Community and Professional Education

Winter/Spring 2017 Offerings: Programs for Professionals

Insurance Personal Lines Agents/Brokers Licensing Course
This course is certified by the New York State Department of Financial Services and is designed for those who wish to become a licensed Personal Lines Agent or Broker. Upon successful completion of this course and the state exam you may apply for a Personal Lines license to act as an insurance agent or broker in the State of New York.

Topics include: introduction to personal property and casualty insurance; NYS and federal insurance laws and regulations, insurance basics and general insurance; policy structure and common policy provisions; dwelling, National Flood Insurance Program, personal watercraft, personal umbrella; NY Property Insurance Underwriting Association; homeowners, auto, excess lines; Terrorism Risk Insurance Act; and other personal lines policies and forms. The course will include glossary review and a practice test to prepare for the state exam. Course fee includes $50 materials fee.
9 Sessions, ADM 104
Thurs., 3/2 - 3/16, 5 - 9 p.m.
Fri., 3/3 - 3/17, 5 - 9 p.m.
Sat., 3/4 - 3/11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat., 3/18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Victor Bujanow, CIC, Instructor

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
In just two hours, you can fulfill your New York State license requirements. Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the New York State Education Department to provide child abuse recognition and reporting training for professionals: physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental hygienists, classroom teachers, school service personnel, administrators and supervisors. You'll gain critical information about child abuse/maltreatment identification and reporting, behavioral indicators, as well as social service law and other mandates. All necessary forms which are evidence of completion are provided at the end of the class.
1 Session, HGB 205
Mon., 3/27, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Setting the Stage for Safer Schools: A Two-Hour Prevent Violence Training for Persons Seeking Certification in New York State
This training responds to the requirement for a two-hour certification course for teaching assistants, teachers, pupil personnel service professionals and administrators in New York State as part of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (SAVE).

All participants will receive an approved NYS Education Department certificate upon completion of this training. It also can be used to fulfill the professional development plan requirement to provide a two-hour course for all currently certified educators and staff.

The seminar will highlight information regarding statutes, regulations and policies relative to a safe and non-violent school climate; the warning signs for violent behavior exhibited by a student within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and the troubling behaviors in children; how to participate in an effective school community referral process for students exhibiting violent behavior, and classroom management techniques when responding to potentially violent situations or behavior.
1 Session, HGB 205
Mon., 3/13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

HeartCode BLS (formerly BLS for Healthcare Providers)
This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.In order to receive course completion card there are two required steps.

Step 1 - Completion of online Course (HeartCode BLS)
Go to select - HeartCode BLS, add to your cart, cost is $28.50 and is paid online to the American Heart Association. This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer with Internet access. Students can access all material included in the HeartCode BLS course for 24 months. This course may be used for initial or renewal completion.

Step 2 - Register for a hands-on skills session - Cost $30
Once you complete the online course you will be able to print a certificate of completion. After you complete the online course, contact Community and Professional Education to register and pay for a skills session (must take place no more than 60 days following successful completion the online course).

Skills sessions are held at 400 Jordan Road. Students must present American Heart Association HeartCode certificate of completion to be admitted. NO EXCEPTIONS. Beware of copycat websites. Students who arrive without the certificate of completion will not be allowed to stay and will need to re-register and pay for another session. Come prepared! Please review the online course materials before attending. Under-prepared students who do not complete the skills session in the one hour of allotted time will need to re-register and pay.
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224
Rensselaer Technology Park
Thurs., 2/23, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224
Rensselaer Technology Park
Sat., 4/22, 9 - 10:30 a.m.


Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP)
This module-based online program, designed specifically for the experienced unlicensed dental assistant, will focus on all required course content areas prescribed by the New York State Education Department. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the New York Professional Dental Assisting, Radiation Health and Safety, and Infection Control exams. You may also choose to sit for the Certified Dental Assistant examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Topic information will be presented in an online distance learning format. Additional self-study is highly recommended since this course is designed as an overview of acquired knowledge. Please note the cost for books, licensing exam and licensing application fees are not included. For more information, call our office at (518) 629-7339.
Online Class, 2/20 - 6/9
Judy DiLorenzo, Ann Gallerie and Gabriele Hamm, Instructors

NYS Certification Course: Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
(Web-Enhanced Course)
The New York State Board of Regents established requirements for licensed dental hygienists to obtain a restricted certificate to administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia in the practice of dental hygiene under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist. Upon the successful completion of this course, the dental hygienist will be able to apply for certification through the New York State Education Department. Thirty-five CEUs will be awarded for at the completion of the course. Online coursework is also required.

