CFA090 GED Extension (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
CFA097 GED Prep--Boot Camp (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
CFA118 Basic Computer Skills (0-0-15)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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. ,
CFE355 Prof Cooking Par & Kids (0-0-0)
This is a hands-on class that will take the mystery out of
baking with yeast. Each student will mix, shape, bake and
take home two loaves of crusty Italian bread. Students will
learn the necessary techniques to prepare yeast breads at
home. *All students must come dressed to bake with an
apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed
CFE359 Artisan Bread Techniques (0-0-0)
Come learn about the various wine regions of Italy as well
as the different cheeses. Students will taste a variety of
wines and cheeses from Italy and gain confidence in
selecting wines and cheeses for your next party.
CFE363 French Cuisine:Provence (0-0-0)
Come discover the cuisine of Provence, France; a cuisine
highly influenced by vegetables, seafodd, lamb and its
neighbor Italy. Students will learn to make light and
healthy dishes from this region such as Soupe au Pistou,
Bouillabaisse, Ratatouille, Ragout of New Potatoes,
Artichokes with Garlic and herbs, Provencal Vegetable
Tart and Herbes de Provence Grilled Lamb Chops.
CFE364 Asian Cuisines:Japan (0-0-0)
Buying and eating locally has become one of the most popular
trends. Schenectady and the Capital District as a whole have
not been excluded from this trend. Come spend some time with
Chef Christopher and learn about the Schenectady Green
Market, pick out some produce as part of the class and
travel back to the SCCC kitchens to learn how to prepare
some delicious, seasonal healthy meals.
CFE368 Celebrate the Harvest (0-0-0)
Learn to make professional quality pizzas in your home
kitchen. Students will learn about the variety of doughs,
sauces and toppings that can be used to make great pizza.
The class will prepare a variety of different pizza doughs.
Every student will have the opportunity to shape, top and
bake several pizzas. Although the class will utilize
professional ovens, we will discuss techniques for
duplicating the results in your own oven. *All students
must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or
hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes.
CFE376 Artisan Breads for Home (0-0-0)
Students will spend the morning in a commercial kitchen preparing
and baking a variety of flatbreads, both yeast raised and
unleavened. Flatbreads allow you to add new textures and
flavors to your menu. As an added bonus, many of them can be
made quickly. Breads will include Middle-Eastern pita,
Indian filled naan, French fougasse, Moroccan crisp
flatbreads and more. ALL STUDENTS MUST COMEDESSED TO BAKE WITH AN APRON, A HAIR BAND OR HAT TO RESTRAIN THEIR HAIR AND CLOSED TOED SHOES.
CFE383 Classic Croissants/Filled Var (0-0-0)
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, the many layers of which gives them
their flaky texture. From our dough, students will shape and
bake plain butter croissants, almond croissants, and pain au chocolate as well as
a savory ham and cheese variation. ALL STUDENTS MUST COME DRESSED TO BAKE WITH AN APRON, A HAIR BAND OR HAT TO RESTRAIN THEIR HAIR AND WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES.
CFE384 Server/Waitstaff Boot Camp (0-0-0)
This class will help participants acquire top level customer
service skills & demonstrate their relationship to
profts & gratuity; tips to improve suggestive selling;
guidelines for establishing long term guest
relationships; and ways of increasing guest check
averages. An intensive discussion of all these factors and
role playing exercises will assist each participant in
practicing, becoming comfortable and perfecting all the
acquired service skills effectively. Class is open to
novice and experienced servers and wait staff.
CFE385 Cream Puffs and Eclairs (0-0-0)
This is a hand-on class that will introduce students to some
of the foundation techniques of French pastry making.
Students will prepare and bake the classic pate a choux to
create cream puffs and eclair shells. We will make a
variety of fillings and toppings using different techniques
to prepare a nice assortment of pastries for each student to
take home. *All students must come dressed to bake with an
apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed
CFE386 8Hr Sec Grd Pre-Assign Traing (0-0-0)
The 8 hour pre-assignment training certificate is the
minimum requirement to work in security in New York State.
