Continuing Education Catalog

Fall 2018

SUNY Adirondack is proud to offer Adobe certification exam services! Whether you’re a student or a professional, Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications can give you the edge you need on your résumé by adding an industry-recognized credential to your skills. Exams currently being offered include:

     •   Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop®
     •   Video Communication using Adobe Premiere® Pro
     •   Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
     •   Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign® 

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238 or conted@sunyacc.edu to schedule your certification exam and to find out more information about options and pricing.

MICROSOFT EXCEL LEVEL 1 FOR THE BEGINNER

October 17 and 24
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | Wilton Center

Use Excel to help you organize, analyze and share your data at work or home. Learn how to navigate Excel, create a basic worksheet, perform calculations, modify and format a worksheet, manage and print workbooks and customize the Excel environment. This course is intended for those individuals who have little to no experience with Microsoft Excel. However, in order to be successful, you should have some experience with using personal computers, a keyboard and mouse, as well as navigating files, folders and software applications.

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do using Excel in the future).

Registration for this class closes on Monday, October 1 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 10008

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL LEVEL 2 — INTERMEDIATE SKILLS

November 7 and 14
Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm | Wilton Center

Use Excel to manage, share and present data at work or at home. Learn how to create advanced formulas, analyze and organize data, work with functions and lists, visualize data with charts and graphs, work with multiple workbooks and export data. This course is intended for those individuals who have some experience with Microsoft Excel and are interested in becoming more efficient and skillful in the software application. 

When registering, please share information about your current experience with Excel (e.g., version you have on your computer, how you have used Excel) and your goals or specific questions about Excel (e.g., what you would like to be able to do using Excel in the future).

Registration for this class closes on Monday, October 22 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Ken Ivins
Price: $140 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 10016

 

OTHER COMPUTER TRAINING COURSES

The Office of Continuing Education offers computer training for companies and individuals. Courses may be offered in a traditional classroom environment, as one-on-one training or in a group training customized to serve our local businesses.

Traditional Classroom Environment

Courses may be scheduled based on community interest throughout the year. Once we have received sufficient interest to run a particular course, it may be offered based on the demand.

One-on-one training

Customized one-on-one training is available for those individuals and professionals needing immediate, focused training. One or two people may be trained; instruction is typically 2-3 hours at $100/hour.

Small & Large Group Training

Customized group training is available for employers or agencies seeking staff development. Employers specify the instruction needed.

Small and large group training is available; rates are based on group size and length of instruction. Customized manuals are also available as a training aid.

Available topics include but are not limited to:

General Instruction

  • Introduction to PCs

Adobe Software

  • Acrobat
  • Photoshop

QuickBooks

Microsoft Office Suite

  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Word

Adirondack Business Development Partnership (ABDP) Seminars

Start your day on the SUNY Adirondack campus and attend these informative seminars on topics relevant to small businesses. For only $15, participants leave with knowledge and tools they can apply immediately to enhance their work and their business. All ABDP programs are held in the Center for Entrepreneurship in the north end of Adirondack Hall on the Queensbury campus. Contact businesscentral@sunyacc.edu to be added to the ABDP mailing list to receive program updates and invitations!

The ABDP is a collaborative effort between SUNY Adirondack, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center to provide business education and support services to the business community in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. For more information on the ABDP, contact businesscentral@sunyacc.edu.

Fall 2018 Seminars:

  • August 14 – How to deliver exceptional customer service
  • September 11 – Business planning basics
  • October 9 – Financing options for small business
  • November 6 – Legal basics for small business
  • December 11 – Futurescaping for growth

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details.

Program agenda

7:30am: Check-in and networking
8:00am: Program
9:00am: Post-program Q&A and networking

Price: $15

 

Start-Up Adk

September 25 to November 13
Tuesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Are you starting or expanding a small business? This comprehensive and informative 8-session course addresses the business planning process, resources to support small businesses, topics including marketing, market research bookkeeping, tax issues and cash flow, financial projections, legal issues, human resources, business insurance and tools for small businesses. Throughout the program, participants will utilize an online business plan builder with support and feedback from the course instructor.

Participants in the Start-Up Adk program will also be eligible to compete in the SUNY Adirondack Community Business Plan Competition.

If you apply through your county’s Local Development Corp. (LDC) and successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to apply for a small business loan through your county. Contact Jennifer Switzer from Warren County (518- 798-7542, jswitzer@edcwc.org) or Deanna Derway from Washington County (518-746-2295 or dderway2@co.washington.ny.us) for more information or an application.

This course, formerly known as the Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP), is sponsored by Warren and Washington County Local Development Corporations and SUNY Adirondack Business Central.

Instructor: Kim Feeney London
Price: $150
CRN: 10102

Warren County contact: Jennifer Switzer 518.798.7542 or switzerj@edcwc.org
Washington County contact: Deanna Derway 518.746.2290 or dderway2@co.washington.ny.us

 

Business Plan Competition NEW!

Do you have an idea for a business? Are you looking to expand your existing business? Consider participating in SUNY Adirondack’s inaugural Business Planning Competition this fall! The competition is open to students, faculty and staff of SUNY Adirondack, as well as residents of and business owners with a physical location in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. Business Plan Boot Camps and Mentor Days will be available for participants to assist with concept refinement and development. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning business plan concepts. 

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 31.

Competition Schedule:

  • November 13 – Student pitch finals
  • November 14 – Community pitch finals
  • November 15 – Overall pitch finals

All business plans and pitch decks must be submitted in the approved format. Official rules, guidelines and registration information will be available at sunyacc.edu/events.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details or more information.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 31.

 

QuickBooks 101 — Online NEW!

September 17, September 24 & October 1
Mondays | 8 to 10am | Queensbury Campus

Over the course of three two-hour, in-person sessions, participants will learn the basic functions of QuickBooks Software and delve into its various aspects and uses. Learn about basic accounting principles and the importance of lists in QuickBooks, then find out how to use QuickBooks to set up bank accounts, record sales and deposits and enter and pay bills and expenses. The curriculum will also include an overview of available reports, as well as using QuickBooks to track and pay vendors, track time, invoice customers and manage client receivables.

Please note: Each participant will be required to have an active QuickBooks account and laptop to participate in the in-person training classes. Computer equipment and access to QuickBooks software will not be provided.

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details or more information.

Price: $125

 

Social Media Seminar Series NEW!

September 6, October 4, November 1 & December 6
Thursdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

and/or

September 25, October 30 & November 27
Tuesdays | 7:30 to 9:30am | Wilton Center

Join our new monthly seminar series for businesses and marketing professionals, which focuses on a different type of social media in each session. Social media websites and topics that will be covered in the series include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and SnapChat. Seminars will be held both at SUNY Adirondack’s Wilton Center and the Queensbury campus!      
 

Program Agenda:

  • 7:30 to 7:45am – Check-in and networking
  • 7:45 to 9am – Program
  • 9 to 9:30am – Post-program Q&A and networking

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details.

Price: $15/Session

 

Conversations with Entrepreneurs Series NEW!

The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series highlights successful entrepreneurs from Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties that have made an impact on the community. Hear the stories of how they got started, lessons they have learned along the way and the advice they have to share with emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders.  

Program Dates:

  • September 19
  • October 16
  • November 7
  • December 5

Program Agenda:

  • 11:45am to 12pm – Check-in and networking
  • 12 to 1pm – Program

Pre-registration is required online at sunyacc.edu/events. Contact Kate Baker, Director of Business Central at 518.832.7782 or bakerk@sunyacc.edu for details.

