SPRING 2024 CAREER EXPLORATION CAREER TRAINING & CERTIFICATION CORPORATE TRAINING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT LIFELONG LEARNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION Call or register online today! www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 914-606-6830 Classes will be offered in-person, remote, and hybrid! SUNY WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING Business & Financial Education 2 Computers & Information Technology 3 Continuing Professional Education 7 Corporate Training 8 George Brown College Online Technical Training 9 Healthcare 10 High School Equivalency 12 Industrial Technology 12 Interactive Design & Digital Arts 13 Online Learning with Ed2Go 17 Real Estate & Insurance Education 18 Specialized Fields 18 FOR YOUTH & TEENS Youth Arts Technology Program 20 LIFELONG LEARNING & ENRICHMENT Financial Planning 21 Health & Wellness 21 History & Culture 23 Languages 23 Music 24 Nature & The Environment 25 Of Special Interest 27 Programs for Retired Adults: Collegium, Mainstream, etc. 27 Sports & Fitness 28 The Arts: Acting & Theatre, Art, Dance, Film & Screenwriting 29 Wine & Food Exploration 33 A Taste of Westchester 34 Writing & Publishing 39 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEANER PROGRAMS English Language Institute 40 REGISTRATION AND OTHER INFORMATION Tips and Information 45 Refund Policy 46 Registration Form 46 WHAT’S INSIDE / COURSE OFFERINGS Dear Westchester Friends and Neighbors, I am delighted to share SUNY Westchester Community College’s Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Spring 2024 Catalog. With the start of a new year around the corner, perhaps you are already thinking of ways to enrich yourself with new opportunities, a career change, or simply learn something new. I invite you to recharge your body, mind and spirit by enrolling in one of SUNY WCC’s spring offerings. Our spring offerings include a combination of remote, hybrid, and in-person classes. Browse through our brochure and you will find a mix of career and work-related courses as well as options for your cultural and leisure-time enjoyment. We continue to provide classes that fit your schedule—day, evenings, and weekends. Our experienced and professional instructors are experts in their field and are prepared to create stimulating experiences for all our students. If your goal is to explore a new career, advance in your current position, or prepare for certification in a new and growing field, we are certain we can help you achieve it. Our classes can prepare you for a career in high-demand fields such as healthcare, information technology, or real estate. If your own personal development is what you desire, explore history, crafts, and writing your memoirs-or learn guitar, piano, or acting. From learning a new language to preparing for your financial future, we have it all. I look forward to welcoming you to our community of learners at SUNY Westchester Community College. Teresita B. Wisell Vice-President, Workforce Development and Community Education WELCOME! Non-credit classes in this brochure, unless otherwise noted, are intended for adult students (18+) only. Questions? Email us at email@example.com To register, call 914-606-6830 press 1 or visit us at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce Methods of Instruction: REMOTE Students and instructors report virtually to classes on the designated days, dates, and times they are scheduled for. HYBRID Combination of remote and in-person instruction. You will meet virtually and in-person on scheduled days. IN-PERSON Students and instructors meet in-person on the designated days, dates, and times they are scheduled for. Textbook Required
Visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 2 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING BUSINESS & FINANCIAL EDUCATION CENTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS Financial Readiness for Small Business This program will assist business owners with the creation of a robust financial plan to boost business success and guide growth, setting and achieving financial goals, and covering important topics like banking services, cash flow management, and succession planning. Overall, this program is valuable for small business owners who are looking to strengthen their financial foundations and navigate financial challenges effectively. IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Yonkers. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-606-5616. NEW! Introduction to Cannabis Entrepreneurship This course will give budding entrepreneurs an understanding of the cannabis industry landscape, including the history and legalization of cannabis, opportunities, and challenges. Entrepreneurs interested in exploring potential startup ideas within this industry will learn how to navigate cannabis regulations and compliance (Local, state, and federal regulations). You will learn about licensing and permit requirements, legal and ethical considerations, and regulatory requirements for starting a cannabis-related business. This class will also cover cannabis product development and quality control, including exploring various cannabis products and their uses, and testing and safety processes. IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Mt. Vernon. For more information email email@example.com or call 914-606-5616. NEW! Starting a Business? In this introductory course, aspiring entrepreneurs will gain valuable insights into the essential steps required to successfully launch a small business and thrive as an entrepreneur. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, including market research and competitive analysis, to understand the needs they aim to address, assess market size within their industry, and define their target audience. The course will also delve into competitor analysis and help identify the competitive advantage unique to your business. A central focus of this program will be the development of a comprehensive business plan, encompassing a startup budget, strategies for securing business funding, and a thorough evaluation of the pros and cons associated with purchasing an existing business or a franchise. IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Valhalla. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-606-5616. NEW! Small Business Networking Group The aim of the Small Business Networking group is to foster a collaborative environment where small business owners can convene to exchange ideas and address challenges they encounter. This platform is envisioned to function as a collective sounding board, enabling participants to offer insights into each other ’s enterprises, extend mutual support, and pool and share resources effectively. A guest speaker who excels in diverse fields will address the group at each session. IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Valhalla, every 2nd Wednesdays of each month, 6:00-8:00pm, $25 per session. For more information email email@example.com or call 914-606-5616. CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING We offer many short-term, comprehensive, industry-recognized training and certification programs, as well as customized business solutions. You may be eligible for funding for our workforce training programs through your regional employment office. Please contact your county’s One-Stop Career Center or the Department of Labor to learn more about available funding for certain training programs. Business & Financial Education Computers & Information Technology Continuing Professional Education Corporate Training George Brown College Online Technical Training Healthcare High School Equivalency Industrial Technology Interactive Design & Digital Arts Ed2Go Online Learning Real Estate Education Specialized Fields For Youth & Teens 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.
