Continuing Education Catalog

Spring 2020

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


ADOBE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

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

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

Contact the Office of Continuing  Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu to schedule your certification exam and to find out more information about options and pricing. Please plan to discuss the exam(s) in which you are interested, the version of the software you’re currently using, your timeframe for taking the exam(s), and whether you have a voucher for the exam(s).

 


COMPUTER TRAINING

COMPUTER & INTERNET BASICS NEW!
February 19 to March 4

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

If you have little or no experience with computers, then this course is for you. You will learn how to use this important tool, some common software and the Internet. Learn the essentials of computer hardware (e.g., laptop vs. personal computer, keyboard, mouse, power cords and other connectors, etc.), the operating system of computers (e.g., Windows), types of files (e.g., documents, pictures, music, etc.), navigating and organizing computer files, working in Microsoft Word to create and save documents and navigating the Internet using browsers. Get started with computers and the World Wide Web today! When registering, please share your questions about and goals for using computers, software and the internet.

Registration for this class closes on Friday, February 14 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $170 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20068

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL LEVEL 1 FOR THE BEGINNER
March 18 and 25
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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

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

Registration for this class closes on Friday, March 6 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20070

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL LEVEL 2— INTERMEDIATE SKILLS
April 1 and 8
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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

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

Registration for this class closes on Friday, March 20 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20071

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL 3 — ADVANCED SKILLS
April 29 and May 6
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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

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

Registration for this class closes on Friday, April 17 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20072

 

PYTHON FOR DATA ANALYTICS NEW!
February 4 to April 23 (No class on March 10 & 12) 
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:45 to 8:45pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

This course is designed for both students with no prior 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.

Topics covered include:

  • Python Language
  • Variables, data structures, loops, conditionals
  • Basic statistics
  • Interpreting data
  • Summary statistics
  • Common statistical distributions
  • Python Libraries
  • Stdlib
  • Numpy & Pandas
  • Matplotlib & Seaborn
  • What makes a good data visualization

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

Tuition assistance may be available.

Instructor: Greg Westover, AlbanyCanCode
Price: $1,650
CRN: 20105


BUSINESS CENTRAL

START-UP ADK
February 4 to April 7 No class on February 18 and March 10
Tuesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

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

If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small business loan through Warren or Washington County’s LDC.

This course is sponsored by Warren County Local Development Corporation, Washington County Local Development Corporation and SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Business Central.

Questions? Contact Brandon Aldous at 518.681.5613 or aldousb@sunyacc.edu.

Start-Up ADK (formerly known as MAP) has been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs for more than 20 years!

Price: $150
CRN: 20104

 

ADIRONDACK BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (ABDP) SEMINARS
January 30, February 27, March 26 and April 30
Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

Start your day on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus, and attend these informative seminars on topics relevant to small businesses. For only $15 per session, participants leave with knowledge and tools they can apply immediately to enhance their work and their business. All ABDP programs are held in the Center for Entrepreneurship (Suite 144) in the north end of Adirondack Hall on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus.

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

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

Instructor: Kim Feeney London
Price: $15/session

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

 

CONVERSATIONS WITH ENTREPRENEURS SERIES
February 13, March 19 and April 23
Thursdays | 12 to 1pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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

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

Price: $15/session

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

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

LEADERSHIP SERIES FOR NEW & EMERGING LEADERS

April 21 to May 5

Tuesdays | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Build your or your staff’s leadership capacity! This three-part series will focus on practical tools in strategic areas to assist new and emerging leaders advance their confidence and effectiveness in their roles. Each 3-hour session will feature a different facilitator, who will rehearse and synthesize the skills and strategies gained and help you create an action plan to implement in your workplace.

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

Building Strong Teams

April 21

Instructor: Lynne Rittner, Melo Vivere, LLC

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

Leading Change

April 28

Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks

Leadership invites us to forge a new path and effect a change. Regardless of the scale or context of the projects, there are steps to follow to support success and foster individual and team growth. Learn five steps of effective project management, a team development model and concepts related to continuous improvement. Discuss your successes and challenges in leading change in small and large group activities. Gain tools and resources you can implement immediately and an appreciation for the importance of change in the workplace.

Coordinating Teams
May 5
Instructor: Meredith Case, Project Coordinator & Team/Technical Lead, Web Developer

Leading teams requires you to strike a balance between oversight and management. Learn how to keep your project on track with strategies for supporting team engagement, satisfaction and sense of purpose. This session will also include a review of some examples of meeting structures and communication tools to help manage the goals and tasks of an initiative as a team. Plan to discuss examples of past challenges and tools you may implement in the future to effectively coordinate teams.

Price: $415

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION CRN: 20083

BUSINESS REGISTRATION CRN: 20082 (Register one employee at full price and each additional employee’s registration is $315; please see details at http://sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition.)

INVEST IN YOUR TEAM’S NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS BY SENDING TWO OR MORE EMPLOYEES FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE. 

Businesses paying for employees to attend this series can send one employee at full price and receive $100 off each additional employee registration! 

 

ALUMNI NURSING SPEAKER SERIES 

March 31

Tuesday | 5 to 7pm

Northwest Bay Conference Center, Queensbury Campus

Join the SUNY Adirondack Nursing Alumni Group for this professional development program which offers alumni, nursing students, faculty and healthcare professionals an opportunity to advance their knowledge and capacity in critical topics and engage with one another. 

What Women Need to Know: Advances in Early Diagnosis & Management of Ovarian and Breast Cancer

The Spring 2020 program will address ovarian and breast cancer. By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the influence of genetics on the prevention and early diagnosis of ovarian and breast cancer.
  • Describe the nurses’ roles in identifying symptoms, managing treatment and connecting individuals and families to resources.
  • Identify community resources to support survivors and families.

The panelists include:

Kate O’Keeffe, MD, FACOG, Women’s Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Education & Support Manager at Glens Falls Hospital

Carole Smith, RN, Rays of Hope Support Group

Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu. To receive communications about future programs in this series, please contact conted@sunyacc.edu.

1 Contact Hour (pending approval) will be provided to Nurses. Glens Falls Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an approved Provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Full attendance is required.