Price: $10/Session

 

Leading in Hospitality NEW!

November 8 and 15
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8pm | Wilton Center

Learn about or advance your skills with customer satisfaction-focused leadership through this two-session course focused on current and future leaders in the hospitality field.  Discussion and activities will focus on the importance of customer satisfaction, strategies for engaging teams in committing to that objective, leadership characteristics and the impact of training and coaching staff.  Strive to develop yourself as a leader and support the success of your team and business!

Instructor: Luke Duggan
Price: $50 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10017

 

The Fundamentals of Managing Projects NEW!

October 4 to 18
Thursdays | 12 to 4pm | Wilton Center

Are you seeking some help with engaging your teams, staff, colleagues, vendors and business partners in effective communication about and completion of your projects? This workshop will provide an introduction to the foundational skills, tools and techniques to help effectively and efficiently manage projects in a structured way. Project management involves planning, organizing and managing tasks and people to achieve specific goals and is applicable in a range of jobs and industries. You will learn how to:

  • Identify and manage project goals, objectives and risks
  • Establish a comprehensive communication plan for everyone involved in the project
  • Develop schedules using various resources — staff, consultants, volunteers and vendors
  • Determine success criteria and quality standards
  • Introduce techniques in helping staff, volunteers and customers adapt to change

A binder that includes white papers, exercises, project templates, a glossary and other informational materials will be provided to all participants to support their participation in the course and to serve as a reference as they continue to apply and advance their skills with project management in the workplace.

Instructor: Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP, CSM, SPP
Price: $510 (Course price includes a $25 materials fee.)
CRN: 10015

 

Steps to Successful Management Skills and Strategies NEW!

October 12
Friday | 8 to 10am | Queensbury Campus

Are you currently employed in the position of manager or pursuing a promotion and striving to become a manager? Attend this seminar to develop your management skills and advance your supervisory capacity through discussion of content related to: 

  • Presenting a professional management image which supports a strong business and an effective relationship with staff
  • Managing priorities, goals and projects effectively for both you and your staff
  • Learning skills to handle challenging situations and decision-making

You will leave with strategies you can apply immediately and a workbook of resources to guide your continued professional development.

Instructor: Michelle Mitchell, M&M Consulting Business Services
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10070

 

Contract Training Seminar NEW!

September 28
Friday | 8am to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

Please join the staff from the Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Adirondack to learn about the workforce training and staff development services and resources available through your community college. The seminar includes examples of available and in-development training programs, processes for planning, contracting, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining training and a brief needs assessment activity workshop. The seminar will also include a tour of the Northwest Bay Conference Center located in Adirondack Hall, as well as a variety of other facilities available for training and events on campus. Learn what SUNY Adirondack can do for your business!

Pre-registration is required by Monday, September 24.

Instructor: Erin Krivitski, PsyD
Price: FREE
CRN: 10073

 

Crafting Coffee Beverages

September 24 to October 8
Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Kru Coffee, Saratoga Springs

Coffee enthusiasts and baristas-in-training are invited to learn from master baristas and coffee roasters at Kru Coffee! This 6-hour course will provide informational and hands-on training and addresses topics such as:  

  • An introduction to coffee
  • Brewing — including grinding and extraction types
  • Roasting and cupping
  • Practicing coffee preparation processes and latte art

Learn and rehearse skills to prepare to work in the specialty coffee industry or to create exceptional coffee at home!

Instructor: Kru Coffee Staff
Price: $190 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10067

 

 

Bartending & Mixology Certification Program — Enhanced

October 15 to November 26
Mondays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus & Local Restaurants

This course introduces and advances the knowledge and application of bartending skills to prepare individuals to work in the hospitality industry and to support enthusiasts who are personally interested in mixology. Initial course sessions are appropriate for participants with limited experience and will focus on introductory information, best practices, legal issues and increasing participants’ familiarity with wines, beers and mixed drinks. Later sessions offer more hands-on activities and time to rehearse and advance skills behind the bar to develop teamwork, recall of orders and elements of “style.”

At the completion of the course, students will be familiar with:

  • Industry standards
  • Common terminology
  • A variety of alcoholic beverages – beers, mixed drinks, wines and trending cocktails
  • Health & hygiene regulations/sanitation
  • Customer service & attitude
  • Selling techniques & showmanship
  • Menu development

Participants who successfully complete this course will be TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certified and will receive a certificate from the New York State Liquor Authority that can be used as part of their Reasonable Effort Defense in the event they are convicted of serving someone under the age of 21. Attendance at the first two sessions of the course is required; participation in five of the seven sessions is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, September 27 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.  When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.

Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $355 (Course price includes a $45 materials fee.)
CRN: 10066

 

 

ServSafe Food Safety Certification Workshop

October 19
Friday | 8am to 6pm | Wilton Center
 

or

November 10
Saturday | 8am to 6pm | Queensbury Campus
Bring a bag lunch

New York State legislation (S02328) mandates that all food service establishments which handle, cook, store, serve, deliver, remove and dispose of food will be required to have one ServSafe-certified individual on staff. Local hospitality and food service businesses seeking certification for employees are invited to register for this workshop.  Individuals who successfully complete the 10-hour program and examination will receive the certification, which is valid for 5 years.

Please note: Participants are encouraged to pick up and review the required book in advance of the course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the certification exam. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education about the availability of books in advance.

Receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after the deadline. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Registration for the October 19 class closes on Thursday, October 4, and registration for the November 10 class closes on Friday, October 19 to ensure timely receipt of course materials.

Instructor: Frank Burns
Price: $225 (Course price includes a $78 materials fee.)
October Session CRN: 10012
November Session CRN: 10013

 

Paralegal Certificate Course

October 6 to November 18 (No class on November 10 & 11)
Saturdays & Sundays | 9am to 5pm | Queensbury Campus
One-hour lunch on your own each day

This 12-session, 84-hour program is designed for beginning or advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Practical application and hands-on exercises will be completed in class. To receive a certificate of completion, students are required to attend at least 80% of the course and must pass every assignment with a grade of 70% or better.

Books and materials must be purchased separately by contacting the Center for Legal Studies at www.legalstudies.com or by phone at 1-800-522-7737.

Books and materials for the course must be purchased separately from the Center for Legal Studies. Estimated cost for books and access to the Westlaw Legal Research Database is approximately $451. Please note that students can access the Westlaw database on campus in the Library for no cost, but cannot print. If you wish to access Westlaw at home or elsewhere, you will need to purchase access.

Instructor: Center for Legal Studies
Price: $1,289
CRN: 10101

 

Notary Public License Exam Preparation Course — Online

Available September 5 through December 12
Online course at your own pace

This online, self-paced notary course is offered through Blackboard and is designed to teach you the essential information you need to take and pass the New York State Notary Exam. In addition, this course will thoroughly prepare you to understand your duties and functions as a Notary Public Officer. You will gain insight into what a Notary Public’s key responsibilities and limitations are, as well as some best practices of a Notary Public Officer. Topics will include:

  • Notary concepts
  • Definition review                    
  • Sample forms
  • Notary law subsection review

Please read the information about online courses on page 4 before enrolling in this course.

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be given during this workshop. Information about the exam schedule will be available in the class.

Registration for this course closes on Wednesday, November 21 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the course.

