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SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is proud to partner with Saratoga Springs City School District to offer continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities to the greater Saratoga Springs community. See below for a catalog of personal enrichment and workforce training classes at Saratoga Springs City Schools, online and around the Saratoga region.

Register online! To sign up for Continuing Education courses, fill out our Registration Request Form.

 

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

 

WORKFORCE TRAINING

 


ARTS & CRAFTS
All materials costs for courses are included in the price unless otherwise specified.
 
 
Adult Sewing Basics
Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 (No class Oct. 25)
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Or would you like to brush up on your sewing skills? Then this class is for you. No previous experience is required. Please note: Participants must bring a sewing machine, a pair of sewing scissors, straight pins and thread to every session.
 
The first class will take you through the basics of how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin, clean your machine, etc. Practice scraps will be provided. The second class will teach how to cut and sew a simple tote bag. Fabric and handles will be provided. The third class will move onto learning how to use a pattern. The instructor will supply a small project, a simple pin cushion. Each student will also decide on a project to make using a pattern of your choice for the final class meeting. Before the next class, participants must purchase their own pattern and all materials needed for it. In the fourth class, you will make your project using the pattern you brought. Participants must bring all materials required to cut and sew their project in class.
 
Instructor: Louise McAndrew, Sew Something Creative
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10118
 
 
Scrapbooking 101 — Intro to Memory Keeping
Oct. 27
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Do you feel overwhelmed by the volume of photos? Turn your images into beautiful albums to share and pass down to future generations! This course will introduce you to time-saving products and techniques to make beautiful page layouts in which your photos are the star. Participants should come prepared with five to 10 printed photographs. 
 
Instructor: Mary Beth O’Connell
Price: $19 plus an additional $30 materials fee. The $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
CRN: 10099
 
 
Holiday Workshop
Nov. 26
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 
Beat the holiday rush. Join us and learn how to create your own balsam wreath and balsam centerpiece for holiday décor or as a thoughtful gift. You will also learn how to make bows for decorations and other decorating techniques. Using balsam greens from the Adirondacks, you’ll trim with a bow and decorate with pine cones. You will go home with two holiday pieces to enjoy throughout the season. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves, a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens and a bag lunch.
 
Registration for this class closes Monday, Nov. 21. Please note the college will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 23 to 27.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $29 plus an additional $50 materials fee. The $50 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
CRN: 10037
 
 

DRIVER TRAINING
 
Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course
 
  • Monday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CRN: 10025), or
  • Monday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 10026), or
  • Monday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 10027)
 
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.
 
Please note: A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Students should join the class 15 minutes early. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class. Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. Please use the Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Form here to preregister for this class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55
CRN: 70003
 
 

FINANCIAL PLANNING
 
Connecting the Pieces of Medicare
Oct. 4
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Do you know the ins and outs of Medicare? What happens if you do not sign up for the right coverage at the right time? Do you know what IRMMA is? Some mistakes could carry lifelong penalties, meaning you will have to pay more for Medicare benefits. This course is for those who have Medicare, are about to reach 65 and/or are ready to retire or questioning whether to keep their employer insurance. Learn about the process required to apply for Medicare through Social Security, review significant differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan (Medigap Policy) and the Part D Prescription Coverage. The instructor will also discuss how you can determine if you may be eligible for NYS Prescription Assistance or the NYS Medicare Savings Program. Having this knowledge is imperative in making the appropriate choice for you.
 
Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group Ltd.
Price: $16
CRN: 10029
 
 
 
Estate Planning Basics
Nov. 3
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Estate planning is the act of preparing for the management and transfer of your assets during incapacity or upon your death. While a will is the cornerstone of any estate plan, it is important you have a power of attorney and health care proxy in place during your lifetime in the event you lose the capacity to make important decisions due to an emergency or medical condition. Join estate planning attorney Jessica Botelho for a detailed discussion on the basics of estate planning, and learn how to prepare yourself and your family for life’s inevitable events.
 
Instructor: Jessica Botelho, Partner at Harris-Pero & Botelho PLLC
Price: $16
CRN: 10030
 
 
 
Maximize Your Social Security Benefit
  • Monday, Nov. 7, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. (CRN: 10032) at Saratoga Springs City School District, or
  • Monday, Dec. 5, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (CRN: 10049)
 
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 a financial decision that may not be reversible.
 
