Business & Career Training

View our current Business & Career Training course offerings.

The Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack is dedicated to meeting your training needs through non-credit courses and programs for career preparation, professional development and training. Make SUNY Adirondack your first stop for:

Customized Contract Training

SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education’s approach to customized training allows us to deliver high-quality classes and events to move businesses and communities forward. We will facilitate the process, manage all details, tailor training and deliver results — from needs assessment through program evaluation and sustainability.

For organizations who:

  • Want access to training professionals and content experts in a variety of fields
  • Seek consultation and planning for training and staff development
  • Desire modern training facilities and technologies
  • Need avenues to training grants and resources to fund training

Training where you need it:

  • Expert instructors can train your team on-site or off-site
  • State-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs and meeting facilities at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury and SUNY Adirondack Saratoga in Wilton
  • Adventure Sports Challenge Course
  • Mobile learning lab for software and industrial technology training

Past training topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Project Management
  • Safety Certifications
  • Industrial Technology
  • Software Essentials
  • Culinary Arts Strategies
  • Train-the-Trainer Programs

Contact Erin Krivitski, Assistant Director for Workforce Training & Innovation, at or 518.832.7604 to learn more about Customized Contract Training.

Open Enrollment Courses

View our current Business & Career Training course offerings.

Our office provides open enrollment courses supporting career preparation and professional development across a range of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Small business start-up and expansion—Start-Up Adk course in partnership with the Warren & Washington LDCs
  • Certification, licensing and exam preparation in:
    • Insurance
    • Human resources 
    • Wastewater treatment
    • ServSafe Food Safety
    • Bartending & mixology
    • Notary public

Adobe Certification and Testing

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

  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Video Communication using Adobe Premiere® Pro
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects®
  • Multiplatform Animatio using Adobe Animate CC®

Contact Erin Krivitski, Assistant Director for Workforce Training & Innovation, at or 518.832.7604 to learn more about Adobe Certification and Testing services.

SUNY Workforce Development Grant Program

The Office of Continuing Education administers the SUNY Workforce Development grant program, which is designed to assist companies in New York State with staff training and development costs. Employers are encouraged to apply for this annual program (pending funding availability).

Contact Erin Krivitski, Assistant Director for Workforce Training & Innovation, at or 518.832.7604 to learn more about the SUNY Workforce Development Grant program.

Online Career Training Programs

Our online programs can start you on a path to an in-demand profession or help advance your current career with industry certification. You may begin these programs at any time and learn at your own pace. Upon successful completion of all coursework, you will receive a certificate of completion. All materials are included in the program fees. Each course has an instructor assigned to answer questions and solve student problems.

Example topic areas include:

  • Accounting, Business & Finance
  • Computer Applications
  • Healthcare and Medical

For more information, visit our Online Offerings page.

Computer & Software Training

The Office of Continuing Education offers computer training for companies. Courses may be offered in a traditional classroom environment or in a group training customized to serve our local businesses.

Traditional classroom environment: Courses may be scheduled based on community interest throughout the year. Once we have sufficient demand to run a particular course, it may be offered.

Small & large group training: Customized group training is available for employers or agencies seeking staff development. Employers specify the instruction needed. Small and large group training is available; rates are based on group size and length of instruction. Customized manuals are also available as a training aid.

Available topics include, but are not limited to:

  • General Instruction: Introduction to PCs
  • Adobe Software: Acrobat and Photoshop
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher & Word

Contact our office at or 518.743.2238 to learn more about Computer and Software Training.