Academics

Non-Credit Courses

 

Fall 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Allied Health Courses      Archaeology     Art Courses      Children and Teens            College Prep     Computer Courses      CRHRA      Culinary      Music     
 MSSC Logistics Training      Personal Enrichment         Professional Development and Small Business          Wellness Courses         

For a printable PDF of the Fall Non-Credit course book, please, click here.
For the online list of Non-Credit courses and their locations, click here.

 

Fall 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Allied Health Courses

Basic EMT Training
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 9-December 20, 5:45-10:05 p.m.
CRN# 91123 CFP 001-51        
Fee: $700/EMT fee: $100
EMT Basic Non-Refundable Depost: $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. All students must be at least 18 years old. Click here to register.

EMT Refresher
Monday, September 9-December 14,
5:45-10:05 p.m.

CRN# 91124 CFP 002-51
Fee: $335/EMT fee: $50
EMT Refresher Non-Refundable Deposit: $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 that 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 that was provided from the Bureau of EMS as proof of eligibility for enrolling in the refresher. Click here to register.


Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
CFE 007
Please call the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Office at
(518) 621-4007 for additional information or visit the HPOG website.

Home Health Aide (HHA) / Personal Care Aide (PCA)
CFE 014
Please call the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Office at
(518) 621-4007 for additional information or visit the HPOG website.

Back to top.

 

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. 

CLA Course (Foundational Level)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 22-October 29, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91397  CFP 211-51
Fee: $750
Instructor: Doug MacDonald
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 topics that front-line workers in supply chain logistics should understand. Topics include safety, quality control, communications, teamwork, good workplace conduct and familiarity with the key computer systems used in supply chain operations. Click here to register.

CLT Course (Mid-level Technical)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Novemer 3-December 17, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91398  CFP 212-51
Fee: $750
Instructor: Doug MacDonald
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. Completion of the CLA Foundation Level course is a pre-requisite for this course. Click here to register.

Back to top.

 

College Prep

Compass Prep - English
CRN# 91368  CFA 175-01 – Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91373  CFA 175-02 – Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 26-27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91374  CFA 175-03 – Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 2-3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91375  CFA 175-04 – Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 9-10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91376  CFA 175-05 – Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 16-17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91377  CFA 175-06 – Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91379  CFA 175-08 – Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: $15
Instructor: Doug MacDonald
This course will review the reading and writing skills required for college placement. The course will reinforce student competency in reading comprehension and essay editing. Course content is aligned with those academic skills required for college placement and diagnostic tests. Click here to register.

Compass Prep - Math
CRN# 91380  CFA 176-01 – Wednesday &Thursday, Oct. 21-22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91381  CFA 176-02 – Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 28-29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91382  CFA 176-03 – Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 4-5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91383  CFA 176-04 – Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 11-12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91384  CFA 176-05 – Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91385  CFA 176-06 – Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91386  CFA 176-07 – Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 9-10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 91387  CFA 176-08 – Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 16-17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: $15
Instructor: Doug MacDonald
This course will review the math skills required for college placement. The course will reinforce student competency in quantitative reasoning and problem solving. Course content is aligned with those academic skills required for college placement and diagnostic tests. Click here to register.

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.

Back to top.

 

Art Courses

Intro to Acrylic Painting
Thursday, September 17-October 22, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91162  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.

Creating Your Own Fired Art
Tuesday, September 22-November 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91393  CFP 151-51
Fee: $145
Instructor: Sharon Roberts Karl
The fired arts offer a unique form of creative self-expression. Fired paints adhere permanently to porcelain and glass surfaces and become brilliant with a rich shine. The colors are translucent, like watercolor, and can be layered with successive fires for deep intensity. Students in this class will learn the basic strokes and skills needed to create beautiful works of art. Students will complete and take home two pieces of art. They will complete a class design for painting and firing a flat, 6" x 6" porcelain tile as well as design, paint and fire a round shaped piece of clear glass. No experience is necessary. Materials fee of $25 to be given to the instructor on the first day of class. Click here to register.

Creative Expressions for Seniors
Tuesday, September 22-October 27, 1-3 p.m.

