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TASC 90 Hours

CFA 1882

This course is designed as a comprehensive review for students wanting to receive their High School Equivalency Diploma. Students will prepare to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™). This test replaced the GED ® test for New York State in 2014. The focus of the classes will be on Reading/Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. TASC™ testing is determined by pre-test scores and instructor recommendation. Students may require more than one session of preparation prior to testing. This class will include homework. Students should bring notebook and pen/pencil. The recommended book for this course is Kaplan’s New TASC ™ with 2 Practice Tests. The instructor is Allen Slater. Mr. Slater earned his M.A. and B.A. at Marist College.

Medical Transcrpt Editor (Onl)

DCB 1030

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique, among other topics, as well as, developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized support, students receive 10 textbooks, a transcription foot pedal, a 15-month membership to AHDI, and a 15-month subscription to an online reference library.

Photovoltaics Off-Grid

DCB 1031

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to off-grid solar. Students will join instructor John Calhoun, P.E., as he covers system design, performance modeling, and safe installation, operation and maintenance. Prerequisite: Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

Heating Professional Training

DCB 1036

This training focuses on how to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health and safety. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training

CASAC - Section I

DCB 1037

Section I: Knowledge of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse—85 Course Hours • Basic Knowledge: Physical and Pharmacological Effects • Overview of the Addiction Field • Diversity of Intervention and Treatment Approaches • Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria • Twelve Step and Mutual Aid Groups • Toxicology Testing and Screening

Business Office Assistant

DCB 1061

This six-week, 90-hour course is designed to prepare students for entry level office work. It provides basic computer skills and office skills necessary for the contemporary business environment. Topics include keyboarding, MS Office, basic math, grammar and writing skills and critical thinking and communication skills. This course is approved for veteran’s education funds. The instructor, Henry Johnson, a NYS certified teacher, has been teaching science for 35 years and was co-owner and business manager of Jeffry Allan Jewelers studio for 23 years. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Instructional Technology with the Wappingers Central School District.

2 Day Film School

DCB 1078

Get your Oscar ® speech ready. Anyone can produce, write, direct, and even star in an Independent Film, if given the basic information. This intensive course is divided into two distinct days. Day 1- “WRITE, DIRECT, SHOOT & EDIT” teaches how to make a first feature film on budgets from $5,000 to $5,000,000. Day 2 – “PRODUCE, FINANCE & DISTRIBUTE” then shows how to attend festivals and sell your film globally to the Theatrical, Foreign, Cable, DVD, On-Demand and TV industries to profit. BONUS: All attendees receive a Filmmaker’s Workbook, a Producer’s Diploma, a Hollywood Directory and Graduation Certificate. Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith and Queen Latifah are graduates. The instructor is Dov S-S Simens. After a decade of line producing and script development, he taught at UCLA, USC and NYU. He was voted America’s #1 film instructor in 2001 by the National Association of Film Schools. Note: Travel expenses are not included in price of the class.

Building Analyst Field Test

DCB 1143

The BPI Field Test will be given by appointment. Testing will be done in our Kelder Test House located in Stone Ridge, NY. Field tests are subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

Envelope Prof Field Exam

DCB 1149

The BPI Envelope Professional Field Test will be given by appointment. Field tests are subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

Heating Prof Field Exam

DCB 1150

The BPI Heating Professional Field Test will be given by appointment. Testing will be done in our Kelder Test house located in Stone Ridge, NY. Field tests are subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

Medical Admin Assistant (Onl)

DCB 1168

Approved by the National Healthcareer Association, the Medical Administrative Assistant program is specifically designed to prepare students to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential after completion. The interactive online curriculum teaches students Microsoft Word and Excel basics, healthcare documentation and reimbursement, medical terminology, and basic anatomy as well as specific medical office management topics such as practice finances and standard office procedures. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized support after completion, students receive e-books and a voucher to take the CCBMA exam after graduation. This course is 200 hours long and students will have six months to complete the program.

Basics of Bldg Science (Onl)

DCB 1170

This course is for students who are new to building science and want to develop a foundation of skills and knowledge to prepare for the Building Analyst course. This online course teaches the basics of building science and how interacting relationships affect the performance of a home. This course consists of five structured modules over five weeks; 15 hours of online participation are required.

Medical Terminology Online

DCB 1193

This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. This course serves as a foundation for all other medical courses in this series.

Bookkeeping - The Basics

DCB 1216

This is an introductory course for those without previous study in bookkeeping or accounting. The course will discuss the proper recording of business transactions, the principles of doubleentry bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, journals and ledgers, the preparation of trial balances, financial reports and other basic accounting principles. Julie Boice, instructor, has an MBA in Accounting. She is currently a full-time instructor in the Business Department at SUNY Ulster, teaching accounting, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office and other related business courses. She also has over 20 year’s experience as a bookkeeper.

Notary Public Workshop

DCB 1260

This class, endorsed by the American Society of Notaries, prepares students to pass the New York State notary exam and provides a comprehensive view of the notary public office. Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures are explained in plain English. Learn about the day-to-day issues one would face in serving as a notary, avoid conflicts of interest, maintain professional ethics, charge proper fees, and know when to defer to an attorney. Find out how to handle special situations, minimize legal liability, and much more. Instructor, Erin Johnson Haddeland, Esq., is a licensed attorney and notary public in New York State. She is also a NYS certified teacher.

BPI AC/Heat Pump Field Exam

DCB 1270

The BPI AC/heat Pump Field Test will be given by appointment. Testing will be done in our Kelder test house located in Stone Ridge, NY. Field tests are subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

Medical Coding (Onl)

DCB 1291

This online instructor-led eleven-week course prepares students for entry-level jobs in a doctor’s office or other medical facility. Preparing for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 scheduled for October 2015, students study the application of five times more codes in nineteen different body system categories. Understanding CPT Coding is also covered including Medicare Fraud and Abuse, and Evaluation and Management. Students will need a one-year license from SpeedECoder which provides online access to ICD-10 and CPT codes. STUDENT MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR DCB 2000-01, SpeedECoder: $108 unless they already have the subscription.