Certifications & Licensing

Coaching Mastery
Become a Certified Life Coach

Success in today’s fast-paced world requires advanced communication, leadership, and rapport-building skills. More and more businesses, organizations, and individuals are turning to professional coaches to help them increase their effectiveness, build relationships, and to reach their goals.

Coach training with CCM@WCC offers an ICF-approved ACSTH program in partnership with CoachVille, the world’s largest coach training organization. Students use coach training in a variety of ways:

  • Accelerate personal development (explore that encore career idea)
  • Build a new career as an ICF certified coach ing professional
  • Amplify influence by learning a coach approach to your present career or lifestyle

Find a complete description of the coach training program including detailed class information at

Free Information Sessions and Live Coaching Demonstrations
Sat., May 7, 2:00-4:00 pm
Knollwood 5

The event is FREE but reservations are required. Visit to reserve your spot.

Level 1: Pursuit of Human Greatness
Classes deliver immediately usable leadership and coaching skills through methods-based modeling. Learn how to enter the market place making offers to fill your practice.

Basic Coaching Skills & Ethics
Learn and practice the eleven core coaching competencies. Leverage your strengths and avoid common pitfalls. 12 ICF-CECUs. CE-LDRSP 2007.
Sec. A: 6 Sat., May 14-June 18, 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Room TBD. $300. #5682

Step Up & Stand Out – Extra Curricular/Elective
Learn how to communicate with confidence to start (or restart) your business. Teleclass.
CE-COMM 2022, 6 Wed., May 25-June 29, 6:30-9:00 pm. $300. #5697

Level 2: The Pursuit of Inner Freedom
Transform your basic coaching skills into coaching proficiency and learn yet another reliable method. You’ll also connect with other coaches for mentorship and mastermind sessions thereby establishing your network of on-going professional support.

Group Mentor Coaching
Expand your coaching skills and develop both competence and confidence in your role as a coach while you prepare for the ACC/PCC credentialing process through the ICF. 12 ICF-CCEUs.
6 Tues., May 24-June 28, Room TBD, $300.
Sec. A: 10:00 am-12:30 pm. #5679
Sec. B: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm. #5683

Practicum Participant (required for certification)
Practice coaching under the guidance of an ICF certified coach. Written feedback of your coaching is included. Space limited to 5 students per session. 5 ICF-CECUs per session. Teleclass.
CE-LDRSP 2008, 1 Thurs., June 9, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $250. #5680

Coaching Circles – Extra Curricular/Elective
Various micro-modules that extend knowledge, strengthen coaching skills, and offer additional client-based coaching techniques that may add variety to their coaching practices. The gathering is collaborative, active, and based in the spirit of serious play. 0 ICF CECUs
How to Prepare for Clients: 1 Sat. May 21, 2:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD. $50
Combining Various Coaching Methods: 1 Thurs. Jun. 16, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $75. #5681

Learn more about each level of training at

Unless noted, all of our certified coach training programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation.
Questions?  Contact Coach Lorraine Esposito at

NOTE: Registration/enrollment and payment are available only through

Personal Training Programs


Personal Training Certification Orientation: Online
The free online sessions are a great way to learn about the field and the program. Ask questions and participate in a live chat with our instructor. Register for Live Your Passion, Become a Personal Trainer! for either date:
Sec. A: Wed., June 1, 12:00 noon EDT at:
Sec. B: Wed., July 6, 12:00 noon EDT at:

Personal Training Certification
This 60-hour program has 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training, and a 30-hour internship; the national exam is held in the sixth week. It networks many graduates right into a job. Prepare for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. CPR/AED required to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook is required and not included in course fees; call to order and start reading immediately: 888-330-9487 or
CE-CERTS 2018, 6 Sat., June 18-July 30 (skip 7/2), 9:00 am-4:00 pm, morning lecture PEB-4, afternoon practical held offsite, $700. #5434


Fiber Optics Training Certificate

Course fees include all books and study materials. See full descriptions at This program is offered in partnership with BDI datalynk. For more information, visit or call them at 512-785-9024. To register, call Westchester Community College at 914-606-6830 and press 1 or visit us online at

Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)
This introductory 3-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This program prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test, sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association), which is given and graded on the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), and basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Students will learn how to identify fiber types; recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and cost of installation. Standards covered: NECA/FOA-301-2004, EIA/TIA 568-B.3, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607-A, and NEC Article 770-50. Accredited by BICSI for 21 RCDD CECs and 21 Installer Level/2 Technician 21 CECs.
Suggested Prerequisites: Basic working knowledge of computers. Able to see and identify small items and able to speak and understand the English language.
CE-TECH 2000, M/T/W, July 18-20, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, CLA-111, $700. #5430

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)
This 2-day program offers advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. It offers a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands-on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter. Accredited by BICSI for 14 RCDD CECs and 12 Installation CECs.
Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training Course within preceding 6 months or 1 year fiber optics related experience. Must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam prior to registering for CFOS/T with the FOA.
CE-TECH 2001, Th/F, July 21 & 22, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, CLA-111, $675 (fee includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #5431

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S)
This 2-day program provides an overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding. Hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized along with inside and outside plant enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both single mode and multi mode mechanical and fusion splices, as well as being required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and trays in enclosures. These enclosures will include both rack and wall mounted splice enclosures, as well as, outside plant enclosures. This program is approved for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 14 CECs and INS, Level 2/Technician 14 CECs.
Suggested Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training course within preceding 6 months, or 1 year fiber optics related experience, specifically experience with fiber preparation, termination, and testing and a thorough knowledge of fiber optic safety practices.  Note: Anyone can attend this program. However, those wishing to become registered with the FOA as a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam
CE-TECH 2002, Sat/Sun, July 23 & 24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, CLA-111, $675 (fee includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #5432