CRN# 91394  CFP 152-01
Fee: $125
Instructor: Stephen Tyson
Students, aged 55 years and older, will share memories, life experiences and wisdom through creative visual art such as drawing and painted media. Click here to register.

Back to top.

 

Archaeology Courses

Archaeological Research
September 1-December 31, By Appointment

CRN# 91149  CFP 100-51
Fee: $25
Instructor: 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.

Independent Archaeology Project
September 1-December 31, By Appointment

CRN# 91143  CFP 101-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Louise Basa
This course is necessary for all Community Archaeology program students wishing to work on their approved archaeological products (e.g., articles for publication, exhibits, public presentations or site studies and reports), which is required for their Certificates of Advanced Study in Community Archaeology. Click here to register.

Recording and Archiving Archaeological Data
Tuesday, September 15-November 17, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91389  CFP 107-51
Fee: $150
Instructor: Diana Carter
This course addresses why detailed records are maintained during excavation, as well as how artifacts and records that form the basis for future research are processed. Hands-on activities include artifact illustration and description, photographic recording, the use of computers for databases and analysis and final data archiving. The course is supplemented with a visit to an archive. Click here to register.

Archaeological Analysis
Monday, September 14-November 2, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91392  CFP 114-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Louise Basa
Students will engage with the instructor and other specialists in learning and applying a variety of analytical methods in formulating research questions, documenting archaeological materials and other aspects of archaeological sites using resources from the SCCC Community Archaeology Program projects. Click here to register.

Native American Archaeology and Field Study
Thursday, September 17-November 19, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91388  CFP 102-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Adam Luscier
In this hand-on course, students will explore, through research, interpretation, artifact investigation and field activities as well as current ideas, 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.

Artifact Preservation
Wednesday, September 30-November 18, 6-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91390  CFP 112-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Darrell Pinckney
This course is for students who want to become familiar with the preservation of historic and cultural material for future study. Students will learn how chemical, biological and environment factors impact the integrity of objects. They will also learn how to prevent deterioration through cleaning, stabilization and consolidation using non-toxic and reversible methodologies. Students will learn how to assess objects for their condition, prepare treatment proposals, conduct conservation protocols and generate a final report of the object for display and long-term storage. Click here to register.

300 Years of America’s Architecture
Wednesday, October 7-November 18, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91391  CFP 113-51
Fee: $75
Instructor: Marilyn Sassi
This course will present America’s building styles from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The course will begin with the early homes built by the Dutch, German and English; followed by the more formal Georgian construction of the 18th century; the late 18th century Federal style and the Greek Revival and six distinct Victorian architectural styles of the 19th century. Click here to register.

Back to top.

Children and Teen Courses

Driver Education
Tuesday, September 1-December 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CRN# 91128  CFP 303-51
Fee: $450
Instructor: John Ferrucci, in-class; Bell’s Driving School, in-car
The NYS Driver 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 Learner’s 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 14-December 4, By Appointment

CRN# 91125  CFP 300-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Maria Elmer
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
September 14-December 4, By Appointment

CRN# 91399  CFP 305-51
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.

Voice Lessons for Children and Teens
September 14-December 4, By Appointment

CRN# 91400  CFP 306-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Peter Waite
Students will learn proper singing technique 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.

Back to top.

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) 381-1315.  

Introduction to Windows
Wednesday, September 9-30, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91369  CFP 409-51
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
Tuesday, September 8-October 20, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91371  CFP 411-51
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 PowerPoint
Thursday, September10-October 22, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91130  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 Access
Monday, September 14-October 26, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91370  CFP 410-51
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 MS Word
Wednesday, October 7-November 18, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91372  CFA 412-51
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.

Intermediate Excel
Tuesday, October 27-December 8, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91131 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 repetitive work. Advance charting and forms for easy data entry will also be covered. Click here to register.

Maintaining Peak PC Performance
Thursday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91129 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.

Computer and Internet Safety and Security
Thursday, November 5, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91132 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.

Building a Free Web Site
Tuesday, November 10, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91135 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.

