Non-Credit Courses

 

Spring 2016 Non-Credit Courses

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

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

 

Allied Health Courses

Basic EMT Training
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, January 20-May 26, 5:50-9:50 p.m.
CFP 001-51  CRN# 10995  
Fee: $700/EMT fee: $100
Non-refundable fee: $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. PR: All students must be at least 18 years old. Click here to register.

EMT Refresher
Monday, January 25-May 23, 5:50-9:50 p.m.
CFP 002-51  CRN# 10996
Fee: $335/EMT fee: $50
Non-refundable fee: $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 which 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 which was provided from the Bureau of EMS as proof of eligibility for enrolling in the refresher. Click here to register.

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

The CNA program prepares students to take the written and practical skill exam to obtain the New York State Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification. A Certified Nurse Aide performs delegated tasks involving personal care of residents of long-term care skilled nursing facilities. The majority of CNAs are employed at geriatric
nursing facilities; however CNAs are also in demand for work with pediatric and developmentally disabled residents. The SCCC/HPOG CNA course has a minimum of 90 classroom hours and a minimum of 30 hours of rotations in clinical sites. Included in the HPOG CNA training is an additional 40 hours of Personal Care Aide (PCA) training for those who might prefer to work in home settings. The CNA/PCA course lasts approximately 7 weeks and, to ensure success, it provides more than the required number of classroom and lab hours.

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

A Home Health Aide (HHA) has a scope of care services wider and more advanced than a PCA. Several times a year, we offer this standalone 4 week, 75 hour training, which includes 40 hours to reach PCA and including 8 hours clinical rotations in a home care or assisted living setting. Labor market analysis projects growing demand and high need in home care professionals in the near future. This course is ideally suited to those wishing to work with residents in their homes.

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Archaeology Courses

Archaeological Research
January 1-May 31, By Appointment

CFP 100-51 CRN# 10997
$25
Instructor: Louise Basa
This course is mandatory for students fulfilling the 60 experience hours required for the SCCC- Community Archaeology Program (CAP) certificate. Additionally, this course is required for all students engaged in archaeological research, laboratory or excavation activities under an SCCC-CAP instructor’s supervision. Students must speak with an instructor before registering. Click here to register.

Researching/Interpreting Documents in Archaeology
Monday, February 1-March 7, 6-8:30 p.m.

CFP 108 11004
$125
Instructor: Louise Basa
This course examines primary and secondary documents used in archaeology. Sources, methods, locations, and interpretation of a variety of documents used for research, proposals, and publications are addressed. Visits to repositories, discussions, lectures, and hands-on activities are among the methods employed. Click here to register.

Historical Archaeology
Tuesday, February 2-May 3, 6-9 p.m.

CFP 106-51 CRN# 11002
$175
Instructor: Diana Carter
(No class 3/15)
This course is designed to introduce participants to the field of historical archaeology and to explore methods employed for the study of people of the past. Students will investigate local and regional lifeways of peoples who resided in the Northeast from the 17th to the recent past. Lectures, readings, discussions and hands-on activities are among the teaching methods employed. Materials fee: two textbooks totaling $50 are required. Field date to be scheduled separately. Click here to register.

Introduction to Ceramic Restoration
Monday, February 8-29, 6-8:30 p.m.

CFP 110-51 CRN# 11006
$75
Instructor: Melody Howarth
Archaeologists, scholars, antiques dealers and ceramic collectors routinely deal with the identification and restoration of ceramics. In this course, students will be introduced to the techniques used to mend and restore historic and collectible ceramics. Hands-on activities include learning how to research and identify ceramics and how to detect old repairs and plan for new ones. Materials: Student-supplied ceramic piece to work with. Click here to register.

Becoming Human
Wednesday, March 23-April 27, 6-8:30 p.m.

CFP 117-51 CRN# 11216
$125
Instructor: Hanna Marie Pageau
This course on human evolution will focus on learning about the founding theories, who postulated them and the physical and genetic evidence that makes up the bulk of what we know about our evolutionary trajectory over the last 8 million years. Click here to register.

Heritage and Community
Saturday, March 26-April 30, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

CFP 116-01 CRN# 11215
$125
Instructor: Christopher Hopkins
This course explores what heritage means, how history is constructed and the ethical questions and obstacles we must confront when creating a historical narrative. Local and other heritage sites will be discussed in relation to this topic. Click here to register.

