Continuing Education Catalog

Fall 2019

Adobe Certification Exams
Computer Training
Small Business Success
Professional Development
Arts and Crafts
Communication
Financial Planning
Driver Training
Motorcycle Training
Food, Home and Garden
Music
Fitness
Hobbies and Special Interest
Never Stop Learning
International Education
Local Tours and Trips
Youth Enrichment


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. Exams currently 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.

 


COMPUTER TRAINING

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS NEW!
December 4 and 11

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Over the course of two, three-hour, in-classroom sessions, students will learn the basic functions and applications of QuickBooks 2018 software. Learn about setting up a company; creating lists; managing inventory, product sales, and invoicing; processing payments; working with bank accounts and paying bills. If you are managing a small business, are an independent contractor or have accounting responsibilities at your organization, this course may help you get started! 

Please note: Each participant will be required to have QuickBooks software and a laptop to participate in the in-person classes. Wifi access will be available; access to computers and QuickBooks software will not be provided.

Registration for this class closes on Wednesday, November 20 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: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10072

 

EXCEL LEVEL 1 FOR THE BEGINNER
October 16 and 23

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Use Excel to help you organize, analyze and share your data at work or home. Learn how to navigate Excel, create 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, October 2 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: 10074

 

EXCEL LEVEL 2 — INTERMEDIATE SKILLS
October 30 and November 6

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to create 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).

Registration for this class closes on Wednesday, October 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.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140
Course price includes a $30 materials fee.
CRN: 10075

 

EXCEL LEVEL 3 — ADVANCED SKILLS NEW!
November 13 and 20

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, use lookup functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate functionality, create sparklines and forecast data. This course is intended for those individuals who have significant experience with Microsoft

Excel and are interested in advancing their skills and efficiency in this 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).

Registration for this class closes on Wednesday, October 30 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: 10076

 

FRONT END WEB DEVELOPMENT
September 16 to December 11
No class on November 25 and 27
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 to 8:30pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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 create mobile applications, as it establishes a solid conceptual foundation for eventual progression intoFull-Stack Development. Occasional labs outside of class meetings will provide further opportunities for mentoring and networking.

Eligibility: In order to determine eligibility, students must email info@albanycancode.org. Prospective students will complete prerequisite on-line work assigned by AlbanyCanCode. Tuition assistance may be available.

Instructor: Greg Westover, AlbanyCanCode
Price: $1,650
CRN: 10118

 


SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

ADIRONDACK BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (ABDP) SEMINARS
September 10, October 8, November 12 and December 10

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

Start your day on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus and attend these informative seminars on topics relevant to small businesses. For only $15 per session, 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 (Suite 144) in the north end of Adirondack Hall on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus.

The ABDP is a collaborative effort between SUNY Adirondack, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UAlbany to provide business education and support services to the business community in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties.

Pre-registration is required online at www.sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Brandon K. Aldous, Coordinator of Career Readiness, at aldousb@sunyacc.edu or by phone at 518.681.5613 for questions or for more information. You can also email Brandon requesting to be added to our Office of Business Central email list to receive program invitations and updates.

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
October 1 to November 19

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 and resources to support small businesses on 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 Warren or Washington County’s 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 or jswitzer@edcwc.org) or Deanna Derway from Washington County (518.746.2292 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.

Instructor: Kim Feeney London
Price: $150
CRN: 10107

SUNY Adirondack contact: Brandon Aldous | 518.681.5613 | aldousb@sunyacc.edu
Warren County contact: Jennifer Switzer | 518.798.7542 | jswitzer@edcwc.org
Washington County contact: Deanna Derway | 518.746.2292 | dderway2@co.washington.ny.us

 

SARATOGA SEMINAR SERIES
September 11, October 9, November 13 and December 11

Wednesdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Join us for our monthly business and professional development seminar series at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (formerly known as 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, SPARK Saratoga by the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UAlbany to provide business education and support services to the business community in Saratoga County.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Brandon K. Aldous, Coordinator of Career Readiness, at aldousb@sunyacc.edu or by phone at 518.681.5613 for questions or for more information. You can also email Brandon requesting to be added to our Office of Business Central email list to receive program updates and invitations.

Price: $15/session

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

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR SERIES
September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5

Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus
or

September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 12
Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Join our monthly seminar series for business and marketing professionals, focusing on a different type of social media in each session. Social media platforms that will be covered in the series include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and SnapChat. Come join us to learn how to leverage each of these platforms to grow your marketing strategies and social media performance. Seminars will be held both at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (formerly known as the Wilton Center) and SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus. Seminar topics are posted online at www.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 Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) and the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership (SCPP).

Pre-registration is required online at www.sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Brandon K. Aldous, Coordinator of Career Readiness, at aldousb@sunyacc.edu or by phone at 518.681.5613 for questions or for more information. You can also email Brandon requesting to be added to our Office of Business Central email list to receive program updates and invitations.

Price: $15/Session

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

 

CONVERSATIONS WITH ENTREPRENEURS SERIES
September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 4

Wednesdays | 12 to 1:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you interested in finding out more about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? Maybe you are looking to start your own business, or maybe you just want to understand the pathways from “good idea” to a successful business. Join us for our Conversations with Entrepreneurs, hosted by the Office of Business Central at SUNY Adirondack, which brings together successful entrepreneurs from a diverse area of specialties to have a conversation about entrepreneurship.

