Continuing Education Catalog

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

See our Fall 2021 catalog of workforce training and personal enrichment offerings below.

Please note: Some of these 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.

 
WORKFORCE TRAINING

PERSONAL 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 resume 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®
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects®
  • Multiplatform Animation using Adobe Animate CC®
Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu to schedule a 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 software you’re using, your timeframe for taking the exam(s) and whether you have a voucher for the exam(s).
 
Interested in online courses in Adobe, Excel and other software?

View SUNY Adirondack Ed2Go courses on the Ed2go website, and search on-demand courses by title, topic, dates available or version.

 

COMPUTER TRAINING
 
Computer & Internet Basics
Sept. 29 to Oct. 13
Wednesdays | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
If you have little or no experience with computers, then this three-session course will benefit 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!
 
After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Wednesday, Sept. 22, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $170 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10012
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 1 — for the Beginner
Oct. 26 and 28
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | 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. To be successful, you should have some experience with using personal computers, a keyboard and mouse, as well as navigating files, folders and software applications. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both course sessions.
 
Please note that the instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Monday, Oct. 18, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10013
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 2 — Intermediate Skills
Nov. 2 and 4
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to create advanced formulas, analyze and organize data, work with functions and lists, visualize data with charts and graphs, work with multiple workbooks, and export data. This course is intended for those individuals who have some experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in becoming more efficient and skillful in the software application. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both course sessions. Please note that the instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Monday, Oct. 25, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10014
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 3 — Advanced Skills
Nov. 9 and 11
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, use lookup functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate functionality, create sparklines and forecast data. This course is intended for those individuals who have significant experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in advancing their skills and efficiency in this software application. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both course sessions.
 
Please note that the instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software.
 
After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Monday, Nov. 1, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10015
 
 
 
Microsoft Word 2019 — Advanced Topics & Tools
Nov. 17
Wednesday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Word professionally or personally for writing complex documents, mailing, organizing information, collaboration and other tasks. Learn, review and apply strategies for incorporating tables and charts, graphic elements and images, document references and links, mail merges and collaboration. This course is intended for those individuals who have significant experience with Microsoft Word and are interested in advancing their skills and efficiency in this software application. Please note that skills with navigation of computer hardware, software and files are required. To successfully complete this course, you must attend the entire course session.
 
After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning. Please note that instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software.
 
Registration for this class closes Monday, Nov. 8, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $65 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 10016
 
 

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.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 
Start-Up ADK
Oct. 5 to Nov. 30 (No class Nov. 23)
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom, Google Classroom & EntreSkills
Please provide your @gmail.com email 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 utilize an online business plan builder and gain knowledge, feedback and support from an experienced entrepreneur.
 
If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small-business loan through Warren or Washington counties’ LDCs. This course is sponsored by the Warren County Local Development Corporation, Washington County Local Development Corporation and SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.
 
Join us for a free, introductory session to meet the instructor and learn more about the course.
 
Sept. 14: No-Cost Introductory Session — Meet the Instructor
Tuesday | 5 to 5:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
Preregistration is required online by Thursday, Sept. 9, at this Zoom link.
 
Instructor: Kim Feeney London, Assistant Professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $200
CRN: 10018
 
 
 

FOOD SAFETY
 
ServSafe Food Safety Certification Workshop
Nov. 6
Saturday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Queensbury Campus (Bring a bag lunch)
 
Food service professionals working or pursuing jobs in establishments that handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food benefit from ServSafe training and certification.
 
This national, transferrable certification may be required by 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 at sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration 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 five 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. The Office of Continuing Education will contact registered students about the availability of books and the details of picking them up in advance.
 
Registration for this course closes Wednesday, Oct. 20, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Please note: Any withdrawals after the Oct. 20 registration deadline will not receive a refund for materials costs.
 
Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)
CRN: 10027
 
 

HEALTH CARE TRAINING
 
Medical Billing & Coding Program
Sept. 13 to Nov. 8 (No class Oct. 11)
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals for CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS.
 
NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (MBCS) Exam.
 
Additional National Certifications: After obtaining the practical work experience (six months to two years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COC); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
 
Instructor: Condensed Curriculum International (CCI)
Price: $1,899 (Textbooks included. Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 10102
 
 
 
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© 30-Hour Training
Sept. 20 to 24
Monday through Friday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (One-hour lunch on your own)
 
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a five-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is conducted in a retreat-like setting and engages participants in learning and rehearsing skills with active listening, effective questioning and so on, as well as discovery and management of personal challenges. Learn more on the CCAR website.
 
This 30-hour course is required for completion of the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) certification. Please review the New York State webpage about Certified Recovery Peer Advocates to learn more about the CRPA role, work environment, certification requirements, process and fees managed by the New York Certification Board.
 
Prerequisite: All participants must be at least 18 years old to participate and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
 
Please note:
  • Participants must attend all course sessions to complete the required number of hours and to earn the certification of completion
  • Participants in the training typically have been affected by addiction and wish to help others navigate
  • the recovery experience and resources
  • You will have a one-hour lunch on your own each day; please bring a bag lunch or plan accordingly for purchase of food and beverages on- or off-campus
Registration for this class closes Monday, Sept. 13, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See page 53 for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Katrina Fox, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), Authorized Trainer of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, Baywood Center
Price: $375 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee. Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 10019
 
 
 
CCAR Ethical Considerations For Recovery Coaches© 16-Hour Training
Oct. 4 to 6
Monday through Wednesday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga (45-minute lunch on your own)
 
Recovery Coaches play an important role in the recovery process by creating connections with those they serve in deeply meaningful ways. Through these connections, which may include the sharing of personal stories and elements of their own recovery journey, Recovery Coaches successfully mentor and inspire those in recovery and those striving to recover. With such responsibility comes the need for clear boundaries both personally and professionally. This 16-hour course focuses on the ethical challenges Recovery Coaches face while providing a framework for creating good boundaries that allow for the same level of connection without causing harm.
 
