Programs for Professionals

We offer continuing education courses for professionals in a wide variety of fields.

How to Register

Register for a course by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course and select the "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
NOTE: The “Seats Left” information is updated every hour and when you checkout.

Courses

Alternative Dental Assisting Program

The Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) provides the required education and clinical experience in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in New York State as a Certified Licensed Dental Assistant.

The ADAP student MUST have a high school diploma or its equivalent and be presently employed as a dental assistant by a dentist who will act as a preceptor for the duration of the ADAP program. 3,500 hours experience is required.

Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the course.  This course is taught online via Blackboard. Students will need their Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.   

Please call (518) 629-7339 to register for this course.  Online registration is not available.

Course instructors:

 

Alternative Dental Assisting Program
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Online, 8/31 - 12/18 ZPED-070 500 3 seats left $1050Call for more information

American - The Land of Cultural Diversity

The enormous size and diverse heritage of the United States has one of the most complex cultural identities in the world. In the interactive segment, you will examine the impact of America's multiracial, multiethnic, multireligious multi-individualism in society. I am confident that the topics will be thought-provoking and a catalyst for analyzing yourself, experiences, and those you encounter.  

Bridge theory with Practice 

This program is ideal for professionals and community leaders to launch your learning journey and progress through an interactive curriculum, as you immerse yourself in relevant topics to your personal and professional challenges. Each subject provides an engaging learning experience toward an understanding of self- empowerment.    

Intercultural Competence

It can be challenging to build professional and personal relationships and adapt to multifaceted cultural norms and values to minimize cultural mistakes. Topics assist in improving cultural awareness and skills to be more successful in personal and professional interactions. 

Students will need their Hudson Valley username and password to access this remote course.

Computer Account Information 

Tamu Chambers, Instructor

American - The Land of Cultural Diversity
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Tuesdays, 10/13 - 12/1
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
ZPFP-054 500 20 seats left $85

Annual In-Service Sec. Guard

This training must be completed within 12 months of becoming licensed and then annually thereafter.

All courses require:

• Minimum 18 years of age

• Must not have been convicted of a serious criminal offense

• Must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States

• A minimum of a 10th grade reading skill level in English 

• Passing of an examination and 100% attendance is required for successful completion of this course. 

Students must bring one of the following forms of identification to the training:

• A driver’s license, US passport, government ID or military ID 

OR

• A social security card AND employer ID, student photo ID, or other similar photo ID. 

William Sickinger, Instructor

Course will meet in Administration Building, Room 107

Annual In-Service Sec. Guard
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Tuesday, 11/10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-014 500 12 seats left $85

HeartCode BLS

This course is designed for health care professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings. In order to receive course completion card there are two required steps.

Step 1 - Completion of online course (HeartCode BLS) Go to www.onlineaha.org, select HeartCode BLS, and add it to your cart. Cost is $28.50 and is paid online to the American Heart Association. This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer with internet access. Students can access all material included in the HeartCode BLS course for 24 months. This course may be used for initial or renewal completion.

Step 2 - Register for a hands-on skills session. Once you complete the online course you will be able to print a certificate of completion. After you complete the online course, contact Community and Professional Education to register and pay for a skills session (must take place no more than 60 days following successful completion the online course).

Students must present American Heart Association HeartCode certificate of completion to be admitted. No exceptions! Beware of copycat websites. Students who arrive without the certificate of completion will not be allowed to stay and will need to re-register and pay for another session, so come prepared! 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. You must notify us in writing at least 24 hours in advance to withdraw from the course.

Location: 400 Jordan Road, Troy

HeartCode BLS
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Thursday, 10/15
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ZPFP-013 501 9 seats left $30

Id & Reporting Child Abuse

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 such as physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental hygienists, classroom teachers, school service personnel, administrators and supervisors. You’ll gain critical information about child abuse/maltreatment identification and reporting, behavioral indicators, social service law and other mandates. All necessary forms, which are evidence of completion, are provided at the end of the class. 0.2 CEUs

This course is available through Blackboard. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Computer Account Information 

Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Id & Reporting Child Abuse
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Online, 11/16 - 11/30 ZPFP-010 500 13 seats left $29

Infection Control

This course will meet the specific educational needs of the professional audience. Participants will learn the seven core elements approved by the New York State Education Department and the Department of Health. This course is designed to educate participants on how bloodborne pathogens may be transmitted in the work environment. It applies current scientifically accepted infection prevention and control principles as appropriate. Participants will learn how to minimize the transmission of pathogens to patients and health care workers. This course satisfies the New York State requirement for infection control coursework every four years.  

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Course will meet in Fitzgibbons Hall, Room 153 

On-Campus Health Screening Process 

Infection Control
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Monday, 11/9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZPFP-011 500 7 seats left $35

School Violence Prevention

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 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 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. 0.2 CEUs

Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Course will meet in Higbee Hall, Room 100 

On-Campus Health Screening Process 

School Violence Prevention
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Monday, 11/9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPFP-016 500 9 seats left $29

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training

This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment as a security guard. 

All courses require:

• Minimum 18 years of age

• Must not have been convicted of a serious criminal offense

• Must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States

• A minimum of a 10th grade reading skill level in English 

• Passing of an examination and 100% attendance is required for successful completion of this course. 

Students must bring one of the following forms of identification to the training:

• A driver’s license, US passport, government ID or military ID 

OR

• A social security card AND employer ID, student photo ID, or other similar photo ID. 

William Sickinger, Instructor

Course will be in Administration Building, Room 107 

On-Campus Health Screening Process 

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training
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Tuesday, 10/6
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, 10/8
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 10/10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 500 0 seats left $160Section Full

Understanding the Power Of Diversity

A "Learn and Apply" approach empowers you to put learnings into practice and deliver powerful results. The new normal in society and the workplace consists of recognizing the challenges in understanding social, economic, and political changes in navigating the American landscape's fluidity for personal and professional success.

Bridge theory with Practice    

This program is ideal for professionals and community leaders to launch your learning journey and progress through an interactive curriculum.  Immerse yourself in topics that are relevant to personal and professional challenges. Each subject provides an engaging learning experience toward an understanding of self- empowerment.  

Students will need their Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.  

8 sessions, Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm

10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 held remotely 

11/11, 11/18, 12/2 and 12/9  held in BTC 204

Tamu Chambers, Instructor 

Computer Account Information

On-Campus Health Screening Process 

 

Understanding the Power Of Diversity
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Wednesdays, 10/14 - 12/9
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ZPFP-053 500 11 seats left $175

Get in Touch

Community and Professional Education

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)