Price: Free

CRN: 20111

PROGRAM AGENDA

5:00pm: Registration/check-in and networking

5:30pm: Program

6:30pm: Q&A

 

FOCUS AND PERFORM — EXPANDED COURSE

February 19 to March 25

Wednesdays | 8 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Herman Johnson, Cerebral Sports

Price: $75 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 20079

 

SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

May 2

Saturday | 8am to 6pm | Queensbury Campus

Bring a bag lunch

Food service professionals currently working or pursuing jobs in establishments which handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food benefit from ServSafe training and certification. This national, transferrable certification may be required by current or future employers and proves your competencies and readiness to be a successful employee. Local hospitality and food service businesses seeking effective training and certification for employees are invited to register them for this workshop; please see details on page 56 about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition. Individuals who successfully complete the full-day program and examination will receive the certification which is valid for 5 years.

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

Please note: Students should bring lunch for a “working lunch.” Any withdrawals after the April 20 registration deadline will not receive a refund for materials costs.

Registration for this course closes on Monday, April 20 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Frank Burns

Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)

CRN: 20074

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!

 

BEER SERVER & ENTHUSIAST TRAINING COURSE

February 25 to April 7 No class on March 10

Tuesdays | 5 to 7pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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

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

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

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

Registration for this class closes on Tuesday, February 25 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: David Gardell, Cicerone Certified, Owner of The Ruck

Price: $310 (Course price includes a $60 materials fee.)

CRN: 20073
 

 

SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM® FOR THE SHRM-CP®/SHRM-SCP® CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE

February 3 to April 27 No class on February 17

Mondays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Human Resource (HR) practitioners seeking certification and professionals managing HR functions in all organizations can benefit from this comprehensive course, which addresses the knowledge, strategies and skills needed in businesses today.

The behavioral and technical competencies addressed in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System focus on the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge — the basis for the SHRM credentials — and address topics relevant to operational and strategic roles. (For more details, please review shrm.org/certification/about/BodyofCompetencyKnowledge/Pages/default.aspx)

This course, led by a SHRM-affiliated instructor, prepares individuals for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams. (Requirements for SHRM certification should be reviewed at shrm.org/certification/about/AboutSHRMCertification/Pages/keybenefits.aspx#)

This course is also appropriate and valuable for individuals who are not seeking SHRM certification, but require knowledge of HR regulations, requirements and issues which influence a variety of HR-related roles in all businesses. Course materials provide a comprehensive  reference  for  management  of  HR functions and may support PHR and SPHR self-study. Course content reflects the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge. This course of study will in no way guarantee   or assure success on the SHRM-CP®/SHRM-SCP® exam. Students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM® educational products for this course, and may not use outdated materials.

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, January 23 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Please note: Any withdrawals after the January 23 registration deadline will not receive a refund for course materials costs.

Instructor: Gretchen Steffan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Price: $1,295 (Course price includes a $680 materials fee.)

CRN: 20078

 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION COURSE — ONLINE

Available January 22 through May 6

Online course at your own pace

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

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

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be given during this workshop. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Registration for this course closes on Tuesday, April 15 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.

Instructor: Kelli Hatin, EdD, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $80

CRN: 20075

 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION — FACE-TO-FACE

March 20

Friday | 12:30 to 4:30pm | Queensbury Campus 

or

May 1

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

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

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be administered during this workshop; however, an 80-question practice exam will be given. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC

Price: $70 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

MARCH SESSION CRN: 20077

MAY SESSION CRN: 20076

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT: ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESSES

January 28 to February 27

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Please note: A tour of the Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant is planned during one session. While not required, it is recommended that participants complete the Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants course (usually offered in the fall semester) before attending this course. Please plan to bring “Volume 1” and “Volume 2” of the textbooks from the Basic Operations class. If you do not have these textbooks, please inform Office of Continuing Education staff at the time of registration so we can order them on your behalf; the cost of these books will be added to your bill.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, January 20 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP

Price: $370 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)

CRN: 20080

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT: BASIC LABORATORY COURSE

March 17 to April 16

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9pm

Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant

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

Please note: While not required, it is recommended that participants complete the Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants course (usually offered in the fall semester) before this attending this course. Please plan to bring “Volume 1” of the textbook from the Basic Operations class. If you do not have this textbook, please inform Office of Continuing Education staff at the time of registration so we can order it on your behalf; the cost of the additional book will be added to your bill.

Registration for this class closes on Tuesday, March 10 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP

Price: $345 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 20081

Have questions about wastewater treatment certification?

Review employment eligibility and certification requirements for Wastewater Operators:

 

INSURANCE PRELICENSING COURSES — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COURSES UPON DEMAND

The Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack makes scheduling NYS insurance prelicensing courses convenient for local insurance professionals and employers.

Professionals seeking prelicensing courses and preparation to provide insurance functions in their business are invited to complete this online survey to provide feedback about their licensing interests and scheduling preferences. This short survey will assist us in scheduling courses that align with our communities’ needs in this field. To access the survey, go to: http://bit.ly/SUNYAdkInsuranceCourses

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

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

These prelicensing courses offer participants an intensive study of various insurance topics to qualify prospective agents and brokers and fulfill the requirements to sit for the NYS insurance licensing examination — pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238 if you are interested in attending or scheduling an insurance prelicensing course. Based on the responses to this invitation, the Office of Continuing Education staff will schedule courses and communicate those opportunities to respondents and others who may be interested.

Interested in holding an insurance prelicensing course for multiple employees? 

Contact the Office of Continuing Education to schedule an insurance prelicensing course at your workplace or on campus!

 

CTLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NYS TEACHERS 

Dates, times and prices will be determined in Spring 2020; please contact Continuing Education at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238 to receive program updates as they become available.

May 2020 — Global Perspectives Through Art

This three-hour program at the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus provides teachers with a toolkit for integrating  global awareness, through humanities-based study, in their respective disciplines. Artwork from the SUNY Adirondack Art Collection, produced in three distinct cultural spaces — Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe — will be used as a basis for developing a larger, international view. Participants will be provided with activities, language, historical contexts and resources to add to their own curriculum. Teachers in the Language Arts, Fine Arts, and Social Studies will benefit from the concepts and presentations covered. As educators preparing students to enter a diverse world, adopting a multi- cultural perspective becomes increasingly important.

Instructors: Rebecca Pelchar, Asst. Professor of Art History and Ariana Umana, PhD., Associate Professor of Foreign Language, SUNY Adirondack

Stay tuned for information about other CTLE professional development opportunities in 2020!

