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Non-Credit Courses

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Fall 2014 Non-Credit Courses
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Fall 2014 Non-Credit Courses

 Archaeology    Children and Teens      Computer    CRHRA Business Credit Series    Culinary    Music    MSSC Logistics TrainingProfessional Development and Small Business     Test Assessing Secondary Completion and ESL    Wellness

 

Archaeology

Archaeological Research
September 1-December 31, By Appointment

CRN# 92674 CFP 100-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: Dr. Ron Kingsley and Louise Basa
This course is mandatory for students of the Community Archaeology Program who wish to volunteer at different archaeological sites in Schenectady County. Students will conduct research activities in the field and in laboratory settings. Students must speak with instructors before registering for this course. Click here to register.

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Children and Teen Courses


Piano Lessons for Children and Teens
September 8-November 21, By Appointment

CRN# 92650 CFP 300-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instrution will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Ukulele Lessons for Children and Teens
September 8-November 21, By Appointment

CRN# 92651 CFP 301-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for the beginner 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. Click here to register.

Music Theory for Teens
September 8-November 21, By Appointment

CRN# 92652 CFP 302-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for students ages 14-18, will assist high school students interested in audtioning for continued music studies in music theory skills. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

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Computer Courses

Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, October 22-December 10, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92656 CFP 402-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
No class November 26
If you’re familiar with Excel and are ready to build upon that knowledge, then this is a valuable course. This course will focus on pivot tables, using formulas for (but not limited to) financial, lookup and reference, and math and trigonometry. Students will also learn about conditional formatting, how to protect your spreadsheet from changes and how to create macros for reparative work. Advance charting and forms for easy data entry will also be covered. Click here to register.

Introduction to PowerPoint
Monday, October 27-December 8, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92655 CFP 401-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Many colleges and universities require students to prove their oral proficiency through frequent presentations. Many companies require their employees to present information in group settings. This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint, the presentation graphics program. PowerPoint gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. You can print slides, print handouts, print notes pages, prepare for 35mm slides, or deliver an on-screen presentation. Click here to register.

Introduction to MS Word
Tuesday, October 28-December 9, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91547 CFA 172-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
This introductory course covers the basics of word processing and provides instruction on how to create attractive, appealing documents. Colleges and universities require students to prove their writing proficiency by composing numerous papers. Competent word processing skills are needed for optimum communication. Click here to register.

Building a Free Web Site
Tuesday, October 28, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92660 CFP 406-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: techKnow PROF
If you want a web site but aren’t sure where to begin, start with Weebly.com. Weebly offers a free, easy-to-use drag and drop site building tool for “non-techies.” Weebly supplies the page designs and hundreds of free quality photos: you supply the content. In this hands-on course you will learn how to use Weebly to build your free web pages. Click here to register.

Take Command of Your E-mail
Tuesday, November 4, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92658 CFP 404-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: techKnow PROF
Are you starting to feel overwhelmed by your inbox? Students will learn how to make group addresses for clubs or family, how to push all messages from a certain e-mail address into their own folder, get rid of spam and learn where deleted messages go. This class will cover basics for Microsoft webmail (Hotmail/Outlook/MSN), Gmail and Yahoo. Click here to register.

Computer and Internet Safety and Security
Tuesday, November 11, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92657 CFP 403-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: techKnow PROF
If you think you’re safe from cybercriminals just because you installed anti-virus on your computer, think again. Virus attacks are just one of the many dangers you face every time you turn on a computer, open an e-mail, surf the Web, go on Facebook or use a wireless network. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts everyone should follow for safer computing. Laptop users: bring your laptop for some basic hands-on safety settings. Click here to register.

