Community and Professional Education

Summer 2017 Offerings


SoulCollage®: A Three-Week Introductory Course
SoulCollage® is a flexible and creative process of selecting images and making collages on matte boards to develop an ongoing, pictorial journey of one's life. In this three-week course, you will be introduced to the SoulCollage® process, and receive step-by-step instructions on how to create 5x8 cards that tell the story of your life. Reflective and meditative, the process promotes a sense of well-being.

Classes will cover important influences including family, ancestors, pets and friends. In the last class, we'll discuss how to use a journal to record thoughts and feelings about the collages that you create.
3 Sessions, DCC 138 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 6/1 - 6/15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Nancy Lyons and Faith Green, Instructors

SoulCollage®: Discover Your Wisdom
SoulCollage® is a creative collage process. You will select images and make collages on 5x8 matte boards, developing a pictorial journey of your life. In this two-hour beginner's class, you'll be introduced to the SoulCollage® process, and receive instructions on how to create your own, personal collages. Use the cards you create for self-discovery, and a deeper understanding of your relationships with family, friends and the world around us. Reflective and meditative, the process promotes a sense of well-being.
1 Session, DCC 138 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 7/29, 10 a.m. - Noon
Nancy Lyons and Faith Green, Instructors

Caleb's Basket
You will find lots of uses for this very sturdy, extra-large, round storage basket, great for hats and mittens or toys and even suitable as a small hamper. It measures 13" tall by 12" wide. Woven with varying sizes of natural reed and dyed reed for the "cross stitch" embellishment, it is finished off with hand-carved oak handles. Please bring to class: scissors, spring-type clothespins, tape measure and pencil. Course fee includes $34 materials fee.
2 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 6/14 - 6/21, 6 - 9 p.m.
Joyce Flower, Instructor

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 and supplies.
Sewing 101 Materials List
4 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 6/5 - 6/26, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fatima Bey, Instructor

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Have you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!

You'll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principal of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. You'll even discover how best to get in touch with your right brain.

If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. 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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

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 these lessons will give you the know-how you need 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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4


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 Office. 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 notary public candidates who want to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in this office. All materials will be provided, including website links to NYS Department of State licensing 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 a $5 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC 138 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 5/11, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1 Session, ADM 102
Wed., 7/26, 12 - 4 p.m.
Victor Bujanow, Instructor

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!
Looking for a good 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 clear and understandable perspective? And do you wish you could do it all without having to pay a broker or a financial advisor? Well, look no further. The class you need is right here!

This enjoyable class gets 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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4/17

Start Your Own Small Business
Learn how to take your dream of starting a business and put it into action. In this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about starting a business. You'll begin by discovering the tricks to picking the right opportunity for you. Next, you'll learn how to develop proven marketing techniques to easily build sales. Since every business needs money, we'll discuss traditional and nontraditional financing options. Finally, you'll learn easy-to-implement employee-management procedures and how to write business policies that help you build your business.

You, as a business owner, need to manage all your limited resources. One resource that often gets overlooked is your time. In the final lesson, you'll learn time-management techniques especially for entrepreneurs. While taking this course, you'll discover the secrets that separate the successful entrepreneurs from the struggling ones. 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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

Where Does All My Money Go?
Ever get frustrated that you never seem to get ahead? Are you and your family constantly arguing about money? Do you ever wonder where your money went last month? Do you have trouble saving money? Do you wish you had financial security? Want to work on paying down your debt but don't know where to find the money?

This course will teach you the very basics of how to get control of your finances rather than letting them control you. It is the help you need before learning about investing, debt elimination, retirement or college planning. There aren't many places that you can go to learn these principles, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn online.