300 Years of America’s Decorative Art
Tuesday, April 5-May 10, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 115-51 CRN# 11214
$75
Instructor: Marilyn Sassi
This course will cover the history and types of textiles used in America from settlement through the late 19th century. Topics covered will include the fabrics made by the majority of people in the first colonies and the luxury materials imported by the wealthy, the different varieties of needled work Americans employed and the history of fashion in America. This course will also discuss American folk art, wood carvings, scrimshaw and metal work used for both the interior and exterior of homes as well as wall treatments for the home. Click here to register.

Archaeological Field Work Program
Thursday, April 7-May 12, 6-8:30 p.m.

CFP 109-51 CRN# 11005
$125
Instructor: Adam Lucier
This course gives students an opportunity to learn and/or enhance specific archaeological fieldwork skills. It is designed to train the students in applying the basic principles of surveying to a site area by using a transit and other techniques for surface mapping. Students will also receive formal training in excavating and recording archaeological data. Field sessions will take place at archaeological sites in the area. Pre-requisite: CFP 106 Historical Archaeology or CFP 102 Native American Archaeology. Click here to register.

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Art Courses

Art Innovators logoExploring Paint Mediums
Thursday, February 4-March 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

CFP 153-51 CRN# 11217
$125
Instructor: Art Innovators
Students will explore a variety of painting mediums – acrylics, watercolor, Gouache and more! Students will learn different techniques for each medium. This course is designed for artists of all ability levels – no experience is necessary. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

Art Innovators logoIntro to Acrylic Painting
Tuesday, March 22-April 26, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 150-51 CRN# 11007
$150
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. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

Art Innovators logoArt Foundations for Beginners/ Intermediate Levels
Thursday, March 31-May 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

CFP 154-51 CRN# 11218
$125
Instructor: Art Innovators
Students will explore a variety of art mediums - charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, and more! Students will learn the basics of building a composition and how to use different art mediums as well as how to breakdown an image for drawing, learning where to start the drawing and how to build depth and shading into their work. This course is designed for artists of all ability levels - no experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Click here to register.

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Children and Teen Courses

Driver Education
Tuesday, January 19-May 17, 5:30-7 p.m.
In-car instruction will run through June 11

CFP 303-51 CRN# 11015
$475
Classroom instructor: John Ferrucci
In-Car instruction: Bell's Driving School
(No class March 15)
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 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. Driving time will be scheduled individually with the student. Click here to register.

Piano Lessons for Children and Teens
February 1-May 6, By Appointment

CFP 300-51 CRN# 11014
$200
Instructor: Peter Darling
(No Lessons the week of March 14-19)
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
February 1-May 6, By Appointment

CFP 305-01 CRN# 11019
$275
Instructor: Paul Quigley
(No Lessons the week of March 14-19)
This course, designed especially for beginners, 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
February 1-May 6, By Appointment

CFP 306-51 CRN# 11020
$200
Instructor: Peter Waite
(No Lessons the week of March 14-19)
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.

Club Scientific logoVideo Game Making
Thursday, February 4-March 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

CFP 327-51 CRN# 11226
$125
Instructor: Club Scientific
Our special Video Game Creation program is designed for young and first time game designers ages 9-14. Students will learn how to build their own video game. Creating fun, adventure and action video games helps students gain creative and technical skills of design and programming “by doing.” More advanced students will have an opportunity to work on a more advanced software that will allow them to build platform and maze type games. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoIntroduction to Lego Robotics
Thursday, April 7-May 12, 6-7 p.m.

CFP 326-51 CRN# 11225
$125
Instructor: Club Scientific
Students (ages 7-11 years of age) will explore simple robotics using LEGO WeDo. Each week students will build models, attach sensors and motors that are plugged into a computer and configure behaviors using simple programming. Four themes will be introduced: Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals, Play Soccer and Adventure Stories. As students advance through the program, extension projects can be added for those who are ready for more challenging projects. This robotics class covers topics within science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Science was never this much fun! Click here to register.

Musical Theatre for Vocalists – Winter Break
Monday-Friday, February 15-20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CFP 307-01 CRN# 11021
$125
Instructor: Peter Waite
During this Winter Break course, students (ages 6-14) will learn to sing solos and perform group scenes from popular and historic musical theatre productions. Students will learn to perform popular musical theatre songs and study staging, characterization, healthy vocal technique and harmonization as well as develop a familiarity with musical theatre repertoire. This weeklong camp will end with a
Saturday performance for friends and family. Click here to register.