 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE — ONLINE

Session 1 — January 13 to February 28 or 

Session 2 — March 9 to April 24 or

Session 3 — May 4 to June 19 or

Session 4 — June 29 to August 14

Session 5 — August 24 to October 9

This online program is designed for beginning or advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Students have 14 weeks to complete the online course. For further details, visit: legalstudies.com/product/suny-adirondack-community-college-paralegal-certificate-course

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

Please note: Participants must have a high school diploma or GED. This course has its own withdrawal and student liability policy; please see the Online Classes section of the page at legalstudies.com/about-cls/cls-course-policies for details.

Price: $1,595


ARTS & CRAFTS

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

CREATING STAINED GLASS

March 21 and 28

Saturdays | 8am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Claire Griffith

Price: $89 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)

CRN: 20003

(Currently waitlisted. Please call our office at 518.743.2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu to be added to the wait list.)

THE ART OF MOSAICS NEW!

April 15 to May 20

Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Would you like to create your own unique piece of mosaic art? Many cultures throughout history have shown an ancient interest in this beautiful art form, including the Italians, Israelis, Turks and Iranians. Join us in The Art of Mosaics and learn to cut, design and assemble a completed 10x10 inch glass trivet or wall hanging. Bring an image to copy, or use one of the many ideas provided. This class is open to all skill levels. Course materials will be provided.

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Tuesday, April 7.

Instructor: Sharon Lombardi

Price: $119 (Course price includes a $19 materials fee.)

CRN: 20051

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

March 19 to April 16

Thursdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Participants must bring charcoals, pencils, an eraser and an 18x24 inch drawing pad to class.

Instructor: Valeria Orozco 

Price: $55 

CRN: 20015

(Currently waitlisted. Please call our office at 518.743.2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu to be added to the wait list.)

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING II NEW!

April 23 to May 21

Thursdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

If you enjoyed Introduction to Drawing and would like to explore new concepts, this is the course for you. Not only will you apply the basic elements of drawing to your artwork, but you will continue to develop your skills. This course will show you the secrets of creating landscapes and indoor spaces, as well as begin to discuss drawing the figure. Join Introduction to Drawing II to further your artistic abilities.

Participants must bring charcoals, pencils, an eraser and an 18x24 inch drawing pad to class.

Prerequisite: Participants should have taken the Introduction to Drawing course or have experience working with the basic elements of drawing.

Instructor: Valeria Orozco 

Price: $55 

CRN: 20016

 

MAKE YOUR OWN HARDWOOD CUTTING BOARD

March 6

Friday | 5 to 9pm 

and

March 7

Saturday | 9am to 1pm 

Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne

Create a beautiful 12-18 inch hardwood cutting board over the course of two half-day sessions. Discuss the types of wood being used, such as sapele, purpleheart, African cherry and hard maple. Students will cut the wood to size with a table saw, use a joiner to make sure all pieces are the same size, then glue the various pieces together and allow them to dry overnight. On the second day, the class will use planers to ensure that all boards are level and the same thickness, use a router to create a well and handles and sand the boards.

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

Instructor: Frank Legace

Price: $155 (Course price includes a $50 materials fee.)

CRN: 20102

 

LEATHER CARRY BAG

May 1

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

Learn how to make a 10x10x2 inch deer hide leather carry bag. This handmade, multi-purpose bag will be accessorized with a strap, antler button and horsehair decoration. 

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

Instructor: David Corneilus

Price: $155 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)

CRN: 20103

 

 


COMMUNICATION

VOLUNTEER LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING

March 24 to April 28

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

In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Literacy New York staff in order  to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Why not give back by teaching reading and English to adults in the community who need help? The need for literacy tutors in the region is significant.

Instructor: Literacy New York Greater Capital Region

Price: $12

CRN: 20049

 

SPANISH — BASIC CONVERSATION FOR LEISURE OR TRAVEL

February 25 to April 7 No class on March 10

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

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

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

Instructor: Peter Schmidt 

Price: $79 

CRN: 20056

 

SPANISH — BEYOND THE BASICS: CONVERSATION FOR LEISURE OR TRAVEL

April 21 to May 26

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

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

Instructor: Peter Schmidt 

Price: $79 

CRN: 20057

 

GERMAN FOR TRAVELERS — BEGINNERS’ COURSE NEW!

March 31 to May 5

Tuesdays | 6 to 8 pm | Queensbury Campus

Wie geht’s? If you’re planning to travel to the German-speaking part of the world soon, this course is for you. Designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of German, this course offers a fast, compact way to learn and practice common dialogue situations that you, as a tourist, are likely to experience abroad — at the airport in Frankfurt, taking public transportation in Zurich, at the hotel in Munich, at a restaurant in Cologne, at a café in Vienna, etc. 

This course will help you overcome the initial language barrier, aid you in understanding the cultural context of how Germans react in different situations and expand your horizons.

Instructor: Magdalena Grant, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $119

CRN: 20113

 

NO EXCUSES! WRITING & SELLING YOUR BOOK

April 25

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 de- pression-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 following the course eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams.

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.

Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)

CRN: 20035

 

INTRODUCTION TO LIP READING NEW!

April 16 to May 21

Thursdays | 1 to 3pm | Queensbury Campus

Lip reading allows you to “listen” to a speaker by watching the speaker’s face and lips to figure out their speech movements, gestures and expressions, which will help you better understand what is being said. This course will provide a variety of lip-reading strategies. Learn how sounds are made and practice those sounds in words, sentences and conversations.

Please note: Please bring a three-hole punch folder or binder for handouts.

Instructor: Sandra Clark 

Sandra is the retired former Executive Director and co-founder of the Association for the Hearing Impaired. She teaches ASL and has worked in the field of hearing loss for over 30 years.

Price: $52 

CRN: 20044

 

CONVERSATIONAL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) NEW!

March 24 to April 28

Tuesdays | 5 to 6pm | The VERVE, Hudson Falls

Learn essential ASL vocabulary and dig deep into proper ASL grammar and the vibrancy of the Deaf Community. Use ASL to ask and answer questions about your likes, dislikes and feelings, introduce yourself and your background, describe your family by name and age and engage in basic introductory conversations. Lessons in this course will build on each other in a way that allows students to see immediate progress.

This course is designed for beginners or those seeking to improve on their technique or ASL grammar and broaden their vocabulary. It is especially helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and will assist in communicating not only with the Deaf but those with autism, speech delays or other mental disabilities. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, invited deaf members of the community and interactive activities.

Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment

Aaron Coulson is a licensed Sign Language Interpreter, past resident choreographer at Sign Design Theatre Company and vocal interpreter for New York Deaf The- atre. He has taught many language and deaf culture classes across the states.

Price: $60

CRN: 20088

 


FINANCIAL PLANNING

HOW TO GET TO THE 0% TAX BRACKET NEW!

April 20 and 27

Mondays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Most Americans have saved the majority of their retirement assets in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. If tax rates go up, how much of your hard-earned money will you be able to keep? This is a step-by-step roadmap on how to get to the 0% tax bracket. This course is based on the groundbreaking, bestselling books by David McKnight that teach you how to effectively eliminate tax rate risk from your retirement picture.

Instructor: Steven Kamen, NSSA, President of Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group, Ltd.

Price: $40 (There is an additional $25 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class to cover the cost of two workbooks.)

CRN: 20026

 

MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT

March 16

Monday | 6:15 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your Social Security benefit. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security. Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options and help you understand simple steps to maximize your benefit.

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

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, Advisor with Halliday Financial

Price: $15

CRN: 20043

 

MEDICARE BASICS WORKSHOP

March 5

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

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

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

Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group, Ltd.

Price: $15

CRN: 20058

 

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY

April 2 and 9

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

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

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

Instructor: Steve Hipsley, CFP, Champlain Wealth Management, Ltd.

Individuals Price: $40 CRN: 20010

Couples Price: $65 CRN: 20011

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

 

 


DRIVER TRAINING

5 HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE

Mondays | Queensbury Campus

February 17    9am to 2pm      CRN: 20004 

March 23         5 to 10pm        CRN: 20017 

April 20            5 to 10pm        CRN: 20018 

May 11            5 to 10pm        CRN: 20019

June 15           5 to 10pm        CRN: 70001 

July 20            5 to 10pm        CRN: 70002

August 10       5 to 10pm        CRN: 70003

August 24       5 to 10pm        CRN: 70004

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

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

Pre-registration is required through Continuing Education.

Instructor: Bell’s Driving School

Price: $50

 

NY DMV POINT & INSURANCE REDUCTION PROGRAM (DEFENSIVE DRIVING)

May 2

Saturday | 9am to 3:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Half-hour lunch on your own

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Leon Tetle, Sensible Save Drivers

Price: $54

CRN: 20036

 

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY (ABS)

April 4

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

Bring a bag lunch

Beginning in 2020, all motor boat operators born on or after January 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate to legally operate a motor boat. In addition, all operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025. This basic power boat and Personal Watercraft (PWC) class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety certificate for motorboat and Personal Watercraft operation. This course meets the boating safety education requirements for the state of New York. Many insurance companies recognize the certificate for discounts on boat insurance.

Operators may not operate a Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski®, Sea-Doo®, etc.) unless they are at least 14 years of age and hold a boater safety certificate issued by the USCG Auxiliary for having completed an eight-hour, classroom-based course.

Please note: Participants must attend all eight hours and pass the final exam in order to qualify for the certificate, which is issued at the end of class. Participants should bring a bag lunch. This course is open to individuals who are at least 10 years of age. Participants under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the class.

Instructor: U.S. Coast Guard, Lake George Flotilla 15-10

Price: $32 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)

CRN: 20059

 


MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

Back for its 17th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack offers weekend and mid-week classes that run from April through October.

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

 

BASIC RIDERCOURSE (BRC I FOR LICENSE WAIVER)

This course is for students 16 years of age or older.  The Basic RiderCourse is for entry-level riders and for returning riders whose skills are a bit rusty. Learn the basics of motorcycle operation with patient, professional RiderCoaches. Motorcycles are provided, and helmets are available if needed. This class has an online E-Course component, plus classroom and riding components. Successful completion of this class entitles the student to a NYS motorcycle road test waiver — meaning that no DMV riding test is required.

A valid Driver’s License is required to take this course. Students should currently be able to ride a bicycle.

Price: $310

 

BASIC RIDERCOURSE II — SKILLS PRACTICE (BRC II)

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

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

Price: $150

 

BASIC RIDERCOURSE II (BRC II FOR LICENSE WAIVER)

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

Students must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid NYS driver’s license and a NYS Motorcycle Permit. Students must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles for this class.

Price: $260

 

ADVANCED RIDERCOURSE (ARC)

This is a one-day course for experienced riders, using their own motorcycles. This course introduces advanced riding techniques including the effects of weight placement and trail braking when cornering. Before enrolling, students should be well versed in the basic skills of cornering and swerving, and have good throttle control and braking skills. An outdoor classroom component is included.

Students must be 18 years of age or older with a valid motorcycle license and must bring their own street-legal motorcycle for this class.

Price: $175 (Call Margie at 518.668.5589 for a group rate.)

 


FOOD, HOME & GARDEN

PLEASE NOTE:

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

 

BEGINNER COOKIE DECORATING

Queensbury campus

February 8 — Valentine’s Day Creations

Saturday | 10am to 12:30pm 

and/or

April 8 — Spring & Easter Delights

Wednesday | 6 to 8:30pm

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

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

These courses are open to students ages 12 and older; students under 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian.

Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie

Price: $65

FEBRUARY SESSION CRN: 20028

APRIL SESSION CRN: 20029

 

CHOCOLATE-MAKING BASICS

March 26

Thursday | 6 to 8pm

SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

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

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

Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates

Price: $49 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)

CRN: 20030

 

COOKING FOR ONE NEW!

March 5

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn how to make nutritious, great-tasting meals for one. Find out how meal planning, buying in bulk, being creative with leftovers and scaling down recipes can be fun and rewarding. This course will provide tastings and demonstra- tions on making easy and inexpensive meals.

Instructor: JoAnna Sheridan, Grandma Jo’s Healthy Kitchen

Price: $25 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 20052

 

BASIC MEAL PREP NEW!

April 18

Saturday | 10am to 12pm

SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

Do the words “what’s for dinner” make you want to scream? Learn the basic steps of meal planning so you can enjoy nutritious and delicious meals and reduce your stress level. Whether you’re cooking for one person or for five, meal planning is a great way to organize and simplify your time when shopping and preparing food. This class will offer valuable information and demonstra- tions on planning for your week, as well as some tastings.

Instructor: JoAnna Sheridan, Grandma Jo’s Healthy Kitchen

Price: $25 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 20053

 

DIABETIC DIETS NEW!

