Community and Professional Education

Winter/Spring 2018 Offerings: Programs for Professionals

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. .2 CEUs
1 Session, ADM 106
Thurs., 3/22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Kelleena Richards, Instructor

Infection Control
Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the New York State Education Department to provide training in infection control and barrier precautions. Infection control is an essential component of any health care delivery. Infection control measures can be as simple as hand washing and as sophisticated as high-level disinfection of surgical instruments. Implementing these measures can prevent transmission of disease in health care settings and the community. Infection control is a key concept in achieving the New York State Department of Health mission to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery. The groups who are required to receive this training include: dentists, registered professional nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, licensed practical nurses, dental hygienists, physicians and physician assistants. .3 CEUs
1 Session, BRN 207
Mon., 4/16, 6 - 9 p.m.
Barbara Boden, Instructor

HeartCode BLS
This course is designed for health care 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 pre-hospital 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, and add it 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
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. Underprepared 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
Thurs., 2/22, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Rensselaer Technology Park

1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224
Sat., 4/21, 9 - 10:30 p.m.
Rensselaer Technology Park

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 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. .2 CEUs
1 Session, HGB 205
Wed., 4/25, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor


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. 5.25 CEUs
Online class dates: 2/19 - 6/15
Judy DiLorenzo, RDH, MA
Ann Gallerie, RDA, CDA, AS
Gabriele Hamm, RDA, CDA, CDPMA, AS

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. 3.5 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 CPR/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 Feb. 19, 2018. 35 contact hours, 3.5 CEUs
4 Sessions, FTZ 151
Sat., 3/3 and 3/10, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun., 3/4 and 3/11, 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 clinical 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. 10 contact hours, 1.0 CEUs
1 Session, FTZ 151
Sat., 3/3, 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.

Exploring Nature in the Early Childhood Classroom
There is a growing body of research on the benefits of outdoor play, beyond physical development. Research shows that children are more imaginative, creative and cooperative when they have daily opportunities for outdoor play. Join us for a fun-filled evening discovering the effect of nature on a child's development, how to incorporate nature into your classroom, and what the benefits of nature are for both the child and the teacher. We will have the opportunity to use the natural environment to create an interactive lesson which you can adapt to you own classroom.
1 Session, HGB 205
Wed.., 4/25, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Laura Brewer, M.S. Counseling, B.S. Education K-6th, Full time faculty, HVCC
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain II, III, IV, V.