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Summer 2018 Offerings

ARTS & CRAFTS

Sewing 101
In this class, you will learn the basics of sewing, including the differences between threads and fabrics, and more. The instructor will also teach you anything you want to know about your sewing machine. Even if you have sewn before, you will still learn something from this class. You will also make a super-simple tote bag in the class. You must bring your own machine.
Sewing 101 Materials List
71018
$55
4 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 6/4 - 7/2, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 6/11
Fatima Bey, Instructor


Expressive Typography
Is it possible to fall in love with letter-type and the thousands of fonts that exist? Absolutely! Graphic designers and advertising agencies are constantly developing new ways to express ideas using fonts. Come be creative and work with lettering to design a mixed media piece incorporating design with letter-font.

Choose to create a quote, statement or monogram on illustration board using a variety of media. Hang your piece in your office, at your desk, or in your living room. Come join in on this adventure! Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
71126
$59
4 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 5/30 - 6/20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Amy Bailey, Instructor


Collagraph Creation
What's a collagraph, you ask? We'll be using various hand tools and printing on a variety of papers to create a print collage, made by combining materials, papers and individual prints. A variety of techniques and approaches will be demonstrated and discussed for use in creating collagraphs you can easily take to the next level. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
71165
$29
1 Session, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 6/9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Amy Bailey, Instructor


DIY Wood Sign
Ever see those amazing wood signs on Pinterest and wish you could make one? Join Kelly of Shea Crafts for a fun and exciting class on making your very own wood sign! You will start with a bare piece of wood and then pick the stain color (4 to choose from) or paint color (16 to choose from).

Kelly will then walk you through the creation of your very own sign! You will be making a 12x24 HOME sign with the "O" replaced by a twine wreath. Students must withdraw by seven business days before class to receive a full refund.
(Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
71135
$65
1 Session, DCC B06
Wed., 6/13, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

71136
$65
1 Session, DCC B05
Wed., 7/18, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Kelly Shea, Instructor


Glass Etching
Have you ever wanted to learn how to personalize your glassware? Together, we will learn how to etch words on glass surfaces. We will practice on glasses and mason jars that you can take home that day. After this class, you won't have to pay for expensive personalized glassware because you will have the skill to do it yourself. Class fee includes $10 materials fee.
71134
$25
1 Session, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 6/16, Noon - 2 p.m.
Alexandra Omecinsky, Instructor


Introduction to Interior Design
Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and this online course will give you the know-how to design a room from floor to ceiling. You'll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you'll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field. Because interior design is constantly evolving, you'll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You'll investigate "green" sustainable design, and you'll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs. As you master design skills step-by-step, you'll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others. This course is taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your username and password via email within one week of registration. More detailed information on this course can be found at www.ed2go.com/hvcc.
71054
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Weaving Your Personal History
Do you love capturing family history; relatives, vacations, reunions? How about those times of simply gathering together? Join us to create a bordered weaving using photographs, pieces of materials and ribbons. We will be weaving photographs alone or with other materials to design a documentation of your favorite piece of family history. Bring your own photos or memorabilia to integrate into a woven background. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
71164
$69
4 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 6/5 - 6/26, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Amy Bailey, Instructor


BUSINESS & FINANCIAL PLANNING

Notary Public Review Workshop - Prepare for the NYS Exam
This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public test and will provide you with a comprehensive view of the notary public's role.

Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public office is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney and minimizing legal liability.

This workshop is a must for candidates who want to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved of the notary. All materials will be provided, including website information, booklets and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam that attempts to emulate the actual New York State mandatory exam. Course fee includes an $8 materials fee.
71019
$45
1 Session, ADM 101
Tues., 7/31, 5 - 9 p.m.
Victor Bujanow, Instructor


Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!
Are you looking for a solid class in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance and investing? Haven't the slightest clue how to prepare for retirement, pay for college, or even manage your personal finances? Wish you had some guidance to put your finances into perspective? And do you wish you could do it all without having to pay a broker or financial advisor? Well, look no further. The class you need is right here!

This class takes you through the fundamentals of investing and not only teaches you about the stock markets, 401k plans and retirement, but will address personal financial issues that are often ignored. This course is taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your username and password via email within one week of registration. More detailed information on this course can be found at www.ed2go.com/hvcc.
71045
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Save Money with Extreme Couponing!
Learn how to save money every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are not just for groceries. The savings can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you:

  • where to find all different types of coupons, even for high-ticket items
  • how to find the best coupon apps and websites
  • how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings
  • how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise with

Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
60978
$29
1 Session, ADM 102
Tues., 5/8, 4 - 5 p.m.
Leeanne Krusemark, Instructor


How to Earn Extra Money with a Mystery Shopping Business
Have you ever wanted to become a secret mystery shopper? Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor (participants must also attend Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas) and you will learn how to:

  • sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies without fees
  • avoid the pitfalls and scams
  • create a required mystery shopping resume and profile
  • take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income
  • become a merchandiser too for extra money

With a few simple steps, you can start mystery shopping today! Course fee includes $10 materials fee. Students will receive a list of 25 legitimate companies you can apply to.
60060
$29
1 Session, ADM 102
Tues., 5/8, 5 - 6 p.m.
Leeanne Krusemark, Instructor


Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business
If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success (participants must attend "Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas"), you will then discover:

  • how and where to find clients
  • 50 ways to advertise/market your services
  • effective home office equipment choices
  • 100 ways to make money with a computer
  • FREE national networking information

There really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
60980
$29
1 Session, ADM 102
Tues., 5/8, 8 - 9 p.m.
Leeanne Krusemark, Instructor


Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas
Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a former chamber of commerce president and award-winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business startup workshop you will ever find. You will discover:

  • more than 250 legitimate home business ideas
  • mandatory legal documentation
  • many ways to market your product/service
  • how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!)

