Programs for Professionals

We offer continuing education courses for professionals in a wide variety of fields.

How to Register

  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
    • The “Seats Left” information is updated every half hour and when you checkout.
  • Other registration options are available.

NOTE:  Individuals enrolling in on-campus classes must follow the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students and should submit the COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Form. Exemptions to these requirements may be requested based on either religious conviction or health reasons by submitting the appropriate Health Services form.

Courses

8 Hr Pre-Assignment Sec Guard

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.

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

OR

• A social security card AND employer ID, student photo ID, or other similar photo ID.

 Course will be held in Administration Building, Room 101

Gerald Place, Instructor

8 Hr Pre-Assignment Sec Guard
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Tuesday, Thursdays, 3/7 - 3/9
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZSEC-010 600 19 seats left $85

Alternative Dental Assisting Program

The Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) provides the required education and clinical experience to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in New York State. ADAP is a registered program with New York State Education Department. ADAP is designed specifically for the experienced unlicensed dental assistant presently employed as a dental assistant by a New York State licensed general dentist who will act as a preceptor for the duration of the ADAP program. Students applying for this program who are employed by a specialty practice must secure a second preceptor in a general practice.

 

About this Program

Part 1
Topic information is presented in an online distance learning format. This format includes 15 modules presented in 15 weeks. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the New York Professional Dental Assisting (NYPDA), Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE) combination exam. These exams are administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) to become a New York State Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). 


Please note: Students who fail the online portion (Part 1) are no longer considered enrolled in the course and may not continue with their 1,000 clinical hours (Part 2). These students cannot perform duties per the New York State Office of Profession laws rules and regulations. It is the student's responsibility to immediately inform their preceptor(s).

Part 2
Students are required to complete 1000 hours of dental assisting work experience that will begin on the first day of class. Please note these clinical hours will continue after the last day of classes and must be completed within five years of the start of the program.

Part 3
Successfully pass the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB); Radiation Health and Safety (RHS), Infection Control (ICE); and New York Professional Dental Assisting (NYPDA) combination exam.

Part 4
Apply for licensure from the New York State Education Department after completing all of the above requirements.

Instructors:

Tammy Conway, RDH, MS

Ann Gallerie, RDA, CDA, CDIPC, AS

Gabriele Hamm, RDA, CDA, CDPMA, AS

Alternative Dental Assisting Program
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Online, 2/27 - 6/23 ZPED-070 600 11 seats left $1100Call for more information

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 www.onlineaha.org, 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.

Course will be held at 400 Jordan Road, Room 224 

HeartCode BLS
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Thursday, 3/9
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 600 10 seats left $30
Thursday, 4/27
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 601 12 seats left $30

Id & Reporting Child Abuse

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

This course is available through Blackboard. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Id & Reporting Child Abuse
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Online, 2/13 - 2/27 ZPFP-010 600 14 seats left $49

Infection Control

This course will meet the specific educational needs of the professional audience. Participants will learn the seven core elements approved by the New York State Education Department and the Department of Health. The course is designed to educate participants on how bloodborne pathogens may be transmitted in the work environment. It applies current scientifically-accepted infection prevention and control principles as appropriate. Participants will learn how to minimize the transmission of pathogens to patients and health care workers. This course satisfies the New York State requirement for infection control coursework every four years, and is open to dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Course will be held in FITZ, Room 153 

Karen DuJack RDH MS, Instructor

Infection Control
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Monday, 3/27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZPFP-011 600 13 seats left $39

Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide

The New York State Board of Regents has established requirements for licensed dental hygienists to obtain a restricted certificate to administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia in the practice of dental hygiene under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist. Upon the successful completion of this course, the dental hygienist will be able to apply for certification through the New York State Education Department. 35 credit (contact hours) will be awarded at the completion of the course. Online coursework is also required. 3.5 CEUs

Prerequisites: In order to attend this course, participants are required to show proof of current BPR/BLS certification for health care professionals and proof of current New York Dental Hygiene licensure is required prior to the initial class meeting. Textbooks are required for the course and are not included in the course fee. The list of required books will be mailed out with the registration confirmation. 

Computer Account Information

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Fitzgibbbons Health Technologies Center, Room 151

Marianne Belles, Course Coordinator 

Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide
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Saturday, 2/25
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, 2/26
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, 3/4
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, 3/5
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
ZPED-025 600 17 seats left $950

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, shares the science of children’s learning through innovative in-depth training and materials geared for action. Mind in the Making founder Ellen Galinsky began a research journey fueled by the question: how can we keep the fire for learning – which every child is born with – lighting up the eyes of children? Every session will take a closer look at one of the seven essential life skills every child needs.

This is a remote course via Zoom.

Emily Cuccio & Philomina Adjei, Instructor

Mind in the Making
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Thursdays, 2/23 - 4/13
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZPFP-256 600 20 seats left $99

Radiation Protection and Patient Dose Reduction in the Digital Era

This continuing education course for professionals working in the field will discuss up-to-date policies and recommendations from the AAPM, NCRP, ASRT and ACR on gonadal and fetal shielding and explain current patient dose reduction protocols/methods in the digital imaging environment. The role of flat panel detector imaging plates, collimation and KVP values in patient exposure control will also be discussed.  The course also will cover a brief history of x-ray technology, and the detrimental health consequences to early radiation workers.

Instructor: Assistant Professor John Hart has been an instructor in the field of radiologic technology for 25+ years and teaches the Radiation Protection and Advanced Procedures I and II course at Hudson Valley Community College.

Radiation Protection and Patient Dose Reduction in the Digital Era
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Wednesday, 1/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPFP-257 600 36 seats left $20Call for more information

Review Course: Local Infiltration Anesthesia

This course will review and refresh the knowledge and skills required for safe and effective administration of local infiltration anesthesia. Topics reviewed include neuroanatomy, pharmacology of local anesthetics, anatomical landmarks for injection sites, armamentarium and injection technique.  Seven credit (contact hours) will be awarded at the completion of the course .75 CEUs

Prerequisites: CPR/BLS Certification for Health Care Professionals, current NYS Dental Hygiene licensure and registration and current NYS Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate. Required textbook information will be provided with registration confirmation and is not included in the cost of the course.

Computer Account Information

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Fitzgibbbons Health Technologies Center, Room 151

Marianne Belles, Course Coordinator 

Review Course: Local Infiltration Anesthesia
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Saturday, 2/25
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ZPED-026 600 15 seats left $300

School Violence Prevention

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

This course is available through Blackboard. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Diane Teutschman, Instructor 

Computer Account Information

School Violence Prevention
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Online, 3/20 - 4/3 ZPFP-016 600 14 seats left $49

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training

This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment. 

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

OR

• A social security card AND employer ID, student photo ID, or other similar photo ID.

Course will be held in the Administration Building, Room 101

William Sickinger, Instructor

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training
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Tuesday, Thursday, 4/18
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 4/22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 600 20 seats left $160

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Community and Professional Education

Brahan Hall, Room 033

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)