This training class is developed in accordance with the NYS
Security Guard Act and presents an overview of a security
guard's duties and responsibilities under the law. the
certificate is earned by passing the exam at the end of
CFE387 16 Hour Sec OTJ Training (0-0-0)
NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services requires this
16 hour course. This course provides teh required training
and certification to security personnel within the first 90
days of employment.
CFE388 8Hr Sec Guard Ann Refresher (0-0-0)
Security guards are required to complete this 8 hour
in-service training course to meet the nYS Department of
Criminal Justice Services requirements every year.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the
end of the course.
CFE389 Ballet Dance Instruction (0-0-0)
Whether it's a refresher course for those with some training
or your first taste of ballet, come and enjoy learning
ballet. Students ages 12 and older are welcome to attend
this open level dance class. Students are asked to wear
clothing that is easy to move in, to pull their hair off the
face and wear ballet slippers.
CFE391 Web Opt for Small Bus on Budg (0-0-0)
Explore free or inexpensive online tools you can use
yourself to create a Web presence for your business,
including Google Sites and Weebly, low-cost hosting like Intuit.com and GoDaddy.com, e-commerce "stores in a box," and social networking
sites. Examine the pros and cons of each tool and
choose the ones that are right for your business and
CFE392 Building a Free Website (0-0-0)
If you want a web site but aren't sure where to begin, start with Weebly.com. Weebly offers a free, easy-to-use drag and drop tool for "non-techies". Weebly supplies the page designs and hundreds of free quality photos: you supply the content. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to use Weebly to build your free Web pages.
CFE395 Intr Video Game Design (0-0-0)
Do you love video games? Have you ever wanted to
learn how to create fun and entertaining video games?
Join two professional game developers from Vicarious
Visions to learn all about the game development process.
Students ages 13-18 will look at existing games to learn how
to balance and design games, understand programming
concepts, work in a group or alone to create new games
and talk with professional game developers to understand
careers in games. Students may bring their own laptops.
CFE396 Intr to Africa-Amer History (0-0-0)
This course will examine the origin of African-American
people in continental Africa and trace the Black experience
in America to the present. Emphasis will be placed on
African roots, transition to slavery, the realities of
slavery, opposition to slavery, the civil war,
reconstruction and its aftermath, the period of Jim Crowism,
Black Nationalism, African-American participation in the
world wars, institutional development and the modern
civil rights movement.
CFE397 Puff Pastry Dough & Pastries (0-0-0)
TIPS training is a dynamic, skills-based training program
designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage
drinking by enhancing the fundamental "people skills" of
servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives
individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to
recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene
to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. TIPS training
satisfies the requirement in NYS that regulates server
training. Also, many insurance companies provide discounts
to establishments whose employees are TIPS certified.
Materials fee: $20. TIPS booklet to be purchased in the
bookstore prior to class.
CFE399 Knife Skills/Basic Cook Tech (0-0-0)
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, sauteing,
braising and roasting. Students are encouraged to
email the instructor, Chef Paul Krebs,
@firstname.lastname@example.org 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
CFE401 Doughnuts and Fritters (0-0-0)
This is a hands-on-class in which students will work in a professional kitchen with an experienced baker and learn how to prepare these popular treats. Students
will make fresh apple fritters and both yeast-raised and cake doughnuts.
CFE402 Cert. Specialist of Wine Prep (0-0-0)
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.
CFE524 Basic Emt Training (0-0-0)
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.
CFE526 E M T Refresher (0-0-0)
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 entroll in and 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.
CFE539 Selling Your Home (0-0-0)
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.
CFE585 Engineering Mission (0-0-0)
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!
CFE600 Creative Writing (3-0-0)
Writing is a joyful experssion, whether you hope to be a professional or not. This course will take us from the basics (grammar, spelling and rules of writing), through concepts such as literacy license and the elusive "finding
your voice." Identifying your passion, and writing about it
is a key concept - once we do that, finding media that will pay
you to write about what you love is easy! Join us for this
six-week adventure and become part of the community of
people who've found personal and professional fullfillment
through this wonderful, heart-ful art.
