Continuing Education Catalog

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

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

Please note: Some of these non-credit courses are held completely or partially online, using Zoom or other online platforms. To be successful with these courses, students should have basic computer skills and a familiarity with using the internet. Some courses require regular logins, and others are self-paced. The course description will indicate which type of online course it is and which online platform(s) will be used.

 
WORKFORCE TRAINING

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT


ADOBE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

SUNY Adirondack is proud to offer Adobe certification exam services! Whether you’re a student or a professional, Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications can give you the edge you need on your resume by adding an industry-recognized credential. Exams currently offered include:
  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Video Communication using Adobe Premiere® Pro
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects®
  • Multiplatform Animation using Adobe Animate CC®
Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu to schedule a certification exam and to find out more information about options and pricing. Please plan to discuss the exam(s) in which you are interested, the software you’re using, your timeframe for taking the exam(s) and whether you have a voucher for the exam(s).
 
Interested in online courses in Adobe, Excel and other software?

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

 

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

ED2GO ONLINE COURSES
 
Ed2go Courses for Personal Enrichment or Workforce Development
Through an online learning platform called Ed2go, the Office of Continuing Education offers a wealth of quick and convenient non-credit personal enrichment and workforce development courses. Subjects include accounting, business, computer applications, healthcare, foreign language, creative writing and more. A full listing of these Ed2go courses can be found at Ed2go.com/adirondack. Registration and payment are directly through Ed2go at the same link.
 
Ed2go Online Certificate Programs
Non-credit, online career training certificate programs offered through Ed2go will help you prepare for industry certification, start a new career or develop skills to expand your study in a credit-bearing academic program. These programs allow a student to start anytime and are generally completed within six months to one year with in-depth study. All learning materials are provided. Personal instructor assistance is provided along with a certificate of completion with a passing grade. Please see careertraining.Ed2go.com/adirondack for a full listing of online certificate programs offered through Ed2go. Registration and payment are directly through Ed2go at the same link.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 
Start-Up ADK
Oct. 5 to Nov. 30 (No class Nov. 23)
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom, Google Classroom & EntreSkills
Please provide your @gmail.com email address when you register for seamless enrollment.
 
Are you starting or expanding a small business? Join us live, online, for this comprehensive and informative eight-session, 16-hour course focused on the business planning process and providing the skills needed to start or scale up your business. Kim London, a local serial-entrepreneur and SUNY ADK faculty member, delivers an interactive and robust program. Kim incorporates local content experts in marketing, market research, bookkeeping, tax issues and cash flow, financial projections, legal considerations, human resources, business insurance and more. Participants utilize an online business plan builder and gain knowledge, feedback and support from an experienced entrepreneur.
 
If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small-business loan through Warren or Washington counties’ LDCs. This course is sponsored by the Warren County Local Development Corporation, Washington County Local Development Corporation and SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.
 

Instructor: Kim Feeney London, Assistant Professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack

Price: $200
CRN: 10018
 
 
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
WRAP IT Bootcamps
Nov. 8, 2021 to Feb. 7, 2022
Mondays and Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 24, Dec. 27 or Jan. 17)
 
SUNY Adirondack and SaratogaCanCode join forces to offer free Information Technology (IT) training programs in Front End Web Development and Python for Data Analytics through a New York State and Federal Department of Labor grant. SUNY Adirondack’s Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) provides free training opportunities for New York state residents who are unemployed and underemployed and seeking occupational skills training to qualify for full-or part-time employment or to obtain higher-level employment. View details about this program on the WRAP IT Bootcamp webpage.
 
Free info session: On Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 5 p.m., join us online through Zoom for a free information session to learn more about these programs! Advance registration is required online here using this form. After registering, participants will recieve the Zoom link to the info session by email.
 
