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Professional/Career Development

Gain Marketable Skills!

Interested in pursuing a new career path or updating existing skills? We offer a variety of diverse trainings aligned with current business and industry needs. Increase your competitive edge and improve your odds of acquiring that new job.

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Community Archaeology – Want to find a way to work or volunteer in the area? Explore opportunities available in archaeology by enrolling in a variety of individual courses or work toward a Certificate of Proficiency in Archaeology by completing six courses and acquiring 60 hours of lab and fieldwork.

Introduction to Craft Brewing – This course provides a basic understanding of brewing and distillation skills, working in a manufacturing environment, safety, and microbiology. Topics covered include: brewing science, beer maturation and storage, beer processing and packaging, quality and process control, plant safety and sanitation, malting, mashing, brewing, fermentation, finishing, and distillation basics. This course will consist of lecture and lab training in the classroom and at regional breweries. In addition to directed studies, students will enhance their brewing knowledge through assigned reading and writing exercises and visits to local breweries. The goal of this course is to provide a pool of trained, entry level brewers in the growing craft beer industry. This course is developed and overseen by regional breweries and distillers. For more information, please contact Maria Kotary at 518-595-1101, ext. 4 or Students must be 18 years of age or older. 

Healthcare – Build your career in healthcare and choose from a variety of settings including assisted living facilities, long-term care centers, rehabilitation facilities and patient homes. We offer a broad range of healthcare training including Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Community Health Worker (CHA), Home Health Aide (HHA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), EMT Refresher, Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and PCA Upgrade to HHA. 

Online Courses – We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. We offer on-line courses in a variety of topic areas such as Languages, SAT prep, Writing and Publishing, Technology, Computer Applications, Accounting and Finances, Media and Design, Pet certifications and much more.

Front End Web Development – Do you have what it takes to be a computer coder? Find out in this hybrid course through online and in-person instruction in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - three common coding languages which all modern websites are built. Learn valuable technical skills and establish a strong foundation in coding.

Back End Web Development: Fundamentals in Server Side Development – Do you have the aptitude and interest for computer programming?  This course will teach you to create data-driven mobile-first websites using industry leading development frameworks. This course is designed for an individual wishes to expand their skills in the technologies and practices of server side development.

Notary Public Review – Interested in becoming a Notary Public? This course prepares you for the NYS Notary Public exam and provides a comprehensive view of the Notary Public Office. 

Computer Software – Become more marketable in an office environment. Take individual courses or earn a Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate with the completion of four courses in Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

College Transition – Interested in attending college for the first time, retraining in a new field, or returning to college after a long absence? This comprehensive college support program is designed just for you! You’ll review and build skills in college-level reading, writing, and math required for course placement. Learn to navigate the college application, admissions, and financial aid processes. Start your educational journey with us!

CRHRA Strategic Credit Series – Having trouble finding those elusive strategic business credits for your Human Resources recertification? We partner with the Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) to offer seminars for Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Strategic credit.

Horticulture Credential Program – Working in collaboration with the Schenectady ARC and Cornell Cooperative Extension, we are pleased to announce a new Horticulture Credential Program. Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the horticulture field, whether at area nurseries or garden centers. Join us to learn the basics of gardening including soil, watering, transplanting and harvesting.

Small Business – Interested in starting a small business or learning to move forward in the business world?  These courses give you the knowledge you need. 

Supply Chain, Warehousing, and Logistics Are you interested in a career in the field of logistics to pursue a job in a warehouse, distribution center, grocery store or moving company? These entry level positions work to store and distribute materials and products for shipment.

21st Century Career Readiness Credential – Want to give yourself an edge when applying for a job? Learn the practical and interactive soft skills employers are always seeking. This program gives you the tools needed to be competitive in the marketplace.