Continuing Education Fall 2017


Professional Development

December 7
Thursday | 8:30am to 4pm  half hour lunch on your own
Queensbury campus

This course will introduce the essential skills used by mediators to bring people in opposition to mutual understanding and resolution. Business leaders, HR and human service professionals, lawyers, community members and all others will gain valuable skills that are highly effective in helping people communicate well and work through challenging situations — in the workplace, in the neighborhood and/or in the family. The process of mediation and skills such as listening, empathizing, reframing and problem solving will be discussed, and participants will walk away with practical skills they can put to immediate use.

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. 

Instructor: Sarah Rudgers Tysz, Esq. of Mediation Matters
Price: $165
CRN: 10076

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.


Notary Public License Exam Preparation Course—Online 
Available September 6 to December 8
Online course at your own pace

This online, self-paced, notary course is offered through Angel 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 Public Subsection Review

Instructor: Kelli Hatin
Price: $75
CRN: 10073

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 17 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.


Notary Public License Exam Preparation—Face-to-face

October 6, Friday | 12:30 to 4:30pm | Queensbury Campus


December 5, Tuesday | 8:30am to 12:30pm | Queensbury Campus

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. 

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $65
October 6 CRN: 10074
December 5 CRN: 10075

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



October 31 to November 17

Monday to Friday | 8am to 4pm | Queensbury Campus

Attendance is mandatory for all course sessions in order to earn the hours required. Half-hour lunch on your own each day.

Insurance for Agents and Brokers 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 personal and commercial lines of business, accident and health, insurance regulations and duties of agents and brokers. 

Please note: This pre-licensing course fulfills the requirements to sit for the NYS Property & Casualty Agents or Brokers 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 book 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.

Instructor: Richelene Morey, CPCU, ACSR
Price: $960 (Course price includes a $70 materials fee.)
CRN: 10068

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, October 12 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.



Professionals seeking certification, professional development and preparation to provide human resource functions in their business are invited to complete an online survey to provide feedback about their educational and certification interests. This short, anonymous survey will assist us in identifying non-credit courses and resources that align with our communities’ needs in this complex field. Please access the survey with the following link to Survey Monkey:

The Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack is poised to expand and diversify course offerings to support the needs of local HR professionals, small business owners and other professionals with responsibilities for HR-related roles in their organizations.



September 12 to November 16 
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). Successful completion of a training course 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. 

This course’s 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. 

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $935 (Course price includes $135 materials fee for the required textbooks.)
CRN: 10069

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, August 31 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.


ServSafe Food Safety Certification Workshop
November 4
Saturday | 8am to 6pm Bring a bag lunch for a working lunch
Queensbury Campus 

New York State legislation (S02328) mandates that all food service establishments which handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food are required to have one ServSafe certified individual on staff. This comprehensive workshop is offered to the area’s hospitality and food service industry in compliance with this law. Individuals who successfully complete the 10-hour program will earn their ServSafe 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.

Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 book  and testing fee.)
CRN: 10070

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, October 19 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.

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



October 16, 23 & 30
Monday | 6:30 to 8:30pm
Kru Coffee, 46 Marion Ave, Saratoga Springs

Coffee enthusiasts and baristas in training are invited to learn from master baristas and coffee roasters at Kru Coffee! This 6-hour course will provide informational and hands-on training and addresses topics such as:
• an introduction to coffee
• brewing — including grinding and extraction types
• roasting and cupping 
• practicing coffee preparation processes and latte art

Learn and rehearse skills to prepare to work in the specialty coffee industry or to create exceptional coffee at home! 

Price: $190 (Course price includes $15 materials fee)
CRN: 10077



September 20 to October 18
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm
Queensbury Campus & Local Restaurants

This course provides basic training to prepare individuals to tend bar in the Hospitality Industry and supports enthusiasts seeking knowledge and experience with mixology. The program will concentrate on participants with limited experience – focusing on introductory information, best practices, legal issues and increasing familiarity with wines, beers and mixed drinks. Later sessions offer hands-on activities and some time to rehearse skills behind the bar.

At the completion of the course, students will be familiar with:
• Industry standards
• Common terminology
• Types of alcohol
• Health & hygiene regulations/sanitation
• How to mix drinks
• Wine & beer varieties
• Customer service & attitude
• Selling techniques & showmanship

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 four of the five sessions is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $245 (Course price includes $45 materials fee)
CRN: 10071

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, September 7 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.