If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must! Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
60979
$55
1 Session, ADM 102
Tues., 5/8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Leeanne Krusemark, Instructor


CENTER FOR CREATIVE RETIREMENT

Please note: several of these trips and tours includes a materials fee for admission and/or meals. This fee is non-refundable five business days prior to the start of the course. View directions and additional information about off-campus tours and trips.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as inevitable parts of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, where we separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's and dementia. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
71127
$12
1 Session, WIL 113
Tues., 6/12, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Alzheimer's Association, Instructors


NYC Bus Trip
The bus will leave the Yankee Trails bus depot in Rensselaer at 6:30 a.m. and the Crossgates Commons parking lot (behind Wal-Mart) at 7 a.m. for New York City. The bus will drop you off and pick you up from the Bryant Park area in Manhattan, leaving New York City at 7 p.m. The outing is for the bus trip only. Arrangements for the day will be left open for you to do whatever you please. A small donation will be collected on the bus for driver gratuity. Course fee includes a $29 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
70947
$40
Wed., 6/13, 6:30 a.m. Departure
Joyce Fiering, Coordinator


Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour
Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to experience Albany. New York's capital city is undergoing a culinary and craft brewing boom. You'll sip and sample from restaurants that are spicing up Albany's food scene and discover stunning architecture and cultural tidbits that will help you develop a fresh perspective the city. Each Friday, we sprinkle in history, architecture and culture to kick off your weekend in the Capital District. Food tours help tell the story of a city in a delicious way; they're about tasting local foods and getting exposure to the entrepreneurs who are bringing creativity to their city.

This leisurely three-hour, 1.5-mile walk includes plenty of refreshing stops, including six different food and beverage tastings, so it's suited for most ages and fitness levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes and come hungry – by the end of the tour you will have eaten a complete lunch.

Please contact the course coordinator, Amy Koren-Roth, at info@tasteoftroyfoodtour.com at least seven business days before your tour if you have any dietary restrictions or do not drink alcohol. Course fee includes $54 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
71121
$65
1 Session, 25 Quakenbush Square
Fri., 6/1, 12:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Amy Koren-Roth of Taste of Troy Food Tours, Coordinator


Central Troy Historic District Food Tour
This leisurely three-hour, 1.5-mile walk includes plenty of refreshing stops (five different food/beverage tastings), so it's suited for most ages and fitness levels. Experience the vibrant culinary scene that surrounds Troy's amazing farmer's market. This tour ends in time for you to shop the market and meet the local farmers and vendors.

Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to learn about Troy and the role food is playing in bringing the city back to life. We will sprinkle in history, architecture and culture to round out your perfect Saturday in the Collar City. Food tours help tell the story of the city in a delicious way: they're about tasting local foods and getting exposure to the entrepreneurs who are bringing creativity to their city. Wear comfortable walking shoes, come hungry - by the end you will have eaten a complete brunch/lunch.

Please contact the course coordinator, Amy Koren-Roth, at info@tasteoftroyfoodtour.com at least seven business days before your tour if you have any dietary restrictions or do not drink alcohol. Course fee includes $44 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
71016
$55
1 Session, 275 River Street, Troy
Sat., 6/2, 9:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Amy Koren-Roth of Taste of Troy Food Tours, Coordinator


Root for the Home Team: Tour "The Joe"
Our very own Tri-City Valley Cats are the proud Class A affiliates of the Houston Astros. The Astros are the 2017 World Series champions and 12 former "Cats" participated in Houston's memorable 2017 season. On June 15, 2018 the ValleyCats kick off a new season at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium as the next round of future stars begin their journey to the big leagues.

Get ready for baseball by touring the stadium. Take a look at their great facilities, hear what's new for the coming year and get a look at the batting cage and locker room.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
70816
$12
1 Session, Joe Bruno Stadium
Wed., 6/6, 10 a.m. - noon
Jean Chenette, Coordinator


Cruise on the Hudson and Champlain Canal with Mohawk Maiden Cruises
Climb aboard the M/V Caldwell Belle, the only authentic chain-driven stern-wheel paddle boat on the Champlain Canal, for a tour filled with the rich history of the canal and Hudson River accompanied with historic narration and beautiful scenery throughout.

Our tour will start south through Lock C5, one of the deepest on the Champlain Canal, to the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater (the site of the turning point of the American Revolution). From the boat you can view the war cannons on Bemis Heights. We will also cruise past the waterfalls in Northumberland and view the cascades at Fort Miller.

Experience an afternoon of nature watching, education and plain relaxation! Be sure to bring your binoculars and a thirst for nature and history. Wear sneakers or appropriate footwear for walking safely on the boat. Caldwell Belle has an enclosed climate controlled bottom deck with tables, chairs and a small snack bar for those who wish to enjoy the sights away from the elements. Following our cruise, we will have a one-hour tour of the Hudson Crossing Park. Course fee includes $23 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
71120
$35
1 Session, meeting at The Mohawk Maiden Cruises dock
Boarding begins at 12:40 p.m.
Mon., 6/11, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Lea Darling, Coordinator


Art Appreciation Tour of a Victorian Era Cemetery and Lunch
Have you ever wondered why old cemeteries look the way they do? Perhaps you have pondered the meaning of gravestone carvings and styles. Do you know why we see monuments that look like ancient buildings or ruins? What can we learn from touring an old cemetery? We can learn plenty!

Join cemetery historian Kelly Grimaldi for a combination walking/driving tour of St. Agnes Cemetery and parts of Albany Rural Cemetery for a fun way to learn about monuments and symbolism as they relate to the study of art history. We will drive up to chosen areas and walk short distances to view magnificent works of funerary art in a peaceful, beautiful setting. Together we will explore sacred grounds in a leisurely manner. After the tour and a short break to refresh ourselves in the visitors center, we will gather high upon Founders Hill, overlooking the Hudson River valley, and enjoy a delicious catered lunch while comfortably seated at tables.

