Continuing Education Catalog

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

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

 
WORKFORCE TRAINING

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

*Programs marked with an asterisk are eligible to have the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Grant cover a portion of the cost of tuition, as long as you are economically eligible as follows and meet other requirements. Please contact 518-743-2223 or finaidoffice@sunyacc.edu to learn more. 

 

ED2GO ONLINE COURSES

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

FOOD SAFETY
 
 
ServSafe Food Safety Certification Workshop
April 29
Monday | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Queensbury campus
Bring a bag lunch
 
Food-service professionals working or pursuing jobs in establishments that handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food benefit from ServSafe training and certification. This national transferrable certification may be required by employers and proves 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 our registration webpage for details about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition. Individuals who successfully complete this full-day program and examination will receive certification, which is valid for five years. Participants are encouraged to review the required book in advance to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the certification exam. The Office of Continuing Education will contact registered students about availability of books and how to pick them up.
 
Registration for this course closes Friday, April 5, to ensure timely receipt of course materials. See our registration webpage for our refund policy. Any withdrawals after April 5 will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)
CRN: 20144
 

HEALTH CARE TRAINING
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
CareerStep Health Care Certification Training
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education has partnered with CareerStep to offer noncredit certification training. CareerStep’s mission is to make training in allied health care professions accessible, efficient and effective. Program offerings:
 
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Health Technician
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing for Outpatient Services
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
 
View program details on the CareerStep webpage. CareerStep provides an online training platform for learners interested in allied health care professions to prepare for their first jobs or to become more effective in their skills and competencies to advance in their careers.
 
CareerStep highlights:
 
  • 30 years of allied health care training
  • Certification partners and employers
  • Key partnerships with third-party certification associations to ensure training content meets all national and state requirements
  • Many CareerStep health care organizations offer externship and job opportunities at their 50,000 facilities across the USA
  • 24/7 asynchronous online learning that is always current and accessible
 
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
Front-End Web Development (currently full)
Feb. 12 to May 13 (No class April 1 or 3)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
Please note: This course is currently full and we are no longer accepting interest forms or registrations. If you would like information about possible future offerings, please email Deborah McGloine at mcgloined@sunyacc.edu.
 
This 12-week course in front-end web development is structured around tutorials, assignments and individual and group projects to give students hands-on practice building pieces of code that determine how an online experience feels and connects user experience into back-end processes. Through lectures and individual assignments, students will establish solid foundations in key tools of front-end developers — HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript — and collaborative workplace/version control tools Git and GitHub. The latter part of the course features team-based portfolio-building projects for community organizations, giving students real-world experience in web design and development. This course may be of particular interest to graphic designers, as it teaches the technical skills necessary for UI (user interface) development and wire-framing. The course may also be attractive to beginning programmers with aspirations to create mobile applications, as it establishes foundations in JavaScript that support eventual progression into full-stack web development.
 
Instructor: CanCode Communities
CRN: 20152
Price: $2,050
Tuition assistance through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) may be available for eligible individuals. See our web page about grant-funded training for details.
 
 
 
Front-End JavaScript Fundamentals (currently full)
Feb. 12 to May 13 (No class April 1 or 3)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Live synchronous

Please note: This course is currently full and we are no longer accepting interest forms or registrations. If you would like information about possible future offerings, please email Deborah McGloine at mcgloined@sunyacc.edu.

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 such as React, Redux, Vue.js and Angular. Students will begin with the basics of programming using JavaScript. Learn how to solve algorithms with concepts such as callbacks, closures, high-order functions and recursion. Then, explore how to make applications come alive in the browser, communicate with a remote server and organize your code.
 
Instructor: CanCode Communities
CRN: 20146
Price: $2,050
Tuition assistance is available through a grant for eligible participants.
 
 
 
Python 2: Python for Data Analytics (currently full)
Feb. 12 to May 13 (No class April 1 or 3)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This course is designed for students with a fundamental understanding of programming in python. Students will learn fundamental data science concepts using the programming language Python, specifically as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and more businesses are introducing Python into their work. The course will take students through the process of a data project from start to finish building from clean and processing a data set to delivering meaningful recommendations based on the students’ findings. Basic statistics will also be covered to help students interpret data, such as basic summary statistics and how to recognize common statistical distributions. All this will culminate in the analysis and visualization of real data sets of the students’ choosing. This course meets two evenings per week, three hours per session. Occasional labs outside of classes will provide further opportunities for mentoring and networking.
 
Instructor: CanCode Communities
CRN: 20160
Price: $2,050
Tuition assistance is available through a grant for eligible participants.
 
 
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MANAGEMENT SKILLS
 
 
New & Emerging Supervisors & Managers Series: Supporting Growth & Performance
April 23
Tuesday | 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Live synchronous
 
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.
 
The New & Emerging Supervisors & Managers Series focuses on practical tools in 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.
 
Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks, Professional EOS Implementer®
Price: $65
CRN: 20029
 
 

MICROSOFT OFFICE COURSES
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Microsoft Project — Introductory Level 1 NEW!
May 7 and 9
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
Discover how Microsoft Project 2021 can help you with project management! Become familiar with Gantt charts, resource sheets and task lists. Explore how to create, define and prepare new projects. Learn how to track progress by sequencing tasks and building relationships. Build and analyze reports, and discuss resource management. Combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills, this course is for those who are new to Microsoft Project and seek to enhance their project management capabilities using the software.
 
Please note: Students must have Microsoft Project 2021 software (professional version recommended) installed on their device before class.
 
Instructor: Dan Dragon, Dan Dragon Development
Price: $145
CRN: 20147
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 3: Advanced Skills
April 23 and 25
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or 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 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.
 
Registration for this class closes Friday, April 5, to ensure timely receipt of course materials.
 
Instructor: Dan Dragon
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20083
 
 

NOTARY COURSES
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.

 

 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Self-Paced, Online Course (registration has closed for this course)
Available Feb. 1 to May 1
 
This online, self-paced course is offered through the Brightspace learning management system and is designed to teach essential information needed for the New York State Notary exam. In addition, this course will thoroughly prepare participants for the duties and functions of a Notary Public officer. They 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 and 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 are required to complete the reading, discussion and quiz activities identified in the course syllabus.
 