Clash Music Class – Winter Break
Monday-Friday, February 15-20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

CFP 325-01 CRN# 11222
$50
Instructor: Peter Waite
During this Winter Break course, students (ages 4-6) will learn basic music notation and how to respond to it. Clash is a note reading method designed to teach preschool and kindergarten aged students how to read music. The students will also participate in sing-alongs, music themed coloring activities and group games geared toward developing internal rhythm, pitch recognition, phrasing and confidence when performing. This weeklong camp will end with a Saturday performance for friends and family. Click here to register.

Musical Theatre for Vocalists – Spring Break
Monday-Friday, April 25-30, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CFP 307-02 CRN# 11213
$125
Instructor: Peter Waite
During this Spring Break course, students (ages 6-14) will learn to sing solos and perform group scenes from popular and historic musical theatre productions. Students will learn to perform popular musical theatre songs and study staging, characterization, healthy vocal technique and harmonization as well as develop a familiarity with musical theatre repertoire. This week long camp will end with a Saturday performance for friends and family. Click here to register.

Clash Music Class – Spring Break
Monday-Friday, April 25-30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

CFP 325-01 CRN# 11221
$50
Instructor: Peter Waite
During this Spring Break course, students (ages 4-6) will learn basic music notation and how to respond to it. Clash is a note reading method designed to teach preschool and kindergarten aged students how to read music. The students will also participate in sing-alongs, music themed coloring activities and group games geared toward developing internal rhythm, pitch recognition, phrasing and confidence when performing. This weeklong camp will end with a Saturday performance for friends and family. This weeklong camp will end with a Saturday performance for friends and family. Click here to register.

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College Prep

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.

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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) 595-1101.

Introduction to Windows
Monday, January 25-February 15, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 409-51  CRN# 11228
$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 Access
Tuesday, January 26-March 8, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 410-51 CRN# 11229
$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
Wednesday, January 27-March 9, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 411-51 CRN# 11230
$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 Power Point
Tuesday, March 22-May 3, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 401-51 CRN# 11227
$125
Instructor: B :>Compatible
Many colleges and universities require students to prove their oral proficiency through frequent presentations and 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.

Maintaining Peak PC Performance
Monday, February 22, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 400-51 CRN# 10991
$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.

Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, March 23-May 4, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 402-51 CRN# 11045
$125
Instructor: B :>Compatible
If you’re familiar with Excel and are ready to build upon that knowledge, then this is the course for you. This course will focus on pivot tables, using formulas for (but not limited to) financial, lookup and reference, and math and trig. 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.

Introduction to MS Word
Thursday, March 24-May 12, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 412 -51 CRN# 11231
$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.

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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 the Office of Workforce Development, at (518) 595-1101. For information on upcoming classes, please visit our website.

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Culinary Courses

Doughnuts and Fritters
Saturday, February 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CFP 513-01 CRN# 11233  
$95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
In this hands-on class, students will work in a professional kitchen with an experienced baker while learning how to prepare these popular treats. We will make fresh apple fritters and both yeast-raised and cake doughnuts. All students must come dressed to cook with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

Creative Mixology - The Art of Bartending
Wednesday, March 2-April 27, 6-9 p.m.

CFP 516-51 CRN# 11236
$150
Instructor: Steve Pelosi
(No class 3/16)
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: $21.85, TIPS booklet to be purchased in the bookstore prior to class. Students must be 18 years of age or older. Click here to register.

Bagels and Bialys
Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CFP 500-01 CRN# 11232
$95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
Students will make the traditional NYC-style boiled bagels as well as their onion filled cousin, the bialy. After completing this class you will be able to make these treats at home to share with family and friends. All students must come dressed to cook with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

Craft Beer – Learn All About It
Thursday, March 24-April 28, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 515-51 CRN# 11235
$125
Instructor: Steve Pelosi
Students will learn about the history of craft beer making and some of the major craft beer producers as well as local craft beer breweries. This course will include a craft beer tasting and a field trip to a local craft beer brewery. All students must be 21 years of age or older. Click here to register.

