Community Education Courses

 

Summer 2016 Community Education Courses

Allied Health Courses Culinary Courses
Archaeology Music
Children and Teens Personal Enrichment
College Prep/Transition Professional Development
Computer Courses Wellness Courses 

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

 

Summer 2016

Allied Health Courses

Please call the Office of Workforce Development Allied Health at (518) 621-4007, for additional information.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
CFE 007

The Certified Nurse Aide program prepares students to take the written and practical skill exam to obtain the New York State Nurse Aide Certification. A Certified Nurse Aide performs delegated tasks involving personal care of residents of long-term care skilled nursing facilities. The majority of CNAs are employed at geriatric nursing facilities; however CNAs are also in demand for work with pediatric and developmentally disabled residents. The SCCC Allied Health CNA course has a minimum of 90 classroom hours and a minimum of 30 hours of rotations in clinical sites. Included in the training is an additional 40 hours of Personal Care Aide (PCA) training for those who might prefer to work in home settings. The CNA/PCA course lasts approximately 8 weeks and, to ensure success, it provides more than the required number of classroom and lab hours. Classes are held at our Albany as well as our Schenectady sites. Applicants will need to have a High School Diploma or equivalency, supply required medical information and have no criminal background. It is advised to contact our office to obtain additional information and the necessary forms well in advance of the class.

Home Health Aide (HHA)
CFE 014

The training covers material for both Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and Home Health Aide (HHA). It provides students with the foundation of working in a home setting and providing care ranging from personal care to the elderly, disabled and infants to taking vital signs. A Home Health Aide (HHA) has a scope of care services wider and more advanced than a PCA. Several times a year, we
offer this standalone 4 week, 75 hour training, in addition to 8 hours clinical rotations in a home care or assisted living setting. Labor market analysis projects growing demand and high need in home care professionals in the near future. Classes are held at our Albany as well as our Schenectady sites. This course is ideally suited to those wishing to work with residents in their homes. Applicants will need to supply required medical information and have no criminal background. It is advised to contact our office to obtain additional information and the necessary forms well in advance of the class.

Personal Care Assistant Upgrade to Home Health Aide
CFE 017

Designed for those who already have the PCA certification and wish to acquire additional training to become a certified HHA. The training is two weeks long and covers the required 35 hours of classroom and clinical lab as well as the 8 hours clinical experience in an assisted living facility setting. As demand for HHA continues to increase, obtaining the additional certification would give participants the flexibility to work at both level of care. Classes are held at our Albany as well as our Schenectady sites. Applicants will need to supply required medical information and have no criminal background. It is advised to contact our office to obtain additional information and the necessary forms well in advance of the class.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
CFE 016

The Personal Care Assistant (PCA) training provides students with the foundation of working in a home setting and providing care limited to personal care and light household work. The 40 hours of training is needed to pass the certification exam. Classes are held several times during the year both at our Albany and Schenectady sites. Applicants will need to supply required medical information and have no criminal background. It is advised to contact our office to obtain additional information and the necessary forms well in advance of the class.

Community Health Workers
CFE 020

Community Health Workers (CHW) are a vital link to promoting health and wellness throughout communities and to lowering health care costs. Certified Community Health Workers act as part of a team within public-health, hospital, social-service and other community support organizations to promote health and wellness, provide support and services as directed by the organization through outreach, education, referral and follow-ups, case management, advocacy and home-visiting services. Prior experience in the field of healthcare (CNA, HHA, EMT) or medical science OR prior experience in community engagement either as paid or volunteer as demonstrated by confirmation by the sponsoring organization is required. After preliminary intake there will be a selection interview. The certification can be obtained after successful completion of 96 hours of classroom training and 108 hours of internship with area hospitals, medical centers, and other healthcare or community organizations. Classes are held in the evening to accommodate student workers and will take place in the Fall Semester in Albany at 112 State Street, with internships beginning on or about January of the following year and in the Spring Semester in Schenectady at Center City with internships staring in late May of each year.

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Archaeology Courses

Archaeological Research
6/1-8/31, By Appointment

CRN# 60280 CFP 100-51
$25
Instructor: Louise Basa and Diana Carter
This course is mandatory for students fulfilling the 60 experience hours required for the SCCC- Community Archaeology (CAP) certificate. Additionally, this course is required for all students engaged in archaeological research and laboratory under a SCCC-CAP instructor’s supervision. Click here to register.