Instructor: Kelli Hatin
Price: $75
CRN: 10011

 

Notary Public License Exam Preparation—Face-to-Face

October 26
Friday | 12:30 to 4:30pm | Queensbury Campus

or

December 6
Thursday | 12:30 to 4:30pm | Wilton Center

This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public exam and will provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public Office. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a Notary is likely to encounter. Topics include: avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations and when to defer to an attorney. All materials will be provided, and information about how to link to NYS Department of State licensing information, booklets and forms will be distributed.

Please note: The Notary Public exam will not be given during this workshop; however, an 80-question practice exam will be given.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $65
October Session CRN: 10010
December Session CRN: 10009

 

Basic Operations for Wastewater Treatment Plants

September 11 to November 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Participants in this 20-session course will experience a broad introduction and overview of wastewater treatment operations, excluding activated sludge (a separate course typically offered in the spring semester). Successful completion of a training course and course exam is required as part of the qualification process to take the New York State certification examinations. This is not intended to be an exam review course, and completing it cannot ensure successful completion of the certification exams. The course outline will follow the New York State DEC’s “Curricula Guide for WWTP Operator Certification Training – Basic Operations Course” and is also approved for credit toward recertification of a wastewater operator license.

Instructor: Lawrence Glasheen, NYS 4A WWTP
Price: $935 (Course price includes a $135 materials fee.)
CRN: 10068

Registration for this class closes on Monday, August 27 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

 

Insurance for Agents and Brokers — Property & Casualty Insurance Prelicensing Course

October 23 to November 8 Course begins on a Tuesday
Monday through Friday | 8am to 4pm | Queensbury Campus
Attendance is mandatory for all course sessions in order to earn the hours required. Half-hour lunch on your own each day.

Insurance for Agents and Brokers will consist of an intensive study of various insurance topics to qualify prospective agents and brokers to take NYS insurance examinations. This course will address personal and commercial lines of business, accident and health, insurance regulations and duties of agents and brokers.

Please note: This prelicensing course fulfills the requirements to sit for the NYS Property & Casualty Agents or Brokers insurance licensing examination – pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam. 

Participants are encouraged to pick up and review the required book in advance of the course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the required exam. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education about the availability of books in advance.

Instructor: Richelene Morey, CPCU, ACSR
Price: $930 (Course price includes a $70 materials fee.)
CRN: 10069

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, October 4 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

 

Hybrid Life, Accident & Health Insurance Prelicensing Bootcamp Course

October 22 to 25
Monday to Thursday | 8am to 4:30pm
Wilton Center

Attendance is mandatory for all course sessions in order to earn the hours required and to receive the certificate of completion. Half-hour lunch on your own each day.

The Life, Accident & Health Insurance Prelicensing course will consist of an intensive study of various insurance topics to qualify prospective agents and brokers to take NYS insurance examinations. This course will address insurance regulations, general insurance, life insurance basics, life insurance policies, provisions and riders, annuities, federal tax considerations, qualified plans, life settlement, accident and health insurance basics, individual health insurance policy provisions, disability and related insurance, medical plans, Affordable Care Act, long-term care insurance, group health and blanket insurance, government health insurance plans and private insurance for special populations.

Please note: This prelicensing course fulfills the requirements to sit for the NYS Life, Accident & Health insurance licensing examination — pending attendance at all required course sessions and successful completion of the course exam. This course requires 20 hours of self-study and 32 hours of classroom instruction. 

Participants are required to pick up and review the required textbook in advance of the course session to support participation in discussion and successful completion of the required exam. Chapters 1-10 in the LIFE Section and Chapters 3-11 in the HEALTH Section must be read prior to the first class to support successful participation. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education about the availability of books in advance.

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, October 4 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: Victor Bujanow, CIC
Price: $415 (Course price includes a $70 materials fee.)
CRN: 10064

 

SHRM Learning System — Human Resource CP and SCP Certification Preparation Course

September 24 to December 10
Mondays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Human Resource (HR) practitioners seeking certification and professionals managing HR functions in all organizations can benefit from this comprehensive course, which addresses the knowledge, strategies and skills needed in businesses today. The behavioral and technical competencies addressed in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System focus on the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge — the basis for the SHRM credentials — and address topics relevant to operational and strategic roles. For more details, please review https://www.shrm.org/certification/about/BodyofCompetencyKnowledge/Pages....

This course, led by a SHRM-affiliated instructor, prepares individuals for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams. Requirements for SHRM certification should be reviewed online at https://www.shrm.org/certification/about/AboutSHRMCertification/Pages/ke....

This course is also appropriate and valuable for individuals who are not seeking SHRM certification, but still require knowledge of HR regulations, requirements and issues which influence a variety of HR-related roles in all businesses. Course materials provide a comprehensive reference for management of HR functions and may support PHR and SPHR self-study. 

Instructor: Gretchen Steffan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Price: $1,295 (Course price includes a $595 materials fee.)
CRN: 10071

Registration for this class closes on Friday, September 7 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

 

Focus and Perform — Expanded Course NEW!

October 11 to November 15
Thursdays | 8 to 9:30am | Queensbury Campus

Explore the benefits and use of mental skills to support personal performance, manage thought patterns and promote goal achievement. This multi-session course will offer you opportunities to develop skills with focusing, relaxation, the use of visual imagery and goal setting through in-class discussions and activities, as well as between-session reflection and application. Learn and rehearse basic mental techniques to effectively interact with sports teams, colleagues in workplace settings, friends and family.  Leaders, coaches, athletes, HR personnel and individuals seeking stress management skills development are encouraged to attend and learn skills that can be applied immediately.

Instructor: Herman Johnson, Cerebral Sports
Price: $75 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 10065

 

PTIA Personal Trainer Certification Course NEW!

November 3 & 4
Saturday and Sunday | 9am to 4pm | Queensbury Campus
Bring a bag lunch

This two-day, intensive personal trainer certification program includes lecture, demonstration and practical hands-on application to introduce you to a career in personal training.  Topics addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Client consultation & assessments
  • Basic anatomy & physiology
  • Basic program design & implementation
  • Basic injury prevention & medical considerations
  • Basic nutrition fundamentals
  • Weight loss information
  • Goal setting & motivation
  • Case study practice & client role playing
  • Practical training in the gym

Participants are encouraged to dress in professional, comfortable athletic attire both days and bring a lunch, snacks, water, a pen for note-taking and an exercise mat.

There are no prerequisites to participate in this program. Additional requirements for certification include successfully completing the lab and online exams, a 10-hour internship and CPR/AED Training and Certification.  The initial PTIA certification is valid for 2 years, and you are required to build on and stay current in the field by completing 10 CEC every two years.

Registration for this class closes on Thursday, October 25 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date. When materials and/or textbooks are distributed for a course, regardless of course length, students are liable for the cost of those materials even if they withdraw from the course.

Instructor: PTIA (Personal Training Institute of America)
Price: $670 (Course price includes an $85 materials fee.)
CRN: 10072

THE WILTON CENTER OFFERS BUSINESS & CAREER TRAINING

696 Route 9, Wilton, New York

Are you searching for business and career training opportunities in close proximity to Saratoga Springs? Look no further than SUNY Adirondack’s Wilton Center located at 696 Route 9 in Wilton, New York! The Wilton Center is positioned to offer higher education and workforce development support to the growing economic center of Saratoga County.

