Continuing Education Catalog

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

  • Proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, as well as proof of a booster (for those who are eligible for a booster), is required to register for on-campus, in-person, non-credit classes at SUNY Adirondack's Queensbury campus, SUNY Adirondack Saratoga or the Culinary Arts Center in downtown Glens Falls. See our registration page for details.
  • Some non-credit courses are held completely or partially online using Zoom or other online platforms. To be successful with these courses, students should have basic computer skills and a familiarity with using the internet. Some courses require regular logins, and others are self-paced. The course description will indicate which type of online course it is and which online platform(s) will be used.
 
WORKFORCE TRAINING

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT


ADOBE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

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

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

 

COMPUTER TRAINING
 
Microsoft Excel Level 1 — For the Beginner
March 29 and 31
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to help organize, analyze and share your data at work or home. Learn how to navigate Excel, create a basic worksheet, perform calculations, modify and format a worksheet, manage and print workbooks, and customize the Excel environment. This course is intended for individuals who have little to no experience with Microsoft Excel. To be successful, you should have some experience with using personal computers, a keyboard and mouse, as well as navigating files, folders and software applications. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both course sessions.
 
Please note: Instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Friday, March 18, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20089
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 2 — Intermediate Skills
April 5 and 7
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to create advanced formulas, analyze and organize data, work with functions and lists, visualize data
with charts and graphs, work with multiple workbooks and export data. This course is intended for individuals who have some experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in becoming more efficient and skillful in the software application. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both course sessions.
 
Please note: Instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Friday, March 25, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20090
 
 
 
Microsoft Excel Level 3 — Advanced Skills
April 12 and 14
Tuesday & Thursday | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, use lookup functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate functionality, create sparklines and forecast data. This course is intended for individuals who have significant experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in advancing their skills and efficiency in this software application. To successfully complete this course, you must attend both course sessions.
 
Please note: Instruction and course materials will focus on the 2019 Desktop version of the software. After you register, you will be invited to complete a survey to share information about your experience, goals for use, and questions about the content of this course to support instructional planning.
 
Registration for this class closes Friday, April 1, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Ken Ivins, Ivins Computer Consulting
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20091
 
 

ED2GO ONLINE COURSES

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

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 
Start-Up ADK
Feb. 15 to April 26 (No class March 1, March 15 & April 19)
Tuesdays | 6 to 8 p.m.
Remote via Zoom, Google Classroom & EntreSkills
Please provide your @gmail.com email address when you register for seamless enrollment.
 
Are you starting or expanding a small business? Join us live, online, for this comprehensive and informative eight-session, 16-hour course focused on the business planning process and providing the skills needed to start or scale up your business. Kim London, a local serial-entrepreneur and SUNY ADK faculty member, delivers an interactive and robust program. Kim incorporates local content experts in marketing, market research, bookkeeping, tax issues and cash flow, financial projections, legal considerations, human resources, business insurance and more. Participants use an online business plan builder and gain knowledge, feedback and support from an experienced entrepreneur.
 
When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small-business loan through Warren or Washington counties’ LDCs.
 
This course is sponsored by Warren County Local Development Corporation, Washington County Local Development Corporation and SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. Join us for a free, introductory session to meet the instructor and learn more about the course.
 
Feb. 8: No-Cost Introductory Session — Meet the Instructor
Tuesday | 5 to 5:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
Preregistration is required online through Zoom by Thursday, Feb. 3.
 
Instructor: Kim Feeney London, assistant professor of Business, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $200
CRN: 20101
 
 

FOOD & FOOD SAFETY
 
Servsafe Food Safety Certification Workshop
May 17
Tuesday | 8 a.m. to 6 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 your competencies and readiness to be a successful employee. Local hospitality and food service businesses seeking effective training and certification for employees are invited to register them for this workshop; please see details at sunyacc.edu/continuing-ed/registration about employer invoicing and payment of course tuition. Individuals who successfully complete the full-day program and examination will receive the certification, which is valid for five years.
 
Participants are encouraged to pick up and review the required book in advance of the course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the certification exam. The Office of Continuing Education will contact registered students about the availability of books and the details of picking them up in advance.
 
Registration for this course closes Friday, April 15, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. Any withdrawals after April 15 will not be refunded the materials fee. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)
CRN: 20092
 
 
 
Bartending & Mixology Certification Program — Enhanced
March 1 to April 12
Tuesdays | 6 to 9 p.m. | Queensbury campus & Adirondack Pub & Brewery
 
This course introduces and advances knowledge and application of bartending skills to prepare individuals to work in the hospitality industry and support enthusiasts who are interested in mixology. Initial course sessions are appropriate for participants with limited experience and will focus on introductory information, best practices, legal issues and increasing participants’ familiarity with wines, beers and mixed drinks. Later sessions offer more hands-on activities and time to rehearse and advance skills behind the bar to develop teamwork, recall of orders and elements of “style.”
 
At the completion of the course, students will be familiar with:
  • Industry standards
  • Common terminology
  • A variety of alcoholic beverages — beers, mixed drinks, wines and trending cocktails
  • Health and hygiene regulations/sanitation
  • Customer service and attitude
  • Selling techniques and showmanship
  • Menu development
 
Participants who successfully complete this course will be TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certified and will receive a certificate from the New York State Liquor Authority that can be used as part of their Reasonable Effort Defense in the event they are convicted of serving someone under the age of 21. Attendance at the first two sessions of the course is required; participation in five of the seven sessions is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.
 
Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.
 
Registration for this class closes on Monday, Feb. 14, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. Any withdrawals after Feb. 14 will not be refunded the materials fee. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $415 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20096
 
 
 
Beer Server & Enthusiast Training Course
March 22 to April 26
Tuesdays | 4 to 6 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Learn about key aspects of beer and the beer industry for individuals working in breweries, restaurants and other areas of the hospitality industry, as well as beer enthusiasts and home brewers. Topics include storing and serving beer, styles, flavor, evaluation, beer ingredients and brewing processes, and pairing beer with food. Craft your understanding of the culture of beer using the tools and skills of professionals and devotees.
 
This course is intended to help prepare participants for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam; however, it is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program. The Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam will not be administered during the course, although participants will receive a discounted voucher for the online exam with registration for this course.
 
Please note:
  • Students should purchase or bring their copy of “Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink” (2017) by Randy Mosher to class sessions.
  • Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this course, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of class.
 
Registration for this class closes Monday, March 14, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. Any withdrawals after March 14 will not be refunded the materials fee. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: David Gardell, Cicerone Certified®, owner of The Ruck
Price: $327 (Course price includes a $60 materials fee.)
CRN: 20097
 
 

HEALTH CARE TRAINING
 
Sterile Processing Technician NEW!
Feb. 15 to May 17 (No class March 15 & 17 or April 12 & 14)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
Sterile processing technicians perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. These technicians play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing and distributing medical supplies. The central service department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery and patient care.
 
This course covers the following key areas and topics:
  • Instrumentation: knowledge of surgical instruments and specialty devices
  • Processing of surgical instrumentation: decontamination, packaging and sterilization of surgical instrumentation
  • Processing of moveable patient equipment: processing, cleaning, testing, assembly and distribution of movable patient care equipment
  • Storage and inventory: storage, handling and distribution of sterile surgical instrumentation and devices, as well as inventory control and cost recovery systems
  • Medical terminology: knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology
  • Prevention processes: infection prevention, decontamination and disinfection processes

National certification: This class prepares qualified students to sit for the Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) exam from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
 

Instructor: Condensed Curriculum International (CCI)
Price: $1,925
CRN: 20109
 
 
 
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© 30-Hour Training
March 7 to 11
Monday through Friday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Open Door Mission, Glens Falls
One-hour lunch on your own
 
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a five-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is conducted in a retreat-like setting and engages participants in learning and rehearsing skills with active listening, effective questioning and so on, as well as discovery and management of personal challenges. Learn more at
addictionrecoverytraining.org/about/coachmodel.
 