Instructor: Frank Finch, principal of Life Stages Financial Group
Price: $16
 
 
 
Navigating the World of Retirement Planning
Oct. 24
Monday | 6:15 to 8 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This class is designed to improve your confidence in a bright financial future by helping you to understand popular financial strategies that can benefit you and others that may hurt you. What are they? For whom are they designed? Why are they so important and valuable? What should you avoid? These financial strategies include: fighting risk with low-cost, customized investment portfolios for growth and income; wisely managing your 401(k)s/lRAs with strategic systematic withdrawals; meeting needs and important goals with income annuities; maximizing social security income; protecting you and your family with cash-value life insurance and long-term care insurance policies, etc. You will better understand these strategies, including which can help you and which aren’t for you.
 
Instructor: Frank Finch, principal of Life Stages Financial Group
Price: $16
CRN: 10047 
 
 
 
Retirement Planning Today
Oct. 13 and 20
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District 
 
Join us to learn about the important considerations before deciding to retire. Avoid common pitfalls and have your information ready to go to get the most out of retirement. This course will cover:
 
  • Life planning for retirement
  • Retirement needs and expenses
  • Retirement roadblocks and mistakes
  • Retirement income sources
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Risk management and asset protection
 
Instructor: Steve Hipsley, CFP, Champlain Wealth
Management Ltd.
 
Price for individuals: $31 (CRN: 10035)
Price for couples: $47 (CRN: 10036)
An additional $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for the required workbook. Couples may share a workbook.
 
 
 
Financial Wellness: The New 10-Point, 90-Minute Workout
Nov. 28
Monday | 6:15 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Physical fitness is booming across America. So, too, is financial stress and the need for many to “catch up,” or compete wisely to grow their money and net worth. As we strive to pay for active, bright futures in an increasingly expensive and competitive world, sound financial health and decision-making will be required. This workshop is designed for those who seek to fund and protect active and financially secure lifestyles. We’ll explore investment behaviors, and healthy savings and investment strategies that can build financial fitness. The instructor will guide participants through practical exercises designed to help improve financial wellness in ways that matter most to you.
 
Instructor: Frank Finch, principal of Life Stages Financial Group
Price: $16
CRN: 10046
 
 

FITNESS
Please note: Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.
 
Soulful Line Dancing
Oct. 12 to Nov. 16
Wednesdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Heart and Soul Dancers of B Spa presents Soul Line Dancing, a class where we’ll dance together “alone”—that is, you don’t need a partner. Learn quick and easy routines to music like Motown, oldies, Latin, disco and standards. This is a no-pressure dancing class with no rules. This class encourages individuality, so have fun and enjoy the company of other people who love dancing.
 
Instructor: Mary Colby, Heart and Soul Dancers
Price: $55
CRN: 10101
 
 
 
Co-Ed Volleyball
Oct. 3 to Dec. 21 (No class Oct. 5, Oct. 10, Nov. 21 & Nov. 23)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Join in on this semi-weekly pick-up volleyball course for intermediate BB/B level players. Attendance is limited; those who have not preregistered for one of the options below will be permitted to drop in on a space-available basis. Drop-in participants must register upon arrival and will be invoiced $6 per session they attend.
 
Please note: A towel, water and good sneakers/shoes are recommended. No payment will be accepted on site.
 
  • Preregister for all sessions: $110 (CRN: 10110)
  • Preregister for all Monday sessions only: $55 (CRN: 10111)
  • Preregister for all Wednesday sessions only: $55 (CRN: 10112)
Instructor: Mary Ellen Peek
 
 
 
 
Zumba / Zumba Toning 
Oct. 4 to Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 8 & 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Zumba is an interval-style dance fitness party that combines low-intensity and high-intensity moves. Burn lots of calories as you move to the rhythm with Latin and world-inspired dance and fitness moves. Zumba is so fun, it doesn’t feel like exercise, and it’s for every body — all shapes, sizes and abilities can enjoy Zumba. Zumba is an enthusiastic, energizing, positive and “feel good” class.
 
All are welcome to this Zumba class! Make it Zumba toning by using 1- to 3-pound weights. A towel, water and good sneakers/shoes are recommended. 
 