Pre-registration is required online at www.sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Brandon K. Aldous, Coordinator of Career Readiness, at aldousb@sunyacc.edu or by phone at 518.681.5613 for questions or for more information. You can also email Brandon requesting to be added to our Office of Business Central email list to receive program updates and invitations.

Price: Free

PROGRAM AGENDA
12:00pm: Introduction
12:05pm: Interview with Entrepreneur
12:40pm: Questions from the group
1:00pm: Post-program Q&A and networking

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

LEADERSHIP SERIES FOR NEW & EMERGING LEADERS NEW!
October 1 through November 5
Tuesdays | 8am to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

Build your or your staff’s leadership capacity! This three-part series will focus on introductory information and practical tools in strategic areas to assist new and emerging leaders with advancing their confidence and effectiveness in their roles. The two-session program with each of the three different facilitators offers an opportunity 

  • to rehearse and synthesize the skills and strategies gained and create an action plan to implement in your workplace between sessions and 
  • to discuss the outcomes and questions resulting from implementation, learn additional approaches and generate next steps at the second session. 

Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a certificate of completion for this leadership series.

Vision, Mission And Strategy In Leadership
October 1 & 8
Instructor: Lynne Rittner, Melo Vivere, LLC

The first program in the series will address leading with intention and adapting your leadership strategy. Discussion in the first session will focus on how to lead with intention to support team motivation, develop a leadership vision and mission and articulate those so teams understand why and how decisions are made. The focus of the second session will be on strategies and reasons for adapting your leadership style in response to situational and team needs in a changing workplace environment.

Strategic Planning For Leaders
October 15 & 22
Instructor: Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP, CSM, SPP, CMS
MBI Consulting, LLC

The second program will focus on establishing a foundation for comprehensive strategic planning efforts. The first session will include discussion of strategy elements, process and terminology — with the goal of applying the framework of vision, mission, strategic goals and initiatives between sessions. The follow-up session will offer an overview of the tools and techniques which support the achievement of a strategic plan, project management concepts and approaches, elements of change management and engagement of staff and stakeholders.

Leaders In Workplace Culture
October 29 & November 5
Instructor: Brian Rollo, Brian Rollo Consulting Group 

The final program will address a system for creating and sustaining a world-class workplace culture through data, case studies and activities. The first session will advance your understanding of what workplace culture is and why it’s important; you’ll have an opportunity to assess a company culture. The second session will focus on a framework for interpreting and prioritizing the culture audit results and developing strategic, culture-strengthening initiatives in the workplace.

Price: $415
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION CRN: 10100
BUSINESS REGISTRATION CRN: 10099 (Register one employee at full price, and receive $100 off each additional employee’s registration cost; please see details on page 52 about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition.)

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE
November 14
Thursday | 8:30am to 4pm | Queensbury Campus
Half-hour lunch on your own

This course will introduce the essential skills used by mediators to bring people in opposition to mutual understanding and resolution. The process of mediation, in contrast with other dispute resolution processes, values and conflict styles, will be explored. Participants will gain valuable skill sets that are highly effective in helping people communicate well and work through challenging situations. Skills relating to listening, empathizing, reframing and problem solving are relevant for anyone wishing to effectively assist others to maintain relationships while working through conflict — both professionally and personally. Participants will walk away with practical skills they can put to immediate use.

Instructor: Sarah Rudgers Tysz,
Esq. of Mediation Matters
Price: $165
CRN: 10062

What is mediation? Mediation is a voluntary and confidential way to have a conversation about a dispute with a trained and impartial mediator. The mediator helps each party discuss their interests and explore mutually acceptable solutions while individuals make all decisions about the outcome. Mediation Matters is a Community Dispute Resolution Center providing mediation, training, facilitation and conflict resolution services serving Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany and Rensselaer Counties, and has been funded in part by the New York State Office of Court Administration since 1981. This multi-faceted organization of professionals is dedicated to encouraging a culture of peace by empowering people to manage and resolve conflict in a constructive way, providing effective skills and processes and increasing the capability for non-adversarial and self-determined problem solving within the community.

 

BASIC OPERATIONS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
September 10 to November 14
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Participants in this 20-session course will experience a broad introduction and overview of wastewater treatment operations, excluding activated sludge (a separate course typically offered in the spring semester). Successful completion of a training course and course exam is required as part of the qualification process to take the New York State certification examinations. This is not intended to be an exam review course, and completing it cannot ensure successful completion of the certification exams. The course outline will follow the New York State DEC’s “Curricula Guide for WWTP Operator Certification Training – Basic Operations Course,” and is also approved for credit toward recertification of a wastewater operator license.

Registration for this class closes on Tuesday, August 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: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $935 (Course price includes a $135 materials fee.)
CRN: 10059

 

SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
October 1
Tuesday | 8am to 6pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
Bring a bag lunch

Food service professionals currently working or pursuing jobs in establishments which handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food benefit from ServSafe training and certification. This national, transferrable certification may be required by current or future employers and proves your competencies and readiness to be a successful employee. Local hospitality and food service businesses seeking effective training and certification for employees are invited to register them for this workshop; please see details on page 52 about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition. 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.

Please note: Students should bring lunch for a “working lunch.”

