Certifications & Licensing

Coaching Mastery

Westchester Community College and The Center for Coaching Mastery

are pleased to host the

First Annual Westchester County Coaching Fair

April 16
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Westchester Community College
Gateway Building, Park in Lot 1

Visit for details and to register.

A great opportunity for you to experience coaching first hand, learn new skills, and meet your neighbors. There’ll be a variety of activities, coaching circles, and group discussions intended to meet the needs of our community in fun, engaging, and highly experiential ways. Get introduced to topics such as:

  • A coach approach to rapport-building and communication
  • Understanding fear reactions that rob you of so much joy
  • The art of setting and expanding personal boundaries
  • Understanding your clutter and zapping tolerations!
  • The importance of the Spirit of Play
  • Professional coaches will be available for one-on-one coaching conversations

Leave the day having had fun and with actionable skills that are immediately relevant to your personal and professional life.

The cost is $55 (includes lunch). Space is limited to the first 125 so mark your calendar and register early. Registration deadline: Apr. 6.
Want to speak with someone? Contact


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 benefit from our accelerated learning techniques, expert modeling, and proven methods that are ready for immediate use. In short, you’ll receive an affordable, flexible, and solid foundation from which to launch.

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 coaching professional
  • Amplify influence by learning a coach approach to your present career or lifestyle

Find out more at

Free Information Sessions and Live Coaching Demonstrations
Sat., Jan. 16, 2:00-4:00 pm
Sat., May 7, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Knollwood Center Room #5

You’ll have an opportunity to meet Coach Lorraine Esposito, CCM’s founder, and discover the opportunities available to those with the communication and leadership skills of a trained life coach. Learn about the methods-based coaching model, sample the curriculum, and ask questions before deciding to enroll in the fall program. The event is FREE but reservations are required using this form:

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-CCEUs.
CE-LDRSP 2007, 6 Mon., Jan. 25-Mar. 7 (skip 2/15), $300.
Sec. A: 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4. #12746
Sec. B: 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3. #12747

Play Two Win Method
Unleash the spirit of play! Learn a 9-step method to design winnable game plans for tangible results. 24 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-LDRSP 2006, 12 Mon., Mar. 14-June 13 (skip 4/25 & 5/30), KNC-3, $600.
Sec. A: 10:00 am-12:30 pm. #12748
Sec. B: 6:30-9:00 pm. #12749

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.

Coaching Proficiencies
Learn the language of masterful coaching. These 15 proficiencies bring coaching to life for both coach and client. 12 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-LDRSP 2005, 6 Tues., Feb. 23-Mar. 29, $300.
Sec. A: 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4. #12751
Sec. B: 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-5. #12751

Inner Freedom Method
Transform unconscious patterns of resistance into a powerful source of energy. Learn a 9-step coaching method to restore the inner freedom that energizes action. 24 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-PRSDV 2103, 12 Thurs., Feb. 25-May 19, $600.
Sec. A: 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3. #12753
Sec. B: 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-4. #12754

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. Teleclass.
CE-LDRSP 2004, 6 Wed., Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $300. #12759

Level 3: The Pursuit of Personal Evolution
Your way of thinking, behavior, capacities, skill sets, and paradigms aren’t limited to linear development–they can actually evolve and become even richer over time. Advance proficient coaching skills into mastery and learn the seven “yesses” of successful business.

Advanced Communications
Learn how to articulate what you do as a coach. As a more practiced coach, you’ll learn how to unlock enthusiasm and expand your client’s thinking so that you can deliver even greater tangible results. 12 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-COMM 2021, $300.
Sec. A: 6 Tues., Jan. 5-Feb. 9, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, #10001
Sec. B: 6 Tues., Apr. 5-May 17 (skip 4/26), 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3. #12760
Sec. C: 6 Tues., Apr. 5-May 17 (skip 4/26), 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-5. #12761

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-CCEUs. Teleclass.
CE-LDRSP 2008, $250.
Sec. A: 1 Fri., Jan. 15, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #12762
Sec. B: 1 Sat., Feb. 13, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. #12763
Sec. C: 1 Fri., Mar. 18, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #12764
Sec. D: 1 Wed., Apr. 20, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #12765