Instructor: Janine Hawthorne
Price: $69
CRN: 10105
 
 

FOOD, COOKING & BAKING
 
Chicken with Four Gourmet Sauces
Oct. 3
Monday | 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Enjoy learning to easily prepare restaurant-quality, wine-inspired chicken dishes, in no time at all. Let caterer Amy Kantor be your guiding hand as she walks you through the ins and outs of chicken marsala, chicken piccata, chicken à l’orange and chicken Marbella. We will also produce a gluten-free version using potato starch to coat chicken cutlets. Recipes freeze well for small portions you can use later. Your frying pan and family will thank you when the meal is done!
 
Please note: No refunds will be issued after Sept. 26. Participants should bring small carryout containers, an apron and a hair tie to pull up long hair, and wear closed-toe shoes and a hat.
 
Instructor: Amy Kantor, Omelette King Catering
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10100
 
 
 
Easy & Authentic Pad Thai & Bonus Curry
Oct. 12
Wednesday | 6 to 9 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Pad Thai has become nearly as synonymous with American culture as apple pie, but preparing it remains a mystery to many. How does one prepare delicate rice noodles? What is the citrus ingredient in the pungent sauce? Is Pad Thai vegan or dairy free? Let caterer Amy Kantor show you the ropes in this one-night class that dissects her beloved recipe and produces the flavors of her signature dish. We will also mix a spicy chili coconut curry so quick and satisfying you will add it to your weekly menu docket.
 
Please note: No refunds will be issued after Oct. 5. Participants should bring small carryout containers, an apron and a hair tie to pull up long hair, and wear closed-toe shoes and a hat.
 
Instructor: Amy Kantor, Omelette King Catering
Price: $42 (Course price includes a $18 materials fee.)
CRN: 10121
 
 
 
Fun with Phyllo Dough 
Nov. 7
Monday | 6 to 9 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Phyllo dough, the thin pastry crust in the freezer section, ranks high in intimidation even for the most adept home chefs. But that is not the case at all. Caterer Amy Kantor has been creating exquisite entrees and appetizers using this delicate casing for decades .... and she wants to show you how! Join her to scratch bake savory phyllo favorites spanakopita, Greek lamb lasagna and the heavenly sweetness of baklava in this inspiring one-night journey to the Mediterranean ... without leaving Saratoga!
 
Please note: No refunds will be issued after Oct. 31. Participants should bring small carryout containers, an apron and a hair tie to pull up long hair, and wear closed-toe shoes and a hat.
 
Instructor: Amy Kantor, Omelette King Catering
Price: $45 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10122
 
 
 
Beginner Cookie Decorating: Christmas Creations
Dec. 1
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Thank you for your interest in learning the use of royal icing to decorate cookies. If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We will work step by step on each cookie to learn various decorating techniques used with royal icing, specifically piping/outlining, flooding and wet-on-wet techniques. There are five cookie designs planned and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will take them home with you in a bakery box, along with a royal icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe (not Buttercup Cookie’s signature recipe, but a foundation of it), a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All supplies are provided.
 
Please note: This course is open to students ages 10 and older; students younger than 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian. No refunds will be issued after Nov. 23.
 
Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie
Price: $69 (Course price includes a $54 materials fee.)
CRN: 10081
 
 

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
 
So, You’re Ready to Downsize
Oct. 3
Monday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
According to the AARP, an American turns 50 years old every eight seconds — more than 10,000 people every day. During this time, many people begin to think about downsizing, either by choice or because of health-related issues. This 1-1/2-hour class will give an overview about how to break this task into manageable pieces. Topics will include: sorting your possessions, how to downsize, how to get rid of no-longer-needed items, space planning for a new residence, questions to ask before you hire a mover, home staging, when a Senior Move Manager staff member is right for you.
 
Instructor: Neil Bindelglass, Saratoga Senior Move Managers
Price: $19 
CRN: 10115
 
 
 
How to Sell Your Stuff
Oct. 17
Monday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Millions of Americans are downsizing and moving to smaller homes. Many older Americans have been in their homes for decades. This course will discuss how you can dispose of all the items you don’t need or want,
and won’t take with you when you move. Topics include: How to assess the value of items you own, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, estate sales, giving things away, donating goods and tax benefits involved.
 
