Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2015 Offerings

PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Infection Control
Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the NYS Education Department to provide training in infection control and barrier precautions. Infection control is an essential component of any health care delivery. Infection control measures can be as simple as hand washing and as sophisticated as high-level disinfection of surgical instruments. Implementing these measures can prevent transmission of disease in health care settings and the community. Infection control is a key concept in achieving the New York State Department of Health's mission to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery. The groups who are required to receive this training include: dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, licensed practical nurses, dental hygienists, physicians and physician assistants.
50190
$31
1 Session, JRD 224 at 400 Jordan Rd. in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Thurs., 10/29, 6 - 9 p.m.
Deborah Kufs, Instructor

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EMT Refresher
The EMT refresher course is designed to cover the updates to the EMT curriculum as well as the most recent EMS Education Standards and the American Heart Association 2010 Guidelines. The student will be required to show proof of completion of the ICS-100 and FEMA-IS-700, and IS-5 courses to be eligible to sit for the NYS certifying exam. This course runs in conjunction with an original EMT course, and students are allowed to take additional sessions as needed. The course begins on Sept. 8. For a complete schedule, call the Community and Professional Education office at (518) 629-7339. Course fee includes $65 lab fee.
50164
$275
In order to participate in the EMT course, you must produce a copy of your current certification card or a letter from the NYS Bureau of EMS permitting entry at the first class meeting.

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Part 1 - Course
This course is to be paid for and completed online by the student at www.onlineaha.org/. You will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through five interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow you to move easily through content as you learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. The course also teaches relief of choking.

This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer with Internet access. Students can access the "BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual," BLS Pocket Reference Card and more, for 24 months. This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

Parts 2 & 3 - Skills Sessions
Once you complete the online course you will be able to print a certificate of completion. After you complete Part 1, contact the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339 to enroll in a skills session that will take place no more than 60 days following successful completion of the Part 1 course.

*Be sure you are completing the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1!

The skills session is the hands-on portion of an American Heart Association eLearning course and includes Parts 2 & 3 - skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online. Skills sessions are not included with the purchase of an online (Part 1) course key. For admission into a skills session, students must present their Part 1 Certificate of Completion at the skills session. Students who arrive at the skills session without the certificate of completion will not be allowed to stay and will need to re-register and pay for another session. Students must come prepared to the skills session. Please review the online course materials before attending.

Under-prepared students who do not complete the skills session in the allotted time will need to re-register and pay for another skills session.
50203
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Sat., 10/17, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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50204
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Thurs., 9/17, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
In just two hours, you can fulfill your New York State license requirements. Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the NYS Education Department to provide child abuse recognition and reporting training for professionals: physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental hygienists, classroom teachers, school service personnel, administrators and supervisors. Gain critical information about child abuse/maltreatment identification and reporting, behavioral indicators, as well as social service law and other mandates. All necessary forms which are evidence of completion are provided at the end of the class.
50192
$25
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 9/22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dawn Kolakoski, Instructor

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Alternative Dental Assisting Program
This self-paced online program, designed specifically for the experienced unlicensed dental assistant, will focus on all required course content areas prescribed by the NYS Education Department. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Topic information will be presented in an online distance learning format. Additional self-study is highly recommended since this course is designed as an overview of acquired knowledge. Please note the cost for books, licensing exam and licensing application fees are not included. For more information, call our office at (518) 629-7339.
50001
$950
Online Class, 8/31 - 12/21
Ann Gallerie and Gabriele Hamm, Instructors

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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.
50193
$25
1 Session, HGB 200
Thurs., 11/5, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

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A series of two-hour workshops for Early Childhood Teachers, Family Child Care Providers, Foster Families and Parents!

All workshops are presented by faculty from The Teacher Preparation Department. Courses will earn .2 CEUs per two-hour workshop and will meet the child care training requirements for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) along with the New York State Early Learning Guidelines (ELG).