Intro to Genealogy
Monday, 6/6-7/18, 6-8 p.m.
No Class 7/4

CRN# 60418 CFP 120-01
$115
Instructor: Michael Maloney
This course will cover the basics of genealogy, including record-keeping, practice and archiving rules. Students will learn of the variety of local repositories and the sources they offer such as census records, city directories, church records, probate and other records. Students will also learn about the wide variety of sources available on the Internet. In addition, students will take a fieldtrip on Saturday, July 16, to the Schenectady County Historical Society to learn about their library and archival collections. Click here to register.

Hands on Archaeology for Adults
Thursday & Friday, 7/7-7/15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CRN# 60281 CFP 111-01
$125
Instructor: Louise Basa
Archaeology is more than digging. Students in this course will explore all aspects of archaeology: planning, excavation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities under the supervision of SCCC’s Community Archaeology Program instructor(s). Activities include document study, field survey, digging techniques, artifact identification and other lab analyses. Course options will include fieldtrips and research at local sites within the Stockade and the Capital District. Opportunities for continued involvement in any or all aspects of archaeology will be presented. Click here to register.

Caring for Your Collection
Wednesday, 7/13-7/27, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 60417 CFP 119-01
$75
Instructor: Darrell Pinckney
This course will provide students with valuable information and guidance to protect family heirlooms, collections and keepsakes so that family members can enjoy the memories and historical association of the collections. Instructional information and demonstrations will focus around the preservation and minor cleaning and/or repair of a variety of items such as coin collections, glass and ceramic knick-knacks, toys and games and just about anything that can be passed on to family members or future generations. Click here to register.

 

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Children and Teen Courses

Introduction to Horseback Riding for Children and Teens
Thursday, 5/26-6/30, 4-5 p.m.

CRN# 60403 CFP 335-01
$185
Thursday, 7/7-8/4, 4-5 p.m.
CRN# 60404 CFP 335-02
$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.

Aikido for Kids
Wednesday, 6/1-7/6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

CRN# 60299 CFP 315-51
$55
Wednesday, 7/13-8/17, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
CRN# 60300 CFP 315-52
$55
Instructor: Suzanne Rancourt
Aikido strengthens the body, mind and spirit. It also promotes self-defense, flexibility, strength building and coordination. Students will learn the different techniques that keep this martial art popular. This class will take place at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave. in Schenectady. Click here to register.

Piano Lessons for Children and Teens
6/6-7/29, By Appointment

CFN# 60265 CFP 300-51
$225
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. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Kids
6/6-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60266 CFP 305-01
$275
Instructor: Paul Quigley
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. Click here to register.

Voice Lessons for Children and Teens
6/6-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60298 CFP 306-51
$225
Instructor: Peter Waite
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. Click here to register.

Cupcake Design and Decorating
Monday, 6/27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60443 CFP 317-01
$35
Instructor: Emily Schlierer
Students ages 9-13 will learn different cupcake decorating techniques using buttercream icing. Young bakers are asked to bring an apron and a water bottle. Click here to register.

Laptop Orchestra and Intro to Electronic Musical Art
Monday-Thursday, 6/27-7/1, 1:45-3:45 p.m.

CRN# 60414 CFP 343-51
$100
Monday-Thursday, 7/25-7/29, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
CRN# 60415 CFP 343-52
$100
Instructor: Peter Waite
During this Summer Break course, students (ages 12+) will learn the history of electronic art music, study the techniques and trends that have defined this burgeoning genre over the 20th and 21st centuries, and take part in the creation of solo and group electronic music. By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of what electronic art music is, and will have practiced creating electronic art music digitally and through live recording. A performance showcase of each student’s creations, as well as a performance of the classes laptop orchestra, will be open to the public and take place on the following Saturday. A laptop capable of running audio production software is required for this course. The required software for this class, Audacity and Chuck, is freely available online. Click here to register. 