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. 


October 25 to November 15
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm
Local Restaurants

Looking to take your bartending skills to the next level? After a brief review of NYS rules and regulations applicable to alcohol service, course will offer participants an opportunity to increase their familiarity with a wider variety of beers, mixed drinks, wines, trending cocktails and menu development. This hands-on course will offer participants significant time behind the bar rehearsing skills and opportunities to practice teamwork, recall of orders and elements of "style." Bartending II offers a valuable review and opportunity for development for seasoned bartenders and inspires new bartenders to advance their skills and techniques. 

In order to register and successfully complete this course, participants must have completed the Bartending & Mixology course or be proficient in content addressed in that course (see above) through experience and be TIPS-certified. Attendance at all four sessions is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $220 (Course price includes $15 materials fee)
CRN: 10072

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.



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

October 11
Wednesday | 6 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Everyone loves receiving cards in the mail, and a homemade card is extra special. In this class, you will make four beautiful cards you’ll be proud to send to family or friends. Beginner and advanced crafters welcome. 

Instructor: Valerie Malkus
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10053


Christmas Sampler - NEW!
November 4
Saturday |9 to 11:30am | Queensbury Campus

You will make a beautiful 8 x 10 framed Christmas sampler with rubber stamps and die cuts to hang on your wall or give as a gift. Beginner and advanced crafters welcome.

Instructor: Valerie Malkus
Price: $30 (Course price includes $11 materials fee.)
CRN: 10054

Creating Stained Glass
September 16 to October 7
Saturdays | 9 to 11am | 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: $65 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10028


Redwork Embroidery Portraits - NEW!
October 25 to November 1
Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn the process for creating a one-of-a-kind portrait of a loved one or someone who inspires you, using only one embroidery stitch and red floss. This is an uncomplicated process and perfect for the beginner, as well as the seasoned needle worker. Students should bring an 8.5” x 11” photocopy of a portrait, black fine point Sharpie marker, sharpened pencil, 12” embroider hoop, one skein red embroidery floss (ex DMC # 321, # 666, #347), one embroidery needle, small sewing scissors and a fat quarter of muslin fabric.

Instructor: Patricia Dolton
Price: $25
CRN: 10048


Make a Balsam Wreath
November 28
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. 

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 (A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at class.)
CRN: 10037


Make a Balsam Centerpiece
December 7 
Thursday | 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. 

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 (A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at class.)
CRN: 10038


Silversmith: Design & Fabrication 
October 5 to November 9
Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Would you like to learn the basic skills necessary to design and fabricate original functional/non-functional jewelry or sculpture in metal? This class will provide you with the 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. All levels of students are welcome, and all the necessary tools will be provided. 

Instructor: Matthew Balint, Silver Parrot
Price: $99 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10018


Adirondack Folk School

Autumn’s Window
September 16 
Saturday | 9am to 1pm
Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne, NY

In this class, students will construct a beautiful Adirondack wall hanging that combines multiple species of local trees and other items found in nature. Using pine wood, birch twigs and oak and maple leaves you will complete a multi-dimensional hanging that will look like the view through your window during autumn.

Instructor: Pat Murphy
Price: $55 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 10045


Introduction to Lampworking: Glass Beads 
September 17 
Sunday | 9am to 1pm
Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne, NY

Glass bead making is an ancient art form that has experienced a great resurgence in the past several years. There are countless varieties of style, color and shape that combine to make beautiful and unique glass beads. In this class, you will be introduced to the equipment, tools, materials and techniques used to safely melt and form glass into glass beads. You will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of the bead as a basis of bead design and style. Learn how to use tools and marvering techniques to shape glass into square, triangle and tube beads. You will leave the class with your own beautiful beads and perhaps a dose of glass bead fever!

Instructor: Renee Kingsley
Price: $80 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10046


Break Into Print with Nonfiction Articles
September 20 to October 4
Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Wilton Center
Today’s red-hot magazine market is wide open to writers, and the rewards are bylines, prestige and money. Learn the step-by-step process of researching, writing and selling nonfiction to consumer, trade and technical magazines. Discover how to explode one idea into dozens of articles (and collect multiple paychecks), that will spark editors' interest and experience the thrill of opening a magazine and seeing your article with your byline. One-on-one consulting with the instructor helps you move with confidence on the path to publication. 