Participants who complete this training will:
  • Understand what ethics are and why ethics are so important
  • Learn how to stay in your lane as a Recovery Coach
  • Understand the decision-making process
  • Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions
  • Apply the new learning to your everyday work as a Recovery Coach
Please note:
  • Participants must have successfully completed the 30-hour Recovery Coach Academy Training© with a certified trainer prior to attending this program; please provide a copy of your completion certificate at the time of registration
  • Participants must attend all course sessions to complete the required number of hours and to earn the certification of completion
  • Prerequisite: All participants must be at least 18 years old to participate and have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Participants in the training typically have been affected by addiction and wish to help others navigate the recovery experience and resources
  • You will have a 45-minute lunch on your own each day; please bring a bag lunch or plan accordingly for purchase of food and beverages on- or off-campus
Registration for this class closes Monday, Sept. 27, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See page 53 for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Katrina Fox, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), Authorized Trainer of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, Baywood Center
Price: $230 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee. Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 10020
 

HEALTH CARE TRAINING: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS SERIES
  • Licensing of Health Care Professionals & Performing Duties Within the Scope of Your License
  • Enforcement Actions Against Health Care Professionals & Insurance Issues

These courses will advance health care professionals’ understanding of best practices within and across health care settings and professions. Each individual two-hour session will offer practical information and resources for a range of health care professionals — e.g., nurses, therapists, nursing home administrators and so on.

 
Please note: Students should identify the license classification they are interested in learning about when registering (e.g., nursing, therapy, nursing home administrator, medical practice, etc.). Each session is presented as a general overview of the topics identified in the course descriptions.
 
Time will be permitted for questions and answers. However, topics covered and information provided should not be considered legal advice, and attendance should not be considered an engagement of legal counsel between yourself and the attorney instructor. Registration deadlines for these courses are identified to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
 
Licensing of Health Care Professionals & Performing Duties Within the Scope of Your License
Oct. 20
Wednesday | 5 to 7 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This course is part of the Legal Considerations for Health Care Professionals Series. Learn about the regulatory mandates under state and federal law for individual professionals working in the health care industry. Topics will include interpreting regulatory requirements for a license with an emphasis on performing duties within the scope of the professional’s license, delegation of duties and supervising the unlicensed health care worker. Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Oct. 12.
 
Instructor: Loretta G. LeBar, Esq., LeBarLaw, LLC
Price: $20
CRN: 10021
 
 
 
Enforcement Actions Against Health Care Professionals & Insurance Issues
Oct. 27
Wednesday | 5 to 7 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This course is part of the Legal Considerations for Health Care Professionals Series. Learn about the increasing oversight of state licensing authorities using case studies of enforcement actions against license holders and discipline. This course is intended for those professionals holding a license who strive to accurately interpret regulations that may lead to sanctions or loss of license if not followed. Examples of actual cases will be presented and discussed. Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Oct. 19.
 
Instructor: Loretta G. LeBar, Esq., LeBarLaw, LLC
Price: $20
CRN: 10022
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
Google IT Support Professional Certificate
Sept. 14 to Dec. 21
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15 p.m. | Remote via Zoom and Google Classroom
Please provide your @gmail.com email address when you register for seamless enrollment.
 
This five-course certificate program, developed by Google, includes an innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support and for additional industry certifications. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company like Google. The program is part of Grow with Google. No prior lT experience is needed; participants should have an interest in the IT field and a willingness to do the work necessary to succeed.
 
Through a mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets accessed via Google Classroom, the program will introduce you to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. With focus and dedication in this fast-paced, intensive program, you can complete this certificate in about 15 weeks.
 
In addition, an experienced SUNY Adirondack instructor will support your learning and completion of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program. This program includes regular group meetings virtually via Zoom, assistance with tracking progress and action planning to support completion, instructor availability for individual meetings during virtual office hours, instructional coaching and tutoring as needed, and access to career preparation activities and resources. Students must regularly attend Zoom class sessions and complete required course activities to obtain a certificate of completion for this program.
 
Participants will require consistent access to reliable broadband internet connectivity, a computer (laptop or desktop Mac or PC) and experience with navigating computer software, hardware, systems, folders and files. Experience with using web browsers, chat forums, email, a range of software applications, training platforms and computer operating systems and desktop hardware would be beneficial. All participants will be required to complete an online questionnaire on these and other topics at the link provided at the time of registration.
 
Prerequisite: All participants must be at least 18 years old to participate and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
 
Instructor: Mariya Stockwell, Instructor at SUNY Adirondack
Price: $875 (Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 10011
 
 
 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION
 
 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Self-Paced, Online Course
Available Sept. 8 through Dec. 15 | 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. To successfully complete this course and prepare for the exam, students will be required to complete the reading, discussion and quiz activities identified in the course syllabus. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services website.
 
Registration for this course closes Tuesday, Nov. 23, to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund and tuition liability policy for online asynchronous courses.
 
Instructor: Kelli Hatin, Ed.D., Professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $85
CRN: 10028
 
 
 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — In-Person Course
Oct. 7
Thursday | 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This interactive, in-person 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 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 and answer key will be provided to complete at home. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, exam schedule and forms, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services website.
 
Registration for this class closes Thursday, Sept. 30, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials will be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $79 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)
CRN: 10029
 
 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE
 
Paralegal Certificate Course — Online
  • 2021 Session 5 — Aug. 23 to Oct. 8
  • 2021 Session 6 — Oct. 18 to Dec. 3
  • 2022 Session 1 — Jan. 10 to Feb. 25
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. For more information, visit the Center for Legal Studies (CLS) website.
 
Students have 14 weeks to complete the online course—they will be enrolled in one seven-week session for Paralegal I, and automatically enrolled into the next seven-week session for Paralegal II. The course price includes both sessions. See above for session dates. Books and materials must be purchased separately by contacting the Center for Legal Studies at legalstudies.com or by phone at 1-800-522-7737.
 
Please note: This course has its own withdrawal and student liability policy; see the CLS website for details.
 
Instructor: Center for Legal Studies
Price: $1,595, plus materials (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies. Estimated cost for books and access to the Westlaw Legal Research Database is approximately $561.)
 
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
New & Emerging Supervisors & Managers Series
These individual courses will focus on practical tools in three strategic areas to assist new and emerging supervisors and managers with advancing their skills, confidence and effectiveness in their roles. Each one-hour session will offer opportunities to learn and rehearse skills to apply immediately in the workplace.
 
COURSE SESSIONS
Tuesdays | 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Remote via Zoom
  • Sept. 28: People Issues: Learn how to get the right people in the right seats and effectively
  • address accountability with your team. (CRN: 10023)
  • Oct. 26: Teamwork and Trust: Consider what trust means on the job and how to inspire healthy conflict. (CRN: 10024)
  • Nov. 23: Process and Accountability: Learn simple and effective tools to help you run a tight ship—including process documentation, standard setting and accountability. (CRN: 10025)
Join us for a free, introductory session to meet the instructor, learn more about the individual courses available and decide which course(s) meets your needs as a manager or supervisor.
 
Sept. 7: No-Cost Introductory Session — Meet the Instructor
Tuesday | 8:30 to 9 a.m. | Remote via Zoom
Preregistration is required online by Thursday, Sept. 2, at this Zoom link.
 
Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks, Professional EOS Implementer®
Price: $60 per course session ($180 for all three sessions)
 
 
 
Effective Writing for the Workplace NEW!
Nov. 2 and 9
Tuesdays | 9 a.m. to noon | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
To ensure success in today’s business world, you must be able to write clearly and persuasively. Advance your knowledge about and experience with the following topics through discussion and activities:
  • The qualities of effective written communication
  • The steps in the writing process
  • Suggested strategies for organizing information, getting started, and writing a letter, memo or email in a snap
This two-session seminar will address the elements of clear, convincing prose, enable you to write with confidence and clarity, and provide tools to support your implementation in the workplace. Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Oct. 26, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, MA, Bartel Communications
Price: $395 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10026
 
 

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
 
Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants — Hybrid
Sept. 14 to Nov. 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m.
Queensbury Campus, Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant and remote via Zoom
 
Participants in this 20-session course will experience a broad introduction and overview of wastewater treatment operations, excluding activated sludge (a separate course typically offered in the spring semester), through participation in in-person, classroom sessions and live, interactive sessions via Zoom. Successful completion of a training course and course exam is required as part of the qualification process to take the New York State certification examinations. This is not intended to be an exam review course, and completing it cannot ensure successful completion of the certification exams. The course outline will follow the New York State DEC’s “Curricula Guide for WWTP Operator Certification Training – Basic Operations Course” and is also approved for credit toward recertification of a wastewater operator license.
 
Please note:
  • Queensbury Campus sessions occur Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 18. The course session at the Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant occurs on Tuesday, Sept. 28. All other class sessions occur via Zoom — a live, interactive, distance learning platform. Attendance at all sessions and completion of all required course activities and the exam is required to receive a certificate of completion.
  • The required textbooks (“Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 1, 8th Edition, published in 2019, and “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 2, 7th Edition, published in 2007) will be purchased by SUNY Adirondack and provided at the first course session. If you have one or both textbooks already, please state that at the time of registration.
Registration for this class closes Friday, Aug. 27, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials will be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Have questions about wastewater treatment certification? Review employment eligibility and certification requirements for Wastewater Operators:
Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $945 (Course price includes a $145 materials fee.)
CRN: 10017
 
 

ARTS & CRAFTS
All materials costs for courses are included in the price unless otherwise specified.
 
Introduction to Drawing
Sept. 28 to Oct. 26
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
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 provide their own charcoals, pencils, an eraser, 11-by-14-inch sketchbook and masking tape.
Instructor: Valeria Orozco
Price: $59
CRN: 10031
 
 
 
Introduction to Drawing II NEW!
Sept. 30 to Oct. 28
Thursdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
If you enjoyed Introduction to Drawing and would like to explore new concepts, this is the course for you. You will apply the basic elements of drawing and continue to develop your skills. This course will show you the secrets to creating landscapes and indoor spaces, and begin talking about the figure. Join Introduction to Drawing II and further your artistic abilities.
 
Participants must provide their own charcoals, pencils, an eraser, 11-by-14-inch sketchbook and masking tape.
 
Instructor: Valeria Orozco
Price: $59
CRN: 10070
 
 
 
Creating Stained Glass Weekend
Oct. 2 and 3
Saturday & Sunday | 8 a.m. to noon | 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. Please note: Students should wear closed-toe shoes to class. No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, Sept. 24.
 
Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $107 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10009
 
 
 
Mineral Paint & Decoupage Wood Tray NEW!
Saratoga Furniture Painting Workshop, Saratoga Springs
 
Oct. 28
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | CRN: 10071
or
Oct. 30
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | CRN: 10072
 
Learn about mineral paint techniques and how to decoupage using an unfinished wood serving tray. All instruction and materials are included. Design and make your own tray from a large selection of colors and beautiful decoupage paper.
 
Instructor: Pam Krison, Saratoga Chalked Painting Workshop
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
 
 
 
Make a Balsam Wreath
Dec. 4
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 
Create your own balsam wreath for your holiday home décor or for a thoughtful gift. Utilizing balsam greens from the Adirondacks, you’ll trim with a bow and decorate with pine cones. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 plus an additional $20 materials fee. The $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
CRN: 10032
 
 
 
Make a Balsam Centerpiece
Dec. 11
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 
Create a balsam centerpiece for your holiday table or fireplace mantel using fresh balsam greens. You will also learn how to make bows for decorations and other decorating techniques. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 plus an additional $20 materials fee. The $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
CRN: 10033

 
Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course
 

Monday | 5 to 10 p.m. | Remote via Zoom

  • Aug. 9 – CRN: 70004 (registration for this course closes at noon on Friday, Aug. 6)
  • Aug. 23 – CRN: 70005
  • Sept. 13 – CRN: 10034
  • Nov. 1 – CRN: 10036
  • Dec. 6 – CRN: 10037
Monday | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
  • Oct. 11 – CRN: 10035
This five-hour pre-licensing course is required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class.
 
Please note: A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Students should join the class 15 minutes early. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class. Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. Please use the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Form here to preregister for this class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55
 
 
 
About Boating Safely (ABS)
Oct. 23
Saturday | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Under a new law, known as Brianna’s Law, all motor boat operators of motorized vessels
  • born on or after Jan. 1, 1993, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020;
  • born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022;
  • born on or after Jan. 1, 1983, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023;
  • born on or after Jan. 1, 1978, will need a boating safety
  • certificate beginning in 2024; and
  • regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 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 to qualify for the certificate, which is issued at the end of class. This course is open to individuals who are at least 10 years of age. Participants younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the class.
 
Registration for this course closes Friday, Oct. 15, to ensure mailing and participant receipt of course workbook. No refunds will be issued for materials after Oct. 15. 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.
 
Instructor: U.S. Coast Guard, Lake George Flotilla 15-10
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10038
 
 

FINANCIAL PLANNING
 
 
Connecting the Pieces of Medicare
Sept. 23
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Do you know the ins and outs of Medicare? What happens if you do not sign up for the right coverages at the right time? Do you know what IRMMA is? Some mistakes could carry lifelong penalties, meaning you will have to pay more for your Medicare benefits.
 
This course is for those who have Medicare, are about to reach 65 and/or are ready to retire or questioning whether to keep their employer insurance. Learn about the process required to apply for Medicare through Social Security, review significant differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan (Medigap Policy) and the Part D Prescription Coverage. The instructor will also discuss how you can determine if you may be eligible for NYS Prescription Assistance or the NYS Medicare Savings Program. Having this knowledge is imperative in making the appropriate choice for you.
 
Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group, Ltd.
Price: $15
CRN: 10073
 
 
 
Maximize Your Social Security Benefit
Oct. 13
Wednesday | 6:15 to 8 p.m. | 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 a financial decision that may not be reversible.
 
Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group
Price: $15
CRN: 10039
 
 
Five Money Questions for Women NEW!
Nov. 9
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because women have longer life spans on average, their needs may be significantly different from those of their spouses or others. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs? Join us and learn more as we explore as we explore five critical money questions for women.
 
Instructor: Amanda Cedrone, Financial Planner, Edward Jones Investments
Price: $15
CRN: 10074
 
 
 
Estate Planning Basics
Nov. 18
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Estate planning is the act of preparing for the management and transfer of your assets during incapacity or upon your death. While a will is the cornerstone of any estate plan, it is important that you have a power of attorney and health care proxy in place during your lifetime in the event you lose the capacity to make important decisions for yourself due to an emergency or medical condition. Join estate planning attorney Jessica Botelho for a detailed discussion on the basics of estate planning, and learn how to prepare yourself and your family for life’s inevitable events.
 
Instructor: Jessica Botelho, Partner at Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC
Price: $15
CRN: 10040
 
 

FITNESS
 
Restorative Yoga
Sept. 14 to Nov. 30
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 as well as stress, leading to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative breathing and meditation practices will be included. All levels are welcome. Students should provide their own yoga mat, blanket and strap.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 10041
 
 
 
Yoga for Everyone
Sept. 14 to Nov. 30
Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. | 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: 10042
 
 
 
Latin Line Dance
Sept. 30 to Nov. 4
Thursdays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus
 
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance to fun, catchy rhythms such as salsa, bachata, cha-cha and more? This course will introduce you to several Latin line dances using popular classic music. No partner or experience needed. Students should wear comfortable shoes.
 
Instructor: Jennifer Cornell
Price: $45
CRN: 10043
 
 
 
Cardio and Strength Circuit
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus (No class Nov. 23 & 25)
 
Sept. 16 to Oct. 26 – CRN: 10044 – Price: $82
Oct. 28 to Dec. 9 – CRN: 10045 – Price: $82
Jan. 6 to Feb. 3 – 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? 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 comfortable clothes and good sneakers, bring water and a mat, and join in on the fun!
 
Instructor: Leesa Stiller
 
 
 
Goju Ryu Karate — Adult Class
Mondays & Wednesdays | 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus (No class Nov. 22 & 24)
 
Participants may register for one or both of the six-week sessions listed below.
  • Sept. 13 to Oct. 20 (CRN: 10046)
  • Oct. 25 to Dec. 8 (CRN: 10047)
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.
 
Please note: Uniforms are required and can be purchased through the instructor after the first class.
Instructor: Frank Matt
Frank Matt is ranked 4th Dan (Yondan) and is a certified Chief Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate.
 
Price: $52 per six-week session ($104 for both sessions)
 

FOOD, COOKING & BAKING
Please note: If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify Continuing Education when registering for any food-related courses.
 
Bread Baking for Beginners
Oct. 23
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom
 
The art of bread baking is an ancient one, but one that is still very much in use today. If you have ever wanted to learn how to bake yeast and batter breads, then this class is for you! Join us for a cooking workshop where we will make — and eat — some yummy treats. We will learn the basics of bread making, and will make some yeast-based soft pretzels, focaccia bread and Amish Friendship Bread starter together.
 
Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 10050
 
 
 
Food and Football NEW!
Oct. 9
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Football season is here, so why not enjoy it with some tasty, guilt-free food? In this workshop, we will explore and make some healthy, simple, easy and delicious snacks to enjoy during football season and beyond!
 
Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 10099
 
 
 
Cooking with International Flavors
Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2
Thursdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Join Durga Om (Tobey Gifford), director and teacher at the Lemon Tree Yoga Studio, as she shares her travel experiences and takes you on an international journey each month to learn about the wonderful flavors of the world. She will demonstrate how to make easy and delicious food, cooking with international flavors from Costa Rica, Thailand and India. This course will awaken your senses and introduce you to new options for flavorful meals at home.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford
Price: $35
CRN: 10048
 
 
Baking and Cooking With Maple Products NEW!
Nov. 10
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Learn how to make some of Mapleland Farms’ most popular recipes using pure maple products. These baked goods are great autumn favorites for families and holiday guests. Dishes may include an appetizer, a chicken course, a fabulous dessert and a veggie side. For a treat, we will end our evening with a maple-based cocktail for those participants 21 or older.
 
Instructor: Mary Jeanne Packer, Mapleland Farms
Price: $19
CRN: 10075
 
 
 
Top Cocktails for 2021 NEW!
Nov. 2
Tuesday | 6 to 9 p.m.
Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Lake George
 
In this hands-on class we will discuss, make and sample some of the top cocktails for the year 2021. This will include looking at the history or background of the cocktail, ingredients, preparation, glassware, garnishes and presentation. This is a wonderful opportunity to work behind a real bar and gain experience and insight. This class is for beginners as well as more experienced consumers.
 
Please note: Students must be at least 21 years of age to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.
 
Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $55 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10098
 
 
Beginner Cookie Decorating: Halloween Creations
Oct. 20
Wednesday | 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus
 
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 and 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 more 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!
 
Please note: These courses are open to students ages 12 and older; students younger than 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian. No refunds will be issued after Oct. 15.
 
Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie
Price: $65
CRN: 10049
 
 
 
Super Soups NEW!
Nov. 13
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom
 
Soups are a nutritious way to warm up from the inside during the colder months. You will learn a few soup-making tricks and tips, as well as make three types of soup that can be tailored to any kind of dietary preference: a stock soup (made with vegetables and bone), a clear broth vegetable-based soup (which can include meat), and a puréed, creamy soup.
 
Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 10076
 
 
Keep It Simple & Sweet — Delicious Chocolate Desserts
Nov. 18
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce facility, Wilton
 
Enjoy a two-hour mouth-watering class that demonstrates how to make four delicious, simple desserts using hot fudge sauce! These desserts are great for simple, intimate gatherings or for a crowd. Participants will also have an opportunity to sample some chocolate treats and tour the Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Facility.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Katie Camarro, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Price: $19
CRN: 10051
 
 
 
Navigating the Grocery Store Aisles NEW!
Nov. 10
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Following a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern to strengthen your immune system and overall health is not always easy, but it is achievable. This two-hour class is designed to help you spend less time and experience less stress while filling your grocery carts with health-giving foods. During our time together, you will learn to decipher food labels and package claims. Then, with the help of photos, take a virtual tour through various grocery store departments and learn tips and tools you will be able to use the next time you shop. Participants are encouraged to bring along a few of their own food labels for use during the class. After the class you will receive a grocery store shopping guide as a reminder of what was covered during the course.
 
