Programs for Professionals

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

How to Register

Register for a course by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course and select the "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
NOTE: The “Seats Left” information is updated every hour and when you checkout.

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. 

William Sickinger, Instructor

Course will meet in Administration Building, Room 107

8 Hr Pre-Assignment Sec Guard
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Tuesday, Thursdays, 9/15 - 9/17
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ZSEC-010 500 12 seats left $85Opens 8/27

Alternative Dental Assisting Program

The Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) provides the required education and clinical experience in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in New York State as a Certified Licensed Dental Assistant.

The ADAP student MUST have a high school diploma or its equivalent and be presently employed as a dental assistant by a dentist who will act as a preceptor for the duration of the ADAP program. 3,500 hours experience is required.

Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the course.  This course is taught online via Blackboard. Students will need their Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.   

Please call (518) 629-7339 to register for this course.  Online registration is not available.

Course instructors:

 

Alternative Dental Assisting Program
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Online, 8/31 - 12/18 ZPED-070 500 15 seats left $1050Call for more information

Annual In-Service Sec. Guard

This training must be completed within 12 months of becoming licensed and then annually thereafter.

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. 

William Sickinger, Instructor

Course will meet in Administration Building, Room 107

Annual In-Service Sec. Guard
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Tuesday, 11/10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-014 500 12 seats left $85Opens 8/27

CHW Capacity Building

The capacity building micro-credential provides students with foundational knowledge in public health and advocacy for the needs of the community. Students will be provided with course- work highlighting population health needs that are prevalent in communities, and become stakeholders engaged in sustaining a culture of health. Students will be equipped with the tools and resources to become effective champions for change in the communities they serve.

Required courses:

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

CHW Capacity Building
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ZCHW-012 700 10 seats left $375Call for more information

CHW Communication Skills

The Communication Skills micro-credential provides students with the foundational communication skills needed to empower patients/consumers to become champions of their own health. Students will gain engagement skills and an understanding of the populations they may serve and will learn about boundary management, scope of practice, and patient rights. Students will learn about the landscape of electronic health records and referral platforms and how to document clear and concise notes that demonstrate their patient/consumer engagement efforts.

Required courses:

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

CHW Communication Skills
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Fridays, 6/12 - 6/12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fridays, 6/19 - 6/19
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fridays, 6/26 - 6/26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fridays, 8/21 - 8/28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZCHW-014 700 10 seats left $375Call for more information

CHW Interpersonal/Social Skill

The Interpersonal and Social Skills micro-credential provides students with foundational skills to engage patients/consumers in care. This micro-credential provides students with a public health foundation and an understanding of the way in which the communities where patients/consumers live, work, and play impact their overall health and wellbeing. Students will develop the communication and engagement skills necessary to empower patients/consumers to become informed decision-makers in matters of their own health.

Required courses:

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

CHW Interpersonal/Social Skill
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ZCHW-013 700 10 seats left $375Call for more information

CHW Service Navigation

The Service Navigation micro-credential prepares students to engage in both health care navigation and social services navigation. Students are provided with foundational knowledge in social determinants and their impact on health and well- being. Students will learn how to screen for social determinants of health; how to access resources that address their patient/ consumer’s needs; and how to document the need expressed in the form of a referral to ensure patients/consumers do not fall through the cracks between providers. 

Required courses:

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

CHW Service Navigation
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Fridays, 7/10 - 7/10
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fridays, 8/7 - 8/14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fridays, 8/21 - 8/28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZCHW-011 700 10 seats left $375Call for more information

Community Health Worker

The emerging profession of Community Health Navigation requires a unique set of skills to help patients meet their complex needs in a community health setting. These programs will enhance knowledge and provide skills that the health care industry requires to address complex patient care needs (i.e. population health, value-based payment models, etc.) in both the community and clinical practices. This non-credit micro-credential series will provide the tools needed to elevate the skill set of the current workforce and provide a pathway to the college’s current Community Health Navigation certificate and associate degree program, should a student want to continue their education. Covers the four topical areas of Service Navigation, Capacity Building, Interpersonal & Social Skills, Communication Skills, Mediation, and Person-Centered Care.

68 Contact Hours (includes final teach-back and exam)

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

Community Health Worker
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Friday, 6/19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 6/26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 7/10
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 7/17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 7/24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 7/31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 8/7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 8/14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 8/21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 8/28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZCHW-010 700 6 seats left $1500Call 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. Location: 400 Jordan Road, Troy

HeartCode BLS
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Monday, 8/17
9:00 am - 10:30 am
ZPFP-013 706 0 seats left $30Section Full
Monday, 8/24
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPFP-013 709 0 seats left $30Section Full
Tuesday, 8/25
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ZPFP-013 710 5 seats left $30
Tuesday, 8/25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 711 11 seats left $30
Wednesday, 8/26
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ZPFP-013 712 11 seats left $30
Thursday, 8/27
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPFP-013 713 7 seats left $30
Thursday, 8/27
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ZPFP-013 714 12 seats left $30
Saturday, 8/29
9:00 am - 10:30 am
ZPFP-013 707 2 seats left $30
Saturday, 8/29
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ZPFP-013 708 4 seats left $30
Thursday, 9/3
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ZPFP-013 500 12 seats left $30
Thursday, 10/15
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ZPFP-013 501 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, 11/16 - 11/30 ZPFP-010 500 15 seats left $29

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. This 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.  

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Course will meet in Fitzgibbons Hall, Room 153 

Infection Control
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Monday, 11/9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZPFP-011 500 12 seats left $35Opens 8/27

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

Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Course will meet in Higbee Hall, Room 200 

School Violence Prevention
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Monday, 11/9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPFP-016 500 12 seats left $29Opens 8/27

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training

This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment as a security guard. 

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. 

William Sickinger, Instructor

Course will be in Administration Building, Room 107 

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training
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Tuesday, 10/6
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, 10/8
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 10/10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 500 12 seats left $160Opens 8/27

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)