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications
Price: $60 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10019


No Excuses! Writing & Selling Your Book
October 21
Saturday | 1 to 5pm | Queensbury Campus

John Grisham scribbled notes on a legal pad between court sessions. Those notes eventually became his best-selling novel, A Time to Kill. Recollections of growing up in depression-era Ireland compelled Frank McCourt to write his best-selling memoir, Angela’s Ashes. Is a novel or nonfiction book burning inside you? If so, learn the ins and outs of publishing from a pro who has helped dozens of students become authors. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to guide your book to publishing success. One-on-one consulting with the instructor about your project eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams. 

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10020


Getting Paid to Talk
October 30
Monday | 6:30 to 9pm  | Queensbury Campus

Have you ever been told 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.

Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 10036

This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.


Spanish—Basic Conversation for Leisure or Travel
September 19 to October 24
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? Perhaps you 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.

Instructor: Peter Schmidt
Price: $65
CRN: 10060

Put it off no longer! Begin speaking Spanish today! No prior experience necessary.


Spanish—Beyond the Basics: Conversation for Leisure or Travel - NEW!
October 30 to December 4
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? 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. 

Instructor: Peter Schmidt
Price: $65
CRN: 10061

Some prior, basic experience is necessary to benefit from this course.  


Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training
October 2 to November 6
Mondays | 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? 

Instructor: Literacy New York Greater Capital Region
Price: $50 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)
CRN: 10033

The need for literacy tutors in the region is great. 


5 Hour Pre-licensing Course
Monday | 5 to 10pm | Queensbury Campus  
October 2: CRN 10021
November 6: CRN 10022
December 4: CRN 10023

This five-hour pre-licensing course is required by 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 scheduled time.

Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $45

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



Back for its 14th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack is bigger and better than ever with weekend and mid-week classes that run from April through October. 

Registrations for motorcycle classes are done online at:


Basic RiderCourse (BRC I for License)

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 earns the student a NYS Motorcycle Road test waiver (no DMV riding test).

Instructor: Adirondacks  and Beyond  Motorcycle  Safety, LLC
Price: $275

All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online.

Log onto:, or call Margie at 518.668.5589 for more information.


Financial Maximize your Social Security Benefit
September 20
Wednesday | 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. 

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, adviser with Halliday Financial
Price: $15
CRN: 10025

Join us before you make the financial decision that may not be able to be reversed. 


Medicare Basics Workshop
October 24
Tuesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus
November 10
Friday | 1 to 3pm | 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. Finally, do you know about, or do you qualify for, state prescription assistance or other available assistance programs? Join us to learn more! 

Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group, Ltd. 
Price: $15
October 24: CRN 10029
November 10: CRN 10030

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


Retirement Planning Today
October 3 to 10
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
Individuals Price: $40 (CRN: 10031)
Couples Price: $65 (CRN: 10032)

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

Home and Garden 

Introduction to Growing Apples - NEW!
October 28
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, choosing the right rootstock, site selection, planting, maintenance, pest management and grafting. We will demonstrate bud grafting to put a desired variety onto existing trees, and will show basic pruning methods to maintain healthy trees. 

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbotskoy
Price: $19
CRN: 10058

Dress to go outside for part of the class and bring pruning clippers if you have them.


Apple & Cider Tasting - NEW!
November 18
Saturday | 4pm to 6pm
Saratoga Apple in Schuylerville, NY

Join us for an apple and cider tasting experience. Taste 20 different varieties of apples, learning about their characteristics, storage and utilization. We’ll then move on to our cider tasting room where you will learn about ciders and have the opportunity to sample 6 hard ciders. 

Nate Darrow is owner and operator of Saratoga Apple in Schuylerville, NY with experience managing commercial orchards in Vermont, New York and South Carolina.

Instructor: Nate Darrow, Saratoga Apple
Price: $22
CRN: 10065

Students must be at least 21 years of age to enroll in this class. Please bring your government-issued photo ID with you to class.


Local Music Talent - NEW!
September 28 to October 12
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

This course will focus on three musical performers of different genres and backgrounds, all from the local geographic area: Diane Bargiel, Classical; Frank Conti, Jazz; Jennifer Raymond, Country. We will discuss the history of each genre and how it is defined, including demonstrations from each performer.

