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Social Security Strategies

DCB 1751

About 40% of retirees apply for Social Security as soon as they become eligible at age 62. But by doing so, they may significantly and permanently reduce the benefits that they — and possibly their spouses — could receive over a lifetime. Source: SSA, 2015. Social Security provides not only a guaranteed income stream but also longevity protection, spousal protection, and some inflation protection. It may be the closest thing you receive to a traditional pension. There may be ways to maximize the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive.

Certified Production Tech

DCB 1786

Local manufacturers, educational institutions and Ulster County Office of Employment and Training have partnered together to create a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the hiring needs of manufacturing employers and to prepare local job seekers with the skills needed to get self-sufficient jobs in manufacturing. This program consists of four individual certificate modules: Safety, Manufacturing Processes and Production, Quality Practices and Measurement, and Maintenance Awarenss. Suggested prerequisites: 9th grade math and 10th grade English.

Social Media Mkt -Build a Busn

DCB 1789

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Instagram are some of the popular social media platforms used by billions of people every day. Unlike traditional forms of media, these platforms allow businesses to create genuine, dynamic connections with their customers. This seminar will provide an overview of today's popular social media platforms and why they are important to the success and growth of your small business.

CASAC Program

DCB 1803

Building Analyst Training

DCB 1842

This training prepares students to perform comprehensive, "whole-house" energy assessments, identify a building’s problems at the root cause and prescribing and prioritizing solutions based on building science principles. Upon successful completion of the written and field exams, students will receive Building Analyst certification. Building Analyst is a prerequisite for several other BPI certifications. Prerequisite: basic building science background is strongly recommended Suggested textbook: Residential Energy, ISBN: 9781880120095


DCB 1846

An online job skills assessment program to help job seekers prepare for their careers and provides an opportunity to conduct a comparison between personal skills and those required in the job market. WorkKeys is free and accessible anywhere students have internet access.

Career Readiness Assessment

DCB 1849

A portable record of work skills which documents skill achievements in Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics. Students are required to make an appointment for assessment date.

BPI BA Field Test Prep

DCB 1883

This workshop reviews diagnostic procedures to help the student develop the skills and knowledge required for the BPI Building Analyst Certification Field Test.

Envelope Prof Field Test Prep

DCB 1890

This workshop reviews diagnostic procedures to help the student develop the skills and knowledge required for the BPI Envelope Professional Certification Field Test.

Heating Prof Field Test Prep

DCB 1891

This workshop reviews diagnostic procedures to help the student develop the skills and knowledge required for the BPI Heating Certification Field Test.

BPI AC/Heat PumpFieldTest Prep

DCB 1893

This workshop reviews diagnostic procedures for students to develop skills and knowledge required for the BPI A/C Heat Pump Certification Field Test.

Phlebotomy Technician

DCB 1895

This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Course fee includes textbook.

Electrical Theory I - Basics

DCB 1947

Learn electrical theory basics for a variety of professional fields including the manufacturing field. Course will cover basic electrical distribution, identifying and selecting electrical equipment, sizing wires and overcurrent protection, an introduction to the National Electrical Code, installing wires and conduit, theory of series and parallel circuits and measuring voltage and current. This course includes a lab component.

NABCEP Associate PV Exam

DCB 1950

For those who have completed Photovoltaics Systems and have mastered the 10 skill sets listed on the NABCEP learning objectives. Students must preregister for the exam and bring a signed copy of the NABCEP Candidate Eligibility Form to the Exam.


DCB 2000

A one year online subscription that provides online access to ICD-10 and CPT codes. Class should be taken on a PC.

Pet Certificate Program

DCB 2004

This course will help you explore the field of animal-related careers. It offers a variety of resources to help begin or enhance your career working with animals and will further your animal knowledge. This includes hands-on internships that can be a good source for networking and employment. Required: Completion of a Pet First Aid/CPR course and at least 54 hours of internships arranged by instructor. Certificate received upon completion. 7.2 CEUs

Pet CPR & First Aid

DCB 2005

Some of the material covered in this class includes, equipment and supplies for putting together your own Pet First Aid Kit, understanding basic pet owner responsibilities, rescue breathing, restraint, muzzle, elevation, direct pressure points, administering medicine and treating wounds, bleeding, immobilization, shock management and transporting wounded animals, assessing vital signs. Certificate received upon completion. Required: The purchase of at least one textbook (cats, dogs, or both) depending on your interest and needs. (estimated $20 per book) 0.6 CEUs Instructor Mary Lynn Gagnon is the owner of Pet Estates Inc., and Merry Lynn Kennels. She has been a successful pet business owner and leader in the pet business field locally and regionally for more than 25 years.

Basics of Grooming

DCB 2006

This introductory course prepares you for a career as a pet groomer assistant, owner or caregiver through in-class and hands-on training. Requirements: Completion of the Pet Education Certificate course, the Pet First Aid/CPR course and at least 20 hours of internships at approved animal care facilities (instructor will assist in securing the necessary internships) within six months after the final class date. 4.7 CEUs

Starting a Pet Business

DCB 2007

In order to stand out in the pet industry you need to think outside the box and do your research. This course will save you time and money by giving you the tools to do it right the first time and how to avoid the pitfalls. Topics include business planning, acquiring permits, creating a unique business, tips to increase revenue, marketing, where to go for free assistance and much more. Course includes a 30-minute phone consultation with the instructor.

Financial Management

DCB 2014

Research has shown that the vast majority of millionaires are fastidious planners, budgeters, and investors. They set a goal, make a plan to reach that goal, then work hard to make it happen. Presentation demonstrates ways to develop a sound financial strategy one that covers all the financial bases, from insurance to investing to estate conservation. This educational presentation will include directions on the: Ways to help money work smarter and harder, How to estimate the amount of insurance protection one may need, The true cost of credit-card debt, Three critical components of a sound investment plan, Steps to take to help manage taxes and potentially increase net worth, How to calculate how much money one may need to retire, and Important estate conservation strategies. Everyone who attends will receive a full-color, 20-page workbook on financial management. This resource contains a wealth of information — including exercises and questions that could help you assess the current situation and make sound financial decisions.

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