Meet your tour guide in the visitors center located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands at 10 a.m. for a fun and informational morning. Feel free to call (518) 350-7679 for more information. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
71133
$25
1 Session, St. Agnes Cemetery
Tues., 6/12, 10 a.m. - noon
Lunch at 12:15
Kelly Grimaldi, Instructor


Gravestone Restoration Workshop
Join nationally recognized cemetery restoration expert Joe Ferrannini, owner of Grave Stone Matters, for a fascinating day learning to make repairs to old marble gravestones in the oldest section of St. Patrick's Cemetery in Watervliet. All materials to clean and repair stones will be provided. This relaxing and informative workshop is hands-on. Dress to get dirty in an old graveyard full of 19th century stones in need of cleaning and repair. Bring lunch, work gloves and a kneeling pad or folding chair if needed. Cold bottled water and soda will be provided. Course fee includes $45 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
70965
$55
1 Session, St. Patricks' Cemetery
Sat., 5/19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator
Joe Ferrannini, Instructor


A Walk Through Time: Cool Facts about Grand Old Cemeteries
If you love old cemeteries and find them very interesting places to visit, this talk is for you. Cemetery historian and author of "These Sacred Grounds," Kelly Grimaldi, offers a presentation discussing the Rural Cemetery Movement featuring Historic St. Agnes Cemetery founded in 1867 and neighboring Albany Rural Cemetery incorporated in 1841. We will learn why rural cemeteries were founded, what early gravestones looked like and how funerary art and symbolism changed through the Victorian Era into the 20th century. Loaded with interesting photographs of gravestones and mausoleums, this PowerPoint presentation offers a lot of insight into why rural cemeteries look the way they do! Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
71180
$15
1 Session, St. Agnes Cemetery
Fri., 6/1, 11 a.m. - Noon
Kelly Grimaldi, Instructor


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

PET EDUCATIONAL TRAINING SERVICES
Pet Educational Training Services classes require a Hudson Valley username and password.
Computer Accounts Important Information

Know you want to work with animals but aren't sure which pet program to choose? Please contact the course instructor Mary Lynn Gagnon.

Mary Lynn, the owner of Pet Estates Inc. and Merry Lynn Kennels, and has been a successful pet business owner and leader in the pet business field for more than 24 years.

Pet Education Certificate Program
The Pet Education Certificate course offers a variety of resources to help begin or enhance your career working with animals, including but not limited to: pet-sitting, kennel work, daycare, training, working for a veterinarian and other animal-related fields. Topics include pet health and illness, communication, basic hygiene for pets and even writing a resume and preparing for an interview. In order to successfully complete this program and be eligible for a certificate, you must successfully complete the online course, complete a pet First Aid/CPR class and complete at least 100 hours of internships at an approved animal care facility within six months of the end of the course.
70828
$400
Online Course, 6/6 - 8/8


Pet CPR and First Aid
Whether you are a pet owner or just a pet lover, this class will provide critical knowledge that could help save a pet's life. Students will need to purchase at least one textbook as part of the online portion of this course. Approximate cost is $20.
70710
$86
Online Course, 6/6 - 6/27


Starting a Pet Business
In order to stand out in the pet industry today you need to think outside the box and do your research. This course will save you time and money by giving you the tools to do it right the first time. You will be guided to free resources to start your business. The course includes a 30-minute personal phone consultation with Pet Estates Inc. owners Don or Mary Lynn Gagnon.
70829
$86
Online Course, 7/6 - 7/20


Paralegal Certificate Course
This intensive, nationally-acclaimed program is designed for beginning and advanced legal workers. You will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are in most demand.

The online paralegal course is split into two parts: Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Advanced Paralegal Concepts. All registered students will be enrolled in both sections, which will be completed consecutively. Introduction to Paralegal Studies provides the foundation for the study of Paralegalism. During the seven-week course, you will gain an understanding of the American legal system and learn how you can be of assistance in the exciting field of law. Coursework is equivalent to 45 class hours of study.

Advanced Paralegal Concepts takes over where the introduction leaves off. In this seven-week course, you will learn the advanced skills of legal research and writing, formal and informal advocacy, and appellate procedure. Coursework in the advanced course is equivalent to an additional 45 class hours of study. This is an accelerated course. While there are no prerequisites, you will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework and you can anticipate spending an average of 12 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments.

Successful graduates of this program will be awarded a certificate of completion. To receive the certificate, you must pass six quizzes and successfully complete five legal document writing assignments. 8.4 CEUs

Please note: paid access to the Westlaw online legal library is offered through the Center for Legal Studies and is strongly recommended to complete the second part of the course. Students have access to Westlaw at Hudson Valley Community College. However, at this time, the Westlaw database can only be accessed from the Marvin Library on campus. Textbooks that accompany the instruction of this course are available for purchase in the college's bookstore or through the Center for Legal Studies at (800) 522-7737.

Additional information for the Paralegal Certificate Course can be obtained at www.legalstudies.com.
Paralegal Certificate Course: Important Information
70201
$1,289
Online Course, 6/25 - 8/10 and 8/20 - 10/5


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding is geared towards students who are interested in obtaining a career in the healthcare industry, but have little to no experience within the sector.

Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Vouchers for both exams are included with this program.
Ed2Go Certificate Programs (Administrative Medical Specialist, Medical Transcription, Veterinary Assistant): Important Information
$3,195
CRN: 70202, 500 Hours

Online


Certified Medical Transcriptionist
In the Certified Medical Transcriptionist program, you will develop skills using online simulations and learn about speech recognition software and its impact on the medical transcription industry. In addition to transcribing, you will learn how to edit information for grammatical errors and ensure the correct, proper usage of medical terms in a patient's records.
Ed2Go Certificate Programs (Administrative Medical Specialist, Medical Transcription, Veterinary Assistant): Important Information
$2,695
CRN: 71128, 195 Hours

Online


Veterinary Assistant
This online program with prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs.
Ed2Go Certificate Programs (Administrative Medical Specialist, Medical Transcription, Veterinary Assistant): Important Information
$1,995
CRN: 70204, 225 Hours

Online


COMMUNICATION

Getting Paid to Talk: Voice-Overs as a Profession
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We'll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you'll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field. For more information, please visit www.voicecoaches.com.
70197
$19
1 Session, ADM 101
Tues., 7/10, 6:30 - 9 p.m.


LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE!
It is never too late to learn a new language. Whether you are planning a trip or just looking to obtain a new skill, take our online language courses. These courses are taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your online Ed2go username and password within one week of registration.

Beginning Conversational French
This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortable with those who speak French. You will learn practical, common phrases that will make your trips to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You will learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you will be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language.
71129
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Conversational Japanese
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you'll also gain cultural knowledge only an insider has.
71130
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Discover Sign Language
It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands and different facial expressions! In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with deaf people.

Throughout the course, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate. You'll be immersed in silence during most of the course, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of deaf people and sign language. You'll also gain an introduction to the world of deaf culture and explore topics such as lip reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting.
71131
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Instant Italian
This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday words. You'll read, hear and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you're likely to encounter if you plan to vacation in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You'll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian!
71040
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Speed Spanish
Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can, with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish, pronto.

You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you'll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué bueno!
71064
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


COMPUTERS

Learn a new computer software program completely online from your home or office and any time day or night. These instructor-led courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. These course are taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your online Ed2go username and password within one week of registration. More detailed information on these courses can be found at www.ed2go.com/hvcc.

Introduction to Photoshop CC
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC, the world's best graphics program, to edit and process photos and create original images.
71050
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Lightroom CC
Learn to use the tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic for the cloud to organize and edit your images, fine-tune lighting and color, and develop an efficient image-processing workflow.
71137
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Photoshop Elements 13 for the Digital Photographer
Learn how to use the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for editing and fixing your digital photos and images.
71141
$99
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Adobe Value Suite
Are you interested in dabbling in digital design and photo editing? This discounted group of courses teaches you the basics of Adobe's powerful image and graphic design software
71142
$299
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.
71143
$99
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Illustrator CS6
Learn to design and draw vector art, work with shape gradients, and manipulate color images using Adobe Illustrator CS6.
71144
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Microsoft Office 2016 Value Suite
Learn to use the basic features of Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, three of the most fundamental software programs used in educational and professional settings.
71145
$324
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016
Learn to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports.
71082
$129
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016
Learn to build, edit, and maintain a database in Microsoft Access 2016, complete with tables, reports, forms, macros, and queries to give you fast access to all your important information.
71049
$129
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (now available through Office 365) to create professional-looking presentations using slide and layout masters that make global changes in a snap.
71083
$129
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016
Use this popular project management software to plan, implement, and control projects, track costs and resources, and generate reports using Gantt Chart and Calendar views.
71147
$129
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016
Take your Microsoft Excel 2016 skills to the next level as you master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Excel functions.
71081
$129
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013
Learn how to design professional publications, including newsletters, fliers, and brochures, with Microsoft Publisher 2013.
71146
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013
Get up to speed with the latest developments in Outlook, including how to manage your email, calendar, and contacts and how to get the most out of program tools such as Search Folders and Quick Steps.
71148
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


QuickBooks 2016 Series
Master the fundamentals and more advanced functions of QuickBooks 2016. Learn everything from creating statements to using batch invoicing and managing journal entries.
71151
$199
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to QuickBooks Online
Use this cloud-based accounting program to record income and expenses; enter checks and credit card payments; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more.
71149
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Creating WordPress Websites
Discover how to easily create blogs and websites with WordPress, the world's most popular web publisher.
71138
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Learn how to create your very own blog and add a podcast too using the tools that you already have available on your computer.
71150
$99
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Google Analytics
Learn how to track and generate traffic to your website, and analyze data with Google's free, state-of-the-art web analytics tools.
71139
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to SQL
Gain a solid working knowledge of the most powerful and widely used database programming language.
71152
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Introduction to Windows 10
Learn to use this powerful new operating system, including how to customize your desktop, manage files and folders, and navigate the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser.
71153
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Keyboarding
Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5.
71154
$99
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards
Master the use of SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology so you can create powerful, interactive lessons that capture your students' attention.
71140
$115
Online Course Dates: 6/13 - 8/3


COOKING CLASSES

We're excited to announce that the college has created a dedicated new space (Day Care Center, room 135) for our cooking classes! We'll offer classes to help you discover food that's healthy, nutritious and delicious! Learn from local chefs, cooks and bakers, and discover healthy food ideas for your busy lifestyle!

What to expect
Most cooking classes are hands-on and interactive and all are led by qualified instructors. Please wear comfortable clothes/shoes with hair pulled back. Unless indicated, you will have an opportunity to taste the dishes prepared in class.

Disclaimer: The kitchen and recipes used in our cooking classes may contain ingredients or other substances which could cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The college cannot be and is not responsible for any allergic reaction(s) that may occur as a result of participating in any of our cooking classes.

Hudson Valley Community College does not assume any liability or responsibility for any allergic and/or adverse reactions to food touched or consumed or substances or items one may come into contact with while participating in culinary classes.

Master Food Preserver
Become a master food preserver! This three-day training program includes the scientific basis of home food preservation. You will get hands-on experience in boiling water and pressure canning, making jams and jellies, pickling and fermentation. There will be demonstrations in freezing and drying and discussion of other methods of preservation. This course is the first step toward becoming a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver. All class materials will be provided. Lunch each day is also included. No refund after 5/25. Space is limited!
71119
$375
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., - Thurs., 6/5 - 6/7, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Katherine Humphrey, Judy Price and Diane Whitten, Instructors


Southern Summer Cuisine
Forget the bottled stuff! In this course we will be making homemade finger-licking good BBQ sauce. And what summer cuisine would be complete without potato salad? Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
71027
$35
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 6/26, 6 - 8 p.m.
Nevillene White, Instructor


