Continuing Education Catalog

Register online for our Fall 2020 programs by using our Non-Credit Course Registration Request Form.

Many of the Fall 2020 Continuing Education courses in this catalog will be held online or as hybrid courses (face-to-face classes with an online component). These classes are generally held through Zoom, though some use other online platforms, such as Blackboard, Google Classroom or Coursera. 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. 

Please see our Online Offerings page at https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/online-offerings for additional details about online courses.

Arts & Crafts
Business Central
Collaborative Cuisine events
Communication
Computer Training
Dance
Driver Training
Financial Planning
Fitness
Food, Cooking and Baking
Health and Wellness
Hobbies and Special Interests
Home and Garden
Local Tours and Trips
Motorcycle Training
Music
Never Stop Learning series
Professional Development


ARTS & CRAFTS

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

Creating Stained Glass 

Oct. 3 and 10 

Saturdays | 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. Students should wear closed-toe shoes to class.

Instructor: Claire Griffith 

Price: $107 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)

CRN: 10017

 

NEW: Meditative Art 

Oct. 15 to Nov. 12 

Thursdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment while calmly observing your thoughts and feelings. This practice can help reduce stress and increase self-awareness. In this course we will practice mindfulness while creating art. Create Zen-tangles, mandala pattern drawings, storyboards and much more. All the assignments provided through this class will help you to be more confident making art. Participants must supply their own materials.

Instructor: Valeria Orozco 

Price: $60 

CRN: 10028

 

Shades of Nature 

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 

Saturday & Sunday | 9 a.m. to noon | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne 

Once you learn how to create one of these magnificent lampshades, you will feel like you’re out in the deep woods while you sit reading in your comfortable chair at night. The warmth and beauty of the light produced from the botanicals when the light is turned on is magical! This class is divided into two half-day sessions. The goal is to bring nature to life. You will create two lampshades using botanicals that can be found all around us in the Adirondacks, including cedar and ferns. These botanicals will be pressed, preserving their natural beauty. They can be admired only when the lamp is turned on and are hidden when the lamp is off. In addition to a shade, you will create two night lights. All tools and materials will be provided — just bring your love for nature and some creativity.

For additional classes and program information about Adirondack Folk School, please visit https://www.adirondackfolkschool.org or call 518-696-2400.

Instructor: Teresa Breuer 

Price: $205 (Course price includes a $100 materials fee.)

CRN: 10029

 

Holiday Braided Rim Basket 

Nov. 14 

Saturday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne 

This basket serves equally well as a tabletop display filled with seasonal items, or as a wall basket, with an “ear” woven into the back for hanging. The basket is woven in the plain weave method with a solid bottom. Several methods of filling a solid bottom will be discussed. The body of the basket incorporates a “chain weave,” woven with dyed round reed in the student’s choice of colors. The basket is finished with a braided and scalloped rim, woven with matching dyed reed. A choice of a hand-painted ceramic accent embellishes the basket in coordinating colors with holiday themes.

For additional classes and program information about Adirondack Folk School, please visit https://www.adirondackfolkschool.org or call 518-696-2400.

Instructor: Barbara Boughton 

Price: $135 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.) 

CRN: 10030


BUSINESS CENTRAL 

The Office of Business Central at SUNY Adirondack plays a unique role in our regional economy. Now more than ever we are committed to connecting students, alumni, community members and businesses with the resources needed to succeed. With the health and safety of our community being of utmost importance, our Fall 2020 programming will be hosted completely online to reflect COVID-19 best practices. Content for our programs will be customized to the unique needs of all our stakeholders in this ever-changing business climate. We hope you will join us online by visiting bit.ly/adkbuscenevents to see our upcoming events and following us on Facebook and Instagram @sunyadkbusinesscentral. 

Our commitment to growing our economic ecosystem is hands on and relationship focused. Resources include our Innovate 518 partnerships and the START-UP NY economic development and academic partnership initiative, as well as job fairs, job posting services and employer relations programming. Contact us at businesscentral@sunyacc.edu or 518-832-7782 for more information.

Start-Up ADK

Oct. 6 to Dec. 1 

Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom and Google Classroom 

Are you starting or expanding a small business? Join us live, online, for this comprehensive and informative eight-session, 16-hour course focused on the business planning process and providing the skills needed to start or scale up your business. Kim London, a local serial entrepreneur and SUNY ADK faculty member, delivers an interactive and robust program. Kim incorporates local content experts in marketing, market research, bookkeeping, tax issues and cash flow, financial projections, legal considerations, human resources, business insurance and more. Participants use an online business plan builder and gain knowledge, feedback and support from an experienced entrepreneur. 

If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small business loan through Warren or Washington County’s LDC. This course is sponsored by Warren County Local Development Corporation, Washington County Local Development Corporation and SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Business Central, with support provided by the SUNY Adirondack Foundation.