Drivers Pre-Licensing Class
Required five-hour pre-licensing class needed to earn your MV-278 and schedule your road test. Bring learner’s permit to class. Open to those 16 years of age and older. Call 914-606-7406 to register.
At Ossining Center: CE-DRIVE 2001OS, 1 Sun., 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $50. T Gomes.
Sec. A: June 26. #5566
Sec. B: July 17. #5567

Safety 1st Defensive Driving
The New York State Point and Insurance Reduction Program (6-hr. Defensive Driving Course) has many benefits, including learning safe driving techniques, discounts on your automobile insurance if you are the principle operator, and point reduction from your driver’s license. Sponsored by American Safety, Inc. Must attend both classes for certification.
CE-DRIVE 2003, T/W, June 14 & 15, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $45 (+ $15 for certification and workbook, payable to instructor). M DeToma. #5436

“Servsafe” Food Service Sanitation & Safety
Available at Valhalla campus, Mt. Vernon and Ossining Extension Centers, and Port Chester Middle School. Mandatory for anyone who handles and/or distributes food. Prepare for the Dept. of Health Food Protection Certificate exam; also meets State Agriculture and Markets education requirements for food purveyors. Call 914-606-6830 (press 1) for schedule and registration form.
CE-CERTS 2000 at Valhalla campus, CE-CERTS 2000MV at Mt. Vernon, CE-CERTS 2000OS at Ossining, CE-CERTS 2000PC at Port Chester, $285 (+ textbook).

Child Abuse Seminar
New York State approved coursework for educators and healthcare professionals. If already licensed, bring license to class.
At Valhalla Campus: CE-CERTS 2001, $60. D Flynn-Capalbo.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., June 25, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. #5457
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Aug. 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2. #5458
At Ossining Center: CE-CERTS 2001OS, 1 Sat., July 16, 9:00 am-12:00 noon. #5569

Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR/AED
This is an American Heart Association CPR/AED course that covers children ages 1 up to adults. Certificate is good for two years. For the lay responder.
$60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor; students should bring a pocket face mask). J Lederman.
At Ossining Center: CE-HCARE 2006OS, 1 Wed., June 22. #5568
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2006.CLA-111. #5480
Sec. B: Wed., July 20, 5:00-9:00 pm, PEB-4. #5481

Life, Accident, and Health Pre-Licensing
NYS approved class to prepare for the State exam. Textbook is required and chapters 1-14 must be read prior to the first class. Register 1 week in advance.
CE-INS 2007, F/Sa/Su/M, July 8-11, $375 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: F/Sa/Su, 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Mon., 9:00 am-2:00 pm, KNC-5. J Sayour. #5499
Sec. B: F/Sa/Su, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Mon., 8:00 am-1:00 pm, CLA-111. V Bujanow. #5940

Notary Public Workshop
Prepare for the New York State Notary Public test and gain a comprehensive review of the Notary Public office. Laws, concepts, and procedures will be explained and clarified. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to hire an attorney, and minimizing legal liability. A must for candidates to become fully aware of the authority, duties, and responsibilities involved. All materials provided including website links to NYS Department of State licensing information, booklets, and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam.
CE-CERTS 2043, 1 Fri., June 3, 1:00-4:30 pm, Room TBD, $50. V Bujanow. #5418

Medical Administrative Assistant Training
Medical administrative assistants work in a variety of medical settings such as physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, research laboratories, public health departments and health maintenance organizations. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. This 100-hour program will be begin in September. For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email

Careers in Advanced Manufacturing
Westchester Community College offers an Advanced Manufacturing non-credit program to those interested in a future in the exciting and rewarding field of Advanced Manufacturing. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to work in a safe environment and to learn basic to intermediate machine tool techniques. Upon successful completion of each subject area, you’ll be provided with the opportunity to earn multiple certifications in each subject area. Recipients are afforded proof of acquired knowledge in multiple manufacturing skills; most certification areas are recognized and endorsed by many manufacturing organizations and manufacturing companies around the nation including NIMS. For more information, call Ann Rubenzahl at 914-606-6618, or email

Careers in Senior Care
These self-study programs are offered in collaboration with the National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCBAC).


Certified Alzheimer Caregiver (CAC)
Gain the knowledge and understanding of the special needs and circumstances of persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and the needs of their families. Eligibility requirements: must be 18 years of age; have direct care experience with persons with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia of a minimum of 25 hours per week for one year (6 months if student is a CNA, LPN, LVN, or RN); have 15 hours of dementia care training within the past 2 years.

Certified Alzheimer Educator (CAEd)
The CAEd is responsible for educating and training the caregiver and providing workshops, lectures, or specific information to patients, families, and the general public. Eligibility requirements: must be 21 years of age; have education and experience in supervision of those providing direct care; have 30 hours dementia care training in the past 2 years.

Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS®)
Support older adults and their families as they move, organize, downsize, sell, and remodel their homes. Topics include real estate, caregiving, senior housing, professional organizing, home staging, design, contract work, moving, move management, estate sales, and auctions. CRTS® is the only professional credential for this field. Eligibility requirements: must hold a HS diploma/GED; have a credential and 2 years experience working in a field related seniors; hold one of the following credentials CSA®, SRES®, CAPS, CMC, CCM, CPO®, CPO®-CD, CES, GCM, cSMM, CAC, CAEd.

Self-paced study-guides are also available for these programs.
For more information and to register for programs, email