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CRHRA Business Credit Series


CRHRA SPHR Continuing Education Credit Series at SCCC Center City.
Having trouble finding those elusive strategic business credits for your recertification? The SCCC Workforce development Division has partnered with the Capital Region Human Resource Assocation (CRHRA) to offer four annual seminars for SPHR Strategic credit. Classes will be held in our beautiful new 31,000 square foot Center City location in Downtown Schenectady across from Proctor’s Theater. For more information please contact Matt Grattan, Executive Director of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315 or grattamj@sunysccc.edu. For information on upcoming classes please visit the CRHRA website at www.crhra.org.

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Culinary Courses

Puff Pastry Dough and Assorted Pastries
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 92664 CFP 502-51
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
Each student will prepare a batch of the classic French Pâte Feuilletée, better known here as puff pastry dough. The instructor will also demonstrate a faster version known as blitz puff pastry. To illustrate the versatility of this dough, the class will produce a variety of pastries including turnovers, fruit diamonds, napoleons and palmiers. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

Edible Holiday Crafts
Saturday, November 15, 1-4 p.m.

CRN# 92695 CFP 506-51
Fee: $45
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
Gear up for the holiday season with an afternoon of food crafting. Students will work with a number of edible mediums including cookies, chocolate and candy to make fun beginner holiday-themed decorations. Students will bring home a sample of each project. Materials fee: $20 for materials and a small decorating kit, which students will keep. Click here to register.

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Music Courses

Piano Lessons for Adults
September 8-November 21, By Appointment

CRN# 92675 CFP 600-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for the beginner, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Ukelele Lessons for Adults
September 8-November 21, By Appointment

CRN# 92676 CFP 601-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for the beginner, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Adults
September 8-November 21, By Appointment

CRN# 92679 CFP 604-51
Fee: $250
Instructor: Paul Quigley
This course 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. Click here to register.

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MSSC Logistics Training

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. Courses will be offered at the new Capital South Campus Center in Albany. For more information please contact Michael Henderson, Coordinator of Workforce Development, at (518) 396-5982 or hendermb@sunysccc.edu.

CLA Course (Foundational Level)
This course provides students with the foundational broad knowledge they will need to understand the world of supply chain and related core competencies. The course covers the foundational-level knowledge that front-line workers in supply chain logistics should understand. Classroom and course topics cover the foundational knowledge that employees must have to be competent in the critical work activities common across all facilities within the supply chain: safety, quality control, communications, teamwork, good workplace conduct and familiarity with the key computer systems used in supply chain operations.

CLT Course (Mid-level Technical)
This course provides students with the mid-level technical knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain logistics and related core competencies. The course covers a higher level of knowledge needed by front-line workers through front-line supervisors and traces the flow of a product from the time it enters a logistics facility through its processing, storage and shipment until it is transported to a final destination. Course topics include: product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes, customs, and dispatch and tracking operations.

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Professional Development and Small Business Courses

Building Your Leadership Skills
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 and 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CFP 204-52
Fee: $200
Instructor: Kathleen McLean
This course is an in-depth study of leadership in the 21st Century. Students will learn about emotional intelligence, embracing diversity, effective communication skills, effective time management skills, management skills, conflict resolution skills and the influence of social media in leadership. Each student will take away new tools, techniques and be inspired to be all they can be as a professional leader. Students are asked to purchase the following books to bring to class: Developing The Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell and The Servant - A Simple Story About The True Essence Of Leadership by James C. Hunter. Click here to register.

New CRHRA Strategic Credit Series Course
The Impact of Today's Business Environment on the Selling/Business Professional