Musical Theatre for Vocalists – Summer Break
Monday-Friday, 6/27-7/1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60277 CFP 307-01
$125
Monday-Friday, 7/25-7/29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 60390 CFP 307-02
$125
Instructor: Peter Waite
This summer, students (ages 6-14) will learn to sing solos and perform group scenes from popular and historic musical theatre productions. Students will learn to perform popular musical theatre songs and study staging, characterization, healthy vocal technique and harmonization as well as develop a familiarity with musical theatre repertoire. This weeklong camp will end with a Saturday performance for friends and family. Click here to register.

Clash Music Class – Summer Break
Monday-Thursday, 6/27-6/30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

CRN# 60393 CFP 325-01
$40
Monday-Thursday, 7/25-7/28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
CRN# 60394 CFP 325-02
$40
Instructor: Peter Waite
Students (ages 4-6) will learn basic music notation and how to respond to it. Clash is a note reading method designed to teach preschool and kindergarten aged students how to read music. The students will also participate in sing-alongs, music themed coloring activities and group games geared toward developing internal rhythm, pitch recognition, phrasing and confidence when performing. This weeklong camp will end with a Saturday performance for friends and family. Click here to register.

Kids Summer Sewing Fun
Monday-Friday, 6/27-7/1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60444 CFP 340-01
$150
Tuesday-Friday, 7/5-7/8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 60409 CFP 340-02
$125
Monday-Friday, 7/11-7/15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 60410 CFP 340-03
$150
Monday-Friday, 7/18-7/22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Held at our Albany campus, located at 112 State St., Albany, NY.
CRN# 60411 CFP 340-04
$150
Instructor: Fatima Bey
In this sewing class students, ages 8-14 years, will be able to choose from a variety of projects and sew their own crafts. The instructor will assist students in learning how to use their sewing machines and show them how to create their projects with step-by-step instructions. Students will get to choose from the following: tote bag, a Basic A-line elastic waist skirt, a pocket pillow, letter pillows, a tool pouch, a funny face of fruit shaped pillow, aprons, a water bottle holder with straps, a spaghetti strap tank shirt or a dress. Students can make as many or as few projects as they choose. All supplies are included in the tuition. 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. Students will have an opportunity to show off their creations on the last day of class. Click here to register.

Kidz Art logoCaribbean Adventure with KidzArt
Tuesday-Thursday, 7/5-7/8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60395 CFP 328-01
$170
Instructor: KidzArt
Where the sun is always shining, the sand is warm and the water is just right... Take a dip and come on in. Have fun using many different art materials to make drawings the easy KidzArt way. We will even use the sun to create a piece of art. Learn how to do 3-D projects and painting too. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Kids
Monday-Thursday, 7/11-7/14, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CRN#60267 CFP 308-01
$450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make such delicacies as double chocolate chunk blondies, peach pie, garlic rosemary focaccia, lady fingers, chocolate raspberry mousse torte, banana bonanza muffins, starburst Italian bread and meringue mushrooms. Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Songwriting for Kids
Monday, 7/11-7/25, 2-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 60405 CFP 336-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: Kit Goldstein Grant
Students, ages 7-13 years, will write their own songs in class while learning the basics of lyric writing, song form and how to write a memorable melody. No musical experience is necessary. Click here to register.

Songwriting for Teens and Adults
Monday, 7/11-7/25, 6-9 p.m.

CRN# 60430 CFP 611-01
$125
Instructor: Kit Goldstein Grant
This three-week workshop will focus on the technical elements of songwriting and workshopping student songs. Students will work on writing their own songs while learning the basics of song form, lyric writing, rhyme and melody. No musical experience is necessary. Recommended materials: the book Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft, by Stephen Citron. Click here to register.

