Academics

Non-Credit Courses

Spring 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Allied Health Courses      Archaeology    

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

 

Summer 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Archaeology     Children and Teens      Computer Courses      CRHRA      Culinary      Music      MSSC Logistics Training      Personal Enrichment      Test Assessing Secondary Completion and ESL      

For a printable PDF of the Summer Non-Credit course book, please, click here

 

Allied Health

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) / Personal Care Aide (PCA)
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.

Community Health Worker (CHW)
CFE 113-117
Please call the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) office at
(518) 621-4007 for additional information or visit the HPOG website.

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Archaeology

Archaeological Research
January 1-May 31, By Appointment

CRN# 11255 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 field and laboratory settings. Students must speak with instructors before registering for this course. Click here to register.

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Summer 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Archaeology

Archaeological Research
June 1 - August 31, By Appointment

CRN# 60339  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 will participate in structured/supervised research, lab and field experiences. Click here to register.

Hands on Archaeology for Adults
Thursdays and Fridays, July 9 - 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CRN# 60340  CFP 111-01
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. Opportunities for continued involvement in any or all aspects of archaeology will be presented. Click here to register.

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Children and Teens

Voice Lessons for Children and Teens
June 8 - July 31, By Appointment

CRN# 60359   CFP 306-51
Fee: $100
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 five (5), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Piano Lessons for Kids
June 8 - July 31, By Appointment

CRN#60323   CFP 300-51 
Fee: $100
Instructor: Maria Elmer
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 five (5), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Kids
June 8 - July 31, By Appointment

CRN#60325   CFP 305-51        
Fee: $150
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 five (5), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own guitars. Click here to register.

Driver Education
Monday-Friday, June 30-August 14, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

No class 7/3
CRN#60358   CFP 303-51 
Fee: $450
Instructor: Classroom - Brian Larson; In-car - Bell's Driving School
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. 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 2. Driving times will be scheduled individually with the students. Click here to register.

Musical Theater Workshop for Children
Monday-Thursday, July 1-31, 5-7 p.m.

CRN#60336   CFP 307-51
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 No Strings Attached presented by the class. Students must be between 9-14 years of age. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Kids
Monday-Thursday, July 6-9, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

CRN#60326   CFP 308-01
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make such delicacies as chocolate cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter filling, peach pie, cinnamon swirl bread, gingerbread houses, pain au chocolat (croissants with chocolate filling) and raspberry Linzer tarts. Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Professional Baking for Kids
Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

CRN#60327   CFP 308-02
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
The course will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make such delicacies as shortbread cookies, apple gallettes (mini apple tarts), chocolate Babka, chocolate drizzled almond biscotti, chocolate malted cake, orange pecan tea cake, chocolate éclairs and chocolate zucchini bread. 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
Thursday, July 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CRN#60337   CFP 313-01
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 Teens
Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

CRN#60329   CFP 309-01
Fee: $450
Instructor: Chef Gail Sokol
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 cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter filling, peach pie, cinnamon swirl bread, gingerbread houses, pain au chocolat (croissants with chocolate filling) and raspberry Linzer tarts. Everything the students make will be taken home to share with family and friends! Young chefs are asked to bring an apron, closed toed shoes, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Click here to register.

Hands on Archaeology for Kids
Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CRN#60338   CFP 314-01
Fee: $125
Instructor: Louise Basa
How do archaeologists know what life was like for Native Americans in NYS when caribou and mastodons roamed the land? Did you know there was a Dutch settlement in the Schenectady area during the 1600s? Students, ages 9-13, will discover how archaeologists explore these and other questions about people and their lives through fun, above ground activities that will include using survey equipment; decoding historic maps and handwriting on documents; identifying mystery objects; learning about how sites are found, excavated and dated (including a dig box experience); and playing colonial games. Young archaeologists are asked to wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle and snack. Click here to register.