This fall, Continuing Education is offering a variety of business-related and career training courses in this convenient location:

  • Microsoft Excel Level 1 for the Beginner
  • Microsoft Excel Level 2 — Intermediate Skills
  • Social Media Seminar Series NEW!
  • Leading in Hospitality NEW!
  • The Fundamentals of Managing Projects NEW!
  • ServSafe Food Safety Food Certification Workshop
  • Notary Public License Exam Preparation
  • Hybrid Life, Accident & Health Insurance Prelicensing Bootcamp Course

The Wilton Center also offers credit-bearing classes in many subjects. With small class sizes, one-on-one support, state-of-the-art labs and courses offered both during the day and in the evening, the Wilton Center is an ideal place to start or continue your degree! Learn more at https://www.sunyacc.edu/our-campus/wilton-center.

 

Please note: All materials costs for courses are included in price unless otherwise specified. 

Creating Stained Glass

September 17 to October 8
Mondays | 5:30 to 7:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn the art of creating stained glass objects. Experience cutting glass to fit a pattern, grinding, foiling and soldering the pieces. Students will have the opportunity to create two unique stained glass pieces. All levels are welcome.

Instructor: Claire Griffith
Price: $69 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10038

 

Introduction to Drawing NEW!
October 15 to November 12
Mondays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

If you love to sketch or would like to learn, this course is perfect for you! Explore the expressive possibilities of drawing. Introduce yourself to basic elements of sketching and drawing such as lines, space and perspective. Discover the secrets of shading solid forms and learn the language of drawing and how to convey your ideas. Participants must bring a charcoal pencil, eraser and drawing pad to class.

Instructor: Valeria Orozco
Price: $45
CRN: 10077

 

Silversmith: Design and Fabrication
October 4 to November 8
Thursdays | 6 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Would you like to learn the basic skills necessary to design and fabricate original functional or non-functional jewelry and sculpture in metal? This class will provide you with skills and techniques including piercing, laminating and soldering, texture and embossing, bezel making and stone setting.  Students will have the opportunity to create either earrings, a ring, pendant, bracelet or a sculptural piece. Students of all levels are welcome, and all the necessary tools will be provided. 

Instructor: Matthew Balint, Silver Parrot
Price: $110 (Course price includes a $40 materials fee.)
CRN: 10030

 

Crafting with Lavender NEW!

September 18 
Tuesday | 6 to 8pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

or

September 27
Thursday | 1 to 3pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

Lavender is known for its relaxing qualities and crafting with lavender combines the joy of creation with the peace and serenity of the lavender scent. Students in this class will be shown how to make several lavender ornament-style crafts and will be able to make two ornaments of their choice, while learning about which varieties of lavender are best for crafting, the challenges of working with fresh versus dried lavender and tips and tricks for prolonging the life and scent of the ornaments.

Instructors: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $62 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
SEPTEMBER 18 CRN: 10055
SEPTEMBER 27 CRN: 10056

 

Beginning Sewing NEW!

September 29 to October 13
Saturdays | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn the fundamentals of hand and machine sewing techniques through fun, basic hand-crafted projects within a positive, creative and social environment. You will learn how to use and operate a sewing machine. Beginner projects you can choose from are a decorative pillow and a simple tote bag. 

There are several loaner machines available during class time — first-come, first-served, for a nominal fee to the instructor. A list of materials will be available at the time of registration.

Instructor: Laura Pruett
Price: $39
CRN: 10052

 

Beginning Quilting NEW!

October 20 to November 3
Saturdays | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is for the beginner or student who would like to learn how to sew and learn the fundamentals of quilting. You will make a set of two quilted pillows within a fun, creative, positive and social environment.

There are several loaner machines available during class time — first-come, first-served, for a nominal fee to the instructor. A list of materials will be available at the time of registration.

Instructor: Laura Pruett
Price: $39
CRN: 10053

 

Make a Balsam Wreath

November 27
Tuesday | 6 to 9pm | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building

Create your own balsam wreath for your holiday home décor or for a thoughtful gift. Utilizing balsam greens from the Adirondacks, you’ll trim with a bow and decorate with pine cones.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 (An additional $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.)
CRN: 10086

 

Make a Balsam Centerpiece

December 11
Tuesday | 6 to 9pm | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building

Make a balsam centerpiece for your holiday table or fireplace mantel using fresh balsam greens. You will also learn how to make bows for decorations and other decorating techniques.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty
Price: $19 (An additional $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.)  
CRN: 10087

 

 

Introduction to Lampworking: Glass Beads

November 17
Saturday | 9am to 1pm | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne

Glass bead making is an ancient art form that has experienced a great resurgence in the past several years. There are countless varieties of style, color and shape that combine to make beautiful and unique glass beads. In this class, you will be introduced to the equipment, tools, materials and techniques used to safely melt and form glass into glass beads. You will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of the bead as a basis of bead design and style. Learn how to use tools and marvering techniques to shape glass into square, triangle and tube beads. You will leave the class with your own beautiful beads and perhaps a dose of glass bead fever!

Instructor: Renee Kinglsey
Price: $80 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10047

 

Autumn’s Window

September 22
Saturday | 9am to 1pm | Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne

In this class, students will construct a beautiful Adirondack wall hanging that combines multiple species of local trees and other items found in nature. Using pine wood, birch twigs and oak and maple leaves you will complete a multi-dimensional hanging that will look like the view through your window during autumn.

Instructor: Pat Murphy
Price: $65 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10046

No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book

October 20
Saturday | 1 to 5pm | Queensbury Campus

John Grisham scribbled notes on a legal pad between court sessions. Those notes eventually became his best-selling novel, “A Time to Kill.” Recollections of growing up in depression-era Ireland compelled Frank McCourt to write his best-selling memoir, “Angela’s Ashes.” Is a novel or nonfiction book burning inside you? If so, learn the ins and outs of publishing from a pro who has helped dozens of students become authors. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to guide your book to publishing success. One-on-one consulting with the instructor about your project after the course eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams.

Instructor: Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 10041

 

Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training

October 2 to November 6
Tuesdays | 5:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Did you know that one out of five adults in our region cannot read a map, fill out a job application or follow directions on a medicine bottle? In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Literacy New York staff in order to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Why not give back by teaching reading and English to adults in the community who need help? The need for literacy tutors in the region is great.

Instructor: Literacy New York Greater Capital Region
Price: $45 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 10027

 

Getting Paid to Talk

October 17
Wednesday | 6:30 to 9pm | Queensbury Campus

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher.

This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.

Instructor: Voice Coaches
Price: $19
CRN: 10040

 

Spanish — Basic Conversation for Leisure or Travel

September 17 to October 22
Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

¡Saludos! Are you planning a trip to one of the many Spanish-speaking countries in the world? Maybe you’ve always been interested in learning Spanish or wished you had continued after high school? Come and join us to “start a conversation together!” This course of basic, beginning Spanish conversation will provide you with the confidence you need to travel abroad. You will learn greetings, niceties, asking for directions, ordering in a restaurant, shopping terms and more. Your input will help pace the class and focus our lessons. No prior experience necessary. Put it off no longer — begin speaking Spanish today!

Instructor: Peter Schmidt
Price: $69
CRN: 10028

 

Spanish — Beyond the Basics: Conversation for Leisure or Travel 

October 29 to December 3
Mondays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

¡Saludos! Traveling in the near future? Do you need to brush up on the Spanish you learned in high school or from the basic course? Want to gain confidence in speaking Spanish? Let’s continue to build the confidence you need to use Spanish in real-life situations. This course is the next step beyond the basic course, and students should already have some familiarity with the essentials. We will briefly review basics covered in the first course and start working with new vocabulary and phrases to prepare you for day-to-day situations. Your input will help pace the class and focus our lessons. Some prior, basic experience is necessary to benefit from this course.

