Continuing Education Catalog

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

Some noncredit 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 using the internet. Some courses require regular logins and interaction with the instructor, 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.

 
WORKFORCE TRAINING

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

 

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, health care, 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.
 
 

HEALTH CARE TRAINING
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Bridges Out of Poverty
June 21
Friday | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Please note: Preregistration is required for this training using the Eventbrite registration link here.
 
This two-hour training will provide participants the opportunity to explore the impact of poverty, hidden cues associated with income groups, the culture of poverty and practical ways to improve relationships with clients facing poverty. Participants will also learn to analyze resources differently and develop mental models for building bridges out of poverty. All participants will receive a copy of “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities.”
 
Trainers: Rebecca Evansky, LMSW, Executive Director, Wellness Collaborative of NY and Allison Reynolds, BA, Assistant Director, Council for Prevention
 
Price: Free
 
 
 
CareerStep Health Care Certification Training
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education has partnered with CareerStep to offer noncredit certification training. CareerStep’s mission is to make training in allied health care professions accessible, efficient and effective. Program offerings:
 
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Health Technician
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing for Outpatient Services
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
 
View program details on the CareerStep webpage. CareerStep provides an online training platform for learners interested in allied health care professions to prepare for their first jobs or to become more effective in their skills and competencies to advance in their careers.
 
CareerStep highlights:
 
  • 30 years of allied health care training
  • Certification partners and employers
  • Key partnerships with third-party certification associations to ensure training content meets all national and state requirements
  • Many CareerStep health care organizations offer externship and job opportunities at their 50,000 facilities across the USA
  • 24/7 asynchronous online learning that is always current and accessible
 
 

HVAC/R FUNDAMENTALS BOOTCAMP
 
HVAC/R Fundamentals Bootcamp
June 11 to Aug. 29, 2024
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m.
UA Local 773 Plumbers & Steamfitters, 37 Luzerne Road, Glens Falls, NY 12801
 
Please note: Limited funding is available to cover the cost of tuition on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518-743-2238.
 
The course will begin with the basics of HVAC/R and move into an in-depth breakdown of each category within HVAC/R knowledge needed in order to build a solid technical foundation. Content will focus on:
 
  • Electrical skills/troubleshooting
  • Refrigeration and principles of thermodynamics
  • Pipe sizing and types of fittings used in HVAC/R
  • Reading and interpretation of wiring schematics
  • Use and handling of HVAC multimeter, manometer, psychrometer, refrigeration gauges, and temperature probes
  • Compressor types and how they mechanically move refrigerant through a system
  • Types of heat exchangers
  • Electrical motors, controls, switches; how they are used and how they mechanically operate
  • Volt/multimeter
  • Interpretation of electrical diagrams and symbols
  • Hands on use of electrical HVAC simulator
  • Brazing and soldering techniques
  • Identifying types of pumps/water flow controls/water zone valves
  • Common piping configurations in residential and commercial boilers
Instructor: Bjorn Decker, BPI Mechanical
Decker is a technician who organizes the industrial maintenance contract for a local paper plant and has 10 years of experience in HVAC.
 
Price: $1,599 (tuition assistance available)
CRN: 70026
 
 

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 Self-Study 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.)
 
 

REAL ESTATE
 
New York Real Estate Pre-Licensing Online Certification Program NEW!
Online course with open enrollment available throughout the year
 
Registration takes place online through the CE Shop. This online course is designed to prepare students for the New York real estate certification exam. The course consists of 77 hours of instruction and covers the following key topics:
 
  • Real estate principles, including property rights, contracts, agency relationships and real estate transactions
  • Real estate license law and regulations in New York
 
Other key principles: The course covers 25 additional key principles related to real estate, including:
  • Real estate finance
  • Residential property management
  • Commercial leases
  • Real estate investment property basics
  • Real estate mathematics
  • Property insurance
Throughout the course, students will have access to interactive materials, including PDF resources, quizzes and an Exam Prep simulation test. These materials are designed to help students understand and apply concepts covered in the course.
 
To successfully complete the course, students must pass a final exam. The exam will cover all the material covered in the course, and students must score at least 70 percent to pass. All final exams must be physically proctored in the state of New York. Upon completing the course and passing the exam, students will be eligible to apply for a New York real estate license. Additional eligibility requirements may apply, and students should check with the New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services for more information.
 
 
 

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
 
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BIKE REPAIR COURSES
 
After taking these courses, students will be able to perform most minor maintenance tasks at home, diagnose larger bike issues, and be prepared for any trailside/roadside repairs. Students will also learn introductory skills required for entry-level employment in the bike industry.   
 
About the instructor: Kyle Esposito teaches in the Outdoor Education program at SUNY Adirondack and runs a bike repair training company called Masterlink. Kyle serves on several local mountain bike development/stewardship groups, and loves working on bikes almost as much as he loves riding them.
 