Instructor: Neil Bindelglass, Saratoga Senior Move Managers
Price: $19 
CRN: 10116
 
 
 
Mah Jongg 101
Oct. 13 to Nov. 10
Thursdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Mah Jongg is played with a group of four people using beautifully colored tiles. Bring yourself and your friends. This is not the same game played on the computer. All levels welcome. Each participant will need their own national Mah Jongg League card (approximately $11) and instructional book (approximately $19). These materials will also be available to purchase from the instructor at the first class.
 
Instructor: Barbara Bade
Price: $49
CRN: 10114
 
 
 
Sell It Online! Explore Your Best E-Store Opportunities
Nov. 17
Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
There are several apps and platforms today that provide excellent ways to generate revenue by selling unwanted used items or creating a new e-commerce business. This class presents an essential comparison review of the top sites that are easy to use, with emphasis on selling most of your items locally and some nationally. Included are pros and cons, dos and don’ts, tips and strategies, as well as requirements including registration, costs and how sellers are paid. This comprehensive overview will help you set your direction and determine which apps and marketing strategies are best for your online success.
 
Instructor: Kevin Boyd
Price: $49
CRN: 10065
 
 
 
Finding Time
Nov. 2
Wednesday | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This session is for participants interested in learning research-based time-management strategies that lead to greater happiness, success and personal well-being.
 
Instructor: Stephen Danna, Ph.D.
Price: $19
CRN: 10061
 
 

HOME & GARDEN
 
Interior Design Basics
Oct. 5
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This class will explore how functionality, aesthetics and emotions affect how we live in our environments. We will identify needs for our lifestyles and how to use the design process to achieve desired outcomes. We will discuss how color, lighting, furniture placement and design elements transform a room into a beautiful and functional place. Storage solutions for our busy lives and other design tips will be included.
 
Instructor: Maria Peters, interior designer
Price: $19
CRN: 10117
 
 
 
Adult Sewing Basics
Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 (No class Oct. 25)
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Or would you like to brush up on your sewing skills? Then this class is for you. No previous experience is required. Please note: Participants must bring a sewing machine, a pair of sewing scissors, straight pins and thread to every session.
 
The first class will take you through the basics of how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin, clean your machine, etc. Practice scraps will be provided. The second class will teach how to cut and sew a simple tote bag. Fabric and handles will be provided. The third class will move onto learning how to use a pattern. The instructor will supply a small project, a simple pin cushion. Each student will also decide on a project to make using a pattern of your choice for the final class meeting. Before the next class, participants must purchase their own pattern and all materials needed for it. In the fourth class, you will make your project using the pattern you brought. Participants must bring all materials required to cut and sew their project in class.
 
Instructor: Louise McAndrew, Sew Something Creative
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10118
 
 

LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION
 
Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training
  • Wednesdays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (CRN: 10068), or
  • Tuesdays, Nov. 1 to 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. – Live synchronous (CRN: 10069)
In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Tri-County Literacy Center staff 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: Tri-County Literacy Center Inc.
Price: $15
 
 
 
Keep Talking: An Introduction to Professional Voice-Over
Oct. 24
Monday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over in audio books, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and other formats.
 
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 fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.
 
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 10070
 
 
 

Screenplay Prep: Thinking Cinematically

Oct. 18 to Nov. 15
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This online class is a primer course for understanding how a written piece, the screenplay, takes personal ideas to give life to a visual product: film. The first half of the course will study certain aspects of storytelling and the specific function of a screenplay. The second half of the course will use workshop elements, in which participants will get a sample of what to expect should they later enroll in a full screenplay writing course. Participants who wish to share their ideas for a feature film will be provided support and constructive criticism, and can walk away with a suggested rough outline to use after class if they wish to work on a first draft.
 
Instructor: Danny Khan
Price: $39
CRN: 10075
 
 

LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS
 

Pitney Meadows Community Farm Tour

Sept. 22
Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Pitney Farms Community Farm, Saratoga Springs
 
Take a tour of Pitney Meadows Community Farm, founded in 2016 with the help of the Open Space Fund, the Pitney family and citizens of Saratoga Springs. We will explore the 166 acres of property, including the community gardens, Exploration Garden, agricultural fields of our CSA and food donation programs, plus recreation trails and land stewardship projects.
 