Start to make conscious decisions about spending and saving. Find out where your money goes. Make your own informed choices about where you want it to go. Learn how to fund your dreams and how to save money for everything from emergencies to vacations. If you have ever felt lost about where to start working on your finances, this course is for you. 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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4


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. Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information

NYC Bus Trip
A bus will leave at 7 a.m. from Crossgates Commons (behind Wal-Mart) 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
1 Session, Meeting at Crossgates Commons
Wed., 6/21, 7 a.m. Departure
Joyce Feiring, Coordinator

Culinary Adventure: Central Troy Historic District Food Tour
The Central Troy Historic District Food Tour is a leisurely three-hour, 1.5 mile walk with 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 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. Wear comfortable walking shoes, come hungry - by the end you will have eaten a complete brunch/lunch. Course fee includes $40 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
1 Session, 275 River Street, Troy
Sat., 6/17, 9:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1 Session, 275 River Street, Troy
Sat., 7/8, 9:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Amy Koren-Roth of Taste of Troy Food Tours, Instructor

Gravestone Restoration Workshop
Old burying grounds need your help. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to safely clean, epoxy and mortar marble gravestones dating from the mid-19th century. Participants will learn how to handle proper cleaning agents and materials to reset and secure stones that memorialize people who have long been forgotten. The goal of this workshop is to educate cemetery enthusiasts in the art of gravestone restoration and preservation using best practices defined by the Association of Gravestone Studies.

Joe Ferrannini of Grave Stone Matters has made simple to complex repairs to thousands of old monuments in his decades-long career as a professional cemetery preservationist. Learn from the master in a beautiful, Victorian era cemetery. This workshop is completely hands-on. Dress appropriately to work outside. Bring gloves (and a garden kneeler if needed) as we will be working with special epoxy and mortars to make repairs. All tools and materials are included. (Tents will be provided if necessary.) Please bring your own lunch or we will order from a local deli (not included in course fee.) This fun, informative and relaxing workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Course fee includes $45 materials fee.
1 Session, St. Agnes Cemetery
Sat., 6/3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator
Joe Ferrannini, Instructor

Sketch Club: Keeping A Nature Journal
At every moment, wherever you are, you can use a simple sketchbook as a place to record your observations of the natural world. It might include sketches or drawings, written descriptions or notes, photographs, poems, natural objects such as leaves or flowers, or scientific data such as lists or wildlife tallies. Join instructor Carol Coogan as she lends support, advice and inspiration to your own nature journal practice. Bring a favorite drawing/writing implement and a sketchbook if you have one, or a sketchbook will be available for purchase: a slim paperback "starter" book for $5, or a 5.5" X 8" hardcover for $10. Carol Coogan is an artist, illustrator, designer, writer, instructor and trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She uses sketchbooks and visual journals as part of the process of development of ideas and designs for her professional work, and also for her own personal enjoyment. Carol created the "Backyard Naturalist," a newspaper feature she wrote and illustrated for the Times Union for 10 years. She also is the weekly op-ed artist for the Altamont Enterprise and illustrates and designs stationery for Crane & Co. on a freelance basis. Course fee includes $40 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
5 Sessions, St. Agnes Cemetery
Thurs., May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator
Carol Coogan, Instructor

By the Pond Plein Air Painting Workshop
Come experience a relaxing weekend in the lovely Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery located at 2501 Troy Road (Route 7) in Niskayuna. We'll sit at an easel by a beautiful pond and learn to paint using acrylics and oils on canvas. Trees surrounding the pond will provide shade and dappled light on the sparkling water. This class is perfect for painters of all skill levels. Paints, brushes and canvas will be provided. Cold beverages and refreshments are included. You will receive a total of six hours of professional instruction by a highly accomplished artist/teacher in our area. Course fee includes $80 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
2 Sessions, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Thurs. and Fri., 7/27 - 7/28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator
Karen Woodin, Instructor

Explore The Governor's Mansion
Join us as we explore The Executive Mansion where 32 of New York's 56 governors have resided. The Mansion was built in 1856 as a simple two-story home and has evolved into the elaborate Queen Anne style it is today. The tour will focus on past and present New York State governors, architectural history, furnishing and artwork. You must register by 6/14 for this tour.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
1 Session, Meet at 138 Eagle Street in Albany
Thurs., 6/29, 11 a.m. - Noon
Joyce Feiring, Coordinator

Root for the Home Team: Tour "The Joe"
The Tri-City ValleyCats are a Minor League Baseball affiliate team of the Houston Astros. As member of the New York-Penn League, their rivals include affiliates of the Mets, Yankees and Red Sox organizations. They play home games at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, or "The Joe" as some fans call it. This year the ValleyCats will host the All-Star game. It will be a wonderful opportunity to watch the best players of the New York Penn league.

