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This course is designed for students who want to achieve their High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as General Education Diploma or GEDÂ®. The transition from the GEDÂ® to a new assessment called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) began in January 2014. The TASC will replace the GEDÂ® test in New York State. Students will join instructors Brant Matises and Kerri L. Martin. Mr. Matises holds a C.A.S. and M.S. from SUNY New Paltz and a B.A. from CUNY Brooklyn College. Ms. Martin earned her M.S. degree from Western Connecticut State University and a B.S. from St. Bonaventure University. TASC testing is determined by pre-test scores and instructor permission. You may require more than one session of preparation prior to testing. This class will include homework. Students should bring notebook and pen/pencil.
This half-day workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the critical relationship between energy efficiency and the need for ventilation within homes for both new construction and existing homes. The workshop will address the NYS Code requirements for energy efficiency as well as the national standards for
ventilation. Real-world examples of condensation issues and other impacts will be addressed. The course will also provide attendees with the necessary information to make proper design and HVAC product selections to enhance indoor environmental quality. The course has been designed specifically for building professionals, contractors and tradesmen, code officials and home inspectors.
Written exam for the BPI Building Analyst Professional
This online program helps students develop the knowledge and skills of quality medical transcriptionists in addition to the specialized skill set of medical transcription editors. The demand for well-trained medical transcription editors is rapidly increasing and this program prepares students for both career paths, making them more flexible. Within the program, students focus on keyboarding,
medical terminology, language and grammar, and the editing skills required to work with speech recognition technology.
This training focuses on how to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health and safety.
Prerequisites: Building Analyst training or BPI Building Analyst Certification
Learning through class discussion and case study, students will be given a general review of substance abuse and alcoholism as well as training related to tobacco use and nicotine dependence. Study will include an overview of the addictions field, learning the â€˜languageâ€™ of addiction treatment through the study of concepts, practice and research. Class participants will develop an understanding of treatment models, both traditional and nontraditional. Students will become familiar with diagnostic instruments and study the diagnostic criteria of the DSM and ICD, and also be introduced to the use of toxicology tests and screening. Coursework will also include the study of Twelve Step and Mutual Aid groups.
Section II includes the study of the theory and practice of both group and individual counseling. Through experiential learning and group activities, students will consider the cultural competence needed for culturally sensitive treatment. Students will reflect on the specific prevention and treatment needs of particular populations. Class participants will look at theories of human development and how they relate to substance abuse and be introduced to the practice of working with affected family members and significant others.
Section III: Assessment, clinical evaluation, treatment planning, case management, and patient/community education (70 hours)
This course introduces students to various screening and assessment instruments. Students will learn components of treatment planning, record keeping and discharge planning as well as gain an understanding of case management and the basic skills needed for successful continuation of care. This course will give students an understanding of community education/prevention, helping them to
develop presentation and training techniques in support of community wellness and awareness.
Section IV: Professional and ethical responsibilities (45 hours)
This course looks at the professional and ethical responsibilities of the addictions counselor. Students will leave being able to identify the unique nature of the counselor â€“ client relationship and explore the boundaries, authority and power issues therein. Students will learn about medical co-morbidities of substance using and addicted individuals, and explore these clientsâ€™ special needs. This course will review the current federal laws regarding confidentiality, as well as program specific policies/procedures involving confidentiality. Additionally, students will learn about the importance of counselor wellness, recognizing burnout and compassion fatigue.