 
 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION
 
 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Self-Paced, Online Course
Available Sept. 8 through Dec. 15 | Online course at your own pace
 
This online, self-paced course is offered through Blackboard and is designed to teach you the essential information you need for the New York State Notary Exam. In addition, this course will thoroughly prepare you to understand your duties and functions as a Notary Public Officer. You will gain insight into what a Notary Public’s key responsibilities and limitations are, as well as some best practices of a Notary Public Officer. Topics will include:
  • Notary concepts
  • Definition review
  • Sample forms
  • Notary law subsection review
Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be given during this workshop. To successfully complete this course and prepare for the exam, students will be required to complete the reading, discussion and quiz activities identified in the course syllabus. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services website.
 
Registration for this course closes Tuesday, Nov. 23, to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund and tuition liability policy for online asynchronous courses.
 
Instructor: Kelli Hatin, Ed.D., Professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $85
CRN: 10028
 

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
New & Emerging Supervisors & Managers Series
These individual courses will focus on practical tools in three strategic areas to assist new and emerging supervisors and managers with advancing their skills, confidence and effectiveness in their roles. Each one-hour session will offer opportunities to learn and rehearse skills to apply immediately in the workplace.
 
COURSE SESSIONS
Tuesdays | 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
  • Oct. 26: Teamwork and Trust: Consider what trust means on the job and how to inspire healthy conflict. (CRN: 10024)
  • Nov. 23: Process and Accountability: Learn simple and effective tools to help you run a tight ship—including process documentation, standard setting and accountability. (CRN: 10025)

Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks, Professional EOS Implementer®

Price: $60 per course session ($120 for both sessions)
 
 
 
Effective Writing for the Workplace NEW!
Nov. 2 and 9
Tuesdays | 9 a.m. to noon | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
To ensure success in today’s business world, you must be able to write clearly and persuasively. Advance your knowledge about and experience with the following topics through discussion and activities:
  • The qualities of effective written communication
  • The steps in the writing process
  • Suggested strategies for organizing information, getting started, and writing a letter, memo or email in a snap
This two-session seminar will address the elements of clear, convincing prose, enable you to write with confidence and clarity, and provide tools to support your implementation in the workplace. Registration for this class closes Tuesday, Oct. 26, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education Registration page for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, MA, Bartel Communications
Price: $395 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10026
 
 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
 
Supply Chain Management Certificate
 
Please note: Preregistration for this course is required using the online form here. Students will use Google Classroom and Zoom for coursework. This course also includes two on-campus class sessions, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to register for this course.
 
Course Schedule & Dates: This course runs from March 4 to April 29, 2022. See the schedule below.
 
  • Friday, March 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. – In-person kickoff event in Bryan Hall at SUNY Adirondack
  • Friday, April 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. – In-person panel discussion at SUNY Adirondack
  • Live Zoom meetings on the following Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.: March 11, March 25, April 1, April 22 and April 29 (No class on March 18 or April 15)
This short, intensive course is jointly offered by SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, and is intended for both junior professionals who currently work with supply chains and individuals who would like to add supply chain management to their skillset. Through online synchronous and asynchronous coursework and interaction, in addition to pre-scheduled meetings on campus, students will have the opportunity to formalize and build their skills and knowledge in critical areas, including:
 
  1. Understanding Supply Chain Fundamentals: What is Supply Chain management and how does it fit into the overall company structure 
  2. Supply Chain Design: Developing a supply chain strategy, demand planning and forecasting and supplier selection
  3. Managing, Analyzing and Improving the Supply Chain: Supplier relationship management, supplier development and evaluation, strategic sourcing and sustainability and lean for continuous improvement
  4. Logistics: Transportation, warehousing and inventory management
  5. Information Systems: Overview of supply chain systems (i.e. material resources planning, enterprise resource planning, internet-based systems) 
  6. Industry Standard Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices and Introduction to APICS CSCP
Companies wishing to upskill employees and individuals who want to enter the exciting and ever-changing world of supply chain management will benefit from the global, diverse and real-world experience offered by the instructor. In addition, this course will offer networking opportunities with regional representatives in manufacturing and warehousing, who will speak to regional trends and needs in this sector.
 
This course will also introduce participants to a network of professionals and mentors in the supply chain world to assist with ideas and solutions after completion of the course in the day-to-day execution of the learned material. 
 