On this tour, you will learn about the history and dynamic work of this nonprofit organization and its efforts to celebrate and explore agricultural education, healthy food production and recreation on a preserved working farm.
 
Instructor: Sarah Miles, Pitney Meadows
Community Farm
Price: $19
CRN: 10098
 
 
 
A Walk Through Warrensburg’s History: Early Residential & Civic District
Sept. 28
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Warrensburg
 
This tour will take you through the main residential area of early Warrensburg, where many affluent business owners lived and entertained. They were doctors, lawyers, owners of major industries and businesses living on elm tree-lined streets. Learn about the history of many people who lived there and the architecture of many of the buildings. The tour will be approximately one mile, round trip; accessible parking is available on some streets.
 
Please note: Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather. A water bottle and sunglasses are recommended.
 
Instructors: Sandi Parisi and Delbert Chambers, Warrensburg town historian
Price: $19 
CRN: 10093   
 
 
 
Strand Theatre Lecture & Tour 
Oct. 21
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls
 
The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls has offered the greater Glens Falls community numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts since its opening in 1923. Join us as we tour this beautiful local theater and explore its rich history and heritage.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 10080
 
 
 
“One Painting, Many Stories” WPA Mural Exhibition Tour
Oct. 5
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Slate Valley Museum, Granville
 
Join museum staff in a guided tour of a new exhibition, “One Painting, Many Stories: Exploring the Legacy and Context of a Slate Valley WPA Mural.” This special exhibition examines the historical, social, architectural and economic contexts that ultimately fueled the public art movement supported by New Deal programs.
 
Instructors: Slate Valley Museum staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10095
 
 
Bakers Falls Walking Tour
Oct. 12
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Bakers Falls, Kingsbury
 
Join us on a tour of the hamlet of Bakers Falls. We will tour historic Baker Cemetery and the immediate John Street neighborhood in addition to industrial neighborhoods. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged. The tour will meet at the stone wall in front of 50 Main St. in Hudson Falls, north of the John Street corner. 
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10088
 
 
 
Tour & Lunch at Skene Manor
Oct. 14
Friday | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Skene Manor, Whitehall
 
Enjoy a visit to 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 Skene Manor, where you will experience the grandeur that exemplified turn-of-the-century wealth.
 
Please note: You will be contacted before the tour for your sandwich order. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The manor has stairs only; there is no elevator. Any withdrawals after Oct. 7 will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Skene Manor staff
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10090
 
 
Walking Tour of Hudson Falls
Oct. 19
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Juckett Park, Hudson Falls
 
The center of the village is a focal point of the Civil War Soldiers Monument and Juckett Park. This green space is nearly as old as our country. Join R. Paul McCarty and learn about the people and buildings that surround the park and the history of old Sandy Hill. You will also learn about the recently acquired historical information on these structures. The tour will meet at Juckett Park near the tall soldiers monument.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10089
 
 
Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making
Oct. 22
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek
 
This two-hour session focuses on the haunted history of the Barkeater Chocolates factory and finishes off with a sweet, hands-on 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, per their guardians’ discretion. You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the old building and grounds. After we cover the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo in which you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or take home.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Deb Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10058
 
 
Ideal Dairy Farms & Argyle Cheese Farmer Dairy Processing & Store Tour
Oct. 26 
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms
 
Visit a commercial dairy farm milking 3,000 cows and learn what goes into producing delicious and nutritious dairy products. Ideal Dairy Farms staff will share how they care for their cows and discuss innovative technology and tools that allow the farm to remain competitive and sustainable in the dairy industry. Following the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, participants will travel a short distance to the Argyle Cheese Farmer dairy processing plant and retail store to discover how Ideal Dairy’s milk is made into cheese, yogurt and lots of other delicious products. Participants will also have the option to shop a collection of farm-fresh, delicious, homemade products.
 
Please note: This two-hour program includes an indoor and outdoor walking tour of an operating dairy farm, so please dress appropriately. Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms at 239 Vaughn Road, Hudson Falls, New York 12839 (follow the signs to the tour and parking area). After the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, drive to Argyle Cheese Farmer processing plant and retail store at 2358 Burgoyne Ave. in Hudson Falls.
 
