Academics

Summer 2014 Non-Credit Courses

Summer 2014 Non-Credit Courses
For the online list of Non-Credit courses and their locations, Click Here.
For the Non-Credit registration form, Click Here.

For Spring 2014 Non-Credt Courses, click here.

 

Archaeology    Children and Teens     Computer     Culinary     
Test Assessing Secondary Completion and ESL    Music   
Personal and Professional Development     Wellness

Archaeology Courses

Archaeological Research
June 1 – August 31, By Appointment
CRN# 60747     CFN 737-51
Fee: $25
Instructors: Dr. Ron Kingsley and 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 will participate in structured/supervised research, lab and field experiences. Click here to register.

Hands on Archaeology for Adults
Thursdays and Fridays, July 10-July 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
CRN# 60775     CFN 239-01
Fee: $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. 0pportunities for continued involvement in any or all aspects of archaeology will be presented. Click here to register.

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Children and Teen Courses

Piano Lessons for Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 60927     CFN 597-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for the beginner, 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
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 61075     CFN 604-01
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.

Driver’s Education
Mondays - Friday, June 30 – August 15 (no class 7/4) , 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60746     CFN 233-51
Fee: $450
Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
The NYS Drivers’ 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 Learners’ 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. Students will alternate in-classroom instruction and in-car instruction. In-car instruction will take place every other day for 3 hours beginning on July 2nd. Driving times will be scheduled individually with the students. Click here to register.

Musical Theater Workshop for Children
Mondays - Thursdays, July 1- July 31, 5-7 p.m.
CRN# 60695     CFN 599-51
Fee: $295
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 July 31 with a performance of the musical play Into the Woods Jr. presented by the class. Students must be between 9-14 years of age. Click here to register.

Songwriting for Kids
Mondays, July 7 – July 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
CRN# 61087    CFN 951-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: Kit Goldstein-Grant
Students, ages 7-12, will write their own songs in class while learning the basics of lyric writing, song form and what goes into making a memorable melody! Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Kids
Mondays - Thursdays, July 7-July 10, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

CRN# 60715     CFE 341-01
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
Join Chef Gail Sokol on a baking extravaganza! The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make such delicacies as strawberry cheesecake, double chocolate scones, cookie croquembouche, chocolate peanut butter tarts, cheddar cheese puff pastry twists and banana bonanza muffins. Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

American Red Cross – Babysitting Training
Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 61084     CFN 975-01
Fee: $85
Instructor: American Red Cross
You’ll learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Students will learn to supervise children and infants, perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding, choose safe and age-appropriate games, handle bedtime, identify safety hazards and prevent injuries, care for common injuries/emergencies and communicate with parents. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Kids
Mondays - Thursdays, July 14-July 17, 9 a.
m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN# 60699     CFE 341-02
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
Join Chef Gail Sokol on a baking extravaganza! The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make such delicacies as Danish pastry dough, blueberry muffins, chocolate dipped almond biscotti, cinnamon swirl bread, double chocolate scones, mixed berry shortcakes with whipped cream and giant cowboy cookies. Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch.Click here to register.

Edible Crafts for the Young Baker
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and July 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
CRN# 61086     CFN 972-01
Fee: $120
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
Students ages 10-16 will learn introductory cake, cookie and cupcake decorating including working with several different types of frosting, chocolate and fondant mediums. In addition, various edible crafts will be explored. Students will take home all projects – including a final cake. Snacks will be provided but students must bring a lunch each day. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Teens
Mondays - Thursdays, July 21-July 24, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

CRN# 60757     CFE 354-01
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
Join Chef Gail Sokol on a baking extravaganza!  The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 14-17 years) will learn to make such delicacies as chocolate dipped almond biscotti, spiral bread, starburst Italian bread, banana bonanza muffins, chocolate cakes stuffed with peanut butter, giant cowboy cookies, apple gallettes and chocolate brownies with fudge frosting.  Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Paleo
Monday - Thursday, July 21-July 24,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 61074     CFN 486-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
This course offers an exciting introduction into the basics of Paleontology. This exciting adventure in Paleontology will have your child playing in the dirt and having the time of their lives. Students ages 6-8 will be immersed in several hands-on projects such as Panning for Gems and Minerals, Miniature Dinosaur Dig and Crack Open a Geode that they will take home. Students will also offer fun and dynamic science games. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp CSI
Monday - Thursday, July 21-July 24,
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 61089     CFN 487-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
Students ages 9-14 will learn to become Crime Scene Investigators during actual crime scene setups! They will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes and meet real professional crime scene investigators, K-9 handlers and forensic pathologists. Students will use the tools used in the field to collect evidence; learn how a crime is actually solved and how Biology, Chemistry and Physics play a major role in the investigation. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Deep Space
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July 31,
9 a.m.-4 .pm.

