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. ,

CFE355 Prof Cooking Par & Kids (0-0-0)

CFE356 Splendid Soups (0-0-0)

CFE357 Classic French Bistro Cooking (0-0-0)

CFE358 Intro Baking Yeast Breads (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 toed shoes.

CFE359 Artisan Bread Techniques (0-0-0)

CFE360 Secrets of Sourdough (0-0-0)

CFE361 Amer Regional BBQ (0-0-0)

CFE362 Wine Tast:Ital Wines & Cheese (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)

CFE365 Wine Tasting:Spanish (0-0-0)

Come learn about the various wine regions of Spain, as well as its cheeses. Students will taste a variety of wines and cheeses from Spain.

CFE366 Vegetarian Cookery (0-0-0)

CFE367 Cook from Green Market (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)

CFE369 Healthy Chinese Takeout (0-0-0)

CFE370 Cupcake Party (0-0-0)

CFE371 Muffin Madness (0-0-0)

CFE372 Fun with Frittatas (0-0-0)

CFE373 Intro to Domestic Adoption (0-0-0)

CFE374 Conv Mandarin Chinese (0-0-0)

CFE375 Pizzeria Pizza for Home (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)

CFE377 Polish Cuisine (0-0-0)

CFE378 German Cuisine (0-0-0)

CFE379 Savory Sweets (0-0-0)

CFE380 Korean Cuisine (0-0-0)

CFE381 Pastries and Desserts (0-0-0)

CFE382 Flatbreads Around the World (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 toed shoes.

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 the class.

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 and, 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 customers.

CFE392 Building a Free Website (0-0-0)

If you want a web site but aren't sure where to begin, start with 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)

CFE398 TIPS:Traing Intervent Procdrs (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, prior to class for suggestions on bringing a suitable knife for class. There will be additional knives available for students to try. *All students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hair band or hat to restrain their hair and closed toed shoes.

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 w