Get ready to kick off the 2017 season 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
1 Session, ValleyCats office at Hudson Valley Community College
Thurs., 6/8, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Jean Chenette, Coordinator

Dutch Apple Cruise
All aboard the Dutch Apple for a 2 ½ hour lock cruise, complete with sandwiches, salad, coffee, tea and dessert! Take in the scenic and historic Hudson River. Bring your binoculars to best see the birds and wildlife that live along the river's edge. The Dutch Apple sails rain or shine, but offers the best of both worlds with sunshine and breezes on the exterior deck or the protection of a fully enclosed and climate-controlled interior. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon cruising the Hudson! Please wear comfortable low heeled or soled shoes for your safety. Course fee includes a $36 materials fee.
Center for Creative Retirement Trips, Tours and Off-Campus Classes: Directions and Additional Information
1 Session, 141 Broadway in Albany
Mon., 7/24
12:30 p.m. boarding, 1 - 3:30 p.m. cruise
Joyce Feiring, Coordinator


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.

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 1 (800) 522-7737. Additional information for the Paralegal Certificate Course can be obtained at
Paralegal Certificate Course: Important Information
Online Course, 6/26 - 8/11 & 8/21 - 10/6


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 you begin or enhance your career working with animals. Career paths may include pet-sitting, kennel work, daycare, training, working for a veterinarian and other animal-related fields. Topics will include pet health and illness, communication, basic hygiene care 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 54 hours of internships at an approved animal care facility within six month of the end of the course.
Online Course Dates: 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.
Online Course Dates: 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. Course includes a 30-minute personal phone consultation with Pet Estates Inc. owners Don or Mary Lynn Gagnon.
Online Course Dates: 7/6 - 7/20

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding
CPC Administrative Medical Specialist 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
CRN: 70202, 500 Hours

Medical Transcription and Medical Terminology
This program will give you the knowledge and skills to start a new career as a medical transcriptionist. To work in this field, you need to understand and correctly spell medical terms. This program includes complete medical terminology training to set you up for success. Your transcription equipment and materials are included.
Ed2Go Certificate Programs (Administrative Medical Specialist, Medical Transcription, Veterinary Assistant): Important Information
CRN: 70203, 300 Hours

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
CRN: 70204, 170 Hours


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-overs. 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 info please visit:
1 Session, ADM 106
Thurs., 6/29, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Creative Voice Development, Instructor

English as a Second Language
This course is designed to help beginning-level English language students develop and practice their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. It is supplemented by instruction in American customs and practices to help students understand the appropriate vocabulary and conversation style to use in different situations. Emphasis is placed on speaking in different situations and with different audiences, developing the reading skills necessary to understand basic sources of information, and avoiding common grammar errors in writing emails and short communications.
5 Sessions, WIL 112
Mon., - Fri., 7/10 - 7/14, 9 a.m. - Noon

5 Sessions, WIL 112
Mon., - Fri., 7/17 - 7/21, 9 a.m. - Noon
Elaine Friedman, Instructor

Grammar Refresher
Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar will help you refine your communication skills. You'll explore the basics of English grammar, like sentence structure and punctuation, and more advanced concepts, like logic and clarity. Along the way, a patient hands-on instructor will always support you. Have some fun with grammar lessons that include a touch of humor, straightforward, accessible examples, and lots of interactive exercises. Reacquaint yourself with old rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.

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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

Instant Italian
This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday words and phrases that will make your stay in Italy more enjoyable. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you're likely to encounter while staying 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!