Questions? Contact Brandon Aldous at 518-681-5613 or aldousb@sunyacc.edu.

Instructor: Kim Feeney London 

Price: $200 

CRN: 10094

Adirondack Business Development Partnership (ABDP) seminars  

Please see bit.ly/adkbuscenevents for dates and times. 

Remote via Zoom 

Are you looking to gain a new skill set and understand more about social media or the geographical area in which we live and do business? Join us online where we connect with local content experts who have real-life knowledge in the vast landscape of business success. Gain insights on new tools and strategies, and connect with resources on topics such as social media marketing, lead generation and customer experience brand building. 

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


COLLABORATIVE CUISINE

SUNY Adirondack and Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail Dinner Series

Seasoned, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls 

Four-course menus, curated and prepared by SUNY Adirondack Chef Matt Bolton with the assistance of Culinary Arts students, will feature beer pairings from breweries on the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail. The Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail is a program of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB, dedicated to the promotion of craft beverage makers. 

Friday, Oct. 2 – Mean Max

Friday, Oct. 23 – Common Roots

Cost: $55/person per meal + tax

 

Seating at 5:30 p.m.; Dinner served at 6 p.m. Limited seating available. Allergy and dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice. 

To make reservations, call Seasoned at 518-832-7725 or visit https://www.sunyacc.edu/collaborative-cuisine-reservationrequest.

For more information, email events@sunyacc.edu.


Computer Training

NEW: Google IT Support Professional Certificate  

Aug. 31 through Dec. 18 

Online using Coursera and Google Classroom 

Attendance at on-campus or virtual meetings are also required; the dates of those sessions are to be determined. 

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, 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 four months. 

In addition, an experienced SUNY Adirondack instructor will support your learning and completion of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program. Supports include, but are not limited to, regular individual and group meetings on campus and/or virtually, assisting with tracking progress and action planning to support completion, providing instructional coaching and tutoring as needed, and connecting with career services. 

Participants will require consistent access to reliable broadband internet connectivity, a computer (laptop or desktop PC — not MacIntosh) 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. In addition, the following prerequisites are required:

  • NYS resident 

  • Completed HS diploma or equivalent 

  • Successful completion of pre-screening activities 

  • Completion of New York State Consortium of Community Colleges grant requirements

Individuals who complete the program can earn a digital badge through Coursera and be considered for jobs available through local and national participating employers.

Instructor: Mariya Stockwell, instructor of Information Technology at SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $1,000 (Tuition assistance may be available.) 

CRN: 10075

 

Introduction to Quickbooks 

Oct. 20 and 22 

Tuesday and Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga 

Over the course of two three-hour, in-classroom sessions, students will learn the basic functions and applications of QuickBooks Desktop software. Learn about setting up a company; creating lists; managing inventory, product sales and invoicing; processing payments; working with bank accounts and paying bills. If you are managing a small business, are an independent contractor or have accounting responsibilities at your organization, this course may help you get started! You’re welcome to bring and work with your own company files in the class or to use sample files provided. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both sessions. 

Please note: Each participant will be required to have the PC version of QuickBooks software and a laptop with a Windows operating system to participate in the in-person classes. The instruction and course materials will focus on the 2020 Desktop version of the software.

Please come to the class sessions with the software already installed on your laptop. (Macintosh-based software and hardware, as well as the online version of the QuickBooks software, will not be addressed in this course.) Information about how you may independently and voluntarily request a free trial version of QuickBooks Desktop for this course will be provided with registration confirmation. Please be advised that Wi-Fi access will be available; access to computers and QuickBooks software will not be provided by SUNY Adirondack.

Registration for this class closes Monday, Oct. 12, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting 

Price: $150 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.) 

CRN: 10052

 

Microsoft Excel Level 1 for the Beginner 

Sept. 15 and 17 

Tuesday and 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 to navigate Excel, create a basic worksheet, perform calculations, modify and format a worksheet, manage and print workbooks and customize the Excel environment. This course is intended for those individuals who have little to no experience with Microsoft Excel. However, to be successful, you should have some experience with using personal computers, a keyboard and mouse, as well as navigating files, folders and software applications. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both sessions. 

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your home computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do Excel in the future). Please note that the instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software.

Registration for this class closes Friday, Sept. 4, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting 

Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)

CRN: 10047

 

Microsoft Excel Level 2 — Intermediate Skills 

Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 

Tuesday and Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga 

Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn 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 sessions. 

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your home computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do Excel in the future). Please note that the instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software.

Registration for this class closes Monday, Sept. 21, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting 

Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)

CRN: 10049

 

Microsoft Excel Level 3— Advanced Skills 

Oct. 6 and 8 

Tuesday and Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga 

Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn 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 sessions.

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your home computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do Excel in the future). Please note that the instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software.

