Continuing Education Catalog

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

  • Proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination is required to register for in-person, non-credit classes at SUNY Adirondack's Queensbury campus, SUNY Adirondack Saratoga in Wilton or the Culinary Arts Center in downtown Glens Falls. Boosters are strongly encouraged. See our registration page for details.
  • Some non-credit courses are held completely or partially online using Zoom or other online platforms. To be successful with these courses, students should have basic computer skills and a familiarity with using the internet. Some courses require regular logins, and others are self-paced. The course description will indicate which type of online course it is and which online platform(s) will be used.

NEW! Looking for Continuing Education courses in Saratoga? Starting this fall, we're partnering with Saratoga Springs City School District to offer continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities to the greater Saratoga Springs community. See the Continuing Education at Saratoga page for personal enrichment and workforce training classes at Saratoga Springs City Schools, online and around the Saratoga region.

 
WORKFORCE TRAINING

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT


ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

Electrical Maintenance Technician Bootcamp
Sept. 27 to Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 22 and 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga & Google Classroom
 
In this short-term course, students will learn entry-level skills to begin their careers as electrical technicians in a variety of modern manufacturing environments. Ideal candidates include those new to work in a modern manufacturing environment with an aptitude for hands-on work and a desire to build competencies and skills to advance in their fields.
 
Through hands-on classes, independent study and work outside of class, students will have the opportunity to build key competencies to ensure on-the-job success including:
 
  • A strong foundation in basic math applications and mathematical conversions between measurement units and mathematical systems
  • Reading and making precise measurements, and using scientific notation
  • An introduction to AC and DC currents and their use in electrical systems
  • Safety around high-voltage equipment, including PPE, and the OSHA Lockout Tagout (LOTO) certification in electrical safety
  • An introduction to PLC equipment and relay communications
  • Hand tool use
  • Use of continuous improvement models in modern manufacturing including Lean and Six Sigma
Companies wishing to upskill new or potential employees and individuals who want to enter the exciting and ever-changing world of modern manufacturing will benefit from this course. Career services are embedded into the course and include presentations by area job centers and recruitment opportunities with local employers. Course fee includes a tool kit for each student and the cost of LOTO certification training and examination!
 
Price: $899 - Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. Visit the WRAP webpage for details.
CRN: 10126
 

 


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

HEALTH CARE TRAINING
 
 
Sterile Processing Technician
Oct. 4 to Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga & Saratoga Hospital
 
This program is offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Sterile processing technicians perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. These technicians play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing and distributing medical supplies. The central service department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery and patient care.
 
This course covers the following key areas and topics:
 
  • Instrumentation: knowledge of surgical instruments and specialty devices
  • Processing of surgical instrumentation: decontamination, packaging and sterilization of surgical instrumentation
  • Processing of moveable patient equipment: processing, cleaning, testing, assembly and distribution of movable patient care equipment
  • Storage and inventory: storage, handling and distribution of sterile surgical instrumentation and devices, as well as inventory control and cost recovery systems
  • Medical terminology: knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology
  • Prevention processes: infection prevention, decontamination and disinfection processes
National certification: This class prepares qualified students to sit for the Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) exam from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
 
Instructors: Clay Landry and Megan Breheny
CRN: 10125
Price: $1,925 – Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. See the WRAP webpage for details.
 
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
Python for Data Analytics
Oct. 3 to Jan. 9 (No class Oct. 10, Nov. 23, Dec. 26 & Dec. 28)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This course is designed for students with no programming experience and those interested in learning new coding languages or applications. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts using the programming language Python, specifically as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and more businesses are introducing Python into their work. The course will take students through the basics of programming (variables, data structures, loops, conditionals, etc.), and into Python Libraries for data analysis (Numpy, Matplotlib, etc). Basic statistics will also be covered to help students interpret data, such as basic summary statistics and how to recognize common statistical distributions. All this will culminate in the analysis and visualization of real data sets of the student’s choosing. This course meets two evenings per week, three hours per session. Occasional labs outside of classes will provide further opportunities for mentoring and networking.
 
Instructor: SaratogaCanCode
 
Price: $1,950 – Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. See the WRAP webpage for details.
CRN: 10124
 
 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE
 
Paralegal Certificate Course©
This program is offered online by the Center for Legal Studies (CLS BY BARBRI). Begin a rewarding career as a paralegal professional with this cornerstone online course. For more information, visit the Paralegal Certificate Course webpage. When registering, select the Online Format option to complete the program in two seven-week, instructor-led sessions. Or, complete the program at your own pace using Online Flex Format, an easy-to-use interactive platform that offers 24/7 online course access with video and printed tutorials.
 
Price: Starting at $1,895, plus materials (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies.)
 
