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WFD&CE Professional Development

Fall 2021 Professional Development Community Education Courses

All in-person students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a face mask when on campus. Read the full COVID-19 response, which further details this information.

View the Fall 2021 Community Education Course Book as a PDF.

Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate

Students must participate in and complete the following four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate:

  • CFP 409 Intro to Windows    
  • CFP 411 Intro to Excel
  • CFP 412 Intro to Word     
  • CFP 401 Intro to Power Point

For course information see Computer Courses.


Notary Public Review

Section #1 – Day

Wednesday, October 6
1-4:30 p.m.
CRN# 90585       
CFP 201-01      
Fee: $100

Section #2 – Day

Wednesday, November 3
1-4:30 p.m.
CRN# 90910       
CFP 201-02     
Fee: $100

Section #3 – Evening

Monday, November 1
6-9 p.m.
CRN# 90586      
CFP 201-51       
Fee: $100

This course will prepare students 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. All materials will be provided.


Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voice-Over

Section #1

Wednesday, November 3
6:30-9 p.m.
CRN# 90425        
CFP 725-51      
Fee: $30

Section #2

Wednesday, December 6
6:30-9 p.m.
CRN# 90922    
CFP 725-52      
Fee: $30

This course will be held at Voice Coaches, 26 Vly Road, Colonie, N.Y., 12205. 
From audio books, training material, animation, gaming, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and more, today’s voice-over field has become a great way to leverage your individual interests, voice qualities, and communication skills in a whole new way. Learn about how the industry really works today, trends in opportunity in the community, and areas of future growth, and hear about the top traits casting professionals look for when hiring voice professionals. Students will also hear samples from working voice-over artists. Because this class is small, students will have the opportunity to record a sample professional voice-over under the direction of our instructor, who can offer feedback and advice. If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice-over part-time, full-time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and realistic first step.