Friday, August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN#61090     CFN 490-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
This course takes students to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. Videos and animations will be utilized to help students in programming, tackling building challenges and honing their robotic and project planning skills. Science factoids will be interspersed throughout, accompanying engineering design activities tied into space exploration. As an extra bonus, students will construct, launch and take home two of their very own Estes Rockets. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Space Engineer    
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July 31,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN#91091     CFN 491-01
Fee: $230
Instructor: Club Scientific
Using LEGO ® bricks, students will design and build structures and space vehicles using motors, gears, lights and sensors for living on far away planets. This course includes instruction on the Earth, Moon, stars and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines and gravity. Students will also join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction and more. Parents are invited to view their child’s creations on Friday. Click here to register.

KidzArt logoKidzArt – Cirque Des Art
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July 31, 1-4 p.m.

CRN# 61070     CFN 483-01
Fee: $115
Instructor: KidzArt
Blast off into the world of art – circus style. This unique opportunity will have young clowns under the big top and about to join the circus.  Trapeze, high wire, dancing elephants and face painting are all part of the thrill. Young artists will develop their skills in drawing, sculpture, print making and more during this week long carnival. Please be sure to pack a snack and plenty to drink. Click here to register.

KidzArt logoKidzArt – Jungle Safari: Where Art Goes Wild
Monday - Friday, July 28-August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61071     CFN 484-01
Fee: $135
Instructor: KidzArt
Go wild for some crazy art projects. Students will find out that pigs can paint and they can too. Young artists will get messy as they explore different art mediums: pastels, acrylics on canvas, sculptures, collage, chalk pastels and more. Click here to register.

KidzArt logoKidzArt – Cirque Des Art  AND
Jungle Safari: Where Art Goes Wild
Monday - Thursday, July 28-July31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 61073     CFN 485-01
Fee: $225
Instructor: KidzArt
Young artists will be able to participate in both Cirque Des Art and Jungle Safari: Where Art Goes Wild at a discounted price. Young artists that do choose to participate in both classes are asked to pack snacks, a lunch and plenty to drink. The children will be supervised by the instructor during lunch from 12-1 p.m. Click here to register.

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Computer Courses

Specialist Certificate.  Students must participate in and complete four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate: CFA 160 Intro to Windows 7, CFA 170 Intro to Access, CFA 171 Intro to Excel and CFN 308 Intro to Power Point. For more information please contact the Office of Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315.

Introduction to MS Word
Tuesdays, June 3 – July 15, 6-8 p.m.
CRN#61066     CFA 172-51
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.

Introduction to Windows
Thursdays, June 5 – July 26, 6-8 p.m.
CRN#60694     CFA 160-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Students will learn how to use Microsoft’s Windows 7/8 consumer operating systems in this introductory course. They will learn how to maneuver, customize and control the computer, and insure a safe computing environment. 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 Access
Mondays, June 9 – July 28, 6-8 p.m.
CRN#61068     CFA 170-51
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 Excel
Wednesdays, June 11 – July 30, 6-8 p.m.
CRN#61067     CFA 171-51
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, 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.

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Culinary Courses

Certified Specialist of Wine Exam Prep
Tuesdays, June 3-July 22, 6-9 p.m.
CRN#61069     CFE 402-51
Fee: $380
Instructor: Jay Larkin
This course will prepare the student to take the Society of Wine's Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam, which tests a candidate's wine knowledge and mastery of key elements within the worlds of viticulture and wine production. Click here to register.

Creative Mixology
Wednesdays, June 4-July 23, 6-9 p.m.
CRN#60745     CFE 324-51
Fee: $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: $20 TIPS booklet to be purchased in the bookstore prior to class. Click here to register.

Basic Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, June 11, 6-9 p.m.
CRN#91079     CFN 964-01
Fee: $45
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
In this course, students will get an introduction to decorating cookies with royal icing using piping bags and decorating bottles. After an icing and cooking making demonstration, students will decorate a dozen cookies with frosting made in class. Students will get to take their cookies home. Students are required to purchase a $20 cookie decorating kit, which will be distributed in class. Click here to register.

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Test of Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and ESL

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.

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. 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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Music Courses

Piano Lessons for Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 60927     CFN 597-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for the beginner, 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.

Piano Lessons for Adults
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN#61088     CFN 605-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
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 Kids
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 61075     CFN 604-01
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.

Guitar Lessons for Adults
June 2- August 8, By Appointment
CRN# 60970     CFN 602-51
Fee: $250
Instructor: Paul Quigley
This course, designed especially for the beginner, 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.