April 4

Saturday | 10am to 12pm

SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

Which foods can be safely eaten while on a diabetic diet, and which should be avoided? How do you count carbs? Does physical activity affect diet? Diabetic-friendly food doesn’t have to be boring. This interactive workshop will answer all of these questions and more! Participants will not only be able to leave with knowledge, recipes and newfound skills, but will also be able to enjoy sampling of some delicious and healthy diabetic-friendly food.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County

Price: $25 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)

CRN: 20047

 

PLANT-BASED DIETS NEW!

May 7

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

If you have wanted to learn more about the benefit of following a plant-based diet, then this is the class for you. Join us for an experiential presentation, where participants will learn about the benefits of plant-based diets, information about different variations and some cooking and recipe ideas! Participants will leave with knowledge, recipes and newfound skills, and will also be able to enjoy a sampling of some delicious and healthy plant-based food.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County

Price: $25 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)

CRN: 20048

 

COOKING CLASS BOOK CLUB

February 7, March 20 and April 10

Fridays | 4:30 to 7:30pm

SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

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

  • February: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
  • March: “Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression” by David Leite
  • April: “The Taster” by V.S. Alexander

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

Registration for this course ends on Friday, January 31. Any withdrawals after the January 31 deadline will not receive a refund for materials costs. Participants must obtain their own copies of the books.

Instructor: Chef Megan Diehl, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $154 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)

CRN: 20025

(Currently waitlisted. Please call our office at 518.743.2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu to be added to the wait list.)

ITALIAN COOKING NEW!

February 21, March 27 and April 17

Fridays | 4:30 to 7:30pm

SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave, Glens Falls

Join us for this three-part course at the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center in downtown Glens Falls. Each class will focus on different Italian recipes and techniques featuring the regions of Northern Italy, Southern Italy and Sicily. Students will work together in small groups to create a variety of appetizers, entrées and desserts from scratch. Examples covered may include items such as focaccia bread, Tuscan white bean soup, panzanella salad, homemade gnocchi, tomato sauce and Ligurian olive oil cake. Exact recipes are subject to change, as we will attempt to utilize local and/or seasonal ingredients when possible. Optional draft beer or wine by the glass will be available for purchase à la carte for adults age 21 or older with proper identification.

Registration for this course ends on Friday, February 14. Any withdrawals after the February 14 deadline will not receive a refund for materials costs.

Instructor: Chef Alyssa Campbell, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $154 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)

CRN: 20085

(Currently waitlisted. Please call our office at 518.743.2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu to be added to the wait list.)

BEER SERVER & ENTHUSIAST TRAINING COURSE

February 25 to April 7 No class on March 10

Tuesdays | 5 to 7pm | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga

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

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

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

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

Registration for this class closes on Tuesday, February 25 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: David Gardell, Cicerone Certified, Owner of The Ruck

Price: $310 (Course price includes a $60 materials fee.)

CRN: 20073

 

APPLE TREE GRAFTING

April 4

Saturday | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack

Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy, Professor of Botany, runs the College Garden Program and teaches classes in plant science, organic gardening and sustainable agriculture.

Price: $25 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)

CRN: 20069

 

HOME COMPOSTING

May 2

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $19

CRN: 20067

 

LANDSCAPING YOUR HOME NEW!

April 30

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

We will discuss the uses and varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees along with how to properly place them in your yard by using design principles and elements. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify plants and place them together in your landscape.

Instructor: Jessica Holmes, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Warren County

Price: $19

CRN: 20054

 

THE ART OF BEEKEEPING

March 24 to April 7

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

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

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

Instructor: Thomas Wells, Pleasant Valley Apiary

Price: $32

CRN: 20046

 

 

 


MUSIC

SUNY ADIRONDACK SYMPHONIC BAND

January 22 to May 4 No class on March 11

Wednesdays | 5 to 7pm | Queensbury Campus

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

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

Instructor: Diane Bargiel, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $12

CRN: 20095

 

SUNY ADIRONDACK CHORALE

January 27 to May 4 No class on March 9

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

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack

Miriam Enman is an adjunct instructor in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.

Price: $12

CRN: 20096

 

MUSIC FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION ERA NEW!

April 3 to 24 No class on April 10

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

During the Great Depression, music became a medium that served as an outlet for pain, a source of encouragement and an expression of hope. Some songs addressed the difficul- ties faced by average Americans as they searched for jobs and fought to provide for their families. Both folk music and gospel music were staples during this time, and jazz swiftly became popular. Join us in this interactive class as we explore the richness of the music that was created and performed during the 1930s.

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $45

CRN: 20055

 

BEGINNING PIANO

April 1 to 29

Wednesdays | 12:30 to 1:30pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack

Jeremy West is an adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.

Price: $79

CRN: 20032

 

BEGINNING GUITAR

March 23 to April 20

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

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

Instructor: Micah Scoville, SUNY Adirondack

Micah Scoville is a Special Adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack and has played professionally in rock bands for 30 years.

Price: $49

CRN: 20041

 


FITNESS

Some of the classrooms where our fitness classes are held may not be air-conditioned. Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.

GOJU RYU KARATE — ADULT CLASS NEW!

Wednesdays & Thursdays | 7 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Participants may register for any or all of the six-week sessions listed below. 

No class on March 11 & 12.

February 12 to March 26        CRN: 20061

April 1 to May 7                       CRN: 20062 

May 13 to June 18                   CRN: 20063 

June 24 to July 30                   CRN: 70008

The Okinawan art of Goju Ryu Karate is one of the oldest styles of martial arts. Learn self-confidence, self-defense and the work of chi, which is a big part of karate. We will cover the basic forms and patterns of Kata (forms) and what, where and why we do them. As a class, you will get the experience of kumite (sparring) to learn the sport and self-defense side of karate. Grading (promotion) will take place every three months, and all skill levels are welcome.

Uniforms are required and can be purchased through the instructor.

Instructor: Frank Matt

Frank Matt is currently ranked 4th Dan (Yondan) and is a certified Chief Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate.

Price: $52 per 6-week session

 

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN NEW!

March 28

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This women’s self-defense course will show you how to increase your awareness in different situations, as well as how to avoid attacks from the front and rear and being held down. Learn the signs that attackers may show before the attack and become aware, prepared and ready.

Instructor: Frank Matt 

Frank Matt is currently ranked 4th Dan (Yondan) and is a certified Chief Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate.