Instructor: Bernadette Speach
Price: $59
CRN: 10062


Synthesis & Sound Design for Musicians
October 19 to 26
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 regardless of their make or interface are comprised of the same essential components. 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.

Instructor: Jeremy West
Price: $52
CRN: 10044

Participants will learn to create quality sounds and develop skills that will be transferable to almost any hardware or software synthesizer.


Music from the Great American Songbook
October 20 to October 27
Fridays | 1 to 3pm | Queensbury Campus

The Great American Songbook is an important part of our American musical heritage. People of all ages enjoy the music of this era, with its popular performers showcasing singable melodies and rich harmonies. Join us for an interactive workshop on the composers, lyricists, singers and songs of the '20s, '30s, and '40s. New material will be incorporated for repeat students.

Instructor: Miriam Enman
Price: $29
CRN: 10024


SUNY Adirondack Symphonic Band
September 6 to December 21
Wednesdays | 4:45 to 6:35pm | 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.

Instructor: Diane Bargiel
Price: $12
CRN: 10004

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


SUNY Adirondack Chorale
September 11 to December 21
Mondays | 6:45 to 8:35pm | 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
Price: $12
CRN: 10005


Community members are welcome to participate in SUNY Adirondack ensembles. Please contact the Music Department Director, Diane Bargiel, at for more information.
• Brass Ensemble
• Percussion Ensemble
• Woodwind Ensemble
• Vocal Ensemble (audition required)
• Jazz Ensemble
• Piano Ensemble
• Guitar Ensemble 
• Rock Music Ensemble


Please note: Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.


Cardio and Strength Circuit
September 12 to December 19  No class on November 21 & 23
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus
January 4 to February 6, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you looking for a total body workout that changes every week and targets all the muscle groups? Every week you will be challenged differently, including elements of: Step, Zumba, Cardio and Aerobics, tailored to your needs for a low, medium or high impact workout. Stability balls and bands will also be used to enhance your workout.

Men and women of all age groups and all fitness levels are welcome, and you do not need prior experience. If you would like to see results, then this class is for you!

Instructor: Leesa Stiller
Fall session
Price: $132
CRN: 10003

January session
Price: $49
CRN: 20001

Be sure to wear good sneakers and comfortable clothes.


Yoga for Everyone
September 12 to December 5 No class on November 21
Tuesday | 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 an all levels 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.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford
Price: $95
CRN: 10027


Restorative Yoga
September 12 to December 5 No class on November 21
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15pm | Queensbury Campus

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 and relieve 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
Price: $95
CRN: 10026


Aerial Yoga - NEW!
October 5 to November 9
Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm | Lemon Tree Yoga, Lake George

Using a yoga hammock, students work with gravity to explore, refine and advance traditional yoga postures both in the air and on the ground. Relax and realign the body, center the mind and uplift the spirit! All classes are beginner-level and no previous experience is needed.

Instructor:Tobey Gifford
Price: $75
CRN: 10051

Please note: The classroom where many of our fitness classes are held is not air-conditioned.


Barre Class
September 13 to November 15
Wednesdays | 5 to 6pm | 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 and other disciplines like 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 combined with 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 and reduced stress. You will notice improved balance and stability as well. Everyone will leave class feeling challenged and invigorated! 

You'll start with a warm-up and sequence of upper-body exercises, which include 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 bodyweight 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 go through 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! 

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Scarincio, Fitness Professionals on Demand
Price: $80
CRN: 10001

Bring a light set of hand weights, a mat and a water bottle. Class is typically done barefoot, but you may wish to bring socks with sticky tread on the bottom for traction. This class is perfect for all fitness levels from beginners to those who already exercise regularly.

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


Couch to 5K  
September 16 to November 18
Saturdays | 9 to 10am | Queensbury Campus

Get off the couch and get on the road with our Couch to 5K program for beginners. Your coach will ease you into the adrenaline pumping sport of running by starting you out with an interval walking and jogging routine. Over the 10-week program, you will be amazed at your progress.

A quarter-mile time will be taken at the first and last class so that you can see your progress. Your training will prepare you to successfully complete a local 5K race. Participants are responsible for their race registration fees (5K participation is optional, but encouraged because it is so much fun!).