Registration for this course closes on Friday, September 13 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
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)
CRN: 10061

 

SHRM ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN RESOURCES
November 4 and 11
Mondays | 8:30am to 4:30pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
One-hour lunch on your own each day

This two-day SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course 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 looking for HRCI continuing professional education credits.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, October 21 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 $270 materials fee for Reference Book, Activities Book and access to online tools)
CRN: 10063

 

BARTENDING & MIXOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM – ENHANCED
October 14 to November 25
Mondays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus & Local Restaurants

This course introduces and advances 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 and 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.

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.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, September 30 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
Price: $355 (Course price includes a $45 materials fee.)
CRN: 10060

 

PROMOTE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION NEW!
October 17 and 24
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Build your skills and achieve your goals for customer satisfaction through this two-session course for individuals working in the hospitality, retail, sales and other fields requiring excellent customer service and engagement. Discussion and activities will focus on the importance of customer satisfaction for you and your business, strategies for successful engagement and retention of customers, professional presence, teamwork and managing challenging situations. Prepare for a future career, advance your current skills and/or offer staff development through this course!

Instructor: Luke Duggan
Price: $50 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10084

 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION COURSE — ONLINE
Available September 9 through December 13
Online course at your own pace

This online, self-paced course is offered through Blackboard and is designed to teach you the essential information you need for 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 Friday, November 22 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.

Instructor: Kelli Hatin, EdD
Price: $80
CRN: 10056

 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION — FACE-TO-FACE
October 25
Friday | 12:30 to 4:30pm | Queensbury Campus
or

November 15
Friday | 9:30am to 1:30pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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 access the 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: $70
OCTOBER SESSION CRN: 10057
NOVEMBER SESSION CRN: 10058

 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE — ONLINE
August 26 to October 11
or
October 21 to December 6

This online 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. Students have 14 weeks to complete the online course. For further details, visit: 

legalstudies.com/product/suny-adirondack-community-college-paralegal-certificate-course

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 see the Online Classes section of the page at legalstudies.com/about-cls/cls-course-policies for details.

Instructor: Center for Legal Studies
Price: $1,395 (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.)

 

INSURANCE PRELICENSING COURSES — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COURSES UPON DEMAND

The Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack is poised to make NYS insurance prelicensing course offerings more convenient to support the needs of local insurance professionals and employers. 

Employers and professionals seeking prelicensing courses and preparation to provide insurance functions in their business are invited to complete this online survey to provide feedback about their licensing interests and scheduling preferences. This short survey will assist us in scheduling courses that align with our communities’ needs in this field. Please click on the link, copy and paste it into your browser and/or re-type the link to access the survey: http://bit.ly/SUNYAdkInsuranceCourses

SUNY Adirondack Community College, an approved prelicensing course provider, offers the following courses:

  • Life, Accident & Health
  • Personal Lines
  • Property & Casualty

These prelicensing courses offer participants an intensive study of various insurance topics to qualify prospective agents and brokers and fulfill the requirements to sit for the NYS insurance licensing examination — pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam. Based on the responses to this invitation, the Office of Continuing Education staff will schedule courses and communicate those opportunities to respondents and others who may be interested.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238. 

Interested in holding an insurance prelicensing course for multiple employees? Contact the Office of Continuing Education to schedule a contract training insurance prelicensing course at your workplace or on campus!

 


ARTS & CRAFTS

All materials costs for courses are included in the price unless otherwise specified.

CREATING STAINED GLASS
September 21 and 28

Saturdays | 8am to 12pm | 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.

Students should wear closed-toe shoes to class.

Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $89 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10006

 

SILVERSMITH: DESIGN AND FABRICATION
October 2 to November 6

Wednesdays | 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: 10113

 

THINK SNOW … MAN! NEW!
November 12

Tuesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Create a felt snowman approximately 15” high using felt, wire, twigs, fabric and buttons. Everything is hand-sewn so you need to know how to thread a needle and make simple stitches. You will have a choice of embellishments—different colors and patterns.

Please bring a pair of scissors capable of cutting material.

Instructor: Kimberly Harvish
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10080

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
October 3 to 31

Thursdays | 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: $55
CRN: 10089

 

MAKE A BALSAM WREATH
December 3

Tuesday | 6 to 9pm | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 

Create your own balsam wreath for your holiday home décor or for a thoughtful gift. Utilizing balsam greens from the Adirondacks, you’ll trim with a bow and decorate with pine cones. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens. 

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 (An additional $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.)
CRN: 10045

 

MAKE A BALSAM CENTERPIECE
December 10

Tuesday | 6 to 9pm | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building

Create a balsam centerpiece for your holiday table or fireplace mantel using fresh balsam greens. You will also learn how to make bows for decorations and other decorating techniques. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 (An additional $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.)
CRN: 10046

 

GOURD DESIGN: BIRD HOUSES
October 25

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

Learn how to make a natural Gourd Bird House! The first part of the class will be devoted to preparation and planning. Various tools and materials will be used, including scouring pads, steel wool, power drills, scrapers, sanding materials and more. Students will cut out and sand down a round opening in their gourd for the birds, as well as drill holes in the top for hanging purposes, scrape and clean the interior of their gourds and decorate their bird houses.

Students should bring with them a pail or basin to clean their gourd, and smock or old clothes.

Instructor: Tim Sauter
Price: $155 (Course price includes a $50 materials fee.)
CRN: 10064

For additional classes and program information about Adirondack Folk School, please visit their website at adirondackfolkschool.org or call 518.696.2400.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SOAP MAKING WITH A VEGAN TWIST
November 2

Saturday | 9am to 12pm | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne

This class is an introduction to the cold process method of soap making. Students will get a lesson in lye safety and will participate in the making of a soap with an emphasis on a cruelty-free, no-animal product recipe for vegans. Students will leave with a loaf of soap that will yield about eight bars. Finally, while this is an introductory class, there will be discussion about ways to acquire further knowledge and skills.