Registration for this course closes Wednesday, April 3, to ensure participants have time to complete the course. Please see our registration webpage for our refund and tuition liability policy for online asynchronous courses.
 
Instructor: Kelli Hatin, Ed.D., professor of business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $85
CRN: 20077
 
 
 
NYS Notary Public Law Refresher Course
April 30
Tuesday | 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This course reviews New York notary laws. The current 22-page NY Notary Law Booklet will be reviewed and highlighted with new electronic notarization information and notary journal recordkeeping protocols. This presentation is a must for every commissioned New York notary to properly execute their authority, duties and responsibilities. Examples using real-life scenarios will be used to explain situations a Notary Public officer is likely to encounter.
 
Topics include an overview on how to avoid conflicts of interest, legal ethics, allowable fees and addressing special situations. All materials will be provided, including a website link to the NYS Department of State licensing information and a 46-page notary review guidebook with glossary terms. Updated sample forms will also be reviewed.
 
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Price: $79
CRN: 20149
 
 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE
 
Paralegal Certificate Course©
This program is offered online by the Center for Legal Studies (CLS BY BARBRI). Begin a rewarding career as a paralegal professional with this cornerstone online course. For more information, visit the Paralegal Certificate Course webpage. When registering, select the Online format option to complete the program in two seven-week, instructor-led sessions. Or, complete the program at your own pace using Self-Study format, an easy-to-use interactive platform that offers 24/7 online course access with video and printed tutorials.
 
Price: Starting at $1,895, plus materials (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies.)
 
 
 
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
This program is offered online by the Center for Legal Studies (CLS BY BARBRI). These advanced topics build upon the introductory Paralegal Certificate Course©. For more information, visit the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course webpage. This is a flexible online course with 24/7 accessibility. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Take one, two or three topics at a time. Complete six topics within one year to receive a certificate.
 
Price: Starting at $3,300 or $550 per topic (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies.)
 
 

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

UGOTCLASS ONLINE CERTIFICATES & COURSES

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

ARTS & CRAFTS
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Papier-Mâché NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
April 16 to May 7
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
French for “chewed paper,” papier-mâché is a sculptural technique that has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians. In this hands-on class, you learn to build your own papier-mâché sculptures. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy as we form and construct animals, human figures and other subjects using recycled materials. Use your creativity!
 
Instructor: Tanya White
Price: $75 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20044
 
 
 
Basic Cartooning NEW!
March 21 to April 25
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Do you like to doodle? Learn the basics of cartooning by drawing amusing and exaggerated characters in this Basic Cartooning course. Create simple shapes and doodles and make them into funny faces and silly characters. Take a break to sit, draw and think creatively. Animate your own stories!
 
Please note: Students must bring a drawing pad and pencils to class.
 
Instructor: Joseph Craig
Price: $45
CRN: 20010
 
 
 
Perspective Drawing from Reference & Proportions
April 16 to May 7 
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
This is a basic course for drawing subjects in perspective. We will learn to find proportions of subjects, compare their sizes and portray them. Learn to use lines to show different planes on a picture without shading. This course is for anyone who wants to upgrade their skills in drawing subjects.
 
Please note: Students must bring drawing paper (11x14 inches or a similar size), pencils (HB, B and 2B pencils) and erasers to class.
 
Instructor: Ilona Zabolotna
Price: $49
CRN: 20039
 
 
 
Mosaics NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
May 4 and 5
Saturday & Sunday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Learn the ancient art of mosaic design. Make beautiful pieces of art for your home using pieces of glass, glass tiles, wire, stones and whatever else you would like. The instructor will guide you through a step-by-step process and techniques you need to complete a mosaic project. Discover how to create and layout a design, cut and nip tesserae and grout the finished piece. You will go home with a beautiful work of art.
 
Please note: Participants work with broken glass, wire and pottery.
 
Instructor: Tanya White
Price: $79 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20043
 
 
 
Becoming Fluent in Pastel Landscapes (currently full; waitlisted)
March 30 to May 4
Saturdays | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This six-week course will help you gain confidence working with pastels. Discuss types of pastels, papers and a short history of the use of pastels. Each week we will concentrate on a different aspect of a landscape painting, including composition, light themes, and painting skies, water reflections and trees. This course is for those with an interest in using pastels, including beginning adults who wish to tap into their creative selves.
 
Please note: Pastels will be supplied by the instructor. Students will need to purchase two 9x12-inch pads of Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper. Each pad contains 24 pieces in assorted colors. Students can purchase pastel paper online at sites such as Dick Blick Art Materials (dickblick.com), Dakota Art Pastels (dakotapastels.com) or Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (cheapjoes.com). The estimated cost is approximately $20; please note prices are subject to change based on the vendor.
 
Instructor: Joann Quinlivan
Price: $75 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20040
 
 
 
Creating Stained Glass Weekend (currently full; waitlisted)
April 20 and 21 
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.
 
Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $107 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20041
 
 
 
Beginning Knitting
SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
  • (currently full; waitlisted) Tuesdays, April 16 to 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. (CRN: 20009), or
  • Tuesdays, May 7 to 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. (CRN: 20155)
Learn the basics of knitting and have fun doing it! Students will learn how to begin a knitting project, the two basic stitches used in knitting and how to end the project. We will discuss the types of things one can knit, as well as the various yarns and materials available. This course is primarily geared to beginners, but those with some basic knowledge of knitting are welcome.
 
Please note: Students should bring two skeins of worsted weight (#4) light-colored acrylic or wool/acrylic blend yarn, a pair of straight wood or bamboo knitting needles (size 8 or 9), a pair of scissors, a size H crochet hook and a plastic yarn (tapestry) needle.
 
Instructor: Lisa Akker
Price: $39
 
 
 
 
Adult Sewing Basics (currently full; waitlisted)
April 9 to May 14
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Maple Avenue Middle School, Saratoga Springs
 
This class is intended for those who want to learn to sew or brush up on their sewing skills. No previous experience is required. In the first class, explore the basics of using your machine, how to properly clean your machine, thread it and wind a bobbin. Practice scraps will be provided. Some of the projects we will do in class include a small fabric tray, a simple tote bag and a pin cushion. Materials for each project (except the final project) are included. Each student will decide on a final project of their choice, and must purchase a pattern, fabric and any notions for the project and bring them to the course. We will cut and sew these projects in class.
 