Instructor: Andrea Clark, SUNY Plattsburgh Adjunct Faculty, President & CEO of Gefertec LLC
Cost: $899
CRN: 20002
 

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

ARTS & CRAFTS
All materials costs for courses are included in the price unless otherwise specified.
 
Creating Stained Glass Weekend
Oct. 2 and 3
Saturday & Sunday | 8 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Learn the art of creating stained-glass objects. Experience cutting glass to fit a pattern, grinding, foiling and soldering the pieces. Students will have the opportunity to create two unique stained glass pieces. All levels are welcome. Please note: Students should wear closed-toe shoes to class. No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, Sept. 24.
 
Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $107 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10009
 
 
 
Mineral Paint & Decoupage Wood Tray NEW!
Saratoga Furniture Painting Workshop, Saratoga Springs
 
Oct. 28
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | CRN: 10071
or
Oct. 30
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | CRN: 10072
 
Learn about mineral paint techniques and how to decoupage using an unfinished wood serving tray. All instruction and materials are included. Design and make your own tray from a large selection of colors and beautiful decoupage paper.
 
Instructor: Pam Krison, Saratoga Chalked Painting Workshop
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
 
 
 
Make a Balsam Wreath
Dec. 4
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 
Create your own balsam wreath for your holiday home décor or for a thoughtful gift. Utilizing balsam greens from the Adirondacks, you’ll trim with a bow and decorate with pine cones. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 plus an additional $20 materials fee. The $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
CRN: 10032
 
 
 
Make a Balsam Centerpiece
Dec. 11
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building
 
Create a balsam centerpiece for your holiday table or fireplace mantel using fresh balsam greens. You will also learn how to make bows for decorations and other decorating techniques. Students are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a pair of garden clippers for cutting the greens.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 plus an additional $20 materials fee. The $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
CRN: 10033

 
Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course
 

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

  • Nov. 1 – CRN: 10036
  • Dec. 6 – CRN: 10037
This five-hour pre-licensing course is required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class.
 
Please note: A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Students should join the class 15 minutes early. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class. Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. Please use the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Form here to preregister for this class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55
 
 

FINANCIAL PLANNING

 

Five Money Questions for Women NEW!
Nov. 9
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because women have longer life spans on average, their needs may be significantly different from those of their spouses or others. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs? Join us and learn more as we explore as we explore five critical money questions for women.
 
Instructor: Amanda Cedrone, Financial Planner, Edward Jones Investments
Price: $15
CRN: 10074
 
 
 
Estate Planning Basics
Nov. 18
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Estate planning is the act of preparing for the management and transfer of your assets during incapacity or upon your death. While a will is the cornerstone of any estate plan, it is important that you have a power of attorney and health care proxy in place during your lifetime in the event you lose the capacity to make important decisions for yourself due to an emergency or medical condition. Join estate planning attorney Jessica Botelho for a detailed discussion on the basics of estate planning, and learn how to prepare yourself and your family for life’s inevitable events.
 
Instructor: Jessica Botelho, Partner at Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC
Price: $15
CRN: 10040
 
 

FITNESS
 

 

Cardio and Strength Circuit
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus (No class Nov. 23 & 25)

 

Oct. 28 to Dec. 9 – CRN: 10045 – Price: $82
Jan. 6 to Feb. 3 – CRN: 20001 – Price: $62
 
Are you looking to protect your bone health and muscle mass, be stronger and fitter, develop better body mechanics, play a role in preventing diseases and relieve your stress? If so, then this is the class for you! Every week you will be challenged by working on all your different muscle groups. You will be personally instructed every step of the way. The class offers low-, medium- and high-intensity options for men and women of all age groups. All fitness levels are welcome, and no prior experience is required.
 
Please wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, bring water and a mat, and join in on the fun!
 
Instructor: Leesa Stiller
 

FOOD, COOKING & BAKING
Please note: If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify Continuing Education when registering for any food-related courses.
 
