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

2018 American Academy of Periodontal Classification in Dental Hygiene Practice

This two-hour course is focused on practical ways for the dental hygienist to utilize the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases in clinical practice. Since its adoption in 2018, clinicians have sought practical ways to implement the new staging and grading system to ensure patients are receiving the best quality care. The course will review the importance of thorough periodontal examination and quality radiographs. Small groups will discuss simulated cases and best practices for patient communication. Participants will receive a chairside guide for use in clinical practice and will be able to: • Review best practices in assessing for, calculating and determining clinical attachment levels • Assess periodontal status utilizing periodontal exam documentation and radiographs • Efficiently and effectively communicate disease state and progression with patients • Create evidence-based treatment options and home-care regimens for the periodontally involved patient Presenters: Jeffery McMinn, RDH, MA and Jena Iversen, RDH, MA

2018 American Academy of Periodontal Classification in Dental Hygiene Practice
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Friday, 9/16
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ZPED-047 500 11 seats left $75Call for more information

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

William Sickinger, Instructor

8 Hr Pre-Assignment Sec Guard
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Tuesday, Thursdays, 9/27 - 9/29
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZSEC-010 500 9 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, 8/29 - 12/16 ZPED-070 500 6 seats left $1050Call 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 

COVID-19 Pooled Testing Information 

On-Campus Health Screening Process 

HeartCode BLS
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Thursday, 10/13
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ZPFP-013 501 7 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.

Computer Account Information

Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Id & Reporting Child Abuse
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Online, 11/7 - 11/27 ZPFP-010 500 11 seats left $49

Paramedic Refresher

This course meets/exceeds the National Registry and NYS EMS's course requirements for EMT-paramedic Recertification and prepares the participants for the NYSDOH BEMS Practical and Written Certification Examinations. 

Course will be held at 400 Jordan Road, Room 215 

Before registering for this course please read:

Paramedic Refresher
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ZPEP-011 500 10 seats left $500

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, 11/28 - 12/12 ZPFP-016 500 13 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 107

William Sickinger, Instructor

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training
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Tuesday, Thursday, 10/11
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 10/15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 500 19 seats left $160

The RDH Daily Dilemma: Pathology Review

The RDH may well be considered the “ambassador” of most dental practices. Patients often develop a strong bond with their hygienist and this sense of trust and caring makes for a more compliant patient and healthier outcomes. Often the RDH is the person who performs a patient’s initial oral exam and documents suspicious lesions that may warrant a DDS referral to an oral surgeon. This brief refresher course will provide an overview and classification of numerous oral lesions as well as guidelines to utilize in determining whether to refer … or not! An algorithm to assist in developing a differential diagnosis will be presented along with audience participation reviewing several case studies. Presenter: Dr. Betsy Riccio, DDS

The RDH Daily Dilemma: Pathology Review
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Monday, 9/12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPED-063 500 6 seats left $75Call for more information

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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)