Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2014 Offerings

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The Basics of Selling on eBay
You can be successful on eBay! Learn how to register, create listings, utilize eBay's vast resources, research items, open and use a PayPal account, complete transactions, and most importantly, make money! While there is no computer use in this class, to be successful on eBay, you should have basic computer and Internet skills. Bring something to take notes with.
50119
$30
2 Sessions, ADM 102
Sat., 10/18 & 10/25, 9 a.m. - Noon
Amy Grazda, Instructor

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Chinese History and Civilization
This brief course will cover some major events in Chinese history and civilization, including the establishment of the Qin, Song, Yuan and Qing dynasties, the early encounters with Western civilizations and their subsequent impact. The course will also introduce you to ancient Chinese technologies such as paper making, compass, gun powder and printing.
50327
$45
4 Sessions, DCC 138
Thurs., 10/16 - 11/6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sui Duan, Instructor

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Blogging for Money and Fun
Create a blog to enhance your career, build marketing talent, raise funds, or become a journalist. Find the free tools to develop beautifully written content. Discover how to give life to your blog with companion videos and online talk radio programs. Become a marketing expert who promotes you and your blog.
50392
$20
1 Session, DCC 136
Sat., 11/1, 9 a.m. - Noon
David Ewen, Instructor

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Titled American Trio: Jennie, Consuelo and Nancy
In the late 19th and early 20th century, three spirited, intelligent young American women married into the English aristocracy. Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome wed Lord Randolph Churchill and proved to be of immense value in promoting the political careers of her husband and their son, future Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Her dark beauty and charisma attracted many admirers; her lovers are thought to include the future King Edward VII, as well as other powerful and well-connected men.

Eighteen-year-old heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt was sold into a loveless marriage to the Duke of Marlborough by her dominating, socially ambitious mother, Alva. The union was an unhappy one, except for the births of their two sons, but Consuelo found solace in her philanthropic activities for the poor and underprivileged, and ultimately happiness in her second marriage to French aviator, Lt. Col. Jacques Balsan.

Nancy Langhorne Shaw, a lovely Virginia-bred divorcee with a young son, took up residence in England and captivated Waldorf Astor, the scion of the fabulously wealthy Astor family. Her sharp, forthright wit and controversial opinions earned her both admirers and detractors. Ultimately, she would make history as the first woman to hold a seat in Parliament, successfully serving for over 25 years.

We will explore the lives of these three very different women who each brought a uniquely American perspective to their adopted country, carving out a special niche for their talents and abilities to effect positive change.
50396
$35
3 Sessions, DCC 137
Tues., 10/7 -10/21, 7 - 9 p.m.
Daniel O'Callaghan, Instructor

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DRIVER TRAINING

Defensive Driving
This course will award all New York State motorists with a 10 percent reduction in motor vehicle liability and collision insurance premiums for a three-year period. Also, drivers who have incurred violation points on their record will receive a four-point reduction. The course is certified with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the National Safety Council.

The program consists of six hours of classroom instruction including films, lecture and discussion. You will be taught accident prevention techniques along with useful refresher material. Course materials include a student workbook and a certificate upon completion. The courses are taught by certified instructors from Bell's Driving School.

50159
$40
1 Session, BTC 324
Sat., 11/1, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bell's Driving School, Instructors

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50160
$40
1 Session, BTC 203
Mon., & Wed., 9/15 & 9/22, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bell's Driving School, Instructors

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5-Hour Pre-licensing Course
This mandatory course is required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for any individual seeking to take a New York State Road Test. The course covers the state required curriculum and is taught by certified instructors from Bell's Driving School. Students must possess a NYS Learners Permit in order to take the course.
50161
$45
1 Session, ADM 104
Sat., 10/25, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bells Driving School

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MOTORCYCLE COURSES

Please visit www.hvcc.edu/rider for additional information and links to course schedules. On-bike training is offered through October 26.

For fall, Basic Rider Course schedules run:

  • Fri., 6 - 9 p.m., Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sun., 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sun., 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHICH COURSE IS FOR YOU?
For help with choosing the right course for you, please e-mail Rider@hvcc.edu with a brief description of your needs or experience and we will help match you to the course that best fits your situation.

MSF - Basic Rider Course
$275

  • For Motorcycle or scooter (motorcycle or scooter provided)
  • Reserve a scooter at time of registration so we have one available (scooter registrations cannot be accepted online)
  • Designed for beginner and re-entry riders
  • Learn or review basic riding skills
  • Smartest way to get your motorcycle license
  • MUST have STRONG sense of balance
  • MUST be able to ride a bicycle
  • 16 ½ hour course
  • Successful completion of BRC qualifies for New York State Motorcycle Road Test Waiver.

Prerequisite: MUST have recent bicycle riding experience, valid New York State driver's license and motorcycle permit. Out of state and military please e-mail info@camstraining.net for information. New York State Jr. or graduated license holders e-mail info@camstraining.net for information.
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Total Control - Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC)
This is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off but still have their license.

Total Control IRC includes:

  • Throttle control
  • Brake control
  • Vision
  • Line selection
  • Low-speed turning
  • Evasive maneuvers
  • Road-speed turning

Prerequisites: Valid motorcycle license, good condition, street-legal, registered, and insured motorcycle. Must have 500 recent miles of riding.

Protective gear is required for all students, which includes a DOT-approved helmet in good condition (full-face recommended), motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants, full-fingered gloves, boots that cover the ankles and eye protection. Kevlar jeans or chaps are accepted. Jeans and fingerless gloves are not allowed.
*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)
50318
$150
Sunday, 9/7, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic Level 1 (Day 1)
Based on best the selling book, "Total Control" by Lee Parks.
Want to become a better rider? Choose this class! Whether you ride a cruiser, sport tourer, standard, sport bike, full dress touring bike or even a scooter, you can benefit from advanced training and learn how to ride like an expert.

Instruction focuses on:

  • Effective cornering techniques
  • Precise throttle control
  • Throttle-to-brake transitions
  • Line selection
  • Body position
  • Mental attitude
  • Suspension adjustment

With only six students per instructor, you'll get lots of individual coaching. Both theory and application (70 percent on bike) help you improve your skills substantially.

Prerequisites: You must have a class "M" license and proof of insurance, providing your own motorcycle or scooter in good working order, and have at least one (1) year of riding experience. For students with less than two (2) years of experience, it is advised (though not required) that they have completed the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic. Protective gear is required for all students, which includes a DOT-approved helmet in good condition (full-face recommended), motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants, full-fingered gloves, boots that cover the ankles and eye protection. Kevlar jeans or chaps are accepted. Jeans and fingerless gloves are not allowed.

Passengers allowed for an additional fee.
*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)
50317
$325
Saturday, 9/6, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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For registration or scheduling questions, please call (518) 629-7339.

For specific questions about classes or policies related to motorcycle courses, e-mail info@CAMSTraining.net.