Please note: Each participant must bring a working sewing machine, pair of scissors, thread and pins to each class.
 
Instructor: Louise McAndrew, Sew Something Creative
Price: $79 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 20042

 

 

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

 

This Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course is required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class.
 
Please note: Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. Please use the Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Form here to preregister for this course. A New York state Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Students should join the class 15 minutes early. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class. No refunds will be issued after noon the Friday before class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55
CRN: 70002
 
 
 
About Boating Safely (ABS)
May 18 and 19
Saturday & Sunday | 8 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus

 

Under Brianna’s Law, all operators of motorized vessels:
 
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024; and
  • Regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025
This basic power boat and personal watercraft (PWC) class teaches the knowledge needed to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety certificate for motorboat and personal watercraft operation. This course meets the boating safety education requirements for the state of New York. Many insurance companies recognize the certificate for discounts on boat insurance. Operators may not operate a personal watercraft (Jet Ski®, Sea-Doo®, etc.) unless they are at least 14 years of age and hold a boater safety certificate issued by the USCG Auxiliary for having completed an eight-hour, classroom-based course.
 
Please note: Participants must attend all eight hours and pass the final exam to qualify for the certificate, which is issued at the end of class. This course is open to individuals who are at least 10 years of age. Participants younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the class.
 
Instructor: U.S. Coast Guard, Lake George Flotilla 15-10
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20048
 

FINANCIAL PLANNING
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 

 

Maximize Your Social Security Benefit
April 17
Wednesday | 6:15 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of Social Security benefits you receive. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most from Social Security. Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options, and help you understand simple steps to maximize your benefit. Join us before you make a financial decision that may not be reversible.
 
Instructor: Frank Finch, principal of Life Stages Financial Group
Price: $16
CRN: 20050
 
 

FITNESS

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

 
Cardio & Strength Circuit
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
(No class March 12, March 14, July 4 or July 25)
 
  • April 2 to May 9 (CRN: 20057) — Price: $82
  • May 16 to June 25 (CRN: 20058) — Price: $82
  • June 27 to Aug. 13 (CRN: 70001) — Price: $82

Protect bone health and muscle, be stronger and fitter, develop better body mechanics, relieve stress and help prevent disease in this class. Every week, we will work different muscle groups. You will be instructed every step of the way. The class offers low-, medium- and high-intensity options for men and women of all age groups. All fitness levels are welcome, and no experience is required. Join in the fun!

 
Please note: Students should wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, and bring water and a mat.
 
Instructor: Leesa Stiller
 
 
 
Strength Training for Women (currently full; waitlisted)
March 5 to May 9 (No class April 2 or 4)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Lake Avenue Elementary School, Saratoga Springs
 
This course builds strength using hand weights, body weight and stretching. Non-aerobic exercises are done standing and on the floor.
 
Please note: Participants must be able to get up from the floor to stand without assistance. Bring hand weights (5-10 pounds recommended), a mat and a water bottle.
 
Instructor: Sue Johnson
Price: $85
CRN: 20065
 
 
 
Co-Ed Volleyball
Jan. 16 to May 16 (No class Feb. 20, Feb. 22, April 2 or April 4)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Maple Avenue Middle School, Saratoga Springs
 
  • Preregister for all sessions: $175 (CRN: 20002)
  • Preregister for one day per week (attend once per week on Tuesday or Thursday): $89 (CRN: 20137)
  • Drop-ins: $8 per session (CRN: 20005)
Join in on this bi-weekly pickup volleyball course for intermediate BB/B level players. Attendance is limited. Participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance using the applicable CRN above. Drop-ins will be permitted on a space-available basis and invoiced $8 per session they attend.
 
Please note: A towel, water and good sneakers/shoes are recommended. No payment will be accepted on site.
 
Instructor: Justin Kane
 
 
 
Advanced Power Volleyball
Jan. 17 to April 24 (No class Feb. 21 or April 3)
Wednesdays | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Maple Avenue Middle School, Saratoga Springs
 
  • Preregister for all sessions from Jan. 17 to March 27: $55 (CRN: 20006)
  • Preregister for all sessions from April 10 to 24: $16.50 (CRN: 20214)
  • Drop-ins: $8 per session (CRN: 20007)
Advanced Power Volleyball holds competitive pickup games for experienced players. Participants are expected to have solid foundational skills and a knowledge of offensive and defensive strategies using designated hitters, setters, blockers, etc., as well as familiarity with USA Volleyball rules and regulations. This class is not for beginners.
 
Please note: Attendance is limited. Participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance using the applicable CRN above. Drop-ins will be permitted on a space-available basis and invoiced $8 per session they attend.
 
Instructor: Adam Giannini
 
 
 
Pickleball: Beginner/Intermediate (currently full; waitlisted)
April 20 to June 1 (No class May 25)
Saturdays | 10 a.m. to noon | Hudson River Park, Queensbury
 
Join us for one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States: pickleball. This game combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis and is played with solid paddles and a perforated ball like a whiffle ball on a short solid court with a low net. Pickleball can be enjoyed by all ages.
 
This course is for beginners and those who know the rules of pickleball but want to better their pickleball game. Learn about proper scoring, how to serve, how to drop the ball and perform drills.
 
Please note: Students must provide their own paddle designed for outdoor courts, wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, and bring water.
 
Instructor: Kayla Benner
Price: $99 (Course price includes a $42 materials fee.)
CRN: 20061
 
 
 
Beginner East Coast Swing
April 10 to May 15 
Wednesdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
East Coast Swing is a fun, energetic, fast dance performed with triple steps and rock steps, danced to Big Band or contemporary music. This class is introductory, so no experience is needed. This dance is danced in partnership, but you may sign up with or without a partner. Anyone can learn to lead or follow.
 
Please note: Bring comfortable shoes that can slide on a wooden floor and a willingness to learn something new and have fun. No experience is necessary, but it is recommended you attend all (or most) classes because each week will build on moves and progress. 
 
Instructor: Jennifer Cornell, Dance Moves with Jen
Price: $45
CRN: 20063
 
 
 
Zumba / Zumba Toning 
March 5 to May 9 (No class April 2 or 4)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Division Street Elementary School, Saratoga Springs
 
Zumba is an interval-style dance fitness party that combines low- and high-intensity moves to burn calories to the rhythm of Latin and world-inspired music. Zumba is so fun, it doesn’t feel like exercise, and it’s for every body — all shapes, sizes and abilities. Zumba is an enthusiastic, energizing, positive and “feel good” class. No experience is required. Make it Zumba toning by using 1- to 3-pound weights.
 
