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Non-Credit Courses

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

Archaeology    Children and Teens      
Test Assessing Secondary Completion and ESL    Music   
Personal and Professional Development    

Archaeology Courses

Archaeological Research
June 1 – August 31, By Appointment
CRN# 60747     CFN 737-51
Fee: $25
Instructors: 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 will participate in structured/supervised research, lab and field experiences. Click here to register.

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Children and Teen Courses

Piano Lessons for Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 60927     CFN 597-51
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.

Guitar Lessons for Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 61075     CFN 604-01
Fee: $250
Instructor: Paul Quigley
This course, designed especially for the beginner, 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. Click here to register.


Professional Baking for Teens
Mondays - Thursdays, July 21-July 24, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

CRN# 60757     CFE 354-01
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
Join Chef Gail Sokol on a baking extravaganza!  The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 14-17 years) will learn to make such delicacies as chocolate dipped almond biscotti, spiral bread, starburst Italian bread, banana bonanza muffins, chocolate cakes stuffed with peanut butter, giant cowboy cookies, apple gallettes and chocolate brownies with fudge frosting.  Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Paleo
Monday - Thursday, July 21-July 24,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 61074     CFN 486-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
This course offers an exciting introduction into the basics of Paleontology. This exciting adventure in Paleontology will have your child playing in the dirt and having the time of their lives. Students ages 6-8 will be immersed in several hands-on projects such as Panning for Gems and Minerals, Miniature Dinosaur Dig and Crack Open a Geode that they will take home. Students will also offer fun and dynamic science games. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp CSI
Monday - Thursday, July 21-July 24,
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 61089     CFN 487-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
Students ages 9-14 will learn to become Crime Scene Investigators during actual crime scene setups! They will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes and meet real professional crime scene investigators, K-9 handlers and forensic pathologists. Students will use the tools used in the field to collect evidence; learn how a crime is actually solved and how Biology, Chemistry and Physics play a major role in the investigation. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Deep Space
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July 31,
9 a.m.-4 .pm.

Friday, August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN#61090     CFN 490-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
This course takes students ages 9-14 to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. Videos and animations will be utilized to help students in programming, tackling building challenges and honing their robotic and project planning skills. Science factoids will be interspersed throughout, accompanying engineering design activities tied into space exploration. As an extra bonus, students will construct, launch and take home two of their very own Estes Rockets. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Space Engineer    
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July 31,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN#61091     CFN 491-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
Using LEGO ® bricks, students will design and build structures and space vehicles using motors, gears, lights and sensors for living on far away planets. This course includes instruction on the Earth, Moon, stars and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines and gravity. Students ages 6-8 will also join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction and more. Parents are invited to view their child’s creations on Friday. Click here to register.

KidzArt logoKidzArt – Cirque Des Art
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July 31, 1-4 p.m.

CRN# 61070     CFN 483-01
Fee: $115
Instructor: KidzArt
Blast off into the world of art – circus style. This unique opportunity will have young clowns under the big top and about to join the circus.  Trapeze, high wire, dancing elephants and face painting are all part of the thrill. Young artists ages 6-12 will develop their skills in drawing, sculpture, print making and more during this week long carnival. Please be sure to pack a snack and plenty to drink. Click here to register.

KidzArt logoKidzArt – Jungle Safari: Where Art Goes Wild
Monday - Friday, July 28-August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61071     CFN 484-01
Fee: $135
Instructor: KidzArt
Go wild for some crazy art projects. Students ages 6-12 will find out that pigs can paint and they can too. Young artists will get messy as they explore different art mediums: pastels, acrylics on canvas, sculptures, collage, chalk pastels and more. Click here to register.

KidzArt logoKidzArt – Cirque Des Art  AND
Jungle Safari: Where Art Goes Wild
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 61073     CFN 485-01
Fee: $225
Instructor: KidzArt
Young artists ages 6-12 will be able to participate in both Cirque Des Art and Jungle Safari: Where Art Goes Wild at a discounted price. Young artists that do choose to participate in both classes are asked to pack snacks, a lunch and plenty to drink. The children will be supervised by the instructor during lunch from 12-1 p.m. 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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Music Courses

Piano Lessons for Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 60927     CFN 597-51
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.

Piano Lessons for Adults
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN#61088     CFN 605-51
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 Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 61075     CFN 604-01
Fee: $250
Instructor: Paul Quigley
This course, designed especially for the beginner, 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. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Adults
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 60970     CFN 602-51
Fee: $250
Instructor: Paul Quigley
This course, designed especially for the beginner, 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. Click here to register.