This 30-hour course is required for completion of the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) certification. Please review the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports website to learn more about the CRPA role, work environment, certification requirements, process and fees managed by the New York Certification Board.
 
Prerequisite: All participants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
 
Please note:
  • Participants must attend all course sessions to complete the required number of hours and earn the certification of completion.
  • Participants in the training typically have been affected by addiction and wish to help others navigate the recovery experience and resources.
  • You will have a one-hour lunch on your own each day; please bring a bag lunch or plan accordingly for purchase of food and beverages.
Registration for this class closes Monday, Feb. 28, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Katrina Fox, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), authorized trainer of CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, Baywood Center
Price: $375 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee. Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 20108
 
 
 
CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches© 16-Hour Training
March 29 to 31
Tuesday through Thursday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | The Open Door Mission, Glens Falls
45-minute lunch on your own
 
Recovery Coaches play an important role in the recovery process by creating connections with those they serve in deeply meaningful ways. Through these connections, which may include the sharing of personal stories and elements of their own recovery journey, Recovery Coaches successfully mentor and inspire those in recovery and those striving to recover. With such responsibility comes the need for clear boundaries both personally and professionally.
 
This 16-hour course focuses on the ethical challenges Recovery Coaches face while providing a framework for creating good boundaries that allow for the same level of connection without causing harm.
 
Participants who complete this training will:
  • Understand what ethics are and why ethics are so important
  • Learn how to stay in your lane as a Recovery Coach
  • Understand the decision-making process
  • Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions
  • Apply the new learning to your everyday work as a Recovery Coach
Prerequisites:
  • All participants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Participants must have successfully completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© 30-Hour Training with a certified trainer prior to attending this program; please provide a copy of your completion certificate at the time of registration.
Please note:
  • Participants must attend all course sessions to complete the required number of hours and to earn the certification of completion.
  • Participants in the training typically have been affected by addiction and wish to help others navigate the recovery experience and resources.
  • You will have a 45-minute lunch on your own each day; please bring a bag lunch or plan accordingly for purchase of food and beverages.
 
Registration for this class closes Tuesday, March 22, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Katrina Fox, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), authorized trainer of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, Baywood Center
Price: $230 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee. Tuition assistance may be available.)
CRN: 20107
 
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
WRAP IT Bootcamp: Python for Data Analytics
Feb. 14 to May 4
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Remote via Microsoft Teams and Zoom
 
SUNY Adirondack and SaratogaCanCode join forces to offer a free Information Technology (IT) training program in Python for Data Analytics through a New York State and Federal Department of Labor grant. SUNY Adirondack’s Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) provides free training opportunities for New York state residents who are unemployed and underemployed and seeking occupational skills training to qualify for full-or part-time employment or to obtain higher-level employment. View details about this program on the WRAP IT Bootcamp webpage.
 
 

MANAGEMENT SKILLS
 
New & Emerging Supervisors & Managers Series
Remote via Zoom
 
These courses will focus on practical tools in three strategic areas to assist new and emerging supervisors and managers with advancing their skills, confidence and effectiveness in their roles. Each one-hour session will offer opportunities to learn and rehearse skills to apply immediately in the workplace.
 
Course sessions on Tuesdays, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
 
  • March 22: Essential Skills of a Supervisor – Review the five crucial abilities of a leader that support personal and professional growth and the capacity to successfully lead a team. (CRN: 20098)
  • April 26: Managing Priorities & Time – Consider how to address the perspectives of an individual and an organization in management of resources. (CRN: 20099)
  • May 24: Supporting Growth & Performance – 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. (CRN: 20100)
 
Instructor: Wendy Waldron, WaldronWorks, Professional EOS Implementer®
Price: $60 per course session ($180 for all three sessions)
 
Join us for a free introductory session to meet the instructor, learn more about the individual courses available and decide which course meets your needs as a manager or supervisor.
 
Feb. 22: No-Cost Introductory Session — Meet the Instructor
Tuesday | 8:30 to 9 a.m. | Remote via Zoom
Preregistration for this free session is required online through Zoom by Thursday, Feb. 17.
 
 

NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION
 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — Self-Paced, Online Course
Available Jan. 24 to May 4 | Online course at your own pace
 
This online, self-paced course is offered through Blackboard and is designed to teach you the essential information you need for the New York State Notary exam. In addition, this course will thoroughly prepare you to understand your duties and functions as a Notary Public Officer. You will gain insight into what a Notary Public’s key responsibilities and limitations are, as well as some best practices of a Notary Public Officer. Topics will include:
 
  • Notary concepts
  • Definition review
  • Sample forms
  • Notary law subsection review
 
Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be given during this workshop. To successfully complete this course and prepare for the exam, students will be required to complete the reading, discussion and quiz activities identified in the course syllabus. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, schedule and forms, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services website.
 
Registration for this course closes Wednesday, April 13, to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course. Please see the Continuing Education 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: 20095
 
 
 
Notary Public License Exam Preparation — In-Person Course
March 11
Friday | Noon to 4 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
This interactive, in-person workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public exam and will provide a comprehensive overview of the Notary Public Office. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations a Notary is likely to encounter.
 
Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations and when to defer to an attorney. All materials will be provided, and information about how to access the NYS Department of State licensing information, booklets and forms will be distributed.
 
Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be administered during this workshop; however, an 80-question practice exam and answer key will be provided to complete at home. For information about the NYS Notary Public Exam and licensing process, exam schedule and forms, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services website.
 
Registration for this class closes Thursday, March 3, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials will be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $79 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)
CRN: 20094
 
 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE
 
Paralegal Certificate Course — Online
Start dates offered throughout 2022
 
This 14-week online program, which includes a 7-week Paralegal I class and a 7-week Paralegal II class, is designed for beginning or advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. For more information, visit the Center for Legal Studies website. Books and materials must be purchased separately by contacting the Center for Legal Studies at legalstudies.com or by phone at 1-800-522-7737.
 
Please note: This course has its own withdrawal and student liability policy; see the Center for Legal Studies course policies webpage for details.
 
Instructor: Center for Legal Studies
 
Price: $1,895, plus materials (Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies. Estimated cost for books and access to the Westlaw Legal Research Database is approximately $521.)
 
 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING
 
Effective Writing for the Workplace
April 4 and 11
Mondays | 9 a.m. to noon | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
 
To ensure success in today’s business world, you must be able to write clearly and persuasively. Advance your knowledge about and experience with the following topics through discussion and activities:
 
  • The qualities of effective written communication
  • The steps in the writing process
  • Suggested strategies for organizing information, getting started, and writing a letter, memo or email in a snap
 
This two-session seminar will address the elements of clear, convincing prose, enable you to write with confidence and clarity, and provide tools to support your implementation in the workplace.
 
Registration for this class closes Friday, March 25, to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. See the Continuing Education registration webpage for our refund policy.
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, MA, Bartel Communications
Price: $395 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20093
 
 

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
 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT
 
Wastewater Treatment: Activated Sludge Processes — Hybrid
Feb. 1 to March 3
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m.
Queensbury campus, Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant and remote via Zoom
 
This class is one in a series of three courses offered as part of the NYS DEC Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate series. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requires this course if you plan on pursuing an “A” certificate at any level. It is also an appropriate refresher if you already hold certification and are seeking operator renewal credit. Topics to be covered include a basic process overview, modifications, process control, testing and calculations, nitrification, problem-solving, record keeping, trending and graphing through participation in in-person, classroom sessions and live, interactive sessions via Zoom.
 
