Continuing Education Catalog

Spring 2019

ADOBE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

SUNY Adirondack is proud to offer Adobe certification exam services. Whether you’re a student or a professional, Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications can give you the edge you need on your résumé by adding an industry-recognized credential to your skills. Exams currently being offered include:

  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Video Communication using Adobe Premiere® Pro
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu to schedule your certification exam and to find out more information about options and pricing.

EXCEL LEVEL 1 FOR THE BEGINNER
April 10 and 17

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | Wilton Center

Use Excel to help you organize, analyze and share your data at work or home. Learn how to navigate Excel, develop a basic worksheet, perform calculations, modify and format a worksheet, manage and print workbooks and customize the Excel environment. This course is intended for those individuals who have little to no experience with Microsoft Excel. However, in order to be successful, you should have some experience with using personal computers, a keyboard and mouse, as well as navigating files, folders and software applications.

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your home computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do Excel in the future).

Registration for this class closes on Wednesday, March 27 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20081

 

EXCEL LEVEL 2 — INTERMEDIATE SKILLS
May 1 and 8

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | Wilton Center

Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to develop advanced formulas, analyze and organize data, work with functions and lists, visualize data with charts and graphs, work with multiple workbooks and export data. This course is intended for those individuals who have some experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in becoming more efficient and skillful in the software application.

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your home computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do Excel in the future).

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20082

Registration for this class closes on Wednesday, April 24 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

 

FRONT END WEB DEVELOPMENT
January 22 to April 18
No class on March 12 & 14
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:45 to 8:45pm | Wilton Center

Please note: This class is offered by SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) and takes place at SUNY Adirondack’s Wilton Center.

This course uses online and in-person instruction to teach students how to program in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the three tools comprising the development of virtually every site on the web. The course is structured around tutorials, assignments and individual and group projects wherein students also have the opportunity to learn and practice with industry-standard Front-End technologies including, but not limited to, the Twitter Bootstrap design framework, the jQuery JavaScript library and the Git version control system.

Additionally, guest lectures and networking events are integrated into the curriculum to provide students with valuable real-world exposure to local employers and a chance to get a feel for the industry overall. This course may be of particular interest to graphic designers, as it teaches the technical skills necessary for UI (user interface) development and wire-framing. The course may also be attractive to beginning programmers with aspirations to develop mobile applications, as it establishes a solid conceptual foundation for eventual progression into Full-Stack Development.

Occasional labs outside of class meetings will provide further opportunities for mentoring and networking.

Go to website: albanycancode.org/for-students/courses. Click on the link to “learn more.” On the course website, click “apply now.” Tuition assistance may be available.

Instructor: AlbanyCanCode Staff
Price: $1,500

 

ADIRONDACK BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (ABDP) SEMINARS
January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 11

Tuesdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

Start your day on the SUNY Adirondack campus, and attend these informative seminars on topics relevant to small businesses. For only $15, participants leave with knowledge and tools they can apply immediately to enhance their work and their business. All ABDP programs are held in the Center for Entrepreneurship in the north end of Adirondack Hall on the Queensbury campus.

Contact businesscentral@sunyacc.edu to be added to the ABDP mailing list to receive program updates and invitations!

The ABDP is a collaborative effort between SUNY Adirondack, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center to provide business education and support services to the business community in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. For more information on the ABDP, contact businesscentral@sunyacc.edu.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central, at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details.

PROGRAM AGENDA
7:30am: Check-in and networking
8:00am: Program
9:00am: Post-program Q&A and networking
Price: $15/session

 

START-UP ADK
February 26 to April 16

Tuesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you starting or expanding a small business? This comprehensive and informative 8-session course addresses the business planning process, resources to support small businesses, topics including marketing, market research bookkeeping, tax issues and cash flow, financial projections, legal issues, human resources, business insurance and tools for small businesses. Throughout the program, participants will utilize an online business plan builder with support and feedback from the course instructor.

If you apply through your county’s Local Development Corp. (LDC) and successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small business loan through your county. Contact Jennifer Switzer from Warren County (518-798-7542, jswitzer@edcwc.org) or Deanna Derway from Washington County (518-746-2295 or dderway2@co.washington.ny.us) for more information or an application.

This course is sponsored by Warren and Washington County Local Development Corporations and SUNY Adirondack Business Central.

Warren County contact – Jennifer Switzer: 518.798.7542 or switzerj@edcwc.org
Washington County contact – Deanna Derway: 518.746.2290 or derway2@co.washington.ny.us

Instructor: Kim Feeney London, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $150
CRN: 20089

SARATOGA SEMINAR SERIES
February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12

Wednesdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Wilton Center

Join us for our new monthly business and professional development seminar series at the Wilton Center. Seminar participants will be provided with real tools and resources that they can implement in their work and/or business and an opportunity to network with other area business owners and professionals. Seminar topics are posted online at sunyacc.edu/events, and registration opens two weeks prior to the seminar date.

The Saratoga Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between SUNY Adirondack, the SPARK by SEDC and the Small Business Development Center to provide business education and support services to the business community in Saratoga County. For more information on the Saratoga Seminar Series, contact businesscentral@sunyacc.edu.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central, at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details or more information.

PROGRAM AGENDA
7:30am: Check-in and networking
8:00am: Program
9:00am: Post-program Q&A and networking

Price: $15/session

 

QUICKBOOKS 101 — ONLINE
April 5 to 19

Fridays | 8 to 10am | Queensbury Campus

Over the course of three, two-hour, in-person sessions, participants will learn the basic functions of QuickBooks Software and delve into its various uses. Learn about basic accounting principles and the importance of lists in QuickBooks, how to use QuickBooks to set up bank accounts, record sales and deposits and enter and pay bills and expenses. The curriculum will also include an overview of available reports, as well as use of QuickBooks to track and pay vendors, track time, invoice customers and manage client receivables.

Please note: Each participant will be required to have an active QuickBooks account and laptop to participate in the in-person training classes. Computer equipment and access to QuickBooks software will not be provided.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central, at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details or more information.

Price: $125

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR SERIES
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 20

Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Wilton Center
or
January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23 and June 27
Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

Join our monthly seminar series for businesses and marketing professionals, focusing on a different type of social media in each session. Social media marketing that will be covered in the series include: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and SnapChat. Seminars will be held both at SUNY Adirondack’s Wilton Center and the Queensbury campus!

Seminar topics are posted online at sunyacc.edu/events and registration opens two weeks prior to the seminar date.

The Social Media Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between SUNY Adirondack, the SBDC and the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central, at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details.

PROGRAM AGENDA
7:30am: Check-in and networking
7:45am: Program
9:00am: Post-program Q&A and networking

Price: $15/Session

BEER SERVER & ENTHUSIAST TRAINING COURSE NEW!
April 23 to May 28

Tuesdays | 5 to 7pm | Wilton Center

Learn about key aspects of beer and the beer industry for individuals working in breweries, restaurants and other areas of the hospitality industry, as well as beer enthusiasts and homebrewers! Topics will include storing and serving beer, styles, flavor, evaluation, beer ingredients and brewing processes and pairing beer with food. Craft your understanding of the culture of beer using the tools and skills of professionals and devotees!

This course is intended to help prepare participants for the Cicerone Certified Beer Serve exam; however, it is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program. (The Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam will not be administered during the course, although, participants will receive a voucher for the online exam with registration for this course.)

Registration for this class closes on Monday, April 16 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Please note: Students should purchase or bring their copy of “Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink” (2017) by Randy Mosher to class sessions.

Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.

Instructor: David Gardell, Cicerone Certified, Owner of The Ruck
Price: $310 (Course price includes a $60 materials fee.)
CRN: 20084

 

LEADING IN HOSPITALITY
April 25 and May 2

Thursdays | 6:30pm to 8pm | Wilton Center

Learn about or advance your skills with customer satisfaction-focused leadership through this two-session course focused on current and future leaders in the hospitality field. Discussion and activities will address the importance of customer satisfaction, strategies for engaging teams in committing to that objective, leadership characteristics and the impact of training and coaching staff. Strive to develop yourself as a leader and support the success of your team and business!