Hands on Archaeology for Kids
Monday-Friday, 7/11-7/15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CRN# 60279 CFP 314-01
$250
Instructor: Hanna Marie Pageau
Young archaeologists between the ages of 9-13 years will have the opportunity to participate in an actual excavation at a site in Schenectady’s Historic Stockade District. They will learn the methods and skills used by archaeologists, with an emphasis on observation and deductive reasoning. Activities include defining research goals, survey, excavation, data and artifact recording, artifact identification and analysis and presenting results. Family and friends are invited on Friday afternoon to see the student’s presentations on the artifacts found at their excavation site. Students are asked to wear closed toed shoes with socks, bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle. Students should also wear sunscreen while working outside. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Kids
Monday-Thursday, 7/18– 7/21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CRN# 60268 CFP 308-02
$450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make such delicacies as dark chocolate scones, crispy cheddar pastry twists, braided very cheese Danish, chocolate rugala, cinnamon crisps, black and white cookies, carrot cake and blueberry muffins. Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Computer Game Making
Monday-Thursday, 7/18-7/22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60276 CFP 312-01
Fee: $250
Monday-Thursday, 7/25-7/29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60391 CFP 312-02
$250
Monday-Thursday, 8/1-8/5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

CRN# 60392 CFP 312-03
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
Our special Video Game Creation program is designed for young and first time game designers ages 10-14. Students will learn how to build their own video game. Creating fun, adventure and action video games helps students gain creative and technical skills of design and programming “by doing.” More advanced students will have an opportunity to work on a more advanced software that will allow them to build platform and maze type games. Click here to register.

Club ScientificJr. Astronomer
Monday-Thursday, 7/18-7/22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60396 CFP 329-01
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
Join us as we race across the Milky Way with several exciting astronomy projects. Students will explore planets, rockets, stars, light, and more in this fun class perfect for ages 6-8. Your child will be talking about this class for a long time. 3...2...1...BLASTOFF. Sample projects include: rocket construction, using solar glasses, constructing and using a star Finder and building a telescope. Students will also build and launch their own rocket. Click here to register.

Robot Inventor
Monday-Thursday, 7/18-7/22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60397 CFP 330-01
$250
Monday-Thursday, 8/1-8/5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60398 CFP 330-00
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
Students, ages 10-14, will learn about the science of robotics with information on famous inventors, major innovations, and breakthroughs and advances in robot history. Newton’s Laws will be emphasized all week and each student will receive three Robot Kits to work on. Students will be able to take home their remote controlled robots. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Teens
Monday-Thursday, 7/25-7/28, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CRN#60270 CFP 309-01
$450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 14-17 years) will learn to make such delicacies as double chocolate chunk blondies, peach pie, garlic rosemary focaccia, lady fingers, chocolate raspberry mousse torte, banana bonanza muffins, starburst Italian bread and meringue mushrooms. Everything the students make will be taken home to share with family and friends. Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Club ScientificSpace Engineer: LEGO® Robotics
Monday-Thursday, 7/25-7/29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60399 CFP 331-01
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
Using LEGO® bricks, students ages 6-9 years will design and build structures and space vehicles for living on far away planets. Campers will utilize a variety of LEGO® bricks including motors, gears, lights, and sensors. Space Engineer includes instruction on the Earth, Moon, stars, and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines, and gravity. Campers will also join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction and more. Counselors will assign specific projects each day that include: a rotating satellite, space buggy, a stunning spaceship, terrestrial homes that can withstand alien atmospheres and a host of other exciting projects. Click here to register.

Club ScientificEmergency Vet
Monday-Thursday, 7/25-7/29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60400 CFP 332-01
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
This class is a young person’s ticket to the world of Veterinary Medicine. Young vets, ages 9-14 years of age, will have an opportunity to look into the exciting careers of real veterinarians and allow them to be involved in related hands-on activities and experiments. Each student will receive his or her own medical kit. Sample topics include animal behavior, DNA extraction, clinical procedure, diseases and parasites, First Aid, dental care and much more. Click here to register.

Creating with Paper
Monday-Friday, 7/25-7/29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60416 CFP 344-01
$125
Instructor: Sue Smith
Every day students, ages 8-13 years of age, will work on different creative projects made entirely of paper. Projects include: Monday: Students will learn a variety of techniques to make their own greeting cards. They will heat emboss, cut, fold and glue to create fabulous greeting cards. Tuesday: Students will learn how to create different ways to package candy for a gift or favor. They will create sour cream containers, mini purses, zip top cans and other cute and unique containers. Wednesday: Students will learn to give their room a face lift decorating with paper. They will learn how to create pinwheels in a variety of sizes/patterns and create a banner to decorate an empty wall. Thursday: Students will learn how to create tissue paper flowers to bring color and fun to any room. Friday: Students will create pages for a scrapbook to display and protect special photos. They will have a variety of page designs they will be able to create with various techniques being introduced. Click here to register.