CFE601 Business Writing (3-0-0)
Many organizations, corporations and other businesses
either can't afford or don't want to hire a professional
writer to supply the many documents that are necessary
during the course of a business day: press releases,
newsletters, reports, letters and niche-specific peripherals
This leaves the job of communication in the lap of
employees. This course will help the student plan and
create the necessary documents that are necessary
during a normal business day.
CFE602 Group Guitar I (0-0-0)
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.
CFE603 Guitar Lessons for Adults (0-0-0)
Learn how to play the guitar! 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.
CFE808 SAVE (0-0-0)
Do you fill your slides with bullets and then read every
word of every slide? Do you use special effects and flying
bullets to keep your audience awake? These are danger signs
of "death by PowerPoint." This course will help students
learn how to tell their stories effectively and actively
engage their audiences by applying a few simple guidelines
for slide design and communication principles. Students
should bring a PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive to
class in order to work on redesigning the presentation and
get feedback/technical assistance on skills such as adding
images and charts.
CFE902 HR Legislative Update of NYS (0-0-0)
"The Butt Stops Here" Quit Smoking Program
7-Session Program, now offered at SCCC!
This pilot offereing is free to SCCC Students. Faculty, and Staff.
DAY: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
TIME: 11:30-12:15 PM
LOCATION: Activity Forum
OFFERED BY: Eric Carlson, Associate Professor and Certified Facilitator
Regiser today for this noncredit class before the class fills.
For more information, contact Maria Kotary at (518) 381-1315.
CFE970 Becoming Debt Free (0-0-0)
This stress-free workshop is intended for those who want to
learn commonly used home computing skills in the Windows
operating system. Simple, non-technical explanations
covering computer terms and use will be covered. Learn how
to e-mail friends and family, input a letter, create a sign,
design an invitation and surf the Internet.
e-mail friends and family, input a letter, create signs,
design an invitation, and surf the Internet.
CFN128 Kripalu Yoga (0-0-0)
This class offers a slower-paced practice in a relaxed,
non-competitive setting. Students will learn correct alignment of each posture as
well as breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. This practice will create balance in the body by developing strength and flexibility, enhancing mental focus, reducing stress and improving overall physical and mental health.
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.
CFN132 SAT/PSAT Preparation (0-0-2)
The SAT score is one of the factors used by colleges to
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.
CFN155 Get Yourself Published (0-0-0)
OK, so you're a writer, but a writer without readers is
sileneced. During this course, we'll help
you identify the print and electronic media through which
your words will find your audience. Whether you aspire to
write for magazines, books, blogs or other Web-based columns
- your desires can be fulfilled, with a little work and a
lot of encouragement from instructor, and authork, Mario E. Alteiri, and from classmates who want to help you succeed. By the end of the course, you'll
know which media are most attractive to you and
how to get yourself placed.
CFN163 Clowning for Adults (0-0-0)
Do you need a stress-relieving
hobby? Do you have a hidden
funnybone? Express your hidden
talents, have fun, and learn a viable
trade all at once! You'll learn that
clowning is much more than putting
on makeup and a costume.
CFN176 How to Write Your Life Story or Family History (0-0-0)
Your family and personal stories are too good, too important
to lose. Learn the process that transforms memories into
memoirs by researching and writing. Required course book
available from the instructor ($15.00).
CFN177 Art of Reiki (0-0-0)
Learn the step-by step process
of researching, writing, and selling
nonfiction in today's red-hot magazine
market. Discover how you can explode
one idea into dozens of articles,
editors call you when they need a
feature, and experience the thrill of seeing
your magazine article in print!