Please note: A towel, water and good sneakers/shoes are recommended.
 
Instructor: Janine Hawthorne
Price: $69
CRN: 20064
 
 
 
Ballroom Dancing (Queensbury)
April 10 to May 15
Wednesdays | 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Ever thought of taking a dance class so you can dance at a wedding or other special event? In this class you will learn the basic steps of waltz, cha-cha, rumba, hustle and more. We will dance to classic ballroom and modern music. No partner is needed.
 
Please note: Bring comfortable shoes, and a willingness to learn something new and have fun. No experience is necessary, but it is recommended students attend all (or most) classes because each week will build on moves from previous sessions.
 
Instructor: Jennifer Cornell, Dance Moves with Jen
Price: $45
CRN: 20062
 
 
 
Ballroom Dancing I (Saratoga)
March 4 to April 29 (No class April 1)
Mondays | 8 to 9:30 p.m. | Geyser Road Elementary School, Saratoga Springs
 
This course for couples is offered by popular demand with the return of Big Band sound! This is great for beginners or those who want to brush up their dancing skills. Participants will need a partner for these dances, which incorporate ballroom and Latin dancing such as foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha-cha and rumba.
 
Instructor: Hershell Allen
Price: $59 per person
CRN: 20067
 
 
 
Ballroom Dancing II (Saratoga)
March 4 to April 29 (No class April 1)
Mondays | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Geyser Road Elementary School, Saratoga Springs
 
This course for couples will take you beyond Ballroom Dancing I. Learn additional steps in the foxtrot, waltz, samba, quickstep dance and others. A new dance or two will be added. Participants need a partner for this class.
 
Prerequisite: Students should have a basic knowledge or a solid foundation of beginner-level ballroom dance concepts for this intermediate-level class.
 
Instructor: Hershell Allen
Price: $59 per person
CRN: 20066
 
 
 
Restorative Yoga (currently full; waitlisted)
Feb. 13 to May 21 (No class March 12)
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Restorative yoga is a rejuvenating and fully supported practice using props and blankets to modify and enhance traditional yoga postures. The postures gently stretch and open the body, relieving chronic tension and stress, leading to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative breathing and meditation practices will be included. All levels are welcome.
 
Please note: Students should bring a yoga mat, blanket and strap.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 20059
 
 
 
Chair Yoga
April 11 to May 16
Thursdays | 10 to 11 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Chair yoga is one of the most gentle, accessible and effective practices. Students perform postures and breathing exercises using the support of a chair. This class is great for students recovering from injury or illness, as well as anyone who wants to experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor. Benefits include increased strength, mobility, balance and flexibility, along with improved circulation, cognition, relaxation and stress reduction. No previous experience is necessary.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $42
CRN: 20060
 
 
 
Hiking with Nature NEW!
May 4 to 18
Saturdays | Times & trail locations listed below
 
If you want to get some exercise, have a chance to learn with and meet other people, and gain the benefit of time spent outdoors, join us for a series of interactive hikes and learn about nature, history and natural resources. This class gives participants an opportunity to explore local trails and witness some of the beauty our area has to offer.
 
Please note: Students will meet at the trailhead for each hike; see locations below. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing that is breathable and flexible, and bring a pack with water, a snack and any first aid or other medical equipment you need. Participants should have good mobility, wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and be prepared to walk. All levels and ages are welcome.
 
Instructor: MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH
Price: $59
CRN: 20068
 
 
 

FOOD, COOKING & BAKING
Please note: If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify Continuing Education when registering for any food-related courses. Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Traditional Spanish/Basque Empanadas NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
April 20
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Chef Tara Penge takes what she has learned from her family and cooking in a Spanish restaurant in Santiago, Chile, to teach students how to create delectable empanadas. These empanadas are savory pastries that combine a buttery, flaky pastry and a savory ground beef filling. This cooking class includes a demonstration by the teacher and student participation.
 
Instructor: Chef Tara Penge
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 20080
 
 
 
Traditional Paella NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
May 11
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Paella, which originates from Valencia, is considered by many to be Spain’s national dish. Chef Tara Penge takes what she learned from traveling to Spain and cooking in South America to lead students through creating this delicious Mediterranean dish. Paella can be vegetarian or made with seafood, and has a base of short-grain rice, saffron, garlic, red pepper, paprika, stock and extra virgin olive oil. This cooking class includes a demonstration by the teacher and student participation.
 
Instructor: Chef Tara Penge
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 20084
 
 
 
Sugar-Free Baking
April 27
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Learn the differences in sweeteners in your everyday baking. Students will also learn how to make traditional recipes their own. Everyone will leave with one dessert. This course is for diabetics, keto diets, low-carb diets, anti-inflammatory diets and/or anyone interested in eating less sugar.
 
Please note: Nuts will be used.
 
Instructor: Britt Young, The Sweetish Chef
Price: $55 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)
CRN: 20071
 
 

 

Vegetable Dishes NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
April 21
Sunday | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Vegetables don’t have to be boring and tedious. Try your hand at simple and traditional European vegetarian sides as well as contemporary veg-forward recipes that taste amazing and are sure to impress your guests.
 
Please note: We will use the stove, a sharp knife and measuring tools. Students must wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring an apron, hair tie or other item to pull up long hair, a sharp kitchen knife, a hand towel, a container to bring home food, and a writing utensil.
 
Instructor: Chef Emily Petersen, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $45 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20075
 
 
 
Grilling 101 NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
April 28
Sunday | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Grilling meat and vegetables can be tricky, but understanding a few key concepts, tools and techniques can set you up for success on just about any grill. In this class, learn about heat control and timing, and grilling veggies and lesser-known cuts of meat that are great for grilling and save you money.
 
Please note: We will use the stove, a sharp knife and measuring tools. Students must wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring an apron, hair tie or other item to pull up long hair, a sharp kitchen knife, a hand towel, a container to bring home food, and a writing utensil.
 
