28-12/7 6-7pm
Kick I.T. Tues. 9/12-10/17 6:45-7:45pm
Knickerbocker Family Mansion-Ghosts, Tour and Lunch Wed. 9/20/17 10:30am-1:30pm
Learn to Bake Sweets with Your Lil' Sweetie Mon. 10/16/17 5:30-7:30pm
Learn to Do Your Own Alterations Mon. 10/23-11/20 6-8pm
Learn to Knit and Purl Tues. 10/10-11/14 6:30-8:30pm
Learn to Play Mah Jongg Mon. 11/6-11/27 10am-noon
Learning the "Ins and Outs" of your Digital Camera Tues. 11/7-11/14 1-4pm
Mahican, Mohican, Mohegan? Wed. 9/13/17 9:30-11:30am
Master Food Preserver Tues.-Thurs. 9/12-9/14 8:30-4:30pm
Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit Mon. 10/2/17 6-8pm
Medical Transcription and Medical Terminology Online Class Ongoing Online Class
Medicare 101 Various Various Dates Various
MELT Away Your Back, Hip, Neck, or Shoulder Pain without Drugs Thurs. 10/12-10/26 7-8pm
Metabolic Blast Bootcamp Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9/11-12/8 6-7am
Metabolic Makeover Fri. 10/6-10/27 6-8pm
Miscellaneous Cards Mon. 11/6/17 6-7:30pm
Move Without Pain Thurs. 9/21-10/5 7-8pm
Murder at Cherry Hill: A Dramatic Tour Re-enacts a Fateful Evening Various Various Dates 4-6pm
Notary Public Review Workshop-Prepare for the NYS Exam Mon. 10/30/17 5:30-9:30pm
NOTORIOUS! Shady Ladies of 19th Century America Wed. Various Dates 9:30-11:30am
Nourish Your Body for Lifelong Wellbeing Wed. 10/11-10/25 6-9pm
Odd and Arrows Wed. 10/25-11/1 6-9pm
One Day Only: Homemade Pasta Mon. 9/18/17 10am-1pm
P.E.T.S. Basics of Grooming School Online Class 11/9-12/14 Online Class
Painting the Sun Sat. 11/11/17 10am-1pm
Paralegal Certificate Course Online Class Various Dates Online Class
Pass the Tissues, Please Sat. 10/14/17 10am-2:30pm
Peanut Basket Sat. 11/18/17 10am-2:30pm
Pet CPR and First Aid Online Class Various Dates Online Class
Pet Education Certificate Program Online Class Various Dates Online Class
Pilates for Runners Sun. 9/10-12/10 7:45-8:45am
Pilates Mat-Beginner Various Various Dates Various
Pilates Mat-Intermediate Various Various Dates Various
Pinterest: Fantastic Fall Fun Sat. 10/14-10/21 noon-3pm
Politics Stops at the Water's Edge? Dissent in the History of American Foreign Policy Tues. 11/7/17 9:30-11:30am
Rhythmic Analysis and Intro to Drum Set Wed. 9/13-12/6 6-7:30pm
S.A.T. Preparation Course Wed. 9/27-11/29 7-9pm
Sasha's Christmas Basket Wed. 11/29-12/6 6-9pm
Science for Young Minds Tues. 11/17/17 6-8pm
Self-Care through Yoga and Meditation Thurs. 9/14-9/28 1-2:30pm
Senior S.T.R.O.N.G. Mon. 9/11-12/4 10-11am
Setting the Stage for Safer Schools: A Two-Hour Prevent Violence Training for Persons Seeking Certification in New York State Wed. 11/15/17 6-8pm
Sewing 101 Tues. 9/18-10/16 6-8pm
Small Town Veterans in Two Big Wars Fri. 10/20/17 9:30-11:30am
Songwriting, Recording and Getting Heard Tues. 10/17-11/21 6-9pm
Soups! Wed. 11/1/17 6-8:30pm
Southern Soul Food Tues. 10/3-10/24 6:30-8:30pm
Speed Spanish Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Star-Crossed Majesty: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France Thurs. 10/19-11/2 7-9pm
Start an Edible Garden Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Start Your Own Small Business Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Starting a Pet Business Online Class Various Dates Online Class
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Online Class 10/18-12/8 Online Class
Tabata: Burn Fat and Get Fit Sat. 9/30-11/4 8:30-9:30am
Tay Fisher's Basketball Clinic Sun. 9/17/17 9am-4pm
Ten Broeck Mansion Tour with a German Lunch Tues. 9/26/17 11:30am-1:30pm
Thanksgiving 101 Wed. 11/8-11/15 6-8:30pm
Thanksgiving Desserts Made Easy Sat. 11/18/17 9:30-12:30pm
The Art of Risotto Wed. 10/4/17 6-8:30pm
The Design, Color, Texture and Flowers of Fall Wed. 10/25/17 9:30-12pm
The Development of the Rensselaer Technology Park from Two Perspectives Thurs. 10/26/17 1-3pm
The Elegant Art of Burlesque: A Personal Memoir Mon. 10/16/17 9:30-11:30am
The Erie Canal-America's First Great Public Work Mon. 10/23/17 9:30-11:30am
The Fight for Women's Suffrage in New York State Thurs. 11/2/17 10-11:30am
The Mindful Classroom Wed. 9/27/17 6-8pm
The Saugerties Lighthouse Thurs. 10/12/17 11-1:30pm
The Tragedy of Alexander Hamilton Mon. 10/23/17 1-3pm
The Wild Women of Rensselaer County! Wed. 11/1/17 9:30-11:30am
The World of Tea Fri. 10/13/17 6-8pm
Tools & Techniques for the Professional-Entering a Client's Home Safely with a Pet in the Household Online Class 11/3-11/24 Online Class
Tour & Book at the Batcheller Mansion Tues. 10/10/17 1-3pm
Tour and Lunch at The Skene Manor Thurs. 10/19/17 11:15-1:30pm
Tour of the Times Union Tues. 9/12/17 10-11:30am
Tour the World with Food Mon. 11/6-11/27 6:30-9pm
Trip to Cooperstown Wed. 9/6/17 9:45am
Understanding and Supporting Children in Foster Care Thurs. 11/19/17 6-8pm
Understanding the Vietnam War: Hard Lessons from an American Reckoning Wed. 10/4-10/25 6-8pm
Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Test Tues. Various Dates 9:30-11:30am
Veterinary Assistant Online Class Ongoing Online Class
Walking Tour of Troy's Historic Washington Park and Surrounding Homes, with Tea Tues. 9/26/17 10am-12:30pm
Weekday Meal Planning Thurs. 10/12-10/26 7-8:30pm
What You Need to Know to Sell Your Parent's Home Tues. 9/19/17 6:30-8pm
Wildlife Trail Cameras Tues. 9/19/17 9:30-11am
Wing Chun Kung Fu: A Practical System of Self-Defense Thurs. 10/5-10/19 7:15-9:15pm
Witches, Ghosts and Hauntings Wed. 10/18-11/1 6:30-8:30pm
Yoga I: Foundations of Practice Various Various Dates Various
Your Passport to Retirement: The Complete Financial Management Workshop Tues. 10/10-10/24 6:30-9pm
Zumba Various Various Dates Various