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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

Get Assertive!
Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Learn specific techniques to become more assertive in all parts of your life. Discover how people manipulate you and how you submit to being a victim. Understand the difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors, and see how inner dialogues keep people acting in passive ways. Explore ways to change your inner dialogue, such as using affirmations and visualization, creating new labels for yourself and others, and keeping a journal.

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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

A to Z Grant Writing
A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It's also an excellent primer for individuals who wish to become grant writing consultants or community grant writing volunteers.

Many of this course's elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here. 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
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4


Introduction to Excel
Interested in learning Excel or just brushing up your skills? Regardless of your profession, this class offers valuable skills that you shouldn't miss out on. You'll learn how to navigate Microsoft Excel and enter, edit and format data. We will cover converting to PDFs, controlling data input, choosing the right layout for your needs and protecting your work. We also will use built in-functions such as Sum, Average, Min and Max, and apply conditional formatting to highlight data in your worksheet that meet specific conditions and rules. Basic computer knowledge is required to take this class. This is a hands-on class, and you will need your HVCC username and password. Course fee includes a $5 computer fee.
Computer Accounts Important Information
4 Sessions, BTC 218
Sat., 6/3 - 6/24, 9 - 11 a.m.
Mizanur Rahman, Instructor

Yes, You Can Take It With You! Getting Started With Google Drive
In our connected world, storing documents and files "in the cloud" has many advantages. Among these advantages is real-time collaboration across town and around the word and having access to your files wherever you are on whatever connected device (laptop, desktop, tablet, phone, etc.) you have. This two-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the free storage options offered through Google Drive, tips on how to organize your files in the cloud and an introduction to Google's cloud-based word processor, Google Docs. This is a hands-on class, and you will need your HVCC username and password. Course fee includes a $5 computer fee.
Computer Accounts Important Information
1 Session, BTC 218
Mon., 6/12, 6 - 8 p.m.
David Hansen, Instructor

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013
Knowing how to write reports and letters using Microsoft Word is a basic skill needed in nearly any job. This powerful word-processing program lets you professionally type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents.

In this course, you'll master all the basics of Microsoft Word. You'll learn how to add, move through, and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the size or appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; use tools such as the grammar checker, spell checker, and thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents. 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
Computer Accounts Important Information
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

Introduction to Microsoft Access
Take control over your data! Whether you're a novice or an experienced database user, this course will show you how to harness the full power of Microsoft Access 2013.

In these practical and project-oriented lessons, you'll learn how to use this award-winning MS Office software to create and customize tables. You'll build relationships between your tables to eliminate redundancies and slash data entry time. And you'll discover how to achieve huge reductions in data entry errors by setting default values, creating validation rules, and building input masks. 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
Computer Accounts Important Information
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4

Introduction to Photoshop CC
Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing.

Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine (who has twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame). You will need to have Adobe Photoshop CC installed on your computer. This course is taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your online Ed2go username and password via email within one week of registration. More detailed information on this course can be found at
Computer Accounts Important Information
Online Course Dates: 6/14 - 8/4


New cooking classes, new cooking classroom...

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!

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. Space is limited!
$375 (no refund after 9/1)
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., - Thurs., 9/12 - 9/14
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Katherine Humphrey, Judy Price and Diane Whitten, Instructors

Southern Summer Cuisine
Learn how to make traditional and authentic summer Southern cuisine with instructor Nevillene White, owner of Soul Kitchen in Albany. This four-session class will teach students how to make homemade barbeque sauce, barbeque chicken, and southern potato salad. Each week, students will learn a different component and for the last class they will recreate the entire meal and eat!

