Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 10 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING REMOTE Animal Assisted Activities/ Pet Therapy: Get Involved! Become familiar with the steps to become a Therapy Dog team, as well as a R.E.A.D. team (Reading Education Assistance Dogs). Learn about Animal Assisted Activities in Assisted Living facilities, schools, veteran’s hospitals, and libraries. View videos of dogs at work and hear about local visits presently taking place. At the end, you will have enough information to decide if you want to become involved in the rewarding experience of pet therapy. CE-ANIML 2005, $26. J Audevard. Sec. A: 1 Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30-11:30 am. #19988 Sec. B: 1 Wed., Mar. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm. #19989 IN-PERSON Safety 1st Defensive Driving The NYS 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 meetings for certification. CE-DRIVE 2003, 1 W/Th, Mar. 29 & 30, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $37 (+ $12 for certification and handouts, payable to instructor). M DeToma. #20046 COMPUTERS, MICROSOFT OFFICE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REMOTE Data Analytics with CompTIA Data+ Certification As the importance for data analytics grows, more job roles are required to better communicate vital business intelligence. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data can drive priorities and lead business decision-making. CompTIA Data+ validates certified professionals have the skills required to facilitate datadriven business decisions, including: mining and manipulating data, visualizing and reporting data, applying basic statistical methods, and analyzing complex datasets while adhering to governance and quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle. All training materials included. Participants will be prepared for the CompTIA Data+ exam (exam voucher included). Prerequisite skills: CompTIA recommends 18 months of experience in a report/business analyst job role, exposure to databases and analytical tools, a basic understanding of statistics and data visualization experience.CE-COMP 2258, 13 M/W, Feb. 1-Mar.15, 6:00-9:00 pm, $1,895. B DiMolfetta. #20059 For information about our Data Analytics with CompTIA Data+ training, please email For an Introduction to Database Development, try our online, self-paced course at IN-PERSON Entry-Level IT Helpdesk Technician This certificate program will prepare you to earn the CompTIA A+ certification. The course provides hands-on instruction, covering the skills required to assemble, refurbish, upgrade, configure and troubleshoot personal computers. The skills you will gain will give you a clear understanding of network, hardware, security, software, server, virtualization, management, as well as troubleshooting mobile devices. Additionally, you will benefit from attending a Career Development session once per week to refine your job search skills so that you are successful finding employment in the IT field. To sign up, visit For more information including class schedule, contact Eridania Camacho at 914-606-7558. COMPUTER ESSENTIALS IN-PERSON Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace Whether you are new to computers or want to enhance your computer skills, this course is for you. Increase your computer literacy with techniques and shortcuts. Build your confidence and gain control of your computer by managing, organizing, and searching for your files and folders. Learn the benefits of different internet browsers and search engines, as you manage your email folders and attachments. Learn to use the basic features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 365, three of the most fundamental software programs used in everyday life, educational and professional settings. All participants will be provided Microsoft Office 365 access upon activation of their SUNY Westchester Community College account. This class is best suited for Windows, not Mac. CE-COMP 2235, $496 (+ textbook) Sec. A-Windows 10: 8 T/Th, Mar. 14-Apr. 6, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #20221 Sec. B-Windows 11: 7 Sun., Jan. 22-Mar. 5, 10:00 am-1:30 pm, GTW-215. P Gedney. #20222 IN-PERSON Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace: The Next Level Go beyond the basics with the latest version of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint--three of the most fundamental software programs used in educational and professional settings. Learn to Mail Merge and work with images, section breaks, columns, styles, tables, headers, and footers in Word. Apply advanced formatting techniques to your spreadsheets and work with dates and lookup functions in Excel. Create presentations that include charts, tables, and hyperlinks. Prepare a presentation for delivery with PowerPoint. Prerequisite: Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace or equivalent experience. This class is best suited for Windows, not Mac CE-COMP 2173, 6 T/Th, Apr. 11-27, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209, $403 (+ textbook). #20223 Register Early! Classes are canceled for under-enrollment several days in advance. We recommend that you register ONE week in advance of the course start date.