Certifications & Licensing


Center for Coaching Mastery at Westchester Community College

Become a Certified Life CoachSuccess 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

Free Information Sessions and Live Coaching Demonstrations
Sat., Sept. 19
Gateway Center – Davis Auditorium

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, KNC-4, $300.
Sec. A: 6 Thurs., Sept. 24-Oct. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm. #82790
Sec. B: 6 Sat., Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #82791

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, KNC-4, $600.
Sec. A: 12 Thurs., Nov. 5-Feb. 11 (skip 11/26, 12/24 & 31), 6:30-8:30 pm. #82792
Sec. B: 12 Sat., Nov. 14-Feb. 6 (skip 12/26), 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #82793

Step Up & Stand Out
Learn how to communicate with confidence to start (or restart) your business. 12 ICF-CCEUs. Teleclass.
CE-COMM 2022, 6 Sat., Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2:00-4:00 pm, $300. #82794

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, KNC-4, $300.
Sec. A: 6 Tues., Sept. 22-Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 pm. #82795
Sec. B: 6 Tues., Nov. 3-Dec. 8, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #82796

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 Tues., Nov. 3-Feb. 2 (skip 12/22 & 29), 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-4, $600. #82797

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 Tues., Sept. 22-Oct. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $300. #82897

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, 6 Thurs., Sept. 24-Oct. 29, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $300. #82798

World Power Method
Coaching a client without creative environmental design is doing only half the coaching job. This practical 9-step coaching method ensures you have the tools to also help clients approach success from the ‘outside in’. 24 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-PRSDV 2104, 12 Thurs., Nov. 5-Feb. 11 (skip 11/26, 12/24 & 31), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $600. #82898

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 Sat., Sept. 12, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. #82799
Sec. B: 1 Wed., Oct. 21, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #82800
Sec. C: 1 Sat., Nov. 7, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. #82801
Sec. D: 1 Tues., Dec. 15, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #83089

Elective Classes
New! Coaching Circles
Extracurricular/elective class. 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. 0 ICF CECUs
CE-LDRSP 2010, 4 Wed., Sept. 30-Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $150. #83081

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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

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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, Nov. 2-4, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $700. #82675

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. A focal point in the program is to offer 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, Nov. 5 & 6, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $675 (fee also includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #82676

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, Nov. 7 & 8, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $775. #82677


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: Sept. 2, 4:00 pm, register at
Sec. B: Oct. 1, 12:00 noon, 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., Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Morning lecture PEB-4, afternoon practical held offsite, $700. #82554


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: Sept. 20. #82833
Sec. B: Oct. 18. #82834
Sec. C: Dec. 6. #82835

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 Thurs., Sept. 17-Feb. 18 (skip 10/8, 10/29, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 & 1/28/16), 4:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $625 (+ textbooks to be ordered from the ANFP at; use school code 321202). J Seid. #82899

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: Sept. 28-Oct. 10 (skip 10/4), LIB-G36; Field training: Oct. 19-23. #82636

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.
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, Sept. 19. #82836
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2006.
Sec. A: Oct. 10, PEB-4. #82628
Sec. B: Nov. 7, Room TBD. #82629

Careers in Advanced Manufacturing
Prepare for a future in the exciting and rewarding field of Advanced Manufacturing! Our new non-credit program will teach basic to intermediate machine tool techniques while preparing you for employment in a safe working environment. You’ll have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications as you successfully complete each subject area. Students earn proof of acquired knowledge in multiple manufacturing skills; most certification areas are recognized and endorsed by many manufacturing organizations and companies. Paid for in part by SUNY-DOL funds.

For more information call 914-606-6658

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