Friday, October 24
    8-9 a.m. -  Welcome Breakfast/Networking

    9-11 a.m. - Program
CRN# 92760     CFP 205-01 
The CRN # is the reference number you will asked to submit when registering.
Fee: $65
Location: SCCC Center City, 433 State St., Schenectady
Instructor: Lorraine Ferguson, President of Direct Impact Associates, LLC – the authorized Sandler Trainer for the Capital Region
This program has been approved for 2 (Business) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
AFC logoAre sales people born or can they be made? Both! With a strong selling process, personal belief system and consistent behaviors a good sales person can become great. This workshop, facilitated by Lorraine Ferguson, President of Direct Impact Associates, LLC, will assist the VPs of Human Resources and HR professionals to understand the selling trends of today’s business environment and the impact they have on the overall sales approach, skills and competencies of the various selling roles, especially within their own organizations. HR professionals will also discuss the challenges that sales organizations are encountering as a result of the strong reliance on technology and social networking by the younger worker. Other topics include what has changed in the business environment and how this impacts the sales organization/company; what do buyers really want in a sales professional and how we can “re-train” the traditional sales person; sales roles and associated competencies; marketing and sales inter-dependency; and creating a consistent process within the selling organization and it’s impact on on-boarding, leveraging others in the company and shortening sales cycles. With increased knowledge of other business functions within their organizations VPs of Human Resources and HR professionals can become active partners in their organizations and  work together to boost performance. Click here to register.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Build Your Marketing Toolkit:
Marketing with Offers/Promotions and Events/Registration
Wednesday, October 29, 1-3 p.m.

CRN# 92694 CFP 203-51
Fee: $35
Instructor: Erik Bunaes
Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way. Topics include marketing campaigns that drive action such as offers and promotions, events and registration. One important campaign type that many small businesses or organizations have likely run, but would like to learn more about, revolves around Offers and Promotions. These could be a simple coupon or a Facebook campaign. You may be considering joining forces with a deal provider and you’re wondering what you should be looking for in a deal or offer that matches your needs. This session will help you learn what you need to know about successful deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts. This session will also discuss one important campaign type that many non-profits and small businesses have used, but would like to learn more about—events. When you run an event you want to make sure that you leave ample time for the promotional activities that will drive your registrations, and you want to create and provide an optimal online registration experience. If you have run events or are considering running events, and you’d like to build on your knowledge of these two important elements of running a successful event, this session is for you. Click here to register.

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Test of Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and ESL

Schenectady County Community College is pleased to announce that we are now offering our Test of Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and English as a Second Language courses through our partnerships with Capital Region BOCES and Washington Irving.

Students in the Albany area who are interested in acquiring a high school diploma by taking the TASC exam or are interested in ESL should contact Capital Region BOCES at (518) 862-4775 to register. Students in the Schenectady area who are interested in taking the TASC or are interested in ESL should contact Washington Irving at (518) 370-8220 to register.

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Wellness Courses

Aikido for Adults
Thursday, October 16-November 20, 7-8:15 p.m.
CRN# 92682 CFP 800-52
Fee: $75
Instructors: Keith Pray and Suzanne Rancourt
Students ages 14 years of age and older will practice Hombu style Aikido, which strengthens the body, mind and spirit. Aikido uses blending and redirecting techniques, Jujutsu joint locks and boxing elements that keep this martial art applicable for all individuals. Aikido promotes self-defense, flexibility, strength building and coordination. Click here to register.

Intro to Adaptive Yoga
Monday, October 27-December 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
CRN# 92684 CFP 801-52
Fee: $60
Instructor: Lynn Trudell
Never thought you could do yoga? Try this introductory class on Adaptive Yoga basics. Traditional yoga poses done with the aid of a chair. No getting up and down off the floor. Learn how to move your body. We’ll work on breathing, balance, coordination and stretching. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat, if you have one, for under your chair and a bottle of water. If you’ve never done yoga before or if you have physical limitations, this class is for you. Come feed your mind, body and soul. Everyone is welcome. Click here to register.

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Non-Credit Refund Policy

If you plan on withdrawing from or not attending a non-credit course, please contact the Office of Workforce Development at
(518) 381-1315 prior to the course start date.

The Non-credit Refund Policy states that a 100% refund will be made for any course that is cancelled by the College and for any student requesting a refund prior to the first class meeting. No refund will be given after the first class meeting.

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Dig'n the News - Fall Issue

The Community Archaeology Program at SCCC has been busy!  Check out their Fall 2014 newsletter, Dig'n the News, and find out what Archaeology looks like at SCCC!