Business and Financial Planning

Learn new ways to make and save money or explore the steps you need to secure a comfortable retirement.

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Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears is My Classroom.

Creating a Successful Business Plan
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 6/14 - 8/4 ZILC-014 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/12 - 9/1 ZILC-014 701 15 seats left $135
Online, 8/16 - 10/6 ZILC-014 702 15 seats left $135

Medicare 101

The instructor will provide step-by-step instructions on everything everyone needs to know about Medicare. The instructor will advise all that needs to be done (and everything that doesn’t), as well as go over the A/B/C/Ds of Medicare and educate the student so no one will ever have to worry about penalties.

ZBFP 080 700                                   

1 Session,  Course will be held in Administration Building, Room 102

Mon. 6/12, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

ZBFP 080 701                                    

1 Session, Remote

Mon. 6/26, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Candy Marero, Instructor

Medicare 101
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 6/12
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ZBFP-080 700 6 seats left $12
Monday, 6/26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ZBFP-080 701 12 seats left $12

NYS Notary Signing Agent

If you are currently a New York State notary public and always wanted to explore earning additional income with your current notary commission, this seminar is for you !After completing this basic introductory course, you will have the opportunity to work on a freelance basis in your own independent business by working with mortgage, title and signing companies who will hire you on a per-job assignment, where you may earn from $75 to $150 or more for notarizing and presenting mortgage loan documents. All materials are included in this course, which features a step-by-step guide book, sample loan documents, 20-page mortgage glossary and a YouTube mock loan signing. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.

Course will be held in ADM, Room 102

Victor Bujanow, Instructor

NYS Notary Signing Agent
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 6/29
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZBFP-078 700 15 seats left $54

Notary Public Review Workshop

This workshop prepares you for the New York State notary public test and will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the notary public’s role. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public 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 candidates who want to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in becoming a notary. All materials will be provided, including website 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 $15 materials fee.

Course will be held in ADM, Room 102

Victor Bujanow, Instructor

Notary Public Review Workshop
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, 6/27
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZBFP-015 700 11 seats left $54

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Community and Professional Education

Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)