Registration for this class closes Monday, Sept. 28, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting 

Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)

CRN: 10051

 

Coding Courses

 

Front End JavaScript Fundamentals

Sept. 14 to Dec. 9 (No class Nov. 25)

Mondays and Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Held online as live, synchronous courses via Microsoft Teams

Prepare yourself for the world of web applications. This course teaches the fundamentals of JavaScript, building a solid foundation to stand on before learning front-end web frameworks like React, Redux, Vue.js and Angular. Students will begin with the basics of programming and common JavaScript “gotchas” like shallow cloning vs deep cloning and this keyword. They will learn how to solve algorithms with concepts such as callbacks, closures, high order functions and recursion. Following that, they will explore how to make applications come alive in the browser, how to communicate with a remote server, and finally, how to organize their code. This course meets two nights per week, three hours per session, for twelve weeks.  Software developers from local firms will visit the class to provide an employer contact and student mentorship.

Eligibility: To determine eligibility, students must email info@albanycancode.org. Prospective students will complete prerequisite online work assigned by AlbanyCanCode.

Instructors: Matina Patsos and Jamal Taylor, AlbanyCanCode
Price: $1,750 (Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 10096


 

Communication

No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book 

Sept. 26 

Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom

John Grisham scribbled notes on a legal pad between court sessions. Those notes eventually became his best-selling novel, “A Time to Kill.” Recollections of growing up in depression-era Ireland compelled Frank McCourt to write his best-selling memoir, “Angela’s Ashes.” Is a novel or nonfiction book burning inside you? If so, learn the ins and outs of publishing from a pro who has helped dozens of students become authors. Discover how the book-publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to guide your book to publishing success. One-on-one consulting with the instructor about your project after the course eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams.

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc. 

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

CRN: 10031

 

Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training  

Oct. 13 to Nov. 10

Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Literacy New York 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: Literacy New York Greater Capital Region 

Price: $15 

CRN: 10018

 

You Can Be a Freelance Writer 

Oct. 24 

Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Freelance writing is a low-investment business you can run from home, allowing you to set your own schedule and earn a good living. Discover the step-by-step process for establishing yourself in this highly desirable field, including identifying markets for your writing, finding and approaching clients, delivering assignments and cultivating repeat business. You’ll learn the nuts-and-bolts of the business plus all the tricks of the trade so you can launch your own successful freelance writing business.

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc. 

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

CRN: 10032

 

NEW: Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) 

Oct. 20 to Nov. 17 

Tuesdays | 5 to 6 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

This course is designed for beginners or those seeking to improve on their technique or ASL grammar and broaden their vocabulary. It is especially helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and will assist in communicating with the deaf, as well as those with autism, speech delays or other mental disabilities. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, invited deaf members of the community and interactive activities. 

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: $60 

CRN: 10033


DANCE 

NEW: Tap Dance 

Oct. 12 to Nov. 16 

Mondays | 7 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom

Why should kids have all the fun? In this introductory course, you will learn basic tap dance techniques and vocabulary in a safe and fun environment. Tap classes start with simple exercises and work up to short sequences using what you have learned. 

Tap shoes are not required! Any smooth or leather-soled shoes are fine to start. Try it out and then get the shoes if you like it. Make sure you have a hard floor in your home where it’s safe to dance!

Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment 

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

Price: $60 


DRIVER TRAINING

NY DMV Point & Insurance Reduction Program (Defensive Driving)

Oct. 3 

Saturday | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

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

Benefits include: 

  • 10 percent savings on auto liability and collision for three full years 

  • Four points reduced from your driving record 

  • Protecting the lives of family and friends 

  • Protecting assets from potential lawsuits 

  • Greater driver safety awareness 

  • Improving your driving skills, including emergency and defensive driving methods

  • Saving time and money by avoiding costly violations

Please note: After successful completion of this course, participants must contact their insurance company to receive an insurance reduction. Participants who have a learner's permit will receive an insurance reduction after they obtain their license and confirm eligibility with their insurance carrier. It is also important to remember that insurance companies assign a driver to each insured vehicle, which means if you have two vehicles with a different driver assigned to each vehicle by the insurance company, both drivers must take this course for the insurance reduction. 

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

Instructor: Leon Tetle, Sensible Save Drivers 

Price: $55 

CRN: 10034


FINANCIAL PLANNING 

Medicare Basics Workshop 

Sept. 23 

Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Knowledge is imperative in choosing your Medicare health plan. At this workshop, you will learn all about Medicare basics and all its parts, premiums and deductibles. You will learn how to evaluate and make an educated decision in choosing your Medicare plan every year with confidence. Also, do you know about — or do you qualify for — state prescription assistance or other available assistance programs? Join us to learn more! You will be able to identify the differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan and Part D Prescription Coverage.