Prerequisites: In order to attend this course, participants are required to show proof of current BPR/BLS certification for health care professionals and proof of current New York Dental Hygiene licensure is required prior to the initial class meeting.

Textbooks are required for the course and are not included in the course fee. The list of required books will be mailed out with the registration confirmation. Registrations must be received by February 20.
4 Sessions, FTZ 151
Sat., 3/4 and 3/11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun., 3/5 and 3/12, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marianne Belles, Course Coordinator

Local Infiltration Anesthesia Review Course
This course will review and refresh the knowledge and skills required for safe and effective administration of local infiltration anesthesia. Topics reviewed include neuroanatomy, pharmacology of local anesthetics, anatomical landmarks for injection sites, armamentarium and injection technique. The required 10 hours are divided into three hours of web-enhanced review, and seven hours of classroom instruction. Prerequisites: CPR/BLS Certification for Health Care Professionals, Current NYS Dental Hygiene Licensure and Registration and Current NYS Dental Hygiene Restricted Certificate Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. Required textbook information will be provided with registration confirmation and is not included in the cost of the course.
1 Session, FTZ 151
Sat., 3/4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Marianne Belles, Course Coordinator

A series of two-hour workshops for early childhood teachers, family child care providers, foster families, and parents!

All workshops will earn .2 CEUs per two-hour workshop and will meet the child care training requirements for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services along with the New York State Early Learning Guidelines.

Building Bridges: Relationships that Work for Teachers, Parents and Children
Ask any teacher what the most challenging part of their day is and most likely you will hear… "The work I do with my parents and families." Research clearly shows that children learn best and thrive in school when a strong relationship exists between the parent and the teacher. This workshop will focus on a variety of strategies teachers can use to help bridge a gap between home and school. Attention will be given to planning successful parent/family conferences as well as working effectively with parents even when the topic is stressful or sensitive.
1 Session, HGB 206
Mon., 3/13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Antoinette Howard, M.S.,
Assistant Professor/Interim Department Chair, Teacher Preparation Department
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain II

The Mindful Classroom
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. This workshop will discuss mindfulness and how it can be used in almost any classroom setting. Attention will be given to the creation of community building activities that allow students a chance to express themselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
1 Session, HGB 206
Mon., 3/27, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Olaiya Curtis-Morris, M.S.
This workshop meets the OCFS Area 1and ELG Domains I, II and III

Working With Children of Divorce: How to Approach Education With Care and Compassion
This workshop will contain information based on current research regarding the special issues that children of divorce might face in school. Many times, it is difficult for students to concentrate on academics when they are experiencing feelings of sadness, guilt or anxiety. It is imperative that we understand the particular battles that a child may face when their parents are going through a separation or divorce. This workshop will contain current research and techniques that can be used by all classroom teachers, school counselors and assistants to help develop strategies for improving educational performance for such students.
1 Session, HGB 205
Mon., 4/3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Carla Gleason, M.S. Ed. Teacher Preparation Department Faculty
This workshop meets OCFS Areas 1, 2 & 3 and ELG Domain II

An Interprofessional Approach to Promoting Oral Health for Early Childhood Educators
Implementing oral health education at the earliest possible opportunity can be an important step in reducing dental caries (cavities) in young children. This course will address the prevalence, etiology and consequences of early childhood caries (ECC). The behavioral and dietary habits that put children at higher risk of ECC will be discussed. Strategies and resources for early childhood educators will be presented to support early recognition and referral.
1 Session, HGB 101
Wed., 4/12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Marianne Belles, R.D.H., M.S., Professor Dental Hygiene
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1, 2 & 3 and ELG Domain I

Incorporating Foreign Language into the Early Childhood Curriculum
Young children are uniquely suited to learning a second language. The developing brain is hard-wired to acquire language. Exposing your child to a second language while young allows him or her to optimize his or her learning potential, helping to shape the brain at its most flexible stage. Young children are uniquely suited to learning a second language. Learning a second language at a young age is cognitively as easy as learning a first language. Never again will it be this natural or this easy!
1 Session, HGB 205
Mon., 5/1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Bridgette Mattison, M.S.
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domains III and IV

Let's Cook!
Cooking with children is a great way to create a holistic, integrated curricular experience. Workshop participants will try out some ideas for cooking with children and reflect on the learning opportunities within them. Participants will engage in a discussion about the obstacles to cooking in the classroom and ideas for working around them. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
1 Session, HGB 108
Wed., 3/1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Diane Pane, Associate Professor, Teacher Preparation Department
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1, 2 & 3 and ELG Domains I, III and IV