Instructor: Luke Duggan
Price: $50 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20085

 

SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
January 26

Saturday | 8am to 6pm | Queensbury Campus
or
April 29
Monday | 8am to 6pm | Wilton Center
Bring a bag lunch

New York State legislation (S02328) mandates that all food service establishments which handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food will be required to have one ServSafe certified individual on staff. Local hospitality and food service businesses seeking certification for employees are invited to register for this workshop. Individuals who successfully complete the 10-hour program and examination will receive the certification which is valid for 5 years.

Participants are encouraged to pick up and review the required book in advance of the course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the certification exam. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education about the availability of books in advance.

Registration for the January 26 class closes on Friday, January 11, and for the April 29 class closes on Monday, April 15 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Frank Burns, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)
January Session CRN: 20086
April Session CRN: 20087

 

SHRM ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN RESOURCES
March 29 and April 5

Fridays | 8:30am to 4:30pm | Queensbury Campus
One-hour lunch on your own each day

This two-day SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course (formerly Essentials of HR Management) offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of human resources roles and responsibilities, including topics such as talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management and employment law. This course provides participants with foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential to business success—which is ideal for individuals new to the human resources profession or seeking strategies to boost their employee management skills. This program is also an excellent refresher for seasoned HR professionals or for those who are PHR/SPHR certified and seeking HRCI continuing professional education credits.

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, March 14 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Gretchen Steffan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Price: $610 (Course price includes a $270 materials fee for Reference Book, Activities Book, and access to online tools.)
CRN: 20095

BARTENDING & MIXOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM – ENHANCED
March 13 to April 24

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus & Local Restaurants

This course introduces and advances the knowledge and application of bartending skills to prepare individuals to work in the hospitality industry and to support enthusiasts who are personally interested in mixology. Initial course sessions are appropriate for participants with limited experience and will focus on introductory information, best practices, legal issues and increasing participants’ familiarity with wines, beers and mixed drinks. Later sessions offer more hands-on activities and time to rehearse and advance skills behind the bar to develop teamwork, recall of orders and elements of “style.”

At the completion of the course, students will be familiar with:

  • Industry standards
  • Common terminology
  • A variety of alcoholic beverages — beers, mixed drinks, wines, trending cocktails
  • Health & hygiene regulations/sanitation
  • Customer service & attitude
  • Selling techniques & showmanship
  • Menu development

Participants who successfully complete this course will be TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certified and will receive a certificate from the New York State Liquor Authority that can be used as part of their Reasonable Effort Defense in the event they are convicted of serving someone under the age of 21.

Attendance at the first two sessions of the course is required; participation in five of the seven sessions is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Registration for this class closes on Friday, March 1 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.

When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.
Instructor: Frank Burns, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $355 (Course price includes a $45 materials fee.)
CRN: 20088

 

FOCUS AND PERFORM — EXPANDED COURSE
February 1 to 15

Fridays | 1 to 4pm | Queensbury Campus

Explore the benefits and use of mental skills to support personal performance, manage thought patterns and promote goal achievement. This multi-session course will offer you opportunities to develop skills with focusing, relaxation, the use of visual imagery and goal setting through in-class discussions and activities, as well as between-session reflection and application. Learn and rehearse basic mental techniques to effectively interact with sports teams, colleagues in workplace settings, friends and family. Leaders, coaches, athletes, HR personnel and individuals seeking stress management skills development are encouraged to attend and learn skills that can be applied immediately.

Instructor: Herman Johnson, Cerebral Sports
Price: $75 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20098

 

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGING PROJECTS
April 4 to 18

Thursdays | 8am to 12pm | Wilton Center

Are you seeking some help with engaging your teams, staff, colleagues, vendors and business partners in effective communication about and completion of your projects? This workshop will provide an introduction to the foundational skills, tools and techniques to help effectively and efficiently manage projects in a structured way. You will learn how to:

  • Identify and manage project goals, objectives and risks
  • Establish a comprehensive communication plan for everyone involved in the project
  • Develop schedules using various resources — staff, consultants, volunteers and vendors
  • Determine success criteria and quality standards
  • Introduce techniques in helping staff, volunteers and customers adapt to change

A binder that includes whitepapers, exercises, project templates, a glossary and other informational materials will be provided to all participants to support their participation in the course and to serve as a reference as they continue to apply and advance their skills with project management in the workplace.

Instructor: Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP, CSM, SPP
Price: $510 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20097

STRONG TEAMS GET RESULTS NEW!
March 6

Wednesday | 1 to 4pm | Wilton Center

A team that functions well significantly influences productivity and achievement of individual, team level and organizational goals in the workplace. Since team development is a dynamic and ongoing process, it is important to continually cultivate effective strategies. Understanding the stage your team is in, the influence of individual thinking styles and how these dynamics can impact communication, expectations and feedback is vital for a strong team. This course provides information and practical tools designed to help increase your understanding of teams and how to be a confident and effective team member.

Instructor: Lynne Rittner, MSW of Melo Vivere, LLC
Price: $85
CRN: 20096

 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION COURSE — ONLINE
Available January 22 through May 7

Online course at your own pace

This online, self-paced, notary course is offered through Blackboard, and is designed to teach you the essential information you need to take and pass the New York State Notary Exam. In addition, this course will thoroughly prepare you to understand your duties and functions as a Notary Public Officer. You will gain insight into what a Notary Public’s key responsibilities and limitations are, as well as some best practices of a Notary Public Officer. Topics will include:

  • Notary concepts
  • Definition review
  • Sample forms
  • Notary law subsection review

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be given during this workshop. Information about the exam schedule will be available in the class.

Registration for this course closes on Tuesday, April 16 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.

Instructor: Kelli Hatin, EdD, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $75
CRN: 20091

 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION — FACE-TO-FACE
March 1

Friday | 12:30 to 4:30pm | Queensbury Campus
or
May 10
Friday | 9:30am to 1:30pm | Wilton Center

This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public exam and will provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public Office. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a Notary is likely to encounter. Topics include: Avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations and when to defer to an attorney. All materials will be provided and information about how to link to NYS Department of State licensing information, booklets and forms will be distributed.

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be administered during this workshop; however, an 80-question practice exam will be given.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $65
March session CRN: 20092
May session CRN: 20093

 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE
February 16 to March 24

Saturdays & Sundays | 9am to 5pm | Queensbury Campus
One-hour lunch on your own each day

This 12-session, 84-hour program is designed for beginning or advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Practical application and hands-on exercises will be completed in class.

To receive a certificate of completion, students are required to attend at least 80% of the course and must pass every assignment with a grade of 70% or better.

Books and materials must be purchased separately by contacting the Center for Legal Studies at www.legalstudies.com or by phone at 1-800-522-7737.

Please note: This course has its own withdrawal and student liability policy: Please call or email by or before 12pm on Friday, February 8 to cancel your registration and receive a refund less a non-refundable $15 administrative fee. No refunds will be given allowed for withdrawal from the course after 12pm on Friday, February 8.

Instructor: Center for Legal Studies
Price: $1,289 (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies. Estimated cost for books and access to the Westlaw Legal Research Database is approximately $451. Please note that students can access the Westlaw database on campus in the Library for no cost, but cannot print. If you wish to access Westlaw at home or elsewhere, you will need to purchase access.)
CRN: 20053

 

PERSONAL LINES INSURANCE PRELICENSING COURSE
May 7 to 16

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays | 8am to 4pm
Half-hour lunch on your own each day

and
May 17
Friday | 8am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

The Personal Lines Insurance Prelicensing Course will consist of an intensive study of various insurance topics to qualify prospective agents and brokers to take NYS insurance examinations.

This course will address insurance regulations, general insurance; property and casualty insurance basics; and policies for dwelling, homeowners, auto and other coverage areas.

Please note: This pre-licensing course fulfills the requirements to sit for the NYS Personal Lines insurance licensing examination — pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam. Participants are encouraged to pick up and review the required textbook in advance of the course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the required exam. Please contact the Office of Continuing

Education about the availability of books in advance.