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

Price: $15 

CRN: 10037

 

Maximize Your Social Security Benefit  

Oct. 14 

Wednesday | 6:15 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your Social Security benefit. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security. Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options, and help you understand simple steps to maximize your benefit. Join us before you make the financial decision that may not be reversible.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group 

Price: $15 

CRN: 10035

 

Multigenerational Planning 

Nov. 4 

Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Family wealth transfer is not just about passing wealth to the next generation. It is also about how to pass on what is important and how to avoid damaging our children’s relationships with each other. Join estate planning attorney Jessica Botelho and financial advisor Frank Finch as we focus on family wealth management, financial security, and estate and legacy planning. Understand how to avoid making big mistakes and how the right communication between family members may lead to successful transfer of assets and wealth.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group Financial, with Jessica Botelho, Esq., Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC 

Price: $15 

CRN: 10036


FITNESS 

Goju Ryu Karate — Adult Class 

Wednesdays and Thursdays | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Participants may register for either or both of the sessions listed below. 

Sept. 16 to Oct. 28 (No class Oct. 8, 14 and 15) — CRN: 10086

Nov. 4 to Dec. 10 (No class Nov. 25 and 26) — CRN: 10087

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 also learn more about the history of Goju Ryu Karate. Grading (promotion) will take place every three months, and all skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Frank Matt 

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

Price: $42 per six-week session 

 

Yoga for Everyone 

Sept. 15 to Dec. 8
No class Nov. 24 

Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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 provide their own yoga mat, blanket and strap.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga 

Price: $105 

CRN: 10089

 

Restorative Yoga 

Sept. 15 to Dec. 8

No class Nov. 24 

Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga

Price: $105

CRN: 10090 

 

Barre Fitness 

Sept. 16 to Nov. 18 

Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

Participants should provide a light set of hand weights (water bottles or soup cans can be used if you don’t have weights at home), a mat and water for hydration. Class is typically done barefoot, but you may wish to wear socks with sticky tread on the bottom for traction.

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

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand 

Price: $80 

CRN: 10088


FOOD, COOKING & BAKING

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

NEW: Cooking with International Flavors

Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 

Thursdays | 2 to 3 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Join Durga Om (Tobey Gifford), director and teacher at 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: 10043 

 

NEW: Plant-based Diets  

Oct. 3 

Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

If you have wanted to learn more about the benefit of following a plant-based diet, this is the class for you. Join us for an experiential presentation, during which participants will learn about the benefits of plant-based diets, information about different variations and some cooking and recipe ideas! Participants will gain knowledge, recipes and newfound skills on how to prepare delicious and healthy plant-based food.

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10042

 

NEW: Grab-&-Go Meals and Snacks 

Oct. 7 

Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Everyone seems to be “on the go” these days. Learn how to make grab-and-go foods prepared at home that will save you both time and money. This course will show you tips and recipes for preparing and storing food for breakfast, lunches and snacks.

Instructor: JoAnna Sheridan, Grandma Jo’s Healthy Kitchen 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10039

 

NEW: Beginner Cookie Decorating: Halloween Creations 

Oct. 22 

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

This course is open to students ages 12 and older; students younger than 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian.

Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie 

Price: $65 

CRN: 10038

 

NEW: Basic Meal Prep 

Nov. 11 

Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: JoAnna Sheridan, Grandma Jo’s Healthy Kitchen 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10040

 

NEW: Diabetic Diets  

Nov. 14 

Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10041


HEALTH & WELLNESS 

NEW: Personal Boundaries/Psychic Health 

Oct. 19 

Monday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

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: Holly Marek, BSN, MS, Metaphysician Practitioner 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10081

 

NEW: Ayurveda for Brain Health 

Oct. 28 

Wednesday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

According to Ayurveda, there are three equally important aspects to brain health. Learning, comprehension, processing and retaining knowledge and memory (or recall) need to be at their peak for best mental performance and potential to occur. Ayurveda has recommendations to achieve this state of mental wholeness and balance. In this course the topics of memory decline, medications, diet, sleep lifestyles and tips for brain health will be discussed.

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

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10070

 

Healthy Eating for the Seasons 

Nov. 4 

Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

A fundamental Ayurvedic teaching is, “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” Food plays a prominent role in well-being, so it important to eat the right foods to be healthy. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life, explains how to help individuals lose excess pounds, maintain ideal weight, generate energy, relieve bouts of anxiety and improve memory by clearing mental fog. This workshop offers the teachings behind choosing to eat seasonal foods and the impact time of day has on digestion. In addition, by understanding the role of digestion, the six tastes and culinary spices have on health, one can plan an individualized diet that supports their unique constitution and find that healing state of being.

