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TASC

CFA 1101

This course is 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. 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. The required book for this course is TASC Prep Fourth Edition with 2 Practice Tests by Kaplan.

TASC II

CFA 1102

This course is for students who have progressed though TASCâ„¢ but need additional review in order to sit for the TASCâ„¢ exam. This course will in-clude review of reading/writing, science, social studies, and mathematics. This class will include homework. The required book for this course is TASC Prep Fourth Edition with 2 Practice Tests by Kaplan.

English as a New Lang TASC

CFA 1117

Este curso cubre los conceptos básicos del inglés: el alfabeto, los números, las fechas, los nombres, etc., que se enseñarán y se revisarán en cada clase. Los estudiantes aprenderán gramática básica, pronunciación, ortografía, vocabulario, lectura, escritura y expresión oral y habilidades de comprensión auditiva. A medida que avance la clase, se desarrollarán unidades de estudio más desafiantes que incluyen la atención médica, la participación cívica y la conversación en tiempo pasado y futuro. El objetivo es proporcionar a los estudiantes las herramientas en inglés para la vida cotidiana en el hogar y el trabajo. La cultura americana, un tema muy amplio, se incluye en cada clase. La clase está abierta a todos niveles. En la segunda sesión, se dedicará mas tiempo a la preparación para el examen TASC.

English as a New Lang II TASC

CFA 1118

Este curso cubre los conceptos básicos del inglés: el alfabeto, los números, las fechas, los nombres, etc., que se enseñarán y se revisarán en cada clase. Los estudiantes aprenderán gramática básica, pronunciación, ortografía, vocabulario, lectura, escritura y expresión oral y habilidades de comprensión auditiva. A medida que avance la clase, se desarrollarán unidades de estudio más desafiantes que incluyen la atención médica, la participación cívica y la conversación en tiempo pasado y futuro. El objetivo es proporcionar a los estudiantes las herramientas en inglés para la vida cotidiana en el hogar y el trabajo. La cultura americana, un tema muy amplio, se incluye en cada clase. La clase está abierta a todos niveles. En la segunda sesión, se dedicará mas tiempo a la preparación para el examen TASC.

Photo Collage Time

CFK 1829

Make your selfies and family, friends, pets or life photos into a masterpiece by learning various collage techniques. This creative and kinesthetic zoom workshop is great for the beginner or advanced youth to learn cool and innovative ways to personalize their photographs. Leading this eco montage class is Star Nigro, a professional commercial and exhibiting fine art photographer and the program director of MyKingstonKids. Be a part of this fun and creative class. Be sure to have your own 4x6 photos to work with at class time. One week before class begins, pick up a bag of surprise eco materials at the Kingston Center. (A date/time will be emailed to you.) Materials Bag Fee: $5-10, pay at time of pick up.

Heating Professional Training

DCB 1036

Learn how to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health, and safety. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training. This class will be delivered via Remote Learning via Zoom on Mon-Wed. On Thurs the class will be held at the Kelder Center located on our Stone Ridge Campus. Written exams will either be done via ZoomPro or in person at the Kingston Center Campus on Friday following guidance from BPI.

Notary Public Workshop

DCB 1260

This class, endorsed by the American Society of Notaries, prepares students to pass the New York State notary exam and provides a comprehensive view of the notary public office. Instructor: E. Haddeland, Esq., is a licensed attorney and notary public in New York State.

Start Your Own Business

DCB 1400

This seminar provides students with a checklist for starting a small business and includes personal assessment; How to register a new business; Employer ID numbers; NYS and NYC permits and licenses; Business insurance and much more! If you want to start a business but wonder hot to go about doing it, this seminar is for you. Learn what makes a successful startup possible as well as what must be in place to keep the business running successfully.

TIPS Training for On-Premise

DCB 1414

TIPS is a dynamic skills-based training program aimed at prevent alcohol abuse, drunk driving and underage drinking by emphasizing fundamental people skills. This is a 5-hour program designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store tastings or any establishment where alcohol is consumed on the premises.

Child Abuse Rec & Rep Online

DCB 1454

This self-paced, open-entry online course will teach you about man-dated reporting to meet the requirements for the two-hour certification course as part of Section 413 of the New York Social Services Law. Learn the physical and behavioral signs of child abuse, neglect and maltreat-ment. Certificate is mailed upon completion.