Instructor: Roberta Devers-Scott
Price: $70 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10065

For additional classes and program information about Adirondack Folk School, please visit their website at adirondackfolkschool.org or call 518.696.2400.

 


COMMUNICATION

VOLUNTEER LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING
October 1 to November 5

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: $12
CRN: 10050

 

SPANISH — BASIC CONVERSATION FOR LEISURE OR TRAVEL
September 16 to October 21

Mondays | 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: $79
CRN: 10051

 

SPANISH — BEYOND THE BASICS: CONVERSATION FOR LEISURE OR TRAVEL 
October 28 to December 2

Mondays | 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? 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: $79
CRN: 10052

 

GETTING PAID TO TALK
November 4

Monday | 6:30 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.

Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 10013

 


FINANCIAL PLANNING

MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT
October 16

Wednesday | 6:15 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, Advisor with Halliday Financial
Price: $15
CRN: 10066

 

MEDICARE BASICS WORKSHOP
September 24

Tuesday | 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: 10005

 

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY
October 1 and 8

Tuesdays | 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: 10043
Couples Price: $65 | CRN: 10044

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

 

MULTIGENERATIONAL PLANNING
October 28

Monday | 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, Jessica Botelho, and financial advisor, 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 Jessica R. Botelho, Esq., Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC
Price: $15
CRN: 10067

 


DRIVER TRAINING

5 HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE
Mondays | 5 to 10pm | Queensbury Campus
October 7 CRN: 10007
November 4 CRN: 10008
December 2 CRN: 10009

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 early. 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

 

NY DMV POINT INSURANCE REDUCTION PROGRAM (DEFENSIVE DRIVING) NEW!
October 26

Saturday | 9am to 3:30pm | Queensbury Campus
Half-hour lunch on your own

This course is a six-hour classroom defensive driving course using behavior methodology to encourage the development of habits and behaviors associated with advanced driving skills. This course has been approved by the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles for Point Reduction and the Department of Insurance for Insurance Reduction in New York State.

Benefits include:

  • 10% savings on auto liability and collision for 3 full years
  • Four points reduced from your driving record
  • Protecting the lives of family and friends
  • Protecting assets from potential lawsuits
  • Greater driver safety awareness
  • Improving your driving skills, including emergency and defensive driving methods
  • Saving time and money by avoiding costly violations

Please note: After successful completion of all six hours of this course, the person on the learner’s permit will get an insurance reduction as soon as a license is obtained. It is also important to remember that insurance companies assign a driver to each insured vehicle, which means if you have two vehicles with a different driver assigned to each vehicle by the insurance company, both drivers must take this course for the insurance reduction.

A New York State Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required and must be brought to class.

Instructor: Leon Tetle, Sensible Save Drivers
Price: $49
CRN: 10112

 


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 is required to take this course.

Price: $275

 


FOOD, HOME & GARDEN

PLEASE NOTE:

If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify Continuing Education when registering for any food-related courses.

BEGINNER COOKIE DECORATING NEW!
November 7

Thursday | 6 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get started. After a brief discussion on the basics, tips and tricks of baking cookies, learn hands-on how to create five different cookie designs, step by step. Then, take them home with you along with recipes for icing and sugar cookies, a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations.

You’ll also learn where to find further information online (tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers) if you’d like to take your new skills to the next level. Leave with inspiration and even more enjoyment of the art of cookie decorating!

This course is open to students ages 12 and older; students 17 and under are welcome with a parent or guardian.

Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie
Price: $65
CRN: 10073

 

CHOCOLATE-MAKING BASICS NEW!
October 16

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn how chocolate is made and the history behind this delectable treat. Gain knowledge in the art of tempering and how to work with chocolate. You’ll work with a few different kinds of chocolate and use this knowledge to make a few treats to take home.

Please advise of any food allergies and note that there is dairy in the chocolate we will be using. Students should plan to bring an apron, wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, hair band or other item to put up long hair.

Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 10083

 

INSTANT POT 101 NEW!
October 2

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Would you like to learn more about cooking with an Instant Pot? Instant Pot 101 will teach safety tips and explain various functions of this handy appliance. This course will provide a demonstration of making easy and inexpensive plant-based recipes for breakfast, a one-pot main dish and a snack.

Join us and find out how to make simple, home-cooked meals in an instant!

Instructor: JoAnna Sheridan, Grandma Jo’s Healthy Kitchen
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10088

 

FOOD PRESERVATION NEW!
October 5

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

In this class, you’ll discover the basics of food preservation safety skills (a must when preserving food) and how to safely make freezer jam, refrigerator salsa fresca, jerky and refrigerator pickles. Each participant will have the option to bring home one jar of refrigerator salsa fresca, one jar of refrigerator pickles and one jar of freezer jam.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitchem, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 10102

 

NO-BAKE DOG TREATS NEW!
October 19

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Come and make some delicious and healthy no-bake treats for your furry friend. During this class, you will make several different no-bake dog treats that are not only safe for doggie consumption, but can also double as people snacks.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitchem, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10103

 