Required textbooks: The following textbooks are required for the course. Students who do not have these textbooks already must purchase their own copies prior to the first class.
  • “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 1, 8th Edition, published in 2019 (available through the Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State)
  • “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 2, 7th Edition, published in 2007 (available through the Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State)
  • “Activated Sludge: Evaluating and Controlling Your Process”, 7th Edition, by Tim Hobson (available through Amazon)
Please note:
  • While not required, it is recommended that participants complete the Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants course (usually offered in the fall semester) before attending this course.
  • Queensbury campus sessions occur on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, March 3. The course session at the Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant (GFWWTP) is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 15. All other class sessions occur via Zoom — a live, interactive, distance learning platform.
  • Attendance at all sessions and successful completion of all required course activities and the exam is required to receive a certificate of completion.
Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $340
CRN: 20080
 
 
 
Wastewater Treatment: Basic Laboratory Course — Hybrid
March 15 to April 14
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m.
Queensbury campus, Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant and remote via Zoom
 
This class is offered as part of the NYS DEC Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate series. This particular course will teach you proper procedures for solids analysis, pH and alkalinity determination, chlorine determination, BOD and Winkler Dissolved Oxygen. Hands-on application will follow discussion and demonstration of each procedure through participation in in-person, classroom sessions and live, interactive sessions via Zoom. You will be given a proficiency exam for each procedure. This course fulfills laboratory proficiency for DEC certification and is appropriate for operator renewal credit.
 
Required textbook: The following textbook is required for the course. Students who do not have this textbook already must purchase their own copy prior to the first class.
  • “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Vol. 1, 8th Edition, published in 2019 (available through the Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State)
Please note:
  • While not required, it is recommended that participants complete the Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants course (usually offered in the fall semester) before attending this course.
  • Queensbury campus sessions occur Tuesday, March 15 and Thursday, April 14. Course sessions at the Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant (GFWWTP) are scheduled on the following Thursdays: March 17, March 24, March 31, and April 7. All other class sessions occur via Zoom — a live, interactive, distance-learning platform.
  • Attendance at all sessions and successful completion of all required course activities and the exam is required to receive a certificate of completion.
Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $340
CRN: 20081
 
 

ARTS & CRAFTS
All materials costs for courses are included in the price unless otherwise specified.
 
 
Roadside Rescues…Rejects to Revitalized NEW!
April 21
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce facility, Wilton
 
Calling all DIY-ers, budget-friendly decorators, recyclers, re-inventers and anyone who likes the challenge of turning an old item into something new! Join Katie Camarro and her husband, Jeff Shinaman, as they share their knowledge and enjoyment of repurposing and reinventing furniture, fabrics and roadside freebies — items that may require paint, sanding, power tools or just good old elbow grease. Learn about their experiences reinventing, restoring and reclaiming discarded items to create fun, functional and conversation-worthy pieces for decorating or repurposing. This class will share several quick do-it-yourself makeovers for making one person’s abandoned junk into another one’s treasure.
 
Instructors: Katie Camarro & Jeff Shinaman, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Price: $19
CRN: 20056
 
 
 
Creating Stained Glass Weekend
April 23 and 24
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. Any withdrawals after April 15 will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $107 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20004
 

 
Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course
 
Monday | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
  • Feb. 21 – CRN 20005
  • April 18 – CRN 20007
Monday | 5 to 10 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
  • March 21 – CRN 20006
  • May 16 – CRN 20008
  • June 20 – CRN 70001
  • July 11 – CRN 70002
  • Aug. 15 – CRN 70003
This five-hour pre-licensing course is required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class.
 
Please note: A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required. Students should join the class 15 minutes early. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class. Preregistration is required through Continuing Education. Please use the Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Registration Form here to preregister for this class.
 
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $55
 
 
 
About Boating Safely (ABS)
April 9
Saturday | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Queensbury campus (bring a bag lunch)
 
Under a new law, known as Brianna’s Law, all operators of motorized vessels:
  • born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022;
  • born on or after Jan. 1, 1983, will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023;
  • 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 will give you 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: Bring a bag lunch. 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: 20009
 

FINANCIAL PLANNING
 
Connecting the Pieces of Medicare
Feb. 22
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Do you know the ins and outs of Medicare? What happens if you do not sign up for the right coverages at the right time? Do you know what IRMMA is? Some mistakes could carry lifelong penalties, meaning you will have to pay more for your Medicare benefits.
 
This course is for those who have Medicare, are about to reach 65 and/or are ready to retire or questioning whether to keep their employer insurance. Learn about the process required to apply for Medicare through Social Security, review significant differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan (Medigap Policy) and the Part D Prescription Coverage. The instructor will also discuss how you can determine if you may be eligible for NYS Prescription Assistance or the NYS Medicare Savings Program. Having this knowledge is imperative in making the appropriate choice for you.
 
Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group Ltd.
Price: $15
CRN: 20010
 
 
 
Estate Planning Basics
March 22
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Estate planning is the act of preparing for the management and transfer of your assets during incapacity or upon your death. While a will is the cornerstone of any estate plan, it is important you have a power of attorney and health care proxy in place during your lifetime in the event you lose the capacity to make important decisions for yourself due to an emergency or medical condition. Join estate planning attorney Jessica Botelho for a detailed discussion on the basics of estate planning, and learn how to prepare yourself and your family for life’s inevitable events.
 
Instructor: Jessica Botelho, Partner at Harris-Pero & Botelho PLLC
Price: $15
CRN: 20011
 
 
 
Five Money Questions for Women
April 5
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because women have longer life spans on average, their needs may be significantly different from those of their spouses or others. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs? Join us and learn more as we explore as we explore five critical money questions for women.
 
Instructor: Amanda Cedrone, financial planner, Edward Jones Investments
Price: $15
CRN: 20012
 
 
 
Maximize Your Social Security Benefit
April 11
Monday | 6:15 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your Social Security benefit. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security. Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options, and help you understand simple steps to maximize your benefit. Join us before you make a financial decision that may not be reversible.
 
Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group
Price: $15
CRN: 20013
 
 
 
Retirement Planning Today
May 3 and 10
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Join us to learn about the important considerations you need to make before deciding to retire. Avoid common pitfalls and have all your information ready to go to get the most out of your retirement. This course will cover:
 
  • Life planning for retirement
  • Retirement needs and expenses
  • Retirement roadblocks and mistakes
  • Retirement income sources
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Risk management and asset protection
 
Instructor: Steve Hipsley, CFP, Champlain Wealth Management Ltd.
 
Price for individuals: $29
Price for couples: $45
(An additional $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for the required workbook. Couples may share a workbook.)
 
Individuals CRN: 20085
Couples CRN: 20086
 

FITNESS
 

Beginning Salsa NEW!

Feb. 10 to March 24 (No class Feb. 24)
Thursdays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Salsa is a Latin dance that is fun, flirty and fast paced. Salsa music is lively and cheerful. When listening to salsa, one can’t help but smile and be in a happy mood. Join us for this beginner course to learn the basic steps of salsa. You will learn enough moves to feel like you can get out on the dance floor, but the focus will be on executing them well so you could dance with anyone. The last class will include an introduction to the fun salsa rueda — salsa dancing in a circle.
 
Salsa is danced in partnership, but does include some solo work. Anyone can sign up for this class and we will rotate partners so everyone gets a chance to dance with each other. Anyone can lead or follow. See you on the dance floor!
 
Please note: Students must wear comfortable shoes that can slide on a wooden floor.
 
