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Winter/Spring 2015 Offerings: Programs for Professionals
New! Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program
May 26 - June 12, 2015: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Critical Care Transport Program brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between prehospital and hospital care. The result is a specialized care provider who has an understanding of both aspects of patient care and provides the highest level of care to critical patients during transport. More...

EMT Refresher
This course is designed to cover the updates to the EMT curriculum as well as the most recent EMS Educational Standards and the American Heart Association 2010 Guidelines. You will be required to show proof of completion of the ICS-100 and FEMA-IS-700 course 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. In order to participate in the EMT recertification 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. This course begins on Jan. 20. For a complete course schedule, call our office at (518) 629-7339.
60212
$275
Bob Elling, MPA, EMT-P, Instructor

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Infection Control
Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the New York State 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 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 professional nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, licensed practical nurses, dental hygienists, physicians and physician assistants.
60213
$31
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 215 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Thurs., 3/26, 6 - 9 p.m.
Deborah Kufs, Instructor

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Part 1 - Course
This BLS Part 1 course is to be paid for and completed online 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 Community and Professional Education to enroll in a skills session that must take place no more than 60 days following successful completion of Part 1 of the course.

*Be sure you have completed the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1!

The skills session is the hands-on portion of the American Heart Association eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 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.

Underprepared students who do not complete the skills session in the one hour of allotted time will need to re-register and pay for another skills session.
60106
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road,
Room 215 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Sat., 3/28, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

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60105
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road,
Room 215 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Fri., 5/1, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia (Web-enhanced course)
This course is offered in response to recent changes in New York State's Dental Hygiene Law and Regulations. The Board of Regents established requirements for licensed dental hygienists to obtain a restricted certificate to administer and monitor local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia in the practice of dental hygiene under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist. Upon the successful completion of this course, the dental hygienist will be able to apply for certification through the New York State Education Department. Thirty-five CEUs will be awarded for this course.

Prerequisites: In order to attend this course, participants are required to show proof of current CPR/BLS certification for health care professionals and proof of current dental hygiene licensure and registration at the initial class meeting.

Two textbooks are required for the course and are not included in the course fee. The list of required books will be mailed out with the registration confirmation. Additional books and materials will be provided. Registrations must be received by Feb. 13.
60407
$950 + Books
4 Sessions, FTZ 151
Sat., 3/7 and 3/14, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun., 3/8 and 3/15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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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. For more information, call our office at (518) 629-7339.
60357
$950
Online Class, 2/16 - 6/19
Ann Gallerie and Gabriele Hamm, Instructors

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

A series of two-hour Tuesday workshops for early childhood teachers, family child care providers, foster families and parents!

All workshops are presented by faculty from The Teacher Preparation Department and 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).

Building Communication from Birth through School Age
Welcome to the handbook on building communication skills with young children. Building the foundation of communication often leads to strong social skills, cognitive skills and early literacy. Learn the foundation for teaching communication skills with children through building an understanding of development and improving your understanding of how you can be a communication partner with young children. This two-hour session is appropriate for parents, child care and preschool professionals and for foster parents. This workshop meets the OCFS Area 1 and ELG Domain II.
60524
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 3/3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor

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Conflict Resolution Strategies for Parents and Teachers
What do you do when your children or students are struggling to get along? Are daily battles a part of your life? Learn helpful strategies to resolve conflict at home or in the classroom. The presenter is a trained family court mediator who has plenty of ideas to help you. This workshop meets the OCFS Area 6 and ELG Domain II.
60525
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 3/10, 6 - 8 p.m
Diane Teutschman, M.S., Instructor

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Babies, Babble and Books!
This workshop will help parents and teachers select quality children's literature and provide reading strategies to maximize the literacy experience for infants and toddlers. This session is appropriate for child care teachers, family care providers, parents and foster families. This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain V.
60526
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 3/17, 6 - 8 p.m
Ann Plourde, M.S., 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. Dress for mess! This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domain IV.
60527
$15
1 Session, HGB 108
Tues., 3/24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Dawn Kolakoski, Instructor

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Services: Understanding Early Intervention and the Committee of Preschool Education
This is a two hour opportunity to build an understanding of the process for attaining services for children from the ages of birth to 5 years. Learn about the process of referral, the assessments and evaluations needed to attain services, and process of attaining service providers. If you are wondering about a child's development, how services such as speech therapy, special education, occupational therapy, and physical therapy can change the development of a young child, this is an opportunity to learn the process, the buzz words, and the benefits of early identification. This is a workshop appropriate for parents, child care teachers, child care administrators and foster parents. This workshop meets the OCFS Area 1 and ELG Domain I.
60528
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 3/31, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?
This workshop for parents, teachers and administrators focuses on identifying behaviors of a child that is a victim of bullying behavior or exhibits bullying behavior. Participants will learn strategies to help both the victim and the bully. This workshop meets the OCFS Area 1and ELG Domain II.
60529
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 4/14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, MS, Instructor

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The Language of Toys
What makes toys and activities an exciting learning tool? This two-hour presentation will help participants understand how toys provide learning opportunities, and how to choose appropriate toys for each age. This workshop will teach you how to use common objects to create toys and activities that are exciting and reusable. Learn to build your toy and activities collection to meet the needs and interests of all children. This workshop is appropriate for parents, child care teachers and foster parents. This workshop meets the OCFS Area 3 and ELG Domain IV.
60530
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 4/21, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP, Instructor

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Preventing Violence in Schools Begins in Preschool
This workshop will help teachers learn about how disruptive behaviors can begin in the preschool, and what teachers can provide in the classroom as tools for fostering healthy behaviors in their preschool students. These important years can prevent violent behaviors in the future. This workshop is appropriate for child care teachers, family care providers and administrators. This workshop meets the OCFS Area 6 and ELG Domain II.
60531
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 4/28, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

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The Sensory Child
All children learn from positive sensory play. Many children require a strong sensory diet to help them regulate and remain calm and attentive during learning opportunities. This two-hour class is designed to provide parents, child care and preschool teachers with an understanding of the role of sensory play and how to create an environment with a range of activities that will meet children's needs. This is a hands-on class where participants may try and experiment with sensory experiences. Enjoy getting messy and bring many ideas to your home or program. This workshop meets the OCFS Areas 1 & 3 and ELG Domains I and III.
60532
$15
1 Session, HGB 101
Tues., 5/5, 6 - 8 p.m.
Paula Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor

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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 New York State 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 for you at the end of the class.
60166
$25
1 Session, ADM 101
Tues., 4/14, 5 - 7 p.m.
Nancy Cupolo, Instructor

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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). You will receive an approved New York State Education Department certificate upon completion of the 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.
60072
$25
1 Session, HGB 206
Thurs., 3/19, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

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