Cookie Decorating and Cupcake Design
Tuesday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CRN#60363   CFP 317-01
Fee: $60
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
Students must register by July 17
Students ages 10-16 will learn different techniques to decorate cookies using royal icing made in class, as well as cupcake decorating methods. In addition, several edible crafts will be completed. A snack will be provided. Everything the students make will be taken home to share with family and friends! Young bakers are asked to bring an apron, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Materials fee: $20 to be paid to the instructor for class materials and a tool kit which the students will take home and keep. Click here to register.

Kidz Art logoKidzArt – Art Across America
Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CRN#60333   CFP 310-01 
Fee: $225
Instructor: KidzArt
This summer KidzArt takes artists on a journey across this great nation, exploring different American painters, sculptors, monuments and treasures of the United States. Young artists, ages 6-12, will learn about history as you explore new and different art mediums while building their self-expression and artistic skills. Friends and family are invited to join us for our end of camp art show. Please pack a lunch and two snacks daily. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Camp Deep Space
Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CRN#60334   CFP 311-01
Fee: $225
Instructor: Club Scientific
Engaging does not even start to describe this camp, which combines solid fuel rocketry and LEGO® bricks. This NXT-based space adventure is designed for use with LEGO® Mindstorms® components and software. The program provides students, ages 9-14, everything they need to go on an exciting hands-on STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) robocamp. Students will also design, build and LAUNCH their own ESTES rockets. Click here to register.

Cake Decorating and More
Tuesday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CRN#60364   CFP 318-01
Fee: $60
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
Students must register by July 24
Students ages 10-16 will learn cake frosting and decorating techniques as well as design and decorate their own cake. The students will also make candy pops and be introduced to fondant crafting. A snack will be provided. Everything the students make will be taken home to share with family and friends. Young bakers are asked to bring an apron, a water bottle and a bagged lunch. Materials fee: $20 to be paid to the instructor for class materials and a tool kit which the students will take home and keep. Click here to register.

Club Scientific logoClub Scientific – Computer Game Making
Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CRN#60335   CFP 312-01
Fee: $225
Instructor: Club Scientific
Using a special Video Game Creation program, designed for the absolute beginner, students, ages 9-14, will learn how to build their own video game. The software uses a “shooter style” game engine, which makes it ideal for making their own shooting games. More advanced students will also have an opportunity to work on a more advanced software that will allow them to build shooter style, platform and maze type games. Click here to register.

Aikido for Kids
Wednesdays, June 3-July 8, 4-5 p.m.

CRN#60360   CFP 315-51
Fee: $60
Wednesdays, July 15-August 19, 4-5 p.m.
CRN#60361   CFP 315-52
Fee: $60
Instructors: Suzanne Rancourt and Henry Garcia
Aikido strengthens the body, mind and spirit. It also promotes self-defense, flexibility, strength building and coordination. Students will learn the different techniques that keep this martial art popular. This class will take place at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady. Click here to register.

Creative Challenges
Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CRN#60362   CFP 316-01
Fee: $125
Instructor: Sue Smith
This hands-on arts and crafts class is designed to encourage kids, ages 7-11, to think creatively and problem solve. Working individually and in groups, the students will be challenged every day to construct one or more specific projects with a supply of chosen materials. These challenges will strengthen their inventiveness, motor skills, communication skills, perseverance and analytical thinking. Click here to register.

Creative Crafts
Take the following class for a week or pick and choose the days you would like to attend!


Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
CRN#60367   CFP 319-01 7/20-7-24  M-F     
Fee: $125
Instructor: Sue Smith
CRN#60368   CFP 320-01 7/20           M          String Art           Fee: $25
CRN#60369   CFP 321-01 7/21           T           Wire Figurine    Fee: $25
CRN#60370   CFP 322-01 7/22           W         Terrarium          Fee: $25
CRN#60371   CFP 323-01 7/23           Th         Tissue Flowers  Fee: $25
CRN#60372   CFP 324-01 7/24           F           Finger Knitting  Fee: $25

This hands-on arts and crafts class is designed to encourage kids, ages 10-15, to think creatively and problem solve. Every day, the students will be challenged to construct a specific art project with a supply of chosen materials. These challenges will strengthen their inventiveness, motor skills, communication skills, perseverance and analytical thinking. Click here to register.