 
Bike Service Repair: Session 1
Friday, July 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at
Rick's Bike Shop, 368 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY 12804
and
Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Rick’s Outpost at Gurney Lane MTB Park, 118 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804 (weather permitting)
 
Learn the basics of bike repair and service. We will focus on bike setup, suspension setup, touch point adjustment, tubed tire systems and basic trailside/roadside repairs.  
 
Instructor: Kyle Esposito
Price: $75
CRN: 70027
 
 
 
Bike Service Repair: Session 2
Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at
Rick's Bike Shop, 368 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY 12804
and
Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rick’s Outpost at Gurney Lane MTB Park, 118 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804 (weather permitting)
 
This course will focus on drivetrain systems, tubeless tire systems, minor disc brake adjustments and more complicated trailside repairs.
 
Instructor: Kyle Esposito
Price: $75
CRN: 70028
 

DRIVER TRAINING
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course
July 1
Monday | 5 to 10 p.m. | Live synchronous

 

This Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course is required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class.
 
Please note: Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. 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. No refunds will be issued after noon the Friday before class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55
CRN: 70002
 
 

FITNESS

Please note: Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician. Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.

 
Cardio & Strength Circuit
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
(No class March 12, March 14, July 4 or July 25)
 
  • May 16 to June 25 (CRN: 20058) — Price: $82
  • June 27 to Aug. 13 (CRN: 70001) — Price: $82

Protect bone health and muscle, be stronger and fitter, develop better body mechanics, relieve stress and help prevent disease in this class. Every week, we will work 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
 
 
 
Pickleball: Beginner/Intermediate (currently full; waitlisted)
April 20 to June 1 (No class May 25)
Saturdays | 10 a.m. to noon | Hudson River Park, Queensbury
 
Join us for one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States: pickleball. This game combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis and is played with solid paddles and a perforated ball like a whiffle ball on a short solid court with a low net. Pickleball can be enjoyed by all ages.
 
This course is for beginners and those who know the rules of pickleball but want to better their pickleball game. Learn about proper scoring, how to serve, how to drop the ball and perform drills.
 
Please note: Students must provide their own paddle designed for outdoor courts, wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, and bring water.
 
Instructor: Kayla Benner
Price: $99 (Course price includes a $42 materials fee.)
CRN: 20061
 

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HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
 
Beginning & Intermediate Bridge 
Feb. 29 to May 30 (No class March 14)
Thursdays | 2 to 4 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This course offers beginning and intermediate bridge instruction, focusing on bidding and playing of hands. The course is guided by — but not limited to — duplicate-style bridge. Beginners and intermediate players will primarily play hands with players at similar levels. Most learning will be play of the hands with guidance from the instructor.
 
No previous experience is required. Beginning and intermediate players are welcome and will improve their play.
 
Please note: Please identify your level of experience when registering. An optional bridge book will be suggested with information given at first class; the cost of the book is approximately $10.
 
Instructor: Hal Bigelow
Price: $15
CRN: 20024

TOURS & TRIPS
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather when attending any tour, as some may be held outside. Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.

 

 
Dancing Grain Farm Brewery Tour NEW!
May 24 
Friday | 2 to 4 p.m. | Dancing Grain Farm Brewery, Moreau
 
Dancing Grain Farm Brewery is a field-to-glass brewery in Moreau specializing in the production of high-quality grains via regenerative agricultural growing methods to make environmentally friendly and wildly flavorful craft beers. Take a tour of the farm and brewery to learn how they go from ground to glass.
 
Please note: Participants who are 21 and older will have an opportunity to sample some beer; valid ID is required to participate in the beer sampling.
 
Instructor: Rachel McDermott
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20135
 
 
 
Step Back in Time at the Historic Feeder Canal
May 29
Wednesday | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Tour meets by the silos at 72 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
 
Learn about the historic Glens Falls Feeder Canal, which has contributed to the evolution and growth of Glens Falls and the region since the 1820s. Visit various sites and experience what canal life was like 100 years ago.
 
Please note: Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Pattie Simone, executive director, Feeder Canal Alliance
Price: $19
CRN: 20116
 
 
 
Shushan Covered Bridge Museum Tour NEW!
May 31
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Shushan Covered Bridge Museum, Shushan
 
Shushan Covered Bridge Museum is housed in a covered bridge built in 1858 by Stevens Bros. The bridge is of Town Lattice Truss construction, 161 feet long. The Town Lattice truss design was one of about 20 wooden-bridge truss types developed during the 19th century. Patented Jan. 1, 1820, by Ithiel Town, an architect from Bridgeport, Connecticut, it was extensively promoted by him throughout the south. By 1840 it had become one of a few standard types chosen by local builders because of its ease of construction. The bridge was abandoned by the county in 1962 and sat in disrepair for more than 10 years until it was saved by Shushan Covered Bridge Association, which converted it into a museum.
 
A collection of period machinery and farm implements, many in working order, are used by visitors for hands-on demonstrations. A few yards from the bridge entrance stands a one-room schoolhouse that was in continuous use from 1852 to 1943. The school is open to visitors and is furnished with desks and texts from the 19th century.
 
Instructor: Arek Gordon, museum guide
Price: $19
CRN: 20131