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Mechatronics Fundamentals

DCB 2073

This four-course program is intended for students with some manufacturing skills or applicable military skills and prepares graduates for entry-level positions in local manufacturing companies that utilize automated, computer controlled production systems.

Pharmacy Technician

DCB 2077

This certification course provides the basic math skills and the knowledge and practical skills for a career in hospital, home healthcare, mail-order and retail pharmacy environments. The course prepares students for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Dosage forms, inventory management, drug regulation and control, and metric conversions are covered. This course is ideal for anyone looking to enter the pharmacy field as well as those already in the industry looking to enhance their skills. Instructors: K. Horton, PharmD. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Required textbook: The Pharmacy Technician. Prerequisite high school diploma

Art as a Business

DCB 2086

Are you a talented artist struggling to survive in the business world? Do you feel that the business side of your trade escapes you? Or are you a serious craftsman who has considered turning your creative hobby into a business? This seminar will provide you with valuable information on how to build a business from a passion and turn your art into a successful business endeavor. Topics such as taxes, insurance, sales and marketing strategies, financial controls, craft fairs and self-promotion will be covered by an experienced artist and business person.

Successful Farmers Mkt Booth

DCB 2087

Farmers Markets and other open air retail venues have become increasingly popular in our area producing an important amount of economic activity for retailers. This seminar examines the issues that make a successful market booth such as product presentation, signage, marketing, internet presence, use of social media, customer analytics, costs controls and analysis, location, handling payment, permits, etc. The seminar is presented by a seasoned business counselor with an extensive amount of experience managing local open air markets who is willing to share the secrets of successful participation in this type of venues.

Healthy Home Evaluator

DCB 2096

Demand is growing for preventative home health assessments and interventions in the public and private marketplace. From identifying asthma triggers and risk of lead poisoning to testing for CO and other health hazards, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate healthy home measures into home performance assessments. Developed in partnership with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), this certification builds upon the BPI Building Analyst (BA), Energy Auditor (EA) or Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certifications to verify competencies required to conduct in-depth healthy home environmental risk assessments. The Healthy Home Evaluator assesses home-based environmental health and safety hazards and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to address those hazards. Prerequisite: Active BPI Building Analyst, energy Auditor or Quality Control Inspector Certification

BPI Bldg Science Certificate

DCB 2097

Are you considering a career in green buildings, sustainability or energy efficiency? Do you already work in the residential building trades? If so, basic building science knowledge is critical to your success. Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements. Fee includes an online exam and textbook.

Certified Prod Tech - Online

DCB 2099

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.

Patient Care Technician

DCB 2100

Patient Care Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, physician offices and assisted living facilities. These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues including: rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s. In addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, Phlebotomy and base line nursing skills, lecture topics of this program include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and additional patient care concepts. Other topics include: HIPAA; vital signs; patient care; personal hygiene and grooming and aseptic technique among others. Note: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Certified Nurse Technician (CNT); and/or Certified Patient Care Associate (CPCA) national certification exams. Course Contact Hours: 120. Textbook included in price.

Adv Manufacturing Info Session

DCB 2118

Interested in finding out more about our Advanced Manufacturing program? Come to this information session and find out how you can have a credential to start a career in Advanced Manufacturing before summer!

Bldg Sci Energy Eff Info Sessn

DCB 2119

Thinking about starting a career in building science or clean energy? Interested in adding some new skills to your existing skill set as a contractor? Come to this information session to find out how you can become credentialed to offer energy audits or install solar!

Mother Massage

DCB 2124

Open to LMTs, advanced students, childbirth educators, labor coaches/doulas, labor nurses, midwives. All you need to know to competently massage clients from first trimester through postpartum. Includes A/P, positioning, draping, contraindications, hand-saving techniques, and information on pregnancy discomforts, herbs/nutrition, and marketing. Instructor: E. Stillerman, LMT and author Required text: Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Bodywork(ISBN-13: 978-0323042536) Approved for 24 CEUs for NYS Massage Board/NCBTMB Materials list: List will be provided to those that register

Personal Trainer - Hybrid

DCB 2126

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. We have over 5,000 internship employers waiting to hire our graduates. We do what a written test alone cannot do for you to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer. Our unique employer internship walks many of our graduates into better paying jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting CONVENIENT ONLINE information with in-depth instruction and hands-on practical labs on video to understand how it all comes together. Your key bonus option is to experience & master the essential career hands on skills at a local fitness center near you as part of this collegiate program. This is a special feature that only W.I.T.S. offers.

Controlling Costs Rest Series

DCB 2127

This course covers the five areas that eat up profits and how to keep them under control, strategies to lower your food and payroll costs and controlling waste and theft. This class is one of three that are part of the following: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR RESTAURANT MANAGERS The performance of a restaurant manager is key to running a successful restaurant. This series of classes will focus on three main areas of management responsibilities and teach strategies to improve the flow of operations and increase profitability. Restaurant managers will learn the business strategies used by the most successful restaurants. Managers will have a heightened awareness of the specific needs of daily operations and be able to incorporate tactics that drive sales and increase profits. As a result managers become a more engaged and valuable member of the restaurant team and they also become more confident leaders. These individual sessions, or class package, is also suited for restaurant owners who are looking to up their game and anyone considering opening a restaurant or pursuing a career in the restaurant business.

Sales&Cutomer Serv Series

DCB 2128

This course covers the foundation of hospitality and how to provide great customer service consistently, how to increase sales by getting customer to spend more and return more often, the absolute do’s and don’ts in customer service and how to prevent and deal the customer complaints. This class is one of three that are part of the following:PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR RESTAURANT MANAGERS The performance of a restaurant manager is key to running a successful restaurant. This series of classes will focus on three main areas of management responsibilities and teach strategies to improve the flow of operations and increase profitability. Restaurant managers will learn the business strategies used by the most successful restaurants. Managers will have a heightened awareness of the specific needs of daily operations and be able to incorporate tactics that drive sales and increase profits. As a result managers become a more engaged and valuable member of the restaurant team and they also become more confident leaders. These individual sessions, or class package, is also suited for restaurant owners who are looking to up their game and anyone considering opening a restaurant or pursuing a career in the restaurant business.

BestPracticeHiring Rest Series

DCB 2129

This course covers the seven common hiring mistakes and how to avoid them, recruiting and how to find and keep the best people, the interview process and how to week out the good candidates from the not so good and how to onboard new employees and set them up for success. This class is one of three that are part of the following: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR RESTAURANT MANAGERS The performance of a restaurant manager is key to running a successful restaurant. This series of classes will focus on three main areas of management responsibilities and teach strategies to improve the flow of operations and increase profitability. Restaurant managers will learn the business strategies used by the most successful restaurants. Managers will have a heightened awareness of the specific needs of daily operations and be able to incorporate tactics that drive sales and increase profits. As a result managers become a more engaged and valuable member of the restaurant team and they also become more confident leaders. These individual sessions, or class package, is also suited for restaurant owners who are looking to up their game and anyone considering opening a restaurant or pursuing a career in the restaurant business.


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