Course Descriptions - Non Credit
CFA090 GED Extension (0-0-15)

CFA091 GED Adult Basic Extension (0-0-7)

CFA096 GED Prep (Adult Basic) (0-0-15)

This class features an applied curriculum designed to significantly improve success rates on the GED exam. Emphasis will be on assisting students with low reading and math grade levels to build basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills. Additional workbook fees may be charged.

CFA097 GED Prep--Boot Camp (0-0-5)

CFA098 GED Prep Review (0-0-5)

CFA102 Career Readiness (0-0-20)

CFA103 Entrepreneurship Training (0-0-0)

CFA105 Achieve GED (0-0-20)

CFA107 Employment Skills Training (0-0-20)

CFA108 Tier GED (0-0-20)

CFA112 SAT Preparation (0-0-5)

determine applicant desirability. Our highly experienced instructors will help you reduce your test anxiety with finely tuned study aids, build your vocabulary and math skills, and provide you with strategies to answer questions more effectively.

CFA118 Basic Computer Skills (0-0-15)

CFA119 Computer Survival I (0-0-10)

This stress-free workshop is intended for those who want to learn commonly used computer skills in the Windows operating system. Simple, non-technical explanations, combined with hands-on experience, will help you feel comfortable using a computer and learning computer basics. Topics covered include the mouse, the desktop environment, menus, how to create folders and organize your information, how to protect your computer from computer viruses, and how to use e-mail. Students will also learn to use the Internet and the basics of Microsoft Word. *STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A FLASH DRIVE TO CLASS.

CFA120 Get the Most from Internet (0-0-3)

You constantly hear "check it out on the web" but you don't know how to get started. Your instructor has posted your assignments on a website or you have registered for a distance learning course but you don't know what to do. This course introduces you to the Internet, aka the World Wide Web. Learn how to get around, bookmark your favorite sites, use search engines to conduct research, and much more.

CFA124 Day Series: MS Office 2000 (0-0-15)

CFA126 MS Office Daytime: Access 2000 (0-0-5)

CFA127 CompSurv, Wind, Internet (0-0-5)

CFA128 MS Office Daytime: Excel (0-0-5)

CFA129 Intro to Word (0-0-5)

CFA160 Introduction to Windows XP (0-0-5)

Students will learn how to use Microsoft's Windows 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.

CFA170 Intro to Access XP (0-0-5)

Do you need to maintain extensive data and then generate reports for analysis? Learn how to design this relational database to meet your educational and business needs. This course covers the development of a database and begins to explore how to query the data.

CFA171 Intro to Excel XP (0-0-5)

Colleges and universities require students to create, analyze and share important data quickly. This introductory course covers how to structure your spreadhseet 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.

CFA172 Intro to MS Word XP (0-0-5)

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.

CFA173 English as a Second Language (0-0-15)

This course is designed to assist ESL (English as a Second Language) students from the community to learn to speak and write the English language. It focuses on correct pronunciation, conversational skills, writing skills, and necessary grammar lessons.

CFA174 Amer Red Cross Babysitting (0-0-2)

This course is designed for young people ages 11 and older. The topics include babysitting responsibilities, accident prevention, how to respond in an emergency situation, first aid for injuries, diapering, and feeding. Students who attend will receive an American Red Cross certification. Students should bring their own lunch.

CFA175 Foreign Accent (0-0-5)

CFA176 Prep to Enter College (0-0-2)

CFA177 Intro to Read/Writing Skills (0-0-10)

CFA178 Intro Math Fundamentals (0-0-6)

CFA179 Intro to Keyboard Skills (0-0-5)

CFA180 How to Write a Coll Essay (0-0-5)

CFA181 Develop Yr Test Tak Skills (0-0-5)

CFA182 Anat of College Search (0-0-.24)

CFA183 Red Cross Inf/Chld (0-0-0)

CFB100 NIMS IS-100 (0-0-0)

CFB101 NIMS IS-100 (0-0-0)

This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) nad provides the foundation for the higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

CFB102 NIMS ISC-402 (0-0-0)

This course describes the major responsibilities of an executive as related to an incident/event, including the agency administrator briefing and delegation of authority. It explains the administrative, logistical, financial and reporting implications of large incident/event operations. It is designed for elected officials, senior executives, senior managers and agency administrators with policy responsibilities but without specific ICS or Multi-Agency Coordination System function/roles or responsibilities.