A Positive Approach to Discipline... Beyond the Time Out Chair!
Based on the work of Linda Albert, participants will gain skills and knowledge in providing interventions for common discipline problem areas: attention-seeking behavior, power-seeking behavior, revenge-seeking behavior and avoidance of failure behaviors. Techniques to identify each type of behavior and a comprehensive collection of intervention strategies will be shared. Dozens of strategies to build a positive classroom environment/climate and strategies to improve communication with parents will be presented.
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain II
50492
$15
1 Session, HGB 108
Mon., 9/21, 6 - 8 p.m.
Antoinette Howard, M.S., Instructor
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Music, Movement and Props for Children
Come to this workshop ready to sing and dance! We'll learn about teaching songs to children, creative movement ideas, use of instruments, musical interest centers, and parachute and other props. A great opportunity to learn some new songs, games, and movement activities for your preschool classroom.
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domains III and IV
50493
$15
1 Session, HGB 108
Wed., 9/30, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Dawn Kolakoski, Instructor

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Feeding: Beyond Just Being a Picky Eater
Eating is a challenge to many parents, daycare staff, and preschool teachers. From bottle-feeding to a bowl of mac and cheese – feeding can be very stressful for children and adults each day. For infants, we will talk about bottles and nipples, babies that spit up all day, reflux, and tube feedings. For the toddler and preschool age we will also talk about sensory aversion with textures and tastes. We will talk about building tolerance and enjoyment with food, learn how to set goals and build self-feeding skills. The two-hour course will build a foundation for working with children who struggle to eat.
This workshop meets the OCFS Area 2 and ELG Domain I
50494
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 10/6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor

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Fizzle, Fizzle, Pop, Pop: Science for Preschool
This workshop will introduce participants the science process skills for preschool and how to use the inquiry approach. An extensive hands-on science lab is included with many ideas for science activities for center time. Dress for mess!
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain IV
50495
$15
1 Session, HGB 108
Wed., 10/21, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Dawn Kolakoski, Instructor

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Putting the Puzzle Together
ASD is a diagnosis that touches the lives of many families and teachers at almost every age range. This session will explore the process of diagnosis and services that may be recommended for children with ASD. We will talk about the impact of ASD on language, play and social relationships. We will answer the questions of who can diagnose ASD and at what age can it be diagnosed. Strategies for working with toddlers and preschoolers will be shared. We will talk about the impact of ASD on life skills such as eating, potty training and sleep concerns. This is a class of both lecture and a dynamic dialogue about the challenges at home and in the child care settings.
This workshop meets the OCFS Area 1 and ELG Domain I
50496
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 10/27, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor

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Fostering Children's Creativity through Art
This workshop will introduce participants to the creative process and explore open ended, creative art projects for young children. An extensive hands-on art lab is included to give teachers and parents ideas for creative activities for home or school. (This is a repeat of the workshop presented last spring). Dress for mess!
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain IV
50497
$15
1 Session, HGB 108
Wed., 11/4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Dawn Kolakoski, Instructor

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The Sensory Child: Part II
Last semester we built a foundation for understanding the seven body senses and how they are integrated. This time our class will focus on the more complicated senses. Participants will learn about the proprioceptive and vestibular senses and how they regulate the body. Activities will be presented for experimentation in the class and to be utilized in child care settings. Although this class will build on last semester's presentation, new participants are welcome.
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 and 2 and ELG Domain I & II
50498
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 11/10, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor

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Babies, Books, Babble, and You!
From birth, babies need to hear, play and practice with language. Reading to your baby is part of laying the foundation for language development. The purpose of this workshop is to provide parents and educators the strategies and knowledge for "rich" early literacy experiences which includes selecting quality children's literature, using homemade books, developmentally appropriate reading strategies and creating fun interactive language activities using everyday items.
This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain V
50499
$15
1 Session, HGB 108
Wed., 11/18, 6 - 8 p.m.
Ann Plourde, M.S., Instructor

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