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 for additional details about online courses.

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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.

 

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.


Communication

 

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

 

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


DRIVER TRAINING

5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE

Mondays | 5 to 10pm | Remote via Zoom

November 2                 CRN: 10015

December 7                 CRN: 10016

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

A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Pre-registration is required through Continuing Education using the Online 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Request Form.

Instructor: Bell’s Driving School

Price: $55


FINANCIAL PLANNING 

 

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, and Jessica Botelho, Partner at Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC

Price: $15 

CRN: 10036


FOOD & COOKING

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

 

Beginner Cookie Decorating

Northwest Bay Conference Center, Adirondack Hall, Queensbury Campus 

  • Thanksgiving Treats: Nov. 10 | Tuesday | 6 to 8:30pm | CRN: 10111
  • Christmas Cookies: Dec. 5 | Saturday | 10am to 12:30pm | CRN: 10112

Sign up for one cookie decorating session, or all three! 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!

These courses are 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 per session ($130 for both classes)

 

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

 

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: 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

 

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


HEALTH & WELLNESS

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 

 

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

 

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

 

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

Friday, Oct. 30 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek

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: 10022

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


 

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 

 

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

 


NEVER STOP LEARNING

 

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

ED2GO

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

UGotClass Online Certificates & Courses
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education has partnered with the Learning Resources Network (LERN) to offer several other online professional development certificates and courses. Learn about negotiation, data analysis, business coaching, digital marketing, video marketing, social media for business or programming for non-programmers. Learn more information about UGotClass here.

 

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: 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

 

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

 

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 — Self-Paced Course  

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 — 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

 

Paralegal Certificate Course — Online  

  • 2021 Session 1: Jan. 11 to Feb. 26
  • 2021 Session 2: March 8 to April 23
  • 2021 Session 3: May 3 to June 18, 2021

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.)