Skills for College & Work 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., Feb. 11-Apr. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $225 (+ textbook). P Alexander. #14030
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., Feb. 1-22, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $69. P Alexander. #14031
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., Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $138. P Alexander. #14032
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., Feb. 4-Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $184 (+ $25 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Zidan. #13744
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., Feb. 27-Apr. 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-5, $138. P Alexander. #14034
Master Time Management Skills
Learn to prioritize, organize, and carry out tasks in a timely manner.
CE-PRSDV 1000, 3 Sat., Mar. 1-15, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $103. P Alexander. #14035
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 Thurs., Apr. 10-May 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $92. #14033
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., Mar. 22-Apr. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $115. P Alexander. #14036
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., Apr. 14-28, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $103. P Alexander. #14028
For Job Success
NEW! How to Be an Administrative Assistant Superstar
Learn the effective techniques and behaviors that are used to support the highest of senior executives and that will make you a standout in your company. You’ll learn how to evaluate your and your supervisor’s styles, and how to take the initiative in handling situations. Your instructor will share tips and techniques from a 20 year career as an executive assistant.
CE-BUS 2065, $45.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., Mar. 8, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #14229
Sec. B: 1 Wed., Apr. 9, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203. #14230
NEW! OMG! I Need a Job
If you are entering the workforce for the first time, this class will give you advice and tips that are proven to be successful. Geared toward the new graduate, this session will provide guidance on how to make the most of your part-time and volunteer work experience on your resume, handling the interview, and presenting yourself in a way that will stand out from the rest.
CE-JBPRP 2027, $40.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., Mar. 1, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #14227
Sec. B: 1 Mon., Apr. 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #14228
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., Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $125. S Horowitz. #13745
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, 3 Thurs., Mar. 13-27, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $65. H Cuevas. #13746
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 Tues., Feb. 18 & 25, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $65. H Cuevas. #13747