Cooking Basics for Kids
This three week-class will help each child (ages 8 -14) learn the basic essentials to develop their interests in cooking. They will learn to make different sauces, as well as prepare and cook different dishes and desserts that they can bring home to share. Your child will also learn basic knife skills. Course fee includes a $40 materials fee.
71179
$79
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sun., 8/5 - 8/19, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Traditional Italian Made Easy
Have you ever wanted to experience the tastes and flavors in your own home? In this course you will learn how to prepare traditional Italian meals in a way that is easy to understand and shop for. Participants will learn basic pasta making and traditional Italian dinners that will be sure to impress any guest. Course fee includes $28 materials fee.
71173
$75
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 6/11 - 6/25, 6 - 9 p.m.
Paul D'Avella, Instructor


Summer is spelled F-R-E-S-H
The Capital Region is filled with wonderful farmers markets and produce stands. This course will teach you how to use those fresh ingredients you have purchased locally. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
71182
$29
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 7/30, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Instant Pot
Come learn what all the buzz is about! Those who already own Instant Pots (or not-yet-owners,) will benefit from this class. Sarah will demonstrate how simple and easy home cooked meals are made within 30 minutes to feed your family without the stress of cooking for hours. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
71183
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sun., 7/22, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Adult Baking 101
Do you always volunteer to bring paper products to your child's school function because you don't want to bake? This is the class for you. Sarah will teach you that baking doesn't need to be difficult or time consuming. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
71181
$29
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 7/9, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
Learn the use of royal icing to decorate cookies. If you've never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We will briefly talk about the basics of baking cookies and offer tips and tricks of the trade but then we'll move right into the world of decorating. We will learn, hands-on, the various decorating techniques used with two different types of royal icing: piping consistency and flood consistency. We've planned five to six cookie designs, including Springtime Flowers in Mason Jar on 5/22, Floral Garden on 6/14, Fun in the Sun on 7/25, and Summer Eats and Treats on 8/6, and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you along with an icing recipe, a decorating tool, cookie cutter, and of course a buttercup cookie. You will leave with loads of inspiration to further enjoy the art of cookie decorating! Open to ages 12 and up. Students must withdraw one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.
(Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
71174
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 5/22, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

71175
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Thur., 6/14, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

71176
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 7/25, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

71177
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Mon., 8/6, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor


Luscious and Legal Gluten Free Baking
Gluten free goes delicious! Learn about using gluten free flours to create wonderful recipes. We will be baking a classic favorite – chocolate walnut brownies – and a lemon blueberry cornmeal loaf that is special for breakfast, a snack or tea time. These two recipes are handmade recipes; you can make them at a cabin in the woods or wherever there is no electricity. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
71178
$35
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 6/20, 12 - 3 p.m.
Carol Sukinik, Instructor


Basic Decorating Tips with Cupcakes
This will be a hands-on class where we can experiment with different piping tips. If you have a tip that you would like to learn to use, please bring it with you. We will practice on parchment paper and cupcakes. This course is open to adults only. Course fee includes $14 materials fee.
61023
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 5/19, 9 - 11 a.m.
Kathleen Brennan-Claydon, Instructor


DRIVER TRAINING

Driver Education Course
This course is intended to educate students (age 16 or older) on appropriate driving skills and habits. This course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of behind the wheel training and observation. Students must complete all scheduled classes in order to be eligible for the Motor Vehicle Certificate MV-285. If you know you have to miss a class for any reason, please wait and take this course at another time. One make-up session for an excused classroom absence with college approval is allowed for an additional $25 fee, and is scheduled for a date to be determined.

The MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion allows:

  1. NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test
  2. Young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependent upon insurance provider participation)
  3. A 17 year old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit)

Summer Driver Education is taught on a Day 1/Day 2 schedule. Classroom time will always be Day 1. If a student chooses a driving time on Day 1, they can expect to be in class and on the road for three hours every other day. If they choose a Day 2 driving time, they will alternate class and drive time for 1 ½ hours every day.

When registering via mail or fax, please indicate a first and second choice for driving times using the course codes adjacent to the selected driving time.

If you are registering online or on the phone, you will be asked to select your drive time when you select your class time. Driving times are available first-come, first-served.

The course fee for Driver Education is $425.

70314
Tues., 6/26, 5 - 6 p.m., BTC 219

Orientation
Classroom Sessions, Mon. - Fri., 6/27 - 8/10
9 - 10:30 a.m., Day 1, BTC 219
No class or driving on 7/4.

Drive Times Available
Day 1
70348 7:30 - 9 a.m.
70349 10:30 a.m. - Noon
70351 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
70352 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Day 2
70357 7:30 - 9 a.m.
70514 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70515 10:30 - Noon


HEALTH & FITNESS

Zumba
Zumba is the hottest class to hit the fitness world! This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. This class will help you sculpt a tight mid-section without getting on the floor. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!
70255
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/4 - 8/6, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

70257
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 6/6 - 8/15, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 7/4
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Hi-Lo Aerobics
This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels - everyone will be successful!
70261
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/4 - 8/6, 7 - 8 p.m.
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Triple Threat
Triple threat is an hour-long class that hits all the workout highlights, including cardio, toning, sculpting, and abdominals. Bring a mat and hand weights to class.
71157
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 6/6 - 8/15, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 7/4
Lori Hallenback of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Jazz and Contemporary Dance
Join us for an hour-long class consisting of warm up, stretch, technique dance combinations concluding with stretching. Bring only your love of movement and music!
71162
$75
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 6/7 - 8/9, 7 - 8 p.m.
Bella Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Shred fat, sculpt lean muscles, lose inches and gain metabolic power before your day begins! Those who get their workout done before the day kicks off experience increased metabolic burn through the rest of the day… resulting in a whole day's worth of success! This inspiring fitness journey will empower you with an atmosphere of camaraderie and support to achieve noticeable changes using the proven techniques of interval training. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.