Instructor: Jennifer Cornell, Dance Moves with Jen
Price: $45
CRN: 20057
 
 
 
Cardio and Strength Circuit
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
  • Jan. 6 to Feb. 3 – CRN: 20001 – Price: $62
  • Feb. 15 to March 31 (No class March 15 or 17) – CRN: 20014 – Price: $82
  • April 5 to May 12 – CRN: 20015 – Price: $82
  • May 17 to June 23 – CRN: 20016 – Price: $82
  • June 28 to Aug. 4 – CRN: 70004 – Price: $82
  • Aug. 9 to 30 – CRN: 70005 – Price $49
 
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 experience is required. Join in on the fun!
 
Students should wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, and bring water and a mat.
 
Instructor: Leesa Stiller
 
 
 
Restorative Yoga
Feb. 15 to May 10 (No class March 15)
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.
 
Students should provide their own yoga mat, blanket and strap.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 20017
 
 
 
Yoga for Healthy Back, Hips & Shoulders NEW!
Feb. 15 to May 10 (No class March 15)
Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Please join us for a class with special focus on healthy hips and back, with a bit of love to shoulders and neck too. We will concentrate on balancing strength and flexibility of these major joints and areas in the body to promote and support good health each week. Relaxation will follow active practice. You will learn and practice methods to feel stronger while increasing body awareness and range of motion. Methods for releasing tension in these areas will also be taught. All levels are welcome.
 
Students should provide their own yoga mat, blanket and strap.
 
Instructor: Tobey Gifford, Lemon Tree Yoga
Price: $105
CRN: 20058
 
 
 
Barre Fitness
March 2 to May 4
Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Barre is an effective group fitness class like no other! Barre-based classes use a combination of exercises inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates. The chair barre is used for balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training. You will feel the burn! The major benefits of barre are improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility, improved balance/stability and reduced stress.  The class is perfect for all fitness levels. Feel challenged and invigorated this semester with Barre Fitness.
 
Please note: This class is free for most members of BlueShield of Northeastern New York (BSNENY) insurance. BSNENY members, please register at FitnessProfessionalsOnDemand.com. All others must register directly with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.
 
Participants should provide a light set of hand weights (water bottles or soup cans can be used if you don’t have weights at home), a mat and water for hydration. Class is typically done barefoot, but you may wish to wear socks with sticky tread on the bottom for traction.
 
Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand
 
Price: $80
CRN: 20018
 
 
 
Latin And Ballroom Line Dance NEW!
April 7 to May 19 (No class April 21)
Thursdays | 6 to 7 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance to fun, catchy rhythms such as salsa, bachata, cha-cha, waltz, tango, swing and more? This course will introduce you to several Latin and ballroom line dances using popular and classic music. No partner or experience are needed. Students should wear comfortable shoes.
 
Instructor: Jennifer Cornell, Dance Moves with Jen
Price: $45
CRN: 20059
 
 
 
Beginner Salsa Rueda NEW!
April 7 to May 19 (No class April 21)
Thursdays | 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Salsa Rueda is a dance that originated in Cuba. The term “rueda” means “round” or “wheel.” It consists of leaders and followers dancing in a large circle, executing turn patterns in unison to the call of one leader. The calls are made in Spanish with the use of hand signals. Salsa Rueda is a fun, social and festive dance.
 
Please note: No experience is necessary, but it is recommended that students attend all (or most) of the classes because each week will build on the moves and progress from previous sessions. Students should wear comfortable shoes.
 
Instructor: Jennifer Cornell, Dance Moves with Jen
Price: $45
CRN: 20060
 

FOOD, COOKING & BAKING
If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify Continuing Education when registering for any food-related courses.
 
 
Cooking Class Book Club
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Feb. 11, March 25 and April 15
Fridays | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. | CRN: 20054
or
Feb. 12, March 26 and April 16
Saturdays | Noon to 3 p.m. | CRN: 20055
 
Do you love reading and food? This is the perfect book club for you! Throughout the course, students will read and discuss a different book every month — each with a food-related twist.
  • February: “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home” by Tembi Locke
  • March: “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris
  • April: “Black Food” by Bryant Terry
 
We will discuss the chosen book at the start of the class and then go into the kitchen and prepare some of the meals mentioned in the book. Leave each class with recipes to take home and enjoy. Participants will learn new techniques to use in their own kitchens, as well as read new and exciting books about food, love and travel.
 
Registration for these courses ends Friday, Jan. 28. Any withdrawals after Jan. 28 will not be refunded the materials fee. Participants must obtain their own copies of the books.
 
Instructor: Chef Megan Diehl, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $159 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)
 
 
 
Foundations in Nutrition NEW!
March 2 to 16
Wednesdays | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Do you feel confused and overwhelmed with all the conflicting information being offered about what to eat and what not to eat? What foods support your needs best? Let’s take a
deep dive into nutritional foundations so you can feel more
confident on your wellness path.
 
  • Week 1: Protein, fat and carbs
  • Week 2: Regulating blood sugar
  • Week 3: Enhancing digestion
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Shannon Woodcock, certified nutritional therapy practitioner and owner of Shannon Woodcock Nutritional
Therapy LLC
Price: $35
CRN: 20063
 
 
 
Baking & Cooking with Maple Products
March 9
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Learn how to make some of Mapleland Farms’ most popular recipes using pure maple products. These baked goods are favorites for families and holiday guests. Dishes may include an appetizer, a chicken course, a fabulous dessert and a veggie side. For a treat, we will end our evening with a maple-based cocktail for those participants 21 or older.
 
Instructor: Mary Jeanne Packer, Mapleland Farms
Price: $19
CRN: 20020
 
 
 
No-Bake Dog Treats
March 12
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Come and make some delicious and healthy no-bake treats for your furry friend. During this class, you will make several different no-bake dog treats that are safe for doggie consumption and can double as people snacks.
 
Instructor: Dr. MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)
CRN: 20021
 
 
 
Keep It Simple & Sweet — Delicious Chocolate Desserts
March 31
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce facility, Wilton
 
Enjoy a two-hour mouth-watering class that demonstrates how to make four delicious, simple desserts using hot fudge sauce! These desserts are great for simple, intimate gatherings or for
a crowd. Participants will also have an opportunity to sample some chocolate treats and tour the Sundaes Best Hot Fudge facility.
 
Instructor: Katie Camarro, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Price: $19
CRN: 20022
 
 
 
Plant-Based Diets
April 2
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
What sets plant-based (or even plant-rich) diets apart from other diets? Are there any health benefits to consuming a diet primarily comprised of plants? Is regular physical activity possible when following this type of diet? If you want to learn more about these questions and more, then this is the class for you. Join us as we learn about the benefits of plant-based diets, information about different variations, and some cooking and recipe ideas! Participants will leave with knowledge, recipes and newfound skills, and will also be able to enjoy a sampling of some delicious and healthy plant-based food.
 
Instructor: Dr. MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren
County
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)
CRN: 20023
 
 
 
Chocolate-Making Basics
April 22
Friday | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Learn how chocolate is made and the history behind this delectable treat. Gain knowledge in the art of tempering and how to work with chocolate. You’ll work with a few different kinds of chocolate and use this knowledge to make a few treats to take home.
 
Please note: By April 21, please advise Continuing Education of any food allergies and note that there is dairy in the chocolate we will be using. Students should bring an apron, wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring a hair tie or other item to pull up long hair.
 