Instructor: Chef Emily Petersen, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20076
 
 
 
Charcuterie Boards: Create, Build, Pair & Share NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
May 5
Sunday | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Charcuterie boards have gone viral in restaurants and homes alike. In this class we will cover what charcuterie really is, how to pair items, build boards and create additions to a board, and then taste our products together at the end of class.
 
Please note: We will use the stove, a sharp knife and measuring tools. Students must wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring an apron, hair tie or other item to pull up long hair, a sharp kitchen knife, a hand towel, a container to bring home food, and a writing utensil.
 
Instructor: Chef Emily Petersen, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20078
 
 
 
Beginner Cookie Decorating: Cinco de Mayo Creations
April 30
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have only dabbled, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We will work step by step on each cookie to learn various decorating techniques, specifically piping/outlining, flooding and wet-on-wet techniques. You will take five cookie designs home in a bakery box, along with a royal icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe (not Buttercup Cookie’s signature recipe, but a foundation of it), a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All supplies are provided.
 
Please note: These courses are open to students ages 10 and older; students younger than 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian.
 
Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie
Price: $69 (Course price includes a $54 materials fee.)
CRN: 20019
 

 

 
Come Bake with Me — Let’s Make Italian Biscotti (currently full; waitlisted)
May 4
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
In this hands-on class, learn techniques to make a perfect biscotti. These biscotti are crispy and oh-so-delicious. They make great gifts, are easy to ship, and are excellent served with coffee, tea, cappuccino or sweet wine. You’ll bake two varieties of biscotti, decorating the cookies by dipping them in chocolate and sprinkles, and then take some biscotti and recipes home. No experience is necessary.
 
Please note: The recipe used in this class includes eggs. We will be using the oven, a sharp knife and measuring tools. Students must bring an apron, wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring a hair tie or other item to pull up long hair.
 
Instructor: Eileen Caliva, owner and founder of Caliva Cookie Co.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20072
 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Please note: The information provided in health and wellness courses is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
 
An Ayurvedic Guide to Healthy Living
April 24
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury Campus
 
Ayurveda offers a natural way to achieve wellness and joy. Discover your unique constitution and how to develop inner energy and find balance in your life. You will be introduced to the vast science of Ayurveda, a system of health that allows you to learn more about who you are and what you need. In this workshop, you will learn about doshas, which are principles in nature and primary life energies in the body.
 
Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $19
CRN: 20023
 

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Creative Writing, Memoir & Poetry NEW!
April 3 to May 8
Wednesdays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus 
 
If you want to pass along coherent and amusing memoirs to grandchildren, have a long-seated desire to pen some poetry or would like to take a stab at a collection of short stories, this class is for you. We will explore tips and techniques for all forms of creative writing. No prior experience is necessary. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. The only absolute requirement is a desire for self-expression.
 
Please note: Students must bring a pen and paper, or a laptop if they prefer.
 
Instructor: Nanci Vineyard
Price: $65
CRN: 20104
 
 
 

Beginning & Intermediate Bridge (currently full; waitlisted)

Feb. 29 to May 23 (no class March 14)
Thursdays | 2 to 4 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This course offers beginning and intermediate bridge instruction, focusing on bidding and playing of hands. The course is guided by — but not limited to — duplicate-style bridge. Beginners and intermediate players will primarily play hands with players at similar levels. Most learning will be play of the hands with guidance from the instructor. No previous experience is required. Beginning and intermediate players are welcome and will improve their play.
 
Please note: Please identify your level of experience when registering. An optional bridge book will be suggested with information given at first class; the cost of the book is approximately $10.
 
Instructor: Hal Bigelow
Price: $15
CRN: 20024
 
 
 
So, You’re Ready to Downsize
April 10
Wednesday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
According to the AARP, an American turns 50 years old every eight seconds — more than 10,000 people every day. During this time, many begin to think about downsizing, either by choice or because of health-related issues. This 1-1/2-hour class will give an overview about how to break this task into manageable pieces. Topics will include: sorting your possessions, how to downsize, how to get rid of no-longer-needed items, space planning for a new residence, questions to ask before you hire a mover, home staging and when a Senior Move Manager staff member is right for you.
 
Instructor: Neil Bindelglass, Saratoga Senior Move Managers
Price: $19
CRN: 20089
 
 
 
How to Sell Your Stuff
April 24
Wednesday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
Millions of Americans are downsizing and moving to smaller homes. Many older Americans have been in their homes for decades. This course will discuss how to dispose of items you don’t need or want, and won’t take with you when you move. Topics include: how to assess the value of items, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, estate sales, giving things away, donating goods and tax benefits involved.
 
Instructor: Neil Bindelglass, Saratoga Senior Move Managers
Price: $19
CRN: 20094
 
 
 
Mah Jongg 101 (currently full; waitlisted)
March 14 to May 2 (No class April 4 or 11)
Thursdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
Mah Jongg is played with a group of four people using 152 beautifully colored tiles. This is not the same game played on the computer. Come by yourself or bring some friends. Beginners and brush-ups are especially welcome!
 
Please note: A National Mah Jongg League card (about $15) and an instructional book (about $17) are required for each participant. Both items may be purchased from the instructor on the first evening of class.
 
Instructor: Barbara Bade
Price: $59
CRN: 20087
 
 
 
Intro to Photography
March 18 to April 22
Mondays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
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.
 
Please note: Participants must bring their own camera to use in class.
 
Instructor: Phillip Bacon
Price: $125
CRN: 20025
 
 

HOME & GARDEN
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Seeding Cannabis Course NEW!
May 4
Saturday | 11 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Using hemp seeds for demonstration, this course introduces growers to the process of starting cannabis/hemp seeds and nurturing seedlings. We will cover different techniques for preparing a growing medium, germinating seeds and providing care and protection for young hemp plants. The instructor is the farm manager at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Please note: This class will go to the college greenhouse, so please dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Tommy Donolli, farm manager
Price: $19
CRN: 20140

 

 
 
Wildcrafting 101 (currently full; waitlisted)
April 27
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus 
 
Join us for a workshop that teaches how to confidently identify several nutritious, wild-growing plants and fungi commonly found in the northeastern United States. This class, which includes a lecture and plant identification walk, will inform what parts of the plants are edible, when they should be harvested and how they can be prepared.
 