GIFTS IN A JAR NEW!
November 2

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

It’s baking, cooking and gift-giving season again! “Gifts in a jar” are useful, healthy and sustainable. You’ll learn to make several useful food mixes for baking, cookies, soups and more, and will layer the ingredients of those mixes in mason jars. Each participant will bring home three filled jars (one soup mix, one baking mix and one cookie mix) to give as gifts or to keep and use themselves.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitchem, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County 
Price: $25
(Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 10104

 

CRAFT BREWING FOR BEGINNERS NEW!
September 26

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn how to make your own favorite beer at home. This beginners course will show you the proper steps to successfully make beer in your kitchen. Instructor Reed Antis has over thirty years of experience in home brewing and teaching others how to brew themselves. This course will walk you through the process of preparing for your brew day, the brewing process and how to properly package your beer. You will leave the class ready to make your first beer, and this course will also help existing home brewers learn how to improve their brewing techniques.

Instructor: Reed Antis
Price: $19
CRN: 10077

 

ADIRONDACK LAVENDER 101
October 4

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

Tour a lavender farm here in the North Country. Join Diane and David Allen, veteran lavender farmers, to talk about planting conditions and planting requirements. We’ll cover the life cycle of lavender, from propagation and care of starts to pruning, harvest and maintenance of mature plants. Challenges of growing lavender in the North Country will be discussed in detail, as well as what varieties are grown for which products, including culinary uses such as baking and savory preparations. We will introduce what lavender can do for you, for a customer and for the farmer. Come learn about the Swiss Army knife of herbs.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour will be held rain or shine in the field.

Instructor: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $20
CRN: 10053

 

INTRODUCTION TO GROWING APPLES
November 2

Saturday | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can grow your own or improve existing trees. We will learn about heirloom and new apple varieties, basic tree biology, site selection, orchard maintenance, pest management, root-stock selection and grafting. In our college orchard we will also demonstrate basic pruning methods for maintaining healthy trees.

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 10078

 

HERBAL APPROACH TO THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM NEW!
October 3

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Join us for a discussion of the digestive system and the role that herbal plants and foods play in keeping it working optimally. We will cover traditional herbs, the best preparations of those plants and lacto-fermented foods. You will also have the opportunity to sample herbs and food.

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: Lise Fuller, Adirondack Herbals
Price: $29
CRN: 10070

 

HERBAL APPROACH TO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM NEW!
October 23

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Join us for a discussion of the complex nervous system and the herbal plants that calm as well as stimulate this system. There are a wide variety of herbal plants that help the nervous system function well—discover which ones will help you in your daily life. Our discussion will include traditional plants and the latest herbal preparations that have become very popular. Sampling of herbs will also be included.

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: Lise Fuller, Adirondack Herbals
Price: $29
CRN: 10071

 

GET WELL WITH HERBAL PLANTS
November 13

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This one-night class will help you negotiate through the maze of information when embarking on a plan to use medicinal plants to help with winter illnesses. We will cover the herbal plants for specific imbalances along with the proper way to prepare them.

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: Lise Fuller, Adirondack Herbals
Price: $29
CRN: 10069

 


MUSIC

SUNY ADIRONDACK SYMPHONIC BAND
September 4 to December 19
No class on November 27
Wednesdays | 5 to 7pm | 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: 10091

 

SUNY ADIRONDACK CHORALE
September 9 to December 19

Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | 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: 10090

 

MUSIC FROM THE BIG BAND ERA NEW!
September 27 to October 11

Fridays | 10am to 12pm | The Glen at Hiland Meadows

Big band music has become a well-loved part of America’s musical heritage. The ensembles known as “big bands” originated in the 1910s, but dominated music during the 1940s when swing was popular. This period of American music history became known as the “big band era” and remains one of the most popular musical genres among people of all ages. 

You don’t have to be a resident of The Glen to attend. Community members are welcome!

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $45
CRN: 10055

 

BEGINNING PIANO NEW!
October 2 to 30

Wednesdays | 11am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Have you always wanted to learn piano, or would you like a refresher course to brush up skills learned in the past? This is fun and relaxing group piano class designed for all skill levels, from the beginner to the more experienced musician.

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack (Jeremy West is an adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.)
Price: $79
CRN: 10079

 

BEGINNING GUITAR NEW!
September 23 to October 21

Mondays | 6:30 to 7:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn the fundamentals of the guitar to allow you to play your favorite songs. These basic lessons will include notes, chords, rhythms, tempos, strumming patterns, riffs and more. Technique will be discussed. This course is intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. Students must provide their own instrument.

Instructor: Micah Scoville, SUNY Adirondack (Micah Scoville is a Special Adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack and has played professionally in rock bands for 30 years.)
Price: $49
CRN: 10094

 

BEGINNING MANDOLIN
October 22 to November 12

Tuesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is designed for the beginner — those who are interested in playing the mandolin but don’t know where to start. Learn the basics of holding, tuning and playing your first notes and chords on the mandolin, as well as left- and right-hand techniques and how to play a few tunes. The goal of this class is to get you started and provide you with the skills needed to play the instrument. We will take things slowly, with a focus on producing clear tone, developing muscle memory in your fingers and, most importantly, having fun. Handouts in standard notation and tablature will be provided.

The only prerequisite is that you have a mandolin, an extra set of mandolin strings, an electronic tuner or a tuning app downloaded on your smartphone and a desire to play mandolin.