What you receive:

  • 36 classes of high-intensity interval training
  • Expert coaching from a nationally-certified personal trainer
  • Nutritional support
  • Weekly food journal
  • Fitness assessment
  • 24-7 online support and individual attention
  • Injury prevention techniques
  • Supercharged motivation
  • Accountability
  • Powerful encouragement
  • An adrenaline kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100 percent effort
  • $225 course fee

70326
$225
29 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed., & Fri., 6/4 - 8/10, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 7/4
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Core Camp
Lose that weight around the midsection with this fast-track fitness class strategically designed to deliver results! Think Bootcamp meets Pilates. You will be inspired through high-intensity intervals of metabolically-altering cardio drills that are geared to fire up your metabolism. You will learn the best middle-whittling core moves out there. Melt the external fat and reveal the lean chiseled muscle that you will be developing. This program will begin and end with a thorough fitness and nutrition assessment so you will see the incredible results from investing in yourself.

Join us in Core Camp and whittle your middle this year!
70510
$75
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 6/3 - 8/5, 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Barbarian Sandbag Blast
Break out of your fitness plateau and take it to the next level with the Barbarian sandbag workout. Beginners and pros will achieve amazing feats with simple non-stop, multi-muscle moves that ramp up your cardio, build strength and blast your body into a fat burning machine that may experience an increase in metabolic activity 18-24 hours after a single session. Using an individualized sandbag "weight" to swing, push, pull and balance, you'll discover the missing secret of most strength training programs, "variable angular resistance," which comes from the flexible structure of the weight, unlike the fixed grip of dumbbells. A special Barbarian sandbag will be provided for each student with an appropriate weight for the semester.
70826
$75
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 6/3 - 8/5, 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Senior S.T.R.O.N.G.
With the inspiration and guidance from a certified personal trainer, you will partake in a fun, encouraging and effective fitness class. Resistance bands, chairs, weights, nutritional guidance and an attitude of joy will help you achieve greater strength, tone and resilience. Please bring comfortable clothes, sneakers, a towel and a water bottle.
70919
$75
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/4 - 8/6, 10 - 11 a.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Soul Running
You don't have to be long and lean to run powerfully with freedom and joy, but you do need the right techniques. Whether you like running or not, I will give you a whole new toolbox to optimize your body's capacity to run naturally. You will become more efficient with healthy body mechanics, minimalist footwear, breathing practices, tempo and terrain to reinvent running as a joyous experience in a non-threatening outdoor setting. You may get faster, have uncontrollable bouts of joy, get more efficient, meet fun-loving friends, and may even get hooked for life on a deeply soul-nurturing experience. This is an opportunity to safely explore barefoot running as well. For all levels.
71169
$95
10 Sessions, DCC 136 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 6/6 - 8/15, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
No class 7/4
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Mindful Movement
A life of integrity and alignment is a life of power. In the same way, muscles that move with integrity and alignment produce a body with power. Science shows us that 70% of our health, disease prevention and fitness are determined by our little day-to-day choices, with movement being one of the most crucial. This class is not about moving more, but rethinking how your body was designed to move so that you don't waste your time with mindless movements.

This is a fun, hands-on, workshop-style class that will involve self-testing, demonstrations, practice and practical tools that will reprogram your neck, spine, glutes, knees and toes. Whether you want to become an athlete or merely ward off nagging backache, this class provides the principles that will transform how you use your body.
71168
$45
1 Session, MCD 192
Sun., 6/24, 3 - 5 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Pilates Mat - Beginner
Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the core, and you will practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style "sticky" mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.
70318
$64
9 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/11 - 8/6, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

70319
$64
9 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/6 - 8/8, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 7/4
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Pilates Mat - Intermediate
This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate level exercises into a more intense style of class. This class level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).
70320
$64
9 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/11 - 8/6, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

70321
$64
9 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/6 - 8/8, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 7/4
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Ballet Barre
Ballet Barre is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. It combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates with the flexibility improvements that occur with yoga, plus stability and strength exercises associated with ballet and fitness. This workout incorporates floor work, barre work and standing body weight exercises with the use of light weights, resistance bands and the barre. No previous experience is needed, just bring a set of 2-5 lb. hand weights, a yoga mat and a towel and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is traditionally done barefoot but split sole sneakers or ballet shoes can be worn. Come and try this fun and popular workout!
70822
$64
9 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/11 - 8/6, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is an hour-long, total body workout designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance with a core of continuous kickboxing combos to work your upper and lower body and your heart.

The class begins with a warmup, followed by basic kickboxing moves that become more intense as the class progresses. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The class ends with a cool down, core strengthening and stretching. Please bring a set of 3-5 lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
70264
$64
9 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/6 - 8/8, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 7/4
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Sole Synthesis
Sole Synthesis is a fusion of strength, flexibility, core and cardiovascular work. It is a standing flow workout done barefoot without extra equipment to upbeat music.

This full-body workout combines movements inspired by fitness, ballet and yoga. The low- impact moves will work you from head to toe. No previous experience is needed to participate in Sole Synthesis. Please bring a water bottle, a sticky mat and your bare feet (soles), and dress in comfortable fitness clothing.
71156
$64
9 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 6/5 - 8/7, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
No class 7/3
Mary Anne Fantauzzi and Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructors


Ballet Workout
This class is for those with little or no ballet experience was designed to expose participants to the beauty, grace and fluidity of the dance form using exercises modified for a fitness setting. The format includes a moving warmup, stretch, abdominals, floor barre, standing center work, a movement combination, and reverence. We will not use a barre in order to strengthen the core and improve balance. Come experience this new offering! Bring a yoga mat, water, towel, and a set of 3-5 pound hand weights. Fitness attire and sneakers are acceptable. Ballet slippers are optional.
71155
$64
9 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 6/5 - 8/7, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
No class 7/17
Mary Anne Fantauzzi and Emma Farison of Total Body Trifecta, Instructors


Yoga I: Foundations of Practice
This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercises to bring balance and well-being to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding lifelong practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.
70189
$80
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/4 - 7/23, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

70190
$80
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/6 - 8/1, 4 - 5 p.m.
No class 7/4

71163
$80
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 6/7 - 7/26, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Jeanne Wein, Instructor


Butts and Guts
Butts and Guts...need it say more? This 45-minute class is all about tightening and toning those troublesome tushies and tummies. The class will focus intensely on ab and glute work that also breaks a sweat and will give you results in inches lost, sculpted spots, and just plain confidence in how you fit in your clothes and carry yourself. Say goodbye to boring crunches and traditional butt lifts. This is a program that changes the way you see your core and backside forever!
70668
$85
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 6/5 - 8/7, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Blythe Hurlburt, Instructor


Kettlebells
Want to kick all your fitness goals into high gear? Kettlebells are a Russian strength and conditioning tool that are rapidly taking over the health and fitness world. This workout will help you gain functional strength and muscle definition.