Please note 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 health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 10077
 
 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
Ayurvedic Health for Children & Teens NEW!
Oct. 28
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
According to Ayurveda, every child, teen and adult has a unique constitution and this essential nature cannot be changed. As a parent, one can learn to understand their child better and help them grow to their full potential. In this class, you will learn how to determine your child’s brain and body type, what to feed your child based on their unique type, how to find a bedtime routine that supports them, and so much more. Ayurveda and its tried-and-true ancient teachings offer you tools in the form of lifestyle, diet, and natural remedies that will address concerns regarding your children’s health of body, mind and spirit.
 
Please note 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 health care provider.
 
Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $19
CRN: 10078
 
 
 
Building Immunity with Lifestyle Medicine NEW!
Nov. 3
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
As stated by Dr. Dean Ornish, “Lifestyle medicine is the most exciting movement today in health and healing — a revolutionary tidal wave that hasn’t yet even begun to crest.” In this two-hour session, you will learn how to use simple and powerful evidence-based lifestyle strategies to strengthen your immune system and at the same time help prevent, treat and potentially reverse the progression of the most common chronic diseases. It truly is the best of both worlds! It’s time for a change. Let it begin with you, one step at a time.
 
Please note 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 health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 10079
 
 
 
Simple Solutions to Support Digestion NEW!
Nov. 8
Monday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Are you struggling with annoying, embarrassing, or even painful digestive issues? What does good digestion look like and how does it relate to the overall health and function of your other bodily systems? A strong digestive system is at the heart of good health and sometimes you can improve your digestion with very simple measures. Let’s get together to explore some of these topics and get you back on the path to wellness.
 
Please note 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 health care provider.
 
Instructor: Shannon Woodcock, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and owner of Shannon Woodcock Nutritional Therapy, LLC
Price: $19
CRN: 10081
 
 
 
The Sister Sciences: Ayurveda and Yoga for the Lower Back NEW!
Nov. 4
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Are you curious about the relationship between Ayurveda and Yoga, two ancient sacred sciences rooted in the Vedic tradition of India, and how they can help relieve back pain? Ayurveda is the Vedic science of healing for both body and mind. Yoga is the Vedic science of self-realization that depends upon a well-functioning body and mind. Join The Sister Sciences for a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by a 45-minute gentle yoga class, closing with a 30-minute Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra guided meditation. This class is designed for beginners and experienced participants as well as those who have never heard of Ayurveda or sat on a yoga mat.
 
For this class, you will need space for a yoga mat, a yoga strap (a belt or tie about 6 feet long would work too), a blanket that has some bulk to it when folded, yoga blocks (or thick hardcover books) and a pillow or a bolster. Please note 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 health care provider.
 
Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $19
CRN: 10080
 
 
 
Navigating the Grocery Store Aisles NEW!
Nov. 10
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Following a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern to strengthen your immune system and overall health is not always easy, but it is achievable. This two-hour class is designed to help you spend less time and experience less stress while filling your grocery carts with health-giving foods. During our time together, you will learn to decipher food labels and package claims. Then, with the help of photos, take a virtual tour through various grocery store departments and learn tips and tools you will be able to use the next time you shop. Participants are encouraged to bring along a few of their own food labels for use during the class. After the class you will receive a grocery store shopping guide as a reminder of what was covered during the course.
 
Please note 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 health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 10077
 
 
 

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
 
Smartphone Filmmaking
Sept. 28 to Oct. 19
Tuesdays | 4 to 6 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Films are a powerful and popular medium for individuals and businesses to share their stories with others. This “how-to” course is designed to give you the building blocks for creating your own stories using your smartphone to share through film. Join Charlie Samuels, award-winning local filmmaker and photographer, to:
  • Explore the Act 1-2-3 (beginning, middle and end) conventional story structure.
  • Learn how to construct a storyboard in preparation for shooting your film.
  • Film your story outside of class sessions, and present your draft project to the class.
  • Engage in constructive conversations with Charlie and your classmates to discuss what worked well, identify challenges and strategies for managing them and sharpen your artistic eye so you can finish your film on
  • your own.
  • Give you the skills and knowledge to make future films on your smartphone.
Participants will use their own smartphones to create films; instruction will not focus on the technical aspects of individual devices, so participants should know how to use their devices and the video recording functions. Come to the first class session prepared with ideas about a compelling story you want to tell.
 
Instructor: Charlie Samuels, Charlie Samuels Portraits and Films
Price: $210
CRN: 10105
 
 
 
Spirituality for the 21st Century —Reincarnation & Past Lives
Sept. 23 to Oct. 7
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Not a religion course, Reincarnation & Past Lives explores the research of psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors and scientists into the realm of spirituality. We look at near-death experiences, past lives, regression hypnosis, reincarnation, quantum physics and consciousness, children’s past lives, soulmates, etc. Explore questions like: Have you ever experienced “déjà vu” — that feeling that you “know” someone you have just met for the first time? Do you have unexplained pains, anxieties, or phobias that do not respond to conventional treatments? Could you have lived before…and could your past life (or lives) be influencing your present life? Does “consciousness” pervade the universe? Are we all truly interconnected? Is there any reason to believe in “divinity”? Discover how children ages 2 through 6 provide some of the most compelling evidence for reincarnation, as well as how psychiatrists and psychologists can often cure unexplained fears and phobias via past-life regression therapy. Learn how past-life regression hypnosis often reveals that soulmates enjoyed a relationship in one or more of their past lives. Experience stories that may change your life! This multimedia presentation will include videos, handouts and a lively discussion.
 
Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
CRN: 10052
 
 
 
Spirituality for the 21st Century — Life Between Life
Oct. 14 to 28
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
This course builds upon the Spirituality for The 21st Century — Reincarnation & Past Lives class. Not a religion course, Life Between Life continues to explore the research of psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors into the realm of spirituality with a special focus on the afterlife. We look at questions such as: What does it feel like to die? What do we see and feel right after death? What is the spirit world really like? Will we see our loved ones there? Will we see our animal friends, our pets? Are we judged, and if so, by whom? Is there a hell? What do we do as souls in the “interlife”? Will we learn the purpose of life? Will we “see” our creator? Do we plan our next lives — the time, the place and the reason for our return? Do we choose our parents? Our life situations? Our bodies? What does it feel like to be “reborn”? All of these questions and others will be explored in this intensive presentation based on actual case histories of past life regression subjects who have recalled their “life between life.” This multimedia presentation will include videos, handouts and a lively discussion.
 
Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
CRN: 10053
 
 
 
Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca
Oct. 20 and 27
Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
This course offers an examination of witches and witchcraft through the centuries. The class will discuss: What is your image of a witch — benevolent or malevolent? What factors led to thousands of witches being put to death during the “Burning Times” (1300-1700 CE)? Did they deserve the death penalty, and was the church or the state responsible? What really triggered the Salem witch trials in 1692? Is Wicca a resurgent form of traditional mysticism? Are all Wiccans witches, and vice-versa? Learn about the difference between religion and spirituality, as well as how and where Wicca originated. Find out whether Wiccans celebrate holidays and what they really believe. Handouts will be included, as well as a lively discussion. The course will conclude with a question-and-answer session with a modern, practicing Wiccan/witch.
 
Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $25
CRN: 10054
 
 
 
The End of Prohibition in New York and the Future of Cannabis NEW!
Oct. 18
Monday | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus
 
This course will provide an overview of New York’s historical prohibition of cannabis and the debate that led to its legalization. We will also discuss how the legalization of marijuana has resulted in the proliferation of cannabis varieties including flowers, infused products (drinks, edibles, concentrates) and talk about the differences between each of those offerings. For those interested in the business of cannabis, we will talk about what it takes to get a license, raise capital and operate a licensed marijuana business.
 
Josh Silver is the co-founder of Silver Therapeutics, Inc., a Massachusetts-based marijuana retailer that is expanding into Maine and (perhaps) New York.
 
Instructor: Josh Silver, Founder & CEO at Silver Therapeutics
Price: $15
CRN: 10100
 
 
 
Witches, Ghosts and Hauntings NEW!
Oct. 30
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Pauline Bartel is your guide for an excursion into the mysterious realm of the supernatural. Step into her personal world where she reveals her incredible experiences with spells and spirits. She’ll share all the astonishing details about:
  • A pivotal trip to Salem, Massachusetts
  • Her connection to the witch hunt victims
  • The incredible psychic prediction
  • Writing a book about witches and witchcraft while battling the dark side
  • Acquiring a haunted house
  • Identifying the ghost
  • Learning to live with the dead
Come along only if you’re unafraid.
 
Pauline Bartel is a Waterford-based professional writer, author and speaker. Her books include “Spellcasters: Witches and Witchcraft in History, Folklore and Popular Culture.”
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
Price: $35
CRN: 10082
 

HOME & GARDEN
 
How to Dress a Festive Table
Oct. 6
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce facility, Wilton
 
This two-hour class will showcase simple and creative ways to dress a table for a dinner party, special occasion, birthday, graduation or holiday. Learn creative and clever ideas for how to make your table the centerpiece of your gathering! Watch as the instructor transforms each theme and describes the transition throughout. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour the Sundaes Best Hot Fudge facility.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Katie Camarro, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Price: $19
CRN: 10057
 
 
 
Container Gardening NEW!
Oct. 13
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Join a Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County staff member to learn about container gardening. We will learn how to water and care for plants properly, what kind of soils to use and the best types of plants to use in containers along with how to space them.
 
Instructor: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10083
 
 
 
Home Composting
Sept. 25
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | 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: 10058
 
 
 
Introduction to Growing Apples
Nov. 6
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can raise your own or improve existing trees. We will explore heirloom and new apple varieties, basic tree biology, orchard maintenance, pest management, tree selection and grafting. In our college orchard we will also demonstrate basic pruning methods for maintaining healthy trees. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy, Professor of Botany, runs the College Garden Program and teaches classes in plant science, organic gardening and sustainable agriculture.
 
Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 10059
 
 
 

LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS
 
Northern Cross Vineyard Tour
Sept. 17
Friday | 2 to 4 p.m. | Northern Cross Vineyard, Valley Falls
 
Whether you are an at-home winemaker or simply looking to grow your understanding of wine, this tour is for you. The Upper Hudson is home to a wine industry featuring cold-climate grapes. Tour Northern Cross Vineyard and engage in a discussion on vineyard maintenance and hands-on trimming. Learn about wine grapes and winemaking, and have a tasting of authentic local wine.
 
Please note: Participants will be required to show valid ID to participate in the wine tasting portion of the tour. Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Andy Weber, Owner of Northern Cross Vineyards
Price: $19 (Course price includes an $8 materials fee.)
CRN: 10056
 
 
 
Behind the Scenes at Up Yonda Farm, Environmental Education Center NEW!
Sept. 24
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing
 
Join Up Yonda Farm naturalists for a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the buildings and grounds on the 75-acre site in Bolton Landing. You’ll learn about the history of Up Yonda Farm and the family that donated the property, which is the only Environmental Education Center in Warren County. All the buildings on the property have been converted or expanded to further the mission of educating the public about the environment in the Adirondacks. This tour will include the Farmhouse, which houses the welcome center, a live turtle exhibit and offices; the Auditorium for local history and taxidermy; the Museum’s four exhibits, three of which have been updated or added in 2020/2021; and the Sugarhouse for an overview of Adirondack Maple Sugaring and a history of sugaring at Up Yonda Farm.
 
Guests are encouraged to pack a lunch and picnic on the lawn or under the pavilion before the tour and enjoy the scenery at Up Yonda Farm. After your tour, you may revisit any stops to explore your interests, take a nature walk on the available trails, summit the vista for incredible views of Lake George and the surrounding mountains or find a quiet spot in one of the gardens to enjoy the peace of nature.
 
Please note: Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear and clothing for this indoor and outdoor program, which will include walking a half-mile to three-quarters of a mile on paved and unpaved surfaces.
 
Instructor: Rick Landry, Naturalist, Up Yonda Farm
Price: $19
CRN: 10084
 
 
 
Salem Art Works Cary Hill Sculpture Park Tour
Sept. 29
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Salem Art Works, Salem, New York
 
Participants will get a tour of the Salem Art Works (SAW) property and sculpture park. They will learn about the history of SAW and park sculptures. The top of the park has 360-degree views and five miles of walking trails. There are picnic tables where you can eat if you bring a bag lunch. The group can break out to do a self-guided tour afterward to wander the property.
 
