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Personal Trainer - WITS

DCB 1465

Come join this fun profession! The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates personal training jobs will increase 37% by 2018. Whether a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught with five classes for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the sixth week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training and a 30-hour internship (coordinated by the student) that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares students for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is required to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook is required and not included in course fees. It may be purchased or rented from Amazon.com. Students should read chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26 prior to class. For additional information visit www.witseducation.com. W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.

Electrical DistributionSystems

DCB 1631

Course includes basic electrical distribution, identifying and selecting electrical equipment, sizing wires and overcurrent protection, an introduction to the National Electrical Code, installing wires and conduit, connecting PV modules in series and parallel, measuring voltage and current and practicing power and energy calculations. Prerequisite: Electrical Theory I Basics

CASAC Fast Track Day II-I

DCB 1646

Section I: Knowledge of alcoholism and substance abuse (85 hours) 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 Fast Track Day Sec II-II

DCB 1647

Section II: Alcoholism and substance abuse counseling (150 hours) 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 Fast TrackDay-Sec II-III

DCB 1648

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 Fast Track Evening II-I

DCB 1721

Students enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s evening program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in 12 months. For no class and alternate class dates, see information provided below for each section. Instructor: D. Hale, CASAC, CPP

CASAC Fast Track Evening II-II

DCB 1722

Students enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s evening program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in 12 months. For no class and alternate class dates, see information provided below for each section. Instructor: D. Hale, CASAC, CPP

CASAC Fast TrackEvening II-III

DCB 1723

Students enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s evening program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in 12 months. For no class and alternate class dates, see information provided below for each section. Instructor: D. Hale, CASAC, CPP

CASAC Fast Track Evening II-IV

DCB 1724

Students enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s evening program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in 12 months. For no class and alternate class dates, see information provided below for each section. Instructor: D. Hale, CASAC, CPP

CASAC Fast Track Evening III-I

DCB 1731

Students enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s evening program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in 12 months. For no class and alternate class dates, see information provided below for each section. Instructor: D. Hale, CASAC, CPP

CASAC Fast TrackEvening III-II

DCB 1732

Students enrolled in SUNY Ulster’s evening program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in 12 months. For no class and alternate class dates, see information provided below for each section. Instructor: D. Hale, CASAC, CPP

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.

CASAC Exam Preparation

DCB 1763

Learn what to expect on the CASAC exam and how to successfully prepare for it. Designed to give students a thorough description of the exam structure as well as its rules and content area. Learn the best strategies to successfully answer multiple choice questions, be given detailed guidelines for studying and improving test-taking skills, and practice with sample questions. Required texts: "Getting Ready to Test: A Review/Preparation Manual for Drug and Alcohol Credentialing Examinations" available for purchase at http://www.readytotest.com/P&RMaterials/p&rmaterials.htm and SAMHSA’s "TAP 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies" available for free download at http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TAP-21-Addiction-Counseling-Competencies/SMA15-4171

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 listed below. Students will register for both the WorkKeys Assessment and the Certified Production Technician. Suggested prerequisites: 9th grade math and 10th grade English.

Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

DCB 1795

The class covers the basic sizing and design of systems to serve a given electrical load and safety procedures for installers and for those learning the basics of solar installation. Students study the electrical code for PV systems in detail and the various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. Course includes a hands-on installation of a PV system. Students completing this course may sit for the NABCEP Associate Exam. This course is approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: Electrical Theory. Required text: Photovoltaic Systems, ISBN: 9780826913081

CASAC Program

DCB 1803

Designed to address the needs of those who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling or those who wish to enhance their skills as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, and school counselors. Students enrolled in SUNY Ulsters Fast Track program are able to complete their 350 educational hours in five months. Instructor: Carol Leiserson, MAC, CASAC, ICADC

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: 9781880120231

WorkKeys

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.


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