Skills for College & Work Success

Skills for College Success

NY/Westchester County Residency: All tuition rates in the section below are resident rates. Call 914-606-6830 (press 1) for information. Non-residents are welcome, but pay a 175% non-resident surcharge in addition to the regular tuition.

Spelling & Grammar Workshop
Improve your spelling skills through phonics, syllabification, and the study of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Grammar instruction includes parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation. The focus is on correcting the most common errors. For native English speakers only.
CE-BSKLS 1004, 10 Tues., Sept. 23-Nov. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $225 (+ textbook). P Alexander. #83750

Spelling 101

Are you embarrassed by misspelling and a poor vocabulary? Learn the phonetic and syllable-based rules that lead to better spelling. Learn word roots and apply new words in communicating. Recommended for anyone who wants to improve spelling skills.
CE-BSKLS 1005, 4 Sat., Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $69. P Alexander. #83751

Building a Good Vocabulary
Learn new words, their spellings, pronunciations, definitions and how to use each correctly in a sentence. The importance of prefixes and suffixes in identifying a word will be explained. Bring a paperback dictionary to class.
CE-BSKLS 1001, 6 Thurs., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $138. P Alexander. #83752

Math 101
For those who want a math brush-up before tackling college-level math classes. This refresher class covers skills in basic math through algebra.
CE-BSKLS 1003, 8 Tues., Sept. 23-Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $184 (+ $25 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Zidan. #83472

Improve Your Writing Skills
For both new and out-of-practice writers. Learn to write clearer sentences, develop effective paragraphs, design opening statements, arrange facts and ideas logically, and increase readability. A knowledge of basic grammar rules is assumed.
CE-WRITG 1000, 6 Thurs., Oct. 30-Dec. 11 (skip 11/27), 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $138. P Alexander. #83756

Master Time Management Skills

Learn to prioritize, organize, and carry out tasks in a timely manner.
CE-PRSDV 1000, 3 Sat., Oct. 25-Nov. 8, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $103. P Alexander. #83757

Learning Strategies and Study Skills

Thinking of returning to school or the workforce? Or simply want to improve your ability to learn more effectively? Empower yourself by improving your study skills and boosting your confidence. Topics include: organization and time management, textbook reading, note taking and highlighting, memory techniques, reducing test taking anxiety, and test taking strategies.
CE-BSKLS 1002, 4 Mon., Sept. 22-Oct. 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $92. #83753

Study Skills for Adults
Designed to improve your ability to read, study, learn, and succeed in college and other situations. Individual and group instruction in reading comprehension, note taking, and study skills.
CE-CLPRP 1000, 5 Sat., Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $115. #83761

Test-Taking Made Easy 

Good test-taking skills will help you succeed, both in school and in life. Designed to help you master effective test-taking strategies to help reduce your anxiety and improve your performance. Includes isolating key words, techniques for answering multiple-choice questions, and organizing your essays.
CE-TESTG 1002, 3 Mon., Oct. 27-Nov. 10, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-3, $103. P Alexander. #83762

Skills For Job Success

Assertive Communication Skills in the Workplace
Are you shy about speaking up? Do you feel you lack the ability to communicate confidently at work or at home? Great speakers learn how to successfully communicate by developing winning speech patterns, focusing on the audience, and rehearsing! Learn essential techniques to successfully get your point across in a credible and self-assured manner. Discover how to engage your boss, co-workers, friends, significant other, children, etc. Through simple exercises, learn to voice your opinions, avoid interruptions, make valuable contributions, and much more.
CE-PRSDV 2065, 3 Wed., Oct. 1-15, 6:30-9:30 pm, LIB-G36, $95. H Cuevas. #83692

Public Speaking with Ease
Develop proficiency in public speaking through techniques, practice and feedback. Each participant will deliver 5 speeches, each falling into a traditionally recognized category: anecdote, informative, persuasive, virtue and tribute. You’ll also learn oral interpretation by speaking from prepared texts.
CE-COMM 2004, 6 Tues., Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $125. S Horowitz. #83497

