Continuing Education Catalog

Spring 2020

Important Note: All in-person Continuing Education and Business Central (non-credit) courses scheduled to begin or to continue through May 12, 2020 will be cancelled, with few exceptions (see below).

Classes starting after May 12 will continue to run at this time.

Online classes, or classes that have moved to a distance learning format, scheduled during this time, will run. Classes that are already online or have made this transition include:
• Python for Data Analytics
• Start-Up ADK
• Notary Public License Exam Prep (online, self-paced course)
• Notary Public License Exam Preparation - Distance Learning Live, Interactive Course on May 1
• Barre Fitness
• Beginning Guitar
• An Ayurvedic Guide to Healthy Living
• No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book
• Landscaping Your Home
• All Ed2Go online short courses and workforce training programs

View currently-running courses in our catalog below.

Professional Development
Driver Training
Motorcycle Training
Home and Garden
Music
Fitness
Communications
Hobbies and Special Interest
Local Tours and Trips
Youth Enrichment


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Distance Learning
Live, Interactive Course

May 1
Friday | 9:30am to 1:30pm | Zoom

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

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be administered during this workshop; however, an 80-question practice exam and answer key will be provided to complete at home. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, exam schedule and forms, please visit dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, April 20 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials will be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration for our refund policy.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $70 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20076

Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Online, Self-Paced Course
Available January 22 through May 6

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. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html.

Registration for this course closes on Tuesday, April 15 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.

Instructor: Kelli Hatin, EdD, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $80
CRN: 20075

Paralegal Certificate Course — Online
Session 3 — May 4 to June 19 or
Session 4 — June 29 to August 14 or
Session 5 — August 24 to October 9

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

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

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

Price: $1,595

 

Insurance Prelicensing Courses — Public and Private Courses Upon Demand

The Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack makes scheduling NYS insurance prelicensing courses convenient for local insurance professionals and employers.

Professionals seeking prelicensing courses and preparation to provide insurance functions in their business are invited to complete this online survey to provide feedback about their licensing interests and scheduling preferences. This short survey will assist us in scheduling courses that align with our communities’ needs in this field. To access the survey, go to: http://bit.ly/SUNYAdkInsuranceCourses

SUNY Adirondack, an approved prelicensing course provider, offers the following courses:

  • Life, Accident & Health
  • Personal Lines
  • Property & Casualty

These prelicensing courses offer participants an intensive study of various insurance topics to qualify prospective agents and brokers and fulfill the requirements to sit for the NYS insurance licensing examination — pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238 if you are interested in attending or scheduling an insurance prelicensing course. Based on the responses to this invitation, the Office of Continuing Education staff will schedule courses and communicate those opportunities to respondents and others who may be interested.

Interested in holding an insurance prelicensing course for multiple employees? 

Contact the Office of Continuing Education to schedule an insurance prelicensing course at your workplace or on campus!

 

Ed2go Courses for Personal Enrichment or Workforce Development

Through an online learning platform called Ed2go, the Office of Continuing Education offers a wealth of quick and convenient non-credit personal enrichment and workforce development courses. Subjects include accounting, business, computer applications, healthcare, foreign language, creative writing and more. A full listing of these Ed2go courses can be found at www.Ed2go.com/adirondack.

 

Online Certificate Programs

Non-credit, online career training certificate programs offered through Ed2go will help you prepare for industry certification, start a new career or develop skills to expand your study in a credit-bearing academic program. These programs allow a student to start anytime and are generally completed within six months to one year with in-depth study. All learning materials are provided. Personal instructor assistance is provided along with a certificate of completion with a passing grade. Please see careertraining.Ed2go.com/adirondack for a full listing of online certificate programs offered through Ed2go.

 


DRIVER TRAINING

5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course

Mondays | 5 to 10pm | Queensbury Campus

June 15           CRN: 70001 

July 20             CRN: 70002

August 10       CRN: 70003

August 24       CRN: 70004

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

A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required and must be brought to class. Pre-registration is required through Continuing Education.

Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $50


MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

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

All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online. Log onto adkmc.com, or call Margie at 518.668.5589 for more information. Motorcycle classes are taught by the experienced RiderCoaches at Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC.

 

Basic 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, and helmets are available if needed. This class has an online E-Course component, plus classroom and riding components. Successful completion of this class entitles the student to a NYS motorcycle road test waiver — meaning that no DMV riding test is required.

A valid Driver’s License is required to take this course. Students should currently be able to ride a bicycle.

Price: $310

 

Basic RiderCourse II — Skills Practice (BRC II)

For graduates of the BRC I for License Waiver class, this is the next step in your riding education. This is a one-day class taken on your motorcycle. Skill drills cover braking, swerving and cornering. This course is also the perfect “first class” experience for experienced riders that have had no formal training, as well as a great option for groups.

There is no license component to this class. A motorcycle license is required for this course. Students must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles for this class.

Price: $150

 

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 prior to 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!

Students must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid NYS driver’s license and a NYS Motorcycle Permit. Students must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles for this class.

Price: $260

 

Advanced RiderCourse (ARC)

This is a one-day course for experienced riders, using their own motorcycles. This course introduces advanced riding techniques including the effects of weight placement and trail braking when cornering. Before enrolling, students should be well versed in the basic skills of cornering and swerving, and have good throttle control and braking skills. An outdoor classroom component is included.

Students must be 18 years of age or older with a valid motorcycle license and must bring their own street-legal motorcycle for this class.

Price: $175 (Call Margie at 518.668.5589 for a group rate.)

 


HOME & GARDEN

Landscaping Your Home – Online
April 30 | Thursday | 6 to 8pm

This course will be offered as a live, interactive lecture course via Zoom (https://zoom.us/).

We will discuss the uses and varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees along with how to properly place them in your yard by using design principles and elements. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify plants and place them together in your landscape.

Instructor: Jessica Holmes, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 20054


 

MUSIC

Beginning Guitar
March 30 to April 27 |
Mondays | 6:30 to 7:30pm

This course will be offered as a live, interactive lecture course via Zoom (https://zoom.us/). Learn the fundamentals of the guitar to allow you to play your favorite songs. These basic lessons will include notes, chords, rhythms, tempos, strumming patterns, riffs and more. Technique will be discussed. This course is intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. Students must provide their own instrument.

Instructor: Micah Scoville, SUNY Adirondack

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.

Price: $49
CRN: 20041


FITNESS

Please note: Some of the classrooms where our fitness classes are held may not be air-conditioned. Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.

Goju Ryu Karate — Adult Class
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 7 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

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

May 13 to June 18       CRN: 20063 

June 24 to July 30       CRN: 70008

The Okinawan art of Goju Ryu Karate is one of the oldest styles of martial arts. Learn self-confidence, self-defense and the work of chi, which is a big part of karate. We will cover the basic forms and patterns of Kata (forms) and what, where and why we do them. As a class, you will get the experience of kumite (sparring) to learn the sport and self-defense side of karate. Grading (promotion) will take place every three months, and all skill levels are welcome.

Uniforms are required and can be purchased through the instructor.

Instructor: Frank Matt (Frank Matt is currently ranked 4th Dan (Yondan) and is a certified Chief Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate.)
Price: $52 per 6-week session

 

Cardio and Strength Circuit
4:30 to 5:30pm | Queensbury Campus

May 19 to June 25 | Tuesdays and Thursdays, and/or

July 7 to August 25 | Tuesdays only

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
May-June session CRN: 70005 | Price: $82
July-August session CRN: 70006 | Price: $59


COMMUNICATIONS

No Excuses! Writing & Selling Your Book – Online
April 25 |
Saturday | 1 to  4pm

This course will be offered as a live, interactive lecture course via Zoom (https://zoom.us/).

