Fall 2019 Programs for Professionals

We offer continuing education courses for professionals in the dental, health care, education and security guard fields.

Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP)
This module-based online program, designed specifically for the experienced unlicensed dental assistant, will focus on all required course content areas prescribed by the New York State Education Department. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the New York Professional Dental Assisting, Radiation Health and Safety, and Infection Control exams. You may also choose to sit for the Certified Dental Assistant examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Topic information will be presented in an online distance learning format. Additional self-study is highly recommended, since this course is designed as an overview of acquired knowledge. Please note the cost for books, licensing exam and licensing application fees are not included. For more information, call our office at (518) 629-7339 or visit the Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) webpage. 5.25 CEUs
Online Course Dates: 9/3 - 12/20
Ann Gallerie, RDA, CDA, AS
Gabriele Hamm, RDA, CDA, CDPMA, AS

Setting the Stage for Safer Schools: A Two-Hour Prevent Violence Training for Persons Seeking Certification in New York State
This training responds to the requirement for a two-hour certification course for teaching assistants, teachers, pupil personnel service professionals and administrators in New York State as part of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (SAVE). All participants will receive an approved NYS Education Department certificate upon completion of this training. It also can be used to fulfill the professional development plan requirement to provide a two-hour course for all currently certified educators and staff. The seminar will highlight statutes, regulations and policies relative to a safe and non-violent school climate; the warning signs for violent behavior exhibited by a student within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and troubling behaviors in children; how to participate in an effective school community referral process for students exhibiting violent behavior; and classroom management techniques when responding to potentially violent situations or behavior. 0.2 CEUs
1 Session, HGB 206
Thurs., 11/14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
In just two hours, you can fulfill your New York State license requirements. Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the New York State Education Department to provide child abuse recognition and reporting training for professionals such as physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental hygienists, classroom teachers, school service personnel, administrators and supervisors. You’ll gain critical information about child abuse/maltreatment identification and reporting, behavioral indicators, social service law and other mandates. All necessary forms, which are evidence of completion, are provided at the end of the class. 0.2 CEUs
1 Session, HGB 206
Thurs., 11/7, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

HeartCode BLS
This course is designed for health care professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings. In order to receive course completion card there are two required steps.

Step 1 - Completion of online course (HeartCode BLS)
Go to the American Heart Association eLearning website, select HeartCode BLS, and add it to your cart. Cost is $28.50 and is paid online to the American Heart Association. This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer with internet access. Students can access all material included in the HeartCode BLS course for 24 months. This course may be used for initial or renewal completion.

Step 2 - Register for a hands-on skills session
Once you complete the online course you will be able to print a certificate of completion. After you complete the online course, contact Community and Professional Education to register and pay for a skills session (must take place no more than 60 days following successful completion the online course).

Skills sessions are held at 400 Jordan Road. Students must present American Heart Association HeartCode certificate of completion to be admitted. No exceptions! Beware of copycat websites. Students who arrive without the certificate of completion will not be allowed to stay and will need to re-register and pay for another session, so come prepared! Please review the online course materials before attending. Underprepared students who do not complete the skills session in the one hour of allotted time will need to re-register and pay. You must notify us in writing at least 24 hours in advance to withdraw from the course.
HeartCode/BLS Additional Information
1 Session, 400 Jordan Rd., Room 224
Tues., 9/3, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

1 Session, 400 Jordan Rd., Room 224
Thurs., 10/17, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Security Guard Training

Topics include:

  • Role of the security guard
  • Legal powers and limitations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Access Control
  • Ethics and Conduct

Pre-Assignment 8 Hour Training*
Begin your career as a security guard by completing this eight-hour course. This course is required to qualify for your security guard registration card from the NYS Department of State. 0.8 CEUs
1 Session, BRN 201
Sat., 9/21, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
William Sickinger, Instructor

On-the-Job 16 Hour Training*
This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment as a security guard. 1.6 CEUs
3 Sessions, BRN 217
Tues., & Thurs., 10/15 - 10/17, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sat., 10/19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gerald Place, Instructor

Annual In-Service 8 Hour Training*
This training must be completed within 12 months of becoming licensed as a security guard and then annually thereafter. 0.8 CEUs
1 Session, BRN 201
Sat., 11/16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
William Sickinger, Instructor

*NOTE: All courses require:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must not have been convicted of a serious criminal offense
  • Must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States
  • A minimum of a 10th grade reading skill level in English
  • Passing of an examination and 100% attendance is required for successful completion of this course.

Students must bring one of the following forms of identification to the training:

  • A driver’s license, US passport, government ID or military ID
  • A social security card AND employer ID, student photo ID, or other similar photo ID.

Complaint Policy: If the school director or co-director is unable to resolve an issue with a student, the student may contact the NYS DCJS at (518) 457-4135.

Refund Policy: Students are entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of instruction. Students who arrive late will not be allowed into the course. Late arrival or lack of attendance does not constitute withdrawal and eligibility for a refund. Requests for refund must be submitted in writing. All refunds are in the form of a check and typically take 14-21 days to be processed. Note: A DCJS approved security guard training school cannot assess any non-refundable registration fees, deposits, or cancellation fees.

If the course is conducted in one 8-hour session, there will be no refund after instruction begins.

If the course is conducted in two four-hour sessions, students are entitled to a 50 percent refund when withdrawal occurs after commencement of the first four-hour session, but before instruction begins for the second four-hour session. There will be no refund if withdrawal occurs after instruction begins for the second four-hour session.

Funding may be available for these courses. Please contact the Educational Opportunity Center at (518) 273-1900 (Ext. 2230), for more information.

* Additional licensing fees are required.

For answers to frequently asked questions about being a Security Guard in NYS, please visit the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services website.

Get in Touch

Community and Professional Education

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)