 
Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making

Oct. 30

Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek
 
This two-hour session focuses on the haunted history of the Barkeater Chocolates factory and finishes off with a sweet, hands-on demo experience. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, per their guardians’ discretion. You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the very old building and grounds. After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo in which you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10066
 
 
 
Baking and Cooking With Maple Products NEW!
Nov. 10
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Learn how to make some of Mapleland Farms’ most popular recipes using pure maple products. These baked goods are great autumn favorites for families and holiday guests. Dishes may include an appetizer, a chicken course, a fabulous dessert and a veggie side. For a treat, we will end our evening with a maple-based cocktail for those participants 21 or older.
 
Instructor: Mary Jeanne Packer, Mapleland Farms
Price: $19
CRN: 10075
 
 
 
Top Cocktails for 2021 NEW!
Nov. 2
Tuesday | 6 to 9 p.m.
Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Lake George
 
In this hands-on class we will discuss, make and sample some of the top cocktails for the year 2021. This will include looking at the history or background of the cocktail, ingredients, preparation, glassware, garnishes and presentation. This is a wonderful opportunity to work behind a real bar and gain experience and insight. This class is for beginners as well as more experienced consumers.
 
Please note: Students must be at least 21 years of age to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.
 
Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $55 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10098
 
 
 
Beginner Cookie Decorating: Halloween Creations
Oct. 20
Wednesday | 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus
 
If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get started. After a brief discussion on the basics and tips and tricks of baking cookies, learn hands-on how to create five different cookie designs, step by step. Then, take them home with you along with recipes for icing and sugar cookies, a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. You’ll also learn where to find more information online (tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers) if you’d like to take your new skills to the next level. Leave with inspiration and even more enjoyment of the art of cookie decorating!
 
Please note: These courses are open to students ages 12 and older; students younger than 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian. No refunds will be issued after Oct. 15.
 
Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie
Price: $65
CRN: 10049
 
 
 
Super Soups NEW!
Nov. 13
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom
 
Soups are a nutritious way to warm up from the inside during the colder months. You will learn a few soup-making tricks and tips, as well as make three types of soup that can be tailored to any kind of dietary preference: a stock soup (made with vegetables and bone), a clear broth vegetable-based soup (which can include meat), and a puréed, creamy soup.
 
Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 10076
 
 
Keep It Simple & Sweet — Delicious Chocolate Desserts (currently waitlisted)
Nov. 18
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce facility, Wilton
 
Enjoy a two-hour mouth-watering class that demonstrates how to make four delicious, simple desserts using hot fudge sauce! These desserts are great for simple, intimate gatherings or for a crowd. Participants will also have an opportunity to sample some chocolate treats and tour the Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Facility.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Katie Camarro, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Price: $19
CRN: 10051
 
 
 
Navigating the Grocery Store Aisles NEW!
Nov. 10
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Following a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern to strengthen your immune system and overall health is not always easy, but it is achievable. This two-hour class is designed to help you spend less time and experience less stress while filling your grocery carts with health-giving foods. During our time together, you will learn to decipher food labels and package claims. Then, with the help of photos, take a virtual tour through various grocery store departments and learn tips and tools you will be able to use the next time you shop. Participants are encouraged to bring along a few of their own food labels for use during the class. After the class you will receive a grocery store shopping guide as a reminder of what was covered during the course.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 10077
 
 

 


HEALTH & WELLNESS
 

Building Immunity with Lifestyle Medicine NEW!

Nov. 3
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
As stated by Dr. Dean Ornish, “Lifestyle medicine is the most exciting movement today in health and healing — a revolutionary tidal wave that hasn’t yet even begun to crest.” In this two-hour session, you will learn how to use simple and powerful evidence-based lifestyle strategies to strengthen your immune system and at the same time help prevent, treat and potentially reverse the progression of the most common chronic diseases. It truly is the best of both worlds! It’s time for a change. Let it begin with you, one step at a time.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 10079
 
 
 