Instructors: Ideal Dairy Farms and Argyle Cheese
Farmer staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10086
 
 
 
An Architectural & Musical Treasure Tour in Glens Falls
Oct. 28
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the North Country and listed in National Register of Historic Places. 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. See rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers, pipes and air reservoirs, and learn about the extensive music program and concerts the church offers for the benefit of our community.
 
Instructor: Bryan Kirk, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
Price: $19
CRN: 10087
 
 
Park Theater Tour & Lunch 
Nov. 4
Friday | 10:30 a.m. to noon | The Park Theater, Glens Falls
 
Get an inside look into this historic theater, now a hotspot for community events and performances. Opened Dec. 23, 1911, Park Theater was the first movie theater in Glens Falls and became a gathering place for residents to watch silent films and vaudeville shows. After closing in 1935, the Glens Falls Post Co., publishers of The Post-Star, purchased the theater in 1937 and converted it into a printing plant. Over the years, it has been gradually improved for use as a performing arts center, rented out for occasional concerts and used to operate a movie theater. In July 2014, local developer Elizabeth Miller, president of Miller Mechanical, purchased the property. With the help of AJA Architecture and Planning, and Cifone Construction Co., The Park Theater was transformed into a state-of-the-art performing space with Doc’s Restaurant downstairs. Your tour will conclude with lunch (a sandwich/wrap with beverage, chips and dessert) at Doc’s Restaurant.
 
Please note: You will be contacted before the tour for your sandwich order. Any withdrawals after Oct. 28 will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Chris Ristau, Executive Director, Park Theater
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10084
 
 
 
Weather Routing Tour
Nov. 9
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Weather Routing Inc., Glens Falls
 
Did you know Glens Falls is home to a private meteorological firm? Join us on a tour of this world leader in marine industry since 1961. Your tour at Weather Routing Inc. will include the operations center for both yachting and commercial divisions, followed by a discussion of the services provided by Weather Routing to maritime clients worldwide.
 
Instructor: Jeremy Davis, assistant director of Operations, Weather Routing Inc. or Weather Routing staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10097
 
 
 
The Chapman Museum Tour
Nov. 18
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Chapman Museum, Glens Falls
 
This tour of the museum will take visitors through our primary exhibition spaces, downstairs to our research archives and up to our collection’s storage facility. This will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the materials housed in The Chapman and some of the ways we prepare for upcoming exhibitions.
 
Instructor: Maureen Folk, Outreach and Program
coordinator, Chapman Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10096
 
 

MUSIC
 
Intro to Drums & Drumming
Oct. 4 to Nov. 1
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Join international drummer and three-time Grammy Commendation recipient Larry Levine on a rhythmic journey of learning how to play drums. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about equipment, musical styles and the technique behind this art form. Drums and literature will be provided. All levels are welcome.
 
Instructor: Larry Levine, Larry Levine Drum Studio
Price: $89
CRN: 10119
 
 
 
Topics in Music Theory II
Oct. 7 to Nov. 4
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus and live synchronous
 
This course will build upon concepts presented in Topics in Music Theory I and will begin with a review of the keyboard, notation on the staff and major and minor key signatures and scales. We will then cover chords, including building triads (major, minor, diminished and augmented), seventh chords and chord inversions. The study of music theory provides a foundation for understanding concepts upon which music is built.
 
Join us for this interactive and practical course that opens the world of music theory for beginners and offers a refresher for more experienced musicians or anyone with a desire to learn more about music. Concepts from Topics in Music Theory I will be reviewed at the first class.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $79 
 
Attending in person (CRN: 10078)
Attending on Zoom (CRN: 10079)
 
 
 
Beginner Guitar
Oct. 12 to Nov. 16
Wednesdays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Saratoga Springs City School District
 
Beginner Guitar is for anyone looking to learn the basics, and develop a good foundation for essential chords, scales, left-hand and right-hand techniques applicable to every style of music. Participants will need to bring a guitar in good working condition.
 
Instructor: Jim Mattrazzo
Price: $55 (An additional $25 materials fee for the “Beginning Rock Guitar” instructional DVD is payable to the instructor in class.)
CRN: 10120
 
 

ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE
 
Electrical Maintenance Technician Bootcamp
Sept. 27 to Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 22 & 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga & Google Classroom
 
In this short-term course, students will learn entry-level skills to begin their careers as electrical technicians in a variety of modern manufacturing environments. Ideal candidates include those new to work in a modern manufacturing environment with an aptitude for hands-on work and a desire to build competencies and skills to advance in their fields.
 