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Personal and Professional Development

Equine Journalism
Wednesdays, June 11-July 16, 6-8 p.m.
CRN# 61081     CFN 970-51
Fee: $175
Instructor: Marion Altieri
There are many equine publications that cater to the hunger for information about horses. The existence of a membership organization like American Horse Publications is testimony to the enormous popularity of the horse and the many outlets for horse-loving writers and would-be writers. This course will teach the student how to write blogs, websites, and articles for newspapers or magazines or even write a book or screenplay. The aim of this course is to teach you the principles, and help you find your place in the equine media world. This course will be taught at the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, located at 15 Park Ave. Suite 7 (Behind Shoppers World Plaza), Clifton Park. Click here to register.

Writing Fundamentals
Thursdays, June 12-July 17, 6-8 p.m.
CRN# 61080     CFN 967-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Marion Altieri
This introductory writing course will focus on the basics of writing. Aspiring writers will not only learn the rules of grammar and writing, spelling and sentence structure but will also work on writing assignments that will give the student a solid foundation from which to begin their journey into the wonderful word of writing. Click here to register.

Playwriting for Adults
Mondays, June 23 – July 28, 1-3 p.m.
CRN# 60978     CFN 953-51
Fee: $150
Instructor: Kit Goldstein-Grant
This course will cover the fundamentals of playwriting and use exercises and workshopping to help students begin transforming their original ideas into plays. Students will work outside of class to complete outlines and scenes and bring them to class for readings and discussion. Both beginning playwrights and those with experience are welcome. Required materials: Playwriting, Brief & Brillian by Julie Jensen. Click here to register.

Songwriting for Adults
Mondays, June 23 – July 28, 6-8 p.m.
CRN# 61078     CFN 956-51
Fee: $150
Instructor: Kit Goldstein-Grant
This course will focus on the technical elements of songwriting. Student swill work on writing their own songs while learning the basics of song form, lyric writing, rhyme, melody and harmony. If you’ve ever wondered how to go about writing your own song, come learn the craft! Both beginning songwriters and those with more experience are welcome. Recommended materials: Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft by Stephen Citron. Click here to register.

Intro to Acrylic Painting(please use their logo, which is attached)
Mondays, June 23 – July 28, 6-8 p.m.
CRN# 61085     CFN 973-51
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.

American Red Cross – Pet First Aid
Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 61082     CFN 971-01
Fee: $100
Instructor: American Red Cross
Dogs and cats are more than pets – they’re family. Just like any other member of the family, pets deserve to be cared for and protected. Red Cross Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid courses will teach you how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of your family. Practice and preparation will help you be calm and effective in an emergency, protecting you and your pet from further injury of suffering. Click here to register.

American Red Cross – Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED
Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 61083     CFN 973-01
Fee: $120
Instructor: American Red Cross
Learn the skills that can save a life. The First Aid and CPR/AED course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. Click here to register.

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Wellness Courses

Kripalu Yoga
Saturdays, June 7-June 28, 9-10:30 a.m.
CRN#60969     CFN 128-01
Fee: $50
Instructor: Mary Clare O’Connor
This class offers a slower-paced practice in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. The Kripalu class draws a person inward through breath, movement, posture and intention. Students will learn correct alignment of each posture as well as breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. As a Bhakti Yogi, one who lives a life of love and devotion, the instructor is dedicated to developing safe and sacred space. This gentle yoga class is accessible to people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat, water and a small towel to class. Click here to register.

Intro to Adaptive Yoga
Mondays, June 2 – June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
CRN#61092     CFN 976-51
Fee: $38
Mondays, July 7 – July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
CRN#91093     CFN 976-52
Fee: $38
Instructor: Lynn Trudell
Never thought you could do yoga? Try this 4-week introductory class on Adaptive Yoga basics. Traditional yoga poses done with the aid of a chair. No getting up and down off the floor. Learn how to move your body. We’ll work on breathing, balance, coordination and stretching. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat, if you have one, for under your chair and a bottle of water.If you’ve never done yoga before or if you have physical limitations, this class is for you. Come feed your Mind, Body & Soul. Everyone is welcome.Click here to register.

Aikido for Adults
Thursdays, June 5- July 10, 7-8:15 p.m.
CRN#61076     CFN 785-51
Fee: $75
Thursdays,
July 17 - August 21, 7-8:15 p.m.
CRN#61077     CFN 785-52
Fee: $75
Instructor: 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 is located at the YWCA located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady. Click here to register.