Mock Interview Workshop
Learn how to make a winning impression by using correct verbal and non-verbal techniques and to highlight your capabilities and strengths during an interview. This interactive class will discuss proper interviewing etiquette, how to respond to difficult questions, the importance of researching the prospective employer, and follow-up procedures after the interview. Resumes will be reviewed and evaluated. Students will practice interviewing and get individualized feedback and tips on their specific situations.
CE-JBPRP 2023, 2 Sat., Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 1:00-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $65. H Cuevas. #83690

How to Schmooze
Do you hate walking into a room where you don’t know anyone? If you want to make connections for professional or personal reasons, effective schmoozing is essential. Networking is both a learned skill and an art. Successful schmoozing may yield many benefits: a promotion at work, a date, investor interest, etc. This interactive class will introduce you to how to schmooze without being fake. Learn key techniques, participate in various exercises, and get individualized feedback and tips.
CE-PRSDV 2072, 2 Sat., Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 9:00-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $65. H Cuevas. #83691

Social Media & Your Job Search
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… employers are actually hiring candidates they meet online! And it takes more than just applying through a “jobs” tab. Social media has tremendous impact on personal and professional images. Though many people have accounts, they are not optimizing their use for job search purposes. Learn best practices for managing and promoting your online profiles. Create and expand a community of virtual contacts who can provide critical information and introductions to hiring managers and/or recruiters. Learn to use these tools effectively and develop a social media plan.
CE-JBPRP 2024, 1 Sat., Nov. 22, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, GTW-203, $60. #83945

Essentials of Management
This program provides the new manager with information on the skills that are needed in order to move from being an individual contributor to getting work done through others. The program will focus on what that change means in terms of his or her organizational role and behaviors.
CE-BUS 2061, 2 Mon., Sept. 22 & 29, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83699.

Managerial Styles
This program helps experienced managers understand the impact that their managerial style has on employee motivation, engagement and organizational results. It will include two self-assessment instruments; participants will use this data to create action plans to motivate their employees.
CE-BUS 2062, 2 Mon., Oct. 13 & 20, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300 (+ $50 materials fee, payable to instructor). #83700.

NEW! Business Writing that Counts!
Make every word count to get the business results you seek! Develop your writing skills for the business world and learn to create documents (proposals, reports, letters, emails, and agendas) that will give you that extra edge in the workplace. Review basic writing concepts (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and get an overview of the most common business documents. Learn sure-fire methods for weeding out jargon, clichés, and verbiage, and hitting the bull’s-eye with your email and marketing pieces.
CE-WRITG 2054. 3 Mon., Sept. 22-Oct. 6, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-3, $95. H Cuevas. #83693

Effective Business Writing Workshop
Workshop format provides special opportunity to explore and develop your business writing style. Focus is placed on writing effective business letters and emails, being aware of different protocols for writing to peers, supervisors, or team members. We will provide samples to help advance your business writing to the next level. Please bring up to three letters or emails to work on, as well.
CE-BUS 2066, 4 Sat., Oct. 11-Nov. 1, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $300. #83701

Effective Presentations
Oral presentations are associated with success. Our program is hands-on and includes a variety of typical business situations, as well as varying levels of formality. Practice and develop your own unique skills in the “safety” of our classroom environment.
CE-BUS 2064, 2 Thurs., Oct. 9 & 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83702

Successful Sales: Fundamentals, Tips and Techniques
New salespersons and those seeking to refresh their technique will start with the fundamentals of successful sales and practice selling in a safe classroom environment. The class will cover face-to-face sales and telephone activities to engage the prospect and get the sale.
CE-BUS 2063, 2 Thurs., Nov. 6 & 13, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83704

NEW! Networking for Your Career
This workshop examines the fundamental concepts of networking in the business world, including techniques for bolstering one’s business and professional networks using social media and industry conferences. The program will demonstrate the use of networking for business development and for internal and external job searches.
CE-JBPRP 2028, 3 Sat., Nov. 8-22, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $225. #83792

Customer Service Workshop
This workshop will help you understand different customer types, how to best deliver service to each one, and how to emphasize and respond appropriately to service issues. This workshop includes practical aspects of customer service, complaint handling, and approaches to problem resolution.
CE-BUS 2060, 2 Fri., Nov. 14 & 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83703