Instructor: Deb Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 20026
 
 
 
Beginner Cookie Decorating
Queensbury campus
 
April 6: Spring & Easter Delights
Wednesday | 6 to 8:30 p.m. | CRN: 20024
and/or
April 30: Beginner Cookie Decorating: Cinco de Mayo
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | CRN: 20025
 
If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get started. After a brief discussion on the basics and tips and tricks of baking cookies, learn hands-on how to create five different cookie designs, step by step. Then, take them home with you along with recipes for icing and sugar cookies, a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. You’ll also learn where to find more information online (tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers) if you’d like to take your new skills to the next level. Leave with inspiration and even more enjoyment of the art of cookie decorating!
 
Please note: These courses are open to students ages 12 and older; students younger than 17 are welcome with a parent or guardian. Any withdrawals after April 1 for the Spring & Easter Delights class or after April 22 for the Cinco de Mayo class will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Cindy Burek, Buttercup Cookie
Price: $65 per class (Course price includes a $50 materials fee.)
 
 
 
Come Bake with Me — Let’s Make Italian Biscotti NEW!
April 23
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 for how to make the perfect biscotti, the most popular twice-baked cookie! These biscotti are crispy and oh-so-delicious. They make great gifts and are easy enough to ship. They 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 you will be able to take some biscotti and the 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 & founder Caliva Cookie Co.
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20061
 
 
 
From Stream to Table: Catching, Preparing And Serving Local Fish
Feb. 24
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Although you can purchase fresh fish at local grocery stores, why not learn how to catch your own fish to eat? In this course, we will cover what types of water sources will support healthy populations of different types of fish, the basic categories of food-friendly fish and ways to catch them, as well as different methods of cooking and preserving fish. This course will also include a question-and-answer session and an optional fish cooking session.
 
Instructors: Dr. MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH, & Dan Carusone, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 20027
 
 

 

Wild Edibles
May 7
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Have you ever wanted to learn which wild-growing plants can be safely eaten? Join us for a short workshop that will teach you to confidently identify wild edibles commonly found in the Northeastern United States. This workshop, which will include a lecture and a plant identification walk, will inform you about what parts of the plants are safely edible, when they should be harvested and how they can be prepared. This workshop will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather!
 
Instructor: Dr. MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 20028
 
 
 
Cake Decorating Simplified NEW!
April 12 to May 3
Tuesdays | 6 to 9 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, Seasoned Restaurant, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Learn how to decorate cakes and cupcakes to look elegant, classic and fun without a lot of stress or frustration. You will learn how to make rosettes and swirls, techniques for smoother buttercream watercolor frosting, and popular decorating ideas. This course is for those with some knowledge of cake decorating who are looking to advance their skills.
 
Please note: Participants should bring a dozen unfrosted cupcakes and an unfrosted cake at least 6 inches in diameter to each class session. All other materials will be supplied during class and sent home with students. Students must bring an apron or other covering; wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have a hair tie or other way to secure long hair.
 
Instructor: Stephanie Robison, executive bakery chef, Mazzone Hospitality
Price: $95 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 20062
 
 
 
Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making
April 9
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek
 
This two-hour session focuses on the haunted history of the Barkeater Chocolates factory and finishes off with a sweet, hands-on demo experience. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, per their guardians’ discretion. You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the old building and grounds. After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo in which you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.
 
Instructor: Deb Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20038
 
 
 

FRIDAY FREEBIES
Continuing Education is pleased to present “Friday Freebies,” a series of online, no-cost, half-hour courses offered through Zoom for fun and personal enrichment!
 
 
Friday Freebies: Thyme for Trout
Feb. 4
Friday | 2 to 2:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Preregistration is required online through Zoom here. After preregistering, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to this session.
 
Fish can offer our bodies some amazing benefits including omega-3 fatty acids and a large amount of protein. This is a great way to fulfill your protein needs without overloading your system with saturated fats and additives. Join us for a quick workshop where we will make Thyme and Lime Trout, a quick and easy way to cook trout!  
 
Instructor: Dr. MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
 
 
 
Friday Freebies: Alternative Medicine 
March 4
Friday | 10 to 10:30 a.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Preregistration is required online through Zoom here. After preregistering, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to this session.
 
This topic will cover a brief overview of Lifestyle Medicine and differences between complementary medicine, alternative medicine, integrative medicine.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
Foundations in Nutrition NEW!
March 2 to 16
Wednesdays | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Do you feel confused and overwhelmed with all the conflicting information being offered about what to eat and what not to eat? What foods support your needs best? Let’s take a
deep dive into nutritional foundations so you can feel more
confident on your wellness path.
 
  • Week 1: Protein, fat and carbs
  • Week 2: Regulating blood sugar
  • Week 3: Enhancing digestion
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Shannon Woodcock, certified nutritional therapy practitioner and owner of Shannon Woodcock Nutritional
Therapy LLC
Price: $35
CRN: 20063
 
 
 
An Ayurvedic Guide for Healthy Living
April 20
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old science of medicine from India, offers a natural way to achieve wellness and joy. According to its principles, each of us has a unique constitution governed by our physical and emotional makeup, as well as our lifestyle — the foods we eat, what time we go to sleep. These constitutions are called doshas, and they are linked to the five elements that make up the universe. Balancing the doshas can alleviate health issues such as stress, weight gain, headaches, inflammation, insomnia, bloating, digestion and more. You will be introduced to this tried-and-true wisdom that offers a way to learn more about you and your personal needs as well as the tips and tools necessary to help you manage your own health.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $19
CRN: 20029
 
 
 
Foundations for Change NEW!
April 26
Tuesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
To move toward meaningful and sustainable change in your life and health, you must build upon a solid foundation. The purpose of this presentation is to:
  • Introduce you to the new and exciting field of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Help you get clear on your wellness vision and the why behind your what
  • Give you practical tools and strategies for setting appropriate, meaningful and achievable goals
  • Encourage and empower you to take your next steps
 
Change is possible, one step at a time!
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 20064
 
 
 
How to Love Your Brain NEW!
May 4
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Your brain weighs only about 3 pounds but is fundamental to everything you do. In this presentation you will learn how to care for your brain with powerful, evidence-based strategies. Such interventions will improve your brain health and offer the greatest hope for preventing, delaying and even reversing cognitive decline.
 
This course is for those concerned about the rise of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on so many lives. According to Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, more than 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented with simple changes to diet and lifestyle.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Varney, CHWC, Stepping Stone Wellness
Price: $19
CRN: 20065
 
 
 
Brain Longevity Training NEW!
May 12
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Based on the research of the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation for the past 20 years, this course delves into the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention. Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise and reaching epidemic numbers. Topics include why it affects women more than men, how food affects memory, the stress factor and more. If you are interested in preventing and effectively treating this disease and are willing to explore both lifestyle and dietary changes, this class is for you.
 
Please note the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or health care provider.
 
Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $19
CRN: 20066
 

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
 
From Stream to Table: Catching, Preparing and Serving Local Fish
Feb. 24
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Although you can purchase fresh fish at local grocery stores, why not learn how to catch your own fish to eat? In this course, we will cover what types of water sources will support healthy populations of different types of fish, the basic categories of food-friendly fish and ways to catch them, as well as different methods of cooking and preserving fish. This course will also include a question-and-answer session and an optional fish cooking session.
 
Instructor: Marybeth Mitcham & Dan Carusone, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 20027
 
 
 
Fly Tying & Fly-Fishing Basics
March 24 to April 14
Thursdays | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Are you new to the sport of fly fishing or interested in learning more? This class is designed for novice and new fly tyers. Learn the basic techniques required to tie your own flies and the patterns used by local fly fish anglers. You will learn about aquatic ecology, fly fishing and tying techniques as they pertain to the patterns tied in class. The last class will cover fly fishing gear and include a demonstration of basic casting techniques. Necessary equipment and materials required to begin tying flies, in addition to where to find kits, will be discussed in the first class.
 
