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Spring 2017 Community Education Courses

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For a printable PDF of the Spring Workforce Development and Community Education course book, please click here.
For the online list of Community Educations courses and their locations, click here.

 

Kid and Teen Academy

Driver Education

CRN# 10897                                 Tuesdays, January 17-May 16                                                                                    
CFP 303-51                                   5:30-7 p.m.                                                                                                            Fee: $495

In-car schedule will run January 17 through May 20, 2017.
No class March 14

The NYS Driver Education Program provides 24 hours of classroom time, 6 hours of actual driving experience and 18 hours of in-car observation. Students must be at least 16 years of age and must have a valid NYS Learner’s permit or a NYS Driver’s License. Students must attend all scheduled classes in order to successfully complete the course and be eligible to receive the MV285 certificate (the Blue Card). Students who complete this course will be eligible for the “Class D” driver’s license when they are 17. Driving time will be scheduled individually with the student. The classroom portion of this course will be taught by John Ferrucci. Mr. Ferrucci has taught Driver’s Education for 11+ years. The in-car instruction will be taught by Bell’s Driving School. Click here to register.

 

Piano Lessons for Children and Teens

CRN# 10896                     February 6-May 1                                                                                                                            
CFP 300-51                       By Appointment                                                                  Fee: $215

No class the week of March 13-18
This course, designed especially for beginners, ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Timothy Farrell, an alumnus of the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Mr. Farrell is a piano instructor at the Hilton Music Center, Magic of Music and the Rocky Music Studios, and is also a pianist in the Joey Thomas Big Band and at private venues in the area. Click here to register.

 

Guitar Lessons for Kids

CRN# 10900                     February 6-May 1                                                                                                                              
CFP 305-01                       By Appointment                                                                   Fee: $275

No class the week of March 13-18
This course, designed especially for beginners, ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct in the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Click here to register.

 

Voice Lessons for Children and Teens

CRN# 10901                     February 6-May 1                                                                                                                             
CFP 306-51                       By Appointment                                                                  Fee: $215

No class the week of March 13-18
Students will learn proper singing techniques and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Peter Waite, an alumnus of the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Mr. Waite is currently the Choral Director at Mekeel Christian Academy and Piano/Voice/Composition Instructor at the Performance School of the Arts. He has an active private lesson studio instructing on composition, music theory and vocal/piano instruction to students of all ages. Click here to register.

 

Sewing 101 for Kids - Winter Break

CRN# 11306                                 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 20-22
CFP 339-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $75

In this sewing class, students, ages 8-14 years, will learn the basics of sewing and how to use their sewing machine. While making a tote bag, students will learn basic construction, how to sew a straight stitch and how to cut and measure. All supplies are included. Students must bring their own sewing machines. Sewing machines can be provided at no additional cost but must be requested ahead of time by contacting the instructor at fatima@fab518.com. This course is taught by Fatima Bey who has been sewing and crocheting since she was 10 years old. She was the Alterations Manager at David’s Bridal for 10 years and teaches sewing classes at Jo-ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Albany High School, and HVCC. Click here to register.
 

Kano Computer – Winter Break

CRN# 11235                                 Monday-Friday, February 20-24                                  
CFP 346-01                                   9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                            Fee: $250

The Kano Computer Kit is a computer anyone can make. Students ages 9-14 will build and code it themselves. It’s a fun way to make, play and express your creativity with technology. This course will introduce students to various programming languages including Python and JavaScript. The students will learn Python through our Kano blocks by making Minecraft and Pong. They will also dive into the word of Linus by going on a Terminal Quest and by making Snake. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

 

LEGO® Robotics – Winter and Spring Breaks

CRN# 11233                                 Monday-Friday, February 20-24 (Winter Break)
CFP 345-01                                   9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                           Fee: $250

CRN# 11234                                 Monday-Friday, April 17-21 (Spring Break)                                                  
CFP 345-02                                   9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                           Fee: $250

Using LEGO® bricks, students ages 6-10 years will be introduced to robotics. They will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program their models and explore theme-based activities. This course will enhance skills in science, engineering, technology and coding. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.
 

Coding and Gaming with OzoBots

CRN# 11276                                 Thursdays, March 30-April 27
CFP 348-51                                   6-7 p.m.                                                                            Fee: $65

Students (ages 6-9) will learn how to code their robots to do different commands. These tiny robots expand STEM and computer science learning through a collection of game based activities and digital apps. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.
 

