Summer 2019 Offerings: Programs for Professionals

This summer, we offer HeartCode BLS, continuing education courses for professionals in the education field, a self-paced math review course and security guard training.

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, add the HeartCode ® BLS course it to your cart and complete the checkout process. 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. HeartCode/BLS Additional Information

Choose one skills session below
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 224

70220: Tuesday, May 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70221: Wednesday, June, 12 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70222: Tuesday, June 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70223: Monday, July 8 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70224: Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70226: Monday, Aug. 19, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70227: Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
70265: Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
70266: Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70267: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
70268: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
70269: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
70270: Thursday, Aug. 29, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
70271: Thursday, Aug. 29, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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 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. Students will be required to provide a social security number upon registration. 0.2 CEUs
1 Session, ADM 101
Mon., 7/22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Self-Paced Math Review
This course is the perfect solution for the student who needs to prepare for a High School Equivalency (HSE) or college placement test or who plans to enroll in a college algebra or trigonometry course but feels a little rusty or unprepared.

This non-credit, interactive computer video course allows students to review arithmetic and algebra skills needed for success in basic college math courses.

Students will meet with a Learning Assistance Center Education Specialist to establish a study plan. Students will then work independently and at their own pace, progressing through multi-media lessons, taking practice tests, and generating a record of their progress.

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 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
1 Session, ADM 101
Mon., 7/15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Digital Dental X-Rays: Sharpen Your Skills
This course is designed to help improve the participant’s skill and confidence in exposing digital dental x-rays. The course will review the basic principles of intraoral radiography and radiation safety in a one-hour lecture format. For the rest of the session, participants will take intra-oral images on a DXTTR mannequin and receive tips for trouble-shooting issues with digital sensor placement and error correction. Participants are encouraged to bring Beam Alignment Devices/RINN that they use in clinical practice.

Following the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles and concepts of intraoral x-ray images using the paralleling and bisecting techniques
  • Critically evaluate and solve problems in the practice of digital intraoral radiography
  • Employ skills that lead to the production of the highest technical quality images with minimal patient exposure
  • Recognize and self-correct common radiographic images errors

Prerequisites: This is not an introductory course. Participants should have a working knowledge of dental x-ray machines and experience in exposing dental x-rays as a dental hygienist or dental assistant. Familiarity with dental radiology-related concepts and terminology is required.

Continuing Education Hours: Individuals completing this course will be awarded 3 Contact Hours (3 Continuing Education credits)

1 Session, FTZ 151
Sat., 6/8, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Laura Tubbs, RDH, MA and Anne Antidormi, RDH, B.S., Instructors

1 Session, FTZ 151
Sat., 6/8,
Laura Tubbs, RDH, MA and Anne Antidormi, RDH, B.S., Instructors

Security Guard Training

Topics include:

  • Role of the Security Guard
  • Legal powers and limitations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Access Control
  • Ethics and Conduct

Security Guard Pre-Assignment 8 Hour Training*
Begin your career as a security guard by completing this eight-hour course. This course is required to qualify for your security guard registration card from the NYS Department of State. 0.8 CEUs
1 Session, BRN 210
Sat., 7/20, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gerald Place, Instructor

Security Guard On-the-Job 16 Hour Training*
This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment. 1.6 CEUs
1 Session, BRN 210
Tues. & Thurs., 6/11 - 6/13, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sat., 6/15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
William Sickinger, Instructor

Security Guard Annual In-Service 8 Hour Training*
This training must be completed within 12 months of becoming licensed and then annually thereafter. 0.8 CEUs
1 Session, BRN 210
Sat., 8/17, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gerald Place, Instructor

*NOTE: The following for all Security Guard courses

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

Complaint Policy: If the school director, or co-director, is unable to resolve an issue with a student, the student may contact the NYS DCJS at (518) 457-4135.

Refund Policy: Students are entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of instruction. Students who arrive late will not be allowed into the course. Late arrival or lack of attendance does not constitute withdrawal and eligibility for a refund. Requests for refund must be submitted in writing. All refunds are in the form of a check and typically take 14-21 days to be processed. Note: A DCJS approved security guard training school cannot assess any non-refundable registration fees, deposits, or cancellation fees.

If the course is conducted in one 8-hour session, there will be no refund after instruction begins.

If the course is conducted in two four-hour sessions, students are entitled to a 50 percent refund when withdrawal occurs after commencement of the first four-hour session, but before instruction begins for the second four-hour session. There will be no refund if withdrawal occurs after instruction begins for the second four-hour session.

Funding may be available for these courses. Please contact the Educational Opportunity Center at (518) 273-1900 (Ext. 2230), for more information.

Additional licensing fees are required.

For answers to frequently asked questions about being a Security Guard in NYS, please visit

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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)