Classic Croissants and Filled Variations
Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CFP 514-01 CRN# 11234
$95
Instructor: Paul Krebs
Students will learn to prepare the classic French laminated pastry dough for croissants. Unlike many commercial examples, these croissants will be made with pure unsalted butter, which give them their flaky texture. From our dough, we will shape and bake plain butter croissants, almond croissants, pain au chocolate as well as a savory ham and cheese variation. All students must come dressed to cook with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes. Click here to register.

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MSSC Logistics Courses

CLA Course (Foundational Level)
Tuesday/Thursday, January 19-February 18, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 211-51 CRN# 11219
$225
Instructor: Douglas MacDonald
The 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. Classroom and course 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/Thursday, February 25-April 7, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 211-51 CRN# 11220
$225
Instructor: Douglas 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. Click here to register.

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Music Courses

Piano Lessons for Adults
February 1- May 6, By Appointment

CFP 600-51 CRN# 11031
$200
Instructor: Peter Darling
(No Lessons the week of March 14-19)
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. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Adults
February 1- May 6, By Appointment

CFP 604-51 CRN# 11034
$275
Instructor: Paul Quigley
(No Lessons the week of March 14-19)
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
February 1- May 6, By Appointment

CFP 306-51 CRN# 11036
$200
Instructor: Peter Waite
(No Lessons the week of March 14-19)
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.

Group Piano for Adults
Saturday, February 6-March 12, 10-11 a.m.

CFP 602-01 CRN# 11032
$100    
Instructor: Peter Darling
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, March 26-April 30, 10-11 am

CFP 603-01 CRN# 11033   
$100    
Instructor: Peter Darling
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.

Learn the Mandolin
Monday, February 22-April 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CFP 609-51 CRN# 11238
$125
Instructor: Ron Gordon
(No Class 3/14)
Students will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. The course will cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will also be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided and recording device recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own mandolins. Click here to register.

Old Time Banjo
Monday, February 22-April 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

CFP 610-51 CRN# 11239
$100
Instructor: Ron Gordon
(No Class 3/14)
Students will learn the traditional styles of old time tunes and songs on a 5 string banjo. This course will involve a lot of listening and ear training to pick up on and play frailing and clawhamer styles. There is a strong old-time music community in our region and this will get your started to play with others. Handouts provided and recording devices recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own banjos. Click here to register.

Beginner Ukelele
Saturday, February 27-April 9, 10-11 a.m.

CFP 608-01 CRN# 11237
$100
Instructor: Ron Gordon
(No Class 3/19)
Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity. The ukulele is the most accessible of fretted instruments. By learning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke, you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs from many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided and a recording device is recommended. Students, ages 10 and older, of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own ukuleles. Click here to register.


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Personal Enrichment

Collaborative Problem Solving Parent Group
Saturday, January 30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CFP 714-51 CRN# 11245
$125
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Bashant
This course is for parents who are struggling with how to deal with the challenging behaviors of one or more children in the household. Do you find yourself frequently getting into battles with your child over homework, friends, technology of household chores? Are traditional timeouts or punishments not working? Do you find yourself needing to offer larger incentives to encourage the behavior you want from your child? Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a research-based approach to engage your child in solving the problem and, at the same time, building the thinking skills needed to meet your expectations. This course will allow parents to connect with other like-minded parents to learn about the CPS approach, support each other and share resources. Click here to register.

Sewing 101
Thursday, February 18-March 10, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 716-51 CRN# 11259
$55
Instructor: Fatima Bey
In this class you will learn the basics of sewing
including the differences between threads and fabrics and more. The instructor will also teach you anything you want to know about your machine. Even if you have sewn before, you will still learn something from this class. You will also make a super simple tote bag in the class. You must bring your own machine and supplies. The supply list will be distributed on the first night of class. Click here to register.

Discover the Actor Inside
Wednesday, March 23-May 11, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 704-51 CRN# 11038
$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.

Do Your Own Alterations
Thursday, March 24-April 14, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 708-51 CRN# 11241
$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 logoScience Exploration for Adults
Monday, March 28-May 2, 6:30-8 p.m.

CFP 713-51 CRN# 11243
$125
Instructor: Club Scientific
This course is designed to be a fun and interactive science course for working professionals. Each class will cover one technology relevant topic, such as energy or nanotechnology. Some of the current debates and advances in the field will be discussed as well as the basic science fundamentals that help to understand the underlying concepts. Students will participate in hands-on labs associated with the topic of the week. Click here to register.

