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This course is designed to help young professionals improve their financial future by gaining a better understanding of the various areas of personal finance. The key to improving your financial future is through understanding and mastering the following areas, which will be reviewed: Effective Budgeting Techniques,
Investments, Retirement Savings, Credit Card and Student Loan Debt Strategies, and Taxation. At the end of the class you will be given access to the Planancial software, a web-based financial planning tool designed to reinforce material covered in the course and assist in achieving your financial goals.
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.
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.
This workshop will provide an overview of the NYS Energy Conservation Code requirements and technical standards for centrally ducted distribution systems in residential construction, both new and existing homes. Includes a hands-on demonstration of duct leakage testing. Instructor: P. Strocchia
This course will provide contractors and builders an in-depth overview of design strategies, features and materials to implement Resilient Retrofits. The presentation will be based on two case studies and will focus on the integration of resilient features into energy efficiency improvement projects and Deep Energy
Retrofits to make existing homes substantially more durable under severe weather conditions. Instructor: P. Strocchia. Approved for 1.25 BPI CEUs.
This course will provide contractors and builders an in-depth overview of design strategies, features and materials to build Net-Zero Energy Homes. The presentation will be based on case studies of newly constructed homes that perform have been designed to achieve Net-Zero Energy performance.
Approved for 1.25 BPI CEUs. Instructor: P. Strocchia
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 homeâ€™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.
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 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 EKGs. 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 miscellaneous patient care concepts. Other topics include: HIPAA; vital signs; patient care; personal hygiene and grooming and aseptic technique among others. 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. Textbooks included in tuition.
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This course is designed for building professionals including home builders, contractors, architects, engineers and code officials. This presentation will provide an overview of the most recently adopted NYS Energy Codes requirements for building tightness as well as a hands-on demonstration of the Building Air-tightness Testing, or more commonly known as Blower Door Testing. Approved for 1.25 BPI CEUs. Instructor: P. Strocchia
The Building Science Summer Technical Institute is an intensive learning experience that includes presentations from Building Science professionals and hands-on activities. The Summer Institute takes place on a college campus where participants will study "whole-house" energy assessments, identify efficiency, moisture and health problems at their root causes, then learn to prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science principles. Students will be taught by an Energy Coach and will learn and perform hands-on building science activities in the state-of-the-art energy efficiency building science test house used for training professionals in this field. This course is geared towards those interested in a career as an Energy Auditor, Architect, General Contractor as well as those interested in starting their own business. This course is available to those 16 years or older. Instructor: Norman Jen has been teaching Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification classes and administering certification exams for the past five years. He holds several BPI certifications and is a HERS rater. When not teaching, Norm is a principal at the Jenesis Group, a local builder and general contractor with over 20 years of building experience.
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!
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!
Are you 16 years or older and thinking about a career in solar or in Building Science? Join us this summer for the kick-off of our Summer Technical Institute Program where you can earn 3-credits by learning about PV or get a jump start in a career in Building Science. Both summer programs are held at the SUNY Ulster campus and taught by professionals in the field.