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Personal and Professional Development

American Red Cross – Pet First Aid
Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 61082     CFN 971-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: American Red Cross
Dogs and cats are more than pets – they’re family. Just like any other member of the family, pets deserve to be cared for and protected. Red Cross Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid courses will teach you how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of your family. Practice and preparation will help you be calm and effective in an emergency, protecting you and your pet from further injury of suffering. Click here to register.

American Red Cross – Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED
Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 61083     CFN 973-01
Fee: $120
Instructor: American Red Cross
Learn the skills that can save a life. The First Aid and CPR/AED course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. Click here to register.

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Fall 2014 Non-Credit Courses

 


Allied Health Courses    Archaeology    Children and Teens      Computer   
CRHRA Business Credit Series    Culinary    Music    MSSC Logistics Training    Personal Enrichment    Professional Development and Small Business     Test Assessing Secondary Completion and ESL    Wellness

 

Allied Health Courses

Basic EMT Training
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 2-December 19, 5:45-10:05 p.m.

CRN# 92647 CFP 001-51
Fee: $700
EMT fee: $100
Instructor: Rick Conley
This course is designed to meet New York State Health Department (Bureau of Emergency Health Services) requirements for Emergency Medical Technician training. This course is updated yearly to include materials appropriate for EMT training as included in the New York State EMS program CFR/EMT/AEMT student manual. The course will adhere to the SCCC/REMO AMT Sponsor’s agreement and all current New York State regulations for EMT training, including requirements for class time and instructor certification. Students should note that some Saturday sessions are required in addition to regularly scheduled class hours. PR: All students must be at least 18 years old. Click here to register.

EMT Refresher
Monday, September 8-December 15, 5:45-10:05 p.m.

CRN# 92648 CFP 002-51
Fee: $335
EMT fee: $50
Instructor: Rick Conley
This course is designed to meet New York State Health Department (Bureau of Emergency Health Services) requirements for EMT Refresher. New laws and policies will be discussed, as well as new technology appropriate to the course which has been introduced during the past three years. The course will adhere to the SCCC/ REMO AMT Sponsor’s Agreement and all current New York State regulations for EMT-B training, including requirements for class time and instructor certification. PR: A student may have a current EMT card that will expire in less than 18 months; a student who was certified as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician may have a lapsed certification; a student who has previously failed the Final Practical Skills Exam within one year or has failed the state written certifying exam after a second attempt may enroll in the refresher course. Proof of failure must be provided to the CIC by the student; a student who has received written permission from the Bureau of EMS to enroll in an EMT-B refresher course as a result of filing for reciprocity based on EMT training from another state. The student must submit the letter which was provided from the Bureau of EMS as proof of eligibility for enrolling in the refresher. Click here to register.

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Archaeology

Archaeological Research
September1-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.

Archaeology Laboratory Practices and Site Study
Wednesday, September 10-November 12, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 92671 CFP 103-51
Fee: $150
Instructor: Darrell Pinckney
This course gives participants an opportunity to enhance their laboratory skills by learning to further analyze artifacts and materials for identification, processing, and conservation. Artifacts from selected archaeological sites will be used; with a concentration on the manufacturing, processing and conservation methodologies for a variety of organic and inorganic objects. Sessions include lectures, visual media, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Pre-requisite: CFC 106 Historical Archaeology & Field Study or CFC 102 Native American Archaeology & Field Study. Click here to register.

Native American Archaeology and Field Study
Thursday, September 11-November 13, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 92670 CFP 102-51
Fee: $150
Instructor: Adam Luscier
In this hand-on course, students will explore, through research, interpretation, artifact investigation and field activities as well as current ideas about Native American lifeways prior to European settlement in North America, with emphasis on the greater Northeast. Text/materials fee: approximately $30. Click here to register.

Analysis of a French and Indian War Site in Schenectady
Monday, September 22-November 24, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92673 CFP 105-51
Fee: $125
Students will engage with the instructor and other specialists in formulating research topics as well as learning and applying analytical methods for studying archaeological materials dating to the mid-1700s as applied to the excavated dig site at 32 Front St. in Schenectady’s historic Stockade district. When excavated, the dig site contained food remains, ceramics, clothing, personal items, ordinance and other objects. Click here to register.

Trade, Colonial and 19th Century Pottery
Tuesday, September 23-November 4, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92672 CFP 104-51
Fee: $145
Instructor: Marilyn Sassi
This course will examine different types of pottery beginning with Bellarmine,
Westerwald, 19th century Ironstone and many others. Students will visit one of the earliest Dutch homes in the Stockade and view ceramics in an 18th century setting. Click here to register.

