Certificate Programs

Our non-credit certificate programs can help you launch a new career or advance in your current position.

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Courses

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with Voucher

In this online medical assistant certification course, you will learn a broad range of skills that make medical assistants versatile and valuable, including medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, and the importance of certified clinical medical assistants as healthcare team members. You will also be prepared to perform duties from the front office to the back office. These duties include measuring vital signs, assisting with exams, performing laboratory testing, maintaining equipment and supplies, administering injections, obtaining blood specimens, scheduling appointments, registering patients, and answering and returning phone calls.

You will also learn medical terms and their application as part of your medical assistant training. You will start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you will learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you will learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

The online medical assistant certification course also includes the opportunity to become CPR certified and participate in an unpaid clinical experience. Because employers recognize that certified medical assistants deliver greater value, completing the course will help you to be well-prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 12 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with Voucher
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ZSPI-183 600 15 seats left $2795

Certified Credit Counselor (Exam Included)

Becoming a Certified Credit Counselor signifies that you have achieved a standard of excellence in the credit and personal finance counseling industry. Upon completing this course and passing the final exam, you will receive an industry-recognized Credit Counseling Certification from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC).

The knowledge gained in this course—core financial and credit concepts—is key to helping clients successfully take control of their finances. Certified Credit Counselors empower and counsel the financially stressed, implement financial plans with clients, and educate clients on finances.

This course also provides a foundation to explore additional counseling disciplines such as Housing Counselor and Student Loan Counselor. It prepares you for a career as a life coach and explores options for running your own consulting business. 

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 6 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Certified Credit Counselor (Exam Included)
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ZSPI-293 600 15 seats left $1995

Certified Master Wedding and Event Planner

Embarking on a successful career in event planning is now possible with our online Event Planning Course and Wedding Planner Certification. This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field of event planning, from weddings to major corporate events. You will learn from seasoned industry leaders and receive mentorship to enhance your skills.

Throughout this comprehensive wedding planner certification course, you will gain insights into the history of bridal fashion, event law, and essential party planning elements such as venue selection, table setting, menu selection, and more. Additionally, you will acquire the skills needed to establish and manage your own event planning business; including lessons on branding, licenses, labor, pricing, and contracts.

Upon successfully completing the final exam, you will earn the prestigious Certified Master Wedding and Event Planner certification through Lovegevity, which will make you a highly sought-after professional in the industry.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 18 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Certified Master Wedding and Event Planner
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ZSPI-297 600 15 seats left $5495

Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Exam Included)

Demonstrating your strong knowledge of core medical and scientific concepts will earn respect in the pharmaceutical industry. Your customers/physicians will see you as an added value and resource to their clinical practice. Upon successfully completing and passing all sections, you will receive a Pharmaceutical Representative Certification (PRC) offered by the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA).

This course bundle provides a foundational training platform to help you build relationships more effectively by increasing your knowledge in technical, scientific, and medical domains of knowledge. Additionally, this course of study provides all of the cornerstone areas necessary for any pharmaceutical sales representative which includes training on compliance, ethics, and regulations influencing the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition, you will learn the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you will learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you will learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body.

With an industry-recognized PRC credential and specialized knowledge of medical concepts, you will be prepared to take the next step in your medical career or education. 

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 6 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Exam Included)
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ZSPI-296 600 15 seats left $2195

Certified Physical Therapy Aide (Voucher Included)

This online physical therapy aide program will help you master the skills you need to work as an in-demand physical therapy aide. This physical therapy aide certification course prepares PT aides to perform non-medical tasks in the physical therapy office, including setting up appointment rooms, preparing treatment tools, and observing and documenting patient visits.

During physical therapy aide training, you will prepare for the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide certification exam offered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and walk through everything you need to know to land a PT aide job post-course completion. 

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 9 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Certified Physical Therapy Aide (Voucher Included)
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ZSPI-295 600 15 seats left $2145

Certified Residential Interior Designer

Elevate your design aspirations and transform spaces with our Certified Residential Interior Designer course. Ideal for aspiring and experienced designers, this interior design class empowers you to expand your knowledge, advance your career prospects, and enhance your industry standing. If you love interior decorating, and want to make those dreams a reality, take the first step towards a fulfilling and thriving residential interior design career.

This comprehensive interior design certification course will give you invaluable insights and foundational principles for building a successful design business. You will learn to cultivate your client base and hone your craft by engaging with our enriching, practical coursework intended to help you fine-tune your skills. In this interior designer course, you will develop the start of a compelling portfolio presentation that you can use to earn new business and captivate potential clients by showcasing your unique design concepts.

