Computers & Information Technology
To register, please call 914-606-6830, press option 1.
Classes in this session are taught with Windows 10 and Office 365 except as noted. All participants will be provided with Microsoft Office 365 access upon activation of their Westchester Community College account. Many of our programs align with certification exams offered by leading companies.
IBM Skills Academy Artificial Intelligence Practitioner
The IBM Skills Academy Program is IBM’s premier training and digital badging worldwide program with curriculum aligned to high-demand jobs in the new digital-age technology job market. The Artificial Intelligence program covers several open source technologies including the premier IBM Watson Studio platform.
Course modules include:
Artificial Intelligence: Evolution and relevance in today’s world
The Intersection of Human Expertise and Machine Learning
Analyze AI solutions across many industries
Learn and use AI Tools and Machine Learning algorithms
Understand AI Technology building blocks such as natural language processing, machine learning, virtual agents and computer vision
IBM Enterprise Design Thinking
In the exciting course labs you will learn how to gain insights from data such as exploring sentiment in a collection of AirBnB reviews using IBM Discovery Service you will create a virtual assistant that can handle simple inquiries such as “Can I see your gluten-free menu options?” and “What are your store hours?”, Labs feature recently released IBM Artificial Intelligence offerings, including IBM Watson OpenScale, to detect model bias and promote trust and transparency. A comprehensive case study focusing on AI Ethics and Law will connect labs and the AI Essentials Group Work Activity.
Upon successful completion of this course and exam, participants are awarded the IBM Artificial Intelligence Practitioner digital badge. Additional credentials may be earned, including IBM Watson Studio Essentials and IBM Design Thinking Practitioner digital badges. For prerequisites or further info, please contact Kristine Bunyea at Kristine.Bunyea@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-7904.
CE-COMP 2233WP, 20 T/Th Sept. 14-Nov. 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $2,450. #84167
IBM Skills Academy Data Science Practitioner
The IBM Skills Academy Program is IBM’s premier training and digital badging worldwide program with curriculum aligned to high-demand jobs in the new digital-age technology job market. The Data Science program covers several open source technologies including the premier IBM Watson Studio platform.
Course modules include:
Data Science Methodology
Data Science on the Cloud
IBM Enterprise Design Thinking
Upon successful completion of this course and exam, participants are eligible for the IBM Data Science Practitioner digital badge. Additional credentials may be earned, including IBM Watson Studio Essentials and IBM Design Thinking Practitioner digital badges.
For prerequisites or further info, please contact Kristine Bunyea at Kristine.Bunyea@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-7904.
CE-COMP 2205, 23 T/Th, Sept. 21-Dec. 16 (skip 11/25, 11/30 & 12/2), 6:00-9:00 pm, and 4 Sat., Oct. 2-23, 1:00-4:00 pm. $2,450. #83846
Google IT Support Certificate
This instructor-led training program provides the skills you need for an introductory-level job in IT support, with no relevant experience required. Topics include troubleshooting and customer care, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.
For more information on schedule, cost, and registration email Kristine.Bunyea@sunywcc.edu.
Entry-Level IT Helpdesk Technician
This 173-hour 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.
Go to the following link to sign-up. www.sunywcc.edu/locations/technician-application. For more information including class schedule, contact Eridania Camacho at 914-606-5616.
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!
CE-COMP 2002, 2 M/T, Sept. 13 & 14, 6:00-9:00 pm, $150. #83847
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 Westchester Community College account. This class is best suited for PC, not Mac.
CE-COMP 2235, 8 M/W, Sept. 20-Oct. 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $496 (+ textbook). #83848
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. All participants will be provided Microsoft Office 365 access upon activation of their Westchester Community College account. This class is best suited for PC, not Mac.
CE-COMP 2173, 6 M/W, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $403 (+ textbook). #83849
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.
CE-COMP 2016, 9 Sat., Sept. 25-Nov. 20, 9:00-11:00 am, $217. #83850
In need of a flexible schedule?