Instructor: Alan Epstein
Price: $59
CRN: 10105

 


FITNESS

CARDIO AND STRENGTH CIRCUIT
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus
September 24 to October 29 No class on October 3
and/or

October 31 to December 17 No class on November 26 and 28
and/or

January 7 to February 4

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
SEPTEMBER SESSION Price: $60 CRN: 10108
OCTOBER SESSION Price: $72 CRN: 10109
JANUARY SESSION Price: $54 CRN: 20001

 

AUTUMN BOOTCAMP
September 11 to November 20
No class on October 2
Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Have some fun while getting a great workout! Join us for Autumn Bootcamp and be prepared to do just about anything — including hula hooping, jumping rope, jogging, push-ups, ball tossing and more. Bootcamp is a full-body, aerobic and strength-building workout. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and modifications are provided for each exercise, allowing you to work out at your own pace in a relaxed, encouraging environment. Students should bring a mat and water bottle to class. Classes will be held outside rain or shine, so please dress for weather.

This class is free for most members of BlueShield of Northeastern New York (BSNENY) insurance. BSNENY members, please register at FitnessProfessionalsOnDemand.com. All others must register directly with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand
Price: $80
CRN: 10115

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA
September 17 to December 10
No class on November 26
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, 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: 10110

 

YOGA FOR EVERYONE
September 17 to December 10
No class on November 26
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: 10111

 


HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
October 1 to 15

Tuesdays | 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. You’ll also learn how to talk about your work and give critiques.

Participants must bring their own smartphones to use in class.

Instructor: Briana Casey
Price: $32
CRN: 10096

 

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY NEW!
October 7 to November 11

Mondays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn the basics of digital photography. This class will cover topics including understanding exposure, depth field, shutter speed and ISO/ASA, composition, manipulation and displaying images. All levels are welcome.

Participants must bring their own camera to use in class.

Instructor: Philip Bacon
Price: $125
CRN: 10101

 

FRANKLY, MY DEAR: THE REEL STORY BEHIND “GONE WITH THE WIND” NEW!
October 5

Saturday | 1 to 5pm | Queensbury Campus

“Gone With the Wind” has been called “the most magnificent motion picture of all time.” And millions of fans agree. But what most fans don’t know is that endless trouble and months of behind-the-scenes turmoil almost doomed “Gone With the Wind” to failure. Explore “Gone With the Wind’s” intriguing history, including the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell’s novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into the film; the Atlanta premiere; the Academy Awards; and the iconic film’s 80th anniversary in 2019. This is one course no “Gone With the Wind” fan should miss.

Instructor: Pauline Bartel (An award-winning writer and a nationally recognized “Gone With the Wind” expert, Pauline Bartel is the author of “The Complete ‘Gone With The Wind’ Trivia Book.”)
Price: $35
CRN: 10068

 

DREAM EXPLORATION
October 30 to November 6

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Dreams contain inner wisdom and knowledge stored in our subconscious mind. When accessed and understood, they can assist us to positively affect our relationships, attitudes, the way we see ourselves and unsolved problems. This course offers an introduction of dream exploration and how we can improve and apply dream wisdom in our daily lives. Bring your dreams!

Instructor: Holly Marek, Metaphysician Practitioner
Price: $25
CRN: 10097

 

TREASURE OR TRASH NEW!
October 17

Thursday | 6:30 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Local sponsor of “Antiques Roadshow” since 1997, Mark Lawson has been buying, selling, appraising and auctioning antiques, fine art, estate jewelry, coins, silver and rare collectibles fulltime in the Capital Region since 1990. Join Mark for a fun and informative evening learning about the current marketplace and discover what your “stuff” is worth. Bring one item for evaluation and discussion and learn several different ways to sell your treasures in the current marketplace. Have items to sell? Mark has helped thousands of families and can help you chart a course forward.

Instructor: Mark Lawson, Mark Lawson Antiques
Price: $20
CRN: 10082

 

INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICANS NEW!
October 22

Tuesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This course will explore some of the ideals and beliefs of the natives of this land. It will illuminate some of the customs and unifying beliefs that make the people of this land deeply connected to the earth. We will discuss where some of our personal beliefs concerning natives come from, and how many of our own discourses have been formed. Since no two tribes have the exact same rituals or beliefs, there will be a wide variety of explanations and understanding, depending on which part of the land the natives inhabited.

The instructor has had a deep urge since childhood to respect and understand the native people and found some understanding by being a part of some customary teachings with the Bear Tribe, started by Sun Bear (Chippewa) to help immigrants to grasp Native concepts and Apache methods of healing. We will use segments of PBS landmark series “Native America” (2018) to increase our knowledge.

This is an interactive course. Please feel free to bring your drums, rattles, flutes, relics, totems and knowledge of the Native peoples and how they may have inspired and fortified you. 

Instructor: Angela Pace Lunz, Reverend at Cresthaven Interfaith Ministries
Price: $20
CRN: 10106

 

TREATING THE LIFE-FORCE/PRANIC HEALING NEW!
October 17

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Prana is a Sanskrit word that translates as “vital life force” since it sustains life everywhere. As the bridge between body, mind and consciousness, it reflects how we think, feel, perceive and breathe, as well as our outer patterns of food, rest and exercise. Ayurveda teaches that pranic imbalances lie behind all diseases, and that pranayama, or breathing exercises, when practiced regularly can improve the imbalances, guiding us to health. This two-hour workshop explores the intimate relationship between breathing and our mental and physical activity. Experience eight pranayama (breath control) activities, and learn the affects each has on improving your health.