The Residential Interior Designer Education (R.I.D.E.) exam is the final exam in the course and is included with your enrollment. Achieving the R.I.D.E. certificate of completion credential, endorsed by the Designer Society of America (DSA), strengthens your professional image and highlights your excellence to future clientele. As a R.I.D.E. graduate, you will receive a complimentary one-year DSA membership. This membership not only provides you with the opportunity to connect with fellow interior designers but also nurtures your ongoing professional development within the field. 

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 6 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Certified Residential Interior Designer
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ZSPI-292 600 13 seats left $2145

Human Resources Profesional with Payroll Practice & Management

Virtually every organization has a human resources (HR) department, so skilled HR professionals are always in demand. Human Resources Professional with Payroll and Practice Management will help you gain essential skills and knowledge needed for a role in any HR department.

The Human Resources Professional course will prepare you for the HRCI's Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. You will also learn information useful for other certification exams, including SHRM’s Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam and the HRCI’s Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) exam.

Payroll is a vital extension of most human resource departments. The Payroll Practice and Management course covers all critical areas of payroll administration and management and the intersection of human resources and payroll. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam, developed by the American Payroll Association. You will gain an understanding of the major components of the state labor code in your chosen state upon completing this HR and payroll course bundle.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 12 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Human Resources Profesional with Payroll Practice & Management
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ZSPI-232 600 15 seats left $3145

Medical Billing & Coding Voucher Included

More than one million practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services.  Besides medical facilities, positions are available with health insurance companies, specialty pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and national medical coding and billing companies, so the opportunities are nearly endless!  

Medical billers and coders are in high demand. This course offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to this field, including HIPAA compliance, official coding guidelines, and third-party payer requirements.  You will also come to understand all phases of the revenue cycle—from patient registration through medical coding, claims submission, reimbursement, and collections. You will also learn common medical terminology to help you converse with others in healthcare easily and with confidence. You will study word parts and the structures and functions of the human body.  Also presented are the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, genitourinary, lymphatic, and immune.

After successfully completing the course requirements, you should be well prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the school through which you enrolled, and you will also be able to choose a voucher for the professional certification that best aligns with your interests and career goals.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at anytime. Students have 12 month to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Students taking this course may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. Click here for additional information.

 

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ZSPI-155 600 15 seats left $2995

NYS Real Estate 77 Hour Salesperson Licensing Course

In New York State, candidates must pass a 75-hour state-approved course to be allowed to sit for the New York Salesperson Licensing Exam. This course, offered in conjunction with The CE Shop, is an online interactive course that is comprehensive and up to date with current trends. The course is designed to help you pass your New York licensing exam and prepare you for a new career in real estate. The real estate industry is very dynamic. This course will give you insight on issues facing real estate agents in New York, including local government regulations and agency relationships. Every topic coved is inspired by real-life scenarios you’ll face as a salesperson. The state requires that your final course exam be proctored. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with an online proctor in advance.

Use the following link to register for this class directly through the CE Shop: 

https://hvcc.theceshop.com/new-york/pre-licensing/ny-salesperson-pre-licensing-cost

For questions please contact the CE Shop at (888) 827-0777

NYS Real Estate 77 Hour Salesperson Licensing Course
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ZSPI-244 500 15 seats left $399Call for more information

Paralegal Certificate Course

Same course, two different formats available!
ONLINE COURSE
Paralegal Certificate
This intensive, nationally-acclaimed program is designed for beginning and advanced legal workers. You will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are in most demand.

The online paralegal course is split into two parts: Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Advanced Paralegal Concepts. All registered students will be enrolled in both sections, which will be completed consecutively. Introduction to Paralegal Studies provides the foundation for paralegal study. During the seven-week course, you will gain an understanding of the American legal system and learn how you can be of assistance in the exciting field of law. Coursework is equivalent to 45 class hours of study.

Advanced Paralegal Concepts takes over where the introduction leaves off. In this seven-week course, you will learn the advanced skills of legal research and writing, formal and informal advocacy, and appellate procedure. Coursework in the advanced course is equivalent to an additional 45 class hours of study. This is an accelerated course. While there are no prerequisites, you will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework and you can anticipate spending an average of 12 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments.

Successful graduates of this program will be awarded a certificate of completion. To receive the certificate, you must pass six quizzes and successfully complete five legal document writing assignments. 8.4 CEUs

Please note: paid access to the Westlaw online legal library is offered through the Center for Legal Studies and is strongly recommended to complete the second part of the course. Students have access to Westlaw at Hudson Valley Community College while on campus. Textbooks that accompany the instruction of this course are available for purchase in the college’s bookstore or through the Center for Legal Studies at (800) 522-7737.