Instructor: Peter Schmidt
Price: $69
CRN: 10029

5-Hour Pre-licensing Course

Mondays | 5 to 10pm | Queensbury Campus 

October 1        CRN: 10018
November 5     CRN: 10019
December 3     CRN: 10020

This five-hour pre-licensing course is required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for all applicants who want to take a road test for a driver’s license. A MV-278 completion certificate needed for road test appointments will be issued at the conclusion of this class. Students should arrive 10 minutes before class starts. Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. 

Please note: Pre-registration is required through Continuing Education. A New York State Learner’s Permit (photo ID) is required and must be brought to class.

Instructor: Bell’s Driving School
Price: $50

Back for its 15th season, the motorcycle program at SUNY Adirondack is bigger and better than ever with weekend and mid-week classes that run from April through October.

Motorcycle classes are taught by the experienced RiderCoaches at Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC. All registrations for motorcycle classes are done online.

Log onto adkmc.com, or call Margie at 518.668.5589 for more information.

 

Basic RiderCourse (BRC I for License Waiver)

This is the course for entry-level riders and returning riders whose skills are a bit rusty. Learn the basics of motorcycle operation with patient, professional RiderCoaches. Motorcycles are supplied. This class has an online E-course component, plus classroom and riding components. Successful completion of this class entitles the student to a NYS motorcycle road test waiver — meaning that no DMV riding test is required. For the waiver, students must have a NYS Driver’s License and a NYS Motorcycle Learner’s Permit. 

Price: $275

Maximize Your Social Security Benefit

October 17
Wednesday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your Social Security benefit. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security and other retirement sources. Learn how to plan for and minimize taxes and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options and when to take your benefit, and explore simple steps to maximize your money.  We will also give limited attention to Medicare and health care cost and choices. 

Join us before you make financial decisions that you may not be able to reverse.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, Advisor with Halliday Financial
Price: $15
CRN: 10005

 

Medicare Basics Workshop

November 8
Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

With so much media coverage and product literature bombarding your mailbox, knowledge is imperative in choosing your Medicare health plan. At this workshop, you will learn all about Medicare basics and all its parts, premiums and deductibles. You will learn how to evaluate and make an educated decision in choosing your Medicare plan every year with confidence. Also, do you know about, or do you qualify for, state prescription assistance or other available assistance programs? Join us to learn more!

You will be able to identify the differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan and Part D Prescription Coverage.

Instructor: Maureen Hallaran, NSSA, Mosaic Wealth Strategies Group, Ltd.
Price: $15
CRN: 10037

 

Retirement Planning Today
October 4 and 11
Thursdays | 6:30 to 9:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Join us to learn about the important considerations you need to make before deciding to retire. Avoid common pitfalls, and have all your information ready to go to get the most out of your retirement. This course will cover:

  • Life planning for retirement
  • Retirement needs & expenses
  • Retirement roadblocks & mistakes
  • Retirement income sources
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Investments
  • Risk management & asset protection

Instructor: Steve Hipsley, CFP, Champlain Wealth Management, Ltd.

INDIVIDUALS
Price: $40
CRN: 10036

COUPLES
Price: $65
CRN: 10035

A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for the
required workbook. Couples may share a workbook.

 

 

Navigating the World of Retirement Products 

December 3
Monday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus  

This class focuses on breadth, and not depth, by providing a general primer or overview that will improve your vocabulary and consumer confidence by defining popular products and strategies that bombard us in the media. These products and strategies include: Annuities (i.e., Variable, Fixed, Immediate, Deferred and Riders and Guaranteed Income Features); Medicare Parts A,B,C,D, Long-Term Care Policies, Life/Long-Term Care Insurance Policies, Age/Stage-Related Mutual Funds, Portfolio construction approaches, IRA strategies, etc. You will leave the class with a better understanding of what these things are and for whom these products and strategies are designed.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group and Advisor with Halliday Financial
Price: $15
CRN: 10006

 

Multigenerational Planning NEW! 

September 24
Monday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Family wealth transfer is not just about passing wealth to the next generation. It is also about how to pass on what is important and how to avoid damaging our children’s relationships with each other. Join estate planning attorney, Brian Borie, and financial adviser, Frank Finch, as we focus on family wealth management, financial security and estate and legacy planning. Understand how to avoid making big mistakes and how the right communication between family members may lead to successful transfer of assets and wealth.

Instructor: Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group, Advisor with Halliday Financial, and Brian Borie, Esq., Principal of Little, O’Connor & Borie, P.C.
Price: $15
CRN: 10007

Adirondack Lavender 101 

September 14
Friday | 1 to 3pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

Tour a lavender farm here in the North Country. Join Diane and David Allen, veteran lavender farmers, to talk about planting conditions and planting requirements. We’ll cover the life cycle of lavender from propagation and care of starts to pruning, harvest and maintenance of mature plants. Challenges of growing lavender in the North Country will be discussed in detail, as will what varieties are grown for what products, including culinary uses such as baking and savory preparations. We will introduce what lavender can do for you, for a customer and for the farmer. Come learn about the Swiss Army knife of herbs.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour will be held rain or shine in the field.

Instructors: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $19
CRN: 10054

 

Baking with Lavender NEW!

October 18 
Thursday | 10am to 12pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

or 

October 23 
Tuesday | 6 to 8pm | Lavenlair Farm, Whitehall

Lavender is not just for sachets! English lavender makes a wonderful flavor addition to baked goods such as shortbread, scones and other delectable baked desserts. Students in this class will learn the importance of choosing the correct variety of lavender to bake with, the importance of infusing several ingredients in the recipe, the role heat plays when working with lavender and how to achieve the most nuanced lavender flavor in the final product. Lavender tea will be served while we enjoy tasting the creations we bake.

Instructors: David and Diane Allen, Lavenlair Farm
Price: $49 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
OCTOBER 18 CRN: 10057
OCTOBER 23 CRN: 10058

 

Introduction to Growing Apples

November 3
Saturday | 9am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

Learn about the amazing apple tree and how you can grow your own or improve existing trees. We will learn about heirloom and new apple varieties, basic tree biology, ideal site, orchard maintenance, pest management, root-stock information and grafting. In our college orchard, we will also demonstrate basic pruning methods for maintaining healthy trees.

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Scherbatskoy
Price: $19
CRN: 10100

 

Beekeeping Basics 

October 3 to 17
Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Join Tom Wells from Pleasant Valley Apiary and learn the basics of beekeeping! This introductory course will cover tools and equipment needed, components of the hive, honey bee life cycles, swarming, diseases, how to obtain bees and the importance of honey bees in our everyday lives. Bring your questions, and find out if beekeeping is for you. 

Instructor: Thomas Wells, Pleasant Valley Apiary
Price: $32
CRN: 10044

 

Get Well with Herbal Plants NEW!

September 27
Thursday | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This one-night class will help you negotiate through the maze of information when embarking on a plan to use medicinal plants to help with winter illnesses. We will cover the herbal plants for specific imbalances along with the proper way to prepare them. The class will spend time outside in the SUNY Adirondack Medicinal Garden, which contains most of the plants discussed.

Please note that the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider.