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Children and Teen Courses

Drivers’ Education
Tuesday, August 26-December 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CRN# 92653 CFP 303-51
Fee: $450
Instructor: Classroom: Brian Larson; In-car: Bell's Driving School
The NYS Drivers’ 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 Learners’ 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. Click here to register.

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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Intro to Acrylic Painting for Teens
Saturday, September 13-October 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CRN# 92688 CFP 304-51
Fee: $175
Instructor: Art Innovators
Never painted before but want to try? No problem. Enjoy painting and want to learn a few new techniques? We are here to help. This class is designed for artists of all ability levels. Students will learn about acrylic painting and painting techniques. Click here to register.

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Computer Courses

Introduction to Windows
Tuesday, September 2-23, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92108 CFA 160-01
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Students will learn how to use Microsoft’s Windows consumer operating system in this introductory course. They will learn how to maneuver, customize and control the computer, ensure a safe computing environment, and discover Windows updates and why they should be installed. Students will also learn how to multi-task, manage folders and files, create shortcuts, how to install and use software, and much more. Click here to register.

Introduction to Excel
Wednesday, September 3-October 15, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91546 CFA 171-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Colleges and universities require students to create, analyze, and share important data quickly. This introductory course covers how to structure your spreadsheet for data input, how to create formulas, and then progress to dynamically displaying the results in a custom chart. With Excel, you will get the most out of your information. Click here to register.

Introduction to Access
Monday, September 8-October 20, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91827 CFA 170-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Do you need to maintain extensive data, and then generate reports for analysis? Learn how to design this relational database to meet your business needs. This course covers the development of a database and begins to explore how to query the data. 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 Adobe Photoshop
Thursday, September 11-October 30, 6-9 p.m.

CRN# 92661 CFP 407-51
Fee: $250
Instructor: Serge Zaslavsky
No class October 16
Start working with your photos like a pro! This beginning level class will show you how to use the tools available in Adobe Photoshop (version CS4). Students will learn to enhance their photos and how to work with layers. Weekly projects will better acquaint you with the Photoshop Environment. Students are required to bring a flash drive to class. Click here to register.

Maintaining Peak PC Performance
Thursday, October 16, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92654 CFP 400-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Learn how to perform the procedures that will free up hard disk space and how to optimize your hard drive for faster performance. These techniques apply to all versions of Windows. Click here to register.

Web Options for Small Businesses on a Shoestring Budget
Tuesday, October 21, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92659 CFP 405-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: techKnow PROF
Explore free or inexpensive online tools you can use yourself to create a Web presence for your business, including Google Sites and Weebly, low-cost hosting like Intuit.com and GoDaddy.com, e-commerce “stores in a box,” and social networking sites. Examine the pros and cons of each tool and choose the ones that are right for your business and customers. Click here to register.

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 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. Please check the SCCC website and click on non-credit classes and registration tab (www.sunysccc.edu) and the CRHRA website (www.crhra.org) for additional updated information as it becomes available. 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


Cake Decorating as a Hobby
Tuesday, September 9-October 21, 6-9 p.m.

CRN# 92665 CFP 503-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
No class October 14
This course is an introduction to cake frosting and decorating. Topics covered will include techniques for cake and cupcake frosting and decorating, character cake creation, and tiered cakes, as well as the use of fondant and gum paste to decorate cakes and create flowers. In addition, the course will discuss general tips on cake design and creativity from baking through a finished product that is sure to impress. Additional course materials will cost about $100. Click here to register.

Basic Cookie Decorating
Saturday, September 20, 1-4 p.m.

CRN# 92666 CFP 504-51
Fee: $45
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
In this course students will get an introduction to decorating cookies with royal icing using piping bags and decorating bottles. After an icing and cooking making demonstration, students will decorate a dozen cookies with frosting made in class. Students will get to take their cookies home. Students are required to purchase a $20 cookie decorating kit, which will be distributed in class. Click here to register.

Certified Specialist of Wine Exam Prep Wednesday, September 24-November 12, 6-9 p.m.
CRN# 92667 CFP 505-51
Fee: $380
Instructor: Jay Larkin
This course will prepare the student to take the Society of Wine’s Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam, which tests a candidate’s wine knowledge and mastery of key elements within the worlds of viticulture and wine production. Click here to register.