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Computer Courses

Maintaining Peak PC Performance
Tuesday, June 30, 6-8 p.m.

CRN#60341 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.

Introduction to Windows
Tuesdays, July 7-28, 6-8 p.m.

CRN#60030 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 ensure 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.

Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer
Wednesdays, July 8-29, 6-9 p.m.

CRN#60342 CFP 408-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Serge Zaslavsky
Take your photos to the next level. This beginner class will introduce you to the Photoshop CS4 environment and the tools that can help you color correct, retouch and generally improve your photos. Students can bring a flash drive to class to work on their photos. Click here to register.

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CRHRA

CRHRA logoCapital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) SPHR Continuing Education Credit Series at SCCC Center City.

HR Professionals: 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 CRHRA website 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.

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Culinary Courses

Cake Decorating as a Hobby
Wednesdays, May 6-June 10, 6-9 p.m.

CRN#60343 CFP 503-51
Fee: $125
Instructor: Rebecca Yates
This course is an introduction to cake frosting and decorating. Topics covered will include techniques for cake and cupcake frosting and decorating, character cake creation, and tiered cakes, as well as the use of fondant and gum paste to decorate cakes and create flowers. In addition, the course will discuss general tips on cake design and creativity from baking through a finished product that is sure to impress. Additional course materials will cost about $100. Click here to register.

The Wonder of Wine
Thursdays, June 4-25, 6-8 p.m.

CRN#60344 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.

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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. For more information please contact Michael Henderson, Coordinatory of Workforce Development at (518) 396-5982 or hendermb@sunysccc.edu.

CLA Course (Foundational Level) 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.

CLT Course (Mid-level Technical) 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.

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Music Courses

Voice Lessons for Adults
June 8 - July 31, By Appointment

CRN#60374 CFP 606-51
Fee: $100
Instructor: Peter Waite
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Instruction will consist of five (5), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Piano Lessons for Adults
June 8 - July 31, By Appointment

CRN#60345 CFP 600-51
Fee: $100
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 five (5), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

Guitar Lessons for Adults
June 8 - July 31, By Appointment

CRN#60346 CFP 604-51
Fee: $150
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 five (5), 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 Enrichment

Aikido for Adults
Thursdays, June 4-July 9, 7-8:15 p.m.

CRN#60366 CFP 800-51
Fee: $75
Thursday, July 16-August 20, 7-8:15 p.m.
CRN#60350 CFP 800-52
Fee: $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. This class will take place at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady. Click here to register.

The Real Story Behind Gone with the Wind
Thursdays, June 18-25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

CRN#60348 CFP 705-51
Fee: $55
Instructor: Pauline Bartel
Gone with the Wind has been called “the most magnificent motion picture of all time.” Millions of fans agree. What most fans don’t know is that the endless trouble and months of behind-the-scenes turmoil almost doomed the movie to not being made at all. Students will explore Gone with the Wind’s intriguing history, including the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into the film, the Atlanta premiere, the Academy Awards and more. This is one course no Gone with the Wind fan should miss.Click here to register.

No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book
Thursdays, July 16-30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

CRN#60349 CFP 706-51 7/16-7/30
Fee: $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.

American Red Cross – First Aid/CPR/AED
Thursday, July 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN#60353 CFP 804-01
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.

Basic Camping: Start to Finish
Friday, July 24, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CRN#60366 CFP 707-51
Fee: $30
Instructor: John Gibb This introductory course will teach students the basics of camping: gear selection, the kitchen, outdoor skills, navigation, trace free camping and safety in the outdoors. Students will also learn outdoor skills and knowledge such as tying knots. Materials fee: $50 for a media packet that consists of an 8-set DVD/CD that covers the power points from class, an e-book PDF files, camping check lists, the Diamond Rolodex PDF, and several hours of additional camping audio. Click here to register.

American Red Cross – Pet First Aid
Thursday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CRN#60352 CFP 805-01
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 or suffering. Click here to register.

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Test Assessing Secondary Completion 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.

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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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!