Try our online self-paced Keyboarding class: www.ed2go.com/sunywcc.edu/online-courses/keyboarding
Zoom: Enhancing Your Online Experience
As we continue to work remotely, and integrate Zoom into everyday life, this workshop will combine how to use the technology with best practices, tips and tricks. This course will cover: installing the Zoom client, scheduling a meeting, configuring audio and video, meeting controls, such as muting all participants, using chat, breakout rooms and polls, sharing your screen, co-host controls, how to record your Zoom meeting, what to do with the recorded files, and more!
CE-COMP 2237, 2 T/Th, Oct. 5 & 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #83875
Join us at Westchester Community College virtually for some digital fun! Learn something new and get your questions answered in these workshops.
Get Organized: Manage Your Computer Files (File Management)
Organizing and managing your files is essential for the workplace and for the home. Learn best practices to arrange and categorize your files; create and organize folders; search for files; work with shortcuts. This is a must-have skill!
CE-COMP 2002, 2 Sun., Sept. 26 & Oct. 3, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $150. #83851
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 securely manage your numerous Internet accounts and passwords, manage your overflowing email, and encrypt your important files.
CE-COMP 2210, 1 Sun., Oct. 10, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (30-minute lunch break), $130. #83852
Introduction to Cloud Storage
What, why, and how to use cloud storage online for personal use. You will discover how to store and access your photos, music and documents through your computer, smartphone, and tablet devices. Discussion will include how to find free and paid cloud storage sites.
CE-COMP 2209, 1 Sun., Oct. 24, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $80. #83854
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. Showcases 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., Oct. 17, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. #83853
Electronic Device Emergency Preparation
This workshop will teach you how to keep your electronic devices working during an emergency, such as a hurricane major storm or when the power goes out. Complete your Medical ID on your smartphone and list emergency contact information for medical personnel.
CE-COMP 2208, 1 Sun., Nov. 7, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $80. #83855
The Certification Center at Westchester Community College
Through the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education, The Certification Center at 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 Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu for more information or to schedule your exam. Proctor fees apply.
TAKE YOUR MICROSOFT OFFICE SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Our Microsoft Office series of programs will enhance your skills and help you advance your career! From beginner to professional, these programs are comprehensive and lead to digital badges and add-on certifications.
Computer Skills for Job Readiness Non-credit Certificate
Achievement of this non-credit certificate series requires the successful completion of all classes, assignments, and exercises in all levels of Excel and Word listed below (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced.) For more information, email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu.
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. Prerequisite: File Management or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2020, $310 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., Sept. 18-Oct. 9, 9:00 am-12:00 noon. #83858
Sec. B: 4 T/Th, Oct. 12-21, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #83859
Expand your skills in Excel by learning to use and analyze tables and enhance your charts and worksheets. Explore techniques for managing workbooks, sharing Excel files, and incorporating web information. Prerequisite: MS Excel Introduction or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2021, $310 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 9:00 am-12:00 noon. #83860
Sec. B: 4 T/Th, Oct. 26-Nov. 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #83861
Master more advanced features of Excel such as analyzing data with PivotTables, exchanging data with other programs, and advanced worksheet management. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2022, $310 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., Nov. 13-Dec. 11 (skip 11/27), 9:00 am-12:00 noon. #83862
Sec. B: 4 T/Th, Nov. 9-18, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #83863
Save $$ when you register for all three Excel classes during this term for just $837. Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling. If classes are canceled for any reason, discount no longer applies.