*Attendance is mandatory for all course sessions in order to earn the hours required and to receive the certificate of completion.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, April 15 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Richelene Morey, CPCU, ACSR
Price: $515 (Course price includes a $70 materials fee.)
CRN: 20094

 

PTIA PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION COURSE
April 6 and 7

Saturday & Sunday | 9am to 4pm | Queensbury Campus
Bring a bag lunch

This two-day, intensive personal trainer certification program includes lecture, demonstrations and practical hands-on application to introduce you to a career in personal training. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Client consultation & assessments
  • Basic anatomy & physiology
  • Basic program design & implementation
  • Basic injury prevention & medical considerations
  • Basic nutrition fundamentals
  • Weight loss information
  • Goal setting & motivation
  • Case study practice & client role playing
  • Practical training in the gym

Participants are encouraged to dress in professional, comfortable athletic attire for both days and bring a lunch, snacks, water, a pen for notetaking and an exercise mat. There are no prerequisites to participate in this program. Additional requirements for certification include successfully completing the lab and online exams, a 10-hour internship and CPR/AED Training and Certification. The initial PTIA certification is valid for 2 years, and you are required to build on and stay current in the field by completing 10 CEC every two years.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, April 1 to ensure timely receipt of course materials.

Please note: No refunds will be allowed for withdrawal from the course after 4pm on Monday, April 1.

PTIA is a professional fitness training organization committed to providing the highest standard of education and professional certifications for prospective and current personal fitness trainers.

Underlying all that we do is the deep desire to see improved health, fitness and quality of life by teaching safe, proven and effective exercise methods to people of all ages. To learn more, please visit www.PersonalTrainingInstituteOfAmerica.com or https://www.ptia.info.

Instructor: PTIA (Personal Training Institute of America)
Price: $585 (An additional $85 materials fee should be paid to the instructor at the first course session.)
CRN: 20099

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT: ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESSES
April 9 to May 9

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is one in a series of three courses offered as part of the NYS DEC Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate series. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requires this course if you plan on pursuing an “A” certificate at any level. It is also an excellent refresher if you already hold certification and is good for operator renewal credit. Topics to be covered include: a basic process overview, modifications, process control, testing and calculations, nitrification, problem-solving, record keeping, trending and graphing.

Please note: While not required, it is recommended that participants complete the Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants course (usually offered in the fall semester) before attending this course.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, March 25 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $370 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20100

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT: BASIC LABORATORY COURSE
February 19 to March 21

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant

This class is one in a series of three courses offered as part of the NYS DEC Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate series. This particular course will teach you proper procedures for solids analysis, pH and alkalinity determination, chlorine determination, BOD and Winkler Dissolved Oxygen. Hands-on application will follow discussion and demonstration of each procedure. You will be given a proficiency exam for each procedure. This course fulfills laboratory proficiency for DEC certification and is good for operator renewal credit.

Please note: While not required, it is recommended that participants complete the Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants course (typically offered in the fall semester) prior to registering for this course.

Registration for this class closes on Tuesday, February 12 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $340
CRN: 20101

 

Please note: All materials costs for courses are included in price unless otherwise specified.

CREATING STAINED GLASS
March 23 and 30

Saturdays | 8:00am to 12:00pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn the art of creating stained glass objects. Experience cutting glass to fit a pattern, grinding, foiling and soldering the pieces. Students will have the opportunity to create two unique stained glass pieces. All levels are welcome.

Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $89 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20016

 

BEGINNING SEWING II NEW!
April 27 to May 18

Saturdays | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of sewing, and includes making home decorative envelope pillows and/or a tote, bag or wallet. Students who have taken Beginning Sewing I will build on the information and fundamentals taught in the previous class. This class will address how to work and troubleshoot your sewing machine, how to read a pattern and how to lay out fabric for proper cutting, as well as cutting, decorative and embellishment techniques.

There are several loaner machines available during class time — first-come, first-served, for a nominal fee to the instructor. A list of required materials will be available at the time of registration.

New and beginner students, as well as experienced students, are welcome.

Instructor: Laura Pruett, Let’s Go Arting
Price: $52
CRN: 20069

 

BEGINNING QUILTING II NEW!
April 27 to May 18

Saturdays | 1 to 4pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is for all beginner sewing students who would like learn the fundamentals of quilting by creating an envelope pillow and/or a small blanket or wall hanging. Students who have taken Beginning Quilting I will build on the information and fundamentals taught in the previous class. Students will learn how to use their machines properly, as well as fabric layout, quilting styles and techniques for troubleshooting, cutting, piecing, layering, decorative and embellishing.

There are several loaner machines available during class time — first-come, first-served, for a nominal fee to the instructor. A list of required materials will be available at the time of registration.

New and beginner students, as well as experienced students, are welcome.

Instructor: Laura Pruett, Let’s Go Arting
Price: $52
CRN: 20070

 

SILVERSMITH: DESIGN AND FABRICATION
April 4 to May 9

Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Would you like to learn the basic skills necessary to design and fabricate original functional or non-functional jewelry and sculpture in metal? This class will provide you with skills and techniques including piercing, laminating and soldering, texture and embossing, bezel making and stone setting. Students will have the opportunity to create either earrings, a ring, pendant, bracelet or a sculptural piece. Students of all levels are welcome, and all the necessary tools will be provided.

Instructor: Matthew Balint, Silver Parrot
Price: $119 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)
CRN: 20018

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
April 10 to May 8

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

If you love to sketch or would like to learn, this course is perfect for you! Explore the expressive possibilities of drawing including the basic elements of sketching and drawing such as lines, space and perspective. Discover the secrets of shading solid forms and learn the language of drawing and how to convey your ideas.

Participants must bring a charcoal pencil, eraser and drawing pad to class.

Instructor: Valeria Orozco
Price: $45
CRN: 20057

 

GOAT MILK SOAP
March 24

Sunday | 1 to 4:30pm | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne

Goat milk soap is excellent for people with dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It is loaded with nutrients, proteins, fat, calcium and vitamins. It is an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate, nourish and revitalize skin. We will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your soap. You will be making a pound of soap to take home.

Instructor: Christine Eberhardt
Price: $70
Course price includes a $25 materials fee.
CRN: 20075

 

INTRODUCTION TO PYROGRAPHY
April 12

Friday | 9am to 4pm | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne

In this class you will be introduced to the wonderful art of pyrography (wood burning). You will learn all the basics, including the different tips of your wood burning tool and how to transfer your design onto the wood.

Instructor: Bret Collier
Price: $115 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20076

 

YOU CAN BE A FREELANCE WRITER
May 4

Saturday | 1 to 5pm | Queensbury Campus

Freelance writing is a low-investment business you can run from home, allowing you to set your own schedule and earn a good living. Discover the step-by-step process for establishing yourself in this highly desirable field, including identifying markets for your writing, finding and approaching clients, delivering assignments and cultivating repeat business. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of the business, plus all the tricks of the trade, so you can launch your own successful freelance writing business.

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20021

VOLUNTEER LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING
March 26 to April 30

Tuesdays | 5:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Did you know that one out of five adults in our region cannot read a map, fill out a job application or follow directions on a medicine bottle? In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Literacy New York staff in order to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Why not give back by teaching reading and English to adults in the community who need help? The need for literacy tutors in the region is significant.

Instructor: Literacy New York Greater Capital Region
Price: $45 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20017

SPANISH — BASIC CONVERSATION FOR LEISURE OR TRAVEL
February 26 to April 9 No class on March 12

Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

¡Saludos! Are you planning a trip to one of the many Spanish-speaking countries in the world? Maybe you’ve always been interested in learning Spanish or wished you had continued after high school. Come and join us to “start a conversation together!” This course of basic, beginning Spanish conversation will provide you with the confidence you need to travel abroad. You will learn greetings, niceties, asking for directions, ordering in a restaurant, shopping terms and more.

Your input will help pace the class and focus our lessons. No prior experience necessary. Put it off no longer — begin speaking Spanish today!

Instructor: Peter Schmidt
Price: $75
CRN: 20059

 

SPANISH — BEYOND THE BASICS: CONVERSATION FOR LEISURE OR TRAVEL
April 30 to June 4

Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

¡Saludos! Traveling in the near future? Do you need to brush up on the Spanish you learned in high school or from the basic course? Want to gain confidence in speaking Spanish? Let’s continue to build the confidence you need to use Spanish in real-life situations. This course is the next step beyond the basic course, and students should already have some familiarity with the essentials. We will briefly review basics covered in the first course and start working with new vocabulary and phrases to prepare you for day-to-day situations. Your input will help pace the class and focus our lessons. Some prior, basic experience is necessary to benefit from this course.