Creative Challenges
Monday-Friday, 8/1-8/5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60301 CFP 316-01
$125
Instructor: Sue Smith
This course is designed to encourage children ages 8-13 years of age to think creatively and to problem solve. Each day the students will be challenged to construct a chosen project with a limited supply of materials and certain guidelines that need to be followed. These challenges are similar to the popular Egg Drop Challenge. There will be a different challenge each day designed to strengthen their inventiveness, analytical thinking and motor skills and to encourage peer collaboration. Click here to register.

Musical Theater Workshop for Children
Monday-Thursday, 8/1-8/25, 1-4 p.m.

CRN# 60412 CFP 341-51
$345
Instructor: Christina Pickreign
Concentration will be on basic techniques of acting, stage presence, proper singing techniques and vocal independence, and understanding of the theater. The session will end on August 25 with a performance of the musical play presented by the class. Students must be between 8-14 years of age. Click here to register.

Club ScientificJr. Robot Inventor
Monday-Thursday, 8/1-8/5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60401 CFP 333-01
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
This class is an introduction into the world of robotics. Students, ages 6-9 years, will learn about the six simple machines and how they are incorporated into more complex machines. They will also learn about circuits and power sources as they build their “Mars-like” RC Rover. The radio controlled RC Rover is capable of performing 23 experiments and activities. Students will also have fun constructing an Aluminum Can Robot. Click here to register.

Club ScientificBuild’Em, Bust’Em Bridges:
Bridge Architecture and Demolition
Monday-Thursday, 8/1-8/5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 60402 CFP 334-01
$250
Instructor: Club Scientific
We drive over bridges every day. Have you ever taken a minute to look at them? Study them? What makes them strong? Students, ages 10-14 years, will find out in this hands-on, minds-on study of various types of bridges. Students will be challenged to design and build a structure that spans a certain space and to find out how much weight it can hold before failing. They will learn the relationship between design, structure and strength and have fun doing it. Click here to register.

miSci logoSpace Academy: Aerospace
Monday-Friday, 8/15-8/19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CRN# 60413 CFP 342-01
$250
Instructor: miSci
Students in grades 9-12 will learn about spaceflight, build and launch rockets and experience a simulated journey to space in the Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) located at 15 Knott Terrace Heights in Schenectady. As part of the simulated journey to space in the Challenger Learning Center, students will be part of a team performing the essential tasks astronauts, scientists and engineers perform for mission success. Students will work onboard the Spacecraft to perform critical experiments and activities as well as work in Mission Control to monitor and guide the spacecraft crew. After a brief orientation, half the students will launch into space on the space transporter while the other half works in Mission Control. Halfway through the mission the roles are switched. Click here to register.

Becoming a Young Aviator
Monday-Friday, 8/22-8/26, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60406 CFP 337-01
$150
Instructor: Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Students, ages 8-12 years, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation and what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. Students in this hands-on class will learn about the history of aviation and aircraft design, the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control), use a flight simulator, make and launch stick rockets and tour other airport facilities such as the flight control tower and Stratton Air National Guard Base. Students will also have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark, which features more than 20 historic military aircraft. Students will be able to get into the cockpits of some of these legendary fighter and attack aircraft. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. Click here to register.

Becoming an Aviator for Teens
Monday-Friday, 8/22-8/26, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60407 CFP 338-01
$150
Instructor: Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Students, ages 13-16 years, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation, what real pilots do, and careers in aviation. Students in this hands-on class will team-up into groups to plan their “flight mission” alongside mentors while learning to read aviator maps, understand the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control) and present their missions at their graduation celebration. This course will include guest speakers such as a Naval Aviator, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet and others. Students will have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark, which features more than 20 historic military aircraft. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. Click here to register.

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College Prep

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and ESL Programs
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.  
In Albany
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.
In Schenectady
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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College Transition

You Can Succeed at College…We can help!
CFA 177
Duration: 6 weeks
For more information please contact Program Coordinator
Sarah Wilson-Sparrow at (518) 595-1101 Ext 2.