Instructor: Lise Fuller, Adirondack Herbals
Price: $25
CRN: 10049

SUNY Adirondack Symphonic Band

September 5 to December 20 (No class on November 21)
Wednesdays | 4:45 to 6:45pm | Queensbury Campus

Comprised of an intergenerational mix of community members and SUNY Adirondack music majors and non-music majors, the Symphonic Band welcomes music lovers who have a background in playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. There are no auditions, but a positive attitude is required. Public concert(s) will be included in the program.

The first rehearsal is a sight-reading session, so please bring your instrument.

Instructor: Diane Bargiel
Price: $12
CRN: 10079

 

SUNY Adirondack Chorale

September 10 to December 20 
Mondays | 6:45 to 8:45pm | Queensbury Campus

The chorale is intended for individuals who enjoy group singing and involves weekly group rehearsals. No previous experience is necessary, and no audition is required. Public concert(s) will be included in the program.

Instructor: Miriam Enman
Price: $12
CRN: 10078

 

Music of the Adirondacks NEW!

October 12 to 26
Fridays | 10am to 12pm | Queensbury Campus

The Adirondacks have provided a rich heritage of folk music. The songs, tunes and performance styles identify strongly with traditional English, Scottish, Irish and French Canadian folk music, reflecting the influence of the people who settled here. Come experience the music of the Adirondacks in three interactive sessions! Learn more about the songs, themes, instruments and individuals of this mountainous region, as well as the part that music played in their daily lives.

Instructor: Miriam Enman
Price: $47
CRN: 10050

 

 

Beginning Ukulele 

October 3 to 24
Wednesdays | 7 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is designed for the total beginner. Even if you have no previous musical experience, this class will provide you with the skills you need to begin making music with your ukulele! You will learn to hold, tune and strum basic chords. You will also learn to read chord charts, tablature and basic music notation.

Please bring your own ukulele (GCEA tuning).

Instructor: Jeremy West
Price: $39
CRN: 10022

 

Beyond the Basics Ukulele NEW!

November 7 to December 5 No class on November 21
Wednesdays | 7 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Take the next step with your ukulele! This class is designed for the player who can comfortably move between four or five basic chords without hesitation. We will cover barre chords, more advanced strum patterns and an introduction to finger picking. 

Instructor: Jeremy West
Price: $39
CRN: 10023

 

Beginning Acoustic Guitar 

September 17 to November 19
Mondays | 7 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

Come join the circle and play guitar with us! Learn all the basics you need to play your favorite songs on guitar. Basic lessons in a friendly group setting, tailor-made for folks just starting out with this beautiful instrument! Gain confidence through learning correct guitar posture, tuning, technique and guitar care. Explore what makes music: notes, keys, chords, rhythms, tempos, patterns and melodies. Discover the joy of making music by playing with the group in a positive and supportive setting where everyone can be on the same page together. Advance your individual expression through learning to vary notes and strum patterns. Take home a clear practice plan and vocabulary charts in a printed guide, which covers all the basics you need. Graduate from the class with skills ready to play guitar for pleasure, and learn even more as you go forward.

Students must provide own acoustic (non-electric) guitar in good condition. Booklet provided as part of class fee. Strings, tuner, capo or other handy items will be available at class for sale at cost from instructor.

Instructor: Sue West
Price: $125
CRN: 10075

 

Acoustic Guitar II NEW!

September 27 to December 6 No class on November 22
Thursdays | 7 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is the much-requested follow-up to Beginning Acoustic Guitar at SUNY Adirondack. If you have mastered the materials assigned in the first class, this is the next step for building your confidence and skill as a musician. We will focus on rhythm and scale studies, flatpicking, picking patterns, guitar care, song arrangement, chord progressions, moveable chords, performance, guitar songwriters and popular songs. Please join us as our musical journey continues!

Students must provide own acoustic (non-electric) guitar in good condition. Booklet provided as part of class fee. Strings, tuner, capo or other handy items will be available at class for sale at cost from instructor.

Instructor: Sue West
Price: $125
CRN: 10076

 

So You Want to Play the Mandolin

September 25 to October 16
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

This class is designed for the beginner — those folks who are interested in playing the mandolin but don’t know where to start. Learn the basics of holding, tuning and playing your first notes and chords on the mandolin, as well as left- and right-hand techniques and how to play a few tunes. The goal of this class is to get you started and provide you with the skills needed to play the instrument. We will take things slowly, with a focus on producing clear tone, developing muscle memory in your fingers and, most importantly, having fun. Handouts in standard notation and tablature will be provided.

The only prerequisite is that you have a mandolin, an extra set of mandolin strings, an electronic tuner or a tuning app downloaded on your smartphone and a desire to play mandolin.

Instructor: Alan Epstein
Price: $59
CRN: 10021

Learn the Language of Dogs NEW!

October 3 & 10
Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

When you’re near an unfamiliar dog, do you wonder if the dog is safe to be around? You may wish you could tell the dog that you are friendly and wish them no harm, but would they understand your words? For the dog, English is a second language. Their first language is body talk. By learning the body language of dogs, you can recognize positive signs, like the “happy dance” or the “play bow.” You will begin to understand when a dog tells you “I’m afraid” or “If you come any closer, I will bite!” In this class, learn about the body language that a dog uses, understand the “rules” of the canine, practice “reading” the dog and more.

Instructor: Helen Bemis
Price: $25
CRN: 10039

 

 

An Ayurvedic Guide to Healthy Living  

October 9
Tuesday | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Queensbury Campus

Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old science of medicine from India, offers a natural way to achieve wellness and joy. According to Ayurvedic principles, each of us has a unique constitution governed by our physical and emotional makeup, as well as our lifestyle — like the foods we eat and what time we go to sleep. These constitutions are called doshas, and they are linked to the elements. Balancing them can alleviate health issues such as stress, weight gain, inflammation, insomnia, bloating, digestion and more. You will be introduced to this system of health that offers a way to learn more about who you truly are and what you personally need. 

Please note that the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider.

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $15
CRN: 10024

 

Healthy Eating for the Seasons NEW!

October 18
Thursday | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

A fundamental Ayurvedic teaching is “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” Food plays a prominent role in well-being, so it is important to eat the right foods in order to be healthy. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life, explains how to help individuals lose excess pounds, maintain an ideal weight, generate energy, relieve bouts of anxiety and worry and improve memory by clearing mental fog. This workshop explains the teachings behind choosing to eat seasonal foods and the impact that time of day has on digestion. In addition, by understanding the role that digestion, the six tastes and culinary spices have on health, one can plan an individualized diet that supports his or her unique constitution and find a healing state of being.

Please note that the information provided in this course is for an information resource only and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider.

Instructor: Linda Tipke, Adirondack Ayurveda
Price: $15
CRN: 10025

 

Mystical Experience 101 NEW!

October 17 and 24
Wednesdays | 6 to 8pm | Queensbury Campus

This is a class for the Spiritual Seeker. Learn what it means to be a spiritual initiate and the natural laws and principles that control the energies of the universe. There will be discussion of the Seven Pathways to Spirituality as well as how we sabotage our personal harmony and positive states of body and mind.  Practices to keep us on the desired path will also be covered.

