Workforce Development

If you are preparing for a new job or a promotion, need to update your skills, or want to start a second career, the college's Workforce Development Institute (WDI) has a solution for you!

Career and Business/Corporate Training Programs
If you are looking for a customized solution to your staff training and development needs, count on the Workforce Development Institute! We will work with you to create results-driven training packages that can take your business or organization to a new level of employee commitment and productivity. Find out more...

For more information about upcoming classes, call (518) 629-7338, or email

Tuition assistance may be available for these training programs!
Ask you local funding source, such as the Department of Labor (DOL)*, ACCESS-VR (VESID), the VA, etc. about tuition assistance for job training. These courses are approved for CSEA vouchers.
* Contact the DOL One Stop Center in the county in which you live.

Corporate Training Programs

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By Popular Demand: New Session Starting in June!

Cybersecurity 101 — Blended Classroom/Online
This 50-hour award-winning instructional design course is designed to familiarize you with fundamental cybersecurity concepts. Students who successfully complete this course are granted unlimited free access to this course's online instruction, for life! Find out more...

Start designing your future this summer with Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Classes begin June 8!

Computer Aided Design (CAD)AutoCAD - Basics
This 30-hour course is designed for individuals who are interested in learning the fundamentals of design using AutoCAD software. The objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of AutoCAD software tools and how to use them for specific design tasks. Find out more...

Revit® - Introduction
This 30-hour course offers students intensified training in 3D computer-aided drafting (CAD), and building information modeling (BIM), using Autodesk® Revit®. The course provides students with an overview of Revit® software, focusing on light commercial project applications and is ideal for individuals/firms interested in updating or switching from 2D CAD to 3D and BIM. Find out more...


WDI Career Training Programs
The Workforce Development Institute also offers a variety of "open enrollment" credit-free courses for those looking to increase their skills or re-enter the workforce.

Here’s a look at our upcoming courses.

Air Conditioning Service and Repair
Electrical Wiring: Principles and Practices
Heating Systems Service & Repair
Business Writing and Reports-Blended Classroom/Online
AutoCAD - Basics
AutoCAD - Intermediate
Inventor® - Introduction
Revit® – Introduction
Revit® – Intermediate
SolidWorks® - Introduction
BPI Certification/Recertification Field Exam Review
BPI Certification/Recertification Field Test
BPI Certification/Recertification Written Exam
Cybersecurity 101—Blended Classroom/Online
Pharmacy Technician—Blended Classroom/Online
Pharmacy Technician—Online
Photovoltaic Systems Certificate
PV – Basics, Electricity for Photovoltaic Systems
PV – Entry Level Photovoltaics (Solar Power) Blended Classroom/Online
PV – Entry Level Photovoltaics (Solar Power) Online
PV - Advanced Solar Power Systems with Installer Workshop
PV – Technical Sales for Photovoltaic (Solar) Energy
NABCEP Entry Level Exam
Security Guard Pre-Assignment 8-hour Training
Security Guard On-The-Job 16-Hour Training
Security Guard Annual In-Service 8-Hour Training
Water Treatment Plant Advanced Operations, Grade I TBA
Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade A/B Watch the Video TBA


WDI Self-Paced Online Courses
These online offerings provide the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete a course. Low tuition rates include the cost of the E-book texts (when they are required for the course).