Instructor: Peter Schmidt
Price: $75
CRN: 20060

 

MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT
March 18

Monday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your Social Security benefit. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security.

Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options, and help you understand simple steps to maximize your benefit.

Join us before you make the financial decision that may not be reversible.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, adviser with Halliday Financial
Price: $15
CRN: 20025

 

MEDICARE BASICS WORKSHOP
March 7

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

With so much media coverage and product literature bombarding your mailbox, knowledge is imperative in choosing your Medicare health plan. At this workshop, you will learn all about Medicare basics and all its parts, premiums and deductibles. You will learn how to evaluate and make an educated decision in choosing your Medicare plan every year with confidence. Also, do you know about, or do you qualify for, state prescription assistance or other available assistance programs? Join us to learn more!

You will be able to identify the differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan and Part D Prescription Coverage.

Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group, Ltd.
Price: $15
CRN: 20028

 

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY
April 3 and 10

Wednesdays | 6:30 to 9:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Join us to learn about the important considerations you need to make before deciding to retire! Avoid common pitfalls, and have all your information ready to go to get the most out of your retirement. This course will cover:

  • Life planning for retirement
  • Retirement needs & expenses
  • Retirement roadblocks & mistakes
  • Retirement income sources
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Investments
  • Risk management & asset protection

Instructor: Steve Hipsley, CFP, Champlain Wealth Management, Ltd.
Individuals – Price: $40 | CRN: 20008
Couples – Price: $65 | CRN: 20009

An additional $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for the required workbook. Couples may share a workbook.

 

NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF RETIREMENT PRODUCTS
April 15

Monday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This class focuses on breadth, not depth, by providing a general primer or overview that will improve your vocabulary and consumer confidence by defining popular products and strategies that bombard us in the media. These products and strategies include: Annuities (i.e., Variable, Fixed, Immediate, Deferred), Medicare Parts A,B,C,D, Long-Term Care, Long-Term

Care Policies, Life/Long-Term Care Insurance Policies, Age/Stage-Related Mutual Funds, etc. You will leave the class with a better understanding of what these things are and for whom these products and strategies are designed.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, adviser with Halliday Financial
Price: $15
CRN: 20026

 

MULTIGENERATIONAL PLANNING
April 24

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Family wealth transfer is not just about passing wealth to the next generation. It is also about how to pass on what is important and how to avoid damaging our children’s relationships with each other. Join estate planning attorney, Brian Borie, and financial adviser, Frank Finch, as we focus on family wealth management, financial security and estate and legacy planning. Understand how to avoid making big mistakes and how the right communication between family members may lead to successful transfer of assets and wealth.

Instructors: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, Advisor with Halliday Financial, and Brian Borie, Esq., Principal of Little, O’Connor & Borie, P.C.
Price: $15
CRN: 20027

 

5 HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE

Mondays | Queensbury Campus

February 18    9am to 2pm      CRN: 20034
March 25         5 to 10pm        CRN: 20035
April 22            5 to 10pm        CRN: 20036
May 20            5 to 10pm        CRN: 70004
June 17           5 to 10pm        CRN: 70005
July 22             5 to 10pm        CRN: 70011
August 19       5 to 10pm        CRN: 70006

This five-hour pre-licensing course is required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class. Students should arrive 10 minutes before class starts. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time.

A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required and must be brought to class. Pre-registration is required through Continuing Education.

Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $50

 

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY (ABS)
April 13

Saturday | 8:30am to 5pm | Queensbury Campus

Everyone born after May 1, 1996 must have a boater license to operate any boat in New York State. This basic power boat and Personal Watercraft (PWC) class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety certificate for motorboat and Personal Watercraft operation. This course meets the boating safety education requirements for the state of New York. Many insurance companies recognize the certificate for discounts on boat insurance.

Operators may not operate a Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski,® Sea-Doo,® etc.) unless they are at least 14 years of age and hold a boater safety certificate issued by the USCG Auxiliary for having completed an eight-hour, classroom-based course. Participants must attend all eight hours and pass the final exam in order to qualify for the certificate which is issued at the end of class.

This course is open to individuals who are at least 10 years of age. Participants under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the class.

Instructor: U.S. Coast Guard
Lake George Flotilla 15-10
Price: $32 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20010

MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

Back for its 16th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack offers weekend and mid-week classes that run from April through October.

All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online. Log onto adkmc.com, or call Margie at 518.668.5589 for more information. Motorcycle classes are taught by the experienced RiderCoaches at Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC.

BASIC RIDERCOURSE (BRC I FOR LICENSE WAIVER)

This is the course for entry level riders and returning riders whose skills are a bit rusty. Learn the basics of motorcycle operation with patient, professional RiderCoaches. Motorcycles are supplied. This class has an online e-Course component, plus classroom and riding components. Successful completion of this class entitles the student to a NYS motorcycle road test waiver — meaning that no DMV riding test is required.

A valid Driver’s License and motorcycle permit are required to take this course.

Price: $275

 

BASIC RIDERCOURSE II (BRC II)

For graduates of the BRC I for License Waiver class, this is the next step in your riding education. This is a one-day class taken on your motorcycle. Skill drills cover braking, swerving and cornering. This course is also the perfect “first class” experience for experienced riders that have had no formal training. This is a great option for groups.

There is no license component to this class. A motorcycle license is required for this course. Students must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles for this class.

Price: $150

 

BASIC RIDERCOURSE II (BRC II FOR LICENSE WAIVER)

A one-day course for those riders that have experience and/or have been riding years on a “learner’s permit.” This is NOT a course for beginners. Students are expected to be able to adequately control a motorcycle in a safe manner conducive to legal street riding. Completion of an online e-Course component is required prior to the riding component. Successful completion of the e-Course and the riding skills test earns a Course Completion Card, which acts as a road test waiver at the DMV. A great way to finally get licensed!

Students must have a valid driver’s license and a NYS Motorcycle Permit and must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles for this class.

Price: $225

COOKING CLASS BOOK CLUB
February 8, March 1 and April 12

Fridays | 4:30 to 7:30pm
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

Love reading and food? This is the perfect book club for you! Throughout the course, students will read and discuss a different book every month — each with a food-related twist.

  • February: “The Lost Vintage” by Ann Mah
  • March: “The Nix” by Nathan Hill
  • April: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

We will discuss the chosen book at the start of the class and then go into the kitchen and prepare some of the meals mentioned in the book! Leave each class with recipes to take home and enjoy. Participants will learn new techniques to use in their own kitchens, as well as read new and exciting books about food, love and travel.

Participants must register for this class by February 1. Any withdrawals after the February 1 deadline will not receive a refund for materials costs.

Participants must obtain their own copies of the books.

Instructor: Chef Megan Diehl, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $148 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20011

 

SUNY ADIRONDACK CULINARY ARTS LUNCHEON
April 17

Wednesday | 11:30am to 1:30pm
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

Join us for a very special luncheon prepared by SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts students at our new restaurant, Seasoned, located at 14 Hudson Avenue in Glens Falls. You will be treated to a three-course meal created from start to finish. Enjoy delicious and nutritious foods sure to inspire and delight in our lovely new restaurant. Arrive at 11:30am to have a chance to view “behind the line” to see the students at work in the kitchen and to learn about the College’s popular Culinary Arts program. Lunch will be served at noon.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have a fabulous lunch prepared by our region’s next great chefs!

Please notify the Office of Continuing Education at the time of registration if you have special dietary restrictions so that we can do our best to accommodate you.

Instructor: Chef Megan Diehl, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $14.95 materials fee.)
CRN: 20061

 

HEALTHY EATING AS YOU AGE NEW!
May 10

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Queensbury Campus

Healthy diets don’t have to be boring, and neither do diets specifically designed to support the body as it continues to change throughout the lifespan! If you have questions about

dietary needs for different ages and stages of life or specific dietary restrictions, and are interested in some new cooking and recipe ideas, or if you just want to spend a fun and engaging afternoon talking and cooking, then this class is for you. This interactive class will combine a lecture, question and answer session and hands-on cooking to promote learning about healthy eating as you age.

