Winter/Spring Offerings: Programs for Professionals

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

2020 Offerings

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, please call our office at (518) 629-7339.

Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP) Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
Online Course Dates: 2/17 - 6/12 60189 Tammy Conway, RDH, MS
Ann Gallerie, RDA, CDA, AS
Gabriele Hamm, RDA, CDA, CDPMA, AS
$1,050

Digital Dental X-Rays: Sharpen Your Skills

This course is designed to help improve the participant’s skill and confidence in exposing digital dental x-rays. The course will review the basic principles of intraoral radiography and radiation safety in a one-hour lecture format. For the rest of the session, participants will take intraoral images on a DXTTR mannequin and receive tips for troubleshooting issues with digital sensor placement and error correction. Participants are encouraged to bring Beam Alignment Devices/RINN that they use in clinical practice.

Digital Dental X-Rays: Sharpen Your Skills Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, FTZ 151
Sat., 3/28, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
60188 Laura Tubbs, RDH, MA
Anne Antidormi, RDH, B.S.
$85

NYS Certification Course: Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia

(Web Enhanced Course)

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. Registrations must be received by Feb. 7, 2020 for this course.

NYS Certification Course: Local Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
4 Sessions, FTZ 151
Sat., 2/29 & 3/7, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun., 3/1 & 3/8, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
60190 Marianne Belles $950

Local Infiltration Anesthesia Review Course

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. The required 10 hours are divided into three hours of web-enhanced review, and seven hours of clinical instruction. 10 credit (contact hours) will be awarded at the completion of the course. 1.0 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.

Local Infiltration Anesthesia Review Course Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, FTZ 151
Sat., 2/29, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
60191 Marianne Belles $350

Infection Control and Barrier Precautions

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.

Infection Control and Barrier Precautions Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, FTZ 153
Mon., 3/9, 6 - 9 p.m.
60185 Karen DuJack $35

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.

HeartCode BLS Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, 400 Jordan Rd., Room 224
Thurs., 3/26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
60186 TBA $30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Rd., Room 224
Sat., 5/9, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
60187 TBA $30

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

Setting the Stage for Safer Schools: A Two-Hour Prevent Violence Training for Persons Seeking Certification in New York State Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, HGB 200
Thurs., 3/26, 6 - 8 p.m.
60183 Diane Teutschman $29

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

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, HGB 200
Thurs., 4/2, 6 - 8 p.m.
60184 Diane Teutschman $29

Polysomnography Teach Day

A professional development opportunity for registered polysomnographic technologists and respiratory therapists.

This one-day seminar for polysomnography professionals allows participants to expand their knowledge of evaluation and treatments for sleep apnea.

For a brochure, please contact communityed@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7339.

Polysomnography Teach Day Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
Saturday, 3/28

Community Health Worker Education Sessions

The college is pleased to announce a new series of individual lectures with scenario role play to be offered to enhance the knowledge and skills of current community health workers. These sessions cover the core competencies expected of community health workers in order to support community health, wellness, self-management and personal advocacy.

For specific topics and dates please contact the Office of Community & Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

Security Guard 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

All security guard 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.

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 eight-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 FAQ - Security Guard webpage.

Security Guard Pre-Assignment 8 Hour Training Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, BRN 217
Sat., 3/14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
60192 Gerald Place $85

Security Guard On-the-Job 16 Hour Training*

This training must be completed within 90 days of your first employment. 1.6 CEUs

All security guard 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.

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 eight-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 FAQ - Security Guard webpage.

Security Guard On-the-Job 16 Hour Training Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
3 Sessions, BRN 217
Tues., & Thurs., 3/31 - 4/2, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sat., 4/4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
60193 Gerald Place $160

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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)