 Back to top.

 

Culinary Courses

The Wonder of Wine
Thursday, October 1-22, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91404  CFP 509-51
Fee: $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.

Introduction to Baking Yeast Breads
Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 91401  CFP 510-01
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
This is a hands-on class that will take the mystery out of baking with yeast. Each student will mix, shape, bake and take home two loaves of crusty Italian bread. In the process of creating the loaves, students will learn the necessary techniques to prepare yeast breads at home.All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

Pizzeria Pizza for the Home Kitchen
Saturday, October 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 91402  CFP 511-51
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
Learn to make professional quality pizzas in your home kitchen. Students will learn about the variety of doughs, sauces and toppings that can be used to make great pizza. The class will prepare a variety of different pizza doughs. Every student will have the opportunity to shape, top and bake several pizzas. Although the class will utilize professional ovens, we will discuss techniques for duplicating the results in your own oven. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

Artisan Bread Techniques for the Home Kitchen
Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRN# 91403  CFP 512-51
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
Spend the morning in a commercial kitchen baking with an artisan bread baker. This class is intended for students who have some prior experience making yeast bread. Part demonstration and part hands-on, this class will teach students how to improve the taste, texture and appearance of their loaves using and adapting the methods of professional bakers. The focus of this class will be on methods that you can recreate in the home kitchen, with readily available, inexpensive equipment, to make artisan style loaves. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

 Back to top.

 

CRHRA Business Credit Series

CRHRA logoCRHRA 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 Association (CRHRA) to offer four annual seminars for SPHR Strategic credit.

Classes will be held in our beautiful 31,000-square-foot Center City location in Downtown Schenectady across from Proctors. 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 our website.

Back to top.

 

Music Courses

Group Piano for Adults
Saturday, September 12-October 17, 9-10 a.m.

CRN# 91152  CFP 602-01&
Fee: $100
Instructor: Maria Elmer
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 12-October 17, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

CRN# 91153  CFP 603-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: Maria Elmer
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.

Piano Lessons for Adults
September 14-December 4, By Appointment

CRN# 91150  CFP 600-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Maria Elmer
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 14-December 4, By Appointment

CRN# 91154  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. Students must bring their own guitars. Click here to register.

Voice Lessons for Adults
September 14-December 4, By Appointment

CRN#91405  CFP 606-51
Fee: $200
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.

Back to top.


Personal Enrichment

Do Your Own Alterations
Thursday, September 10-October 1, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91406  CFP 708-01
Fee: $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.

Club Scientific logoHands on Science for Adults
Monday, September 14-October 19, 6:30-8 p.m.

CRN# 91410  CFP 711-51
Fee: $135
Instructor: Club Scientific
Come join this fun science class and explore different topics relevant in science today. Each class will cover one technology relevant topic, such as energy or nanotechnology, and a hands-on lab will be completed by the students. Current debates and advances in the field will be discussed followed by basic science fundamentals that help to understand the underlying concepts. The course is designed to be fun and interactive so everyday curiosities will be discussed as well. Click here to register.
 
Discover the Actor Inside
Wednesday, September 16-November 11, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91406  CFP 704-51
Fee: $195
Instructor: Lora Lee Ecobelli
This beginner level acting course will focus on building a solid foundation in the art of acting. Students will concentrate on monologues, character work and scene study. The instructor uses a mixture of creative exercises, theatre games and improvisation to build confidence and access emotions. Students learn how to work organically and honestly by mastering their technique in a supportive, creative and fun environment. Using diverse material from classic and contemporary playwrights, students will track a character’s journey through a scene and learn how action and behavior shape characterization and learn how to create truly memorable characters by developing distinct physical and emotional personalities. Students will explore script analysis on a deeper level with a sharper understanding of subtext, metaphor and plot. Audition and cold reading skills will also be offered. Rehearsal with a scene partner outside of class is required. The class will culminate in an open workshop production. Click here to register.