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: 10098

 

SPIRITUALITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: REINCARNATION AND PAST LIVES
September 17 to October 1

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

September 19 to October 3
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Not a religion course, this course explores the research of psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors and scientists into the realm of spirituality. We look at near-death experiences, past lives, regression hypnosis, reincarnation, quantum physics and consciousness, children’s past lives, soulmates, etc. We explore questions like: Have you ever experienced “déjà vu” — that feeling that you “know” someone you have just met for the first time? Do you have unexplained pains, anxieties or phobias that do not respond to conventional treatments? Could you have lived before and could your past life (or lives) be influencing your present life? Does “consciousness” pervade the universe? Are we truly all interconnected? Is there any reason to believe in “divinity?” Learn how children ages 2-6 provide some of the most compelling evidence for reincarnation and how past-life regression hypnosis often reveals that soulmates enjoyed a relationship in one or more of their past lives. Experience stories that may change your life. Learn how psychiatrists and psychologists can often cure unexplained fears and phobias via past-life regression therapy. This multimedia presentation will include newly revised materials, videos and handouts with time for lots of lively discussion!

Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
SEPT. 17-OCT. 1 CRN: 10014
SEPT. 19-OCT. 3 CRN: 10016

 

SPIRITUALITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: LIFE BETWEEN LIFE
October 8 to 22

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

October 10 to 24
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

Not a religion course, this course continues to explore the research of psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors into the realm of spirituality with a special focus on the afterlife. We look at questions like: What does it feel like to die? What do we see and feel right after death? What is the spirit world really like? Will we see our loved ones there? Will we see our animal friends, our pets? Are we judged? By whom? Is there a hell? What do we do as souls in the “interlife?” Will we learn the purpose of life? Will we “see” our Creator? Do we plan our next lives — the time, the place and the reason for our return? Do we choose our parents? Our life situation? Our bodies? What does it feel like to be “reborn?” All of these questions and others will be explored in this intensive presentation based on actual case histories of past-life regression subjects who have recalled their “life between life.” This multimedia presentation will include videos, handouts and a lively discussion!

Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
OCT. 8-22 CRN: 10015
OCT. 10-24 CRN: 10017

 


NEVER STOP LEARNING

DR. NORMAN A. ENHORNING LECTURE & LUNCH SERIES
September 17 to October 8

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: 10114

Tuesday, September 17

  • 10am – Ethnobotany & Environmental Perception by Thomas Mowatt, Associate Professor of Science, Science Division at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – Constitution Day: The Supreme Court and the Presidency by Wendy Johnston, Associate Professor of Political Science at SUNY Adirondack
  • 1:30pm – I Will Make the Record in My Own Way: The Rise of Jewish-American Fiction, 1950-1975 by Dr. Naftali Rottenstreich, Professor of English, English Division Chair at SUNY Adirondack

Tuesday, September 24

  • 10am – Lyme Disease 2019: Update on Tick-Bourne Diseases by Holly Ahern, Professor of Microbiology, Science Division at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – Great Divide Mountain Bike Route by Stephen Mackey, Adirondack Mountain Club Member
  • 1:30pm – Mrs. J.J. Brown: Survivor to the Titanic by Phyllis Chapman, Historic Interpreter

Tuesday, October 1

  • 10am – Pharmacists and Their Role in Your Health by Dr. Marissa DeFoe, Pharmacist, Hannaford Pharmacy, Saratoga Springs
  • 11:30am – The Travers: 150 Years of Saratoga’s Greatest Race by Brien Bouyea, Director at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
  • 1:30pm – Small Mammals of the Adirondacks by Charlotte Demers, Research Technician at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Newcomb Campus

Tuesday, October 8

  • 10am – Community Policing: Building Community Trust by Jeffery J. Murphy, Sherriff at Washington County
  • 11:30am – “Water & Light: S.R. Stoddard’s Lake George” by Joseph Cutshall-King, historian and author
  • 1:45pm – Grandma Moses: American Modern by Jamie Franklin, Curator at the Bennington Museum
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MUSIC FROM THE BIG BAND ERA NEW!
September 27 to October 11

Fridays | 10am to 12pm | The Glen at Hiland Meadows

Big band music has become a well-loved part of America’s musical heritage. The ensembles known as “big bands” originated in the 1910s, but dominated music during the 1940s when swing was popular. This period of American music history became known as the “big band era” and remains one of the most popular musical genres among people of all ages.

You don’t have to be a resident of The Glen to attend. Community members are welcome! 

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $45
CRN: 10055

 

BEGINNING PIANO NEW!
October 2 to 30

Wednesdays | 11am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Have you always wanted to learn piano, or would you like a refresher course to brush up skills learned in the past? This is fun and relaxing group piano class designed for all skill levels, from the beginner to the more experienced musician.

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack (Jeremy West is an adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.)
Price: $79
CRN: 10079

 

HISTORY OF THE ERA/20TH CENTURY WOMEN ACTIVISTS NEW!
October 23

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Queensbury Campus

Even though the Equal Rights Amendment was proposed in 1923 and passed in 1972, it has never been ratified. Hear some background stories of the women who proposed and pushed for the ERA, those that were against it and what has happened since 1972. We’ll also take a look at several women — some not so well-known — who were active in the mid to late 1900s and have greatly impacted the way we live our lives today. Feel free to bring or wear memorabilia from the 1960s and ’70s.