 
 
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
This program is offered online by the Center for Legal Studies (CLS BY BARBRI). These advanced topics build upon the introductory Paralegal Certificate Course©. For more information, visit the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course webpage. This is a flexible online course with 24/7 accessibility. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Take one, two or three topics at a time. Complete six topics within one year to receive a certificate.
 
Price: Starting at $3,300 or $550 per topic (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies.)
 

 


ED2GO ONLINE COURSES

 
Ed2go Courses for Personal Enrichment or Workforce Development
Through an online learning platform called Ed2go, the Office of Continuing Education offers a wealth of quick and convenient non-credit personal enrichment and workforce development courses. Subjects include accounting, business, computer applications, healthcare, foreign language, creative writing and more. A full listing of these Ed2go courses can be found at Ed2go.com/adirondack. Registration and payment are directly through Ed2go at the same link.
 
Ed2go Online Certificate Programs
Non-credit, online career training certificate programs offered through Ed2go will help you prepare for industry certification, start a new career or develop skills to expand your study in a credit-bearing academic program. These programs allow a student to start anytime and are generally completed within six months to one year with in-depth study. All learning materials are provided. Personal instructor assistance is provided along with a certificate of completion with a passing grade. Please see careertraining.Ed2go.com/adirondack for a full listing of online certificate programs offered through Ed2go. Registration and payment are directly through Ed2go at the same link.
 
 

 


UGOTCLASS ONLINE CERTIFICATES & COURSES

SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education has partnered with the Learning Resources Network (LERN) to offer several UGotClass online professional development certificates and courses. Learn about negotiation, data analysis, digital marketing, video marketing or social media for business. Learn more information about UGotClass and register online here.
 
  • The Basics of Bookkeeping
  • Negotiation: Get What You Want
  • Certificate in Data Analysis
  • SQL Certificate
  • Digital Marketing Certificate
  • Google Analytics Certificate
  • Mastering Video Marketing Certificate
  • Social Media for Business Certificate
 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT
 
Wastewater Treatment: Activated Sludge Processes
Jan. 31 to March 2
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m.
Queensbury Campus & Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
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 appropriate refresher if you already hold certification and are seeking 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.
 
Required textbooks: The following textbooks are required for the course. Students who do not have these textbooks already must purchase their own copies prior to the first class.
  • “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 1, 8th Edition, published in 2019 (available through the Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State)
  • “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 2, 7th Edition, published in 2007 (available through the Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State)
  • “Activated Sludge: Evaluating and Controlling Your Process”, 7th Edition, by Tim Hobson (available through Amazon)
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 attending this course.
  • The course session at the Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant (GFWWTP) is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 16.
  • Attendance at all sessions and successful completion of all required course activities and the exam is required to receive a certificate of completion.
Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $340
CRN: 20027
 
 
 
Wastewater Treatment: Basic Laboratory Course
March 14 to April 13
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m. | 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 appropriate for operator renewal credit.
 
Required textbook: The following textbook is required for the course. Students who do not have this textbook already must purchase their own copy prior to the first class.
  • “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 1, 8th Edition, published in 2019 (available through the Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State)
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 attending this course.
  • Attendance at all sessions and successful completion of all required course activities and the exam is required to receive a certificate of completion.
Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $340
CRN: 20028
 
 

 
Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

Mondays | Live Synchronous

  • Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CRN: 20065)
  • March 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 20066)
  • Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CRN: 20065)
  • March 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 20066)
  • April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CRN: 20067)
  • May 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 20068)
  • June 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 70001)
  • July 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 70002)
  • Aug. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. (CRN: 70003)

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

 
Please note: Please use the Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Form here to preregister for this course. A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Students should join the class 15 minutes early. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class. Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. No refunds will be issued after noon on the Friday before class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55

 

 

FITNESS
 
Cardio & Strength Circuit
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
No class Nov. 22 and 24
 
  • Nov. 1 to Dec. 8 (CRN: 10052) – Price: $82
  • Jan. 5 to Feb. 2 (CRN: 20001) – Price: $62
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? This is the class for you! Every week, you will be challenged by working different muscle groups. You will be 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 experience is required. Join in the fun!
 
Please note: Students should wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, and bring water and a mat.
 
Instructor: Leesa Stiller
 
 
 
Restorative Yoga
Sept. 13 to Dec. 6 (No class Nov. 22)
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15 p.m. | 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 and stress, leading to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative breathing and meditation practices will be included. All levels are welcome.
 
Please note: Students should bring a yoga mat, blanket and strap.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 10053
 

MUSIC
 
SUNY Adirondack Chorale
Sept. 12 to Dec. 12
Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
The chorale is intended for individuals who enjoy group singing and involves weekly group rehearsals. No previous experience is necessary, and no audition is required. Public concert(s) will be included in the program.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $12
CRN: 10076