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: $20 

CRN: 10071

 

NEW: Kindness Meditation (Metta)  

Nov. 18 

Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: Angela Pace Lunz, Reverend at Cresthaven Interfaith Ministries 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10080


HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS 

Cemetery Preservation Workshop 

Oct. 8 

Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

and 

Oct. 10 

Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Rice Cemetery, South Glens Falls 

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

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

Instructor: Reed Antis 

Price: $29 

CRN: 10085

 

Intro to Photography 

Nov. 2 to Dec. 14

No class Nov. 23 

Mondays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: Philip Bacon 

Price: $125 

CRN: 10067

 

NEW: Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca 

Oct. 21 and 28 

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: 10084

 

NEW: Options for Adoption & Assisted Family Formation 

Nov. 2 

Monday | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

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

Price: $15 

CRN: 10069

 

Treasure or Trash 

Dec. 2 

Wednesday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom

Local sponsor of “Antiques Roadshow” since 1997, Mark Lawson has been buying, selling, appraising and auctioning antiques, fine art, estate jewelry, coins, silver and rare collectibles full-time in the Capital Region since 1990. Join Mark for a fun and informative evening learning about the current marketplace and discover what your “stuff” is worth. Registered participants have the option of emailing a quality image to Continuing Education before Monday, Nov. 30, to ensure inclusion for evaluation and discussion, and learn several different ways to sell your treasures in the current marketplace. Have items to sell? Mark has helped thousands of families and can help you chart a course forward.

Instructor: Mark Lawson, Mark Lawson Antiques 

Price: $25

CRN: 10068 


HOME & GARDEN

Home Composting

Oct. 17 

Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

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: $20 

CRN: 10044

 

NEW: Native and Pollinator Gardens

Oct. 5 

Monday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

During this class you will learn about the importance of native plants along with pollinator plants and insects.

Instructor: Jessica Holmes, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Warren County 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10045

 

Introduction to Growing Apples  

Nov. 7 

Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can grow your own or improve existing trees. We will learn about heirloom and new apple varieties, basic tree biology, site selection, orchard maintenance, pest management, root-stock selection and grafting. During this live presentation, participants will have the opportunity to view the college orchard in a pre-recorded video. 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: $20 

CRN: 10023


LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS 

Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making

Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek 

Saturday, Sept. 26 |  9 to 11 a.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 17 | 9 to 11 a.m. 

Friday, Oct. 30 | 6 to 8 p.m. 

This single two-hour session focuses on our haunted history and finishes off with a sweet hands-on demo experience. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, per their guardians’ discretion. You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the very old building and grounds. After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo where you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.

Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates 

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

CRN: 20014

If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.

 

NEW: Where They Rest & How They Lived: Greenridge Cemetery Tour 

Oct. 2 

Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs 

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

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, Sept. 25.

Instructor: Dr. Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours 

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

CRN: 10091

 

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport Tour 

Oct. 3 

Saturday | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury 

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10092

 

NEW: Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Saratoga Springs Sandplains Ecosystem Tour

Sept. 29

Tuesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Wilton Wildlife Preserve, Gansevoort 

Learn about the history, ecology and wildlife species of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park (WWPP) and what makes the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem so unique. This program will include a 45-minute lecture, followed by a 1.5-hour interpretive walk on the WWPP trails to identify and explore the material we discuss. 

This course is most suited to adults with higher range of mobility. Those who are interested in the local and natural systems of New York state are encouraged to attend. This is an introductory presentation to ecology and local history, and no prior knowledge of these topics is necessary.

Instructor: Tori Herkalo, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park 

Price: $20 

CRN: 10019

 


MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

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

All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online. Log onto adkmc.com, or call Margie at 518-668-5589 for more information. Motorcycle classes are taught by the experienced RiderCoaches at Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC. 

Basic Rider Course (BRCI for License Waiver) 

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

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 drivers’ license.

A valid Driver’s License is required to take this course. Students have the option of obtaining their NYS motorcycle learner’s permit prior to coming to class or after they have completed the course. Students should currently be able to ride a bicycle.

Price: $310 

Basic Rider Course II (BRCII 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 course component is required before the classroom and riding component. Successful completion of the online 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 drivers’ 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 for this class.

Price: $260 


MUSIC 

SUNY Adirondack's Symphonic Band

Sept. 9 to Dec. 23 

No class Nov. 25

Wednesdays | 5 to 7 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

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

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

Instructor: Diane Bargiel, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $12 

CRN: 10046

 

SUNY Adirondack Chorale 

Sept. 14 to Dec. 21 

Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $12 

CRN: 10048

 

Beginning Guitar 

Sept. 28 to Oct. 26 

Mondays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: Micah Scoville, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $49 

CRN: 10063

 

NEW: Music from the Great Depression Era

Oct. 16 to 30 

Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $49 

CRN: 10050

 

Beginning Ukulele 

Oct. 1 to 22 

Thursdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

This class is designed for the total beginner. Even if you have no previous musical experience, this class will provide you with the skills you need to begin making music with your ukulele! You will learn to hold, tune and strum basic chords. You will also learn to read chord charts, tablature and basic music notation. Participants must provide their own ukulele (GCEA tuning).

Instructor: Jeremy West, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $39 

CRN: 10053


NEVER STOP LEARNING

NEW: Brown Bag Lecture Series 

Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 

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 then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. 