Terrain varies in the sculpture park, so please bring comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water. Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Jenny Hillenbrand, Salem Art Works
Price: $19
CRN: 10060
 
 
 
Fort Ticonderoga Tour NEW!
Oct. 2
Saturday | 11:15 a.m. to noon | Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga
 
This tour, led by a Fort Ticonderoga museum professional, provides the opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth description of Fort Ticonderoga and its epic story. The tour will begin at the Log House Welcome Center at 11:15 a.m. After the tour, you’re welcome to participate in other activities around the fort, and you will receive site maps and itineraries upon arrival at the admissions booth. Other activities at Fort Ticonderoga include the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival (included in your admission), exploring the 2,000-acre property at your leisure, utilizing the daily programs itinerary featuring a series of guided tours, weapons demonstrations, access to the museum exhibits, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, Mount Defiance and King’s Garden. Bring the family for an educational and fun day enjoying one of this area’s most historical sites! Please note that the course price includes admission fee.
 
Instructor: Fort Ticonderoga staff
 
ADULTS
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $24 materials fee.)
CRN: 10085
 
CHILDREN (AGES 5-15)
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10086
 
 
 
Mapleland Farms Tour
Oct. 6
Wednesday | 2 to 4 p.m. | Mapleland Farms, Salem, New York
 
Enjoy a visit to Mapleland Farms, a five-generation family farm in Salem, and discover how this farm turns maple sap into sweetness. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look and learn about tree management, tapping and how sap is collected and processed in the sugar house. Of course, no sugar house tour would be complete without some maple sugar tasting!
 
Please note: Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear and clothing for this indoor and outdoor program.
 
Instructor: Mapleland Farms staff
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10061
 
 
 
Where They Rest & How They Lived: Greenridge Cemetery Tour
Oct. 8
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs
 
One thing all Saratoga 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 these families built along with their stories. Please note this is not a ghost tour.
 
Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, Oct. 1. Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear for this outdoor tour.
 
Instructor: Dr. Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 10062
 
 
 
Force Exhibition Tour NEW!
Oct. 9
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont
 
Visit Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) and explore “Force,” an outdoor exhibition presented by Salem Art Works
of Salem, New York. This show is co-curated by Anthony Cafritz and Zac Ward. During this afternoon hike in Stroup Family Sculpture Park, learn about a selection of pieces among the 74 sculptures on view, created by 34 artists from New York state and beyond.
 
Please note: The hike includes walking on grass and pavement on an incline. While there is a café onsite, participants are encouraged to bring water and dress for outdoor fall weather: hiking boots, long pants, layers and a hat for sun or cold. Admission into the galleries onsite costs an additional fee.
 
Instructor: Jenny Hillenbrand, Salem Art Works
Price: $19
CRN: 10089
 
 
 
The Champlain Canal Walking Tour
Oct. 13
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 
The Champlain Canal has been a driving force for our local economy since its opening in the 1820s. We will tour the present Champlain Barge Canal — the rebuilt version that opened just prior to the beginning of World War I — and the remnants of the first canal, which traversed the village of Fort Edward.
 
The group will meet at Fort Edward Art Center at 83 Broadway, Fort Edward. Participants should wear comfortable shoes or boots and be prepared to walk along the canal.
 
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10063
 
 
 
Mansion to Mansion Tour NEW!
Oct. 15
Friday | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Saratoga Springs
 
Step back in time and learn about the majestic houses on Union Avenue. See inside two of the grand mansions. The tour will start by visiting “Union Gables,” which was built in 1901 by an orphan who, through his personal drive, became one of the largest merchants in the village. Then, stroll down Union Avenue toward the track to learn the history of the families who built the houses and would call them home. Finally, look inside the mansion called “Saratoga Dreams,” which was built in the 1880s. Hear how the house was originally designed and why the floor plans were changed before it was completed.
 
Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, Oct. 8. The course price includes a copy of a book by Dr. Hollis Palmer.
 
Instructor: Dr. Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10090
 
 
Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making
Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek
 
Oct. 16
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | CRN: 10065
or
Oct. 30
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | CRN: 10066
 
This two-hour session focuses on the haunted history of the Barkeater Chocolates factory 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 in which you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
 
 
 
The Union Cemetery Walking Tour
Oct. 20
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Union Cemetery, Fort Edward
 
Take a tour of Union Cemetery on a fall afternoon. Historian Paul McCarty will point out some interesting graves of local celebrities who have left their marks in life and in death. Union Cemetery of Sandy Hill and Fort Edward, New York, was established in 1847 as part of the rural cemetery movement that took place across the country. Containing the burials of many significant families, the tour will start near the Jane McCrea enclosure and wind through the central portion of the cemetery.
 
Please note: Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear and clothing for this outdoor tour.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10064
 
 
Slate Valley Museum Tour NEW!
Oct. 23
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Slate Valley Museum, Granville
 
Join a guided tour at Slate Valley Museum, where you’ll step back in time learning about the history and geology of New York’s and Vermont’s slate quarrying and communities. The tour will include a special exhibit exploring Martha Levy’s mural “Men Working in Slate Quarry,” which has been a visual focus of several stories covering the museum’s reopening.
 
Instructor: Slate Valley Museum staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10087
 
 
 
An Architectural and Musical Treasure Tour in Glens Falls
Oct. 29
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the North Country and listed in National Register of Historic Places. Designed by famed American architect Ralph Adams Cram, the 1929 neo-Gothic building displays beautiful stonework, magnificent wood carvings and colorful stained-glass windows. The church is home to two large pipe organs, which you will experience in sight and sound. With more than 7,000 pipes ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet long, this world-renowned instrument is one of the 100 largest pipe organs in the world! Bryan Kirk, music director and organist, will take you on an informative tour of the building. You’ll also have a chance to hear this magnificent instrument, from the softest ethereals to roof-raising and floor-shaking fortissimos. See rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers and pipes and air reservoirs, and learn about the extensive music program and concerts the church offers for the benefit of our community.
 
Instructor: Bryan Kirk, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
Price: $19
CRN: 10067
 
 
 
Ideal Dairy Farms & Argyle Cheese Farmer Dairy Processing & Store Tour NEW!
Nov. 3
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms, Hudson Falls
 
Visit a commercial dairy farm milking 3,000 cows and learn what goes into producing delicious and nutritious dairy products! Ideal Dairy Farms staff will share how they care for their cows and discuss the environment with innovative technology and tools that allow the farm to remain competitive and sustainable in the dairy industry.
 
Following the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, participants will travel a short distance to the Argyle Cheese Farmer dairy processing plant and retail store to discover how Ideal Dairy’s milk is made into cheese, yogurt and lots of other delicious products. After viewing the cheese-making process, enjoy a sample of their goods. Participants will also have the option to shop the collection of farm-fresh, delicious, homemade products.
 
Please note: This two-hour program includes an indoor and outdoor walking tour of an operating dairy farm, so please dress appropriately. Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms at 239 Vaughn Road, Hudson Falls, New York 12839 (follow the signs to the tour & parking area). After the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, drive to Argyle Cheese Farmer processing plant and retail store at 2358 Burgoyne Ave. in Hudson Falls.
 