No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book
Monday, April 4-18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CFP 706-51 CRN# 11240
$85
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
Is a book burning inside you? Do you dream of being a published author? Stop dreaming about writing and selling your book and start working on it. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents, and how to establish a system that will get you writing your book now. Click here to register.

Open Sew
Thursday, April 21-May 12, 6-8 p.m.

CFP 709-51 CRN# 11242
$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.

Writing Fiction for Kids
Monday, May 2-16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

CFP 714-51 CRN# 11244
$85
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
If you’re a budding Beatrix Potter or a struggling Dr. Seuss, discover the secrets of writing short stories, picture books and novels for kids. Students will learn techniques such as characterization, viewpoint and dialogue and a system for plotting to make your story successful. Materials fee: $15 for the course book to be paid to the instructor.. Click here to register.


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Professional Development

Notary Public Review
Wednesday, February 24, 1-4:30 pm

CFP 201-01 CRN# 11010
$100   
Thursday, April 28, 1-4:30 pm
CFP 201-02 CRN# 11011
$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.

Build Your Leadership Skills
Tueday, March 22-April 26, 6-8 pm

CFP 204-51 CRN# 11012
$175
Instructor: Kathleen McLean, MBA, CSW
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.

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Wellness Courses

Belly Dance with Saria
Monday, January 4-25, 7-8 p.m.

CFP 807-51 CRN# 11248
$55
Thursday, January 7-28, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
CFP 807-52 CRN# 11249
$55    
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.

Warrior Bootcamp– 4 classes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, January 4-29, 7-8 p.m.

CFP 809-51 CRN# 11252
$55   
Warrior Bootcamp – 6 classes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, January 4-29, 7-8 p.m.

CFP 809-52 CRN# 11253
$75   
Warrior Bootcamp – 12 classes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, January 4-29, 7-8 p.m.

CFP 809-53 CRN# 11254
$125
Instructor: Shelby Moszkowicz
Turn your New Year Resolutions into action. Wake up your athletic inner yogi with energetic vinyasa flows and challenging athletic elements. This class will develop strength while connecting movement to breath. Through this practice, you will find improved balance, flexibility and stamina. The emphasis is to go with the flow while pushing the body and mind to health and vitality. Some yoga experience is recommended. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Kids Yoga
Monday, January 4-25, 4-5 p.m.

CFP 812-51 CRN# 11257
$40  
Instructor: Mena
This is a fun, playful yoga class for boys and girls in grades 2-5. Children will practice a variety of yoga poses that will teach breathing, mindfulness, focus, stretching, strength and flexibility. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Rise and Shine Yoga
Tuesday, January 5-26, 6:30-7:30 a.m.

CFP 808-01 CRN# 11250
$55
Thursday, January 7-28, 6:30-7:30 a.m.
CFP 808-02 CRN# 11251
$55
Instructor: Mary Clare O’Connor
Ring in the New Year and strengthen your commitment to health and well-being with a month of early morning yoga. Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. Get ready for the day with ease. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Yin Yoga
Wednesday, January 6-27, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

CFP 810-01 CRN# 11255
$55
Instructor: Kathleen McDermott
In Yin Yoga we will target the connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia, along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion. Most poses are done while seated or lying down and are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes or more. This practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Kripalu Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, January 9-30, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CFP 806-01 CRN# 11247
$55
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.

Yin Restorative Workshop
Friday, January 15, 7-9 p.m.

CFP 811-01 CRN# 11256
$20
Instructor: Kathleen McDermott
This workshop is a blend of soft, longer held floor Yin poses and supportive Restorative poses. Come enjoy a sense of ease and surrender as your breath allows gravity to gently open muscles, fascia and ligaments. After each Yin pose, relax in a restorative pose that allows you to take the sensations of nourishing into your joints. This is a relaxed class with a gentle flowing breath. Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing. This class will take place at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Aikido for Adults
Thursday, January 21-February 25, 7-8:15 p.m.

CFP 800-51 CRN# 11041
$75    
Thursday, March 3-May 7, 7-8:15 p.m.
CFP 800-52 CRN# 11042
$75    
Instructors: Walter Alston 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. Click here to register.

Zumba Fitness
Saturday, March 26-May 14, 8-9 a.m.

CFP 802-01 CRN# 11246
$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.

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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) 595-1101 ext. 3 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.