Each kettlebell exercise will be performed for 30 seconds followed by a 10 second rest and repeated for a total of 8 times. This form of HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training) makes the most of your workout time. This fast-paced, heart-pumping workout is great for everyone! Exercises can be modified for every fitness level. The single biggest benefit of kettle bell training is how quickly you can get an effective workout. You can easily train every single muscle in your body in short periods of time, while simultaneously improving your strength, endurance and flexibility. Get your metabolism fired up and feel invincible!

You need: an exercise mat, a towel, water bottle and a 5 lb. kettle bell for beginners.
70808
$54
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 6/14 - 7/19, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor


Belly Dance is for Everybody
Explore the rich tapestries of the world through belly dancing, a centuries-old dance that teaches women how to move their muscles in a more holistic way to the sound of music, and helps them achieve a softly sculpted physique.

This fun alternative to other exercise programs leaves you feeling creative, confident, healthy and stress-free. The instructor will guide you through the fundamental dance moves, and incorporate the use of silky veils, finger cymbals, and hip scarves adorned with swishing beads, sequins and jingling coins.

You are never too old or too young to learn to belly dance. This course welcomes all students, beginner to advanced. The hippest way to stay fit!
70918
$65
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 6/5 - 7/24, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Tammy Stanzione, Instructor


Body Conditioning and Toning
Want to get back in shape but just do not know where to start? Body Conditioning with Liz will get you there. Liz is a skilled certified personal trainer who will guide you to feeling and looking your best and offer you substitutions for those exercises that you need to work up to. Remember it is never too late to start an exercise program. Liz will get on track. You just have to make time for yourself.

This is a fun class set to great music! You will strengthen your body, increase endurance, enhance your breathing and de-stress. You will use your functional skills of daily living and your own body weight to support you in achieving your goals. Body conditioning is aimed at those just getting back into exercise or new to exercise. You will exercise all muscle groups at a healthy pace and with appropriate tools. Body conditioning will increase your flexibility by improving your range of motion followed by a full-body workout to strengthen your arms and legs, tighten your core and improve cardiovascular endurance. Each class ends with a relaxation sequence that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and refocused. Please bring a mat, water bottle and a set of 1-3 lb hand weights.
70810
$54
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/4 - 7/9, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

71166
$54
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 7/16 - 8/20, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor


Tabata: Burn Fat and Get Fit with High Intensity Training
You will see the difference this training can make in how you look and feel! This class focuses on your core, arms and buttocks, so be prepared to look your best! Tabata is a High Intensity Interval Training where you perform an exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 10 and repeat for a total of 8 cycles.

Tabata gives you a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength-conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

Tabata is a great class for those who want to lose weight, shape and tone their entire body for the summer as well as for athletes (e.g. runners and cyclists) to build their cardiovascular capacity and increase athletic performance. You can accomplish more in a Tabata class than you would in a traditional 60-minute group fitness class. Join us for this fun, new, and exciting workout – a great way to start your weekend! Bring a light set of hand weights (3-5 lb), a mat, and a water bottle.
70809
$54
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 6/16 - 7/21, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor


Healthy Shoulders Workshop
Want healthy shoulders? Learn what works, what doesn't, and why. If you have a shoulder issue or would like to prevent a shoulder issue, you will benefit from this class. Learn basic shoulder anatomy, what tends to go wrong, common diagnoses and treatments, potential causes, and effective self-care from a physical therapist who helps people eliminate pain, regain health, and return to doing the things they love to do every day. You will leave with the skills and knowledge to achieve healthy shoulders for more pain-free living. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
71170
$29
1 Session, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thur., 5/24, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


Qigong
Qigong is an ancient Chinese healing and mindfulness practice which uses movement, breath, mind focus and self-massage to improve the overall wellness of body and mind. You will learn and practice this method through simple dynamic movements meant to reduce stress and calm the mind, increase vitality and happiness, and assist in the healing of acute and chronic conditions. Qigong is perfect for any age and physical ability and can be practiced standing, sitting or lying down. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
71167
$39
4 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 6/5 - 6/26, 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Diana Wells, Instructor


The MELT Method to Reduce Pain and Stiffness
Got stiffness? Do you suffer from a "desk sentence?" Do you sit at a desk all day and battle pain on a daily basis? Are you stiff when you get up? This class will teach you how to acquire a pain-free state and erase the negative effects of sitting all day. You will leave with the skills to reverse the damage that prolonged sitting can do to your body. Learn from a physical therapist who sees people eliminate pain, regain health, and return to doing the things they love to do every day. This class does require you to be able to get on and off the floor to perform the techniques. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

An official MELT™ Soft Foam Roller will be provided for use during class at no cost. If you have wanted to try MELT but have not wanted to invest in product, now is the time to register!
71172
$34
1 Session, AMZ 306
Thur., 6/7, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


MELT Stress Away with the MELT Method
Got stress? Do you struggle with constant tension in your body? Or aches and pains? Or stiffness? Is your life full of things that keep you from experiencing a relaxed and pain-free life? The MELT Method will teach you how to acquire a pain-free state and erase the negative effects of stress. You will leave with the skills to perform this method in the comfort of your own home for pain-free living. Learn from a physical therapist who sees people eliminate pain, regain health, and return to doing the things they love to do every day. This class does require you to be able to get on and off the floor to perform the techniques. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

An official MELT™ Soft Foam Roller and a MELT™ Soft Ball will be provided for use during class at no cost. If you have wanted to try MELT but have not wanted to invest in the product, now is the time to register!
71171
$29
1 Session, AMZ 306
Thur., 5/31, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

High School Equivalency
This course prepares students to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion™, or TASC™. The TASC is a national high school equivalency assessment to help individuals address their need for advancement, resulting in a high school equivalency diploma.