Simple Solutions to Support Digestion NEW!
Nov. 8
Monday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Are you struggling with annoying, embarrassing, or even painful digestive issues? What does good digestion look like and how does it relate to the overall health and function of your other bodily systems? A strong digestive system is at the heart of good health and sometimes you can improve your digestion with very simple measures. Let’s get together to explore some of these topics and get you back on the path to wellness.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Shannon Woodcock, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and owner of Shannon Woodcock Nutritional Therapy, LLC
Price: $19
CRN: 10081
 

 

 
Navigating the Grocery Store Aisles NEW!
Nov. 10
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Following a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern to strengthen your immune system and overall health is not always easy, but it is achievable. This two-hour class is designed to help you spend less time and experience less stress while filling your grocery carts with health-giving foods. During our time together, you will learn to decipher food labels and package claims. Then, with the help of photos, take a virtual tour through various grocery store departments and learn tips and tools you will be able to use the next time you shop. Participants are encouraged to bring along a few of their own food labels for use during the class. After the class you will receive a grocery store shopping guide as a reminder of what was covered during the course.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 10077
 
 
 

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
 

 

Spirituality for the 21st Century — Life Between Life
Oct. 14 to 28
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
This course builds upon the Spirituality for The 21st Century — Reincarnation & Past Lives class. Not a religion course, Life Between Life continues to explore the research of psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors into the realm of spirituality with a special focus on the afterlife. We look at questions such as: What does it feel like to die? What do we see and feel right after death? What is the spirit world really like? Will we see our loved ones there? Will we see our animal friends, our pets? Are we judged, and if so, by whom? Is there a hell? What do we do as souls in the “interlife”? Will we learn the purpose of life? Will we “see” our creator? Do we plan our next lives — the time, the place and the reason for our return? Do we choose our parents? Our life situations? Our bodies? What does it feel like to be “reborn”? All of these questions and others will be explored in this intensive presentation based on actual case histories of past life regression subjects who have recalled their “life between life.” This multimedia presentation will include videos, handouts and a lively discussion.
 
Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
CRN: 10053
 
 
 
Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca
Oct. 20 and 27
Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
This course offers an examination of witches and witchcraft through the centuries. The class will discuss: What is your image of a witch — benevolent or malevolent? What factors led to thousands of witches being put to death during the “Burning Times” (1300-1700 CE)? Did they deserve the death penalty, and was the church or the state responsible? What really triggered the Salem witch trials in 1692? Is Wicca a resurgent form of traditional mysticism? Are all Wiccans witches, and vice-versa? Learn about the difference between religion and spirituality, as well as how and where Wicca originated. Find out whether Wiccans celebrate holidays and what they really believe. Handouts will be included, as well as a lively discussion. The course will conclude with a question-and-answer session with a modern, practicing Wiccan/witch.
 
Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $25
CRN: 10054
 
 
 
The End of Prohibition in New York and the Future of Cannabis NEW!
Oct. 18
Monday | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus
 
This course will provide an overview of New York’s historical prohibition of cannabis and the debate that led to its legalization. We will also discuss how the legalization of marijuana has resulted in the proliferation of cannabis varieties including flowers, infused products (drinks, edibles, concentrates) and talk about the differences between each of those offerings. For those interested in the business of cannabis, we will talk about what it takes to get a license, raise capital and operate a licensed marijuana business.
 
Josh Silver is the co-founder of Silver Therapeutics, Inc., a Massachusetts-based marijuana retailer that is expanding into Maine and (perhaps) New York.
 
Instructor: Josh Silver, Founder & CEO at Silver Therapeutics
Price: $15
CRN: 10100
 
 
 
Witches, Ghosts and Hauntings NEW!
Oct. 30
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Pauline Bartel is your guide for an excursion into the mysterious realm of the supernatural. Step into her personal world where she reveals her incredible experiences with spells and spirits. She’ll share all the astonishing details about:
  • A pivotal trip to Salem, Massachusetts
  • Her connection to the witch hunt victims
  • The incredible psychic prediction
  • Writing a book about witches and witchcraft while battling the dark side
  • Acquiring a haunted house
  • Identifying the ghost
  • Learning to live with the dead
Come along only if you’re unafraid.
 