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Scarincio, Fitness Professionals on Demand
Price: $80
CRN: 10002

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


An Ayurvedic Guide to Healthy Living  
October 10
Tuesday | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

An Ayurvedic proverb dating back 5,000 years states, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” All too often we find ourselves not feeling quite right, while nothing seems to be medically wrong. Ayurveda teaches one’s unique constitution (doshas) and our relationship to nature and the five elements. This, in conjunction with mealtime planning for the seasons, enables us to make the shift from feeling just “OK” to feeling healthy and vibrant with energy.

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $15
CRN: 10043


Special interest
Spirituality for the 21st Century: Reincarnation and Past Lives
September 21 to October 5
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

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.  Learn 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.

Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
CRN: 10040

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!


Spirituality for the 21st Century: Life Between Life
October 19 to November 2
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

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.”

Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
CRN: 10041

This multimedia presentation will include videos, handouts and a lively discussion!


Dream Exploration - NEW!
October 18 to 25
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, Certified Medium
Price: $20
CRN: 10055


Lecture and Lunch Series
September 19 to October 10
Tuesdays | 9:30am-3pm | 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 Lecture and Lunch Series. The lectures will be presented by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. 

TUESDAY, September 19
10am Environmental Science Education in Response to Nature Deficit Disorder
Thomas Mowatt, Assistant Professor of Science, SUNY Adirondack

11:30am Ecuadorian Novels: A New Point of View
Lale Davidson, D.A., Distinguished Professor, English Division, SUNY Adirondack

1:45pm Sports, Games and Gambling in the Aztec World
Dr. Martin Wasserman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Anthropology & Stuart Leinoff,  Professor Emeritus of Physics, SUNY Adirondack

TUESDAY, September 26
10am The Miracle that was Florence, Birthplace of the Renaissance
Carol Taylor, Retired Associate Professor of History, SUNY Adirondack

11:30am Songs from the Great American Songbook
Miriam Enman, Adjunct of Music, SUNY Adirondack

1:45pm A Train Near Magdeburg
Matthew Rozell, Retired History Teacher and Author

TUESDAY, October 3

10am The Stories of the Feeder Canal
Kimberly Harvish, Educator at Chapman Historical Museum and Jeanne Williams, Executive Director of the Feeder Canal Alliance. 

11:30am Not Too Young: Breast Cancer Under 40
Dr. Jennifer A Bremser, Assistant Professor of Psychology, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury

1:45pm Exploring Our Autumn Sky: The Milky Way and Neighboring Galaxies
Bob Fisher, Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer


TUESDAY, October 10

10am Untold Stories of the Battenkill
Elizabeth and Dr. Barton Cockey, Authors

11:30am From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: The Evolving Relationship Between Media and Politics
Wendy Johnston, Assistant Professor of Political Science, SUNY Adirondack

1:45pm The Story Behind the Exhibit: Building Boom—Post World War II Impact on the Slate Valley
Robert Isherwood, Research and Education Coordinator, Slate Valley Museum


Price: $137
CRN: 10034

Each hour-long lecture is followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.

Lunch and morning refreshments are included each day, giving attendees an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the lectures and the subject matter presented.

Lunch will be served in the Student Housing Building. It is a short walk across campus from where the lectures are held. Questions? Call us at 518.743.2238.


English History as Depicted in Film - NEW!
September 29 to October 20
Fridays | 9am to 12pm
The Glen at Hiland Meadows

We will view four English films and discuss aspect of the films and how they depict history during the 15th and 16th centuries – right or wrong.  The films we will view are: Henry V (1944), Anne of a Thousand Days (1969), The Sea Hawk (1940) and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939).

Instructor: Dr. Norman Enhorning
Price: $15
CRN: 10049

The Real Solomon Northup from 12 Years a Slave - NEW!
October 17 
Tuesday | 9:30 to 11:30am | Queensbury Campus

The film 12 Years a Slave told the story of Solomon Northup’s kidnapping and enslavement before the Civil War. Northup was a free African American who had a presence in the Saratoga-Glens Falls region. Learn about his early life in Washington County, his abduction in Saratoga Springs and his family’s later residency in the Glens Falls and Lake George area. 

