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Career Development

INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
CRN# 11821
CFP 222-01
Wednesdays, February 27 – May 15
10-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $595
This certificate program is offered in conjunction with Schenectady ARC and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County. It is appropriate for diverse populations, including senior citizens and individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who are interested in hands-on training in the horticulture field and who would like to obtain employment in a garden center, farm stand or greenhouse. Topics include basic botany, care of annuals, perennials and vegetable crops, and weed identifications. Participants will gain experience in customer service and working and learning in a greenhouse, as well as a variety of outdoor garden settings. Classes will be held at the Sustainable Living Center at Central Park in Schenectady and the Schenectady ARC’s Maple Ridge Horticulture Center in Rotterdam.

INTRODUCTION TO CRAFT BREWING AND DISTILLING
CRN# 11105
CFP 215-01
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 15 – April 25
6:30-9 p.m.

Fee: $1,750
Fee is inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.

See the Craft Brewing/Distilling course flyer.
For more information, please contact the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101, ext. 3 or schelljp@sunysccc.edu. This course provides a basic understanding of brewing and distillation skills, working in a manufacturing environment, safety and microbiology. Topics covered include: brewing science, beer maturation and storage, beer processing and packaging, quality and process control, plant safety and sanitation, malting, mashing, brewing, fermentation, finishing, and distillation basics. This course will consist of lecture and lab training in the classroom and at regional breweries. In addition to directed studies, students will enhance their brewing knowledge through assigned reading and writing exercises and visits to local breweries. The goal of this course is to provide a pool of trained, entry level brewers in the growing craft beer industry. This course is developed and overseen by regional breweries and distillers. Students must be 18 years of age or older.

21ST CENTURY CAREER READINESS
CFP 224-51
For more information, please contact the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101, ext. 3 or schelljp@sunysccc.edu. Are you an industry leader looking to invest in and grow your workforce? 21st Century Career Readiness is a holistic training program which focuses on the academic skills, soft skills and personal resource building skills essential for job acquisition and retention. This course is ideal for an individual looking to improve his/her career readiness and marketability, as well as an industry leader looking for a flexible and customizable curriculum to improve retention, productivity and the all-important bottom line.

CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (CPT)
CRN# 11791
CFP 243-51
Mondays and Wednesdays, April 1 – June 19
3:30-5:30 p.m.

Fee: $3,000
Fee is inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.
For more information, please contact the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101, ext. 3 or schelljp@sunysccc.edu. The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is to recognize, through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of certification assessments. The CPT program raises the level of performance of production workers to both assist individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness. The CPT program consists of four individual certificate modules: 1) Safety; 2) Quality Practices & Measurement; 3) Manufacturing Processes & Production; and 4) Maintenance Awareness. Candidates must earn the first four certificates to receive the full CPT certification. Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through assessments based upon Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards. In addition to the CPT’s four modules, the following topics will be covered: Leadership Skills, Escalating Issues, Delegation, Coaching/Mentoring, Case Studies and Problem Solving, Customer Service in Manufacturing, Career Opportunities, Expediting/Talking to Suppliers. This course will be held in a classroom environment with “hands on” practical lab experiences and offered by SUNY Schenectady’s Workforce Development and Community Education Division in partnership with Key Bank, CEG, Business Council of NYS, and Capital Region BOCES at the Mohonasen Center for Advanced Technology.

SUNY Schenectady is proud to partner with AlbanyCanCode_ to offer the following web development courses.

FRONT END WEB DEVELOPMENT
CFP 417-51
Section #1 - Albany location
Section #2 - Saratoga location
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 29 – April 18
5:45-8:45 p.m.

Fee: $1,500
Fee is inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.

See the Albany course flyer.
See the Saratoga course flyer.

For more information, please contact the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101, ext. 3 or schelljp@sunysccc.edu. This course uses online and in-person instruction to teach students how to program in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the three tools comprising the development of virtually every site on the web. The course is structured around tutorials, assignments, and individual and group projects wherein students also have the opportunity to learn and practice with industry-standard Front-End technologies including, but not limited to, Bootstrap design framework, the jQuery JavaScript library, and the Git version control system. Additionally, guest lectures and networking events are integrated into the curriculum to provide students with valuable real-world exposure to local employers and a chance to get a feel for the industry overall. This course may be of particular interest to graphic designers, as it teaches the technical skills necessary for UI (user interface) development and wire-framing. The course may also be attractive to beginning programmers with aspirations to create mobile applications, as it establishes a solid conceptual foundation for eventual progression into Full-Stack Development.

JAVASCRIPT FRAMEWORKS: WORKING INTO BACK END SYSTEMS
CFP 420-51
Mondays and Wednesdays, February 4 – May 1
5:45-8:45 p.m.

Fee: $1,650
Fee is inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.

See the Javascript course flyer.
For more information, please contact the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101, ext. 3 or schelljp@sunysccc.edu. JavaScript, already a dominant scripting tool for Front End Development - including the increasingly popular library React.js - has been growing its Back End Developer credentials with the React-friendly frameworks Node.js and Express.js. This is a 12-week course that explores advanced topics in JavaScript programming and the use of Front-End JavaScript frameworks, notably the JavaScript library React. By the end of this course, students will know how to leverage React for building user interfaces that talk to back-end systems, and will have been introduced to back end framework node.js. This course will be offered in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.