Through hands-on classes, independent study and work outside class, students will have the opportunity to build key competencies to ensure on-the-job success including:
 
  • A strong foundation in basic math applications and mathematical conversions between measurement units and mathematical systems
  • Reading and making precise measurements, and using scientific notation
  • An introduction to AC and DC currents and their use in electrical systems
  • Safety around high-voltage equipment, including PPE, and the OSHA Lockout Tagout (LOTO) certification in electrical safety
  • An introduction to PLC equipment and relay communications
  • Hand tool use
  • Use of continuous improvement models in modern manufacturing, including Lean and Six Sigma
 
Companies wishing to upskill new or potential employees and individuals who want to enter the exciting and ever-changing world of modern manufacturing will benefit from this course. Career services are embedded into the course and include presentations by area job centers and recruitment opportunities with local employers. Course fee includes a tool kit for each student and the cost of LOTO certification training and examination.
 
Price: $899 - Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. Visit the WRAP webpage for details.
 
 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 
 
Start-Up ADK
Sept. 27 to Dec. 6 (No class Oct. 18, Nov. 15 & Nov. 22)
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Live synchronous (Zoom, Google Classroom & EntreSkills)
Please provide your @gmail.com address when you register for seamless enrollment.
 
Are you starting or expanding a small business? Join us live, online, for this comprehensive and informative eight-session, 16-hour course focused on the business planning process and providing the skills needed to start or scale up your business. Kim London, a local serial-entrepreneur and SUNY ADK faculty member, delivers an interactive and robust program. Kim incorporates local content experts in marketing, market research, bookkeeping, tax issues and cash flow, financial projections, legal considerations, human resources, business insurance and more. Participants use an online business plan builder and gain knowledge, feedback and support from an experienced entrepreneur.
 
Residents of Warren or Washington counties who successfully complete this program may be eligible to apply for a small-business loan through Warren or Washington counties’ LDCs.
 
This course is sponsored by Warren County Local Development Corporation, Washington County Local Development Corporation and SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.
 
Instructor: Kim Feeney London, assistant professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $249
CRN: 10123
 

 


HEALTH CARE TRAINING
 
Sterile Processing Technician
Oct. 4 to Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga & Saratoga Hospital
 
This program is offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Sterile processing technicians perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. These technicians play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing and distributing medical supplies. The central service department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery and patient care.
 
This course covers the following key areas and topics:
 
  • Instrumentation: knowledge of surgical instruments and specialty devices
  • Processing of surgical instrumentation: decontamination, packaging and sterilization of surgical instrumentation
  • Processing of moveable patient equipment: processing, cleaning, testing, assembly and distribution of movable patient care equipment
  • Storage and inventory: storage, handling and distribution of sterile surgical instrumentation and devices, as well as inventory control and cost recovery systems
  • Medical terminology: knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology
  • Prevention processes: infection prevention, decontamination and disinfection processes
  • National certification: This class prepares qualified students to sit for the Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) exam from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
 
Instructors: Clay Landry and Megan Breheny, Saratoga Hospital
Price: $1,925 – Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. See the WRAP webpage for details.
 
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
Python for Data Analytics
Oct. 3 to Jan. 9 (No class Oct. 10, Nov. 23, Dec. 26 & Dec. 28)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This course is designed for students with no programming experience and those interested in learning new coding languages or applications. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts using the programming language Python, specifically as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and more businesses are introducing Python into their work. The course will take students through the basics of programming (variables, data structures, loops, conditionals, etc.), and into Python Libraries for data analysis (Numpy, Matplotlib, etc). Basic statistics will also be covered to help students interpret data, such as basic summary statistics and how to recognize common statistical distributions. All this will culminate in the analysis and visualization of real data sets of the student’s choosing. This course meets two evenings per week, three hours per session. Occasional labs outside classes will provide further opportunities for mentoring and networking.
 
Instructor: SaratogaCanCode
 
Price: $1,950 – Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. See the WRAP webpage for details.
 