Please note: This workshop will be held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH
Price: $19
CRN: 20093
 
 
 
Home Composting (currently full; waitlisted)
April 27
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Turning kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into “brown gold” to fertilize your lawn, garden or houseplants is easy. This class will teach you everything you need to know to start making nutrient-rich compost at home. We will examine different types of composting systems, identify the proper ingredients to go into your compost, learn how to care for a compost pile to speed its progress and prevent odors and discuss how to use your finished compost.
 
Price: $19
CRN: 20092
 
 

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

 

 
Spanish for Beginners I
Feb. 20 to April 9 (No class March 12)
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This course is intended for students with little or no experience in Spanish. The focus is on functional Spanish and developing all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, second-most-spoken language in the United States and is growing rapidly.
 
The instructor has more than 20 years of experience in teaching foreign languages in Chile and the U.S. She holds a master’s degree in Education from Arizona State University and a certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. 
 
Please note: Before class, students must purchase the book “Easy Spanish Step by Step” by Barbara Bregstein (publisher: McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 978-0-07-146338-6). The price is approximately $14; price varies by vendor.
 
Instructor: Lorena Díaz Puratić
Price: $79
CRN: 20028
 
 
 
Spanish for Beginners II
April 16 to May 28
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This course is intended for students who have taken Spanish in school or college and have a basic repertoire of skills in the target language, such as being able to greet people, ask and give personal information, tell time and describe things/situations using simple sentences with the verbs “ser” and “estar” and the word “hay.” Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, second-most-spoken language in the United States and is growing rapidly.
 
Prerequisite: Students need to have taken Spanish for Beginners I or a similar class.
 
Please note: Before class, students who do not already have the textbook from the Spring 2024 Spanish for Beginners I class must purchase the book “Easy Spanish Step by Step” by Barbara Bregstein (publisher: McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 978-0-07-146338-6). The price is approximately $14; price varies by vendor.
 
Instructor: Lorena Díaz Puratić
Price: $79
CRN: 20030
 
 
 
Conversational French NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
April 10 to May 15
Wednesdays | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
Parlez-vous français? Would you like to learn to speak French? Are you planning a trip to a French-speaking country? Maybe you’d like to refresh your French knowledge from years ago. This class is an introduction to basic French conversation for beginners with little or no knowledge of French. Participants will learn and practice everyday expressions and conversation skills in practical situations. Some aspects of French culture and history will be included. Topics may include greetings, directions, food, travel and shopping, as well as interests of the participants. Allons-y!
 
The instructor, Susan Frost, is a retired French teacher who spent 40 years teaching in New York state public schools. She has traveled extensively to francophone countries including France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland and Senegal.
 
Instructor: Susan Frost
Price: $69
CRN: 20103
 
 
 
German: Beginning to Intermediate (currently full; waitlisted)
April 9 to May 21 
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
This course emphasizes everyday spoken German and German culture. Learn how to pronounce and read German words and texts. Participants will also study some grammatical rules. New skills will be applied in conversations as they would occur in normal activities. Accommodations will be made for beginning- and intermediate-level students.
 
Please note: Students should bring a notebook and writing implement.
 
Instructor: Regina Hartmann-Hurwitz
Price: $79
CRN: 20095
 
 
 
Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training
March 20 to April 24 (No class March 27 or April 3)
Wednesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
In this course, individuals receive complete training by Tri-County Literacy Center staff to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Give back by teaching reading and English to adults who need help. The need for literacy tutors is significant.
 
Instructor: Tri-County Literacy Center, Inc.
Price: $15
CRN: 20139
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 2
March 18 to April 15
Mondays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Live synchronous   
 
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.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
CRN: 20096
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 3
April 22 to May 20
Mondays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Live synchronous
 
This course builds on the foundation of skills and knowledge learned in Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 and Level 2 classes. Learn more complex grammatical features and engage in a deeper study into the vibrancy of the Deaf community. This class expands the knowledge of mapping as well as shape, placement and movement of the hands, 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.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
CRN: 20098
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 4 
March 18 to April 15
Mondays | 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. | Live synchronous 
 
With a special focus on interpreting in educational settings, this class expands the knowledge of mapping as well as shape, placement and movement of the hands, facial expressions and body movements, all of which play important parts in conveying information. Students will continue to broaden their vocabulary and improve their grammar all while engaging in a deeper study into the vibrancy of the Deaf community. Lessons in this course will build on each other in a way that allows students to see immediate progress.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
CRN: 20099
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 5 
April 22 to May 20
Mondays | 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. | Live synchronous 
 
This course will continue to build on the lessons learned in Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 4. With a special focus on interpreting in the medical field, this class expands the knowledge of mapping as well as shape, placement and movement of the hands, facial expressions and body movements, all of which play important parts in conveying information. Students will continue to broaden their vocabulary and improve their grammar all while engaging in a deeper study into the vibrancy of the Deaf community. Lessons in this course will build on each other in a way that allows students to see immediate progress.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
CRN: 20100
 
 

MUSIC
 
 
SUNY Adirondack Chorale
Jan. 22 to May 6 (No class March 11)
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: $19
CRN: 20109
 
 
 
Topics in Music Theory: Triads & Seventh Chords 
March 22 to April 19
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
This course will cover identifying triads and seventh chords, and will include a review of key signatures. There will be an ear-training component to the course, which will help the musician connect his or her listening skills with each music theory concept.
 
The study of music theory provides a foundation for understanding concepts upon which music is built. Join us for this interactive and practical course that opens the world of music theory for beginners and offers a refresher for more experienced musicians or anyone with a desire to learn more about music. This is a great complementary course to the Exploring the Piano class.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $79
CRN: 20110
 
 
 
Exploring the Piano (currently full; waitlisted)
March 22 to April 19 
Fridays | 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Have you always wanted to learn piano, or would you like a refresher course to brush up skills? This is a fun and relaxing group piano class designed for all skill levels. This is also a great complementary course to the Topics in Music Theory: Triads & Seventh Chords class.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $79
CRN: 20111
 
 
 
Intro to Drums & Drumming (currently full; waitlisted)
April 30 to May 28
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
Join international drummer and three-time Grammy Commendation recipient Larry Levine on a rhythmic journey of learning how to play drums. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about equipment, musical styles and technique behind this art form. Drums and literature will be provided. All levels are welcome.
 
