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Career Development

CFP 222-01   
Duration: 12 weeks   
Fee: $595

For more information please contact Sarah Wilson-Sparrow, Program Coordinator, at (518)-595-1101, ext. 2 or
This certificate program is offered in conjunction with the Schenectady ARC and Cornell Cooperative Extension and is appropriate for diverse populations, including senior citizens and individuals with developmental disabilities who are interested in hands-on training in the horticulture field and who would like to obtain employment in a garden center, farm stand or greenhouse. Topics include basic botany, care of annuals, perennials and vegetable crops, and weed identifications. Participants will gain experience in customer service and working and learning in a greenhouse, as well as a variety of outdoor garden settings. Classes will be held at the Sustainable Living Center at Central Park in Schenectady and the Schenectady ARC’s Maple Ridge Horticulture Center in Rotterdam.

CFP 215-01   
Duration: 15 weeks    
Fee: $1,750
inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.   
For more information please contact Sarah Wilson-Sparrow, Coordinator for Workforce Development, at (518) 595-1101, ext. 2 or
This course provides a basic understanding of brewing and distillation skills, working in a manufacturing environment, safety and microbiology. Major topics covered include: brewing science, beer maturation and storage, beer processing and packaging, quality and process control, plant safety and sanitation, malting, mashing, brewing, fermentation, finishing, and distillation basics. This course will consist of lecture and lab training in the classroom and at regional breweries. In addition to directed studies, students will enhance their brewing knowledge through assigned reading and writing exercises and visits to local breweries. The goal of this course is to provide a pool of trained, entry level brewers in the growing craft beer industry. This course is developed and overseen by regional breweries and distillers. Students must be 18 years of age or older.

CFP 224-51

For more information please contact Sarah Wilson-Sparrow, Coordinator for Workforce Development, at (518) 595-1101, ext. 2 or
Are you an industry leader looking to invest in and grow your workforce? 21st Century Career Readiness is a holistic training program which focuses on the academic skills, soft skills and personal resource building skills essential for job acquisition and retention. This course is ideal for an individual looking to improve his/her career readiness and marketability, as well as an industry leader looking for a flexible and customizable curriculum to improve retention, productivity and the all-important bottom line.

SUNY SCCC is proud to partner with AlbanyCanCode_ to offer the following web development courses.
CFP 417-51    
Cost: $1,500 inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.

For more information please contact Sarah Wilson-Sparrow, Coordinator for Workforce Development, at (518) 595-1101, ext. 2 or
This course uses online and in-person instruction to teach students how to program in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the three tools comprising the development of virtually every site on the web. The course is structured around tutorials, assignments, and individual and group projects wherein students also have the opportunity to learn and practice with industry-standard Front-End technologies including, but not limited to, the Twitter Bootstrap design framework, the jQuery JavaScript library, and the Git version control system. Additionally, guest lectures and networking events are integrated into the curriculum to provide students with valuable real-world exposure to local employers and a chance to get a feel for the industry overall. This course may be of particular interest to graphic designers, as it teaches the technical skills necessary for UI (user interface) development and wire-framing. The course may also be attractive to beginning programmers with aspirations to create mobile applications, as it establishes a solid conceptual foundation for eventual progression into Full-Stack Development.

CFP 420-51    
Cost: $1,650 inclusive of tuition, books and lab fees.

For more information please email Albany Can Code at or contact the College’s Office of Workforce Development Program Coordinator Sarah Wilson-Sparrow at 518-595-1101 Ext. 2 or
JavaScript, already a dominant scripting tool for Front End Development - including the increasingly popular library React.js - has been growing its Back End Developer credentials with the React-friendly frameworks Node.js and Express.js. This is a 12-week course that explores advanced topics in JavaScript programming and the use of Front-End JavaScript frameworks, notably the JavaScript library React. By the end of this course, students will know how to leverage React for building user interfaces that talk to back-end systems, and will have been introduced to back end framework node.js. This course will be offered in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. 


CRHRA SPHR Continuing Education Credit Series
Having trouble finding those elusive strategic business credits for your recertification? SUNY SCCC has partnered with the Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) to offer annual seminars for SPHR Strategic credit. For more information, please contact the Office of Workforce Development, at (518) 595-1101, ext. 4. For information on upcoming classes, please visit our the CRHRA website ( for additional updated information as it becomes available.