CFB103 Medical Transcription (0-0-0)

CFB200 NIMS ICS-200 (0-0-0)

CFB402 NIMS ICS-402 (0-0-0)

CFB700 NIMS IS-700 (0-0-0)

CFB800 NIMS IS-800 (0-0-0)

CFC100 Archaeological Research (0-0-0)

CFC185 Pupil Transportation Mgt (0-0-0)

CFD001 Anat & Phys for Dent Lab Tech (0-0-0)

CFE003 A+ Certification (0-0-0)

CFE007 CNA Training (0-0-0)

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 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 requirednumber of classroom and lab hours.

CFE008 Basic Job Search Skills (0-0-0)

CFE014 Home Health Aide & Personal Care Assistant (0-0-0)

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 including 8 hours clinical rotations in a home care or assisted living setting. Labor market analysis projects a growing demand and high need for in-home care professionals in the next 10 years.

CFE115 Medical Terminology (0-0-0)

Interact more effectively in the medical community and increase your desirability for careers in the medical field! Positions such as medical transcriptionist/secretary, hospital clerk, insurance claims processor and EKG technician, all require a working knowledge of basic medical terminology. This course will increase your medical vocabulary and comprehension through a systematic approach to decoding medical terminology. Simple, non-technical explanations of medical terms with references to anatomy, physiology, pathology, surgical procedures, and a variety of diseases will be presented. You will learn how to read and interpret this language by identifying prefixes, suffixes and root words. Participants will also be introduced to basic EKG interpretation, with a focus on related terminology.

CFE133 Intro to Windows 98/ME (0-0-.48)

Learn the proper way to maneuver, customize and control your computer. Discover how to multi-task, create shortcuts, manage folders and files, and how to perform system maintenance.

CFE134 Ode to a Good Cigar (0-0-0)

CFE135 Images of Addiction in Lit (0-0-0)

CFE136 Nutrition: Exploring Soy (0-0-0)

CFE137 Nutrition: ABC's of Child Nutr (0-0-0)

CFE138 Nutrition:Eat for Health Heart (0-0-0)

CFE139 Intro: Adobe PhotoShop (0-0-0)

Start working with your phots like a pro! This beginning level class will show you how to use the tools available in Adobe PhotoShop (version CS4). Students will learn to enhace their photos and how to work with layers. Weekly projects will better acquaint you with the PhotoShop environment. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A FLASH DRIVE TO CLASS.

CFE140 The Victorian Lady (0-0-0)

CFE141 Intro: English Horsebk Riding (0-0-0)

Take this extraordinary opportunity to get in the saddle again. Or, if you've never ridden before, you'll experience a most invogirating workout while learning proper English riding technique (the horse does not do all the work!). Horse grooming, tacking, and barn management are also taught with safety always a prime consideration. Ride in one of the Capital District's largest indoor arenas, the New Horizons Stables. For those who have always been drawn to strong, yet gentlest of creatures, now is the time.

CFE142 How to Write Short Stories (0-0-0)

CFE143 Editing Photos and Using American Greetings (0-0-0)

Explore your creativity with a little help from the experts at American Greeting. Learn how to edit your prized photos and use this versatile software to create personalized original greeting cards and many more creative projects.

CFE144 Intro to Gardening (0-0-0)

CFE145 Lawns and Lawn Care (0-0-0)

CFE146 Techniques of Acting (0-0-0)

CFE147 Islam in the West (0-0-0)

Learn the fundamentals of Muhammad, the Koran, the Taliban, as well as appreciation of the varied art and culture of the Islamic world. Using maps and slides, participants will become familiar with the history of Islam as well as current aspects, including the Islamic community in the United States. The role of Islamic art will be explained, pointing out where examples can be found. There will be time for discussion.