Instructor: Larry Levine, Larry Levine Drum Studio
Price: $89
CRN: 20114
 
 
 
Beginning Guitar (Queensbury)
March 20 to April 17
Wednesdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Learn the fundamentals of the guitar to allow you to play your favorite songs. These basic lessons include notes, chords, rhythms, tempos, strumming patterns, riffs and more. Technique will be discussed.
 
Please note: This course is intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. Students must provide their own instruments.
 
The instructor, Micah Scoville, is a special adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Adirondack and has played professionally in rock bands for 30 years.
 
Instructor: Micah Scoville, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $49
CRN: 20112
 
 
 
Beginner Guitar (Saratoga)
April 9 to May 7
Tuesdays | 7 to 8 p.m. | Saratoga Springs High School
 
Beginner Guitar is for anyone looking to learn the basics of playing guitar and develop a good foundation for essential chords, scales, and left-hand and right-hand techniques applicable to every style of music.
 
Please note: Participants need to bring a guitar in good working condition.
 
Instructor: Jim Mattrazzo
Price: $35 (An additional $25 materials fee for the “Beginning Rock Guitar” instructional DVD is payable to the instructor in class.)
CRN: 20113
 
 

NEVER STOP LEARNING
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, participants who withdraw less than two weeks before a course begins will still be liable for any materials fees, and no refunds for materials fees will be issued after that time.
 
 
Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series
April 23 and 30
Tuesdays | 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. | Queensbury campus
Check-in at 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
 
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series. The lectures will be presented in Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each hourlong lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Lunch is included each day, giving attendees an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the lectures and subject matter presented.
 
Tuesday, April 23
  • 11 a.m. — “Exploring Persian Art in Miniatures & Rugs” by Jacquiline Touba, Ph.D., sociologist, museum professional and artist
  • 1 p.m. — “Cannabis, History, Society & Policy” by Wendy L. Johnston, associate professor of political science at SUNY Adirondack
 
Tuesday, April 30
  • 11 a.m. — “Health Brain Road Map: What Does It Mean?” by Ruth E. Fish, RN, C-FNP, The Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease at Glens Falls Hospital/AMHS
  • 1 p.m. — “The Surgeon Is In: A Look at the Healing Arts of 18th Century Medicine” by Joseph Craig, retired ranger, Saratoga National Historic Park
Price: $75 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)
CRN: 20105
 
 

SUNY PLATTSBURGH LECTURE SERIES
 
SUNY Plattsburgh Lecture Series: Coping with Anxiety & Stress in School-Age Children in the Era of Mass Shootings & Social Media
April 24
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus

 

Children are particularly sensitive to images they see on television or online. In an age of 24-hour news cycles and information that can be shared instantly on the internet, young children and adolescents are bombarded with information often related to disturbing world events. The events of the COVID-19 pandemic and frequent mass shootings can induce anxiety in children. This can, in turn, prevent academic and social success. This lecture focuses on explaining how disturbing images generate anxiety in children and what parents can do to help.
 
Instructor: Jeremy Grabbe, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury
Grabbe earned his doctorate in applied cognitive aging psychology at the University of Akron. His research focuses on vision and attention as well as improving cognition among the aging population. Grabbe has authored multiple scientific papers, and he is the father of triplets and a son.
 
CRN: 20108
Price: $12
 
 
 

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

 

A Day at Etain NEW! (currently full; waitlisted)
April 19
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Etain facility, Chestertown
 
Etain is a women-founded medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing company based in Chestertown. You will go behind the scenes and see the craft of creating Etain products, from seed to final goods. Learn about the different departments and careers within the cannabis industry.
 
Please note: Students must be 18 years or older and will need a valid ID to enter the facility, as required by the state of New York.
 
Instructor: Corinne Klewsaat 
Price: $19
CRN: 20133
 
 
 
Rogers Island Tour (currently full; waitlisted)
April 24
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Rogers Island Visitors Center
 
We will walk around the site of the island barracks, monuments and graveyard, and tour the Visitors Center exhibits and collection. Learn about this historical site, where Native Americans hunted and fished long before the first Europeans arrived, and discover its fascinating military history and the significant role Rogers Island played in the French and Indian War. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20118
 
 
 
Warren County Fish Hatchery Tour 
April 20
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Warren County Fish Hatchery, Warrensburg
 
This guided tour will start off at the Visitor Center, where you will learn how the hatchery operates and stocks fish, and view fish mounts and displays. Under Warren County’s program, domestic brook and rainbow trout, wild strains of brook trout and salmon are raised to provide improved sport fishing throughout Warren County waters. During your private tour, you will also have an opportunity to visit the Hatchery Building, where the egg-hatching process takes place, and observe the extensive water system that keeps fish alive. Depending on the spring stocking schedule, your tour will continue to 11 different ponds that hold fish at different stages of their lives, including the Display Pond, where you can get a close-up view of mature trout.
 
Please note: Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Warren County Fish Hatchery staff
Price: $15
CRN: 20124
 
 
 
Grant Cottage Tour (currently full; waitlisted)
April 26
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Wilton
 
Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark, state historic site and literary landmark, is the final home of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War commanding general of the U.S. Army, 18th U.S. president, and beloved American public figure. Grant moved to the cottage in 1885 at the request of his doctors to benefit from the natural beauty and so-believed healing properties of Mt. McGregor. With the love and support of his family, his publisher, Mark Twain, and the nation at large, he completed “The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant” days before his death July 23, 1885. The publication of this two-volume work remains the longest continuously in-print publication. The work ensured his family’s financial security and gave the world one of the most critically acclaimed memoirs by a U.S. president or historic military figure.
 
Today, the cottage remains almost the same as during the Grant family’s stay. Visitors tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing original furnishings, decorations and personal items belonging to Grant, including floral arrangements that remain from his funeral.
 
Instructor: Grant Cottage staff
Price: $19 (Course price includes an $8 materials fee.)
CRN: 20132
 
 
 
Pleasant Valley Farm Tour 
April 29 
Monday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Pleasant Valley Farm, Argyle
 
Paul and Sandy Arnold will lead you around their small family farm, which produces more than 40 kinds of vegetables, fruits and herbs year round using organic methods. This tour includes three large high tunnels, where winter greens will still be growing, as well as a washing station area, where all produce is washed and packed for weekly distribution in the community through online sales, wholesale and farmers markets. Participants can see the greenhouse, where transplants are grown on radiant-heated rolling benches, and the start of field production on 4 acres. The farm was started in 1988 and is fully solar powered with technology to keep operations efficient. Participants will have an opportunity to snack on spring produce and purchase some if they wish.
 