Please notify the instructor if you have any food allergies.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20055

 

WINE & FILM PAIRING NEW!
February 24, March 24 and April 28

Sundays | 2 to 5pm
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with a good movie and wine? We’ve created a list of our favorite films and wine pairing suggestions for each film. You will have the opportunity to taste four different wines and learn about the uniqueness of each. Join SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Chef Megan Diehl for an afternoon of light appetizers, film watching, wine education and, of course, wine tasting. Register for each session individually, or save $11 by signing up for all three sessions at the same time!

Prerequisite: Participants must be 21 or older to attend.

  • February 24: Bottle Shock: Participants must register for this class by February 15; any withdrawals after that date will not receive a refund for materials fees.
  • March 24: Sunset Boulevard: Participants must register for this class by March 15; any withdrawals after that date will not receive a refund for materials fees.
  • April 28: SOMM: Participants must register for this class by April 19; any withdrawals after that date will not receive a refund for materials fees.

Instructor: Chef Megan Diehl, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $52 per one-day session, or $145 if registering for all three at once (save $11!).
Course price includes a $25 materials fee per session ($75 for all three).

Please note: Participants who sign up for all 3 sessions and later withdraw may be eligible for a partial refund.

ALL 3 SESSIONS
CRN: 20012
FEBRUARY 24 ONLY
CRN: 20013
MARCH 24 ONLY
CRN: 20014
APRIL 28 ONLY
CRN: 20015

 

LAVENDER TEA PARTY NEW!
April 28

Sunday | 1 to 3pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

Enjoy an old-fashioned, English-style lavender tea and delicious lavender desserts, and join Diane and David Allen of Lavenlair Farm in their stone farmhouse to celebrate its 199th year. They will talk about the property’s century-long history, the history of Lavenlair Farm and their own adventures in agritourism. The Allens will also field any lavender questions!

Instructors: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20023

 

OUTDOOR COOKING NEW!
June 1

Saturday | 1 to 3pm | Queensbury Campus

Why cook outside? For starters, outdoor cooking is as old as mankind. The first efforts at cooking food were not done in an oven, but in fires made in the great outdoors. In our modern era, the myriad of appliances and other machinery have made menial tasks easier. Join us to return to basic traditional skills, such as that of cooking directly over a fire.

This hands-on, interactive class will combine information with guidance to provide participants with the basic skills to start developing their own proficiency in outdoor cooking over a fire.

This class will be held outside, rain or shine, so please come dressed for the weather. Please wear flame-retardant clothing and notify the instructor if you have any food allergies.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 70010

 

THE ART OF BEEKEEPING NEW!
March 19 to April 2

Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Join Tom Wells from Pleasant Valley Apiary, and discover the importance of beekeeping management through the spring, summer and fall seasons. Learn about splitting hives, locating the Queen and introducing her to the hive, honey production, mite control and harvesting the honey. Students of all levels are welcome.

Please note: Participants must purchase textbook prior to class: “The Beekeeper’s Handbook,” 4th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. The cost is approximately $23 (price may vary by vendor).

Instructor: Thomas Wells, Pleasant Valley Apiary
Price: $32
CRN: 20067

 

APPLE TREE GRAFTING
April 6

Saturday | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can start your own favorites or improve existing trees. Because known apple varieties do not grow from seed, we will learn how to graft shoots of desired varieties onto suitable rootstocks. Our focus will be on bench grafting to produce new trees and cleft grafting on existing trees, but we will also explain autumn bud grafting and bridge repair grafting. Benefits of various rootstocks and properties of certain apple varieties will also be explained. Participants will go home with their own grafted apple tree, as well as new knowledge about propagating apple trees.

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 20019

 

HOME COMPOSTING
May 4

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Turning kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into “brown gold” to fertilize your lawn, garden or houseplants is easy. This class will teach you everything you need to know to start making nutrient-rich compost at home. We will examine different types of composting systems, identify the proper ingredients to go into your compost, learn how to care for a compost pile to speed its progress and prevent odors and discuss how to use your finished compost.

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $15
CRN: 20020

 

CREATING A NO-TILL WOOD CHIP GARDEN NEW!
April 1

Monday | 6 to 8 pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn how to create a no-till wood chip garden and limit weeding and watering. This class will guide you into getting back to nature by showing you how to use readily available wood chips or other mulch, which develop into rich compost and in turn feed the soil and your plants.

Instructor: Brendan Riordan, Riordan Family Farm
Price: $19
CRN: 20051

 

UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL GARDEN DESIGNS NEW!
March 28

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

We who helped our elders garden tend to do so in the same way they did — planting neat rows of vegetables, arranged according to the directions on the back of the seed packs.

Those directions are usually more suited to farm equipment, not spirited gardeners with a flair for the artistic. There are much more productive and beautiful ways to grow your bounty than the traditional repetitive rows of seeds. Come learn about garden designs like mandalas and keyholes, as well as flow systems. Your gardening will never be the same again!

Instructor: Christopher-Robin Healy, Cloud Cultivated Ecology/Clearlight Permaculture Design
Price: $19
CRN: 20039

 

SAVING SEEDS
April 29

Monday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Would you like to learn how to save your own seeds and even start a local seed bank? In this course, we’ll cover the history of seed saving and plant breeding, from Mendel’s peas, to farmers, to the rise of seed companies. Learn the pros and cons of hybrids versus open-pollinated varieties, as well as seed and plant patenting and genetically modified organisms.

Instructor: Christopher-Robin Healy, Cloud Cultivated Ecology/Clearlight Permaculture Design
Price: $19
CRN: 20042

 

EDIBLE LANDSCAPING & FOREST GARDENING FOR SUBURBAN PROPERTIES NEW!
April 17

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Tired of a mundane lawn and privet shrubs? Looking for a way to mitigate your expenses with ever-rising food prices? If you are tired of unripe or stale vegetables and fruit and are interested in something more nutritious and delicious, then this is the class for you! A suburban lot can be a source of both food and beauty, and with food prices unlikely to come down, now is the time to act.

Instructor: Christopher-Robin Healy, Cloud Cultivated Ecology/Clearlight Permaculture Design
Price: $19
CRN: 20068

NEW DINNER SERIES!

COLLABORATIVE CUISINE at Seasoned, 14 Hudson Ave, downtown Glens Falls

Four-course curated menus will feature product offerings from local proprietors.

$75/person per meal. Save $25 when registering for all 3 at once!

Seating is limited. For more information, email events@sunyacc.edu.

Rachel’s Spice Company
Friday, February 15, 2019
last day to register is Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lake George Olive Oil Company
Saturday, March 30, 2019
last day to register is Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dragon Salt Works
Friday, April 12, 2019
last day to register is Thursday, April 4, 2019

SUNY ADIRONDACK SYMPHONIC BAND
January 23 to May 10
No class on March 13
Wednesdays | 4:45 to 6:45pm | Queensbury Campus

Comprised of an intergenerational mix of community members and SUNY Adirondack music majors and non-music majors, the Symphonic Band welcomes music lovers who have a background in playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. There are no auditions, but a positive attitude is required. Public concert(s) will be included in the program.

The first rehearsal is a sight-reading session, so please bring your instrument.

Instructor: Diane Bargiel, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $12
CRN: 20079

 

SUNY ADIRONDACK CHORALE
January 28 to May 10
No class on March 11
Mondays | 6:45 to 8:45pm | Queensbury Campus

The chorale is intended for individuals who enjoy group singing and involves weekly group rehearsals. No previous experience is necessary, and no audition is required. Public concert(s) will be included in the program.

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $12
CRN: 20080

 

SYNTHESIS & SOUND DESIGN FOR MUSICIANS
February 28 and March 7

Thursdays | 5 to 7pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you a keyboard player or a musician who makes music with your computer? Do you still rely on preset sounds? Are you confused by all of the faders and sliders? Most synthesizers are comprised of the same essential components, regardless of their make or interface. This class will begin with an introduction of how synthesizers work, including an overview of additive, subtractive, FM and sample-based synthesis. This course will involve hands-on exploration of a synthesizer using a VST plugin installed on our computers. Participants will learn to create quality sounds and develop skills that will be transferable to almost any hardware or software synthesizer.