3 Office Technology Training Program for Career Re-Entry Displaced Homemakers/Project Transition This intensive program provides qualified displaced homemakers the opportunity to learn current, marketable skills to return to the workforce. There is no cost to eligible participants (single parents, widowed, disabled spouse, divorced, separated, unemployed spouse). All applicants must be unemployed or underemployed and must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to NYS Department of Labor guidelines. LEARN CURRENT COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook File Management LEARN JOB SEARCH SKILLS: Resume writing Interviewing Online job search Career Counseling Programs run for 8 weeks. We run several programs per year. To find out if you are eligible, email ProjectTransition@sunywcc.edu. Please include your phone number in your email. COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REMOTE Data Analytics with CompTIA Data+ Certification As the importance for data analytics grows, new skills are required to better communicate vital business intelligence. This program validates certified professionals have the skills required to facilitate data-driven business decisions, including: mining and manipulating data, visualizing, reporting, applying basic statistical methods, and analyzing complex datasets. Participants will be prepared for the CompTIA Data+ exam (included). For pre-requisites or more information email Kristine.Bunyea@sunywcc.edu CE-COMP 2258, 13 M/W, Feb. 26-Apr. 8, 6:00-9:00 pm, $1,895. #27081 REMOTE Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning Featuring Python Data science is an exciting discipline, which leverages Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to enable decision makers to turn raw data into understanding, insight, and actionable options. With the enormous volume and variety of data being created and collected daily, Data Science is one of today’s fastest growing and critically important fields for businesses, organizations, and government. CE-COMP 2239, 6T + 18 T/Th, March 14-June 20, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm, $2,450. #27249 REMOTE SQL Basics for Data Science This course will allow the student to understand and write SQL (Structured Query Language), the language used to create, read, and manipulate data from relational databases such as Access, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. Prerequisite: Some familiarity with a relational database system (e.g. MS Access). 18 hours. CE-COMP 2102, 6 Tues., Mar. 12-Apr. 16, 6:00-9:00, $403 (+textbook). #27082 IN-PERSON Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools for Teachers: Enhancing Classroom Efficiency & Student Outcomes This course will introduce educators to AI tools that significantly enhance classroom efficiency and improve teaching practices. Participants will explore a range of AI applications that streamline administrative tasks, improve learning experiences, and facilitate effective communication with students. Through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and discussions, teachers will discover how AI can be integrated into teaching methods to create a more engaging and productive learning environment. Participants may bring their laptops to class. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2267, 1 Tues, Apr. 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, GTW-203, $60. #27248 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 www.sunywcc.edu/helpdesk-tech. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-606-5616 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING The Certification Center at SUNY Westchester Community College Through the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education, The Certification Center at SUNY Westchester Community College offers a wide range of industry-recognized certification exams designed to take your career to the next level. Our Certification Center is a convenient, professional space that welcomes current students, alumni, and all members of the community. Email Stephanie.Roth@sunywcc.edu to schedule. Proctor fees apply. Textbook Required
Visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 4 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING Python Programming Non-Credit Certificate Earn this non-credit certificate by successfully completing our Python Programming Basics and Python Programming II courses. Apply for the certificate upon successfully completing all requirements by emailing Stephanie.Roth@sunywcc.edu. REMOTE Python Programming Basics This course will give you an understanding of basic programming concepts as implemented in Python. Topics include data types, assignment and conditional statements, basics of flowcharts and analysis. No previous programming experience required. CE-COMP 2140, 12 M/W, Jan. 29-Mar. 11 (skip 2/19), 6:30-8:30 pm, $495 (+ textbook). #27084 REMOTE Python Programming II Topics include functions, objects and classes, GUI programming using Tkinter, recursion, lists, tuples, sets, and dictionaries. Upon successful completion, students may be ready to sit for the Python Institute’s PCEP Certification Exam (exam fee not included). Prerequisite: Python Programming Basics or equivalent experience. CE-COMP 2191, 12 M/W, Mar. 18-Apr. 29 (skip 4/22), 6:30-8:30 pm, $495 (+ textbook). #27086 IN-PERSON Python (PCEP) Accelerated Exam Prep This course provides an intensive and comprehensive exam preparation for the Python Institute’s PCEP Exam: Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer. This certification is a professional credential that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the essentials of programming in the Python language. Exam voucher and one retake included. Prerequisites: Python Programming II or equivalent experience. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2254, 6 M/W, May 1-20, 6:30-8:30 pm, $375 (+ textbook). #27095 Sunday Funday Digital Life Workshops Join us at SUNY Westchester Community College virtually or in-person for some digital fun, including our Life Essentials Series taught by Professor Garrett McAlister! Learn something new and get your questions answered in these workshops. REMOTE Life Essentials Series: Internet Safety Simplified Learn how to safely engage with the internet, deal with phishing emails, and properly securing your desktop/laptop and mobile devices with various tools and industry best practices. CE-COMP 2257, 1 Sun., Jan. 14, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. G McAlister. #27087 REMOTE Life Essentials Series: Drones for the Hobbyist or Entrepreneur Learn about the possible personal and business applications related to various drone technologies and the regulations and laws that must be followed when using them. CE-HOBBY 2016, 1 Sun., Jan. 28, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. G McAlister. #27089 REMOTE Life Essentials Series: AI for Everyone— Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for Everyday People This course offers a non-techie introduction to the world of AI, breaking down complex concepts and applications into easy-to-understand language for anyone curious about the technology shaping our world today, including discussion and hands-on usage of ChatGPT, Google Bard, MS Co-Pilot, and more. CE-COMP 2265, 1 Sun., Feb. 11, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. G McAlister. #27090 REMOTE Life Essentials Series: Electric vs. Gas Powered Vehicles Facts & Fiction With the growing interest and adoption of electric vehicles, learn about the pros, cons, and common consumer concerns related to electric vehicle ownership before making the purchase. CE-DRIVE 2005, 1 Sun., May 5, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. G McAlister. #27091 REMOTE Cut the Cord: Online TV Streaming Solutions The non-techie’s guide to living without cable. Learn about TV streaming solutions that will save you money. Highlights devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast and how to use your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to consume streaming media on the go. Learn about Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and Apple TV+ and free streaming services like Crackle, Pluto TV, and Peacock. Discussion on internet requirements and how to determine which devices and services may work best for you including the revival of the TV antenna. CE-COMP 2148, 1 Sun., Jan. 21, 1:00-4:00 pm, $82. G McAlister. #27088 IN-PERSON Get Organized: Manage Your Computer Files Organizing and managing your files is essential for the workplace and for the home. Learn best practices to organize your files; create and organize folders; search for files; work with shortcuts. This is a must-have skill! At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2002, 2 Sun., Feb. 4 & 11, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-215, $153. #27140 IN-PERSON Declutter Your Digital Life Learn how to transfer your photos, videos and music files from your mobile devices and digital camera to your computer, as well as how to scan your documents and pictures to your computer. You will learn how to organize and backup these files using different storage media devices. This course will also demonstrate how to secure your numerous Internet accounts and passwords, manage your overflowing email, and encrypt your important files. Please bring a USB flash drive to class. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2210, 1 Sun., Mar. 10, 10:00 am-4:30 pm (60-minute lunch break), GTW-209, $133. #27092
5 Certification Exam Prep Package Our expert trainers help you with three hours of intense focus on the skills you need to improve. Package includes GMetrix practice testing, one testing voucher, and one retake, if necessary. View eligible exams at www.sunywcc.edu/pdc and click on the Certification Center tab. Email Stephanie.Roth@sunywcc.edu for more information on practice testing, scheduling, or prep for groups of more than one. CE-COMP 2242, $510. LinkedIn Individual Session LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking site, is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of professional contacts. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Work on your profile with our expert consultant. Email Stephanie.Roth@sunywcc.edu to schedule your individual 2-hour session for $185 or 3-hours for $265. One-on-One Computer Training Meet with our expert training facilitators in a one-on-one, private session! For targeted, specific assistance with any software application, our One-on-One Training can help. Email Stephanie.Roth@sunywcc.edu to match you with one of our training professionals and to set up an appointment. A 2-hour session is $240; a 3-hour session is $360. TAKE YOUR MICROSOFT OFFICE SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL From beginner to professional, these programs will develop your skills to help you advance your career. IN-PERSON Introduction to Microsoft Word Get started with Word. Covers editing documents; formatting text, paragraphs, and documents; and creating and formatting tables– fundamental skills for creating letters, reports, and documents. Organize and manage your files and folders for workplace efficiency. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2029, 4 M/W, Feb. 26Mar. 6, 6:00-9:30 pm, GTW-215, $350 (+ textbook). #27142 IN-PERSON Intermediate Microsoft Word Expand your skills by adding graphics, using styles and templates, and managing multi-page documents. Create personalized mailings by merging data into your documents. Learn how to turn your Word document into a webpage. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2030,4 M/W, Mar. 11-20, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215, $310 (+ textbook). #27143 IN-PERSON Advanced Microsoft Word Master more advanced features of Word such as building forms, creating charts and diagrams, collaborating with others on a document, working with references, advanced graphics, and integrating Word with other applications. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Intermediate or equivalent experience. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2031, 4 M/W, Apr. 8-17, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215, $310 (+ textbook). #27144 Introduction to Microsoft Excel Get started with Excel, even if you have never used a spreadsheet before. Includes building and editing worksheets, formatting a worksheet, working with charts, and working with formulas and functions. This course includes organizing and managing your files and folders for workplace efficiency. CE-COMP 2020, $350 (+ textbook). REMOTE Sec. A: 4 Sat., Jan. 27-Feb. 24 (skip 2/17), 9:00 am-12:30 pm. #27096 IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: Sec. B: 4 T/Th., Mar. 5-14, 6:00-9:30 pm, GTW-215, #27145 Intermediate Microsoft Excel Expand your Excel skills by learning to use and analyze tables and enhance your charts and worksheets. Explore techniques for managing workbooks, sharing Excel files, and learn more advanced formulas and functions, including VLOOKUP. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or equivalent experience. CE-COMP 2021, $310 (+ textbook). REMOTE Sec. A: 4 Sat., Mar. 9-Apr. 6 (skip 3/30), 9:00 am-12:00 pm. #27097 IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: Sec. B: 4 T/Th., Mar. 26-Apr 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215, #27146 Advanced Microsoft Excel Master more advanced features of Excel such as analyzing data with PivotTables, exchanging data with other programs, and advanced worksheet management. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or equivalent experience. CE-COMP 2022, $310 (+ textbook) REMOTE Sec. A: 4 Sat., Apr. 13-May 4, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. #27098 IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: Sec. B: 4 T/Th., Apr. 9-18, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215, #27147 Save $$ when you register for all three Introduction-Advanced Word or Excel classes during this term for just $880. Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling. If classes are canceled for any reason, discount no longer applies. Textbook Required
Visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 6 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING REMOTE Microsoft Teams Chat, call, meet and collaborate! Teams is a collaboration suite that provides individuals with the ability to share and work together on projects and information in real-time. With Microsoft Teams on your Windows, Mac, or mobile device, you can stay in the loop via instant messaging, voice and video calls, screen sharing, whiteboards, file sharing, and collaborative editing. Learn how to schedule a Teams meeting, use channels, chat, video call, and collaborate in real time. CE-COMP 2238, 2 T/Th, Mar. 5 & 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #27165 REMOTE Analyze your Data with Excel PivotTables A PivotTable is an interactive table that automatically extracts, organizes, and summarizes your data, making it easier to analyze. Learn to make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and analyze trends with ease. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience. CE-COMP 2086, 2 T/W, Feb. 6 & 7, 9:30-11:30 am, $98. #27148 IN-PERSON Microsoft Outlook Learn the many options Outlook provides for creating, reading, and sending email, working with attachments, flagging, and categorizing messages, and working with distribution lists and your contacts. Go beyond email to improve your time and task management with advanced features of Outlook: the powerful calendar, meeting scheduler, contacts, address book, and task manager. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2024, 4 M/W, Feb. 12-21, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209, $310. #27141 IN-PERSON Constructing Microsoft Excel Formulas Learn how to build complex formulas, use functions, and combine them in powerful ways. Covers using absolute and relative references in formulas and the order of precedence of operations. Prerequisite: MS Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2052, 2 T/Th, Apr. 9 & 11, 6:00-9:00pm, GTW-209, $158. #27149 IN-PERSON Excel for Big Data Summarize and gain insights from your Excel data. Filter your dataset to exclude, rearrange, or apportion data according to certain criteria. Use Conditional formatting to emphasize desired cells visually, with color or icons. Create tables to provide an array of features to effectively analyze and manage data such as calculated columns, total row, auto-filter and sort options, automatic expansion of a table, more. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2266, 1 Th, May 2, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, GTW-209, $90. #21766 BOOKKEEPING WITH QUICKBOOKS AND EXCEL NON-CREDIT CERTIFICATE Earn this non-credit certificate by successfully completing our QuickBooks Comprehensive (QBO Version) class and all three Microsoft Excel classes (see previous Microsoft Office section). Apply for the certificate upon completing all requirements by emailing Stephanie.Roth@sunywcc.edu. IN-PERSON Accounting Fundamentals An Introduction for Non-Accounting Majors. This course provides an examination of the basic steps underlying the accounting cycle. Students get an introduction to journal entries, t-accounts, Trial Balances, Financial Statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statement analysis. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-BUS 2145, 7 Fri., Jan. 5-Feb. 16, 8:30-am-12:30pm, GTW-215, $495 (+ textbook). #27161 QuickBooks Comprehensive (QBO Version) Learn how to handle accounts payable and receivable, customer info, and inventory. Become familiar with payroll functions and track the financial health of your business. This course teaches QBO, the latest online version of QuickBooks, and prepares you for the QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) Online exam (exam fees not included). 48 hours. Non-credit certificate granted upon successful completion. CE-COMP 2013, $795 (+ textbook) REMOTE Sec. A: 16 T/Th, Feb. 27-Apr.18, 6:00-9:00 pm. #27162 IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: Sec. B: 12 Fri. Mar 1-May. 17, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, GTW-215. #27163 This in-person class has the option to join over Zoom if there is an occasional need. COMPUTER ESSENTIALS IN-PERSON Computer Fundamentals Increase your proficiency in the basic operations of using a Windows-based computer: basics of keyboarding and mouse and touchpad navigation; the Windows desktop and Start Screen, using menus and toolbars, saving files, including USB drives and hubs; basics of email and internet search, determining when email is spam. This workshop is ideal for new computer users or those who want to brush up or enhance their basic skills. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2001, 2 Sat./Sun., Jan. 27 & 28, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209, $153. #27150 IN-PERSON Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace Increase your computer literacy with techniques and shortcuts. 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. This class is best suited for Windows, not Mac. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2235, 8 T/Th, Mar. 5-28, 8:30-11:30 am, GTW-209, $496 (+ textbook). #27151 In need of a more flexible schedule? Try our asynchronous online program: Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks. Get full details at careertraining.ed2go.com/sunywcc