Course book available from the instructor ($12.00)
CFN181 How to Write and Sell Your Book (0-0-0)
Is a novel or nonfiction book
inside you? If so, discover the step-by-step
process of transforming your idea into a
published book. Learn the secrets of
creating a book proposal, finding agents and publishers,
negotiating a book contract, and guiding your book to
the top of the best-seller list. Course book available
from the instructor ($15.00)
CFN184 Writing and Marketing Your Book for Publication (0-0-0)
Learn the secrets of planning and developing your novel
or non-fiction book, preparing a query letter and book
proposal, finding agents and publishers, negotiating a book
contract, and guiding your book to publication success.
Required course book available from the instructor ($30.00)
CFN187 Creating a Personal Web Page (0-0-2)
Have you always wanted your own personal web site on the
World Wide Web? Learn how to develop, post and maintain
an appealing, easy-to-explore and fast-loading web site.
CFN194 Public Speaking (0-0-0)
This eight-week course will help you gain confidence in your
communication skills. Designed for people interested in
career advancement or change, it includes speech writing
and delivery, impromptu speaking, audio-visual aid use,
body language communication and effective listening.
CFN195 Promoting Your Business, Product or Service (0-0-0)
business owner or home-based entrepreneur. You can
harness the power of public relations and publicity to
raise the public's awareness of and create a favorable
impression about your business, product, or service. Learn
to market yourself to the media and establish a unique
CFN196 You Can Be a Freelance Writer (0-0-0)
Introduce yourself to the step-by-step process involved in
breaking into the highly desirable field of freelance
writing. Identify markets for non-fiction articles,
determine exactly what editors are looking for now, and
learn simple tactics for preparing a professional
manuscript. From query letter through completed
manuscript, take the path to publication as a freelance
writer. Required coursebook ($12) and optional
workbook ($9) available from the instructor in class.
CFN197 Writing From Your Heart: The Art of Personal Essays (0-0-0)
Transform the ordinary events of your life into
extraordinary personal essays. Explore the step-by-step
process of using writing games to unlock your experiences;
choosing the most effective essay style; shaping your
experiences into a first draft; and allowing reader reaction
to refine your draft into a polished essay. Required course
book ($15) available from the instructor in class.
CFN198 How to Read and Write Poems (0-0-0)
Do you see the world through a poet's eye? Have you ever
wanted to learn more about the craft of poetry? In this
course, students will be looking at poems from the writer's
perspective and learn the fundamentals of reading and
writing poems. Using selected poems to highlight such
craft issues as sound, imagery, and rhythm, students will
use this knowledge to compose their own poems. Course
topics include: metaphor, lyric poems, and narrative poems.
This course is open to all levels of students from beginner
to serious practitioner.
CFN199 Funding Alternatives for Long-Term Care (0-0-0)
The United States has some of the best medical care
available - if you can afford it. Long-term care is the
largest out-of-pocket expense facing Americans today.
With the average cost of care being $50,000 per year for
home care and $70,000 for nursing home care, how can you
best preserve your life savings and still receive quality
care? This seminar will explore funding alternatives for
long-term care such as state partnerships, viatical
settlements, long-term health-care insurance, annuities,
irrevocable trusts, reverse mortgages, and accelerated
CFN204 How to Write Non-fiction for Kids (0-0-0)
Looking for your first byline?
Look no further than the juvenile
article marketplace. Magazines such
as Jack and Jill, Boys' Life, and others
seek those who can write factual
pieces about health, history, hobbies,
science, sports and other topics for and
about kids. Learn how to get ideas,
research your topic and write an article
that sells. Coursebook available from
the instructor for $12
CFN208 How to Sell Fiction and Non-Fiction for Kids (0-0-0)
You've written fiction and/or non-fiction
for the juvenile market, but how do you
sell your work to magazine editors and book
publishers? Learn how to find and approach
editors, agents, and publishers; the basics
of professional manuscript preparation; and
marketing strategies designed to gain your
first byline or book contract. Coursebook
available form the instructor for $12
CFN209 How to Write Fiction for Kids (0-0-0)
Find out the secrets
of writing short stories, picture books and
novels for kids. This course introduces you
to fiction techniques such as
characterization, viewpoint, and dialogue.