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $52
CRN: 20064

 

ENSEMBLES

Community members are welcome to participate in SUNY Adirondack ensembles, listed below. Participating community members must register through Continuing Education and pay a $12 registration fee. Those who do not pre-register may fill out a registration card at the first rehearsal, and a bill for the $12 fee will be sent to their home address. If you plan to join one of these ensembles, please alert the conductor to expect you. For more information, contact the Music Department Director, Diane Bargiel, at bargield@sunyacc.edu.

  • Piano Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Vocal Ensemble (audition required)
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Rock Music Ensemble

MOVIE MUSIC NEW!
April 5 to 26
No class on April 19
Fridays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

The movie industry has been a resource for much of the music we enjoy today. In addition, it has been a catalyst for composers and performers who have chosen film as a venue for their creations. Come enjoy some of the film industry’s most beloved melodies, and experience the music behind the movies in this three-session interactive course.

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $47
CRN: 20033

BEGINNING UKULELE
February 27 and March 6

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is designed for the total beginner. Even if you have no previous musical experience, this class will provide you with the skills you need to begin making music with your ukulele! You will learn to hold, tune and strum basic chords. You will also learn to read chord charts, tablature and basic music notation. Please bring your own ukulele (GCEA tuning).

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $39
CRN: 20062

 

BEYOND THE BASICS UKULELE
March 20 and 27

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Take the next step with your ukulele! This class is designed for the player who can comfortably move between four or five basic chords without hesitation. We will cover barre chords, more advanced strum patterns and an introduction to finger picking.

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $39
CRN: 20063

 

BEGINNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR
March 19 to May 21

Tuesdays | 7 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Come join the circle and play guitar with us! Learn all the basics you need to play your favorite songs on guitar. These basic lessons in a friendly group setting are tailor-made for folks just starting out with this beautiful instrument! Gain confidence through learning correct guitar posture, tuning, technique and guitar care. Explore what makes music: notes, keys, chords, rhythms, tempos, patterns and melodies. Discover the joy of making music by playing with the group in a positive and supportive setting where everyone can be on the same page together. Advance your individual expression through learning to vary notes and strum patterns. Take home a clear practice plan and vocabulary charts in a printed guide, which covers all the basics you need. Graduate from the class with skills ready to play guitar for pleasure, and learn even more as you go forward.

Students must provide own acoustic (non-electric) guitar in good condition. Booklet provided as part of class fee. Strings, tuner, capo or other handy items will be available at class for sale at cost from the instructor.

Instructor: Sue West
Price: $125
CRN: 20065

 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR II
March 21 to May 23

Thursdays | 7 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is the much-requested follow-up to Beginning Acoustic Guitar at SUNY Adirondack. If you have mastered the materials assigned in the first class, this is the next step for building your confidence and skill as a musician. We will focus on rhythm and scale studies, flatpicking, picking patterns, guitar care, song arrangement, chord progressions, moveable chords, performance, guitar songwriters and popular songs. Please join us as our musical journey continues!

Students must provide own acoustic (non-electric) guitar in good condition. Booklet provided as part of class fee. Strings, tuner, capo or other handy items will be available at class for sale at cost from the instructor.

Instructor: Sue West
Price: $125
CRN: 20066

 

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY NEW!
April 24 to May 8

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This course will target the modern, convenient format of smartphone photography. Learn to create mindful and exciting images with your smartphone using a variety of angles and attachable lenses. As the class progresses, edit images though different applications. The use of editing apps will tie into this program, allowing students to learn how to color correct, adjust settings, make touch ups, sharpen or blur portions of the image and create different moods. Learn how to use social media apps like Instagram though editing, hashtags and experimenting with filters to create different moods and tones. Participants will also learn how to talk about their work and give critiques.

Instructor: Briana Casey
Price: $32
CRN: 20031

 

FLY TYING & FLY FISHING BASICS NEW!
March 20 to April 10

Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you new to the sport of fly fishing or interested in learning more? This class is designed for novice and new fly tyers and anglers. Learn the basic techniques required to tie your own flies and the patterns used by local fly fishers. You will learn about aquatic ecology, fly fishing and tying techniques as they pertain to the patterns tied in class. The last class will cover fly fishing gear and include a demonstration of basic casting techniques.

Necessary equipment and materials required to begin tying flies, in addition to where to find kits, will be discussed in the first class.

All tying materials for use in class will be provided. However, students must provide their own tools and bring a vise and basic tools to all classes after the first.

Instructor: Bryan Goodwin
Price: $69
CRN: 20052

 

WELLBEING THEORY: OVERVIEW NEW!
May 6

Monday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

We’ve all thought, “Will I be happy?” and “Am I going to have a good life?” The answers to these questions are different for each of us. Wellbeing Theory gives us a solid foundation on which to learn to improve our capacities for compassion, creativity, resilience and wisdom. We will look at this theory and its “pillars” to learn how to cultivate the best version of ourselves. Developing these areas allows us to flourish and aids us in making informed choices to live a more fulfilling life.

Instructor: Jan Raeder
Price: $20
CRN: 20050

 

WOMEN’S RELIGIOUS HISTORY NEW!
March 20 and 27

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This course will explore women’s religious history and the personal issues that arise in women. Women struggle with issues of body image, mother-daughter relationships, sexual freedom and access to power. But there was a time when the female body was sacred; there once was a long-lasting religion in which the chief divine actors were women. You will learn about ancient goddesses and their stories from around the world, as well as real women in ancient Sumer, Greece, Judaism, Christianity and other religious traditions.

Instructor: Angela Pace Lunz, Reverend at Cresthaven Interfaith Ministries
Price: $25
CRN: 20043

 

MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE 101
April 11 and 18

Thursdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This is a class for the Spiritual Seeker. Learn what it means to be a spiritual initiate and the natural laws and principles that control the energies of the universe. There will be discussion of the Seven Pathways to Spirituality as well as how we sabotage our personal harmony and positive states of body and mind. Practices to keep us on the desired path will also be covered.

Instructor: Holly Marek, Metaphysician Practitioner
Price: $25
CRN: 20049

 

SPRING CLEANSE NEW!
April 3

Wednesday | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Ayurveda teaches that the change of seasons is a natural time for us to reset our digestive fire, leading to many health benefits. A spring cleanse supports the elimination of toxins from the body, increases energy and vitality, supports healthy weight management, relaxes the nervous system and calms the mind.

Cleansing helps to reestablish one’s natural state of balance and promotes optimal health and wellbeing. These benefits can be achieved in 3, 5, 7 or more days, whichever fits your needs and plans. Learn how a cleanse — which offers delicious recipes — can easily be incorporated into your busy life.

Please note that the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider.

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $20
CRN: 20073

 

AYURVEDIC NATURAL TIPS FOR SELF-CARE AND WELL-BEING NEW!
April 22

Monday | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Ayurvedic medicine centers around the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. Lifestyle and diet routines help one to cope with bodily and mental impacts caused by seasonal changes, the environment and stress. By understanding the relationship of nature’s cycles, lifestyle and diet, Ayurveda provides information and tools that will enable one to build physical strength and mental capability to battle ailments that the body may incur. This hands-on session offers the experience of making and taking home remedies for skin care, teeth, gums, feet, dry eyes, digestion and colds, with items made from nature’s kitchen.

Please note that the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider.

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20074

 

ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL
July 8 to August 16

Monday through Friday | 9am to 5pm | Rogers Island Visitors Center, Fort Edward

During the French and Indian War, Fort Edward was the setting for the largest British military encampment in the American colonies, including the largest British fort, an extensive settlement on Rogers Island and several large sutlers’ (merchants’) houses where soldiers and officers bought some of their supplies. SUNY Adirondack has conducted archaeology at a great many of these sites since 1991, and we are eager to resume our research in the summer of 2019. Instruction will be provided in archaeological field and laboratory methods, artifact identification and surveying. Lectures and readings will primarily deal with these 18th century military sites. Enjoy a rigorous field experience that will expose you to many of the basics of field archaeology.

Please note: Participants must be 18 years of age to register.

Community members must register through SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. Students can earn 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they meet the attendance requirement.