Price: $25 

CRN: 20098

 

BARRE FITNESS

February 12 to April 22 No class on March 11

Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus

What is Barre Fitness? An effective group fitness class like no other! Barre-based classes use a combination of exercises inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates. The ballet barre is used for balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training. You will feel the burn! The major benefits of barre are improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility, improved balance/stability and reduced stress. The class is perfect for all fitness levels from beginners to those who already work out. Feel challenged and invigorated this spring with Barre Fitness.

Participants should bring a light set of hand weights, a mat, and a water bottle to class. Class is typically done barefoot, but you may wish to bring socks with sticky tread on the bottom for traction.

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

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand

Price: $80

CRN: 20012

 

CARDIO AND STRENGTH CIRCUIT

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm Queensbury Campus

No class on March 10 & 12

January 7 to February 4                     CRN: 20001     Price: $54 

February 11 to March 26                    CRN: 20023     Price: $82

April 2 to May 12                                 CRN: 20024    Price: $82

May 19 to June 25                               CRN: 70005    Price: $82

July 7 to August 25 (Tuesdays only)  CRN: 70006     Price: $59

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

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

Instructor: Leesa Stiller

 

YOGA FOR EVERYONE

February 11 to May 5 No class on March 10

Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:45pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Students should bring a yoga mat to class.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga

Price: $105

CRN: 20021

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA

February 11 to May 5 No class on March 10

Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15pm | Queensbury Campus

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

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

Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga

Price: $105

CRN: 20022
 


DANCE

BALLROOM, LATIN & SWING DANCE NEW!

March 24 to April 28

Tuesdays | 7 to 8pm | The VERVE, Hudson Falls

In this introductory course, you will learn the basics of ballroom dance in a safe and welcoming environment. These lessons are achievable, simple and fun! Grow your confidence both on and off the dance floor as you learn basic technique, vocabulary and figures that make up these dances. Both singles and couples are encouraged to attend.

Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment

Aaron Coulson is a professional ballroom and dance instructor, DJ, professional entertainer and co-owner of ACEntertainment.

Price: $60

CRN: 20089

 

BEGINNING BALLET I NEW!

February 11 to March 3

Tuesdays | 10:30 to 11:45am | Saratoga City Ballet, Saratoga Springs

This class will introduce you to the basic positions of the feet, arm, head and torso and how they are arranged to create specific poses within classical ballet. Learn to memorize shapes, steps and movement sequences through barre, center and traveling exercises. An in-depth inquiry of musical tempo and style will be applied to the study of adagio (slow-moving), allegro (quick-moving) and grand allegro (large-moving) work. This class is for the beginning student interested in learning ballet in an enjoyable, non-judgmental studio setting.

Students must wear ballet slippers with a leotard and tights or yoga pants and top.

Instructor: Beth Fecteau

Price: $60 (Course price includes an $8 materials fee.)

CRN: 20090

 

MODERN DANCE I NEW!

February 13 to March 5

Thursdays | 10:30 to 11:45am | Saratoga City Ballet, Saratoga Springs

This class is great for the beginning student interested in learning modern dance. In an enjoyable, non-judgmental studio setting, learn to recognize movement associated with this style of dancing. You’ll learn how to link both locomotor and non-locomotor steps together to execute movement sequences, while exploring the musical accompaniment and expressing your own personal style.

Students must wear clothing that allows easy movement, like yoga pants and a top. Dancing will be done barefoot.

Instructor: Danielle Selby

Price: $60 (Course price includes an $8 materials fee.)

CRN: 20091

 

MODERN DANCE II NEW!

March 19 to April 9

Thursdays | 10:30 to 11:45am | Saratoga City Ballet, Saratoga Springs

Building on the knowledge of Modern Dance I, continue to develop a heightened awareness of how the body moves in and through space to articulate basic modern dance steps. Modern dance is a fun way to exercise and express yourself!

Students must wear clothing that allows easy movement, like yoga pants and a top. Dancing will be done barefoot.

Instructor: Danielle Selby

Price: $60 (Course price includes an $8 materials fee.)

CRN: 20092

 


HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST

TREASURE OR TRASH

April 23

Thursday | 6:30 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Mark Lawson, Mark Lawson Antiques

Price: $25

CRN: 20084

 

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

May 5 to 19

Tuesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Participants must bring their own smartphones to use in class.

Instructor: Briana Casey 

Price: $32 

CRN: 20038

 

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY

March 23 to April 27

Mondays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Participants must bring their own camera to use in class.

Instructor: Philip Bacon 

Price: $125 

CRN: 20034

 

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE & NYS CYCLING LAWS NEW!

May 14

Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn how to take good care of your bike with this introductory course on bicycle maintenance. You’ll learn about the terminology and operation of bike components, as well as bike repair tools and basic repair skills — i.e., repairing a flat tire, adjusting gears and breaks, lubricating a drivetrain, etc. — and even take home some basic bicycle repair supplies. Participants will also receive an overview of cycling laws in New York state.

This course is open to students ages 12 and older.

Instructor: Kyle Cozzens

Price: $35 (Course price includes a $16 materials fee.)

CRN: 20086

 

FLY TYING & FLY FISHING BASICS

March 19 to April 9

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Bryan Goodwin 

Price: $69 

CRN: 20027

 

OPTIONS FOR ADOPTION & ASSISTED FAMILY FORMATION NEW!

April 29

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

We will discuss the adoption process, including what types of adoptions are available, such as foster care, private agencies, private placement, step- or second parent, international adoption, etc. We will explore the differences between various types of adoptions as well as the process associated with each (including costs, timelines, advantages/disadvantages and common pitfalls). We will also discuss other non-adoption family formation options, such as assisted reproduction technology (ART) — including egg/sperm donation, IVF, surrogacy, etc. — and cover some “hot topics” in the adoption and ART world.

Instructor: Joseph R. Williams, Esq, Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC

Price: $15

CRN: 20042

 

AN AYURVEDIC GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING

April 15

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Ayurveda offers a natural way to achieve wellness and joy. Discover your unique constitution and how to develop inner energy and find balance in your life. You will be introduced to the vast science of Ayurveda, a system of health that allows you to learn more about who you truly are and what you personally need. In this workshop, you will learn about the doshas, which are principles in nature and primary life energies in the body.

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

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda

Price: $20

CRN: 20039

 

PERSONAL BOUNDARIES/ PSYCHIC HEALTH NEW!