Both of Ms. White's parents are West Indian so she grew up eating and making Caribbean food. She got bit with the southern food bug after meeting her husband's family over 25 years ago. Many of the recipes from her store have been handed down by his mom and grandma. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.
4 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 5/31 - 6/21, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Nevillene White, Instructor

Make Grilling Fun Again
Are you tired of the same old staples of hamburgers and hot dogs for your summer grilling? Step away from your kitchen (and into to ours) to learn how to make delicious marinated chicken and beef kabobs. No more boring side salads either…we will be making bacon and avocado macaroni salad and feta and tomato orzo salad. Finally, we will be grilling corn and seasoning with both a lime and garlic parmesan butter. Course fee includes a $26 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 6/19, 6 - 8 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Learn to Bake Sweets with Your Lil' Sweetie
In this class, you will work with your child (ages 5 - 10) to create delicious fruit and chocolate turnovers. Spend quality time with your lil' sweetie, learning a new recipe that you both will want to create over and over again. Course fee includes a $24 materials fee, and is for one parent and one child. Both must be registered.
71056 - child's registration
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 6/26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Living the Plant-Based Life
This four-week workshop has everything you to need to break free from diet fads and achieve vibrant health! Each session covers a group of whole plant foods, revealing their unique benefits and surprising "super powers"

  • Fruits and Veggies
  • Whole Grains
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Nuts, Seeds and Healthy Fats

You will leave with all the knowledge you to need to live a happy, plant-based life! Students should have a basic food preparation knowledge and awareness of plant-based diets. Recipes for each session will be provided. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
4 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 7/18 - 8/8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Theresa "Sam" Houghton, Instructor

Japanese Steakhouse
Looking for a tasty and hearty meal for your next dinner party? Try making this delicious Japanese steakhouse menu full of zesty, fresh and savory dishes such as vegetable fried rice, a simple and flavorful Japanese steakhouse appetizer and street dishes. You'll learn how to make your own sushi! Course fee includes $16 materials fee.
2 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 7/5 - 7/12, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor

Cooking on the Mediterranean!
Want a family vacation, but don't have the time? No worries! Grab the kids and explore the Mediterranean in our kitchen. Experience cuisine from Spain, Italy, France, Turkey and Greece by cooking your way through these wonderful countries with native recipes. This journey will provide you with new, fun dishes that you and your children can prepare for the rest of the family. Grab your passports and appetites and prepare for some cooking fun. Course fee includes a $20 materials fee, and is for one parent and one child. Both must be registered.
71058 - child's registration
2 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 6/10 - 6/17, 9 a.m. - Noon
Brianna Marchese and Jesse McGuire, Instructors

How to be In-Spriralized
Instructor Mirissa Casey was first introduced to spiralizing noodles while doing the Paleo diet due to gluten intolerance. She quickly learned that while the texture is slightly different, the taste of fresh seasonal zucchini noodles is much tastier and healthier.

Come join us to learn a few simple recipes that are not only quick and easy, but healthful, too. Course fee includes $8 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 6/20, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


Driver Education
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.

Mon., 6/26, 9 - 10 a.m., BTC Auditorium

Classroom Sessions, Mon. - Fri., 6/27 - 8/11
9 - 10:30 a.m., Day 1, BTC 219
No class or driving on 7/3 or 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


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!
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/5 - 8/14, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 7/3
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

10 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 6/7 - 8/9, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

Hi-Lo Aerobics
This combination Hi-Lo impact class is 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!
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/5 - 8/14, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 7/3
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

Looking for a different workout set to today's popular music? Bokwa is a new approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Bokwa instructors teach participants to draw letters and number patterns with their feet. Everyone can do it! You can have two left feet and can dance alongside world champion Latin and ballroom dancers, and all have a terrific experience in the same class! All you need is a bottle of water! Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 6/7 - 8/9, 7 - 8 p.m.
Chrissy 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! 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
  • A Metabolic Class Achievement T-Shirt

What you give:

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

29 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed., & Fri., 6/5 - 8/11, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 7/3
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!
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 6/4 - 8/13, 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.
No class 7/2
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Pilates for Runners
Want to run effortlessly? Want to bulletproof your hips and knees against injury? Ready to become a force to be reckoned with? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this class if for you! If you just want to become a better runner, join us for Pilates for Runners. This training will help you overcome common problems including: plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and shin splints. Although there will be no running in class, this program is no walk in the park. You will learn the 'golden' exercises that will unlock your inner runner, by targeting the common weak spots - gluteus medius, lower back, abdominals and spine - while lengthening the hamstrings, tightening the quads and conditioning the feet. If you are not a runner, you'll be "runner ready" when you are through! If you are a runner, this class will be transformational for you. Please bring a foam fitness roller with you. For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 6/4 - 8/13, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
No class 7/2
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.