Bartending, Art of with TIPS

DCB 1639

This hands-on course presents a thorough introduction to the in-demand field of bartending. At the completion of the course, you will be familiar with: • Industry standards & acceptable service • Common terminology & equipment used • A variety of alcoholic beverages — beers, mixed drinks, wines and trending cocktails (how to prepare drinks from the exotic to popular standards) • Health & hygiene regulations/sanitation • Customer service & attitude • Selling techniques & showmanship • Menu development • Bar set-up & preparation You must be at least 18 years old to attend. Instructor: J. Snyder. Proof of age is required.

CASAC Fast Track Evening I-II

DCB 1686

Section II: Alcoholism and substance abuse counseling (150 hours) 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. Student 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.

Building Analyst Training

DCB 1842

Prepares students to perform whole house energy assessments, identifying 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 receive Building Analyst Certification. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs. This class will be delivered via Remote Learning via Zoom on Mon-Wed. On Thurs the class will be held at the Kelder Center located on our Stone Ridge Campus. Written exams will either be done via ZoomPro or in person at the Kingston Center Campus on Friday following guidance from BPI. Prerequisite: Basic building science background strongly recommended. Reference textbook: Residential Energy ISBN: 9781880120231 *This course is being offered at a reduced rate through a grant opportunity from NYSERDA. Students who reside outside of New York State and students who live in the following New York State locations are NOT eligible for this discounted rate: all of Long Island, Akron, Andover, Angelica, Arcade, Bath, Bergen, Boonville, Brocton, Castile, Churchville, Endicott, Fairport, Frankfort, Greene, Groton, Hamilton, Holley, Ilion, Lake Placid, Little Valley, Marathon, Massena, Mayville, Mohawk, Penn Yan, Village of Philadelphia, Plattsburgh, Richmondville, Rouses Point, Salamanca, Silver Springs, Skaneateles, Solvay, Spencerport, Springville, Theresa, Tupper Lake, Watkins Glen, Wellsville, Westfield. If you live in any of the above mentioned locations and you are still interested in registering for this course at the full $995, please contact our registration team directly at: 845-339-2025

Envelope Professional Training

DCB 1843

Learn to quantify whole-house performance and prescribe improvements to help tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage, install needed insulation, and optimize comfort, durability and HVAC performance. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs.

Intro to Javascript/Jquery

DCB 2173

This course is designed for JavaScript novices who have little or no experience with the language. Students will learn the structure of JavaScript - variables, scope, control flow and functions. Students will create code that interacts with DOM and adds interactive behavior to a website. The course will discuss best practices and introduce jQuery – a widely used JavaScript library. Prerequisite: knowledge of HTML and CSS or Learn to Build a Website - Part I.

Violence Prevent & Intervent

DCB 2216

This open-entry course meets the certification requirements for school staff as specified in the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (SAVE). In this two-hour online course, you will learn the dynamics of aggressive behavior in children and the tools used to prevent them from becoming victims of such behavior. Certificate is mailed upon completion. .

Mobile Optimization -Drive Bus

DCB 2237

The class will break down how to prepare your website for the mobile world by understanding the role of Google’s move toward mobile-first indexing, mobile SEO, as well techniques to improve page speed and user experience on mobile devices.

Build Email Marketing Campaign

DCB 2238

This course will review the critical components required for developing a comprehensive email marketing campaign. We will also review current software options for managing your email campaigns and establishing baselines for testing and measuring your digital outreach efforts.

Optimizing Instagram for Bus

DCB 2239

Learn how to properly position your brand and introduce your business to new audiences. The course will cover items such as brand voice, developing digital content that supports your business goals and tips on how to create a content calendar that simplifies the process of social posting.

Appetite for a Food Business

DCB 2263

This class is for the person who loves to cook and has some amazing recipes that they want to share with the world. Whether it is a restaurant, bakery, food truck, or stand, this class will provide a “soup-to-nuts” over-view of the process of the planning required opening a food establishment. Topics will include regulatory issues, start-up considerations, personnel requirements, menu planning, financial projections, marketing, and financing. Learn from “well-seasoned” business adviser from the Small Business Development Center who work with aspiring food service entrepreneurs on a regular basis.


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