Programs for Professionals

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

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Alternative Dental Assisting Program

The Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) provides the required education and clinical experience to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in New York State. ADAP is a registered program with New York State Education Department. ADAP is designed specifically for the experienced unlicensed dental assistant presently employed as a dental assistant by a New York State licensed general dentist who will act as a preceptor for the duration of the ADAP program. Students applying for this program who are employed by a specialty practice must secure a second preceptor in a general practice.


About this Program

Part 1
Topic information is presented in an online distance learning format. This format includes 15 modules presented in 15 weeks. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the New York Professional Dental Assisting (NYPDA), Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE) combination exam. These exams are administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) to become a New York State Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). 

Please note: Students who fail the online portion (Part 1) are no longer considered enrolled in the course and may not continue with their 1,000 clinical hours (Part 2). These students cannot perform duties per the New York State Office of Profession laws rules and regulations. It is the student's responsibility to immediately inform their preceptor(s).

Part 2
Students are required to complete 1000 hours of dental assisting work experience that will begin on the first day of class. Please note these clinical hours will continue after the last day of classes and must be completed within five years of the start of the program.

Part 3
Successfully pass the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB); Radiation Health and Safety (RHS), Infection Control (ICE); and New York Professional Dental Assisting (NYPDA) combination exam.

Part 4
Apply for licensure from the New York State Education Department after completing all of the above requirements.


Tammy Conway, RDH, MS

Ann Gallerie, RDA, CDA, CDIPC, AS

Gabriele Hamm, RDA, CDA, CDPMA, AS

Alternative Dental Assisting Program
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 2/5 - 5/31 ZPED-070 601 0 seats left $1100Call for more information

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, select HeartCode BLS, and add it to your cart. Cost is $36 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).

Skills sessions are held at 400 Jordan Road. 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.

Course will be held at 400 Jordan Road, Room 224 

HeartCode BLS
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 8/12
9:00 am - 10:30 am
ZPFP-013 703 0 seats left $30Section Full

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Saturday, 8/24
9:00 am - 10:25 am
ZPFP-013 704 0 seats left $30Section Full

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Saturday, 8/24
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ZPFP-013 705 4 seats left $30
Monday, 8/26
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPFP-013 706 9 seats left $30
Tuesday, 8/27
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm
ZPFP-013 707 10 seats left $30
Tuesday, 8/27
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 708 11 seats left $30
Wednesday, 8/28
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ZPFP-013 709 10 seats left $30
Thursday, 8/29
3:30 pm - 4:55 pm
ZPFP-013 710 12 seats left $30
Thursday, 8/29
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ZPFP-013 711 12 seats left $30

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training

This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment. 

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.

Course will be held in the Administration Building, Room 106

William Sickinger, Instructor

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, Wednesday, 7/23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, 7/25
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZSEC-011 700 5 seats left $160

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Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2024 Hours (May 20 - July 26): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)