Please note: All tying materials for use in class will be provided. However, students must provide their own tools and bring a vise and basic tools to all classes after the first.
 
Instructor: Bryan Goodwin
Price: $59
CRN: 20003
 
 
 
Treasure or Trash
April 13
Wednesday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Local sponsor of “Antiques Roadshow” since 1997, Mark Lawson has been buying, selling, appraising and auctioning antiques, fine art, estate jewelry, coins, silver and rare collectibles full time in the Capital Region since 1990. Join Mark for a fun and informative evening learning about the marketplace and discover what your “stuff” is worth.
 
Registered participants have the option of emailing a quality image to Continuing Education before Monday, April 11, to ensure inclusion for evaluation and discussion. Learn several different ways to sell your treasures in the current marketplace. Have items to sell? Mark has helped thousands of families and can help you chart a course forward.
 
Instructor: Mark Lawson, Mark Lawson Antiques
Price: $55
CRN: 20032
 
 
 
Deaf History NEW!
Feb. 23
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
This course provides a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture, and explores theoretical frameworks from sociology. Learn about Deafness as a culture, not as a disability. This course is for those interested in history and civil rights, or for people who are learning American Sign Language (ASL) and wish to learn more about Deaf culture.
 
Amy Lapham is a credentialed teacher of the Deaf who has been teaching ASL with SUNY Adirondack for six years. She was executive director of the Association for the Hearing Impaired and organized workshops and educational sessions for interested organizations. In addition, Amy is a Deaf person who is a native speaker of ASL and has a strong, personal connection to Deaf culture.
 
Instructor: Amy Lapham, SUNY Adirondack adjunct, ASL
Price: $19
CRN: 20067
 

HOME & GARDEN
 
Jumpstart Your Garden
Feb. 26
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Remote via Zoom
 
As midwinter days get longer, it’s time for planning and even starting your garden. That’s right — you can start garden plants in February and March, which can be transplanted in May to get an early and vigorous start for your garden. This class will explain how to plan your garden calendar, sow seeds indoors in containers, use the proper soils, fertility and seeds, care for seedlings as they grow and plant them outside at the right time. Our focus will be on starting long-season vegetables like tomatoes and peppers, and getting an extra early start on lettuces and greens. Participants will also gain knowledge about starting seeds and caring for seedlings to help grow a healthy, productive vegetable garden.
 
Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy, professor of Botany, runs the College Garden Program and teaches classes in plant science, organic gardening and sustainable agriculture.
 
Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 20033
 
 
 
Apple Tree Grafting & Care
March 26
Saturday | 9 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can start your own favorites or improve existing ones. Because known apple varieties do not grow from seed, you will learn about how you can produce your own new apple trees by grafting shoots of desired varieties onto suitable rootstocks. Benefits of various rootstocks and the properties of certain apple varieties will also be discussed. Learn about planning your home orchard, proper planting techniques and the basics of tree care. You will go home with your own grafted apple tree as well as new knowledge about propagating apple trees.
 
The class will also go outside to the college orchard. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
 
Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack 
Price: $29 (Course price includes a $7 materials fee.)
CRN: 20034
 
 
Intro to Vegetable Gardens NEW!
March 30
Wednesday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This class will teach you the basics of starting and maintaining a successful vegetable garden. We will discuss site and plant selection, soil preparation, basic plant needs and common pest problems you may encounter in the garden.
 
 
Instructor: Rebecca Devaney, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren
County
Price: $19
CRN: 20068
 
 
 
Organic Gardening & Alternatives to Pesticides NEW!
April 21
Thursday | 6 to 8 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This class will focus on the basics of small-scale organic growing and using a whole-systems approach to support a healthy soil foundation. We will also discuss the general risks associated with chemical pesticides and a range of organic alternatives for pest management.
 
Instructor: Rebecca Devaney, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Price: $19
CRN: 20083
 
 
 
Wild Edibles
May 7
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Have you ever wanted to learn which wild-growing plants can be safely eaten? Join us for a short workshop that will teach you to be able to confidently identify wild edibles commonly found in the Northeastern United States. This workshop, which will include a lecture and a plant identification walk, will inform you about what parts of the plants are safely edible, when they should be harvested, and also how they can be prepared. This workshop will be held, rain or shine, so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
Instructor: Dr. MB (Marybeth) Mitcham, Ph.D., MPH, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren
County
Price: $19
CRN: 20028
 
 
 
Introduction to Native Bees 101 NEW!
April 30
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This course will explore the diversity of native bees that often go unnoticed and underappreciated. New York is home to more than 400 species of native pollen bees that have developed unique techniques and relationships with native flowers that make them efficient and indispensable pollinators. This class will focus on the lifecycles and physiological traits of different bee families and how collectively they fill various niches within the natural environment. With a working knowledge and understanding of bees, the course will conclude with a discussion of solutions that will mitigate environmental stressors such as the impact of insecticides, invasive species and climate change.
 
The founder of Native Beeology, Timothy J. Stanley, is director at the Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation. Tim obtained a bachelor’s degree in animal science from SUNY Cobleskill and an associate degree in forestry from SUNY ESF. He is also a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Naturalist.
 
Instructor: Tim Stanley, founder of Native Beeology
Price: $19
CRN: 20069
 
 

LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION
 
Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training
 
Feb. 8 to March 8
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom (CRN: 20049)
or
March 22 to April 19
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury Campus (CRN: 20048)
 
In this course, individuals will receive complete training by TriCounty Literacy Center staff to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Why not give back by teaching reading and English to adults in the community who need help? The need for literacy tutors in the region is significant.
 
Instructor: Tri-County Literacy Center Inc.
Price: $15
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 3
Feb. 9 to March 9
Wednesdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
This course builds on the foundation of skills and knowledge learned in Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) levels 1 and 2. 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. It is especially helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and will assist in communicating with the deaf, as well as those with autism, speech delays or other communication impairments. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, deaf individuals in the community and interactive activities. The instructor is a licensed Sign Language Interpreter, past resident choreographer at Sign Design Theatre Company and vocal interpreter for New York Deaf Theatre. He has taught many language and Deaf culture classes across the states.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
Price: 20050
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 4 NEW!
March 23 to April 20
Wednesdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
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.
 
American Sign Language is especially helpful for those in health-related or educational fields, and will assist in communicating with the deaf, as well as those with autism, speech delays or other communication impairments. You’ll learn from handouts, PowerPoints, group work, deaf individuals in the community and interactive activities.
 
Instructor: Aaron Coulson, ACEntertainment
Price: $59
CRN: 20070
 
 
 
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) Level 5 NEW!
May 4 to June 1
Wednesdays | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
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
Price: 20071
 
 
 
Keep Talking: An Introduction to Professional Voice-Over
April 4
Monday | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over in audio books, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and other formats.
 
Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.
 
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 20052
 
 
 
Ideas: Mining for Freelance Writing Gold
March 26
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Aspiring writers wait for inspiration to deliver ideas. Successful writers mine for ideas instead, and they’re rewarded with bylines and paychecks. Learn strategies and action steps for mining ideas that professional writer Pauline Bartel has used profitably in both the magazine and book fields. Ideas are like gold in the freelance writing marketplace, and Pauline will help you discover the secrets of tapping into the mother lode.
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications Inc.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20051
 
 
 
No Excuses! Writing & Selling Your Book
April 9
Saturday | 1 to 4 p.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
John Grisham scribbled notes on a legal pad between court sessions. Those notes eventually became his best-selling novel, “A Time to Kill.” Recollections of growing up in depression- era Ireland compelled Frank McCourt to write his best-selling memoir, “Angela’s Ashes.” Is a novel or nonfiction book burning inside you? If so, learn the ins and outs of publishing from a pro who has helped dozens of students become authors. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents, and how to guide your book to publishing success. One-on-one consulting with the instructor about your project after the course eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams.
 
Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications Inc.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20053
 
 

LOCAL TOURS & TRIPS
Off-campus tour and course sites may require participants to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival. Participants will be notified of such requirements in advance; please note that health and safety guidelines are subject to change.
 
 
Old Fort House Museum Tour
April 27
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Old Fort House Museum, Fort Edward
 
The Old Fort House has served as a museum for 60 years. Join R. Paul McCarty, executive director of the Old Fort House Museum, and explore the campus, tour the buildings and grounds and see some of the special collections not normally open for the public to view. You will also have an opportunity to explore some of the archives and storage areas.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20041
 
 
 
Strand Theatre Lecture & Tour NEW!
April 29
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls
 
The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls has offered the greater Glens Falls community numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts since its opening in 1923. Join us as we tour this beautiful local theater and explore its rich history and theatrical heritage.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 20073
 
 
 
Park Theater Tour & Lunch NEW!
March 11
Friday | 10:30 a.m. to noon | The Park Theater, Glens Falls
 
Get an inside look into this historic theater, now a hotspot for community events and performances. Opened Dec. 23, 1911, Park Theater was the first movie theater in Glens Falls and became a gathering place for residents to watch silent films and vaudeville shows. After closing in 1935, the Glens Falls Post Co., publishers of The Post-Star, purchased the theater in 1937 and converted it into a printing plant. Over the years, it has been gradually improved for use as a performing arts center, rented out for occasional concerts and used to operate a movie theater. In July 2014, local developer Elizabeth Miller, president of Miller Mechanical, purchased the property. With the help of AJA Architecture and Planning and Cifone Construction Co., the Park Theater has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing space with Doc’s Restaurant downstairs.
 
Your tour will conclude with lunch (a sandwich/wrap with beverage, chips and dessert) at Doc’s Restaurant.
 
Please note: You will be contacted before the tour for your sandwich order. Any withdrawals after March 9 will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Chris Ristau, executive director, The Park Theater
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20072
 
 
 
Mapleland Farms Tour
March 23
Wednesday | 2 to 4 p.m. | Mapleland Farms, Salem, New York
 
Enjoy a visit to Mapleland Farms, a five-generation family farm in Salem, and discover how this farm turns maple sap into sweetness. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look and learn about tree management, tapping and how sap is collected and processed in the sugarhouse. Of course, no sugarhouse tour would be complete without some maple sugar tasting!
 
Please note: Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear and clothing for this indoor and outdoor program.
 
Instructor: Mapleland Farms staff
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 20035
 
 
 
Northern Cross Vineyard Tour
April 8
Friday | 2 to 4 p.m. | Northern Cross Vineyard, Valley Falls
 
Whether you are an at-home winemaker or simply looking to grow your understanding of wine, this tour is for you. The Upper Hudson Valley is home to a wine industry featuring cold-climate grapes. Tour Northern Cross Vineyard and engage in a discussion on vineyard maintenance and hands-on trimming. Learn about wine grapes and winemaking, and have a tasting of authentic local wine.
 
Please note: Participants will be required to show valid ID to participate in the wine tasting portion of the tour. Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Instructor: Andy Weber, owner of Northern Cross Vineyards
Price: $19 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 20037
 
 
 
Behind the Scenes at Up Yonda Farm, Environmental Education Center
April 2
Saturday | 10 a.m. to noon | Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing
 
Join Up Yonda Farm naturalists for a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the buildings and grounds of the 75-acre site in Bolton Landing. You’ll learn about the history of Up Yonda Farm and the family that donated the property, which is the only environmental education center in Warren County. All the buildings on the property have been converted or expanded to further the mission of educating the public about the environment in the Adirondacks. This tour will include the farmhouse, which houses the welcome center, a live turtle exhibit and offices; the auditorium for local history and taxidermy; the museum’s four exhibits, three of which were updated or added in 2020/2021; and the sugarhouse for an overview of Adirondack maple sugaring and a history of sugaring at Up Yonda Farm.
 
Guests are encouraged to pack a lunch and picnic on the lawn or under the pavilion before the tour and enjoy the scenery at Up Yonda Farm. After your tour, you may revisit any stops
to explore your interests, take a nature walk on the available trails, summit the vista for incredible views of Lake George and the surrounding mountains or find a quiet spot in one of
the gardens to enjoy the peace of nature.
 
Please note: Participants should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear and clothing for this indoor and outdoor program, which will include walking a half-mile to three-quarters of a mile on paved and unpaved surfaces.
 
Instructor: Rick Landry, naturalist, Up Yonda Farm
Price: $19
CRN: 20036
 
 
 
Haunted Tour & Chocolate Making
April 9
Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Barkeater Chocolates Factory, North Creek
 
This two-hour session focuses on the haunted history of the Barkeater Chocolates factory and finishes off with a sweet, hands-on demo experience. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, per their guardians’ discretion. You will hear firsthand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic history of the old building and grounds. After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll do a chocolate demo in which you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to enjoy on the spot or to take home.
 
Please note: If you have any food allergies, please notify Continuing Education when registering for this course.
 
Instructor: Deb Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Price: $39 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20038
 
 
 
Ideal Dairy Farms & Argyle Cheese Farmer Dairy Processing & Store Tour
April 13
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms, Hudson Falls
 
Visit a commercial dairy farm milking 3,000 cows and learn what goes into producing delicious and nutritious dairy products. Ideal Dairy Farms staff will share how they care for their cows and discuss the environment with innovative technology and tools that allow the farm to remain competitive and sustainable in the dairy industry.
 
Following the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, participants will travel a short distance to the Argyle Cheese Farmer dairy processing plant and retail store to discover how Ideal Dairy’s milk is made into cheese, yogurt and lots of other delicious products. Participants will also have the option to shop the collection of farm-fresh, delicious, homemade products.
 
Please note: This two-hour program includes an indoor and outdoor walking tour of an operating dairy farm, so please dress appropriately. Tour begins at Ideal Dairy Farms at 239 Vaughn Road, Hudson Falls, New York 12839 (follow the signs to the tour and parking area). After the Ideal Dairy Farms tour, drive to Argyle Cheese Farmer processing plant and retail store at 2358 Burgoyne Ave. in Hudson Falls.
 
Instructor: Ideal Dairy Farms and Argyle Cheese Farmer staff
Price: $19
CRN: 20079
 
 
 
Warren County Fish Hatchery Tour
April 23
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 the many 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 the opportunity to visit the Hatchery Building, where the egg hatching process takes place, and observe the extensive water system that keeps the 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: 20039
 
 
 
An Architectural & Musical Treasure Tour in Glens Falls
March 25
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the North Country and listed in National Register of Historic Places. Designed by famed American architect Ralph Adams Cram, the 1929 neo-Gothic building displays beautiful stonework, magnificent wood carvings and colorful stained-glass windows. The church is home to two large pipe organs, which you will experience in sight and sound. With more than 7,000 pipes ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet long, this world-renowned instrument is one of the 100 largest pipe organs in the world.
 
Bryan Kirk, music director and organist, will take you on an informative tour of the building. You’ll also have a chance to hear this magnificent instrument, from the softest ethereals to roof-raising and floor-shaking fortissimos. See rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers and pipes and air reservoirs, and learn about the extensive music program and concerts the church offers for the benefit of our community.
 