Our instructors provide individualized and group instruction in the following areas: math, science, social studies, reading and writing. Using a Predictor Test, we will work with you to assess your test readiness. Students who register for this class must also register for one of the TABE pre-test dates. Please note: in order to enroll in this class you must achieve an eighth grade level on the reading and math assessments. This course requires significant work outside of classroom instruction. Many students will find they need to take this class for more than one semester before they are ready to sit for the exam.

Full payment and a valid Certificate of Residence are required prior to the start of the first class. Limited scholarships are available.
High School Equivalency (TASC) Preparation Course Additional Information

70309
$85
20 Sessions, BTC 322
Mon. and Wed., 6/4 - 8/13, 6 - 9 p.m.
No class 7/4
Joal Bova, Instructor

TABE Pre-Tests
70669 Sat., 5/19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
70712 Thurs., 5/24, 9 :30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
70825 Wed., 5/30, 6 - 9 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I go to take the TASC exam?
A: The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) in Troy is one of many locations in New York State where you can take the exam. View additional testing locations.

Q: Are there any requirements to take the exam?
A: You must be at least 16 years old and meet certain guidelines. View more information on eligibility.

Q: Is there a cost for the exam?
A: The test is free for a New York State resident.

Q: Can I take the test more than once?
A: Yes, you can take the test up to three times in a calendar year.


LEISURE & SPECIAL INTEREST

Parenting 101
This course will include highlights and specifics on parenting for both new and veteran parents, revisit basic needs, and offer healthy solutions to address the needs of today's families. Topics that will be presented and discussed include child growth and development; partnerships with schools and daycares; approaches to disabilities and exceptionalities; and caring, planning for, and understanding infants, toddlers and school-aged children.
71158
$35
2 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues. & Wed., 6/12 - 6/13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kim Diaz, Instructor


The Rich History of Sports in New York State
From the New York Yankee and Brooklyn Dodger dynasties in baseball, to the Winter Olympic tradition and college national championships across many sports, New York State is unequaled in its rich history of sports success and variety, and the Capital Region has made many contributions to this history as well. We'll explore the great sports venues like Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, and the Syracuse University Carrier Dome, in addition to the many levels of sport participation that are offered in the Empire State. The Buffalo Bills, the New York Knicks, the New York Islanders, and many other New York teams have established great dynasties for the ages, which New York State residents can be proud of.
71159
$19
1 Session, DCC 138 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 6/13, 6 - 9 p.m.
Matthew Lambert, Instructor


Understanding your DSLR camera (Level I)
If you own a DSLR camera and you're still not quite sure how to use it, then this two-session class is for you! You will learn about basic camera functions including how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focus points. We will also explore how you can apply these settings in a way that enhances your photographs.

For these classes, you will need a DSLR camera, your camera manual and a notebook. Please make sure that your camera battery is charged and your memory card has ample storage available.
71132
$49
2 Sessions, ADM 103
Thurs., 6/14 - 6/21, 1 - 4 p.m.
Julie Pamkowski, Instructor


Sports Collectibles and Memorabilia: Our Passionate Connections to Sports
This seminar will introduce participants to the many types of collectibles that sports fans pursue to stay connected with their favorite sports. Those collectibles include autographed items like bats, balls, jerseys, helmets, and photographs in addition to sports cards, sports documents, game-used items, game programs, ticket stubs, and figurines. We'll discuss the sports card and collectibles market and how it has evolved over the years. Participants will get a chance to see some rare and unique collectibles displayed from the presenter's own collection. We will also encourage interested participants to connect and stay connected in order to share their common collecting passion.
71160
$19
1 Session, DCC 138 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 6/27, 6 - 9 p.m.
Matthew Lambert, Instructor


Introduction to Homeschooling and Self-Directed Education
This course challenges the notion that learning won't happen unless forced. The course presumes that school is optional, and that you can be educated and go to college without it; that curiosity is natural for all humans; and that just because a student complies doesn't mean they're engaged, just as reciting data isn't the same as gaining knowledge or wisdom. Students of this class will have the opportunity to engage directly in the theory of self-directed education through practical exercises. This course is appropriate for parents who are homeschooling or considering homeschooling, educators who are interested in integrating principles of self-directed education into their classrooms, and anyone who wishes to better understand what it means to be educated.
71161
$19
1 Session, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 6/12, 6 - 9 p.m.
Brian Huskie, Instructor


PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS

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 www.onlineaha.org, 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.
HeartCode/BLS Additional Information

Choose one skills session
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224

70220: Tues. 5/15, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70221: Wed. 6/6, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70222: Tues. 6/19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70223: Mon. 7/9, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70224: Tues. 7/17, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70225: Thurs. 7/26, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70226: Mon. 8/20, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70227: Mon. 8/20, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70265: Tues. 8/21, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
70266: Tues. 8/21, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
70267: Wed. 8/22, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70268: Thurs. 8/23, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70269: Thurs. 8/23, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
70270: Sat. 8/25, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70271: Sat. 8/25, 10:30 a.m. - noon


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.
70244
$29
1 Session, ADM 102
Thurs., 6/28, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor


COLLEGE PREPARATION

Self-Paced Math Review
This course is the perfect solution for the student who needs to prepare for a High School Equivalency (HSE) or college placement test or who plans to enroll in a college algebra or trigonometry course but feels a little rusty or unprepared. This non-credit, interactive computer video course allows students to review arithmetic and algebra skills needed for success in basic college math courses.

You will meet with a Learning Assistance Center Education Specialist to establish a study plan. You'll then work independently at your own pace, progressing through multi-media lessons, taking practice tests, and generating a record of your progress.
70252
$25

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