Workforce Development

Regarding the Proposed
Medical Cannibis Non-Credit Certificate Program

On July 31, 2015, NYSDOH selected the five companies that were awarded medical marijuana licenses. Fiorello scored 90.2 finishing 7 out of 43 applicants, less than a half of a point behind the fifth and final company that was awarded a license.

With this information now available, SCCC’s Office of Workforce Development will not be launching the proposed class in the Fall and to date we have not been approached about conducting a similar class for any of the other selected businesses. 


Mission Statement
The Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division provides industry demand-driven, non-credit education, training and enrichment programs in an accessible and affordable student-centered environment. We serve a wide-ranging student population and provide resources to foster a path to post-secondary education and the workforce.

Vision Statement
The Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division is committed to being the first-choice of businesses and individuals for the delivery of innovative and responsive non-credit educational programming in the Capital Region.


Contact Us

Halina Lastarza
Workforce Development
Stockade Building, Room 120
(518) 381-1315

Student Success

Jamel Walton was rewarded for her hard work and determination with the 2014 Region East Charles A. Burns Outstanding Adult Continuing Education Student Award. Jamel, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, graduated from HPOG's IBEST CNA/PCA class and is now a Criminal Justice major at SCCC. She recently decided to change her career path to enter the growing health care field and will be enrolling in SCCC's new Community Health Worker (CHW) training program next spring. Read more about her and other HPOG success stories.