It also provides a step-by-step guide to
plotting and shows you what must be
accomplished in the beginning, middle and
end of a story to make it successful.
Course book available from the instructor ($12.00).
CFN212 Historical Archeology and Field Study (0-0-0)
This course is designed to introduce
participants to the field of historical
archeology and to explore methods employed for the
study of people of the past. Students will investigate
local and regional lifeways of peoples of European
origin who resided in the Northeast from the 17th
century to the mid-19th century. Lectures, readings
discussions, hands-on activities are among the teaching
methods employed. *Materials fee: two text books
totaling $50 are required. Field date
to be scheduled separately.
CFN213 Genealogy for Beginners/Introduction to (0-0-0)
Have you ever wanted to research your
family history, trace a particular
ancestor or just find out more about the
people that made up your town's past?
In this course, you will learn how to get
the research process going from an
experienced and practicing archivist.
You'll learn where local records are
housed and which types of records each
repository contains. Hands-on sessions
with paper reproductions and Internet
research tools will help you to
familiarize yourself with research methods
and plan the most efficient use of your
CFN215 Advanced Creative Writing (0-0-0)
If you have basic fiction writing
techniques, you can build on that
foundation and gain valuable feedback on
your stories in a critique workshop setting.
Elements to be explored include: ways to
get a story flowing; creating a sense of
place; finding a dynamic story problem;
developing characters who readers care about;
writing effective beginnings and endings;
and avoiding six deadly dialogue sins.
Class time will be devoted to manuscript
reading and critique of works in progress.
Coursebook available from the instructor
CFN216 Researching and Interpreting Documents in Archeology (0-0-0)
This course examines primary and secondary documents
used in archeology. Sources, methods, locations, and
interpretations of a variety of documents used for research,
proposals, and publications in archaeology are addressed.
Visits to repositories, discussions, lectures, and hands-on
activities are among the methods employed.
CFN217 Record & Archiv Archeo Data (0-0-0)
This course addresses why detailed records are maintained
during excavation and how the artifacts and records are
processed into permanent archives that form the basis for
future research. Hands-on activities include artifact
illustration and description, photographic recording,
computer database analysis, data retrieval and final data
archiving. The course is supplemented with visits to
museums an archival repositories. *Field date will be
CFN218 Archaeol Lab Prac and Site Stu (0-0-0)
This course gives participants an
opportunity to enhance their laboratory skills by
learning to further analyze artifacts and materials for identification, processing and conservation. Artifacts from selected archaeological sites will be used; with a concentration on the manufacturing, processing and conservation methodolgies for a variety of organic and inorganic objects. Sessions include lectures, visual media, domeonstrations and hands-on activities. PRE-REQUISITE: CFN-212 HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY & FIELD STUDY OR CFN-413 NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY & FIELD STUDY.
CFN219 Archaeological Field Work Program (0-0-0)
This course gives participants an opportunity to learn
and/or enhance specific archaeological fieldwork skills.
It is designed to train the participants in applying the
basic principles of surveying to a site area by using a
transit and other techniques for surface mapping. The
participant will also receive formal training in excavating
and recording archaeological data. Field sessions will take
place primarily at the Mabee Farm, a historic property owned
and operated by the Schneectad County Historical Society.
PR: CFN 212 or CFN 413
CFN222 Creative Voice Development (0-0-0)
This beginner's courseis designed to take a participant
from having absolutely no experience with indoor/outdoor
rock climbing to feeling confident climbing in any rock
climbing gym or outdoor rock climbing area. The
participants will learn about basic rock climbing
techniques, body movement, stretching and strength workouts,
safety considerations, belaying, climbing ethics, climbing
vocabulary, description of equipment, knot work, and rope
management. Students must not have pre-existing physical
problems that would hinder them during physical exercise
and/or strenuous physical exertion (i.e. heart condition,
joint injury, severe asthma).
CFN224 Intermed Rock Climbing (0-0-0)