College Transition is a comprehensive college support program for those
who wish to attend college for the first time, retrain in a new field or return to college after a long absence. We provide review and skill building in college level reading, writing and math skills required for college placement and success. In addition, this course assists with navigating the college application, admissions and financial aid processes. Students will be supported in managing educational barriers including, but not limited to: funding, childcare and transportation. College Transition assists students with access to SCCC campus resources as well as utilization of local, state and federal funding sources beyond standard financial aid in order to defray tuition, childcare and living expenses. Start your journey with us!

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Computer Courses

SCCC is proud to offer a Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate. Students must participate in and complete four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate: CFA 160 Intro to Windows, CFA 170 Intro to Access, CFA 171 Intro to Excel and CFN 147 Intro to Power Point. For more information, please contact the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 595-1101.

Introduction to Windows
Tuesday, 6/7-6/28, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60425 CFP 409-51
$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.

Intro to Digital Photography
Wednesday, 6/1-6/22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CRN# 60427 CFP 414-51
$75
Instructor: Art Innovators
Turn your photos into artful masterpieces. Students will learn tips and tricks of photography from a professional photographer. Topics include learning how to use your Digital SLR camera, how to create the right settings for pictures, photography fundamentals such as composition and lighting for creating the perfect shot and techniques for how to retouch photographs. Students are required to bring their own Digital SLR cameras. Click here to register.

Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer
Wednesday, 7/6-7/27, 6-9 p.m.

CRN# 60283 CFP 408-51
$125
Instructor: Serge Zaslavsky
Take your photos to the next level. This beginner class will introduce you to the Photoshop CS4 environment and the tools that can help you color correct, retouch and generally improve your photos. Students can bring a flash drive to class to work on their photos. Click here to register.

Maintaining Peak PC Performance
Thursday, 6/30, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60282 CFP 400-51
$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.

Working with your Android Tablet
Thursday, 7/7-7/21, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60426 CFP 413-51
$25
Instructor: B:>Compatible
This course explores the capabilities of a tablet running the Android Operating system. Students will learn how to customize their tablet, from changing wall paper to organizing apps, storing files, and using the cloud. Students will also discover how to protect their tablet from viruses and how to run it as efficiently as possible and sync it to other devises. Students are asked to bring their tablet to class for a hands-on experience. Click here to register.

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Culinary Courses

The Wonder of Wine
Thursday, 6/2-6/23, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60285 CFP 514-51
$150
Instructor: Mykha’el Wilson
Students will learn about the science and art of winemaking as well as the components of a great wine. Students will also learn about the different characteristics for the major white, red, rose, port and dessert wines as well as champagne. Other topics covered include how to buy wine, the proper ways to taste by trying three whites and three reds, and what types of food go well with reds or whites. The class will conclude with a two-hour wine and food pairing seminar where students will try different dishes that should be ideally paired with reds or whites. Students must be over 21 years of age.  Click here to register.

Creative Mixology - The Art of Bartending
Monday, 6/6-7/25, 6-9 p.m.
No class 7/4

CRN# 60285 CFP 509-51
$150
Instructor: Jay Larkin
This course will provide you with the basic skills you need to work at and manage a bar that serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will introduce you to basic production processes and varieties of alcoholic beverages. Laws and procedures related to responsible alcohol service will be explored and reviewed. Students will become certified through the Training and Intervention Program for Servers of Alcohol (TIPS). Materials Fee: Fee: $21.85, TIPS booklet to be purchased in the bookstore prior to class. Students must be 18 years of age or older. Click here to register.

Cake Decorating as a Hobby
Wednesday, 6/8-6/29, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60445 CFP 503-51
$75
Instructor: Emily Schlierer
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. 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.

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Music Courses

Piano Lessons for Adults
6/6-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60286 CFP 600-51
$225
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. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Adults
6/6-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60287 CFP 604-51
$275
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. Students must bring their own guitars. Click here to register.

Voice Lessons for Adults
6/6-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60312 CFP 606-51
$225
Instructor: Peter Waite
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Mandolin Lessons
6/27-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60431 CFP 612-51
$175
Instructor: Ron Gordon
Begin, learn, polish technique and improve your musical thinking this summer. Individually tailored lessons will fit your rate of progress and schedule. Instruction consists of three, one-hour lessons in mandolin. Click here to register.