ZSPI 031 600         $1,895
Online Course, 3/4  - 4/19

ZSPI 031 601         $1,895

Online Course, 4/29 - 6/14

REMOTE COURSE
Paralegal Certificate
Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand. Live lecture students are required to attend at least 80 percent of class in order to receive a certificate.Lesson 1: “Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process”: This first session focuses on the history of American jurisprudence, the theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of litigation. Discussion will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial procedures as well as in-depth coverage of legal ethics. At the end of the first session of class, students will know how to prepare a Complaint/Petition, Answer, Third Party Complaint/Petition, and Motion for Summary Judgment.Lesson 2: “Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate”: This session covers the rules of evidence and civil procedure. Basic interviewing and investigation techniques and the development and use of demonstrative evidence will also be explained. At the end of the second session of class, students will prepare discovery matter such as Interrogatories, Request for Admissions and Request for Production of Documents.Lesson 3: “Identifying Relevant Authority”: During this session, students will learn how to identify relevant law, determine the differences between primary and secondary authority, and between mandatory and persuasive authority, and learn how to find and apply authority to hypothetical factual situations.Lesson 4: “Introduction to Legal Research”: Students will learn research techniques for use in legal memoranda, motions, and briefs. Primary and secondary source materials will be discussed, and a concise approach to legal research will be developed.Lesson 5: “Legal Research Practice”: Legal research skills will be applied this session with emphasis on shepardizing statutes and case law and learning to use computerized legal research terminals. Numerous research assignments will be given, discussed, and critiqued. The West Key Number System® will be learned thoroughly.Lesson 6: “Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure”: This final session will concentrate on the preparation and critique of legal memoranda, including an Interoffice Memorandum of Law and Appellate Brief. Principles of appellate procedure will also be reviewed. Proper citation format will be covered, along with a discussion of job hunting techniques and job leads for those seeking their first employment as paralegals.Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to take the course, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each session. This program will help students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.
ZSPI 031 602      $1,895
24 SessionsRemote Course 2/5 - 3/30. Classes will be held Mondays 
and Weds. from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturdays 
from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. No class on 2/19, make-up class will meet on 2/22.

Paralegal Certificate Course
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Monday, Wednesdays, 2/5 - 3/30
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Saturdays, 2/10 - 3/30
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
ZSPI-031 602 0 seats left $1895Section Full

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Online, 3/4 - 4/19 ZSPI-031 600 15 seats left $1895
Online, 4/29 - 6/14 ZSPI-031 601 15 seats left $1895

Patient Care Technician Voucher Included

Patient care technicians play an important role in patients’ lives. With health care demand at an all-time high, you can be the professional providing this vital care. This online patient care course will help you gain the skills needed to work with patients in various health care facilities. You will also prepare to become a Certified Patient Care Technician Level I, a valuable professional credential that validates your specialized skill set.

You will also receive a prepaid voucher for the Certified Patient Care Technician Level I Exam, offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA). The voucher offers prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 12 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Patient Care Technician Voucher Included
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ZSPI-280 600 15 seats left $2745

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online (Voucher Included

Master QuickBooks Online to prepare for a rewarding career in the bookkeeping field. You will learn basic bookkeeping and accounting principles, including the types of accounting information you, the business owner, manager, bookkeeper, or accountant, need to monitor. You'll then put all those principles into practice using QuickBooks Online to enter and track your finances with ease. With this online version, you get all the advantages of computing in the cloud so that your files will be available to you virtually anytime, anywhere.

This course will give you hands-on experience using QuickBooks Online to manage your business' finances—from recording income and expenses to entering checks and bank transfers to setting up a chart of accounts. You'll see how to reconcile your checking account and manage credit card and loan payments; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; generate reports; and much more. Once you complete this course, you will understand how to get your finances in order and be prepared for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included. 

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 6 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering.

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online (Voucher Included
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ZSPI-294 600 15 seats left $2375

Veterinary Assistant

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This intensive course will provide the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary team. The course is designed for people who want to work as veterinary assistants at veterinary hospitals and for those already employed in related positions.  The course covers all the requirements that hospitals and veterinarians’ offices look for, and more! You’ll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs.

You’ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. The course concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you’ll see how to create an effective resume, advance your expertise, and develop strong interview skills. You will truly learn everything you need to know to be successful in your new career. This course is 210 hours and students will receive 21 CEUs upon completion of the course. All materials and books are included.

Additional course information can be found onlineThis course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. You may enroll at any time. Students have 6 months to complete the program. Login information will be emailed to you 2 -3 days after registering. 

Veterinary Assistant
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ZSPI-038 600 14 seats left $2495

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