Instructor: Kimberly Harvish
Price: $19
CRN: 10081

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Are you interested in being a Never Stop Learning volunteer?

Volunteers assist in a variety of ways:

  • By helping Continuing Education locate new and interesting places for classes and tours
  • By taking attendance and managing evaluations at offsite classes and tours
  • By providing valuable feedback and insight on Never Stop Learning programming

Volunteers who help arrange classes and assist with attendance attend those classes for free! Contact Yvonne Goodwin, Coordinator of Community Outreach at 518.743.2238 or goodwiny@sunyacc.edu to learn more.

 


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 ($300) plus travel fees and health insurance fees. Travel fees and health insurance fees are TBD.

In May 2020, there will be international education trip to Scandinavia. View the details here: http://www.sunyacc.edu/academics/international-education

 


LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS

BATCHELLER MANSION TOUR
October 25

Friday | 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 that the mansion has stairs only; there is no elevator. Parking is on the street.

Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10049

 

AN ARCHITECTURAL AND MUSICAL TREASURE TOUR IN GLENS FALLS
October 18

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: 10054

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING TOUR NEW!
October 11

Friday | 1 to 3pm | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs

The museum tour offers a history of Thoroughbred racing in America using the art and artifacts on display. We will also be able to enter the Hall of Fame, which honors outstanding jockeys, trainers, horses and “Pillars of the Turf.”

Instructor: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Staff
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 10095

 

HAUNTED TOUR AND CHOCOLATE MAKING NEW!
1 to 3pm | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek

October 19 Saturday CRN: 10086
October 24 Thursday CRN: 10085
October 26 Saturday CRN: 10087

This two-hour session focuses on our haunted history and finishes off with a sweet hands-on demo experience. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, up to their guardians’ discretion.

You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the very old building and grounds. After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo where you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.

Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)

 

NEW SKETE MONASTERIES TOUR
October 15

Tuesday | 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 to take home.

Instructor: Brother Gregory
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 10042

 

TOUR AND LUNCH AT THE SKENE MANOR
November 1

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. Those 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. Please note that the manor has stairs only; there is no elevator.

Instructor: Skene Manor Staff
Price: $30 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10010

 

SARATOGA NORTH BROADWAY TOUR NEW!
September 25

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Saratoga Springs

Join R. Paul McCarty on a walk up Broadway surveying the architecture of part of Saratoga Springs’ upper village. Learn about the architectural styles of these homes ranging from the 1830s to the present time, and examine architectural features that may be useful in dating the structures. These “cottages” were owned as summer homes by the racing set and local figures from Albany and Troy.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10047

We will meet at the corner of Van Dam Street and North Broadway. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. 

 

TOUR OF THE “GUT”: SARATOGA SPRINGS TOUR NEW!
October 9

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

The “gut” is part of Saratoga Springs and refers to the area that drains the city. Bounded by Broadway, Spring and Circular Streets, it contains an ethic neighborhood, the new library and many architectural sites that span from 1800 to the present. Explore the architecture and the social history of this unique neighborhood; dropping by Ben & Jerry’s for ice-cream is an option.

We will meet at the carousel at Congress park. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10048

 

ADIRONDACK LAVENDER 101
October 4

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

Tour a lavender farm here in the North Country. Join Diane and David Allen, veteran lavender farmers, to talk about planting conditions and planting requirements. We’ll cover the life cycle of lavender, from propagation and care of starts to pruning, harvest and maintenance of mature plants. Challenges of growing lavender in the North Country will be discussed in detail, as well as what varieties are grown for which products, including culinary uses such as baking and savory preparations. We will introduce what lavender can do for you, for a customer and for the farmer. Come learn about the Swiss Army knife of herbs.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour will be held rain or shine in the field.

Instructor: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $20
CRN: 10053

 


YOUTH ENRICHMENT

To register for either or both of these courses, please fill out the Youth Enrichment Registration Forms available here as a fillable PDF, or Contact Continuing Education at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238 to obtain a copy. Limited scholarship funds are available for eligible youth to attend these courses. Download the scholarship request form.

BACKCOUNTRY LIVING NEW!
September 14 to 28

Saturdays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This experiential course for students in grades 7-12 will introduce concept of life in the backcountry environment. Concepts such as safety, fire building, knots, “Leave No Trace” principles, trip planning, backcountry travel, survival skills, emergency preparedness and proper nutrition will be covered. No prior experience is required. Classes will be held outside on the SUNY Adirondack Adventure Course, so students should be prepared for the weather and trail conditions.

Instructor: Karie Provanchie, SUNY Adirondack (Karie Provanchie is a program assistant and adjunct instructor in the Adventure Sports Program at SUNY Adirondack and a Master Trainer specializing in Outdoor Skills.)
Price: $65 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10092

 

ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP NEW!
October 5 to 19

Saturdays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This experiential course will focus on developing leadership skills for students currently in grades 7-12 while working in a group environment. Low and high ropes courses will be used to present students with challenges and obstacles to overcome as a group.

No prior experience is required. Classes will be held outside on the SUNY Adirondack Adventure Course, so students should be prepared for the weather and trail conditions.

Instructor: Karie Provanchie, SUNY Adirondack (Karie Provanchie is a program assistant and adjunct instructor in the Adventure Sports Program at SUNY Adirondack and a Level 2 Certified Challenge Course Practitioner.)
Price: $45
CRN: 10093