Instructor: David R. Starbuck, Ph.D., SUNY Adirondack
Price: $12
CRN: 70003

 

CEMETERY PRESERVATION WORKSHOP

April 25
Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus
and
April 27
Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Rice Cemetery, South Glens Falls

In the 1840s, the Rural Cemetery Movement was the start of the end of burial grounds found on family farms and in local church yards. Many cemeteries have been neglected, lost and forgotten, and they have gravestones in need of conservation and preservation. Reed Antis, local cemetery preservationist, will show participants proper cleaning techniques and how to straighten leaning gravestones properly. Reed will give a talk on how cemeteries evolved in America from the country’s beginning to the present day. The changes in gravestones throughout the years will also discussed. This class is great for local historians, members of not-for-profit cemetery associations and local officials trying to manage abandoned cemeteries in their municipalities.

The instructor will address what tools and equipment are needed for participants to work safely on the gravestones.

Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.

Instructor: Reed Antis
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20022

PLEASE NOTE: The classroom where many of our fitness classes are held is not air-conditioned. Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.

 

CARDIO AND STRENGTH CIRCUIT
January 3 to February 5

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus
and/or
February 12 to May 30 No class on March 12 & 14
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus

and/or
June 4 to August 13
Tuesdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you looking to protect your bone health and muscle mass, be stronger and fitter, develop better body mechanics, play a role in preventing diseases and relieve your stress? If so, then this is the class for you! Every week you will be challenged by working on all your different muscle groups. You will be personally instructed every step of the way. The class offers low-, medium- and high-intensity options for men and women of all age groups. All fitness levels are welcome, and no prior experience is required.

Please wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, bring water and a mat and join in on the fun!

Instructor: Leesa Stiller

JANUARY SESSION
Price: $54 
CRN: 20001

FEBRUARY SESSION
Price: $162 (The spring course has been extended to 15 weeks for a total of 30 sessions.)
CRN: 20005

SUMMER SESSION
Price: $59
CRN: 70001

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA
February 12 to May 7
No class on March 12
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15pm | Queensbury Campus

Restorative yoga is a rejuvenating and fully-supported practice using props and blankets to modify and enhance traditional yoga postures. The postures gently stretch and open the body, relieving chronic tension as well as stress, and leading to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative breathing and meditation practices will be included. All levels are welcome!

Students should bring a yoga mat, blanket and strap to class.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 20037

 

YOGA FOR EVERYONE
February 12 to May 7
No class on March 12
Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:45pm | Queensbury Campus

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to practice, flexible or not, yoga is for you! Join us as we offer a class designed with many options to meet all levels of experience. Yoga will help you become more flexible, strong, balanced, relaxed and peaceful both on and off the mat.

Students should bring a yoga mat to class.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 20038

 

BARRE CLASS
February 27 to May 8
No class on March 13
Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus

What is Balancé Barre? A trendy, new and effective group fitness class like no other, barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates.

The ballet barre (or chairs) are used as props to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training. Isometric training is holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles and engage in high reps of small range-of-motion movements. You will feel the burn!

The major benefits of barre are improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased flexibility, reduced stress and improved balance and stability. The class is perfect for all fitness levels—from beginners to those who already work out. Leave class feeling challenged and invigorated! You’ll start with a warm up and sequence of upper-body exercises using free weights, push-ups, planks and other moves to target the biceps, triceps, chest and back muscles. Next, you’ll use the ballet barre (or chair) and your own body weight for resistance to focus on the legs, thighs and seat muscles. Your core will be engaged the entire class and then targeted at the end with a series of mat-based abdominal exercises.

For the cool down, you’ll complete a series of stretches to increase flexibility and allow your muscles to recover. Plié, relevé and tendu your way to better health. Look and feel your best with Balancé Barre!

Are you a member of Blue Shield of NENY? This class might be free for you — call our office for details.

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand
Price: $80
CRN: 20007

 

KETTLEBELL FITNESS
February 25 to May 6
No class on March 11
Mondays | 5:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Ready to kick all your fitness goals into high gear? Kettlebells are a Russian strength and conditioning tool that are rapidly taking over the health and fitness world. Kettlebells are time-efficient — you train multiple fitness components in the same session including cardio, strength, balance, stability, power and endurance. Gain the functional strength and muscle definition you desire! Of all the different pieces of fitness equipment out there, nothing does the job more effectively and efficiently than kettlebells.

Bring a water bottle, supportive sneakers, a set of heavier hand weights and a mat. It is required that students purchase a kettlebell prior to the first class. Often, women typically start with 10-15 pound (6.8kg) kettlebell and men start with a 20 pound kettlebell (9kg). Whatever you choose, be sure to select one that still challenges you, but isn’t too heavy.

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand
Price: $80
CRN: 20006

DR. NORMAN A. ENHORNING LECTURE & LUNCH SERIES

April 9 to 30
Tuesdays | 9:30am to 2:45pm | Queensbury Campus
9:30 to 10am | Refreshments and check-in
12:45 to 1:30pm | Lunch

 

SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series. The lectures will be presented in the Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. 

Each hour-long lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Morning refreshments and lunch are included each day, giving attendees an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the lectures and the subject matter presented.

Price: $139 (Course price includes a $93 materials fee.)
CRN: 20077

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

  • 10am – Ancient Greece in Art and Archaeology by Rebecca Pelchar, Assistant Professor of Art History and Valerie Haskins, Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – History of Aviation by Miriam Enman, Adjunct, Humanities Division at SUNY Adirondack
  • 1:30pm – Tammany Hall to the Cat in the Hat: The Evolution of Dr. Seuss by Wendy Johnston, Associate Professor of Political Science at SUNY Adirondack

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

  • 10am – Deception, Disinformation and Double Agents: Allied Efforts to Secure Victory in WWII by Carol Taylor, Retired Associate Professor of History at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – Health and Wellness: Late 19th to Early 20th Century by Kimberly Harvish, Educator at Chapman Historical Museum
  • 1:30pm – Tale of the Dismembered 1757 Fort William Henry Shipwreck by Joseph Zarzynski, Registered Professional Archaeologist

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

  • 10am – Drawdown: Proven Climate Change Solutions for the Adirondacks and Beyond by Dr. Stephen Danna, Dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury
  • 11:30am – Not Bad, Just Different: Understanding Generational Differences by Gail Hamel, Principal of Hamel Resources, L.L.C.
  • 1:30pm – Cyber Security: A Common Sense Approach for Consumers by Alan VanTassel, Executive Vice President at StoredTech

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

  • 10am – Fort Edward Stoneware — A Durable Legacy by R. Paul McCarty, Hill Collection Historian of SUNY Adirondack and Executive Director of the Old Fort House Museum
  • 11:30am – Saratoga Performing Arts Center — Behind the Galaxy Curtain by Dennis Moench, Senior Director of Education at Saratoga Performing Arts Center; David Greco, Director of Operations and Jeff Conkey, Operations Coordinator at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Live Nation Entertainment
  • 1:30pm – Rudolph Valentino: The Ethnic and the Erotic by Anthony Cavaluzzi, Associate Professor of English at SUNY Adirondack

HEALTHY EATING AS YOU AGE NEW!

May 10

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Queensbury Campus

Healthy diets don’t have to be boring, and neither do diets specifically designed to support the body as it continues to change throughout the lifespan! If you have questions about

dietary needs for different ages and stages of life or specific dietary restrictions, and are interested in some new cooking and recipe ideas, or if you just want to spend a fun and engaging afternoon talking and cooking, then this class is for you. This interactive class will combine a lecture, question and answer session and hands-on cooking to promote learning about healthy eating as you age.

Please notify the instructor if you have any food allergies.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20055

 

HISTORY OF HANDBAGS & HATS NEW!
April 24

Wednesday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Are handbags and hats frivolous accessories or necessities? Learn about cultural and fashion influences on these noteworthy pieces of a woman’s wardrobe. Kim Harvish, educator at the Chapman Museum, will give a lively presentation on the history of handbags and hats, as well as a lot of hands-on examples of various styles. For added fun, please bring a handbag and hat with you for show and tell. These can be items of any time period — whether they are accessories that you use now or vintage items.

Instructor: Kimberly Harvish, Chapman Historical Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20029

SUNY ADIRONDACK INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Community members may participate in international education offerings on a space-available basis through the Office of Continuing Education. SUNY Adirondack offers international education courses that include trips to many countries throughout the world. These three- or four-credit INT 204 courses begin in either the fall or spring semesters with travel occurring over winter, summer or spring breaks. The one-week or two-week travel experience portion of the course allows students to safely engage in the cultures of other nations.