May 6

Wednesday | 6 to 8 pm | Queensbury Campus

Sometimes our anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed may indicate a breach in our personal boundary system. We all have a personal space — both physical and energetic — that needs building, balance and maintenance. This class invites you to increase your understanding of healthy and unhealthy boundaries, and how they affect your overall sense of peace, happiness and well-being.

Instructor: Holly Marek, BSN, MS, Metaphysician Practitioner

Price: $20

CRN: 20094

 

KINDNESS MEDITATION (METTA) NEW!

March 25

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Come and learn a meditation practice called Metta, which in Sanskrit means kindness. This is a guided meditation that is easily learned and can produce almost-immediate benefits. Among the many recognized health benefits of meditation are stress reduction, the improvement of concentration, an increase in self-awareness, happiness and self-acceptance, slower aging and encouragement toward a healthier lifestyle. Done alone, it helps to stop the chattering mind and clears the heart for loving-kindness toward oneself, which in turn allows acceptance to flow through our systems and bring calm to our being. This Buddhist meditation is practiced in many traditions and is recommended by modern science as beneficial to mind, body and spirit.

Instructor: Angela Pace Lunz, Reverend at Cresthaven Interfaith Ministries

Price: $20

CRN: 20093

 

CEMETERY PRESERVATION WORKSHOP

April 22

Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus 

and

April 25

Saturday | 10am to 12pm | Rice Cemetery, South Glens Falls

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

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

Instructor: Reed Antis 

Price: $30 

CRN: 20037

 

ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL

July 6 to August 14

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

During the French and Indian War, Fort Edward was the setting for the largest British military encampment in the American colonies, including the largest British fort, an extensive settlement on Rogers Island and several large sutlers’ (merchants’) houses where soldiers and officers bought some of their supplies. SUNY Adirondack has conducted archaeology at many of these French and Indian War sites since 1991, and we are eager to resume our research in the summer of 2020. Instruction will be provided in archaeological field and laboratory methods, artifact identification and surveying. Lectures and readings will primarily deal with these 18th-century military sites. Enjoy a rigorous field experience that will expose you to many of the basics of field archaeology.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age to register. Community members must register through SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. Students can earn 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they meet the attendance requirement. Contact the Office of Continuing Education for information on CEUs.

Please note: Participants must commit to a minimum of two weeks to the project, and submit a schedule of availability to the instructor on the first day.

Instructor: David R. Starbuck, Ph.D., SUNY Adirondack

Price: $12

CRN: 70012

 

 


NEVER STOP LEARNING

DR. NORMAN A. ENHORNING LECTURE & LUNCH SERIES

March 31 and April 14, 21 and 28 No lectures on April 7

Tuesdays | 9:30am to 2:45pm | Queensbury Campus

9:30 to 10am | Refreshments and check-in 

12:45 to 1:30pm | Lunch

SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series. The lectures will be presented in the Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each hour-long lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and- answer period.

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

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

CRN: 20099

Tuesday, March 31

  • 10am – Patients’ Rights & Responsibilities by Kim Hedley, MS, RN, CPHQ, Health Sciences Division Chair & Associate Professor at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – Heritage of Papermaking in Warren & Washington Counties by R. Paul McCarty, Hill Collection Historian at SUNY Adirondack & Executive Director of the Old Fort House Museum
  • 1:30pm – It’s Him O Lord — The Artwork & Writings of Rockwell Kent by Charles V. Wait, Chairman, Adirondack Trust Company

Tuesday, April 14

  • 10am – Peterhof & the Man Who Built It: Peter the Great by Carol Taylor, Retired Associate Professor of History at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – The ABC’s of CBD by Dr. Jonathan C. Gerber, Gerber Wellness
  • 1:30pm – She Called Him Raymond by Ray O’Conor, author and storyteller

Tuesday, April 21

  • 10am – The Value of the Arts by Diane Bargiel, Humanities Division Chair & Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – Making Good: American Veterans, Disability & the Senses After the Great War by Evan P. Sullivan, Instructor of History, Social Science Division at SUNY Adirondack
  • 1:30pm – Outdoor Survival by Peter Fish, Retired NYS Ranger in the High Peaks Wilderness area

Tuesday, April 28

  • 10am – Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region by Rick Landry, Naturalist, Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center
  • 11:30am – The Shays’ Settlement Project: A Story of Revolt & Archaeology by Steve Butz, Educator, Writer & Archaeologist
  • 1:30pm – The Genius of Busby Berkeley by Anthony Cavaluzzi, Associate Professor of English at SUNY Adirondack

 

MUSIC FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION ERA NEW!

April 3 to 24 No class on April 10

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

During the Great Depression, music became a medium that served as an outlet for pain, a source of encouragement and an expression of hope. Some songs addressed the difficulties faced by average Americans as they searched for jobs and fought to provide for their families. Both folk music and gospel music were staples during this time, and jazz swiftly became popular. Join us in this interactive class as we explore the richness of the music that was created and performed during the 1930s.

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack

Miriam Enman is an adjunct instructor in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.

Price: $45

CRN: 20055

 

LECTURE & LUNCH AT THE GLEN NEW!

March 19

Thursday | 10:30am to 1pm | The Glen at Hiland Meadows

Join us at the Glen at Hiland Meadows for a lecture and lunch featuring the Warren County Historical Society, presenting a lecture on their new exhibit “Warren County 360 ~ Celebrating Place and People.” This exhibit offers a fresh, new look at the history and heritage of Warren County through the lens of cultural geography. Examine how the natural resources of our region (water, lakes, mountains, trees, soil and ore) determined how we developed over the past several centuries and shaped the evolution of the County’s economy and society.

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Thursday, March 12.

Instructors: Teri Podnorszki Rogers, Executive Director, Warren County Historical Society and Dr. Stan Cianafarno, Warren County Historian and Co-President of the Warren County Historical Society

Price: $25 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)

CRN: 20097

 

BEGINNING PIANO

April 1 to 29

Wednesdays | 12:30 to 1:30pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack

Jeremy West is an adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.

Price: $79

CRN: 20032

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Are you interested in being a Never Stop Learning volunteer? 

Volunteers assist in a variety of ways:

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

Volunteers who help arrange classes and assist with attendance attend those classes for free!

Contact Yvonne Goodwin, Coordinator of Community Outreach at 518.743.2238 or goodwiny@sunyacc.edu to learn more.