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Spring 2014 Non-Credit Courses

Spring 2014 Non-Credit Courses
For the online list of Non-Credit courses and their locations, Click Here.
For the Non-Credit registration form, Click Here.
Click for an online Issuu copy of the Non-Credit course book.
Click for a printable copy of the Non-Credit course book. (PDF)

 

CRHRA Strategic Credit Series     Archaeology    Children and Teens      Culinary    Music     Test Assessing Secondary Completion and ESL   
Professional Development and Small Business

CRHRA Strategic Credit Series

CRHRA 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 Assocation (CRHRA) to offer four annual seminars for SPHR Strategic credit. Classes will be held in our beautiful new 31,000-square-foot Center City location in Downtown Schenectady across from Proctors. For more information please contact Matt Grattan, Executive Director of Workforce Development, at (518) 381-1315 or grattamj@sunysccc.edu.

HR Strategic Persuasion and Influencing
Thursday, April 24
8-9 a.m. - Welcome Breakfast and Registration
9-11 a.m. - Program 
CRN# 11351 CFN 974-01
Fee: $65
Instructor: John Stahl

Approved for 2 Business/Strategic credits by the HRCI
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Strategic persuasion and strategic influencing are major growth areas for many HR professionals who need to improve persuasion skills and better promote, influence or provide education for the services or programs they have to offer.  In this program, HR professionals will learn to reframe their paradigms in a way that teaches the application of unique processes for influencing and persuasion.  They will learn to deliver the process, resulting in promoting improvements.  They will also learn techniques that they can utilize the next time they are faced with a business development or organizational change.  In the persuasion module, HR professionals will develop their leadership skills when presenting policies, organizational ethics or any topic that has direct impact on the mission, values or the company’s strategic goals and objectives.  The influencing module will assist HR professionals to create a unique proposition concept to apply to their endeavors.  The HR professionals will learn the keys to create a marketing plan to promote and convince both company leaders and employees to understand the value of new or changing policies and procedures that can be aggressively implemented such as changes in ownership, re-structuring or re-engineering.  This module also focuses on critical thinking skills that better facilitate the HR professional to affect measure outcomes for their objectives and will demonstrate developing skills to influence others through modeling and coaching. 
Click here to register.

 

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Archaeology Courses

Archaeological Research
January 1-June 1, By Appointment

CRN# 11175 CFN 737-51
Fee: $25
Instructors: Dr. Ron Kingsley and 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 will participate in structured/supervised research, lab and field experiences. Click here to register.

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Children and Teen Courses


miSci logoSCCC is pleased to collaborate with the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) to offer these amazing hands-on children’s science classes. All classes are held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at miSci, located at 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
Students must provide their own lunches.
Price per class: $220

April 14-18, 2014 (April Break)
Astro Kids
CRN# 11198 CFE 584-01 – Students (grades 3-5) will take a journey into space and learn all about our solar system. Investigate black holes, comets, and constellations. Learn why the planets move, make a star map, and fit a solar system in your pocket. Click here to register.

Engineering Mission
CRN# 11199 CFE 585-01 – Students (grades 6-8) will learn some basic principles of engineering and science. What makes a structure sturdy? Can you design a building to withstand an earthquake? A lunar lander for the moon? Test your building skills as a junior engineer. Click here to register.

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Culinary Courses


Knife Skills and Basic Cooking Techniques
Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

CRN# 11138 CFE 399-01
Fee: $95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
The primary emphasis of this workshop will be on teaching students to safely use a chef’s knife. The instructor will demonstrate proper technique for slicing, dicing, chopping and julienne (matchstick cut.) Students will practice these skills on a variety of fresh vegetables. The instructor will discuss knife selection and show various methods of sharpening knives. Utilizing the vegetables cut in class, the chef will demonstrate a variety of basic cooking techniques including steaming, blanching, sautéing, braising and roasting. Students are encouraged to e-mail the instructor, Chef Paul Krebs, at krebspv@sunysccc.edu prior to class for suggestions on bringing a suitable knife for class. There will be additional knives available for students to try. All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

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Music Courses

Guitar Lessons for Adults
February 3-May 2, By Appointment

CRN# 11155 CFN 603-51
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. Click here to register.

Piano Lessons for Adults
February 3-May 2, By Appointment

CRN# 11154 CFN 597-51
Fee: $200
Instructor: Michael Leczinsky
This course, designed especially for the beginner ages 18 and older, 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.

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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.

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. 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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Professional Development and Small Business Courses

Social Media Marketing Made Simple
Wednesday, April 23, 1-2:30 p.m.

CRN# 11182 CFN 934-01
Fee: $35
Instructor: Erik Bunaes
You’ve probably heard of social media. You may even understand the value social media can bring to your business. Now wondering how to start? In this introductory workshop, we will cover strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities. Topics include what social media really is and why use it, an introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what is right for you, how small businesses are using these tools, how to create good content, etc. Click here to register.

Notary Public Review
Thursday, April 24, 1-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 11178 CFN 810-51
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, when to defer to an attorney and minimizing legal liability. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

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