7 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. Prerequisite: Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace or equivalent experience. This class is best suited for Windows, not Mac. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2173, 6 T/Th, Apr. 2-18, 8:30-11:30 am, GTW-209, $403 (+ textbook). #27152 IN-PERSON Get Organized: Manage Your Computer Files (see page 4 for details) IN-PERSON Keyboarding for Accuracy and Speed This course provides students with the basic skills necessary to learn touch-typing on a computer keyboard. The ability to type faster and more accurately saves time and increases productivity. A great course for anyone who uses the computer, including healthcare professionals who have to make entries in patient electronic records. Only basic computer operational skills are required for this hands-on class. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-COMP 2016, 9 Sat, Feb. 3-Apr. 13 (skip 2/17, 3/30), 9:30-11:30 am, GTW-203, $217. #27153 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DASA Training This New York State approved training in harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, and discrimination in schools is designed to fulfill the training required for certification/licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act). CE-CERTS 2058OS, $100. D Flynn-Capalbo. IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Ossining: Sec. A: 1 Sat., 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Mar. 2. #27193 REMOTE Sec. B: 1 Sat., 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Apr. 13. #27194 NEW! Nonprofit Basics: How to Create and Manage a Nonprofit Organization Learn how to create, lead, and manage a nonprofit organization (NPO) or a 501(c)3. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the process of establishing and effectively managing nonprofit organizations. Students will learn the essential steps, strategies, and best practices for initiating, developing, networking, and sustaining a successful nonprofit venture. Through a combination of lectures, group activities, discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: 4 Tues., Mar. 5–Mar. 26, 6:45-9:15pm, $150. L Francis, #27279. School Violence Prevention and Intervention New York State approved coursework for educators, hospital personnel, social workers, and others who work with children. CE-CERTS 2002OS, $57. D Flynn-Capalbo. IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Ossining: Sec. A: 1 Sat., 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Mar. 9. #27195 REMOTE Sec. B: 1 Sat., 9:00 am-12:00 noon, May 11. #27197 IN-PERSON “Servsafe” Food Service Sanitation & Safety Mandatory for anyone who handles and/or distributes food. Prepare for the Dept. of Health Food Protection Certificate exam. Meets State Agriculture and Markets education requirements for food purveyors. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-CERTS 2000, $336 (+ textbook). Sec. A: 7 W, 6:00-8:15 pm, Jan. 17-Feb. 28, GTW-219. #27154 Sec. B: 7 Sat., 9:00-11:15 am, Jan. 20-Mar. 2, GTW-219. #27155 Sec. C: 7 M, 5:00-7:15 pm, Feb. 5-Mar. 18, GTW-219. #27156 Sec. D: 7 W, 4:00-6:15 pm, Mar. 6-Apr. 17, GTW-219. #27157 Sec. E: 7 M, 6:00-8:15 pm, Apr. 1-May 13, GTW-219. #27158 Mandated Training for Child Abuse and Neglect New York State approved coursework for educators and healthcare professionals. If already licensed, be prepared to show it in class. $74. D Flynn-Capalbo. CE-CERTS 2001OS IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Ossining: Sec. A: 1 Sat., 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Feb 3. #27198 REMOTE Sec. B: 1 Sat., 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Apr. 20. #27199 NEW! REMOTE NYS Notary Public Law Refresher The current 22-page Notary Law Booklet will be reviewed and highlighted with the new electronic notarization information and notary journal recordkeeping protocols. This presentation is a must for every commissioned NY notary to properly execute their authority, duties, and responsibilities. Real life scenarios will be used to explain situations that one might encounter. All materials provided along with updated sample forms. CE-CRXPL 2034, 1 Tues., Jan. 9, 1:00-5:00 pm, $72. V Bujanow. #27164 REMOTE Notary Public Exam Prep Prepare for the NYS Notary Public test. Laws, concepts, and procedures will be explained. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to hire an attorney, and minimizing legal liability. All materials provided, including website links to NYS Department of State licensing information, booklets, and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam. CE-CERTS 2043, 1 Wed., Jan. 24, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, $72. V Bujanow. #27093 REMOTE Notary Signing Agent Seminar For NY Notary Publics who want to earn additional income with their current Notary Commission in the real estate and refinancing market. Learn to work on a freelance basis with mortgage, title, and signing companies who hire on a per-job assignment, often paying $75-$150 for notarizing and presenting mortgage loan documents. All materials included: step-by-step guidebook, sample loan document, 20-page mortgage glossary and a YouTube mock loan signing. CE-CRXPL 2033, 1 Tues., Feb. 6, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, $72. V Bujanow. #27094 Textbook Required
Visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 8 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING IN-PERSON Drivers Pre-Licensing Class Required five-hour pre-licensing class needed to earn your MV-278 and schedule your road test. Bring your learner ’s permit to class. This course is open to those 16 years of age and older. Call 914-606-7406 to register. At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-DRIVE 2001OS, 1 Sun. 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $62. T Gomes. Sec. A: Feb. 4. # 27200 Sec. B: Mar. 3. #27201 Sec. C: Apr. 14. #27202 Sec. D: May 5. #27203 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. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-DRIVE 2003, 1 W/Th, May 8-9, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $37 (+ $12 for certification and handouts, payable to instructor). M DeToma. #27031 CORPORATE TRAINING RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT The Professional Development Center is a great place for you or members of your team to continue their professional development and enhance necessary business skills with a variety of customizable training programs tailored to your organization’s needs and schedule. We offer flexible online programs and on-site training options at your location or the Gateway Center at SUNY Westchester Valhalla. PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Transforming the Customer Experience Business Process Management Conflict Resolution Change Management & Leadership Development Supervisory Skills for New Managers And many others PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CLASSES INCLUDE: Essentials of Management Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Computer Technologies/Office Productivity Effective Business Communications Medical Billing / Medical Coding For more information about our Professional Development Center programs, visit www.sunywcc.edu/pdc or contact Jim Irvine, Director of Corporate and Continuing Professional Education, at 914-606-6658 or email@example.com BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT & IMPROVEMENT Visit our website at www.sunywcc.edu/pdc or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and dates. Professional Development Hours awarded by Association of Business Process Management Professionals/ABPMP. REMOTE Essentials of Business Process Management: A strategic and tactical look at the world of BPM BPM encompasses both performance improvement and strategic differentiation. This two-part live virtual seminar is instructor-led and meets for six hours in total. This entry module to the Business Process Management Certificate series provides the context for sustainable and impactful BPM success. Business Process Management has emerged as the glue that enables organizations to effectively integrate strategic initiatives, information technology investments and day-to-day operations, thereby enabling sustainable operational excellence. REMOTE Process Mapping, Modeling and Analysis: Using Process Analysis to Define and Solve Business Challenges Organizations are a collection of processes. These processes are the business activities performed to produce value, serve customers, and generate income. Managing these processes is the key to the success of your organization. Most organizations are not set up to manage processes instead, they manage tasks. Inefficiency and waste become part of the system; they rob your organization of profits, productivity, and its competitive advantage. Process mapping shows you the way out. 13 CPEs. Call 914-606-6658 for dates or corporate training. LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION Visit our website at www.sunywcc.edu/pdc for details and dates. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the most recognizable and valued quality management certification across all industries. This six-day course and certification project combines comprehensive classroom training with real-world application to both enhance learning and validate capabilities. Between sessions, participants will work on a process improvement project from your organization. You will attend three, two-day live, training sessions, approximately one month apart, to complete the six full days of classwork. Our program leads to success! 36 CPEs. Call 914-606-6658 for corporate classes. HEALTHCARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT For more information see page 11. Call 914-606-6658 for more information including corporate classes. Data Analytics for Healthcare Leaders: Integrating Statistics & Experience to Drive Your Business Decisions Improving the Patient Experience: Best Practices for Improving Patient/Family Satisfaction and HCAHPS Scores Process Optimization in Healthcare
9 Study at your own pace and develop your own qualifications for a rewarding career in technology with easy-to-use computer-based training programs! These training programs will help you become job ready: Robotics Technician Electronics Technician PLC Technician PLC Technician II Electromechanical Technician Automation Technician These programs offer a proven training alternative for people who don’t want to attend college on a full or part time basis. Technical training for your next job Flexible registration and tuition options that fit any budget Easy-to-use course content and simulation software Tutorial and technical support by phone, email, and online forum Average program completion time: 28-32 weeks of part-time study Request a free info package or register at www.wcc-gbc.com SUNY WCC & GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE ONLINE TECHNICAL TRAINING Textbook Required
Visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 10 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING FREE! HEALTHCARE Registration Days and Information Sessions for Allied Health Careers Tuesday, January 9 & 16 at 5 pm Thursday, January 4, 11 &18 at 1 pm Learn about becoming a Nursing Assistant, ECG & Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, or Medical Administrative Assistant at a free remote or in-person session. Call 914-606-7400 to reserve your space. FOUNDATION COURSES FOR HEALTH CAREERS REMOTE Infection Control for Healthcare Programs Prerequisite for students entering Phlebotomy and other healthcare programs. Designed for entry-level healthcare professionals and includes key infection control concepts and regulations surrounding infection control practices in NYS. CE-HCARE 2009OS, 5:30-9:30 pm, $107. Sec. A: 1 Tues., Jan. 23 #27204 Sec. B: 1 Tues., Jan. 30 #27205 IN-PERSON BLS for Healthcare Providers Designed for medical and dental professionals and those entering a medical or allied health program. Includes one- and two-person rescue techniques for infants, children, and adults, and use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). American Heart Association certification course. 