Break Into Print With Non-Fiction Articles
Monday, September 21-October 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91411  CFP 712-51
Fee: $85
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
Have you dreamed of writing for the Atlantic Monthly, Woman’s Day or other national magazines? Have you wondered how writers get their work accepted by these prestigious publications? Wonder no longer. Learn the step-by-step process of researching, writing and selling non-fiction in today’s magazine market. Discover how you can expand one idea into dozens of articles (and collect multiple paychecks), guarantee that editors call you when they need a feature and experience the thrill of seeing your magazine article in print. Materials fee: $15 for course book to be paid to the instructor. Click here to register.

Open Sew
Thursday, October 8-29, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91408  CFP 709-51
Fee: $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.

Open Crochet
Thursday, November 5-12, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91409  CFP 710-51
Fee: $30
Instructor: Fatima Bey
Are you new to crocheting? Do you have a project that you want to work on, but need help? Do you have trouble reading patterns? Do you have some yarn and are not sure what to do with it? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is the class for you. This class is open to ALL levels. If you would like to be given a project to work on or would like a pattern provided to you please contact the instructor ahead of time. All students must bring in their own yarn, scissors and crochet hooks. Click here to register.

Back to top.


Professional Development and Small Business Courses

Notary Public Review
Wednesday, October 7, 1-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 91167  CFP 201-51
Fee: $100
Wednesday, December 9, 1-4:30 p.m.
CFN# 91395  CFP 201-52
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.

Business Writing for Professionals Who Hate to Write
Monday, October 9-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CRN# 91396  CFP 210-51
Fee: $55
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
Many busy professionals turn simple letters, memos and reports into difficult, time-consuming projects and feel dissatisfied with the results. You can now approach these writing tasks confidently. Learn how to organize a writing project; pick the key points you want to make; and write with clear, powerful words and a polished, professional style. Materials fee: $15 for course book to be paid to the instructor. Click here to register.

Starting a Home-Based/Small Business
Tuesday, November 3, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91166 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 Leadership Skills - Leading Out Loud
Tuesday, September 22-October 27, 6-8 p.m.

CRN# 91182  CFP 204-51
Fee: $175
Instructor: Kathleen McLean
This course will give you the new tools to become “the leader you desire. Topics include emotional intelligence, embracing diversity, effective communication skills, redefining time management, resolving conflict effectively and change management, offering an in-depth study of “servant leadership” in the 21st Century that will revolutionize how you lead people. You’re worth the investment. Materials: Students are asked to purchase the book Servant Leadership by James C. Hunter. Click here to register.

Back to top.


Wellness Courses

Aikido for Adults
Thursday, September 10-October 15, 7-8:15 p.m.

CRN# 91156  CFP 800-51
Fee: $75
Thursday, October 22-December 3, 7-8:15 p.m.
CRN# 91157  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. This class will take place at the YWCA, 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady. Click here to register.



Zumba Fitness
Saturday, September 12-October 31, 8-9 a.m.

CRN# 91160 CFP 802-01
Fee: $65
Instructor: Nancie Sohoski-Stella
Let loose and feel the music! Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-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.

Belly Dance with Saria
Thursday, September 10-October 15, 3-4 p.m.

CRN# 91414  CFP 807-51
Fee: $75
Monday, September 14-October 19, 7:15-8:15 p.m.
CFN# 91413  CFP 807-52
Fee: $75
Instructor: Sarah Best
Belly Dance is a celebration of the body through movement. It is about dancing for ourselves. In this class students will learn the basic moves used in belly dance and how to combine, layer and transition through the moves as well as choreography. The sensual movements will flow naturally through your body when you surrender to the music. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady.Click here to register.

Kripalu Yoga
Saturday, September 12-October 17, 9-10:30 a.m.

CRN# 91412  CFP 806-01
Fee: $75
Instructor: Mary Clare O’Connor
This is a calming, stress-relieving beginner yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas are introduced and practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Click here to register.

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.

archaeology newsletter cover

Dig'n the News - Fall Issue

The Community Archaeology Program at SCCC has been busy!  Check out their Fall 2014 newsletter, Dig'n the News, and find out what Archaeology looks like at SCCC!