Instructor: Bryan Kirk, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls
Price: $19
CRN: 20040
 
 
 
Rogers Island Tour
May 4
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | 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 Rogers Island played during the French and Indian War. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.
 
Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, Old Fort House Museum
Price: $19
CRN: 20042
 
 
 
Historic Congress Park & Canfield Casino Tour NEW!
May 11
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Saratoga Springs
 
Saratoga Springs History Museum will present a historicwalking tour of Congress Park and the Canfield Casino. Participants will learn about the history of the park; the mineral springs and how downtown Saratoga Springs was settled.
Following the walk, participants can tour the museum, located in the 1870 Canfield Casino and learn about Saratoga Springs’ history from settlement through today.
 
Instructor: James Parillo, executive director, Saratoga Springs History Museum
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20078
 
 
Tour & Lunch at Skene Manor
May 6
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 that will be 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. Those who visit rave about the lunch and the dedication of the volunteer staff who run the manor.
 
You will be contacted prior to the trip for your sandwich order. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Please note: The manor has stairs only; there is no elevator.
 
Instructor: Skene Manor staff
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 20043
 
 
 
The "Great Ladies" of Saratoga Walking Tour
May 13
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | North Broadway, Saratoga Springs
 
See and hear about the Victorian houses (originally named “Great Ladies”) on North Broadway in Saratoga. The tour includes stories about the man who was so angry at the city he turned his back on it, the son who took his mother’s jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them, the man who won three Academy Awards, the competition between two shirt manufacturers and “The Million Dollar House.” Discover these fascinating historical tales, all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions they each called home with your guide, Hollis Palmer, local author and Victorian historian.
 
The tour begins and ends at 563 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Please note: Any withdrawals after May 6 will not be refunded the materials fee.
 
Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $25 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 20044
 
 
 
Salem Art Works Cary Hill Sculpture Park Tour
May 18
Wednesday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Salem Art Works, Salem, New York
 
Participants will get a tour of the Salem Art Works (SAW) property and sculpture park. They will learn about the history of SAW and park sculptures. The top of the park has 360-degree views and 5 miles of walking trails. There are picnic tables where you can eat if you bring a bag lunch. The group can break out to do a self-guided tour afterward to wander the property.
 
Terrain varies in the sculpture park, so please bring comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water. Participants should wear proper clothing for this activity and dress for the weather.
 
Please note: Preregistration is required for this tour by Monday, May 16, and all participants must provide proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination to the office of Continuing Education by that date to attend this tour.
 
Instructor: Jenny Hillenbrand, Salem Art Works
Price: $19
CRN: 20045
 
 
 
Pleasant Valley Farm Tour NEW!
April 25
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 diverse vegetables, fruits and herbs year-round with organic methods. The tour will include three large high tunnels, where winter greens will still be growing, as well as the washing station area where all produce is washed and packed for weekly distribution in the community through online sales, wholesale and some 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 the 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: 20082
 

MOTORCYCLE TRAINING
 
Back for its 19th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack offers weekend and midweek classes that run April through October.
 
All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online. Log onto adkmc.com, or call 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 returning riders whose skills are a bit rusty. Learn the basics of motorcycle operation with patient, professional RiderCoaches. Motorcycles are provided, but students should provide their own helmets. This class has an online component, plus classroom and riding components. Successful completion of this class entitles the student to a NYS motorcycle road test waiver — meaning no DMV riding test is required.
 
NYS licensed drivers who successfully complete this course do not have to take the motorcycle road test at the DMV. Active military or those from out of state need only their military ID or state of residence driver’s license.
 
A valid driver’s license is required to take this course. Students have the option of obtaining their NYS motorcycle learner’s permit before coming to class or after they complete the course. Students should be able to ride a bicycle and must provide their own helmets.
 
Price: $310
 
 
 
Basic RiderCourse II (BRC II for License Waiver)
This one-day course is 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 component is required before the classroom and riding component. Successful completion of the online element and the riding skills test earns a Course Completion Card, which acts as a road test waiver at the DMV. It’s a great way to finally get licensed!
 
NYS licensed drivers who successfully complete this course do not have to take the motorcycle road test at the DMV. Active military or those from out of state need only their military ID or state of residence driver’s license.
 
Students must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid NYS driver’s license and a NYS motorcycle permit. Students must bring and use their own street-legal motorcycles and helmets for this class.
 
Price: $260
 
 

MUSIC
 
SUNY Adirondack Chorale
Jan. 24 to May 2 (No class March 14)
Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
The chorale is intended for individuals who enjoy group singing and involves weekly group rehearsals. No previous experience is necessary, and no audition is required. Public concert(s) will be included in the program.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $12
CRN: 20046
 
 
 
Group Piano
April 6 to May 4
Wednesdays | 11 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
Have you always wanted to learn piano, or would you like a refresher course to brush up skills learned in the past? This is a fun and relaxing group piano class designed for all skill levels, from the beginner to the more experienced musician. This is a great complementary course to the Topics in Music Theory 1 class scheduled from March 25 to April 8.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $79
CRN: 20074
 
 
Topics in Music Theory 1 NEW!
March 25 to April 8
Fridays | 10 a.m. to noon | Queensbury campus
 
This course will focus on the keyboard, notation on the staff, and major and minor key signatures and scales. The study of music theory provides the foundation for understanding the concepts upon which music is built. Join us for this interactive and practical course that opens the world of music theory for the beginner and offers a refresher for the more experienced musician or for anyone with the desire to learn more about music.
 
This is a great complementary course to the Group Piano class scheduled from April 6 to May 4.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $49
CRN: 20075
 
 
 
Strand Theatre Lecture & Tour NEW!
April 29
Friday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls
 
The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls has offered the greater Glens Falls community numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts since its opening in 1923. Join us as we tour this beautiful local theater and explore its rich history and theatrical heritage.
 
Instructor: Miriam Enman, SUNY Adirondack
Price: $19
CRN: 20073
 
 

NEVER STOP LEARNING
 
Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series
April 19 and 26
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.
 
Please note: When registering, please indicate if you are attending with any other participants, so seating arrangements can be planned accordingly.
 
Tuesday, April 19
  • 11 a.m. — “Saratoga WarHorse Program” by Josh Kaplan, Veteran Program facilitator at Saratoga WarHorse
  • 1 p.m. — “The Haitian Revolution: The Continent’s Forgotten Revolution” by Dr. Adriana Umaña, instructor of Foreign Language at SUNY Adirondack
 
Tuesday, April 26
  • 11 a.m. — “Urban and Community Forest Program” by Jeffrey Speich, supervising forester, NYS DEC
  • 1 p.m. — “The Last American Editor” by Kenneth Tingley, author and retired editor of The Post-Star newspaper
 
Price: $75 (Course price includes a $50 materials fee.)
CRN: 20047
 

YOUTH ENRICHMENT
 
Exploring Foreign Languages NEW!
Saturdays | 10 a.m. to noon
World Awareness Children’s Museum, Glens Falls
For students in grades 3 to 5
 
Discover French and/or Spanish in a fun and engaging way! Explore the diverse nations where French or Spanish are the official languages. These courses are designed around stories, games and creative activities to learn everyday vocabulary and basic communication skills. Join us and discover the history, music and art of these diverse cultures. Students will have the opportunity to see a variety of related artifacts that World Awareness Children’s Museum has to offer to enhance this cultural experience.
 
These courses are open to children in grades 3 to 5. To register, please complete the online Youth Enrichment Registration Request Form.
 
  • April 2: Exploring French – CRN: 20076
  • April 9: Exploring Spanish – CRN: 20077
Instructor: Dr. Adriana Umaña, instructor of Foreign Language at SUNY Adirondack
Price: $25 per course ($50 for both)