Price: Tuition plus travel fees and health insurance fees. Travel fees are TBD.

  • Tuition: $300
  • Health insurance: $25.38

In Spring 2019, there will be international education trip to London. View the details at: http://www.sunyacc.edu/academics/international-education

MAPLELAND FARMS TOUR NEW!
March 21

Thursday | 2 to 4pm | Mapleland Farms, Salem

Enjoy a visit to the Mapleland Farms, a five-generation family farm in Salem, and discover how this farm turns maple sap into sweetness. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look and learn about tree management, tapping and how sap is collected and processed in the sugar house. Of course, no sugar house tour would be complete without some maple sugar tasting!

Instructor: Mapleland Farms Staff
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20024

 

SIGNS OF GLENS FALLS WALKING TOUR NEW!
May 8

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls

Join us as we explore the streets of downtown Glens Falls, seeing signs we probably miss in our day-to-day lives. Ghost signs, neon signs and sidewalk signs — we’ll learn about the history of some of them and the buildings they adorn, as well as the people and techniques used to create them.

Instructor: Jillian Mulder, Chapman Historical Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20030

 

BATCHELLER MANSION TOUR
April 10

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Batcheller Mansion, Saratoga Springs

Experience a first-person tour of this beautiful, historical mansion, led by guides acting as George and Catherine Batcheller. The entire Victorian experience takes about 90 minutes and allows participants to appreciate what it was like to live and be entertained in the house The New York Times called “Saratoga’s Crowning Glory.” Built at the beginning of the Gilded Age for a cost estimated at $100,000, construction on the Batcheller Mansion was rushed to completion in order to host a reception for President Grant. Eventually, it served as a boarding house and was abandoned a hundred years later in 1974. Owners since that time have dedicated significant amounts of money for the purpose of restoring the mansion to reflect its previous grandeur. Located one block off Broadway, on one of the most utilized routes to the track, the restored mansion became the unofficial emblem of the city.

Please note: The mansion has stairs only; there is no elevator. Parking is on the street.

Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $35
CRN: 20044

 

FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT TOUR
April 18

Thursday | 1 to 3pm | Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury

Join Miriam Enman, with her vast knowledge and enthusiasm for aviation, on a tour of the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren County. Learn the history of the airport and the role it has played in the community — past, present and future. Your guided tour will also include the airport grounds, facilities, terminal building, ramp, hangars and tie-down areas. An overview of the types of aircraft serviced and based at the airport will also be included as part of the tour.

Instructor: Miriam Enman
Price: $20
CRN: 20032

 

AN ARCHITECTURAL AND MUSICAL TREASURE TOUR IN GLENS FALLS
March 29

Friday | 1 to 3pm | First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls

The First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the North Country. Designed by famed American architect Ralph Adams Cram, the 1929 neo-Gothic building displays beautiful stonework, magnificent wood carvings and colorful stained glass windows. The church is home to two large pipe organs, which you will experience in sight and sound. With more than 7,000 pipes ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet long, this world-renowned instrument is one of the 100 largest pipe organs in the world! Bryan Kirk, Music Director and Organist, will take you on an informative tour of the building. You’ll also have a chance to hear this magnificent instrument, from the softest ethereals to roof-raising and floor-shaking fortissimos. You will also see rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers and pipes and air reservoirs, as well as learn about the extensive music program and concerts that the church offers for the benefit of our community.

Instructor: Bryan Kirk, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
Price: $19
CRN: 20071

 

PARK THEATER TOUR
April 26

Friday | 10am to 12pm | Park Theater, Glens Falls

The Park Theater opened on December 23, 1911, as the first movie theater in Glens Falls where the town gathered to watch silent films and vaudeville shows. After closing in 1935, the Glens Falls Post Co., publishers of The Post-Star, purchased the theater in 1937 and converted it into a printing plant. Over the years, it has been gradually improved for use as a performing arts center, rented out for occasional concerts and used to operate a movie theater. In July 2014, local developer Elizabeth Miller, president of Miller Mechanical, purchased the property. With the help of AJA Architecture and Planning and Cifone Construction Co., the Park Theater has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing space with Doc’s Restaurant downstairs. Get an inside look into this historic theater, now a hotspot for community events and performances!

Instructor: Park Theater Staff
Price: $19
CRN: 20078

 

NEW SKETE MONASTERIES TOUR
May 3

Friday | 1:30 to 3:30pm | New Skete Monasteries, Cambridge

Experience the breathtaking churches, extensive gardens, waterfall feature and the peace and solitude of New Skete! Learn about its history, art and culture. Your guided tour includes a tour of the churches, with one of the brothers giving a lecture on their history and the icons depicted on the walls, a question-and-answer session, a visit to the Meditation Garden and a slice of cheesecake. You may even catch a glimpse of the famed New Skete German Shepherd dog. Your tour will end with a visit to the monks’ gift shop and a stop at the nuns’ monastery for an opportunity to purchase cheesecake for home.

Instructor: Brother Gregory
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 20072

 

FRANKLIN SQUARE WALKING TOUR NEW!

May 15
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Congress Park, Saratoga Springs

Travel with us to learn about the architecture and history of one of Saratoga Springs’ first historic districts! Our journey will begin at the carousel in Congress Park. Proceeding to Broadway, we will view several of the city’s early motels, homes and buildings that were influenced by Italian, French Renaissance and Greek Revival style architecture. Our journey will take us to the area of Washington Street and continue on to Railroad Place and the Franklin Square neighborhood.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20048

 

CONGRESS PARK AND UNION AVENUE WALKING TOUR NEW!
May 1

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Congress Park, Saratoga Springs

View the monuments of Congress Park, Canfield Casino, the many springs of Saratoga and the development of Union Avenue neighborhood. Learn about the architecture and history of the neighborhood and some of the outstanding stories of some of these buildings. Climb the Trask Staircase and explore the area of Circular Street to Union Avenue, a neighborhood with an architectural span of nearly 200 years.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20046

 

TOUR AND LUNCH AT THE SKENE MANOR
May 17

Friday | 11:30am to 1:30pm | The Skene Manor, Whitehall

Enjoy a visit to The Skene Manor, Whitehall’s Castle on the Mountain, which is one of the few remaining castles in northeast New York. The castle was constructed of stone blocks cut right out of the mountain that frames the manor. This magnificent structure shows turn-of-the-century craftsmanship rarely duplicated today. Your day will include a lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, beverages and dessert that will be served in the tea room. You will also have the opportunity to tour the Skene Manor where you will experience the grandeur that exemplified turn-of-the-century wealth. All who visit rave about the lunch and the dedication of the volunteer staff who run the manor.

You will be contacted prior to the trip for your sandwich order. Lunch will be served at 11:30am. 

Instructor: Skene Manor Staff
Price: $30 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20083

 

ROBOTICS PROGRAMMING LAB WITH VEX IQ
April 30 to June 4

Tuesdays | 4:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus
Open to students in grades 7-10

This course will use the VEX IQ robotics platform to teach C++ programming to students in a virtual world setting.

You will learn the basics of programming in C++ or expand your current knowledge with video game-style challenges, in which you must program your virtual robot to complete each game level or stage! This course is appropriate for all levels of programmers as the virtual world’s platform has challenges appropriate for both beginning and advanced programmers.

Limited scholarship funds are available. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education for information.

Instructor: Benjamin Grieco
Price: $110 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20045

 

SUMMER ENRICHMENT
July 8 through July 25, 2019

Grades 4-10

SUNY Adirondack offers a Summer Enrichment program for area students who are entering grades 4-10. These courses are designed to introduce students to new, innovative and stimulating academic areas, enhance their traditional classroom education and provide a fun-filled experience.

Summer Enrichment information will be available in March 2019. Contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education for more information or to be added to the mailing list.

 

Would you like to teach a Summer Enrichment course?

Our office is accepting proposals through Thursday, January 17, 2019. Fill out the Youth Enrichment Course Proposal Form available at http://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/contact-us, and return it to the Office of Continuing Education by the deadline for full consideration.