Instructor: Ideal Dairy Farms and Argyle Cheese Farmer staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10088
 

 
Back for its 18th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack offers weekend and midweek classes that run April through October. All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online. Log onto the Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety website, 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, but students should provide their own helmets. 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 no DMV riding test is required.
 
NYS licensed drivers who successfully complete this course do not have to take the motorcycle road test at the DMV. Active military or those from out of state need only their military ID or state of residence driver’s license. A valid driver’s license is required to take this course. Students have the option of obtaining their NYS motorcycle learner’s permit before coming to class or after they have completed the course. Students should be able to ride a bicycle and must provide their own helmets.
 
Price: $310
 
 
 
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 before 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!
 
NYS licensed drivers who successfully complete this course do not have to take the motorcycle road test at the DMV. Active military or those from out of state need only their military ID or state of residence driver’s license. 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 and helmets for this class.
 
Price: $260
 
 

MUSIC
 
Introduction to the Craft of Songwriting
Oct. 25 to Nov. 15
Mondays | 1 to 3 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Songwriting is so much more than waiting for inspiration to strike. In this course, learn about the structure of popular songs, how to use titles to build and develop song ideas and why matching melody to your lyrics maximizes the impact of your songs. Beginning and intermediate songwriters who want to develop a repeatable foundation for writing great songs will benefit from this course. Students who are interested in digging deeper into the craft of writing popular songs will also enjoy the class, even if they do not intend to pursue songwriting themselves.
 
Please note: Students will need the ability to play MP3 files on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
 
Instructor: Michael Short
Price: $45
CRN: 10068
 
 
 
The Best of Bernstein NEW!
Oct. 22 to Nov. 5
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Leonard Bernstein — American composer, conductor, pianist and music educator — was one of the most significant musicians in history. Join us as we explore his remarkable life and the works that made a tremendous impact on the 20th century. During this three-session course, you will also have an opportunity to hear the instructor play some of Bernstein’s more popular works.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Miriam Enman is an adjunct instructor in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Price: $49
CRN: 10091
 
 

NEVER STOP LEARNING
 
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Oct. 5 to 26
Tuesdays | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home.
  • Oct. 5 — Patient Bill of Rights by Kim Hedley, MS, RN, CPHQ, Health Sciences Division Chair and Associate Professor at SUNY Adirondack
  • Oct. 12 — Saratoga WarHorse Program by Saratoga WarHorse staff
  • Oct. 19 — Cannabis 101 by Hillary Peckham, COO, Etain Health
  • Oct. 26 — Urban and Community Forestry Program by Jeffrey Speich, Supervising Forester, NYS DEC
Price: $25
CRN: 10069
 
 
 
Saratoga Springs in the Victorian Era NEW!
Oct. 21 and 28
Thursdays | 1 to 3 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
During the Victorian Era, Saratoga Springs was the No. 1 place in the United States to be during the summer season. Those who visited Saratoga reflected the values, behaviors and culture of the era. The story of Saratoga during this period is told in three parts. Over two sessions we will cover:
  • Saratoga until the Civil War — the age of hotel life
  • Saratoga 1865-1886 — the age of great hotels in their prime
  • Saratoga 1886-1910 — the decline begins
Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Thursday, Oct. 14.
 
Instructor: Dr. Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10092
 
 
 
Introduction to the Craft of Songwriting
Oct. 25 to Nov. 15
Mondays | 1 to 3 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Songwriting is so much more than waiting for inspiration to strike. In this course, learn about the structure of popular songs, how to use titles to build and develop song ideas and why matching melody to your lyrics maximizes the impact of your songs. Beginning and intermediate songwriters who want to develop a repeatable foundation for writing great songs will benefit from this course. Students who are interested in digging deeper into the craft of writing popular songs will also enjoy the class, even if they do not intend to pursue songwriting themselves.
 
Please note: Students will need the ability to play MP3 files on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
 
Instructor: Michael Short
Price: $45
CRN: 10068
 
 
 
The Best of Bernstein NEW!
Oct. 22 to Nov. 5
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Leonard Bernstein — American composer, conductor, pianist and music educator — was one of the most significant musicians in history. Join us as we explore his remarkable life and the works that made a tremendous impact on the 20th century. During this three-session course, you will also have an opportunity to hear the instructor play some of Bernstein’s more popular works.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Miriam Enman is an adjunct instructor in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Price: $49
CRN: 10091
 

WRITING, LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION
 
Ideas: Mining for Freelance Writing Gold NEW!
Sept. 25
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Aspiring writers wait for inspiration to deliver ideas. Successful writers mine for ideas instead, and they’re rewarded with bylines and paychecks. Learn strategies and action steps for mining ideas that professional writer Pauline Bartel has used profitably in both the magazine and book fields. Ideas are like gold in the freelance writing marketplace, and Pauline will help you discover the secrets of tapping into the mother lode.
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10094
 
 
 
Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training
Oct. 5 to Nov. 2
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Tri-County Literacy Center staff to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Why not give back by teaching reading and English to adults in the community who need help? The need for literacy tutors in the region is significant.
 
Instructor: Tri-County Literacy Center Inc.
Price: $15
CRN: 10095
 
 
 
Keep Talking: An Introduction to Professional Voice-Over
Oct. 27
Wednesday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over in audio books, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and other formats. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.
 
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 10097
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1
Sept. 21 to Oct. 19
Tuesdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Learn essential ASL vocabulary and dig deeply 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 their technique or ASL grammar and broaden their vocabulary. Knowledge of ASL may be helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and may assist with communicating with individuals with autism, speech delays or other intellectual disabilities. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, deaf individuals in the community and interactive activities.
 
The instructor is a licensed Sign Language Interpreter, past resident choreographer at Sign Design Theatre Company and vocal interpreter for New York Deaf Theatre. He has taught many language and Deaf culture classes across the states.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
CRN: 10093
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 2
Oct. 26 to Nov. 23
Tuesdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Learn essential ASL vocabulary and dig deeper into proper ASL grammar and the vibrancy of the Deaf community. This class dives further into shape, placement and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all of which play important parts in conveying information. Lessons in this course will build on each other in a way that allows students to see immediate progress.
 
This course is designed for students with basic ASL knowledge or those seeking to improve on their technique and ASL grammar and broaden their vocabulary. It is especially helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and will assist in communicating with the deaf, as well as those with autism, speech delays or other mental disabilities. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, deaf individuals in the community and interactive activities.

 

Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
Price: 10096