CFE148 Annuals and Perrenials (0-0-0)

CFE149 Trees and Shrubs (0-0-0)

CFE156 Horticultural Lab Session (0-0-0)

CFE157 Pruning Trees and Shrubs (0-0-0)

CFE158 Nutrition:Bountiful Harvest (0-0-0)

CFE166 Intro to Banjo (0-0-0)

Don't let that old banjo gather dust in the attic. Dig it out and learn how to play three fingers Scruggs-style bluegrass banjo. This is the most popular style used today in bluegrass and country music alike. This course is designed for teh absolute beginner. There is no need for the student to be able to read music since the stand form of music notation is not used for learning the banjo. This course will consist of instructor demonstrations, individual practice sessions and one-on-one help from the instructor. No one will be asked to play anything by themselves in front of the class. *Each student will need to bring a 5 string banjo, a plastic thumb pick and 2 metal finger picks. All other material will be provided by the instructor, including a CD of the entire course.

CFE179 Nutrition:Eating Right (0-0-0)

CFE184 Nutrition:Understanding Herbs (0-0-0)

CFE195 Intro to Microcomputers (0-0-.5)

Have you ever wondered how a computer works? Do you want to understand hardware components and computer terminology? This course will introduce you to what is inside the Central Processing Unit (CPU), what each component does, and what to look for in a computer. You will learn basic computer terminology and techniques that will make you a more knowledgeable computer user.

CFE196 Lost Generation (0-0-0)

CFE197 Alfred Hitchcock's Movies (0-0-0)

CFE202 NYS Safe Boating for Children (0-0-0)

CFE204 NYS Safe Boating (0-0-0)

CFE205 Little League/Babe Ruth Umping (0-0-0)

CFE206 Dazzling New Annuals (0-0-0)

CFE207 Excit Perennials North Gardens (0-0-0)

CFE208 Seasonings for Yr Heart (0-0-0)

CFE209 Surv Skills: Foreign Students (0-0-0)

CFE225 Composting/Improve Soil (0-0-0)

CFE226 Go with the Grain (0-0-0)

CFE227 Healthy Lunches/Snacks (0-0-0)

CFE324 Creative Mixology (0-0-0)

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.

CFE325 Wine Exploration and Tasting (0-0-0)

The topic of wine tasting can be daunting. With this course, you will feel much more comforable with not only discussing but tasting with confidence. Discussion and tasting in each class will allow you to explore the topic from the fruit to the process, to the service, and pairing with foods. Over eight weeks, we will cover white wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling), red wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chianti, Pinot Noir) and Sparkling/Champagne.

CFE341 Prof Baking for Children (0-0-0)

Join Chef Gail Sokol on a baking and cooking extravaganza that will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mixing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make a variety of different delicious dishes that students will get to bring home and share with family and friends! For information on the recipes that will be made, please contact Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315 or visit our website at: YOUNG CHEFS ARE ASKED TO BRING AN APRON, CLOSED TOE SHOES, A WATER BOTTLE AND A BAGGED LUNCH.

CFE351 Prof Cooking for Children (0-0-0)

Come join chef Gail Sokol for a Cooking extravaganza. Young chefs will learn to prepare cheese puffs, macaroni and cheese, pot stickers, chicken piccata, quiche Lorraine, cornbread, herbed flatbread, and more. Proper measuring skills, sanitation, and kitchen science will be emphasized. Each young chef should bring an apron and wear closed-toed shoes.

CFE352 Cooking for Adults (0-0-0)

Students will be making pastries using Danish dough, quick breads, chocolate pound cake, various pies and cookies. Topics include proper sanitation, weights and measurements. Please bring an apron to class.

CFE353 Tennis for Beginners (0-0-0)

CFE354 Professional Cooking for Teens (0-0-0)

Join Chef Gail Sokol on a baking and cooking extravaganza that will focus on measurement, correct sanitation, and mxiing methods. Young chefs (ages 10-13 years) will learn to make a variety of different delicious dishes that students will get to bring home and share with family and friends! For information on the recipes that will be made, please contact Workforce Development at (518) 381-1315 or visit our website at: YOUNG CHEFS ARE ASKED TO BRING AN APRON, CLOSED TOE SHOES, A WATER BOTTLE AND A BAGGED LUNCH.