Programs for Professionals

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

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Courses

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.

Instructors:

Tammy Conway, RDH, MS

Ann Gallerie, RDA, CDA, CDIPC, AS

Gabriele Hamm, RDA, CDA, CDPMA, AS

Alternative Dental Assisting Program
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Online, 2/5 - 5/31 ZPED-070 600 0 seats left $1100Call for more information
Online, 2/5 - 5/31 ZPED-070 601 0 seats left $1100Call for more information

Dignity For All Students Act (DASA)

The Dignity Act requires that all students in New York state public schools are afforded an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law §10). Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention is a six-hour interactive program that examines the acts of harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. In this training, participants will engage in authentic conversations, activities and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as exploring the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Shawn Hunziker, Instructor

Dignity For All Students Act (DASA)
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Wednesday, Thursdays, 4/10 - 4/11
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPFP-271 600 8 seats left $69

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 $34 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
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Wednesday, 3/20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 600 9 seats left $30
Thursday, 4/18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 601 12 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 Brightspace D2L. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Online Course

Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Id & Reporting Child Abuse
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Online, 4/8 - 4/15 ZPFP-010 600 7 seats left $49

Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide

The New York State Board of Regents has established requirements for licensed dental hygienists to obtain a restricted certificate to administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia in the practice of dental hygiene under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist. Upon the successful completion of this course, the dental hygienist will be able to apply for certification through the New York State Education Department. 35 credit (contact hours) will be awarded at the completion of the course. Online coursework is also required. 3.5 CEUs

Prerequisites: In order to attend this course, participants are required to show proof of current BPR/BLS certification for health care professionals and proof of current New York Dental Hygiene licensure is required prior to the initial class meeting. Textbooks are required for the course and are not included in the course fee. The list of required books will be mailed out with the registration confirmation. 

Computer Account Information

Course will be a hybrid course with some of the work completed online in Brightspace/ D2L and the on campus portion held in Fitzgibbbons Health Technologies Center, Room 151

Jennifer Walker, Course Coordinator 

Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide
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Saturday, 2/10
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, 3/2
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, 3/3
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
ZPED-025 600 0 seats left $950Section Full

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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. This course is available through Brightspace D2L. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Online Course 

Diane Teutschman, Instructor 

School Violence Prevention
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Online, 3/18 - 3/25 ZPFP-016 600 6 seats left $49

Security Guard 8 Hour Pre-Assignment

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.

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.

 Course will be held in Administration Building, Room 106

Gerald Place, Instructor

Security Guard 8 Hour Pre-Assignment
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Tuesday, Thursdays, 3/5 - 3/7
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZSEC-010 600 0 seats left $85Section Full

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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

OR

• 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, Thursday, 4/16
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 4/20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 600 17 seats left $160

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Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334

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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
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