Instructors: Paul and Sandy Arnold, owners of Pleasant Valley Farm
Price: $19
CRN: 20125
 
 
 
Tour & Lunch at Skene Manor (currently full; waitlisted)
May 3 
Friday | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Skene Manor, Whitehall
 
Enjoy a visit to Skene Manor, Whitehall’s Castle on the Mountain, which is one of the few remaining castles in northeast New York. The castle was constructed of stone blocks cut right out of the mountain that frames the manor. This magnificent structure shows turn-of-the-century craftsmanship rarely duplicated today. Your day will include a lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, beverages and dessert served in the tea room. You will also have the opportunity to tour Skene Manor, where you will experience the grandeur that exemplified turn-of-the-century wealth.
 
Please note: You will be contacted before the tour for your sandwich order. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The manor has stairs only; there is no elevator.
 
Instructor: Skene Manor staff
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20127
 
 
Bakers Falls Tour
May 8
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m.
Meet at the stone wall in front of 50 Main Street in Hudson Falls, north of the John Street corner
 
Join us on a tour of the hamlet of Bakers Falls. We will tour historic Baker Cemetery and the immediate John Street neighborhood in addition to industrial neighborhoods. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20136
 
 
 
New Skete Monasteries Tour (currently full; waitlisted)
May 10
Friday | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | New Skete Monasteries, Cambridge
 
Experience breathtaking churches, extensive gardens, a waterfall feature and the peace and solitude of New Skete! Learn about its history, art and culture. This guided tour includes churches, with one of the brothers giving a lecture on their history and icons depicted on the walls, a question-and-answer session and a visit to the Meditation Garden. You may even catch a glimpse of the famed New Skete German shepherds. The tour ends with a visit to the monks’ gift shop and a stop at the nuns’ monastery for an opportunity to purchase cheesecake to take home.
 
Instructor: Brother Gregory
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 20117
 
 
 
Merchants & Mansions Walking Tour NEW!
May 16
Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
Corner of Circular Street & Union Avenue, across from Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
 
During the Gilded Age, Saratoga was famous for its grand hotels. Village guests shopped each afternoon in the stores owned by merchants, many of whom lived on Phila Street, while homes on Union were often summer residences of the captains of industry and bankers. Learn more on this fascinating walking tour.
 
Please note: Participants must wear comfortable shoes. The course price includes a copy of a book by Hollis Palmer.
 
Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Ph.D., Gilded Age/Victorian historian and author, Derby Tours
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20128
 
 
 
A Tour to the 1800s: A Look at a Different Era NEW!
May 17
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Parks-Bentley Place, South Glens Falls
 
Join us for a journey at Parks-Bentley Place. Visit the “keeping room” and hear a short history of the settlers on the Parks Farm and the original part of the house. In the parlor, learn about the Bentley family, especially Harriet Bentley, and look at the “newer” Victorian part of Parks-Bentley Place. See the 1812 schoolhouse, the No. 8 building for Moreau school district. Discover how one-room schoolhouses operated and take a look at the curriculum. Visit “A Simpler Time” toolshed, which includes tools from homes, farms and industries used by 19th-century inhabitants. Finally, the summer kitchen contains many household items and tells how they were used in the 1800s.
 
Instructor: Nancy Purinton, Outreach Program presenter at Parks-Bentley Place
Price: $19
CRN:  20130
 
 
 
The Perimeter of Woodlawn Walking Tour NEW!
May 22
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Corner of First Street & North Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Parking is on the street
 
Although it is gone now, the site of the Skidmore campus was, at one time, a park named Woodlawn. Like New York City’s Central Park, Woodlawn was a park the public was encouraged to visit, and some of the most successful Albany, Troy and Schenectady families built grand Gilded Age cottages on what was to be the perimeter. This tour consists of two loops and a stretch in between.
 
Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Ph.D., Gilded Age/Victorian historian and author, Derby Tours
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20129
 
 
 
Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport Tour
May 18
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 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 is also part of the tour.
 
Please note: Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman
Price: $19
CRN: 20134
 
 
 
Dancing Grain Farm Brewery Tour NEW!
May 24 
Friday | 2 to 4 p.m. | Dancing Grain Farm Brewery, Moreau
 
Dancing Grain Farm Brewery is a field-to-glass brewery in Moreau specializing in the production of high-quality grains via regenerative agricultural growing methods to make environmentally friendly and wildly flavorful craft beers. Take a tour of the farm and brewery to learn how they go from ground to glass.
 
Please note: Participants who are 21 and older will have an opportunity to sample some beer; valid ID is required to participate in the beer sampling.
 
Instructor: Rachel McDermott
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20135
 
 
 
Step Back in Time at the Historic Feeder Canal
May 29
Wednesday | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Tour meets by the silos at 72 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
 
Learn about the historic Glens Falls Feeder Canal, which has contributed to the evolution and growth of Glens Falls and the region since the 1820s. Visit various sites and experience what canal life was like 100 years ago.
 
Please note: Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Pattie Simone, executive director, Feeder Canal Alliance
Price: $19
CRN: 20116
 
 
 
Shushan Covered Bridge Museum Tour NEW!
May 31
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Shushan Covered Bridge Museum, Shushan
 
Shushan Covered Bridge Museum is housed in a covered bridge built in 1858 by Stevens Bros. The bridge is of Town Lattice Truss construction, 161 feet long. The Town Lattice truss design was one of about 20 wooden-bridge truss types developed during the 19th century. Patented Jan. 1, 1820, by Ithiel Town, an architect from Bridgeport, Connecticut, it was extensively promoted by him throughout the south. By 1840 it had become one of a few standard types chosen by local builders because of its ease of construction. The bridge was abandoned by the county in 1962 and sat in disrepair for more than 10 years until it was saved by Shushan Covered Bridge Association, which converted it into a museum.
 
A collection of period machinery and farm implements, many in working order, are used by visitors for hands-on demonstrations. A few yards from the bridge entrance stands a one-room schoolhouse that was in continuous use from 1852 to 1943. The school is open to visitors and is furnished with desks and texts from the 19th century.
 
Instructor: Arek Gordon, museum guide
Price: $19
CRN: 20131