Elective Classes

Coaching Circles
Learn about various micro-modules that extend knowledge, strengthen coaching skills, and offer additional client-based coaching techniques that may add variety to coaching practices. The gathering is collaborative, active, and based in the spirit of serious play. No ICF CECUs.
Sec. A: Setting Personal Boundaries: 2 Sat., Mar. 12 & 19, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $150. #12766
Sec. B: How to Prepare for Clients: 1 Sat., May 21, 2:00-4:30 pm, $50. KNC-4, $50. #13035

Learn more about all our classes at

All of our certified coach training programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation.
Find out more about each level of coach training and register for fall classes at or email

NOTE: Registration 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.
Sec. A: Jan. 13, 4:00 pm, register at

Sec. B: Feb. 3, 12:00 noon, register at

Sec. C: Mar. 2, 4:00 pm EST, register 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., Mar. 12-Apr. 23 (skip 3/26), 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Morning lecture PEB-4, afternoon practical held offsite, $700. #12803

Fiber Optics Training Certificate
Course fees include all books and study materials. 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, Jan. 25-27, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-101, $700. #12906

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, Jan. 28 & 29, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-101, $675 (fee also includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #12907

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist Outside Plant (CFOS/O)
For students who will be directly involved with installing Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optics Cabling. Further, it is an add-on course to their FOA portfolio once they have successfully completed the 3-day, basic CFOT course and can be taken concurrently with the CFOT course. This advanced Fiber Optic Training combines lecture sessions and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOS/O, OSP hands-on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded on the final class day. This course introduces the student to industry standards governing the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of OSP fiber optics cable. Proper Mid-Span Access procedures will be demonstrated during class. Students will learn how to properly identify OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards. Course fee includes study materials, textbook, CD, and exams and 1-year membership to the FOA. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course. Accreditation by BICSI for CECs is pending.
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 Specialist Outside Plant Certification (CFOS/O) with the FOA. This course may be taken immediately after successfully completing the CFOT course.
CE-TECH 2029, Sat./Sun., Jan. 30 & 31, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-101, $775. #82677

Certified Dietary Manager

A 16-week hybrid course: part classroom and part self-study. Upgrade your skills in food service management or become a food service supervisor. HS Diploma/GED is required and you must be currently employed in a food service department under an RD (who acts as your preceptor). Includes Nutrition Therapy, Food Service Management, and Human Resource Management. 120 hrs. classwork/self-study and 150 hrs. fieldwork as required for certification, plus certification exam review with review materials. Approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals.
CE-NUTR 2002, on campus dates: 16 Tues., Jan. 26-June 21 (skip 2/9, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31), 4:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $625 (+ textbooks to be ordered from the ANFP at; use school code 321202). J Seid. #12813

Home Inspection Training Program
Our hands-on program will show you how to succeed as a professional home inspector. The courses and field training provide you with a step-by-step process to execute a complete professional home inspection and produce a professional home inspection report. In addition, the classroom courses provide information on how to start, market, and build your own business. Perform actual inspections with our instructors. Curriculum approved by NYS; offered in partnership with American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT). For additional course information and to register, visit or contact American Home Inspectors Training Institute, N19 W24075 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188. Phone: 800-441-9411 or 262-754-3744. Fax: 262-754-3748. Registration through AHIT only.
CE-TECH 2005, Lecture: Mar. 28-Apr. 9 (skip 4/3), LIB-101; Field training: Apr. 18-22. #12699

NEW! 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, Mar. 15 & 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, LIB-101, $45 (+ $15 for certification and workbook, payable to instructor). M DeToma. #13264

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: Feb. 7. #13089
Sec. B: Mar. 6. #13090
Sec. C: Apr. 10. #13091
Sec. D: May 15. #13092

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. Must bring resuscitation mask.
1 Sat., 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor). J Lederman.
At Ossining Center: CE-HCARE 2006OS, May 14. #13147
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2006.
Sec. A: Wed., Feb. 3, PEB-4. #12720
Sec. B: Sat., Mar. 5, PEB-4. #12721

NEW! 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. This workshop is a must for Notary Public candidates to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in this office. All materials will be 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 Thurs., Mar. 31, 1:00-4:30 pm, KNC-4, $50. V Bujanow. #13213

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 February. For more information, call 914-606-6659 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

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 914-606-6658.