Get started with Word, even if you have never done word processing before. Covers editing documents; formatting text, paragraphs, and documents; and creating and formatting tables–fundamental skills for creating letters, reports, and documents. Prerequisite: File Management or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2029, 4 Sat., Sept. 18-Oct. 9, 1:00-4:00 pm, $310 (+ textbook). #83864
Expand your skills and enhance your documents by adding graphics, using styles and templates, and managing multi-page documents. Create personalized mailings by merging data into your documents. Learn how easy it is to turn your Word document into a webpage. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2030, 4 Sat., Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $310 (+ textbook). #83865
Master more advanced features of Word such as building forms, creating charts and diagrams, collaborating with others on a document, working with references, advanced graphics, and integrating Word with other applications. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2031, 4 Sat., Nov. 13-Dec. 11 (skip 11/27), 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $310 (+ textbook). #83866
Save $$ when you register for all three Word classes during this term for just $837. Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling. If classes are canceled for any reason, discount no longer applies.
In need of a flexible schedule?
Try our online Microsoft Word class: www.ed2go.com/sunywcc/online-courses/intro-microsoft-word-2019-office-365/
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 PC, 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 M/W, Sept. 27 & 29, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #83856
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. Organize your inbox with techniques for managing your email. 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. Prerequisite: File Management or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2024, 4 M/W, Nov. 1-10, 6:00-9:00 pm, $310, GTW-203. #83857
Microsoft Certification Training–Online Programs
If our class schedule does not match your availability, you can still train for a new career and develop or enhance your technology skills by enrolling in our online classes offered in partnership with Education to Go. For more information, see page 27, email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu or visit careertraining.ed2go.com/sunywcc
Certification Exam Prep Package
Certifications help your resume stand out to employers. Are you exam ready? The Certification Exam Prep Package is the tool to ensure you are prepared to sit for a certification exam, once you’ve completed your coursework (or have equivalent experience). The Package includes GMetrix practice testing, which will help you to determine areas in need of improvement prior to taking your certification exam. With this detailed information, you then meet with one of our expert trainers for three hours of intense focus on the skills identified. The Package includes one testing voucher and one retake, if necessary. See this page for eligible exams: www.sunywcc.edu/pdc and click on the Certification Center tab.
Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu for more information on practice testing, scheduling, or groups of more than one.
CE-COMP 2242, $510.
One-on-One Computer Training
Get the benefits and the expertise of our experienced corporate training professionals in a one-on-one, private session! For targeted, specific assistance with any software application, whether PC or Mac, our one-on-one program can help.
Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to match you with one of our training professionals and to set up an appointment. These sessions are available in-person or in a remote format. A 2-hour session is $240; a 3-hour session is $360.
TECHNOLOGY COURSES FOR BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY
Whether you are interested in learning how to use specific applications or would like to obtain a non-credit certificate in Social Media for Business we have a course to help you achieve your goals.
Create Your Own Website with Google Sites
Create a website—no programming skills needed! With Google Sites you can drag and drop content, including videos, images, calendars, presentations, documents, and text where you need it, then quickly personalize, and share your site. Learn to set up permissions to make your site public or private. This easy-to-use tool comes bundled with your Google account. This class will cover an introduction to Google Docs and Drive. Prerequisite: a Gmail email account and password.
CE-COMP 2181, 6 M/W, Oct. 11-27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $310. #83867
Business Intelligence and Analytics using Tableau
Tableau is a business intelligence tool used for data visualization and data-driven decision making. In this course you will be introduced to Tableau Desktop to connect Tableau to an Excel dataset and to see live visual analytics. Learn features that allow you to explore, prepare and present data quickly and easily.
CE-COMP 2183, 4 Wed., Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, $310. #83869
Math for Big Data using Excel
If you are new to data analysis, then you will need to understand what data is, particularly Big Data, and how to describe data by categorizing it, summarizing it, and visualizing it. Learn to calculate summary statistics with Excel math functions, select data-appropriate graphics and create summary tables. Then explore inferential statistics with correlation and regression and use these tools for forecasting and predictions. This course is designed for the Excel user, from beginner to advanced, who is interested in enhancing their Big Data analytic tools, methods, and skills. The focus is on Excel math tools for data analysis such as measures of central tendency and dispersion. Visualizations for Big Data including histograms are explored, as well as relationships between two data sets and making predictions.
