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TASC

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

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.

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.

Heating Professional Training

DCB 036

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

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.

Green Facilities Training

DCB 044

Sustainability or “Going Green,” is a commitment to achieving a zero-waste operation. For a company to successfully “Go Green” requires changes in both operational practices and company values. All employees must understand sustainable practices, have the tools and resources for continuous improvement, and the desire and drive to achieve the zero-waste goal. The 16-hour training program will provide resources, information, practical lessons and applications for participants to complete a comprehensive facility assessment, develop a sustainability improvement plan, and take the first steps toward implementing “Going Green” procedures and practices including procurement practices, improvements to company culture and employee training and motivation. Topics to be covered include: green policy, green purchasing, green cleaning, marketing green, contractual negotiations, monitoring and record keeping, troubleshooting and compliance, LEED certification, green assessments and the fundamentals of change management. The training will provide a framework of understanding of sustainability in order to empower facility employees to monitor and adjust systems and modify personal behaviors to move their organization towards a waste-free operation and to take advantage of the cost savings and performance improvements associated with “going green.” The course has been specifically developed for municipal employees, health care professionals, property managers, front line staff, purchasing agents, planners, marketing consultants and green team participants.

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.

Building Analyst Field Exam

DCB 143

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

Envelope Prof Field Exam

DCB 149

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

Heating Prof Field Exam

DCB 150

The registration amount includes the non-refundable non-transferable $200 administrative fee.

Medical Admin Assistant (Onl)

DCB 168

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 graduation. 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 graduate support after graduation, students receive e-books and a voucher to take that CMAA 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 170

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 (Onl)

DCB 193

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 216

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 double entry 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 years experience as a bookkeeper. Required text: Bookkeepers Boot Camp: Get a Grip on Accounting Basics ISBN: 97817704000443