 


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

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

Price: Tuition ($300) plus travel fees and health insurance fees. Health insurance is $26.38. Travel fees are TBD.

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


LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS

WHERE THEY REST & HOW THEY LIVED: GREENRIDGE CEMETERY TOUR NEW!

May 15

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs

One thing that all of Saratoga’s families — rich or notorious, murdered or pious — have in common is a final resting place. Join local author and Victorian historian, Dr. Hollis Palmer, for a tour of Greenridge Cemetery. Learn about the families buried at the top of the hills at this historic site. The tour includes pictures of the houses that these families built along with their stories. Please note that this is not a ghost tour.

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, May 8.

Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours

Price: $20 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)

CRN: 20020

 

AN ARCHITECTURAL AND MUSICAL TREASURE TOUR IN GLENS FALLS

March 27

Friday | 1 to 3pm | 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. You will also see rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers and pipes and air reservoirs, as well as learn about the extensive music program and concerts that the church offers for the benefit of our community.

Instructor: Bryan Kirk, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls

Price: $19

CRN: 20014

 

ROGERS ISLAND TOUR

May 20

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Rogers Island, Fort Edward

We will walk around the site of the Island barracks, monuments and graveyard as well as tour the Visitors Center exhibits and collection. Learn about this historical site where Native Americans hunted and fished long before the first Europeans arrived, and discover its fascinating military history and the significant role that Rogers Island played in the course of   the French and Indian War. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.

Instructor:

R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum

Price: $19

CRN: 20006

 

HAUNTED TOUR & CHOCOLATE MAKING

April 25

Saturday | 1 to 3pm | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek

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

You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the very old building and grounds.

After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo where you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.

Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates

Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)

CRN: 20031

 

CHAMPLAIN CANAL RIVER RIDE NEW!

May 29

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Boarding begins at 12:40pm

Mohawk Maiden Cruise Dock, Schuylerville

Take a journey aboard the authentic sternwheel paddleboat Caldwell Belle, cruising New York’s hidden gem — the historic Champlain Canal. Experience the rise and fall of a real canal lock with a double lock-through of the second-deepest lock on the Champlain Canal, Lock C5. Be on the lookout for eagles, blue herons, double-crested cormorants and other wildlife, or just relax and enjoy the sound of the paddlewheel.

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, May 22.

Instructor: Mohawk Maiden Cruises

Price: $29 (Course price includes a $18 materials fee.)

CRN: 70011

 

TOUR AND LUNCH AT THE SKENE MANOR

May 8

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Skene Manor Staff

Price: $30 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)

CRN: 20045

 

OLD FORT HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR

May 6

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Old Fort House Museum, Fort Edward

The Old Fort House has served as a museum for sixty years. Join R. Paul McCarty, Executive Director of the Old Fort House Museum, and explore the campus, tour the buildings and grounds and see some of the special collections not normally open for the public to view. You will also have the opportunity to explore some of the archives and storage areas.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum

Price: $19

CRN: 20005

FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT TOUR

April 24

Friday | 1:30 to 3:30pm | Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman 

Price: $20 

CRN: 20087

NEW SKETE MONASTERIES TOUR

May 1

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

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

Instructor: Brother Gregory

Price: $20 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)

CRN: 20060

 


YOUTH ENRICHMENT

Limited scholarship funds may be available for eligible youth to attend these courses. Please contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education for details.

 

BACKCOUNTRY LIVING

May 2 to 16

Saturdays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

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

Instructor: Karie Provanchie-Wagner, SUNY Adirondack

Karie Provanchie-Wagner is a program assistant and adjunct instructor in the Adventure Sports Program at SUNY Adirondack and a Master Trainer specializing in Outdoor Skills.

Price: $65

Course price includes a $20 materials fee.

CRN: 20040

 

ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP

May 23 to June 6

Saturdays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This experiential course will focus on developing leadership skills for students currently in grades 7-12 while working in a group environment. Low and high ropes courses will be used to present students with challenges and obstacles to overcome as a group. No prior experience is required. Classes will be held outside on the SUNY Adirondack Adventure Course, so students should be prepared for the weather and trail conditions.

Instructor: Karie Provanchie-Wagner, SUNY Adirondack

Karie Provanchie-Wagner is a program assistant and adjunct instructor in the Adventure Sports Program at SUNY Adirondack and a Level 2 Certified Challenge Course Practitioner.

Price: $45

CRN: 70007

 

GOJU RYU KARATE — YOUTH CLASS NEW!

Thursdays | 5:45 to 6:45pm | Queensbury Campus

Participants may register for any or all of the six-week sessions listed below. 

No class on March 12.

February 13 to March 26        CRN: 20064

April 2 to May 7                       CRN: 20065

May 14 to June 18                   CRN: 20066 

June 25 to July 30                   CRN: 70009

This class open to youth 7 years and older. The Okinawan art of Goju Ryu Karate is one of the oldest styles of martial arts. Learn self-confidence, self-defense and the work of chi, which is a big part of karate. We will cover the basic forms and patterns of Kata (forms) and what, where and why we do them. As a class, you will get the experience of kumite (sparring) to learn the sport and self-defense side of karate. Grading (promotion) will take place every three months, and all skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Frank Matt

Frank Matt is currently ranked 4th Dan (Yondan) and is a certified Chief Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate.

Price: $25 per 6-week session

Uniforms are required and can be purchased through the instructor.

 

ROBOTICS PROGRAMMING LAB WITH VEX IQ

March 24 to May 5 No class on April 14

Tuesdays | 4:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Open to students in grades 7-10, this course will use the VEX IQ robotics platform to teach C++ programming in a virtual world setting. You will learn the basics of programming in C++ or expand your current knowledge with video game-style challenges, in which you must program your virtual robot to complete each game level or stage. This course is appropriate for all levels of programmers, as the virtual world’s platform has challenges appropriate for both beginning and advanced programmers.

Instructor: Benjamin Grieco

Price: $110 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)

CRN: 20033

SUMMER ENRICHMENT

July 6 through July 23, 2020

Grades 4-10

SUNY Adirondack offers a Summer Enrichment program for area students who are entering grades 4-10. These courses are designed to introduce students to new, innovative and stimulating academic areas, enhance their traditional classroom education and provide a fun-filled experience. Summer Enrichment information will be available in March 2020. Contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education for more information or to be added to the mailing list.