CE-COMP 2236, 4 M/W, Dec. 6-15, 6:00-9:00 pm, $310. #83870
COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACE
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.
CE-COMP 2052, 2 Tues., Sept. 21 & 28, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #83871
Excel Dashboards track complex data in one visual, dynamic, interactive, central, and compact sheet. Learn to build dashboards that simplify data analysis and enhance decision-making. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2170, 2 Wed., Nov. 3 & 10, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #83872
Using PivotTables in Excel
A PivotTable is an interactive table that automatically extracts, organizes, and summarizes your data, making it easier to analyze. If you work with large data sets, PivotTables can help you make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and analyze trends with ease. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2086WP, 1 Tues., Oct. 12, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $88, Computer Lab. #83873
Create a Powerful Profile with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site and is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of contacts with others. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Find out how to improve your profile to be most effective and how to navigate LinkedIn.
CE-COMP 2099, 2 T/Th, Oct. 5 & 7, 6:00-8:00 pm, $88. #83874
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 Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to schedule your individual 2-hour session for $180 or 3-hours at $260.
Zoom: Enhancing Your Online Experience
As we continue to work remotely, and organizations integrate Zoom into everyday life, this workshop will combine how to use the technology with best practices for facilitators. This course will cover: installing the Zoom client for meetings, scheduling a meeting, configuring audio and video, meeting controls, such as muting all participants, using chat, breakout rooms and polls, sharing your screen, co-host controls, how to record your Zoom meeting, what to do with the recorded files, and more!
CE-COMP 2237, 2 T/Th, Oct. 5 & 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #83875
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Bookkeeping with QuickBooks and Excel Non-Credit Certificate
Earn this non-credit certificate by completing our QuickBooks Fundamentals class, Microsoft Excel—Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced classes (page 14), and Accounting & Bookkeeping 1 (page 3). Apply for the certificate upon completing all requirements.
Debits, credits, journals, ledgers…having a working knowledge of the principles behind the bookkeeping capability of QuickBooks will simplify your mastering of this software. The goal is to understand the “behind the scenes” of how business transactions are correctly recorded and how QuickBooks handles them. Then learn how to handle accounts payable and receivable, customer info, inventory, and track your business’s financial health. These sections are open to all students but are particularly suitable for those who have some previous experience with bookkeeping. Prerequisite: File Management or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2013, $595 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: QuickBooks Online (QBO) (PC & Mac Compatible) Version: 10 T/Th, Oct. 5-Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 pm. #83876
Sec. B: QuickBooks Desktop 2021 (PC Only) Version: 10 M/W, Oct. 18-Nov. 17, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #83877
Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Get full details at careertraining.ed2go.com/sunywcc
Computer Programming 101
Whether you’re new to the world of programming or you just need a refresher, this course is for you. The course will introduce programming and problem solving in a high-level language. Topics covered include basic data types, operators and expressions, control structures and loops. No previous programming experience required; basic typing and computer skills are required.
CE-COMP 2217, 6 M/W, Sept. 20-Oct. 6, 6:00-9:00 pm, $403 (+textbook). #83879
Introduction to Python Programming
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 is required; basic typing and computer skills are required.
CE-COMP 2140, 6 M/W, Oct. 11-27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $403 (+textbook). #83880
Intermediate Programming with Python
This course will give you an understanding of programming concepts as implemented in Python. 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: Introduction to Python Programming or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2191, 6 M/W, Nov 1-17, 6:00-9:00 pm, $403 (+textbook). #83881
UNIX/LINUX Administration Basics
Gain basic systems administration skills to manage and deploy small to large systems. You will get a conceptual and hands-on understanding of UNIX/LINUX administration for a business environment. Prerequisite: Computer Fundamentals or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2123, 2 Sat., Oct. 2 & 9, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $202. #83959