Introduction to Horseback Riding for Children and Teens

CRN# 11232                                 Thursdays, April 6-May 11
CFP 335-01                                   4-5 p.m.                                                                                                                    Fee: $185

Students, ages 6-13 years, will have an opportunity to take introductory level riding lessons that allow them to bond with their horse and focus on proper technique and safety. Riders are grouped according to riding ability with no experience necessary. Students are asked to wear boots or shoes with a heel, appropriate riding attire such as jeans or comfortable pants and no loose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students but students are also welcome to bring their own. Students will ride in one of the Capital District’s largest indoor arenas - the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road in Schenectady. Don’t miss this opportunity – class size is limited. Click here to register.

 

CSI: Forensic Science – Spring Break

CRN# 11236                                 Monday-Friday, April 17-21
CFP 347-01                                   9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $250

Students, ages 9-14, will learn to become Crime Scene Investigators. They will understand how law enforcement professionals solve crimes. Topics include how a crime is actually solved and how biology, chemistry and physics play a major role in an investigation. Working with tools used in the field, students will collect evidence to solve their own case. This course is taught by Club Scientific. 
Click here to register.

 

Modify Your Own Prom Dress - Spring Break

CRN# 11253                                 Monday and Tuesday, April 17-18
CFP 728-01                                   9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                                                                           Fee: $35

Do you want to make sure your prom dress is unique? If you don’t want to run into someone with the same dress or want to modify your prom dress then this is the class for you. Students will be able to add a strap or beadwork, cut and alter, take something off, add lace or a variety of other ways to make your prom dress unique. Students will take their creativity and make their ideas into reality. The instructor will teach the students how to do what they envision. No prior experience is necessary. Students must bring their own sewing machines. Sewing machines can be provided at no additional cost but must be requested ahead of time by contacting the instructor at fatima@fab518.com with any questions regarding the course or the supply list. This course is taught by Fatima Bey, who has been sewing and crocheting since she was 10 years old. She was the Alterations Manager at David’s Bridal for 10 years and teaches sewing classes at Jo-ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Albany High School, and HVCC. Click here to register.

 

Modify Your Own Prom Handbag or Shoe Purse - Spring Break

CRN# 11254                                 Wednesday and Thursday, April 19-20
CFP 729-01                                   9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                                                                           Fee: $35

It can be a hassle to find the right handbag to match your shoes. You may want to bring another pair of shoes to change into halfway through the prom. What will you carry them in? Students in the class will make their own handbag or shoe purse to take to the prom. All students must bring in their own sewing machine and the following supplies: one yard of your desired fabric. Sewing machines can be provided at no additional cost but must be requested ahead of time by contacting the instructor at fatima@fab518.com with any questions regarding the course or the supply list. This course is taught by Fatima Bey, who has been sewing and crocheting since she was 10 years old. She was the Alterations Manager at David’s Bridal for 10 years and teaches sewing classes at Jo-ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Albany High School, and HVCC. Click here to register.

 

Winter Break at miSci

SCCC is partnering with the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in order to offer the following STEM courses during the school winter break. The courses will be taught at the (miSci) located at 15 Knott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY

Monday, February 20 - Glow Day

Glow World Glow

CRN# 11277                                 Grades K-2
CFP 349-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

How do fireflies glow? Can rocks glow? Discover bioluminescence and experiment with chemistry to create your own glowing toy. Click here to register.

Under the Sea

CRN# 11278                                 Grades K-2
CFP 350-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

What lurks deep in the ocean? Take a journey underwater and learn about ocean layers, sharks, and underwater volcanos. Discover the properties of water and experiment with water pressure.  Click here to register.

Bioluminescence

CRN# 11279                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 351-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Discover the difference between chemiluminescence, phosphorescence, and fluorescence. Investigate why and how animals, plants, and rocks glow. Experiment with chemistry to create your own glowing toy.  Click here to register.

Lights and Lasers

CRN# 11280                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 352-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

What are lasers used for? Discover how to split a laser beam and investigate the properties of light and color. Make a spectroscope.
Click here to register.

 

Tuesday, February 21 - Building Big Day

Design, Build, Create, KEVA!

CRN# 11281                                 Grades K-2
CFP 353-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25
Use your imagination to build amazing structures with KEVA planks. Click here to register.