  • Oct. 6 — Woman’s Suffrage: The Road to August 18, 1920, and Beyond 
    Diane Bargiel, Humanities Division Chair & Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Adirondack 
  • Oct. 13 — First Artists: Cave and Rock Art of France, Spain and Beyond 
    Valerie Haskins, Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology at SUNY Adirondack 
  • Oct. 20 — Gambling with Disaster in the Early American Republic 
    Dr. Mark Dragoni Instructor of History, Social Science Division at SUNY Adirondack 
  • Oct. 27 — Voting During a Pandemic 
    Wendy Johnston, Associate Professor of Political Science at SUNY Adirondack

Price: $25 

CRN: 10065

 

NEW: Music from the Great Depression Era 

Oct. 16 to 30 

Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

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

Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $49 

CRN: 10050


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Paralegal Certificate Course — Online

Session 5 — Aug. 24 to Oct. 9

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

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

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

Price: $1,595

 

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 www.Ed2go.com/adirondack.

 

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.

 

Adobe Certification Exams

SUNY Adirondack is proud to offer Adobe certification exam services! Whether you’re a student or a professional, Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications can give you the edge you need on your résumé by adding an industry-recognized credential. Exams 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 your certification exam or find out more information about options and pricing. Please plan to discuss the exam(s) in which you are interested, the version of the software you’re currently using, your timeframe for taking the exam(s) and whether you have a voucher for the exam(s).

Interested in online courses in Adobe, Excel and other software?

View SUNY Adirondack Ed2Go courses at https://www.ed2go.com/Adirondack, and search on-demand courses by title, topic, dates available or version.

 

NEW: The Art of Event Planning — Tools for Success  

Oct. 10 

Saturday | 9 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus 

Learn the fundamentals of event planning to support the success of your future events! Discussion and activities will focus on event preparation, elements and execution for professionals who are new to the field, those who have event planning responsibilities within their current roles and individuals planning a significant personal event (e.g., wedding, celebrations, etc.). Acquire tools and knowledge about best practices related to the audience, venue selection, timeline, setup, effective communications, technology resources, troubleshooting and so on to create high-impact events. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration for this class closes Friday, Oct. 2, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Sarah LeRoux, Events Coordinator at SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $75 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)

CRN: 10077

 

NEW: CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© 30-Hour Training 

Oct. 26 to 30 

Monday through Friday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

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 at http://addictionrecoverytraining.org/recovery-coach-academy

This 30-hour course is required for completion of the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) certification. Please review https://oasas.ny.gov/recovery/become-certified-recovery-peer-advocate to learn more about the CRPA role, work environment, certification requirements, process and fees managed by the New York Certification Board (nycertboard.org). 

Please note:

  • 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

  • Participants will have a one-hour lunch on their 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, Oct. 19, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration 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: 10078

 

Alumni Nursing Speaker Series 

Sept. 29 

Tuesday | 5 to 7 p.m. | Northwest Bay Conference Center, Queensbury Campus 

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

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

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

  • Discuss the influence of genetics on the prevention and early diagnosis of ovarian and breast cancers 

  • Describe the nurses’ roles in identifying symptoms, managing treatment and connecting individuals and families to resources 

  • Identify community resources to support survivors and families 

The panelists include: 

  • Kate O’Keeffe, MD, FACOG, Women’s Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Education & Support Manager at Glens Falls Hospital 
  • Carole Smith, RN, Rays of Hope Support Group 

One Contact Hour (pending approval) will be provided to nurses. Glens Falls Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an approved provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. One continuing education credit (pending approval) will be provided for LMSW and LCSW social workers. This is sponsored by Albany Medical Center, an approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Department of Education. Please note that full attendance is required to earn the contact hour.

Preregistration is required. To register, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518-743-2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu. To receive communications about future programs in this series, please contact conted@sunyacc.edu.

Price: FREE 

CRN: 10054
 

NEW: Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Training

Oct. 13 

Tuesday | 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stormwater Permit, all construction site contractors and subcontractors must have at least one trained individual from their company on their construction sites on a daily basis who is responsible for implementation of Erosion Controls and Stormwater Management. These individuals must complete this four-hour training every three years to remain certified on the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. For more information about the certification, please go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8699.html.

This training covers both technical and regulatory aspects of stormwater management and erosion control and is open to anyone including municipal officials, developers, contractors, nonprofit organizations and others. 

Please note: Attendees may begin checking in at noon with the required photo ID. Participants must attend all four hours of the course to receive the certification. Attendees arriving late will not be able to complete the course or receive the certification.

Registration for this class closes Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Instructor: Jim Lieberum, District Manager, and Nick Rowell, Natural Resource Specialist, Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District 

Price: $100 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 10079
 

NEW: Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants — Hybrid

Sept. 15 to Nov. 19

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 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 19. The course session at the Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant is Tuesday, Sept. 29. 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. Have questions about wastewater treatment certification? Review employment eligibility and certification requirements for Wastewater Operators:

Registration for this class closes Monday, Aug. 31, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP 

Price: $1,000 (Course price includes a $200 materials fee.) 