 

MANAGEMENT SKILLS
 
New & Emerging Supervisors & Managers Series
Tuesdays | 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Live synchronous 
 
These courses will focus on practical tools in strategic areas to assist new and emerging supervisors and managers with advancing their skills, confidence and effectiveness in their roles. Each one-hour session will offer opportunities to learn and rehearse skills to apply immediately in the workplace.
      
  • Oct. 25 (CRN: 10017): Teamwork & Trust: Consider what trust means on the job and how to inspire healthy conflict.
  • Nov. 22 (CRN: 10018): Process & Accountability: Learn simple and effective tools to help you run a tight ship — including process documentation, standard setting and accountability.
 
Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks,
Professional EOS Implementer®
Price: $65 per course session ($130 for both)
 
 

MICROSOFT EXCEL COURSES

 
Microsoft Excel Level 1 — For the Beginner
Oct. 18 and 20
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to help 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 individuals who have little to no experience with Microsoft Excel. 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. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both sessions.
 
Please note: Instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of these courses to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Oct. 4, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See Page 25 for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Dan Dragon
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10020
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 2 — Intermediate Skills
Nov. 8 and 10
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | 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 individuals who have some experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in becoming more efficient and skillful in the software application. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both sessions.
 
Please note: Instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of these courses to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Oct. 25, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See Page 25 for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Dan Dragon
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10021
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 3 — Advanced Skills
Nov. 29 and Dec. 1
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m.
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 individuals who have significant experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in advancing their skills and efficiency in this software application. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both sessions.
 
Please note: Instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of these courses to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Nov. 15, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See Page 25 for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Dan Dragon
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10022
 
 

NOTARY COURSES
 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Self-Paced, Online Course
Available Sept. 19 to Dec. 1
 
This online, self-paced course is offered through the Brightspace learning management system and is designed to teach you 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. To successfully complete this course and prepare for the exam, students will be required to complete the reading, discussion and quiz activities identified in the course syllabus. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services website at dos.ny.gov/notary-public.
 
Registration for this course closes Tuesday, Nov. 1, to ensure participants have time to complete the course. Please see Page 25 for our refund and tuition liability policy for online asynchronous courses.
 
Instructor: Kelli Hatin, Ed.D., professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $85
CRN: 10007
 
 
Become A New York State Notary Signing Agent
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. - Live synchronous (CRN: 10102), or
  • Friday, Nov. 11, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (CRN: 10103)
 
If you are a notary public in New York state, you may be able to earn additional income! The thriving real estate and refinancing markets have companies scrambling to hire qualified Notary Signing Agents to help meet their increased business demands. After completing this basic introductory course, you’ll be able to work on a freelance basis in your own independent business by working with mortgage, title and signing companies that hire Notary Signing Agents on per-job assignments, sometimes for $75 to $150 or more, for notarizing and presenting mortgage loan documents. All materials are included in this course, including a step-by-step guide book, sample loan documents and a 20-page mortgage glossary. This is also a good course for those who are not notaries but want to learn more about what a New York Notary Signing Agent does.
 
The instructor, Victor Bujanow, is a New York state notary public, a Certified Notary Signing Agent (CNSA), statewide Notary Public college adjunct instructor and a member of The American Society of Notaries. 
 
Registration for this class closes Oct. 20 for the live synchronous course and Nov. 3 for the class at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials will be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See Page 25 for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $79 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)
 
 

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
 
Speaking Like You Mean Business
Oct. 11 and 18
Tuesdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This live, interactive workshop via Zoom prepares you to address staff, colleagues, clients, prospects or the media — regardless of your role or industry. Learn how to deliver your message professionally and confidently, and rehearse strategies for preparation, execution and evaluation, such as:
 
  • Determining what your audience needs
  • The value of creating an outline
  • Meaningful ways to practice
  • Managing your nerves, breathing and movement
  • Techniques for self-assessing to determine what to replicate and what to modify for future presentations
 
Through interactive discussion and activities with the instructor and peers, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn from others and rehearse presentation skills. Gain practical knowledge you can apply immediately to further your on-the-job success. 
 
Instructor: Dale G. Klein, M.A.
Profitable Speech, LLC. A Sound Investment®
Price: $69
CRN: 10104