Instructor: David Fiske
Price: $15
CRN: 10050


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: Travel fees plus Tuition and Health Insurance fees. Travel fees are TBD.
Tuition: $300
Health Insurance Fee: $43.30


Immerse yourself in Italy’s politics, history, economics, art and culture! With 7 nights and 8 days of guided touring in the birthplace of the Renaissance, you’ll get to see Florence, Assisi (with wine tasting in the Chianti countryside), the historical city of Rome and some of its famous sites, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, Naples Archeological Museum, Sorrento, and the stunning Island of Capri and Anacapri. 

For more information about the Italy trip please contact:

Professor Carol Hopper, 
Professor A. Nicholas Buttino,


JAPAN: May 2018

Experience Japanese culture, history, and entertainment! Travel as a group by day, and during the evenings and weekends, you will be welcomed into your host family’s home to experience Japan firsthand. Choose and explore a topic based on your own individual interests. Study aspects of Japanese society and gain an appreciation for cultural similarities and differences, while enjoying exciting sites and attractions and interacting with Japanese college students. Knowledge of Japanese language is not required, but you’ll learn some ‘survival’ Japanese language to help you during your stay.

For more information about the Japan trip, please contact:

Professor Carrie Menard, 
Scott Royael,


GREECE: May 2018

Ancient Greece is often considered to be the heartland of art, science, anthropology, archaeology, and the humanities. Enjoy 13 nights and 14 days of guided touring, to include visits to the Acropolis site, the National Archaeological Museum, Santorini, Akrotiri, Knossos, the Archeological Museum of Heraklio, Gortyn, Phaestos, Mycenae, Nauplio Archaeological Museum, Tiryns and Lerna sites, Nestor’s Palace, Olympia, swimming in the Mediterranean and more!

For more information about the Greece trip please contact:

Valerie Haskins,
Rebecca Pelchar, 
Beth Braxton,

Adirondack Lavender 101 - NEW!
September 22
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 will what varieties are grown for what 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.

Instructor: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $15
CRN: 10047

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


Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Tour NEW!
October 4
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | U. S. Grant Cottage, Wilton

In this Adirondack Cottage, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He had arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants and doctors; he was able to complete his memoirs in the short time he had left.

Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as during the Grant family's stay. You will tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing the original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant, including the bed where he died and floral arrangements that remain from Grant's funeral.

Instructor: U. S. Grant Cottage Staff 
Price: $15
CRN: 10052


Tour and Lunch at the Skene Manor  
November 3 
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.

Instructor: Skene Manor Staff
Price:$29 (Course price includes a $20 material fee.)
CRN: 10035

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


New Skete Monasteries Tour
October 13 
Friday | 1:30 to 3:30pm | New Skete Monasteries, Cambridge

The breathtaking churches, extensive gardens, a waterfall feature and the peace and solitude of New Skete welcome you to 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. Your tour will end with a visit to the monks’ gift shop and a stop at the nuns’ monastery to purchase cheesecake for home. 

Instructor: Brother Gregory
Price: $15 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 10064

You may even catch a glimpse of the famed New Skete German Shepherd dog. 


A Stroll and Sip Walking Tour: Springs of Saratoga
October 6
Friday | 1 to 3pm | Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs 

Take a tour of the beautiful springs of Saratoga Spa State Park. Enjoy the wonders of the “Geyser” and Polaris spouters. Learn how and why the waters were used medically and health-wise. This is a classic “stroll and sip” among the waters that make up 75% of our body.

Instructors: Aime (Trent) Millet
Price: $15
CRN: 10039

Experience the skin-softening properties of Karista Spring.


Slate Valley Region Quarry Tour - NEW!
October 14
Saturday | 9 to 11am | Slate Valley Museum, Granville

Tour an active slate quarry during non-working hours. The owner and manager of the quarry will provide information on the operation and market for the slate taken from the quarry. Bob Isherwood of the Slate Valley Museum will provide a historical and cultural perspective to the quarry and the overall slate industry. A portion of this information will be provided at the Slate Valley Museum. 

Instructor: Robert Isherwood, Slate Valley Museum
Price: $15
CRN: 10063

The Museum is the starting point for the tour.