1 Sat., 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $112. J Lederman. At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2005OS Sec. A: Mar. 9. #27206 Sec. B: Apr. 6. # 27207 Sec. C: May 11. #27208 HEALTHCARE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS Background Check, Drug Test, and Immunizations For programs with a clinical or externship, our affiliates require a background check and drug screening. Positive results on either will result in not being accepted into the program or not being allowed to attend the clinical. The criteria to pass these screens include: no felony or misdemeanor convictions; negative drug screen; negative TB, MMR, Hep B, and Varicella vaccines. Separate fees for background check and drug tests apply and are not included in tuition costs. PROGRAMS: Certified Nurse Assistant Clinical Medical Assistant Home Health Aide Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Practicum RN Refresher Pharmacy Technician Prepare for entry into the pharmacy field and obtain NHA certification (Pharmacy Technician Certification: CPhT). Learn medical terminology, the role, and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, how to interpret prescriptions, and develop the skills needed to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Admissions application and interview required. Application due date is Jan. 19. REMOTE Sec. A: CE-HCARE 2061OS, Sa/Su, Feb. 3-Apr. 27, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $2076 (+ textbook). #27209 To apply and register for Sec A, call 914-606-7400 or email email@example.com IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Mount Vernon: Sec. B: CE-HCARE 2016MV, M/T/W/Th, Jan. 29- April. 23 6:00-9:00 pm, $2076 (+ textbook). CE-HCARE 2061MV #27325 To apply and register for Sec B, call 914-606-7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org HYBRID Intensive Clinical Medical Assistant CMAs perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Prepare for employment at physicians’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Course topics include: preparing patients for examination and treatment Infection control, routine laboratory procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology basics, phlebotomy and ECG computer applications, and EMR medical office procedures. After successful completion of the Clinical Medical Assistant course, students will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for NHA certification (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant: CCMA). Admissions application and interview required. To apply and register call 914-606-7400 or email email@example.com CE-HCARE 2059OS, $2,485 (+textbook) Online and at SUNY Westchester Ossining: Sec. A: M/T/W/TH, Jan.22-May 16, 6:00-9:30 pm, #27210 Sec. B: M/T/W/TH, Jan. 22-May 16, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, #27211 Are you interested in Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA), Electrocardiography (ECG), or Phlebotomy Technician programs at Mount Vernon? For more information, contact 914-606-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11 IN-PERSON Electrocardiography (ECG) Introduction to the techniques necessary to perform a twelvelead electrocardiogram, troubleshoot technical problems, and identify normal and common abnormal rates. Prerequisite: Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Certified ECG Tech Examination offered by the NHA. For more information, call 914-606-7400 or email email@example.com At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2007OS, 5 Fri., Feb. 23-Mar. 22, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, $515 (+ textbook). #27212 Medical Administrative Assistant Training Learn how to keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. REMOTE Sec. A: CE-HCARE 2063OS, T/W/Th, Jan. 23-May 9, 6:00-9:30 pm, $1811 (+ textbook). #27213 To register for Sec A, call 914-606-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org IN-PERSON At SUNY Westchester Mount Vernon: Sec. B: CE-HCARE 2063MV, M/T/W/Th, Feb. 5-April 30, 6:00-9:00 pm, $1811 (+ textbook). CE-HCARE 2063MV # 27324 To register for Sec B, call 914-606-7200 or email email@example.com IN-PERSON Phlebotomy Certificate Program Introduces basic concepts of the procedures used for obtaining blood from veins and capillaries and the use of equipment and types of blood tubes. Includes Phlebotomy Practicum for no extra charge. Prerequisite: Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students. Earn a SUNY Westchester Community College certificate. To register, call 914-606-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2044OS, 8 M/W, Feb. 5-28, 3:00-7:30 pm. $1214 (+textbook). #27214 Are you interested in LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Program at Ossining? For more information, contact 914-606-7400 or email@example.com IN-PERSON Phlebotomy Practicum For students who have already completed the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. Under the supervision of a certified phlebotomy instructor, receive hands-on experience in phlebotomy and practice venipuncture and capillary sticks on each other in accordance with regulations of the NHA. Prerequisite: Infection Control for Healthcare Programs and Phlebotomy Training Program. Note: completion of 30 live sticks required to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomist Examination. For more information and to register, call 914-606-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2045OS, 13 Wed., Mar. 6-May 29, 3:00-7:00 pm. #27215 IN-PERSON ECG and Phlebotomy Technician Gain additional skills for routine patient care treatments including ECG, phlebotomy, simple lab tests, and infection control. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take certification exams offered by the NHA. To register, call 914-606-7400 or email email@example.com At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2080OS, Sa/Su, Feb. 3-May 12, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $1989. #27216 IN-PERSON Certified Nursing Assistant NYS approved training for nursing assistants. Prepare for employment in hospitals and nursing homes. Includes classroom work and clinical experiences at a local nursing home. Admissions application and interview required; application due date is Jan. 19. To apply and register call 914-606-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2001OS, $2076 (+ textbook/workbook). Sec. A: Sat., Jan. 27-June 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, #27217 Sec. B: T/TH, Feb. 6-May 16, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, #27218 IN-PERSON NYS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher Course The EMT-Basic refresher course allows New York City-area Emergency Medical Technicians to renew their certification. The course is designed to help the EMT refresh previously learned material and learn the latest and most updated information on protocol changes and policy. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-HCARE 2058, 7 Sun., Feb. 4–May 5, 9:00 am–3:30 pm, Science Bldg. $347 # 27326 HEALTHCARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT CORPORATE CLASSES Process Optimization in Healthcare Serve more patients and improve all measures of quality! In an environment filled with technological, regulatory, and administrative change—and a pandemic—hospitals and practices must serve significantly more patients while accepting lower reimbursement. It is a “business” model that would not work for most businesses. This workshop will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to better understand your processes and implement lasting solutions. 13 CPEs. Call 914-606-6658 for more information. Improving the Patient Experience: Best Practices for Improving Patient/Family Satisfaction and HCAHPS Scores Clinical outcomes have always been the most important measure of patient satisfaction. In today’s healthcare business environment, payers, patients, and healthcare leadership demand a more holistic view of patient engagement. The definition of high quality has been expanded to include greater emphasis on wait times, communication, the environment and more. This course will challenge you to rethink patient interactions and how to implement measurable improvements to patient satisfaction. 13 CPEs. Call 914-606-6658 for more information. Data Analytics for Healthcare Leaders: Integrating Statistics & Experience to Drive Your Business Decisions Hidden in existing systems (block scheduling, practice management, talent management, etc.) are treasure troves of information that will enable you to improve revenue capture, to reallocate resources from underutilized units to emerging areas of need, and to significantly improve clinical and non-clinical outcomes. This seminar will arm you with the tools and strategies to determine which data are vital, ask the right questions of analysts who support you, interpret results to make good business decisions and effectively communicate your conclusions to varied audiences. Call 914-606-6658 for more information. Textbook Required
Visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/wdce | 12 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING COMMUNITY HEALTH & SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS IN-PERSON Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR/AED American Heart Association CPR/AED course covering children ages 1 year up to adults. Certification good for two years. For the lay responder. Please contact email@example.com prior to the class. 1 Sat., 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $89. J Lederman. At SUNY Westchester Ossining: CE-HCARE 2006OS, Apr. 20. #27219 HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY IN-PERSON Full High School Equivalency Ready to change your life by obtaining your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Students who wish to earn an HSE diploma must take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Exam. Our program provides interactive and engaging preparation classes that cover the five subject areas of the TASC examination. Our program is student focused and aims to help participants achieve their academic and career goals. McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test: Test Assessing Secondary Completion 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0071843874. At SUNY Westchester Mount Vernon: CE-HSE 2000MV, M/T/W/Th, $50 (+ textbook). Sec. A: Jan 8- April 22 (Skip 1/15) 6:00-9:00 pm, CE-HSE 2000MV #27316 Sec. B: Feb 5- May 17- 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, CE-HSE 2000MV # 27320 Sec. C: Jan 22- May 2- 9:00 am- 12:00 pm CE-HSE 2000MV # 27321 For more information and to register, call 914-606-7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-HSE 2000, M/T/W/Th, $50 (+ textbook). Sec. A: Jan. 22-May 16 (Skip week of 2/19 & week of 3/25) 6:00-9:00 pm, #27168 Sec. B: Jan. 22-May 16 (Skip week of 2/19 & week if 3/25) 9:00 am-12:00 pm, #27169 For more information, call 914-606-5685 or email email@example.com. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Advanced Manufacturing Programs: Earn industry-recognized credentials Hands-on, applied workforce certifications by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS): Introduction to Manufacturing CNC Milling Operations CNC Turning Operations Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician Plus (CPT 4.0 +) Programs are ongoing throughout the year and funding may be available for qualified students. For more information, visit www.sunywcc.edu/pdc, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 914-606-6658. FIBER OPTICS TRAINING CERTIFICATION Course fees include all books and study materials. For addtional details, visit our website at www.sunywcc.edu/fiber-optics Questions? Email email@example.com To register, call SUNY Westchester Community College at 914-606-6830 and press 1 Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT) Interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician? This hands-on skills course prepares you for the national certification exam and starting your career in the fiber optic field. Sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association), you’ll learn the industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), and basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Prerequisites: ability to see and identify small items; ability to speak and read the English language. CE-TECH 2000, Apr. 22, 23, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, Apr. 24, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, GTW-110, $1225.00 #27377 Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) Advanced training for anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. Offers a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards with hands-on activities, and explains the variety of testing standards, equipment, and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. Prerequisite: CFOT Course. CE-TECH 2001, Apr. 24, 1:00–5:00 pm, Apr. 25, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, GTW-110, $1122.00 #27378 Methods of Instruction: REMOTE Students and instructors report virtually to classes on the designated days, dates, and times they are scheduled for. HYBRID Combination of remote and in-person instruction. You will meet virtually and in-person on scheduled days. IN-PERSON Students and instructors meet in-person on the designated days, dates, and times they are scheduled for.