Instructor: Holly Marek, Metaphysician Practitioner
Price: $25
CRN: 10080

 

Spirituality for the 21st Century: Reincarnation and Past Lives

September 18 to October 2
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

or

September 20 to October 4
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Wilton Center

Not a religion course, this course explores the research of psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors and scientists into the realm of spirituality. We look at near-death experiences,

past lives, regression hypnosis, reincarnation, quantum physics and consciousness, children’s past lives, soulmates, etc. We explore questions like: Have you ever experienced “déjà vu” — that feeling that you “know” someone you have just met for the first time? Do you have unexplained pains, anxieties or phobias that do not respond to conventional treatments? Could you have lived before and could your past life (or lives) be influencing your present life? Does “consciousness” pervade the universe? Are we truly all interconnected? Is there any reason to believe in “divinity?” Learn how children ages 2-6 provide some of the most compelling evidence for reincarnation and how past-life regression hypnosis often reveals that soulmates enjoyed a relationship in one or more of their past lives. Experience stories that may change your life.

Learn how psychiatrists and psychologists can often cure unexplained fears and phobias via past-life regression therapy. This multimedia presentation will include newly revised materials, videos and handouts with time for lots of lively discussion!

Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
SEPT. 18-OCT. 2 CRN: 10031
SEPT. 20-OCT. 4 CRN: 10032

 

Spirituality for the 21st Century: Life Between Life

October 16 to 30
Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Queensbury Campus

or

October 18 to November 1
Thursdays | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Wilton Center

Not a religion course, this course continues to explore the research of psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors into the realm of spirituality with a special focus on the afterlife. We look at questions like: What does it feel like to die? What do we see and feel right after death? What is the spirit world really like? Will we see our loved ones there? Will we see our animal friends, our pets? Are we judged? By whom? Is there a hell? What do we do as souls in the “interlife?” Will we learn the purpose of life? Will we “see” our Creator? Do we plan our next lives — the time, the place and the reason for our return? Do we choose our parents? Our life situation? Our bodies? What does it feel like to be “reborn?” All of these questions and others will be explored in this intensive presentation based on actual case histories of past-life regression subjects who have recalled their “life between life.”

This multimedia presentation will include videos, handouts and a lively discussion!

Instructor: Louis Mondor
Price: $35
OCT. 16-30 CRN: 10033
OCT. 18-NOV. 1 CRN: 10034

Cardio and Strength Circuit

September 11 to December 18 (No class on November 20 & 22)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm
Queensbury Campus

and/or

January 3 to February 5
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 to 5:30pm
Queensbury Campus

Are you looking to protect your bone health and muscle mass, be stronger and fitter, develop better body mechanics, play a role in preventing diseases and relieve your stress? If so, then this is the class for you! Every week you will be challenged by working on all your different muscle groups. You won’t be intimidated by not knowing what to do, for you are personally instructed every step of the way. The class offers low, medium and high-intensity options. Men and women of all age groups and all fitness levels are welcome, and no prior experience is required. 

Please wear comfortable clothes and good sneakers, bring water and a mat and join in on the fun!    

Instructor: Leesa Stiller

FALL SESSION
Price: $146
CRN: 10043

JANUARY SESSION
Price: $54
CRN: 20001

 

Restorative Yoga

September 11 to December 4 (No class on November 20)
Tuesdays | 6 to 7:15pm | Queensbury Campus

Restorative yoga is a rejuvenating and fully supported practice using props and blankets to modify and enhance traditional yoga postures. The postures gently stretch and open the body, relieving chronic tension as well as stress, leading to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative breathing and meditation practices will be included. All levels are welcome!

Students should bring a yoga mat, blanket and strap to class.

Instructor:Tobey Gifford
Price: $105
CRN: 10059

 

Yoga for Everyone 

September 11 to December 4 No class on November 20
Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:45pm | Queensbury Campus

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to the practice, flexible or not, yoga is for you! Join us as we offer a class designed with many options to meet all levels of experience. Yoga will help you become more flexible, strong, balanced, relaxed and peaceful both on and off the mat.

Students should bring a yoga mat to class.

Instructor: Tobey Gifford
Price: $105
CRN: 10060

 

Autumn Bootcamp NEW!

October 17 to December 5 No class on November 21
Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus

Let’s have some fun while getting a great workout! Join us for Autumn Bootcamp, and be prepared to do just about anything — including hula hooping, jumping rope, jogging, push-ups, ball tossing and more. Bootcamp is a full-body, aerobic and strength-building workout. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and modifications are provided for each exercise, allowing you to work out at your own pace in a relaxed, encouraging environment.

This class is free for most members of BlueShield of Northeastern New York (BSNENY) insurance. BSNENY members, please register at FitnessProfessionalsOnDemand.com. All others must register directly with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.

Students should bring a mat and water to class.

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Rockower, Fitness Professionals on Demand
Price: $64
CRN: 10063

Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series

September 18 to October 9
Tuesdays | 9:30am to 2:45pm | Queensbury Campus

9:30 to 10am | Refreshments and check-in
12:45 to 1:30pm | Lunch

SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Dr. Norman A. Enhorning Lecture & Lunch Series. The lectures will be presented in our brand-new event space in Adirondack Hall by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each hour-long lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Morning refreshments and lunch are included each day, giving attendees an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the lectures and the subject matter presented.

Price: $139 (Course price includes a $93 materials fee.)
CRN: 10074

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

  • 10am – Green Roof Technology — Natural Function by Thomas Mowatt, Associate Professor of Biology at SUNY Adirondack
  • 11:30am – Political Cartoons: Political Opinion in Pictures by Wendy Johnston, Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY Adirondack
  • 1:30pm – Coral Reef Ecosystems: Organisms, Relationships and Human Impacts by Amy Macaluso, PhD, Special Adjunct in the Science Division at SUNY Adirondack

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  • 10am – Marine Weather Forecasting by Jeremy Davis, Operations Manager and Meteorologist at Weather Routing, Inc.
  • 11:30am – Glens Falls Feeder Canal in a World Context by Edward Knoblauch, History Adjunct at SUNY Adirondack
  • 1:30pm – Armchair Walking Tour of Saratoga by Hollis Palmer, Saratoga author, storyteller and owner of Derby Tours of Saratoga Springs

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

  • 10am – Grit: How Do You Measure Up? by Kerri Erin Zappala-Piemme, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Program at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • 11:30am – Local Government — Heart and Soul of Our Democracy by Robert Curtis, City Clerk of Glens Falls
  • 1:30pm – What to Think About Water: New Perspectives by Jim Siplon, Chief Operating Officer at JUST Water
     

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

  • 10am – Portraying Catherine Schuyler by Eric Schnitzer, Park Ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park
  • 11:30am – Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream by Chris Gibson, Professor at Williams College and former U.S. Congressman
  • 1:30pm – Seagle Music Colony — The Premiere Training Program for Opera Singers for More Than a Century by Darren Woods, Artistic Director at the Seagle Music Colony and The American Center for New Work Development

Community members may participate in international education offerings on a space-available basis through the Office of Continuing Education. SUNY Adirondack offers international education courses that include trips to many countries throughout the world. These three- or four-credit INT 204 courses begin in either the fall or spring semesters with travel occurring over winter, summer or spring breaks. The one-week or two-week travel experience portion of the course allows students to safely engage in the cultures of other nations.

Price: Tuition ($300) plus travel fees and health insurance fees. Travel and health insurance fees are TBD.

