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 benefit from our accelerated learning techniques, expert modeling, and proven methods that are ready for immediate use. In short, you’ll receive the 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 a complete description of the coach training program including detailed class information at


NOTE: Enrollment and payment are available online only, at


Free Information Sessions and Live Coaching Demonstration
Sat., Jan. 14, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Sat. May 6, 2:00-4:00 pm
Knollwood Center – Room 4
You’ll have an opportunity to meet Coach Lorraine Esposito, CCM’s founder, for an on-campus information session. Discover the opportunities available to those who possess 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 spring program. The event is FREE but reservations are required to reserve your spot, at

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 (required for certification)
Learn and practice the eleven core coaching competencies. Leverage your strengths and avoid common pitfalls. 12 ICF-CECUs.
CE-LDRSP 2007, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $325
Sec. A: 6 Sat., Jan. 21-Mar. 4 (skip 2/25), (skip 2/25). #13342
Sec. B: 6 Thurs., Feb. 16- Mar. 30 (skip 2/23). #13352



Play Two Win Method (required for certification)
Unleash the spirit of play! Learn a 9-step coaching method to design winnable game plans for tangible results. 24 ICF-CECUs.
CE-LDRSP 2006, 12 Sat., Mar. 11-June 3 (skip 4/22), 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $650. #13343


Step Up and Stand Out (elective business development)
Learn how to communicate with confidence to start (or restart) your business. No ICF-CECU. Teleclass.
CE-COMM 2022, 6 Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 1 (skip 2/22), 6:30-9:00 pm, $325. #13354


Level 2: The Pursuit of Inner Freedom
Transform your basic coaching skills into coaching proficiency and learn yet another reliable method. Grow your network of on-going professional support in mastermind-group sessions.


Coaching Proficiencies (required for certification)
Learn the language of masterful coaching. Created by the late Thomas Leonard, founder of the ICF, these 15 proficiencies bring coaching to life for both coach and client. 12 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-LDRSP 2005, KNC-5, $325
Sec. A: 6 Tues., Jan. 31-Mar. 14 (skip 2/21), 10:00 am-12:30 pm. #13344
Sec. B: 6 Thurs., Mar. 30-May 11(skip 4/13), 6:30-9:00 pm. #13345


Group Mentor Coaching (required for certification)
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 Tues., Mar. 21-May 2 (skip 4/11), 10:00 am-12:30 pm, $325. #13346


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 (required for certification)
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, 6 Thurs., $325
Sec. A: Feb. 16-Mar. 30 (skip 2/23), 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-4. #13353
Sec. B: Apr. 20-May 25, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-5. #13355


World Power Method (required for certification)
Coaching a client without creative environmental design is doing only half of your coaching job. This practical 9-step coaching method ensures you have the tools to help clients approach success from the ‘outside in.’ 24 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-PRSDV 2104, 12 Tues., Jan. 17-Apr. 18 (skip 2/21 & 4/11), 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $650. #13356



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, $275
Sec. A: 1 Fri., Feb. 10, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #13347
Sec. B: 1 Wed., Mar. 29, 5:00-10:00 pm. #13348
Sec. C: 1 Sat., Apr. 22, 1:30-6:30 pm. #13349

Learn more about each level of training at

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

Personal Training Programs


Personal Trainer Online Webinars
Want to learn more about the Personal Trainer Certification Course? Come join our live webinar and talk with a veteran instructor all about the course and industry. Webinars are offered monthly, so please register for any of those listed. Can’t make the date and time? Register anyway and we will send you a recording once it is complete. Register using the link below.
Choose your Live Your Passion, Become a Personal Trainer! webinar.
Sec. A: Jan. 11, 4:00 pm;
Sec. B: Feb. 1, 12:00 noon;
Sec. C: Mar. 1, 4:00 pm;

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. World Instructor Training School 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., Feb. 25-Apr. 1, 9:00 am-4:00 pm; morning lecture PEB-4, afternoon practical held offsite, $700. #13374



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. 27-Apr. 8 (skip 4/2), 8:00 am-5:00 pm, GTW-219; Field training: Apr. 17-21. #13381

 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, Feb. 6-8, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, GTW-219, $700. #13270

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, Feb. 9-10, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, GTW-219, $675 (fee also includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #13271


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, Sa/Su, Feb. 11-12, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, GTW-219, $775. #13272


Careers in Travel

This certificate program is designed to give you current and practical preparation for a career in the travel industry of today. Successful completion of each class includes a passing grade on quizzes, 100% attendance, and completion of any out-of-class projects. Designed for those entering the travel business or as a refresher for the experienced.


Beginning Travel
An intensive class for anyone interested in a career in the travel industry. Includes the basics of domestic travel, how to use the official Airlines Guide and the Travel Planner, ticketing, car and hotel reservations, intro to selling and interviewing, prepaids, and fare ladders.
CE-TRVL 2038, 6 Mon., Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 6:30-9:00 pm, GTW-219, $150 (+ textbook). D Carriero. #13333


Advanced Travel
The class builds on a basic knowledge of the travel industry and is intended for those considering to the field after an absence and needing a refresher. Focus is on developing and building skills in customer satisfaction, selling, reading and understanding tour brochures, ticketing, and international geography. Prerequisite: Beginning Travel.
CE-TRVL 2039, 6 Mon., Mar. 6-Apr. 10, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150 (+ textbook). D Carriero. #13334


Includes understanding why people take cruises, the right approach by the agent, selling, booking, group sales, and the future of the cruise industry.
CE-TRVL 2040, 6 Thurs., Mar. 23-May 4 (skip 4/13), 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150 (+ textbook). #15087.


World Travel Geography
An orientation for the potential travel professional to global geography and culture. Includes the three IATA regions, including capitals, major gateways (Pacific, Polar, and Atlantic), time zones, points of interests, religions, socio-economic character, geographical features, seasons, and currency.
CE-TRVL 2041, 6 Thurs., Feb. 9-Mar. 16, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150 (+ textbook). #15086

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. This course is 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. 5. #13500
Sec. B: Mar. 12. #13501
Sec. C: Apr. 16. #13502
Sec. D: May 21. #13503

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, Apr. 4 & 5, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-219, $45 (+ $15 for certification and handouts, payable to instructor). M DeToma. #13295


American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. Bring bag dinner.
CE-CERTS 2031, 2 Fri., Jan. 20 & 27, 5:00-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $90 (+ $10 ARC certification fee, and optional $15 for ARC Babysitter’s Training Set, payable to instructor). A Reeve. #13350

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. Please contact prior to the class.
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, Apr. 22. #13504
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2006, PEB-4.
Sec. A: Feb. 18. #13298
Sec. B: May 6. #13299


Heartsaver First Aid
Covers first aid basics: how to handle sudden illness, control bleeding, burns, injuries to bones and joints, and emergencies involving excessive heat and cold. Please contact prior to the class to be sure this class is right for you.
CE-HCARE 2004, 1 Sat., Apr. 8, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, PEB-4, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor). J Lederman. #13301

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. 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 Tues., 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, $60. V Bujanow.
Sec. A: Feb. 7, KNC-4. #13167
Sec. B: Apr. 18, KNC-3. #13168