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.
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 6/4 - 8/13, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
No class 7/2
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.
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/5 - 8/14, 10 - 11 a.m.
No class 7/3
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Beginner
Pilates is a precise method of exercise that 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.
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/5 - 8/7, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/7 - 8/9, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
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) practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/5 - 8/7, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/7 - 8/9, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Cardio Caliente
Summer just got hotter with this Latin-inspired cardio class. Easy-to-follow choreography will get your heart pumping as you improve cardiovascular endurance, get fit, and have fun. Bring a towel, water bottle and wear sneakers.
4 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 7/20 - 8/10, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
AJ Ferris 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, 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 2-5 lb. hand weights, a yoga mat, 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!
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/5 - 8/7, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 6/8 - 8/10, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Emma Farison 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 warm up, 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 3-5 lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/7 - 8/9, 7 - 8 p.m.
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

8 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 6/13 - 8/8, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
No class 7/4
Caroline Wunsch of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Kick I.T.
Back by popular demand! The Kick is for kickboxing. The I.T. is for interval training. This class is open to all participants who want to mix cardio combinations of punches and kicks with muscular endurance in alternating bouts that are fun and varied. Bring a set of 3-5 lb. hand-weights, a towel and a mat. Fitness attire and supportive sneakers are recommended.
4 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 6/8 - 6/29, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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 exercise 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.
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/5 - 7/24, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/7 - 7/26, 4 - 5 p.m.

Ready 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. Of all the different pieces of fitness equipment out there, nothing does the job more effectively and efficiently than kettlebells. The single biggest benefit of kettlebell training is how quickly you can get an effective workout. You can quite 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! What you need: an exercise mat, a towel, water bottle and a 5 lb. kettlebell for beginners.
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 6/8 - 7/27, 6 - 7 p.m.
Lisa Morin of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

Belly Dance is for Every-body
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. Belly dance can help you 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 will 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, from beginner to advanced. It's the hippest way to stay fit!
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 6/6 - 8/1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
No class 7/4
Tammy Stanzione of Ayperi-Alizarin Bellydance, Instructor

Body Conditioning and Toning
Join us for a beginner to intermediate level conditioning class with certified personal trainer Liz Gross. Liz will lead a total body workout that incorporates light cardio, strength and core exercises with a focus on proper form. You'll also get a personal exercise plan to complete on other days of the week at your home or gym environment!

Remember, it is never too late to start an exercise program or to bring your current program to another level. Committing to an exercise program is a great way to make time for yourself. You can also bring your significant other or a friend to create your own support system and get back in shape together!

Body conditioning will increase your cardiovascular endurance, tone your entire body, strengthen your core and improve flexibility. Each class begins with a warm up and ends with a stretching sequence leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and refocused for the week ahead.

We realize that some participants will start at a very beginning level and others will be more advanced, but we all will work towards the joy, health enhancements and sense of accomplishment associated with improving their own performance levels!

Modifications will be given to participants who have physical challenges that prohibit them from performing certain exercises. Liz welcomes discussing any challenges you face so she can incorporate exercises for your specific needs!

What you need: an exercise mat, set of light dumbbells, towel and water bottle.
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/5 - 7/17, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
No class 7/3
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, 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 on ab and glute work, but we'll also break a sweat and 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!
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 6/6 - 8/15, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
No class 7/4
Blythe Hurlburt, Instructor

MELT Away Pain, Improve Your Balance, Your Golf Swing, and How You Walk!
Did you know that MELT can improve your golf swing or any swinging sport like tennis, or baseball? It can also improve your balance, how you walk, and even help with neuropathy! If you have pain or decreased sensation it is most likely that your connective tissue is in need of repair. Did you know that you have a neurofascial system that requires efficient communication between your nervous system and your connective tissue? If your system is inefficient, chronic pain and dysfunction can be the result. Diet and exercise are important but they don't address your fascial system.