In Spring 2019, there will be international education trips to London and Costa Rica! View the details at: http://www.sunyacc.edu/academics/international-education

Tour and Lunch at the Skene Manor 

November 2
Friday | 11:30am to 1:30pm | The Skene Manor, Whitehall

Enjoy a visit to The Skene Manor, Whitehall’s Castle on the Mountain, which is one of the few remaining castles in northeast New York. The castle was constructed of stone blocks cut right out of the mountain that frames the manor. This magnificent structure shows turn-of-the-century craftsmanship rarely duplicated today. Your day will include a lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, beverages and dessert that will be served in the tea room. You will also have the opportunity to tour the Skene Manor where you will experience the grandeur that exemplified turn-of-the-century wealth. All who visit rave about the lunch and the dedication of the volunteer staff who run the manor.

You will be contacted prior to the trip for your sandwich order. Lunch will be served at 11:30am.

Instructor: Skene Manor Staff
Price: $30 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 10042

 

New Skete Monasteries Tour 

October 16
Tuesday | 1:30 to 3:30pm
New Skete Monasteries, Cambridge

Experience the breathtaking churches, extensive gardens, waterfall feature and the peace and solitude of New Skete! Learn about its history, art and culture. Your guided tour includes a tour of the churches, with one of the brothers giving a lecture on their history and the icons depicted on the walls, a question-and-answer session, a visit to the Meditation Garden and a slice of cheesecake. You may even catch a glimpse of the famed New Skete German Shepherd dog. Your tour will end with a visit to the monks’ gift shop and a stop at the nuns’ monastery for an opportunity to purchase cheesecake for home.

Instructor: Brother Gregory
Price: $16 (Course price includes a $6 materials fee.)
CRN: 10026

 

Batcheller Mansion Tour NEW!

October 26
Friday | 1 to 3pm | Batcheller Mansion, Saratoga Springs

Experience a first-person tour of this beautiful, historical mansion, led by George and Catherine Batcheller. The entire Victorian experience takes about 90 minutes and allows participants to appreciate what it was like to live and be entertained in the house The New York Times called “Saratoga’s Crowning Glory.” Built at the beginning of the Gilded Age for a cost estimated at $100,000, construction on the Batcheller Mansion was rushed to completion in order to host a reception for President Grant. Eventually, it served as a boarding house and was abandoned a hundred years later in 1974. Owners since that time have dedicated significant amounts of money for the purpose of restoring the mansion to reflect its previous grandeur. Located one block off Broadway, on one of the most utilized routes to the track, the restored mansion became the unofficial emblem of the city.

Please note: The mansion has stairs only; there is no elevator. Parking is on the street.

Instructor: Hollis Palmer, Derby Tours
Price: $35
CRN: 10083

 

A Stroll and Sip Walking Tour: Springs of Saratoga

September 28
Friday | 1 to 3pm | Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs

Join Trent for a walking tour of the beautiful springs of Saratoga Spa State Park! Enjoy the wonders of the “Geyser” and Polaris spouters. Experience the skin-softening properties of Karista Spring. Learn how and why the waters were used medically and health-wise. This is a classic “stroll and sip” among the waters that make up 75% of our body. Participants must be able to climb stairs, stand and walk for an extended period of time.

Instructor: Aime (Trent) Millet
Price: $15
CRN: 10082

 

The Champlain Canal Walking Tour

September 26
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Fort Edward Art Center & Archive Building

The Champlain Canal has been a driving force for our local economy since its opening in the 1820s. We will tour the present Champlain Barge Canal—the rebuilt version which opened just prior to the beginning of World War I—and the remnants of the first canal, which traversed the village of Fort Edward. Wear comfortable shoes/boots and be prepared to walk along the canal. The group will meet at the Fort Edward Art Center at 83 Broadway, Fort Edward.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $17 (Course price includes a $2 materials fee.)
CRN: 10061

 

The Union Cemetery Walking Tour

October 10
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | Union Cemetery, Fort Edward

Take a tour of Union Cemetery on a fall afternoon. Historian Paul McCarty will point out some interesting graves of local celebrities who have left their marks in life and in death. Union Cemetery of Sandy Hill & Fort Edward, New York was established in 1847 as part of the rural cemetery movement which was taking place across the country. Containing the burials of many significant families, the tour will start near the Jane McCrea enclosure and wind through the central portion of the cemetery.

Instructor: R. Paul McCarty, The Old Fort House Museum
Price: $17 (Course price includes a $2 materials fee.)
CRN: 10062

 

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport Tour 

October 8
Monday | 1 to 3pm | Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury

Join Miriam Enman, with her vast knowledge and enthusiasm for aviation, on a tour of the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren County. Learn the history of the airport and the role it has played in the community — past, present and future. Your guided tour will also include the airport grounds, facilities, terminal building, ramp, hangars and tie-down areas. An overview of the types of aircraft serviced and based at the airport will also be included as part of the tour.

Instructor: Miriam Enman
Price: $20
CRN: 10051

 

An Architectural and Musical Treasure Tour in Glens Falls NEW!

November 16
Friday | 1 to 3pm | First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls

The First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the North Country. Designed by famed American architect Ralph Adams Cram, the 1929 neo-Gothic building displays beautiful stonework, magnificent wood carvings and colorful stained glass windows. The church is home to two large pipe organs, which you will experience in sight and sound. With more than 7,000 pipes ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet long, this world-renowned instrument is one of the 100 largest pipe organs in the world! Bryan Kirk, Music Director and Organist, will take you on an informative tour of the building. You’ll also have a chance to hear this magnificent instrument, which will touch your senses, from the softest ethereals to roof-raising and floor-shaking fortissimos. You will also see rarely observed, behind-the-scenes views of the organ chambers and pipes and air reservoirs, as well as learn about the extensive music program and concerts that the church offers for the benefit of our community.

Instructor: Bryan Kirk
Price: $15
CRN: 10084

 

Park Theater Tour NEW!

November 9
Friday | 10am to 12pm | Park Theater, Glens Falls

The Park Theater opened on December 23, 1911 as the first movie theater in Glens Falls where the town gathered to watch silent films and vaudeville shows. After closing in 1935, the Glens Falls Post Co., publishers of The Post-Star, purchased the theater in 1937 and converted it into a printing plant. Over the years, it has been gradually improved for use as a performing arts center, rented out for occasional concerts and used to operate a movie theater. In July 2014, local developer Elizabeth Miller, president of Miller Mechanical, purchased the property. With the help of AJA Architecture and Planning and Cifone Construction Co., the Park Theater has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing space with Doc’s Restaurant downstairs. Get an inside look into this historic theater, now a hotspot for community events and performances!

Instructor: Park Theater Staff
Price: $15
CRN: 10085

 

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Tour

October 3
Wednesday | 1 to 3pm | U. S. Grant Cottage, Wilton

In this Adirondack cottage, General Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He had arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants and doctors; he was able to complete his memoirs in the short time he had left. Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as during the Grant family’s stay. You will tour the downstairs of the cottage and view the original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant, including the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant’s August 4th funeral. 

Instructors: U. S. Grant Cottage Staff
Price: $20
CRN: 10081

Robotics Programming Lab with VEX IQ NEW!

October 2 to November 6
Tuesdays | 4:30 to 6:30pm | Queensbury Campus
Open to students in grades 7-10

This course will use the VEX IQ robotics platform to teach C++ programming to students in a virtual world setting. You will learn the basics of programming in C++ or expand your current knowledge with video game-style challenges, in which you must program your virtual robot to complete each game level or stage! This course is appropriate for all levels of programmers as the virtual world’s platform has challenges appropriate for both beginning and advanced programmers.

Limited scholarship funds are available. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education for information.

Instructor: Benjamin Grieco
Price: $110 (Course price includes a $30 materials fee.)
CRN: 10014