Ukulele Lessons
6/27-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60429 CFP 601-51
$175
Instructor: Ron Gordon
Begin, learn, polish technique and improve your musical thinking this summer. Individually tailored lessons will fit your rate of progress and schedule. Instruction consists of three, one-hour lessons in the ukulele. Click here to register.

Banjo Lessons
6/27-7/29, By Appointment

CRN# 60432 CFP 613-51
$175
Instructor: Ron Gordon
Begin, learn, polish technique and improve your musical thinking this summer. Individually tailored lessons will fit your rate of progress and schedule. Instruction consists of three, one-hour lessons in the banjo. Click here to register.

Songwriting for Teens and Adults
Monday, 7/11-7/25, 6-9 p.m.

CRN# 60430 CFP 611-01
$125
Instructor: Kit Goldstein Grant
This three-week workshop will focus on the technical elements of songwriting and work shopping student songs. Students will work on writing their own songs while learning the basics of song form, lyric writing, rhyme and melody. If you’ve ever wondered how to go about writing your own song, come learn the craft. No musical experience is necessary. Recommended material: the book Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft, by Stephen Citron. Click here to register.

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Personal Enrichment

Art Innovators logoWatercolor Painting
Tuesday, 6/14-7/12, 6:30-8 p.m.

CRN# 60420 CFP 155-51
$125
Instructor: Art Innovators
During this class, designed for artists of all ability levels, students will learn
watercolor basics or expand on what they already know. Students will explore
watercolor painting and painting techniques while creating beautiful landscapes, still life paintings and more. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

Art Innovators logoIntro to Acrylic Painting
Wednesday, 6/29-7/27, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60419 CFP 150-51
$185
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. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

Sewing with Knits
Tuesday, 5/31-6/14, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60436 CFP 718-51
$40
Instructor: Fatima Bey
Don’t you love wearing knit fabrics? Knits are not handled the same as most other fabrics though and can be difficult to work with. This course will show you all the ins and outs of sewing knits as you create and sew your very own knit dress. All students must bring in their own sewing machine. Supply lists will be given to students once they have registered. Click here to register.

Do Your Own Alterations
Thursday, 6/2-6/23, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60433 CFP 708-51
$55
Instructor: Fatima Bey
Are you tired of things not fitting you? Alterations can be so costly. Why not do it yourself? In this course, students will learn different methods of altering clothing or household items. No sewing knowledge is required. ALL sewing levels are welcome as you will be working at your own pace. You are encouraged to bring in whatever item you wish to alter. All students must bring in their own sewing machines and the following supplies: fabric scissors, sewing gauge or other ruler, measuring tape, seam ripper, straight pins, pin cushion, spool of matching thread and the item you wish to alter. Click here to register.

Fashionista
Wednesday, 6/22-7/20, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60437 CFP 719-51
$75
Instructor: Fatima Bey
In this course students will learn how to take ordinary boring clothing and convert it into something fashionable that looks like you just bought it. Students will visit a consignment shop to purchase an item that they will use for their project. Seats are limited. All students must bring in their own sewing machine and the following supplies: a seam ripper, tailor’s chalk or marking pen, pins, pin cushion, measuring tape, sewing gauge and scissors. Click here to register.

Open Sew
Thursday, 6/30-7/21, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 60434 CFP 709-51
$55
Instructor: Fatima Bey
In this class students can bring in and finish projects, get help with a sewing technique, or get direction and assistance on what they need to do to start or finish a sewing project. The instructor will assist all students in all aspects of sewing necessary to finish their project. This class is open to all levels and any sewing projects. All students must bring in their own sewing machine and the following supplies: a pattern (if applicable), scissors, matching thread, measuring tape, straight pins, marking pen or pencil, seam ripper, and a smile. Click here to register.

Frankly, My Dear: The Reel Story Behind Gone with the Wind
Monday, 6/6-6/27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 60288 CFP 705-51
$85
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
Gone With the Wind has been called “the most magnificent motion picture of all time.” Millions of fans agree. What most fans don’t know is that the endless trouble and months of behind-the-scenes turmoil almost doomed the movie to not being made at all. Students will explore Gone With the Wind’s intriguing history, including the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into the film, the Atlanta premiere, the Academy Awards and more. This is one course no Gone with the Wind fan should miss. Click here to register.