Fort Miller Walking Tour - NEW!
September 27
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Hamlet of Fort Miller, Fort Edward

We will tour the hamlet of Fort Miller looking in on many historic sites and discuss how a rift in the church destroyed a community. We will visit the cemetery and many historic sites of this location just south of the Village of Fort Edward and across the canal bridge.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $15 (Course price includes a $2 materials fee.)
CRN: 10056


Bakers Falls Walking Tour - NEW!
October 11
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Bakers Falls, Kingsbury 

Join us on a tour of the hamlet of Bakers Falls. We will tour the historic Baker Cemetery and the immediate John Street neighborhood in addition to the industrial neighborhoods.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $15 (Course price includes a $2 materials fee.)
CRN: 10056



Registration for a course may be done by filling out a registration form and submitting it to the Office of Continuing Education, in the following ways: 

In Person: 597 Bay Road | 8am to 4pm | Monday through Friday
Mail: Office of Continuing Education, SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804
Phone: 518.743.2238
8am to 4pm | Monday through Friday

Fax: 518.743.2318

Payment is due upon registration, as follows:

By Check: Made payable to SUNY Adirondack. Students may pay in person at the Continuing Education Office, Washington Hall, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  Students may also mail the payment stub, located at the bottom of the Student Schedule and Bill, with check to the Office of Continuing Education. 

By Cash or Credit Card: Cash payment must be made at the Business Office in Warren Hall, with a copy of the Student Schedule and Bill. Credit card payment must be made at the Business Office in Warren Hall, with a copy of the Student Schedule and Bill or at:, using e-cashier. A $1 nonrefundable NELNET Enrollment Fee will be assessed for each e-cashier payment. Full payments are deducted immediately from the account provided on the NELNET agreement. 

Course Accommodations

SUNY Adirondack encourages persons with disabilities to participate in official college programs, events and activities.  Reasonable accommodations can be requested by contacting SUNY Adirondack Accessibility Services at 518-743-2282 or

Course Locations

Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are taught on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury. A campus map is included with the course schedule/confirmation.

Course Prerequisites

Please review course brochure to be sure you have met the stated prerequisites for all courses you wish to take. If you have any questions about the nature of a specific prerequisite, please contact us. 

Course Cancellations

When it is necessary to cancel a class, we try to provide a minimum of two days’ notice before the scheduled start of the class. Full tuition and fees will be refunded for any classes cancelled by SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. 

Third Party/Employer-Paid Tuition

Please mail or fax a letter to the Office of Continuing Education on company letterhead authorizing SUNY Adirondack to bill the company. This letter must be included with the   registration material.


The Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack offers CEUs to those who have completed designated courses. The CEU is a uniform measurement of individual participation in non-credit programs. One CEU represents 10 contact hours. In order to receive CEUs, students must successfully complete course requirements according to the instructor’s standards. Students must request formal recognition of CEUs from the Office of Continuing Education using the CEU Request Form and pay a $15 processing fee per course.

Course Attendance

Attendance is taken at the start of all Continuing Education courses. You are still responsible for paying for a course if you do not attend and have not withdrawn by contacting the Office of Continuing Education within  the Course Drop/Tuition Liability period for that course.

Requests for Drop/Withdrawal and/or Refunds for all Continuing Education courses (including all open enrollment, youth enrichment, international education and online ed2go) must be submitted by a student, a student’s significant other or a student’s legal guardian in one of the following ways:

• Phone
• In Person
• Fax
• Email

All drop/withdrawal and refund requests must be received during regular business hours. Requests submitted after the office has closed for the day will not be processed until the following business day. The Office of Continuing Education is open from 8am till 4pm, Monday through Friday, excluding College holidays and closures. Students will receive confirmation of a drop/withdrawal and/or refund or remaining liability via mail.

All refunds will take the form of a check, made out to the student and may take up to 21 business days to be processed.


Please note:

No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.

• If a student has not withdrawn from a course, he/she is liable for the course and material fees even if they opt not to attend.

• 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. 

• All summer youth courses, ed2go courses and international education trips have their own withdrawal and student liability policies.

• Some courses have published registration and refund cutoff dates to ensure timely purchase of textbooks and/or course materials. 

• Requests for special consideration for refund and/or bill adjustments can be made by filling out the Non-Credit Request for Refund/Bill Adjustment form.

• Students are not liable for any class and materials fees for any classes cancelled by the Office of Continuing Education and will be refunded fees paid.

• Payment is due at the time of registration. Non-payment may result in balance being turned over to a collection agency. All collection fees, including reasonable attorney fees, will be the responsibility of the student.

• Course registrations may not be transferred to another person. If a student is unable to attend a class, he/she may not send someone else in their stead.