CRN: 10055

 

NEW: Managing Challenges in the Work Environment

Sept. 30 to Oct. 14 

Wednesdays | 4 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

As individuals and professionals, we face a range of challenging situations at work. Plan to explore strategies for: 

  • Identifying and managing our reactions to change 

  • Handling challenging colleagues and professional relationships effectively — in the moment and proactively 

  • Advancing our interpersonal communication skills 

This multi-session course will offer you opportunities to explore concepts and techniques to support successful interactions with colleagues in the workplace through in-class discussions and activities, as well as between-session reflection and application.

Instructor: Herman Johnson, Psychology Coach 

Price: $100 

CRN: 10073

 

Leadership Series for New & Emerging Leaders 

Oct. 1 to Nov. 5 

Thursdays | 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Queensbury Campus 

Build your or your team’s leadership capacity! This series will focus on practical tools in three strategic areas to assist new and emerging leaders with advancing their confidence and effectiveness in their roles. Each two-hour session will offer opportunities to learn and rehearse skills during course sessions and to implement new strategies between sessions. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a certificate of completion for this leadership series. 

Sessions 1 and 2: Essential Skills of a Leader 

Review the five crucial abilities of a leader which support personal and professional growth and the capacity to successfully lead a team. 

Sessions 3 and 4: Kind Accountability 

Examine challenges, opportunities and skills needed to create a culture, support people and accomplish great work by considering your own actions and their impact on others. 

Sessions 5 and 6: Performance Management 

Learn simple and effective tools to respect and support individual effort and team achievement of common goals. Address strategies for establishing a goal, articulating clear expectations and providing routine feedback in the context of existing performance management tools.

Invest in your team’s next generation of leaders by sending two or more employees for a discounted rate. Businesses paying for employees to attend this series can send one employee at full price and receive $75 off each additional employee registration!

Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks 

Price: $475 (Register one employee at full price and each additional employee’s registration is $400; please see details at https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition.)

Individual registration CRN: 10056 

Business registration CRN: 10057

 

New: Speaking Like You Mean Business! 

Oct. 21 and 28 

Wednesdays | 9 to 10 a.m. | Remote via Zoom 

This live, interactive workshop via Zoom prepares you to address your staff, colleagues, clients, prospects or the media — regardless of your role or industry. Learn how to deliver your message professionally and confidently, and rehearse strategies for preparation, execution and evaluation, such as: 

  • Determining what your audience needs 

  • The value of creating an outline 

  • Meaningful ways to practice

  • Managing your nerves, breathing and movement 

  • Techniques for self-assessing to determine what to replicate and what to modify for future presentations 

Through interactive discussion and activities with the instructor and peers, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn from others and rehearse presentation skills. Gain practical knowledge that you can apply immediately to further your on-the-job success.

Instructor: Dale G. Klein, M.A., Profitable Speech, LLC. A Sound Investment® 

Price: $85 

CRN: 10074

 

NEW: Initiating Projects 

Nov. 10 

Tuesday | 9 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom 

Learn the foundational skills associated with structured project management programs so you can plan, organize and manage tasks and people to achieve project goals in any role or industry. Participants will receive tools and templates that will enable them to begin implementing project management best practices immediately upon returning to the workplace. Explore the tools and techniques in this live, interactive workshop to help effectively and efficiently initiate your project activities, including:

  • The components and benefits of project management 

  • The project lifecycle, processes and terminology that can be used in communicating to your teams and organizations 

  • Roles and responsibilities that are associated with a successful project effort

  • Tools such as the Project Charter to evaluate goals, objectives and risks 

  • Strategies to determine benchmarks and quality standards 

  • An overview of the steps that follow project initiation

Instructor: Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP, CSM, SPP, MBI Consulting, LLC 

Price: $155 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 10072

 

Servsafe Food Safety Certification Workshop 

Oct. 24 

Saturday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Queensbury Campus 

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 current or future employers and proves your competencies and readiness to be a successful employee. Local hospitality and food service businesses seeking effective training and certification for employees are invited to register them for this workshop; please see details at https://www.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 should bring a bag lunch. 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 those up in advance.

Registration for this course closes Tuesday, Oct. 6, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy. Please note: Any withdrawals after the Oct. 6 registration deadline will not receive a refund for materials costs.

Instructor: Frank Burns 

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

CRN: 10058

Interested in holding a ServSafe course and exam for multiple employees? Contact the Office of Continuing Education to schedule a contract training ServSafe course at your workplace or on campus!