Cream Puffs and Éclairs
Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 92663 CFP 501-51
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
This is a hands-on class that will introduce students to some of the foundation techniques of French pastry making. Students will prepare and bake the classic pâte a choux to create cream puff and éclair shells. We will make a variety of fillings and toppings using different techniques to prepare a nice assortment of pastries for each student to take home. 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.

Bagels and Bialys
Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 92662 CFP 500-51
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
In this class, students will make the traditional NYC style boiled bagels as well as their onion filled cousin, the bialy. After taking this class students will be able to make these treats at home to share with family and friends. 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.

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.

Group Piano for Adults
Saturday, September 13-October 18, 9-10 a.m.

CRN# 92677 CFP 602-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: Arla Wilding
Always wanted to learn to play the piano? This course, designed especially for the adult beginner, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, chords, and learning to play in both beginning and classical styles, as well as pop. Click here to register.

More Piano for Adults
Saturday, September 13-October 18, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

CRN# 92678 CFP 603-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: Arla Wilding
This course continues Group Piano I, serving those who are already proficient in beginning piano and have a basic knowledge of music reading and keyboard technique. 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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Personal Enrichment

Intro to Acrylic Painting
Monday, September 11-October 16, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92687 CFP 150-51
Fee: $175
Instructor: Art Innovators
Never painted before but want to try? No problem. Enjoy painting and want to learn a few new techniques? We are here to help. This class is designed for artists of all ability levels. Students will learn about acrylic painting, painting techniques and have fun learning. Click here to register.

Acting for Adults
Saturday, September 6-27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CRN# 92680 CFP 701-01
Fee: $90
Instructor: Nadia Creamer
This course emphasizes basic acting skills and how they can help in many life situations, as well as in performances and public speaking. Through exploring acting vocally, physically, and mentally, students will work to improve their creativity and flexibility as actors. Course content will address stage fright, vocal and physical control onstage, and various ways to approach and act out dramatic roles. Students will be using theatre games, monologues, scene work and original work as our tools for self expression, as well as improvisations around a specific set of circumstances and role reversal. The course will also include improvisations around a specific set of circumstances and role reversal. Click here to register.

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Professional Development and Small Business Courses

Notary Public Review
Tuesday, September 23, 1-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 92692 CFP 201-51
Fee: $100
Instructor: Steven E. Williams
This course will prepare the student for the New York State Notary Public test and provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public office. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and examples will be provided to discuss situations that a Notary Public officer is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, deferring to an attorney and minimizing legal liability. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

Starting a Home-Based/Small Business
Tuesday, September 30, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 92691 CFP 200-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: techKnow PROF So, you’re thinking of starting a home-based business? What steps should you take first to save yourself needless expense? How can you get customers without expensive advertising? What, if any, technology and software do you need? What about New York state licensing and taxes? What free resources are available to help you? techKnow PROF, a home-based small business, will address these questions and more to help get you started on the road to your small business endeavor. Click here to register.

Build Your Marketing Toolkit:
Marketing with Newsletters/Announcements and Feedback/Surveys Wednesday, October 8, 1-3 p.m.

CRN# 92693 CFP 202-51
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 newsletters, announcements, feedback and surveys. Newsletters and announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. E-mail is more important than ever – to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. Topics also include one important campaign type that is often overlooked and revolves around getting feedback from your customers or supporters through the use of Surveys, Polls or Reviews. This session will also reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to build a survey that allows them to gather the valuable. Click here to register.

Build Your Marketing Toolkit:
Marketing with Offers/Promotions and Events/Registration
Wednesday, October 22, 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

Intro to Iaido
Monday, Thursday, September 1-October 9, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

CRN# 92686 CFP 803-51
Fee: $100
Instructor: Suzanne Rancourt
Students ages 18 and older will learn about and practice Iaido, a modern non-combative physical and mental discipline based on the proficient use of the traditional Japanese (Samurai) sword. Students will hone their martial acuity through Zanshin (a state of awareness – of relaxed alertness). Click here to register.

Aikido for Adults
Thursday, September 4-October 9, 7-8:15 p.m.

CRN# 92681 CFP 800-51
Fee: $75
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.

Zumba Fitness
Saturday, September 6-October 25, 8-9 a.m.

CRN# 92685 CFP 802-01
Fee: $65
Instructor: Nancie Sohoski-Stella
Let loose and feel the music! Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, caolorie-burning, dance fitness party that will get you in shape before you know it. No experience is necessary. Students are asked to please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Click here to register.

Intro to Adaptive Yoga
Monday, September 8-October 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

CRN# 92683 CFP 801-51
Fee: $60
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 4-week 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.