Movers and Shakers

CRN# 11282                                 Grades K-2
CFP 354-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Let’s get moving and explore different kinds of movement, from animal motion to optical illusions. Make a toy that flies! Click here to register.

Castles and Catapults

CRN# 11283                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 355-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Design your own castle out of KEVA planks. Then build a catapult to launch in a battle against your classmates! Click here to register.

Engineering Challenge

CRN# 11284                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 356-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Learn some basic principles of engineering and science.  What makes a structure sturdy? Can you design a building to withstand an earthquake?  A lunar lander for the moon?  Test your building skills as a junior engineer! Click here to register.

 

Wednesday, February 22 - More Than Meets the Eye Day

Bugs Eye View

CRN# 11285                                 Grades K-2
CFP 357-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

What’s the difference between a bug and an insect? A butterfly and a moth? Become an entomologist and visit our butterfly house to explore this fascinating world. Click here to register.

Frozen Science

CRN# 11286                                 Grades K-2
CFP 358-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Investigate states of matter and the properties of water. Build a boat and experiment with buoyancy. Explore density, surface tension, and water cohesion.  Discover what capillary action can do! Click here to register.

Buggin’ Out

CRN# 11287                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 359-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Visit the hidden world of insects. Learn about their anatomy, adaptations, and live cycles. Explore the life of the butterfly with a visit to our butterfly house. Discover how the structure of butterfly wings help scientists to make great strides nanotechnology. Click here to register.

Optical Illusions

CRN#11288                                  Grades 3-5
CFP 360-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Learn how visual stimulus can trick the eye. Make your own optical illusion and participate in a cow eye dissection! Click here to register.

 

Thursday, February 23 - Tiny Tech Day

Peek @ Nano

CRN# 11289                                 Grades K-2
CFP 361-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

How small is nano? Join us to find out how nanotechnology is all around you! Experiment with kinetic sand, materials that repel water, and oobleck! Click here to register.

Fizz, Pop, Boom

CRN# 11290                                 Grades K-2
CFP 362-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Have a blast and create mind blowing reactions!  Experiment with air pressure, chemical reactions, and bubbling potions! Click here to register.

It’s a Small, Small Nano World

CRN# 11291                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 363-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Get your hands-on this tiny technology. Learn how small nano really is! Experiment with polymers, liquid crystal displays, and hydrogel. Click here to register.

Tangible Tech

CRN# 11292                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 364-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Explore the world of technology and coding in our Tinkering exhibit. See a 3D printer in action. Experiment with a MaKey Makey and make a banana piano! Click here to register.

Nano Technology

CRN# 11293                                 Grades 6-8
CFP 365-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

What does it mean to be nano sized? Smaller than a blood cell? An atom? Find out! Explore nanotechnology through hands-on experiments with electroplating, graphene, and liquid metal. Click here to register.

 

Friday, February, 24 - Physics of Space Day 

Magic of the Force

CRN# 11294                                 Grades K-2
CFP 366-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Soar into the science of Star Wars movies. Will the force be with you? Learn how forces act on Earth and in outer space. Investigate the magic of invisibility and the power of lights and lasers. Click here to register.

Twinkling Stars

CRN# 11295                                 Grades K-2
CFP 367-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Star light, star bright, what are stars made of? Join us as we investigate outer space. Identify constellations and explore the planets in our solar system. Play some gravity games and design a moon lander! Click here to register.

Physics of the Force

CRN# 11296                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 368-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Calling all Jedi’s. Determine if the science in Star Wars movies is real. Investigate the laws of physics and light properties to determine if lightsabers, holograms, and levitating vehicles could really exist. Click here to register.

Notion of Motion

CRN# 11297                                 Grades 3-5
CFP 369-51                                   1-4 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $25

Discover how motion is all around us in our everyday life from gravity to the movement of the planets. Conduct experiments in physics to learn about Bernoulli’s principal and Newton’s laws. Design and race a toy car. Click here to register.

Meteorite or Meteorwrong

CRN# 11298                                 Grades 6-8
CFP 370-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                       Fee: $25

Each day over 100 tons of meteoroids (small rocks and dust) come crashing through Earth’s atmosphere Some of this material makes it to the ground as a meteorite. Join us as we learn about the properties of meteorites, where meteorites come from, and how to test a rock to see if it truly came from outer space! Click here to register.