The MELT MethodTM rehydrates and lengthens your fascial system! It is a unique approach that directly addresses your neuro- fascial system bringing your body back to a more ideal state of balance. You will use specialized small, non-toxic balls designed to create global, lasting changes in your body. You will learn how to decompress the joints in your feet and hands which can change how your knees, low back, and neck feel as well as improve your grip and your gait. You will also learn how to perform a MELT 50-second facelift! Taught in a two class format to ensure your success. Learn this powerful self-treatment method from a qualified MELT instructor who has seen success with her patients regarding many issues (neuropathy, balance impairment, chronic pain, etc.). You will benefit for lifelong wellbeing. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove shoes. Also bring a water bottle. Course fee includes $30 materials fee.
Choose 70925 if you have MELT Kit
2 Sessions, ADM 106
Tues., 6/6 - 6/13, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

Got Back Pain? Learn the Facts Behind Treatments That Work Without Pills or Surgery
Are you aware there are many tests performed to diagnose back pain and many of them are inaccurate or just plain wrong? Did you know that analgesics are the #1 recommendation from the medical profession and the data shows this as useless? Are you aware that there are many things you can do to resolve your back pain and get your life back? Learn the facts from Eileen Kopsaftis, a physical therapist who has trained in multiple techniques for over 20 years that effectively resolve back pain. You will be surprised to discover one of the most common causes of back pain that is never tested in a doctor's office. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 6/1, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

Nourish Your Body for Life: How to Get Started!
Learn how to improve your health by changing how you nourish your body. Enjoy a delicious four course meal (recipes provided) and discover how to begin your journey to better health. Learn the relationship between disease and food, science-based facts about nutrition (not fads), food basics, what promotes disease/what fights disease, what really creates body fat, and much more. You will take practical steps, learning which foods to eat that nourish your body and bring you to an ideal weight while greatly reducing your risk of (or may reverse if present) degenerative disease. This single class is a condensed version of the 9 hour Have LifeLong WellBeing Nourish Your Body for Life Class Series (taught in a three week format). The goal is to introduce you to the concepts of how food really works in your body and enable you to get started simply and easily. The series is recommended by medical doctors and professionals in multiple specialties. You will be empowered for lifelong wellbeing! Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 6/21, 6 - 9 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


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. The TASC has replaced the GED® exam.

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 8th 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. A Certificate of Residence is required for this course.

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
20 Sessions, BTC 322
Mon. & Wed., 6/5 - 8/9, 6 - 9 p.m.
Joal Bova, 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 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 to your cart. The 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 in the Rensselaer Tech Park, North Greenbush. Students must present their 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.
HeartCode/BLS Additional Information

Choose one Skills Session
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224

70220: Tues. 5/16 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70221: Wed. 6/7 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70222: Tues. 6/20 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70223: Mon. 7/10 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70224: Tues. 7/18 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70225: Thurs. 7/27 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70226: Mon. 8/21 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70227: Mon. 8/21 3:30 – 5 p.m.
70265: Tues. 8/22 2:30 - 4 p.m.
70266: Tues. 8/22 4 - 5:30 p.m.
70267: Wed. 8/23 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70268: Thurs. 8/24 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70269: Thurs. 8/24 5 - 6:30 p.m.
70270: Sat. 8/26 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70271: Sat. 8/26 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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, ADM 103
Wed., 7/12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor


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 you to review arithmetic and algebra skills needed for success in basic college math courses.

You will meet with a college Learning Assistance Center education specialist to establish a study plan. You will then work independently and at your own pace, progressing through multi-media lessons, taking practice tests, and generating a record of your progress.