Pauline Bartel is a Waterford-based professional writer, author and speaker. Her books include “Spellcasters: Witches and Witchcraft in History, Folklore and Popular Culture.”
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
Price: $35
CRN: 10082
 

HOME & GARDEN
 

Introduction to Growing Apples

Nov. 6
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can raise your own or improve existing trees. We will explore heirloom and new apple varieties, basic tree biology, orchard maintenance, pest management, tree selection and grafting. In our college orchard we will also demonstrate basic pruning methods for maintaining healthy trees. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy, Professor of Botany, runs the College Garden Program and teaches classes in plant science, organic gardening and sustainable agriculture.
 
Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 10059
 
 
 

LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS
 

 

Mansion to Mansion Tour NEW!
Oct. 15
Friday | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Saratoga Springs
 
Step back in time and learn about the majestic houses on Union Avenue. See inside two of the grand mansions. The tour will start by visiting “Union Gables,” which was built in 1901 by an orphan who, through his personal drive, became one of the largest merchants in the village. Then, stroll down Union Avenue toward the track to learn the history of the families who built the houses and would call them home. Finally, look inside the mansion called “Saratoga Dreams,” which was built in the 1880s. Hear how the house was originally designed and why the floor plans were changed before it was completed.
 
Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, Oct. 8. The course price includes a copy of a book by Dr. Hollis Palmer.
 
Instructor: Dr. Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10090
 
 
Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making
Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek
 
Oct. 16
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | CRN: 10065 (this session is currently full and waitlisted)
or
Oct. 30
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | CRN: 10066
 
This two-hour session focuses on the haunted history of the Barkeater Chocolates factory and finishes off with a sweet, hands-on demo experience. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, per their guardians’ discretion. You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the very old building and grounds. After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo in which you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Debbie Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
 
 
 
The Union Cemetery Walking Tour
Oct. 20
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Union Cemetery, Fort Edward
 
Take a tour of Union Cemetery on a fall afternoon. Historian Paul McCarty will point out some interesting graves of local celebrities who have left their marks in life and in death. Union Cemetery of Sandy Hill and Fort Edward, New York, was established in 1847 as part of the rural cemetery movement that took place across the country. Containing the burials of many significant families, the tour will start near the Jane McCrea enclosure and wind through the central portion of the cemetery.
 
Please note: Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear and clothing for this outdoor tour.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 10064
 
 
 
An Architectural and Musical Treasure Tour in Glens Falls
Oct. 29
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the North Country and listed in National Register of Historic Places. Designed by famed American architect Ralph Adams Cram, the 1929 neo-Gothic building displays beautiful stonework, magnificent wood carvings and colorful stained-glass windows. The church is home to two large pipe organs, which you will experience in sight and sound. With more than 7,000 pipes ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet long, this world-renowned instrument is one of the 100 largest pipe organs in the world! Bryan Kirk, music director and organist, will take you on an informative tour of the building. You’ll also have a chance to hear this magnificent instrument, from the softest ethereals to roof-raising and floor-shaking fortissimos. See rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers and pipes and air reservoirs, and learn about the extensive music program and concerts the church offers for the benefit of our community.
 
Instructor: Bryan Kirk, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
Price: $19
CRN: 10067
 
 
 
Ideal Dairy Farms & Argyle Cheese Farmer Dairy Processing & Store Tour NEW!
Nov. 3
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms, Hudson Falls
 
Visit a commercial dairy farm milking 3,000 cows and learn what goes into producing delicious and nutritious dairy products! Ideal Dairy Farms staff will share how they care for their cows and discuss the environment with innovative technology and tools that allow the farm to remain competitive and sustainable in the dairy industry.
 
Following the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, participants will travel a short distance to the Argyle Cheese Farmer dairy processing plant and retail store to discover how Ideal Dairy’s milk is made into cheese, yogurt and lots of other delicious products. After viewing the cheese-making process, enjoy a sample of their goods. Participants will also have the option to shop the collection of farm-fresh, delicious, homemade products.
 