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

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20035

 


HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST

An Ayurvedic Guide to Healthy Living — Online
April 15 | Wednesday | 6 to 8pm

This course will be offered as a live, interactive lecture course via Zoom (https://zoom.us/).

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 truly are and what you personally need. In this workshop, you will learn about the doshas, which are principles in nature and primary life energies in the body.

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

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $20
CRN: 20039

 

Bicycle Maintenance & NYS Cycling Laws NEW!
May 14
Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn how to take good care of your bike with this introductory course on bicycle maintenance. You’ll learn about the terminology and operation of bike components, as well as bike repair tools and basic repair skills — i.e., repairing a flat tire, adjusting gears and breaks, lubricating a drivetrain, etc. — and even take home some basic bicycle repair supplies. Participants will also receive an overview of cycling laws in New York state.

This course is open to students ages 12 and older.

Instructor: Kyle Cozzens
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $16 materials fee.)
CRN: 20086

 

Ed2go Courses for Personal Enrichment or Workforce Development

Through an online learning platform called Ed2go, the Office of Continuing Education offers a wealth of quick and convenient non-credit personal enrichment and workforce development courses. Subjects include accounting, business, computer applications, healthcare, foreign language, creative writing and more. A full listing of these Ed2go courses can be found at www.Ed2go.com/adirondack.

 


LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS

Where They Rest & How They Lived: Greenridge Cemetery Tour NEW!
May 15

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs

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

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, May 8.

Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $20 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 20020

 

Rogers Island Tour
May 20

Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Rogers Island, Fort Edward

We will walk around the site of the Island barracks, monuments and graveyard as well as 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 that Rogers Island played in the course of   the French and Indian War. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20006

 

Champlain Canal River Ride NEW!
May 29

Friday | 1 to 3pm | Boarding begins at 12:40pm
Mohawk Maiden Cruise Dock, Schuylerville

Take a journey aboard the authentic sternwheel paddleboat Caldwell Belle, cruising New York’s hidden gem — the historic Champlain Canal. Experience the rise and fall of a real canal lock with a double lock-through of the second-deepest lock on the Champlain Canal, Lock C5. Be on the lookout for eagles, blue herons, double-crested cormorants and other wildlife, or just relax and enjoy the sound of the paddlewheel.

Please note: No refunds will be issued for materials fees after Friday, May 22.

Instructor: Mohawk Maiden Cruises
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $18 materials fee.)
CRN: 70011

 


YOUTH ENRICHMENT

Limited scholarship funds may be available for eligible youth to attend these courses. Please contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education for details.

Goju Ryu Karate — Youth Class
Thursdays | 5:45 to 6:45pm | Queensbury Campus

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

May 14 to June 18       CRN: 20066 

June 25 to July 30       CRN: 70009

This class open to youth 7 years and older. The Okinawan art of Goju Ryu Karate is one of the oldest styles of martial arts. Learn self-confidence, self-defense and the work of chi, which is a big part of karate. We will cover the basic forms and patterns of Kata (forms) and what, where and why we do them. As a class, you will get the experience of kumite (sparring) to learn the sport and self-defense side of karate. Grading (promotion) will take place every three months, and all skill levels are welcome.

Uniforms are required and can be purchased through the instructor.

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

Price: $25 per 6-week session

 

Adventures in Leadership
May 23 to June 6

Saturdays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This experiential course will focus on developing leadership skills for students currently in grades 7-12 while working in a group environment. Low and high ropes courses will be used to present students with challenges and obstacles to overcome as a group. No prior experience is required. Classes will be held outside on the SUNY Adirondack Adventure Course, so students should be prepared for the weather and trail conditions.

Instructor: Karie Provanchie-Wagner, SUNY Adirondack (Karie Provanchie-Wagner is a program assistant and adjunct instructor in the Adventure Sports Program at SUNY Adirondack and a Level 2 Certified Challenge Course Practitioner.)
Price: $45
CRN: 70007