 

Beer Server & Enthusiast Training Course

Oct. 19 to Nov. 23 

Mondays | 2 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

Learn about key aspects of beer and the beer industry for individuals working in breweries, restaurants and other areas of the hospitality industry, as well as beer enthusiasts and homebrewers! Topics will include storing and serving beer, styles, flavor, evaluation, beer ingredients and brewing processes and pairing beer with food. Craft your understanding of the culture of beer using the tools and skills of professionals and devotees. Your learning experience will be guided by the owner of The Ruck who is Cicerone Certified®. Some course sessions will be facilitated from The Ruck and other regional craft beer destinations, so you’ll have an insider’s view of the serving and brewing industry. This course is intended to help prepare participants for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam; however, it is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program. The Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam will not be administered during the course, although participants will receive a discounted voucher for the online exam with registration for this course.

Please note: 

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

  • Students should be prepared to purchase selected beers to sample during and between class sessions to increase their understanding of and ability to effectively discuss beer styles, characteristics, evaluation processes and so on. 

Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class; age will be validated at course registration.

Registration for this class closes Monday, Oct. 12, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

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

Price: $280 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.) 

CRN: 10059
 

Notary Public License Exam Preparation Course — Online  

Available Sept. 9 through Dec. 18 

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 https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Registration for this course closes Monday, Nov. 30, to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.

Instructor: Kelli Hatin, EdD, SUNY Adirondack 

Price: $85 

CRN: 10060

 

Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Face-to-Face  

Oct. 6 

Tuesday | 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga 

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

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be administered during this workshop; however, an 80-question practice exam 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 https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC 

Price: $79 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)

CRN: 10062

 

Notary Putlic License Exam Preparation — Live Online Course

Nov. 13 

Friday | 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom 

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

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 https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Registration for this class closes Thursday, Nov. 5, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials will be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See https://www.sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC 

Price: $79 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)

CRN: 10061

 

NEW: Insurance for Agents & Brokers — Hybrid Personal Lines and Property & Casualty Prelicensing Course 

Oct. 6 to Nov. 17

Tuesdays | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Queensbury Campus and Google Classroom 

Insurance for Agents and Brokers will consist of an intensive study of the range of insurance topics required to qualify prospective agents and brokers to take NYS insurance examinations — pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam and activities. This hybrid insurance prelicensing course involves weekly in-person course sessions, independent self-study and activities on an online learning management system; please see the details below.

Personal Lines — Oct. 6 to 27: Participants seeking Personal Lines licensing will complete a 53-hour course and exam within four weekly in-person sessions (24.5 hours), four hours in the online, asynchronous learning management system managed by SUNY Adirondack, and 24.5 hours of self-study (reading textbook and completing online quizzes). 

Property & Casualty (P&C) — Oct. 6 to Nov. 17: Participants pursuing P&C licensing would complete those same 53 hours and then continue for an additional 47 hours (100 hours total) — this includes seven in-person course sessions (47.5 hours), seven hours in the online, asynchronous learning management system managed by SUNY Adirondack, and 45.5 hours of self-study (reading textbook and completing online quizzes).

Please note: 

  • The same P&C textbook will be used for both sections of this course 

  • Attendance is mandatory for all in-person course sessions and completion of all activities in the learning management system are required to earn the hours 

  • Participants are required to pick up and review the required textbook in advance of the first course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the required exam 

    • Before the first in-person session, you must read Chapter 12 in the textbook, complete the associated online quiz available from the textbook company, and log in to Google Classroom and complete the introduction and quiz  

    • The Office of Continuing Education will contact registered students about the availability of books and the details of picking those up in advance

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

Instructor: Richelene Morey, CPCU, ACSR PERSONAL LINES 

Price: $380 (Course price includes a $70 materials fee.)

CRN: 10082

P&C Price: $690 (Course price includes a $70 materials fee.)

CRN: 10083

Interested in holding an insurance prelicensing course for multiple employees? Contact the Office of Continuing Education to schedule a contract training insurance prelicensing course at your workplace or on campus!

 

NEW: Monitoring for NYS Insurance Exams  

SUNY Adirondack is a DFS-approved provider for NYS Insurance Prelicensing Courses and an approved monitor for proctoring insurance prelicensing and continuing education course examinations for those courses completed online. The online insurance prelicensing or continuing education course provider must provide the final course exam. If you are seeking proctoring services by an approved NYS monitor, please:

  • Contact Erin Krivitski at the office of Continuing Education (krivitskie@sunyacc.edu) to request these services 

  • Identify the insurance prelicensing or continuing education course provider and contact information

  • Provide examples of dates and times when you are available to complete the exam at the SUNY Adirondack campus.

Price: $40 

 

Paralegal Certificate Course — Online  

Aug. 24 to Oct. 9 

Oct. 19 to Dec. 4 

Jan. 11 to Feb. 26 

March 8 to April 23 

May 3 to June 18 

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

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

Please note: This course has its own withdrawal and student liability policy; please see the Online Classes section of the page at https://www.legalstudies.com/about-cls-2/cls-course-policies for details.

Instructor: Center for Legal Studies 

Price: $1,595 (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 $451.)