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CFA 883

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. Students will join instructor, Allen Slater for class. Mr. Slater earned his M.A. and B.A. at Marist College. 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. ISBN: 978-1-61865-765-7

NASA Academy Camp

CFK 890

Kids start in the Earth’s atmosphere and end up in the stars in this super sampler of space science. This voyage of discovery will explore planets, moons, comets, and other phenomena in our solar system. Come investigate our sun, and other stars and the galaxies they form. Build a Mad Science rocket and then design, build and launch your own version. Learn about the challenges of living in space and undergo astronaut training. Work with lenses and build a telescope. Discover technologies developed for use in outer space while navigating a laser maze. Campers will have lots of projects to make and take home including two rockets, space copter, meteorological station, star chart, and a telescope. Material developed by Mad Science in partnership with NASA. Appropriate for students entering grades 2-6

Bldg Tightness,Ventilation&IEQ

DCB 023

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.

PLC Training

DCB 024

This course will present an overview of Allen Bradley controller architecture, hardware, programming, ladder logic and troubleshooting. Course includes a hands-on lab component. Course is appropriate for engineering students who are looking to gain knowledge in this area as well as for engineer looking for professional development hours. Suggested prerequisite: Electrical Theory

Building Analyst Written Exam

DCB 025

Written exam for the BPI Building Analyst Professional

Medical Transcrpt Editor (Onl)

DCB 030

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 031

Are you ready to declare your energy dependence by taking an active role in installing your own off-grid system? 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

CASAC - Section I

DCB 037

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 ‘language’ 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.

CASAC - Section II

DCB 038

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.

CASAC - Section III

DCB 039

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.

CASAC - Section IV

DCB 040

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 – 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 clients’ 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.

BPI Multi-Family Field Exam

DCB 056

Two weeks prior to the exam, you will be charged a non-refundable non-transferable $200 administrative fee.

Business Office Assistant

DCB 061

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.

PV Troubleshooting/Maintenance

DCB 077

This two day course is designed for those who are directly responsible for hands-on installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and operation of solar electric systems. This course will cover both grid and off-grid systems. Your instructor is John Calhoun, P.E. Prerequisite: Introduction to Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

Alternative Funding

DCB 118

Eric Egeland is President and CEO of Capacity Business Consulting, a business consulting firm located in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Banks, sharks, friends, grants, government loans, credit cards? Where is money available to start a business? Learn answers to this question today. The workshop will focus on: • Where to get funding and what is needed to prove to get it? • What are the ten specific areas that investors need to know are covered before they will take you seriously? • What ADDITIONAL information do banks want? • How crucial is it to be prepared before approaching ANYONE for funding, and what can happen if you aren’t? • How do sharks (angel investors) think and when and how do they invest? • What is “hard money” and “venture capital”? • What’s the difference between debt and equity money? • How to determine the value of a new business and negotiate with sharks