Please note: This two-hour program includes an indoor and outdoor walking tour of an operating dairy farm, so please dress appropriately. Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms at 239 Vaughn Road, Hudson Falls, New York 12839 (follow the signs to the tour & parking area). After the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, drive to Argyle Cheese Farmer processing plant and retail store at 2358 Burgoyne Ave. in Hudson Falls.
 
Instructor: Ideal Dairy Farms and Argyle Cheese Farmer staff
Price: $19
CRN: 10088
 

 
Back for its 18th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack offers weekend and midweek classes that run April through October. All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online. Log onto the Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety website, or call Margie at 518-668-5589 for more information. Motorcycle classes are taught by the experienced RiderCoaches at Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC.
 
 
Basic RiderCourse (BRC I for License Waiver)
This course is for students 16 years of age or older. The Basic RiderCourse is for entry-level riders and for returning riders whose skills are a bit rusty. Learn the basics of motorcycle operation with patient, professional RiderCoaches. Motorcycles are provided, but students should provide their own helmets. This class has an online E-Course component, plus classroom and riding components. Successful completion of this class entitles the student to a NYS motorcycle road test waiver — meaning no DMV riding test is required.
 
NYS licensed drivers who successfully complete this course do not have to take the motorcycle road test at the DMV. Active military or those from out of state need only their military ID or state of residence driver’s license. A valid driver’s license is required to take this course. Students have the option of obtaining their NYS motorcycle learner’s permit before coming to class or after they have completed the course. Students should be able to ride a bicycle and must provide their own helmets.
 
Price: $310
 
 
 
Basic RiderCourse II (BRC II for License Waiver)
A one-day course for those riders who have experience and/or have been riding for years on a learner’s permit; this is NOT a course for beginners. Students are expected to be able to adequately control a motorcycle in a safe manner conducive to legal, street riding. Completion of an online E Course component is required before the classroom and riding component. Successful completion of the E-Course and the riding skills test earns a Course Completion Card, which acts as a road test waiver at the DMV. It’s a great way to finally get licensed!
 
NYS licensed drivers who successfully complete this course do not have to take the motorcycle road test at the DMV. Active military or those from out of state need only their military ID or state of residence driver’s license. Students must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid NYS driver’s license and a NYS Motorcycle Permit. Students must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles and helmets for this class.
 
Price: $260
 
 

MUSIC
 
The Best of Bernstein NEW!
Oct. 22 to Nov. 5
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Leonard Bernstein — American composer, conductor, pianist and music educator — was one of the most significant musicians in history. Join us as we explore his remarkable life and the works that made a tremendous impact on the 20th century. During this three-session course, you will also have an opportunity to hear the instructor play some of Bernstein’s more popular works.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Miriam Enman is an adjunct instructor in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Price: $49
CRN: 10091
 
 

NEVER STOP LEARNING

 

The Best of Bernstein NEW!
Oct. 22 to Nov. 5
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury Campus
 
Leonard Bernstein — American composer, conductor, pianist and music educator — was one of the most significant musicians in history. Join us as we explore his remarkable life and the works that made a tremendous impact on the 20th century. During this three-session course, you will also have an opportunity to hear the instructor play some of Bernstein’s more popular works.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Miriam Enman is an adjunct instructor in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Price: $49
CRN: 10091
 

WRITING, LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION

 

 
Keep Talking: An Introduction to Professional Voice-Over
Oct. 27
Wednesday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over in audio books, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and other formats. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.
 
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 10097
 
 
 

Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 2

Oct. 27 to Dec. 1 (no class Nov. 24)
Wednesdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Learn essential ASL vocabulary and dig deeper into proper ASL grammar and the vibrancy of the Deaf community. This class dives further into shape, placement and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all of which play important parts in conveying information. Lessons in this course will build on each other in a way that allows students to see immediate progress.
 
This course is designed for students with basic ASL knowledge or those seeking to improve on their technique and ASL grammar and broaden their vocabulary. It is especially helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and will assist in communicating with the deaf, as well as those with autism, speech delays or other mental disabilities. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, deaf individuals in the community and interactive activities.

 

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