Writing from Your Heart: The Art of Personal Essays
Thursday, 6/9-6/30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 60435 CFP 717-51
$85
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
Transform the ordinary events of your life into extraordinary personal essays. Explore the step-by-step process of using writing games to unlock your experiences; choosing the most-effective essay style; shaping your experiences into a first draft; and allowing reader reaction to refine your draft into a polished essay. Materials fee: $15 for the course book to be paid to the instructor. Click here to register.

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Professional Development

Notary Public Review
Wednesday, 6/15, 1-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 60422 CFP 201-02
$100
Held at our Albany campus, located at 112 State St., Albany, NY.
CRN# 60421 CFP 201-01
Wednesday, 7/27, 1-4:30 p.m.
$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 Pet Business
6/13-6/27, Online Course

CRN# 60423 CFP 214-71
$85
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
The pet industry is booming and demand has increased for specialized pet services such as dog walking and training. But where does an aspiring entrepreneur wishing to start their own pet business begin? This online course will help students learn how to avoid pitfalls in the beginning stages of business planning and learn how to do it right the first time. Topics include business
planning, acquiring permits, how to make your own business unique in the very popular industry, writing a press release, tips to increase revenue, marketing and designs that sell, where to go for free assistance and much more. This course includes a 30-minute personal phone consultations with Pet Estates Inc. owners Don or Mary Lynn Gagnon. Click here to register.

Tools and Techniques for Professionals –
How to Safely Enter a Home with a Pet
7/11-7/25, Online Course

CRN# 60424 CFP 216-71
$205
Instructor: Mary Lynn Gagnon
This course is designed to give those in professional positions (police, firemen, pet sitters, nurses, etc.) the training and tools needed to help keep them safe when entering a home with pets. Topics include: canine aggression and reading body language, assessing dogs and how to diffuse dangerous or potentially dangerous situations involving dogs. Students will also learn how to recognize aggression in animals and remain safe when entering their territory as well as how to recognize a pet’s body language such as tail position, eye behavior, ear posture and mouth behavior, and vocal communication. Students will learn how to communicate with a pet accordingly. Click here to register.

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Wellness

Intro to Horseback Riding for Adults
Wednesday, 5/25-6/29, 4-5 p.m.

CRN# 60439 CFP 813-51
$185
Wednesday, 7/6-8/3, 4-5 p.m.
CRN# 60440 CFP 813-52
$185
Students, ages 16 years and older, 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 will be 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 lose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students but students are 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.

Aikido for Adults
Thursday, 6/2-7/7, 7-8:15 p.m.

CRN# 60290 CFP 800-51
$75
Thursday, 7/14-8/18, 7-8:15 p.m.
CRN# 60291 CFP 800-52
$75
Instructor: Walter Alston 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. The couse will be taught in accordance with the United States Aikido Federation. Click here to register.

Intro to Iaido
Monday, 6/6-7/18, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

CRN# 60438 CFP 803-51
$75
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.

Living Life in Balance
Tuesday, 7/5-7/26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 60442 CFP 815-51
$100
Instructor: Kathleen McDermott
Lose the physical, material, mental or emotional weights that keep you from living your best life. Students will explore what is most stressful to them and why, what are some of life’s conditioning that no longer serve them and what excuses they are making to NOT truly live the life they want and deserve because of fear. Students will discover new ways to see themselves, what they really enjoy, what their dreams are and how they can have great relationships with themselves, family and others. Students will practice moving their body for strength, flexibility, balance and peace. Each week students will practice yoga, participate in breathing exercises, meditate, and enjoy open discussion and sharing, laughter and fun. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Common Sense Self Defense for Adults
Thursday, 7/7, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

CRN# 60441 CFP 814-51
$25
Instructor: Walter Alston
This one-day course will introduce students to Common Sense Self Defense for people of all ages, professions, skill levels and gender. The instructors will draw from the principles of Aikido and its roots of jujitsu (joint locks, escapes and counters) in individual response readiness that could save your life and prevent or greatly reduce injury. 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) 595-1101 ext. 3 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.