Exploring Career Options

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NEW! Introduction to Estate Management and Private Service
Private Service and the role of a Domestic Estate Manager are the modern day equivalent of the butler, major domo, or head of the household staff of old. This is a career for which there is often no formal training; learn about the requirements and career opportunities in this unique field. Working for high net worth families in some of the finest homes in the world can be both challenging and rewarding and isn’t for everyone; come and see if you’ve got what it takes.
CE-CRXPL 2022, 1 Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $25. D Haverkamp. #83997

NEW! Being a Patient Navigator
This new and growing career in healthcare helps patients with a chronic or serious disease navigate their way through the maze of treatment options, doctors, and the healthcare system. Navigators provide a link between the patient and the system and can help patients overcome barriers that can keep them from getting timely care and determine how to access the most appropriate care for their condition. Join us in Spring 2017 for training in this field.
CE-CRXPL 2023, 1 Tues., Oct. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $20. D Levine. #84046

Becoming a Successful Real Estate Agent
This workshop will provide you with the tools that are necessary to become successful in the real estate industry. Topics will include how to sell yourself, developing a list of contacts, how to draw business, and much more.
CE-CRXPL 2021, 1 Mon., Dec. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $30. D Zagaroli. #83027

The Business of Catering
Catering is a business first. If you love to cook for a crowd and want to turn your passion into a money making venture, come learn how to do so. Discover the different types of catering. Learn how to price, contract, rent or own equipment, transport food, get permits and insurance, hire and train staff, and coordinate the event. Learn the business side of this lucrative business including accounting and payroll. Explore menu planning and pricing plans as well as how to execute an event or party.
CE-BUS 2073VA, 4 Mon., Oct. 3-24, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $120. L Leahy. #83350

Explore a Career in the Decorating Business
Are you creative? Do you have an eye for color? Are you addicted to those TV decorating shows and design magazines? Can you decorate for a living? Explore career options in the decorating field and needed educational requirements. View some before and after pictures of projects and a look at the behind-the-scenes activities that take place to get the project done.
CE-CRXPL 2018, 1 Sat., Sept. 24, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Room TBD, $35. M Colella. #80021

10 Steps to a Federal Job
The federal government anticipates hiring new employees! Know which agencies are hiring. Get tips for federal resume and essay writing, understand vacancy announcement terminology and learn about salaries.
CE-CRXPL 2007, 1 Sat., Oct. 15, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Room TBD, $40. S Reid. #83625

Learn practical, behind-the-scenes information on how to start a successful, home-based, second income business that can become full-time. With little money down, find out how to decide on a business or product to sell, discuss how to avoid major financial mistakes, and explore franchising.
CE-BUS 2003, 1 Wed., Oct. 5, 8:00-10:00 pm, KNC-3, $25 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). B Nathan. #83603

Import/Export A to Z
Basic methods for importing or exporting goods, including how to deal with U.S. customs, foreign quota requirements, airlines and freight charges, letters of credit, banks, and everything you need to know to get the goods to your local distribution point.
CE-BUS 2002, 2 Tues., Oct. 18 & 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, TEC-13L, $75. P Batra. #80023

Voice-overs…NOW is Your Time!
Learn about a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there. This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead. This fun and exciting class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!
CE-COMM 2008, 1 Tues., Nov. 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $45. D Levine. #83564

Accounting & Bookkeeping 1
An introduction to beginning accounting practices including: transaction analysis, journal entries, general ledger, and financial statements. Bring a calculator to class. Purchase textbooks and workbook and bring to first day of class. 2.0 CEUs.
CE-BUS 2000, 6 Sat., Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 8:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $285 (+ textbooks). H Cuevas. #80009

Accounting and Bookkeeping 2
Practice and expand your knowledge through various exercises and real-world examples. Includes posting and journaling entries, completing worksheets, preparing and analyzing financial statements, recording inventory and calculating depreciation, payroll accounting, taxes, and reports. Bring a calculator to class; purchase textbook and workbook and bring to first day of class.
CE-BUS 2030, 6 Sat., Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 12:30-4:30 pm, KNC-4, $265 (+ textbooks). H Cuevas. #80010

Non-Profit 101: Create and Manage a Non-Profit Organization
Learn how to create and manage a non-profit organization (NPO) or a 501(c)3. The aim of this course is to provide participants with the tools to create a strategic plan and manage a non-profit organization.
CE-BUS 2045, 4 Tues., Oct. 18-Nov. 15 (skip 11/8), 6:45-9:15 pm, KNC-5, $100 (+ $40 for textbook purchased from instructor). L Francis. #83355

A New Direction in a Changing World: Individual Sessions
Meet individually with Nationally Certified Career Counselor Gloria Goldstein to explore, clarify, and generate your personal career objectives or develop a resume and job search plan. A 90-minute session is $110. To schedule your appointment, call 914-606-6535 or email mainstream@sunywcc.edu.


Earn Credits for New Careers
Make the most of your career advancement and professional opportunities with Westchester Community College Professional Development Center Certificate Programs! Our flexible programs are for students looking to enter the workforce and / or career changers looking for a professional career with strong growth and earning potential.


The Westchester Community College American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program offers comprehensive, intensive, and hands-on training that makes graduates of our program immediately employable. Graduating paralegals / legal assistants are taught the skills needed to perform competently and ethically under the supervision of an attorney. The Paralegal Studies Program is rich in cultural, educational, and age diversity. Students from around the world have enrolled in the Program.
Associate Degree (60 credits): Earn your associates degree in this growing career field.
Certificate Program (30 credits): Is available to students who have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree or 60 college credits from an accredited institution

Certified Cisco Network Associate
Each year thousands of jobs go unfilled because employers cannot find skilled talent. This program enables students to gain valuable skills to enter the exciting and in demand field of Information Technology. Cisco certifications are some of the most sought after skill sets in the IT job market. Enroll today for flexible options including Associate degree and certificate programs.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
The one-year certificate is designed to train students in the most modern CAD methods using the latest equipment and software (AutoCAD). Current demand for CAD and Drafting professionals remains high. This program prepares students for a variety of opportunities and roles within the field including product design, construction, equipment fabrication and more. Explore your options today!

 Medical Billing and Coding
This certificate program is intended for those who wish to gain employment or those already employed in healthcare looking to enhance their skills in medical billing and health information management. Students can develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, health records management, insurance procedures and billing software, medical coding, as well as skills in business communications and office administration that are vital for success in this growing field. Visit our website or campus today and learn how we can help advance your career.

 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
The Certificate Program for Small Business Entrepreneurship is designed for individuals interested in starting or maintaining a small business. Completing this certificate can help the small business entrepreneur maximize the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in today’s market. Courses include essentials in Marketing, Communications, Accounting, Small Business Management and other important classes for the entrepreneur or business owner. Explore your options today!

For additional information regarding Professional Development Center programs contact
Jim Irvine, Director of Corporate Education and Continuing and Professional Education
at james.irvine@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-6658
or email us at pdc@sunywcc.edu / call us at 914-606-6598